As part of my Fellowship at NCSU Libraries I have been assigned to a strategic initiative focused on launching and maintaining the makerspace that opened at D.H. Hill Library in June 2015. As part of that work I have developed and delivered a number of workshops to makerspace patrons and to graduate and undergraduate courses across the disciplines.
All of these sessions focus on beginner users and are organized around three broad learning goals: (1) participants will know how to get started using a new technology; (2) participants will feel comfortable exploring new tools and methods; (3) participants know where and how to get more information and help. Every workshop begins with a discussion of first principles and a hands-on guided activity, and always includes some open, exploratory time, where participants experiment with new techniques and new ideas, and push deeper into more advanced topics.
- Electronics Prototyping
- Designing for the Laser Cutter
- Critical Making
- Introduction to eTextiles
- Getting Started with 3D Modeling & Printing
- Introduction to Lilypad Arduino