3D Printing for OSU Coming Soon!

The Digital Union is getting ready to launch a pilot that will make 3d printing available to all current faculty, staff, and students for free! We’re currently working out all the nitty gritty details such as policies, procedures, maintenance, and software. I can’t tell you too much yet, but stay tuned. Here’s a 3d vase we just printed to test out one our brand new MakerBots!

Gray 3d printed vase; very angular. In the background is a word mark on the wall that reads Digital Union, Enarson Classrooms Building.

And as if life couldn’t get any better, I just found that Lynda.com offers seven different courses on 3d printing, so take advantage of your free access to these online tutorials, and we’ll see you in the lab.


Say It With Words; Say It With Cookies!

“So I was in [Digital Union] Stillman Hall today and a man came in with a box of cookies to give to us at the Digital Union . He said last year his autistic son had computer problems and David, a former staff member along with others helped him. His Son was so happy about it that he made these cookies and made his dad come all way over here to give them to us a year later. I’m proud to have such patient and hardworking coworkers (past and current). Keep up the hard work.”

The message in quotes above was written by Jessica Jones to fellow Digital Union student staff members. As manager of the Digital Union, I am always thrilled for the opportunities to give kudos to my student staff members for their good work, but once in a while, we get a completely heartwarming message from our own guests reminding us that we’ve really made someone’s day…or in this case, someone’s year! What a wonderful reminder from our guest that it’s never too late to show gratitude! Who have you been meaning to thank?

*The name in the card above has been censored for privacy.