Build Your Own Factory

Parsons School of Design: Constructed Environments

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Build Your Own Factory

Spring 2022

Taught By: Dave Marin

Section: A

CRN: 3418

Credits: 3

More often than not, mass manufacturing technologies rely not on particularly complex or unattainable techniques, but on the optimization of very simple physical forces. This course will allow students to attain first hand understanding of manufacturing processes through the construction of factory technologies at a bench top scale. Students will build prototype machines and fabrication templates to “mass produce” products exploring ways that production methods can be reinvented. The course will be focused on the build of the machinery, templates, and the testing and use of the equipment. Students will be encouraged to examine how processes connect, integrate, and complement existing tools, equipment, and processes.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Constructed Environments (PSCE)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: February 6, 2022 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 17, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 9:44am 9/27/2022 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm

Building: Parsons East 25 E13th

Room: 301

Date Range: 1/25/2022 - 5/10/2022