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Make a Lamp... and cart the pieces of it from IDM to IDC, the forge, Metropolis, and back again

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Author: Amber V. '24

From the MIT Admisions Blog:

This fall, I enrolled in EM.S21: Design and Make a Lamp. It’s a 3-unit, half-semester class under IDM⁠01 and the Infinite, as in, it’s in the basement. The final project was pretty much as the name suggests — no rules other than the fact that your lamp must turn on — and throughout the course we learned about all types of making, from woodworking to 3-D printing.

I was thoroughly impressed by everyone’s lamps at the end. This blog covers my design process and experience in the class, then highlights each lamp in the final showcase... more.

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