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==Welcome to the Design and Build Lab's Knowledgebase!==
 
==Welcome to the Design and Build Lab's Knowledgebase!==
[http://designandbuildlab.com/ The Design and Build Lab] - also known as DaBL - is a digital fabrication / rapid prototyping / experimentation facility located in the new Don Myers Technology and Innovation Building. Its purpose is to inspire and empower students, staff, and faculty to ''create things to solve problems''. This is a space available to all individuals at American University with an active AU ID. There is currently no cost associated with participating in the space, and all consumables are free to use.
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[http://designandbuildlab.com/ The Design and Build Lab] - also known as DaBL - is a digital fabrication / rapid prototyping / experimentation facility located in the new Don Myers Technology and Innovation Building. Its purpose is to inspire and empower students, staff, and faculty to ''create things to solve problems''!
  
This knowledge base serves as a repository for all of the necessary information to understand and use the many machines and tools in the lab. As DaBL is a space for individuals to prototype their designs, the space itself, as well as all of its resources, are also prototypes and therefore they are constantly changing and evolving. DaBL's setup may change from week to week; stop by to see us evolve!
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== Safety Resources ==
==How do I learn how to design and build?==
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Check out [[Safety in DaBL]].
There are three educational resources in DaBL that will help you in your quest:
 
  
#[[Creative and Technical Specialist|'''Creative and Technical Specialists''']] (CaTS), the student employees who help you realize your ideas and provide support with all things DaBL.
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==Learning Resources==
#Activities of three flavors:
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Check out our [[Knowledgebase Resources]].
##''[[List of activities#Tutorial Workshops|Tutorial Workshops]]'', which give you an introduction to [[Computer-aided design|CAD]] principles
 
##''[[List of activities#Certification Workshops|Certification Workshops]]'', which are an introduction to [[Computer-aided manufacturing|CAM]] principles as well as safety training on a particular machine.
 
##''[[List of activities#Projects|Self-Guided Projects]]'', which give you a taste of a particular topic by making something fast.
 
#[http://designandbuildlab.com/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page '''This knowledgebase itself'''], which is a repository of all things Design and Build.
 
  
==How do I become a member?==
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==Equipment Resources==
Becoming a member is easy. It takes 10 minutes when you arrive, and there are only three steps:
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Check out our [[Equipment Resources]].
 
 
#Complete and submit a '''Safety Waiver''', which a [[Creative and Technical Specialist]] will use to enter you into our member database.
 
#*Everyone (faculty, staff, and students alike) staying in DaBL for more than a tour ''must'' sign a Safety Waiver.
 
#*Please bring your active AU ID to be registered into the DaBL database.
 
#Go over the [[Safety in DaBL]].
 
#[[Welcome to the Lab|Get acquainted with the Lab]].
 
 
 
That's it!
 
 
 
==Where do I get started on this wiki?==
 
Start poking around! You can use the search up top, or take a look at our [[Knowledgebase Resources]] page.
 
 
 
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Latest revision as of 16:35, 12 September 2019

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Welcome to the Design and Build Lab's Knowledgebase!

The Design and Build Lab - also known as DaBL - is a digital fabrication / rapid prototyping / experimentation facility located in the new Don Myers Technology and Innovation Building. Its purpose is to inspire and empower students, staff, and faculty to create things to solve problems!

Safety Resources

Check out Safety in DaBL.

Learning Resources

Check out our Knowledgebase Resources.

Equipment Resources

Check out our Equipment Resources.