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Maker Hub Workshops and Events

Orientation Sessions

Students wishing to make use of the Maker Hub must first attend a brief introductory session to familiarize themselves with the basic safety rules of the space, and sign our Release Waiver.

Some pieces of equipment also require their own safety orientation session before students can use them.

Orientation sessions can be delivered any time during our open hours.

Classes, clubs, or other school groups are encouraged to contact us to schedule an orientation session or a tour.

See our Safety Page for more details.

Weekly Skill Shares

We learn best when we learn together!

Join your like-minded makers at our new weekly “Skill Shares ” two-hour blocks, led by one of our community members to share a useful skill or work together on a project.

While we may sometimes run structured workshops in this time period, usually Skill Shares are casual, peer-to-peer learning events. You can get an introduction to the topic, learn a new skill, get help on a project, and connect with fellow makers to come up with new ideas and bring them to life in the Maker Hub. Makers of all skill levels are welcome; Jam Sessions work best when the group has beginners, journeymen, and experts all hanging out together.

Note: During Jam sessions, the Maker Hub remains open to all other activity. You can still sew during Arduino Thursday, or 3D print on Woodshop Wednesday.

Schedule

Students working in the maker hub

Print Making with Noah: Tuesdays 6-8pm. Learn traditional book binding, thermal binding, poster printing, pamphlet stitching, adobe suite, paper folding, and other advanced paper craft. Maker Hub community member Noah Martin makes it fun and easy! Make your own hard-bound book!

Laser Cutting with Jesse: Thursdays 6-8pm. The Maker Hub's 40-watt laser cutter is a powerful tool for making precise cuts and high-resolution engravings on wood, acrylic, leather, and even iPhones and Macbooks! Maker Hub community member Jesse Flores will help you create designs suitable for the laser cutter, understand materials, and develop fun projects.

 

Do you have a skill you want to share? Please contact us at makerhub@georgetown.edu if you'd like to set up your own weekly skillshare or one-time workshop!

Workshops

Introductory workshops are optional, but recommended for first-time users. Though workshops tend to fill up, please remember that you're always welcome to drop by the Maker Hub during our open hours to learn from our talented staff and volunteer community.

Close up image of a laser cut design featuring birds

Designing for the Laser Cutter


05:30pm - 07:00pm, Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Maker Hub, First Floor Lauinger Library

Workshop Leaders: Mike Matason and Don Undeen

The Universal VLS4.60 Laser cutter is one of the most powerful, fast, and easy-to-use tools in the Maker Hub. The detail and precision of the Laser Cutter empowers both artistic and practical projects, and the speed makes it even more useful than the 3D printers for prototyping. In this workshop, we'll  introduce you to the types of materials that can be used in the laser cutter, some useful online resources for generating designs, and techniques in Illustrator and Photoshop to unlock the creative potential of this awesome tool. 

Illustration of the Internet of Things networks

Building Devices for the Internet of Things


05:00pm - 07:30pm, Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Maker Hub, First Floor Lauinger Library

NOTE: For Best experience, bring a Laptop, loaded with the Arduino IDE http://arduino.cc

Does your refrigerator talk to your toaster? Does your front door tell your stereo to play “Hail to the Chief” when you come home? Thanks to the Internet of Things, it may soon do that and more!

Group of students looking at a laser cutter

Maker Hub Community Advisory Board Meeting


04:30pm-06:00pm, Thursday, November 30, 2017
Maker Hub, First Floor Lauinger Library

“How do we leverage the power of our awesome community to increase the Maker Hub’s visibility, impact, and sustainability?”

Join us at the Maker Hub Community Advisory Board meeting, where we discuss, brainstorm, and plan the future of the Maker Hub. Topics may include:

  • Organizing for workshops, projects and challenges

  • Policies and procedures

  • Marketing and promotion

  • Integrating with curriculum

  • New equipment and materials

  • Long-term strategy and sustainability

Paper snowflakes

Let's Make Snowflakes!


04:30pm - 06:00pm, Friday, December 8, 2017
Maker Hub, First Floor Lauinger Library

Let’s make it snow in the Maker Hub!

hands taking apart old electronics

De-Stress and De-Make In the Maker Hub


01:00pm-04:00pm, Friday, December 8, 2017
Maker Hub, First Floor Lauinger Library

If prepping for finals has your pulling your hair out, drop in to the Maker Hub to take a break! We’ll be playing with Legos, coloring in coloring books, knitting, escaping into VR, and tearing apart old electronics. Registration is preferred, but also feel free to drop-in and out as the mood strikes. 

hands taking apart old electronics

De-Stress and De-Make In the Maker Hub


01:00pm-04:00pm, Monday, December 11, 2017
Maker Hub, First Floor Lauinger Library

If prepping for finals has your pulling your hair out, drop in to the Maker Hub to take a break! We’ll be playing with Legos, coloring in coloring books, knitting, escaping into VR, and tearing apart old electronics. Registration is preferred, but also feel free to drop-in and out as the mood strikes. 

Note: Close-toed shoes must be worn for this workshop. Please see the Safety Page for all Maker Hub rules: https://www.library.georgetown.edu/makerhub/safety.

hands taking apart old electronics

De-Stress and De-Make In the Maker Hub


01:00pm-04:00pm, Monday, December 11, 2017
Maker Hub, First Floor Lauinger Library

If prepping for finals has your pulling your hair out, drop in to the Maker Hub to take a break! We’ll be playing with Legos, coloring in coloring books, knitting, escaping into VR, and tearing apart old electronics. Registration is preferred, but also feel free to drop-in and out as the mood strikes. 

Note: Close-toed shoes must be worn for this workshop. Please see the Safety Page for all Maker Hub rules: https://www.library.georgetown.edu/makerhub/safety.