Faculty and staff explore maker technologies at #MakeElon luncheon

Posted on: May 1, 2015 | By: Megan Porter | Filed under: Technology@Elon, Events
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: Technology@Elon, Events
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 share experiences with quadcopters, circuitry at February’s Maker Meetup

Posted on: March 10, 2015 | By: Casey Brown | Filed under: Technology@Elon, Events

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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Get connected to Elon’s maker community

Posted on: February 19, 2015 | By: Dan Reis | Filed under: Technology@Elon
Never use machines when alone

Get 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 …

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