15-294 Rapid Prototyping Technologies Spring 2021

  Dates/Times: 2/1/2021 to 3/17/2021, 2:20 PM to 3:40 PM
Location: Hunt Library, Studio A


Lecture Schedule

Zoom link

Piazza page



Student Project Galleries 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 10, and 11

Also visit the IDeATe Gallery for more cool stuff.


Professor: Dave Touretzky, dst@cs.cmu.edu
Office hours: by appointment
TA: Daniela Castleberg, dcastleb@andrew.cmu.edu
Office hours: Wednesdays 11:15-12:15 (on Zoom)
TA: Lee Poirier, lpoirier@andrew.cmu.edu
Office hours: Fridays 3:00-4:00 PM (on Zoom)
TA: Anushka Saxena, anushka2@andrew.cmu.edu
Office hours: Thursdays 5:00-6:00 PM (on Zoom)

Handouts / Assignments


15-294 Resources (options for coloring DXF files; miscellaneous)

Cody Soska trains you on the laser cutter

IDeATe Resources site: info about equipment, courses, policies, and more.

SolidWorks 2020 Essential Training at LinkedIn Learning; log in here.

Recommended Books:

Fabricated: The New World of 3D Printing, by Hod Lipson and Melba Kurman. John Wiley, 2013.

An in-depth look at current technology and the future of 3D printing.

3D Printing: The Next Industrial Revolution, by Christopher Barnatt, 2013.

History of 3D printing and a comprehensive survey of 3D printing technologies and companies.

Safety Information

Web Sites Particularly Relevant To This Course:

General 3D Printing News:

Dave Touretzky