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The laser is up and running!

Come on in with your projects during any open hours to use the laser.  Please consider donating if you've been waiting to use the laser!  We had to order a $900 part to get it back up so any donations would be greatly appreciated!

Epilog is down until further notice

Please note: The laser won't be fixed by Sunday's open hours.  You should still come to the lab and check out our vinyl cutter, silhouette, 3D printer, electronics lab, and 3D routers!

As soon as the laser is running, we will post to let you know!

Hack a t-shirt event - Must sign up by Friday April 13th

Threadless.com is offering free 'reject' t-shirts to groups of 8 or more.  We will be hosting an event and want you to come!

Come to the lab on Thursday 26th from 5-9pm and we'll work on the shirts.  We'll post photos to their blog and our group might win gift certificates for all attendees.

YOU MUST SIGN UP FOR THE EVENT BEFORE NOON on FRIDAY April 13th (this Friday).  This is the date that threadless wants all group requests in by.  If we don't have your name, we won't have enough tshirts for you to attend.

For more about the event, click here: http://www.threadless.com/news/858616/We_re_hosting_a_Tee_Upcycling_Worldwide_Meetup

TO SIGN UP FOR THE EVENT, FILL OUT THE FORM HEREhttp://cucfablab.org/book/attend-class

AND SIGN UP FOR THE EVENT HERE ON MEETUP: http://www.meetup.com/Threadless/Urbana-IL/672692/

Register both on our website and on meetup.com so we know how many people are coming and so that threadless can see who's coming.

A busy week for the Fab Lab!

It's been a busy week for the CUC Fab Lab!  Tuesday from 4-5pm and tonight (Thursday 4-5 pm) we are presenting at the Urbana Free Library's Teen Tech Week.  Teens are able to use the silhouette cameos to make cards and stickers of their own designs.  Furthermore, on Wednesday morning, we were featured on WCIA.  See the videos here and here!

Valentine's Day Gift Class

Come join us this Saturday, Feb 11 from 10-2.This is a free class but some projects may require the purchase of supplies. Please email FABLAB-CURRICULUM@LISTSERV.ILLINOIS.EDU to register. 

In this free class, children and adults will create custom valentines. We will offer an Intro to Inkscape where youth grades 2 -12 to adults will learn basic design skills and complete a Valentine's Day themed wood or acrylic gift they cut on the Epilog Laser. In addition, children may choose to make valentines stickers or cards with one of our plotters.

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