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In this workshop you will solder, program and build your own internet enabled micro weather station. This weather station uses a wifi enabled Wemos D1 Mini board and a 1.3" oled display as well as a 3d printed enclosure. Really cool project for you to show off at home, work or school! Learn about the exciting world of internet enabled devices!

We will teach you how to solder, load the weather station software, hack the weather station software, debug, and program a Wemos D1 mini microcontroller.

$20 is cheap for all you will learn and get!

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Come join us and make an awesome holiday wreath that has WIFI enabled computer/smartphone controlled LED lights! You will use an ESP8266 circuit board connected to a led strip of lights. Plus you can decorate your wreath to make it beautiful. Check out the WLED NeoPixel software to see how you control the lights! Trust us, this is some really cool stuff! 1 ticket is for 1 wreath with LEDs.

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This is your chance to play with molten pewter! In this workshop we will be carving a mold out of a cuttlefish bone and then pouring molten pewter into the mold to create our own jewelry pieces. This is a simple, traditional introduction to the world of metal casting. The cuttlefish bone is easily carved using dental tools. Here is a link from make magazine that describes the process in more detail:

We are using pewter because it is easy to melt with a torch and it is an inexpensive, non-toxic metal that is easy to work with. You can use this same technique to cast silver, gold and platinum, but that is not part of this workshop (too much $$$)!

Led by amateur herbalist, Amy Shah, this class will occur on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, from 7 to 8:30 pm in the LVL1 classroom. We will be learning about essential oils and medicinal plants. Participants will be making their own oil based perfume which they may take home. We will also learn about alcohol based perfumes. Finally, there will a demonstration of how to distill your own perfume from plant matter. The cost of the class is $25 per person.