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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 Policies and Procedures page for more details.

Weekly Skill Shares

We learn best when we learn together!

Depending on availability of experienced leaders, we sometimes run Weekly Skill Shares on topics of interest to our community. In the past we've held weekly sessions on Book Binding, 3D Printing, and Electronics. Weekly Skill Shares are less structured than a workshop, and more of a way for people with similar interests to get together to help each other with their projects and exchange ideas. Keep an eye on the Public Events Calendar for Weekly Skill Shares, or contact makerhub@georgetown.edu to set up your own. 

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. Take a look at our Skills Calendar to see what skills available to be taught during our open hours.

 

Maker Hub Public Events Calendar 

This is the Maker Hub Public Events Calendar, where we share upcoming workshops, presentations, open club meetings, weekly skill shares, and other activities open to the public. We will also display our open hours and those rare occasions when the Maker Hub is closed to everyone.

"It's Your Maker Hub"

You are welcome to use the Maker Hub to share a skill or show off a project. If you'd like to host an event or run a workshop in the Maker Hub, please contact makerhub@georgetown.edu to make arrangements. Please bear in mind that the Maker Hub cannot be reserved for private events, though the adjacent Idea Lab can be reserved.

Design for for Laser Cutter

Design for Laser Cutter


05:00 PM-07:00 PM, Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Online Workshop
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 (and their free alternatives) to unlock the creative potential of this awesome tool. You’ll learn how to engrave photos, make wood flexible, and create 3-Dimensional objects that fit together without glue.
People gathered around a table in the Maker Hub working on projects

Maker Hub Online Open Hours


2:00pm-4:00pm,
Repeats every week every Friday 15 times.
Friday, August 28, 2020, Friday, September 4, 2020, Friday, September 11, 2020, Friday, September 18, 2020, Friday, September 25, 2020, Friday, October 2, 2020, Friday, October 9, 2020, Friday, October 16, 2020, Friday, October 23, 2020, Friday, October 30, 2020, Friday, November 6, 2020, Friday, November 13, 2020, Friday, November 20, 2020, Friday, November 27, 2020, Friday, December 4, 2020
Online Via Zoom

Every Friday from 2-4pm, the Maker Hub will be hosting “Open Hours” on zoom.

This is a great time to drop in, see what other people are up to, and share your work.

Struggling with a project? Let’s brainstorm solutions!

Need a bit of accountability in the time of physical isolation? Check in with us every week to share your progress.

Overview of 3D scanning and modeling tools

Overview of 3D scanning and modeling tools


06:00 PM-08:00 PM, Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Online Workshop
Moving beyond TinkerCAD. Creative 3D work, especially with real-world components, requires working with a variety of software tools. Photogrammetry software allows you to turn 3D images into 3D models. Other tools will help you clean up your scans, combine them with other objects, place them in 3D environments, and share them online. This workshop will provide an overview of, and hands-on experience with, a wide array of free 3D scanning (photogrammetry), modeling, and sharing tools. Tools to be covered include (install in advance if you are interested in trying out these tools during the workshop): Photogrammetry tools; Trnio; Meshlab; Meshmixer; Blender; Sketchup; Sketchfab; and more!
People gathered around a table in the Maker Hub working on projects

Maker Hub Online Open Hours


2:00pm-4:00pm, Friday, August 28, 2020, Friday, September 4, 2020, Friday, September 11, 2020, Friday, September 18, 2020, Friday, September 25, 2020, Friday, October 2, 2020, Friday, October 9, 2020, Friday, October 16, 2020, Friday, October 23, 2020, Friday, October 30, 2020, Friday, November 6, 2020, Friday, November 13, 2020, Friday, November 20, 2020, Friday, November 27, 2020, Friday, December 4, 2020
Online Via Zoom

Every Friday from 2-4pm, the Maker Hub will be hosting “Open Hours” on zoom.

This is a great time to drop in, see what other people are up to, and share your work.

Struggling with a project? Let’s brainstorm solutions!

Need a bit of accountability in the time of physical isolation? Check in with us every week to share your progress.

Programming in 3D with codeBlocks with TinkerCAD

Programming in 3D with codeBlocks with TinkerCAD


05:00 PM-07:00 PM, Thursday, October 8, 2020
Online Workshop
TinkerCAD is a seemingly simple online 3D modeling software which actually contains some really sophisticated tools for “parametric design,” aka CODING in 3D! Called “CodeBlocks,” this graphical programming environment lets you write software that can build and move 3d models dynamically. This saves you a lot of work if your design is complex, repetitive, or if you want to make several versions with variations. CodeBlocks is also a great way to learn the basics of programming with a fun, useful output. In this hands-on workshop, we’ll cover the basics of variables, conditional statements, loops, and use our new skills to build personalized 3d models that we can print or share online. No previous coding or 3d modeling experience is required.
People gathered around a table in the Maker Hub working on projects

Maker Hub Online Open Hours


2:00pm-4:00pm, Friday, August 28, 2020, Friday, September 4, 2020, Friday, September 11, 2020, Friday, September 18, 2020, Friday, September 25, 2020, Friday, October 2, 2020, Friday, October 9, 2020, Friday, October 16, 2020, Friday, October 23, 2020, Friday, October 30, 2020, Friday, November 6, 2020, Friday, November 13, 2020, Friday, November 20, 2020, Friday, November 27, 2020, Friday, December 4, 2020
Online Via Zoom

Every Friday from 2-4pm, the Maker Hub will be hosting “Open Hours” on zoom.

This is a great time to drop in, see what other people are up to, and share your work.

Struggling with a project? Let’s brainstorm solutions!

Need a bit of accountability in the time of physical isolation? Check in with us every week to share your progress.

People gathered around a table in the Maker Hub working on projects

Maker Hub Online Open Hours


2:00pm-4:00pm, Friday, August 28, 2020, Friday, September 4, 2020, Friday, September 11, 2020, Friday, September 18, 2020, Friday, September 25, 2020, Friday, October 2, 2020, Friday, October 9, 2020, Friday, October 16, 2020, Friday, October 23, 2020, Friday, October 30, 2020, Friday, November 6, 2020, Friday, November 13, 2020, Friday, November 20, 2020, Friday, November 27, 2020, Friday, December 4, 2020
Online Via Zoom

Every Friday from 2-4pm, the Maker Hub will be hosting “Open Hours” on zoom.

This is a great time to drop in, see what other people are up to, and share your work.

Struggling with a project? Let’s brainstorm solutions!

Need a bit of accountability in the time of physical isolation? Check in with us every week to share your progress.

Connect with Handmade Cards

Connect with Handmade Cards


6:00 PM-7:00 PM, Thursday, October 22, 2020
Online Workshop
Make your own cards and envelopes using supplies from around the house. Use the templates, or the measurements from the templates to create your own cards. Use markers, crayons, pencils, paint, stamps or stencils (whatever you have on hand) to decorate the cards.
People gathered around a table in the Maker Hub working on projects

Maker Hub Online Open Hours


2:00pm-4:00pm, Friday, August 28, 2020, Friday, September 4, 2020, Friday, September 11, 2020, Friday, September 18, 2020, Friday, September 25, 2020, Friday, October 2, 2020, Friday, October 9, 2020, Friday, October 16, 2020, Friday, October 23, 2020, Friday, October 30, 2020, Friday, November 6, 2020, Friday, November 13, 2020, Friday, November 20, 2020, Friday, November 27, 2020, Friday, December 4, 2020
Online Via Zoom

Every Friday from 2-4pm, the Maker Hub will be hosting “Open Hours” on zoom.

This is a great time to drop in, see what other people are up to, and share your work.

Struggling with a project? Let’s brainstorm solutions!

Need a bit of accountability in the time of physical isolation? Check in with us every week to share your progress.

People gathered around a table in the Maker Hub working on projects

Maker Hub Online Open Hours


2:00pm-4:00pm, Friday, August 28, 2020, Friday, September 4, 2020, Friday, September 11, 2020, Friday, September 18, 2020, Friday, September 25, 2020, Friday, October 2, 2020, Friday, October 9, 2020, Friday, October 16, 2020, Friday, October 23, 2020, Friday, October 30, 2020, Friday, November 6, 2020, Friday, November 13, 2020, Friday, November 20, 2020, Friday, November 27, 2020, Friday, December 4, 2020
Online Via Zoom

Every Friday from 2-4pm, the Maker Hub will be hosting “Open Hours” on zoom.

This is a great time to drop in, see what other people are up to, and share your work.

Struggling with a project? Let’s brainstorm solutions!

Need a bit of accountability in the time of physical isolation? Check in with us every week to share your progress.

People gathered around a table in the Maker Hub working on projects

Maker Hub Online Open Hours


2:00pm-4:00pm, Friday, August 28, 2020, Friday, September 4, 2020, Friday, September 11, 2020, Friday, September 18, 2020, Friday, September 25, 2020, Friday, October 2, 2020, Friday, October 9, 2020, Friday, October 16, 2020, Friday, October 23, 2020, Friday, October 30, 2020, Friday, November 6, 2020, Friday, November 13, 2020, Friday, November 20, 2020, Friday, November 27, 2020, Friday, December 4, 2020
Online Via Zoom

Every Friday from 2-4pm, the Maker Hub will be hosting “Open Hours” on zoom.

This is a great time to drop in, see what other people are up to, and share your work.

Struggling with a project? Let’s brainstorm solutions!

Need a bit of accountability in the time of physical isolation? Check in with us every week to share your progress.

People gathered around a table in the Maker Hub working on projects

Maker Hub Online Open Hours


2:00pm-4:00pm, Friday, August 28, 2020, Friday, September 4, 2020, Friday, September 11, 2020, Friday, September 18, 2020, Friday, September 25, 2020, Friday, October 2, 2020, Friday, October 9, 2020, Friday, October 16, 2020, Friday, October 23, 2020, Friday, October 30, 2020, Friday, November 6, 2020, Friday, November 13, 2020, Friday, November 20, 2020, Friday, November 27, 2020, Friday, December 4, 2020
Online Via Zoom

Every Friday from 2-4pm, the Maker Hub will be hosting “Open Hours” on zoom.

This is a great time to drop in, see what other people are up to, and share your work.

Struggling with a project? Let’s brainstorm solutions!

Need a bit of accountability in the time of physical isolation? Check in with us every week to share your progress.

People gathered around a table in the Maker Hub working on projects

Maker Hub Online Open Hours


2:00pm-4:00pm, Friday, August 28, 2020, Friday, September 4, 2020, Friday, September 11, 2020, Friday, September 18, 2020, Friday, September 25, 2020, Friday, October 2, 2020, Friday, October 9, 2020, Friday, October 16, 2020, Friday, October 23, 2020, Friday, October 30, 2020, Friday, November 6, 2020, Friday, November 13, 2020, Friday, November 20, 2020, Friday, November 27, 2020, Friday, December 4, 2020
Online Via Zoom

Every Friday from 2-4pm, the Maker Hub will be hosting “Open Hours” on zoom.

This is a great time to drop in, see what other people are up to, and share your work.

Struggling with a project? Let’s brainstorm solutions!

Need a bit of accountability in the time of physical isolation? Check in with us every week to share your progress.

People gathered around a table in the Maker Hub working on projects

Maker Hub Online Open Hours


2:00pm-4:00pm, Friday, August 28, 2020, Friday, September 4, 2020, Friday, September 11, 2020, Friday, September 18, 2020, Friday, September 25, 2020, Friday, October 2, 2020, Friday, October 9, 2020, Friday, October 16, 2020, Friday, October 23, 2020, Friday, October 30, 2020, Friday, November 6, 2020, Friday, November 13, 2020, Friday, November 20, 2020, Friday, November 27, 2020, Friday, December 4, 2020
Online Via Zoom

Every Friday from 2-4pm, the Maker Hub will be hosting “Open Hours” on zoom.

This is a great time to drop in, see what other people are up to, and share your work.

Struggling with a project? Let’s brainstorm solutions!

Need a bit of accountability in the time of physical isolation? Check in with us every week to share your progress.

People gathered around a table in the Maker Hub working on projects

Maker Hub Online Open Hours


2:00pm-4:00pm, Friday, August 28, 2020, Friday, September 4, 2020, Friday, September 11, 2020, Friday, September 18, 2020, Friday, September 25, 2020, Friday, October 2, 2020, Friday, October 9, 2020, Friday, October 16, 2020, Friday, October 23, 2020, Friday, October 30, 2020, Friday, November 6, 2020, Friday, November 13, 2020, Friday, November 20, 2020, Friday, November 27, 2020, Friday, December 4, 2020
Online Via Zoom

Every Friday from 2-4pm, the Maker Hub will be hosting “Open Hours” on zoom.

This is a great time to drop in, see what other people are up to, and share your work.

Struggling with a project? Let’s brainstorm solutions!

Need a bit of accountability in the time of physical isolation? Check in with us every week to share your progress.