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 and Kim Markel

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 on a benchtop scale through faculty demonstrations focused on the testing and use of the equipment via limited production. Students will consider ways that production methods can be reinvented with new materials exploring bioplastics and biodegradable options and recipes. Students will be encouraged to examine how processes connect, integrate, and complement existing tools, equipment, and processes.

Open to: All university undergraduates.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Constructed Environments (PSCE)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Max Enrollment: 24

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

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 17, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* Status information is updated every five 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: 2:02am 10/22/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 9:00am - 11:40am

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

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