Events

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Silly Walks

Create a silly-walking animal robot using the LEGO NXT robotics kit! The only rule is that your animal shouldn't use rotating wheels to move. Cars aren't animals.

Jun 3 2016 Read →

One-on-one website help

Trying to make a website, but not sure where to start? Confused by platforms like WordPress, Squarespace, Weebly, and others? Intimidated by acronyms like HTML, CSS, and PHP? Andy Braren will be ready to help in the Maker Studio from 12-2pm on Monday.

Jan 22 2016 Read →

Website basics (HTML/CSS)

Have you ever wondered what the websites you visit every day are really made of? Look past the thousands of cat GIFs and you’ll discover that websites are actually pretty simple: they’re just a bunch of files, like the ones you see in Finder or Windows Explorer. The m…

Jan 22 2016 Read →

Crafts Center Spring 2016 Opening Night!

ok you can all stop asking we are open now on tuesday! come and craft!! there will be light hors d'oevres woo hoo and probably some sparkling water yeahhhhh and paint and other stuff too!!!! we'll be back to normal hours as of this day woooooo however, woodshop is NOT open this semester due to …

Jan 22 2016 Read →

Waffle Night

Try out the Maker Studio for free during Waffle Night! We make waffles while you make projects! Waffles start at 6 PM and go until we run out!

Jan 22 2016 Read →

Free Make

Make whatever you'd like to make during this final open block of the weekend.

Jan 22 2016 Read →

LEGO Robotics

In this workshop students will build LEGO-based NXT robots that can be programmed to sense and interact with their environment. A competition and/or cooperative build challenge may also happen if time permits.

Jan 22 2016 Read →

Vinyl cutting

Learn how to create nice, cleanly-cut letters and shapes out of vinyl for decals, signs, and graphics.

Jan 22 2016 Read →

WordPress Basics

If you’ve ever Googled how to go about creating a website, WordPress has likely popped up, and for good reason. It currently powers over 17% of the web, including many of the sites you visit each day. It’s powerful, flexible, easy to use and a very handy platform to be familiar with. In this worksh…

Jan 22 2016 Read →

Glass cutting

In this workshop you'll learn how to cut and fuse pieces of glass together to create neat-looking art.

Jan 22 2016 Read →

Pottery Throwing

This workshop will cover how to use the pottery wheels in the Crafts Center and how to go about shaping and curing pottery.

Jan 22 2016 Read →

Website basics (HTML/CSS)

Have you ever wondered what the websites you visit every day are really made of? Look past the thousands of cat GIFs and you’ll discover that websites are actually pretty simple: they’re just a bunch of files, like the ones you see in Finder or Windows Explorer. The m…

Jan 22 2016 Read →

Machine knitting

In this workshop, community guest Alessandrina Costa will be demonstrating the basics of how a programmable knitting machine works using punch cards to consistently create interesting patterns.

Jan 22 2016 Read →

Tufts Dash meeting

Students interested in joining or contributing to the Tufts Dash webapp project should attend this informational/design-oriented meeting. We’ll discuss the overall objective of the Tufts Dash project, its history, where things currently stand, where we could use your help, a…

Jan 22 2016 Read →

T-shirt making

Want an official Maker Network / Weekend of Making t-shirt? During this workshop, we'll all be making our own by screen-printing them onto blank shirts. We'll also learn how to create custom designs in the future at the Crafts Center. Students are encouraged to bring their own t-shirts if possible,…

Jan 22 2016 Read →

Free Make

Make whatever you'd like to make during this final open block of the day.

Jan 22 2016 Read →

Arduino car building

Arduino is an excellent platform to learn how to program and how to build with electronics. In this workshop, you'll learn how to work with motors and motor controller electronics, and how a computer can be used to drive them assemble a motorized car and learn how to program the Arduino to make i…

Jan 22 2016 Read →

Prototyping skills with cardboard & coroplast

When you're creating physical products or devices, it's often a good idea to mock up prototypes using cheaper materials like cardboard or foam in order to identify any potential problems early on. Cardboard in particular is an extremely common and useful material you can use to make a wide variety o…

Jan 22 2016 Read →

Usability testing basics

Usability is increasingly becoming a focal point for new consumer technology devices, but it's also extremely important in the medical device field and other high-risk environments. Whether or not something is "usable" - easily learned, efficient, safe - can make or break a new product, or have a lo…

Jan 22 2016 Read →

Arduino Basics

Arduino is an excellent platform to learn how to program and how to build with electronics. In this workshop, you'll prototype LED circuits on a breadboard and learn how to program an Arduino to control them. Optionally, you take what you learn in this workshop and apply it to the [Arduino Car Buil…

Jan 22 2016 Read →

Soldering basics

Soldering is a really useful skill that's easy to learn, and actually kinda fun. Soldering is a process/technique in which two components are joined together by melting a small bit of filler metal (solder) between them until it cools. It's one of the most important and often-used processes in the a…

Jan 22 2016 Read →

User Interface Design

Sketch is a new user interface design tool that’s rapidly replacing Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator as the de facto UI tool for designers. It allows you to easily create pixel-perfect logos, app interfaces, website concepts, and - combined with a few other tools - fully…

Jan 22 2016 Read →

3D Printing & Modeling

Get acquainted with this beloved makerspace staple in an introductory workshop covering the basics of making and printing 3D models. We'll briefly go over the basic workflow and look at a few of the most popular 3D modeling programs before jumping into modeling and printing actual objects.

Jan 22 2016 Read →

Internet of Things

Internet-connected devices are going to become increasingly prominent within the next few years, and the possibilities for greater and more frequent communication between our homes, phones, cars and other devices are enormous. In this workshop led by Chris Rogers you'll learn how to program and uti…

Jan 22 2016 Read →

Sewable circuits & touchscreen gloves

In this workshop led by Fay Shaw of bitwise E-textiles you'll use conductive iron-based thread to create flexible electronic circuits you can wear. If you have winter gloves that you'd like to turn into touchscreen-compatible gloves, Fay has the material to do th…

Jan 22 2016 Read →

Weekend of Making

On January 30th and 31st a supergroup of Tufts' making-related clubs (MAKE, Robotics, Entrepreneurs, Crafts Human Factors) held a series of 18 hands-on workshops and activities in two of Tufts' makerspaces; the brand new Maker Studio at CLIC (574 Boston Ave) and the Crafts Center in Lewis Hall. The…

Jan 22 2016 Read →

Free Onshape CAD Workshop

Come learn how to CAD in OnShape with the Tufts Robotics Club! During our two hour workshop, you'll learn the basics of how to use OnShape to create designs that can be used for 3D printing or other types of fabrication. Make sure to bring a laptop!

Jun 3 2016 Read →

ES93 Haunted House 2015

Ethan Danahy's ES93 class demonstrates their haunted robots.

Oct 30 2015 Read →

Learn to Solder!

The Tufts Robotics Club will teach you how to solder! You'll get your own kit of electronics which you'll be taught how to put together by club members. You'll get to take home your creation at the end. The event is TOTALLY FREE! We just require that you reserve your spot on Eventbrite. Come l…

Jun 3 2016 Read →

Tufts Robotics GIM

General interest meeting for the Robotics Club. Activities: Soldering workshop Arduino workshop LEGO workshop Modeling workshop

Sep 10 2015 Read →

Waffle Night

This Thursday the 10th will kick off our weekly waffle night at Jumbo's Maker Studio. This semester the studio will be open every Thursday until 9pm, so join us at 6pm for delicious, fresh-made waffles while you work on making projects. Don't have a project in mind? No problem, we'll help you think…

Sep 10 2015 Read →

MAKE Waffles

Join us this Sunday as we celebrate another awesome semester of making stuff by making homemade waffles! We’ll take a (teary-eyed) look back at some of the workshops and things we’ve made over the past few months, but mostly we’ll just eat waffles and hang out to talk about future plans & proje…

Apr 12 2015 Read →

Intro to laser-cutting

Learn how to use laser beams to cut wood, acrylic, and other materials in this futuristic hands-on workshop. It’s just as cool as it sounds. To pay for the materials you’ll use during this workshop, $5 in cash is required to attend. You’ll get to keep the items you make, and you’ll also leave with …

Apr 11 2015 Read →

Intro to Pottery Wheel Throwing Demo

Stop by The Crafts Center to learn more about our pottery studio and for an intro to pottery wheel throwing & demo with our very own Justine Rayner! Get a tour of updated pottery room and learn about the basics of wheel throwing! This is open to potters of all skill levels, especially if you’ve nev…

Apr 8 2015 Read →

Electroluminescent Wire Art

Round three of this weekly workshop series! Come by Crafts Center Thursday, April 2 at 8:30pm and Professor Ben Shapiro will host the third of a series of workshops on how you can build your own electroluminescent (EL) wire art! All Tufts affiliates are welcome, and no prior experience is required. …

Apr 2 2015 Read →

Intro to 3D Printing

Get acquainted with this beloved makerspace staple in this introductory workshop covering the basics of making and printing 3D models. This week’s session will be in the Aidekman Art Gallery, but will still cover everything you’ll need to know in order to use the beautiful new [Ultimaker 2](https://…

Apr 2 2015 Read →

Sproutel & Jerry the Bear

Jerry the Bear is a smart & cuddly electronic teddy bear that helps young kids learn how to manage their Type I diabetes by counting carbs, monitoring blood sugar and dosing insulin. In this lunch & speaking event, Hannah Chung and Joel Schwartz of [Sproutel](http://…

Mar 28 2015 Read →

Electroluminescent Wire Art

This Thursday, Crafts Center advisor and resident badass Professor Ben Shapiro will host the second of a series of workshops on how you can build your own electroluminescent (EL) wire art! All Tufts affiliates are welcome, and no prior experience is required. Basic materials will be provided, so why…

Mar 26 2015 Read →

Electroluminescent Wire Art

This Thursday, Crafts Center advisor and resident badass Professor Ben Shapiro will host what will be the first of a series of workshops on how you can build your own electroluminescent (EL) wire art! All Tufts affiliates are welcome, and no prior experience is required. Basic materials will be prov…

Mar 12 2015 Read →

Making a website: the basics of WordPress

If you’ve ever Googled how to go about creating a website, WordPress has likely popped up, and for good reason. It currently powers over 17% of the web, including many of the sites you visit each day. It’s powerful, flexible, easy to use and a very handy platform to be familiar with. In this worksh…

Mar 10 2015 Read →

Making a website: how to get started

Online portfolios and personal sites are very useful things to have nowadays, but figuring out how to go about making one can be tricky. In this workshop we’ll discuss and compare a variety of approaches (Squarespace, Weebly, WordPress, plain HTML/CSS, etc) and get you prepared to start making a sit…

Mar 8 2015 Read →

Oil Painting Rub Out Workshop

Learn a simple oil painting skill and make beautiful quick paintings with lovely crafties Mel and Oona! If you want to work from an image print it out in black and white. People work well (a self portrait? a portrait of your roommate? your cat? mick jagger?) we will have some images too, or you can…

Mar 7 2015 Read →

Design Thinking and Sketching

Megan Welker is an extremely talented product designer at Gillette who works on cutting-edge consumer products by day and sings in an opera by night. She loves teaching others how to think like designers and create visual representations of their ideas. This workshop will focus primarily on product …

Mar 7 2015 Read →

Making a website: the basics of HTML & CSS

Have you ever wondered what the websites you visit every day are really made of? Look past the thousands of cat GIFs and you’ll discover that websites are actually pretty simple: they’re just a bunch of files, like the ones you see in Finder or Windows Explorer. The …

Mar 6 2015 Read →

Intro to 3D Printing

Get acquainted with this beloved makerspace staple in this introductory workshop covering the basics of making and printing 3D models. This week’s session will be in the Aidekman Art Gallery, but will still cover everything you’ll need to know in order to use the beautiful new [Ultimaker 2](https://…

Feb 26 2015 Read →

Making a website: the basics of HTML & CSS

Have you ever wondered what the websites you visit every day are really made of? Look past the thousands of cat GIFs and you’ll discover that websites are actually pretty simple: they’re just a bunch of files, like the ones you see in Finder or Windows Explorer. The …

Feb 26 2015 Read →

Tufts Dash informational meeting

Students interested in joining or contributing to the Tufts Dash project should attend this brief informational meeting. You can read a bit about the project’s goals here, but know that the current prototyp…

Feb 22 2015 Read →

Raspberry Pi 2 with dummies

We got a new Pi, and we don’t know how to use it. Join us this weekend as we endeavor to unlock its true power while listening to music and eating old Valentine’s Day candy and Dum Dums. Dummies welcome, duh. Completely new dummies highly encouraged. Advanced dummies welcome too, but only if you du…

Feb 21 2015 Read →

Making a website: the basics of HTML & CSS

Have you ever wondered what the websites you visit every day are really made of? Look past the thousands of cat GIFs and you’ll discover that websites are actually pretty simple: they’re just a bunch of files, like the ones you see in Finder or Windows Explorer. The …

Feb 20 2015 Read →

Making a website: the basics of HTML & CSS

Have you ever wondered what the websites you visit every day are really made of? Look past the thousands of cat GIFs and you’ll discover that websites are actually pretty simple: they’re just a bunch of files, like the ones you see in Finder or Windows Explorer. The …

Feb 15 2015 Read →

User Interface Design with Sketch

Sketch is a new user interface design tool that’s rapidly replacing Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator as the de facto UI tool for designers. It allows you to easily create pixel-perfect logos, app interfaces, website concepts, and - combined with a few other tools - fully interactive prototypes of you…

Feb 12 2015 Read →

User Interface Design with Sketch

Sketch is a new user interface design tool that’s rapidly replacing Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator as the de facto UI tool for designers. It allows you to easily create pixel-perfect logos, app interfaces, website concepts, and - combined with a few other tools - fully interactive prototypes of you…

Jan 24 2015 Read →

Feed the Provost

In this robotics challenge, the students of Introduction to Robotics and Mechatronics (ME84) were tasked to cook lunch for the Provost, David Harris. The only defined rules were: No human interaction with the process after it started. (Although we all know what happens when you build something fo…

Dec 3 2014 Read →

3D-Printing Holiday Ornaments

Last weekend's 3D printing workshop was a success, so we're doing it again! This workshop hosted by the Crafts Center and Tufts MAKE will cover the basics of 3D printing and modeling with tools like SketchUp, 123D Catch and the [Ultimaker …

Nov 9 2014 Read →

3D-Printing Holiday Ornaments

This workshop hosted by the Crafts Center and Tufts MAKE will cover the basics of 3D printing and modeling with tools like SketchUp, 123D Catch and the Ultimaker 2 printer. Togeth…

Nov 2 2014 Read →

UI Prototyping with Sketch

This workshop will cover how to use the Mac app ‘Sketch’ to create well-designed app interfaces. We’ll start with a very brief tutorial of the interface (it’s dead simple) and then jump into working on your individual projects.

Oct 27 2014 Read →

An Introduction to WordPress

Being able to make a personal website for your resume or portfolio is an extremely useful skill to have, and with WordPress you can do so without learning a single line of code. In this class we’ll learn how to set up and customize a really nice site from scratch using the WordPress platform, and ea…

Oct 19 2014 Read →

Waffle-making Meetup

During our General Interest Meeting a few of you suggested that we organize a second, laid-back meeting to discuss your project ideas and making things at Tufts. We thought that was a great idea. Join us again this Sunday at 11am in Anderson 206 for a special waffle-making shindig. We’ve even upda…

Sep 28 2014 Read →

Brown Bag: Origami

Learn simple and traditional folds or more advanced designs and the mathematical theories behind them, mostly designs by Michael LaFosse, Jeremy Schaffer and Robert Lang. Learn to read origami diagrams so you can keep folding.

Aug 26 2014 Read →

Artec Visit

Members of Artec visited the Maker Studio in Tisch.

Aug 14 2014 Read →

Brown Bag: Digital Knitting

Learn how to knit digitally.

Aug 12 2014 Read →

Brown Bag: Digital Knitting

Learn how to knit digitally.

Aug 12 2014 Read →

Brown Bag: Mr. Egg and Straw Capsule

In this brown bag workshop we'll design and create devices capable of saving Mr. Egg from a long-distance throw.

Aug 8 2014 Read →

Summer Students Presentations

Our 2014 summer student presented their work.

Aug 8 2014 Read →

Brown Bag: NXT Programming Through LabVIEW

Learn how to program LEGO NXT robots using LabVIEW.

Aug 7 2014 Read →

Brown Bag: Designing Social Interaction Spaces with LEGO

You may not think about it very often, but conscious design choices are what separate bustling communal gathering places from desolate areas that people just walk through. Here at Tufts there are many opportunities to create spaces where students are encouraged to play with their environment and int…

Aug 5 2014 Read →

Brown Bag: Garage Band With iPads

Learn how to use Garage Band on the iPad to create music.

Jul 31 2014 Read →

Brown Bag: Origami

Learn simple and traditional folds or more advanced designs and the mathematical theories behind them, mostly designs by Michael LaFosse, Jeremy Schaffer and Robert Lang. Learn to read origami diagrams so you can keep folding.

Jul 29 2014 Read →

Brown Bag: Tracing Images Without a Back Light

Join us and start making your own earrings, bracelets, 3D printed pendants, jewelry holders, and more!

Jul 24 2014 Read →

Brown Bag: Tracing Images Without a Back Light

Learn how to trace a detailed image without using a back light. The resources needed are: the image you want to trace printed off onto a piece of paper, pencils, and white paper.

Jul 22 2014 Read →

Brown Bag: Pencil Code

Learn the basics of programming in coffeescript using a web application called Pencil Code. We will be guiding you through the programming of a simple yet scalable car driving game. You will learn bits of programming necessary for this purpose but also you will be introduce…

Jul 17 2014 Read →

Battle of the Deans

Battle of the Deans event.

Jul 16 2014 Read →

Brown Bag: EV3 Robotics

Get to know LEGO’s new Robotics kit, LEGO Mindstorms EV3. We will have several kits available for you to build with and introduce you to the EV3 motors, sensors, and software. No robotics or programming experience necessary.

Jul 15 2014 Read →

Brown Bag: Make a Light Up Greeting Card

Come join us at Jumbo’s Maker Studio to make your own light up greeting card or other art project!! We will be using conductive paint, conductive tape, LEDs, and batteries as well as standard craft supplies. No experience is necessary, we will supply all the materials, and the workshop is free. Brin…

Jul 3 2014 Read →

Brown Bag: Practical 3D Printing

Come learn to use basic 3D modeling software: Tinkercad! Tinkercad is free, and works right in your web browser. Easy to use, drag-and-drop shapes to create practical objects that we will print out for free on our 3D printers. Also explore thingiverse.com and cookiecaster.com, where you can download…

Jul 1 2014 Read →

Brown Bag: Make a Stop-Action Movie

Come join us at Jumbo’s Maker Studio to make your own stop-action movie!! We will be using SAM Animation software. No experience is necessary, we will supply all the materials, and the workshop is free. Bring your lunch and come play! Please RSVP here: [EVITE: SAM Animation Brown Bag](http://www.ev…

Jun 26 2014 Read →

Jumbo's Maker Studio Open House

The first open house of Jumbo's Maker Studio in Tisch Library.

Jun 20 2014 Read →
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