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Maker Commons encourages learners to get hands on with tomorrow’s tools like 3D printers and to experiment with solutions via rapid prototyping in the Invention Studio.  The Design Experiences Lab offers a space to crash course through the fundamentals of intentional, generative practice.

Media Commons is the longest-standing of several innovative technology-driven creative services offered by Teaching and Learning with Technology at Penn State. The Immersive Experiences Lab pushes the boundaries on video and audio production, putting audiences inside educational media in brand new ways.

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Preparing a print in 3DPrinterOS

This tutorial will take you through the process of preparing a 3D model to print using 3DprinterOS. The software has a lot of options available so we’ve simplified everything down and created some templates for you to work with. This tutorial will be using those...

Test Post for Sketchfab

Nightmare Object by makercommons on Sketchfab

Using the Dremel 3D45 printers in the Dreamery

This tutorial will teach you how to use the Dremel Print Cloud for preparing 3D models to be printed on the Dremel 3D45 printers in the Dreamery. The Dreamery is an open creative collaboration space hosted by Teaching and Learning with Technology in room 4...

Creating a .makerbot file with MakerBot Print Software

These instructions are for using the black icon MakerBot Print software (download link).  It is also installed on the iMacs at each Media Commons location (link).  If you are using the red icon MakerBot Desktop software, instructions are located here....

Choosing The Correct Material

In order to select the correct material type for printing, first click on the Settings button at the top of the interface. Then once the settings window pops up, make sure that under the Material setting on the right side of the window is set to Makerbot...

Choosing The Correct Printer Type

In order to select the correct printer type, first click on the menu labeled Devices at the top of the screen. Then go down to the option labeled Select Type of Device and then select Replicator (5th Generation).
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