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Stop by ETA Open Studio to use studio tools and equipment, or to check out what's going on, talk shop and hang out. It's collaborative, informal learning and maker time for tech enthusiasts of varying skill levels and interests.
No registration needed. Free for members. Open to non-members. For non-members, there is a $20 drop-in fee payable to the studio monitor by cash or check made out to BARN.
All are welcome to drop by during this Open studio if you would like to observe.
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 glass.
This class is required if you want to take studio-specific classes in how to run computer-controled 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.
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:
Instructor: Chris Stanley is a fourth-generation artist/ craftsman who works in a variety of media. After working for many years as a professional model maker in both architectural and design fields, he went into education. He taught computer-aided design and other classes for the Art Institute of Seattle for 19 years.
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.
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.
Join others who are learning to use Fusion 360, a program that BARN participants can use to design projects for the new CNC router in the Woodworking Studio, the CNC milling machine or plasma cutter in Metal Arts, or the 3D printers in Electronic & Technical Arts.
The users group meets from noon to 2 p.m. on the first and third Sundays of each month to give people a time and place to work on their Fusion projects or simply to develop their Fusion skills. With many people meeting and working together, we’ll be able to share knowledge and increase all of our skillsets. The group is intended as a followup to BARN’s introductory Fusion classes, but people who are learning Fusion on their own are also welcome.
This event is free for members and $20 for non-members. Please register so we know how many will be attending.
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
In this 2-session introductory workshop you will learn to design and code micro-controllers (very small, simple computer chips) that sense and respond to the analog world around us to create delightful user experiences.
Small, embedded computers are finding their way into almost every (electronic) device that we use: from our toasters to our autos. Learn how these devices are designed and implemented.
Python is a high level programming language used by hobbyists and professionals. The Python skills you will develop can be leveraged into a variety of other areas including data science, working with APIs and machine learning.
The board we will be using is a pre-built, BBC micro-bit, with a variety of built in sensors, a simple 5 x 5 LED display, buttons, audio output and Bluetooth radio for communications.
The board and components are yours to take home and continue to play with.
Four projects will be completed in class:
Additional projects will be available as optional take-home assignments.
Skill Level: Beginner. Bring a Mac or PC.
Ages: 14 and up
IMPORTANT: BEFORE the first session download and install the free Mu Editor onto the laptop you will bring. Go to: https://codewith.mu/ to download. If you have any problems, come to an Open Studio before the class and a studio monitor will help you.
A $25 materials fee will be added to the class fee when you sign up. It covers the Micro-Bit board and all components which you will get to take home.
Ken Rothmuller has worked in the computer field for over 50 years working with several major corporations, Stanford University and the University of Santa Clara. His current passion is sharing his expertise with others who want to expand their interests into new dimensions.
The Ham SIG (Special Interest Group) is open to newly licensed amateur radio operators (and OT/old timers alike), those who are interested in becoming hams and the radio curious.
Each month there will be a different radio-related topic. A presentation will be followed by a discussion and Q&A.
April Topic: LEO FM Satellites can be worked using small, hand-held antennas and VHF/UHF HTs. Available FM "birds" will be outlined, along with various methods for tracking their positions, AOS/LOS timing and AZ/EL location in the sky for antenna pointing. Protocol for making and recording contacts will be reviewed. If a "bird" is available during the time of the SIG, we will try to make some short contacts. To get started check out http://www.work-sat.com/Home.html
Cost: Free to members and non-members
Organized by BARC (Bainbridge Island Amateur Radio Club)