From August 22nd till August 31st 2016, you can be part of the Summer School of Making (6th edition) organised by the Industrial Design Center, a shared platform between Howest University College and Ghent University Campus Kortrijk in Belgium.

This event is addressed to professionals, graduates, students and PhD-students from several creative-technical disciplines who want to professionalize their hands-on prototyping abilities and perfect their model making skills. Expect the Summer School of Making to be an intensive experience!

WEEK 1: 22-27 AUGUST 2016

Based on your personal interest, you will attend in a set of workshops.


/// full 5-day-track #MAKING A LAMP

Come and immerge yourself in the techniques of model storming, quick sketching, wood turning, metal working, free form modeling with foam & polyester & glass fibre, flexible & experimental materials, polymer clay modeling, jewelry modelmaking techniques, laser cutting with wood, electrical joints, finishing techniques like varnishing – painting – sanding - polishing

WEEK 2: 29-31 AUGUST 2016

The second week of the #SSOM16 is multidisciplinary team work. You build a robot in a paired team. Important to know: there is a possibility to buy your robot afterwards and take it home with you.


/// design challenge 3-day-track #MAKING A SOCIAL ROBOT   

Get to know the design and construction process of social robots and DIY robotics in general. You will get access to the Open Platform for Social Robots (OPSORO) in order to design and build your own social robot.

While building the robot, you will gain insights on how to adapt the design to personal needs. You will learn about designing, building and programming social robots and will be challenged to create your own robot buddy. This workshop does not require prior knowledge, however basic technical skills and basic programming skills can be useful. A laptop is needed to access online manuals and connect with the robot to do the setup and test run. It is recommended that you think of specific interactions and scenarios for a social robot before the take-off of this challenge.