We are pleased to announce that Information Technology Services has just acquired a new 3D printer! And with this new printer, we hope to make 3D printing available to more folks here at Swarthmore. With the arrival of the new … Continue reading New Ultimaker 3 3D Printer!
Accessibility in electronic communication has a legal definition. It is really long, detailed and a little tedious but is something we need to pay attention to. For myself and many others, accessibility is mostly about the varying degrees of learning differences that exist and educating ourselves about how to support and include those differences in an educational environment. It is about making a decision to reduce barriers, to increase user friendliness and ease of access, and how to best engage with others in a way that supports as many learning styles as we can. It is definitely not about reducing … Continue reading Diversity is Normal
Arduino is an open source electronics platform that you can program to interact with the real world: make lights flash, buzzers buzz, and motors spin. You can use Arduinos to build an invention, animate a sculpture, or automate your house. ITS has purchased several Arduino-based SparkFun Inventor’s Kits now available for checkout from the Media Center. These are great for learning about Arduino and come with lots of fun stuff like motors, LEDs, an LCD display, temperature and light sensors, a buzzer, and supporting electronics. The kit also includes an excellent guide with 16 sample projects starting from the basic blinking … Continue reading Arduino Inventor’s Kits Now Available for Checkout
You can get amazing video and still shots that previously would have required a full sized helicopter or significant crane and boom equipment with current quadcopter drones (small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS) in the parlance of the FAA). Current guidance systems … Continue reading Quadcopters at Swarthmore
Following last Halloween’s experimental projection mapping on the water tower, ITS has continued to engage in digital place-making initiatives. Now in partnership with the Trico Colleges and Swarthmore’s Department of Theater, we are preparing to create large-scale art installations, via light … Continue reading Projection Mapping
Media Services has new Chromebooks for students to checkout! They now have a limited number of Chromebooks designated for student use on a short term basis. This may be really helpful for someone whose laptop is under repair or needs a laptop on the fly. Continue reading “Media Services Has New Chromebooks for Student Checkout!”