DIYDF
Carnegie Mellon
University

24-672: DIY Design and Fabrication

  Fall 2016   

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Please check this page regularly because the coverage and the schedule are subject to change based on students' needs.  
Download handout files, print them, and bring them to class.  
 

Wk Date Topics

Lecture Notes

Handouts, PS, In-Class Assignment Due Dates
01 8/30
T
Course introduction
   Examples of DIY projects
   Course information, grading schemes
   Teaching team introduction
011 Course Introduction CIT Web article  
  9/1
R
Basic sketching techniques
  Sketching skill diagnosis
  Penmanship
  Lines, curves, circles, ellipses
012 Basic Sketching Techniques Student_sketches: four objects
<ballpoint pen>
 
02 9/6
T
  Primitives - cubes and cylinders
PS1
021 Sketching techniques - PS1 PS1
<sketchbook>
PS1 Out
  9/8
R
< PS1 - Laser cutter >
  Structure first and then details
  Axonometric (isometric, trimetric, dimetric)
sketching primitives
Tutorial -  laser cutting (Judy)
70 things to sketch
Student_sketches: paper cup
<paper_cups>
<acrylic_sheet_6_by_24>
 
03 9/13
T
< PS1 - Working with acrylic >
  Structure basics
  One-point / two-point / three-point
  perspective drawings
Tutorial - working with acrylic (Mak)
How to cut acrylic
How to bend acrylic
How to glue acrylic
(but no gluing allowed for PS1!)
How to make a two-point perspective sketch
IDeATe Studio (360 video tour)  
  9/15
R
  Decomposition to primitives
  Shading and shadows
Unix and AFS
images 031
   
04 9/20
T
<<Guest speaker: Mailing Wu>>
PS2
Graphic design basics
  Page layout and arrangement
041 PS2 - Graphic Design Basics PS2
PS2a
(web page)
Logo Design Contest
(optional)
<ziploc bag and nametag>
PS1 Due
PS2 Out
PS2a Out
  9/22
R
< PS2a - Web authoring tutorial>
< PS2 - Paper tutorial >
PS1 design review
Sketching w/ different line thicknesses
PS2a - web authoring
PS2 - Materials and Tips

Sketch - web camera
Student_sketches: web camera
<pencils and markers>

 
05 9/27
T
< How to draw hands >
Web design basics - layout and composition
Wordpress tutorial
051a Drawing hands
051 Web design basics - layout and composition
  Logo Design Due (optional)
  9/29
R
< Photo shooting basics >
PS1 grading and sketching test
Rounds and fillets
052b PS1 grading and sketching
sketching test 2015
Product shape = structure + details
Winners of Logo Design Contest
Sample video (The Rapid Packing Container)

Round_and_fillet_examples
Student_sketches: rounds & fillets
<sharpies>
 
06 10/4
T
PS3
Web design basics - colors
 
061 Web design basics - colors PS3
PS3a

PS3a_swell_images

<ziploc bag and nametag>
<acrylic_sheet_12_by_12>
PS2 Due
PS2a Due
PS3 Out
Sketchbook submission
  10/6
R
PS2 design review
<PS3 fabrication tutorial>
062_PS3_tips_and_tricks
062_PS3a_graphical_layout_tips
<paper_strips>
Student_sketches: paper_strips
 
07 10/11
T

Sketching techniques
< Drawing human head and face >

071 Sketching human heads and faces
ball-and-plane-1
ball-and-plane-2
   
  10/13
R
Form-Material-Manufacturing Process (F-M-MP)
Design for assembly (DFA) for injection-molded plastic parts

072 FMMP and DFA

PS7 (Final Project)
DIY Expo 2015
Student_sketches: three_boxes
PS7 Out
08 10/18
T

Design for manufacturing for plastic parts
Preparation for sketching test

    PS3 Due
PS3a Due
  10/20
R

Sketching test

see last year's test:
sketching test 2015
sketching skills
sketching test feedback
 
   

Mid-Semester Break

     
09 10/25
T
PS4
Casting
Live demo of casting silicone parts
  PS4
Videos 1, 2, 3a, 3b

Building Silicone Mold
PS4 Out
  10/27
R
DFM Injection Molded Plastic Parts

092 DFM Injection Molded Plastic Parts
sketching_test_good_work

   
10 11/1
T
Sketching soft shadows with markers
Sketching shades with markers
101 Shadows and computer graphics Student sketches: hair_gel_tube  
  11/3
R
Optical illusion and how your eyes work
Sketching shades with markers
102 Optical illusion Student sketches: earbuds
Online_photo_album
 
11 11/8
T
PS5
Making product mockups with expanding foam and modeling clay
  PS5   PS6   PS7  (Work plan)
(Download Pepakura)
- Clay_Modeling_Tutorial
- Foam_Modeling_Tutorial
- PepakuraDesigner Tutorial Video
- PepakuraViewer Tutorial Video
PS5 Out
PS6 Out
  11/10
R
Sketching and clay modeling in automotive design studios
Clay modeling demo
112 DIY car

Student sketches: irons

 
12 11/15
T
Conceptual design
Design case studies
121 Conceptual design
Case 1: Watercone
Case 2: BMW Street Carver
Case 3: Infinity 500 Rollator
  PS4 Due
  11/17
R
Guest speaker: Arden Rosenblatt (PieceMaker)
Guest speakers: John, Sonia, Deepshikha, Ying Ying
 

Student sketches: white pencil
<white_pencial>

 
13 11/22
T
No class     PS5 Due
   

Thanksgiving Break

     
14 11/29
T
More pens and marker options
Another design case study
Case 4: Underwater cleaning robot

Student sketches: robots

 
  12/1
R
       
15 12/6
T
DIY Design and Fabrication Expo.  

DIY Design and Fabrication Expo.

PS6 Due
(Sketchbook and Three Sketches)
PS7 Due
  12/8
R
No class     Website Due (12/9, Fri)
   

 

     

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