Welcome, friends. As the Fall Semester begins, we wanted to share with you the many ways ITS will support our campus community. This is a long post with a lot of information. For organizational purposes, we have broken down the … Continue reading Changes by ITS for Fall Term, 2022
3D printed medical devices, houses, and cars are now a reality. Over the summer I attended a product demonstration hosted by Stratasys (not affiliated). As someone that manages a Makerspace where students learn about and practice 3D printing, I am … Continue reading The Future of Additive Manufacturing
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