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Makerspace at Puget Sound: Start Making

Learn about the Puget Sound Makerspace: a design studio, makerspace, and creativity zone located in the basement of Collins Memorial Library.

Zine

Create a Zine

 

Watch the video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZ9Jw4HnJpw

Download the template:  http://collins.pugetsound.edu/makerspace/zine-layout-8-pg.docx

Design your Zine in the Word template.   When designing your zine in the Word template, be sure to refer to the illustration below to be sure your content are in the correct orientation so the pages are all "right side up" after the zine is printed and folded.

 

Dictionary Art

Dictionary Art

Create a unique piece of dictionary art.

Project Instructions:  http://collins.pugetsound.edu/makerspace/dictionary_art.pdf

Sew a Cup Sleeve

Sew a Cup Sleeve

 

                   

Project Instructions:  http://collins.pugetsound.edu/makerspace/cup_cozy_instructions.pdf

Pattern Template:  http://collins.pugetsound.edu/makerspace/cup_cozy_template.pdf                                                                                                            

 

 

Pamphlet

3-Hole Pamphlet Book

Project Instructions:  http://collins.pugetsound.edu/makerspace/3_hole_pamphlet.pdf

 

Lithophane

Print a Lithophane​

Traditionally, a lithophane is an etched or molded artwork in very thin translucent porcelain that can only be seen clearly when back lit with a light source. It is a design or scene that appears "en grisaille" (in gray) tones.

The word "lithophane" derives from Greek "litho", which is from "lithos" which means stone or rock, and "phainein" meaning "to cause to appear" or "to cause to appear suddenly". From this is derived a meaning for lithophane of "light in stone" or to "appear in stone" as the three-dimensional image appears suddenly when lit with a back light source.

Lithophanes date back to the 1800s, when they were traditionally carved from wax, molded in plaster, then cast and fired in porcelain.

A 3D printer allows one to create a lithophane from almost any photograph using modern technology bringing the old and new together.  The 3D printer provides a level of precision in the thickness of the material being printed creating the translucence needed to allow light to shine through the material and achieve the many shades of gray needed to produce the image when backlit.

Sources:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lithophane

https://formlabs.com/blog/make-your-own-3d-printed-lithoform/

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2497763

Project Instructions:  http://collins.pugetsound.edu/makerspace/lithophane_instructions.pdf