IMRC to Offer Summer/Fall Workshop Series
The Innovative Media, Research and Commercialization (IMRC) Center at the University of Maine is offering a new workshop series using the various technology available at the center.
The IMRC Center serves as a technology and start-up incubator for local communities by providing training and access to cutting-edge technology.
Summer/fall workshops include:
Wooden Automata — Blending Old and New Technologies
Familiarize yourself with the tools and techniques used in making wooden, hand-cranked automata with both new and old forms of technology. Create automata with IMRC fabrication equipment, including the laser cutter, 3-D printer and wood shop.
Designing with a Laser Cutter
Learn how to use vector design software such as Adobe Illustrator to print/cut with a laser cutter and get hands-on experience with the center’s Universal Laser System.
Apple Products Professional
Learn professional user techniques on a variety of Apple software platforms. Three workshops — one per day — will focus on Mac fundamentals, iPad/iPhone fundamentals and iBooks Author.
From 3-D Scanning to 3-D Printing
Learn how to 3-D scan an object or person with a variety of techniques, then 3-D print it on one of the center’s 3-D printing systems.
CNC Design, Setup and Machining
Learn to create 2.5 and 3-D designs in Aspire V8 to then send to the CNC machine for cutting. Learn to understand how to delineate speeds and feeds for basic CNC machining on the ShopSabre 4896.
A full list of workshops, including dates, times, fees and registration information, is online.