News: A Very Fab-ulous Holiday
The year is wrapping up and for our 6th meeting (wow half a year already) and final meeting of the year, we are going to forgo our normal formula and just have a good time without a presentation. We will have a collection of printers and creating ornaments as well as some of the other equipment at Labs running demos. We encourage you to bring your printer also if you have one, the more the merrier. We’re going to have some snacks and beverages but if you have a holiday favorite we would love to try it too! If you have never made it to one of our meetings before this is a great time to meet the group and either share your knowledge or ask the questions you have been dying to discover. We will be meeting as normal at 7PM at AS220 Labs on Wednesday. I hope to see you all there!
Tuesday, November 13th
Industries Open House, 6-7PM
Have questions, want to see the Industries, meet the folks who use it, just want to spend some time with our lovely members? Our open houses typically happen the first Tuesday of every month. They are FREE! No money involved, we’ve posted it on the shop just in case you missed it. Each month a handful of our dedicated members are present to run the show.
Intro to Soldering: Drawdio, 7-10PM
Un this workshop, students will learn how to make the Drawdio! It is a noise-making musical synthesizer that uses a graphite pencil to create awesome noises. Here is a link for more information about the kit: http://www.ladyada.net/make/drawdio/
Wednesday, November 14th
3DPPVD,”Introduction To 3D Printer Building”, 7-10PM
This month experienced 3D printer builder Bruce Wattendorf will be joining us to introduce the concepts and common parts involved in building your own printer. If you can’t pick out your idler from your extruder or what rods work with a lm8uu bearings, this will be the night for you. With our upcoming printer build weekend being honed in on, this is a great opportunity to come up to speed on what you will need to know to join us. Of course there will also be plenty of time before and after to hang out and chat about 3D printers and what is going on in the digital fabrication world.
Thursday, November 15th
Open Hack Nights, 7-10PM
Every thursday night, members of the space are encouraged to come down to the Labs and work on their projects at the space. Collaborative projects or individual projects are welcome. If you are interested in becoming a member, this is a good night to come by the Labs to see if it’s a good fit for you.
Maker Movement International 3D Printing Meetup, 9PM
Join us at AS220 Labs for the MAKE International 3D Printing Meetup. Our theme for the first meetup is 3D printing. We’ll showcase MAKE’s Ultimate Guide to 3D Printing which features 15 of the hottest 3D printers on the market, and hits newsstands November 20th. Come see what 3D printing is all about. Bring your questions and your 3D printed item for “show and tell!” Everyone who joins gets a free PDF of the issue!
Saturday, November 17th
Laser Cut Textiles, 1-7PM
In this workshop, students will learn how to lasercut textiles! This machine enables entirely new possibilities from easily cutting pattern pieces (within 1′ x 2′ dimensions) to creating new textures, functional decorations, dimensional objects, and even etching images or text onto fabric!