March 15th, 2011 by Paul Sobczak
Sunday, March 27 · 7:00pm – 10:00pm @ The Hack Factory
Handmade Music is an open event series for people who make stuff that makes music, from instruments to electronics to software. Events include workshops, get-togethers, and live music, all are welcome.
Handmade Music: Minneapolis Blog | Facebook Event
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February 16th, 2011 by jrsphoto
From May 21, 2011 through June 4th, I’ll be hosting 4 session class woodworking basics. The first few weeks I’ll cover the woodworking tools currently at the HackFactory, some hand tools, wood finishing, and general project assembly.
The final two week I’ll plan to leave open for any projects you would like to work on with the group.
The fee for this class is $25 with all proceeds going directly back to the Twin Cities Maker.
February 10th, 2011 by uptownmaker
Image courtesy of the Arduino team
Twin Cities Maker is proud to offer an introductory class to the Arduino. This class will focus on breaking users into the Arduino gently by explaining the basics of the programming environment, terminology and concepts, use of online help, and modifying an existing program to suit your needs.
It assumes no prior programming experience; if you are a fairly confident programmer, you may wish to wait until the future sessions, or attend an upcoming electronics discussion night (third Fridays).
For more information, please see the Eventbrite page. Four of five tickets are already sold; if I get enough interest I will open another session as a single class on a Saturday.
January 19th, 2011 by Paul Sobczak
A few updates to the upcoming Handmade Music 4.
Emily Iwuc is going to give a workshop on making contact Mics and she is working on screenprinting some awesome HMMM shirts (although I don’t know if they will be done in time.)
Will Dixon is going to give a workshop on guitar set up and play with his band Sorry OK.
Andres Varela is gonna show of his Handmade ribbon controller.
Matte Resist will be showing off his instruments from Resist Instrument Works .
Sorry OK are bringing along their friends from Bouncer Fighter .
Ryan from Food Team will be there but is postponing his performance/workshop for next month.
Please come, bring friends, and enjoy. You can bring your own instruments if you have them but it’s not necessary by any means, the night is free and open to the public, hope to see you there.
January 13th, 2011 by uptownmaker
I’ll be teaching a “Fundamentals of Electronics” class on February 1 and 3 (Tuesday and Thursday) at the Hack Factory.
The intent of this class is to lay a ground work for understanding what electronics is, why we do it, how it relates to the real world, and to provide some introductory tools for getting started tinkering.
For more information, check out the Eventbrite page. Class size is limited to five students, so register soon!
January 5th, 2011 by Paul Sobczak
Nick Bauman will be going over some of the basics of plasma cutting on January 6th at the Hack Factory. More information about the plasma cutter event is over on the Fourm. Photo by dav.
The plasma cutter will cut anything that conducts electricity, although I think some things you could theoretically cut you would not ever want to, such as magnesium or galvanized steel. Everything you mention can be cut by this plasma cutter.