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Digi-Fabricate @ 21st + Larimer      

*Maymester  

IWKS 4930 / 5930 sect 1 

Take part in realizing a full-scale installation in collaboration with the City of Denver's Community Planning and Development department for a 2-block city prototyping site on 21st + Larimer. Students will finalize design aspects and proceed with the fabrication of a custom 'entry portal' that will be installed by the course's completion. Students will learn valuable strategies in producing and managing a project of this scope; all will gain significant exposure to design documentation and prototyping with CNC fabrication tools. 

Prerequisites: None; no previous design or prototyping experience is expected. 

*The majority of workload hours outside of class instruction   will require on-site use  of Inworks prototyping facilities

May 15 - June 1 2017   |  3 credits  |  M-Th 12.30-4.20p

Assistant Professor Monika Wittig


Introduction to Analog Synthesis

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*Maymester

IWKS 4930 / 5930 sect 2

Long live analog! This course will introduce students to the thriving world of analog synthesizers. Students will start building from a kit whose semi-modular and patchable design is based on classic Moog circuits. Once assembled, we will discuss the theory behind the circuits used and how to make high-level modifications using electronics and microcontrollers. The course will culminate in a final project and performance demonstrating system modifications and extensions.

Prerequisites: None

May 15 - June 1 2017   |  1 credit |  M / W 2-5p

Co-instruction by Jeff Merkel + RJ Duran, Inworks Prototyping Manager


Human-Centered Design Innovation + Prototyping

IWKS 2100 / 5100   

Introduces collaborative interdisciplinary design and innovation from a human perspective. Using the wide array of Inworks prototyping facilities, teams of students will design and implement human-oriented projects of increasing scale and complexity, in the process acquiring essential innovation and problem-solving skills. Prerequisites: None; no previous design or prototyping experience is expected or required.

June 5 - July 29 2017   |  3 credits  |  T / Th 10.30a-1p

Assistant Professor Katherine Goodman


3D Design Computation + Prototyping

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IWKS 3100   

Introduces collaborative interdisciplinary design and innovation from a human perspective. Using the wide array of Inworks prototyping facilities, teams of students will design and implement human-oriented projects of increasing scale and complexity, in the process acquiring essential innovation and problem-solving skills. Prerequisites: None; no previous design or prototyping experience is expected or required.

June 5 - July 29 2017   |  3 credits  |  M / W 10.30a-1p

Assistant Professor Monika Wittig