3D printing

Date published: April 05, 2019

3D Printing, Waterjet and laser cutting and scanning workshops

Monday 6th May 10-11 / Wednesday 8th May 2-3

Tech Intro – Waterjet Cutting

Get up close and personal with the Maker Space's new 5-axis waterjet cutter and learn more about how this incredible technology works.

This machine cuts through tough materials with a narrow jet of extremely high-pressure water (up to 45,000 PSI) with a small amount of abrasive grit mixed in. Using it you can cut a variety of materials, inch thick steel, aluminium sheet, fibreglass, that would otherwise be unsuitable for cutting with a laser cutter, or would be tedious to cut by hand or with traditional machining processes.

Sign up on Eventbrite for either Monday morning or Wednesday afternoon for a brief introduction to waterjet cutting.

Monday 13th May 10-11 / Wednesday 15th May 2-3

Tech Intro – Laser scanning

Next week’s workshops at the Maker Space are offering the opportunity to get acquainted with the Laser Scanning Arm in the Morson Engine Room. Capable of digitising objects using both a touch probe and a non-contact laser scanner this equipment is perfect for getting smooth, organic shapes into the computer for further work, inspecting machined parts or transferring fragile and delicate workpieces into the digital realm at high resolution. From there you can work your data more in CAD, or send to a 3D printer.

Sign up on Eventbrite for either Monday morning or Wednesday afternoon for a brief introduction to this highly capable process.

Monday 20th May 10-11 / Wednesday 22nd May

Intro to Arduino: 01:  Getting Started

Are you interested in making your own electronic devices, but don't know where to start? Want to make something move? Light up some LEDs? Add a bit of interactivity to an exhibit?

In this hour-long introductory session, we start with the very basics. You will learn how to program an Arduino microcontroller development board, learn some basic electronics, control some LED lights and get well on the way to being a dab hand at Making.

Both staff and students are encouraged to come along and learn something new. The Maker Space will be open for further experimentation afterwards, so you can stick around if you want.

Sign up on Eventbrite for either Monday morning or Wednesday afternoon for Intro to Arduino: 0.1 - Getting Started

Monday 27th May 10 – 11 / Wednesday 29th May 2-3

Intro to Arduino: 02: Heat, Humidity & Light

In this hour-long introductory session you will use an Arduino to learn how to sense light, measure ambient temperature and humidity and control the brightness of LEDs in response.

Both staff and students from the University are encouraged to come along and learn something new. The Maker Space will be open for further experimentation afterwards, so you can stick around if you want.

It is recommended that you have at least some prior experience using an Arduino, you can upload a program and know how to hook up an external LED for example. If this scares you, perhaps take our Arduino 01: Getting Started session beforehand.

Sign up on Eventbrite for either Monday morning or Wednesday afternoon for Intro to Arduino: 0.1 - Getting Started

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