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Epilog is down until further notice

Please note: The laser won't be fixed by Sunday's open hours.  You should still come to the lab and check out our vinyl cutter, silhouette, 3D printer, electronics lab, and 3D routers!

As soon as the laser is running, we will post to let you know!

Going to be in Madison? How about 3d printer camp

Possibly of interest if you might be in Madison Wisconson on July 21.

3D Printing Camp Wisconsin

http://www.3dprintingcampwi.com/

Possibly of Interest: Popular Kinetics Press: How to make pop up books

A web site with books and resources to learn to make pop-up books.  These projects would be interesting to make on our Silhouette and Epilog cutters.  The books explain quite a bit of practical knowledge underlying the creation of this kind of object.

See the web pages at:

http://www.popularkinetics.com/making_page.html

Journal Article About CUCFL Project

The Neuromaker project from February 2011 (See this blog entry) is discussed in detail in the current issue of Knowledge Management & E-Learning (see full citation and link below).

The article describes the background and details of the NeuroMaker, as well as the transformational connections between personal fabrication, embodied computing, and the performing arts.

Journal Article About CUCFL Project

The Neuromaker project from February 2011 (See here) is discussed in detail in the current issue of Knowledge Management & E-Learning (see full citation and link below).

The article describes the background and details of the NeuroMaker, as well as the transformational connections between personal fabrication, embodied computing, and the performing arts.

Business/Operations: Condensing the Listservs

The Fab Lab operations committee has voted to condense the listservsdown to three.

The following listservs will continue to be maintained and used:


The following listservs will be folded in to fablab-business@listserv.illinois.edu, since they are not being used:

OOPS!

Sorry!  I meant to say there will be 12 people in each group (total of 24)!

An Alert to the Community

On Sunday June 10th, the lab is hosting two sessions for engineering students and summer visitors.  The sessions are from 1:00 to 3:00PM and 3:00 to 5:00PM.  There will be about 24 people in each session so the lab will be full - if you have an urgent project try to come in on another open session or late in the afternoon.  

Pen-on-Paper Flexible Electronics Workshop

The fab lab will be hosting a hands on workshop on silver based conductive inks on Thursday June 21 at 7:00 pm. This 2-hour workshop will teach you how to create functional paper-based electronic devices using a rollerball pen filled with conductive ink. This technology, developed in Prof. Jennifer Lewis’ group at UIUC, can be used to link up LED’s, resistors, and sensors in order to quickly build flexible electronic devices.

PoP trees.jpg

Website Updates

This upcoming Thursday (the 7th) we're having an informal meeting about updating the fab lab website. We will soon be changing the design and some of the information architecture, and want to make sure everyone has a chance to give input. Find us around 7p in the lab to join. Alternatively you can email Jeff Ginger (ginger@illinois.edu) with your thoughts.

The following Thursday (the 14th, also at 7p) we will then have a formal operations committee meeting to formally approve the new site.

Thanks!

Possibly of Interest: Channing Murray School of Radical Arts summer classes

One of the instructors for the summer class "(Re)Making Matter(s): Art & Radical Recycling" dropped by and put up a poster for this summer program.  She will probably be in the Fab Lab this summer, and these classes may be of interest to some fabers.  I guess some of the students may come over.


Info:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Channing-Murray-School-of-Radical-Arts/472...

http://www.facebook.com/events/194550070667455/

CUC Fab Lab at the Champaign STAR Expo

The CU Community Fab Lab had a table at the City of Champaign STAR Expo on May 18.  We met with many folks from community organizations.

Fab Lab at STAR Expo

Neopaleo - kind of a 'strange loop'

Here's a strange personal fabrication idea.

The paleontology is somewhat shaky, IMO, but it's an interesting piece of 3D printing.

http://cunicode.com/neopaleo/

Bioinspiration journal

Here is a cool Journal (it is available on line via the UI library).  It's full of real life projects, but lots of amazing ideas for projects and designs.

Bioinspiration & Biomimetics

 

Fresh Paint workshop

Fresh Paint is a 2 day long workshop (8 hrs on Saturday and 6 hrs on Sunday). We will build a 6’x4’ board (for the CuC Fab Lab) and smaller boards 6”x4” (one for each group of participant). These boards will have magnetic and conductive paint and you can use different color LEDs to bring them to life.

Information

 

Fresh Paint example board
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