Apr 25, 2024, 4:30 pm6:00 pm
PUL Makerspace, Lewis Library


Event Description

Princeton University’s MakeNet is hosting a series of creative workshops throughout the month of April to help you discover, harness, and celebrate your creative potential. From computer labs, art studios, and makerspaces, there’s something for everyone. Cool projects, neat people, free food, and rad prizes. Put your work on display or come to appreciate what others have made. Students, staff, and faculty are all welcome to participate. Message [email protected] with questions or requests for accommodations.

Get a raffle ticket for every MAKE IT! event you attend. The more events you go to, the greater your chance of winning a prize. We’ll announce winners during the Showcase.

Show us what you got. Bring your best creation to the MAKE IT! event on April 25. A panel of judges will pick winners and award prizes. Works from all creative medium are welcome to participate.

Raffle and showcase winners will get to choose from an absolutely fabulous collection of art and technology prizes like Lego sets, 3D print pens, puzzles cubes, and more.

All Events in the MAKE IT! Series ----------------------------------------

Friday, April 5 @ 3:00–5:00 PM
PUL Makerspace, Lewis Library
Registration Required:

Why use still images when you can animate? At this hands-on workshop, Makerspace Educator Mariana Garcia Rendon will give an introduction to animation fundamentals and show participants how to create a GIF from photo frames using Adobe Photoshop. As a practice exercise, participants will stage a scene, capture frames, and create an animation. All experience levels welcome.

DISSECT: Unmaking Workshop
Thursday, April 11 @ 2:00–3:30 PM
PUL Makerspace, Lewis Library
Registration Required:

At this unmaking session, you’ll select a salvaged electronic device and disassemble it. You don’t need to know anything about electronics or hand tools to participate, and it’s totally okay if you break the device as you take it apart. Together, we will evaluate the assumptions and values embedded in technological design, explore the shapes and mechanisms that make up our daily lives, gain dexterity and confidence in using hand tools, and learn about technology recycling programs in New Jersey and beyond. All experience levels welcome.

ELECTRIFY: Building Circuits in TinkerCAD
Monday, April 15 @ 4:30 PM
Digital Learning Lab, Lewis Library

Interested in learning how to wire together electronics? Always wanted to make your own mini-project but had no idea where to start? Join us in the Digital Learning Lab on Monday, April 15th at 4:30 pm to start learning! You'll gain introductory skills in wiring through TinkerCAD, a free online tool that allows you to model real world components and simulate the wiring and coding of all kinds of cool projects. Come away with the ability to design and simulate things like mini-pianos and an automatic night-light!

FOLD: Papercraft Dinosaurs
Friday, April 19 @ 2:00–5:00 PM
StudioLab, Fine Hall - Room B08
Registration Required:

Pepakura is a papercraft process that takes a digital low-poly 3D model and unpacks it into a series of shapes that you can print, cut, and then reassembled using glue. This process can be immensely satisfying and calming. However, for this workshop we're going to only focus on the second half: assembly. StudioLab staff have cleverly discovered a way to cut out and score models using our laser cutter, so you only have to worry about the gluing part. We'll have the following models available at the workshop T. rex, Stego, Trike, Bronto, or Loch Ness Monster.

SHOWCASE: Make It! Showcase Day
Thursday, April 25 @ 4:30–6:00 PM
PUL Makerspace, Lewis Library

Cool projects, neat people, free food, and rad prizes. Put your work on display or come to appreciate what others have made. Students, staff, and faculty are all welcome to participate. Message [email protected] with questions or requests for accommodations.

Open to the University Community