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Architectural Construction and Computation, Fall 2005
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This class investigates the use of computers in architectural design and construction. ...

This class investigates the use of computers in architectural design and construction. It begins with a pre-prepared design computer model, which is used for testing and process investigation in construction. It then explores the process of construction from all sides of the practice: detail design, structural design, and both legal and computational issues.

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Arts and Humanities
Manufacturing
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Full Course
Textbook
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Sass, Lawrence
Turkel, Joel
Digital Mock-Up Workshop, Spring 2006
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This is an advanced subject in computer modeling and CAD CAM fabrication, ...

This is an advanced subject in computer modeling and CAD CAM fabrication, with a focus on building large-scale prototypes and digital mock-ups within a classroom setting. Prototypes and mock-ups are developed with the aid of outside designers, consultants, and fabricators. Field trips and in-depth relationships with building fabricators demonstrate new methods for building design. The class analyzes complex shapes, shape relationships, and curved surfaces fabrication at a macro scale leading to new architectural languages, based on methods of construction.

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Material Type:
Full Course
Textbook
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Sass, Lawrence
D3mobile.es Metrology World League
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The University of Santiago de Compostela is organizing the D3MOBILE METROLOGY WORLD ...

The University of Santiago de Compostela is organizing the D3MOBILE METROLOGY WORLD LEAGUE (www.d3mobile.es), an International Championship in 3D Precision Modeling on mobile phones aimed at strengthening the scientific vocation of 15-18 year old students around the world. The main objective of D3MOBILE is to disseminate importance of metrology, offering participants to develop 3D accuracy virtual models with a mobile phone. The championship winner will be the team that gets better results in measurements of an object. This is a worldwide pioneering initiative and it is sponsored by various public and private entities in science, technology and government, both Spanish and foreign.
The main objectives of the Championship will be the simulation and stimulation of students’ research capacity in order to encourage their reflecting upon its importance when it comes to solving our environment’s problems and on the importance of decision making based on the analysis of the results obtained in an experimental process. Furthermore, the exercises proposed in this Championship encourage the educational use of the Internet and learning various technical computer programs which students might find useful for their future work. English, the language used in some of the programs, will constitute a further challenge and at the same time advancement in self-training.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
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Activity/Lab
Provider:
University of Santiago de Copostela
Author:
Juan Ortiz
Mariluz Gil
Santiago Martínez
Teresa REgo
An Assistive Artistic Device
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Students design and develop a useful assistive device for people challenged by ...

Students design and develop a useful assistive device for people challenged by fine motor skill development who cannot grasp and control objects. In the process of designing prototype devices, they learn about the engineering design process and how to use it to solve problems. After an introduction about the effects of disabilities and the importance of hand and finger dexterity, student pairs research, brainstorm, plan, budget, compare, select, prototype, test, evaluate and modify their design ideas to create devices that enable a student to hold and use a small paintbrush or crayon. The design challenge includes clearly identified criteria and constraints, to which teams rate their competing design solutions. Prototype testing includes independent evaluations by three classmates, after which students redesign to make improvements. To conclude, teams make one-slide presentations to the class to recap their design projects. This activity incorporates a 3D modeling and 3D printing component as students generate prototypes of their designs. However, if no 3D printer is available, the project can be modified to use traditional and/or simpler fabrication processes and basic materials.

Subject:
Mathematics
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Activity/Lab
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TeachEngineering
Author:
Inquiry-Based Bioengineering Research and Design Experiences for Middle-School Teachers RET Program, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Kristen Billiar
Terri Camesano
Thomas Oliva
City X Project
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The City X Project is an international educational workshop for 8-12 year-old ...

The City X Project is an international educational workshop for 8-12 year-old students that teaches creative problem solving using 3D printing technologies and the design process. This 6-10 hour workshop is designed for 3rd-6th grade classrooms but can be adapted to fit a variety of environments. Read a full overview of the experience here: http://www.cityxproject.com/workshop/

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Manufacturing
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Teaching/Learning Strategy
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IDEAco
Author:
Brett Schilke
Libby Falck
Matthew Straub
Computer Aided Design Course
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This course aims to help students understand the basic principles and techniques ...

This course aims to help students understand the basic principles and techniques used in computer aided design and manufacture process; to teach them how to use available CAD/CAE tools; and to help them acquire hands-on experience with 3D modeling and design using available CAD/CAE tools.

Subject:
Manufacturing
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Full Course
Homework/Assignment
Reading
Provider:
Wikiversity
Viral Hijackers
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Students learn how viruses invade host cells and hijack the hosts' cell-reproduction ...

Students learn how viruses invade host cells and hijack the hosts' cell-reproduction mechanisms in order to make new viruses, which can in turn attack additional host cells. Students also learn how the immune system responds to a viral invasion, eventually defeating the viruses -- if all goes well. Finally, they consider the special case of HIV, in which the virus' host cell is a key component of the immune system itself, severely crippling it and ultimately leading to AIDS. The associated activity, Tracking a Virus, sets the stage for this lesson with a dramatic simulation that allows students to see for themselves how quickly a virus can spread through a population, and then challenges students to determine who the initial bearers of the virus were.

Subject:
Engineering
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering NGSS Aligned Resources
Author:
Engineering K-PhD Program,
Mary R. Hebrank (project writer and consultant)