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By WENDY TERRY - January 16 2022

Delivering Learning Curves leads me to many a discovery.  Recently was this Chart UTSC Library Makerspace, all of this is available to you, posted outside the Library. UTSC is the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus. 

So I started my web search. The UTSC Library , notes  “The Makerspace supports the UTSC Library’s core values by offering specialized services to the UTSC community that foster knowledge creation through access to emerging technologies.”

In the list of equipment available, there was a Singer sewing machine.  Well I thought I know how to use that being in my 75th year. We learned how to operate that in Home Economics class. Others listed in this chart I would need help. 

In a listing of workshops listed on the Makerspace newsletter which are all offered online there were the following:

Introduction to 3D Printing

Attendance is mandatory for users interested in accessing the 3D printers.

Introduction to 3D Design. 

Then there were workshops I had no idea about. 

Introduction to WEVIDEO 

WEVIDEO is a cloud -based editing platform that allows you to create digital productions such as videos, podcasts, and presentations. 

Arduino Basics 

Now I had to refer to Wikipedia that  told me the following.  Arduino is an open source hardware and software company,  project, and user community that designs and manufactures single board microcontollers and microcontroller kits for building digital devices. 

Introduction to Stop Motion

I went to Wikipedia again that told me the following. Stop motion is an animated film making technique in which objects are physically manipulated in small increments between individually photographed frames so that they would appear to exhibit independent motion or change when the series of frames is played back. Any kind of object can thus be animated. 

Have a look at the equipment available on Makerspace. Access to these devices is only open to UTSC students, teachers and staff.  

However what you find at one institution if often at another. Ask where you take your courses.

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