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.
HMMM is back building again, HMMM 10 will be a build night.
Twin Cities Maker Member and founder of Crazy But Able, John Wilson will be hosting a building of his new kit the Stella Amp. There are a limited number of seats available for the class so sign up early. Handmade Music will be providing the soldering stations and solder, you can bring your own irons if you would like as well.
No prior knowledge of soldering is needed there will be some people to help you along the way if this is your first time around the iron.
Due to the soldering irons this class is limited to persons of 8 years of age or older.
Modeled after SparkFun’s Soldering class, TC Maker is offering a soldering class. The kit and the price is all the same but the location is a not Denver, it’s Minneapolis.
Description: If you’ve never soldered before, this is the class for you! This course teaches through-hole (90% of electronic kits) soldering and is recommended for the beginner. This is a hands-on class where the students learn techniques to help them solder through-hole components. Soldering can be daunting for the first solder joint, then the 2nd solder joint is not so bad, and by the time you’ve assembled the Simon game, you will be quite confident and proficient in basic soldering skills.
Classes take place at The Hack Factory. We provide all the tools, irons, solder, parts, and seats for 8 students. You’ll be soldering the Simon PTH Kit. By the end of the night, you will have a functioning game to take home and show off to your friends (we get funny looks all the time).
There is a minimum age requirement of 8 years old, but other than that, anyone is encouraged to sign up. We teach people all the time with no previous soldering experience!
The class is expected to take around 1 hour to complete, there is a buffer built in in case we go a bit longer.
Prerequisites: None! Just bring you. The class price includes the cost of the Simon Kit. The class is open to the public and to members.
What to bring: TC Maker will provide all the tools, irons and solder.
Proceeds above will go to help keep TC Maker electronics area, we want to get some decent components for the place. We will also be accepting other donations, including components if you have any around. If you are so inclined please do donate.
Time and Place: Friday Aug 26th 7:00pm to 10:00pm at the Hack Factory.
Who is Teaching: Paul Sobczak, Electrical Engineer, and other TC Maker members.
Hey got any stuff that you’d like to put in a garage sale, but dont want to bother with actually having a garage sale?
Well, your in luck! we will take care of that for you.
First Annual TC MAKERS Garage Sale at the Hack Factory
We need to raise some funds for a couple of infrastructure projects that benefit all the members.
Hows this sound?
- shop-wide dust collection
- refurbished bathrooms and member locker space
- air-conditioning more of the shop
- air power for the entire space
Now that we have your attention. we need all that stuff sitting in your garage and basement that you could donate to a fundraiser garage sale for the Hack Factory “Make the Hack Factory Nicer For All” Fund.
Tentative Sale date Sept 17-18st
Tentative Setup and pack in Sept 14th
Note- date changed to allow more collection time and announce at wen meeting.
Pictures and videos from the 7/6/11 Open Hack at the Hack Factory.
Twin Cities Maker operates an open house every Wednesday from 7:00pm till late, and it’s open to the public! If you are interested in getting to know what TCMaker is about, or just want something to do on a Wednesday night stop by and say hello. Bring a project if you’re working one, or a problem if you need something fixed, we might be able to help.
Twin Cities Maker will have a table today at Bryant Lake Bowl for the Uptown Pride Block Party, which starts at 6 PM. Visit with some of our group members to talk shop and find out what TC Maker is all about!
Back from its hiatus, Hack Factory Cabaret we be held June 22nd from 7-9pm.
What is our Cabaret you ask? It’s a fun filled night where you get to present on any topic that you choose (EG: Nemoy Sunset Pie, Banzai growing, Air Balloons, etc) for up to five minutes. After those five minutes are up, we may kick you off the stage for the next person.
To sign up, and check out who will be presenting go to our Cabaret page.
Join in the communal process of reuse and celebrate our collective creativity! You are invited to Swap-O-Rama-Rama, a giant clothing swap and series of do-it-yourself workshops in which a community explores reuse and creativity through the recycling of used clothing.
Minneapolis’ own Happy Mutant and resident science blogger extraordinaire, Maggie Koerth-Baker, is putting together a local wing of Boing-Boing’s first International BB Meetup Day. This is of particular interest to us because of the theme: “Wonderful Things”:
On June 7, bring your favorite significant object, coveted curiosity, conversation piece, or mysterious item to the Meetup (Don’t bring something that has a lot of intrinsic value). Then tell the other happy mutants about it!
While you’re at the Meetup, share your thoughts on the items that you see, and if you are so inclined, offer up a swap! Don’t forget to tweet your photos, videos, and details on any exciting swaps using hashtag #BoingBoingMUP.
Check in on the meetup.com page for the event- there are already 8 names on the list and I don’t recognize any of them! This is a great chance to meet some makers from outside the group and see some neat stuff.