Elon’s Maker Hub at the largest maker faire in NC

Posted on: April 29, 2016 | By: Maria Temming | Filed under: Maker Hub

On Saturday, April 23, Elon students, faculty, and staff participated in the Burlington Mini Maker Faire. The event drew thousands of people of all ages to the Holly Hill Mall, where various schools, organizations, business, individual hobbyists showcased their work and talked shop with other makers. The Burlington Mini Maker Faire is an event put on …

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Faculty and staff explore maker technologies at #MakeElon luncheon

Posted on: May 1, 2015 | By: Megan Porter | Filed under: Maker Hub
Participants learn about circuits. Photo by Dan Reis.

Even though the #MakeElon luncheon had already been in full swing for about 20 minutes, the sandwiches and cookies had not been touched. Faculty, staff, and students were far too busy enjoying experimenting with the different types of technology set up around the room. A few pieces of the technology on display included moldable plastic, …

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Exploring 3D printing during #MakeElon workshop

Posted on: April 30, 2015 | By: Megan Porter | Filed under: Maker Hub
One of Elon

You may have noticed the large black cart standing in the corner of Belk Library by the Writing Center. On top sits a 3D printer. At Elon’s latest #MakeElon workshop, multimedia developer J.P. Lavoie led the students, faculty and staff who attended through interactive activities to see what exactly a 3D printer is capable of. 3D design …

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Students introduced to circuitry at #MakeElon workshop

Posted on: April 17, 2015 | By: Stephanie Bedard | Filed under: Maker Hub
LittleBits Maker Meetup

What do chickens, fire trucks, and alarm clocks have in common? They are all among the projects created during a #MakeElon workshop featuring Legos and LittleBits electronics. During the workshop, Kenneth Wilson, Coordinator of Interactive Projects at Elon, guided a group of faculty and entrepreneurship students through the basics of circuitry and electronic projects before …

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Dr. Alan Russell leads instruction in the art of kirigami during #MakeElon workshop

Posted on: April 10, 2015 | By: Casey Brown | Filed under: Maker Hub

Dr. Alan Russell of the mathematics department is no stranger to the complex shapes and masterful folds of origami. This past winter term, he taught a upper-level general studies course all about the math principles involved in origami folding. But at March’s #MakeElon worshop, he took the paper-folding discipline in a new direction: kirigami. What is …

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Students share experiences with quadcopters, circuitry at February’s Maker Meetup

Posted on: March 10, 2015 | By: Casey Brown | Filed under: Maker Hub

Makerspaces, quadcopters and circuitry that syncs lighting to music: it sounds very futuristic. But this is exactly what engineering professor Dr. Scott Wolter and two of his students, juniors Jake Smith and Alex Simoneaux, have been working on here at Elon. Through Teaching and Learning Technologies’ first Maker Meetup, the team presented their work in …

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