Sponsored by
 
 Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen
and
Rice Center for Engineering Leadership

Summary of Fabrication Workshops: 

The OEDK and RCEL are hosting a series of workshops that will help students to turn their ideas into physical realities. Called FabShops, 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 and RCEL 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

    • Thursday, March 02, 2017
    • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • OEDK
    • 4

    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.


    Number of Possible Participants: 10 per section. No more than 2 non-ENGI 120 per session



    Registration: Closes one day prior to each date/time.
    • Friday, March 03, 2017
    • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • OEDK
    • 7

    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.


    Number of Possible Participants: 10 per section. No more than 2 non-ENGI 120 per session



    Registration: Closes one day prior to each date/time.
    • Saturday, March 04, 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • OEDK Computer Lab
    • 0

    Sorry, but this event is now sold out. You can join the waitlist and we will send you an email when additional spaces become available.

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    FabShops - Intro to Mold Making & Molding Techniques

    Description: 

    Learn basic molding making and techniques through a hands-on project experience. This introductory level workshop will cover the basics of 1 part mold making. Students will have the opportunity to make their own designs using a variety of materials including: cardboard, alginate, silicone, plaster, and cement to create molds and casts of small objects.

    Preparation and Resources:

    As this workshop can get messy - please bring clothing and shoes that you don’t mind getting dirty. Gloves, safety glasses and masks will be provided.

    Students may bring a small item they wish to replicate that is no more than 3x3x3 inches. Please note that if the object is too complicated to cast, the student may have to choose an alternate object during the workshop portion.

    Number of Possible Participants: 15

    • Saturday, March 25, 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • OEDK Computer Lab
    • 15
    Registration is closed

    FabShops - Deconstruction

    Description: 

    Come learn the inner workings of the items all around you! The best way to do this is to see them from the inside. We will provide you with the guidance, tools, and a plethora of devices to disassemble! Remember, one person’s trash is another person’s inspiration!

    Preparation and Resources: Please come wearing closed toe shoes and clothes that stand up to ”elbow grease” (or actual grease).

    Number of Possible Participants: 15

Past Fabshops

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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Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen - Rice University

6100 Main Street MS 390 | Houston, Texas | 77005

Phone: 713.348.OEDK

Email: oedk@rice.edu

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