EVENTS



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Friday, February 22, 2019
5:00pm - 10:00pm
Parking Lot Party @ the OEDK


Upcoming events

    • Wednesday, September 26, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Teleconference Room 104 & Maker Bar
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    FabShops - 3D Printing (Ultimaker)

    Description: The Maker Bar, which offers Open-Access 3D Printing, is an awesome addition to the OEDK floor and is a great resource for teams to rapidly prototype parts for their projects at no cost. Come learn how to 3D print on our new Ultimakers at the OEDK!

    Preparation and Resources: No prior experience necessary.

    Number of Possible Participants: 5


    • Monday, October 01, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Teleconference Room 104 & Maker Bar
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    FabShops - 3D Printing (Ultimaker)

    Description: The Maker Bar, which offers Open-Access 3D Printing, is an awesome addition to the OEDK floor and is a great resource for teams to rapidly prototype parts for their projects at no cost. Come learn how to 3D print on our new Ultimakers at the OEDK!

    Preparation and Resources: No prior experience necessary.

    Number of Possible Participants: 5


    • Tuesday, October 02, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • OEDK Computer Lab
    • 6
    Register

    FabShops - Intro to SolidWorks

    Description: 

    No matter what engineering project you’re working on, you’ll find that you’ll need to use some sort of 3D Computer Aided Design (CAD) software to design, prototype, and test your design solutions. Learn the basics of SolidWorks, a 3D CAD software available throughout campus, through this hands-on workshop. This introductory workshop will cover the basic of making parts on SolidWorks and how to create assemblies. Students will have the opportunity to design their own part that they can then 3D print at the OEDK’s Maker Bar!

    Preparation and Resources:

    No prior experience is necessary. All software and computers will be provided.

    Number of Possible Participants: 20

    • Wednesday, October 03, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Computer Lab & Machine Shop
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    FabShops - Plasma Cutting

    Description: 

    Learn how to use the plasma cutter to make intricate designs out of metal! Students will get the opportunity to learn how to set up the plasma cutter and plasma cut their own designs to take home.

    Preparation and Resources:

    All participants must wear closed toed shoes. No prior experience necessary. 

    Number of Possible Participants: 5

    • Tuesday, October 09, 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • OEDK - Basement Level Hand Tools Area
    • 3
    Register

    Hand Tools – Introductory Level

    This class will teach students the practical skills necessary to use basic hand tools and powered tools. Topics and tools covered include: cutting tools, shaping tools, fasteners, adhesives, and finishing tools. Students will work in teams to build a birdhouse constructed using these techniques and procedures. Students will come away from this workshop with the knowledge of the correct use of and ability to operate all of the hand tools and some of the powered tools at the OEDK.

    This workshop will be taught at a basic level for all skill levels. No prior experience with any tool is necessary. Please wear close-toed shoes and clothes that can hold up to elbow grease.

    Dates: 

    Tues, Oct 9, 5:30-8:30 PM

    Tues, Oct 9 , 7:00-10:00 PM 

    Wed, Oct 10, 5:30-8:30 PM

    Wed, Oct 10, 7:00-10:00 PM

    Thur, Oct 11, 5:30-8:30 PM

    Thur, Oct 11, 7:00-10:00 PM

    Fri, Oct 12, 1:00-4:00 PM


    Number of Possible Participants: 12 per section. No more than 1 non-Freshman Design per session.

    Registration: Closes one day prior to each date/time.
    • Tuesday, October 09, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • OEDK - Basement Level Hand Tools Area
    • 7
    Register

    Hand Tools – Introductory Level

    This class will teach students the practical skills necessary to use basic hand tools and powered tools. Topics and tools covered include: cutting tools, shaping tools, fasteners, adhesives, and finishing tools. Students will work in teams to build a birdhouse constructed using these techniques and procedures. Students will come away from this workshop with the knowledge of the correct use of and ability to operate all of the hand tools and some of the powered tools at the OEDK.

    This workshop will be taught at a basic level for all skill levels. No prior experience with any tool is necessary. Please wear close-toed shoes and clothes that can hold up to elbow grease.

    Dates: 

    Tues, Oct 9, 5:30-8:30 PM

    Tues, Oct 9 , 7:00-10:00 PM 

    Wed, Oct 10, 5:30-8:30 PM

    Wed, Oct 10, 7:00-10:00 PM

    Thur, Oct 11, 5:30-8:30 PM

    Thur, Oct 11, 7:00-10:00 PM

    Fri, Oct 12, 1:00-4:00 PM


    Number of Possible Participants: 12 per section. No more than 1 non-Freshman Design per session.

    Registration: Closes one day prior to each date/time.
    • Wednesday, October 10, 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • OEDK - Basement Level Hand Tools Area
    • 9
    Register

    Hand Tools – Introductory Level

    This class will teach students the practical skills necessary to use basic hand tools and powered tools. Topics and tools covered include: cutting tools, shaping tools, fasteners, adhesives, and finishing tools. Students will work in teams to build a birdhouse constructed using these techniques and procedures. Students will come away from this workshop with the knowledge of the correct use of and ability to operate all of the hand tools and some of the powered tools at the OEDK.

    This workshop will be taught at a basic level for all skill levels. No prior experience with any tool is necessary. Please wear close-toed shoes and clothes that can hold up to elbow grease.

    Dates: 

    Tues, Oct 9, 5:30-8:30 PM

    Tues, Oct 9 , 7:00-10:00 PM 

    Wed, Oct 10, 5:30-8:30 PM

    Wed, Oct 10, 7:00-10:00 PM

    Thur, Oct 11, 5:30-8:30 PM

    Thur, Oct 11, 7:00-10:00 PM

    Fri, Oct 12, 1:00-4:00 PM


    Number of Possible Participants: 12 per section. No more than 1 non-Freshman Design per session.

    Registration: Closes one day prior to each date/time.
    • Wednesday, October 10, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • OEDK - Basement Level Hand Tools Area
    • 7
    Register

    Hand Tools – Introductory Level

    This class will teach students the practical skills necessary to use basic hand tools and powered tools. Topics and tools covered include: cutting tools, shaping tools, fasteners, adhesives, and finishing tools. Students will work in teams to build a birdhouse constructed using these techniques and procedures. Students will come away from this workshop with the knowledge of the correct use of and ability to operate all of the hand tools and some of the powered tools at the OEDK.

    This workshop will be taught at a basic level for all skill levels. No prior experience with any tool is necessary. Please wear close-toed shoes and clothes that can hold up to elbow grease.

    Dates: 

    Tues, Oct 9, 5:30-8:30 PM

    Tues, Oct 9 , 7:00-10:00 PM 

    Wed, Oct 10, 5:30-8:30 PM

    Wed, Oct 10, 7:00-10:00 PM

    Thur, Oct 11, 5:30-8:30 PM

    Thur, Oct 11, 7:00-10:00 PM

    Fri, Oct 12, 1:00-4:00 PM


    Number of Possible Participants: 12 per section. No more than 1 non-Freshman Design per session.

    Registration: Closes one day prior to each date/time.
    • Thursday, October 11, 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • OEDK - Basement Level Hand Tools Area
    • 9
    Register

    Hand Tools – Introductory Level

    This class will teach students the practical skills necessary to use basic hand tools and powered tools. Topics and tools covered include: cutting tools, shaping tools, fasteners, adhesives, and finishing tools. Students will work in teams to build a birdhouse constructed using these techniques and procedures. Students will come away from this workshop with the knowledge of the correct use of and ability to operate all of the hand tools and some of the powered tools at the OEDK.

    This workshop will be taught at a basic level for all skill levels. No prior experience with any tool is necessary. Please wear close-toed shoes and clothes that can hold up to elbow grease.

    Dates: 

    Tues, Oct 9, 5:30-8:30 PM

    Tues, Oct 9 , 7:00-10:00 PM 

    Wed, Oct 10, 5:30-8:30 PM

    Wed, Oct 10, 7:00-10:00 PM

    Thur, Oct 11, 5:30-8:30 PM

    Thur, Oct 11, 7:00-10:00 PM

    Fri, Oct 12, 1:00-4:00 PM


    Number of Possible Participants: 12 per section. No more than 1 non-Freshman Design per session.

    Registration: Closes one day prior to each date/time.
    • Thursday, October 11, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Conference Room B05 & Maker Bar
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    FabShops - 3D Printing (Maker Gear)

    Description: The Maker Bar, which offers Open-Access 3D Printing, is an awesome addition to the OEDK floor and is a great resource for teams to rapidly prototype parts for their projects at no cost. Come learn how to 3D print at the OEDK!

    Preparation and Resources: No prior experience necessary.

    Number of Possible Participants: 5


    • Thursday, October 11, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • OEDK - Basement Level Hand Tools Area
    • 10
    Register

    Hand Tools – Introductory Level

    This class will teach students the practical skills necessary to use basic hand tools and powered tools. Topics and tools covered include: cutting tools, shaping tools, fasteners, adhesives, and finishing tools. Students will work in teams to build a birdhouse constructed using these techniques and procedures. Students will come away from this workshop with the knowledge of the correct use of and ability to operate all of the hand tools and some of the powered tools at the OEDK.

    This workshop will be taught at a basic level for all skill levels. No prior experience with any tool is necessary. Please wear close-toed shoes and clothes that can hold up to elbow grease.

    Dates: 

    Tues, Oct 9, 5:30-8:30 PM

    Tues, Oct 9 , 7:00-10:00 PM 

    Wed, Oct 10, 5:30-8:30 PM

    Wed, Oct 10, 7:00-10:00 PM

    Thur, Oct 11, 5:30-8:30 PM

    Thur, Oct 11, 7:00-10:00 PM

    Fri, Oct 12, 1:00-4:00 PM


    Number of Possible Participants: 12 per section. No more than 1 non-Freshman Design per session.

    Registration: Closes one day prior to each date/time.
    • Friday, October 12, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • OEDK - Basement Level Hand Tools Area
    • 12
    Register

    Hand Tools – Introductory Level

    This class will teach students the practical skills necessary to use basic hand tools and powered tools. Topics and tools covered include: cutting tools, shaping tools, fasteners, adhesives, and finishing tools. Students will work in teams to build a birdhouse constructed using these techniques and procedures. Students will come away from this workshop with the knowledge of the correct use of and ability to operate all of the hand tools and some of the powered tools at the OEDK.

    This workshop will be taught at a basic level for all skill levels. No prior experience with any tool is necessary. Please wear close-toed shoes and clothes that can hold up to elbow grease.

    Dates: 

    Tues, Oct 9, 5:30-8:30 PM

    Tues, Oct 9 , 7:00-10:00 PM 

    Wed, Oct 10, 5:30-8:30 PM

    Wed, Oct 10, 7:00-10:00 PM

    Thur, Oct 11, 5:30-8:30 PM

    Thur, Oct 11, 7:00-10:00 PM

    Fri, Oct 12, 1:00-4:00 PM


    Number of Possible Participants: 12 per section. No more than 1 non-Freshman Design per session.

    Registration: Closes one day prior to each date/time.
    • Monday, October 15, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • OEDK Computer Lab & Laser Cutting Room
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    FabShops - Laser Cutting

    Description: Learn the basics of laser cutting - a versatile advanced manufacturing technique used in both prototyping and final development phases - and then put that knowledge to work! The workshop will include a showcase of finished laser-cut projects and a demonstration of how to operate the OEDK’s Epilog laser cutter. During the hands-on portion of the workshop, students will create and laser cut their own designs to take home

    *Join the Adobe Illustrator FabShop to learn how to create your own vector files that you can laser cut in this workshop! 

    Preparation and Resources: No prior experience necessary. All software and computers will be provided.

    Number of Possible Participants: 5


    • Tuesday, October 16, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Conference Room B05 & Maker Bar
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    FabShops - 3D Printing (Maker Gear)

    Description: The Maker Bar, which offers Open-Access 3D Printing, is an awesome addition to the OEDK floor and is a great resource for teams to rapidly prototype parts for their projects at no cost. Come learn how to 3D print at the OEDK!

    Preparation and Resources: No prior experience necessary.

    Number of Possible Participants: 5


    • Tuesday, October 16, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • OEDK Computer Lab
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    FabShops - Intro to CAM (Fusion 360)

    Description: 

    Some parts are most easily laser cut, and some parts are most easily 3D printed, but in many cases only machining (using subtractive manufacturing) can meet your prototyping needs. Manual machining can take hours of hands on work, and with increasingly advanced machines you need to know the techniques to instruct machines to make your pats for you. This CAM (Computer-aided Manufacturing) tutorial will show students how to take a CAD (computer-aided design) model and create machining tool paths. Students will learn to use Fusion 360 CAM software so that they can machining parts on the OEDK's two CNC Mills when they need to on future projects. The tutorial will cover key considerations for tooling set-up, how to create clean surface finishes, using multiple tools, and many more skills. Come learn an important skill that will help you in your future engineering projects!

    Preparation and Resources:

    (Optional) Students can bring their own laptops with Autodesk Fusion 360 pre-installed on it.  The student version of this software can be downloaded for free on the Autodesk website:

    https://www.autodesk.com/products/fusion-360/students-teachers-educators

    No previous experience necessary! 

    Number of Possible Participants: 10

    • Wednesday, October 17, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Teleconference Room 104 & Maker Bar
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    FabShops - 3D Printing (Form 2)

    Description: The Maker Bar, which offers Open-Access 3D Printing, is an awesome addition to the OEDK floor and is a great resource for teams to rapidly prototype parts for their projects at no cost. Come learn how to 3D print on our SLA printer, the Form 2! 

    Preparation and Resources: No prior experience necessary.

    Number of Possible Participants: 5


    • Thursday, October 18, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Teleconference Room 104 & Maker Bar
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    FabShops - 3D Printing (Ultimaker)

    Description: The Maker Bar, which offers Open-Access 3D Printing, is an awesome addition to the OEDK floor and is a great resource for teams to rapidly prototype parts for their projects at no cost. Come learn how to 3D print on our new Ultimakers at the OEDK!

    Preparation and Resources: No prior experience necessary.

    Number of Possible Participants: 5


    • Sunday, October 21, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • OEDK Classroom
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    FabShops - Intro to Electronic Prototyping: Arduino

    Description: 

    Come out and learn how to work with an Arduino, a popular open-source electronics prototyping framework! This introductory workshop will teach you the basics of programming an Arduino and how to apply that to your projects. We'll go over some basic programming tools and commands needed to work with Arduino, building circuits on a breadboard, an overview of available Arduinos, and even some example projects. Attendees will  put their skills to the test by choosing from a variety of provided projects ranging from basic to challenging.

    Preparation and Resources: 

    Students should bring their laptop with the following installed on it:

    1.       Download and install the free Arduino software on your computer: https://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/Software

    2.       If you have a PC, download the FTDI drivers:https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/how-to-install-ftdi-drivers/windows---quick-and-easy

    3.       Download the SIK Guide code and store it somewhere easily accessible on your computer: sparkfun.com/sikcode

    Number of Possible Participants: 10


    • Tuesday, October 23, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Teleconference Room 104 & Maker Bar
    • 3
    Register

    FabShops - 3D Printing (Ultimaker)

    Description: The Maker Bar, which offers Open-Access 3D Printing, is an awesome addition to the OEDK floor and is a great resource for teams to rapidly prototype parts for their projects at no cost. Come learn how to 3D print on our new Ultimakers at the OEDK!

    Preparation and Resources: No prior experience necessary.

    Number of Possible Participants: 5


    • Thursday, October 25, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Computer Lab & Machine Shop
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    FabShops - Plasma Cutting

    Description: 

    Learn how to use the plasma cutter to make intricate designs out of metal! Students will get the opportunity to learn how to set up the plasma cutter and plasma cut their own designs to take home.

    Preparation and Resources:

    All participants must wear closed toed shoes. No prior experience necessary. 

    Number of Possible Participants: 5

    • Thursday, October 25, 2018
    • 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • OEDK Computer Lab & Laser Cutting Room
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    FabShops - Laser Cutting

    Description: Learn the basics of laser cutting - a versatile advanced manufacturing technique used in both prototyping and final development phases - and then put that knowledge to work! The workshop will include a showcase of finished laser-cut projects and a demonstration of how to operate the OEDK’s Epilog laser cutter. During the hands-on portion of the workshop, students will create and laser cut their own designs to take home

    *Join the Adobe Illustrator FabShop to learn how to create your own vector files that you can laser cut in this workshop! 

    Preparation and Resources: No prior experience necessary. All software and computers will be provided.

    Number of Possible Participants: 5


    • Saturday, October 27, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Downstairs Conference Room B05
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    FabShops - Intro to Electronic Prototyping: Arduino

    Description: 

    Come out and learn how to work with an Arduino, a popular open-source electronics prototyping framework! This introductory workshop will teach you the basics of programming an Arduino and how to apply that to your projects. We'll go over some basic programming tools and commands needed to work with Arduino, building circuits on a breadboard, an overview of available Arduinos, and even some example projects. Attendees will  put their skills to the test by choosing from a variety of provided projects ranging from basic to challenging.

    Preparation and Resources: 

    Students should bring their laptop with the following installed on it:

    1.       Download and install the free Arduino software on your computer: https://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/Software

    2.       If you have a PC, download the FTDI drivers:https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/how-to-install-ftdi-drivers/windows---quick-and-easy

    3.       Download the SIK Guide code and store it somewhere easily accessible on your computer: sparkfun.com/sikcode

    Number of Possible Participants: 10


    • Saturday, October 27, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Computer Lab & Machine Shop
    • 5
    Register

    FabShops - Intro to CNC Routers (X-Carve)

    Description: 

    Learn how to use the OEDK's CNC Routers (X-Carve and Carvey) to cut through materials like wood and acrylic that are too thick for the laser cutter. You can make a variety of 2D and 3D designs on a CNC router and it is especially useful for prototyping and fabrication. Students will get the opportunity to learn how to use Easel, set up the X-Carve/Carvey, and make their own designs to take home.

    Preparation and Resources:

    All participants must bring their own laptops and wear closed toed shoes. No prior experience necessary. 

    Number of Possible Participants: 7

    • Sunday, October 28, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • OEDK Computer Lab
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    FabShops - Adobe Illustrator

    Description: Adobe Illustrator is a powerful graphics tool that you can use to quickly and easily generate vector-based graphics. Faster and more versatile than most other programs at 2D applications, illustrator is your best friend for designing laser-cut and plasma-cut files. 

    *Join the Laser Cutting FabShop to learn how to use the Epilog laser cutter!

    Preparation and Resources: No prior experience necessary. All software and computers will be provided.

    Number of Possible Participants: 15


    • Monday, October 29, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Teleconference Room 104 & Maker Bar
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    FabShops - 3D Printing (Form 2)

    Description: The Maker Bar, which offers Open-Access 3D Printing, is an awesome addition to the OEDK floor and is a great resource for teams to rapidly prototype parts for their projects at no cost. Come learn how to 3D print on our SLA printer, the Form 2! 

    Preparation and Resources: No prior experience necessary.

    Number of Possible Participants: 5


    • Tuesday, October 30, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • OEDK Computer Lab & Laser Cutting Room
    • 1
    Register

    FabShops - Laser Cutting

    Description: Learn the basics of laser cutting - a versatile advanced manufacturing technique used in both prototyping and final development phases - and then put that knowledge to work! The workshop will include a showcase of finished laser-cut projects and a demonstration of how to operate the OEDK’s Epilog laser cutter. During the hands-on portion of the workshop, students will create and laser cut their own designs to take home

    *Join the Adobe Illustrator FabShop to learn how to create your own vector files that you can laser cut in this workshop! 

    Preparation and Resources: No prior experience necessary. All software and computers will be provided.

    Number of Possible Participants: 5


    • Monday, November 05, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • OEDK Computer Lab & Laser Cutting Room
    • 6
    Register

    FabShops - Laser Cutting

    Description: Learn the basics of laser cutting - a versatile advanced manufacturing technique used in both prototyping and final development phases - and then put that knowledge to work! The workshop will include a showcase of finished laser-cut projects and a demonstration of how to operate the OEDK’s Epilog laser cutter. During the hands-on portion of the workshop, students will create and laser cut their own designs to take home

    *Join the Adobe Illustrator FabShop to learn how to create your own vector files that you can laser cut in this workshop! 

    Preparation and Resources: No prior experience necessary. All software and computers will be provided.

    Number of Possible Participants: 5


    • Wednesday, November 07, 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • OEDK Classroom
    • 40
    Register

    Topic - TBD

    Around the Kitchen Table events are round table discussions that will highlight ongoing engineering design work of our current undergraduate students.

    Each evening will focus on a particular theme in engineering. You are invited to come share dinner with the students as they present their design challenge and solutions, and then seek advice about their design projects from seasoned engineers.

    Between 4-6 design projects will be presented between 5:30–7:30pm in the OEDK Classroom.

    Dinner will be served. 

    ALL Participants Must Register

    Go to the Around the Kitchen Table webpage for more information about upcoming dinner events.

    • Wednesday, November 07, 2018
    • 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Teleconference Room 104 & Maker Bar
    • 3
    Register

    FabShops - 3D Printing (Maker Gear)

    Description: The Maker Bar, which offers Open-Access 3D Printing, is an awesome addition to the OEDK floor and is a great resource for teams to rapidly prototype parts for their projects at no cost. Come learn how to 3D print at the OEDK!

    Preparation and Resources: No prior experience necessary.

    Number of Possible Participants: 5


    • Sunday, November 11, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Computer Lab & Machine Shop
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    FabShops - Intro to CNC Routers (X-Carve)

    Description: 

    Learn how to use the OEDK's CNC Routers (X-Carve and Carvey) to cut through materials like wood and acrylic that are too thick for the laser cutter. You can make a variety of 2D and 3D designs on a CNC router and it is especially useful for prototyping and fabrication. Students will get the opportunity to learn how to use Easel, set up the X-Carve/Carvey, and make their own designs to take home.

    Preparation and Resources:

    All participants must bring their own laptops and wear closed toed shoes. No prior experience necessary. 

    Number of Possible Participants: 7

    • Saturday, November 17, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Maker Bar
    • 0
    Join waitlist