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==<span class="mw-headline" id="Getting_Started">Just Getting Started?</span>==
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'''Stop by the Scot Ackerman MakerSpace during operating hours (look at the "MakerSpace Access tab, at left) and ask the student worker in a black smock (we call them Fabrication Technicians or Fab Techs) to walk you through our registration and safety briefing process.  You'll need your Splash Card to register.  Look at what other users have made, and ask the Fab Tech for advice on your first project.
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For most users wanting to begin using the MakerSpace, which software to use can be needlessly difficult decision.  Here are a few recommendations from our staff:
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*For people who want to use the laser cutters, we recommend [[Inkscape]] as a vector drawing program.  Inkscape is free and open-source, can do nearly everything the other programs can, and has lots of [[Inkscape Extensions|extensions]] that make working with a laser cutter much easier.  See the project guide "[[Using the Laser Cutter]]" for help once you have a design ready.
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*Models for 3d printers can be created many ways.  If you would like to edit or add to a model that you already have (either from a scan or download), we recommend using [[AutoDesk MeshMixer|MeshMixer]], which is a free and very powerful piece of software for editing or combining models.  If instead you want to design your own model from scratch, we recommend [[AutoDesk Fusion 360]] for most projects, however if you wish you can also start with [[Tinkercad]].  Both are free programs (for a free copy of Fusion 360 you will need a valid Tulane email address).  Once you have a model that you'd like to print, see the project guide "[[Using the 3d Printers]]" for help in preparing your model.
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==Project Management==
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*[[GitHub]]*
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*[[Bitbucket]]*
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*[[GanttProject]]*
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==3D Design and Modeling Software==
 
==3D Design and Modeling Software==
*[[Solidworks 2014]]
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*[[Solidworks]]
 
*[[AutoDesk Fusion 360]]
 
*[[AutoDesk Fusion 360]]
*[[Cura]]
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*[[Blender]]*
*[[Blender]]
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*[[Rhinoceros]]
*[[MeshMixer]]
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*[[Vectary]]*
*[[AutoDesk 123D Make]]
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*[[OpenSCAD]]*
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*[[Tinkercad]]*
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*[[AutoDesk MeshMixer]]*
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*[[AutoDesk ReCap]]*
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*[[Cura]]*
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*[[Slic3r]]*
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*[[AutoDesk 123D Make]]*
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*[[AutoDesk 123D Catch]]* ('''Note:''' the Autodesk 123D series of programs is being phased out, click the link to see more information.)
  
 
==Electronics Design==
 
==Electronics Design==
*[[Fritzing]]
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*[[Fritzing]]*
 
*[[Eagle]]
 
*[[Eagle]]
*[[AutoDesk 123D Circuits]]
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*[[AutoDesk 123D Circuits]]*
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*[[Online Circuit Simulator]]*
  
 
==Programming Electronics==
 
==Programming Electronics==
*[[Arduino IDE]]
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*[[Arduino IDE]]*
*[[Basic Stamp]]
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*[[Basic Stamp Editor]]*
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*[[Processing]]*
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*[[Pure Data]]*
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*[[LabVIEW]]
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*[[MATLAB]]
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==Graphic Design==
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*[[Inkscape]]*
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*[[CorelDraw]]
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*[[Adobe Illustrator]]
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*[[GIMP]]*
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*[[Adobe Photoshop]]
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*[[Blender]]*
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*[[Processing]]*
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*[[ImageJ]]*
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*[[Paint.NET]]*
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==Data Analysis==
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*[[MATLAB]]
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*[[SciDAVis]]*
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*[[Plotly]]*
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*[[LabVIEW]]
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*[[LoggerPro]]
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==Video Analysis==
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*[[Kinovea]]*
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*[[LoggerPro]]

Latest revision as of 19:26, 22 October 2021

Note: Titles marked with an asterisk (*) are either open source or free for everyone.

Just Getting Started?

Stop by the Scot Ackerman MakerSpace during operating hours (look at the "MakerSpace Access tab, at left) and ask the student worker in a black smock (we call them Fabrication Technicians or Fab Techs) to walk you through our registration and safety briefing process. You'll need your Splash Card to register. Look at what other users have made, and ask the Fab Tech for advice on your first project.

For most users wanting to begin using the MakerSpace, which software to use can be needlessly difficult decision. Here are a few recommendations from our staff:

  • For people who want to use the laser cutters, we recommend Inkscape as a vector drawing program. Inkscape is free and open-source, can do nearly everything the other programs can, and has lots of extensions that make working with a laser cutter much easier. See the project guide "Using the Laser Cutter" for help once you have a design ready.
  • Models for 3d printers can be created many ways. If you would like to edit or add to a model that you already have (either from a scan or download), we recommend using MeshMixer, which is a free and very powerful piece of software for editing or combining models. If instead you want to design your own model from scratch, we recommend AutoDesk Fusion 360 for most projects, however if you wish you can also start with Tinkercad. Both are free programs (for a free copy of Fusion 360 you will need a valid Tulane email address). Once you have a model that you'd like to print, see the project guide "Using the 3d Printers" for help in preparing your model.

Project Management

3D Design and Modeling Software

Electronics Design

Programming Electronics

Graphic Design

Data Analysis

Video Analysis