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The most recent Humble Bundle has 13 Maker book titles.  Humble Bundle is a pay what you want for the bundle, with what you pay going to charity.  Both a great value and a way to do some good.

If your interested in Tinkering this bundle should not be missed.

Thursday May 7, 2015 7:00 pm

Learn to use Autodesk's Fusion 360 software to turn
your idea into a 3D model that's ready for the laser cutter, Shopbot, or 3D printer. 

Please Note: Students must already be comfortable with basic 3D modeling using software like TinkerCAD, SketchUp, or Blender as this class focuses on more advanced techniques.

Prerequisites:

• Laptop 

• Mouse

• If you don't already own a copy of Autodesk Fusion 360, please download and install the 30-day free trial available here

Project:

For the class project, we will be designing a 3D printable Raspberry case:

 

Friday May 22, 2015 6:00 pm

Podcast recordings with the Synack Pack podcast and a general night to work on open source software and security. All who come are welcomed to sit in on the podcast, or, work on their projects as they would any other syn shop open night.

Friday May 15, 2015 6:00 pm

Podcast recordings with the Synack Pack podcast and a general night to work on open source software and security. All who come are welcomed to sit in on the podcast, or, work on their projects as they would any other syn shop open night.

Friday May 8, 2015 6:00 pm

Podcast recordings with the Synack Pack podcast and a general night to work on open source software and security. All who come are welcomed to sit in on the podcast, or, work on their projects as they would any other syn shop open night.

Friday May 1, 2015 6:00 pm

Podcast recordings with the Synack Pack podcast and a general night to work on open source software and security. All who come are welcomed to sit in on the podcast, or, work on their projects as they would any other syn shop open night.

Friday Apr 24, 2015 6:00 pm

Podcast recordings with the Synack Pack podcast and a general night to work on open source software and security. All who come are welcomed to sit in on the podcast, or, work on their projects as they would any other syn shop open night.

Thursday Apr 16, 2015 7:00 pm

Update.. moved to handle conflict with other event.

This is a planning meeting for all those who wish to help SYN Shop have a presence at the 2015 LV Science Festival.  Come armed with ideas, and willingness to commit. - and lets make it an awesome time. 


We have committed to an open house on April 26th, at 11:00am - 4:00pm

Link to the science festival's published brochure is HERE.


Wednesday Apr 22, 2015 6:00 pm

SYN Shop is hosting folks from the Amazing Las Vegas Cosplayers meetup group. Come build costumes with them, and show off your SYN Shop Community spirit and your costuming style.

If you aren't into costuming, come hang out and work on crafts!

While this night is focused on the crafting disciplines, everyone is welcome to show up and hang out. Bring whatever project you are working on, or just come and see what everyone else is working on.

 

See the  Amazing Las Vegas Cosplayers group here...
http://www.meetup.com/Amazing-Las-Vegas-Cosplayers/

Tuesday Apr 14, 2015 7:00 pm

Join Nate T as he gives an exciting overview of Software Defined Radio. All participants leave with an RTL-SDR hardware, and the materials to make a  "planar disc" style antenna

This exciting class is going to cover the subject of Software Defined Radio (SDR).  Technology now allows the average consumer to to interact with the airwaves around us without expensive equipment. SDR allows hackers, tinkereArs, and common folks to use any computer and inexpensive hardware to see what is really going on with the radio waves in the air around us.

Come learn about this awesome and fun technology. 
The student should bring a laptop (can be Windows / Mac or Linux) to make the most of the class.

The hands-on portion of the class will focus on:
- SDR Software setup and usage
- Building a planar disc antenna

The lecture portion of the class will focus on:
- What is Software Defined Radio?
- Radio/RF background/basics as it relates to SDR
- Real world applications / uses
- Currently available software / hardware options
- Antenna types
- Common pitfalls
- Additional learning resources
- Demos of various SDR applications

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