January 24, 2022

Making Circuits

Apart from the soldering and electronics stations in the Small Hall Makerspace Center, did you know we also have the capability to mill custom printed circuit boards (PCB). Below is a time lapse made of a student producing their custom simplified synthesizer board.

From Trash to Treasure

This sign was made in about 20 minutes (manufacturing time) by a faculty member at the School of Education learning the fantastic world of digital design and manufacturing! The wood with which it was produced was actually pulled from the rubbish bin, and is an old pine shelf reinvigorated. Learn CNC and digital design; come spend some time with the makerspaces, our student engineers, and learn how to turn your own trash to treasure.

CNC Machining Fridays!

We’re back at it again! Every Friday from 3-5pm come join us in the Makerspace Engineering Center in Small Hall to learn, practice, and talk about milling, routing, and lathes!

Relocated Sewing Station for Summer ’21

We’ve relocated the sewing equipment that was stashed in the Swem Makerspace to the Small Hall Makerspace Engineering Center for the summer. Come on over and lets make something! 😀

Renewing an Antique

This old printing press in the basement of Swem Library needed some love in order to be operational once again. After some disassembly, Jacob designed some replacement parts and manufactured them using the CNC lathe.

A Test Post for a New Site

We’re in the process of building a new version of the website. It may take a while, so here’s a first test post. Additionally, here’s a video showing basic CNC functionality using an Arduino Uno with a G-Shield topper and 3 stepper motors.