Electronic & Technical Arts Classes

    • Monday, July 16, 2018
    • Friday, July 20, 2018
    • 5 sessions
    • BARN Electronic Arts Studio, Class Code: EL0718RG
    • 9
    Register

    For youth ages 9 - 12

    In this 5 session, 2 hours a day class, youth explore the world of engineering using the MaKey MaKey invention kit. MaKey MaKey is an innovative circuit board kit that enables kids to create inventions by wiring up everyday objects to a computer. Check out this video to see the MaKey MaKey in action: 


    MaKey MaKey - An Invention Kit for Everyone from jay silver on Vimeo.

    Kids will use the MaKey MaKey to create guided projects including banana pianos, play-dough bongos, and pipe cleaner game controllers. They will also work in teams to design and build their own inventions, which we will demo to parents on the last night of class.

    The goal of this camp is to foster the "maker mindset," encouraging kids to bring their ideas to life and embrace the creative process of designing, collaborating, building, making mistakes, and trying again!

    For more information about MaKey MaKey (including a gallery of student inventions) please see their website: https://makeymakey.com

    Important Notes:

    Please complete this permission slip and bring it to the first day of class.

    Minimal financial assistance available. Please apply here.

    If you would like BARN to know any specific information about your child's allergies or learning needs, please email Julie Leung: julie@bainbridgebarn.org


    Instructor Bio:

    Rebecca Graham has been teaching coding and electronics classes to kids and adults for 4 years. She studied Computer Science at the University of Mary Washington and works as a senior software engineer in the areas of machine learning and natural language processing. She loves cats, glitter, putting LEDs on things, and helping people get excited about creating with technology.


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    • Saturday, July 21, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • BARN ETA Studio, Class Code: EL072118NA
    • 0
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    This 2-hour class is designed for makers getting started with the laser cutter. You will learn how to operate BARN's laser cutter safely as you make a small item.

    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

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    • Monday, July 30, 2018
    • Friday, August 10, 2018
    • 10 sessions
    • BARN Electronic Arts Studio, Class Code: EL0818RG
    • 12
    Register

    For youth ages 9 - 12
    (This is a 10 session class).

    If you’re interested in interactive toys, smart accessories, or light-up fashions, this class is for you! We will work together to create a set of LilyPad Arduino projects that bring together craft, electronics, and programming. We will craft a series of quirky customizable projects including a sparkling bracelet, a glow-in-the-dark bookmark, a fabric piano, and a monster that sings when you hold its hands. Play with cutting-edge technologies and learn sewing, programming, and circuit design along the way. This camp is a great way to introduce girls to engineering. More details available on the Sew Electric website: http://sewelectric.org

    Materials Fee: 

    $160 includes all electrical components and your very own copy of the book "Sew Electric," which contains detailed tutorials for all of the projects we will make. The book and all materials used are yours to take home and keep after the class.

    Important Notes:

    • Please complete and bring this permission slip to the first day of class.
    • Minimal financial assistance available. Please apply here.
    • If you would like BARN to know any specific information about your child's allergies or learning needs, please email Julie Leung: julie@bainbridgebarn.org
    Instructor Bio:

    Rebecca Graham has been teaching coding and electronics classes to kids and adults for 4 years. She studied Computer Science at the University of Mary Washington and works as a senior software engineer in the areas of machine learning and natural language processing. She loves cats, glitter, putting LEDs on things, and helping people get excited about creating with technology.


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    • Saturday, August 04, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Electronic Technical Arts Studio, Class Code: 070718RG
    • 25
    Register

    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.


    Contact: ETA.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org


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    • Saturday, August 11, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • ETA Studio Class Code: EL071418RG
    • 4
    Register

    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. 

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    • Thursday, August 16, 2018
    • Friday, August 17, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code: PR081618SW
    • 2
    Register

    Montana printmaker Sukha Worob comes to BARN in August to teach an all-level, interdisciplinary, collaborative two session class. Students will have an opportunity to develop imagery using a set of pre-made screenprinted marks and laser-cut woodblocks. Silkscreen and laser cut matrices will be combined to create unique monoprints. 

    Basic relief hand-printing techniques using barens (hand held printing tools) will be taught, as well as basic silk screening technique. 

    On the first day students will create their work using existing blocks and marks, subsequently and should they choose to, participants will have an opportunity to develop their own forms and marks to add to the mix of imagery during printing on day 2.


    This class allows the participants to work collaboratively and think outside the box. Combining techniques from multiple studios, this is the essence of contemporary and conceptual printmaking.

    Imagery will be made on the ETA laser cutter on thin birch plywood, and in the fiber studio silk screens. Any interested can create their own imagery, or the provided blocks are available to use as building blocks to create unique combinations.


    All skill levels and ages 14 and up are welcome to register.  The class will meet and work in the BARN Fiber Studio.

    A materials fee of $25 will be added to the cost of the class upon registration.

    Please bring a bag lunch. We have a refrigerator for storage


    About the Instructor

    Sukha Worob grew up in a small community in the high desert landscape of Prescott, Arizona. Worob obtained his BFA in Printmaking from Northern Arizona University in 2006, MFA in Printmaking from Montana State University in 2011, and M.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction from Montana State University in 2015. Worob's work explores contemporary approaches to the printmaking multiple through works on paper as well as installation and interactive works. His website can be viewed here: www.SukhaWorob.com

    • Saturday, August 18, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • BARN ETA Studio, Class Code: EL072118NA
    • 3
    Register

    This 2-hour class is designed for makers getting started with the laser cutter. You will learn how to operate BARN's laser cutter safely as you make a small item.

    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

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    • Saturday, September 01, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Electronic Technical Arts Studio, Class Code: 070718RG
    • 24
    Register

    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.


    Contact: ETA.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org


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    • Saturday, September 08, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • ETA Studio Class Code: EL071418RG
    • 6
    Register

    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. 

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    • Saturday, September 15, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • BARN ETA Studio, Class Code: EL072118NA
    • 4
    Register

    This 2-hour class is designed for makers getting started with the laser cutter. You will learn how to operate BARN's laser cutter safely as you make a small item.

    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

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    • Saturday, September 29, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN ETA Studio, Class Code EL0918TS
    • 10
    Register
    The perfect project for the new HAM radio operator who wants to extend the range of their hand-held UHF/VHF radio with a portable roll-up antenna. The class is hands on. You will build your own J-Pole antenna to take home and use. You will learn to solder and crimp while building the antenna.

    Your antenna can be rolled up to make it portable, or you can encase it in PVC pipe and use it as a permanent or semi-permanent installation at your HAM radio shack.  

    A materials fee of $10 will be collected along with the class registration fee. This provides you with all materials to build your antenna and take it home with you.

    Instructor Bios: Wade WA7DE and Jim K7EXP both hold the Extra certification, the highest HAM certification. Jim, K7EXP, received a BA in Chemistry and Biology from PLU and an MS in Oceanography from OSU. He spent his civilian career exploring the world’s oceans while doing highly complex technical and scientific projects. He was an Air Force pilot in Vietnam where he had his first opportunity talking on radios. Jim has built various radio related projects for use when fly fishing and exploring remote locations in the Western US.  He has been active in HAM radio for the last seven years and is a Trustee of the Bainbridge Island Amateur Radio Club. 

    Wade, WA7DE, has been a HAM since the early ‘70’s. He has built a plethora of various types of HAM radio equipment and likes experimenting with and building antennas. He served as a Trustee in the Bainbridge Island Amateur Radio Club. The Bainbridge Island Amateur Radio Club (BARC) supports HAM radio operators and those who want to become HAM radio operators at all levels. The club meets at 9 am for a breakfast meeting at Casa Rojas in the Pavilion on the first Saturday of every month. The club supports various community events such as Chilly Hilly and the Rotary Auction.

    Class size is limited to 10 so be sure to register to snag your spot.

    Contact Annette Walker: ETA.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org

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    • Sunday, September 30, 2018
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • BARN Great Room
    • 50
    Register

     Are you a tinker? A maker? Have you ever thought you might have an idea that would be a cool product, but didn't know where to go from there?

    Join us for an afternoon with Charles Hall, the inventor of the Waterbed, the Sun Shower and 40 other patents explain how he did it. Charlie, to his friends turned a graduate school project into an icon of the 1960's, the Waterbed. This was the beginning of a life as an inventor, entrepreneur and successful business owner that continues today. 

    Whether you are a garage inventor, a designer/maker or a student interested in hearing some great stories, Charlie will answer your questions and possibly inspire you to ask many more.


    • Saturday, October 27, 2018
    • Saturday, November 10, 2018
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN ETA Studio, Class Code EL102718TS
    • 10
    Register

    This class is designed to help the new HAM radio operator build an emergency back-up power supply. The power supply will be based on a 12 volt deep-draw battery in a self-contained box for those times when the power is out.

    Taught in a series of three sessions, this hands-on class is open to HAMs of all ages and others 14 and older interested in emergency backup power.

    Class size is limited to 10.

    Class Description

    Session one: Starting with a black plastic battery box, a trickle charger will be incorporated to maintain the battery to keep it topped off for those times when you really need it. A four gang fuse box will be installed to protect components. Additionally, switches will be added to control additional components as they are added.

    There will be discussion on what size deep draw battery will be added by the individual user. A handout will be provided. A battery isolation switch will be installed so that the entire power box can be turned off for safety. A cigarette lighter type receptacle (CLR) will be included to charge your handheld radio or other battery operated device – such as a laptop computer or tablet.

    Session two: Add additional components to the power box for increased functionality. A dual power pole panel mount receptacle will be added with a 20 amp DC output to power a radio or other DC device.

    Session three: Configure a second power pole receptacle  Add a 5 volt 4.2 Amp USB port for charging devices like cell phones and powering emergency LED lights. In addition, a switched panel mounted volt meter will be installed. Also, a solar controller will be added to the system to allow a solar panel to charge the battery. The solar connector will use pulse width modulation and be configured to reduce RFI and radio interference.

    Materials Fees

    A materials fee of $160 will be added to the class fee. Your power supply is yours to take home with you. 

    Note that materials fee does not include a deep draw battery. You will receive help selecting the right size battery for your needs as well as a handout and information about what to purchase one.

    Instructor Bios

    Wade WA7DE and Jim K7EXP both hold the Extra certification, the highest HAM certification. 

    Jim, K7EXP, received a BA in Chemistry and Biology from PLU and an MS in Oceanography from OSU. He spent his civilian career exploring the world’s oceans while doing highly complex technical and scientific projects. He was an Air Force pilot in Vietnam where he had is first opportunity talking on radios. Jim has built various radio related projects for use when fly fishing and exploring remote locations in the Western US. He has been active in HAM radio for the last seven years and is a Trustee of the Bainbridge Island Amateur Radio Club.

    Wade, WA7DE, has been a HAM since the early ‘70’s. He has built a plethora of various types of HAM radio equipment and likes experimenting with and building antennas. He served as a Trustee in the Bainbridge Island Amateur Radio Club. The Bainbridge Island Amateur Radio Club (BARC) supports HAM radio operators and those who want to become HAM radio operators at all levels. 

    About BARC (Bainbridge Amateur Radio Club)

    BARC meets at 9 am for a breakfast meeting at Casa Rojas in the Pavilion on the first Saturday of every month. The club supports various community events such as the Chilly Hilly and the Rotary Auction.

    Contact Annette Walker: ETA.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org

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    • Saturday, November 17, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • BARN wide event

    BARN Artisans' Sale


    Join our BARN Artisans in a show and sell event. 


    More info to come soon!

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