Author: Meg Moore

Join us on Friday, August 6th at 1 pm for the Mini Cloud Lamp workshop, where we will go through designing and building your very own miniature cloud lamp. This workshop will be about 1 and a half hours long, and at the end you'll walk out with your very own cloud! Sign up here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mini-cloud-lamp-workshop-lincoln-park-tickets-163091608391 ...

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Hello Blue Demons!   The Office of Student Engagement is hosting a virtual contest to continue DePaul's annual gnome tradition. From Feb. 24th - 28th, students will be able to create an avatar and travel around a virtual space to find hidden gnomes within the map and chat with other Blue Demons. Once a student finds a gnome they will be able to complete a form and enter to...

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] My roommates and I became obsessed with finding new ways to reuse wax after joining Noelle's Candle Making Workshop. There was a lot of trial and error but I hope that you can learn from my experience. Here is guide of how to avoid a mess and take your candle making up a notch! If you are a beginner check out Noelle's workshop first. http://irl.depaul.edu/candle-making-at-home-kit/      DO   Lay...

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Our makerspace took on a huge mask order this summer and we have now sewn over 830 masks. Lead by Declan and Rachel, our team ordered custom DePaul fabric and distributed mask materials and sewing machines to our employees across Chicago and out of state.   As this project kept growing, our team expanded as well. We branched out to family members and got two new employees...

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Kendamas are a popular Japanese cup and ball game. When I first started at the IRL, I bought a ball and combined it with the physical grip of a 3D printed kendama  that my coworker Jake created for me on Fusion 360 . ** There are fully modeled free files on Thingiverse now from other creators now like:   https://www.thingiverse.com/search?q=kendama&type=things&sort=relevant     I recently cracked my print when I was practicing....

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Now that it's cold enough for comfort food it's time for Halupkies.  A Czech stuffed cabbage recipe. For any of my polish friends this is a Gołąbki - (similar to the word for pigeons, which refers to the shape of the birds body and the shape of the food) This dish is made in Russia and Turkey as well. family always makes this in bulk because they can...

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The holidays are a time of family, and giving but also unfortunately waste. Wrapping paper isn't recyclable in every county and sometimes is layered with plastics or foil. With the last minute rush gift prep consider therese more sustainable options.     *My examples aren't waste free, I use plastic scotch tape and plastic stickers but they are more sustainable because I didn't have to go to a...

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] I’m sure you’ve all tried some form of savory crepe, but have you tried savory pancakes? Here are two simple recipes to test out in your kitchen. Scallion Pancakes (my personal favorite) and Kimchi Pancakes .   ****If you are looking for something different another fun idea to try potato pancakes.***** https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/14089/potato-pancakes-i/         Scallion pancakes or Kimchi Pancakes   Ingredients: Flour (2 cups) for Scallion pancakes chop up atleast 5 scallions OR if you want kimchi...

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Know any Dr. Who fans? Celebrate the upcoming Anniversary of the first episode airing in November 23rd 1963 with some remote 3D prints. Utilize our remote resources with our print form http://irl.depaul.edu/remote-fabrication/ .             Thingiverse is full of talented 3D modelers who create fun designs for anyone to print for free. Here are some ideas below. If you have any questions about how to send in files, make...

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Now that it's both Latinx Heritage month and Spooky Season, we're ending this week with the best of both worlds. Here are some pieces by latinx artists with creepy elements like snakes, skulls, and more.     *none of this work is ours, we are showcasing our favorite artists and the rights belong to them         Ilse Valfré   Nothing says spooky like this LA artist who's trademark styles are her dark...

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