Making Things Move: Intro
Monday, February 13, 2012 at 7:30 PM - Monday, February 27, 2012 at 9:30 PM (EST)
Somerville, United States
Bring your robot or kinetic sculpture to life! This 3-week survey course will cover the basic principles of traditional and novel actuators.The class will cover different methods of actuation, and what circuitry is needed to get things moving. We'll cover hobby servos, DC and stepper motors, and a few more exotic means of making things move.
- understand the physics of how voltage, current, torque, velocity, and position are related with a variety of actuators
- learn which actuators to use for a given task
All teaching materials for the class are covered by the class price.
Avinash Uttamchandani is an electrical and computer engineer. After getting his degree from Olin College, he worked in industry as an integrated circuit design verification engineer before switching to education in his current position as a preceptor in design instruction at Harvard's School for Engineering and Applied Science.
Session 1: Monday, February 13, 7:30PM - 9:30PM
Session 2: Monday, February 20, 7:30PM - 9:30PM
Session 3: Monday, February 27, 7:30PM - 9:30PM
When & Where
Artisan's Asylum, Inc.
Artisan's Asylum is a community fabrication and makerspace near Union Square, Somerville MA, that is dedicated to making creativity a way of life. It does this by maintaining a community workshop, training its members in the use of all of its professional-grade equipment, and hosting events promoting the learning and practicing of craft and creative expression.