Electronic & Technical Arts  Calendar

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ETA Events

    • Sunday, June 27, 2021
    • Sunday, December 26, 2021
    • 7 sessions
    • BARN Electronic & Technical Arts Studio

    ETA Steering Committee meeting held the 4th Sunday of the month.

    Contact: ETA.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org



    • Saturday, October 16, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • BARN ETA Studio, Class Code EL101621NA
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    This class is designed for makers getting started with the laser cutter in the Electronic and Technical Arts Studio. You will learn how to operate BARN's laser cutter safely as you make a small item. Successful completion of this workshop is the first step toward becoming qualified for independent operation of the laser cutter. It also prepares you for more advanced laser cutting classes.

    The class covers how to prep a design for cutting and engraving on the laser cutter as well as the set-up, settings and operation of the laser cutter.

    Required: Bring a laptop with Inkscape installed. It is the free design software we use with the laser cutter. Click here to go to Inkscape.org where you can download it. There are versions for Windows, Mac OS and Linux. If you don't have a laptop you can bring to the class, please email eta.programming@bainbridgebarn.org as BARN may be able to provide an alternative.

    Class size is limited to 4.

    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Please click here to read more.
    • Please read ETA's specific safety protocols here.

    Instructor: Nathan Abell

    Contact Doug Salot: ETA.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org


    • Sunday, October 17, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • BARN Electronic & Technical Arts Studio. Class code: EL101721JT
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    3D printers convert your digital design into reality. You've probably seen the 3D printers at BARN extruding plastic, but did you know you could also 3D print with clay and then fire the results to produce ceramic sculptures? Come to this Sunday talk to see a demo of a 3D ceramic printer in action. The instructor will be available to answer questions about her experiences in using the printer as well as any recommendations.

    Details:

    • This class is free, but you must register. No drop-ins please.
    • All ages 14+ are welcome.
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Please click here to read more.

    Instructor: Jill Taylor Potter/sculptor in ceramic clay for 35 years, largely self taught. I do mostly functional figurative work, faces being my favorite subject. There's still so much to learn. The last 3 months I have immersed myself, learning from ground zero, 3D printing to develop prototypes for production and most recently trying the 3D scanner on some my older work too. My husband, Doug, helps me with maintenance of equipment, design, and is an all around genie in the studio. I have a fully functioning pottery studio on my property. For 27 years, we've been on our acre of ramshackle paradise, carved out of the bracken, only 3 blocks from the BARN.


    Contact: ETA.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org
    • Sunday, October 17, 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Electronic & Technical Arts Studio
    • 5
    Register
    Work on your project during ETA Open Studio. Use studio tools and equipment, or check out what's going on, talk shop and hang out. It's maker time for tech enthusiasts of varying skill levels and interests.

    A trained monitor is present. Open Studio is, however, not like a class where instruction can be given. 

    Important Details:

    • Registration is mandatory. No drop-ins please.
    • There are 5 spots available per open studio to maintain safety protocols. Please click "Join Waitlist" if this open studio fills. If a spot becomes available we will notify you via email. Please register for only two sessions per week.
    • Please read ETA's specific safety protocols here.
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Please click here to read more.
    • There is a possibility that an open studio may be canceled if Kitsap County has an uptick in Coronavirus cases. You will be notified via email should we need to cancel.

    Contact: ETA.LEAD@BainbridgeBARN.org


    • Monday, October 18, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • BARN Electronic & Technical Arts Studio
    • 5
    Register
    Work on your project during ETA Open Studio. Use studio tools and equipment, or check out what's going on, talk shop and hang out. It's maker time for tech enthusiasts of varying skill levels and interests.

    A trained monitor is present. Open Studio is, however, not like a class where instruction can be given. 

    Your host: Naim creates Interactive LED Art pieces and enjoys CNC machining, Python programming, advanced 3D printing, Neural Networks and Scuba Diving. He is particularly excited by projects that span the amazing range of resources BARN has under one roof (Electronics, Machining, Welding, 3D printing, Wood Working, etc.)

    Important Details:

    • Registration is mandatory. No drop-ins please.
    • There are 5 spots available per open studio to maintain safety protocols. Please click "Join Waitlist" if this open studio fills. If a spot becomes available we will notify you via email. Please register for only two sessions per week.
    • Please read ETA's specific safety protocols here.
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Please click here to read more.

    Contact: ETA.LEAD@BainbridgeBARN.org

    • Tuesday, October 19, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • BARN Electronic & Technical Arts Studio
    • 5
    Register

    Work on your project during ETA Open Studio. Use studio tools and equipment, or check out what's going on, talk shop and hang out. It's maker time for tech enthusiasts of varying skill levels and interests.

    A trained monitor is present. Open Studio is, however, not like a class where instruction can be given. 

    Your host: Mike Schrempp

    Bio: Mike teaches our LightBurn class and also enjoys talking about Fusion 360, mechanical design, home-brewing, Python for FORTRAN programmers

    Important Details:

    • Registration is mandatory. No drop-ins please.
    • There are 5 spots available per open studio to maintain safety protocols. Please click "Join Waitlist" if this open studio fills. If a spot becomes available we will notify you via email. Please register for only two sessions per week.
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Please click here to read more.
    • There is a possibility that an open studio may be canceled if Kitsap County has an uptick in Coronavirus cases. You will be notified via email should we need to cancel.

    Contact: ETA.LEAD@BainbridgeBARN.org


    • Wednesday, October 20, 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • BARN Electronic & Technical Arts Studio
    • 3
    Register

    Work on your project during ETA Open Studio. Use studio tools and equipment, or check out what's going on, talk shop and hang out. It's maker time for tech enthusiasts of varying skill levels and interests.

    A trained monitor is present. Open Studio is, however, not like a class where instruction can be given. 

    Your host: Alex Marcus

    Bio: Alex enjoys computer graphics, web design and development, and software tinkering.

    Important Details:

    • Registration is mandatory. No drop-ins please.
    • There are 5 spots available per open studio to maintain safety protocols. Please click "Join Waitlist" if this open studio fills. If a spot becomes available we will notify you via email. Please register for only two sessions per week.
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Please click here to read more.
    • There is a possibility that an open studio may be canceled if Kitsap County has an uptick in Coronavirus cases. You will be notified via email should we need to cancel.

    Contact: ETA.LEAD@BainbridgeBARN.org


    • Thursday, October 21, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Electronic & Technical Arts Studio
    • 5
    Register
    Work on your project during ETA Open Studio. Use studio tools and equipment, or check out what's going on, talk shop and hang out. It's maker time for tech enthusiasts of varying skill levels and interests.

    A trained monitor is present. Open Studio is, however, not like a class where instruction can be given. 

    Your host: Nathan Abell

    Bio: Nathan teaches our laser-cutter class and enjoys advanced 3D printing, soldering, circuit design, electronic test equipment, and making lockpicks.

    Important Details:

    • Registration is mandatory. No drop-ins please.
    • There are 5 spots available per open studio to maintain safety protocols. Please click "Join Waitlist" if this open studio fills. If a spot becomes available we will notify you via email. Please register for only two sessions per week.
    • Please read ETA's specific safety protocols here.
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Please click here to read more.
    • There is a possibility that an open studio may be canceled if Kitsap County has an uptick in Coronavirus cases. You will be notified via email should we need to cancel.


    Contact: ETA.LEAD@BainbridgeBARN.org


    • Saturday, October 23, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • BARN ETA Studio
    • 5
    Register

    https://lightburnsoftware.com/

    Learn the basic features of LightBurn, essential software that controls both of our new laser machines. This is the software you'll use whether you are quickly cutting out some parts for your project or are fine tuning your complex etching. LightBurn software replaces RetinaEngrave you may have used previously.

    This class will get you started and will help you implement your own creative laser designs. This class is not a substitute for "Intro to the Laser Cutter".

    Who should take this class?

    If you took "Intro to the Laser Cutter" on the Full Spectrum Laser, this class can get you up and running with our new laser cutters. If you've taken "Intro to the Laser Cutter" on the new lasers and are ready to see how to get more from LightBurn, this class is for you. If you used Inkscape and RetinaEngrave with the FSL and didn't like the software, this class is for you. If you loved using Inkscape and RetinaEngrave, you'll learn how LightBurn fits into your workflow.

    The class covers the basics of LightBurn in the laser cutter workflow. It also covers setting laser parameters for cutting and engraving, importing your designs, vector graphics (line art) vs raster graphics (pixel art), manipulating shapes and tuning images, using the laser libraries, and previewing your work.


    Prerequisite: Laser 101: Intro to Laser Cutter Operations

    Class size is limited to 6.

    Instructor:

    Mike Schrempp is enjoying retirement after spending 39 years in the design and development of computers.  He’s done product development, mechanical part design, engineering management, and architected servers used in big data centers at Amazon and Microsoft.  Now he enjoys making things -- from wood, plastic, metal, food, and Python code -- and showing others some of the tricks he’s learned along the way.


    • Sunday, October 24, 2021
    • Sunday, December 26, 2021
    • 3 sessions
    • Class time is Pacific Time. Class code: EL092621DS
    • 35
    Register

    **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.** 

    DIY e-Bike SIG
    There are lots of acronyms in that title, so let’s break it down, starting at the end.
    SIG: Special Interest Group. Basically, that’s a fancy name for a club.
    e-Bike: electric bike. I.e., a bike with both pedals and a small battery-powered motor.
    DIY: Do It Yourself.

    So if you’re interested in making your own e-bike, either from a kit or from scratch, tune in! Perhaps you have an e-bike and want to experiment with some DIY tweaking? You’re also welcome! Or if you’re simply curious, we won’t turn you away either – come take a peek.We’ll meet once a month online, and we might get together once in a while to check out the bikes (and projects) in person. After a short talk, we’ll take questions, problem-solve, and show off our projects.

    Possible topics (subject to change):
    September: Building an e-bike from a kit
    October: Fixing a dead e-bike and turning it into a dual-motor monster
    November: Batteries. Power vs range. Buy vs build. Charging and discharging.
    December: Who needs two wheels? Let’s talk about one-wheel.

    Details:

    • This class is free, but you must register in order to receive the zoom link.
    • All ages 14+ are welcome.
    • This class will be taught via the Zoom video conferencing program. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.
    • A link to join this event will be sent to the email address you registered with. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder.

    Contact: ETA.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org
    • Sunday, October 24, 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Electronic & Technical Arts Studio
    • 5
    Register
    Work on your project during ETA Open Studio. Use studio tools and equipment, or check out what's going on, talk shop and hang out. It's maker time for tech enthusiasts of varying skill levels and interests.

    A trained monitor is present. Open Studio is, however, not like a class where instruction can be given. 

    Important Details:

    • Registration is mandatory. No drop-ins please.
    • There are 5 spots available per open studio to maintain safety protocols. Please click "Join Waitlist" if this open studio fills. If a spot becomes available we will notify you via email. Please register for only two sessions per week.
    • Please read ETA's specific safety protocols here.
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Please click here to read more.
    • There is a possibility that an open studio may be canceled if Kitsap County has an uptick in Coronavirus cases. You will be notified via email should we need to cancel.

    Contact: ETA.LEAD@BainbridgeBARN.org


    • Monday, October 25, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • BARN Electronic & Technical Arts Studio
    • 5
    Register
    Work on your project during ETA Open Studio. Use studio tools and equipment, or check out what's going on, talk shop and hang out. It's maker time for tech enthusiasts of varying skill levels and interests.

    A trained monitor is present. Open Studio is, however, not like a class where instruction can be given. 

    Your host: Naim creates Interactive LED Art pieces and enjoys CNC machining, Python programming, advanced 3D printing, Neural Networks and Scuba Diving. He is particularly excited by projects that span the amazing range of resources BARN has under one roof (Electronics, Machining, Welding, 3D printing, Wood Working, etc.)

    Important Details:

    • Registration is mandatory. No drop-ins please.
    • There are 5 spots available per open studio to maintain safety protocols. Please click "Join Waitlist" if this open studio fills. If a spot becomes available we will notify you via email. Please register for only two sessions per week.
    • Please read ETA's specific safety protocols here.
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Please click here to read more.

    Contact: ETA.LEAD@BainbridgeBARN.org

    • Tuesday, October 26, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • BARN Electronic & Technical Arts Studio
    • 5
    Register

    Work on your project during ETA Open Studio. Use studio tools and equipment, or check out what's going on, talk shop and hang out. It's maker time for tech enthusiasts of varying skill levels and interests.

    A trained monitor is present. Open Studio is, however, not like a class where instruction can be given. 

    Your host: Mike Schrempp

    Bio: Mike teaches our LightBurn class and also enjoys talking about Fusion 360, mechanical design, home-brewing, Python for FORTRAN programmers

    Important Details:

    • Registration is mandatory. No drop-ins please.
    • There are 5 spots available per open studio to maintain safety protocols. Please click "Join Waitlist" if this open studio fills. If a spot becomes available we will notify you via email. Please register for only two sessions per week.
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Please click here to read more.
    • There is a possibility that an open studio may be canceled if Kitsap County has an uptick in Coronavirus cases. You will be notified via email should we need to cancel.

    Contact: ETA.LEAD@BainbridgeBARN.org


    • Tuesday, October 26, 2021
    • Wednesday, October 27, 2021
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN ETA & Woodworking studios, Class Code: WO+ETA102621AE
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Learn the basic features of VCarve Pro, a popular program used to make signs, engravings, intricate inlays and imported 3D shapes and models on computer-controlled routers. VCarve Pro is easier to learn than Fusion 360, the other 3D design program taught at BARN, and can be used for projects on both the large CNC router in the Woodworking Studio and the small CNC router in the ETA Lab.

    You will use the VCarve Pro software to design an 8x16" sign. You will prototype your design on ETA's laser cutter and then head down to the wood shop to carve it on the CNC router.

    Details:

    • Open to students 14+ of all levels.
    • A material fee of $10 will be added to the tuition price.
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Please click here to read more.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

    Instructor: Al Ebken is a retired ocean engineer with many years of computer and computer-aided design experience. (In the picture, he's using the Woodworking Studio's CNC router to make parts for face shields to protect against coronavirus infection.

    • Wednesday, October 27, 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • BARN Electronic & Technical Arts Studio
    • 5
    Register

    Work on your project during ETA Open Studio. Use studio tools and equipment, or check out what's going on, talk shop and hang out. It's maker time for tech enthusiasts of varying skill levels and interests.

    A trained monitor is present. Open Studio is, however, not like a class where instruction can be given. 

    Your host: Alex Marcus

    Bio: Alex enjoys computer graphics, web design and development, and software tinkering.

    Important Details:

    • Registration is mandatory. No drop-ins please.
    • There are 5 spots available per open studio to maintain safety protocols. Please click "Join Waitlist" if this open studio fills. If a spot becomes available we will notify you via email. Please register for only two sessions per week.
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Please click here to read more.
    • There is a possibility that an open studio may be canceled if Kitsap County has an uptick in Coronavirus cases. You will be notified via email should we need to cancel.

    Contact: ETA.LEAD@BainbridgeBARN.org


    • Thursday, October 28, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Electronic & Technical Arts Studio
    • 5
    Register
    Work on your project during ETA Open Studio. Use studio tools and equipment, or check out what's going on, talk shop and hang out. It's maker time for tech enthusiasts of varying skill levels and interests.

    A trained monitor is present. Open Studio is, however, not like a class where instruction can be given. 

    Your host: Nathan Abell

    Bio: Nathan teaches our laser-cutter class and enjoys advanced 3D printing, soldering, circuit design, electronic test equipment, and making lockpicks.

    Important Details:

    • Registration is mandatory. No drop-ins please.
    • There are 5 spots available per open studio to maintain safety protocols. Please click "Join Waitlist" if this open studio fills. If a spot becomes available we will notify you via email. Please register for only two sessions per week.
    • Please read ETA's specific safety protocols here.
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Please click here to read more.
    • There is a possibility that an open studio may be canceled if Kitsap County has an uptick in Coronavirus cases. You will be notified via email should we need to cancel.


    Contact: ETA.LEAD@BainbridgeBARN.org


    • Sunday, October 31, 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Electronic & Technical Arts Studio
    • 5
    Register
    Work on your project during ETA Open Studio. Use studio tools and equipment, or check out what's going on, talk shop and hang out. It's maker time for tech enthusiasts of varying skill levels and interests.

    A trained monitor is present. Open Studio is, however, not like a class where instruction can be given. 

    Important Details:

    • Registration is mandatory. No drop-ins please.
    • There are 5 spots available per open studio to maintain safety protocols. Please click "Join Waitlist" if this open studio fills. If a spot becomes available we will notify you via email. Please register for only two sessions per week.
    • Please read ETA's specific safety protocols here.
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Please click here to read more.
    • There is a possibility that an open studio may be canceled if Kitsap County has an uptick in Coronavirus cases. You will be notified via email should we need to cancel.

    Contact: ETA.LEAD@BainbridgeBARN.org


    • Monday, November 01, 2021
    • Monday, November 15, 2021
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN ETA Studio, Class Code EL110121CH
    • 4
    Register

    Gamers, it's time to get behind the scenes! In this after-school class, students will learn to make retro-looking video games that they can play on their own handheld game consoles. They will be using Makecode Arcade, a web-based coding platform that enables students to create their own video games including the visual elements like characters and backgrounds and all the rules and mechanics of the game, programming everything using block-based coding.

    During the class the students will be introduced to the coding environment; we’ll talk about different games, taking inspiration from them and then the students will design their own simple game (like Flappy Bird, Squirrel Eat Squirrel, etc).

    When the games are ready, we’ll be downloading them into their own Meowbit codable console (included in the price of the class) where they’ll be able to play their game and show it off to friends and family.

    This could also make a great gift to a friend or family member! This is an introductory class where students will learn how to create a simple game and will acquire skills to make more in the future.

    For more artistic-minded students, it is an opportunity to make visually interesting gaming assets and coding them to make beautiful retro-looking games.

    Please Note: Students will need to either bring their own chromebook or laptop, or they can use one from BARN - please select one of these options during the registration process. iPads or phones will not work.

    Details:

    • This class is for students ages 12-16
    • To register your youth, please enter their name in the Youth's Name field and enter the parent/guardian email address for "registrants email". All reminders and important information will go to the email address you register with.
    • Please complete and return this minor permission form.
    • Please review our safety protocols before registering. BARN wide safety protocols can be found here.
    • BARN reserves the right to cancel this class in the case of low enrollment and would notify families of this decision one week prior to the start of the class. A full refund would be given.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.  

    Instructor Bio:

    Cecilia Olivera-Hillway is an artist and maker who loves combining art and technology. Her career in education has included positions like Educational Technology Specialist and Maker Space Associate. A recent transplant to the Olympic Peninsula, she is looking forward to sharing her love of nature, art, and technology. You can visit her website at: www.cohillway.com


    • Tuesday, November 02, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • BARN Electronic & Technical Arts Studio
    • 5
    Register

    Work on your project during ETA Open Studio. Use studio tools and equipment, or check out what's going on, talk shop and hang out. It's maker time for tech enthusiasts of varying skill levels and interests.

    A trained monitor is present. Open Studio is, however, not like a class where instruction can be given. 

    Your host: Mike Schrempp

    Bio: Mike teaches our LightBurn class and also enjoys talking about Fusion 360, mechanical design, home-brewing, Python for FORTRAN programmers

    Important Details:

    • Registration is mandatory. No drop-ins please.
    • There are 5 spots available per open studio to maintain safety protocols. Please click "Join Waitlist" if this open studio fills. If a spot becomes available we will notify you via email. Please register for only two sessions per week.
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Please click here to read more.
    • There is a possibility that an open studio may be canceled if Kitsap County has an uptick in Coronavirus cases. You will be notified via email should we need to cancel.

    Contact: ETA.LEAD@BainbridgeBARN.org


    • Tuesday, November 02, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • BARN Electronic & Technical Arts Studio, class code: ME110221DH
    • 6
    Register
    *Prerequisites required for this class. Please see below.

    The Manufacturing section of Fusion 360 is an essential element of using BARN’s CNC machines. In this class, you’ll learn about:

    • Setup (Machine), Stock, and Post Processor tabs of Setups.
    • The various Mill and Turn (lathe) operations available, and when to use.
    • Tool Libraries and their relationship to the integrated tools in the CNC machines.
    • Post Processors, what they are, and how they are used.

    Knowing how to utilize the CAM functions is a big step toward using our CNC machines, and is required to produce useful g-code.This class is REQUIRED if you want access to the CNC Mill or Lathe in the Machine Shop.

    Details:

    • Prerequisites: Fusion 360 competency.
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Please click here to read more.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

    Instructor Bio: As a young man, David Hays worked as a machinist while gaining his engineering degrees, and went on in his later years to create his own hobby machine shop that included a DIY CNC mill.

    Contact: David Hays david@haysys.com

    • Wednesday, November 03, 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • BARN Electronic & Technical Arts Studio
    • 5
    Register

    Work on your project during ETA Open Studio. Use studio tools and equipment, or check out what's going on, talk shop and hang out. It's maker time for tech enthusiasts of varying skill levels and interests.

    A trained monitor is present. Open Studio is, however, not like a class where instruction can be given. 

    Your host: Alex Marcus

    Bio: Alex enjoys computer graphics, web design and development, and software tinkering.

    Important Details:

    • Registration is mandatory. No drop-ins please.
    • There are 5 spots available per open studio to maintain safety protocols. Please click "Join Waitlist" if this open studio fills. If a spot becomes available we will notify you via email. Please register for only two sessions per week.
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Please click here to read more.
    • There is a possibility that an open studio may be canceled if Kitsap County has an uptick in Coronavirus cases. You will be notified via email should we need to cancel.

    Contact: ETA.LEAD@BainbridgeBARN.org


    • Thursday, November 04, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Electronic & Technical Arts Studio
    • 5
    Register
    Work on your project during ETA Open Studio. Use studio tools and equipment, or check out what's going on, talk shop and hang out. It's maker time for tech enthusiasts of varying skill levels and interests.

    A trained monitor is present. Open Studio is, however, not like a class where instruction can be given. 

    Your host: Nathan Abell

    Bio: Nathan teaches our laser-cutter class and enjoys advanced 3D printing, soldering, circuit design, electronic test equipment, and making lockpicks.

    Important Details:

    • Registration is mandatory. No drop-ins please.
    • There are 5 spots available per open studio to maintain safety protocols. Please click "Join Waitlist" if this open studio fills. If a spot becomes available we will notify you via email. Please register for only two sessions per week.
    • Please read ETA's specific safety protocols here.
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Please click here to read more.
    • There is a possibility that an open studio may be canceled if Kitsap County has an uptick in Coronavirus cases. You will be notified via email should we need to cancel.


    Contact: ETA.LEAD@BainbridgeBARN.org


    • Saturday, November 06, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • ETA Virtual Zoom Room
    • 23
    Register

    **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.** 

    Designed as a user's guide to BARN ETA studio, this free orientation session is highly recommended for all participants. It will cover everything from studio etiquette and policies to an overview of what we have and where stuff is. 

    You'll get to see the 3D printers, laser cutter, soldering station, hand tools and more. Overall BARN policies as well as studio-specific ones will also be covered.

    Participants will also learn about the leadership structure within ETA  and about opportunities to participate in helping everything run smoothly. Volunteer jobs range range from serving as studio monitors to helping with studio maintenance.

    Details:

    • This class will be taught via the Zoom video conferencing program. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.
    • A link to join this event will be sent to the email address you registered with. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder.



    Contact: ETA.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org
    • Tuesday, November 09, 2021
    • Wednesday, November 10, 2021
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN ETA Studio, Class Code: ETA110921AE
    • 5
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    This class has a prerequisite. Please see below.

    This class focuses on how to use the VCarve Pro software to design a project from scratch. You will learn how to create a CNC job, design vectors using basic shapes and basic text, edit and transform vectors, import 3D clipart and models, create tool definitions, create and manage toolpaths, and save g-code for machining on a CNC router. You will not run the router, but this class does qualify you for future studio-specific classes using CNC routers. If you want to go to the next step as quickly as possible, you may wish to register for CNC103: Making Inlays Using VCarve Pro and the CNC Router, which will be offered the following week. In that class, you will design an inlay project in VCarve Pro and then cut it on the CNC router in the Woodworking Studio.

    Please note: To take this class, you must have use of a laptop computer with a mouse and a working copy of VCarve Pro 10 already downloaded to that computer. Download a free trial at www.vectric.com. The software requires a PC or a MAC that has Windows installed. There is no time during the class to download the program. If you have questions or run into problems downloading the program, please email eta.programming@bainbridgebarn.org to contact the instructor for help.

    Details:

    • Open to students 14 years old and older who have taken CNC 101: Make a Sign OR previous CAD or VCarve experience would be useful.
    • There are 6 spots available for this class to maintain safety protocols. Please click "Join Waitlist" if this class fills. If a spot becomes available we will notify you via email.
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Please click here to read more.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

    Instructor: Al Ebken is a retired ocean engineer with many years of computer and computer-aided design experience. (In the picture, he's using the Woodworking Studio's CNC router to make parts for face shields to protect against coronavirus infection. Using VCarve Pro, he also made the hummingbird inlay shown in the top picture.)

    • Friday, November 12, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN 8890 Three Tree Lane NE, Bainbridge Island, WA

    High schoolers, come on down to BARN for an evening of games, friends, music, and creativity!  You're not going to want to miss it. You'll get to choose from activities like cooking, woodworking, sewing, jewelry-making, metal-working, and more - every month is a different lineup. You can also just hang out and chill or work on your own projects.  

    This fall, our Teen Nights will be based outdoors, with some activities taking place under our large canopies and some small group activities happening inside our facility.  All participants will be required to wear masks and only students who are fully vaccinated will be permitted in the building.  

    No registration is required, but teens will be asked to sign in and out and provide a parent phone number and email address upon arrival.  

    Bring a friend or come on your own and meet new friends.  

     Details:
    • No pre-registration is required for the in-person event, although all students will need to sign in upon arrival. 
    • Masks will be required, and hand sanitizing.  In case of rain, some activities may be moved indoors.  Restrooms will also be available indoors.  
    • Questions: contact Jess Henderson at BARN at 206-842-4475 x221 or email: JessH@bainbridgebarn.org

    Teen Nights are generously funded by a grant from the City of Bainbridge Island.  BARN is pleased to partner with Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, Boys & Girls Club of Bainbridge Island, and Bainbridge Youth Services for this event.  

    • Saturday, November 13, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Class Code: EL111321RG
    • 9
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    **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.**

    Get introduced to 3D printing in this one and a half hour session. You'll get to see BARN's printers and gain an understanding of how they work and what they can make.

    You will see a computer file get readied for printing in a process called "slicing."

    You'll see the different printers we have and learn about filament, the material 3D printers use to make prints.  We'll start a print and you'll see the printer print.

    3D printing has many uses, ranging from practical to fun, such as replacement parts, mold-making, medical models used in surgery, prototypes and more.  

    Bring your curiosity and questions. You can continue to use the 3D printers at Open Studio where a studio monitor or other member can help you.

    Details:

    • Registration will close on Friday, November 12th at 10:00 AM.
    • Online students will participate via the Zoom video conferencing program. An email will be sent to the email address you registered with that will contain the Zoom link to join the class. Please watch for this email. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.
    • Friday, November 19, 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN ETA Studio
    • 4
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    This class is designed for makers getting started with the laser cutter in the Electronic and Technical Arts Studio. You will learn how to operate BARN's laser cutter safely as you make a small item. Successful completion of this workshop is the first step toward becoming qualified for independent operation of the laser cutter. It also prepares you for more advanced laser cutting classes.

    The class covers how to prep a design for cutting and engraving on the laser cutter as well as the set-up, settings and operation of the laser cutter.

    Required: Bring a laptop with Inkscape installed. It is the free design software we use with the laser cutter. Click here to go to Inkscape.org where you can download it. There are versions for Windows, Mac OS and Linux. If you don't have a laptop you can bring to the class, please email eta.programming@bainbridgebarn.org as BARN may be able to provide an alternative

    Class size is limited to 4.

    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Please click here to read more.
    • Please read ETA's specific safety protocols here.
    Instructor: Nathan Abell

    Contact Doug Salot: ETA.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org


    • Saturday, November 20, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • BARN ETA Studio, Class Code EL112021NA
    • 3
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    This class is designed for makers getting started with the laser cutter in the Electronic and Technical Arts Studio. You will learn how to operate BARN's laser cutter safely as you make a small item. Successful completion of this workshop is the first step toward becoming qualified for independent operation of the laser cutter. It also prepares you for more advanced laser cutting classes.

    The class covers how to prep a design for cutting and engraving on the laser cutter as well as the set-up, settings and operation of the laser cutter.

    Required: Bring a laptop with Inkscape installed. It is the free design software we use with the laser cutter. Click here to go to Inkscape.org where you can download it. There are versions for Windows, Mac OS and Linux. If you don't have a laptop you can bring to the class, please email eta.programming@bainbridgebarn.org as BARN may be able to provide an alternative.

    Class size is limited to 4.

    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Please click here to read more.
    • Please read ETA's specific safety protocols here.

    Instructor: Nathan Abell

    Contact Doug Salot: ETA.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org


    • Thursday, November 25, 2021
    • 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM

    This is a BARN holiday. Doors will be locked to members and non-members.


    • Saturday, November 27, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • BARN ETA Studio
    • 5
    Register

    https://lightburnsoftware.com/

    Learn the basic features of LightBurn, essential software that controls both of our new laser machines. This is the software you'll use whether you are quickly cutting out some parts for your project or are fine tuning your complex etching. LightBurn software replaces RetinaEngrave you may have used previously.

    This class will get you started and will help you implement your own creative laser designs. This class is not a substitute for "Intro to the Laser Cutter".

    Who should take this class?

    If you took "Intro to the Laser Cutter" on the Full Spectrum Laser, this class can get you up and running with our new laser cutters. If you've taken "Intro to the Laser Cutter" on the new lasers and are ready to see how to get more from LightBurn, this class is for you. If you used Inkscape and RetinaEngrave with the FSL and didn't like the software, this class is for you. If you loved using Inkscape and RetinaEngrave, you'll learn how LightBurn fits into your workflow.

    The class covers the basics of LightBurn in the laser cutter workflow. It also covers setting laser parameters for cutting and engraving, importing your designs, vector graphics (line art) vs raster graphics (pixel art), manipulating shapes and tuning images, using the laser libraries, and previewing your work.


    Prerequisite: Laser 101: Intro to Laser Cutter Operations

    Class size is limited to 6.

    Instructor:

    Mike Schrempp is enjoying retirement after spending 39 years in the design and development of computers.  He’s done product development, mechanical part design, engineering management, and architected servers used in big data centers at Amazon and Microsoft.  Now he enjoys making things -- from wood, plastic, metal, food, and Python code -- and showing others some of the tricks he’s learned along the way.


    • Monday, November 29, 2021
    • Tuesday, November 30, 2021
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN ETA & Woodworking Studios, Class Code: WO+ETA112921AE
    • 2
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    This class has prerequisites. Please see below.

    Use the VCarve Pro software program to design and cut an inlay on the Woodworking Studio's CNC router.
    Each student will attend two sessions. For the first session, the class will meet in the Electronics & Technical Arts lab to review VCarve Pro, review/finalize design of inlay, and set up the CNC project.
    The second session will be in the Woodworking Studio. Students will cut the materials (walnut and maple), and glue them up. The instructor will then show students how to cut off the excess inlay material and sand the inlays using a sample cut so students can do the same to their project at their leisure after the glue has dried.

    Details:

    • Open to students 14 years old and older who have taken CNC 102: VCarve Pro for CNC Routing.
    • A $30 material fee will be added to the tuition price.
    • There are 3 spots available for this class to maintain safety protocols. Please click "Join Waitlist" if this class fills. If a spot becomes available we will notify you via email.
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Please click here to read more.
    • When you are working in the Woodworking Studio, you must wear safety glasses and closed-toe shoes, tie back long hair, and avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry. We recommend bringing your own safety glasses.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

    Instructor: Al Ebken is a retired ocean engineer with many years of computer and computer-aided design experience. (In the picture, he's using the Woodworking Studio's CNC router to make parts for face shields to protect against coronavirus infection. Using VCarve Pro, he also made the hummingbird inlay shown in the top picture.)

    • Wednesday, December 01, 2021
    • Friday, December 03, 2021
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN ETA Studio, Class Code: EL120121TC
    • 6
    Register

    Making gifts for the holidays is a longtime maker tradition. CNCs, Laser Cutters and 3D Printers in a workshop are great tools for trying out new ideas. With precision and versatility, digital tools open up new possibilities. With a laser cutter, we’ll be making ornaments and a holiday card stand. With a CNC, we’ll be making a catchall for collecting keys and change. With 3D Printers, we’ll be making holiday messages you can share with family and friends. In this fast-paced two-day class you’ll be introduced to using CAD, CAM, CNCs, and Laser Cutters, as well as setting up 3D Printers for production projects.

    You don’t need to have experience in digital woodworking to enjoy and learn as we’ll be working together as a group. If you are already using digital tools, then bring your laptop and join in as we’ll help you tweak projects on the fly. Bring in some wood scraps for design ideas. We’ll also share the class files and some patterns for everyone to take home.

    What You’ll Learn:

    • How CNC routers and Laser Cutters work
    • The process of using CAD and CAM for CNC and Laser
    • An Intro to Basic CNC 3D Carving operations
    • Intro to Basic Laser Cutting operations
    • Intro to setting up 3D Printers for successful output
    • Dealing with specific issues for digital woodworking
    • Example pieces will be made in class with shared files so you can make more
    • Converting woodworking scrap into gifts
    If you would like to learn more about this class in a short online preview on October 18th, please view the Taste of Creating Holiday Gifts Using Digital Tools event.

    Details:

    • All levels/beginners ages 14+ welcome.
    • Class size is limited to 6.
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Please click here to read more.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

    Instructor:

    Tim Celeski studied architecture and design and spent more than 30 years in business as a designer. Once he discovered woodworking, he fell in love with the craft and became a full-time furniture designer and maker. His extensive line of original design furniture is in collections across the US and Canada. He’s contributing editor writing on digital woodworking methods for Popular Woodworking Magazine. He is currently focusing on fine art sculpture, contemporary furniture and design projects using CNCs, Laser Cutters and 3D Printers. You can learn more about Tim's work by visiting the web site http://www.celeski.me.

    • Saturday, December 04, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • ETA Virtual Zoom Room
    • 23
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