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*This class is for invited past registrants of the "Intro to Laser Cutter" class. A Registration code is required and has been emailed to past students. We will be offering this class to the public starting in July.
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: Intro to Laser Cutter
Class size is limited to 4.
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.
A trained monitor is present. Open Studio is, however, not like a class where instruction can be given.
Monitor: Mike Schrempp
**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.
**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 once BARN has moved into Kitsap County's phase 3 where a studio monitor or other member can help you.
Full STEAM ahead! In this class, we will be combining art and technology to make one-of-a-kind robots out of common materials like cardboard, paint, and paper and bringing them to life through coding, motors, lights, and a variety of components.
The class will begin by introducing the robotics kits we will be using: micro:bit and the HummingbirdBit. We will explore the different components, how to use them and code them using block-coding applications like MakeCode and Snap. Then we’ll learn different cardboard building techniques and mechanisms that can be used for our creations. Students will then choose a theme (e.g. desert animals) and brainstorm, plan, draw, paint, and build their project around that theme. Creativity is encouraged!
This is an introductory class. No prior coding or building experience is necessary. To keep the costs of the class down, robotics kits will be provided for use during the class time and will be returned to the instructor at the end of the week. Families will be invited for a socially-distanced sharing time from 3:30 - 4pm on the final day of the class to view and take photos of student creations.
We recommend students bring their own devices, whether a laptop (PC or Mac), Chromebook, iPad or iPhone. If they don’t have one, we will have a limited number available to borrow during class. Upon registration, please select 'Using BARN Computer' or 'Bringing Device From Home'.
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
Monitor: Bob Mathisrud
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.
Class size is limited to 4.
Contact Doug Salot: ETA.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org
You can read more about the full class and register by clicking here.
Ken Rothmuller has worked in the computer field (both hardware and software) for over 40 years. He was employed at both large and small companies in Silicon Valley (HP, Oracle, Adobe, Motorola, National Semiconductor, Apple early days, Network Computer and Fotiva - co-founder).
While working, he taught after-hours courses at Stanford and University of Santa Clara. In addition, Ken was an adjunct professor at Cal Poly for six years. You can reach Ken at firstname.lastname@example.org if there are questions
**This event is presented via Zoom**
This discussion event is to promote the upcoming class Making Digital Memories beginning on August 10th. Join this free "Taste of" event to determine if you would like to register for the full upcoming class.
It's time to spring images and video media out of jail, organize it and put it all together in a compelling manner. Then, you will have an organized, reproducible “product" to share with love ones, family and friends. They in turn can add to it, share their own stories with you and pass on the legacy. It is not hard, but it does require effort, understanding some basic tools and guidance to launch your project.
This discussion will give you more information to help decide whether or not the Making Digital Memories class is a good fit for you. During the 45 minute session you will meet the instructors, see if the class level matches your experience / knowledge, view project(s) that will be undertaken and of course ask questions to clarify your class / working shop understanding.
Ken Rothmuller has been shooting images since getting his first camera as a teenager. Later in life he had both a B/W and color darkroom before switching over to a digital workflow. More recently he has had the opportunity to study under some great mentors, including: Jay Maisel, Joel Meyerowitz, Eddie Soloway, and Margo Davis.
John McKenzie is a wearer of many hats. Coming from a successful background of managing high tech engineering and manufacturing operations, he then went on to apply lessons learned from industry to coach and facilitate executive child welfare teams in strategic planning and change management in 25 states across the country. Now retired he spends much of his time producing videos for non-profit organizations and individuals here on Bainbridge Island. WA. He has produced over 120 of these videos over the past 10 years. A few of these videos have been featured at the Bainbridge Island Lynwood Film Festival.
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.
This class focuses on how to use the program to design a project. 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 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 WoodClasses@bainbridgebarn.org to contact the instructor for help.
Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.
There are 4 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.
Please read ETA's specific safety protocols here.
BARN will be practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Students and instructors will be required to wear masks, wash or sanitize hands frequently, maintain a distance of six feet between individuals, and stay home if they are sick. More details can be found here.
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.)
There will be no programs to install. All of your sketches / programs will be constructed and executed within your web browser (Chrome is highly recommended) - link to the online editor :https://editor.p5js.org/. You will need a desktop, laptop, Chromebook or tablet that has a web browser.
A variety of different sketches will be developed with the attendees. Each session will offer a few small programming projects to build on and explore the lecture materials. Learning to program requires practice coding. At the beginning of each session, we will review solutions to the previous session’s “homework” before we tackle new material.
Course sessions will be a mix of online Zoom lectures and in person workshops. Session 1, 3, and 5 will be at BARN. Sessions 2 and 4 will be via Zoom.
Attend our free "Taste of Fun With Java Script" discussion with the instructor. The free event is Monday, July 19th beginning at 7:00 PM. You can sign up to receive the Zoom link by clicking here.
This class has a prerequisite. Please see below.
Learn to use the VCarve Pro software program to design and cut inlays on the Woodworking Studio's CNC router.
Each student will attend three of the five sessions shown as class dates. For the first session, the full class will meet in the Electronics & Technical Arts lab to review VCarve Pro, discuss inlays and start design.
The remaining sessions will be in the Woodworking Studio. The class will be divided into smaller groups to avoid too much waiting in line. The specific schedule will be finalized at the first class session.
At its second session, each group will review/finalize designs, learn safe operation of the CNC router, set up the projects, cut the materials (walnut and maple), and glue them up. At the third session, students will cut off excess inlay material and sand the inlays.