Electronic & Technical Arts Classes

    • Sunday, November 28, 2021
    • Sunday, December 26, 2021
    • 2 sessions
    • Class time is Pacific Time. Class code: EL092621DS
    • 32
    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
    • Saturday, December 04, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • ETA Virtual Zoom Room
    • 16
    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, December 07, 2021
    • Wednesday, December 08, 2021
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Electronic and Techinical Arts Studio, Class Code: EL120721DS
    • 3
    Register

    Learn the basic features of Fusion 360, a 3-D design program that will allow you to design objects on a computer screen and turn into items made of metal, wood, plastic or even molds for casting.

    Fusion 360 can generate g-code for computer-controlled tools at BARN including the plasma cutter in the Welding Studio, the milling machine in the Metal Machining Studio, or the CNC router in the Woodworking Studio. You can also use Fusion 360 to design objects for BARN's 3-D printers. 

    Please note: You must bring a laptop computer with a mouse and a working copy of Fusion 360 already downloaded to that computer. This is critical as no computers are provided, and the design program does not work well with a trackpad. There is no time during the class to download the program. If you have questions or run into problems downloading the program, please use this form to contact the instructor for help. You can download a free trial by clicking here. Look towards the middle of the screen and click on "Create an Account". AutoDesk will send you a confirmation email. Click on the link and go to Download Free Trial. Be sure you choose "Fusion 360 for personal use".

    This is a two-session class, designed to allow you to work with the program after the first session and get help with roadblocks or answers to your questions at the second session. Allow time between the sessions to work on your project, which you will get at the first session. A learning reference will be provided on the techniques covered in the class, including: 

    • Basic design concepts
    • Step-by-step creation of a CAD design
    • Additional learning resources so you can fast-track your proficiency in Fusion

    Details:

    • 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: Doug Salot has adopted Fusion 360 as a lifestyle. He has used it to design signs, cabinets, and replacement parts for various broken things. You'll often find him in ETA using the laser cutter or in the woodshop carving things on BARN's CNC router.

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    • Saturday, December 11, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Class Code: EL121121RG
    • 9
    Register

    **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, December 10th 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, December 17, 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN ETA Studio
    • 4
    Register

    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, December 18, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • BARN ETA Studio, Class Code EL121821NA
    • 4
    Register

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

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


    • Tuesday, January 04, 2022
    • Wednesday, January 05, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN ETA & Woodworking studios, Class Code: WO+ETA010422AE
    • 1
    Register

    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.

    Please note: To take this class, you need a laptop computer with a mouse and a working copy of VCarve Pro 11 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 the instructor for help. If you don't have a laptop you can bring to the class, you may use an ETA studio desktop computer with the required software already loaded.

    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.

    • Saturday, January 08, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Class Code: EL010822RG
    • 10
    Register

    **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, January 7th 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.
    • Saturday, January 08, 2022
    • Saturday, January 15, 2022
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Electronic and Technical Arts Studio, Class Code: EL010822TC
    • 6
    Register

    **This class has sessions in the ETA studio at BARN AND online with Zoom.**

    3D printers are wonderful tools. Many users rely on massive collections of shared 3D models from sites like Thingiverse.com. In this class we’ll demonstrate and focus on how to create your own simple 2D designs and turn them into 3D objects you can print.

    In this modern class you’ll need to bring your laptop loaded with your favorite 2D vector drawing program and 3D CAD software. We’ll use computer typefaces, modify and combine them into single designs and show you how to convert them from 2D to 3D. Then we’ll make creative use of the options available in common 3D printing slicing software to make interesting 3D printed objects as gifts.

    What You’ll Learn:

    • How create simple but creative 2D designs
    • Converting 2D designs into 3D designs
    • Intro to setting up 3D Printers for successful output
    • Learn how to design for 3D printing
    • Learn how to design and combine single color printed objects into multi-color 3D objects
    • Learn how to make creative use of 3D printer slicer software
    • Take 2D-to -3D techniques and apply to practical designs

    Session schedule:

    1. Saturday, January 8th, 1-3pm - At BARN
    2. Tuesday, January 11th, 7-9pm - Online via Zoom
    3. Thursday, January 13th, 7-9pm - Online via Zoom
    4. Saturday, January 15th, 1-3pm - At BARN
    If you would like to learn more before you register about what will be taught in this class, join us for a free online info session on November 23rd by clicking here

    Details:

    • 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.
    • This class will be partially taught via the Zoom video conferencing program. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.
    • A Zoom link to join the online portion of this class will be sent one day prior to each session to the email you registered with. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.
    • All levels/beginners ages 14+ welcome

    Instructor Bio:

    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 a 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.


    • Monday, January 24, 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN ETA Studio. Class Code: EL012422TCTC
    • 6
    Register

    Making gifts for Valentine's Day is a maker tradition. The 3D Printer is a great tool for trying out new ideas. With precision and versatility, digital tools open up new possibilities. We'll use a 3D Printer to make Valentine messages you can share with loved ones in this fast-paced one-day class. In the process you’ll be introduced to setting up 3D printers for production projects.


    You don’t have to have experience in digital printing to enjoy and learn as we’ll be working together as a group. If you are already using digital tools, then bring your laptop so we can help you tweak projects on the fly around suggested projects you and other students bring to the class. We’ll also share the class files and some patterns for everyone to take home.


    What You’ll Learn:

    • Intro to setting up 3D Printers for successful output
    • Dealing with specific issues for digital printing
    • Example pieces will be made in class with shared files so you can make more.

    Details:

    • All levels/beginners ages 14+ welcome.
    • Class size is limited to 6, so register early!
    • 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.

    • Tuesday, February 01, 2022
    • Wednesday, February 02, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN ETA & Woodworking studios, Class Code: WO+ETA020122AE
    • 3
    Register

    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.

    Please note: To take this class, you need a laptop computer with a mouse and a working copy of VCarve Pro 11 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 the instructor for help. If you don't have a laptop you can bring to the class, you may use an ETA studio desktop computer with the required software already loaded.

    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.

    • Saturday, February 12, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Class Code: EL021222RG
    • 10
    Register

    **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, February 11th 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.
    • Tuesday, March 01, 2022
    • Wednesday, March 02, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN ETA & Woodworking studios, Class Code: WO+ETA030122AE
    • 3
    Register

    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.

    Please note: To take this class, you need a laptop computer with a mouse and a working copy of VCarve Pro 11 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 the instructor for help. If you don't have a laptop you can bring to the class, you may use an ETA studio desktop computer with the required software already loaded.

    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.

    • Sunday, May 01, 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN 8890 Three Tree Lane NE Bainbridge Island, WA

    Enjoy an afternoon of creative hands-on activities in BARN's 10 artisan studios.  It's free, and open to all ages.

    Many activities are planned in all 10 of our studios for this very special day. More information will be posted in March 2022.

    Bring the whole family for a day full of craft and creativity! 
    • Saturday, November 19, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • BARN-Wide event - No classes scheduled
    Buy direct from the maker at this annual celebration of the creativity that happens at BARN. From jewelry to wood arts, basketry to weaving, you’ll find an unmatched selection of original hand-crafted items.

    Kick off the holidays in homegrown style. Join us for a day of shopping, food, and community!

    Park: At BARN, or the adjacent Christmas tree lot. Parking also available at the First Baptist Church on North Madison, with a free Sweet Deal Mobile shuttle.

    • Saturday, December 03, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN-Wide event - No classes scheduled

    Festival of Trees Fundraiser!

    More information will be posted in 2022

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