Jim Williams, one of our members, has been learning quite a bit about the ATTiny85 and writing it up on his blog. He recently found that he could use an old Palm device as a serial terminal for debug display from the ATTiny85. Very cool!
Workshop 88′s own Doug Bradbury wrote a great article for Make about his treadmill desk project. He is profiled on the Make Magazine blog, where he gave a nice shout out to Workshop 88.
Dale and Dwayne from 2DKits (get it? 2 Ds: Dale and Dwayne…) are bringing their blinkie building kits to Workshop 88 for a night of blinkie building fun!
They have 15 different kits that they will be bringing. Many of the kits have several different options to choose from to customize the kit.
The folks at MuseCon are sponsoring their 6-LED circle kit for attendees for FREE! All other kits will have a materials charge, but the build night event itself is a FREE event, open to the public.
Jim has volunteered to come in and show off what he knows about EAGLE and continue working on the LED scrolling sign this Thursday (8-25) at 6:30 pm at the space. EAGLE is a PCB (printed circuit board) layout design software package. It’s useful for designing your own circuit boards for whatever you want to do with them.
If time (and interest) permits, we’ll continue hacking on our scrolling LED sign that we started working on last month.
This event is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Come and bring your friends.
Image credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/maurymccown/1122213940/
Get started exploring electronics with our Introduction to Electronics class. We’ll cover some of the most basic concepts that you’ll need to understand in order to build, modify and design simple circuits.
This class will have a textbook included in the “supplies”. The textbook will be used in followup electronics classes at Workshop 88.
Have you seen these cool little devices at the space recently? One of our members came up with this simple hack for figuring out if your LED is still working or not. (Also it can tell you which lead is the anode if you’re not sure.) Check out Jim’s blog where he detailed more about how he put these together.
Remember the ShapeOko project that we linked to a few weeks ago? Ed is going to be coming to Workshop 88 on Tuesday, August 16th at 6:30 pm. He’ll be bringing the latest revision of his ShapeOko as well as telling us what he learned about running a successful project on Kickstarter.
But that’s not all! We recently learned about a really cool DIY laser cutter/engraver project. The brains behind that project belong to Bart Dring, a maker from the Chicago area. Ed invited Bart to come along and tell us about his project on the same night!
If you have any questions about this event, please email us: email@example.com
See you on the 16th!
Have you been dabbling in electronics and building all your circuits on breadboards? Maybe it’s time you learn how to solder with Workshop 88! Want to improve your soldering skills? Come to our soldering class and see what you can do to make you soldering better. We’ve got some great new soldering irons that you’ll get to make use of during the class.