550 101 Fun with Paracord

November 4th, 2011 by karinf22

550 cord (aka paracord) is strong, relatively inexpensive and versatile. Our “101″ course will teach you to make useful, decorative and interesting things using this material. No prior experience necessary. We’ll use a few basic (and surprisingly simple) knots to tie a variety of bracelets, belts, tool lanyards, handle wraps, key fobs and holsters.

The course will cover the basics of working with cord, design and measurement considerations and pro tips of executing and finishing your projects.  Practical “lifehacker” applications for rope and cord and a few extra knots that everyone should know will also be shared. Don’t worry if you can’t even tie your shoes (we’ll teach you a superior knot for that too).

This course is very hands-on. All materials and tools will be provided. We’ll complete several projects in class and students will go home with extra cord and a basic tool kit to continue their exploration of cordcraft.

Jeff “Rigger” Berg will be the instructor. Jeff’s been fooling around with rope for over a decade. His resumé includes a stint as a yacht rigger.

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Class Sign up!

November 1st, 2011 by karinf22

Make sure to check out our upcoming classes for the month of November!  We have some exciting topics that will be covered this month. Sign up today!

 

Oxyacetylene this Saturday Nov 5 http://introtooxynov.eventbrite.com

Arduino for English Majors Nov 10 and Nov 17 http://arduino4em.eventbrite.com

Intro to Stick Welding Nov 12 http://introtosmaw.eventbrite.com

550 101 Fun with Paracord Nov 19 http://550101.eventbrite.com

Board Game Night!

October 18th, 2011 by karinf22

This Thursday, Oct 20, 2011 7:00 – 11:00 PM

Come out to the hack factory to enjoy an evening of tabletop gaming. Please bring a game, a snack to share and a couple dollars if you would like pizza.  Event itself is free and open to all ages.  Bring friends and family and enjoy some great social time.

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