Egg Drop Hackontest The Scholars’ Lab staff and Makerspace Technologists completed the first ever annual/biannual/semesterly SLab Makerspace Hackontest. The brain-child of Shane Lin, this contest, in short, was to get SLab staff and Makerspace techs together to create something that would keep an egg from cracking; a spin on the traditional egg drop competitions you…. Continue reading “1st Annual Makerspace Hackontest”.
The easiest way to get your Raspberry Pi connected to the Internet at the University of Virginia is to use an Ethernet cable. If you want to use wireless, pretty much the only option is to use the hidden “wahoo” network. This is a quick tutorial for getting your Raspberry Pi to connect to the…. Continue reading “Raspberry Pi on UVa WiFi Network”.
Something about space has gone to our heads here in the Scholars’ Lab. Any day, I expect to come out of a trance to find I’ve been wearing a motion capture suit while I geo-referenced an historic map, programmed an arduino, flew a drone, and printed a replica of an artifact from an ancient burial…. Continue reading “Over the Moon and Down to Earth: Scholars’ Lab versions of space”.
In a final wrap up, of what has become a four-part series of blog posts on using 3D-printing in a humanities course, Kathleen Thompson reports back on the ASEEES conference and the state of DH in Slavic studies. The previous posts can be read here: Part 1: Printing in the Classroom: Course Assignments and the Makerspace…. Continue reading “The state of DH in Slavic Studies, by Kathleen Thompson”.
This post is a quick update on a couple of projects by students who frequent the makerspace. All of the students who use the space are doing amazing things, and we hope to highlight some of those projects like this more often. The project write ups are written by the students themselves. So without further…. Continue reading “3D printing for fun and presentation”.
Cross-Posted on my personal blog. UVA’s Slavic Librarian, Kathleen Thompson, and Slavic Lecturer, Jill Martiniuk, conclude their two-part evaluation of the 3D printing assignment for Yuri Urbanovich’s ‘Understanding Russia’ course. Considering both student and professor feedback, Kathleen and Jill offer suggestions to continue and improve this interactive assignment for future courses: Since this project was an experiment, some…. Continue reading “3D Printing in the Classroom: Outcomes and Reflections on a Slavic Course Experiment (2/2)”.
Cross-posted on my personal blog. In a previous post, UVA’s Slavic Librarian, Kathleen Thompson, and Slavic Lecturer, Jill Martiniuk, outlined the early stages of a 3D printing assignment for Yuri Urbanovich’s ‘Understanding Russia: Symbols, Myths, and Archetypes of Identity’ course. Kathleen and Jill now describe the unexpected obstacles and opportunities of this assignment in a two part blog…. Continue reading “3D Printing in the Classroom: Outcomes and Reflections on a Slavic Course Experiment (1/2)”.
We had a need to take the temperature of an environment over a period of time, and record those temperatures for later analysis. There are a number of options for recording sensor data. If connected to a computer, the data can be saved by reading the serial output and storing that in a file. If…. Continue reading “Saving Arduino Sensor Data”.
Cross-posted on my personal blog. Anthropology Ph.D. Candidate Sue Ann McCarty frequently visits the Makerspace to print archaeological artifacts. Over multiple conversations, we’ve discovered that we share a similar passion for 3D modeling and printing in the classroom. Sue Ann recently applied her research to a course she taught at James Madison University, and I…. Continue reading “Teaching Archaeology of the Middle East in the Time of Daesh: the Merits of Incorporating Allahyari’s “Material Speculation” with 3D Printing”.
Cross-posted on my personal blog. During the first week of the spring semester, the Makerspace was a flurry of activity, our Ultimaker 2 printing feverishly throughout the day. Groups of students came in and out, selecting and slicing models, checking on their 3D prints, and assembling different components. This week marked the beginning of a…. Continue reading “3D Printing in the Classroom: Course Assignments and the Makerspace”.
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