Makevention showcases the makers movement and celebrates crafters, inventors, designers, artists, engineers, and everything in-between. Makers use digital fabrication, 3D printers, screen printing, laser cutters, computer numerical control (CNC) machines, and art techniques to develop and create new or upcycled items.
SICE is a platinum sponsor of the event and will display the wide variety of projects being developed by faculty and students within the SICE makerspaces and digital fabrication lab ecosystem.
“The work ranges from research projects such as robotic arms used to examine the connections between human and machine interactions to 3D-printed educational models of engineered nanoscale particles for integration with biological systems, and more,” said Christian McKay, the director of SICE Makerspaces. “Student-oriented projects explore how to address people- and place-based needs from a human-centered design perspective by developing digitally integrated prototypes such as an electronically enhanced knee sleeve that shows a range of motion in relation to a goal set by a physical therapist.”
The Makevention event is in its sixth year and will also feature workshops and a series of talks, including sessions highlighting the construction of Amatria, the sentient art installation on the fourth floor of Luddy Hall.
“The projects we’re displaying at Makevention are only possible through the support of SICE makerspaces, and we’re excited to bring our work to the community,” McKay said. “People who attend Makevention 2018 will have the opportunity to explore and engage in the computing and engineering that will shape tomorrow.”
For more information on SICE makerspaces, visit our website.