Youth Council Meeting and Projects

Tue, 06/18/2013 – 11:30 — Jeff The Maker 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 […]

Youth Council and the Fab Lab Makers

Wed, 06/12/2013 – 07:34 — Jeff The Maker 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. […]

Tap In Challenge: Create a cardboard dinosaur!

Tue, 06/11/2013 – 23:37 — Geph 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

DustDuino: A plan to crowdsource environmental reporting with low-cost dust sensors

Wed, 06/05/2013 – 00:41 — Geph The DustDuino is a small, WiFi-connected device that measures particulate matter (PM), a major component of air pollution. Every 30 seconds, the device uses an infrared dust sensor to measure the amount of particulates in the air, and sends the data to Xively.com, which stores and graphs the data […]

Youth Council on the Web

Tue, 06/04/2013 – 07:48 — Jeff The Maker Isabella’s piece for Chambana Moms was posted today: http://www.chambanamoms.com/2013/06/04/champaign-urbana-community-fab-lab/

Minecraft Printing

Sun, 06/02/2013 – 11:35 — Jeff The Maker Do you play Minecraft? Have you ever wished you could hold one of your Minecraft creations in your hands? Now you can. Thingiverse has made a creative minecraft server from which you can download the things you make. The files can be shared on Thingiverse, or you […]

Fab Lab Closed for Memorial Day (May 26)

Thu, 05/23/2013 – 15:30 — Robert McGrath 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

Tue, 05/21/2013 – 11:48 — Jeff The Maker 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 […]

Online Library of High Resolution Scans

Tue, 05/21/2013 – 07:30 — Robert McGrath 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 Digital Morphology library is a dynamic archive of information on digital morphology […]