This event is free and open to the public.
Our lab is equipped with soldering stations and state of the art test equipment such as meters, oscilloscopes, generators, and analyzers. There will be experienced electronics enthusiasts and engineers there to assist in this monthly open lab. Come and learn to solder, bring in your circuit or equipment to troubleshoot or simply come by to network with other enthusiasts. There will also be simple electronic kits available for purchase at the meeting.
Free and open to the public. Are you interested in machine learning and artificial intelligence? Or maybe cryptocurrencies and blockchain? Or perhaps virtual and augmented reality is more your cup of tea? Come one come all to our brand new Future Technologies Meetup! Join Omar Eljumaily, Shahrad Jamshidi, and myself Nathan Henry-Silva to explore and discuss future tech. The meeting will be fairly informal, with Omar going over some TensorFlow tutorials and looking at possible applications for the program, including looking at fire data and programming robots. A big part of the goal of the Meetup is to connect folks interested in cutting edge technology, explore possible projects, and have good conversations. If you’d like to get hands on with TensorFlow or have a project to share, make sure to bring a laptop, or appropriate objects. We will have some refreshments and snacks available. • What to bring A laptop, curiosity, something to take notes with.
About the Class: Students will learn the basics of working with the popular Arduino microcontroller board. Students will learn to write code using the Arduino IDE, upload code to their devices, and get debugging information from the device as it runs. Students will also learn to wire other devices to the Arduino, including a light sensor, and LED and a 7-segment display. Students will also learn how to work with 3rd party libraries to make the development of projects easier. Pre-requisites: Students do not need to know how to program or build circuits in advance. Students do not need to know how to solder in advance, those who are interested can come 30 mins before the class begins for a demonstration.
About the Instructor:
Kevin John is an Electronics Prototyping Engineer for a Silicon Valley tech company called Sensys Networks where Kevin builds microcontroller-based systems for testing and manufacturing. Before that Kevin worked at Sonoma State’s Education and Public Outreach group developing STEM education products using electronics in a classroom setting, as well as on high powered rockets. Kevin graduated from Sonoma State in 2007 with a degree in Physics.
SC Brown has been crafting fine jewelry since 1975. Most of his pieces reflect historical designs to some degree with some modern elements added in. As a gemstone specialist his pieces often include rare gems that the average customer hasn’t seen before. He has taught gold and silversmith at various schools and is a consultant to the industry.
About the class:
This class will introduce jewelry craft methods and tools to students in a classroom setting under direction from a professional jeweler with more than 40 years of experience.
Through guided projects and skill building demonstrations, students will develop skills that will allow them to further pursue jewelry making as a hobby or career.
Students will create one or two pieces during the class, depending on any previous experience they may have. Each piece they make will involve various techniques designed to educate them in design and fabrication, and that they can use on their own, as they continue to develop new skills. Jewelry 1 is a fabrication class where flat non ferrous metals are sawn, filed, hammered, shaped, soldered, and polished by hand.
Intro to Woodshop with Judi
Do you love the smell of sawdust? Have you always wanted to work with wood but not quite sure where to start? Well we have a class for you! We will begin by covering the operation and safety of basic power tools in the woodshop - chop saw, jointer, planer, table saw, band saw, drill press, and sanding equipment.
You will make a simple cutting board in a safe, fun, and low-pressure environment. Come join us to experience all the pleasures of working with wood.
The price of your ticket includes two dates and a $20.00 materials fee
Saturday March 16th 8am - 2pm
Sunday March 17th 12pm - 4pm
Tickets cost 195.00 members recieve a 20% discount
Please contact the instructor Judi Garland if you have any concerns or questions about the class. firstname.lastname@example.org
3D Printing Basics
The class includes an overview of Fused Disposition Manufacturing (FDM) 3D Printing. Slicing object files using Ultimaker Cura will be demonstrated along with the basic settings and how to position objects within the print area. The class will provide hands on training for operating the Ender-3 3D printer.
No files necessary. Packing a lunch is suggested.
About the Instructor:
Dr. Andy Cohen has over 28 years working for Fortune 100 companies as a Systems Engineer, Engineering Manager and Project Manager. While at these companies he employed versions of additive manufacturing for developing detailed prototypes for the Telecommunications, Defense and Aerospace industries. Prior to retirement Andy was the owner and operator of eStuff+ and Sonoma County 3DPrinting. Andy is currently the Producer and Co-host of the 3D Printing Today, currently the most listened to 3D Printing podcast.
Class Description: This is a 2nd-level class, for members who are already using the BOSS/WEIKE Laser. If you’re not a monthly member, you can still sign-up if you’re using a multi-visit pack. Learn how to prepare your files & the proper engraving techniques. Glass & Metal require different settings than typical engraving of Wood & Acrylic. The Rotary Attachment will also be taught, so you can start engraving cylindrical objects after taking this class. CorelDraw software will be used throughout the class, with 10min hands-on time for each student.
Intro to Laser class
Students must be 16+.
If you haven’t taken the "Intro to Laser" class, then please wait to sign-up until after you’ve completed that class, and booked 1-2+ sessions yourself on the lasers, to be familiar with the software + process. This class will be fast-paced, to get through the material & give each of the 6 students a chance to engrave rotary + metal samples. Come prepared, and somewhat familiar with CorelDraw or Inkscape vector design software.
Materials: Bring a USB thumb drive to save the sample design files to. OPTIONAL: Bring your own round, glass bottle or pint glass; if you’d like to take home a glass engraved sample. A small metal marked keychain will be included as the other example take-away.
Class Minimum: This class will not run with fewer than 2 students.
Class Maximum: 6 students
Chad Lent is a maker from the Bay Area who applies his fabrication skills to concepts inspired by travel, community, science & music. Working independently as well as collaboratively, his goal is to create more art for the future. Chad’s been designing products using his laser cutter for the past 8 years and launched a collective of laser artists in the East Bay, soon after learning the skills from the TechShop in SF. Check out this page for more info on Chad’s projects: facebook.com/IndieLaserCollective
Join us at Studio 180 for a hands on workshop and build your own professional quality Cajon! The class will be four days (two consecutive weekends), and will be taught by Mark Berry, Luthier and Cajon builder. Each participant will walk proudly out the door with a high quality Cajon ready to play. Come and learn the esoteric woodworking techniques as taught in the Iron Way on Wu Dong mountain.
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