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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.

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 Innovation Studio.  The Design Experiences Lab offers a space to crash course through the fundamentals of intentional, generative practice.

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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...

Submitting Your Print Using The Submission Form

Submitting Your Print Using The Submission Form This tutorial will show you what information needs to be provided in the submission form for a class project. General Information Start by filling out an appropriate Project Name to describe your print submission. The...

Penn State partners with littleBits to connect students to ‘Internet of Things’

"To foster student creativity, inventiveness, and the “maker mindset,” Penn State is opening a new exploration lab in partnership with littleBits, a New York-based startup that empowers everyone to create inventions, large and small, with its easy-to-use electronic...
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