Spring 2015 Makerspace Workshops

Introduction to Omeka
Wednesday, January 28

10:00 am–11:30 am · Alderman Library, Room 421
omekalogo_smOmeka is a simple, free, web publishing system developed at the Roy Rosensweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University. It was specifically built to enable scholars, archives, libraries, museums, and independent researchers to create online exhibits of their work without having to know HTML or CSS. If you have a collections of digital resources that you want to show in a scholarly way, Omeka could be a great tool to have in your toolkit.
Instructor: Ronda Grizzle

Introduction to 3D Printing
Thursday, January 29

2:00 pm–3:30 pm · Alderman Library, Room 421
orginial Replicator close-upThis workshop will introduce participants to the exciting world of desktop fabrication. We’ll provide a brief overview of current trends and tools for 3D modeling and printing. We’ll also go over the basics of model creation with photogrammetry, and discuss how 3D printing works, including a live demonstration with one of our Makerbots.
Instructor: Jeremy Boggs

Working with Arduino I
Thursday, February 5

2:00 pm–3:30 pm · Alderman Library, Room 421
An open Sparkfun Inventor's KitDo you want to hack your personal items with switches or sensors? Arduino is a tool for making microcomputers that can sense and control the physical world. This workshop will introduce participants to the basics of physical computing programming through a series of hands-on exercises using our Arduino kits. No electronics experience required!
Instructor: Jeremy Boggs

Introduction to Neatline
Wednesday, February 11

10:00 am – 11:30 am · Alderman Library, Room 421
neatlineUsing Neatline, anyone can create beautiful, interactive maps, timelines, and narrative sequences from collections of archives and artifacts, telling scholarly stories in a whole new way. Join us for this hands-on introduction. See http://neatline.org/ for more information.
Instructor: Ronda Grizzle

Working with Arduino II
Thursday, February 12

2:00 pm–3:30 pm · Alderman Library, Room 421
An Arduino Uno boardNew to microcontrollers? Or used an Arduino before and want more time to play in a supportive environment? Come on by! Arduino is a tool for making microcomputers that can sense and control the physical world. This workshop will introduce participants to the basics of physical computing and programming through a series of hands-on exercises using our Arduino kits. This workshop builds on the Working with Arduino I workshop, but it’s not required to attend this one.
Instructor: Jeremy Boggs

HTML for Beginners
Thursday, February 19

2:00-3:30 pm · Alderman Library, Room 421
Wonder how websites work? Want to get started creating web content of your own, but have no idea how to do that? This is the class for you. We’ll cover everything from how URLs work to basic HTML coding skills to general netiquette. This workshop is intended for absolute beginners with no knowledge of HTML.
Instructor: Ronda Grizzle

Intro to Wearables and Soft Circuits
Wednesday, February 25  [THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR MARCH 18 at 10:00 AM]
10:00-11:30 am · Alderman Library, Room 421
Have ideas to make your life simpler with hacks for your outerwear or accessories?  This beginner workshop will introduce the basics of circuity and give an overview of current trends in wearable computing. Participants will make their own circuit using LED’s and conductive thread. Materials will be provided and no experience with sewing or electronics is necessary.
Instructors: Jeremy Boggs and Purdom Lindblad

Working with Arduino III
Thursday, February 26

2:00 pm–3:30 pm · Alderman Library, Room 421
Partially assembled Sparkfun Inventor's Kit, with an Arduino board, breadboard, and soldering ironNew to microcontrollers? Or used an Arduino before and want more time to play in a supportive environment? Come on by! Arduino is a tool for making microcomputers that can sense and control the physical world. This workshop will introduce participants to the basics of physical computing and programming through a series of hands-on exercises using our Arduino kits. This workshop builds on the Working with Arduino I and II workshops, but they’re not required to attend this one.
Instructor: Jeremy Boggs

Introduction to 3D Printing
Thursday, March 5

2:00 pm–3:30 pm · Alderman Library, Room 421
The Makerspace printer deskThis workshop will introduce participants to the exciting world of desktop fabrication. We’ll provide a brief overview of current trends and tools for 3D modeling and printing. We’ll also go over the basics of model creation with photogrammetry, and discuss how 3D printing works, including a live demonstration with one of our Makerbots. This course is a repeat of the Jan. 29 session.
Instructor: Shane Lin

 

Scholars’ Lab workshops assume attendees have no previous experience. They will be hands-on with with expert assistance.  All are free to attend, and they are open to the UVa and larger Charlottesville community.

If you can’t make a session but would like to learn more about any of the above topics, please visit the student consultants in our Makerspace or email scholarslab@virginia.edu to set up an individual appointment.

The Scholars' Lab supports a diverse community of digital scholars and scholarly makers across the University and beyond. As Head of Public Programs, my main goal is to foster and grow that community. I convene our speaker events and workshops, designed to connect researchers - at all levels - with expertise, training, and intellectual discourse. …

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