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Instructors

 

Our experienced educators offer courses on a broad range of subjects, including product development, patent law, 3D printing, and marketing and sales. 

 

 
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DIEGO CONCHA

Diego is a hands on technologist and super-connector of amazing people. As the founder of Timber & Hatchet he helps startups and Fortune 500 companies develop and launch cutting edge products. Previously he worked in-house at Backupify, Wayfair, Amazon, and a military R&D shop. As a frontend-leaning, fullstack software architect he's passionate about best practices, teaching, and learning. In his free time he enjoys kiteboarding, hip hop dancing, and meeting people.

 

Rapid Mobile Development with React Native

takes you from zero to mobile developer by leveraging a technology used at scale by major tech companies including Facebook, Soundcloud, Airbnb, and many others. Using a hands-on, Agile approach, we learn basic and advanced concepts while building an actual application. This course is intended for technical audiences with some programming experience. Basics will be covered at an accelerated pace. Experience with JavaScript or React is encouraged but not required.

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Christian St. Cyr

Christian St. Cyr has been part of the collaborative maker and hardware community since 2008 including dorkbot Boston, Maker Faire, the MIT Media Lab and OSHWA. He has taught classes on Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and IoT,  given panel discussions on makerspaces and 3D printing and was co-founder and community manager of MakeIt Labs, New Hampshire’s first hackerspace.

Jordan Pelovitz

Jordan Pelovitz is a 3D Designer with a passion for teaching. In his professional career he has been an industrial designer, 3D artist, teacher and entrepreneur.

His website; jordanpelovitz.com is consistently updated with his ongoing projects and reflections on the 3D design and technology education industries.

Jordan graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of the Arts in Industrial Design.

3D Printing for Prototyping and Production

Course description:

During this course students will be introduced to professional CAD modeling software and will learn the key principles behind Design for Manufacture (DFM). A special focus will be placed on designing plastic parts and on using 3D printing for prototyping. At the end of the course we will explore Direct Digital Manufacturing (DDM) using 3D printing for low-volume part production.

 

Course length:

2 months

1 course a week

Each course is 1.5 hours

Total class time: 12 hours

 

Learning objectives:

By the end of this course, students will have learned how to:

Create a realistic 3D CAD model for prototyping with no limits on the form of the object.

Create a CAD model that can be produced using injection molding.

Optimize their design for mass manufacturing.

Choose the right production method for their prototype/final part.

 

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Tani Chen

Tani received a doctorate in chemical engineering from MIT in 1999, and spent 2 years as a post-doctoral research fellow at the Center for Engineering in Medicine at Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital. He started working at Wolf Greenfield in 2001 and received his law degree from Suffolk in 2006. At Wolf Greenfield, Tani counsels clients in patent prosecution in a wide variety of areas, including batteries and fuel cells, nanotechnology, drug delivery, chemical processes, biomolecular engineering, and analytical devices. He has also been active in several business competitions in the area, including mentoring teams for the MIT 100K competition and MIT Enterprise Forum. He has a particular focus on start-ups and university work, and has helped companies develop strong IP protections based on their business goals and potential threats from competitors.