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December 6, 2014 Class: Programming 101 with Arduino and LEDs

What Learn the basics of programming AND a bit about Arduino AND feel the dopamine rush of making atomic rainbow colored fire light! We’ll be using the same kind of lights that are in one panel of our giant wall

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November 1, 2014 Class: Programming 101 with Arduino and LEDs

What Learn the basics of programming AND a bit about Arduino AND feel the dopamine rush of making atomic rainbow colored fire light! We’ll be using the same kind of lights that are in one panel of our giant wall

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October 21, 2014 Class: How to use the chop saw

What Safety, setup, put-away, basic do’s and do not’s of cutting. We’ll be chopping up scrap 2×4. When 2014-10-14 (Tuesday) at 20:00 Where VHS shop room Who You! No need to be a member (but it helps). Max 5 people

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SMD January – VHS 5th Anniversary LED Badge

  The VHS 5th Anniversary LED badge is a Atmel 168 based board with an Altera CPLD driving a two colour 8×16 LED matrix.  Other features include a 5 way joystick, separate button, expansion header for i2c peripherals and a microphone.

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SMD September – I (heart) SMT September 12 7:00pm

SMT is the way of the future and the future is at VHS.  As a follow on to our SMT talk in August, this September we’re hosting a number of SMT build nights. Surface mount soldering is easier than through

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15 Aug – Chainmaille Workshop at VHS

WHO: Anyone, member or not, who has done chain in the past or would like to learn the basics. Experienced maillers are of course invited down to chat and show off. WHAT: Come hang out with us and make some

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TV-B-Gone soldering class

Sick of TV? Want to learn to solder? Want to make a great stocking stuffer? TV-B-Gone is a universal remote that will turn off any TV within 150 feet. I’ve got twenty kits for sale and I’m offering free soldering

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Introduction to Soldering

Are you worried your wiring fixes might not be the safest?  Come to the VHS and learn about soldering, flux, helping hands, heat shrink, and how to tell good soldering from bad.  If there’s enough interest we’ll run a second

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Introduction to Arduino

Back by popular demand! Who: YOU!  If you can climb two flights of stairs, you’re welcome.  For the rest of you, we’ll find a way to accomodate. What: We bring everything.  You bring a cup!  Learn about Arduino, circuits, and

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