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Hours for Spring 2016

MakerSpace Open Hours Spring 2016

Faculty:  If you wish to schedule time for your academic projects, please contact Eric Roy, x 2338.

Note:  See exceptions below for scheduled class meetings, when the MakerSpace will be closed to the public:

   Regular Hours

Sundays, 1:00-9:00

Mondays 10:00-3:00, 5:30-9:00

Tuesdays 10:00-9:00

Wednesdays  10:00-3:00, 5:30-9:00

Thursdays, 10:00-9:00

Friday, 11:00-5:00

Classes (MakerSpace is closed to public):

Mar. 10, 1:30-3:00, Math (Monaghan)

Closures:

Closed Thursday-Friday, March 17, 18

Spring Break Week (March 21-26)

Monday-Wednesday, 1:00-5:00

Reopens Monday 3/28  1:00-9:00

Hours will be posted in April for Final Exam Week

Love Is In the Air! Valentine Workshop Sunday, February 7

Come and make a valentine (or two) with us on Sunday, February 7 from 1:30-3:30 in the MakerSpace!  Learn how to use the Epilog laser cutter to create your own message for your true love this Valentine’s Day.  We’ll supply the material and teach you how to do this simple, but unique project–you supply the creativity!  Please stop by the MakerSpace before Sunday and sign up to ensure that you don’t get waitlisted for this workshop.

valentine2

Hacking Power Wheels – Making a Difference

What could be more heartbreaking than a lively toddler who can’t freely explore his or her world due to a physical disability?  The MakerSpace staff and Prof. Mary Beth Doyle are making a difference for at least one or two children, by modifying  battery-operated Power Wheels toy cars to allow the children control of the car, no matter their special need.  On Monday night, Prof. Doyle, a volunteer from LogicSupply, one of our technological partners, and our MakerSpace student staff built the prototype for this project with PVC pipe, switches, and some elbow grease (with a little help from Bolo, Prof. Bozzone’s faithful companion!).

Collage - adapted PowerWheel

If you happen to have an old Power Wheel car gathering dust in your basement back home, consider donating it to the MakerSpace for this project.  Contact the MakerSpace for more information.