Prototypes to Products

Student showing a clear plastic bag with hose and nozzle.

Student Alfinio Flores demonstrates his solar water disinfection product during an in-class project review. (Photo courtesy of Alfinio Flores. Used with permission.)


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Fall 2005



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For students and teams who have started a sustainable-development project in D-Lab (EC.701J or EC.720J), Product Engineering Processes (2.009), or elsewhere, this class provides a setting to continue developing projects for field implementation. Topics covered include prototyping techniques, materials selection, design-for-manufacturing, field-testing, and project management. All classwork will directly relate to the students' projects, and the instructor will consult on the projects during weekly lab time. There are no exams. Teams are encouraged to enroll together.

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Andrew Heafitz. EC.S06 Prototypes to Products. Fall 2005. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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