Arduino Workshop – June 9, 2016

Where: Clippinger 036, Ohio University, Athens OH.

When: 6-8PM

While this is the second week of the workshop, people who were not able to attend the first week are welcome. Much of the time will be spent on tutorials working at your own speed, and there will be plenty of people who can help you get rolling.

For those who were able to attend the first week, we will review some of the work from the first week and see what we can do to understand a little more about what was going on. There will be lots of latitude as to what you can work on, but for those who are interested, the focus will be on using the buzzers with various inputs.

As before parents are encouraged to hang around, especially for the younger kids. We will have a collection of kits, but feel free to bring your own if you have one.

Local ARDX Examples (link)

Arduino Workshop June 2, 2016

Where: Clippinger 036, Ohio University, Athens OH.

When: 6-8PM

What: The Arduino Microcontroller is a small computer that allows one to easily interface with the world: light lights, sense buttons, run motors, …. This open-source design is one of the major fixtures in the modern-day Do-It-Yourself community. Our first two Maker gatherings of the summer will focus on the Arduino. We’ll have projects for both beginners and more advanced users. Workshops are for Middle School and High-school aged kids. Parents are encouraged to hang around, especially for the younger kids. We will have a collection of kits, but feel free to bring your own if you have one.

Local ARDX Examples (link)

Makers Starting Up June 2 for 2016

We’re looking to start meeting on Thursdays beginning June 2. We will start with an Arduino Workshop for both beginners and advanced. Makers will meet in Clippinger 035 on the campus of Ohio University. In addition to learning about some neat technology, we’re looking forward to doing some building and physical “making” this summer! Stay Tuned and spread the word!

Open Work Night – July 30, 2015

July 30 will be the last gathering of the summer for the Makers with an  Open Work night in Clippinger 036.  We will have the Arduino Kits available as well as the Makey Makeys. We will also have a couple of tubs of K’Nex and Legos. Scratch will be available online, and we’ll try to have a few other things out to play with. Bring your ideas and projects, work with your friends, or just explore some more!

Audacity Sound Editing – July 16, 2015 (** Gordy Hall 015)

*** LOCATION: Gordy Hall (foreign languages building) Room 015, 6-8 PM (see attached map)

Nathaniel Berger (CREATE_Space) and Greg Kessler (Linguistics) will lead a workshop on Audacity, “free, open source, cross-platform software for recording and editing sounds.” We’ll look at the basic features of audacity, discuss some of the physics and math behind sound, and see what kind of creative editing and filtering we can do.Gordy015

Programming Workshop (Scratch) – July 9, 2015

On Thursday July 9 we’ll meet in Clippinger 036 to learn about programming in Scratch (https://scratch.mit.edu) with Dr. Chang Liu from the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. This will be a great chance to get a better handle on programming through the graphical programming environment, Scratch, created by en educational technology group at the MIT Media Lab.

Makey Makey Workshop June 15, 2015

The Makey Makey is a small arduino-powered board that can emulate a keyboard or a mouse using anything that can conduct electricity. Hook it up to yourself and a banana and suddenly you’re controlling the computer using a banana keyboard! See http://makeymakey.com/    We will meet from 6-8PM in Clippinger 036. I will provide a variety of materials to try out ( a few bananas, some playdough, aluminum foil, etc…) but if you have things you’d like to try (within reason!), bring it in!

Resource Link: http://lucas.phy.ohiou.edu/~lucas/makeymakey

Polymer Party! June 25, 2015 (date change)

Dr.  Shad Paris, the leader of last year’s Fiery Chemistry Workshop, has planned a Polymer Party for the June 25th Maker’s session! (note date change) (6-8PM) Come make nylon and a variety of other materials while you learn about polymers that are all around us! You’ll want to wear closed toe shoes and long pants, preferably. And while it’s not a huge issue, if you have reactions to strong smells, make sure you are prepared. We will be using the hoods. We will gather in Clippinger 194 for an introduction and then head down to the labs. No reservations necessary.

Nylon