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Visit the MakerLab to Learn About Emerging Technology

By: Brady W Moore   Published 7:29 am / August 29, 2017

Starting on Aug. 28, the MakerLab, located on the second floor of Albertsons Library, will be staffed by three maker space coaches from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. During these times, any campus affiliate can learn about emerging technology, ask questions, get trained or get resources on the many pieces of equipment available for free for the campus community.

The MakerLab’s goal is to provide an equitable space for learners to construct their own knowledge. Coaches in the space work hard to reduce barriers to learning new technologies, and help everyone begin to identify as a maker. The MakerLab is open to everyone, and is a radically inclusive space where differences are celebrated.

Photo of HAL, the MakerLab mascot. Equipment includes, but is not limited to, FDM 3-D printers, SLA 3-D printers, soldering iron, vinyl cutter, green screen, video help, arduino and more.

When stopping by, look for the red button and meet the maker space mascot – the HAL. The Haptic Applications Laboratory (HAL) is a fun sound generator that showcases one of the things you can do with microcomputers. HAL serves the MakerLab as a mascot.