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October 2009 Blog Posts (6)

Sat Oct 24th - a fun day painting the lab

Hi all,

We'll have a fun day painting the lab *this* Saturday, Oct 24th. We'll provide pizza and drinks!

We will buy some nice bright colors and get rid of those boring beige walls. We're also thinking of using the laser cutter to make some cool masks for spray painting.

We will start at 9am, and continue until about 5pm. Even if you can only stay for the morning or the afternoon, or even for just a couple of hours, it's totally ok. Please fill up this form for us to know… Continue

Added by Paulo Blikstein on October 22, 2009 at 12:48pm — No Comments

Short tutorial today, 10/16 - Using the 3D printer

Today we will do a short tutorial on the Z-Corp 3D printer, and print some sample parts -- a mandible and a hand!

See you all soon,


Added by Paulo Blikstein on October 16, 2009 at 1:05pm — No Comments

Makers' Club hours

The Makers' Club hours for the Fall/09 quarter will be:

Wednesdays, 9am-12pm, with Osvaldo as TA.

Thursdays, 1pm-3pm, with Osvaldo as TA.

Fridays, 9am-12pm, with Marcelo as TA.

Fridays, 1pm-4pm, with Osvaldo as TA. (Main meeting)

The main meeting day remains Friday 1-4pm, but feel free to come on the other posted lab hours.

Since we are not charging a lab fee, this quarter we'll do BYOM (Bring Your Own… Continue

Added by Paulo Blikstein on October 13, 2009 at 6:08pm — 1 Comment

Next meeting - Friday, 10/9/2009, 1-4pm, Terman B20

See you all tomorrow -- if you have a project in mind, bring your notes/sketches/ideas. If you don't, we'll have some made-up projects for you to start learning the machines.

Tomorrow we will announce the official lab hours for the quarter, on top of Fridays 1-4 and Wednesdays 9-12.

And remember: if you are willing to help paint the lab, please fill in this doodle poll:…


Added by Paulo Blikstein on October 8, 2009 at 4:37pm — No Comments

First Wednesday meeting (second group), 10/7/2009, 9-11 am

If you couldn't make he meeting last Friday, please come to this one on Wednesday for a first introduction to the lab!
If you still cannot make it, please fill in the doodle poll and we'll try something else:


(if you came last Friday and want to start working on a project, you're of course welcome!)

Added by Paulo Blikstein on October 6, 2009 at 5:39pm — No Comments

First meeting - Friday, 1-4pm, Terman B20

Following up on the information on the doodle poll, I'm tentatively scheduling the first weekly meeting for Friday, October 2nd, 1-4pm. Since 16 people won't be able to make it, we'll do another doodle poll for those 16 people and see if we can get a second day in the week. The poll is at:


If we don't find a good 2nd meeting time,these 16 people would have the chance of… Continue

Added by Paulo Blikstein on October 1, 2009 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

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