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Free Arduino Workshop – Introduction to Arduino

The Makerspace is holding a free Introduction to Arduino workshop on Wednesday, September 12th, 2018 from 12pm – 2pm. This workshop is a great introduction to Arduino Uno’s – what they are and how to use them! The concepts covered will be foundational for more complex applications of the Arduino Uno!

Attendance: Open to all

Difficulty: Easy

Reserve your spot at:

Tentacles of Blue PLA

Here’s an object that a Makerspace client printed yesterday! What’s neat is that about this object is that you can 3d print movable joints!

Blue Kraken

MUN Archaeology Grad Students in the Makerspace

A group of MUN Archaeology students were in the Makerspace learning CAD (computer assisted design) and doing some 3d printing. The group approached the Makerspace as they are interested in exploring the use of 3d printers within their profession. This is a free workshop that The Commons is providing which includes a small 3d printed artifact for each participant which they will have designed themselves.

students sitting and learning in the makerspace

Free Arduino Synthesizer Workshop

Come down to the Makerspace for a FREE two day workshop on Wednesday, February 7th and Wednesday, February 28th from 5pm – 7pm!

Learn how to make a synthesizer using a tiny computer called an Arduino! Turn the knobs to change the sound of the synthesizer, and listen to it using any pair of headphones or speakers! At the end, you will be able to take the synthesizer home.

Click here to sign up

Experience Needed: None

Difficulty: Easy

Free Arduino Robot Workshop

Come down to the Makerspace for a FREE workshop on Wednesday, November 29th from 4pm – 6pm!

Learn how to make a paper robot that is controlled by a small computer called an Arduino. Use servo motors to make the head and arms move! The end product will be yours to take home.

Experience needed: None

Difficulty: Easy

Click here to sign-up.


Free Arduino Workshop

The Makerspace is announcing a FREE workshop next Wednesday, November 15th from 4pm – 6pm!

You will learn how to use Arduino IR remotes to control stepper motors. These components are some of the Arduino’s most useful and will open up the doors to lots of different projects.

Attendance: Open to all

Difficulty: Easy


Click here to sign-up and secure your one of 6 spots.

Celebrating Halloween at the Makerspace!

This October 31 marks our first e-textile and sewing workshop. This staple of the Maker movement will be a regular feature of The Commons Makerspace throughout our future events and workshops. E-textiles be used to control motors, servos, lights, and sensors and are a great and unique way to augment wearable projects and costumes.

In this workshop, we cut, sewed, stitched, and stuffed our own light-up pumpkins. After stitching both by hand and using one of our sewing machines, the Makers used LEDs and LilyTiny micro-computers to bring their pumpkins to life. At the end of the workshop, the Makers had practiced incorporating electronics into textiles, hand-sewing, and machine-stitching. They also, of course, were able to bring home their own free, unique, and light-up Halloween decorations!

Please see below for some pictures of the event.

It’s not too late to sign-up for tomorrow’s workshop where we will be covering Arduino servos, motors, and sensors. (Sign up here)

Some of the pumpkins:


Makers stitching their pumpkins:


One Maker wanted to show his house pride!

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