Once again, the Science Museum of Minnesota is hosting Make: Day!
Twin Cities Maker has been invited to submit a plan for an exhibit, so we need to figure out what that plan will be. Below is some info from Nick at TPT, one of the chief organizers of the event:
Space is limited, but we can be flexible with how projects are exhibited. Here are a few things to consider:
- You would have at least one 8×3 table to exhibit and there will be a stage for presentations in the large atrium, if needed.
- We can also exhibit OUTDOORS, so take that into account as you plan!
- There is open classroom space available for hands-on activities.
We’ll be discussing options at tonight’s meeting, and next week’s meeting, but the submission deadline is May 7, so we need to get something together soon!
I’ve decided to start a monthly electronics day, on every third Saturday afternoon (well, all day, if you want, but I’m only going to be there in the afternoon).
What does this entail? Several things:
1. One class a month, guaranteed. In May, it’s going to be Soldering 101 (one of the most roundly requested classes), where you’ll get a chance to watch a real pro at work (as soon as I find one) and build a kit to take home. We’ll have scrap boards that you can practice on with no fear of damage and no pressure. I’ll set up an EventBrite page ASAP; expect the class to run about two hours and cost $30, which includes scrap for practice, but not the cost of the kit. Bring your own iron and solder; I’ll make some recommendations about what to buy.
2. Ask-an-EE sessions: along the lines of Lady Ada’s popular “Ask an engineer” chat, I’ll give all comers a chance to ask me anything they want about the art and science of electrical engineering.
3. Swap-o-tron: I’ll bring stuff that I’m perfectly happy to part with, gratis, and I ask anyone who has similar stuff to do the same. Take what you need, but please use what you take, or bring it back and re-release it the next month.
I’m expecting to start the Ask-an-EE about 2pm, the class about 4pm, with another Q&A after the class. I’ll set up my goodies in the workshop.
The next Handmade Music: Minneapolis will be on Saturday May 1st, starting at 5pm. Alex Deeba (from GetLoFi) and Micheal Una will be holding a Workshop to build an interesting bleepy electronic instrument and there will be lots of other great stuff going on.
“Considered one of the premier haunted projects in the Midwest, The Soap
Factory’s infamously creepy and legitimately haunted basement is a perfect
canvas for creating immersive terror environments. In an effort to ensure
that The Haunted Basement stays fresh and unpredictable for its visitors, we
are soliciting applications from local artists and designers to become a
part of our team for the 2010 season.”
In a Howard Cosell announcer voice… “Hello and welcome to the wide world of locksport. Where you get to pick your way through some very fun and exciting 3-dimensional puzzles tonight. Over at the first round of locks Mike, who has created his very own set of tools to work through some of these very complex puzzles. We also have Dan K., who is a world record breaking, renowned athlete in the competition of lock sport. Recently wile attending Toorcon, Dan K. was able to successfully escape from the federally, and is the fastest lock sport participant in the northern hemisphere.”
So what does all this mean? It means if you want to learn about locksport, register for the class. Class is $25, Registration though Eventbrite is required, but you can pay at class, or on Wednesday night if need be.
Twin Cities Maker (TC Maker) is a community group based in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. Our mission is to make, share, and learn.
We have opened a maker space/hackerspace for members to build projects using various media and technologies, from wood and metal working to electronics to fabrics and beyond. We call our space the Hack Factory.
Open house Wed: 7-9pm
The Hack Factory
3119 East 26th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55406