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No registration needed. Free for members. Open to non-members. For non-members using the studio, there is a $20 drop-in fee payable to the studio monitor by cash or check made out to BARN. There is no charge for stopping by to check out the studio.
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.
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 where a studio monitor or other member can help you.
Class size is limited to 6.
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
This is a BARN holiday. Doors will be locked to members and non-members.
Come build your own state-of-the-art electro-mechanical ferry tracking apparatus: FerryClock; a self-setting analog wall clock with additional dials and lights to indicate the real-time position, heading, and docking status of the two Bainbridge-Seattle ferryboats. It should prove ferry useful in your own home. Additional routes coming soon…
From a kit, we will assemble, wire and solder the gadgets. At home, you will ‘launch’ your FerryClock by connecting it to your wireless network (internet). The kit includes everything you’ll need: laser-cut parts, motors, lights, wires, hardware, microcontroller, USB cable, ‘atomic’ clock mechanism, hands, battery, and literature.
How It Works:
A proprietary algorithm (conceived by a member of the BIHS robotics team) running in the ‘cloud’ continually compares the up-to-the-minute (every 15s) latitude/longitude (GPS) location of a real ferryboat (via the WSF API) against a reference path to generate a precise sailing progress value. A small, Arduino-compatible microcontroller within FerryClock connects to the FERRY TEMPO server over WiFi to receive fresh data, controlling the lights and motors accordingly.
Instructor Bio: Matt Carrig is a multi-disciplinary designer. To read more about Ferries Over Winslow, click here.
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.
Hardware hackers, artists, and scientists alike have had a long history of reimagining 3D printers as platforms for experimentation by modifying the hardware to do something besides simply printing filament. In the last decade, we've used printers to color gels, ooze pancakes, and lay down antenna wires. But what if extending these machines to custom tasks was straightforward?
To fill the gap, Joshua designed Jubilee, a multi-tool motion platform where extensibility to custom tasks is a first class feature. In this talk, he will discuss how Jubilee's automatic tool changing and manual bed changing make it a convincing platform for developing your own multi-tool operations. We'll walk through the design choices that make Jubilee rugged, but easy to reproduce, and he will showcase some of Jubilee's capabilities with a few demo applications.
Free to All - Public Warmly Welcome
Tech Talks are free and open to the public. Registration is requested but not required. It's just so we can do a better job of setting up. Share a link to this talk with someone who might be interested. https://bainbridgebarn.wildapricot.org/event-3652516
About ETA Sunday Tech Talks
Mark your calendar for the second Sunday of each month when ETA holds a free tech talk. Topics are wide-ranging by design. Free for members and non-members. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer for a future talk or to share your ideas for an interesting topic.
Instructor Bio: Joshua Vasquez picked up his engineering degree from Harvey Mudd College back in 2014 where he gave life to GameCube-Bot in the underground machine shops. He’s had his industry stint building robot hardware and writing industrial control software, but these days, he’s designing open source machines that push the bounds of our fabrication abilities in grad school while moonlighting as the occasional Hackaday writer.
Questions? Direct any questions to Annette Walker, ETA Studio Lead at email@example.com
Bring in your steel-string acoustic or electric guitar and learn how to get it sounding and playing its best.
We'll start with a refresher on terminology and the factors that impact tone and playability. Then we'll evaluate the instruments for structural integrity and discuss the importance of temperature and humidity control. (Please note that if your instrument is deemed to need more than a basic setup, you'll be offered a refund or the option of working on another instrument.)
Then comes the hands-on tweaking of truss rods for perfect neck relief, nut and bridge adjustments for great action, and saddle adjustment for intonation improvements.
Electric guitar players will also learn how to adjust their pickups.
Finally, we'll discuss string differences, put on a set of fresh strings, and test out our improvements. You'll go home with a better guitar, a better understanding of how it works, and a checklist for future reference.
Instructor: Doug Salot started playing the guitar about 10 years ago and occasionally tries to distract himself by building guitars and ukuleles. He studied instrument building with local luthier Alan Simcoe.
Join your friends, neighbors and islanders in obtaining a Technician Amateur Radio License. This two session, intensive class will enable you to pass your FCC Technician License Exam offered at the the conclusion of the second session. About two weeks after the exam you will receive your own call sign from the FCC and be able to operate on the amateur radio bands.
In addition to licenses preparation there will be hands-on time to gain practical exposure to radios. After you receive your license and buy a radio, members of the local club will be available to help you get your radios setup and on the air.
As a licensed Amateur Radio Operator, you will be able to serve your community as well as enjoy a wide range of radio related activities, including:
The No-Nonsense Technician Class Study Guide, by Dan Romanchik KB6NU, will be used and can be downloaded for free. https://www.kb6nu.com/study-guides Be sure to click on the FREE PDF Version of the Technician Class Study Guide.
You can take practice Tech License Exams at ARRL Exam Review for Ham Radio at arrlexamreview.appspot.com
This class is co-sponsored by 9BARC (Bainbridge Island Amateur Radio Club)
Any questions? Contact Ken WA6NFA [firstname.lastname@example.org] or Lionel KI7NNi [email@example.com] or Brent AE7DY [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Class Fee: $25 for Members and BARN Guests
A $15 (cash, check or money order) will be collected on January 28th (the last session of this class) for those taking the FCC Test.
Skill Level: Beginner
Ages: Ages 14+
Bring a bag lunch. We have a refrigerator for you to store your lunch!
Lionel, K7BIX, is a regional coordinator and instructor for the Bainbridge Island and Kitsap County CERT programs. He first learned the importance of radios in emergency communication while working as a New York City paramedic in the 1980s. Lionel enjoys sharing his passion for amateur radio, and is excited about promoting radio as a means of connectivity on the island.
Ken, WA6NFA, has been a ham since his teenage years. This hobby has lead to EE/Computer Science Degrees and a career in tech at a variety of Silicon Valley companies. He enjoys sharing his passions and interests with others and has taught professionally at Cal Poly, maker spaces and after hours, industry sponsored courses. On the ham front, he is active on HF using CW (morse code) and digital modes.
Brent, AE7DY, recognized the potentially lifesaving value offered by Amateur Radio communications during an emergency, which motivated him to earn his ham license. A professional career in IT and networking led him to a focus on the Digital Modes of the hobby in addition to Emergency Communications. He enjoys equipping others with radio communication skills and introducing them to the fun and fellowship offered by the ham radio community
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.
January topic TBD.
Cost: Free to members and non-members
Organized by BARC (Bainbridge Island Amateur Radio Club)
February topic TBD.