Creating a GUI for the Kinect v 2

In the first semester this year the Curtin Makerspace supported an exciting project to create a Graphical User Interface which would make it easy for non-programmers to use the Kinect camera to interact with a range of 3D environments. The project was conducted under the auspices of Curtin’s Department of…

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Supporting the curriculum through ‘making’

Much of what we aim to do in the Library Makerspace is extra-curricular, providing opportunities for students to develop skills, knowledge and experience they want or need, and that subsequently supplement their formal learning. However, the Makerspace has also started to directly support the formal teaching curriculum, by providing space…

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Minecraft EDU in the Library Makerspace

One of the exciting projects the Curtin Library Makerspace is working on this year is to establish a virtual makerspace using Minecraft.  We have purchased some licences for Minecraft EDU, and will be exploring its potential as a learning environment for our library clients.   As an extension to this project,…

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Creating a makerspace in the library

This year, Curtin University Library has implemented a strategic initiative to establish a makerspace and maker community through facilitating ‘making’ events, activities and projects, both within the library and the wider Curtin community, as well as seeking opportunities to engage with the community more broadly. Maker Community The main aim…

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Exploring light during National Science Week

With its focus on the “Year of Light”,  this year’s National Science Week provided Curtin Makers with the perfect opportunity to develop our maker community by celebrating the relationship between science and art through hands on activities based around the theme of light. With our interest in fostering a cross-disciplinary approach…

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Making at the Curtin Creative Festival

We were pretty excited when Curtin Makers was asked to participate in the Curtin Creative Festival, which was held from 20-22 October.  Facilitated by Park’d @ Curtin and Future Common the Festival had a range of activities running over three days, from book binding, puzzle building, spaceship construction, live art, a…

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Getting Loud in the Library

The Curtin Library Makerspace was a hive of activity on the 14th October as plain white t-shirts were transformed into colourful artistic creations using spray paints and stencils, fabric markers and rubbing alcohol, buttons, glitter and much more. The occasion was Loud Shirt Day, when Curtin Library joined other areas…

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