Author: Maddie Fernandez

Instructions  Decide what surface and pattern you will be making your mosaic onDifferent surfaces will require different amounts of grout. The mosaics can go on items that require a mold to make or on the tops of surfaces such as tables, pencil holders, mirrors. (below are some examples)Models can be made from silicone and items to recycle.  Arrange stones into a design you like, then start gluing the...

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Instructions  Cut cotton fat quarters to size, typically one of the provided quarters will be good for keeping a variety of food fresh.Preheat oven to 200 degrees FGet the baking sheet out and place parchment paper on it, make sure it covers all of the sheet so clean up is easier.Lay out the cotton fabric (iron flat if needed) on the parchment paper.Sprinkle beeswax pellets (moderate...

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Over winter quarter, out of various courses offered in CDM’s new industrial design program, which includes a major and a minor, students had the opportunity to take a materials and processes course on wood. The course: ID 210 (a 2-credit course) was taught by Brian Johnson. Students learnt about the biology of wood for the first couple weeks and then jumped into the design...

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You will need: -zipper -sewing machine -pins -seam zipper Take a picture of how the original zipper is placed in your garment before using a seam ripper to remove it from the garment. Use a seam zipper to cut through the stitch line on the zipper until it is free from the garment. Pull off any loose threads.  Take a new zipper (make sure it works) and place it in the same...

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Discussion Topics and Brain Storming from the University of Wisconsin's "Green Makerspace" Meeting   Partnerships can help direct what types of materials are being purchased and used as well as how waste is directed in and out of makerspaces   3D printing causes most visible waste due to : Inexperienced users 3D printing Failed prints/machine problems People leaving prints / never collecting prints People printing without putting...

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  To download files to 3D print Java worlds are needed, so it is necessary to convert whichever world you are looking to print from into Java. Most Minecraft platforms such as Minecraft Education use Bedrock as it allows for better cross platform play while the Java PC version allows for more customization. It is also easier to print from Java so that is the avenue...

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Hello! Today, I decided to write a post for the IRL as I explored the world of cooking with a Crock Pot. Now, I grew up in Minnesota—the epicenter of the paisley-printed slower cooker—and have been eating crock pot meals since I can remember. Pot roast and pulled pork are staples in my family. But now I am living on my own in Chicago and...

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  Leaves are falling, coats have to be worn but what about your summer plants? It can be confusing to know how to take care of our plants as it gets colder and hopefully this guide will help answer some questions. It is important to know some key terminology: Growing Zone, Perennial, Annual, First frost, Overwintering.      What is my Growing Zone?   A grow Zone uses climate data to...

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With many remote classes planned for this coming Fall Quarter, staying on track with everything can be stressful and overwhelming. Here at the IRL, we’ve taken the time to put together a list of resources that may assist you in staying productive and on track:   MS OneNote: It allows you to take notes with a stylus if you are on a touchscreen laptop or iPad. The...

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