Course Offerings

Workshop

PiezoElementsMapping Found Sounds


Wednesday, April 15, 5-8 pm; Saturday, April 18, 12-3 pm
The workshop will meet at UVM’s Fab Lab in Votey 122 on the UVM campus. Materials Fee: $25; call the Museum Education Department at 656-0750

Track the sonic footprints of Burlington and create an experiential sound map of obscured ambient noise inspired by John Cage’s experiments with everyday sound. In part one of this two-part workshop, participants make a simple electronic listening device by repurposing the ubiquitous and inexpensive contact microphones (piezos) found in old cellphones, computers, and other devices. In part two, participants discover hidden sounds and contribute to the creation of a unique sound map of Burlington.

Jenn Karson, Project Collaborator on Staring Back, and Supervisor, UVM’s Fab Lab; Griffin Jones ’15 Electrical Engineering

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FabLabNew-655x415Innovate, Iterate, Make: The Art + Engineering in Rapid-Prototype Design

Offered two times in 2015:  An intensive Summer program and during theFall 2015 semester

Summer as part of the  Vermont Engineering Initiative:
2 weeks on campus 2 weeks off
CEMS 295 Z2

July 13 – August 7, 2015

  • July 13-17 online with pre-reading
  • July 20-31 on campus face to face
  • August 3-7 online

Read the article  “UVM’s Fab Lab Provides Play Space for “Makers” of All ages”

Syllabus

The first part of the course explores how innovators in engineering, contemporary art and architecture solve problems and advance ideas. Students will learn how to design using open source hardware and programming, handmade electronics and the rapid prototyping tools in the U of Vermont Fab Lab.

The first part of the course explores how innovators in engineering, contemporary art and architecture solve problems and advance ideas. Students will learn how to design using open source hardware and programming, handmade electronics and the rapid prototyping tools in the U of Vermont Fab Lab.

For the second part of the course, students plan and execute a self-directed and designed project. Much of class time becomes dedicated to “Open Lab,” allowing students access to rapid-prototyping resources of the U of Vermont Fab Lab. Assigned readings and teachings cover project management, presentation skills, and design thinking. The final project requires documentation of a well-developed product or concept and the presentation of an early prototype.

This class is of interest to:

  • Degree students looking for an opportunity to make, design and build with new technologies.
  • Professional creatives and artists who want to explore the use of contemporary art + technology materials and methods.
  • Entrepreneurs and business professionals interested in innovation and product development .
  • K-12 teachers who need to implement common the next generation science standards in engineering.

Fall 2015
One 3 hour class per week for the full semester

fablab(1of1)Maker’s Academy

(Vermont Fab Lab Workshop)

Pre college course (open to high school juniors and seniors)
2 weeks on campus 2 weeks off
Summer Academy Website
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Read the article “Pre-college Class Goes Deep into the DIY Maker Movement”

Syllabus

This course explores how innovators in engineering, contemporary art, architecture and the DIY maker movement solve problems and advance ideas. Students will learn the basics of how to design using open source hardware and programming, handmade electronics and the rapid prototyping tools in the U of Vermont Fab Lab. This course provides hands-on experience with the Arduino microcontroller, 3d printing and laser cutting and engraving. Assigned readings and teachings cover project management, presentation skills, and design thinking. The final project requires documentation of a well-developed product or concept and the presentation of an early prototype.