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* '''Annual Holiday Mini-Holiday Mini-Workshops'''  Sat. Dec 8 from 1-4pm
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Our annual Holiday workshops are lots of fun. This year we're holding it on a Saturday afternoon so more people can bring their kids. Personalize your holiday gifts by making them yourself! The mini-workshops will consist of: soap molding (bring something in and use our vacuum former to make a mold), shopping bag sewing, popup cards, bows, and more. Bring a pair of old jeans and you can make a purse[http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-make-a-purse-from-an-old-pair-of-jeans/2010/02/25/ (more info)].
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* '''Intro to Computer Programming''' class Thursdays from 6:30pm until 9pm
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** See class notes at http://harold.uits.indiana.edu/~jtillots/IntroToProgramming/
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** This 10 week long class will start on October 4th and end on December 20th with no meeting on November 15th or November 22nd.
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** The course will be taught in C and a syllabus can be found [http://harold.uits.indiana.edu/~jtillots/IntroToProgramming/syllabus.pdf here](subject to minor changes).
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** We will cover what would be covered in a rigorous freshman Intro to Programming college course.
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** Text will be Kernighan and Ritchie's "The C Programming Language: 2nd edition"
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** Cost is $125 non-members/$50 members and all proceeds go to Bloominglabs!
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** You need to be committed to attending every week and there will be assignments to work on outside of class (but no exams!).
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** Send an email to contact]at[bloominglabs.org if you are interested in attending.
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*'''Intro to Arduino Programming Workshop'''
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** October 9th and October 16th from 7pm to 9pm
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** Learn how to program an Arduino! Use the Arduino you built in the previous workshops, bring your own Arduino you bought from Adafruit or Radio Shack, or use one of Bloominglabs' Arduinos.
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** Please bring your own laptop (running Linux, Mac OSX, or Windows). Bloominglabs will have a limited number of laptops available.
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** More information on what will be covered is forthcoming
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** $30 for non-members for the two day course/free for members
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*'''Circuit Board Printing Workshop'''
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** Tuesday, September 18th from 6pm to 9pm
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** Bring your own circuit board design to print or print an Arduino circuit board or ATTINY AVR programmer circuit board
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** Leave the workshop with a printed circuit board all drilled and ready to be populated!
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** Heat transfer method or photo resist method (for an extra fee)
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** $20 for non-members/free for members ($5 extra for the photo resist method)
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*'''Soldering Workshop'''
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** Tuesday, September 25th from 6pm until 9pm
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** Populate the circuit board you printed in our previous workshop or Adafruit kits will be available including Minty Boosts and TV-B-Gones. We will have some simple buzzer circuits available as well.
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** $10 for non-members/free for members - plus materials cost (between $5 and $20 depending on the project chosen)
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* NOTE: Take the '''Tackle the Ardunio Challenge'''! Build your own Arduino by printing a circuit board in our Circuit Board Printing Workshop, buy the parts from us (between $15 and $20), and populate the board in the Soldering Workshop. Then learn how to program it in the Intro to Arduino Programming Workshop. All workshops are free to members!
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** The space will also be made available on October 2nd from from 6pm until 9pm for people to finish up their Arduinos if necessary.
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*'''[[OpenHouse]]'''
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** Saturday, September 8th from 10am-3pm
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** Tell your friends!
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** See you there!
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*Thursday, July 12, 1pm to 4pm
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** Bugbot workshop at the Wonderlab Kids Camp
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** Will be held at University Elementary School
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** Go to [http://www.wonderlab.org/ Wonderlab] for more information.
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* Intro to Computer Programming course Thursdays from 6:15pm until 8:45pm
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** http://harold.uits.indiana.edu/~jtillots/IntroToProgramming/
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** This 15 week long class will start on January 12th and end on April 26th with no meeting on March 15th for spring break.
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** The course will be taught in C and a syllabus can be found [http://harold.uits.indiana.edu/~jtillots/IntroToProgramming/syllabus.pdf here](subject to minor changes).
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** Text will be Kernighan and Ritchie's "The C Programming Language: 2nd edition"
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** Cost is a minimum of $50 for the 15 week long course (feel free to pay more if you want!) and all proceeds will go to Bloominglabs.
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** I also ask that you be committed to attending every week and there will be assignments to work on outside of class (but no exams!).
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** Send an email to contact ]at[ bloominglabs ]dot[ org if you are interested in attending.
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*Friday, April 6, at 1:30pm to 4:30pm
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** Bugbot workshop at Wonderlab
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** Go to [http://www.wonderlab.org/ Wonderlab] for more information.
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*April 13-15
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** The [http://www.indianalinux.org Indiana Linuxfest] in Indianapolis
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** Bloominglabs will be hosting the Hacking Village
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** Come on down and say "Hi!"
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* Saturday, March 31st, 1pm until 9pm
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** Game day at Bloominglabs
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** We will have board games, video games, online games - if it's a game, it's welcome!
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** Pandemic, Settlers of Catan, Smallworld (both regular and underground), Dominion, Carcassonne, Ticket to Ride.
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** $5 for non-members
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* Friday, March 30th, 12:30pm until 2:45pm
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** Harmony School Science/Math Expo
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** At the Expo will be:
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*** Theremin that Harmony kids built with Bloominglabs' help
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*** Speaker building
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*** Nick's bike pedal power
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** Come by to check it out or lend a hand!
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* Two week soldering workshop February 21st and 28th from 6:30pm until 9pm - $20 for one week, $30 for both weeks
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** First week is intro to soldering, the kit is a simple "phaser" with adjustable flashing led and piezo speaker element (all through-hole components)
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** Second week is surface mount soldering and also finish-up of the first week's kit if needed
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** Both classes include a kit to solder, additional electronics kits available at additional cost
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** Everything you need will be provided for you, but if you wish you may bring your own soldering iron and hand-tools
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** Send an email to rsvp ]at[ bloominglabs ]dot[ org to sign up! RSVP early while seats are still available!
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*St. Nick's Workshop on December 6th from 6:30 to 9pm
 
*St. Nick's Workshop on December 6th from 6:30 to 9pm
 
**Come join us from 6:30 to 9pm on Tuesday, December 6th 2011 when Bloominglabs presents our Annual Holiday Mini-Workshops. The mini-workshops will consist of: touchscreen gloves, soap molding (make a mold of almost anything with our vacuum former), shopping bag sewing, bean bag sewing, and making popup cards and bows. Or bring your own project to work on and collaborate. See some pictures of the fun we had last year: http://thecollaborationroom.org/enter/2010/12/st-nicks-holiday-workshop-was-rad
 
**Come join us from 6:30 to 9pm on Tuesday, December 6th 2011 when Bloominglabs presents our Annual Holiday Mini-Workshops. The mini-workshops will consist of: touchscreen gloves, soap molding (make a mold of almost anything with our vacuum former), shopping bag sewing, bean bag sewing, and making popup cards and bows. Or bring your own project to work on and collaborate. See some pictures of the fun we had last year: http://thecollaborationroom.org/enter/2010/12/st-nicks-holiday-workshop-was-rad

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  • Annual Holiday Mini-Holiday Mini-Workshops Sat. Dec 8 from 1-4pm

Our annual Holiday workshops are lots of fun. This year we're holding it on a Saturday afternoon so more people can bring their kids. Personalize your holiday gifts by making them yourself! The mini-workshops will consist of: soap molding (bring something in and use our vacuum former to make a mold), shopping bag sewing, popup cards, bows, and more. Bring a pair of old jeans and you can make a purse(more info).

  • Intro to Computer Programming class Thursdays from 6:30pm until 9pm
    • See class notes at http://harold.uits.indiana.edu/~jtillots/IntroToProgramming/
    • This 10 week long class will start on October 4th and end on December 20th with no meeting on November 15th or November 22nd.
    • The course will be taught in C and a syllabus can be found here(subject to minor changes).
    • We will cover what would be covered in a rigorous freshman Intro to Programming college course.
    • Text will be Kernighan and Ritchie's "The C Programming Language: 2nd edition"
    • Cost is $125 non-members/$50 members and all proceeds go to Bloominglabs!
    • You need to be committed to attending every week and there will be assignments to work on outside of class (but no exams!).
    • Send an email to contact]at[bloominglabs.org if you are interested in attending.
  • Intro to Arduino Programming Workshop
    • October 9th and October 16th from 7pm to 9pm
    • Learn how to program an Arduino! Use the Arduino you built in the previous workshops, bring your own Arduino you bought from Adafruit or Radio Shack, or use one of Bloominglabs' Arduinos.
    • Please bring your own laptop (running Linux, Mac OSX, or Windows). Bloominglabs will have a limited number of laptops available.
    • More information on what will be covered is forthcoming
    • $30 for non-members for the two day course/free for members
  • Circuit Board Printing Workshop
    • Tuesday, September 18th from 6pm to 9pm
    • Bring your own circuit board design to print or print an Arduino circuit board or ATTINY AVR programmer circuit board
    • Leave the workshop with a printed circuit board all drilled and ready to be populated!
    • Heat transfer method or photo resist method (for an extra fee)
    • $20 for non-members/free for members ($5 extra for the photo resist method)
  • Soldering Workshop
    • Tuesday, September 25th from 6pm until 9pm
    • Populate the circuit board you printed in our previous workshop or Adafruit kits will be available including Minty Boosts and TV-B-Gones. We will have some simple buzzer circuits available as well.
    • $10 for non-members/free for members - plus materials cost (between $5 and $20 depending on the project chosen)
  • NOTE: Take the Tackle the Ardunio Challenge! Build your own Arduino by printing a circuit board in our Circuit Board Printing Workshop, buy the parts from us (between $15 and $20), and populate the board in the Soldering Workshop. Then learn how to program it in the Intro to Arduino Programming Workshop. All workshops are free to members!
    • The space will also be made available on October 2nd from from 6pm until 9pm for people to finish up their Arduinos if necessary.
  • OpenHouse
    • Saturday, September 8th from 10am-3pm
    • Tell your friends!
    • See you there!
  • Thursday, July 12, 1pm to 4pm
    • Bugbot workshop at the Wonderlab Kids Camp
    • Will be held at University Elementary School
    • Go to Wonderlab for more information.
  • Intro to Computer Programming course Thursdays from 6:15pm until 8:45pm
    • http://harold.uits.indiana.edu/~jtillots/IntroToProgramming/
    • This 15 week long class will start on January 12th and end on April 26th with no meeting on March 15th for spring break.
    • The course will be taught in C and a syllabus can be found here(subject to minor changes).
    • Text will be Kernighan and Ritchie's "The C Programming Language: 2nd edition"
    • Cost is a minimum of $50 for the 15 week long course (feel free to pay more if you want!) and all proceeds will go to Bloominglabs.
    • I also ask that you be committed to attending every week and there will be assignments to work on outside of class (but no exams!).
    • Send an email to contact ]at[ bloominglabs ]dot[ org if you are interested in attending.
  • Friday, April 6, at 1:30pm to 4:30pm
    • Bugbot workshop at Wonderlab
    • Go to Wonderlab for more information.
  • April 13-15
    • The Indiana Linuxfest in Indianapolis
    • Bloominglabs will be hosting the Hacking Village
    • Come on down and say "Hi!"
  • Saturday, March 31st, 1pm until 9pm
    • Game day at Bloominglabs
    • We will have board games, video games, online games - if it's a game, it's welcome!
    • Pandemic, Settlers of Catan, Smallworld (both regular and underground), Dominion, Carcassonne, Ticket to Ride.
    • $5 for non-members
  • Friday, March 30th, 12:30pm until 2:45pm
    • Harmony School Science/Math Expo
    • At the Expo will be:
      • Theremin that Harmony kids built with Bloominglabs' help
      • Speaker building
      • Nick's bike pedal power
    • Come by to check it out or lend a hand!
  • Two week soldering workshop February 21st and 28th from 6:30pm until 9pm - $20 for one week, $30 for both weeks
    • First week is intro to soldering, the kit is a simple "phaser" with adjustable flashing led and piezo speaker element (all through-hole components)
    • Second week is surface mount soldering and also finish-up of the first week's kit if needed
    • Both classes include a kit to solder, additional electronics kits available at additional cost
    • Everything you need will be provided for you, but if you wish you may bring your own soldering iron and hand-tools
    • Send an email to rsvp ]at[ bloominglabs ]dot[ org to sign up! RSVP early while seats are still available!
  • St. Nick's Workshop on December 6th from 6:30 to 9pm
    • Come join us from 6:30 to 9pm on Tuesday, December 6th 2011 when Bloominglabs presents our Annual Holiday Mini-Workshops. The mini-workshops will consist of: touchscreen gloves, soap molding (make a mold of almost anything with our vacuum former), shopping bag sewing, bean bag sewing, and making popup cards and bows. Or bring your own project to work on and collaborate. See some pictures of the fun we had last year: http://thecollaborationroom.org/enter/2010/12/st-nicks-holiday-workshop-was-rad
    • $10 for adults, $5 for kids. Personalize your holiday gifts by making them yourself!
  • AVR workshop on October 18th and 25th from 6:30pm until 8:30pm
    • You, programming a microprocessor? Yes, my friend. We’ll show you the basics of programming using the AVR ATMega8 microprocessor in this painless, tears-free workshop. Not only that, but you will gain experience “breadboarding” - building prototype circuits. You will upload your program to the microprocessors to tell it what to do – the first step in harnessing the power of this pervasive technology.
    • Course is 4 hours long spread over two days
    • Learn how to program Amtel's AVR microprocessors
    • Attendees will breadboard small circuits and program an AVR to control them
    • Circuits will involve controlling devices including pulse width modulation and handling inputs including pull-up resistors.
    • Although programming experience will be helpful, it is not required for this course. Basic electronic knowledge also helpful but not required.
    • This is a more advanced version of the Arduino course held in August. Many of the same subjects will be covered at a much lower level.
    • Course material can be found at AVR_Class
    • Advance registration required and seats are limited
    • Cost is $20 for the entire course
    • Email contact at bloominglabs dot org to register or for more information
  • Getting Started with the Arduino
    • When: August 23rd, 2011 from 6:30pm until 8:30pm
    • Where: Bloominglabs
    • Cost: $20
    • The class are limited to six people so signup early!
    • Who should attend: People who want to learn how to get started using the arduino board. Attendees will learn
      • How to get the arduino software
      • Where to order a board
      • How to connect the board to the computer
      • How to connect LEDs to the board
      • The very basics of programming to write a small program to flash the LEDs.
    • The class attendees will be using a computer so basic knowledge of Windows and typing skills would be required. Kids are welcome but under 15 need to be accompanied by a parent.
    • Attendees are not required to bring anything and will leave with a hand out of material of the class.
    • Contact jsissom (at) bloominglabs (dot) org with questions or to reserve a space
    • This course is a good introductory course to how to use a microprocessor to people who have little programming or computer experience.
  • Wonderlab BugBot Workshop
    • Aug 13th, 2011 1-3pm
    • Contact Wonderlabs to register
  • Getting Started with the Arduino
    • When: July 23rd, 2011 during our Open House
    • One class will be 11am to noon and one class will be 2pm - 3pm.
    • Classes are limited to six people each. These are first come, first serve and there will be a sign up sheet in the space on the day of the open house. Make sure to get there early to get a seat in the class.
    • Who should attend: People who want to learn how to get started using the arduino board. Attendees will learn
      • How to get the arduino software
      • Where to order a board
      • How to connect the board to the computer
      • How to connect LEDs to the board
      • The very basics of programming to write a small program to flash the LEDs.
    • The class attendees will be using a computer so basic knowledge of Windows and typing skills would be required. Kids are welcome but they should be at least 10 years old.
    • Attendees are not required to bring anything and will leave with a hand out of material of the class.
    • Questions? Contact jsissom@bloominglabs.org
  • OpenHouse July 23rd from 10am-4pm at the new space! 3927 W. Roll Avenue. Tell your friends! See you there!

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  • 4th of July parade float
    • Suggestions:
      • Air cannons: http://www.stevespanglerscience.com/experiment/00000076
      • Build some kinda of twinkie launching device.
      • Build a ride-able beetlebot. Jenett has 2 large DC motors that would easily move a person. Dosman found an electric wheelchair that will serve as the motors and chassis! A charger has been acquired and it works. Joe suggests we steer by grabbing the antennas.
      • Build an IR LED wall that can only be view with cameras
      • Build a strandbeest: http://www.strandbeest.com/
      • Marching band of hacked instruments
      • Float of some kind
      • Nathan's truck with the Bloominglabs banners down the side

Participate in the discussion and contribute your ideas at the 4th Of July Project page.

  • February 16 from 6pm to 11:00pm
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    • Contact Microphone Building Workshop with the DeKalb Hackerspace CMKT4
    • CMKT4 will show you how to solder up a piezo-electric pickup and house it sturdily in a recycled bottle-cap housing.
    • CMKT4's band will be performing after the workshop
    • The workshop is $15 but interested onlookers are welcome for free
    • The event will be held at 1021 South Walnut Street behind Russian Recording
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