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wording of 5 assignments tweaked to match 2018 changes

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# Computer-Aided Design
* Model (draw, render, animate, simulate, ...) a possible[ final project](http://fab.cba.mit.edu/classes/863.14/people/), and post it on your class page with original 2D and 3D files.
* Model (raster, vector, 2D, 3D, render, animate, simulate, ...) a possible[final project](http://fab.cba.mit.edu/classes/863.14/people/), and post it on your class page.
## Learning outcomes:
* Evaluate and select 2D and 3D software
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## Laser Cutting
* characterize your lasercutter, making lasercutter test part(s), making test part(s) that vary cutting settings and dimensions(group project)
* group project
* cut something on the vinylcutter
* design, make, and document a parametric press-fit construction kit, accounting for the lasercutter kerf, which can be assembled in multiple ways
Characterize your lasercutter, making lasercutter test part(s), making test part(s) that vary cutting settings and dimensions(group project)
* individual projects
Cut something on the vinylcutter
Design, lasercut, and document a parametric press-fit construction kit, accounting for the lasercutter kerf, which can be assembled in multiple ways
### Learning outcomes:
* Demonstrate and describe parametric 2D modelling processes
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*individual project
Redraw the echo hello-world board, add (at least) a button and LED (with current-limiting resistor), check the design rules, make it (_if you have time this week, test it_).
Redraw the echo hello-world board, add (at least) a button and LED (with current-limiting resistor), check the design rules, make it, test it.
_optional: simulate its operation. Measure its operation_
_extra credit: Simulate its operation. Render it._
## Learning outcomes:
* Select and use software for circuit board design
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> As outlined in the Commercial Boards policy, fabbing your own boards is an important part of Fab Academy. The 'fabbest' way to do this, is by milling your FR1 boards via Fab Modules or Mods.
# Electronics Production
* Characterize the specifications of your PCB production process
* group project
Characterize the specifications of your PCB production process
* individual project
Make an in-circuit programmer by milling the PCB, then optionally, trying other processes.
* Make an in-circuit programmer by milling the PCB (program it, so that you can use it to program your board in Electronics Design week, and in other weeks)
* Optionally, trying other processes.
## Learning outcomes:
* Describe the process of milling, stuffing, de-bugging and programming
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Read a microcontroller [data sheet](http://academy.cba.mit.edu/classes/embedded_programming/doc8183.pdf).
Program your [board](http://academy.cba.mit.edu/classes/electronics_design/index.html) to do something, with as many different programming languages and programming environments as possible.
## Learning outcomes:
* Identify relevant information in a microcontroller data sheet.
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Measure something: add a sensor to a microcontroller board that you have designed and read it.
## Learning outcomes:
* Demonstrate workflows used in circuit board design and fabrication
* Implement and interpret programming protocols
## Have you:
* Described your design and fabrication process using words/images/screenshots.
* Explained the programming process/es you used and how the microcontroller datasheet helped you.
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# Moulding and Casting
* group project
review the safety data sheets for each of your molding and casting materials, then make and compare test casts with each of them
* individual project
Design a 3D mould around the stock and tooling that you'll be using, [machine](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Machining) it, and use it to cast parts from it.
Design a 3D mould around the stock and tooling that you'll be using, [machine](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Machining) it, and use it to cast parts.
## Learning outcomes:
* Design appropriate objects within the limitations of 3 axis machining
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