DL1 News

Friday, May 30th, 2014

Electronics Workbench Summer Hours

The Electronics Workbench will be open to users with access for the duration of the summer. Consulting hours will be Wednesdays from 1:00 – 3:00 pm through June. July and August consultant hours are TBD. If you are interested in gaining access to the space, or if you have any questions, please email

Monday, April 28th, 2014

gEECS Arduino Workshop

Girls in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (gEECS) collaborated with Design Lab 1, and organized a high school outreach event on April 13th that introduced 20 female students to Arduino micro controllers and the College of Engineering. The bulk of the workshop took place in Design Lab 1, where the girls were taught the basics…

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Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Juventus – Impossible Worlds Project

A few students in the Art & Design 400 class, Impossible Worlds, used the facilities in Design Lab 1 for their project, Juventus. They were tasked with creating a scenario depicting a utopia/dystopia while employing the technologies they learned about in class. One of the groups decided to create a satirical world that illustrates the…

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Friday, February 28th, 2014

Introducing the Electronics Workbench

The Electronics Workbench is a new space in the Duderstadt Center. The Electronics Workbench has two soldering irons, an assortment of tools, and various electronic components and wire. It is intended for prototyping interactive projects, especially those that involve DIY electronics. Last month we gave the first round of orientations for the space to get…

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Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

Radical Library – Learning futility and humility lesson no. bajillion

The Radical Library was a DIY musical electronics club that I tried to start this semester, which didn’t work out for a couple of reasons. First, the idea; The idea was to start a club which would kind of just print out pdfs of books about electronics, circuit hacking, and various things from the Whole…

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