Monday, October 3rd, 2016

Learn how to Print in 3D

The M3D Printer is great for learning the basics of 3D printing.  You can download a model from a site like Thingiverse, call up the print server from your computer, and use the simple interface to print the design you selected.  To get starting using one of the two M3D printers in the Maker-E read the self-guided tutorial.

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Monday, October 3rd, 2016

Printed Circuit Board Mill

A printed circuit board mill will take files from PCB design software and create a custom board you can put components on, solder, and create a new electronic device.  We have an LPKF S100 Protomat that is very powerful and flexible and can be used to create precise circuits.  This piece of equipment is for more advanced users and if you wish to learn how to use it to create printed circuit boards you’ll need to create a Firefly board by completing the training to earn your certification.  The materials you need are in the Google Drive folder linked below. […]

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Monday, October 3rd, 2016

Soldering

Building permanent electronic circuits requires connecting the components and parts together using liquid metal, a technique called soldering.  The Maker-E can train you to solder both by hand, good for small circuits, and by heating your circuit in an oven.  To get certified and learn how to solder you will put the components on a Firefly printed circuit board.  Complete instructions are given in the tutorial linked below. Soldering Tutorial

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