Testimonials

  • Problem-based learning in the Makerspace

    Connecting to the CURRICULUM

    The Accelerated English Language Program (AELP) as part of their curriculum were assigned a problem-based learning task on a bottled water company.  Using an inquiry-based approach, students developed their own question about sustainable design and researched the topic using the library database.  The students developed a business case for their innovative design and prepared a 25 minute business presentation.  As part of the presentation, students produced an actual infused, flavoured sparkling water along with the innovations in the design of the water bottle and water bottle holder.  Once the design was produced, the students went to the Makerspace to produce a prototype of their water bottle holder design.  Students worked on a number of programs before printing their prototype on a 3D printer.  After printing, the students presented their 25 minute business case presenting with the innovations they designed.

    I think the project was successful, as it gave them not only the ability to talk about their ideas, but also insight into the process, which gave them a little more to work with.

    Hand drawn images to 3D models

    Project steps:

    Students took their hand drawn image and scanned it using the Doodlefab.ninja website.  We converted the scanned image into an SVG file and imported it into Tinkercad.  We took our new 3D logo and impressed it into a 3D model of a bottle holder 3D model file.  After exporting the new design we sent it to Makerbot Desktop to prepare it for printing.  Below are the images for each stage.

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  • DSBN Tour of the Makerspace

    The students loved the workshop!  Thanks so much for helping make the day so special.

    Allyson Miller – A to Z learning

    The workshops were also superb. All fou workshops were enthusiastically received by our students. They were well organized and enjoyed by our students.

    DSBN Staff and students
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  • Synthetic Theatre

    February 28 – March 4, 2017

    Thistle Hallway display case, Brock University Library
    1812 Sir Isaac Brock Way, St. Catharines
    Reflecting on the practice of Synthetic Theatre in the 1920s, students in STAC 2P94 (Embodied Text: Art Beyond the Artifact) translate physical movements into 3D prints and write accompanying mini scripts. The result is the still representation of a performance.

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  • New to the Makerspace

    Thanks so much for the tour of maker space and the introduction to 3D printing. I have wanted to learn more about this technology for awhile and had a great time printing a version of myself…was a nice break in the middle of my day. So cool!!

    Terra Yott, 2nd Sociology, CAS/Women’s and Gender Studies

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  • Library Makerspace Hack Fest 2016

    I saw the IELP students take a keen interest in the 3D printers, VR, and some of the robotics. Having that many students attend actually made the other students in the library more aware that it was happening too. Tabitha was awesome at every stage and I’m so glad she allowed and encouraged us to participate. Tabitha, Jonathan and the others are all so creative.

    Jim Papple, Academic Coordinator, ESL Service

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  • Experiencing the Makerspace

    A big thank you to the library and the staff at the Makerspace. Their knowledgeable staff was able to help me learn how to design and print a 3D model, as well as various other projects. I would recommend this highly innovative space to anyone at Brock looking to try something new, and get creative.

    Ryder Damon – 3rd Year, Biological Sciences

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