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.

Length

2 Weeks

Schedule

Mon-Fri
15 Hours

English Level

Intermediate to Advanced

F-1 Visa

Not Eligible

What You’ll Do

  • Using online simulators, you’ll 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 & Academic Programs

Who Should Apply

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. This course requires at least intermediate English skills, which is equivalent to a B2 level of English language proficiency on the CEFR self-assessment grid. When assessing yourself, be sure to read through each of the categories under B2 to make sure you meet requirements.

For admissions requirements, see How to Apply.

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 asynchronous learning and 1.5 hours of synchronous class time. Synchronous (live) classes typically meet from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Pacific Time (Seattle time). See course schedule below for details.

Click here to convert these times to your local time zone. 

Course Schedule (January 25 – February 5, 2021)

Monday, January 25

6:00–7:30 p.m. PT (Seattle time)

Synchronous Class

 

+ 1.5 hours on your own

Asynchronous Learning

Tuesday, January 26

6:00–7:30 p.m. PT (Seattle time)

Synchronous Class

 

+ 1.5 hours on your own

Asynchronous Learning

Wednesday, January 27

6:00–7:30 p.m. PT (Seattle time)

Synchronous Class

 

+ 1.5 hours on your own

Asynchronous Learning

Thursday, January 28

6:00–7:30 p.m. PT (Seattle time)

Synchronous Class

 

+ 1.5 hours on your own

Asynchronous Learning

Friday, January 29

6:00–7:30 p.m. PT (Seattle time)

Synchronous Class

 

+ 1.5 hours on your own

Asynchronous Learning

Monday, February 1

6:00–7:30 p.m. PT (Seattle time)

Synchronous Class

 

+ 1.5 hours on your own

Asynchronous Learning

Tuesday, February 2

6:00–7:30 p.m. PT (Seattle time)

Synchronous Class

 

+ 1.5 hours on your own

Asynchronous Learning

Wednesday, February 3

6:00–7:30 p.m. PT (Seattle time)

Synchronous Class

 

+ 1.5 hours on your own

Asynchronous Learning

Thursday, February 4

6:00–7:30 p.m. PT (Seattle time)

Synchronous Class

 

+ 1.5 hours on your own

Asynchronous Learning

Friday, February 5

6:00–7:30 p.m. PT (Seattle time)

Synchronous Class

 

+ 1.5 hours on your own

Asynchronous Learning

Course Schedule (February 8 – February 19, 2021)

Monday, February 8

6:00–7:30 p.m. PT (Seattle time)

Synchronous Class

 

+ 1.5 hours on your own

Asynchronous Learning

Tuesday, February 9

6:00–7:30 p.m. PT (Seattle time)

Synchronous Class

 

+ 1.5 hours on your own

Asynchronous Learning

Wednesday,  February 10

6:00–7:30 p.m. PT (Seattle time)

Synchronous Class

 

+ 1.5 hours on your own

Asynchronous Learning

Thursday,  February 11

6:00–7:30 p.m. PT (Seattle time)

Synchronous Class

 

+ 1.5 hours on your own

Asynchronous Learning

Friday, February 12

6:00–7:30 p.m. PT (Seattle time)

Synchronous Class

 

+ 1.5 hours on your own

Asynchronous Learning

Monday,  February 15

NO LIVE CLASS

NO LIVE CLASS

 

+ 1.5 hours on your own

Asynchronous Learning

Tuesday,  February 16

6:00–7:30 p.m. PT (Seattle time)

Synchronous Class

 

+ 1.5 hours on your own

Asynchronous Learning

Wednesday,  February 17

6:00–8:00 p.m. PT (Seattle time)

Synchronous Class

 

+ 1.5 hours on your own

Asynchronous Learning

Thursday,  February 18

6:00–8:00 p.m. PT (Seattle time)

Synchronous Class

 

+ 1.5 hours on your own

Asynchronous Learning

Friday,  February 19

6:00–8:00 p.m. PT (Seattle time)

Synchronous Class

 

+ 1.5 hours on your own

Asynchronous Learning

Cost

Tuition

$640

Registration Fee (nonrefundable)

$55

Supply Kit (students will be provided with details 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 will use 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.

This online course also requires access to following software: