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Technology Sandbox workshops

3D modelling 102: OpenSCAD

3D lettering spelling OpenSCAD Intro (that was easy!) made with the software

Speaker: Sean Cooney, Technology Sandbox Technician, Concordia University Library

So you want to model things in 3D (be it for 3D printing, digital art, blueprints, or for video-game content), but you’re unfamiliar with how to do it or the software you’re using doesn’t give you the fine control you need? Come to our workshop. OpenSCAD is free, open-source software for detailed, programmatically defined, primitive based rendering software. If that sounds complicated, you will be pleasantly surprised at how easy and intuitive the software is once you get started.

Please bring a laptop you can install software on.

Open to everyone. 120 minutes.

Thursday, May 23, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Webster Library, LB-205

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Arduino 101

Breadboard with wires crossing over to another circuit board. Blue LED lit up.

Speaker: Jasia Stuart, Coordinator - Digital Technology, Concordia University Library

Come and get started with Arduino, a user-friendly platform for microcontrollers that will allow you to build anything from a weather station to a wearable electronics device. Arduino Uno kits will be provided, but feel free to bring your own materials if you have them. Please bring your laptop or sign one out from the Loans & Returns desk before the workshop. No prior programming, electronics or sewing experience required!

Open to everyone. 120 minutes.

Tuesday, June 4, 2 to 4 p.m.
Webster Library, LB-205

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Raspberry Pi 101: Cat selfie machine

Close-up of an opened computer file cat6.jpg showing an orange cat's face appearing sideways on the screen

Speaker: Jasia Stuart, Coordinator - Digital Technology, Concordia University Library

A Raspberry Pi is a very small computer; so what can you do with it? Lots of things, but once you experience the magic of your cat (or dog, or goldfish) sending you selfies you will start to get a feeling for how to put this tiny, inexpensive computer to work in both practical and fanciful ways. This is a good workshop for starting with a Raspberry Pi. No pet ownership is actually required. Laptop recommended.

Open to everyone. 120 minutes.

Thursday, July 4, 2 to 4 p.m.
Webster Library, LB-205

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Intro to Linux

Drawing of a penguin's face representing Tux, Linux's mascot

Speaker: Sean Cooney, Technology Sandbox Technician, Concordia University Library

Have you heard of Linux and want to know more, or you haven’t heard of Linux but the words “free operating system” spark your interest? Maybe you already know a little bit about Linux and want to learn the basics of how to use it; everyone is welcome at our Intro to Linux workshop! In this workshop we’ll cover a bit of background of who, what, when, and why, and then go into some details on the ways in which using the operating system differs from Mac and Windows. Raspberry Pi computers for using and experimenting with Linux will be provided.

Tuesday, July 9, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Webster Library, LB-205

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