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Some Reflections on SewShop

Last week we wrapped up SewShop, sorted through all the scrap fabric, put the bear-repair teddies out of their misery and put our sewing machines back in storage (for now). Many of the visitors (not just the youngest ones!) were completely new to the world of sewing and textile manipulation. Quite a few had never cut fabric before, never held a needle, never even thought to examine the seams inside their clothes! Of
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MakeShop tour May 14th

Zach A and I made this video on Saturday May 14th to show off the MakeShop space.  MakeShop is coming along nicely.  We look forward to adding more and more opportunities for making in the future. The space currently has four different stations.  The first station you will see in the video is Take Apart, where you can use different screwdrivers to take apart broken electronics.  The second station is the Fabrication
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ElectricShop: intro to Arduino

Join us on Thursday May 12th, Friday May 13th, and  Saturday May 14th from 10:00 – Noon and 1:30 – 5:00 in the MakeShop to explore the Arduino board.  We will have several Arduino Uno, Netbooks, and parts to make simple Arduino projects. If you our unfamiliar with the Arduino board check out this link and visit the official website here. Paul
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Intro to Arduino Shopping List

  Here is a grocery shopping list for the parts used in this weeks intro to Arduino Workshop.  The grocery shopping list has links to Sparkfun.com.  SparkFun is an online retail store that sells the bits and pieces to make your electronics projects possible. – About Us Sparkfun.com Arduino Uno USB Cable A to B Breadboard Jumper Wires Speaker Resistor Kit Mini Photocell
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ElectricShop Saturday May 7:intro to Arduino

Join us on Saturday May 7th from 10:00 – Noon and 1:30 – 5:00 in the MakeShop to explore the Arduino board.  We will have several Arduino Uno, Netbooks, and parts to make simple Arduino projects. If you our unfamiliar with the Arduino board check out this link and visit the official website here. Paul
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MakeShop: ElectricShop Saturday April 16th

We are going to make Styrofoam Plate Speakers.  Check out the video below. Stop in the MakeShop anytime after 1:30 to make this project. Here is a PDF of the project.
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