Volume One Special Coverage: Pulling Together While Staying Apart


Make Almost Anything in the Fab Lab

Emily Albrent

Just because school is out (or you haven’t been to school in years) doesn’t mean you have to stop learning or – in this case – stop creating. If you have ever wanted to learn how to take an idea and turn it into a reality, consider taking “How to Make Almost Anything,” a “personal digital fabrication” introduction course offered at UW-Stout. The course makes use of the university’s Discovery Center Fab Lab, which is modeled after the Fab Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Gather some skills in graphic design, art, business, computer-assisted design (CAD) and many other areas of study. You will also learn how to use laser cutters and 3-D printers (pretty awesome, right?). The end goal of the class is to actually create a final project. There are no prerequisites, but previous experience with CAD and other design software is suggested. “How to Make Almost Anything” will be 5:30-9:30pm each Wednesday between July 10 and Aug. 7 at UW-Stout’s Discovery Center Fab Lab. The costs is $429 for non-credit, $469.04 for undergraduate credit, and $555.23 graduate credit. To learn more, visit www.uwstout.edu/profed/how2make.cfm.

Lasker Jewelers
Lasker Jewelers

Pulling Together Partners

The following organizations are currently supporting Volume One’s work in the community during the pandemic:

Lasker Jewelers

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, Eau Claire

Downtown Eau Claire Inc DECI

University of Wisconsin Eau Claire

Pablo Group

Wisconsin Independent Network

Middle West Management

Bon Iver

Royal Credit Union

Silver Spring

Evergreen Surgical

Charter Bank

Chippewa Valley Technical College

The Murty Henriksen Family

The Larry and Marie Past Family

The Dan and Kerry Kincaid Family

Anton and Rae Schilling-Smets

Brady and Jeanne Foust

If your organization is interested in supporting Volume One during this difficult time, nick@volumeone.orgcontact us.