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The Spark Workshops Summer 2020

In cooperation with the University’s response to COVID-19, The Spark Makerspace at the University of North Texas Libraries physical locations are evaluating operations to support UNT student needs. THe Willis location is underconstruction for the summer 2020 and most operations over the summer will be handled through remote sessions or when appropriate in the Discovery Park location.

The Makers have limited access to our physical collection. Most of what we do have is at our Discovery Park Location. We are working to get materials that students need to check out to be available at teh DP location. If you are in need of makerspace items please send an email to thespark@unt.edu

 

The makerspace team continues to offer online workshops as well as consultations. Keep up with making and makerspace happenings through our blog.

 

We look forward to seeing you again when UNT opens.

- Your Makerspace Crew

 

At this time, we are offering most of our April workshops via ZOOM. If you registered for the workshop, we will send you a zoom link to sign in to the workshop. If you would like register go here: http://bit.ly/FacWorkReg


April 2020

Event

Date

Time

Location

Getting Started with Sewing

April 1

6:00 pm

Online with ZOOM

Getting Started with 3D Scanning and Modeling

April 2

12:30 pm

Online with ZOOM* can discuss scanning but will mostly be modeling using Fusion360

Getting Started with Illustrator for Lasercutting

April 6

1:00 pm

Online with ZOOM

Getting to Know TinkerCAD

April 7

2:30 pm

Online with ZOOM

Getting Started with Crochet

April 8

6:30 pm

Online with ZOOM

Getting Started With 3D modeling

April 9

7:00 pm

Online with ZOOM

Getting Started With Cricut Design Space

April 14

6:00 pm

Online with ZOOM

Getting Started with Soldering April 16 1:00 pm CANCELED

Exploring the Intersection of Science and Technology

April 17

2:00 pm

Online with ZOOM

 

March 2020

Event

Date

Time

Location

Getting Started with Graphic Design

March 3

3:00 pm

Willis 138

Getting Started with 3D Scanning and Modeling

March 4

12:30 pm

Discovery Park M130

Exploring the Intersection of Science and Technology

March 4

2:00 pm

Willis 138

Getting Started with Knitting

March 5

3:00 pm

Willis 138

Getting Started with Arduino

March 16

3:30 pm

CANCELED

Tea Break Bio and Brewing

March 17

4:00 pm

CANCELED

Introduction to Fermentation

March 18

2:00 pm

CANCELED

Getting Started with Soldering

March 19

1:00 pm

CANCELED

Getting Started with Computer Numerical Control Milling (aka CNC)

March 23

1:00 pm

CANCELED

Getting Started with Adobe Premier

March 24

11:00 am

CANCELED

Exploring the Intersection of Science and Technology

March 25

2:00 pm

CANCELED

Getting Started with Solidworks

March 26

5:00 pm

CANCELED

Getting Started with VR Design using Unity

March 31

4:00 pm

Online with ZOOM

February 2020

Event

Date

Time

Location

Getting Started with Hand & Power Tools

February 4

4:00 pm

Discovery Park M130

Getting Started with Zine

February 5

6:00 pm

Willis 138

Getting Started with CNC Milling

February 10

4:00 pm

Discovery Park M130

Getting Started with Cricut Design Space

February 12

1:00 pm

Willis 138

Getting Started with Lasercutting

February 13

2:00 pm

Willis 138

Getting Started with 3D Modeling using TinkerCAD

February 15

11:00 am

Willis 138

Engineering Week: Factory Workshop: How to 3D Print

February 18

2:00 pm

Discovery Park M130

Unreal Game Engine for Virtual Reality

February 19

7:00 pm

Willis 138

Engineering Week: Factory Workshop: How to Solder

February 20

11:00 am, 12:00 & 1:00 pm

Discovery Park M130

Getting Started with DSLR Cameras

February 24

6:00 pm

Willis 138

Getting Started with Arduino

February 25

3:30 pm

Discovery Park M130

Getting Started with 3D Modeling

February 27

6:00 pm

Willis 138

 

Getting Started with Hand & Power Tools - The key to any job is having the right tool for the task at hand. Join a knowledge specialist to learn about the hand and power tools available at The Factory Makerspace in Discovery Park.

Getting Started with Zine - Zines are a form of self-expression often used to memorialize a moment and time or a topic the author is passionate about. However one may choose to use it, our knowledge specialist is ready to share information about the history of Zine art and how to make your own.

Getting Started with CNC Milling - Join a Factory knowledge specialist to learn the basics and explore the CNC mills Carvey and Othermill, which are desktop 3-axis CNC milling machines.

Getting Started with Cricut Design Space - Join our knowledge specialist to learn how to harness the power of Circuit machines. In this workshop, you can customize a Valentine's Day card while learning the best way to develop your personal designs.

Getting Started with Lasercutting - Join our knowledge specialist to learn how to take advantage of the features of a laser cutter. In this workshop, you will learn how to set up your files for use on the laser cutter, as well as an overview of what laser cutters have to offer to your projects.

Getting Started with 3D Modeling using TinkerCAD - Join a Factory knowledge specialist to learn, explore, and share knowledge about 3D modeling using TinkerCAD. TinkerCAD is a free online 3D modeling software to help individuals of all levels learn to design in 3D.

Engineering Week: Factory Workshop: How to 3D Print - Join a Factory knowledge specialist to learn, explore, and share knowledge about 3D printing, its history, the variety and styles of printers, and how they are being used today. The specialist will also highlight aspects of 3D modeling including suggested tools to perfect one's ideas.

Engineering Week: Factory Workshop: How to Solder - In this workshop, we will cover important safety awareness when using solder and soldering tools. Then, join us in building a kit to teach the foundation for through-hole soldering techniques. After you have successfully assembled the kit, you will have a better knowledge of through-hole soldering and the tools, methods, and terminology for soldering.

Unreal Game Engine for Virtual Reality - Learn how to use various tools within the Unreal game engine to create and sculpt virtual reality environments and designs for game development.

Getting Started with DSLR Cameras - Join our knowledge specialist to learn the plethora of features for a DSLR camera. Bring your own to learn some options to help you get the best image and impact you want.

Getting Started with Arduino - Join our knowledge specialist for an overview of Arduino. In this session, there will be an introduction to micro controllers, the OS for Arduino, and some essential work.

Getting Started with 3D Modeling - Join a Factory knowledge specialist to learn, explore, and share knowledge about 3D modeling using TinkerCAD. TinkerCAD is a free online 3D modeling software to help individuals of all levels learn to design in 3D.

Suggest a Workshop or Meetup

Please fill out this form if you would like to suggest a workshop or meetup for The Factory to consider. We will be in touch soon to discuss the details of your submission. 

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