Work & Activities

New Lenses at the IMRC Equipment Room

This week the IMRC Equipment Room added two new lenses and additional filters to their inventory. The new lenses are part of the Canon suite and will fit many of the multiple camera bodies currently in the Equipment Room. The two lenses have a focal length of 24-105mm and have an aperture that remains the […]

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Broke it? Pfft! We can make a new one!

So, on Monday I found out I have tendonitis in my right wrist.  My care provider nicely gave me a great stretchy wrap for my wrist, and we’re hopeful it’ll die down in a week or two.  All was well until I lost a clip to the bandage.  Naturally, at the IMRC, this wasn’t a […]

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4 ways that the NEW IMRC Account Manager will streamline your projects

Have you ever shown up to use something at the IMRC only to discover it’s being used, already checked-out, or our favorite: you aren’t certified because of the latest training updates? It can really put a cramp in the timeline of your project. We’re thrilled that more and more people are learning how to use […]

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Basic proofing and printing with the Epson 9890

Did I mention the Epson 9890 kicks butt? We’ve got an amazing large-format printer at the IMRC, the Epson 9890.  If you sent your photos or paintings off to be reproduced with exhibition quality, there’s a pretty good chance they’d be printed with one of these.  The good news is you don’t have to send your […]

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Using technology to share cultural treasures – part two

So, the bust of Nefertiti I replicated last week has been a hit.  People love being able to see and touch a piece of the past in their hands, even if it’s not the real thing.  To me, though I didn’t create the scan of Nefertiti, I feel like I’m playing a part in bringing […]

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Using technology to share cultural treasures – part one

Recently, the art duo of Nora al Badri and Jan Nikolai Nelles guerrilla-scanned an Egyptian cultural treasure, the 3,300 year old bust of Nefertiti, wife of pharaoh Akhenaten.  This artifact has been housed in Germany for the past hundred-odd years.  Berlin museum authorities have stated the bust is too fragile to even loan to Egypt, but […]

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New 3D Printer!!!

Hey all!   Come in to the IMRC and check out the new Lulzbot 3D printer! Its an extruder type printer, so its super easy to learn, and super cheap! Rad!

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Welcome the new Taz

  The new addition to our collection of 3D printers is the Lulzbot Taz 5.  It boasts the best printer award from Make Magazine and 3D Forged. The print area is above adequate at 11.4in x 10.8in x 9.8in, and the print bed has a PEI film assisting the heated bed to help your prints to […]

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Helping art happen: pt. I

The IMRC labs make equipment available to innovators, artists, and entrepreneurs that they might not otherwise be able to access.  If you’re a regular at the IMRC, you probably know that our 3D printers, lasers, CNC machines, and woodshop are often in the spotlight here.  Those are useful tools, no doubt, but they’re hardly all we […]

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Aircraft and marimbas. Just another night at the IMRC…

I’m excited that our labs are open until 9pm MWThF this semester.  The making urges don’t stop at 5pm, and it’s great to see our community taking advantage of the new hours.  On the Logilase tonight, we’ve got three seniors from UMaine’s Mechanical Engineering program cutting parts for a remote-piloted aircraft they’re building for a […]

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