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Showing posts from December, 2017

The Underground Open House

On December 2nd, the Foothill College / Krause Center for Innovation (KCI) Underground MakerSpace held two separate Open House events, one for the public and one for Foothill Staff and Community. Between the two events, we had over 100 people in the MakerSpace and a ribbon cutting ceremony. Visitors were able to build boxes cut, using our Cricut Maker, LED Flashlights, or LED Holiday Cards. Additionally, we had our three Dremel 3D Printers running, along with our new Laser Cutter, which created plastic cut and etched keychains commemorating the event.

We are now open for all Foothill College students and selected community members through December 21. We will be closed through the Winter Holidays from December 22 through January 2, 2018. We will reopen to students and the community on January 3, 2018. If you are a community member and wish to become a member of the KCI Underground MakerSpace, please fill out this form.

Tomorrow evening (December 6, 2018) we will be hosting the SVCUE C…

Peninsula / South Bay Maker Educator Meetup

On November 16th, the KCI Underground MakerSpace hosted the November Peninsula / South Bay Maker Educator Meetup. This event gave close to 40 Maker Educators a chance to tour and use the new KCI Underground MakerSpace. Attendees were able to see all of the equipment that is now in place which includes: 6 - 3D Printers, 2 - Desktop CNC Machines, 2 - Vinyl Cutters, 25 - Raspberry Pi, 20 - Arduinos, 20 - Microbits, a wide variety of hand tools (Hammers, screw drivers, wrenches, ratchet sets, saws, drills, etc. )

The two projects available were: 1) A gift box construction from parts cut using our new Cricut Maker machine. 2) A 3D Paper Circuit popup work based on a design thinking activity that helped participants brainstorm the 3D paper project.

We finished the night with a Q & A with the group, asking them what we could provide to them as Maker Educators and what kinds of programs we could provide. Most of the educators who attended liked the programs we outlined to them, but wanted…