We’ve been talking about the new forge for a couple months, but it is now operational. Here’s a short video by one of our newest members showing blade making with oil quench in the hot work area outside.
Hackaday (Yes, Hackaday!!) author Al Williams will be visiting Creatorspace!
Come by at 7pm Tuesday (Feb 27) to hear Al talk about how to get your project published on Hackaday, hear about his many projects, and ask questions. Can’t wait!
Brief Bio: Al Williams is the author of many hardware and software books, a long time editor and columnist for Dr. Dobb’s Journal, and is currently a staff writer for Hackaday. Al’s done a lot of different things in the electronics and computer space from taking apart microprocessors, to designing systems that go underwater and to outer space, to building 3D printers. A long-time ham radio operator (WD5GNR), Al enjoys working with FPGAs and developing software in many languages. Al holds two US patents and was an engineer on two US space stations. When Al isn’t hacking something, he’s probably sleeping.
The Basic Soldering Class scheduled for this Saturday, February 17, is canceled/postponed due to the flu.
Registering and paying for classes will now go through the website Events Calendar. Follow the links and hit “Add to Cart”
We will soon be adding two more classes in March. Machine Tools 101, and Building a Bench Power Supply from a PC/ATX Power Supply.
This Saturday was a busy day for Creatorspace members. First, several of us crewed the Creatorspace came to entertain and inspire the students at the North Pointe Elementary school fair!
This afternoon we also conducted the Oscilloscope 101 class at the Space. Note the assortment of scopes!
(UPDATE – The Laser Class is FULL – don’t register for it)
(UPDATE 2 – The Laser Class has passed.)
Creatorspace classes for the new year are finally here! Details for each class are available elsewhere on the website, but these are the classes currently scheduled in February:
- February 3 – Laser Cutter 101 (FULL)
- February 10 – Introduction to Oscilloscopes
- February 17 – Basic Soldering
- February 25 – Updating an Old Computer with Linux
Upcoming classes include Basic Woodworking, Art, Intro to 3D Printing, Building an ATX Power Supply, Introduction to Machine Tools, Blacksmithing, Robotics and much more!!
As always, class tuition is 50% off for members!
Sat & Sun October 21-22, 2017
George R. Brown Convention Center
Discount code: creatorspace
This provides attendees with a 20% discount on single ticket purchases. Valid until September 30th, 2017.
Excludes: Family Packs, Donations and Supporter Ticket Types.
Creatorspace is excited that Darcy Truehan of Yellow Feather Designs has volunteered to teach our first Jewelry Making Class on Saturday August 19, from 1-3pm!
The class will focus on making jewelry from surplus electronic components (of which Creatorspace has lots!). These will be creative and unique works of wearable maker art.
Class size will be limited to 8 people and will cost $20 including materials. Creatorspace members will get a 50% discount.
You MUST complete the registration form on the Creatorspace website in addition to RSVPing here in order to reserve your place in the class.
The Robot class we’ve been teasing for the last few months has finally been scheduled! The 3-part class will begin on Saturday July 29, 1-5pm.
In this class we will be building a simple obstacle avoiding wheeled robot with an Arduino for a brain. You will get to assemble the bot and outfit it with motors and sensors in Part One. In Part Two you will program the Arduino to make the bot sense and respond to the environment. Part Three you will take your breadboard design and turn it into a soldered project board to make it a permanent part of your robot.
Class size will be limited to 10 people and will cost $100 inclusive of parts.The link to register is on the registration tab. More detail about each class and instructor is available on the website registration tab.