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Wednesday Feb 17, 2016 6:00 pm

Let's get together 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.

Friday Feb 12, 2016 6:00 pm

Podcast recordings with the Gr3y Noise 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.

Wednesday Feb 10, 2016 6:00 pm

Let's get together 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.

Monday Feb 8, 2016 6:00 pm

I want an excuse to practice my lock picking, so what better way then to schedule a themed open night that focuses on locksport.  This is a regular open night at SYN Shop so there will be no formal class.  However, if you want to work on your lock picking, please bring your lock pick set/practice locks/or other physical security type things to play with.  I do have some practice locks and picks which people can use if they do not have their own.

Locksport is the sport or recreation of defeating locking systems. Its enthusiasts learn a variety of skills including lock picking, lock bumping, and a variety of other skills traditionally known only to locksmiths and other security professionals. Locksport followers enjoy the challenge and excitement of learning to defeat all forms of locks, and often gather together in sport groups to share knowledge, exchange ideas, and participate in a variety of recreational activities and contests. Locksport is often practiced at computer security events such as DEFCON.

Never pick or manipulate with the aim of opening any lock that does not belong to you, unless you have been granted explicit permission by the lock's rightful owner.

Never pick a lock that is in use.  The practice of lock picking can break functioning locks.  Only use practice locks.

Friday Feb 5, 2016 6:00 pm

Podcast recordings with the Gr3y Noise 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 Feb 4, 2016 7:00 pm

This is a weekly discussion night for people who want to learn how to use CAD / CAM software to create models and objects that can then be cut on the laser cutter, Shopbot or printed on the 3D printers.

We find many new members lack the skills and need a place to start. This discussion group will be an open forum for people to come ask questions, share new techniques and express their love of all things CAD / CAM.

01 Feb 2016
3D printed bracket for serving lines in a Keg Chiller. #Brewing #3DPrinting

Wednesday Feb 3, 2016 6:00 pm

Let's get together 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.

Saturday Jan 30, 2016 2:00 pm

This is our Monthly Board Meeting where the board conducts it's normal business. All members are encouraged join and provide input into the running of the space.

Saturday Jan 30, 2016 10:00 am

Join Instructor Stan Hanel as he gives an introduction to electronics in a class that mixes hands-on and lecture. We will study electronic sensor technologies and how they can be integrated with wearable fabrics.
This class can be taken standalone: or part of our continuing series, and is open to all skill levels. 

The “hands-on” part of the class will  be a “wearable tech” DIY project!  Build a wearable butterfly with two wings that oscillate by using a shape-memory-metal actuator. 


The instructional part of the class will also focus on digital logic and digital-to-analog conversion (DAC) circuitry:


1.    Introduction to Boolean Logic.
2.   Flow chart diagrams and decision symbols
3.   Logic gate schematic symbols
4.   How to implement abstract logic gates  into physical digital circuits
5.   Overview of Shape Memory Metals and applications

During the practical part of the class, we will build a monostable multivibrator oscillator circuit, then sew the circuit components, butterfly wings, and shape memory metal actuator into fabric. No soldering required, but lots of practice with a needle and thread to build soft, flexible and conductive circuits. Conductive thread and shape memory metal wire will be included in the kit. 

Optional reference text for this class will again be “Fashioning Technology” by Syuzi Pakhchyan:http://fashioningtechnology.com/


Also, check out the Adafruit website at:  https://www.adafruit.com/

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