Anyone interested in learning more about emerging technologies for recording podcasts, producing digital music, and creating 3D models is invited to attend several upcoming online workshops hosted by the Brock University Library Makerspace.
Brock students and employees, as well as members of the Niagara community, are invited to participate in engaging learning experiences virtually through Microsoft Teams. Registration for the workshop is available through ExperienceBU.
Introduction to 3D modeling will discuss different types of 3D modeling, models, programs and how to print 3D models. Makerspace staff will also present TinkerCAD, which is a beginner-friendly 3D modeling web application. Online sessions are scheduled for Wednesday, January 19 and Wednesday, January 26, both from 3-4 p.m.
3D Creator Hour will involve attendees working virtually with Makerspace staff using the free online Tinkercard software to complete small, easy projects that can be done during the event. The online session takes place on Monday, January 31, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Introduction to podcasting will teach participants how to plan, record and edit podcast audio recordings. The online session is scheduled for Monday, January 24 from 3 to 4 p.m.
Introducing Soundtrap will discuss the audio production capabilities in Soundtrap, which is a free online digital audio program for recording and editing music and podcasts. The session on Friday January 28 from 3-4pm will focus on using Soundtrap to create and mix beats and music tracks. Those interested in working on an audio production project are invited to attend the Soundtrack Maker Time Friday, January 21 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
The Library Makerspace is a collaborative space open to the communities of Brock and Niagara to access new and emerging technologies, such as audio production, photo/video production, 3D prototyping, virtual reality (VR), robotics and digital prototyping.
In-person creative lab spaces include audio, video, photo, and prototyping labs; 3D printers and sculptors; laser cutting; stations with specialized software, such as GarageBand, Adobe Creative Cloud Suite and Easel; and stations with specialized equipment, like a sewing machine, Cricut Maker, and Oculus Rift S and HTC Vive Pro VR tools.
Brock faculty, staff, and students can borrow loanable equipment, such as 3D scanners, mobile VRs, Sphero programmable robots, GoPros, 360 cameras, microphones, and other video, photography, and production equipment. and sound. To make an appointment to use the creative tools or space, view available times on an online calendar, then complete an online request form.
In February, the Makerspace will launch themed, curated “journeys” that combine a variety of workshops with creative hours. Examples of project results include combining a 3D model with electronics, creating a song, and creating a custom design for a sticker or sign. More information on the new routes will be available in the coming weeks.
Additional learning resources, such as self-directed tutorials and a Makerspace online tour, are available on the Brock University Library Makerspace website. Questions can be directed to email@example.com