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This course is offered during the Independent Activities Period (IAP), which is a special 4-week term at MIT that runs from the first week of January until the end of the month. The course revolves around students building and 'racing' their own Stirling engines, which is covered in greater detail in theprojects section.This course introduces the fundamentals of machine tool and computer tool use. Students work with a variety of machine tools including the bandsaw, milling machine, and lathe. Instruction given onMATLAB, MAPLE, XESS, and CAD. Emphasis is on problem solving, not programming or algorithmic development. Assignments are project-oriented relating to mechanical engineering topics. It is recommended that students take this subject in the first IAP after declaring the major in Mechanical Engineering.This course was co-created by Prof. Douglas Hart and Dr. Kevin Otto.
Days of the Week:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
- Level of Difficulty: Beginner
- Size: Massive Open Online Course
- Instructors: Prof. Douglas Hart, Prof. David Wallace
- Cost: Free
- Institution: MIT OCW
- Topics: General Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
About MIT OCW:
MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content. OCW is open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity.
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