News Category: workshop

September 2019 - Computational Tinkering Workshop

Sept. 15, 2019

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On Sunday, September 15th, UTeach Maker partnered with SEU to host this first weekend workshop of the Fall semester. Thanks to gracious funding from the Powell Foundation students from St. Edwards and UT Austin had the chance to build and create together. The workshop started with dinner and conversations, providing students from the different programs time to get to know each other. In addition, students participated in a community circle to share their backgrounds.

April 2019 - Printmaking and E-Textile Workshop

April 14, 2019

04-14-2019 Picture 1On Sunday, April 14th, UTeach Maker held a weekend workshop at St. Edward's University about printmaking and creating e-textiles. Our UTeach Maker Mentor, Alex Morrison, lead the workshop. The workshop kicked-off with a lesson about the history of printmaking using engravings. Participants found portraits online and then tranced the image on a sheet of paper by holding it over their laptop screen.

March 2019 - Drones, Drones, Drones

March 10, 2019

03-10-2019 Picture 1On Sunday, March 10th, UTeach Maker hosted a weekend workshop at Ann Richards Middle School called Drones, Drones, Drones. This workshop, lead by UTeach Maker Mentor Oren Connell, provided an opportunity for participants to assemble and pilot their own quad-copter drones. The workshop started with a lesson about the physics of how drones work, and how their motors and propellers provide lift.

February 2019 - Mathematical Bookbinding

Feb. 17, 2019

02-17-2019 Picture 1On Sunday February 17th, UTeach Maker had a weekend workshop featuring mathematical bookbinding lead by UTeach Maker Mentor and PhD student, Natalie Freed. Inspired by Japanese binding techniques, participants learned the mathematics behind bookbinding in order to create custom patterns where threads did not overlap. Natalie shared the history behind the binding techniques and showed several examples of both traditional books as well as her own creations.

December 2018 - Programmable Snow Globe Workshop

Dec. 9, 2018

IMG_0723 copy On Sunday 12/9, UTeach Maker joined with students from Topper Teach at St. Edwards University to create programmable snow globes using circuit playground technology. A grant from The Powell Foundation made this partnership possible. Students from both programs worked together all afternoon making their unique creations. From snow globes featuring Wonder Woman and The Hulk, to those featuring Rudolf and Santa, each was a unique and personal creation.

November 2018 - PATCHR.io Workshop - Part 2

Nov. 18, 2018

11-18-2018 Picture 1On Sunday November 18th, Eric Schneider, founder and CEO of PATCHR.io was back for the second part of the create your own printed circuit-board (PCB) workshop. After the first workshop, UTeach Makers uploaded their PCB designs that were created in PATCHR.io. Over the past month Eric and his crew reviewed the designs for errors and milled them on their Bantam Tools desktop PCB milling machine.

October 2018 - PATCHR.io Workshop - Part 1

Oct. 21, 2018

10-21-2018 Picture 1On Sunday October 21st, Eric Schneider, founder and CEO of PATCHR.io was in-house to teach how to create printed circuitboards (PCBs). This workshop took making with electronics to the next level by introducing the software and skills needed to make a custom circuitboard with LEDs that blink and fade. Eric provided numerous examples of circuitboard that could be worn as badges or pins, such as french fries with yellow LEDs or a light-up Christmas tree.

September 2018 - Vinyl Cutter Workshop

Sept. 16, 2018

09-16-2018 Picture 1On 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.

April 2018 - Maker Showcase Workshop

April 8, 2018

04-08-2018 Picture 1 Shelly and Jason hosted a UTeach Maker Showcase workshop on Sunday April 8th to help prepare our upcoming graduates from the program for their portfolio review. About half of the current cohort were there to discuss what they wanted to include in their maker philosophy, to try-out ideas for their maker-centered lessons, and to work on designing their maker projects.

February 2018 - Laser-Cutter Workshop

Feb. 25, 2018

02-25-2018 Picture 1On Sunday February 25th, UTeach Maker held a Design. Make. Take. workshop for participants to learn how to custom design their own projects on the laser-cutter. It was great to see 12 of our UTeach Makers in attendance. Jason Harron lead the workshop, where he taught participants how to create a custom vector drawing in Inkscape and cut or engrave it into a piece of birch playwood.