Maker Monday – February 18 – Vinyl Cutter

Maker Monday – February 18 – Vinyl Cutter

Have you ever wanted to make your own designs for a t-shirt or your laptop? ACU’s MakerLab gives you access to the tools to make it happen. With vinyl sold by the foot, a Vinyl Express Plotter/Cutter, and a SignWarehouse Vinyl Heat Press, the MakerLab has the tools to personalize your clothing or devices. 

Join Darren Wilson, director of the MakerLab, as he walks us through the process of preparing your designs for the Vinyl Cutter.

Coaching Data: Basics of Data Visualization

Coaching Data: Basics of Data Visualization

Data analysis can be an overwhelming topic. Coaching students how to analyze their data can seem impossible. Dr. Richard Beck, author and professor of psychology, walks through his pedagogy for teaching basic data visualization in a recent Foundry Chat in the Adams Center for Teaching and Learning. His insights on data help to simplify complex topics in this 1-hour walkthrough session.

Click here to get the link for his handout.

Click here to view the video of this session on Vimeo.  

Learning Space Design | Foundry Chat

Learning Space Design | Foundry Chat

One of the many services the Innovation Foundry provides is learning space design. This past Friday during an interactive chat, we discussed some fundamentals of learning space design and how to implement those principles in ACU classrooms. If you would like more information or a consult on your learning space, please contact our specialists by emailing if@acu.edu.

Mobile Photography | Tech Tune-Up

Mobile Photography | Tech Tune-Up

Today, we talked about several things:

  • How many photos have been taken with mobile devices
  • Are the images I capture with my mobile device truly special
  • Do I understand the mechanisms taking place when I capture an image
  • Is the mobile device I use to take images good enough for every situation
  • Do I understand how to go about changing my settings and environment for the best image possible

Yeah, it was a lot of content to cover, but we hope you were able to glean some valuable information as a result. We have provided a PDF for you to go through the presentation if you like, below:

Mobile Photography

If you would like to know more about how to take better photos, we highly recommend the following:

Inspiration and other sites:

  • Apple – Apple’s official site for training anyone how to take better photos with an iPhone
  • Photojojo – Great gadgets for your smart phone