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Garage Physics

The Garage Physics lab in B613 Sterling Hall is a makerspace for student-driven interdisciplinary innovation. Garage offers UW-Madison students an unstructured safe environment to explore technologies and to develop creative ideas through project-oriented just-in-time learning. Want to make something or make something happen? You have come to the right place. Garage Physics offers limited support for R&D materials for scientists, innovators, and entrepreneurs. Apply at the following link: https://www.physics.wisc.edu//GaragePhysicsVenturewellSupportApplication . Garage offers 3d-printing to members. For other 3d-printing resources, see http://3dprinting.wisc.edu/.

Announcements

Brett will be available in Garage M, W 3:00-4:30 pm.

Spring 2018: Noncredit pop-up classes Thursdays 5-6pm in Garage Physics start 19 Oct 2017. In individual sessions, the participant will learn computer-aided design (CAD) and 3d-printing, to program an Arduino computer from their laptop, to connect to various sensors and store data wirelessly on a server, and to write an Android app, all for science and applications. There are no prereq’s though some programming experience of some/any kind would be helpful. COntact Julian or April to attend and watch for announcements on the Garage email distribution list.

In the news...

20 April 2018: The Badgerloop team has revealed POD III. 0-300mph, and (significantly) back to 0, in 3/4 mile. About 30 core members will take POD III to the 3rd Hyperloop competition at SPACEX, scheduled for 22 July 2018. See campus news https://news.wisc.edu/newest-badgerloop-pod-unveiled/ .

Garage Physics is described in the UW-Madison communications story http://news.wisc.edu/24040, the WKOW news story http://www.wkow.com/story/30139090/2015/09/29/students-create-inventions-of-the-future-in-uw-madison-garage , the Badger Herald story https://badgerherald.com/news/2015/10/13/tinker-away-garage-physics-helps-realize-student-inventions/, and the College of Letters and Science 2015-16 Annual Review https://issuu.com/uwmadisonls/docs/lsar_final_8.31.16_forissuu.

In the news, receipt reduction: http://news.wisc.edu/24056?utm_source=iUW&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=iUW2015-10-01 and https://badgerherald.com/news/2015/10/02/university-dining-halls-go-paperless/ and UW–Madison’s 2016 Administrative Improvement Award: http://news.wisc.edu/administrative-employees-honored-for-improving-the-campus-experience/.

Local news about the Badgerloop project (pod 1 constructed in Chamberlin Hall): http://news.wisc.edu/students-unveil-second-version-of-badgerloop-pod/, http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/education/uw-madison-students-hope-to-create-new-high-speed-transportation/article_0c4088e5-206d-5d96-aff9-0988a8e64f1a.html, http://news.wisc.edu/uw-madison-places-among-top-teams-in-spacex-hyperloop-competition/ and https://badgerherald.com/news/2016/02/15/badgerloop-team-prepares-for-next-steps-after-success-in-texas/ http://news.wisc.edu/staying-in-the-loop/, http://host.madison.com/ct/business/technology/hyperloop-pod-built-by-uw-students-goes-on-display-tonight/article_704f0d9c-bb25-57a0-9a79-1a477436e84a.html, http://www.dailycardinal.com/article/2016/12/badgerloop-unveils-pod-exposes-public-to-hyperloop-transportation. http://news.wisc.edu/uw-madison-team-wins-innovation-award-in-hyperloop-competition/ . National/international news: http://www.geekwire.com/2016/mit-leads-in-first-round-of-spacexs-hyperloop-contest-but-uw-is-in-the-race/, http://www.popsci.com/behind-scenes-at-spacexs-hyperloop-pod-competition , http://www.usnews.com/news/stem-solutions/articles/2017-01-17/students-futuristic-transportation-prototype-will-head-to-spacex, http://www.teslarati.com/spacexs-hyperloop-pod-competition-underway-badgerloop-unveils-pod-design/ .

News about BadgerLoop Pod II: http://www.dailycardinal.com/article/2017/08/badgerloop-team-earns-innovation-award-in-intercollegiate-competition, http://host.madison.com/ct/business/technology/uw-madison-team-wins-innovation-award-for-hyperloop/article_24611974-968b-54f7-9df8-ebdbafa999ee.html, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbXD7y237j0.

Local news about BOV member Rock Mackie, former Garage member Daniel Litvak, and former student Eric Ronning, finalists in the 2016 Governor's Business Plan Contest http://news.wisc.edu/five-uw-spinoffs-among-finalists-in-governors-business-plan-contest/.

Garage "graduate" Daniel Litvak's WeightUpSolutions.com in the news: http://www.wissports.net/news_article/show/708158?referrer_id=532521

Garage "graduate" Josh Cherek's latest venture: https://zipmill.com/

American Physical Society PIPELINE program promoting physics innovation and entrepreneurship education features Garage:http://www.aps.org/programs/education/innovation/ and http://www.aps.org/publications/apsnews/201610/pipeline.cfm.

Garage's Jim McGlade and Kynect Smart Collar system in Transcend Competition https://www.engr.wisc.edu/transcend-madison-competition-fosters-student-innovation-campus/

Contents

For further information or questions about access to the Garage or accessibility, please contact Professor Duncan Carlsmith, duncan@hep.wisc.edu , or Instructional Lab Manager Brett Unks, unks@wisc.edu, or Garage Assistant Jim McGlade, mcglade@wisc.edu.

Disclaimer

Links and information on this website are for education purposes and do not constitute an endorsement of any product, company, or cause.

Garage Physics is supported by the UW-Madison Department of Physics, the UW-Madison Physics Department Board of Visitors Fund for Undergraduate Research, the UW-Madison Kemper Knapp Bequest fund, Venturewell, and Gener8tor.

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