Learn to build and build to learn.

Learn to build and build to learn.


Interested in design and prototyping? Check out our course details below.


The Idea Center at Miami Dade College introduces Make1, a design and prototyping program where you’ll learn the skills necessary to build your own robot in 12-weeks. Over the course of 12-weeks you will be introduced to the latest CAD software, 3D printing hardware, and electronics like Arduino and Particle.

The course is hands-on, combining lecture and lab sessions where you’ll prototype your very own VR headset, personal vacuum robot, and more!Applications close September 21st at midnight, students will be notified by September 23rd, and the program starts September 27th!


The tools you’ll need to bring your vision to life.




Joaquin Lares is an engineer and entrepreneur passionate about design, innovation, and education. An expert-generalist in the making, his skills interlace several fields and disciplines ranging from mechatronics and software development to martial arts and health.



Werner Blumenthal is a biomedical engineer and seasoned entrepreneur. Founder of WB Engineering, and co-founder of 1Click3DPrint, Werner develops products for both the medical device and aerospace industries, as well as your everyday inventors. He brings us his expertise in engineering, 3D printing, and product design.


Do I need to have an engineering background to take this course?

No! Make1 is designed for anyone curious about prototyping, and dedicated to learning.

How many hours should I expect to spend working outside of lecture?

We recommend students dedicate 10-12 hours per week outside of lab & lecture. Students will have access to space at The Idea Center to continue work on projects outside of class time.

Is Make1 available as a for-credit course?

Not at this time, however we expect to offer a for credit course in the near future. Though offered as a non-credit course, this inaugural program will be your opportunity to join an exclusive cohort!

What materials & resources will be provided to students?

Students will be provided all essential resources i.e. CAD software, access to 3D printers and electronics, as well as a two month membership to Moonlighter.

Are merit-based scholarships available?

We do have a limited number of merit-based scholarship opportunities available. All applicants will be considered. There is no separate application required.

Is there anything else I should know?

Yes! Autodesk is running a program where if you submit a CAD model, you receive $250! And yes, you’ll learn everything you need to know while taking Make1. Details: http://academy.autodesk.com/design-for-autodesk.