Personal Fabrication Class

Introduction to Personal Fabrication - Hudson Community Education Course

Evenings: 6:00pm - 8:00pm Thursday

Dates: 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 3/1, 3/8 , 3/29, 4/5 , 4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3 (12 weeks)

Course Description: This course is an introduction to personal fabrication and innovation in the Western Reserve Academy Wang Innovation Center. Participants will learn to use various available technologies to create and fabricate items. Vinyl cutters, laser cutters, CNC machines and 3D printers are some of the machines that will be used in the course. Participants will learn cutting, milling, electronics, engraving, and other processes of rapid and automated prototyping. This is a hands on course where participants will learn by doing and each week a project or several small projects will be completed. The tools and processes used in the course are easy to use. If you are a maker and love to create and design or just curious how fabrication works, this course is for you.

Eligibility: This course is open to Hudson residents 21 and over. The class is limited to 16 participants.

Instructor: Matthew Gerber

Email: gerberm@wra.net

Wang Innovation Center Information: https://www.wra.net/academics/wangcenter

Cost: The cost of the program has been generously underwritten by the Burton D. Morgan Foundation

Tentative Weekly Schedule:

Week 1- Introduction to Digital Fabrication; Laser Cutting/ Engraving

Week 2- Vinyl Cutting

Week 3- CAD and Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing)

Week 4- 3D Scanning/ Garment Printing

Week 5- UV and Dye-Sublimation Printing

Week 6- Subtractive Manufacturing (CNC Milling)

Week 7- Molding and Casting/ Soldering

Week 8- Physical Computing

Week 9- Microprocessors

Week 10- Bluetooth/ Robotics

Week 11- Project Work

Week 12- Project Work

Due to overwhelming response, class registration is now closed.