Elon Kickbox deadline extended, students have more time to submit ideas

Posted on: December 12, 2016 | By: Dan Reis | Filed under: Tech Tips
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We’ve extended the deadline for the 2nd annual Elon Kickbox until after finals! We know this is a busy time of the semester and you shouldn’t have to choose between studying for an exam and applying for a Kickbox.  Applications are now due on Monday, Dec. 19 at 8 AM, AKA, after finals 🙂 Elon Kickbox …

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Elon robotics class gears up for success

Posted on: October 25, 2016 | By: Elizabeth Kirkhorn | Filed under: Tech Tips

The study of robotics can lead its pupils to a dozen different careers, from industrial building to the construction of humanoids, and the world is paying attention. Across the board, robotics is drawing attention both for its mainstream application and futuristic intrigue. Elon University is allowing students to get ahead of this trend, offering CSC …

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Elon embraces the National Week of Making

Posted on: July 19, 2016 | By: Jessica Gore | Filed under: Tech Tips

Elon students, alumni, and faculty participated in this year’s national Week of Making with conferences, faires, and White House exhibits. We led discussions, educated the public, and even took home awards – and we wanted to make sure that you heard about it. National Week of Wha’? The National Week of making is born out of a …

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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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Students build handy astronomy instrument in Maker Hub

Posted on: February 24, 2016 | By: Maria Temming | Filed under: Tech Tips
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Tracking the sun’s position in the sky just got a whole lot easier on the eyes, thanks to a group of Elon makers. Last fall, a group of students in Maria Falbo’s Intro to Astronomy class built a handheld device in the Maker Hub, which helps amateur astronomers make accurate solar observations without risking their retinas. A …

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Elon celebrates National Day on Writing

Posted on: October 16, 2015 | By: Maria Temming | Filed under: Events & Training, News
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Elon is gearing up to celebrate the seventh annual National Day on Writing (NDoW) this Tuesday, October 20. During the NDoW, educators and students across the United States connect to share their beliefs about, motivations for, and general thoughts/feelings on writing. This is Elon’s second year participating in the event, and throughout the day there will …

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Bio professor 3D-prints microscope accessories at Maker Hub

Posted on: September 21, 2015 | By: Maria Temming | Filed under: Tech Tips
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Elon’s new makerspace, the Maker Hub, is chock full of cool gadgets for students, faculty, and staff to use for making pretty much whatever they want. From knitting needles to soldering supplies, the Maker Hub has it. Among these tools is a 3D printer, which students have used construct handy items like iPhone speakers and …

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Getting past the alpha geek mentality: makerspaces on campus

Posted on: September 15, 2015 | By: Dan Reis | Filed under: Tech Tips
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Makerspaces are popping up everywhere in North Carolina. Universities, private colleges, public schools, libraries, and non-profit organizations are building these spaces to encourage tinkering and innovation. Elon is no exception—we opened our first makerspace, dubbed the Maker Hub, this fall. Since Elon is now part of the larger maker movement in North Carolina, the university recently …

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Building the maker movement: Spring recap

Posted on: July 27, 2015 | By: Dan Reis | Filed under: Tech Tips
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It is a very exciting time to be a maker at Elon. Our makerspace, called the Maker Hub, is under construction and is set to open this fall. However, the maker movement on campus has already begun. Last spring, Elon makers held several events to build awareness and excitement about making at Elon. Below is a quick summary …

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Making the Maker Hub: Printing a 3d printer, Arduino and construction pics

Posted on: June 29, 2015 | By: Connor TeVault | Filed under: Tech Tips
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Editors note: Elon is opening a makerspace, called the Maker Hub, this fall. In preparation, student staff member Connor TeVault is spending the summer testing and configuring equipment that will go into the space. He’s keeping track of quirks and lessons learned in this series of blog posts. Learn more about the Maker Hub on …

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