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Take your Arduino skills too the next level! You'll make a lamp that glows, flickers, or pulses, looking interesting, a concrete example of what you can make. You'll also learn, and do, some things not covered in the Intro to Arduino class. You'll learn how to control a strip of LED's to make them change color and brightness, and move in patterns. You'll learn how to install additional libraries of software, so you will be able to make use of a lot of great software others have written and contributed. You'll learn how to let Arduinos control devices that need more power than an Arduino can provide directly. You'll learn some fabrication techniques that you can use in other projects. Some prior Arduino (or other) programming experience would be helpful, but is not required to take this class. You'll go home with your very own glowing cloud to hang on the wall! The workshop takes about 3 hours. PRICE:- $60 for non-members of Freeside- $30 for members of Freeside (please pay full amount and we will refund you the difference.) Price includes: An Arduino Uno clone, an LED strip, and materials needed to build your cloud. You will get to take these home with you! **IMPORTANT AND REQUIRED: - A laptop computer with WiFi - An installed copy of the Arduino IDE (it's free) - here's where to get it: https://tinyurl.com/download-ide - An installed driver for the CH340 serial chip - here is a discussion about how to do this: https://tinyurl.com/ch340-driver PLEASE have the IDE and the driver installed BEFORE the Meetup. Building on the basics of using an Arduino, this class will move forward, anddiscuss:- how to use libraries of code, benefitting from the work of others- how to work with the LED strips that will illuminate your cloud- how addressable RGB LED's work, and how the library we will use controls them- circuit design to allow an Arduino to control something it is not actually powering.
MIG Welding for Beginners is a bimonthly class series that introduces the MIG welding process for hobbyists and home users. MIG (Metal- Inert Gas) is an arc welding process that uses wire fed from a spool to carry the arc and deposit filler metal, while shielded by an inert gas mixture of Argon and CO2. The class focuses on learning the fundamentals of safety, material prep, and tool use for welding on mild carbon steel. In this class, you will learn how to prepare and set up a workpiece, set up and safely run the welder, and successfully join pieces of metal together. You will practice running several beads, and then weld small plates together to practice and demonstrate basic joints used in welding. Anything you weld on is yours to take home at the end of the class. Meetup Details: + Every 1st and 3rd Saturdays + $120 (pay on the Meetup page) + Dominic Ryder is the instructor What to Wear (required): + Long-sleeve 100% cotton button-up shirt (denim or flannel works great) + Long work pants + Leather or closed toed work shoes + Hair pulled back + No jewelry