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Making Things Move: Intro

Artisan's Asylum, Inc.

Monday, February 13, 2012 at 7:30 PM - Monday, February 27, 2012 at 9:30 PM (EST)

Somerville, United States

Making Things Move: Intro

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Description:

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.

Class Goals:

Students will:

  • 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

Prerequisites:

None.

Materials:

All teaching materials for the class are covered by the class price.

Instructor Biography:

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.

Event Time:

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

Have questions about Making Things Move: Intro? Contact Artisan's Asylum, Inc.

When & Where


10 Tyler Street
Somerville, 02143

Monday, February 13, 2012 at 7:30 PM - Monday, February 27, 2012 at 9:30 PM (EST)


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Organizer

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.

 

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