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April 2014

Introduction to DIY surface mount – April 2014

April 26, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Workshop 88,
481 N Main St.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137-8402 United States
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This class will cover:  How to apply solder paste and place parts in PCB assembly  How to reflow your pcb to solder your components  How to test your board.  What you should know before coming to this class: You should be somewhat familiar with electronic circuits. You should be familiar with all the material covered in the first three classes on using Eagle. What you should bring with you to the class: You do not have to bring anything with…

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June 2014

Introduction to C programming

June 23, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Workshop 88,
481 N Main St.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137-8402 United States

What will I cover (for sure)?C - Kernighan & Ritchie style.  Starting with variables (ch 1 K & R) and ending with functions (ch 4 K & R).  We will also cover "printf" formatting (ch 7 K & R) 'cause you'll need that.What should you bring?Good: You don't need noth'n but paper and pen to take notes.Better: You could bring a PC w/enough installed to create / run Arduino programs.Best: You could bring a Linux PC with "vim"&"gcc" installed ready…

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July 2014

Introduction to Arduino class (Arduino 101) Wednesday July 2, 2014

July 2, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
W88,
481 N Main St. Rear Building Unit B
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 United States
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Workshop 88 is offering our introduction to the Arduino platform at our makerspace in Glen Ellyn. This class is for anyone (member or non-member) who wants to learn how to get started with the arduino microcontroller, regardless of experience with programming or electronics. 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…

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Electronics 101 (July 2014)

July 16, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Workshop 88,
481 N Main St
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 United States
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This is an electronics class for the absolute beginner - we will cover many basic concepts such as: Current Voltage Resistance Ohm’s Law Power Measurement tools Breadboards - How to use them to prototype circuits Circuit diagrams and circuit elements If you've never heard of these concepts, or have heard of them but don't understand them, then this class is for you! What you should bring: If you have a small breadboard and a laptop computer, you should bring them.…

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Networking Basics (July 2014)

July 30, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Workshop 88,
481 N Main St
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 United States

Come out and learn basic computer networking skills! The topics we'll be covering include: Network addresses Basic home network design Physical interfaces Wireless networking Debugging basic networking problems Basic computer knowledge is required.  We'll be using the Raspberry Pi to do some hands-on networking labs, but you're welcome to bring a laptop if you'd rather use that. Please sign up on EventBrite so we know you're coming, even if you're a member!

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August 2014

Linux Basics (August 2014)

August 4, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Workshop 88,
481 N Main St
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 United States

This class teaches the basics of using a Linux system, starting with what Linux is, where it came from, and why you might want to use it. In addition to a basic introduction to the operating system, students will also get a chance to try out Linux and learn about the following topics: Package managers Users and permissions The Linux Kernel Installing Linux How to log in and use it If you have a laptop that can boot from a…

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January 2015

Shop Maintenance Day

January 2, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

With the start of the new year, we're planning to spend some time cleaning up the space. We'll be out at the space all afternoon on January 2nd, so if you'd like to come out and help clean up, stop by.

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August 2015

Quickie PCB making class

August 27, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Quick class/demo on making single sided PCBs using photo sensitized board material and black-on-clear artwork.  If all goes well, we might even generate gcode from the Eagle files and drill a board on the Shapeoko 2!  This Thursday 8/27/15 at the space, ~7PM. Update:  After spending quite a bit of time trying to print artwork on the W88 printers, we did actually make a first version of Steve's board.  The resist and etching processes worked fine, and the board looked…

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September 2015

Learn how to interface a Windows app with a serial device

September 21, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Workshop 88,
481 N Main St. , Array
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137-8402 United States
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Learn how to interface and communicate between a Windows app and a serial device, in this case specifically an Arduino board. In this workshop you will see step by step how to build a C# app that will do this. When: Monday September 21 5:30-7:00 pm Where: Workshop 88 How much: Free! RSVP to let us know if you're planning to come!

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February 2016

Introduction to W88’s Laser Cutter class

February 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Workshop 88,
481 N Main St. , Array
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137-8402 United States
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Workshop 88 is excited to have a laser cutter for members to make use of at our makerspace. For those interested in becoming certified to use the laser cutter, taking the Introduction to Laser Cutting class is a required first step. For those interested in learning about what our laser cutter can do, and how it works, this class will provide you with descriptions and demonstrations of the operation of our laser cutter. This class is open to all. Certification…

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