Overview

Become a maker! Geared to undergraduate students who are new to Arduino coding, circuits and 3-D modeling, this course is an opportunity to learn how to turn your creative ideas into reality. In this interactive online environment, you’ll explore your interests and grow your talents through online simulations, 3-D modeling, physical prototyping and learning about the engineering design process.
 

Learn more about the Make it! Innovation Design Lab program, and take a peek at some of the projects students have built during the two-week course. 

Length

2 Weeks

Schedule

Mon-Fri
15 Hours/Week

English Level

Intermediate to Advanced

F-1 Visa

Not Eligible

What You’ll Do

  • Using online simulators, learn the ins and outs of Arduino programming and 3-D modeling and become familiar with larger scale rapid prototyping methods.
  • Experience the engineering design process through online simulations, 3-D modeling, physical prototyping
  • Design a project of your choice to showcase during the final presentation

Program Features

  • Led by an experienced instructional technician in the Dabble Lab maker space at the University of Washington and facilitated with support from trained UW student facilitators
  • Opportunity to connect and interact with UW student facilitators
  • A joint offering by The MILL, UW's state-of-the-art maker space, Housing & Food Services, and International & English Language Programs

Who Should Register

This short course is intended for students with an interest in learning about the engineering design process and who are new to Arduino coding, circuits and 3-D modeling.

You must have intermediate to advanced English skills to participate. For specific requirements, see How to Register.

Schedule

This online course involves 30 total hours of instruction over two weeks.

Classes meet online daily, Monday through Friday. Each day’s schedule consists of 1.5 hours of synchronous (live) class time and 1.5 hours of asynchronous learning. Synchronous classes typically meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Pacific Time (Seattle time). See the detailed schedule below. 

Convert these times to your local time zone. 

Course Schedule (Aug 2–13, 2021)

Monday, August 2

6–7:30 p.m. PT (Seattle time)

Synchronous class

 

+ 1.5 hours on your own

Asynchronous learning

Tuesday, August 3

6–7:30 p.m. PT (Seattle time)

Synchronous class

 

+ 1.5 hours on your own

Asynchronous learning

Wednesday, August 4

6–7:30 p.m. PT (Seattle time)

Synchronous class

 

+ 1.5 hours on your own

Asynchronous learning

Thursday, August 5

6–7:30 p.m. PT (Seattle time)

Synchronous class

 

+ 1.5 hours on your own

Asynchronous learning

Friday, August 6

6–7:30 p.m. PT (Seattle time)

Synchronous class

 

+ 1.5 hours on your own

Asynchronous learning

Monday,  August 9

6–7:30 p.m. PT (Seattle time)

Synchronous class

 

+ 1.5 hours on your own

Asynchronous learning

Tuesday, August 10

6–7:30 p.m. PT (Seattle time)

Synchronous class

 

+ 1.5 hours on your own

Asynchronous learning

Wednesday,  August 11

6–7:30 p.m. PT (Seattle time)

Synchronous class

 

+ 1.5 hours on your own

Asynchronous learning

Thursday, August 12

6–7:30 p.m. PT (Seattle time)

Synchronous class

 

+ 1.5 hours on your own

Asynchronous learning

Friday, August 13

6–7:30 p.m. PT (Seattle time)

Synchronous class

 

+ 1.5 hours on your own

Asynchronous learning

Cost

Tuition

$640

Registration fee (nonrefundable)

$55

Supply kit (details provided on how to purchase once registered)

$80– $100

Estimated total

$775–$795

Instructors

Dei Caudle is an instructional technician in the Dabble Lab maker space at the University of Washington. She graduated from the UW with a degree in physics and enjoys applying her knowledge in the maker space to help students create new and exciting projects.

Three trained UW student facilitators will also serve as instructional assistants for this online course.

Course Technology

The course uses a learning management system like Canvas and Zoom video conferencing. To participate, you should have access to a computer with speakers and a microphone and a stable internet connection. A headset and a webcam is also highly recommended.

You'll also need access to this software: