NCSU Libraries participating in “National Week of Making”

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NCSU Libraries is hosting a special week of free workshops at the D. H. Hill Makerspace as part of the 2016 National Week of Making. The workshops offer the NC State community a hands-on introduction to the many tools and services available at the Libraries’ makerspaces, including 3D printing and scanning, developing wearables, stamp-milling, and working with Arduinos and other microcontroller platforms.

The National Week of Making, held June 17-23, celebrates the accomplishments of citizen-makers in makerspaces nationwide at libraries, museums, recreation centers, schools, universities, and community spaces and acknowledges how they empower people to engage in creative projects and entrepreneurial ventures.

Workshop schedule
Friday, June 17, 3 p.m.-5 p.m.: Getting Started with 3D Printing
Monday, June 20, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.: Coding for Wearables 
Monday, June 20, 4 p.m.-6 p.m.: Getting Started with 3D Scanning
Tuesday, June 21, 2 p.m.-4 p.m.: Getting Started with 3D Design
Wednesday, June 22, 3 p.m.-5 p.m.: Introduction to Arduino
Thursday, June 23, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.: Getting Started with the Internet of Things
Thursday, June 23, 3 p.m.-5 p.m.: Othermill Stamp-Milling Workshop
Friday, June 24, 1 p.m.-3 p.m.: OFD/TH!NK Workshop: Making in Your Classroom (for faculty)

All workshops take place in the D. H. Hill Library Makerspace. Workshops are free and require advance registration. No previous experience or training is necessary to attend, though some require software downloads in advance. Visit the workshop registration pages to learn more at https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/events/classes/makerspace.

Since its opening during the National Week of Making last year, the Hill Makerspace has been used by over 950 members of the NC State University community, hosted over 100 workshops, and launched unique programs including our Making Space event series, which addresses gender diversity, and a weekend-long sustainability Make-A-Thon.

Though the National Week of Making is a nationwide celebration of the power and impact of the Maker movement, Washington, D.C. serves as its epicenter. The White House sponsors exhibitions and presentations at the National Maker Faire at the University of D.C. on June 18-19, as well as the smaller Capitol Hill Maker Faire on June 21.
 
Makers from around the country and representatives of federal agencies such as the National Science Foundation, U.S. Agency for International Development, Institute for Museum and Library Services, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and the Armed Forces demonstrate and display technologies--3D printers and scanners, robots, and other Maker technologies--and have conversations about innovations in the field.

David Woodbury, NCSU Libraries Associate Head of User Experience, will participate in a panel discussion at Capitol Hill Maker Faire in Washington D.C. titled, "Economic Renewal through Making and Manufacturing" (Tuesday, June 21, 1 p.m., Rayburn Building, Room B-339). Leaders in the Maker movement will talk about its impact on the economy, education, and community development to an audience of both lay citizens and members of Congress.

For more information on the NCSU Libraries Makerspaces, visit: https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/services/makerspace.

For more information on the National Week of Making, visit: https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/nation-of-makers.