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WKS235: Raspberry Pi Basics: Getting Started with Raspberry Pi

This class is the first step in using a Raspberry Pi! In this 3 hour workshop, you will learn the basic architecture, hardware, software and setup of a raspberry pi, as well as common use functions throughout the GUI and command line.

What is a Raspberry Pi?

Raspberry Pi is an inexpensive, richly capable single board computer (SBC) designed for educational settings and excellent for a wide range of hobby activities. Featuring a modest speed ARM processor and a half gigabyte of RAM, it has interfaces for flash SD, USB, ethernet, HDMI graphics, audio, LCD panels, digital cameras, and direct digital I/O. The hardware works well with a highly capable port of Debian Linux and other operating systems as a general-purpose computing system that can as easily host your home web server or LAN engine as it can keep an eye on your thermostat or drive a cat food dispenser while you're away.



Materials fee Raspberry Pi.



In this 3 hour workshop, you will learn the basic architecture, hardware, software and setup of a raspberry pi, as well as common use functions throughout the GUI and command line





1 session currently scheduled:
    Raspberry Pi Basics: Getting Started with Raspberry Pi Wednesday, 6/15/16 4:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS530: Basic Techniques of Watercolor Washes with Clyde Beck

These courses are oriented toward the beginning watercolor artist or artists who are dabbling with watercolors as a new medium of expression. It is focused on the areas which are unique to painting in watercolor as compared with other mediums such as oil painting or acrylics. These areas center around the use of various color wash techniques, layering of transparency over other colors, controlling the flow of colors using wet into wet techniques, and direct painting.

About the Instructor

B. Clyde Beck has been seriously learning and doing watercolor painting since he was 12 years old. He has close to 60 years experience in making art with watercolors. He received art and architectural training at and graduated from Pratt Institute in 1966. Mr. Beck loves to paint “en plein aire” whenever he can and has painted subjects such as rural life in South Korea in the late 1960’s, rural barns in Virginia and the northeastern USA, various subjects such as flowers, landscapes, and seacoasts in Hawaii - particularly on Kauai, and various places in the western USA. His studio work has ranged from architectural renderings of buildings to fanciful compositions based on memory and/or photography he has done. Besides painting in a representational style he also dabbles in more contemporary techniques and ideas, all with watercolor

Schedule and Times:

  • July 12th, 2016 - Topic: Color Mixing and layering

    Example project - Floral bouquet

  • July 19th, 2016 - Topic: Color washes/Techniques for graded watercolor washes

    Example Project - Barn in Landscape

  • July 29th, 2016 - Topic: Landscape painting

    Example project - Yosemite half dome

  • August 2nd, 2016 - Topic: Mastering Reflections

    Example project - trees by a lake

  • August 9th, 2016 - Topic: Still Life

    Example project simple forms and arrangement

    Note: Participants who enroll in multiple classes will be credited the extra material fee back into their account.



  • 5 sessions currently scheduled:
        Basic Techniques of Watercolor Washes with Clyde Beck Tuesday, 7/12/16 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
    8 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $50.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $60.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
        Basic Techniques of Watercolor Washes with Clyde Beck Tuesday, 7/19/16 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
    8 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $50.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $60.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
        Basic Techniques of Watercolor Washes with Clyde Beck Tuesday, 7/26/16 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
    9 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $50.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $60.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
        Basic Techniques of Watercolor Washes with Clyde Beck Tuesday, 8/2/16 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
    7 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $50.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $60.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
        Basic Techniques of Watercolor Washes with Clyde Beck Tuesday, 8/9/16 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
    9 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $50.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $60.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
       
    WKS654: Leather Long Stitch Journal

    Learn to bind a soft travel journal that is the perfect companion for your next adventure! This 70 page leather journal is sure to turn heads as you document your latest adventure. Students will have the unique opportunity to walk in with no experience and walk out with a beautifully stitched black or red leather journal. Designed by one of the leading TechShop CNC instructors, Joseph Rodriguez will walk though the step by step process of binding a soft travel journal.

    Members are encouraged to bring their creativity when deciding how to physically close their journal using buttons or a writing instrument. Once your journal is stitched and has a closure you will have the opportunity to talk with the instructor about laser engraving text or a design on the front or back cover to let your artistic side shine through.

    Project: Leather Long Stitch Journal

    Prerequisite(s): None


    This Make-it, Take-it workshop is open to both members and non-members of TechShop.




    1 session currently scheduled:
        Leather Long Stitch Journal Thursday, 6/16/16 8:00 PM 2.5 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
    5 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
       
    WKS531: Blade Sharpening Workshop: Flat Blades and Chisels

    Participants are encouraged to bring in their own dull blades for this class, otherwise, the instructor will bring extras.

    We all have them – those pocket or kitchen knives that just don't cut it any more.

    Come and learn how you can bring a new edge back to your knives as well as your shop chisels! In this workshop, you will learn the basics of sharpening single and double bevel blades such as plane blades, chisels, and knives. We will also cover types of sharpening methods such as guides, jigs and freehand, and discuss grits and quality of blade sharpness as well as oil stones, water stones, honing and polishing compounds, and knife steels.

    You will learn, hands on, how to sharpen a chisel, plane blade, or knife using stones and the "scary sharp" method.

    3 sessions currently scheduled:
        Blade Sharpening Workshop: Flat Blades and Chisels Friday, 6/3/16 8:30 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
    3 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $45.00 plus $2.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $60.00 plus $2.00 Materials Fee
        Blade Sharpening Workshop: Flat Blades and Chisels Sunday, 6/19/16 3:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
    4 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $45.00 plus $2.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $60.00 plus $2.00 Materials Fee
        Blade Sharpening Workshop: Flat Blades and Chisels Wednesday, 6/29/16 8:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
    6 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $45.00 plus $2.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $60.00 plus $2.00 Materials Fee
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
       
    WKS115: Knife-Making Using CNC Machines

    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 also experience a live demo of the waterjet, the machine used to cut your knife blank from a sheet of steel. 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.

    Project: Knife

    Prerequisite(s): None


    This Make-it, Take-it workshop is open to both members and non-members of TechShop.


    Note: This is not a Safety and Basic Usage class. To learn more about waterjet cutting, check out our Waterjet Cutting SBU class offered regularly.

    3 sessions currently scheduled:
        Knife-Making Using CNC Machines Friday, 6/3/16 4:30 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
    CLASS FULL
        Knife-Making Using CNC Machines Sunday, 6/19/16 11:00 AM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
    3 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $165.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $195.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
        Knife-Making Using CNC Machines Wednesday, 6/29/16 4:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
    5 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $165.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $195.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
       
    WKS530SJ: Coffee Workshop: DIY Home Roasting

    Who doesn't love a good cup of coffee first thing in the morning? If you're ready to take the next step to becoming a true coffee aficionado, then come learn the first steps to making coffee; roasting your own beans!

    In this workshop attendees will learn the basics of coffee roasting using a simple method anyone can do at home. Various types of roasting machines and processes will be discussed, as well as differences in roast levels, bean varieties, and bean production processes.

    This hands-on experience will teach you the fine art of brewing the perfect cup of coffee, as well as experience the sensory evaluation of a freshly roasted and brewed cup of coffee.

    1 session currently scheduled:
        Coffee Workshop: DIY Home Roasting Wednesday, 6/8/16 11:00 AM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
    6 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $45.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $60.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.