81678 - Laboratory of Making

Academic Year 2023/2024

  • Docente: Renzo Davoli
  • Credits: 6
  • SSD: INF/01
  • Language: Italian
  • Moduli: Renzo Davoli (Modulo 1) Federico Montori (Modulo 2)
  • Teaching Mode: Traditional lectures (Modulo 1) Traditional lectures (Modulo 2)
  • Campus: Bologna
  • Corso: Second cycle degree programme (LM) in Computer Science (cod. 5898)

Learning outcomes

At the end of this course students will be able to design and create digitally enabled "things" consisting of single board computers, sensors and actuators. They will be also able to study and implements all the software components needed by their "things" to interface peripherals, to process data and to communicate/interoperate. Tools to create physical objects will be studied in this course as well, both additive and subtractive manifacturing methods. The students will learn how to implement innovative software for CNC-like machines (3D printers, CNC mills, laser cutters, etc). In this way a student can design physical and digitally enabled objects and tools from blueprint to prototype. Such "digital craft working" professionals can provide original solutions for both practical and artistic challenges. Subjects of the course will also be the design and development of teaching methods for computer Science based on Making, and Making as a problem solving paradigm.

Teaching methods

In relation to the kind of activities and didactical methods adopted,
the attendance to this class will require the preliminary participation
of all the students to the Modules 1 and 2 of the Safety rules on study
places, which can ne followed remotely in e-learning via the following
link: [https://elearning-sicurezza.unibo.it/ ]

Assessment methods

Final Exam: demo  and discussion of an original  project of making implemented by the student

Office hours

See the website of Renzo Davoli

See the website of Federico Montori


Quality education Affordable and clean energy Industry, innovation and infrastructure Partnerships for the goals

This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.