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    NextEngine 3D Scanner Tutorial

    December 28th, 2020  |   Michael Sauers, Director of Technology

    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  |   Michael Sauers, Director of Technology

    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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    We Want to See You In Littles Lab!

    December 18th, 2020  |   Kimberly Hwa Davis, Community Learning Specialist

    If you and your kiddos have attended a Littles Lab program during the last several months, chances are you were able to see me, but I didn't see you. That's because since March, all of the virtual Littles Lab programs have been a Zoom Webinar which only allows for so much engagement with your little ones. However, we have missed your faces so starting in January, we will be doing Littles Lab as a...
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    Excel-erate

    December 15th, 2020  |   Allison Bartlett

    Have you always wanted to increase your Microsoft Excel skills? Excel-erate is the perfect program to learn the fundamentals of Excel without having to go at it alone. Excel-erate is a BRAND NEW program to Do Space and was created to develop Microsoft Excel talent among those changing careers and re-entering the workforce. One study by Capital One and Burning Glass Technologies revealed that not...
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    You Own a 3D Printer, Now what?

    December 14th, 2020  |   Michael Sauers, Director of Technology

    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  |   Michael Sauers, Director of Technology

    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  |   Michael Sauers, Director of Technology

    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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    New to Do Space: Beanstack

    November 25th, 2020  |   Allison Bartlett

    What is beanstack?  Beanstack is an activity challenge software and mobile app that is used by libraries around the world! Starting on Monday, December 7th, Do Space members can use this software to track attendance at events, find fun STEAM activities for all ages, and enter to win prizes- all for free! Once you have made your personalized account on our Beanstack website, you will be able to...
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    Tech Tip Tuesday: When to use JPG, GIF, & PNG

    November 24th, 2020  |   Michael Sauers, Director of Technology

    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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    Zoom Tips & Tricks

    November 23rd, 2020  |   Michael Sauers, Director of Technology

    Do you have an important meeting or job interview coming up in our Virtual Interview Lab? Looking to up your Zoom game by just looking better on screen or be sharing your screen to show them your work. Check out this great article from C|Net on how to use zoom like a pro. Tips include: Change your background Mute your audio and turn off your camera by default Mute and unmute with...
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