Assignments |
20% |

Project |
40% |

Participation and Engagement |
30% |

Team Evaluations |
10% |

### USA Lifestyle Produces 28,000 Kg CO2 per person per year. - *How Bad Are Bananas?*

That's **77Kg CO2** per day

or 41.3 cubic meters (M**3) per day at 59 degrees F (AVG temp of earth) @ sea level

or a the **volume of a cube with 11'4"** sides
per day at 59F, sea level

### 1Kg of CO2 at 59F, sea level is equivalent to:

537 liters

0.537 m**3

A cube with 2'8" sides... we each produce 77 of these a day

### 1 kWh of Baltimore Grid Power is equivalent to:

0.45 Kg CO2

0.242 m**3 CO2 @59F, sea level

A cube with 2' sides

### Afternoon

Introductions and goals

Syllabus

Shop Tour

Watch “The Story of Stuff”

### Dinner 6:00pm to 7:00 pm

### Evening

Show where videos are on server

Build the volume of one Kg CO2

CNC, table saw, nail gun, glue

Distribute books

### Homework

- Read
*How Bad Are Bananas*to p39 considering the end notes as they come up. Take notes on relationships you find interesting, ideas for further research etc. for discussion next class. (1.5 hours) - Watch videos (1_Windows Overview, 2_Rhino Overview, and 3, Rhino-LaserCutting on the server, path is below) on rhino and laser cutting in the computer lab, prepare a small file (one regular convex polygon or similar) for laser cut, under 3”x3” in rhino. (1.5 hours)
- \\picasso\Courses\_Student Resources\dFab\Resources\VideoTutorials

### Afternoon

Discussion on *How Bad Are Bananas* reading

Calculate volume of 1Kg CO2 as in ideal gas at STP

Calculate Kg of CO2 per kWh of Baltimore Electricity, and volume of CO2 for 1kWh.

Introduce Project 1 “Build a Volume,” share spreadsheet to ensure no duplicates

#### Assignment 1: Build a Volume

Pick one carbon footprint under 177g CO2e from *How Bad Are Bananas* and calculate the volume at 59deg F (the average temperature of the earth) and 1atm (pressure at sea level). From this volume, calculate the size of a cube and make a box from Luan and 2x4 as demonstrated in class that precisely fills this volume of space. You may use the laser cutter, table saw, or if you have experience, the CNC to cut your rectangles.

**Material is provided by the department**

**Due in Two Weeks (2/8)**

**Deliverables: **One cube, sanded, painted and neatly labeled with method of your choice (vinyl, laser, CNC, hand)

### Dinner 6:00pm to 7:00 pm

### Evening

Review laser cutting and rhino questions with class

New students should cut their homework polygon from the material provided after demo with students who have experience on lasers

### Homework

- Read
*How Bad Are Bananas*to p78 considering the end notes as they come up. Take notes on relationships you find interesting, ideas for further research etc. for discussion next class. (1.5 hours). - Note the poor quality of visuals… what could we do about that?
- Begin to read Grasshopper Primer V3.3 section 0 and section 1 through section 1.2 (p57) in the computer lab (1-2 hours).
- Assignment 1 calculations (20 min)

### Afternoon

Discussion on *How Bad Are Bananas* reading

Check Assignment 1 calculations

Review table saw with all students, explain procedures, policy and proper use

### Dinner 6:00pm to 7:00 pm

### Evening

Supervised first cuts on Table Saw

Free work time: Project 1, Grasshopper, Reading

### Homework

- Read
*How Bad Are Bananas*to p117 considering the end notes as they come up. Take notes on relationships you find interesting, ideas for further research etc. for discussion next class. - Begin to read Grasshopper Primer V3.3 section 0 and section 1 through section 1.2 (p57) in the computer lab (1-2 hours).
- Project 1 (Boxes) Due Next Class

### Afternoon

Grasshopper Lesson 1 (Basics)

### Dinner 6:00pm to 7:00 pm

### Evening

Finished up grasshopper lesson 1

Project 1 review and discussion

Review mistakes and how to fix them. Reviewed nail set, vice grips, flush trim saw, Wood Filler, compressed air fittings, spray booth for sanding and finishing, router table flush trim

#### Assignment 2: Build another volume

Pick one carbon footprint under 200g CO2e from your own research and calculate the volume at 59deg F (the average temperature of the earth) and 1atm (pressure at sea level). From this volume, calculate the size of a cube and make a box from Luan and 2x4 as demonstrated in class that precisely fills this volume of space. You may use the table saw, or the CNC to cut your rectangles.

**Material is provided by the department**

**Due in Two Weeks**

**Deliverables: **One cube, sanded, painted and neatly labeled with method of your choice (vinyl, laser, CNC, hand)

### Homework

- Read
*How Bad Are Bananas*to p156 considering the end notes as they come up. Take notes on relationships you find interesting, ideas for further research etc. for discussion next class. - Grasshopper Primer V3.3 Section 1.3 Algorithms and 1.4 Lists (p113)
- Photos of your box due next class (one glamour shot, 3-5 details of mistakes made)
- MONDAY - pick a CO2 example under 200g and email dimensions of box to McKibbin

### Afternoon

#### Grasshopper Lesson 2 (Data Trees)

#### Dinner 6:00pm to 7:00 pm

### Evening

Time to work on assignment 2 in class

Free work session

### Homework

- Read
*How Bad Are Bananas*to p195 considering the end notes as they come up. Take notes on relationships you find interesting, ideas for further research etc. for discussion next class. - Grasshopper Primer V3.3 Section 1.5 Data Trees (p143)

### Afternoon

Discussion on *How Bad Are Bananas* reading

Assignment 2 (Sedond Box) review

### Dinner 7:00pm to 8:00 pm

### Evening

Grasshopper Lesson 2 continued: Analyzing Data Trees

Grasshopper Lesson 3: Reading and parsing an external file

Calculating ideal gas formula and others in Grasshopper

#### Assignment 3: Grasshopper 2d: Bar Graph or Pie Chart

Re-create two visuals from How Bad are Bananas of your choice in grasshopper. Get started by planning out your pseudo code or steps you will need to take to create a visual. Remember, you are a beginner! We are not concerned here with this thing looking pretty. That will come later with experience. We are concerned with the functionality of your algorithm, the data structure, and understanding Grasshopper. This means that ideally your file would work with any variety and quantity of data included in the data set.

**Due in two weeks**

**Deliverables: Grasshopper file uploaded to server. **

#### Mid-Term Project: Visualize *How Bad Are Bananas* data in a meaningful way

What is hard to understand about the information presented in this book? How can this data have a larger impact, and be easier for the lay person to understand than just presenting the numbers? How can we internalize our understanding about carbon footprint ie. help make our understanding of carbon more like our understanding of money? Where can we have the most impact on the student body?

Over the next two weeks, generate an idea for a visualization using the data we have collected. The visualization could use grasshopper to generate the forms, and must be constructed in the physical world. Through the use of sketches, drawings, and models create a 10 min presentation on your idea. You do not need to solve the visualization in grasshopper for this presentation. Just be able to present your idea clearly. Dream big, however take a realistic assessment of what skills you have and what skills you would need from others to make this project a success.

**Due on 3/8**

**Deliverables:** 10 min presentation for the class (using google slides, acrobat, PowerPoint or similar) outlining and describing your idea. Assessment of your skill set and skills needed for your project as well as a site for this work must be included. Budget, an assessment of costs to build your idea. Location, site or gallery for your project.

### Homework

### Afternoon

Free Work

### Dinner 6:00pm to 7:00 pm

### Evening

Free Work

### Homework

Due Next Class: 10 min presentations

Pie chart uploaded to server

### Afternoon

6 presentations

### Dinner 6:00pm to 7:00 pm

### Evening

10 presentations

### Homework

- Consider the presentations from today. Reflect and modify your idea taking into consideration the comments from your peers. In our next meeting we will choose 1-3 projects to move forward on as a class. If you could choose another project from the ones presented today to work on, which one would it be and why?

### Afternoon

### Dinner 6:00pm to 7:00 pm

### Evening

### Homework

### Afternoon

Brain Storming Session

### Dinner 6:00pm to 7:00 pm

### Evening

Brain Storming Session Continued until 9pm

Beverages - Ring Toss - KT and Katie

Tech/Electric - Wheel of consumption - Caleb and Anny

Household/Grooming - Fishing for ducks - Peggy and Clifford

Food - Basketball - Rayna and Valeria

Transet - Boat Race - Alyssa and Mark

Augmented Reality Research - Rodrigo

9pm - 10pm break into groups and free work session

### Homework

Due Next Class:

- Set of Questions
- Protype of game (mock up/quick try)
- Rules for game
- How game ties to data and how data breaks down
- Intro and educational debreif content

### Afternoon

Review game prototypes

identify any missing items

### Dinner 6:00pm to 7:00 pm

### Evening

Free work session

Need to address:

- Introduction graphics
- Ending graphics
- Hallway of doom
- Augmented reality (what is needed)
- Carbon Sink

### Homework

Finalize intro and educational debreif

### Afternoon

### Dinner 6:00pm to 7:00 pm

### Evening

### Homework

### Afternoon

Fabricate

### Dinner 6:00pm to 7:00 pm

### Evening

Fabricate

### Homework

### Afternoon

Fabricate

### Dinner 6:00pm to 7:00 pm

### Evening

Fabricate

### Homework

### Afternoon

Course Evaluations

Set Up

### Dinner 6:00pm to 7:00 pm

### Evening

Trial run with friends and techs

### Homework

### Afternoon

### Dinner 6:00pm to 7:00 pm

### Evening

### Homework