Introduction to Making

2.351J /15.351J – Introduction to Making

Offered Fall & Spring

Fall 2020
Thursdays 9:30 – 11:00 am Eastern
6 units (3-0-3, PDF)

Applications are closed for Fall 2020 as we have reached capacity.
Intro to Making will be 100% remote learning

Notification of acceptance: TBA

 

“Introduction to Making” (2.351J / 15.351J) is a highly immersive, hands-on introductory course for undergraduate and graduate students in any course of study. If you are curious about how to make physical things, make them work and integrate them with electronics/software, you’ve come to the right place.

You will gain knowledge of common design and fabrication techniques and skill in using them:

  • Computer Aided Design (CAD)
  • rapid prototyping techniques
  • electronics
  • Arduino programming
  • and more.

You will then use this knowledge and skill in work on an individual design and build project that leads up to “Demo Day”, where you will show off your prototype along with the rest of the class.

The course will be offered remotely in Fall ’20 and therefore will also be modified slightly to provide the best experience possible. The class uses lectures when necessary or when it’s the best way to teach a subject, but we also integrate fun activities that require using knowledge and skill, i.e. Mens et Manus.

15.351 Fall 2020 Instructors:

Mac Cameron

Instructor, Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship

MIT Office: E40-160, Email: mac1@mit.edu

Martin Culpepper

Professor of Mechanical Engineering and MIT Maker Czar

MIT Office: 35-237, Email: mculpepp@mit.edu 

Jonathan Hunt

Associate Director and IT Guru, Project Manus 

MIT Office: 35-237, Email: jmhunt@mit.edu 

Angelina Jay

Technical Instructor,  Project Manus  

MIT Office: 35-237, Email: angiejay@mit.edu

NOTE FOR INCOMING 1st YEAR MBA STUDENTS:

1st year MBA students CANNOT take electives past the MBA core in their first Fall semester the year they arrive at MIT. You may apply to the Spring session in your first year – or the Fall or Spring session in your second year.

NOTE FOR MBA STUDENTS WITH A CREDIT LIMIT ON NON-COURSE 15 COURSES:

For accepted students: If you are concerned about using up your non-Course 15 credit allocation, please ensure you are registered under 15.351J, not 2.351J. Thank you.