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  • OpenHouse July 23rd from 10am-4pm at the new space! 3927 W. Roll Avenue. Tell your friends! See you there!


  • Getting Started with the Arduino
    • When: July 23rd 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
  • 4th of July parade float
    • Suggestions:
      • Air cannons:
      • 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:
      • 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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