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Makerspace Class 2015!

Students will be posting some of their projects and process from the 2015 Makerspace class on this blog. Stay tuned for more.

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Fab Lab 2015 Open House

The Fab Lab held a jam-packed Open House on February 6th that brought people together from the university and community in this unique learning and

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Personalized Word Clock

Wed, 10/15/2014 – 07:53 — Robert McGrath Another cool idea from Instructables–arduino clock, with personalized messages. Great for a personalized present…. http://www.instructables.com/id/Personalised-Word-Clock/

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Plans for 3D printed Quad copter

Sun, 10/12/2014 – 09:24 — Robert McGrath Possibly of interest, complete plans and instructions for ” 3D Printed Quadcopter with Arduino” from Instructables. It looks like

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Cool Project: ROBOPuppet

Sun, 10/05/2014 – 10:43 — Robert McGrath Possibly of interest:  very cool robot programming methodology–use 3D printer  plus arduino to make hand held model.  Teach

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3D Pen Constuct

Tue, 09/16/2014 – 08:47 — Robert McGrath From Hong Kong, a “lace” dress, constructed with a “3D Pen”. This has got to be the hard

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September Orientation Series

Sun, 09/14/2014 – 22:31 — Geph We’re happy to announce the September 2014 Fab Lab Orientation series! Join us during general open hours from 6-7:30p

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UIUC Bio Bots

Thu, 07/10/2014 – 10:27 — Robert McGrath Yet more awesomeness out of UIUC Bioengineering.  Tiny Robots!  Powered by muscle tissue! Fabbers will be interested that

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Ink jet printed RAM on paper

Thu, 06/19/2014 – 16:02 — Robert McGrath Printable circuit fans:  IEEE Spectrum reports on progress–non volatile RAM printed on paper! The report by Rachel Courtland

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Dancing with Drones

Thu, 05/29/2014 – 10:12 — Robert McGrath Drone fans:  here’s a remarkable performance. Really cool. elevenplay dance performance with drones at Spiral Hall In the

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Mink – print your own makeup

Fri, 05/09/2014 – 08:34 — Robert McGrath Yet another kind of “printing”–print your own makeup. From the presentation, this seems to be pretty far along

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Fab Lab Community BBQ!

Sun, 04/27/2014 – 04:04 — Geph Welcome in the spring with us at our annual community BBQ. This next Sunday, May 4th, the lab will

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We have a 3Doodler.

Sun, 03/30/2014 – 22:37 — onechrisn The Fablab now has a 3D pen. It’s good at making tangles of ABS in mid-air! Come try it

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New Hours!

Sun, 03/30/2014 – 14:37 — Geph The Fab Lab is extending its open hours to time during the day! The new hours start April 1st:

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NYT Article About Shapeways

Thu, 03/27/2014 – 15:52 — Robert McGrath Interesting article in the NYT about Shapeways and creative designers who have been able to realize ideas because

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'Instructables' Project: DIY Segway

Sun, 03/16/2014 – 15:56 — Robert McGrath Instructables has a cool project posted by ‘ihart‘: A DIY ‘segway’ scooter: http://www.instructables.com/id/Rideable-Segway-Clone-Low-Cost-and-Easy-… Anyone want to try to

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‘Instructables’ Project: DIY Segway

Sun, 03/16/2014 – 15:56 — Robert McGrath Instructables has a cool project posted by ‘ihart‘: A DIY ‘segway’ scooter: http://www.instructables.com/id/Rideable-Segway-Clone-Low-Cost-and-Easy-… Anyone want to try to

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Fab Lab @ EOH Today!

Fri, 03/14/2014 – 02:54 — Geph Just a reminder that the Fab Lab will have a booth out at Engineering Open House today, just outside

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Minecraft Tutorials!

Sat, 02/22/2014 – 03:41 — Geph A giant tutorial for using Minecraft to teach all kinds of fab lab concepts and digital literacies (3D modeling

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3D PRINTER (FDM)

Flashforge Finder

Print Material: PLA plastic

Max Print Dimensions: 5″ x 5″ x 5″

Slicing Software: FlashPrint

Preferred File Type: STL

Cost:

$2 | 13 grams or less
$0.15 per gram | over 13 grams

3D FDM PRINTS ARE PRICED BY WEIGHT (IN GRAMS)

3D PRINTER (FDM)

Creality Ender 3 Pro

Print Material: PLA plastic

Max Print Dimensions: 8″ x 8″ x 10″

Slicing Software: Cura

Preferred File Type: STL

Cost:

$2 | 13 grams or less
$0.15 per gram | over 13 grams

3D FDM PRINTS ARE PRICED BY WEIGHT (IN GRAMS)

3D PRINTER (LCD based SLA)

AnyCubic Photon

Print Material: UV Resin

Max Print Dimensions: 4.5″ x 2.5″ x 6″

Slicing Software: ChituBox

Preferred File Type: STL

Cost:

$5 | 20 mL or less
$0.25 per mL | over 20 mL

3D SLA PRINTS ARE PRICED BY VOLUME (IN ML). THESE PRINTS REQUIRE ADDITIONAL PROCESSING WITH CURING AND CLEANING.

LASER CUTTER / ENGRAVER

Universal X-600

Power and Type: 40 Watt, CO2

Max Bed Dimensions: 18″ x 32″

Max Cut thickness: 1/4″

File Creation Software: Inkscape, Adobe Illustrator, or other vector software

Preferred File Type: SVG to PDF

Laserable Materials: wood, acrylic,
See Additional Materials

Cost:

$7 | per 30 min appointment

ROTARY TOOL ATTACHMENT AVAILABLE

LASER CUTTER / ENGRAVER

Epilog

Power And Type: 60 Watt, CO2

Max Bed Dimensions: 12″ X 24″

Max Cut Thickness: 1/8″

File Creation Software: Inkscape, Adobe Illustrator, Or Other Vector Software

Preferred File Type: SVG To PDF

Laserable Materials: Wood, Acrylic,
See Additional Materials

Cost:

$7 | per 30 min appointment