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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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    You Own a 3D Printer, Now what?

    December 14th, 2020  |  

    If you're interested in booking time on our Taz Pro, or if you're hoping that you'll get a 3D printer for your very own this holiday, here's a great video from one of our long-time volunteers answering that question "You Own a 3D Printer, Now...
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    How to Prepare Your Files for Our Laser Cutters

    December 7th, 2020  |  

    Because of social distancing we aren't able to have our normal classes on the use of the laser cutter, but we can give you the basics of prepping your files to use on our laser cutter. Join instructor Reagan Pufall for an hour long free online webinar for the Illustrator skills you need to prep a design for cutting and engraving on the laser cutter here at Do...
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    9 Tips for Mastering Your Next Virtual Interview from the Harvard Business School

    November 30th, 2020  |  

    Back in 1993 while finishing grad school I was asked to do a "video interview" for a position in another state.  In this case I had to go to a recording studio and sit in front of a video camera and be recorded answering questions by an "interviewer" who'd been hired to ask me the questions. The tape was then sent to my potential employer for their review. (I didn't get the job, but I like...
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    Tech Tip Tuesday: When to use JPG, GIF, & PNG

    November 24th, 2020  |  

    When it comes to sharing images online, whether in an email or as part of a Web page, there are plenty of options. The top three are JPG, GIF, and PNG. If you're wondering if and when there's a best option for your situation, check out this wonderful info graphic from the folks at Who is Hosting This? (Click on the image to view a larger version if it's too small for you to...
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    Tech Tip Tuesday: Food-Safe Filament

    November 17th, 2020  |  

    FOOD-SAFE PLA FILAMENTS Lick the Plate! 3D printing has almost limitless applications. The ability to make amazing, customized gifts for your loved ones is definitely worth exploring, but there is a lot to keep in mind too. 3D Printing magazine All3DP has written a fantastic guide on FDA approved, food safe 3D printing filaments and where to buy them. So give it a read and let your imagination...
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