MakerSeries is a one credit pass/fail course that acts to give students credit for attending a handful of workshops scattered throughout the semester. Workshops are taught by professors, students, staff, and visiting artists/professors, and range from sewing to instrument making and CAD. Each workshop is about an hour and intended to get a student over the hurdle of getting their hands dirty with a new tool or skill under the direction of an experienced instructor.
It is available to the entire university and somewhat tailored to the needs of mechanical engineering students.
They vary for each and every workshop.
Everything from Bike Repair to Arduino programming depending on the workshop.
A new tool or skill is formally introduced at each workshop.
The “Maker” name in MakerSeries!
We also rely heavily on guides and tutorials published from companies like Sparkfun and Adafruit.
The only assignment given to the students is that they have to attend 6 workshops to get credit for the course. The individual workshops all include a hands-on component but do not typically have assignments.
Everyone knows something they can teach someone else.