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    Solidworks 2017-2018 Student Edition update

    December 15th, 2017  |   Michael Sauers, Director of Technology

    This week we updated our Solidworks installations to the newest 2017-2018 version. Below is the data sheet highlighting what's new in this version. Those interested in more details can check out the Solidworks Web...
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    A Reflection on My Do Space Internship

    December 15th, 2017  |   Taylor Enderle

    This past semester I had the opportunity to be Do Space’s marketing intern and while I knew it would offer some first-hand experience with marketing and social media, I had no idea all the new skills I would gain in just a few short months. Do Space is truly a one of a kind place in that not only do they grant free access to technology and offer a variety of programming to community members,...
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    Stay Connected with Do Space

    December 14th, 2017  |   Rachel Tepper, Operations Manager

    Want to be in the know about all things Do Space? Stay in touch with all things Do Space by following us on social media and signing up for our email list. Sign up for our email newsletter HERE. Follow us on Facebook HERE. Follow us on Twitter HERE. Follow us on Instagram HERE. Join us on Slack HERE. Check out our images on Flickr...
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    Community Projects, Do Space News

    Get to Know Kylie and Her Do Space Innovation Fellowship Project

    December 14th, 2017  |   Kylie Gumpert, Guest Blogger

    The Do Space Innovation Fellowship helps to create opportunities for local teachers, librarians, and educators to create rapid innovation in Omaha. The fellowships are open to teachers, professors, librarians, library workers, and other educators in the Omaha metro area to help with the exploration of projects related to 3D printing, robotics, and software development. The chosen projects will be...
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    Do Space News, Success Stories

    Lasers and Lace: An Idea That Made Its Way Down The Aisle

    December 13th, 2017  |   Taylor Enderle

    For her October wedding, Molly knew she wanted lace but it wasn’t fabric that she had in mind. She decided to merge her graphic design skills with Do Space’s laser cutting technology to create intricate and unique accents for her special day. Once she found the perfect lace detailing, it was time for the pin tool. While her graphic design experience prepared her for hours of work with Adobe...
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    Do Space News, Tech Tips

    Introducing Our New Cricut Maker

    December 12th, 2017  |   Robert McCown, Community Technologist

    The folks over at Cricut call their new Cricut Maker the “ultimate smart cutting machine”.  It can cut fabrics, leather, sewing patterns, card stock, vinyl and more.  Take a look at their Projects page to see examples of what it can do. I got my feet wet by trying some of the simpler card and vinyl stuff, picking out a couple ready-made projects from Cricut to get started.  I found a...
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    Tech Tips

    Tuesday Tech Tip: Laser Cutting vs. 3D Printing

    December 12th, 2017  |   Michael Sauers, Director of Technology

    In many maker spaces, laser cutting and 3D printing are used together in order to create impressive, detailed items and works of art. However, outside the world of makers, many people aren’t sure how the two are different from each other. It’s true that they have some similarities, but laser cutting and 3D printing are actually very different technologies. ... At the end of the...
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    Community Projects, Do Space News

    Girls Who Code Project Open House

    December 11th, 2017  |   Brie Alsbury, Community Technologist

    There is a severe gender gap in the tech industry today. Only 1 in 5 graduates in computer science are women, and just 24% of those working in the tech industry are women. Girls Who Code is a national non-profit organization that’s working to close the gender gap by inspiring girls interested in computer science and technology. It hosts clubs all over the U.S. and works with over 40,000 girls...
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    Humans of Do Space

    Made At Do Space: From Reagan, College Professor & Bug Enthusiast

    December 7th, 2017  |   Taylor Enderle

    In the spirit of the "Humans of New York" photo series and social media phenomenon, Do Space is inspired to work with staff and volunteers to create a "Humans of Do Space" series that shares the stories of our members, volunteers, users, and staff. The goal of this effort it to capture the people that are using the space and how it affects their lives. What does it allow them to do? What does it...
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    Tech Tips

    Try Our Bee Bot Tech Kit

    December 6th, 2017  |   Kimberly Hwa Davis, Community Learning Specialist

    A great way to introduce your little one to programming is with the Bee Bot robot.  This tech kit includes a friendly little Bee Bot robot and a mat for him to explore.  But Bee Bot can't explore on his own, he needs to be told where to go and how to move.  By pushing the arrows on his back, you can make Bee Bot move forward or backward and turn to the left or right. Move this little guy from...
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