Summary of Fabrication Workshops: 

FabShops are a series of workshops that will help students to turn their ideas into physical realities. These hands-on sessions are designed to teach a range of foundational physical prototyping techniques and grow student’s confidence in building things. FabShops will be led by OEDK students who have particular interests and skills as well as faculty and staff where appropriate. Attending any of these events will help you to connect your imagination to your physical prototyping skills.

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Upcoming FabShops

    • Saturday, October 21, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • OEDK Computer Lab & Laser Cutter Room
    • 0

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    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! This introductory level workshop will teach students the basics of laser cutters and designing in Adobe Illustrator. The workshop will includes 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.

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

    Number of Possible Participants: 8

    • Saturday, October 21, 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Computer Lab & 3D Printing Corner
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    FabShops - 3D Printing

    Description: The 3D Printer Corner, 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: 15

    • Sunday, October 29, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • OEDK Classroom
    • 7
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    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:

    Students must 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: 15

    • Sunday, October 29, 2017
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Computer Lab & Machine Shop
    • 0

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    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: 8

    • Saturday, November 04, 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • OEDK Classroom
    • 0

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    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, November 04, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Computer Lab & 3D Printing Corner
    • 0

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    FabShops - 3D Printing

    Description: The 3D Printer Corner, 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: 15

    • Saturday, November 04, 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • OEDK First Floor Open Tables
    • 0

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    FabShops - Screenprinting

    Description: 

    Do you own a shirt or two? Have you ever wanted to design your own but didn’t know how to make it? Well, we are here to show you how surprisingly easy screen printing your own shirts is. This workshop will cover how to make a screen from scratch and how to transfer ink onto a blank shirt. By the end of this workshop you will know everything you need to wear a shirt and say “Yeah, I made this”.

    Preparation and Resources:

    Shirts will be provided but feel free to bring your own!

    Number of Possible Participants: 10

    • Sunday, November 05, 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Electronics Lab
    • 0

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    FabShops - Soldering

    Description:

    This will be a hands-on introduction to soldering.  Students will be provided a handout with course material subject matter and a kit to demonstrate their skills on.  The course will cover through-hole component identification, lead formation, component placement, soldering and desoldering skills. 

    Preparation and Resources:

    Students will be provided all necessary board materials.  

    Number of Possible Participants: 10 spots per time slot

    Times:

    • 8:00-10:00 AM
    • 10:00-12:00 PM
    • 1:00-3:00 PM


    • Saturday, November 18, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Computer Lab & 3D Printing Corner
    • 0

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    FabShops - 3D Printing

    Description: The 3D Printer Corner, 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: 15

    • Saturday, November 18, 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • OEDK Computer Lab & Laser Cutting Room
    • 0

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    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! This introductory level workshop will teach students the basics of laser cutters and designing in Adobe Illustrator. The workshop will includes 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

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

    Number of Possible Participants: 8

Past Fabshops

Saturday, October 14, 2017 FabShops - Intro to SolidWorks
Saturday, October 14, 2017 FabShops - 3D Printing
Saturday, October 14, 2017 FabShops - Intro to Woodworking and Finishing Techniques
Friday, October 13, 2017 FabShops - Hand Tools
Thursday, October 12, 2017 FabShops - Hand Tools
Thursday, October 12, 2017 FabShops - Hand Tools
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 FabShops - Hand Tools
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 FabShops - Hand Tools
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 FabShops - Hand Tools
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 FabShops - Hand Tools
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 FabShops - Hand Tools
Friday, September 22, 2017 TinkerCAD Workshop
Saturday, March 25, 2017 FabShops - Deconstruction
Saturday, March 04, 2017 FabShops - Intro to Mold Making & Molding Techniques
Friday, March 03, 2017 FabShops - Hand Tools
Thursday, March 02, 2017 FabShops - Hand Tools
Saturday, February 18, 2017 FabShops - Sewing
Saturday, February 04, 2017 FabShops - Laser Cutting
Saturday, January 21, 2017 FabShops - Intro to Electronic Prototyping: Arduino
Saturday, November 12, 2016 FabShops - Screen Printing
Saturday, November 05, 2016 *CANCELLED* FabShops - PCB Fabrication (3 Part Course)
Saturday, November 05, 2016 FabShops - Intro to Woodworking and Finishing Techniques
Friday, November 04, 2016 FabShops - How to 3D Print at the OEDK
Thursday, October 27, 2016 FabShops - Simulink+Arduino
Saturday, October 22, 2016 FabShops - Deconstruction Lab
Saturday, October 15, 2016 FabShops - PCB Fabrication (3 Part Course)
Saturday, October 15, 2016 FabShops - Introduction to Sewing
Friday, October 14, 2016 FabShops - Hand Tools
Friday, October 14, 2016 FabShops - Hand Tools
Friday, October 14, 2016 FabShops - Hand Tools
Friday, October 14, 2016 FabShops - Hand Tools
Friday, October 14, 2016 Texas Instruments Day 2016
Thursday, October 13, 2016 FabShops - Hand Tools
Thursday, October 13, 2016 FabShops - Texas Instruments
Thursday, October 13, 2016 FabShops - Hand Tools
Thursday, October 13, 2016 FabShops - Advanced Soldering
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 FabShops - Hand Tools
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 FabShops - Hand Tools
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 FabShops - Hand Tools
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 FabShops - Hand Tools
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 FabShops - Hand Tools
Monday, October 10, 2016 FabShops - Advanced Soldering
Thursday, October 06, 2016 FabShops - Basic Soldering
Monday, October 03, 2016 FabShops - Basic Soldering
Saturday, September 24, 2016 FabShops - Laser Cutting
Saturday, September 10, 2016 FabShops - Intro to Electronic Prototyping (Arduino)
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 FabShops - Screen Printing
Saturday, March 12, 2016 FabShops - PCB Fabrication (3 Part Course)
Saturday, March 12, 2016 FabShops - Introduction to Sewing
Thursday, March 10, 2016 FabShops - Hand Tools – Introductory Level
Thursday, March 10, 2016 FabShops - Hand Tools – Introductory Level
Wednesday, March 09, 2016 FabShops - Hand Tools – Introductory Level
Wednesday, March 09, 2016 FabShops - Hand Tools – Introductory Level
Friday, February 26, 2016 FabShops - Advanced Soldering
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 FabShops - Advanced Soldering
Monday, February 22, 2016 FabShops - Advanced Soldering
Saturday, February 20, 2016 FabShops - Intro to Arduino
Friday, February 19, 2016 FabShops - Basic Soldering
Friday, February 19, 2016 FabShops - Advanced Soldering
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 FabShops - Basic Soldering
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 FabShops - Advanced Soldering
Monday, February 15, 2016 FabShops - Basic Soldering
Monday, February 15, 2016 FabShops - Advanced Soldering
Friday, February 12, 2016 FabShops - Basic Soldering
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 FabShops - Deconstruction Lab
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 FabShops - Basic Soldering
Monday, February 08, 2016 FabShops - Basic Soldering
Friday, February 05, 2016 FabShops - Basic Soldering
Saturday, January 23, 2016 FabShops - PCB Fabrication (3 Part Course)
Saturday, January 09, 2016 FabShops - PCB Fabrication (3 Part Course)
Sunday, November 08, 2015 FabShops - Intro to Woodworking and Finishing Techniques
Saturday, November 07, 2015 FabShops - PCB Fabrication (3 Part Course)
Wednesday, November 04, 2015 FabShops - Basic Soldering
Monday, October 26, 2015 FabShops - Basic Soldering
Saturday, October 24, 2015 FabShops - Advanced Soldering
Saturday, October 24, 2015 FabShops - Basic Soldering
Saturday, October 24, 2015 FabShops - Advanced Soldering
Saturday, October 24, 2015 FabShops - Basic Soldering
Saturday, October 24, 2015 FabShops - Advanced Soldering
Saturday, October 24, 2015 FabShops - Basic Soldering
Friday, October 23, 2015 National Instruments Day 2015
Sunday, October 18, 2015 FabShops - Introduction to 3D Printing
Friday, October 16, 2015 Texas Instruments Day 2015
Friday, October 16, 2015 FabShops - Basic Soldering
Thursday, October 15, 2015 FabShops - Texas Instruments
Wednesday, October 07, 2015 FabShops - Basic Soldering
Sunday, October 04, 2015 FabShops - Introduction to Sewing
Sunday, September 20, 2015 FabShops - Introduction to Laser Cutting
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 FabShops - Screen Printing
Wednesday, April 08, 2015 FabShops - Deconstruction Lab
Tuesday, April 07, 2015 FabShops - Laser Cutting – Intermediate Level
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 FabShops - 3D Printing – Intermediate Level
Saturday, March 21, 2015 FabShops - Intro to Electronic Prototyping
Friday, March 13, 2015 FabShops - Hand Tools – Introductory Level
Friday, March 13, 2015 FabShops - Hand Tools – Introductory Level
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 FabShops - Hand Tools – Introductory Level
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 FabShops - Hand Tools – Introductory Level
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 FabShops - Screen Printing
Saturday, February 07, 2015 FabShops - Intro to Arduino
Thursday, February 05, 2015 FabShops - Introduction to PCB Fabrication
Thursday, November 20, 2014 FabShops - Introduction to PCB Board Fabrication
Thursday, November 20, 2014 FabShops - 3D Printing – Intermediate Level
Saturday, November 15, 2014 FabShops - Introduction to Woodworking and Finishing Techniques
Saturday, November 08, 2014 FabShops - Introduction to PCB Board Fabrication
Saturday, November 01, 2014 FabShops - Laser Cutting – Intermediate Level
Saturday, October 25, 2014 FabShops - Introduction to 3D Printing
Thursday, October 23, 2014 FabShops - Introduction to PCB Board Fabrication
Saturday, October 18, 2014 FabShops - Introduction to 3D Modeling
Friday, October 17, 2014 FabShops - Hand Tools – Introductory Level
Friday, October 17, 2014 FabShops - Hand Tools – Introductory Level
Friday, October 17, 2014 FabShops - Hand Tools – Introductory Level
Friday, October 17, 2014 FabShops - Hand Tools – Introductory Level
Thursday, October 16, 2014 FabShops - Hand Tools – Introductory Level
Thursday, October 16, 2014 FabShops - Hand Tools – Introductory Level
Thursday, October 16, 2014 FabShops - Training on the use of Texas Instruments Products
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 FabShops - Hand Tools – Introductory Level
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 FabShops - Hand Tools – Introductory Level
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 FabShops - Hand Tools – Introductory Level
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 FabShops - Hand Tools – Introductory Level
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 FabShops - Hand Tools – Introductory Level
Friday, October 10, 2014 National Instruments Day 2014
Thursday, October 09, 2014 FabShops - Introduction to Data Acquisition With National Instruments
Saturday, September 20, 2014 FabShops - Introduction to Laser Cutting
Thursday, September 18, 2014 FabShops - Hands-On Training on use of the 32 Bit Microcontrollers and Sensors by Freescale
Saturday, April 12, 2014 FabShops - Metal Casting
Saturday, March 22, 2014 Fab Shops - Crash Course: Mechatronics and Wireless Signals
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 Fab Shops - 2D Drawing: Intro-Level
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 Fab Shops - 3D Drawing: Intro-Level
Saturday, March 15, 2014 Fab Shops - Introduction to Arduino Prototyping
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 Fab Shops - Hand Tools: Intro-Level
Monday, March 10, 2014 Fab Shops - Hand Tools: Intro-Level
Sunday, March 09, 2014 Fab Shops - Hand Tools: Intro-Level
Sunday, March 09, 2014 Fab Shops - Hand Tools: Intro-Level
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 Fab Shops - Hand Tools: Intro-Level
Saturday, February 22, 2014 Fab Shops - Introduction to Arduino Prototyping
Saturday, December 07, 2013 Fab Shops - Laser Cutting Intermediate-Level
Saturday, November 23, 2013 Fab Shops - Laser Cutting Intro-Level
Saturday, November 09, 2013 Fab Shops - 3D-Printing Intermediate-Level
Saturday, October 26, 2013 Fab Shops - 3D-Printing Intro-Level

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Phone: 713.348.OEDK

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