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Dremel: Media and Maker Commons

 

COVID-19: Media and Maker Commons services

Limited by-appointment services for SFU Instructors only are available in the Media and Maker Commons.

All SFU Libraries are currently closed to in-person use due to the COVID-19 virus.

We continue to offer online and virtual support where possible.

 

The Dremel 4300-9/64 is a rotatory hand tool useful for multiple tasks, such as sanding, scraping, etching, engraving, routing, drilling, grinding, cleaning and polishing. This hand tool has different attachments and accessories to facilitate all the tasks mentioned before.

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We offer online training through Canvas to teach you the minimum skill required to operate the Dremel. After this online training, you will need to complete a hands-on training with a member of our staff. In the training, you will review the basic principles and gain troubleshooting experience to avoid injuries or failures.

To schedule your hands-on training, book a Dremel time slot on the Canvas calendar. Time slots are available in 30 minute intervals. If you need additional time, please notify the MMC staff, we will more than happy to assist you.

Please note, All SFU Libraries are currently closed to in-person use due to the COVID-19 virus.  This includes the Media and Maker Commons.  We continue to offer online and virtual support where possible.

Material and safety guidelines

The MMC will provide material such as plywood, acrylic or your 3D projects, however, you can bring your own material. Please note that the material that you bring will need to be vetted by the MMC staff. As part of the safety guideline to prevent injuries, you will need to:

  • Tie your hair if it is long.
  • Remove all jewelry.
  • Wear closed shoes.
  • Wear long pants or jeans.

It is also recommended to bring a lab coat or apron to protect your clothes and keep them clean from dust.

Examples

Some examples of what you can do with the Dremel at the MMC:

Cutting terra cotta luminaries

Etching glass

Distressing jeans

Check out Dremel's Maker Gallery for project ideas.