May 27, 2017

‘Props Through 3D Printing’ Panel at WonderCon featuring 3D Printed Starlord Mask

Maker Technician Mike Syfritt in the UAT Maker Lab




UAT Maker Lab Technician Mike Syfritt is headed to WonderCon to host a panel called “Props Through 3D Printing,” on April 1, at Anaheim Convention Center, a topic which stems from his career as a custom prop fabricator. At WonderCon, he will show off one of the largest 3d print jobs that UAT has seen on campus, a Marvel Guardians of the Galaxy Starlord Mask which was created on a Zortrax M 300 and took over 40 hours to complete. The panel will talk about how to get started building props using 3d printing technology along with information about printers…

Students Display Innovative Problem Solving in “Thinking Strategies” Class

Innovational Challenge




Digital Maker and Fabrication (DMF) Professor Spencer Nelson gave his Thinking Strategies class a challenging assignment. They were asked to design a device or method to be able to “tie” tennis shoe laces with one hand. The device was judged on speed and ease of use. The tie did not have to be a traditional knot, but it had to get the laces out of the way. There are many reasons why a person may only have the use of one hand to tie their shoes so this is a real problem that millions of people face every day. Each team creatively…

Welcome New UAT Students – CONNECT Summer 2016

Connect




Welcome new students to University of Advancing Technology! You are beginning your journey of innovation with many other technophiles like yourself. We hope you feel at home here – whether you are moving in to the dorms, UAT Founder’s Hall, commuting to campus daily or attending our campus virtually.  We can’t wait to for you to get settled, get familiar with the campus, meet new friends and learn what it means to be an innovator at UAT. The sky is not the limit, you can take your ideas anywhere with technology! Don’t miss out on any of the action starting the first…

UAT Maker Tech Presents Panel at WonderCon

WonderCon panel




Maker Lab Tech Mike Syfritt was in attendance at WonderCon in Los Angeles last weekend. You may not have recognized him right away due to his Cosplay attire, but that’s the dress code while at WonderCon! Mike hosted a panel called “Props and Weapons, Supersize it.” The panel spoke about the process to make oversized props and weapons that are of a lightweight material and safe for prop use at “Cons,” or conventions. For the panel, Mike designed and constructed an oversized Harley Quinn hammer to give away as a raffle prize. The hammer was made of laser cut cardboard…

Welcome UAT Students | Connect Spring 2016

Connect




Welcome new students to University of Advancing Technology! You are beginning your journey of innovation with many other technophiles like yourself. We hope you feel at home here – whether you are moving in to the dorms, UAT Founder’s Hall, commuting to campus daily or attending our campus online.  We can’t wait to for you to get settled, get familiar with the campus, meet new friends and learn what it means to be an innovator at UAT. The sky is not the limit, you can take your ideas anywhere with technology! Don’t miss out on any of the action starting the first…

AZ Tech Beat Visits UAT on #ExposeTheAwesome Tour

Expose the Awesome




UAT was the last stop on AZ Tech Beat‘s #ExposeTheAwesome Tour, where they had a neat idea to interview cool companies in various technology fields throughout the summer. We had a busy day planned for AZTB Editor Tishin Donkersley, Community Manager Ryan Loebe and Film Intern Xavier Smith, but we knew they were ready for it! First, they sat down with Provost Dr. David Bolman to find out why UAT is unique and how access to great technology molds our students into innovators for the future. Dr. Bolman had no trouble expressing his enthusiasm for technology and how important UAT is to…

Maker Faire New York

MakerFaire




UAT is getting involved in Maker Faire this year and the event couldn’t be a more perfect fit for our innovative community of makers, especially students in the Digital Maker and Fabrication degree! What is Maker Faire? It’s called the “Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth.” Maker Faire is part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new! As a celebration of the Maker Movement, it’s a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness. Faire gathers together tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, food artisans, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors. Makers come to show their creations and share…

Build a 3D Printer With a 3D Printer

Next Fab




Want to learn to build your own 3D printer with a 3D printer? NextFab Studio has started training sessions on how to build your own “MendelMax 1.5″ 3D printer out of plastic, using a “RepRap” 3D printer that is essentially also made out of plastic. The $2,000 weekend class includes your own printer, which is about the price of a RepRap 3D printer, as well as, the 3D modeling software MOI v2. To build a 3D printer of your own you’ll need a laptop (recommended Mac OS X 10.6+ and Ubuntu 11.04+), Python v2.7+, the Arduino environment, and a few…

3D Printed Micro-Cars

3D Printed Cars




These tiny 3D Printed cars are 2cm long and have real moving wheels and doors! So tiny! So cute! You can download the design and order them from Shapeways. This is the mid size model — 2 cm long. Watch the video below: Link to this post!Related PostsPHX Startup Week Presents Silicon Valley VC, Tim Draper at UAT “When Elephants Fight” Screening at UAT Tempe Mayor Mark Mitchell Highlights UAT at State of City Address UAT Supports AZ Tech Council in Hosting 2016 Fall Chief Science Officer (CSO) Institute Attend WordCamp Phoenix 2016