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Maker Technologies for Everyone series offered in SS1! Enhance your electronics, design and data skills AND support your research needs!

The Maker Technologies for Everyone curriculum is a series of 0.5- and 1.0-credit courses that provide practical Making skills at a level accessible to all undergraduate and graduate students.  Students can take courses individually as stand-alone content or together as a comprehensive overview of electronics and digital making.

Summer 2021 Course Listing

APPL 112 – Practical electronics for everyone
1 credit.
Monday, June 7 – Wednesday, June 16, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM daily
Taught by Mr. Collin McKinney and Mr. Matt Verber

Design and fabrication for practical electronics circuits, including interfacing with sensors and actuators. (Previously offered as APPL 411.)

APPL 113 – LabView for Data Acquisition
1 Credit.
Tuesday, May 25 – Friday, June 4, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM daily
Taught by Dr. Rich Goldberg

Learn how your computer can interact with sensors or instruments using LabVIEW graphical programming. This software also makes it easy to develop a professional and sophisticated user interface. Programming experience is helpful but not necessary. (Previously offered as APPL 413.)

APPL 114 — Arduino bootcamp: A deep introduction for beginners
0.5 Credit.
Wednesday, May 19 – Monday, May 24, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM daily
Taught by Dr. Glenn Walters

Learn to create and program simple systems that allow coordination of real-world inputs (e.g. pushbuttons, light-level, noise) with real-world outputs (e.g. lights, sound, motion). No previous experience required.

APPL 115 – Raspberry Pi bootcamp
1 Credit.
Tuesday, May 25 – Friday, June 4, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM daily
Taught by Dr. Stefan Jeglinski

Learn how to use the premier microcontroller platform known as the Raspberry Pi. This is for anyone with an interest in programing, microcontrollers, and basic electronics.

APPL 121 – 3D Printing Technology and Practice
1 credit.
Thursday, June 10 – Monday, June 21, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM daily
Taught by Dr. Glenn Walters

Delve deeply in each of the major existing and developing additive manufacturing (AM) technologies. Explore the elements of design for AM, motion control and imaging technologies, materials performance and selection, and the physics of parts production. (Previously offered as APPL 418.)