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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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    Learning to Code with Kid Coders

    March 19th, 2021  |   Allison Bartlett

    Do Space is thrilled to announce that the Gilbert C. Swanson Foundation, Inc. has awarded our Kid Coders program a generous grant in support of all 2021 sessions, helping us to keep classes free and open to all. On behalf of the kids of Do Space, thank you! Since June 2017, our free Kid Coders program has fostered interest in coding and computer science in over a thousand Omaha kids aged 6 to...
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    Google Meet Tips & Tricks

    March 16th, 2021  |   Michael Sauers, Director of Technology

    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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    #MakersGonnaMake Projects Now Available in Our 3D Lab

    March 15th, 2021  |   Brie Alsbury, Community Learning Specialist

    Are you bored in the house? Tired of feeding your sourdough starter? Looking to safely social distance, but still do something fun? Have you ever wanted to use our 3D Lab, but aren't sure what to make? We now have a fix for your boredom. Introducing #MakersGonnaMake! #MakersGonnaMake are projects that you come in and do in our 3D Lab here at Do Space. We're providing the instructions...
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