Minne Maker Faire is soon!

March 29th, 2012 by videoman

We have all sorts of fun things happening in the next month.  This Saturday is quarterly cleanup, and our annual meeting, followed by Minne Maker Faire in April!  It’s great!

Minne Maker Faire is April 14th from Noon-5pm, and then music starting after 7pm.

Oh, and for those who may have seen the very large Rube Goldberg type device in the basement, it’s complete and the video is up on-line.

Taming of the Peep – A Rube Goldberg Device from David Bryan on Vimeo.

Arduino 101: Two classes!

March 4th, 2012 by danbackslide

Arduino microcontroller

Lots of people have been asking when we’re doing our next Arduino class. The answer is soon! Arduino 101 is a two-night class in the basics of the Arduino and electronics. It’s designed for people with no background in electronics or programming. This class should get you moving down the road to microcontroller nirvana!

The cost includes a nice little parts kit, some of which we’ll be using in class.

There are two classes scheduled:

  • Session 1: March 15 and March 22, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Session 2: April 19 and April 26, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Both sessions are listed on the registration page, so make sure you only sign up for one. (Unless you really want to take the class twice. We’d be more than happy to see you at both sessions!)

Students will need to provide their own Arduino board, and a laptop for running the software. Details and prices are on the course registration page.