All posts by Tony Ganus

Innovation Lab Workshops

This Spring, the Innovation Lab wants to make sure you have the confidence to use our technology. Our lab is equipped with 3D printers, a 3D scanner, Cricut cutter, digital sewing machine, soldering station, woodworking station and a vacuum former. If you already know how to operate these machines then all you need to do is sign a waiver to acknowledge that you know our safety guidelines. But if you want to know more about these machines and their potential to benefit your education then sign up for one of the classes and keep in mind seats are limited.

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Contact our Day Technology Specialist Bryan Roppolo at broppolo@stetson.edu or our Night Technology Specialist Tony Ganus at tganus@stetson.edu.

Festive Filament

Looking to get some unique Holiday 3D prints?

The holiday season is upon us and we have set our 3D Printers into “Holiday mode” with traditional colors of the season. We have green, red, silver, white, and blue with a special option to print in wood!

Find a design on Thingiverse or make your own, all you need is imagination!

Come and create your very own spirited gift/ornament in the Innovation Lab before leaving for Winter Break!

Google Cardboard – VR

We have added two Google Cardboard kits to our rentable equipment!

Google Cardboard is a virtual reality (VR) platform developed by Google for use with a head mount for a smartphone. Named for its fold-out cardboard viewer, the platform is intended as a low-cost system to encourage interest and development in VR applications.

The hardware side of Google Cardboard uses low-cost viewers, with the reference design made of foldable cardboard (hence the name,) 45mm plastic lenses and a magnet or capacitive-taped lever to operate the screen. Once you get everything folded into the right configuration (most kits come pre folded and assembled) you slip your phone into the front of the viewer (usually held in place by Velcro or rubber bands) and run an app designed to work with Cardboard.

Google Cardboard: How it works! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxAj2lyX4oU

Popular Apps from the Google Play Store:

  • Titans of Space – an interactive tour of space
  • VRSE – documentary films
  • Roller Coaster VR – a VR roller coaster experience
  • Cardboard Camera – take and view 3D images with your phone
  • YouTube – watch 360 video content

Printing… just Follow Me

We’re seeing all our students picking up on the intricacies of laptop and desktop printing and we’re glad to help with the steps involved. We’ll still be there to help guide you but if you want a set of instructions there are two places to look. At each networked library campus computer is a sign with directions on how to print. There is also a guide located here.

Printing can be done from a library or a personal computer. It can be retrieved from any Follow Me Printer within 24 hours.