Below is a basic outline of the activities you’ll engage in as part of this course.
The first week will coordinate teams across both courses in building a shared brief and a common understanding of the challenges involved in designing architecture and embedded systems for a Martian habitat.
|Both||Introductions: Assignment A||Thursday, January 14th, 9pm|
|Both||Introductions: Assignment B||Tuesday, January 19th, 10.30am|
We will follow a two-week cycle of design/analysis and prototype fabrication. In interdisciplinary teams, making will inform design, and design will continually be iterated.
|BAA||2A: Pressure Vessels & Material Experimentation||Tuesday, Jan 26th|
|RME||2A: Investigation - Tools for Tending||Tuesday, Feb 2nd|
|BAA||2B: Interior Partitions & Exterior Connections||Tuesday, Feb 9th|
|RME||2B: Spacesuit for Shrubbery||Tuesday, Feb 16th|
|BAA||2C: Program, Form & Network||Tuesday, Feb 23rd|
|RME||2C: Growth Mediums||Tuesday, Mar 1st|
The design explorations will lead towards an eventual synthesis of all design team ideas into one full scale proposal which blends architecture and technology interventions.
|Both||Synthesize Two Integrated Proposals||Friday, March 18th|
The remainder of the semester will be used to build a full-scale physical prototype for deployment at CMU. The organization of schedules, build time, and delegation of tasks will be accomplished by the student teams.
|Both||Prototype Construction||Friday, May 3rd|
|Both||3 minute Reflection Video||Friday, May 3rd|
|Lecture / Discussion Topic||Guest(s)||Collaborative||Responsive Mobile Environments||Building an Atmosphere|
|1||Jan-12||Tuesday||Intro to the Class||Problem Raising|
|Jan-15||Friday||Intro to Mars/Pressure Vessels/Spacecraft/Greenhouse||Assumptions/Challenges||Intro assignment||Intro assignment|
|2||Jan-19||Tuesday||The Challenge of Mars||M.Wood-Vasey and Markus Scheucher||Review: Problem Statment|
|Jan-22||Friday||Interdisciplinary Mars at JPL (35min+10min Q&A)||B.Sherwood (NASA)||Air Structure Details|
|3||Jan-26||Tuesday||Pressure and Materials (25min+10min Q&A)||I.Oppehiemer & R. Heard & YL Park||Arch Review 1|
|Jan-29||Friday||Build/Desk Crit||Build/Desk Crit; Workshop: Rhino/Grasshopper|
|4||Feb-2||Tuesday||Robotics and Agriculture / Sensing Plants||Sprouts.io & George Kantor||RME Review 1|
|Feb-5||Friday||Inflatable Fabrication (Structturfelex) (35min)||R. Tursky/ Structureflex (remote)||Build/Desk Crit; Workshop: ANSYS|
|5||Feb-9||Tuesday||Working with Mebranes / Dynamic Stuctures||C. Madiji & Josh Bard||Arch Review 2|
|Feb-12||Friday||Air Tight: Building Inflatables/ Inflatable Construction||K.Kennedy (remote)|
|6||Feb-16||Tuesday||Closed Loop Systems (MELISSA project)||L. Poulet (remote)||RME Review 2|
|Feb-19||Friday||Build/Desk Crits||Build/Desk Crits|
|7||Feb-23||Tuesday||Systems Thinking||D. Wettergreen & S. Lee||Arch Review 3|
|Feb-26||Friday||Build/Desk Crits||Build/Desk Crits|
|8||Mar-1||Tuesday||Human Interface / Poetics (25 min+10 Q&A)||D. Goods||RME - Review 3|
|Mar-4||Friday||Internal Review||Synthesis Part I||Synthesis Part I|
|9||Mar-15||Tuesday||Internal Synthesis Crit|
|Mar-18||Friday||MIDREVIEW||P.Steif / R. Tursky / S. Lee / L. Burgess / G. Levin||2 Proprosals presented (digital and physical)|
|10||Mar-22||Tuesday||"Seeing Like a Rover"||J. Vertesi||Building out the Program / Details / Material List / Timeline Plan / Assign Roles / Self-Organize|
|Apr-22||Friday||PRE-FINAL REVIEW||All, NASA Guests||Soft Opening|
|16||May-3||Tuesday||FINAL REVIEW (TBC)|