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!
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.
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.
Experience Needed: None
CBC’s Lucas Wall interviewed workterm student Simon Hawkenson, and The Commons’ permanent staff Aaron Goulding and Shawn Pendergast on January 25th about what a makerspace is, and why they are important in the university environment.
CEQs are available for submission from Nov. 20th to Dec. 5th inclusive. Go to www.mun.ca/ceq for more information.
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
Click here to sign-up.
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
Click here to sign-up and secure your one of 6 spots.
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.
Some of the pumpkins:
Makers stitching their pumpkins:
One Maker wanted to show his house pride!
*This is the correct date (not Nov. 18)
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Last Wednesday was the 2nd and last day for our build-your-own clock workshop. During the first session, students were introduced to Fusion 360, which is a free-for-students, cloud-based, and intuitive 3D modelling software. After quickly learning the basics, students spent the rest of the session designing their own, unique clock faces. Fast-forward to last Wednesday, and the clocks were all roughly milled out. The students then brought their projects to life by sanding, cutting, and assembling their own timepieces.
Having started with no 3D modelling experience, the completion of last week’s session marks the end of a successful introduction to 3D design and “Making” in general. By going from nothing more than a computer file to seeing the designs become reality, this workshop illustrates how fun and easy “Making” really is. When all was said and done, this workshop covered lots of new skills, including introductions to 3D design and CNC milling, sanding and wood-working, and clock-building in general.
If you have any interest in bringing your own creative ideas to life, come visit the Commons Makerspace for an inclusive environment where learning is done by doing! You can also sign up for our email newsletter HERE so you can keep up-to-date on all our drop-in programs and more free workshops.