SP.724 Prototypes to Products

Fall 2005

Student showing a clear plastic bag with hose and nozzle.
Student Alfinio Flores demonstrates his solar water disinfection product during an in-class project review. (Photo courtesy of Alfinio Flores. Used with permission.)

Course Highlights

This course features videos of student project reviews in the projects section.

Course Description

For students and teams who have started a sustainable-development project in D-Lab (SP.721, SP.722), the IDEAS Competition, Design for Demining (SP.776), Product Engineering Processes (2.009), or elsewhere, this class provides a setting to continue developing projects for field implementation. Topics covered include prototyping techniques, materials selection, design-for-manufacturing, field-testing, and project management. All classwork will directly relate to the students' projects, and the instructor will consult on the projects during weekly lab time. There are no exams. Teams are encouraged to enroll together.

Special Features

Technical Requirements

Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .rm and .mp3.

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Mr. Andrew Heafitz

Course Meeting Times

Lecture and work sessions:
Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session