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‘Maker Faire’

Maker Faire at the Wond’ry Oct. 5 celebrates inventive spirit

Sep. 30, 2019—Want to learn to fold paper and make origami? See a Mars rover the Vanderbilt Robotics team built for a NASA robotic mining competition that can dig, collect, store and deposit gravel? Campus organizations exhibiting include the Vanderbilt Aerospace Design Laboratory, Vanderbilt Institute for Nanoscale Science and Engineering, Vanderbilt University Medical Center 3D Printing Lab, the...

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Engineering students, organizations, labs contribute to Maker Faire’s success

Oct. 5, 2017—The Nashville Mini Maker Faire, held for the first time at The Wond’ry, attracted more than 4,000 visitors and 93 exhibitors – a jump in attendance of more than 50 percent and double the maker participation over 2016. At least 25 percent of the exhibits had Vanderbilt ties and many of them involved students, organizations...

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Lineup of ‘maker’ events connects needs with solutions

Sep. 18, 2017—Vanderbilt University is embarking on a series of events demonstrating its commitment to connecting need knowers with solution makers. Kevin Galloway, hired last year as the university’s director of making, recently was appointed as the Design as an Immersive Vanderbilt Experience (DIVE) director and will play an integral role in upcoming hackathons, makeathons and design courses. DIVE,...

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Engineers, designers show off creativity at Make-a-Thon

Aug. 7, 2013—A velcro-clad Motorola van full of the latest prototyping tools was parked outside of Featheringill Hall for the Make-a-Thon Aug. 2-4. (Anne Rayner/Vanderbilt) Vanderbilt’s Featheringill Hall was the site of a three-day Make-a-Thon sponsored by Motorola and hosted by the Vanderbilt Institute for Software Integrated Systems Aug. 2-4.   (Anne Rayner/Vanderbilt) Local engineers and designers,...

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Students to design smartphone of the future at Music City Make-a-Thon

Aug. 2, 2013—Area high school and college students, including a group from Nashville’s Martin Luther King Jr. Academic Magnet School, will convene on the Vanderbilt University campus Aug. 2-4 for a Make-a-Thon sponsored by Motorola and hosted by the School of Engineering’s Institute for Software Integrated Systems. Participants will be invited to take apart unlocked Droid Razr...

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