4.501 / 4.511
Advanced Design Projects in Digital Fabrication

Prerequisites: 
UG: 4.500; G: permission of instructor
Required of: 
BSA, Arch and Design minors; restricted elective for BSAD, MArch
Preference Given to: 
Course 4 majors and minors, MArch

UG: 4.501; G: 4.511

Integrates iterative design on paper with physical prototyping across many scales, thereby addressing digital fabrication and online presentation as a single design process. Begins with machine learning and moves on to stepped design and production process using 3-D printing, laser cutting, and CNC machining. Students complete a final project in which they individually design and fabricate a functional piece of furniture. Additional work required of students taking graduate version.