Summer is busy in the Makerspace

Cricut Maker

Cricut Maker

Campus might be quiet over the summer, but the Libraries’ Makerspaces are buzzing with activity. Come take a workshop, check out our new equipment, and learn about interesting making opportunities!

So many workshops!
Maybe you want to learn the basics of 3D Design? Or you want to make more organic shapes with Digital Sculpting? Perhaps Arduino is more to your interest? Or Sewing? Whatever it is, check out our summer workshop offerings here. Free to the NC State community!

New laser cutter coming soon
We’ll soon install a larger, more powerful laser cutter, which will allow cutting projects twice as large (by area) as before. It also has a rotating attachment to laser etch cylindrical objects like glasses. In order to install the new machine, we have to remove the old one and do some minor remodeling to the space. This means we’ll be without a laser cutter for a portion of the summer. If you have a laser cutter project to schedule, submit that request now.

New Cricut Makers
We upgraded the Silhouette Cameo (a computer controlled scrapbooking knife/pen) with two new Cricut Makers (also computer controlled knives/pens). These new machines are easier to use, faster, and more powerful. Cut everything from card stock to balsa wood with the Cricuts.

uPrint retirement
After 6 solid years of use, our faithful uPrint SE Plus has reached its retirement. If you have projects that need soluble support, bring them in! The Hunt Makerspace is open 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. on weekdays. We are looking into other machines that can provide the same functionality at a lower cost.

Camp opportunities at InTech
InTech—a local non-profit whose mission is to "inform and inspire girls to innovate in the technology industry"—is hosting a summer camp on campus from June 17-21. They need three camp counselors (non-technical), two lead tech instructors (HTML and Python leads), and seven technical mentors. Find out more here.

Get a 3D Hubs grant
3D Hubs is accepting proposals for their student grant program. Show how you used 3D printing to realize an innovative engineering or design project, and you could receive $1,000 to support your project, exposure to a global audience, and professional support to turn your idea into a product. Read the grant guidelines and application information here.