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NG Story on the Product Manufactory

Product Manufactory

Fab Lab folks in the news (well, in the local newspaper). Nice piece about the Product Manufactory in Urbana.

CUC Fab Lab at ALA 2013, Chicago

 

CUC Fab Lab ALA Events

Many thanks to the hundreds of people who attended ALAPlay and the panel on Game-based Makerspaces! Helpful resources...

Big Beads available for free!

Big Beads for free at the Fab Lab

Someone left a bunch of giant beads at the Fab Lab - come make use of them for a necklace or some other kind of creation!

Inquire in back, they're in a white tub in the store room.

Make Your Own Pokemon Card with Spore!

Pokemon Card Raster

Make a Pokemon in Spore, take a screen shot and put him on a custom-made card! Template and example attached.

Youth Council Meeting and Projects

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.

Youth Council and the Fab Lab Makers

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.

Tap In Challenge: Create a cardboard dinosaur!

Miniature Dinosaur

Just a reminder that Bob has been kind enough to post his plans for a miniaturized cardboard puzzle dinosaur up here:

http://cucfablab.org/blog/new-small-cardboard-pteranodon-kit

Quadcopter at the Fab Lab!

Quadcopter at the Fab Lab! http://youtu.be/VtUEA3BStps

Youth Council on the Web

Isabella's article on Chambanamoms

Isabella's piece for Chambana Moms was posted today: http://www.chambanamoms.com/2013/06/04/champaign-urbana-community-fab-lab/

Bristol Board Layer Art Timelapse (Silhouette Cameo)

A timelapse showing how I make Bristol paper art. Original at:
http://youtu.be/0ATQhleEvdk

Fab Lab Closed for Memorial Day (May 26)

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)

Fab Lab Makers

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 cucflyc@gmail.com and we will send you an invitation to the group.

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