Do Space® makes certain equipment with a high demand available on a reservable basis. Do Space members may submit an advance equipment reservation request for the following equipment. Equipment is available in designated time blocks to ensure that all members have access to the equipment. Members must sign a Borrower Agreement before using all equipment and a Liability Waiver before using the laser cutter or 3D printer.
The following equipment is available for advance reservation for use on-site:
Here at Do Space, you can reserve, learn about, and test the telepresence robots on wheels made famous by shows like "Big Bang Theory" and "Modern Family." Officially known as a Double, these robots allow people anywhere in the world to talk to others through a speaker on the robot, view the robot's environment via a webcam, and control the robot's movements all from their home computers. We have two double robots: "Amy" and "Sheldon." Once you’ve filled out a Technology Borrower Agreement and verified your address, you can log into a laptop or iPad and drive Amy or Sheldon around!
General Instructions for Use:
- Make a Double Robot reservation through our website.
- Fill out a Technology Borrower Agreement and verify your address at the Help Desk.
- Borrow a laptop or iPad or use your own.
- Log into DoubleRobots.com with the Double Robot login credentials (Do Space Staff will assit with this step).
- Navigate using the directional arrows on the laptop or iPad.
The iSense is a small 3D scanner that attaches to an iPad. One iSense, along with an iPad, is available for checkout at the Do Space Help Desk. Members only need to have a signed Technology Borrower Agreement on file to use the iSense for two hours within the building.
Only weighing 99.2 grams, the iSense clips onto the iPad without adding any bulk. Simply create a 3D scan by slowly walking the iPad with connected iSense around an object.The scan volume is 8 inches to as large as 118 inches. Prior familiarity with iPads is a bonus but not necessary to use the iSense.
Do Space Members have previously used the iSense to create 3D scans of their heads, helmets, and other small objects.
Once an object has been 3D scanned, members can export the scan as an STL file from the iSense. By bringing the STL file to the Help Desk, members can add their scan to the Do Space 3D queue, choose a print color, and find out the cost. And in about a week, members can pick up their 3D printed object!
Do Space has an Universal Laser Systems (VLS 2.30) available for reservation in the 3D lab alongside the 3D printers. Knowledge of Adobe Illustrator is helpful as the software utilizes Illustrator files, so members are encouraged to register for an Illustrator and/or Laser Cutter Basics class before utilizing the laser cutter.
Some basic facts: The work area for the Universal is 16 x 12 inches and material must be shorter than 4 inches. It can cut, engrave, and etch wood, glass, acrylic, and other materials from Adobe Illustrator files. You can also import vector graphics for cutting and vector graphics and/or raster graphics into Adobe Illustrator for engraving.
Interested in laser cutting but don't know where to start? First, attend a class and/or seek out a mentor. Or, if you already have experience on a laser cutter, reserve up to two hours at a time on the laser cutter through our website. Then, bring in your own supplies and have fun!
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LULZBOT TAZ 5 3D PRINTER
The Taz 5 printer is now reservable and available for hands-on use. In addition to allowing for independent hacking of 3D printing without staff, it is a unique printer to Do Space because it has an open design that allows the user to see the printing process in action. While it is available for use on your own, a base knowledge of 3D printers and 3D design is helpful.
With this printer, users are encouraged to bring their own filament for experimentation on this printer. By using your own filament, the experience is free. Possible filaments include: ABS, PLA, HIPS, PVA, wood filled filaments, Polyester (Tritan), PETT, bronze and copper filled filaments, Polycarbonate, Nylon, PETG, conductive PLA and ABS, UV luminescent filaments, PCTPE, PC-ABS, Alloy 910, and more every day. To find the best filament, sources are supplied in the Taz 5 reference book. Do Space does have a limited amount of filament that can be used and will be charged by the amount used.
Other things to know:
- LulzBot Taz 5 has a build volume of 11.4in x 10.8in x 9.8in.
- It uses 3mm or 2.85mm filament.
- The Taz 5 reference guide is available in the 3D Lab to start your 3D printing experience.
- For beginners wanting to explore 3D printing on their own, we recommend that you register for a 3D printing Crash Course or request a mentor before signing up for time alone.
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Do Space offers access to the USCutter MH-Series Vinyl Cutter (28") with Sure Cuts Alot Pro Design & Cut Software. This system is professional-quality with extremely easy-to-use software that allows you to cut virtually any shape or design. Use your own fonts, import custom artwork or draw your own shapes to create stickers, window decals, heat transfer images, signs, wall art and more. The vinyl cutter not only cuts but plots as well so you can change the blade for a pen and it will draw a design on paper. To use the vinyl cutter bring in your design and vinyl and follow the instructions in the cutter reference guide. If you have not made your own design in Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop then you can also seek out pre-made designs online.
You might also want to know:
- The software workspace can go up to 200" x 200"
- Max cutting length is 96"
- Max cutting width is 24.63"
- Vinyl is available for purchase at hobby stores.
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Thanks to the support of the Meyer Foundation for Disabilities, Do Space recently increased assistive technology available for public use. The Tobii Eyemobile is a peripheral eye tracker that enhances computer accessibility with the speed, power and accuracy of gaze interaction. The Tobii EyeMobile features a PCEye Go attached to a Microsoft Surface 3 Pro, allowing members complete control of the tablet with their eyes.