Here’s some photos of the glass etching workshop that we ran recently. Thanks to all who came and made it a success!
Using and learning new ways to do an old craft. Felt like a true co-operative rather than a profit making ‘course’. Thank you.
A hands-on opportunity to learn a new skill.
Tuesday 7th July. Doors will open from 6.30pm for a 7pm start. 10 tickets available.
Woodworking with hand tools. An introduction to using hand tools such as planes, chisels, saws and scrapers; and how to keep them sharp. I’ll introduce a variety of different hand tools with a brief explanation and demonstration of each.
I’ll then get the participants to have a go at planing rough sawn timber, sawing squarely and accurately, using a chisel to make a housing joint, and sharpening a chisel.
Tuesday 2nd June. Doors will open from 6.30pm for a 7pm start. 12 tickets available.
Learn how to etch designs into glass using acid etching cream. We’ll use a Craft Robo vinyl cutter to cut out a vinyl stencil, then transfer that stencil to glass and etch the exposed glass using acid cream.
- A laptop. If this is not possible please bring your design on a USB stick.
- Glass to etch. This can be anything made of glass, but it cannot be curved in two directions. That is, cylinders and cones (tumbler, martini glass) are fine; spheres (wine glass) are not.
Here is an example of what you might make: https://i.imgur.com/GMDMuq9.jpg
Tuesday 5th May. Doors will open from 6.30pm for a 7pm start. 10 tickets available.
We will look into what kind of controller you should consider for your project – should you use a Raspberry Pi type SoC or an Arduino microcontroller or a hybrid of the two.Participants will each program an ‘actor’ for a miniature stage show directed by a Raspberry Pi communicating over i2c.You will need to bring a laptop with the Arduino IDE installed. This can be downloaded from http://arduino.cc/en/main/software
Mitch Altman is coming back to Bristol!
Mitch Altman is a co-founder of the Noisebridge Hackerspace in San Francisco and is a major figure in the global Maker movement. He’s also the inventor of such excellent gadgets as the TV-B-Gone and Trip Glasses. He and Jimmie Rodgers (inventor of the Lots-of-LEDs Arduino shield among other kits) are in the UK for the Maker Faire in Newcastle on 27th and 28th April, after which they’re touring a few Hackspaces, including ours!
Mitch and Jimmie will be running a public workshop at Bristol Hackspace on Saturday 11th May at 12pm.
The workshop will be open to people of all abilities and ages (children to be accompanied by an adult please) and will involve soldering together their kits. Don’t worry if you don’t know how to solder, Mitch, Jimmie and members of Bristol Hackspace will be on hand to show you how.
The workshop will cost £10 for Hackspace members and £20 for non-members, and will last about three hours. You will probably also want to buy a kit or two.
Buy your tickets here:
The kits that will be available on the day are:
||Turn off TVs in public places!
||Turn off TVs in public places at 50 meters away!
||Turn off TVs in public places at 100 meters away!
|Brain Machine kit
||Meditate, Hallucinate, and Trip Out!
||Meditate, Hallucinate, and Trip Out!
|Mignonette Game kit
||Make your own handheld game console!
|Trippy RGB Waves kit
||£10 for one, £15 for two
||Interactive blinky lights!
||Animated 3D cube!
|HELLO Name Badge kit
||Wear your name in lights!
||Write messages in the air!
||Charge your USB enabled gadgets!
||Make your own fully functional Arduino — for solderless breadboards!
||Make your own shield-compatible Arduino!
|Programming and Communications cable (FTDI Friend)
||Program your Arduino clone with Windows, MacOS, or Linux!
|Open Heart kit
||Animate fun patterns in the shape of a heart!
|LoL Shield kit
||Lots of LEDs! for your Arduino!
||Make noise by drawing lines with this pencil!
|Atari Punk Console kit
||Cool music synthesizer!
|Microcontroller programmer kit (USBtinyISP)
||Program all your AVR family chips!
We’ve got another two exciting workshops on at the Hackspace on Tuesday 5th March. Starts at 7pm!
A spork making workshop with Richard.
You can register interest here on the doodle. Cost of the workshop will be £5
And an SMT workshop with Matt
Register interest on the doodle, cost will be £5.
Beginner’s Arduino workshop: A beginner’s introduction to micro-controllers using the popular Arduino prototyping platform.
We will cover:
C programming basics,
motors and actuators,
DACS (digital to analogue converters)
An understanding of these topics will enable you to:
Make LEDs light up in different colours and patterns
Detect switches, lightness/darkness and touch
Drive motors and other mechanical devices
Control lots of lights and make complex sounds
Communicate between a computer and the Arduino
trigger sounds on a computer using environmental sensors
10th March ‘2012 – 11th March ‘2012. We will run from 10am to 5.30pm both days.
Pervasive Media Studios, Bristol. Website Location
What you need to bring!
lunch for both days
your arduino and kit of parts if you have one already
your laptop with the arduino IDE already installed
Sorry tickets have sold out.
Another free workshop on tonight, from 7pm, in 100 Stokes Croft. We are making drawdios and bristlebots.
We are holding Hackspace sessions every Thursday evening at 7pm at 100 Stokes Croft. This Thursday it is bristlebots for the Drawbot project.
The Drawbot project is a Dorkbot Bristol project enabled by the empty shops scheme. We have rented 100 Stokes Croft from 1st of November till the 17th of December. We open the shop on Saturdays from noon till about 6pm to the general public. Currently we have drawing robots, restored pen plotters, sub-woofer drawing, lasers! and much more. Have a browse through the flickr pool and Richard’s pics to get an idea.
Mitch Altman, creator of TV-B-Gone and co-founder of Noisebridge the San Francisco hackerspace will be giving his workshop ‘How To Make Cool Things With Microcontrollers’ at the Bristol Hackspace. Mitch says: “At the workshop I have lots of projects that anyone can make and take home, even if they’ve never made anything before.” You can see a list of the projects below.
The workshop will run from 1pm to 5pm on Sat 27 Mar 2010 in the Hackspace in Hamilton House on Stokes Croft. There will be some time spare to finish up at the end if we run over. Also feel free to join us for lunch in the Canteen cafe/bar on the ground floor from 12pm.
The half day workshop costs £20, or £10 if you join the Bristol Hackspace as a member (which also gets you hefty discounts on future workshops). Parts are extra, costs vary depending on what you make but start from just £5. See the list below for details.
There are limited spaces available so book now to avoid disappointment.
Here’s a list of the projects you will be able to build
And here are some pictures of them.
- Mignonette Game kit @ £30 each
- A way fun, way low-resolution hand-held computer console that you can use to create your own games.
- Trippy RGB Waves kit @ £5 each
- Waves of colours follow your hand as you wave it over these.
- TV-B-Gone kit @ £15 each
- Turn off TVs in public places from up to 50 meter away!
- USBtinyISP kit @ £15 each
- A programmer for AVR microcontrollers.
- MiniPOV3 kit @ £15 each
- Display messages of your choice through the air you wave this through.
- Brain Machine @ £15 each
- Hallucinate beautiful colors and patterns while you drift off into fabulous meditation.
- MintyBoost kit @ £15 each
- With 2 AA batteries you can charge anything with a USB charging input (such as an iPhone).
- Drawdio @£15 each
- Fun and annoying noiseamaker that changes noise as you draw on paper.
- LEDcube @ £15 each
- 3 x 3 x 3 cube of LEDs with animated sequence.
- DC BoArduino kit @ £15 each
- Arduino clone kit
- FTDI cable @ £15 each
- This is not a kit — it is required to communicate with the BoArduino (and many other open-source projects).
- TripGlasses @ £25 each
- This is not a kit — it is a ready-made version of the Brain Machine. Hallucinate beautiful colors and patterns while meditating!
- EU TV-B-Gone @ £15 each
- This is not a kit — it is the ready-made keychain to turn off TVs in public places (with a stealthy batman-like look).
- NA TV-B-Gone Pro SHP @ £30 each
- This is not a kit — it is a ready-made version, the size of an mp3 player, that turns off TVs in public from up to 150 meter away! One model for the entire world! Comes with built-in rechargeable batteries and a charger.
- Open Heart kits @ £15 each
- I’ll probably also have some of Jimmie Rodger’s Open Heart kits, too. These kits are super easy — they have 27 LEDs in the shape of a heart that you connect to an Arduino (or BoArduino) to animate blinky-light sequences.