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WKS724: Working with LEDs

Have you ever wanted to add colorful blinky lights to your art project but had no idea where to begin?

In this class, you will learn about working with many addressable LEDs that use the popular WS2812 LED and integrated driver chip. By the end of the class, you will know about the basics of how the lights work, professional fabrication techniques for assembling LED strips, various driver options, and some programming.

This is a great opportunity to learn how to light up your holiday sweater or become a walking Christmas tree!

Prerequisites: Passing EEE 101: Basic Electronics is recommended but not required before taking this class.

3 sessions currently scheduled:
    Working with LEDs
(Working with LED's)
Thursday, 9/29/16 6:30 PM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
8 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $80.00 plus $30.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $95.00 plus $30.00 Materials Fee
    Working with LEDs
(Working with LED's)
Thursday, 10/13/16 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
8 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $80.00 plus $30.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $95.00 plus $30.00 Materials Fee
    Working with LEDs
(Working with LED's)
Tuesday, 10/25/16 4:30 PM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
8 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $80.00 plus $30.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $95.00 plus $30.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS531: Blade Sharpening Workshop: Flat Blades and Chisels

Participants are encouraged to bring in their own dull blades for this class, otherwise, the instructor will bring extras.

We all have them – those pocket or kitchen knives that just don't cut it any more.

Come and learn how you can bring a new edge back to your knives as well as your shop chisels! In this workshop, you will learn the basics of sharpening single and double bevel blades such as plane blades, chisels, and knives. We will also cover types of sharpening methods such as guides, jigs and freehand, and discuss grits and quality of blade sharpness as well as oil stones, water stones, honing and polishing compounds, and knife steels.

You will learn, hands on, how to sharpen a chisel, plane blade, or knife using stones and the "scary sharp" method.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Blade Sharpening Workshop: Flat Blades and Chisels Thursday, 9/29/16 4:30 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $45.00 plus $2.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $60.00 plus $2.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS115: Knife Making

Knife-making is an art of patience and craft. Learn how to make a knife from scratch using a combination of high powered tools and traditional knife-making techniques. In this class, you'll learn the basic fundamentals and tools for grinding an edge and heat treating metal. You'll also experience a live demo of the waterjet, the machine used to cut your knife blank from a sheet of steel. After receiving your knife blank, you'll get a matching acrylic handle that will be cut out using the laser cutters. With raw materials in hand and knowing the basics of knife-making, you'll have the ability to freely work on your knife with the provided equipment.

Project: Knife

Prerequisite(s): None


This Make-it, Take-it workshop is open to both members and non-members of TechShop.


Note: This is not a Safety and Basic Usage class. To learn more about waterjet cutting, check out our Waterjet Cutting SBU class offered regularly.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Knife Making Thursday, 9/29/16 12:30 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
2 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $179.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $209.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.