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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]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] 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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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] In collaboration with our friends at Chicago Public Schools' Lane Tech, the IRL is running a pilot program 3D printer club beginning February 24th. The club will meet once a week on Wednesday from 3:30pm-4:30pm until the end of the academic year.   During our meetings, we'll cover building Creality Ender 3 3D printers and modifying them. In turn, we'll send you a free 3D printer, and...

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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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