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Past Workshops

All workshops are for age 12 and older unless otherwise specified. Parents must come inside to fill out a minor liability waiver for children under 18 (unless previously filled out). Some workshops have limited seats available, see descriptions for details.

Pre-registration is required, and payment is due at the time of registration. Virtual workshops will send out room links 24-48 hours before a class. Virtual workshops with kits will coordinate pick-up of kits. Please direct any questions to contact@bloominglabs.org.

More workshops are still being added. Please join our announcement mailing list or follow us on Twitter! How to follow us

If there is a specific workshop you would like to see, let us know! We have a Google form: Waitlist and Interest Sign-ups. You can fill this out once for every desired workshop.




Contents

September 2021

Code Nite Inn: Linux Spoken Here

Tuesdays in September (7th, 14th, 21st, 28th) -- 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

  • Format: In-Person
  • Pricing: $20 for all, or $5 for drop-ins (free for members)

Come hang out and learn about Linux servers by building your own! Through a mix of lecture and collaboration we’ll explore command line interface (CLI) or graphic user interface (GUI), image creation, virtualization, networking, security, SSH, x11VNC, and world domination.

We’ll be using Linode which does require a credit card to sign up but is $0 for the first 2 months. If you have a laptop, please bring it. We have a computer lab but having two computers per person is ideal. (Use linode.com/lex or linode.com/atp to get a $100 account credit)

  • Sept 7th: Setting up a cloud instance
  • Sept 14th: Setting up webservices on the cloud
  • Sept 21st: Installing WordPress
  • Sept 28th: Setting up Mail Service

Code Nite Inn


Introduction to Arduino

Sunday, September 19th, 2021 -- 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

  • Format: In-Person
  • Pricing: $30, or $20 for members
  • Maximum Class Size: 6
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The iconic Arduino is not just hardware, it’s also a software platform you can use to program a wide variety of microcontrollers to do anything from controlling lights to building robots to IoT (Internet of Things) applications in a very accessible, quick-start way. Arduino can be used to prototype a product idea, create art, or as a fun creative hobby. In this workshop we’ll dive right in and get you programming an Arduino to sense the world around it and interact with the world via lights and motors. You’ll be taught helpful tips to avoid traps beginners can fall into, and we’ll guide you to the best resources for next steps. Laptops and hardware provided. If you want to bring your laptop, install the free Arduino software before the workshop: https://www.arduino.cc/en/software. You can bring an Arduino if you have one, but note we’ll be working with the standard Arduino Uno in this workshop.

Intro to Arduino

Screenprinting

Sunday, September 26th, 2021 -- 2-4PM

  • Format: In-Person
  • Pricing: TBD
  • Maximum Class Size: TBD

Learn to design and burn your own screens for screen printing! By the end of this workshop you will have a re-usable screen that you can use to put your custom graphic on just about anything, from shirts to posters. More details and registration are TBD. Sign up to be informed of open registration here: Waitlist Sign-up Link


October 2021

Introduction to Welding: Level 0

Saturday, October 9th, 2021 – Noon-5 PM

  • Format: In-Person
  • Cost: $85, or $60 for members
  • Maximum Class Size: 12

No experience required. Learn and practice 4 types of welding: Mig, Tig, Stick(Arc), and Oxygen-Acetylene. 30 min safety intro, then 4 stations with 2-3 attendees each for a demo on the welder and time to practice before rotating to the next. This is an introductory class intended to teach safe use so that you can practice during public nights. Required: Please wear leather closed-toed shoes, long sleeves and pants (NOT synthetic; wear denim, cotton, wool, or leather), and any hair or jewelry bound. Suggested: Please bring any of the following if you already have at home: Respirator, P100, or KN95 mask; leather gloves; welding helmet.

Introduction to Welding

Ongoing

Introduction to Parkour

Mondays -- 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

  • Format: In-Person, at Bloominglabs, 1840 S. Walnut St, Bloomington, IN
  • Cost: Drop-ins welcome, individual sessions are $15 ($10 for Bloominglabs members.) Pay cash or card on location.

Always wanted to learn Parkour? Take the leap, with our in-depth Basic Parkour class: brought to you by BPK and Bloominglabs! You’ll learn all the fundamentals of the Art of Movement, in a safe and fun environment.

Study Group: Hackerspace Backend Software Infrastructure

Starting September 16th: Thursdays -- 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

  • Format: In-Person (remote cast on request)
  • Pricing: $5 a night for drop-ins at the door (cash, check, or card), Free for members

Are you interested in networks, business programs, or management software? For job skills, to try it out, to prepare for your side hustle? Come play with our systems! As a hackerspace Bloominglabs runs on volunteers, but we have curious people who what to help others and learn more. Our whole space is a do-ocracy and playground - and that includes our website, network, and management programs. Some days might have a set goal or topic, but this is a casual learn-together study group.

While the people who come will have a strong say in what we work on or can come with specific things they want to try, and we can be playing with different things, this group has been brought about to try and unify a few Bloominglabs systems so to start off this group here are the first few topics to get us started:

  • Design Parameters: Look at what we currently use and brain storming our needs and wants, ranking them, and creating our ideal system map.
  • List possible programs/solutions
  • Divide the options out and test what parameters each program meets or does not meet



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