Innovation & Product Design is primarily taught in the woodshop and as such students are also taught how to safely use the equipment in the shop such as table saws, miter saws, planers as well as various hand tools.
E&M is our intro class to the woodshop. We explore the foundational concepts of engineering and manufacturing under the broader umbrella of design. Students will learn how to use the machinery in the woodshop to design, build and create real life products that can be taken home with them!
Design / Build is a class for students who would like to continue to improve their skills in the woodshop. At this point, D/B is more self directed and the scale and complexity of projects are increased. In this course, the instructor functions more as a coach than as a traditional teacher. We are exploring the idea of creating a much larger scale project where all the students work together. Potential future projects include building a tiny house. In summary, If you like working with your hands and want to keep gaining skills, this may be the class for you!
In our CAD class students will be introduced to the ways we use computers to assist us in 21st century design and manufacturing. Students will learn both 2D and 3D design programs to create both digital environments and real life physical objects that can be realized using technology and tools such as laser cutters and CNC machines. E&M is a prerequisite for this course.
Computer aided drafting teaches students how to design a product on a computer that can be manufactured with tools such as CNC machines, 3D printers as well as laser and vinyl cutters! We explore how different types of software can be used to create so many fun and interesting projects.