On Sunday, September 16th UTeach Maker held its first-weekend workshop of the Fall semester. Using our new Silhouette Cameo 3, about a dozen UTeach Makers were in attendance to create their own vinyl stickers. The afternoon kicked off with boxed lunches in the Step 1 classroom before moving to the workroom to learn about cutting card stock, vinyl, and other materials. After a brief demonstration from Jason on how to cut lettering and shapes for bulletin boards, UTeach Makers had their chance to design their own creation.
Using an adhesive vinyl, UTeach Makers chose their own colors from 12x12" sheets to create customized shapes and lettering. This included Miriam cutting out backward lettering to add text that could be seen through the glass of her classroom door and Mao creating stickers for the back of her laptop. In addition, UTeach Makers learned how to convert vector drawings from SVG to DXF to make a wide variety of images compatible with the vinyl cutter.