Revamping Workshop 88

Spring is in the air, flowers are emerging, and Glen Ellyn is slowly climbing out of what has been an incredibly trying winter.

The new season has inspired us to take a new look at Workshop 88 and revamp our main room. While it’s a homey basement that holds many fond memories, members have been encouraging me to come up with some new ways to change the space around to be welcoming to new members. I wanted to post some photos of the current layout so that we can work on rearranging some things.

Workshop 88 members spend so much time working on their projects and discussing new ideas that they don’t pay much attention to the space around them; but space is important. Space communicates what we value, inspires our creativity, and develops our sense of belonging. Therefore, it is really important that we spend time recreating Workshop some in order to make our space more inviting.

What do you think we should do to revamp Workshop 88? Maybe some color? Reorganizing the layout? Please comment with your ideas!

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Beginning knitting class

Diagonal Washclothes

Learn the basics of knitting in a couple of hours. ┬áThis class will cover casting yarn onto needles, the knit stitch, the purl stitch and binding off your project. Most beginning knitting classes start with a scarf. We’re going to start with a dishcloth. Supplies provided will include needles and yarn for the project.

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Intro to Electronics

photo by Windell Oskay on flickr

Workshop 88′s Kevin Roof will be hosting an “Intro to electronics” class. Come out and start learning the basics of resistors, capacitors, transistors, diodes and basic circuits. In this class you will build an LED throwie which conserves battery power by turning off during the day.

This class will consist of five main sections including:

Series of tubes:
Current
Voltage
Resistance

Schematics:
Identifying components
Reading circuit diagrams

Resistors:
Identifying values
Ohm’s Law
Parallel and Series

Transistors:
How they work
Using them as a switch

Building your LED throwie!

Contact: info@workshop88.com
Twitter: @Workshop88

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Introduction to Electronics

Come out and start learning the basics of resistors, capacitors, transistors, diodes and all types of basic circuits. In this class you will build an LED throwie which conserves battery power by turning off during the day.

All materials and a textbook will be included for this class.

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