Workshops

The Hackerspace offers workshops by request to any students, staff, or faculty of the University. Here is a list of workshops currently on offer at the Hackerspace. If you would like to take part in a workshop, please email us at um.hackerspace@maine.edu in advance so we can set up a date and time!

This list will change over time and we are always open to suggestions for new workshops!

Introduction to 3D Printing:

  • Learn a little bit of the history of 3D printing
  • Learn about current uses of the technology in the field and education
  • Learn what resources are available on campus and off
  • Build a simple 3D model using TinkerCad
  • Learn how to prepare a model for print
  • Operate the 3D printers and print a model

Level: Beginner

Introduction to Arduino:

  • Learn a little bit of the history of Arduino
  • Learn about current uses of the technology in the field and education
  • Learn how to prototype a circuit using a breadboard
  • Learn how to wire LEDs with resistors and power supply from the Arduino
  • Learn to write some simple code to control lights
  • Learn how to wire and write code to allow buttons to control the light

Level: Beginner

Raspberry Pi Setup & Security

  • Learn a little bit of the history of Raspberry Pi
  • Learn about the current uses of the technology in the field and education
  • Learn how to create an image to install an OS
  • Flash an SD card with the operating system
  • Learn how to setup your new Pi with a monitor, keyboard, and mouse
  • Learn a bit about securing your Pi for use online and remotely
  • Learn how to remotely interface with the Raspberry Pi

Level: Beginner

Salvaged Speaker Design

  • Learn how speaker drivers and amps work
  • Learn how to wire speaker drivers
  • Solder the wires and get sound to play from your mobile device
  • Learn about the acoustics of speaker design

Level: Intermediate