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    Use Beanstack To Track Your Summer Passport Activities!

    June 10th, 2021  |   Kimberly Hwa Davis, Community Learning Specialist

    We are doing our Summer Passport program a little differently this year. Passports will be available all summer long as well as Take and Make kits every two weeks throughout June and July. Learn more about our Take and Make kits here! But this year, we won't be stamping your passports when you attend a program or complete an activity. We are using Beanstack, an activity challenge software...
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    BIG changes are coming to Do Space programs!

    May 27th, 2021  |   Allison Bartlett

    BIG changes are coming to Do Space programs! Starting on June 7th, classes will be held entirely in-person or in a hybrid fashion (with a few exceptions).  All Youth and 3D Lab classes will be 100% in-building. These classes include Design It, Make It, Kid Coders, Littles Lab, and all Thursday 3D Lab classes. There will not be an online option for these offerings. To attend these classes,...
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    The Return to “Normal” at Do Space

    May 20th, 2021  |   Allison Bartlett

    We are excited to announce that we are opening more services at Do Space. See what is changing below:  Public Computer & WiFi Access We are no longer requiring members to have a reservation for a computer. Starting on June 1st will be returning our lab to its full capacity of 57 desktop computers with plenty of open seating for those who wish to use their own devices and our WiFi. The...
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    Summer Fun is Coming to Do Space

    May 7th, 2021  |   Allison Bartlett

    Do Space is ready to kick off a summer full of programs for all ages.  Code, Make, Learn, & Explore this summer with the Do Space Summer Passport Program. This year, get ready to explore Omaha, discover new things, and most importantly, HAVE FUN. Our Summer Passport Program is a FREE resource that engages youth in tech-related educational activities all summer long.  Starting on Saturday,...
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    4 Tips for Better, Safer Laser Cutting

    April 26th, 2021  |   Michael Sauers, Director of Technology

    As with any piece of equipment in our 3D Lab, safety is very important. If you're new to either our ULS or Glowforge laser cutters, safety is vital since you're technically burning things with a laser.  The folks over at Cool Tools have recently released a great short video on how to be safe when it comes to using a laser cutter. Check it out...
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    Sometimes inexpensive materials are the best materials

    April 19th, 2021  |   Michael Sauers, Director of Technology

    Over the years Do Space staff and members have engraved a large number of different materials. One comment I keep hearing is that the "cheap" stuff you can get from a dollar store always seems to work better than expected. For example here's a great video from The Atlanta Maker using a simple glass plate that cost just one dollar. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CTYusiYD3A When you're...
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    Sound Clear in Online Meetings with Krisp

    April 12th, 2021  |   Michael Sauers, Director of Technology

    You're at home and you're in an online meeting. Trouble is, so is your dog, and the kids. Silence may be golden, but that doesn't mean its easy. Enter Krisp. Krisp is Ai-based software that you can add to your computer that will intelligently remove unwanted background noises from your end of the conversation.  While I've not yet personally used it one of our Do Space staff has and here's...
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    Need to give a presentation? Practice makes perfect.

    April 5th, 2021  |   Michael Sauers, Director of Technology

    For more than two decades now I've been delivering but live and online presentations. Many times, a presentation has been a part of job interviews that I've had. While not everyone has that much public speaking experience as I do, you may find yourself required to give a short presentation as part of a job interview or business meeting one day. Like with any new skill, practice in vital. Did...
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    How to Blur Your Background

    March 29th, 2021  |   Michael Sauers, Director of Technology

    Have you ever attended an online presentation or meeting where one of the speakers has a blurred background? Is that something you'd like to do? Well here's the settings you need to know about to accomplish this in several of the more popular platforms: Zoom Before the call: Settings | Select Backgrounds and Filters | Choose blur option located under the Virtual Backgrounds menu ...
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    Learn the Basics of our 3D Lab on YouTube

    March 22nd, 2021  |   Michael Sauers, Director of Technology

    Wondering if you've got the chops to use any of our 3D Lab equipment? Well, yes, of course you do. But first you might want to take some time to peruse the manuals we've made available in the lab. If you're more of a visual learner, we've got a brand new "Basic 3D Lab Skills" YouTube playlist. Right now there's just three videos but keep coming back through the summer as we plan on adding more....
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