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A MakerSpace has been [https://placesjournal.org/article/makerspace-towards-a-new-civic-infrastructure/ described]
 
A MakerSpace has been [https://placesjournal.org/article/makerspace-towards-a-new-civic-infrastructure/ described]
as new amalgam of art, craft, and technology.  Our goal is to serve all makers, and potential makers, in the Tulane Community. We do so by providing tools, assistance, and ideas.   
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as new amalgam of art, craft, and technology.  Our goal is to serve all makers, and potential makers, in the Tulane Community[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkjaNtxLUfk&feature=youtu.be]. We do so by providing tools, assistance, and ideas.  '''Commercial use of the MakerSpace is not allowed.'''  We provide 3d printer filament and laser plywood for ''academic'' and  ''personal use projects''.  If in doubt, questions about interpretation should be directed to the [[People|Maker-In-Chief or a Director]] before a project is started.
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==[[Software#Getting_Started|Just Getting Started?]]==
 
==[[Software#Getting_Started|Just Getting Started?]]==
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==Where are we?==
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[[https://goo.gl/maps/tNEXdiFUhAS2 Google Map]] 
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[[https://makerspace.tulane.edu/index.php/MakerSpace_Access Aerial view]]
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If you're using Google Maps, just type '''WVPH+RH''' in the search box.
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==When are we open?==
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'''Click on "[[MakerSpace Access]]" to see our hours of operation.'''
  
 
==News and Updates==
 
==News and Updates==
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===News===
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* Prof. Nicole Gasparini's students are helping special needs children experience different forms of topography and soil. The project involves using 3-D printers and laser cutters at the Scot Ackerman Makerspace to create [https://news.tulane.edu/pr/tulane-service-learning-class-brings-hands-science-visually-impaired synthetic landscapes] that can be used to simulate volcanoes, tsunamis and earthquakes.
  
'''Maker of the Year''' applications are now being acceptedMore information below.
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* Maker Fab Tech '''Meghan Bush''', interning in NASA's Photovoltaic and Electrochemical Systems Branch, bested 200 other interns to win the first [https://news.tulane.edu/pr/tulane-student-shows-right-stuff-nasa-glenn-research-center-competition GlennTalks Live] competitionBush won for her project "Characterizing Photovoltaics in a Near-Space Environment."
  
'''The Hullabaloo (2/9/2017) '''reports on the MakerSpace as a place for  [http://tulanehullabaloo.com/17405/news/makerspace-promotes-technology-design/ collaboration]
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*In August 2018, four Tulane students [https://news.tulane.edu/pr/tulane-team-competes-%E2%80%98world%E2%80%99s-fastest-invention-competition%E2%80%99 represented the University] at the '''Make48 College Challenge'''.  The TV show filmed at that event in Baltimore was edited into 10 episodes and broadcast on WYES and WLAE in Fall 2019. You can also stream it. Meet the team from 14:44 to 17:22 of the [https://www.pbs.org/video/301-dki9lk/ first episode].  The team's product pitch starts at 9:41 on [https://www.pbs.org/video/305-zng7td/ the fifth episode] and the winners are announced at 23:05 on the same episode.  There's also a brief [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkFhJHyYx68 video clip] featuring the Tulane students, a [https://make48.com/2019/09/tulane-university-and-the-big-easy/ Q&A interview] and a promo for the entire [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGvG6tW1ZZw series.]
  
'''Please watch our new (1/24/2017) [https://youtu.be/oWzSFK_JPI8 video],''' featuring Maker Ninjas Afsheen, Ben, and Elise.   
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*Our [https://www.omax.com/globalmax-waterjet/1508 water jet cutter] is in service.  David, the factory rep, trained 16 users in two sessions.  The machine cuts steel, glass, ceramics, aluminum and any hard non-porous materialBring your material and a .dxf or .svg file and the Fab Techs can help you.
  
And while you have a YouTube window open, check out the [https://youtu.be/joVTsoJ4z14 video] of Tulane University's '''2016/17 ''grand prize winning team submission'' to [http://bigidea.nianet.org/ NASA's BIG Idea Challenge]'''  MakerSpace users designed and built a scale prototype for a modular spacecraft intended to ferry cargo spacecraft from Low Earth Orbit (LEO) To Lunar-Distant Retrograde Orbit (LDRO)MakerSpace Advisor Prof. Schuler was the team's mentor.
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*The 2019 Burton Morgan Foundation Novel Tech Challenge was won by [https://news.tulane.edu/news/tulane-grads-set-sights-new-orleans-their-startup two Biomedical Engineering students] who developed and prototyped their project in the MakerSpace and are now creating the initial clinical testing production run of their invention on our 3d printers.   
  
===[[Upcoming Events]]===
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*Jamie Milstein, a Senior in the Freeman School of Business, came to the MakerSpace a week before a pitch competition, asking our Fab Techs to teach her how to create a full scale model of her product idea.  In three days, she learned how to use the 3D printers and made a great prototype.  Then, [https://freemannews.tulane.edu/2019/03/27/senior-wins-10k-in-outdoor-weber-business-competition/ she won $10,000].
  
The '''[http://neworleans.makerfaire.com/ New Orleans Mini Maker Faire]''' will be held on '''Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 10am-5pm''' at Delgado Community College’s Student Life Center, 916 Navarre Ave., New Orleans, LA 70119.  Tulane students get free admission with their Tulane ID cardThe New Orleans Mini Maker Faire is one of dozens of worldwide events affiliated with Make: Magazine.
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*The Maker of the Year Award recipient for 2019 is [https://makerspace.tulane.edu/index.php/Lewis_Greenstein Lewis Greenstein].  Scroll down to the photo of his winning submission.
  
*[[image:IM_A_MAKER.png|50px]][http://neworleans.makerfaire.com/ New Orleans Mini Maker Faire]
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*Our new Epilog laser cutter, with a 48"x36" bed, is in place and available.
  
===[[Spring 2017 Hours]]===
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*The MakerSpace is now the [https://news.tulane.edu/pr/tulane-makerspace-be-named-honor-donor-graduate Scot Ackerman MakerSpace], after a generous gift from Scot Ackerman, a 1978 graduate in Biomedical Engineering.
'''Click on "[[MakerSpace Access]]" to see our hours for Spring semester.'''
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We've upgrading our bending brake to a 48" model, replacing the old 24" Pexto. Over the Mardi Gras break, we installed a Tormach Slant-Pro CNC lathe to complement our Tormach CNC milling machine.  One of the Ultimaker 2 3D printers was upgraded to a 2+; the other two Ultimakers will get the upgrade as well.  The upgrade kits are on back-order, however.
 
  
Other recent additions include a Buehler 12" surface grinder, two Autodesk Ember SLA printers, a Jet horizontal band saw and a 36" Eastwood blast cabinet with glass bead media were installed. The vertical mill was converted to a precision drill press.  In addition, we've added a Rockler horizontal clamping system to one of the benches near the CNC Mill.
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The 2021 Maker of the Year Award, funded by [http://tulane.edu/sse/news/alumnus-connects-tulane-to-microscopes-history.cfm a generous gift from Lary Walker (G ’76, ’79)] is presented to Catherine Gilbert and Jorge Nagel
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(School of Medicine) for their design of an open-source, 3d-printable, powered air purifying respirator called the Hygieia PAPR (www.hygieiapapr.com).  . 
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Catherine and Jorge describe their work:  "This PAPR is a low-cost, easily accessible, just–in–time 3D printable PAPR design that performed above NIOSH and OSHA standards for flow-rate and particle filtration for loose-fitting PAPR devices to be made and used when industry-made designs are unavailable."
The School of Architecture's large format laser cutters are available to MakerSpace users.  Currently they charge $10/hour ($3 minimum) for machine time; payable with Splash card or check.  They have extended operating hours.  Go to http://architecture.tulane.edu/dol/reserve-laser to schedule time on one of their three 36"x18" laser cutters.  File formats are PDF or Illustrator.  As with our Epilog laser cutters, use a line width of 0.001" to vector cut.  Be sure to set your document size to their bed size of 36"x18" which is different from the bed size of the Epilogs.  Bring your material and files (on a USB drive) to room 104 of Richardson Memorial Hall; student workers are there to help you get set up.
 
  
=== [[Maker of the Year]] ===
 
The Maker of the Year Award, funded by [http://tulane.edu/sse/news/alumnus-connects-tulane-to-microscopes-history.cfm a generous gift from Lary Walker (G ’76, ’79)] will be presented on April 25, 2017.  Submission deadline is April 15, 2017.  Instructions are here: http://makerspace.tulane.edu/images/5/5a/2017_Maker_Space_Award.pdf
 
  
The inaugural Spring '16 award was presented to '''Afsheen Sajjadi''' (SSE'19).  His independently designed truss, fabricated on the Maker Space laser cutter, impressed the Award judges, and also Prof. Raymond, his instructor in ENGP1410.  Afsheen is now a Maker Ninja in the Maker Space.
 
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The School of Architecture's large format laser cutters are available to MakerSpace users.  Currently they charge $10/hour ($3 minimum) for machine time; payable with Splash card or check.  They have extended operating hours.  Go to http://architecture.tulane.edu/dol/reserve-laser  to schedule time on one of their three 32"x18" laser cutters.  File formats are PDF or Illustrator.  As with our Epilog laser cutters, use a line width of 0.001" to vector cut.  Be sure to set your document size to their bed size of 32"x18" which is different from the bed size of the Epilogs.  Bring your material and files (on a USB drive) to room 104 of Richardson Memorial Hall; student workers are there to help you get set up.
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==Links on this Wiki==
 
==Links on this Wiki==
 
[[MakerSpace Access]]
 
[[MakerSpace Access]]
 
:Hours, location, and contact information.
 
:Hours, location, and contact information.
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[[Safety and Manuals]]
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:Information on safety procedures and training, plus links to instruction manuals for equipment.
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[[Available Tools]]
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:Links and information concerning the tools we have in the MakerSpace, grouped by category.
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[[Training Courses]]
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:Schedules and information on training courses offered in the MakerSpace
 
[[Software]]
 
[[Software]]
 
:A list of software programs that are available to students, with notes on their use.
 
:A list of software programs that are available to students, with notes on their use.
[[Rapid Prototyping Tools]]
 
:Links and information concerning the available rapid prototyping tools, including information on training and safety.
 
[[Machine Tools]]
 
:Information and links to training documents concerning fixed (not handheld) power tools and processes.
 
[[Hand Tools]]
 
:A list of handheld tools(including some handheld power tools) that Makers can expect to find in the workshops.  The list is a general snapshot and will not be a detailed/comprehensive inventory.
 
[[Testing and Measurement]]
 
:Tools and equipment for measurement of various properties.
 
 
[[Supplies]]
 
[[Supplies]]
 
:Supplies on hand at the MakerSpace, and where to find them.
 
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[[Support & Contribute]]
 
:Methods for supporting the Tulane MakerSpace
 
:Methods for supporting the Tulane MakerSpace
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:[https://www.facebook.com/MakerSpace.Tulane [[File:Facebook.png|50px]]] [https://www.linkedin.com/groups/Tulane-MakerSpace-8483294/about [[File:LinkedIn.jpg|50px]]]
 
  
 
== The New Orleans Maker Community ==
 
== The New Orleans Maker Community ==
 
New Orleans has a long history of artistic creation, and that creativity is now expressed in a vibrant maker community.  The Tulane MakerSpace is proud to be a part of this community.  Other members include
 
New Orleans has a long history of artistic creation, and that creativity is now expressed in a vibrant maker community.  The Tulane MakerSpace is proud to be a part of this community.  Other members include
*[[image:idiya.bmp]][http://myidiya.com/   IDIYA, the community MakerSpace]
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*[[image:Fablab.JPG|75px]][http://www.dcc.edu/student-services/affairs/fab-lab.aspx FabLab NOLA, at Delgado Community College, open to the community]<br> <br>
*[[image:makersofno.png|50px]][https://www.facebook.com/groups/makersofno/ Makers of N.O., local Makers group]
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*[[image:Scale_Workspace.jpg|50px]][https://www.scaleworkspace.com/   Scale Workspace, professional advanced manufacturing services.]<br><br>
*[[image:minimaker.bmp]][http://nolamakerfaire.com/ The New Orleans Mini Maker Faire]
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*[[image: Real.jpg|75px]][http://www.realized-designs.com/ Real DFM, professional design and production studio]<br> <br>
 
*[[image:mystic.bmp]][http://mystickrewe.com/ The Mystic Krewe of the Silver Ball]
 
*[[image:mystic.bmp]][http://mystickrewe.com/ The Mystic Krewe of the Silver Ball]
  

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A MakerSpace has been described as new amalgam of art, craft, and technology. Our goal is to serve all makers, and potential makers, in the Tulane Community[1]. We do so by providing tools, assistance, and ideas. Commercial use of the MakerSpace is not allowed. We provide 3d printer filament and laser plywood for academic and personal use projects. If in doubt, questions about interpretation should be directed to the Maker-In-Chief or a Director before a project is started.

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Just Getting Started?

Where are we?

[Google Map] [Aerial view] If you're using Google Maps, just type WVPH+RH in the search box.

When are we open?

Click on "MakerSpace Access" to see our hours of operation.

News and Updates

News

  • Prof. Nicole Gasparini's students are helping special needs children experience different forms of topography and soil. The project involves using 3-D printers and laser cutters at the Scot Ackerman Makerspace to create synthetic landscapes that can be used to simulate volcanoes, tsunamis and earthquakes.
  • Maker Fab Tech Meghan Bush, interning in NASA's Photovoltaic and Electrochemical Systems Branch, bested 200 other interns to win the first GlennTalks Live competition. Bush won for her project "Characterizing Photovoltaics in a Near-Space Environment."
  • In August 2018, four Tulane students represented the University at the Make48 College Challenge. The TV show filmed at that event in Baltimore was edited into 10 episodes and broadcast on WYES and WLAE in Fall 2019. You can also stream it. Meet the team from 14:44 to 17:22 of the first episode. The team's product pitch starts at 9:41 on the fifth episode and the winners are announced at 23:05 on the same episode. There's also a brief video clip featuring the Tulane students, a Q&A interview and a promo for the entire series.
  • Our water jet cutter is in service. David, the factory rep, trained 16 users in two sessions. The machine cuts steel, glass, ceramics, aluminum and any hard non-porous material. Bring your material and a .dxf or .svg file and the Fab Techs can help you.
  • The 2019 Burton Morgan Foundation Novel Tech Challenge was won by two Biomedical Engineering students who developed and prototyped their project in the MakerSpace and are now creating the initial clinical testing production run of their invention on our 3d printers.
  • Jamie Milstein, a Senior in the Freeman School of Business, came to the MakerSpace a week before a pitch competition, asking our Fab Techs to teach her how to create a full scale model of her product idea. In three days, she learned how to use the 3D printers and made a great prototype. Then, she won $10,000.
  • The Maker of the Year Award recipient for 2019 is Lewis Greenstein. Scroll down to the photo of his winning submission.
  • Our new Epilog laser cutter, with a 48"x36" bed, is in place and available.
  • The MakerSpace is now the Scot Ackerman MakerSpace, after a generous gift from Scot Ackerman, a 1978 graduate in Biomedical Engineering.

News Archive

Maker of the Year

The 2021 Maker of the Year Award, funded by a generous gift from Lary Walker (G ’76, ’79) is presented to Catherine Gilbert and Jorge Nagel (School of Medicine) for their design of an open-source, 3d-printable, powered air purifying respirator called the Hygieia PAPR (www.hygieiapapr.com). .

  • Catherine Gilbert and Jorge Nagel 1.jpg
    Catherine Gilbert and Jorge Nagel 2.jpg

  • Catherine and Jorge describe their work: "This PAPR is a low-cost, easily accessible, just–in–time 3D printable PAPR design that performed above NIOSH and OSHA standards for flow-rate and particle filtration for loose-fitting PAPR devices to be made and used when industry-made designs are unavailable."


Links on this Wiki

MakerSpace Access

Hours, location, and contact information.

Safety and Manuals

Information on safety procedures and training, plus links to instruction manuals for equipment.

Available Tools

Links and information concerning the tools we have in the MakerSpace, grouped by category.

Training Courses

Schedules and information on training courses offered in the MakerSpace

Software

A list of software programs that are available to students, with notes on their use.

Supplies

Supplies on hand at the MakerSpace, and where to find them.

Other Resources

Information about suppliers and other online resources.

Project Guides and Tutorials

Samples of projects and instructions for doing them yourself.

MakerSpace Digital Library

Access the digital library for MakerSpace books and resources

Gallery

Examples of projects built in the Tulane MakerSpace.

People

Information on those involved in building, managing, and improving the Tulane MakerSpace.

MARS (Makers And Robotics Society)

Connect with the Tulane Makers and Robotics Society.

Support & Contribute

Methods for supporting the Tulane MakerSpace

The New Orleans Maker Community

New Orleans has a long history of artistic creation, and that creativity is now expressed in a vibrant maker community. The Tulane MakerSpace is proud to be a part of this community. Other members include

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