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This workshop will cover the basics of sewing, following a theoretical garment from start to finish. Get introduced to a sewing machine, how to read a pattern, what tools that can make construction easier, and fabrics to consider. With these basics down, you’ll be ready to tackle whatever sewing project you can dream up. You don’t need to bring anything but notetaking materials (optional, as presentation will be available afterwards) and an enthusiasm to get started!
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- Date: Saturday July 9, 2016
- Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
- Moment of Truth: 2:30 PM
- Prize: $100.00
- Max Participants: 15 individuals or Teams
- Fires not permitted inside space, that is what the outdoors is for.
All you have to do to compete is start a fire. How hard can that be?
Any Fire will do. It can be brief and small or larger and long. However, large and long burning fires are more theatrical, something I’ve come to understand is important to hackerspaces.
The challenge is to create a fire or ignition source that can ignite the sample or another combustible material by mechanically damaging any part of the sample using 24 volts DC max.
Sample furnished at no cost, 1 per Competitor/Team
Combustible materials can only include things found in no particular order:
First aid kit,
Standard Tools common to a mechanic’s tool box
Other combustible materials that can reasonably be found at a manufacturing facility when under construction or during maintenance including things that could be brought in but normally not i.e. under espionage or with malicious intent.
Personnel Protective Equipment common for working in a confined spaces
Hard hat, safety glasses, face shield, respirator, Purified Air Personal Respirator, SCBA Respirator, Escape Respirator, misc. under clothing, pens, pencils, gloves, rescue harnesses, footwear, non-fire retardant coveralls (Tyvek), steel toed shoes, shoe covers, socks, name patches and similar
Combustible materials may not
include: flammable liquids or gasses, fireworks, matches or anything disallowed by LVL1
Sample: an ~12″ length of functional IP 68 LED rope light
Results to be judged based on creativity, simplicity and of course awesomeness. While the judge is not perfect their decision is and that decision is final. Winner take all.
Now let’s get this fire thing started and Win a Benjamin!
Learn the basics of Arduino and how to leverage this embedded platform for your next electronics project. We’ll cover how to control LEDs, motors, and communicate with a variety of sensors using the Arduino IDE. We’ll also cover general electronics topics including voltage and current and basic components like resistors and capacitors. We’ll provide the Arduino and other electrical components, but you cannot take them home with you. If you want a set, I’ll make recommendations at the workshop.
Sign up here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/arduino-101-workshop-tickets-25950453505
What you need to do before the workshop:
1. Load your laptop with the latest Arduino IDE installed (https://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/Software) and bring it with you\
2. Brush up on C or other programming languages, just enough to be familiar with the big ideas (e.g. variables, loops, if-statements).
3. Get excited, you’re about to learn some really awesome stuff 🙂
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What better way is there to start your journey into electronics than to solder your own Arduino?
This workshop will teach you how to identify and solder through-hole components, a very helpful skill, especially when working with Arduino shields.
You do not need to bring anything other than yourself! Solder, soldering irons, components, etc. are all provided by LVL1. Plus, you get to keep the Arduino you soldered together!
Not sure what to do with your Arduino after the workshop? Check out our Arduino 101 Workshop the following weekend!