UA students can again learn about 3D printing and related technologies outside of the classroom! Every Wednesday in February, March and April, 2016, from 2-3 pm, students will be able to get some incredible hands-on training in 3D Design and Printing with experienced teachers. Mary Brazeal, "Crazy Triangles," 2014, 3D print and wood sculptures.

The Wednesday workshops are led by instructors Jamey Grimes (Department of Art and Art History) and Holland Hopson (New College). Grimes and Hopson will teach topics such as: 3D Design using SketchUp, Creative Programming using Processing (Feb. 24); two sessions on Physical Computing with Arduino (Mar.2 and 30); workshops on creating 3D structures using Vector Art and 123DMake (Mar. 23); Vector tools for Digital Fabrication (Apr. 13); Generative Design (Apr. 27); and as well as old favorites like Capturing the Past: Scanning and Printing Fossils (Mar. 9).

Jamey Grimes, Urchin, 3D printLocations are Rodgers Library Room 119 (Scholars’ Station) and Hardaway Hall Room 172 (The Cube). Registration is not required except for two sessions in The Cube (March 2 and March 30), but space is limited and students will be seated on a first-come first-serve basis. For more information and a complete list of courses, email uamakes@gmail.com.

The UA Makerspace Workshops are sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences, the Department of Art and Art History, New College, The Cube, Creative Campus, University Libraries and the Alabama Museum of Natural History.

For more information on UA Makerspace and resources for 3D printing, go to these links:

https://apps.lib.ua.edu/blogs/rlib/2014/02/14/makerspaces-on-ua-campus/

http://guides.lib.ua.edu/makerspaces/