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A 3D Printed Skyrim Digital Book!

“The year was 3E 405.” This is the first line in a digital book found in the video game, Skyrim. Now, it is not only found digitally but physically as well. This book was 3D printed for maker Justin Williams. Our Guru, Jim, decided to make good use of our Ultimaker 3 and print the book using two colors. The two different colors allowed the text to stand out on the page. The hardest part […]

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This Week of Making- Week47

Update on Max (our 3D printed man): On Wednesday, November 9th we took all 88 printed pieces on Max and assembled him! It took about 3 hours to fully build the 6’1″ replica. Deloitte Chairman: We had the honor of showing Deloitte Chairman Mike Fucci around the MakerLab. Food Printer: We now have our food printer up and running. We can now print using Nutella! Shout out to our guru, Billy, for getting it operational. This […]

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Volunteer Spotlight- Dash Kosaka

The MakerLab volunteers are a really important part of the lab. They help day to day welcoming makers, and assist with workshops and fixing printers.  Today, we will introduce you to one of our volunteers, Dash Kosaka!   Dash started working in the MakerLab his freshman year after being recommended to try it out. When he started working here, he had never before seen a 3D printer before. And he had no idea how a […]

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This Week of Making- Week46

Update on Max (our 3D printed man): We have officially finished printing all parts of Max!!! All that is left to do is to assemble him! If you would like to help assemble Max come to the BIF Atrium on November 9th from 2:00-5:00pm! Workshop: We had a group of people come down from Chicago to participate in an all day workshop. They completed all 4 of our workshops offered: Basic 3D Printing, 3D Scanning, […]

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This Week of Making- Week45

Private Workshops: We had multiple private workshops this week. A private workshop means that your group rents out the whole MakerLab just to yourselves. One such workshop was for Business Council. Business Council is a student run organization on campus that works on networking within the business world. They donated their prints to a children’s community in Champaign, Illinois . Our other workshop was for a class of high school seniors. They came in on […]

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This Week of Making- Week44

Update on Max (our 3D printed man): We have 8 parts left to print of Max! If you would like to help assemble Max come to the BIF Atrium on November 9th from 2:00-5:00pm! Here are some pictures of the MakerLab team holding various parts of Max.   Unboxing the New Ultimaker 3! Out with the old and in with the new! The MakerLab has just installed its first Ultimaker 3! The Ultimaker 3 looks very […]

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Meet The Maker – Reese Richardson

Our #makeroftheweek is Reese! Reese is currently a freshman here at Illinois studying Agricultural and Biological Engineering. Reese came into the MakerLab to print a micro quadcopter frame. A micro quad copter is a mini helicopter that has four rotor blades instead of the typical one. His plan was to make a small enough quadcopter that he could fly it indoors once winter came. Reese found the design for the quadcopter online to print but hopes […]

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This Week of Making- Week43

Update on Max (our 3D printed man): As of October 11th, we have 12 pieces left to print Max! The final prints include the remaining pieces of the torso and the legs. If you would like to help put Max together, and learn about 3d printing come to the BIF atrium on November 9th from 2:00-5:00pm! The missing parts of Max’s torso will be filled with the parts being printed in the photos on the […]

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Meet the Maker: I-Ning Chen

Free prints on Wednesdays Free? Did someone say free? Did you know that on Wednesdays in the MakerLab any prints under 1 hour are completely free? One maker, I-Ning Chen, did. I-Ning is a student at Illinois obtaining her Master of Science in Technology Management. She fell in love with 3D printing after attending one of our workshops. Since then, she has tried to stop by the MakerLab every Wednesday to print something new. Why Wednesday? Because on […]

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This Week of Making -Week42

We have started a new series of posts, with a weekly update on activities at the lab. This is being coordinated and authored by Rachel Kuehr, a College of Business student, who is volunteering at the Lab.  Update on Max (our 3D printed man): We started this semester with an ambitious project to 3D print a full size human, aka Max. (The Evolutionary Development of Man (Max)). Max is being created by putting together 88 […]

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