MAKER1100 Hurtig Prototype Design Emneplan

Engelsk emnenavn
Rapid Prototype Design
Makerspace Micro Courses
2.5 stp.


Computer Aided Design (CAD) is a form of digital prototyping used for product design, and the term Rapid Prototyping (RP) is a process for rapidly manufacturing parts with machines that gets information from CAD models. By using digital technologies engineers, designers and artists can go from an idea to a prototype in a more efficient way.

These technologies have greatly improved productivity such that makers can explore and push the limits of product complexity. They have allowed makers to fabricate parts more accurately without the need to engage the services of skilled model-makers, and to design parts within ever shorter development cycles.

Students in this hands-on course will be introduced to rapid prototyping technologies available at the Makerspace, including laser cutting and 3D printing. Through practical assignments you will learn how to design and fabricate physical artifacts and understand the impact of rapid prototyping technologies on society.


After completing the course, the student should have the following overall learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence.



Upon successful completion of this course the student has knowledge of:

• 3D printing and laser cutting

• Computer Aided Design (CAD) tools, file formats and slicing software

• Post-processing techniques for 3D printed parts

• The societal impacts of rapid prototyping and the maker culture



Upon successful completion of this course the student has the ability to:

• Operate a 3D printer (FDM) and a laser cutter

• Create CAD models for 3D printing and laser cutting in Fusion360

• Create 2D designs for laser cutting in Inkscape

• Post-process 3D printed parts


General competences

Upon successful completion of this course the student:

• Can create products using a 3D printer and laser cutter

• Knows how the underlying technology works: CAD tools, slicing algorithms and file formats.

• Knows how rapid prototyping technologies are impacting our society

Arbeids- og undervisningsformer

The course will have hands-on practice work in the makerspace and physical lectures.

The course will run for 5 days of physical lectures at the Pilestredet Campus in Oslo , 4 hours/day.


Day 1: Introduction to Fusion360 CAD modeling

Day 2: Introduction to 3D printing

Day 3: Introduction to Inkscape

Day 4: Introduction to Laser cutting and post-processing 3D prints

Day 5: Final Project Kick-off


Students will work individually or in pairs with the final project. Attendance for the first 4 days is required to take the exam, which is the final project.


We will run the course twice during the semester. The students enrolled can choose which run they will attend. Maximum 15 students per run.

Arbeidskrav og obligatoriske aktiviteter

The following compulsory activities must be completed and approved by the given deadline in order for the student to take the exam:

  • Attendance for the first 4 days is required to take the exam.

Vurdering og eksamen

Project with physical artifact

The project must be handed-in together with all digital CAD or other design files. The project must be uploaded together with photo-graphs and a step-by-step description of how it was made.

The exam result can be appealed.




One internal or external examiners.


Students of all areas interested in learning more about 3D printing and laser cutting.