Tool Training Workshops Offered

Have an idea? Not sure where to start? Why not start by learning about the tools and programs designed to help bring your ideas to life? If you have the curiosity and drive to learn new skills, please take advantage of our Tool Training workshops! All students are welcome!


Software Tools for Designers and Makers

Inkscape Vector Graphics - Level 1

Description: In this workshop we will cover the basic tools of the vector graphics editor, Inkscape. Once you have completed this workshop, you will have an understanding of how to create simple two-dimensional designs used in machine processes such as laser engraving/cutting, CNC routing, and CNC plasma cutting.

Location: John Bardo Center 243

Duration: 45 - 60 minutes

Prerequisites: None.

Supplies Needed: Please make sure to bring your laptop with Inkscape downloaded. If you do not have a laptop, we will have a limited number of laptops available. Click Here to Download Inkscape

Instructor: Jeffrey Thomas

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Fusion 360 2D Sketching Tools - Level 1

Description: In this workshop, we will use Fusion 360 to learn the basic tools and strategies to sketch from a 2D perspective. We will also learn to edit 3D objects on a single plane. Prior to this workshop you will need to create a student account with Autodesk and download Fusion 360. Make sure that you use your "@shockers.wichita.edu" email address. If you do not use your school email, you will not have access to the free software license.

Location: John Bardo Center 243

Duration: 45 - 60 minutes

Prerequisites:8 None.

Supplies Needed: Please bring your laptop with Fusion 360 downloaded. If you do not have a laptop, we will have a limited number of laptops available. Click Here to Create an Autodesk Account and Download F360

Instructor: Joseph Robertson

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Fusion 360 3D Modeling Tools - Level 2

Description: In this workshop we will discover the basic tools and functions of creating 3D objects within Fusion 360. The goal of the workshop will be to learn how to use multiple sketch planes to create 3D models.

Location: John Bardo Center 243

Duration: 45 - 60 minutes

Prerequisites: Fusion 360 2D Sketching Tools - Level 1.

Supplies Needed: Please bring your laptop with Fusion 360 downloaded. If you do not have a laptop, we will have a limited number of laptops available.

Instructor: Connor Huston

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Video Editing - Level 1

Description: In this workshop, you will be introduced to the free editing program DaVinci Resolve. Think of this a basic training session to learn how to navigate the program and perform basic edit features. Before attending the workshop, please make sure to have DaVinci Resolve 18 downloaded.

Location: John Bardo Center 243

Duration: 45 - 60 minutes

Prerequisites: None.

Supplies Needed: Please bring your laptop with DaVinci Resolve 18 downloaded. Click Here to Download DaVinci Resolve 18

Instructor: Jeffrey Thomas

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3D Printing & Scanning

3D Printing Basics - Level 1

Description: This workshop will teach participants how to perform basic 3D printing. Topics covered will include how to operate the slicing programs used by most printers, and how to operate the printers in the lab.

Location: John Bardo Center 105 (mezzanine level)

Duration: 45 - 60 minutes

Prerequisites: Participation in the Fusion 360 3D Modeling Level 1 Workshop is highly encouraged, but not required prior to taking this workshop.

Supplies Needed: Laptop with MakerBot Print and Cura Downloaded. If you do not have a laptop, we will have a limited number of laptops available. Click Here to Download Cura and Click Here to Download MakerBot Print

Instructor: Everett Vasquez

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3D Printing Advanced - Level 2

This workshop is by appointment only. Please email one of the instrutors listed to set an appoinment. Make sure to specify the name of the workshop in the email.

Description: In this workshop, participants will learn how to operate SLS (Nylon Powder Sintering) and SLA (Resin) 3D Printers. This includes operating slicers, running the machines, and performing cleaning and post processing.

Location: John Bardo Center 105 (mezzanine level)

Duration: 45 - 60 minutes

Prerequisites: 3D Printing Basics - Level 1.

Supplies Needed: None.

Instructors:  Thatcher Luginbill-Ruder , Everett Vasquez , Thalia Prehoda , Cal KaiserConnor Huston, or Jeffrey Thomas

Introduction to 3D Scanning - Level 1

This workshop is by appointment only. Please email one of the instrutors listed to set an appoinment. Make sure to specify the name of the workshop in the email. 

Description: In this workshop we will cover the basic operations of the Einscan-H 3D Scanner. This will include set-up, marking, 3D scanning, and post-processing of scanned files.

Location: John Bardo Center 243

Duration: 60 minutes

Prerequisites: Fusion 360 2D Sketching Tools - Level 1.

Supplies Needed: None.

Instructor: Thatcher Luginbill-Ruder, Connor Huston, Jeffrey Thomas, or Everett Vasquez

 


Learning The Basics - Tools, Textiles, & Testing

Basic Woodworking Project - Level 1

Description: This workshop will introduce participants to the basic operations of the Project Innovation Hub woodshop. This will include use of the band saw, miter saw, scroll saw, and drill press, as well as various hand tools.

Location: John Bardo Center 105

Duration: 45 - 60 minutes

Prerequisites: None.

Supplies Needed: None

Instructor:  Thalia Prehoda

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Introduction to Manual Mill

Description: In this workshop you will learn the basics of how to use a manual mill. This includes basic tooling, machine set up processes, and what to do when using different materials.

Location: John Bardo Center 105

Duration: 45 - 60 minutes

Prerequisites: None.

Supplies Needed: None.

Instructor: Brandon Martin

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Introduction to Manual Lathe

Description: In this workshop you will learn the basics of how to use a manual lathe. This includes basic tooling, machine set up processes, and what to do when using different materials.

Location: John Bardo Center 105

Duration: 45 - 60 minutes

Prerequisites: None.

Supplies Needed: None.

Instructor: Thatcher Luginbill-Ruder

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Sewing Basics

Description: This workshop will introduce participants to the basics of sewing using the sewing machines in the Project Innovation Hub. All materials will be provided.

Location: John Bardo Center 327

Duration: 45 - 60 minutes

Prerequisites: None.

Supplies Needed: None.

Instructor: Javier Martinez

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Basics of Embroidery

This workshop is by appointment only. Please email one of the instrutors listed to set an appoinment. Make sure to specify the name of the workshop in the email.

Description: This workshop will introduce participants to the basics of embroidery using the machines in the Project Innovation Hub. All materials will be provided.

Location: John Bardo Center 327

Duration: 45 - 60 minutes

Prerequisites: None.

Supplies Needed: None.

Instructor: Javier Martinez

Tensile Strength Testing

This workshop is by appointment only. Please email one of the instrutors listed to set an appoinment. Make sure to specify the name of the workshop in the email.

Description: Want to know what material is best suited for your application? Want to test this material yourself? This workshop will introduce basic tools and techniques used to test the strength of materials under various load conditions.

Location: John Bardo Center 105 (mezzanine level)

Duration: 45 - 60 minutes

Prerequisites: None.

Supplies Needed: None.

Instructor: Thatcher Luginbill-Ruder , Jeffrey Thomas , Oscar Martinez , or Connor Huston

Material Hardness Testing

This workshop is by appointment only. Please email one of the instrutors listed to set an appoinment. Make sure to specify the name of the workshop in the email.

Description: Want to know how different machining processes affect the hardness properties of your materials? Want to learn to test this for yourself? This workshop will introduce the basic tools and techniques used to test the hardness of materials under various load conditions.

Location: John Bardo Center 105 (mezzanine level)

Duration:45 - 60 minutes

Prerequisites: None.

Supplies Needed: None.

Instructor: Thatcher Luginbill-Ruder , Jeffrey Thomas , Oscar Martinez , or Connor Huston


Soldering, Circuits, Programming, & Robotics

Soldering Basics - Level 1

Description: This workshop we will cover basic techniques for successful through-hole soldering by exploring educational soldering kits. Soldering kits and tools are provided.

Location: John Bardo Center 106

Duration: 45 - 60 minutes

Prerequisites: None.

Supplies Needed: None.

Instructor: Haris Iqbal

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Soldering Basics - Level 2

This workshop is by appointment only. Please email one of the instrutors listed to set an appoinment. Make sure to specify the name of the workshop in the email.

Description: In this workshop we will be going over the basic techniques for successful surface mount soldering. The workshop will cover an introduction to hot air and drag soldering methods. We will do this by exploring example soldering kits. Soldering kits and all tools are provided.

Location: John Bardo Center 106

Duration: 45 - 60 minutes

Prerequisites: Soldering Basics - Level 1.

Supplies Needed: None.

Instructor: Thalia Prehoda , Haris Iqbal , Tina Quach , or Jeffrey Thomas

Basic Circuit Design - Level 1

Description: In this Workshop, students will learn how to create a touch sensitive switched circuit on a breadboard and analyze the inputs and outputs to create the desired effect. We will cover an introduction to the use of standard electronics test and measurement equipment.

Location: John Bardo Center 106

Duration: 45 - 60 minutes

Prerequisites: None

Supplies Needed: None

Instructor: Tina Quach

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Basic Circuit Design - Level 2

Description: In this Workshop, students will learn how to apply the skills learned in Circuit Design Level 1 to build a music reactive LED circuit while collecting data to further analyze the system. We will expand on our use of standard electronics test and measurement equipment to include capturing and formatting data sets.

Location: John Bardo Center 106

Duration: 45 - 60 minutes

Prerequisites: Basic Circuit Design - Level 1

Supplies Needed: Your mobile phone and a dongle for connecting to an aux cord (if needed).

Instructor: Oscar Martinez

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CNC Machines & More

Laser Cutter Basics - Level 1

Description: In this workshop we will be going over the basics of using the laser machines in the Project Innovation Hub. For this level we will be practicing basic cutting and engraving. All materials will be provided.

Location: John Bardo Center 105

Duration: 45 - 60 minutes

Prerequisites: Inkscape Vector Graphics Workshop - Level 1 or Fusion 360 2D Sketching Tools - Level 1.

Supplies Needed: None.

Instructors: Brandon Martin

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CNC Router Basics - Level 1

Description: Do you enjoy woodworking and have a project that you are just not sure how to start? This workshop will cover the basics of CNC routing. The goal of this course is to teach the user how to: Successfully project a profile from a CAD design and convert to .gcode using the V-Carve software. We will then use the X-Carve to learn how to safely operate a CNC router.

Location: John Bardo Center 105

Duration: 45 - 60 minutes

Prerequisites: None.

Supplies Needed: Please bring your laptop if you are able.

Instructor: Cal Kaiser

RSVP to CNC Router Basics - Level 1

CNC Router Advanced - Level 2

This workshop is by appointment only. Please email one of the instrutors listed to set an appoinment. Make sure to specify the name of the workshop in the email.

Description: Do you want to step-up your project? This workshop will cover set-up and operation of different profile and pocket toolpaths that will allow you to add to the skills you learned in the Level 1 workshop.

Location: John Bardo Center 105

Duration: 45 - 60 minutes

Prerequisites: CNC Routing Basics - Level 1

Supplies Needed: Please bring your laptop if you are able.

Instructor: Thatcher Luginbill-Ruder , Cal Kaiser , or Joseph Robertson

Waterjet Cutter - Level 1

Description: In this workshop we will cover the basic functions of the waterjet cutters, how to import CAD files into the layout software, and how to create the post files for machine operation (.gcode). We will also learn how to safely operate the waterjet cutter.

Location: John Bardo Center 105

Duration: 60 minutes

Prerequisites: Fusion 360 2D Sketching Workshop - Level 1.

Supplies Needed: None

Instructor: Thatcher Luginbill-Ruder

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CNC Plasmacutting Basics

Description: In this workshop we will learn how to import, clean, and setup vectors in the layout program, ENROUTE. Using engraving tools to set up G-Code. Importing and setting up of the Plasmacutting machine and running a successful program.

Location: John Bardo Center 105

Duration: 45 - 60 minutes

Prerequisites: Fusion 360 2D Sketching Workshop - Level 1.

Supplies Needed: None

Instructor: Oscar Martinez

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Tormach CNC Milling - Level 1

This workshop is by appointment only. Please email one of the instrutors listed to set an appoinment. Make sure to specify the name of the workshop in the email.

Description: In this workshop you will learn the basics of how to use conversational programming to operate the CNC Mill. This includes basic tooling, machine set up processes, and what to do when using different materials.

Duration: 90 minutes

Location: John Bardo Center 105

Prerequisites: Fusion 360 2D Sketching Tools - Level 1.

Supplies Needed: None.

Instructor: Thatcher Luginbill-Ruder , Everett Vasquez , Brandon Martin , or Connor Huston

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Tormach CNC Lathe - Level 1

This workshop is by appointment only. Please email one of the instrutors listed to set an appoinment. Make sure to specify the name of the workshop in the email.

Description: In this workshop you will learn the basics of how to use conversational programming to operate the CNC Lathe. This includes basic tooling, machine set up processes, and what to do when using different materials.

Duration: 90 minutes

Location: John Bardo Center 105

Prerequisites: Fusion 360 3D Modeling Tools - Level 1.

Supplies Needed: None.

Instructor: Thatcher Luginbill-Ruder , Everett Vasquez , Brandon Martin , or Connor Huston

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LinkedIn Learning for the Asynchronous Student

LinkedIn Learning: Electronics Foundations - Basic Circuits

Description: This LinkedIn Learning course will introduce you to the basics of the electronic circuit. This course focuses on the practical aspects of working with circuits and will be useful for anyone that would like to learn the skills needed to create your own projects or troubleshoot your electronic devices.

LinkedIn Learning Course Link: Electronics Foundations - Basic Circuits

Instructions: This course requires a LinkedIn Learning account which is FREE to all WSU students. Follow the steps below to get credit for the asynchronous workshop option.

  • Click here to setup your LinkedIn Learning account: LinkedIn Learning at WSU
  • Complete the assigned LinkedIn Learning course(s) and save the course completion certificates on your computer or drive.
  • If you are completing this workshop for course credit, make sure to submit the course completion certificate to your instructor.
LinkedIn Learning: Python Essential Training

Description: The Python Essential Training course is a comprehensive and accessible overview of Python 3. Don't worry if you are new to programming! This course provides step-by-step instructions that will help you learn the fundamentals of Python.

LinkedIn Learning Course Link: Python Essential Training

Instructions: This course requires a LinkedIn Learning account which is FREE to all WSU students. Follow the steps below to get credit for the asynchronous workshop option.

  • Click here to setup your LinkedIn Learning account: LinkedIn Learning at WSU
  • Complete the assigned LinkedIn Learning course(s) and save the course completion certificates on your computer or drive.
  • If you are completing this workshop for course credit, make sure to submit the course completion certificate to your instructor.
LinkedIn Learning: Hands-On Data Science

Description: This LinkedIn Learning Path will provide an introduction to the core concepts within Data Science. This project-based Learning Path will show you how to create a project in SQL, Tableau, Python, and Spark.

LinkedIn Learning Course Link: Hands-On Data Science

Instructions: This course requires a LinkedIn Learning account which is FREE to all WSU students. Follow the steps below to get credit for the asynchronous workshop option.

  • Click here to setup your LinkedIn Learning account: LinkedIn Learning at WSU
  • Complete the assigned LinkedIn Learning course(s) and save the course completion certificates on your computer or drive.
  • If you are completing this workshop for course credit, make sure to submit the course completion certificate to your instructor.
LinkedIn Learning: Learning Arduino - The Basics

Description: This LinkedIn Learning Path will help you gain a functional understanding of how to start prototyping using the Arduino platform. This powerful platform can be used to bring most any idea you have to life! The Arduino platform is a great way to start exploring electronics for aspiring engineers and enthusiasts!

LinkedIn Learning Course Link: Learning Arduino - The Basics

Supplies Needed: I would suggest that you follow along using your own Arduino Uno prototyping kit or using TinkerCAD circuits. TinkerCAD circuits is a virtual circuits playground that allows you to breadboard your circuit and incorporate a virtual Arduino.

Instructions: This course requires a LinkedIn Learning account which is FREE to all WSU students. Follow the steps below to get credit for the asynchronous workshop option.

  • Click Here to setup your LinkedIn Learning account: LinkedIn Learning at WSU
  • Complete the assigned LinkedIn Learning course(s) and save the course completion certificates on your computer or drive.
  • If you are completing this workshop for course credit, make sure to submit the course completion certificate to your instructor.
LinkedIn Learning: Fusion 360 - Sketch Fundamentals

Description: This course introduces the fundamentals of sketching in Fusion 360. It covers the tools you will use in Sketch for Fusion 360, including the line tool, circle tool, patterns tool, mirror tool, and many more. You will also learn about file import and different 3D sketching techniques.

LinkedIn Learning Course Link: Fusion 360 - Sketch Fundamentals

Supplies Needed: Laptop or PC with Fusion 360 downloaded. You will need to create a student account with Autodesk and download Fusion 360. Make sure that you use your "@shockers.wichita.edu" email address. Click Here to Create an Autodesk Account and Download F360

Instructions: This course requires a LinkedIn Learning account which is FREE to all WSU students. Follow the steps below to get credit for the asynchronous workshop option.

  • Click Here to setup your LinkedIn Learning account: LinkedIn Learning at WSU
  • Complete the assigned LinkedIn Learning course(s) and save the course completion certificates on your computer or drive.
  • If you are completing this workshop for course credit, make sure to submit the course completion certificate to your instructor.
LinkedIn Learning: Learning Fusion 360 CAM

Description: Fusion 360 includes a powerful CAM package. Learn how to use Fusion 360 CAM to prepare your 2D and 3D models for machining on CNC routers and mills. In this course, you can find out how to create a CAM setup, configure tools and stock material, and define toolpaths for a variety of cut types.

LinkedIn Learning Course Link: Learning Fusion 360 CAM

Supplies Needed: Laptop or PC with Fusion 360 downloaded. You will need to create a student account with Autodesk and download Fusion 360. Make sure that you use your "@shockers.wichita.edu" email address. Click Here to Create an Autodesk Account and Download F360

Instructions: This course requires a LinkedIn Learning account which is FREE to all WSU students. Follow the steps below to get credit for the asynchronous workshop option.

  • Click Here to setup your LinkedIn Learning account: LinkedIn Learning at WSU
  • Complete the assigned LinkedIn Learning course(s) and save the course completion certificates on your computer or drive.
  • If you are completing this workshop for course credit, make sure to submit the course completion certificate to your instructor.
LinkedIn Learning: Game Design Foundations

Description: In this Learning Path, award-winning game designer Brenda Romero shares practical strategies for beginning a game design, drafting your game ideas, and fleshing out those concepts into designs that a team can implement. Brenda discusses the role of the game designer, as well as how to define the core loop of your game, create features from a core, and more.

LinkedIn Learning Course Link: LinkedIn Learning - Game Design Foundations

Supplies Needed: Laptop or PC.

Instructions: This course requires a LinkedIn Learning account which is FREE to all WSU students. Follow the steps below to get credit for the asynchronous workshop option.

  • Click Here to setup your LinkedIn Learning account: LinkedIn Learning at WSU
  • Complete the assigned LinkedIn Learning course(s) and save the course completion certificates on your computer or drive.
  • If you are completing this workshop for course credit, make sure to submit the course completion certificate to your instructor.
LinkedIn Learning: Android Studio Essential Training

Description: In this course, instructor David Gassner introduces Android Studio. He helps you set up your environment and your first project and provides handy shortcuts for writing and debugging code. You can also learn how to add version control and share projects on GitHub, manage project dependencies, use templates, and work with Google’s preferred programming language for Android development, Kotlin.

LinkedIn Learning Course Link: LinkedIn Learning - Android Studio Essential Training

Supplies Needed: Laptop or PC.

Instructions: This course requires a LinkedIn Learning account which is FREE to all WSU students. Follow the steps below to get credit for the asynchronous workshop option.

  • Click Here to setup your LinkedIn Learning account: LinkedIn Learning at WSU
  • Complete the assigned LinkedIn Learning course(s) and save the course completion certificates on your computer or drive.
  • If you are completing this workshop for course credit, make sure to submit the course completion certificate to your instructor.
LinkedIn Learning: Learning Git and GitHub

Description: Git is the most popular version control system on the web. In this course, Ray Villalobos shows you the fundamental commands that you need to work with most Git projects. He explains how to use checkpoints called commits, which let you leave messages documenting what happened at each checkpoint, as well as how to create branches that are alternate versions of your project that you can work on without changing the original. He also shows how to work with the GitHub website to explore existing projects, clone them to your local hard drive, and use them as templates for your new projects.

LinkedIn Learning Course Link: Learning Git and GitHub

Supplies Needed: Laptop or PC.

Instructions: This course requires a LinkedIn Learning account which is FREE to all WSU students. Follow the steps below to get credit for the asynchronous workshop option.

  • Click Here to setup your LinkedIn Learning account: LinkedIn Learning at WSU
  • Complete the assigned LinkedIn Learning course(s) and save the course completion certificates on your computer or drive.
  • If you are completing this workshop for course credit, make sure to submit the course completion certificate to your instructor.