Outside the Box Engineering

November 5–25, 2020
Live Sessions: November 5, 12, 19
7:00-8:00 pm

Learn how to design and build puzzle boxes using simple tools and materials to engineer puzzle components, and how to use CAD software to plan out the project.

SYLLABUS (subject to modification)

Session 1
Introduction to course and online platform
Overview of engineering design cycle
Introduction to puzzle box techniques and how to construct them
Begin cardboard board prototyping
Assignment #1: Construct iteration #1 of your puzzle box

Session 2
Share and discuss iteration #1
Exploration of more complex puzzle mechanisms and new components
Assignment #2: Build iteration #2 of your puzzle box

Session 3
Virtual puzzle solve of iteration #2
Intro to CAD software (Fusion 360) and how to use to plan out next iteration of your puzzle box
How to build from here, options for building more
Assignment #3: Build iteration #3 of your puzzle box and share through online platform

Cost: $105/pp, includes materials and shipping costs.

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