The Makerspace is holding a FREE workshop next Wednesday, June 27th from 12-2PM! This workshop will teach how to run a servo motor from your Arduino, and how to control navigation signals using light sensors. These concepts can help develop an understanding of basic robotics, automated navigation and machine vision.
The Makerspace is announcing a FREE workshop next Wednesday, June 13th from 12-2PM!
You will learn how to program an Arduino microcontroller to trigger LED lights and stepper motors. These concepts are some of the Arduino’s most basic but will open up the doors to lots of different robotics projects.
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.
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.
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)
3D printing drop-in
Come and print your own 3D model. All levels of experience and design completion are welcome. Every Thursday 1pm – 4pm
Sticker making drop-in
Make your own unique laptop stickers for free. Friday (Oct. 27) 1pm – 4pm
Halloween pumpkin build
Learn how to sew while making a fabric pumpkin. The exact time can be voted for on the sign-up. (sign-up here) Monday (Oct. 30) from 5pm – 7pmArduino workshop #2
Learn Arduino programming and prototyping while using servos, motors, and sensors. (sign-up here) Wednesday (Nov. 1*) 4pm – 6pm
*This is the correct date (not Nov. 18)
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