Fall Quarter Workshops!
Interested in getting your hands dirty with programming and electronics? Check out our Arduino workshops! Arduinos and other microcontrollers are a great platform for creating anything as simple as an automatic garage door opener, all the way up to a robot or even a quadcopter. These are introductory workshops that require no sign up; just show up and learn! Workshops are on the following dates:
· Monday October 3 - 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
· Friday October 7 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
· Thursday October 13 - from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
If you’d like to get involved with some more advanced microcontroller work including a variety of sensors, there will also be a special topics workshop on Friday October 14 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM.
VR Workshop Sessions:
Looking to get involved with virtual reality development? Stop by our upcoming VR Sessions to learn how! Absolutely no experience, major, or background in CS is required! This is a great opportunity to learn how to develop for virtual reality systems, and find out about ongoing VR projects on campus. Sessions are on the following dates:
· Thursday October 6 – 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
· Monday October 10 – 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Keep an eye out for more coming soon!
Basic Workshops (Coming Soon!)
Come by during our Fall hours (M-F 10am-5pm) and ask a staff member if you are interested in 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: 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.