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Thursday Feb 19, 2015 7:00 pm

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.

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SYN Shop and the Henderson District Public Libraries have created a series of 21 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, [Art], and Math) classes that are free to the public. These classes will run from January to June of 2015 at each of the Henderson Library Branches. The classes are geared towards kids from 8 to 18 years of age and parents are encouraged to participate to get the most out of the experience.

Monday Feb 16, 2015 6:30 pm

This is a free class for SYN Shop members only. Due to space and time constraints we can only accomidate up to four people at a time around the ShopBot.

Looking to get started in the wonderful worlds of CNC routing? Looking to learn more about the ShopBot so you can understand more about it, other than it being a tool that somehow you put plywood into and furniture comes out. This is an introduction to running the ShopBot, the CNC sheet router, we have at SYN Shop.

This will include the steps you need to take in getting the ShopBot up and running, such as the pre-flight checks, powering on the machine, getting it setup to start a job, importing a file and cutting it, and finally cleaning up after yourself.

Saturday Feb 21, 2015 11:00 am

Join Instructor Stan Hanel as he teaches you how to work with microcontrollers and microprocessors - and how to use them in your own projects. 

The instructional part of the class will focus on the evolution of the microprocessor and microcontroller, 

Covering the following topics: 

  - Integrated Circuits and arithmetic processors
  - The first 8-bit microprocessors, Intel 8080 and Motorola 6800 
  - Instruction Sets: Opcodes and Operands 
  - 16-bit, 32-bit and 64-bit microprocessors with accelerating clock speeds
  - Hitting the Speed Wall – Multicore processors and parallel processing
  - Integration of analog and digital circuitry – Systems on a Chip (SoC)
  - Survey of popular hobby microprocessors and microcontrollers
     (Arduino, Raspberry Pi, BeagleBone Black, Intel Galileo, 
       Parallax Propeller multi core processor, Microchip PIC, Basic Stamp,
        and peripheral shield PC boards.)

During the practical part of the class, attendees will use an oscilloscope and multimeter to monitor digital and analog signals within a microcontroller circuit board.

Friday Feb 20, 2015 7:00 pm

What is a Partluck?  It's kind of like a potluck, but members are invited to bring old hardware and various pieces of upcycleable materials to share with other members.  These materials are then stripped down and built into various other projects as the night progresses.

For this part luck, we wanted to spruce up the space a bit. We'd like to do some decorations that are sci-fi themed. Not that dreary post-apocolypse stuff, but inspiringly bright cyber-future (cyber punk and similar ), and transhumanism stuff! The goal isn't mandatory, as members are free to do and build as they wish.  Do something else to make the shop interesting.

We ask that each attendee bring at least one upcycleable material to contribute to the night, though bringing more or less is also cool too.

Tuesday Jan 27, 2015 7:00 pm

Join SYN Shop as we prepare for Las Vegas' first Steamathon by steampunking your accessories and gear.

What to bring

• Something you want to steampunk. 
Think nerf guns, cheap goggles, walking sticks, or costume items.
• A craft supply to share. 
Examples include Copper spray paint, gears, bolts, wire wrap, e6000 glue etc.

More information about Steamathon happening downtown the weekend of February 6th can be found at: www.steamathon.com


Ideas 
Steampunk DIY Crafts on Pinterest:  
     http://tinyurl.com/k9uht5o 
Steampunk Crafts on Instructables: 
     http://www.instructables.com/howto/Steampunk/%20craft 

09 Jan 2015
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SYN Shop and the Henderson District Public Libraries have created a series of 21 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, [Art], and Math) classes that are free to the public. These classes will run from January to June of 2015 at each of the Henderson Library Branches. The classes are geared towards kids from 8 to 18 years of age and parents are encouraged to participate to get the most out of the experience.

Friday Mar 6, 2015 7:00 pm

2600 Meetings exist as a forum for all interested in technology to meet and talk about events in technology-land, learn, and teach. Meetings are open to anyone of any age or level of expertise.

Friday Feb 6, 2015 7:00 pm

2600 Meetings exist as a forum for all interested in technology to meet and talk about events in technology-land, learn, and teach. Meetings are open to anyone of any age or level of expertise.

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