We all know what it is – but who knows what it stands for? Turns out, the acronym USB stands for: Universal Serial Bus. In this project, you design and build a USB drive that combines your personal style with functionality. Learn how to use flexible computer-aided manufacturing systems like Autodesk Inventor, to produce customized products. Make a customized USB Pen to hold project files or as give aways. It’s easy and fun way to get introduce to 3D modeling and 3D printing.
The project concentrates on the design and manufacture of a USB flash pen drive using a range of sketching and software, alongside laser cutting and 3D printing processes. Students identify and define the customer’s needs and brainstorm design ideas using the Design Thinking process. Design concepts are developed into prototypes and refined based on peer review. The final outcome is a 3D print custom USB Pen drive.