Upcoming Class: Intro to Raspberry Pi

The Raspberry Pi is the best selling computer in the world and one of the workhouses of the Maker movement. This small, inexpensive single board computer is capable of running Linux and controlling sensors and motors with its onboard I/O pins.

This beginners, hands-on class will teach the basics of setting up a Raspberry Pi, how to interface the Pi to various sensors and external devices, and explore the uses of the Raspberry Pi.

In order to take the class, you do not need to buy the kit if you bring your own Raspberry Pi, power supply and SD card. Otherwise, we are offering a kit which includes the newest Model 3 B+, a power supply, SD card, HDMI cable, and case.

We are providing monitors, keyboards and mice for the class. You are strongly encouraged to bring your own laptop, but we will have computers available if you can’t.

Links to register for the class are in the Upcoming Classes section of the website. If you do want the kit, be sure to scroll down during checkout to add the Raspberry Pi kit to your registration.

Galveston Daily News article

Creatorspace was on the front page of the Galveston Daily News on Sunday with an article all about the Space one year after moving in. The article is (unfortunately) behind a paywall, but here are some photos:

Hackaday at Creatorspace

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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.

https://hackaday.com/author/wd5gnr1/

Soldering Class canceled

The Basic Soldering Class scheduled for this Saturday, February 17, is canceled/postponed due to the flu.

There is still time to to register for the Linux Class on the following Saturday, the 24th, and the Still Life Art Class on March 3.

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.

Saturday Activities

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!

February Classes

(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!