Internet of Dirt class this Saturday

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Nov 292016
 

Get a text message when your plants need watering!

There’s still room in our Internet of Dirt class this Saturday. We’ll talk about the Internet of Things as a general idea, what kinds of Internet-connected devices you might want to build, and how you can plan your own projects. You’ll learn how to connect your project to the Internet, send HTTP requests, and interact with sensors. We’ll set up a basic soil sensor and program it to message you when your plant needs watering!

Tickets are on Eventbrite.

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Nov 182016
 

Did you know we have a professional pop-up artist as one of our members? Shelby Arnold works along-side the legendary Robert Sabuda and this month she’ll teach you how to make things pop, spin, twist, all with the power of opening a piece of paper. Get your tickets from Eventbrite.

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Make-Alongs are self-guided craft workshops where participants learn new skills, explore new materials, and make great things! We’ll see you on Sunday. 🙂

Oct 202016
 

Do you want to have flashy clothing or accessories that blink and pulse with your life? Maybe some costume for a party or club attire? We’ve got a class for you, coming up on Nov 6!

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We will make a basic wearable LED enhanced accessory, either for your hair, a corsage or a wrist band. We will also work on adding LEDs to clothing and fabric and look at how to integrate sensors into the effect.

Tickets are available on Eventbrite now.

Oct 192016
 

Our Arduino class is back on October 22nd. Learn to program an Arduino and interact with the physical world! In this class, we’ll cover an introduction to Arduino and learn how to manipulate outputs based on sensor inputs. All students will receive a basic electronics starter kit, which contains a starter pack of electronics components and sensors, including a breadboard, wires, light sensor, tilt sensor, LEDs, a motor, and more. Students will also receive an Arduino UNO.

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No previous electronics experience necessary. Tickets are available via Eventbrite. This class usually sells out, so get your tickets ASAP!

Sep 202016
 

Want to make your own balloons? Our very own Kari Love will be leading an Intro to Inflatables course on September 24th!

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Learn about DIY flat-patterned inflatables from an intro lecture to design constraint basics, material choices, fabrication techniques, leak rates vs flow, etc. Then follow-up with hands-on experimentation making your own heat-sealed mylar balloons.

Tickets are on sale now.

Sep 192016
 

We’re hosting the good folks of CraftJam for a class on Sunday, September 25th. Make your own laptop or tablet case!

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In this CraftJam you get to create a custom cover for your tablet or laptop made of felt and leather, our favorite duo of materials. We’ve got all the materials you need, including an assortment of felt and leather, colorful thread options, all the right tools, and a leather stamping station.

Hurry up and grab a ticket before we sell out!

Aug 182016
 

Come join us for an Intro to Arduino class on Sunday, Aug 21! Our ever-popular Arduino class is back for another round. Learn how to use the Arduino microcontroller to control LEDs, light sensors, buzzers, and more, including how to wire up your own circuits and how to program it using the Arduino IDE. No previous electronics  experience is required!

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Grab your tickets now!

Jul 072016
 

We still have some tickets left for our DIY Musical Instruments class on Saturday!

Turn almost anything into a musical instrument with Teensy, an inexpensive Arduino-compatible microcontroller. The Teensy 3.2 has a bunch of touch sensors and analog and digital inputs, and it can plug into almost any music software through USB MIDI. teensy instruments

In this class, we’ll stick touch pads on any objects to make them into keyboards, drum controllers, or trigger pads. No coding or soldering experience is needed, but you’ll have the opportunity to do either or both if you like. Bring an object you’d like to instrumentify! And hurry up and buy your ticket.

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