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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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    Job hunting? Have you thought about your voicemail?

    February 1st, 2021  |  

    Who makes phone calls these days? Well, someone looking to hire you might do just that. If you're someone who doesn't usually get a lot of calls but are also looking for a new job, when was the last time you thought about your voicemail greeting? Is it the system default? Or maybe you made a funny one for your friends a few years ago? Let's just say that you don't want to put off someone calling...
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    Laser Cutter Rotary Tool Basics

    January 25th, 2021  |  

    If you're interested in etching round things, such as pint glasses or a vase, in our ULS Laser Cutter, you'll need to learn how to use the rotary too. This three minute video from the Ingram School of Engineering at Texas State will give you a good idea of what's involved so you can better prepare for your visit. Please note that their laser cutter is a different model from ours but the...
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    Instructor-led training for Microsoft Teams

    January 18th, 2021  |  

    If you're new to Microsoft Teams, or even if you're not, did you know that Microsoft offers many different instructor-led online training. Below is just a sample, but you can check out all of their offerings over at Docs.Microsoft.com. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AUOnizqALQ&list=PLXPr7gfUMmKzR7_jXN5s886apYoHNC3Xk&index=1 And don't forget, if you're in need of a quiet room with...
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    9 Tips for Your Next Online Business Meeting

    January 11th, 2021  |  

    More and more meetings are being held online. While most of us have the hand of this by now, there's always room for improvement. Jamie Davidson over at the Vast Conference blog has a great set of tips that I think everyone should read. They are: Stick to a Schedule Minimize Distractions Start the Call Right Keep It Professional Protect Sensitive Information Keep the...
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    How to use the Breakout Rooms in Microsoft Teams

    January 4th, 2021  |  

    If you're using our Virtual Interview Lab to attend or host a meeting using Microsoft Teams you might want to use their new Breakout Rooms feature. Check out this great video from Mike Tholfsen of the Microsoft Education Team to learn how to take advantage of this feature. While it is mostly geared toward meeting hosts, there's a lot here that an attendee can pick up...
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    NextEngine 3D Scanner Tutorial

    December 28th, 2020  |  

    Our NextEngine 3D scanner is admittedly a specialized piece of equipment that not all of our members need. But, if you're looking to take your 3D-design and -printing up a notch or two, this is an amazing tool that allows you to get a digital version of your object for later customization or printing. If you'd like an introduction to this amazing device, check out this 13 minute video from UVIC...
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    What’s a Carvey?

    December 21st, 2020  |  

    Did you know we have a Carvey desktop CNC in our 3D Lab ready for you to use? Wondering what the Carvey is and what it can do? Check out this wonderful video from the folks over at Adam Savage’s Tested. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9LpGpt5a7g Book your session with our Carvey...
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