Human Centered Design
(Design for America)
Learn to develop creative solutions to problems using design thinking.
Quick and Dirty Prototyping
(Design for America)
Learn to mock up designs quickly and using basic materials like cardboard and foam.
Computer-Aided Design (CAD)
Learn to use Autodesk Fusion 360 software to design 3D creations that can be printed.
(CU Fab Lab)
Learn how to use laser cutters, and their various uses such as creating acrylic cut outs that can be used in your project.
Learn how to test prototypes with real people and see why testing is so important in product development.
Learn to prototype with electronics using one of the most popular and versatile microcontrollers.
|9:00 AM||Opening Address (Turner Hall W-109)|
|9:30 AM||Team Formation and Registration (Turner Hall W-109)|
|10:00 AM||Material Checkout Opens (Fab Lab)|
|11:00 AM||1st Workshop Sessions (Various Locations)|
|12:00 PM||Lunch: Cracked Food Truck (Fab Lab Parking Lot)|
|1:30 PM||2nd Workshop Sessions (Various Locations)|
|10:00 AM||Material Checkout Closes (Fab Lab)|
|10:15 AM||Tour of Arch. Annex Tools (Architecture Annex)|
|10:30 AM||Making Ends, Prepare for Judging (Architecture Gallery)|
|11:00 AM||Judging begins (Architecture Gallery)|
|2:00 PM||Prizes and Closing Remarks (Architecture Gallery)|
|Electric Paint Pens|
|Shape Retaining Plastic|
|Temperature Sensitive Sheets|
|Raspberry Pi 2|
The event is open to students and the general public of all ages and experience levels. We are aiming for 150 participants!
Depending on your skill level, the 30 hour event might result in different outcomes. Beginners can expect to make foam and cardboard mockups. You could also learn 3D CAD and print a basic version of your idea! More experiences teams will probably be able to make something that actually works like a potential product.
Yes! We will try to help form teams or augment existing teams with your talents! We hope to have teams no bigger than 5 people.
We will have basic raw materials like acrylic, wood, and fasteners. Due to safety concerns we will try and avoid metalworking. We will also have a small number of wearable electronics and arduinos for hacking. Tools-wise we be providing sewing machines, soldering irons, 3D printers, laser cutters, and a typical set of hand tools, including drills and saws. The friendly volunteers from Fablab and Makerspace Urbana will be on hand to help!
We are in the process of securing food donations right now for the 3 main meals. We will definitely have snacks provided throughout the duration of the event!
We will have experienced makers on-site to help out if you're stuck!
Yes! Beginners are encouraged to come! We will be hosting some cool workshops to inspire you and kickstart your maker journey. If you want to learn to use a tool, just ask a volunteer and they can help you out!