Drop-in summer workshops!
With summer quarter being more quiet, we're offering our workshops on a drop-in basis. Come by during our summer hours (M-F 10am-2pm) and ask a staff member to teach you any of the topics below!
Workshop: Lasercutting Prep
This workshop is designed to teach people the proper steps to prepare their design files for laser cutting. This includes very basic use of Adobe Photoshop to manipulate design files into a format used by the laser cutter.
Workshop: Basic 3D Design
This workshop will introduce attendees to Fusion 360, a free CAD software which is relatively easy to use. The workshop assumes no prior experience with CAD software or 3D modeling of any sort, and will build from the ground up. It will cover the layout of Fusion’s model environment (hot keys, build tree, timeline, etc). It will also cover sketching, geometric constraints, and rudimentary 3D operations such as extrude and revolve.
Workshop: 3D Printer Use
A basic overview of how to operate the Makerspace's Flash Forge 3D printers. This includes an overview of the technology, loading and unloading filament, preparing 3D files for print & safety considerations when using the equipment.
Workshop: Basic Arduino Use
Learn how to use an Arduino microcontroller! We will go over how to use the Arduino IDE, write basic code, and upload it to an Arduino Uno. Our kits include several components, the full list can be found here plus a few extras like motors and a servo, just as a staff member to get a kit.
Workshop: Raspberry Pi Robot
Learn how to assemble and use a Raspberry Pi Powered robot. The kit assembly instructions can be found here, and you are welcome to use the Windows IoT setup, or your own software setup.