We had a great turnout for the electronics 101 class! It was so great to see everyone who came out to learn a bit about the fundamentals of electronics today. Big thanks to Eric, Paul and Bill who all helped out today with the class. Remember to sign up for the Electronics 102 class next week!
Have you been coming to Workshop 88 public meetings on Thursday nights? If you haven’t been yet, or it’s been awhile since you’ve been in, you may be surprised to see all the stuff that is going on at the meetings each week. Thanks to Workshop 88 member Bill Paulson for snapping the photos last week!
We’ll be scheduling more arduino classes real soon. Keep your eye out for these classes. And be ready to bring your ideas to Workshop 88 so we can build something together!
Workshop 88 is going to be at the Mini Maker Faire in Evanston on Sunday, August 5th! Tickets are now available for ordering on the MMF webpage. See you there!
One of our new members, Jay Kinzie, brought in a few of the things he’s working on: a raspberry pi hooked up to a lapdock and a few RC cars built out of LEGO Mindstorms.
|From Workshop 88 – Learn to Solder|
Last night’s Learn to solder class was really great! Thanks goes out to Eric for showing us his best tips and tricks for soldering and desoldering.
What class or workshop would you like to see at Workshop 88? Let us know!
|From Workshop 88|
At last week’s meeting, our expert in all things CNC, Branden, was around for the last meeting before his move to Boston. (We will miss you, Branden!!) He was, however, kind enough to show us how to work the LinuxCNC distro software in order to get our Shapeoko running when we get the parts. (See the above video.) We are expecting the parts to arrive in the next two weeks. Very soon we will be milling parts! What will you make with the CNC router?
|Workshop 88 decals (click photo to see all decals)|
I was at the Museum of Science and Industry this past weekend volunteering at the Fab Lab, and I learned how to use their vinyl cutter. I made four different decals of the Workshop 88 logo. One is a transparent decal, one is a bumper-sticker-style decal with a white background, and the other two are just logo decals on white that need to be cut out.
We’re looking to be getting a vinyl cutter at Workshop 88 very soon! What will you make with it?
Summer is nearly upon us and we’re making plans for events at Workshop 88. We’d like to hear from you! Here’s how you can contact us:
If you don’t use any of these services you can always shoot an email to email@example.com and we’ll get back to you.
Drop in our Public Meetings every Thursday night at 7:00 pm in downtown Glen Ellyn, IL.