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Events and Workshops

FIT Library and ITDP / PrintFX & FabLab collaborate in presenting MakerMinds event series with emphasis on emerging and innovative technologies that are often blended with traditional crafts and techniques. We invite you to join us in these informative, hands on, and fun sessions.

MakerMinds Events Series Spring 2021:

Past 2021 Spring Events:

Maker-Minds event: Exquisite Corpse - Sculptris 3D Modeling

Past / Exquisite Corpse - Sculptris 3D Modeling

- Thursday, February 18, 2021, 12noon-2pm

Join us for a 3D twist on the surrealist art game Exquisite Corpse. Work in teams to learn digital sculpture and create a unique character utilizing the 3D software Sculptris.
3D modeling and 3D printing - Beginners welcome!

Maker-Minds event: Intro to 3D Modeling with Tinkercad

Past / Intro to 3D Modeling and 3D Printing

- Tuesday, March 9, 2021, 12noon-2pm

Join us for a fun 3D modeling and 3D printing online workshop. Learn about the TinkerCAD, a free 3D modeling online program. It's known for its simplicity and ease of use.

Maker-Minds event: Soap Moulds with Vacuum former

Past / Soap Making Molds Workshop

- Thursday, March 18, 2021, 12noon-2pm

Online workshop with 3D printing and vacuum forming. Using a 3D printer and vacuum former, make a custom mold form and use the mold to make soaps or candles.

Maker-Minds event: AR for Anybody - Zappar

Past / AR for Anyone with Zappar

- Tuesday, April 13, 2021, 12noon-2pm

Are you interested in learning about Augmented Reality? Or have you ever wondered how Instagram creates those cool AR filters that you see all over social media? Join our workshop, and you will receive an introduction to the Zappar AR platform. Learn about face tracking, and create your very own AR filter guaranteed to get you trending!

Maker-Minds event: Audio to 3D print

Past / Audio to 3D Print

- Thursday, April 22, 2021, 12noon-2pm

Join us for an exciting Audio to 3D print workshop. Create an audio file and turn it into a 3D printable model.
The 3D files can be printed during this session free of charge. Pick up or shipping can be arranged (shipping charges will apply).


Maker-Minds event: Smart Manicure RFID/NFC Technology

Cancelled / Smart Manicure

Give yourself a smart manicure with RFID/NFC chips that light up in response to your phone or card payment.

  • Online event details: TBD 
  • Contact: TBD
  • This virtual event is for the FIT community only

Maker-Minds event: e-Textiles with Adafruit and MakeCode

Past / E-Textiles with Adafruit and MakeCode

 - Tuesday, May 4, 2021, 12noon-2pm

Are you interested in wearable technology and smart devices? If so, be sure to join us to learn about the Adafruit wearable micro-controllers and how to program them using MakeCode. Basic computer skills are required. No coding experience needed!

Participants are encouraged to visit MakeCode.com and log in with their FIT Microsoft logins (FIT username and password)

Maker-Minds event: AR Instagram Filters for Beginners

Past / AR Instagram Filters for Beginners

- Thursday, May 6, 2021, 12noon-2pm

Make your own augmented reality Instagram filters. Come to an intro to Instagram's AR software, "Spark AR" with digital artist Hannah Schilsky.

To view events from previous semesters visitPast Eventspage.