Raplab: Casting Workshop

Raplab: Casting Workshop Introduction

The Moodle course “Raplab: Casting Workshop Introduction” introduces the basic usage of the materials and techniques available in the casting workshop and explains the foundations of safe working procedures that we at Raplab follow to conduct our work.

You can enrol in this course only after completing the Raplab safety introduction. This Moodle course is the preparation for the in-person introduction. Both must be completed to get access to the casting workshop.

Who is this course for?

This introduction course is for the BA, MA, MAS, and Ph.D. program students and employees of the Department of Architecture ETH Zurich who need access to the casting workshop of the Raplab.

What will I learn?

Students will get an overview of the following topics:

  1. Detailed overview of the Raplab casting workshop (CWS) and its materials and machines.
  2. Introduction to the fundamentals of the materials.
  3. Summary of the casting workshop’s processes and machines involved in creating architectural models.

How do I complete the course?

To complete this course, users must complete the Moodle quiz after studying the learning material.
Reading through the content and completing the quiz will take about one hour. 

Raplab: Digital Workshop

Digital Workshop Introduction

Hello! I am so glad you decided to join this course. I’m your course facilitator, Henry.

I will be your guide for this journey. Please contact me at any point if you have questions or concerns by emailing me directly. 

We appreciate feedback, so if you notice anything about this course that could help improve your experience, don’t hesitate to mention it.

Introduction

This course introduces the basic concepts of each machine available in the digital workshop and explains the foundations of proper working procedures that Raplab follows to conduct its work.

You can enroll in this course only after completing the safety introduction. The course qualifies you to use the digital workshop independently after showing the completed exercise to me.

Who is this course for?

This introduction course is for the BA (3rd semester and above), MA, MAS, and Ph.D. program students and employees of the Department of Architecture ETH Zurich that need access to the digital workshop of the Raplab.

What will I learn?

You will get an overview of the following topics:

  1. Detailed overview of the Raplab digital workshop (DWS) and its machines.
  2. Introduction to the fundamentals of the machinery.
  3. Summary of the materials that can be processed.

How do I complete the course?

To complete this course, users must study all the listed learning material to prepare for the Moodle quiz and independently complete an exercise that demonstrates their proficiency in using the machines.
 
Reading through the content and completing the quiz will take about two hours. An additional hour is required to complete the in-person exercise. 

Exercise

 

Raplab: Wood Workshop

Wood Workshop Introduction

The Moodle course “Raplab: Wood Workshop Introduction” introduces the basic safety concepts of each machine available in the wood workshop and explains the foundations of safe working procedures that we at Raplab follow to conduct our work.

You can enroll in this course only after completing the safety intro. This Moodle course is the preparation for the in-person introduction. Both must be completed to get access to the wood workshop.

Who is this course for?

This
introduction course is for the BA, MA, MAS, and Ph.D. program students
and employees of the department of architecture ETH Zurich that need
access to the digital workshop of the Raplab.

What will I learn?

You will get an overview of the following topics:

  1. Detailed overview of the Raplab wood workshop (HWS) and its machines.
  2. Introduction to the fundamentals of the machinery.
  3. Summary of the materials that can be processed.
  4. Basic safety rules and best practices related to each machine.

How do I complete the course?

To complete this course, users must complete the Moodle quiz after studying the learning material.
It will take about two hours to read through the content and complete the quiz.

Raplab: Introduction And Safety

Raplab: Introduction And Safety

The section „Introduction and Safety“ introduces general work safety aspects and working guidelines at the Raplab. This course provides foundational information necessary to receive further training.

Completing the Moodle Quiz in the end of this section enables you to enrol for all other workshop introductions and in-person classes that we offer to access the wood, plaster, or digital workshop of the Raplab.

Who is this course for?
The Raplab: Introduction and Work Safety class presents an overview of the general work safety rules that apply during your studies/research/work at the department of architecture ETH Zurich. The material presented during this course is designed for BA-, MA-, PhD-students, teaching staff, and employees of the department of architecture ETH Zurich.

By taking this course, you acknowledge your active part in upholding safe working procedures by adhering to our work guidelines. You commit to making others aware of violations against our work safety standards. 

What will I learn?

  1. You will get an overview of work safety in general and specific work safety rules
  2. You will get a refresher in first aid with a particular focus on ETH procedures
  3. You will understand best practices for creating a safe work environment
How do I complete the course?

To complete this course, users must pass the Moodle quiz after studying the learning material below.
Reading through the content and completing the quiz will take about one hour.

 

Learning Material

  1. Raplab Concept
  2. Raplab Team
  3. Access and Priority
  4. Opening Hours
  5. Workshop Rules
  6. Safety and Health Protection (to be updated)
  7. First Aid (to be updated)
  8. Safety at ETH (german version)
  9. Safety at ETH (english version)