Classes and Events



Intro to Arduino 101

When:
Thursday, 24 July 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:45pm

Intro to Arduino 101
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Thursday, July 24, 2014
7:00 PM

Makelab Charleston
3955 Christopher Ave, North Charleston, SC (edit map)

This introduction to Arduino class is an overview of the board design (components, I/O, power, etc.) the software development environment and several live examples. We will be using an Adruino Uno and a breadboard along with additional components.

Example circuits we may include:
1) Blinking the on-board LED.
2) Blinking an LED via the digital header I/O.
3) Adding a button switch to control the LED’s on/off
4) Using a potentiometer to control an LED’s blink rate.
5) Using a potentiometer to control an LED’s brightness
6) Controlling a servo motor.
7) Using a potentiometer to control a servo motor.

This class will last an estimated 2 hours and cost $50 (price includes purchase of an Ardunio Leonardo )



Network Team

When:
Sunday, 29 June 2014 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

The network team has been meeting on Sundays for the past several months. We are currently in the process of setting up an Open Stack, using an assortment of servers owned by Makelab members.

We have also just taken possession of a "new" rack (in really good shape!) and several servers that will be added to the Open Stack.



Charleston Uber User Group - June Event

When:
Thursday, 26 June 2014 - 6:30pm to 8:45pm

Charleston Uber User Group - June Event
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Thursday, June 26, 2014
6:30 PM

Makelab Charleston
3955 Christopher Ave, North Charleston, SC (edit map)

This group allows its attendees to pitch technical topics they will either speak on, or want to hear about. While it is limited to tech, there is nothing within that field that is off-limits. So, on the 4th(or 3rd if the month has no 4th, just follow the community :-)

Thursday of the month, come dine/drink with us and discuss technical things!



Intro to Drupal & CiviCRM

When:
Tuesday, 24 June 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Drupal is a free and open-source content management framework written in PHP and distributed under the GNU General Public License. It is used as a back-end framework for at least 2.1% of all websites worldwide ranging from personal blogs to corporate, political, and government sites including whitehouse.gov and data.gov.uk. It is also used for knowledge management and business collaboration.

CiviCRM is the world's leading open source CRM for nonprofits, and the *only* one that integrates with all three major content management systems (Drupal, WordPress, and Joomla). I'm going to take you through Civi's feature set and explain how to use it at your club, nonprofit, or society. Then we're going to show the real power of CRM/CMS integration by creating an event calendar, newsletter signup page, and self-service profile management on a Drupal site, without writing a single line of code.

The istructor, Nicholai Burton specializes in SQL programming, content management systems, and CRM for nonprofits. An active member of the #CHSTech scene, he has presented sessions at #BarCampCHS and #DrupalCampSC. After earning a degree in French and International Trade in 2004, he promptly moved to Charleston, decided to become a techie, and spent the next 10 years at Blackbaud and Toptix. In 2008 he co-founded @parkcirclefilms, South Carolina's only community-powered cinema. In 2012, Charleston City Paper named him one of the Freshman 15 "New faces and new leaders that have cropped up over time and give us hope for the future." (http://bit.ly/1mNHzMW)

Suggested Donation: $20



Network Team

When:
Sunday, 22 June 2014 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

The network team has been meeting on Sundays for the past several months. We are currently in the process of setting up an Open Stack, using an assortment of servers owned by Makelab members.

We have also just taken possession of a "new" rack (in really good shape!) and several servers that will be added to the Open Stack.



Intro to Soldering 101

When:
Tuesday, 17 June 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Makelab will be hosting an Intro to Soldering 101 class on Tuesday June 17th, 2014 at 7pm.  The cost for this class is $40 (includes a $20 kit) 

In this class each attendee will receive a Blinky POV kit (Persistence of Vision). The instructor will explain the basics of electronic circuits and how to assemble your kit.

You will learn about resistors, capacitors, diodes, and integrated circuits. You will learn the best practices and safety standards required to solder effectively. The Blinky POV usually takes between 20 minutes to an hour to assemble. When you’re finished, you’ll have a fun toy that you can make show nearly anything you want, over and over again.

Blinky POV Demo: 

Soldering Comic: 
http://mightyohm.com/files/soldercomic/FullSolderComic_EN.pdf



Network Team

When:
Sunday, 15 June 2014 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

The network team has been meeting on Sundays for the past several months. We are currently in the process of setting up an Open Stack, using an assortment of servers owned by Makelab members.

We have also just taken possession of a "new" rack (in really good shape!) and several servers that will be added to the Open Stack.



Intro to Welding 101

When:
Wednesday, 11 June 2014 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

If you need metal stuck together, there is no quicker path than using a stick welder.

Makelab Charleston will use a Lincoln AC-235 ARC Welder to teach you the basic principles of stick welding. You won’t be able to weld a bridge, skyscraper, or engine mount to a car frame after taking this class. But you will be able to weld 3/16" steel bars, which is thick enough to make furniture, wrought iron gates, and very bad art. The beauty of stick welders is they are light and portable. And when you get to wherever you are going, you can use an assortment of different sticks for different metals. Plus you don’t even have to carry around a tank of compressed shielding gas.

If you sign up for this intro to welding class, you will have a chance to learn from a skilled instructor about the safety standards and best practices. Bring your own mask and solder sticks, if you have them.

*Suggested Donation of $20.00 per person



Network Team

When:
Sunday, 8 June 2014 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

The network team has been meeting on Sundays for the past several months.  We are currently in the process of setting up an Open Stack, using an assortment of servers owned by Makelab members.

We have also just taken possession of a "new" rack (in really good shape!) and several servers that will be added to the Open Stack.



Maker Faire North Carolina

When:
Saturday, 7 June 2014 - 10:00am to 8:00pm

Event Details:
http://www.makerfairenc.com/

Maker Faire North Carolina

See. Learn. Make. Maker Faire NC isn’t a static event for spectators, we want you to get engaged and hands on.

Want to learn a new skill? We’ve got you covered. Come learn how to pick locks at the Lockpick Village. Seriously. TOOOL is going to be here showing you how it’s done. We’re even going to have a separate section for adults and kids, so everyone gets a turn. You don’t want to miss this!

What about all those electronics Makers are using in their projects? Want to assemble a kit but don’t how to solder? We will teach you how at our Learn to Solder workshop. Not only will you learn a new skill, you’ll also have a blinking robot badge to prove it!

How about sewing electronics, did you know you can do that? You can, and Sparkfun is going to host an e-textiles workshop and show you how. There will be plenty of supplies, instructors and guidance to help you through the entire project. You’ll get to sew an electronics project and take it home with you, and it’s absolutely free!

Learn to Weave with the Durham String Thing. Our friends will teach you how to use a simple, portable loom to weave a strap for a bracelet, and you get to take the loom home with you to use it to weave anything else you might dream up. Bet you didn’t know that some looms pioneered the same technology used early punch card computers!

Maker Faire NC isn’t just about technology, we’re about MAKING. See you there!

Meet the Makers
Here is a sample of the 2013 Makers of Maker Faire: North Carolina! Many of these will return in 2014 plus a whole lot of new faces as well!

Paper Roller Coasters
ShopBot Tools
Metal Adventures
Tri-Tatters
Fun and Function with LEGO!
Split Infinity Jewelry
The Chaos Machine
NC NearSpace
Foothills Community Workshop
Not Dead Yet – New Sounds from Old Gear
Open Hardware Makerspace
High Voltage at Home
Myth Busting Creativity
Wishbass
Little Wood Designs
STEM Bus
Hackerspace Charlotte
Silber Mini-Comics & Silber Button Factory
B.O.L.T.S. (Brotherhood Of Learning and Teaching Smiths)
Christina Bella Beads
SheekGeek Robotic Bugs
NC Homebrewing
Efland-Cheeks Elementary School Maker Club
TrendeFemme Hand-Felted Textiles
Leatherbound Book Works
Woodturners Guild of NC
Lockpick Village
Wake Robotics
Rapturous Raptors Irrational Inventions
The Renegade Seamstresses
Front Porch Apiary
Low Frequency Vibrations That Surround Us
Fablocker
EZ – Robot , Airsoft Battle Robots & DIY Personal Robotics
The Creative Contraptions of Jeff Highsmith
Maker Scout
Durham StringThing
BioLogik
Hack A Week
The Scrap Exchange
Punky Steamers
Fusion3 Design
Ask an Engineer
Stick Staff Cane
NCLUG (NC LEGO Users Group)
Driia’s Dreams
3D Printing for the Maker in You!
Carolina Combat Robots
Kitchen Tees
Jim Branley’s Tesla Coil
Alamance Makers Guild / Burlington Mini Maker Faire
Society for Creative Anachronism / Barony of Windmasters’ Hill
Splat Space
Whomping Willow Trebuchet
Ken’s Robots
Intertropes by Ryan Buyssens
LED Guided Piano Lesson
Plastibot
Solar Rhyno
SPARKcon
Starkiller Sabers, Props and Cos-Play
RTP Makers
NC FIRST Robotics
501st Legion (Carolina Garrison)
Brooklyn Aerodrome
Firefly Laser
Homemade Solar-Driven Stirling Generator
430 Things
Salvaged Jewelry
yourmomdesigns
CPSfC Maker Team
Woodcraft and Watchworks

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