Library & Tech at Wellesley

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Maker Toybox - Come try our tech and work on fun projects!When: September 19th, 2014 11:30am-1:30pmWhere: The Anderson Forum (Fireplace room) in the Lulu











"Anyone working in a library today, however, knows that we are so much more than just books […] Makerspaces are about encouraging our patrons to take initiative and to learn and create. When those patrons walk out our doors, they will know about a project, yes, but they will know also that they are capable of doing more and that the library will help them accomplish it." — Caitlin A. Bagley, What is a Makerspace? Creativity in the Library, ALA TechSource

Using exciting new tech tools, we aim to promote creation and exploration within the Wellesley College community. Keep an eye out for announcements of workshops and other maker events on campus. 
Our tools
3D Printing - Makerbot Replicator 2X3D Scanning - Skanect + Structure SensorAbleton PushArduinoLittleBitsRaspberry Pi
















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If you make something with our toys or yours, you can use #wcmakers on social media to share your creations with our community!
 
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Email wellesleymakers@wellesley.edu for more information about our tech, workshops, and/or training.

TOMORROW

Maker Toybox - Come try our tech and work on fun projects!
When: September 19th, 2014 11:30am-1:30pm
Where: The Anderson Forum (Fireplace room) in the Lulu

"Anyone working in a library today, however, knows that we are so much more than just books […] Makerspaces are about encouraging our patrons to take initiative and to learn and create. When those patrons walk out our doors, they will know about a project, yes, but they will know also that they are capable of doing more and that the library will help them accomplish it." 
— Caitlin A. Bagley, What is a Makerspace? Creativity in the Library, ALA TechSource

Using exciting new tech tools, we aim to promote creation and exploration within the Wellesley College community. Keep an eye out for announcements of workshops and other maker events on campus. 

Our tools

3D Printing - Makerbot Replicator 2X
3D Scanning - Skanect + Structure Sensor
Ableton Push
Arduino
LittleBits
Raspberry Pi

Share

If you make something with our toys or yours, you can use #wcmakers on social media to share your creations with our community!
 
Email wellesleymakers@wellesley.edu for more information about our tech, workshops, and/or training.
This week, we were proud to hand out class lanterns trinkets that we printed on our Knapp 3D printers. Our IT staff had a lot of fun designing the file and printing them out in each of the class colors.
If you missed the Clapp Lobby display, stop on by one of our maker events coming up this fall to learn more about our Makerbots, play with arduinos and raspberry pis, and more maker tools. Email wellesleymakers at wellesley.edu for more info.
Photo credit: librarygrrrl

This week, we were proud to hand out class lanterns trinkets that we printed on our Knapp 3D printers. Our IT staff had a lot of fun designing the file and printing them out in each of the class colors.

If you missed the Clapp Lobby display, stop on by one of our maker events coming up this fall to learn more about our Makerbots, play with arduinos and raspberry pis, and more maker tools. Email wellesleymakers at wellesley.edu for more info.

Photo credit: librarygrrrl

Sustainable Tech Initiative Makes a Difference on and off Campus

Go Kanda!

It takes a phenomenal amount of courage to be a woman today. For around this world, your world, my world, there are conflicts, brutalities, humiliations, terrors, murders. You can take any Rand McNally map and close your eyes and just point, and you will find there are injustices, but in your country, particularly in your country, young women, you have, as the old folks say, your work cut out for you. For fascism is on the rise, and be assured of it, sexism, racism, ageism, every vulgarity against the human spirit is on the rise. And this is what you have inherited.

However, on the other hand, what you have first is your courage. You may lean against it, it will hold you up, you have that. And the joy of achievement, the ecstasy of achievement. It enlightens and lightens at the same time. It is a marvelous thing. Today, your joy begins, today your work begins. You are phenomenal. I believe that women are phenomenal. I know us to be.

There is a poem called “Phenomenal Woman.” I wrote the poem for black women and white women and Asian and Hispanic women, Native American women. I wrote it for fat women, women who may have posed for the before pictures in Weight Watchers. I wrote it for anorexics. I wrote it for all of us, for women in kibbutzim, and burgher women, women on the pages and front covers of Vogue and Essence, and Ebony magazine. For we are phenomenal.

Maya Angelou, 1982 Wellesley College Commencement Address

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Congratulations to the #Wellesley2014 Purple Class, with special thanks to our LTS student workers (you rock!)

Congratulations to the #Wellesley2014 Purple Class, with special thanks to our LTS student workers (you rock!)