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ThinkLab featured in 2013 Higher Education Horizon Report

ThinkLab featured in 2013 Higher Education Horizon Report

Posted by on Mar 1, 2013 | 0 comments

The ThinkLab at the University of Mary Washington was featured alongside a host of other campuses for innovating with 3D printing in higher education in this year’s Higher Education Horizon Report. The Horizon Report attempts to gauge emergent technologies and the time periods that they will become mainstream, as well as campuses that are currently using them. A full copy of the report can be found on <a href=”http://www.nmc.org/publications/2013-horizon-report-higher-ed”>the NMC website</a> for download.

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24 Hour Hackathon

24 Hour Hackathon

Posted by on Nov 9, 2012 | 0 comments

On Friday, November 16th at 5pm we will kick off our first 24-hour Hackathon in the ThinkLab. If you’ve got a pet project you’ve wanted to work on and didn’t have the tools or knowledge to make it happen make plans to stop by and spend some time at the event. We will have some larger projects going on including building a new 3D printer and a CNC Mill. There will be free pizza and drinks (and maybe pancakes in the morning). We often get asked how students can use the space if they’re not a part of a class that is making use of it. This is your chance! If students want to start a club to meet regularly in the space and get access anytime the library is open this is the perfect opportunity to organize that. If this event is successful we’ll do it again in the Spring. So put it on your calendar and make plans to come!

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Coke Bottle Mini Print!

Posted by on Sep 18, 2012 |

As I was looking through Thingiverse to find my very first print I stumbled upon a Coca-Cola vintage bottle and settled for it. This is what my attempt should be…

This thing brought to you by Thingiverse.com

Luckily when I went to print that is precisely what I got, perhaps a little less detail due to smaller size, but still what I was expecting!

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New Subdomain! Horray!

Posted by on Sep 11, 2012 |

Hey there, so how many of you have ever heard of 3D printing?

Well I certainly had no clue what it was until about a week ago. I’m this course called “Makerbots & Mashups”, and when I signed up I couldn’t tell what it had to do with until I walked into class and saw these large complex looking machines called, well, makerbots. These things let you print in 3-dimensional objects out of plastic.

Interested? Not fully understanding what kind of course I’m in?

Either way, check out my progress in the course here at my new subdomain! Cool stuff is on the way people! I’ll keep you posted!

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UMW Rocks The Box!

UMW Rocks The Box!

Posted by on Sep 6, 2012 | 3 comments

Last week our students began the first of many projects in Makerbots and Mashups, a freshman seminar course at the University of Mary Washington on “making things” using 3D printers, electronics, robotics, and more. We wanted to students to begin the process of exploring how to conceptualize gears and moving parts without worrying about being perfect or using electronics. This project is called Cardboard Automata.

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Hello There!

Posted by on Sep 5, 2012 |

My name is Desi and yes, my world is in fact full of smiles and happiness. I hope that this website will give you somewhat of a pleasant glimpse into the Wonderful World of Desi. Be sure to check out my subdomains as well, I’ll keep posting links to ‘em on here as I create them. Enjoy!

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