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 WORKSHOPS (WKS)
 
   
WKS001: Internet of Things

Have you been wondering how to connect your toaster to the Internet? Or maybe you've been curious about the buzz going around.

This Internet of Things (IoT) workshop will be a great introduction to the world of connected devices. We'll provide background on the IoT world and help you dream up devices you may want to build on your own. We'll also cover basics of electronics and microcontrollers as well as the basics of building a simple web app to control an RGB LED.

Participants will each get their own Electric Imp, a WiFi-connected module with some inputs and outputs to build a basic IoT object.

Recommended:
  • It is recommended that students have taken basic electronics or Arduino I before class, but not required.

  • Sign up before class for a free account at Weebly.com and ElectricImp.com to prepare for class.

    **All students must bring a laptop to class**

1 session currently scheduled:
    Internet of Things Saturday, 8/15/15 3:00 PM 3.5 Hours 7 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS114: Bluetooth Android Arduino-Based, App-Driven Hardware

This workshop will feature using low-cost Bluetooth modules and an easily created Android app to remotely control functions on an Arduino and provide students the basics in creating their own.

Students will learn about serial communication between the Bluetooth module and the Arduino and also learn about passing simple values over the Bluetooth radio built into their Android tablets or phones to a low cost Bluetooth module. We will cover basic graphical programming using MIT's App Inventor 2.

Students will walk away with a kit including and Arduino-compatible Trinket Pro, Bluetooth module and other necessary components.

Please bring your own Android tablet or phone running 4.1 or higher.

Maximum number of students: 9.

**All students must bring a laptop to class**

1 session currently scheduled:
    Bluetooth Android Arduino-Based, App-Driven Hardware Saturday, 8/8/15 11:00 AM 3.0 Hours 9 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $130.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS120: Retro Gaming with Raspberry Pi

Maximize the Raspberry Pi’s potential by installing the free, open source emulator package, RetroPie, and get started with your own retro Raspberry Pi game console. We will show you the ins and outs of this software, including how to mount the image, button mapping, system performance, and how to configure your controller.

We will supply the hdmi cable, monitor, keyboard, mouse, and SD card reader in class.

You'll leave with a Raspberry Pi B+, SNES USB controller, 8GB microSD card, WiFi Dongle and USB power supply!

**All students must bring a laptop to class**

1 session currently scheduled:
    Retro Gaming with Raspberry Pi Sunday, 8/23/15 11:00 AM 3.0 Hours 9 SEATS TOTAL
7 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $150.00 plus $70.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $170.00 plus $70.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS1201: Advanced Sewing Workshop

The Advanced Sewing workshop is a place to practice techniques, develop skills, and get help. Come to class with a goal in mind and project in hand. This student-driven class does not rely on handouts or traditional instruction; instead, the class is driven by student questions and needs.

Examples: Learn hem techniques and advanced stitching, get feedback on pattern-making and draping, receive feedback on skills, get advice on your specific project.

Participants must have taken and passed the appropriate sewing Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class; if you're going to get help with the industrial serger, for example, you must have passed the Industrial Serger SBU. This is not an SBU and will not count towards machine access.

Project: None. You will have access to basic black and white thread but must bring any other materials needed for your project.

Prerequisites
  • Required: Successful completion of the appropriate sewing SBU for the equipment you will be working on

  • Recommended: 12 hours experience basic sewing, 6 hours experience on an industrial machine
Minimum age: 12

Supervision requirements: During class, all 12- to 15-year-old students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is also enrolled in the class.

Safety: Closed-toed shoes are mandatory.

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Advanced Sewing Workshop Sunday, 8/2/15 4:00 PM 3.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $105.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $130.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Advanced Sewing Workshop Friday, 8/14/15 7:00 PM 3.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $105.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $130.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS1205: Leatherworking - Create a Wrist Cuff!

In this workshop, you’ll learn fundamental skills for working with leather and walk away with a wrist cuff that you made yourself!

We’ll cover everything from pattern tracing and leather cutting to embossing designs using traditional tools. We have a variety of design and alphabet stamps that will give you a chance to personalize your project. While, yes, in this workshop we’ll be making something cool, a lot of emphasis will be placed on practicing technique with some of the more specialized leather crafting tools.

At the end of the session, you’ll have experience with pattern transferring, how to properly case leather for tooling, tooling (stamping) designs, edge finishing and dressing, hardware setting, and care of tools.

4 sessions currently scheduled:
    Leatherworking - Create a Wrist Cuff! Monday, 8/3/15 6:30 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $90.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Leatherworking - Create a Wrist Cuff! Tuesday, 8/4/15 5:00 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $90.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Leatherworking - Create a Wrist Cuff! Thursday, 8/13/15 6:30 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $90.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Leatherworking - Create a Wrist Cuff! Monday, 8/24/15 6:30 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $90.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS1206: Bicycle Shop: Tires, Brakes, Derailleurs and Chains

In this bicycle maintenance class, you will learn how to inflate tires, change inner tubes and outer tires, patch tires, adjust brakes, replace brakes, adjust derailleurs, and lubricate and replace chains. In other words, you will learn how to fix some of the most common bike problems so you can make more repairs yourself and hassle less with taking your bike to a professional mechanic.

This course also provides a foundation of introductory knowledge and skills you can build on for more ambitious projects like modding bikes and building custom bikes.

Feel free to bring in your own bike to work on, but understand that the instructor won’t be able to stop class to help you with problems or parts that are outside the scope of this course.

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Bicycle Shop: Tires, Brakes, Derailleurs and Chains Sunday, 8/2/15 1:00 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $95.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $110.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Bicycle Shop: Tires, Brakes, Derailleurs and Chains Saturday, 8/29/15 5:30 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $95.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $110.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS1254: Advanced Sewing: Create a Reversible Fleece Hat

Join us at TechShop DCA to learn how to make a reversible fleece hat! Utilize your basic sewing skills and techniques to create a unique hat with optional customization.

As this is a custom item, each student will want to bring the following:
  • 2 yards of fleece fabric

  • Basic thread in a preferred color
  • Feel free to bring your own sewing kit if you like (scissors, seam ripper, pins) but TechShop will otherwise supply these materials
Prerequisite: TechShop Basic Sewing Machine SBU. If you haven't yet taken this class, sign up for the next available session here.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Advanced Sewing: Create a Reversible Fleece Hat Sunday, 8/23/15 2:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $65.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $85.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.