In March 2020, we’ve seen how the maker community has come together to work on a common goal: develop and produce solutions to one of the main issues caused by a pandemic: shortage in medical and protective supplies. Several ready-to-print designs for masks, respirators and the like have been released to the world through digital platforms. These supplies are being donated to hospitals, doctors, supermarkets and private companies which are still open to the public, covering essential needs.
Taking this situation as inspiration, students in this course are expected to develop ideas, designs, experiments, proof of concepts and/or prototypes which could help in different emergency situations. Gadgets, tools, disposables, devices, solutions.
Imagine you are to #stayhome for an indefinite period of time, due to a global catastrophe, but you still have:
- Basic tools and materials. - A 3D printer or similar rapid-prototyping technology. - A computer with Internet access. - Time.
What are you gonna build?
Admission requirements Concurrent enrollment in another IFD course offering, or with instructor permission.
Registration Procedure Candidates are required to send a PDF portfolio including one page motivation letter, stating your interest for the course, current competences and background at: jesus.velazquez.rodriguez[ät]uni-weimar[dot]de
Evaluation Successful completion of the course is dependent on regular (online) attendance, active participation, completion of assignments, delivery of a relevant semester prototype and documentation. Please refer to the Evaluation Rubric for more details.
*Due to the current situation, this course will be taught online, platform(s) is still to be determined.