University of Wisconsin–Madison

Design + Make (Almost) Anything

InterEgr 601: Tools for Prototyping & Manufacturing

Course Summary

This course teaches students how to use tools for prototyping and manufacturing along with some of the underlying theory for how the tools work. Each tool is taught through a learning module that combines online instruction with hands-on, in-person prototyping & manufacturing projects. Students can select a specific set of learning modules based on their interests and the number of credit hours they have enrolled in as part of this class. Most of the learning is self-directed through a series of readings, online lessons, quizzes and hands-on projects. The course is held in the two College of Engineering design and fabrication shops (Makerspace and TEAM-Lab).

Select modules from the lists below based on your interests!

Makerspace modules include:

  • CAD
  • Laser Cutting
  • 3D Printing
  • Intro to Electronics
  • Thermoforming
  • Microcontrollers, Sensors, & Motors
  • Water Jet
  • Vinyl Cutter
  • CNC Router
  • PCB Design & Manufacturing
  • 3D Scanning
  • XR (Augmented & Virtual Reality)
  • Textiles
  • Soldering

TEAM-Lab modules include:

  • Blue Permit
  • Red Permit
  • Green Permit
  • Woodworking I
  • Woodworking II
  • Woodworking III
  • Welding I
  • Welding II
  • Welding III
  • CNC Mill I
  • CNC Mill II
  • CNC Mill III
  • CNC Lathe I
  • CNC Lathe II

Makerspace Instructors

Lennon Rodgers, PhD

Mechanical Engineer, Director

College of Engineering

Karl Williamson

Industrial Designer, Shop Manager

College of Engineering

Rebecca Alcock

Graduate Assistant

College of Engineering

TEAM-Lab Instructors

Larry Wheeler

COE Shops Manager

College of Engineering

Charles Allhands

Instrument Maker – Advanced

College of Engineering