Welcome, friends. We wanted to acknowledge the various ways our lives have been changed by COVID-19, and to share the ways ITS has changed in order to best meet the changing needs of our campus community. We want to acknowledge … Continue reading Changes by ITS for Fall Term, 2021
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
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
Welcome to Fall, 2020! ITS has been hard at work this summer to make your start to the year as safe and easy as possible. While many of our service operations have changed due to COVID-19, we remain committed to … Continue reading Changes by ITS for Fall Term, 2020
Lately, I’ve been finding inspiration and motivation in Adam Savage’s now nine-month-old book Every Tool’s a Hammer: Lessons From a Lifetime of Making. You might recall him from his fourteen years as the younger seeming, more impulsive, co-host of the … Continue reading Every Tool’s a Hammer