Academic courses

Course Output: Hovercraft Resupply Vehicle Building 

Project Course Fall 2021:

Hovercraft Vehicle Building Course

Maker Bhavan Project Course

Schedule: Fall 2021 | 14 Weeks | Full semester | 4 Credits

● Prerequisite: Open to All [Interest for making, digital fabrication and creativity]
● Interdisciplinary project
● Facilitators: Tanvir Khorajiya, Aniruddh Mali

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
In a situation of natural disasters and calamities, thousands of people strive for a supply of food,
water, or power. This course will tasks students to design and make unmanned emergency
resupply Hovercraft through an iterative design process that can traverse many mediums to
deliver lifesaving aid to those in need.

OBJECTIVE
The objective will be to design and make a hovercraft at Maker Bhavan using its resources such
as 3d printing, laser cutting, electronics prototyping, power tools etc. Hovercraft should be able
to traverse the physical obstacle ground course, and also be able to pick up, carry and deliver
the payload in a defined time.

Project Course Spring 2022

Arduino Based CNC Foam Cutter

Maker Bhavan Project Course

Schedule: Spring 2021 | 14 Weeks | Full semester | 4 Credits

● Prerequisite: Open to All [Interest for making, digital fabrication and creativity]
● Interdisciplinary project
● Facilitators: Tanvir Khorajiya, Aniruddh Mali

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
The CNC based Foam cutter is one of the fastest 3d prototyping techniques to create 3d geometrical shapes for the new product. The CNC router is used for cutting wood, acrylic and plastic material in 2D/3D shape, However, there is a unique application of CNC Foam cutter, which can cut foam sheets in 2D/3D shapes. Currently, in the market available CNC foam
cutters are of a high cost and bulky in size. This course has given a challenging task to students to design and develop benchtop/desktop size CNC foam cutters using Arduino boards.

OBJECTIVE
The objective of the Project Course was to design and develop Arduino based CNC Foam Cutter at Maker Bhavan using its resources such as Electronics Prototyping, Power Tools, 3D Printing, Laser Cutting, etc. It should be able to cut the foam sheets using a hot wire, or a special type of resistance wire which gets really hot when current flows through it. The machine should be operated by GCODE, which could be generated from 2D or 3D design. The hot wire melts or vaporizes the foam when passing through it and so the user can precisely and easily get any shape he/she want.