Tutorial

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Volunteer Workshop this Sunday @ 3p!

Jeff, Virginia and Bob will be presenting a short workshop on some neat things you can do with Inkscape and associated tools at the main Fab Lab this next Sunday the 27th, from 3-4p. It's free and open to anyone and will be part of the training for our new staff. Just show up to join in, we will put any notes and tutorials online.

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Minecraft - Fab Lab Creative Server Documentation

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Server Address

Regularly available at fablab.no-ip.org:25567

How to join a Minecraft server? http://youtu.be/Y2aDSSqLfCE

Learn to Build Better

http://youtu.be/R_bsmzC6BlA

Protect Your Creations with WorldGuard

USE THE WOODEN AXE.

  1. Left click lower corner
  2. /up 1 and right click upper corner
  3. /region define <region name NO SPACES> <users with access>

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvmO5mchNF4&feature=player_detailpage#t=34

Build Stuff with World Edit

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRltOZFo4aY&feature=player_detailpage#t=249

Minecraft Tutorials!

A giant tutorial for using Minecraft to teach all kinds of fab lab concepts and digital literacies (3D modeling and printing, digital storytelling, circuit logic) is now available online:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1JHT4KPdZPx-0M3qbJUJf25-HJYgcW-dGiAh9ydqKdu0/edit?usp=sharing

This will be the basis for the Minecraft training workshop on Sunday the 23rd. Feel free to edit it or make suggestions!

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Minecraft Training!

We've had a lot of folks excited about teaching kids how to do 3D rendering and printing with Minecraft - but many of our staff and volunteers don't yet know how to do this.

This next Sunday at 4:00p (after the operations meeting) Jeff Ginger will hold an open (free) Minecraft workshop in the computer lab area at the Fab Lab. This will include:
  1. What is Minecraft, basics of play, why it's neato
  2. Using the Fab Lab Minecraft server, how to access files
  3. Showing a variety of tools for 3D rendering and modeling
  4. A little bit on using redstone to learn computer circuits
  5. Digital storytelling with adventure mode

Fab Lab staff I expect you to come to this. Kids who are old enough and focused enough to teach other kids (and adults!) are welcome to join.

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Beginner - CUC Fab Lab Pressfit Boxmaker

How to Use the CUC Fab Lab Pressfit Boxmaker

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By Robert McGrath | v1.1 | 01.2014

The Pressfit Box Maker program is a tool that helps create pressfit boxes.  It is primarily designed to be used in the Champaign Urbana Community Fab Lab, though both the software and the results can be used elsewhere. This program does not completely automate the process, but it can make it much easier to experiment and iterate to work out your design ideas.

The software uses an algorithm to create a drawing of a pressfit box in a PDF file. The result may or may not be exactly what you intended, so you should expect to try it a few times; to test some settings, examine the results, and adjust the settings, until the results are what you want.

Any FDM 3D printer - Print Minecraft Creations in 3D!

This isn't yet a formal tutorial, just resources for 3D modeling and printing with Minecraft:

Fab Lab Creative Server

Easy | Online Sever

Connect at fablab.no-ip.org:25567

Printcraft

Easy | Online Server | http://printcraft.org/

Create in game on an a plot, get emailed your 3D model.

Mineways

Moderate | Open Source Software | http://www.realtimerendering.com/erich/minecraft/public/mineways/

Export sections of maps, including creations and terrain of existing worlds. You need access to your world file (personal server or single player) in order to use this.

MCEdit

Hard | Open Source Software | http://www.mcedit.net/

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