If you’re like me, you may have never heard of “Computational Sewing.” Meet Swarthmore students Minh Nguyen, Judith Weng Zu, and Michelle Zhuang who have been using their summer for a research project that attempts to solve the problem of … Continue reading Summer Research: Computational Sewing
The Makerspace at Swarthmore College isn’t just for student use. Faculty and staff have the opportunity to learn new skills and use the resources we have here for research. One such faculty member, Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology Timothy DuBuc, … Continue reading Plastic Habitats: Where 3D Printing Meets Biology
From the Makerspace at Swarthmore College. What is screen printing? Screen printing, also known as silk screening, is a process by which a design is made to be used as a stencil. A screen, stretched on a frame with the … Continue reading How you can do screen printing from home.
Early in the semester, we posted the ways in which we have adapted to the pandemic while aiming to provide a safe space for makers on Swarthmore’s campus, as well as provide resources for makers at home. As we draw near to the end of the Fall semester, we are happy to report that we have great projects to look back on. Online Webinar Series We’ve gone remote with our workshops to bring Makerspace resources to you. Some of the webinars we have hosted this semester so far have included 3D Scanning, Wood Finishing Basics, Small Wood Carving: What’s a … Continue reading A Fall Semester in the Makerspace
The Makerspace has gone through some transformations over the summer to continue to provide students, faculty, and staff with resources for making while maintaining the safety of everyone using the space. Here are some of the changes we’ve made: A stylish 3D print pick-up station (shown above). Now, once students have sent a job to one of our 3D printers, they will tag the printer with their email address and job name. Once the print is complete, the tag will be placed on the print, and they will receive an email when it is ready for pick-up. The Makerspace has … Continue reading The MakerSpace Reopens
When the world seemed to shut down back in March, the Makerspace pivoted online with webinars, resources for making PPE at home, a new YouTube channel, student technician interviews, and weekly Teatimes with Makers of Swarthmore, where students, staff, and faculty can ask open ended questions about projects or skills, and share what they are working on at home. We are happy to announce that our proposal was accepted to the Blended Learning in the Liberal Arts Conference 2020, originally scheduled to take place at Bryn Mawr College. Instead, the conference has moved online and will be shown as a … Continue reading Makerspace Summer 2020