Workshops

Workshop Schedule (Some of this needs to be updated.)

If you see a workshop topic you are interested in below, please visit the lab and ask for a workshop training.  An advisor will work with you to set a time that they can give you a workshop.  It may be as group or with just you. Lab Advisors are eager to do workshops, so please ask.

Workshops are for College of Engineering students only.

You MUST be on time. You will not be admitted after a workshop has begun.

Workshops are 60–90 minutes.

(If you are coming to a workshop or training session that is held after 6pm or on a weekend you will want to be sure to already have card access to the front door of 44 Cummington Mall (ERB). To do this, please go to Zaius and request access to “Ingalls” which will include the front door of ERB (you should have already received an email introducing you to Ingalls and Zaius).

Do you have an idea for a workshop – one you want to give or you would like to see offered??  e-mail jsp@bu.edu.

Currently students are considering a boat design workshop.  If interested, contact jsp@bu.edu.

Workshop Descriptions

Solidworks

Wondering what to do over the Break? 

Join the Tinker Lab Advisors for a Virtual CAD Workshop where you will learn the basics of computer aided design with Solidworks!!  Whether you want to design a part for a class project, a cool figurine, or a dorm organizer, Solidworks is the tool for the job, and we’re here to get you started!  It could also help you win our next competition…

1/7/21

We are hosting second round of Solidworks workshops to build on the material from the previous ones over Thanksgiving break. If you want to get a head-start on ME 357 content and learn how to design cool stuff, this is the workshop for you!

It could also help you win our next competition…

 

On line Workshop dates:

11AM – 12PM, EST, January 14th, 2021

11AM – 12PM, EST, January 15th, 2021

 

To sign up fill out the following form:

https://forms.gle/5n65AXxmuqzjcB7K8  

You need a “bu.edu” account.  If you have a problem, log off all accounts and all browsers and try again.

Zoom info will be sent to you.

Basic Solidworks workshop held over Thanksgiving Break 2020.

Basic Solidworks Workshop Curriculum written by Max Pounanov 3/20: Click Here

Solidworks Intermediate Workshop Recording 01-15-21:  Click Here

 

Ever wanted to design objects in your computer? Solidworks is one of the most commonly used Computer Aided Design (CAD) software in the industry. We’ll teach from scratch how to use Solidworks to create CAD models that could be used for machining, 3D-printer or for visual purposes. You will receive an email with instructions on how to get Solidworks after RSVPing.

REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR COMPUTER WITH SOLIDWORKS ALREADY DOWNLOADED AND INSTALLED.

Please load Citrix on your laptop before the Solidworks Workshop.  Advisors can help.  Guide for loading Citrix-http://www.bu.edu/engit/knowledge-base/citrix/citrix-how-to/ 

 

Creo

Ever wanted to design object in your computer? Creo is one of the most commonly used Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software in the industry. We’ll teach from scratch how to use Creo to create CAD models that could be used for machining, 3D-printer or for visual purposes. You can get Creo Express at: www.ptc.com/product/creo/elements/direct-modeling/express. REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR COMPUTER WITH CREO ALREADY DOWNLOADED AND INSTALLED.

Soldering

Always wondered about how to make circuits but never got the chance to learn? We’ll show you how to solder components together and create circuit boards of various sizes and shapes.

NC Mill

Turn your creations into reality! A mill is a machine that lets you remove material from an object to create the shape you desire. The NC Mill lets you that by inputting geometric features which are then carved into your object automatically. Come learn how to operate the NC Mill.

Microcontroller/Arduino

Have an idea to automate lights in your room Want to build a robot? First step is to learn how to use a microcontroller. These little devices let you control electronic systems as basic as blinking an LED light and as complicated as a person sized robot. We’ll teach you how to use an Arduino, one of the most popular microcontrollers on the market. Basic programming knowledge is required (Arduino uses C but any other language like Python or Matlab will be sufficient). If you have an Arduino, feel free to bring it but we’ll provide if you don’t have one.

Make Your Own LED Sign

Interested in using the mill, soldering iron and any other hand-held tools in tinker? Are you also in need of a cool LED sign for your dorm, significant other or mom? Come to tinker to learn how to use the engraving function on the NC Mill and attach it to a mount with LEDs inside.

3D Printer

Used Creo or Solidworks in the past but never done anything with your designs? Want to learn about printing 3D forms from simple filament? Then this 3D printing workshop is for you! Just bring your curiosity and we’ll teach you how it all works: from the ground up!