MakerLab hosts Countryside Students

Last week, Ms. Zielnicki's 8th grade class from Countryside School in Champaign visited the MakerLab. This visit was organized in partnership with the Illinois Geometry lab. The students had a workshop using OpenScad at IGL, before visiting the lab. During their time in the lab, the students learned how to operate our MakerBot Replicators, printed conic sections and engaged in 3D scanning using our Sense scanner. The students were "blown away" by the experience.  This type of outreach activity is an important part of our mission and we enjoyed hosting these students. If your class would like to visit our lab and learn about the emerging maker movement, just ask your teacher to contact us at uimakerlab AT illinois DOT edu.