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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.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Internet of Things Tuesday, 3/31/15 6:00 PM 3.5 Hours 7 SEATS TOTAL
7 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $160.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $180.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS012: Knife Making

Knife making is an art of patience and craft. Learn how to make a knife from scratch using a combination of high powered tools and traditional knife making techniques.

In this class, you'll learn the basic fundamentals and tools for grinding an edge and heat treating metal. You'll be able to take advantage of the powerful waterjet cutter by choosing a knife blade style and have it cut out for you. After receiving your knife blank, you'll get a matching acrylic handle that will be cut out using the laser cutters. With raw materials in hand and knowing the basics of knife making, you'll have the ability to freely work on your knife with the provided equipment.

This workshop is not a Safety and Basic Use course. Students will only be passed on the Knife Making checkout kit (including a belt sander, torch, and filing jig, but NOT the waterjet).

1 session currently scheduled:
    Knife Making Saturday, 3/14/15 10:30 AM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS115: Laser Loom - Beginning Backstrap Weaving

Create a loom on the laser cutter and then learn to weave. This loom is yours to keep and take home so you can continue to create multiple colored woven fabrics!

Project: Rigid heddle backstrap loom

Prerequisite(s): None; LAS101 Laser Cutting and Etching SBU recommended

Equipment access: None

Minimum age: 12 years

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.

4 sessions currently scheduled:
    Laser Loom - Beginning Backstrap Weaving Saturday, 3/7/15 1:30 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $75.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $90.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Laser Loom - Beginning Backstrap Weaving Thursday, 3/19/15 6:30 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $75.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $90.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Laser Loom - Beginning Backstrap Weaving Saturday, 3/21/15 10:00 AM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $75.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $90.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Laser Loom - Beginning Backstrap Weaving Saturday, 3/28/15 3:30 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $75.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $90.00 plus $10.00 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!

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Retro Gaming with Raspberry Pi Saturday, 3/28/15 1:30 PM 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
    Retro Gaming with Raspberry Pi Saturday, 3/28/15 1:30 PM 0.0 Hour 9 SEATS TOTAL
9 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.