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    Search Google Drive from Chrome’s Address Bar

    May 22nd, 2018  |   Michael Sauers, Director of Technology

    Sure, you could open up drive then search, but how about just searching drive from the address bar instead. This can easily be set up in just a few steps. Open up Chrome's settings and find Manage Search Engines Click Add Name your Search. I've used "Google Drive" Name your shortcut. I've used "gd" For the URL enter this: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/search?q=%s Click...
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    Community Projects, Do Space News

    Celebrate Tech for #OmahaGives!

    May 18th, 2018  |   Anna Gadzinski, Executive Assistant

    On Wednesday, May 23rd, technology and philanthropy will unite for a 24-hour online giving event. Omaha Gives! is organized by the Omaha Community Foundation to grow local philanthropy. The goal is to inspire Omaha to come together for 24 hours to give as much as possible in support of the work of 501c3 nonprofits in the metro area. The future belongs to those who understand technology. Here...
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    Do Space News

    Combat the Summer Slide at Do Space

    May 15th, 2018  |   Danielle Rein, Community Learning Specialist

    A typical American student can lose almost a month’s worth of education during summer vacation.  Do Space is working hard to shrink that gap with this summer’s Tech Safari Programming! We have something for everybody this summer whether your child is interested in robots, electronics, coding, or making.  Help prevent your child’s “summer slide” and learn some new skills with Do...
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    Tech Tips

    Tuesday Tech Tip: Scroll down, scroll up

    May 15th, 2018  |   Michael Sauers, Director of Technology

    Most people already know that when browsing a Web page, pressing the space bar will scroll down one screen. But, did you know that SHIFT+SPACE will scroll up one...
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    Do Space News, Tech Tips

    Introducing our NextEngine 3D Scanner

    May 14th, 2018  |   Robert McCown, Community Technologist

    We've recently added a NextEngine 3D scanner that can scan an object and create a 3D model of that object.  From there you can export an OBJ file and edit it in something like Solidworks or Blender  or you can export an STL for 3D printing.   Our 3D scanner works by projecting lasers onto an object and measuring the distortion of those lasers to calculate depth of the points using twin 5.0...
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    Tech Tips

    Tuesday Tech Tip: Automatically clean up you hard drive

    May 8th, 2018  |   Michael Sauers, Director of Technology

    Windows 10 has a little-known feature names Storage Sense which, when turned on, can do some automatic cleanup of your hard drive. To find it, click the Windows icon then enter storage and click the Storage: Systems Settings result. Storage Sense is off by default so that you can't blame Microsoft for deleting files you didn't tell it to. Once you do turn it on, click on change how we...
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    Do Space News

    Coming Soon: Do Space Passport!

    May 7th, 2018  |   Kimberly Hwa Davis, Community Learning Specialist

    Do Space Summer Passports are back and better than ever! Summer Passports will be available starting Thursday, May 31 at our Summer Kickoff. Can't make the Summer Kickoff? Then just ask a staff member at the Information Desk after May 31! Just like a real travel passport, ours also collect stamps for different activities. Get any combination of three stamps on the first stamp page and then...
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    Community Projects, Do Space News

    Cool Projects Made by Make.Hack.Build.

    May 4th, 2018  |   Ruth Williams, Community Learning Specialist

    In our first ever Make.Hack.Build. session, sixteen participants spent eleven weeks learning how to create and design physical technology, engaging in a mini-hackathon, and showcasing their projects at the Omaha Mini Maker Faire. Ten makers participated in the Faire and ran their own booths. 3D Printed Allergy Station made by Anjali, Apurva, Lilian, Nikita, and Rohini Anjali, Apurva,...
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    Do Space News

    Hello Code Accepting Applications For Summer Session

    April 30th, 2018  |   Brie Alsbury, Community Learning Specialist

    Are you an adult interested in programming, but aren't sure how to get started? Are you thinking about changing careers or reentering the workforce? Then Hello Code may be for you! Hello Code is a free program here at Do Space designed to help people interested in a new careers or re-entering the workforce build programming skills. It provides a low-barrier entry to experimenting with...
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    Technology Throwback

    Arcade Classic: Computer Space

    April 27th, 2018  |   Danielle Rein, Community Learning Specialist

    When many of us think back to the first video game we ever played it brings pleasant memories of Pong, Super Mario, or for some younger gamers, Minecraft.  Ask anyone around you and more than likely they will have a story about the wonder of picking up a game for the first time.  Though most everyone has heard of Pac-Man and Street Fighter, not many know the history of the first commercial...
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