Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Make your summer fabulous, 
join Bohol fablab workshops

TAGBILARAN CITY, April 143 (PIA)--The country's first and only fabrication laboratory (fablab) now in Bohol invites interested individuals to trainings and workshops in material manipulation, computer aided design and basic micro-controllers, all in separate dates this summer. 

The fablab, along with the Department of Trade and Industry in Bohol (DTI-Bohol) and the Bohol Information Communication Technology Council said workshops are open for individuals interested in learning Basic Arduino, 2D basic illustrator, Arduino wear-ables, 3D modeling and 3D printing and Leaf manipulation.

And in line with the green technologies, the workshops are for waste up-cycling using the technologies available for material manipulation, computer aided design and micro-controllers, DTI said. 

Arduino is a tool for making computers that can sense and control more of the physical world than your desktop computer. It's an open-source physical computing platform based on a simple microcontroller board, and a development environment for writing software for the board, which allows one to develop interactive objects, taking inputs from a variety of switches or sensors, and controlling a variety of lights, motors, and other physical outputs. 

The Basic Arduino Workshop is open to technology enthusiasts interested to learn Arduino, an open-source electronic prototyping platform allowing to create interactive electronic objects. The workshop will be held in two batches: Batch 1: April 16- 17 and Batch 2: April 23-24. 

The following week, fablab opens again to technology enthusiasts for 2D Basic Illustrator. The Workshop will be about creating vector data to support digital fabrication. A feature of the training will be execution of designs using the laser cutter, one of the modern technological ace at the Bohol fablab. 

By the end of the workshop, which is set on April 28-29, the participant will be able to learn 2D designing and how to use the Laser Cutter. 

Bat May 7-8 and May 14-15, Arduino again gets back with learning how to make your own wearable electronics. 

The Wearable Electronics Workshop introduces the participants to fun, creative, and artistic activities that combines electronics, technology, fashion, arts, and crafts. 

The participants will work with LEDs, sensors, and microcontrollers as the workshop provides tutorials on how to program these devices and by the end of the workshop, each participant will have to design his or her own creative and interactive wearable electronics, according to DTI.

Another workshop, on 3D allows young people to get engaged into the world of 3D with the 3D modeling and 3D Printing Workshop. 

A 5 day workshop, the 3D modeling and printing participants will be able to learn the basics of 3D modeling using an open source software 123D, and data application will be done on the 3D printer, which allows people to translate their data into a real 3D artifact. This is set May 18-22. 

Hosted at the Bohol Island State University (BISU) fablab also puts in up cycling project using fablab developed Leaf Manipulation for Tagbilaran City barangays on April 14- 15, April 21-22, May 5-6, and May 12-13. 

Individuals interested in joining the workshops individuals may check out Fablab Bohol’s facebook page (fb.com/fablabbohol) or call DTI at 5018828 and look for Jerome Gabin and Charles Barrete. (rachiu/PIA-7Bohol)

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