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Spaces for Making: Case Studies in development, support, and practical workflows for Digital Fabrication

Spaces for Making: Case Studies in development, support, and practical workflows for Digital Fabrication

Where: College of the Holy Cross
Hogan Campus Center Third Floor
College Street Gate 7
Worcester, Massachusetts 
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When: Monday, May 2, 2016
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Note: Registration starts at 7:30am

Workshop Organizer: Doug Higgins of Colgate University, Ian Roy of Brandeis University and Jordan Tynes of Wellesley College

Registration Fee:
NERCOMP Member: $130
Non-Member: $260

Event Overview

What have we learned from the Maker movement? How has this knowledge been applied to higher education? How are fabrication spaces evolving? Multiple experts will present case studies learned in the first years of creating spaces for digital fabrication. Participate in active discussions around practical hands on workshops, workflows, policies, and support models. Working groups, formed by attendees, will be asked to reverse engineer these case studies through the needs, policies, and resources of their own institution.

Technologies touched on will include: Material Extrusion based 3D printing, Laser and Photogrammetry based 3D scanning, building environments for Head Mounted Displays (HMDs) with Unity and Unreal engine. Fixed wing and multirotor Drone applications in research and teaching.

Potential scholarly applications will include: 3D Scanning ancient places (digitizing the real world), 3D printing molecules (fabricating the digital world), Moving experiments from reality VR or AR, embedded systems prototyping and design for flying robots.

Workshop Outcomes:

- Unpacking case studies and workflows to match your local institution’s needs, policies, and resources.

- Identification and hands on demonstration of tools that are typically associated with digital fabrication technologies and spaces.

- Build a network of individuals and peer institutions to support a community of practice, and identify potential areas for collaboration.


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