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The Media Computing Project (Winter Semester 2018/2019): FabTerrarium

Final Project Video

Class Description

This semester, our Media Computing Project class will let you design and build your very own Interactive FabTerrarium. With techniques from puppetry and building soft robots, you will design the animals of the terrarium. Let the animals be as interactive as you would like. Go crazy integrating mechanics, electronics, and programming (skills you have!) to let these animals come to life! We are looking forward to a great semester centered around your 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)


In this practical lab, you will learn about the following topics, and apply them to create the FabTerrarium together:

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

Impressions: The FabTerrarium Project in Progress


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