At the Youth Council meeting on Saturday June 16th, it was decided to promote and support two group projects. One involves building a robot to clean the floor drain at the lab, and the other is an enviromental monitoring project. You can read more about both projects at: https://sites.google.com/site/cucflyouthcouncil/. The council also learned that the press fit donation box is difficult to get money out of, so they are looking at designing a plug to replace one end of the box. If you have any questions about the Youth Council or their projects, please use the contact button on their website to contact them.
The 15th of June is the 3rd Saturday of the month which means it is time for the Youth Council meeting and another Fab Lab Makers open lab. The council meeting will start at 9:30 and the open lab for youth will be from 10 until noon. If you are between the ages of 10 and 16, grab yourself a responsible adult and had down to the lab to make something. If you like Minecraft, we can show you how to print things you build in minecraft on the 3D printer. If you like robots, come in and try to design one that will sweep up the bottom of a floor drain in the lab. If you are not sure what can be done at the fab lab, come on in and we will help you think of something to make.
Just a reminder that Bob has been kind enough to post his plans for a miniaturized cardboard puzzle dinosaur up here:
Quadcopter at the Fab Lab! http://youtu.be/VtUEA3BStps
Isabella's piece for Chambana Moms was posted today: http://www.chambanamoms.com/2013/06/04/champaign-urbana-community-fab-lab/
A timelapse showing how I make Bristol paper art. Original at:
The Fab Lab will be closed Sunday May 26. Enjoy the Memorial Day holiday!
Regular hours will resume Tuesday May 28.
(Jeff and Andrew will not be holding Volunteers-Only lab hours on Monday)
At the Youth Council meeting on Saturday the 18th, it was decided to call the group of young people's Saturday morning open lab "Fab Lab Makers". A Google group with this name has been created to allow people to subscribe to announcements and information about these open labs. If you are interested in joining the group send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you an invitation to the group.
Possibly of interest: An NSF sponsored collection of high quality scanned specimens (skeltons and fossils). The datasets are availalbe in a number of formats, some of them are available in STL, intended for 3D printing.
The CUCFabLab Youth Council is sponsoring an open lab for young people
on Saturday May 18th from 10 until noon. Come in and make something fun
If you are interested in learning more about the Youth Council, or becoming a member, come in at 9:30 and join us for our monthly council meeting. We will be discussing the website, a name for the Saturday morning group, and projects we would like to make.
If you have any questions, please let me know.
The CUC Fab Lab contributed to a special Augmented Reality installation for the University of Illinios graduation ceremonies.
This project was a collaboration of many departments at the UI, and the team included Robert McGrath and Andrew Knight of the Fab Lab.