Nil’s trike project

Nil’s trike project

Here’s a shot of my most recent trike project. This has been a fun project to work on. The frame was hacked from an Outback mountain board I’ve had for about five years (used for windsurfing on parking lots during winter). The electric motor kit for rear...

Maker Academy 2014

The ACU Maker Lab is offering its first Maker Academy this summer. Classes combine problem-solving activities, technology, with contemporary maker movement. Students will learn design thinking, the basics of rapid prototyping and digital fabrication, and how to...

ACU Maker Lab Open for Business

We’re a month out from the opening but I want to acknowledge all the work done to get us to where we are today. We’ve come a long way from an empty shell in late August to our open house Oct. 18. The amount of work done both by employees of the Maker Lab and...

Jacob’s Dream at Smithsonian X 3D

This week a group of faculty and technology leaders from campus will be in Washington, D.C. to explore the future of 3D printing in the arts. The Smithsonian X 3D event will include representatives from the Department of Art & Design and from the Maker Lab,...

Angry Birds back in 2013

This fall the Introduction to Engineering & Physics class built life-sized Angry Bird launchers for the second year in a row. This project involved more than 70 students, primarily drawn from the freshman class. Four Engineering & Physics professors led the...