Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Teaching the Makers

TerraSwarm researcher and UC Berkeley Assistant Professor, Bjoern Hartmann,  is helping to educate the next generation of "Makers".   Two classes he teaches at Berkeley,  Interactive Device Design and Critical Making, were highlighted in a November 2013 Forbes online article.

"The question is no longer: can we make it (a product)?" says Dr. Bjoern Hartmann.  "Instead, it has changed to what can we make that's worthwhile?"

The classes take students from the initial sketch through to working prototype and introduces them to the Maker tools, such as 3D printers and laser cutters, allowing them to transform their ideas into products.  These classes encourage heavy design experimentation and connected devices.

To read the full article, go to Educating A Maker: The Berkeley Perspective

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