Past UoR Projects

professor in front of animatronicJapanese Animatronics

Professor: Masako Nunn


  • Showforge

Description: Students programmed the SPARK-E animatronic to present information in Japanese. These presentations where 10-15 minutes long, and had to be about Japanese cultural. Learn more about the project in our Faculty Success Stories.

student painting 3d printed skullHispanic Heritage Month


  • Laser Cutter
  • 3D printer
  • paint

Description: Students, Faculty, and Staff were welcomed into the makerspace for multiple activities. They painted 3D printed skulls, a student designed tote bag, and laser cut flags. The participants also designed and cut their own papel picados using the laser cutter.

Mecca Tour

Professor: John Glover


  • Merge Headsets
  • Google Earth VR
  • NYT VR


Description: Students participated in two VR experiences. In the first students used the Merge headsets to watch a New York Times produced VR story on the Hajj. The students then explored Mecca through Google Earth VR, flying over the space and exploring the various street views available.

Students 3D printed sculptureSculpture

Professor: Raul Acero


  • Clay
  • TinkerCad
  • 3D printer
  • 3D scanner
  • medium

Description: Students produced a draft sculpture that was then scanned using the 3D scanner. Once digitized the students used TinkerCad or medium to edit the sculpture. Finaly the sculptures were printed and the students went through critique. Learn more About the project in our Faculty Success Stories.