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Design / Make / Sell – Concept to Profit in 8 Weeks

Design/Make/Sell – Concept to Profit in 8 Weeks 


Design a product, manufacture a production run, and sell them for a profit in just 8 weeks. Students get to keep the profits they make! This unique team-based project is as real as it gets. Learn about product design, industrial design, prototyping, engineering, manufacturing, quality control, costing, pricing, marketing, and sales. Enrollment limited to 30 students. Shop and materials fees required.


Instructor Information

Tony Hu | IDM Director (Full profile)

Andy MacInnis | IDM Technical Instructor (Full profile)





Wood working and finishing
Machining with a CNC router in a maker space
Generating profit at the Sales Gala

Course Learnings

  • Market research and concept generation
  • Sketching, perspective drawing
  • Opportunity presentations
  • Industrial design
  • Sketch modeling with foamcore and blue foam
  • Wood working
  • Control and engineering drawings
  • Product costing
  • Pricing and marketing
  • Manufacturing plan
  • Design review presentations
  • Product quality
  • Production
  • Product photography
  • Production
  • Sales gala