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    Sometimes inexpensive materials are the best materials

    April 19th, 2021  |  

    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  |  

    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  |  

    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  |  

    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  |  

    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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    Google Meet Tips & Tricks

    March 16th, 2021  |  

    If you're one of the many people not using Zoom, but Google Meet instead, you may not be as aware of all of the features Google's platform has available. But you're in luck as the folks over at the Fireflies Blog have a great list of tips, tricks, and features you can take advantage of right now. These include: How to Control the Video Layout Live Captions & Transcriptions How...
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    10 Tips for Using Zoom like a PRO

    March 8th, 2021  |  

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfDO50TP7fY From the folks at AppSumo: If you’re like most of us right now, you’ve probably used Zoom WAAAAY more than you ever thought you would. Zoom is the tool everyone is using right now and many of us are first-timers. We’re giving you a quick rundown to show you some secret tips and tricks that’ll turn you into Zoom pro. ☑️ Use Zoom Like...
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    Tips for Using Our Ring Light

    February 22nd, 2021  |  

    Our virtual interview lab includes a ring light to help you look your best during your next interview or meeting. However, just sitting down and turning it on may not be enough. If you'd like to fine tune you're appearance be sure to check out these tips courtesy of the folks from Logitech: Consider the light intensity Consider the "temperature" of the light Consider the distance of...
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    Google Meet’s New Green Room

    February 15th, 2021  |  

    Google Meet added a cool new feature in sometime in the past few weeks, a Green Room just for you. Before you join a meeting in Google Meet you're presented with a screen that shows you what you look like on camera and tells you if anyone else is waiting for you. Unfortunately, this is a pretty small view of what your camera sees, and doesn't give you the obvious ability to change mics or...
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    Basics of 3D Design and Printing Infographics

    February 8th, 2021  |  

    Over on Imgur BillieRuben has graciously provided three wonderful basic infographics for both 3D design and 3D printing. If you're new to this world you should definitely check these out. When you're done be sure to book some time in our 3D lab to apply your new...
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