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A TA looks at a laptop on a table. Also on the table, equipment for a kit.


Introduction to Engineering Design is a hands-on course where students learn how to go from thinking of an idea to actually building something. This class normally takes place in the MILL makerspace so that students learn how to use tools such as laser cutters, 3D printers and soldering equipment. This quarter, students will build devices — a "smart" lamp that can turn on depending on the time of day, for example — using materials in kits that the instructors are sending home. Then students will use software to design and model updated versions. Shown here are TAs for this course, Suvesha Chandrasekaran, brown shirt, and Gorkem Caylak, preparing kits to be packaged and shipped to students.
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