Get connected to Elon’s maker community

Posted on: February 19, 2015 | By: Dan Reis | Filed under: Tech Tips
Never use machines when aloneGet connected to the maker community this spring through a series of events led by Elon makers. At these events, you’ll learn about interesting technologies (like 3d printing) and futuristic projects happening at Elon (like a quadcopter delivery system). If you don’t consider yourself a maker (yet), don’t worry. The workshops require no prior experience and are open to all Elon students, faculty and staff. Makers at Elon come from nearly every department and unit on campus, including the arts, computing science, education, English, engineering, entrepreneurship, environmental sciences,  philosophy, physical plant among many others. Everyone is welcome and has something to contribute. Read on for a list of events this semester, including workshops, meetups and more.

What’s planned

  • Maker meetups – Hear about maker projects at Elon and elsewhere. Read about the quadcopter project from the first Maker Meetup.
  • Maker workshops – Get hands-on and learn about maker tools and technologies. This spring we’ll learn about Arduinos, 3d design, paper pop-ups and a robot head.
  • MobileMaker hours – A chance to see (and play with) the tools in the MobileMaker in the Oaks neighborhood, including a 3d printer.

MORE: What is a makerspace? Check out this makerspace flyer (PDF)

Event details and RSVP

See Elon Technology’s Facebook page for a full schedule and to RSVP (we’re using Facebook events for the RSVPs. If you don’t have a Facebook account, you can RSVP by emailing me). All these events are open to Elon students, faculty and staff.

Please help support the maker culture at Elon by attending these events and spreading the word. Share this post (or the Facebook events) with your organizations, friends, classes, etc.

Have a workshop idea? Need some help on a project? Let us know about it in the comments.

Image by Flickr user Matt Jones | CC BY-NC-SA

Dan Reis

Dan Reis

Dan Reis is an Instructional Technologist with Elon University’s Teaching and Learning Technologies.

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2 responses to “Get connected to Elon’s maker community”

  1. BioStop says:

    All these events are open to Elon students, faculty and staff, and for others not? Anyway i want to follow on facebook page…

  2. Admin Reis says:

    We’re focusing on Elon faculty, staff and students. But I don’t think we’d turn down any community members who wanted to join us.