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Mechanical Invention Through Computation

  • September 10, 2013
  • By a2ru      
This course focuses on the inventive process itself in the creation of mechanisms.


 

Open to all students, this MIT course focuses on the inventive process itself in the creation of mechanisms. Topics include kinematic analysis and synthesis, self-actuated form-creation through origami and other means, design of transformable structures that change size and shape with methods of physical interaction and automated control. Student groups work on semester-long projects to develop interactive software applications to facilitate invention through computation and to enable the fluid, intuitive development of surprising and unique mechanisms.

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