Learn the end-to-end process of an innovative engineer, from brainstorming ideas and defining requirements to prototyping, testing, and constructing a build.
Breaking a complex problem into individual parts, conduct experiments, research and analysis on various design options to determine the best build path.
Get your mechanical fundamentals really strong and be able to build amazing contraptions that move and work as your design intends. Understand the working of simple machines to motors & pneumatics.
Turn ideas into real objects and devices using simple materials and assembly techniques. Learn the construction processes and tips for working with wood, metal, and plastic, so that you can build anything you can imagine.
Learn how to use Computer-Aided Design software for visualizing, planning, designing, and ordering parts.
Bring your CAD designs to reality using 3D Printing. Learn how to practically use this technology for creating parts for your projects.
Understand the physics behind electrical systems, from sensors used to process inputs to effectors that make things happen.
Give your circuits intelligence using microcontrollers & programming with the Arduino ecosystem.
Make your electronics talk over the internet to remotely send sensor data or receive commands to actuate effectors using M2M protocols like MQTT.
Take what you would have already learnt with electronics and programming to the next level, and perform highly complex tasks with ease using the Raspberry Pi.
Document and manage your projects like a world-class engineer using Git and Github and leave your digital fingerprint online for the world to recognize your potential.
Learn how to package your projects and builds with presentation & storytelling and get others to care and support the things you build.
Before class starts, there are few things you’ll need to do to be ready to go on Day 1. We explain how to get set up, what to expect, and how to get the most out of the class.
Welcome to the course!
Using the Learning Platform
How to learn FAST
Creating your own build for this course
Tools & Materials Overview
Safety & Waiver
5 Lessons – 0:45 hours
The course begins with the Design Thinking methodology for problem-solving. Brainstorm and research problems worth
Introduction to the Course
The Design-Engineering Process overview
Introduction to Brainstorming
Brainstorming Part 1 : Scenes
Brainstorming Part 2 : Problems
Brainstorming Part 3 : Solutions
Down-selecting and funneling ideas
Assignment 1 : Brainstorm your idea!
Introduction to the Research phase
Research Part 1 : Requirements & Exploration
Research Part 2 : Research & Experimentation
Sketch out your design!
Week 1 Summary
Assignment 2 : Sketch out your build!
14 Lessons – 2:42 hours
Gain skills to build physical prototypes using digital fabrication technologies as well and traditional techniques.
Introduction to Prototyping
Troubleshooting & Iterating the Prototype
Materials & Tools
Transfer of Motion
Testing the prototype of the first build!
Introduction to Computer-Aided Design
Overview of Fusion 360
Part modeling in Fusion 360
Assemblies and Joints in Fusion 360
Designing the Cat-O-Matic in Fusion 360
Exporting for Digital Fabrication
Introduction to 3D Printing
3D Printing and Slicing
Finding Ideas Online
18 Lessons – 4:12 hours
Learn the fundamentals of electronics as well and how it can interact with the physical world along with code and logic.
Introduction to Electronics
Creating Logic with Electronics
Introduction to Arduino
Arduino Hardware Overview
Arduino Software Overview
Programming with Digital I/O
Hi 5 Robot : Research & Exploration
Hi 5 Robot : Sketching & Planning an Electronic Build
Prototyping Internet of things
Hi5 Robot Prototyping & Iterating
Hi 5 Robot Final Build
16 Lessons – 3:45 hours
Apply the scientific method to test assumptions, build prototypes and present themselves to the world in a manner that makes stakeholders care.
Raspberry Pi introduction
Setup & Installation
Raspberry Pi Programming Overview
Documentation & Storytelling
Introduction to version control and collaboration with Github
Keep Learning and Growing as an Innovator
Final Build Submission
7 Lessons -1:15 hours
Engage with other students, professionals, and mentors in the Innovative Engineering community and get help, support, and personalized feedback during your learning process and beyond with lifetime access to the community.