A hearty Swat welcome to the newest, chonkiest member of our Makerspace Machine Family, the ShopSabre CNC Router. What is a CNC? Well, Computer Numerical Control refers to any number of machines that operates by digital instructions, rather than by … Continue reading CNC has landed in the Makerspace!
Moodle 4.0 was released in April 2022 and is focused improving the user experience, making it easier for instructors and students to navigate the site. Because it is such a large change, Swarthmore will likely wait to upgrade until the … Continue reading What’s Coming in Moodle 4.0
There are no shortage of strategies that people worldwide are using to find ways of generating sustainable energy. At Swarthmore College, Research Fellow, Joshua Vandervelde, class of 2023, has been working on a kite design for capturing wind energy, using … Continue reading Kites for Energy?
It all started with an idea. Visiting Sculpture Professor, Erin Wheary, came to me in the Fall of 2020 with a desire to propose something big – something collaborative – to the College community. We are both sculpture artists, and … Continue reading Parts of A Whole: A Collaborative Sculpture at Swarthmore College
The Makerspace at Swarthmore College has seen a rapid transformation since its establishment just a few years ago, when we began our journey in our smaller but still impressive Beardsley Hall location. Renovation plans for Whittier Hall have been ongoing … Continue reading Something to Be Thankful for: A New Makerspace!
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