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In this workshop, kids with a parent or guardian will create glowing, pop-up cards using copper tape, a coin cell battery and an LED light.
Soldering is optional. Cards can be made without any soldering, or you can learn soldering in this class.
This class is intended for kids 8-13 with an accompanying adult. Ages 13+ unaccompanied by a child are warmly welcome, too.
Participants will leave with their own hand-crafted, light-up cards and a basic understanding of how circuits work. This is a fun, activity for parents and children and a great introduction to e-crafting.
For those not into butterflies, you can make robot-themed cards.
IMPORTANT REGISTERING INFORMATION:
Adults: Please register yourself and then enter the number of "guests" (children) you are bringing. The form will show that each "guest" is $5, which will cover the additional materials fee for each child. You will only be charged once for the class tuition but it will tack on the additional $5 for each child (for materials fee) and be totaled when you complete your registration.
Rebecca Graham has been teaching coding and electronics classes to kids and adults for 4 years. She studied Computer Science at the University of Mary Washington and works as a senior software engineer in the areas of machine learning and natural language processing. She loves cats, glitter, putting LEDs on things, and helping people get excited about creating with technology.
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.
This event is free but please register so we know how many to expect.
Every techie has their own personal website, right? Well, truth is, we get busy .... or, work on other things.... or websites are not what we do and we really don't know where to start (and don't want to admit it).
Join us in this session about how you can go from zero .... absolutely nothing ... to your own personal website. We walk you through the basic steps and show you how to host it on AWS (Amazon Web Services) for peanuts.
A website is a good thing even if it's just to send people to your LinkedIn page, or to talk about your side projects or hobbies.
Free for members and non-members. All are welcome!
Please register so that we know how many to expect and can set up accordingly.
This is a fast-paced talk designed for mild to advanced techies. If you are interested in a non-techie approach, email the studio lead ETA.lead@BainbrdgeBARN.org to express your interest.
Your guide is Randy Walker, a career Software Engineer and AWS Certified Developer. Randy can be spotted in ETA as one of the studio monitors.
Get introduced to 3D printing in this one-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.
Class size is limited to 6.
Join us for a three-week professional practices workshop led by a rotating panel of local experts. The class will focus on building a brand - from defining what your brand is, to the business behind the brand, to getting it out into the world. This class is open to all. No experience necessary.
Week 2: The Business of the Brand:
We will discuss licenses, trademarks, taxes, accounting and pricing.
Week 3: Marketing your Brand:
Topics such as social media, logo design, label design, business cards, defining demographics, finding retail locations and more will be covered.
For more information contact BARN Program Coordinator, Emily Browne: Emily@BainbridgeBARN.org
This 2-hour class is designed for makers getting started with the laser cutter. You will learn how to operate BARN's laser cutter safely as you make a small item.
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.
Optional: 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. This is not strictly necessary, but will help you get the most out of this class.
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.
Class size is limited to 4.
Contact Annette Walker: ETA.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org