The Champaign-Urbana Community Fab Lab is a small-scale workshop for computer-based innovation, design and fabrication. The Fab Lab allows you to dream up, design and make almost anything you can imagine using open source software and DIY equipment. Continue reading
Bob thought that Kat's T-Rex was pretty cool looking, so he went and made a skeletal Pterosaur.
This is the beta version and Bob says that the final version will be much better with stain or finish.
Here are some projects that Steve is working on, which will be displayed at the Mini Maker Fair next month at the IMC. Way to go Steve!
Operations Committee Monthly Meeting Thursday March 15, 2012 7:30 PM
Come joins us for an open discussion on
1) Google Calendar updates which allow for event scheduling and volunteer participation - Whitney will report online requests which have come through over the last couple of weeks
2) The Four Week Outlook, including Danville Homefires, workshop with Frederico, Woodturning Group, UIS Computer Group, Community Engagement at ARC, and the Mini Maker Fair at IMC
3) Presentation by Joshua Norris
It's been a busy week for the CUC Fab Lab! Tuesday from 4-5pm and tonight (Thursday 4-5 pm) we are presenting at the Urbana Free Library's Teen Tech Week. Teens are able to use the silhouette cameos to make cards and stickers of their own designs. Furthermore, on Wednesday morning, we were featured on WCIA. See the videos here and here!
Join us for an open discussion Thursday February 23rd at 7:00 PM at the Fab Lab! Items include
1) The CUCFL website "Google Calendar" which highlights recurring events at the lab;
2) Volunteer Opportunities for Urbana Free Library "Teen Tech Week", UIUC Community Engagement Symposium, and Champaign-Urbana Mini Maker Faire (@ the IMC) upcoming events;
Agenda will be further developed at the meeting, which will be held to 60 minutes
Come join us this Saturday, Feb 11 from 10-2.This is a free class but some projects may require the purchase of supplies. Please email FABLAB-CURRICULUM@LISTSERV.ILLINOIS.EDU to register.
In this free class, children and adults will create custom valentines. We will offer an Intro to Inkscape where youth grades 2 -12 to adults will learn basic design skills and complete a Valentine's Day themed wood or acrylic gift they cut on the Epilog Laser. In addition, children may choose to make valentines stickers or cards with one of our plotters.
An excellent video by Christian McNamara from the MSI Chicago Fab Lab, showing the great fun we had at the 2011 Fab Off athe Champaign-Urbana Community Fab Lab!
Kat made a beautiful and fanciful mobile for her 7.5 month old son. The primary material is laser-cut acrylic, and it was hand assembled with some hand seweing. It is beautiul.
The Workshops & Classes page has been updated. It now contains an embedded Google Calendar, and will be updated continuously.
The Epilog laser is back online, in time for tonight's open session.
Many thanks to Mercedes!!!
Hello Ms. Barrett,
Mary Gen and I wanted to thank you and all the volunteers again of behalf of our team for helping us finish our acrylic plaques on time for delivery. We went down to East Saint Louis the very next day and successfully installed them on a wall of the public computing lab we were setting up. Please find attached a few pictures of the final outcome. We think they look great against the purple wall we painted and the pictures were included in our final presentation, so now a few more library science students know how awesome the Fab Lab is!!
Graduate School of Library and Information Science
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
First test print with the Makerbot Cupcake - still need to rig up a heated platform for full production cycle
Join us for discussion and planning of upcoming events at the fab lab Tuesday December 13th at 5:30 PM - light refreshments available