Date. January 25-29, 2016
Time. Two sections + machining time (see schedule below), ≈14-16hrs total for the week
Location. MIT MakerWorkshop 35-122
Pre-Requisites. MIT MakerWorkshop member with training on mill, 3D printer and laser cutter
Cost. $25 to cover raw materials + motor
Staff. Main Contact. Katie Smyth at ksmyth(at)mit.edu; Instructors. Brandon Chalifoux at bchal(at)mit.edu, Anthony Pennes at ampennes(at)mit.edu, Aaron Ramirez at aeram00(at)mit.edu
Description. Taught by MIT MakerWorkshop mentors, this course will go over the basics of CNC machining through the fabrication of a working centrifugal pump. On the mill, students will learn to use CAM (HSMWorks) to generate G code, CNC program conversationally at the ProtoTrak interface, set up and run machining operations, and learn more advanced fixturing and locating techniques. Additional motor interfacing and housing components will be fabricated using the 3D printer and laser cutter with options for customization. At the end of the course, participants will showcase their pumps at our Spring Semester Fab. Friday kick-off event. AND all students keep their pumps!