July 18, 2018

Industrial Design Degree

Preparing for a Career as a Disney Imagineer

UAT Student Brett Butler’s experiences at Disney theme parks, resorts and cruises inspired him to join the maker movement. His dream job? “Working at Disney as an Imagineer!” The term Imagineer combines imagination and engineer. Brett definitely fits that description. Brett likes to make stuff, which makes him a perfect fit for the Digital Maker and Fabrication (DMF) program here at UAT. Since he arrived on campus in the fall of 2017, Brett has spent hours tinkering away in the UAT Maker Lab. He loves playing with the laser cutter and Formlabs high resolution stereolithography (SLA) 3D printer. Brett has…

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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…

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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 PostsWhy You Should Study Blockchain 7th Annual Tempe Geeks Night Out Opportunity is Right in Front of You VP of Insight Enterprises, Curt Cornum To Speak at UAT CollegeHack: Dealing with Stress in Positive Ways

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Swÿp Technology Jumps Devices

Natan Linder, a PhD student in the Fluid Interfaces group at the MIT Media Lab and undergraduate researcher Alexander List have created a very clean, easy to use, user interface concept they call Swÿp–pronounced “swipe”—that allows users to drag files from the phone to the computer swiping their finger. It is an open source software, “cross-app, cross-device data exchange using physical ‘swipe’ gestures,” as they write on their website. It is such a cool concept that people wonder why it has not been invented before. Swÿp gathers information from your phone and iPad’s approximate location and account details, then ties…

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