Events at the NCSU Libraries You can register for these events at http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/events/registration/ Sun, 25 Jun 2017 18:21:02 -0400 Zend_Feed_Writer 1.11.5 (http://framework.zend.com) https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/rss D.H. Hill Makerspace Orientation Jun 28, 2017 Description:


An NCSU ID is required for this orientation workshop.

This orientation is required for anyone wanting to access the D.H. Hill Makerspace. It will provide a general introduction to the space, best practices and for its use, and importantly, an introduction to potential hazards, protective equipment, and other aspects of safe Makerspace use.

After this orientation, attendees will be given card access to use the Hill Makerspace during open hours.

Time: 1:00 pm

Prerequisites:

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Making Molecules with 3D Printing Jul 7, 2017 Description: Learn how to make models of any molecule, simple or complex. The workshop will begin with discussing how to locate and download three dimensional molecular files for a small molecule and a large protein. Using free molecular visualization programs, we will then generate multiple versions of each molecule based on various types of representations commonly used in science classrooms. We will then discuss how to refine these representations for the highest quality and how to convert the files into a format compatible with common 3D printing software. Finally, the workshop will focus on parameters for the 3D printer that can be optimized to increase the quality of the models, minimize the amount of plastic needed and save time in the printing and cleaning up of the printed models.



The workshop will be taught by Kat Cooper, Ph.D. Graduate Student in the Department of Chemistry at NC State.


Time: 10:00 am

Prerequisites: None. You do not have to have attended the D.H. Hill Makerspace Orientation before attending this 3D printing workshop. However, you will have to attend an orientation before using the Makerspace outside of the workshop.


You can work on your own laptop or use one of the Makerspace's Macbooks. If you prefer to use your own computer, please install:

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Sewing Basics I: Sew Fun Jul 11, 2017 Description:

Have you always wanted to make things with fabric? Does using a sewing machine seem as intimidating as riding a motorcycle? Well, it can be as fun, too!!! With our step-by-step approach, we will teach you the fundamentals that will launch you onto the path to creating successful sewing projects.

Learn the basic parts of a sewing machine, solid sewing skills, and good sewing habits in this introductory class. Beginners as well as individuals with no prior sewing experience are welcome!

**NOTE: This course is not about garment-making. Our focus is on giving you a basic sewing skill set that you can continue to build upon beyond this session.



Time: 1:00 pm

Prerequisites: None. You do not have to attend the D.H. Hill Library Makerspace Orientation before attending. However, you will have to attend an orientation before using the Makerspace outside of the workshop. 


Sewing materials and machines will be provided.


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Sun, 25 Jun 2017 18:21:02 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1252 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1252
Getting Started with eTextiles Jul 14, 2017 Description:



In this session you'll learn how to combine electronics with textiles to create a unique wearable project. We'll teach you how to sew a circuit, and then you'll design and develop a your own creative project. Throughout this session you'll gain practical knowledge about electronics prototyping, learn the basics of sewing by hand, and get hands-on experience working with conductive thread and electronic components.  

Time: 1:00 pm

Prerequisites: None. No prior experience with sewing or electronics is required. 


You do not have to have attended the D.H. Hill Makerspace Orientation before attending this workshop. However, you will have to attend an orientation before using the Makerspace outside of the workshop.

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R for Absolute Beginners Jul 21, 2017 Description: R is a language and computing environment for statistical analysis and graphics that is free and open-source. R can be used for multiple purposes, including statistics, data cleaning, visualization and creating data-driven web applications. R is very useful for producing publication-quality graphs from data. 
 
This workshop is an introduction to R for absolute beginners who have little or no prior experience with coding. No experience with coding is expected. If you have a solid coding background, this workshop may be too introductory for you. 

Mac laptops will be provided for participants to use, but you are welcome to bring your own laptop. NOTE: if you bring your own laptop, please download the following software (in the order listed) before coming to the workshop AND arrive 15 minutes early to get assistance in setting up your computing environment. 

Live links to these downloads are also at the bottom of this page under "Online Resources":
R - http://archive.linux.duke.edu/cran/
R Studio - https://www.rstudio.com/products/rstudio/download/


Time: 10:00 am

Prerequisites:

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Sun, 25 Jun 2017 18:21:02 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1242 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1242
Data Visualization with R Jul 28, 2017 Description: This workshop will provide an introductory overview and hands-on practice with making data visualizations with R, a statistical computing language. Topics covered will include an overview of visualization packages, including ggplot2, ggvis, plotly, leaflet, and others, and considerations for creating publication-quality graphics using R. The hands-on activity will consist of creating a few visualizations using R in the RStudio development environment. 


Time: 10:00 am

Prerequisites: Some familiarity with R or another computing language is desirable, as the basics of coding with variables, loops, and functions will not be covered. For a basic introduction to R, consider taking our R for Absolute Beginners workshop.

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Sun, 25 Jun 2017 18:21:02 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1243 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1243
Go from 0 to 60: GitHub for beginners Sep 11, 2017 Description: GitHub is the largest online storage space of collaborative works that exists in the world.  It is a platform for version control and collaboration. It allows you and others work together on projects from anywhere. You will learn Git and GitHub essentials like repositories, branches, commits, forks, and pull requests. This workshop is designed for persons new to Git and GitHub. Programming skills are not necessary for this workshop and users do not have to be software developers to use version control tools such as Git and GitHub.

Time: 11:00 am

Prerequisites:

To complete this workshop, you will need a GitHub.com account.  If you do not yet have a GitHub account, we ask that you sign up at https://github.com before you attend the event.  It's fast, easy, and free.  NC State has an Educational Site license for Github Enterprise system. Any faculty or student of NC State University is allowed a free account with NCSU GitHub Enterprise.

 

To use Git, you will need to download it at https://git-scm.com/download.  You will also need a text editor of your choice, such as Atom or Sublime.  

 

If you are interested in learning about GitHub as a collaboration tool, consider attending “Using GitHub for Collaboration” on September 12, 2017.


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Sun, 25 Jun 2017 18:21:02 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1258 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1258
Using GitHub for Collaboration Sep 12, 2017 Description: The power of GitHub is as a collaborative tool.  We will explore some of the most useful GitHub features, especially for working in teams.  This workshop assumes you are already familiar with Git and GitHub.   We will review tools such as how to add team members, bug tracking, analytics, and project management.  These tools can be used for software and non-software collaboration projects.  You will leave more confident to contribute to the open source community!

Time: 11:00 am

Prerequisites:

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