This class is graded P/D/F. To pass, you must: (i) attend all the cleanroom sessions, (ii) complete the sections of edX course and all the quizzes as outlined in the syllabus (progress will be checked and noted every week), and (iii) define all microfabrication terms given in the classroom. By the end of Class #1, students must decide whether to register or drop the course.
In Decoders 1.3, cleanroom processes and fabrication techniques are aimed to be learned through lectures in class and then in cleanroom. At the end of each class, microfabrication terms are given to students to be defined. In the next class, students work together to explain these terms with associated sketches and analogies. The information is then collected in the class booklet. Students will gain handson experience with all six components of the microfabrication techniques including cleaning, deposition, patterning, etching, transfer printing and testing. The midterm project is to create a video of a microfabrication process (in groups of two or three) taught in the cleanroom and posted on the course website and YouTube channel. The final project is to identify a problem that can be tackled with a collective device fabricated in the cleanroom, which is the focus of D1.4.
Class 1: September 5th, 2019 — (E15-466 and E15-443a) — Introduction to "YellowBox"
Class 2: September 12th, 2019 — (E15-466 and E15-443a)
Class 3: September 19th, 2019 — (E15-443a)
Class 4: September 26th, 2019 — (E15-466)
Class 5: October 3rd, 2019 — (E15-466)
Class 6: October 10th, 2019 — (E15-443a)
Class 7: October 17th, 2019 — (E15-466)
Class 8: October 24th, 2019 — (E15-443a)
Class 9: October 31st, 2019 — (E15-466 and E15-443a)
Class 10: November 7th, 2019 — (E15-466)
Class 11: November 14th, 2019 — (E15-466)
Class 12: November 21st, 2019 — (E15-466)
Class 13: December 5th, 2019 — (E15-070, 5-6pm, Bartos Theater)