Making 101

Make Something

Making 101 is a series of workshops and demos offered at the Student Innovation Center. Join our experienced staff to try your hand at “making” in our unique Makerspaces and studios. Learn the basics of the equipment and software to activate your imagination for future ideas. These free workshops are for all students to explore the opportunities available in the Student Innovation Center. We’ll get you started but the possibilities are endless with your own innovation capacity. Makerspaces 1211 and 2222 require basic Workshop Safety Training.

*Sign-ups are available through Navigate. Click a sign up button below and select desired workshop from services drop down within Navigate. Click “Find Available Time” to finish registering.

Metalworking 101

This 2-hour workshop supplies preliminary training as an introduction to the metalworking capabilities of our makerspace. You’ll learn the steps of cutting and bending and welding sheet metal into a metal box; free of cost. The basic skills and understanding gained in this workshop will provide your first steps into metalworking in the Boeing Advanced Fabrication & Assembly makerspace!

Biweekly on Monday

Metal and Wood Shop

Rm 1211

4:00 – 6:00 PM

Podcasting 101

Aim to grow in the Digital Media Studio! Do you have a story to tell, topics to discuss or fascinations you want to share with the world? Why not start a podcast at the Student Innovation Center’s Digital Media Studio? Learn the process of podcasting, including the basics of equipment set-up, recording techniques and editing software. The Digital Media Studio is located in the basement of the Student Innovation Center, room 0141.

Weekly on Tuesday

Digital Media Studio

Rm 0141

2:00 – 3:00 PM

Laser Cutting 101

Learn something new in 2222!  The Electronics, Textiles, & 3D Printing Makerspace is located on the second level of the Student Innovation Center in room 2222. Join Makerspace staff and your fellow peers in a two hour workshop where you will learn how to use the Universal Laser Cutters. We’ll provide the designs, the wood, and it’s all free! Spacing is limited so sign up today to reserve your spot.

Biweekly on Wednesday

Electronics, Textiles, and 3D Printing Shop

Rm 2222

4:00 – 6:00 PM

Woodworking 101

This 2-hour workshop supplies preliminary training as an introduction to the woodworking capabilities of our makerspace. You’ll walk away with a cut & finished piece of poplar approximately 7.5” x 12.5” x ¾” free of cost. The basic skills and understanding gained in this workshop will provide your first steps into milling wood in the Boeing Advanced Fabrication & Assembly makerspace! Bring your finished wood back for the laser engraving workshop in Makerspace 2222 or many other creative opportunities!

Biweekly on Wednesday

Metal and Wood Shop

Rm 1211

4:00 – 6:00 PM

Creative Recess 101

At this recess we will play and storm in the studio. A studio is a room where chaos and order co-exist. Where thought and creation collide, where people engage each other, help each other, and inspire each other while working together. A studio is also a place of learning, of discovery and boundless exploration. A place of directed interaction, feedback and rehearsal, where people take responsibility for their learning journey by actively engaging with their creative activities of imagination and making | sense | meaning. Welcome to the Idea Storm Studio!

Weekly on Thursday

2260

Rm 2260

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

3D Printing 101

Learn something new in 2222!  The Electronics, Textiles, & 3D Printing Makerspace is located on the second level of the Student Innovation Center in room 2222. Join Makerspace staff and your fellow peers in a two hour workshop where you will learn how to use the Dremel 3D45. We’ll provide the designs, materials, and it’s all free! Spacing is limited so sign up today to reserve your spot.

Biweekly on Friday

Electronics, Textiles, and 3D Printing Shop

Rm 2222

4:00 – 6:00 PM

Embroidery 101

Learn something new in 2222!  The Electronics, Textiles, & 3D Printing Makerspace is located on the second level of the Student Innovation Center in room 2222. Join Makerspace staff and your fellow peers in a two hour workshop where you will learn how to use the Melco Embroidery Machines. Bring in a fabric item you would like embroidered. We’ll provide the designs and it’s all free! Spacing is limited so sign up today to reserve your spot.

Biweekly on Tuesday

Electronics, Textiles, and 3D Printing Shop

Rm 2222

4:00 – 6:00 PM

Wood Lathe Demo

Have you seen wood chips and dust flying around the makerspace and wondered what was going on? Someone was
probably using the wood lathe, and this is your opportunity to learn more! This 2-hour demo supplies an introduction to
operating the Baileigh Wood Lathe in our makerspace. You’ll learn the initial steps of how the wood lathe functions and
get your first feel operating the equipment; free of cost. Once you get a feel for the experience come back for full training and begin creating!

Biweekly on Tuesday

Metal and Wood Shop

Rm 1211

4:00 – 6:00 PM

Photography 101

Aim to grow in the Digital Media Studio! Photography 101 will introduce you to the fundamentals of camera settings for both photo and video. We will discuss the exposure triangle of shutter speed, aperture, and ISO as well as some basics about focus, depth of field, white balance, and lenses. If you have a camera, bring it along to the workshop. We will discuss tips and tricks to take your creative project to the next level.

Weekly on Wednesday

Digital Media Studio

Rm 0141

4:00 – 5:00 PM

VR Demo

The Primo Ceschia Family Digital Modeling and Visualization Laboratory (Room 2261) provides virtual and augmented reality resources to all Iowa State University students, faculty, and staff from all majors, departments, and experience levels.

Weekly on Thursday

Digital Modeling & Visualization Lab

Rm 2261

12:00 – 1:00 PM

Kent Mill Demo

Is machining for me? Let’s find out! This 2-hour demo supplies an introduction to operating the Kent CNC Mill in our makerspace. You’ll see the initial steps of machine set-up and how the CNC mill functions; free of cost! Learn about the moving parts and components of the equipment and check out our tutorials that step through operating basics. Now that you have ideas milling in your mind; come back for full training and begin creating!

Biweekly on Thursday

Metal and Wood Shop

Rm 1211

4:00 – 6:00 PM

Letterpress 101

Make a lasting impression in the Letterpress Lab! Join printmaking faculty Raluca Iancu in a one-hour workshop where you will learn the basics of letterpress printing. You will leave this workshop with your very own handmade letterpress 8.5 x 11 poster, free of cost. Participants can suggest phrases to print when signing up for the workshop. Spacing is limited so sign up today to reserve your spot. The Letterpress Lab is located on the ground floor of the Student Innovation Center in room 1222. Happy printing!

Biweekly on Thursday

Letterpress Lab

Rm 1222

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Video Making 101

Aim to grow in the Digital Media Studio! Video Making 101 introduces the post-production process of video editing. Through Blackmagic Design’s video editing software Davinci Resolve, participants will learn about navigating the software and its functions. In this workshop, participants will learn basic video editing practices and experience enhancing a video, including color grading, adding graphics and effects.

Weekly on Friday

Digital Media Studio

Rm 0141

1:00 – 2:00 PM