Electronics & Technical Arts upcoming events

    • Wednesday, June 21, 2017
    • Wednesday, October 25, 2017
    • 18 sessions
    • BARN small classroom, 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island

    A recurring meet-up to design and develop the software and hardware for a robotic public art installation in downtown Winslow. 

    We be a salty team of designers, programmers, roboticists, tinkerers and thinkers. Come if you'd like to lend a brain, or just to hang. All are welcome!. 

    This Special Interest Group (SIG) is led by Matt Carrig.

    Open to members and non-members. There is no fee for these sessions.

    • Thursday, June 29, 2017
    • Thursday, August 31, 2017
    • 17 sessions
    • BARN Electronic & Technical Arts Studio, 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge
    • 5
    If you're a high school student interested in robotics, this program is for you!

    Work alongside a professional engineer with a background in machine design as you tackle a moderately complex project: designing and building an advanced shooter system that can be installed on Bainbridge High School's Spartronics HELIOS robot before the Girls Generation 2017 event in the fall.

    The instructor and other mentors will guide you through the design and fabrication process while explaining the reasons for and consequences of the things that take place. You will be able to experience the robot design-and-build process without the stress of the official competition season. You will also build your skills in making parts and assemblies typically used in FIRST robots, and you will learn more about  systems engineering.

    Students will use several facilities in BARN's new center, including the Electronics & Technical Arts Studio and the metal machining and sheet metal shops within the Metal Arts Studio.

    Details:

    • Open to eighth grade graduates and above who have completed at least Algebra 1. Students from Bainbridge Island and beyond Bainbridge are welcome.
    • Because this program occurs during the school summer vacation, 100 percent attendance is not required. However, students who miss sessions will need to make their own arrangements to find out what they missed.
    • No class on July 1 because of the Rotary Auction that day or on July 15. Saturday, July 22. The schedule may be changed to accommodate the majority of participants.
    • A $20 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the first session.
    • Students must bring a scientific calculator or a smart phone with a calculator feature equivalent to that in an iPhone 6,. At times, students will also need to bring materials for developing sketches: paper, pencils, erasers, scales, triangles and a compass.
    • BARN will supply two laptops with Autodesk Fusion 360 installed, but students are encouraged to bring their own laptops with the program installed, for use in sketching and drawing using CAD.

    Instructor: Paul G. Vibrans P.E., is the lead instructor. He is a naval architect, marine engineer and electrical engineer with 45 years of diverse engineering experience, from gorilla doors to custom yachts to elevators. Other mentors of Bainbridge High School's robotics team will also help guide this program.

    • Monday, July 24, 2017
    • Wednesday, July 26, 2017
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Electronics & Technical Arts Studio, 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island
    • 0

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    Learn to use BARN's laser cutter and operate it safely as you make a small sample item.

    You will learn how to load and prepare a design and safely render it on the laser cutter. Successful completion of this workshop will prepare you for more advanced laser cutting classes. It will also help toward becoming qualified for independent operation of BARN's laser cutter for your personal projects.

    Details:

    • Materials fee of $2 payable at the class.
    • Designed for beginners, ages 14 and up.

    Instructor:  Matt Carrig. You may have seen his laser cut signs around town for Iggy's Kumbacha and other fine fermented foods. Robin Kauffman will assist.

    • Tuesday, July 25, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Electronic & Technical Arts Studio, 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island
    • 1
    Get an overview of 3D printing and how to use BARN’s Ultimaker.

    Students will be guided through the process of choosing a 3D model from an online source and preparing it for printing. We will use the printer, discuss how 3D printers work, talk about materials, learn basics of printer settings and review common problems.

    Details:

    • Basic computer skills are expected for this class.
    • Bring a current-generation laptop (Windows or Mac), or email ETA@bainbridgebarn.org if you do not have a laptop and need to borrow one for this class.

    Instructor: Bill Garvey.

    • Wednesday, August 02, 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Electronic & Technical Arts Studio, 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island, WA
    • 8
    This class has been rescheduled for Monday, August 21. Click here to sign up.


    Learn some of the fine points about engraving photographs or other images on the laser cutter.

    As you make a small sample engraving, you will learn to prepare images and designs for the laser cutter, how to mask surfaces to enhance certain effects, and how to adjust the laser's intensity and speed.

    You will also learn techniques for removing burn marks and other imperfections.

    Details:

    • Requires successful completion of the Intro to Laser Cutting class or the equivalent during ETA Open Studio
    • Basic computer skills are expected for this class.
    • Bring a current-generation laptop (Windows or Mac), or email ETA@bainbridgebarn.org if you do not have a laptop and need to borrow one for this class.
    • It's also helpful to bring a small USB flash key.

    Instructor: Adam Carroll owns Six Elements Design, a company in Suquamish that operates a large-format laser printer and makes a variety of craft items.

    • Wednesday, August 02, 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Electronic & Technical Arts Studio, 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island, WA
    • 3

    Whether you want to mark someone's graduation or retirement with a plaque, or post a favorite saying in a sign on your wall, a laser cutter is a terrific tool for producing one that looks expertly made. In this class you will learn to create designs that BARN's laser cutter. can follow.

    This first portion of this class will cover the basics of Inkscape, a free, open-source vector graphics editor that works on Windows or Mac OS X. Professionals as well as hobbyists use it to create a wide variety of graphics with images and text. In this class, the focus will be on ways to use Inkscape for laser cutter designs.

    After the introduction to the software, you will use Inkscape to create a small sample sign. You can then use this knowledge to create larger or more complex designs during BARN's open studio time.

    Materials fee is to be determined.

    Details:

    • Requires successful completion of the Intro to Laser Cutting class or the equivalent during ETA Open Studio
    • Basic computer skills are expected for this class.
    • Bring a current-generation laptop (Windows or Mac), or email ETA@bainbridgebarn.org if you do not have a laptop and need to borrow one for this class.
    • It's also helpful to bring a small USB flash key.

    Instructor: Matt Carrig. You may have seen his laser cut signs around town for Iggy's Kumbacha and other fine fermented foods.

    • Saturday, August 05, 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Electronic & Technical Arts Studio, 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island, WA
    • 6
    This class has been postponed until a future date.


    Learn to cut precision interlocking joints on the BARN laser cutter as you make a small sample box.

    This class will cover how to convert three-dimensional shapes into a series of two-dimensional pieces that can be cut on the laser cutter.

    The class will cover finger joints and intricate variations, as well as a "live hinge" design that allows a piece of wood to bend (for example, as the hinge on a box lid).

    Materials fee is to be determined.

    Details:

    • Requires successful completion of the Intro to Laser Cutting class or the equivalent during ETA Open Studio
    • Basic computer skills are expected for this class.
    • Bring a current-generation laptop (Windows or Mac), or email ETA@bainbridgebarn.org if you do not have a laptop and need to borrow one for this class.
    • It's also helpful to bring a small USB flash key.

    Instructor: Adam Carroll owns Six Elements Design, a company in Suquamish that operates a large-format laser printer and makes a variety of items.

    • Wednesday, August 09, 2017
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • BARN Electronic & Technical Arts Studio, 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island, WA
    • 6

    Learn the basics of designing and building wearable electronic circuits embedded in clothing through a simple e-textile project.

    The class will use an Arduino-based microprocessor designed specifically for garments and students will modify a garment of their choice with the addition of LEDs. More advanced topics such as adding sensors, LED matrices, and EL wire will also be introduced.

    Details:

    • Materials fee of $25 is payable at the class.
    • Bring a T shirt, hat or other garment to decorate.

    Instructor: Kelly Franznick has a background in product design and enjoys making things and pushing technology to its limits. He has taught design at the University of Washington and Lake Washington Tech.

    • Saturday, August 12, 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • BARN Electronic & Technical Arts Studio, 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island
    • 3
    Learn how to burn patterns into wood using high voltage!

    The designs are somewhat random, but can be influenced by grain structure, moisture, and electrode placement. We will cover basic theory and safety, and then devote most of the time to experimentation.

    Some wood scraps will be available, but students are encouraged to bring their own wooden objects to decorate.

    Details:

    • For safety reasons, this class is for ages 18 and older.
    • A materials fee of $5 is due at the beginning of the class.

    To see examples of the designs possible with the technique we will be using, click on this link: https://imgur.com/gallery/PSmcr

    • Wednesday, August 16, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Electronic & Technical Arts Studio, 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island, WA
    • 6
    This class has been postponed and will be rescheduled in the fall.

    Learn some of the fine points about engraving photographs or other images on the laser cutter.

    As you make a small sample engraving, you will learn how to prepare images and designs for the laser cutter, how to mask surfaces to enhance certain effects, and how to adjust the laser's intensity and speed.

    You will also learn techniques for removing burn marks and other imperfections.

    Details:

    • Requires successful completion of the Intro to Laser Cutting class or the equivalent during ETA Open Studio
    • Basic computer skills are expected for this class.
    • Bring a current-generation laptop (Windows or Mac), or email ETA@bainbridgebarn.org if you do not have a laptop and need to borrow one for this class.
    • It's also helpful to bring a small USB flash key.

    Instructor: Adam Carroll owns Six Elements Workshop, a company in Suquamish that operates a large-format laser printer and makes a variety of craft items.

    • Wednesday, August 16, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Electronics & Technical Arts Studio, 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island
    • 0

    Sorry, but this event is now sold out. You can join the waitlist and we will send you an email when additional spaces become available.

    Join waitlist

    Learn to use BARN's laser cutter and operate it safely as you make a small sample item.

    You will learn how to load and prepare a design and safely render it on the laser cutter. Successful completion of this workshop will prepare you for more advanced laser cutting classes. It will also help toward becoming qualified for independent operation of BARN's laser cutter for your personal projects.

    Details:

    • Materials fee of $2 payable at the class.
    • Designed for beginners, ages 14 and up.

    Instructor: Matt Carrig. You may have seen his laser cut signs around town for Iggy's Kombucha and other fine fermented foods.

    • Saturday, August 19, 2017
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • BARN Electronic & Technical Arts Studio, 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island
    • 2
    Get an overview of 3D printing and how to use BARN’s Ultimaker.

    Students will be guided through the process of choosing a 3D model from an online source and preparing it for printing. We will use the printer, discuss how 3D printers work, talk about materials, learn basics of printer settings and review common problems.

    Details:

    • Basic computer skills are expected for this class.
    • Bring a current-generation laptop (Windows or Mac), or email ETA@bainbridgebarn.org if you do not have a laptop and need to borrow one for this class.

    Instructor: Bill Garvey

    • Monday, August 21, 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Electronics & Technical Arts Studio, 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island
    • 6

    This class has been rescheduled for Wednesday, August 16. Click here to sign up.

    Learn to use BARN's laser cutter and operate it safely as you make a small sample item.

    You will learn how to load and prepare a design and safely render it on the laser cutter. Successful completion of this workshop will help toward becoming qualified for independent operation of BARN's laser cutter for your personal projects.

    Details:

    • Materials fee of $2 payable at the class.
    • Designed for beginners, ages 14 and up.

    Instructor: Matt Carrig. You may have seen his laser cut signs around town for Iggy's Kombucha and other fine fermented foods.

    • Sunday, August 27, 2017
    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • BARN Electronic & Technical Arts Studio, 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island, WA
    Regular monthly studio meeting for the Electronics and Technical Arts Studio. Mostly administrative, sometimes with a show-and-tell.


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