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August 22, 2013

Jameco build night

Workshop 88 will have another Instructables night on Thursday, Aug. 22nd. This is electronics based and we have already received the booty from Jameco for it:

http://www.instructables.com/community/August-2013-Build-Night-with-Jameco/

Please note that the Grab Bag of Electronics Components has been renamed as the 1 Pound Bag of Crap (1lbboc). It has some odd things like an ISA bus connector, Extra-Wide SCSI and bunches of other junk.

Everyone come out and see what we can do with this!

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Start: August 22, 2013 7:00 pm
End: August 22, 2013 9:00 pm
Venue: Workshop 88
Address:
418 N. Main St., Glen Ellyn, IL, 60137, United States

August 5, 2012

Workshop 88 at Evanston Mini Maker Faire

Come out and meet Workshop 88 at the Evanston Mini Maker Faire!  We’re looking forward to seeing lots of makers in Evanston.

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Start: August 5, 2012 10:00 am
End: August 5, 2012 6:00 pm
Venue: Evanston Mini Maker Faire
Address:
Maple Ave and University Place, Evanston, IL, United States

August 4, 2012

Workshop 88 at MuseCon!

We are running two workshops at MuseCon 2 this year.  One is a version of our introduction to arduino class. The other class we are running is a build an instrument class.

We’re thrilled to be a part of MuseCon again this year!  See you there!

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Date: August 4, 2012
Venue: MuseCon 2 at The Westin Chicago Northwest
Address:
400 Park Blvd., Itasca, IL, 60143, United States

August 3, 2012

Hackers-on-a-Train comes to Workshop 88!

We’re a part of the Hackers-on-a-Train tour this summer! Mitch Altman is going to be stopping by Workshop 88 and running a workshop where you can build an electronics kit to take home and have as your own.

We’re really thrilled to have Mitch stop by. He has taught thousands of people to build electronics. Mitch is a founding member of Noisebridge, one of the oldest hackerspaces in the country.

Here are some of the kits you can build:

TV-B-Gone — (turn off any TV in public places!)
“Hi My Name Is” badge — (you may have seen Mitch wearing one)
Brain Machine — (Meditate, Hallucinate, and Trip Out!)
Mignonette Game — (build your own handheld game console!)
Trippy RGB Waves — (interac tive blinky lights!)
LEDcube — (animated 3D cube of LEDs!)
MiniPOV — (more cool blinky lights!)
BoArduino — (solderless breadborad Arduino!)
Diavolino — (shield compatible Arduino from Evil Mad Science!)
OpenHeart — (animate fun patterns in the shape of a heart!)
LoL Shield — (Lots of LEDs for your Arduino!)
Atari Punk Console — (make noise!)
microcontroller programmer (USBtinyISP)– (program all your AVR family chips!)

This event is FREE, although we are encouraging donations to Workshop 88 if you’re able. You will simply buy whatever kit (or kits) you wish to build from Mitch.  Looking forward to seeing everyone there!

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Start: August 3, 2012 6:00 pm
End: August 3, 2012 9:00 pm
Venue: Workshop 88
Address:
481 N Main St. , Array, Glen Ellyn, IL, 60137-8402, United States

July 21, 2012

Saturday Arduino 101

You asked for it, and we’re going to deliver it: the Arduino 101 class on a Saturday morning!

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Start: July 21, 2012 10:00 am
End: July 21, 2012 12:00 pm
Venue: Workshop 88
Address:
481 N Main St. , Array, Glen Ellyn, IL, 60137-8402, United States
Cost: 25.00

July 18, 2012

Introduction to Git

Free. Open source. Distributed. Fast. We use these words and phrases to describe Git. Learn why they are apt and how to realize them using Git for your version control needs.  This will be an introductory class with hands on examples so that you can jump in and start using git for your projects right away.
Craig Demyanovich is the in-house git expert at 8th Light Inc.  He’s got 15 years of software development experience and has taught introductory and advanced git courses many times.
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Start: July 18, 2012 7:00 pm
End: July 18, 2012 8:30 pm
Venue: Workshop 88
Address:
481 N Main St. Unit B, Glen Ellyn, IL, 60137, United States

July 17, 2012

Introduction to Arduino class (Arduino 101) July 2012

Workshop 88 is offering our introduction to the Arduino platform at our makerspace in Glen Ellyn. Class attendees will learn how to configure their arduino programming environment, how to design simple circuits for interfacing with the arduino and how to write simple programs to control the arduino. What is Arduino, you ask? From their home page:

Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. It’s intended for artists, designers, hobbyists, and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments.

You can order Arduino systems from several places, including Adafruit and Sparkfun. Both companies have lots of tutorials and howtos to get you started with Arduinos. If you’re looking for a local source to get Arduinos, try Trossen Robotics.

What you’ll get from this class: If you choose the registration + materials option, we will have an arduino and assortment of electronics components for you to take home after the class. In this class you will learn how to start programming in the Arduino environment including interacting with the inputs and outputs of the Arduino.

You should bring: a laptop with the Arduino environment downloaded installed. 

Please contact us (info@workshop88.com) if you have any questions.  

Image credit: By Linuswiki (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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Start: July 17, 2012 6:30 pm
End: July 17, 2012 8:30 pm
Venue: Workshop 88
Address:
Glen Ellyn, IL, United States

June 12, 2012

Basic learn to solder class (June 2012)

Image credit:MJN123

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 new soldering irons that you’ll get to make use of during the class.

What you need to bring: Nothing! We’ll have everything for you.

What you will leave with: Knowledge of proper soldering technique

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Start: June 12, 2012 7:00 pm
End: June 12, 2012 8:30 pm
Venue: Workshop 88
Address:
481 N Main St. , Glen Ellyn, IL, 60137-8402, United States

March 24, 2012

Introduction to Python

Python is a cross-platform programming language which is a popular choice for novice and advanced programmers. The design of python emphasizes the readability of code, making it easier for beginning programmers to learn.

In this class we will look at the basic framework of python programming and explore how to begin to design programs in python.

What you should bring to the class: If you want to use your own computer, you should download and install one of the stable versions of python from the python website.

When: March 24, 10:00am – Noon

Where: Workshop 88 in Glen Ellyn, IL

What you will get from the class: understanding of the python interpreter, how python classes are used, a basic understanding of how to write programs in python

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Date: March 24, 2012
Venue: Workshop 88
Address:
481 N Main St, Array, Glen Ellyn, IL, 60137, United States
Cost: 26.62 USD

January 25, 2012

Next round of Arduino classes at Workshop 88!

Workshop 88 is offering our introduction to the Arduino platform at our makerspace in Glen Ellyn. Class attendees will learn how to configure their arduino programming environment, how to design simple circuits for interfacing with the arduino and how to write simple programs to control the arduino. What is Arduino, you ask? From their home page:

Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. It’s intended for artists, designers, hobbyists, and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments.

You can order Arduino systems from several places, including Adafruit and Sparkfun. Both companies have lots of tutorials and howtos to get you started with Arduinos. If you’re looking for a local source to get Arduinos, try Trossen Robotics.

What you’ll get from this class: If you choose the tuition + materials option, we will have an arduino and assortment of electronics components for you to take home after the class. In this class you will learn how to start programming in the Arduino environment including interacting with the inputs and outputs of the Arduino.

You should bring: a laptop with the Arduino environment downloaded installed. 

Please contact us (info@workshop88.com) if you have any questions.

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Date: January 25, 2012
Venue: Workshop 88
Address:
481 N Main St. , Array, Glen Ellyn, IL, 60137-8402, United States
Cost: Varies
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