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September in the MakerSpace

The MakerSpace is open for business with new hours this semester, from 1:00-8:00 pm Monday-Thursday and from 1:00-5:00 p.m. on Friday.  We’ve started offering certification classes on the vinyl cutter, with more tools to follow as we get farther into the semester, and have been excited by the number of you that have come in to see what’s available, work on your own projects, and talk with our Maker staff!

You don’t have to break the bank to do an awesome project–use found materials instead!  Check your recycling bin to see if there’s any good cardboard you can cut and glue into a mask or a deer head for your wall (yes, it’s been done!).  Repurpose an old lamp with a new shade made out of your favorite (but no longer wearable) shirt or dress.  Make yourself a quilt out of old t-shirts on our sewing machines.  Talk to our staff to see if you can 3d print a lost part from your Lego set!  Or let Nature be your supplier, as Prof. McCabe did when he found the perfect piece of driftwood and brought it in to be etched on our lasercutter.

Lasercut bear skull on found piece of driftwood, by Declan McCabe
Lasercut bear skull on found piece of driftwood, by Declan McCabe

Happy making!