As a certified #makernoob, walking into the space on my first day was a bit overwhelming. I knew how to operate the Legos I found hiding on a bottom shelf, but that was about it. Fortunately I had some excellent tutelage and I know that I will master the skills taught to me in those first few days in no time. While I made great strides in figuring out the intricacies of the laser cutter and the drones, my main success would have to be with the 3D printer. I had never seen, let alone used, a tool like this before, and now I feel absolutely competent and confident with the basics of printing and designing objects to print. My first design and successful print was a 3D rendering of my roommate’s name which I gave to her as a gift/trophy in an effort to show my success, much in the same way that a kindergartner brings home a painting for the refrigerator. Karis, like most mothers of 5 year olds, was very appreciative of my creation. Hopefully, in the future, I can start to create more intricate and perhaps utilitarian designs. But for now, I am quite happy with my creation.