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 WORKSHOPS (WKS)
 
   
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.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Bluetooth Android Arduino-Based, App-Driven Hardware Saturday, 1/24/15 1:00 PM 4.5 Hours 9 SEATS TOTAL
3 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.
   
WKS118: Approaching Making

If you know that you want to make some stuff, but don’t know where to start, join us for this class. If you want to see how you can use TechShop to do it, take this class. If you’re already a TechShop member and want a place to hone and discuss the process you engage in while navigating acquisition and implementation of new skills, please join us!

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Approaching Making Saturday, 2/7/15 10:30 AM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $45.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $65.00, No Materials Fee
    Approaching Making Thursday, 2/19/15 6:30 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $45.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $65.00, 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 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 and USB power supply!

1 session currently scheduled:
    Retro Gaming with Raspberry Pi Saturday, 1/31/15 10:30 AM 3.0 Hours 9 SEATS TOTAL
5 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.
   
WKS400: Make Your Own Stamped Glass Coasters

TechShop Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh Glass Center join forces to present this exciting two-day workshop where you can make your own stamped glass coasters.

On the first day, visit TechShop where you will design and create your very own metal stamp perfect for branding anything from steaks to molten glass. During this session, you'll design a simple vector image to be cut out of steel sheet on the high-powered CNC waterjet cutter. This machine cuts through material using pressurized water

On the second day, bring your stamp to Pittsburgh Glass Center and mold, shape, and stamp your set of four coasters. You will also be able to view a glass blowing demonstration and discuss the other uses of metal stamps and molds with art class.

Seats are limited! You must register through the Pittsburgh Glass Center website.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Make Your Own Stamped Glass Coasters Sunday, 2/8/15 1:00 PM 6.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $225.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $285.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.