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Wednesday Aug 5, 2015 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 Jul 31, 2015 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.

Monday Jul 27, 2015 7:00 pm

3d printing Guru Andrew Morrow is teaching a class on 3D printing basics!

The class covers:

-  Anatomy of a 3D printer
-  Safety when operating the machine
-  Storage and treatment of consumables
-  Basic maintenance of the machine
-  Troubleshooting a variety of potential failures
-  Available software to send prints to the machine
-  Tips for leveling the build plate

Andrew will be showing a variety of prints with different failures to highlight causes and solutions to printing problems. This class is held monthly.

Saturday Jul 25, 2015 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 Jul 25, 2015 9:00 am

Join Richard Furniss in this hands on class using MIG Welding equipment where you will learn welding steel with a MIG type welder to create your own metal art sculpture.

STUDENTS WILL NEED TO ENSURE THEY COME PROPERLY ATTIRED FOR SAFETY:
This means cotton clothing, full cover of arms and legs, sun glasses and no open-toed shoes. Failure to do so could mean you get turned away from the class or injured. 

Friday Jul 24, 2015 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 Jul 23, 2015 6:00 pm


Synshop is having a  "Fix It" night, one night a month.   Bring something from home you are having trouble with, and tap into the community to fix it. If no one brings anything in we will also perform preventative maintenance and repair on the shop equipment. 


Examples of repairable items include: a phone, computer, drill, printer, bike, furniture, lawn mower, cars, , models, toys, clothing etc..  


We need shop volunteers to help people who don't know how to "fix it" otherwise they would have by now. Volunteers to cover the different general disciplines, computer, electronics, sewing, wood, mechanical etc... 


Members, please speak up and give back to the shop by volunteering a couple of hours a month, this doesn't have to be a long term commitment, you could do it just once or as many times as you want. People who volunteer will make new friends and have fun coaching people on teardown and diagnosing why it failed.

Wednesday Jul 22, 2015 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.

Sunday Jul 19, 2015 1:00 pm

A Crypto Party is a gathering to learn and discuss computer Cryptographic tools, privacy, first amendment rights, and responsible legal methods of using these tools.  This is an  "Explain it like I'm 5 years old" (ELI5) level course.

The motivation is to empower regular people to protect their private data in an era of widespread surveillance. If you want to go further than just info, bring a functional laptop.

Everyone is welcome to come and learn about these free useful tools to help you ensure your privacy and first amendment rights.

People encouraged to go:
- Average Joes!
- Journalists, CPAs, Lawyers,
and other professions where privacy is a major concern
- College Students
- Grandparents. 
- Activists
- Knowledgeable folks willing to help
- Human Beings.

Thursday Jul 9, 2015 6:45 pm

Come learn from local artist and modeler Kent Caldwell the basics of mask making. This class will be a short (1 hour) hands on session where each student will use his/her own face to create a simple face mold out of plaster cloth. This mold can be used as the base for a custom mask that fits perfectly and comfortably.


Take a look at some of Kent's work using these techniques for simple masks (http://kentcaldwell.com/arratu.html) and as a starting point for more complicated masks (http://kentcaldwell.com/greyst.html).

Skills to be learned:
-Making a custom mask form that fits the wearer's face perfectly
-Using plaster cloth / gauze on skin
-Additional information / handouts on how to add/ embellish to the mask with
paper mache, clay, wire, paint, and electronics.


Student Must Bring:

-Wear clothing that can get messy. 

-All materials are included in the class cost.


Materials provided by teacher:
Plaster Cloth
Dropcloth / plastic sheeting
Mirrors
Vaseline (protective layer for skin)
Face wash
Elastic
E6000
Shallow bowls for water
Sample masks for further inspiration and discussion of more techniques.


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