Project Development

:sparkles: Updated for the latest Fab Academy * evaluation standards!

Congratulations, you have reached the point of working on your Final Project. This is your opportunity to demonstrate synthesis of skills you developed in the previous weeks.

  • Complete your final project tracking your progress.

Project Requirments

Your project should incorporate:

  • 2D and 3D design
  • additive and subtractive fabrication processes
  • microcontroller programming and use of input & output devices
  • system integration and packaging

Where possible, you should make rather than buy the parts of your project.

Learning outcomes

  • Create your own integrated design
  • Demonstrate 2D & 3D modelling capabilities applied to your own designs
  • Select and apply appropriate additive and subtractive techniques
  • Demonstrate competence in design and programming including an input & output device

Have you ?

  • Made your slide: 1920 x 1080 pixels with your name, project name, Fab Lab name, a photo/render/sketch of your project, a brief description of what your project is/does
  • Made a ~1 minute (10MB/1080p) video demo of your project and you explaining your project
  • Made a separate Final Project page that briefly summarises your project
  • Included the BOM (Bill of Materials) for your project
  • Linked from this page to any weeks that you worked on your final project
  • Included all of your original design files in the archive (2D & 3D, board files & code). No external hosting of final project files - discuss file sizes with your instructor
  • Included the license you chose
  • Acknowledged work done by others


My final projects electronics is a tangle of wires but it works. Is this sufficient?

Answer: No. Your final project must show integration of the skills beyond early stage prototyping. That includes arranging the wiring, use of connectors, etc.

What does 'original design files' mean?

Answer: Original design files are what you designed or modified significantly. These are the files you made or modified to change the way they work. If you modified them into something new, acknowledge where they came from, and point out how they differ from the original ones. Pay attention to the original license that is used, and do not breach it. This may affect the licence you can choose for your final project.

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