Fairy Dress

A student created a fairy dress for her final project for theater class. The assignment was to design a costume and she chose to bring her creation to life by sewing it life-size!

It started as an idea, a sketch…

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And it became this!

Laura & Fairy Dress

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She sewed fabric flowers to the top section of the dress as well as the tulle, which creates the illusion that flowers are floating on a sea of pink. Nice work!

If anyone else is interested in making clothes, we have a mannequin in the makerspace!

Teen Tech Week 2017 was a blast! We celebrated it March 8th-10th and used a drop-in format so that students could come and go, try new materials, and focus on what they were most interest in. Here are a few photos highlighting our week.

Sphero SPRK+ 3D Accessories

The newest member of our robot family has a new 3D printed cart! Here’s how the cart was made:

A few weeks ago our Sphero SPRK+ came in the mail, and this past week folks in the makerspace have been creating accessories for it! The plans for the cart were on Thingiverse, but they were adjusted in Cura and Tinkercad. The purpose of the cart is to put a GoPro camera on the back.

The cart was printed in four separate pieces: the head, the body, and two wheels. The prints took approximately 10-15 hours to complete.

Once the cart was assembled, the head piece fits around the robot (which can change colors!), and then you can control it through an app for the iPad called Lightning Lab.           makerspacesphero1

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Come to the makerspace today to try out the robot!

Angler Fish Light

A student constructed this unique, useful pendant lamp with Popsicle sticks and fabric. It has a hollow structure that you can string a bulb and power source through. How cool is this!?

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3D Airplane Wing

What did you make?

A 3D model of an airplane wing using CAD software.

Why did you make it?

I made the model for a senior capstone project which looked at how to make airplane wings more efficient.

What did you learn while making it that might be useful to others?

  • Revise, revise, revise.
  • Quick pro types are the future. The 3D printer allows me to go back and remake today instead of waiting as long as a year (common in older pro types).

 

Here are a few pictures of the printing process:

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Thank you for sharing your project with us, and inspiring other makers!

 

3D Figurines

A pre-tech class used the Ultimaker 2 to make 30 game pieces for board games that they designed for class. The prints took roughly 20 minutes each to make, and were painted after the printing was complete. Three different characters were made: wizards, swordsmen, and archers. Look how tiny they are!

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Pokémon Togepi

Today we spoke with a student who wanted to improve her 3D modeling skills and translate a character that she loves into a valuable learning experience. Here she will tell us about what she made:

Who are you?

Mars Doubleday.

What did you make?

A 3D Togepi print (Pokémon character).

Why did you make it?

I wanted to test out my modeling skills and I like Togepi.

How did you make it?

Mars used Tinkercad to design the Togepi and then used our Ultimaker 2 to 3D print it.

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Printing in progress…

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What did you learn while making it that might be useful to others? 

Mars originally wanted to paint the triangles red and blue, but found that painting them was more difficult than she thought. Instead, she has opted to leave the print in the original color.

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