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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Instructor: Bill Garvey.
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.
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.
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.
Instructor: Matt Carrig. You may have seen his laser cut signs around town for Iggy's Kumbacha and other fine fermented foods.
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).
Instructor: Adam Carroll owns Six Elements Design, a company in Suquamish that operates a large-format laser printer and makes a variety of items.
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.
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.
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.
To see examples of the designs possible with the technique we will be using, click on this link: https://imgur.com/gallery/PSmcr
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.
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.
Instructor: Matt Carrig. You may have seen his laser cut signs around town for Iggy's Kombucha and other fine fermented foods.
Instructor: Bill Garvey
This class has been rescheduled for Wednesday, August 16. Click here to sign up.
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.