EnableTech DeCal: Assistive Technology Design

Spring 2023: Tuesday 6:00 – 8:00 PM in Jacobs 10C

Instructors: Alex Min & Anna Chung


Applications close on January 30th 11:59 PM, and our first day of class will be January 31st.

Want to learn more about the DeCal? Come attend our virtual info session on Friday, January 27th at 6-7 PM PST! RSVP here! (<– click)

The Enabletech DeCal teaches technical skills important to the design of assistive technology. Students will be walked through the design process and taught technical skills (such as 3D modeling, 3D printing, laser cutting, Arduino, and electronics) through the perspective of assistive technology design. The class will culminate in a final project, designed to implement skills gained throughout the course. 

**this is a one unit decal course open to all majors and experience levels; this course requires you to purchase or currently have a Jacobs Makerpass


  • Build and design circuits controlled by the Arduino microcontroller
  • Discuss uses of Arduino in Assistive Technology
  • Learn threshold coding and extended applications of Arduino
  • Implement learnings directly in the final project

3D printing and modeling

  • Learn human-centered design
  • Use Fusion 360/ CAD software to design assistive devices
  • Model and 3D print your own parts for the final project

Laser cutting

  • Learn how to design for laser-cut prototyping
  • Understand and implement tolerancing concepts
  • Design and laser cut your own model for the final project

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