TACNY Junior Cafe Scientifique: “Put Your Phones Down, We Are Going To Make Something: Welcome To 3D Printing!”

Saturday – May 21, 9:30-11:00am

Milton J Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology – Syracuse, NY

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John Mangicaro, Instructional Technology Analyst, Manager, Lead Facilitator, Syracuse University’s MakerSpace

Talk Overview

101414_P_MakerSpace_CassieZhang_CP-1Have you ever had an idea for anything from an action figure to a biomechanical moving arm? Well, now you can make them come to life! Introducing Syracuse University’s newly created MakerSpace – a collaborative space to create, invent, and learn. The MakerSpace offers a variety of equipment from 3D printing and laser engraving to full production machining. We will include a brief description of all the tools and machines available to students, staff and faculty and talk about these various building processes and primarily additive and subtractive building. With today’s technology you can think of an idea in the morning and have it in your hand by the afternoon. We will give an audience member, with no 3-D modeling or building experience, an opportunity to design and print his/her own 3-D modeling project and provide an actual demonstration of the 3-D printing process. 3-D building techniques are being used in many areas, including house building, modeling, and food production. Software and 3-D machines are relatively inexpensive and easy to use and allow your ideas to come to life.


2011_John_Magicaro_30_JAM_stoneJohn Mangicaro has spent most of his career at Syracuse University in the ITS Learning Environments Department. His electronic and mechanical skills have been sought out by many departments throughout the University for unique problem solving. He is a former business owner of a local factory authorized service center, for many consumer electronic, sound, and lighting companies as well. In his spare time, John is a drummer for many local and national recording artists. He enjoys exercising, gardening, making maple syrup, fabricating, and building. And some day he would like to work on sleeping!

TACNY Junior Cafe Scientifique

TACNY Junior Cafe Scientifique, a program for middle-school students founded in 2005, features discussions about topics in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics in an informal atmosphere and seeks to encourage students to consider careers in these areas. Students must be accompanied by an adult and can explore the MOST at no cost after the event.

Technology Alliance of Central New York

Founded in 1903 as the Technology Club of Syracuse, the nonprofit Technology Alliance of Central New York’s mission is to facilitate community awareness, appreciation, and education of technology; and to collaborate with like-minded organizations across Central New York.

For more information about TACNY, visit www.tacny.org.

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