My first day in Studio M was new and exciting! I tried out the Virtual Reality, which I had never done before, and it was so cool and so weird. I’m also very proud that I didn’t feel nauseous. I’m interested in what people in Studio M are specifically doing with virtual reality right now, because it’s something I’d love to learn more about.
I also messed around a bit in Tinkercad, a program I had never used before (I’ve used mostly molecular modeling software to 3D print), so it was fun to actually create my own idea from scratch. I printed a heart shaped box (which I guess is also a song…) and lid, and they fit pretty well together (a little on the tight side – I could’ve made the lip of the lid a bit smaller).
The most difficult task I did was figuring out illustrator. I’m not super comfortable creating designs yet, but I spent some more time practicing and was able to construct a shaky-looking Eiffel tower.
Something I’m worried or nervous about starting in Davidson’s Makerspace is being able to set reasonable goals. Sometimes I get really excited at the beginning of projects, and brainstorm some amazing potential ideas, but they never end up getting done. My goal here is to be honest and set goals that are viable, and really work hard to reach and complete the goals I’ve set for myself.
Something I’m looking forward to in Davidson’s Makerspace is failing. I want to mess up – a lot. In order to totally throw myself into what the makerspace has to offer and what I can learn, I need to take risks, and that will mean I fail sometimes. If I understand what doesn’t work, I can take new approaches to find what does work, and I will also be better at teaching someone that skill, since I’ve struggled with it. I think Studio M is the perfect place to fail forward.