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*[[OpenHouse]] July 23rd from 10am-4pm at the new space! 3927 W. Roll Avenue. Tell your friends! See you there!
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[[Image:Bloominglabs-2011-open-house-individual-flyer.jpg‎]]
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*'''Circuit bending with MCPL, July 26 and 27'''
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 +
*'''MCPL Maker Days'''
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** Make a hat, June 28, noon to 4pm
 +
 
 +
*'''[[Critical Playshop - Ubiquitous Sensing]]'''
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** April 12 and 13, 1pm to 5pm
 +
Come Joins us for two, 5-hour hack and play sessions! We will be working to build projects that answer specific prompts, which will be about surveillance, anxiety, and persuasive design. We will provide some materials to play with, but feel free to bring your own as well. Please see the [[Critical Playshops|Playshops]] page for more details on the series, or [[Critical Playshop - Ubiquitous Sensing]] for more information about the next Playshop. These playshops are supported by Bloominglabs in partnership with the [http://crit.soic.indiana.edu/ Cultural Research In Technology (CRIT)] research group at Indiana University Bloomington's School of Informatics and Computing, and with Intel's [http://socialcomputing.uci.edu/ ISTC-Social Computing program].
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*'''Ctrl+Alt+Lets-Eat! Fundraiser Dinner'''
 +
** When: May 13th from 5-8pm
 +
** Where: Bloomington East Pizza Hut, 250 Pete Ellis Drive, Bloomington, IN 47408
 +
This will be an evening of dining and socializing for geeks. Pizza Hut will donate 10% of the proceeds to Bloominglabs.
 +
*'''Spring Flea Market'''
 +
** When: May 10th from 10am to 3pm Rain or Shine
 +
** Where: Bloominglabs
 +
Come join us for our annual flea market. Techno-junk, computers, electronics, and household items will be available for sale. We will also have our laser cutter running and most likely some hot dogs being grilled so stop on by!
 +
 
 +
*'''Soldering Workshops'''
 +
** Feb 18, 6:30pm to 9pm
 +
Come to Bloominglabs and learn the basics of soldering - your key to entering the world of building, altering, and repairing electronics. In this workshop, participants will assemble a “phaser” electronics kits to take home (flashing LED, buzzer, and frequency knob). No prior experience necessary, and all tools and hardware provided. The workshop is $20 with the basic phaser kit. Other soldering kits from AdaFruit will be available for an extra fee. All ages are welcome although children ages 15 and younger need to be accompanied by an adult. Spaces are limited, so register today!
 +
 
 +
Note, the following 2 weeks we will have workshops covering SMT techniques: Intro the first week, advanced the 2nd.
 +
 
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Get tickets here: [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/learn-to-solder-at-bloominglabs-tickets-10247008077 Soldering Class Tickets]
 +
 
 +
*'''Artificial Intelligence Class'''
 +
** Thursday nights from 6:30pm to 9pm for 10 weeks, starting January 30th
 +
** Costs are $25 for members/$125 for non-members
 +
 
 +
*'''St. Nick's Workshop'''
 +
** December 14th from 10am until 4pm  
 +
** This will be a joint event held with Discardia at the Monroe County Public Library
 +
** Make molds, mold soap, make popup cards, use a sewing machine to make all sorts of stuff, make personalized refrigerator magnets.
 +
** Checkout [[St._Nick%27s_Holiday_Mini-Workshops]]
 +
 
 +
*'''Arduino Workshops Coming in October'''
 +
The Arduino is a popular, affordable, and accessible platform for microcontroller programming. It can be used to control LED lights, motors in a robot, and to trigger sounds. It can be used to make game controllers or art projects, or anything you can dream up.
 +
 
 +
Sessions are Oct 17th and 24th at 7pm, the price is $30 for 2 2-hour sessions (although we’ll hang out longer if you want to experiment and play some more). Please bring your own laptop with the free Arduino software installed (you can get it here:http://arduino.cc/en/main/software ) All other materials (Arduino, breadboards, sensors, motors, piezo speakers, and LEDs) will be provided.
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*'''Speaker making at Wonderlab'''
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** September 21, 2pm to 4pm
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** Contact [http://www.wonderlab.org Wonderlab] for more information
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 +
*'''Summer Workshops'''
 +
** We'll be holding a variety of workshops this summer and will post dates both here and to our [http://www.bloominglabs.org/mailman/listinfo/bloominglabs-announce announcement mailing list] when we finalize them
 +
** These should include: rain and compost barrel making, machining, vector graphic design and tool use, cutting and engraving with the laser...
 +
** Our members are also working with [http://www.wonderlab.org/ WonderLab] and the [http://mcpl.info/ Monroe County Public Library] to help each with summer educational programs
 +
 
 +
*'''Decorate the 4th Street pedestrian bridge for WCIW!'''
 +
**The third week of April is World Creativity & Innovation Week. Bloominglabs is going to celebrate by decorating the pedestrian bridge that runs over 4th Street connecting Fountain Square Mall to the Garage Art parking garage.
 +
**We met at Bloominglabs on Tuesday, April 16th, between 6pm and 10pm to brainstorm. We came up with quite a few decorative ideas for the bridge.
 +
 
 +
*'''Makevention'''
 +
** Come celebrate the maker's movement in Bloomington!
 +
** Exhibitors will be charge a nominal fee ($10 a table, free if you bring your own)
 +
** The event is free for attendees
 +
** Outdoor and indoor exhibitor space
 +
** August 24th at the Bloomington Convention Center
 +
** Check out http://www.makevention.org/ for more information.
 +
** Also check out the [[Makevention]] page
 +
 
 +
*'''Bloominglabs Blue Barrel Bonanza: Rain and Compost Barrel Workshop'''
 +
**The Bloominglabs Blue Barrel Bonanza is a 2-part, affordable workshop designed to help you construct your own rain and compost barrels using pre-used containers.
 +
**Two Sessions at Bloominglabs: June 8 at 10am, and again June 15 at 10am
 +
**$20 for the course, covering both types of barrel (waived if you're a Bloominglabs member)
 +
**$30 per barrel for a non-food-grade barrel (it's safe for compost, just don't lick it or drink from it) and additional hardware
 +
**+$10 for a food-grade barrel--please let us know ahead of time if you'd like one
 +
 
 +
* '''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[http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-make-a-purse-from-an-old-pair-of-jeans/2010/02/25/ (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 [http://harold.uits.indiana.edu/~jtillots/IntroToProgramming/syllabus.pdf 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!
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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.
 +
 
 +
*'''[[OpenHouse]]'''
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** 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 [http://www.wonderlab.org/ 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 [http://harold.uits.indiana.edu/~jtillots/IntroToProgramming/syllabus.pdf 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
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** Bugbot workshop at Wonderlab
 +
** Go to [http://www.wonderlab.org/ Wonderlab] for more information.
 +
 
 +
*April 13-15
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** The [http://www.indianalinux.org 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
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** 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
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**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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**$10 for adults, $5 for kids. Personalize your holiday gifts by making them yourself!
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*AVR workshop on October 18th and 25th from 6:30pm until 8:30pm
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**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.
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**Course is 4 hours long spread over two days
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**Learn how to program Amtel's AVR microprocessors
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**Attendees will breadboard small circuits and program an AVR to control them
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**Circuits will involve controlling devices including pulse width modulation and handling inputs including pull-up resistors.
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**Although programming experience will be helpful, it is not required for this course. Basic electronic knowledge also helpful but not required.
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**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.
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**Course material can be found at AVR_Class
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**Advance registration required and seats are limited
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**Cost is $20 for the entire course
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**Email contact at bloominglabs dot org to register or for more information
  
 
* Getting Started with the Arduino
 
* Getting Started with the Arduino
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** Contact jsissom (at) bloominglabs (dot) org with questions or to reserve a space
 
** 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.  
 
** This course is a good introductory course to how to use a microprocessor to people who have little programming or computer experience.  
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*Wonderlab BugBot Workshop
 
*Wonderlab BugBot Workshop
 
** Aug 13th, 2011 1-3pm
 
** Aug 13th, 2011 1-3pm
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** Attendees are not required to bring anything and will leave with a hand out of material of the class.
 
** Attendees are not required to bring anything and will leave with a hand out of material of the class.
 
** Questions?  Contact jsissom@bloominglabs.org
 
** Questions?  Contact jsissom@bloominglabs.org
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*[[OpenHouse]] July 23rd from 10am-4pm at the new space! 3927 W. Roll Avenue. Tell your friends! See you there!
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[[Image:Bloominglabs-2011-open-house-individual-flyer.jpg‎]]
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*4th of July parade float
 
*4th of July parade float
 
** Suggestions:
 
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*** We buy the AA battery holders from Digikey - http://search.digikey.com/scripts/DkSearch/dksus.dll?Detail&name=SBH-321AS-ND
 
*** We buy the AA battery holders from Digikey - http://search.digikey.com/scripts/DkSearch/dksus.dll?Detail&name=SBH-321AS-ND
 
*** We buy the SPDT switches from Digikey - http://search.digikey.com/scripts/DkSearch/dksus.dll?vendor=0&keywords=SW764-ND
 
*** We buy the SPDT switches from Digikey - http://search.digikey.com/scripts/DkSearch/dksus.dll?vendor=0&keywords=SW764-ND
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[[Category: History]]

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  • Circuit bending with MCPL, July 26 and 27
  • MCPL Maker Days
    • Make a hat, June 28, noon to 4pm

Come Joins us for two, 5-hour hack and play sessions! We will be working to build projects that answer specific prompts, which will be about surveillance, anxiety, and persuasive design. We will provide some materials to play with, but feel free to bring your own as well. Please see the Playshops page for more details on the series, or Critical Playshop - Ubiquitous Sensing for more information about the next Playshop. These playshops are supported by Bloominglabs in partnership with the Cultural Research In Technology (CRIT) research group at Indiana University Bloomington's School of Informatics and Computing, and with Intel's ISTC-Social Computing program.

  • Ctrl+Alt+Lets-Eat! Fundraiser Dinner
    • When: May 13th from 5-8pm
    • Where: Bloomington East Pizza Hut, 250 Pete Ellis Drive, Bloomington, IN 47408

This will be an evening of dining and socializing for geeks. Pizza Hut will donate 10% of the proceeds to Bloominglabs.

  • Spring Flea Market
    • When: May 10th from 10am to 3pm Rain or Shine
    • Where: Bloominglabs

Come join us for our annual flea market. Techno-junk, computers, electronics, and household items will be available for sale. We will also have our laser cutter running and most likely some hot dogs being grilled so stop on by!

  • Soldering Workshops
    • Feb 18, 6:30pm to 9pm

Come to Bloominglabs and learn the basics of soldering - your key to entering the world of building, altering, and repairing electronics. In this workshop, participants will assemble a “phaser” electronics kits to take home (flashing LED, buzzer, and frequency knob). No prior experience necessary, and all tools and hardware provided. The workshop is $20 with the basic phaser kit. Other soldering kits from AdaFruit will be available for an extra fee. All ages are welcome although children ages 15 and younger need to be accompanied by an adult. Spaces are limited, so register today!

Note, the following 2 weeks we will have workshops covering SMT techniques: Intro the first week, advanced the 2nd.

Get tickets here: Soldering Class Tickets

  • Artificial Intelligence Class
    • Thursday nights from 6:30pm to 9pm for 10 weeks, starting January 30th
    • Costs are $25 for members/$125 for non-members
  • St. Nick's Workshop
    • December 14th from 10am until 4pm
    • This will be a joint event held with Discardia at the Monroe County Public Library
    • Make molds, mold soap, make popup cards, use a sewing machine to make all sorts of stuff, make personalized refrigerator magnets.
    • Checkout St._Nick's_Holiday_Mini-Workshops
  • Arduino Workshops Coming in October

The Arduino is a popular, affordable, and accessible platform for microcontroller programming. It can be used to control LED lights, motors in a robot, and to trigger sounds. It can be used to make game controllers or art projects, or anything you can dream up.

Sessions are Oct 17th and 24th at 7pm, the price is $30 for 2 2-hour sessions (although we’ll hang out longer if you want to experiment and play some more). Please bring your own laptop with the free Arduino software installed (you can get it here:http://arduino.cc/en/main/software ) All other materials (Arduino, breadboards, sensors, motors, piezo speakers, and LEDs) will be provided.

  • Speaker making at Wonderlab
    • September 21, 2pm to 4pm
    • Contact Wonderlab for more information
  • Summer Workshops
    • We'll be holding a variety of workshops this summer and will post dates both here and to our announcement mailing list when we finalize them
    • These should include: rain and compost barrel making, machining, vector graphic design and tool use, cutting and engraving with the laser...
    • Our members are also working with WonderLab and the Monroe County Public Library to help each with summer educational programs
  • Decorate the 4th Street pedestrian bridge for WCIW!
    • The third week of April is World Creativity & Innovation Week. Bloominglabs is going to celebrate by decorating the pedestrian bridge that runs over 4th Street connecting Fountain Square Mall to the Garage Art parking garage.
    • We met at Bloominglabs on Tuesday, April 16th, between 6pm and 10pm to brainstorm. We came up with quite a few decorative ideas for the bridge.
  • Makevention
    • Come celebrate the maker's movement in Bloomington!
    • Exhibitors will be charge a nominal fee ($10 a table, free if you bring your own)
    • The event is free for attendees
    • Outdoor and indoor exhibitor space
    • August 24th at the Bloomington Convention Center
    • Check out http://www.makevention.org/ for more information.
    • Also check out the Makevention page
  • Bloominglabs Blue Barrel Bonanza: Rain and Compost Barrel Workshop
    • The Bloominglabs Blue Barrel Bonanza is a 2-part, affordable workshop designed to help you construct your own rain and compost barrels using pre-used containers.
    • Two Sessions at Bloominglabs: June 8 at 10am, and again June 15 at 10am
    • $20 for the course, covering both types of barrel (waived if you're a Bloominglabs member)
    • $30 per barrel for a non-food-grade barrel (it's safe for compost, just don't lick it or drink from it) and additional hardware
    • +$10 for a food-grade barrel--please let us know ahead of time if you'd like one
  • 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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