Lab: The Media Computing Project

Course Description

This year's MCP you will design and build your very own 'Interactive FabTerrarium'. With techniques used for puppetry and techniques used to build soft robotics you will design the animals of the terrarium. Let the animals be as interactive as you would like, go crazy about ideas how to integrate mechanics, electronics and programming (the skill you have) into these animals. We are looking forward to a great semester with various ideas.


For any questions about the class, please contact Anke Brocker.

Class Times and Locations

Lab Wed
Room 2222, Informatikzentrum, Ahornstr. 55 Start: 10.10.2018

Lab Slides & Notes


Course Allocation

Computer Science (M.Sc.)
Number of SWS: 4
ECTS Credits: 7
Course language: English throughout (for all lectures, assignments & submissions)


Lab Topics:
  • Arduino
  • Sensors
  • Actuators
  • CAD Design
  • 3D Printing
  • Molding & Casting
  • Soft Robotics


Assignments will be assigned weekly. You can find the assignments in the L2P/RWTH Online course room.
They are to be completed in groups of 3. Assignments will be graded on the following scale:
  • 1.0 - exceptional work that also solved expert questions.
  • 2.0 - exercise was completed satisfactorily as per the assignment specification (w/o expert questions).
  • 3.0 - exercise was completed, but has some problems
  • 4.0 - incomplete exercise
  • 5.0 - little or no effort was put into the exercise


There will be projects which you have to do

Previous Offerings

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Created by jon. Last Modification: Thursday 08 of November, 2018 11:04:21 by brocker.

Media Computing Group at RWTH Aachen