October 17, 2018

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…

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…

New OUYA Console and Controller Designs Revealed

OUYA has revealed new photos of the console and controller, with some design tweaks inevitable. For one, the buttons on the controller are not the final design. The new photo shows colored circles which will probably incorporate some type of textural design. The OUYA crew also announced OnLive will offer playable titles from over 80 publishers, with free demos and 30 minutes of playtime. More at the OUYA Kickstarter campaign. UH5UU7Z64BA4 Link to this post!Related PostsWhy You Should Study Blockchain Professor Hue Henry Guest Lecturing on Game Programming at West-MEC Summer Internship at iD Tech Camps Alumni Caleb Jacobs Gives…

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 Posts7th 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 UAT Students Form Teams for Extra Life Game Day Fundraiser