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Iteration Project

For my iteration project, I decided to improve on my sticker project. When I left off with it, it was pretty rough around the edges,

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Iteration Project

When thinking of ideas for this project, I wanted to incorporate sewing or embroidery since I really enjoyed those weeks earlier in the semester. To

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Makerspace Spring 2018

Makeathon: Accessible Design

I participated in the Accessible Design Makeathon in place of the iteration assignment and joined Team Solestice from Vishal’s class. Our goal was to create

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Craig Santo – Iteration

(Iteration on Arduino Week 1) Original: Simple temperature sensor that shows a color between blue-green-red depending on where the temperature is relative to a low-medium-high

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Assignment 8: Iteration

This week, we were tasked to make something new out of the things that we have learned throughout the semester. Earlier in the semester, I

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Assignment 8: Iteration

Wow, I can’t believe that the semester is coming to an end (graduation is just around the corner, don’t know what to feel about it).

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Iterate the Dinosaur

The original project: But it’s a bit fragile & not super practical for actual play. I wanted something I could give to a three year

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Makeathon Blog

During our initial meeting, I met my group members when we were interviewing our mentors. I asked John about wearing a watch with limited hand

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Iteration: Nametag

For this week’s assignment, we had to re-do a previous assignment, using different tools and materials.  I decided to re-do my name tag, as an

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Iteration Assignment

For the iteration project, I drew inspiration from my name tag assignment and the Arduino labs. My name tag had a few elements that I

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Final idea

My final project is inspired by Mother London’s “Wildhomes for Wildlife” campaign with Ikea.  https://motherlondon.com/work/ikea-wildhomes-for-wildlife/ Designers took Ikea furniture and repurposed it to make wacky

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Arduino II Assignment

For this week’s continuation of Arduino, we incorporated movement using servo motors. Our assignment was to build a locomotive pom-pom bot using these motors, the

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Arduino bots

1.IMG_9045 I learned how to make two motors work at the same time in class. I also learned how to change the starting position and

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Drew Zelac – Arduino2

My initial thought was to create an AT-AT walker from Star Wars. The idea was to build it with an upper rectangular structure and four

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Arduino 2: Locomoting Bots

For this assignment, we were tasked with creating a robot using Arduino with the capability of moving in a specific direction.  We were allowed to

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Pom Pom Bot

Initial Conception Last week when we started designing our bots, I just doodled a snowman (Christmas may still be on my mind) and thought that

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Pom Pom bot but by air.

Description. For this assignment we are to use arduino and some 9g servo motors to creating a robot of some kind that can move at

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Locomotion Pom Bot

This week, I tried to build a machine powered by an arduino and two servos that would walk. My initial design had two servos tightly

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Pom Pom Bot Assignment

Initial Pom Pom Design After considering how different animals move, I initially decided to have my pom pom bot crawl along the ground–with 2 servos

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Arduino 2

For this project I initially wanted to make a robot that does the Woah, a new dance move that’s been all over Twitter these past

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Pom Bots!

Initial Idea: My initial idea was to make a caterpillar like bot that moves by rapidly shaking back and forth. The design can be seen below.

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Arduino: Locomoting bots

Subtitle: shaoyie is not responsible enough to use a hot glue gun.   Finished product! Dragon!  (Video will be attached below)   I will readily

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Locomoting Pom-Pom bots

Locomoting Pom Pom Bots We continued on working with Arduinos, and the goal for this week was to make a pom-pom bot that moves from

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Dinosaur

I began by sketching & brainstorming types of movement. Waddling seemed possible. So I added that to the fact that my nephew loves dinosaurs &

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Pom-Pom Bee Bot

For this Assignment I started off by drawing an initial concept/design on paper. In this initial design I wanted to have the motors held together

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Craig Santo – Arduino 2

Prototype 1: Sadly this one didn’t make it much past the conceptual stage. After working with the logistics of it, I quickly realized that making

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Locomoting Pom Pom Bots

This week we worked on our second part of the Arduino project: locomoting pom pom bots. Using Arduino hardware and software, we built multiple iterations

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Assignment 7

This week we continued our exploration of Arduino with the focus of creating Pom Bots, which utilize Servos that can rotate 180 degrees. I had

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Pom Bots – Grant Johnson

Build Process For this project, we were tasked with something that seemed somewhat monumental at first – making a moving robot using Arduino. Having had

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3D PRINTER (FDM)

Flashforge Finder

Print Material: PLA plastic

Max Print Dimensions: 5″ x 5″ x 5″

Slicing Software: FlashPrint

Preferred File Type: STL

Cost:

$2 | 13 grams or less
$0.15 per gram | over 13 grams

3D FDM PRINTS ARE PRICED BY WEIGHT (IN GRAMS)

Starting Monday, August 23

Fall Open Hours

Monday: 5-9PM
Tuesday: 10AM-1PM, 5-9PM
Wednesday: 5-9PM
Thursday: 10AM-1PM, 5-9PM
Sunday: 1-6PM

This fall we’re welcoming back all community and university members. Stop in and create with us!

Masks Required | Appointments Recommended

3D PRINTER (FDM)

Creality Ender Pro 3

Print Material: PLA plastic

Max Print Dimensions: 8″ x 8″ x 8″

Slicing Software: Cura

Preferred File Type: STL

Cost:

$2 | 13 grams or less
$0.15 per gram | over 13 grams

3D FDM PRINTS ARE PRICED BY WEIGHT (IN GRAMS)

3D PRINTER (LCD based SLA)

AnyCubic Photon

Print Material: UV Resin

Max Print Dimensions: 4.5″ x 2.5″ x 6″

Slicing Software: ChituBox

Preferred File Type: STL

Cost:

$5 | 20 mL or less
$0.25 per mL | over 20 mL

3D SLA PRINTS ARE PRICED BY VOLUME (IN ML). THESE PRINTS REQUIRE ADDITIONAL PROCESSING WITH CURING AND CLEANING.

LASER CUTTER / ENGRAVER

Universal X-600

Power and Type: 40 Watt, CO2

Max Bed Dimensions: 18″ x 32″

Max Cut thickness: 1/4″

File Creation Software: Inkscape, Adobe Illustrator, or other vector software

Preferred File Type: SVG to PDF

Laserable Materials: wood, acrylic,
See Additional Materials

Cost:

$7 | per 30 min appointment

ROTARY TOOL ATTACHMENT AVAILABLE

LASER CUTTER / ENGRAVER

Epilog

Power And Type: 60 Watt, CO2

Max Bed Dimensions: 12″ X 24″

Max Cut Thickness: 1/8″

File Creation Software: Inkscape, Adobe Illustrator, Or Other Vector Software

Preferred File Type: SVG To PDF

Laserable Materials: Wood, Acrylic,
See Additional Materials

Cost:

$7 | per 30 min appointment