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    Tuesday Tech Tip: Get the “view image” button back

    February 20th, 2018  |   Michael Sauers, Director of Technology

    You may have noticed that late last week Google Images removed the view image button. Do you want it back? If so, head on over to How to Restore the “View Image” Button to Google Image Search from the folks at Simple Help. There you'll find links to extensions for both Chrome and Firefox that will get the button back for...
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    And Sew It Begins: A Sewing Machine at Do Space!

    February 14th, 2018  |   Kimberly Hwa Davis, Community Learning Specialist

    Ever wanted to experiment with e-sewing to integrate electronics into your clothes? If you like to get your stitch on but need a sewing machine to do so (or should I say sew? Ha!), then look no further than at Do Space! We now have a Janome HD-3000 sewing machine ready to be checked out. While it may not have the capabilities of some of those fancier models out there today (our sewing machine is...
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    Tuesday Tech Tip: Firefox’s Health Report

    February 13th, 2018  |   Michael Sauers, Director of Technology

    Want to learn things about your copy of Firefox from how often it has crashed to how many hours you’ve spent using it? Just enter about:healthreport into the...
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    Technology Throwback

    Recognizing Valerie Thomas

    February 12th, 2018  |   Danielle Rein, Community Learning Specialist

    To celebrate Black History Month, we’ll be focusing on African American inventors, scientists, mathematicians, and engineers. Valerie Thomas is an American astronomer who not only worked for NASA, but invented an illusion transmitter that is used for surgery, in television screens, and was adopted by NASA scientists.  Some of her other contributions to the scientific world include managing...
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    Humans of Do Space

    Meet Vince: Father, Laser-Cutter, and Do Space Member

    February 12th, 2018  |   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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    Introducing the Carvey Desktop Carving Machine

    February 9th, 2018  |   Robert McCown, Community Technologist

    The Carvey desktop carving machine is now available for reservations in our 3D Lab.  It can cut and engrave many types of plastics, any natural wood, and even softer metals such as aluminum.  It’s all enclosed, quieter than most CNC machines, and has a smart sensor for automatic homing.  It uses the free web-based software called Easel which also has a built-in material library with settings...
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    Humans of Do Space

    Meet Volunteer Ralph

    February 8th, 2018  |   Cherie Geary, Community Engagement Specialist

    Do Space would not be possible without all the volunteers that contribute to our programs and assisting our members. They are the pulse of everything we do and give us the ability to offer members help in all different kinds of skills. The goal of this effort it to capture and share the people that are volunteering at Do Space and how it positively affects their lives. What led them to volunteer?...
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    The Kano Pixel Tech Kit

    February 7th, 2018  |   Brie Alsbury, Community Technologist

    The Kano Pixel, previously featured in Make Halloween High Tech, is now available for members to create and code with. The Pixel comes preloaded with a few games. However, the real fun starts when you open the Kano app and start coding. The Kano app uses a snap-together interface similar to Scratch, which makes coding easy and fun. It comes with preset variables or parts which allow you to do...
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    Technology Throwback

    Recognizing Lonnie G. Johnson

    February 6th, 2018  |   Danielle Rein, Community Learning Specialist

    To celebrate Black History Month, we'll be focusing on African American inventors, scientists, mathematicians, and engineers. Summertime wouldn't feel the same without Lonnie G. Johnson's contributions to both engineering and fun.  Johnson holds over 80 patents and is best know for inventing the Super Soaker water gun, he also designed a foam dart gun that outperformed all others on the...
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    Tuesday Tech Tip: Google Books

    February 6th, 2018  |   Michael Sauers, Director of Technology

    Did you know that you can search the full text of hundreds of thousands of books via Google? Just head on over to books.google.com and start searching. If you're like a guide to all the options check out 10 Ways to Use Google Books for Lifelong Learning and Research from MakeUseOf.com. The screenshots are a bit dated but all of the information provided is still...
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