6.S079 Computational Fabrication

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Undergraduate - AUS
Units: 3-0-9
Prerequisites: Calculus II (GIR), 6.005, (6.837 desired), or permission of instructor
Schedule: TR2:30-4, room 32-144
Instructor:  Prof. Wojciech Matusik, wojciech@csail.mit.edu
 
 
DESCRIPTION
An undergraduate-level course that exposes students to computational aspects of computer-aided design and manufacturing. This course explores the relevant methods in the context of additive manufacturing (e.g., 3D printing). The course covers topics in computer graphics including geometry modeling (solid modeling, procedural modeling), physically-based simulation (kinematics, finite element method), 3D scanning/geometry processing, and an overview of 3D fabrication methods. The course also introduces students to the latest research in computational fabrication. 6.S079 satisfies the Advanced Undergraduate Subject (AUS) requirement.