Electronic & Technical Arts Classes

    • Saturday, January 28, 2023
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN ETA Studio, Class Code EL012823MS
    • 0
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    Learn the fundamentals of vector graphics using Inkscape software in this hands-on class.

    About this class

    We have a lot of machines that can be controlled by computer at BARN. The Metal Shop has CNC lathes, milling machines, and plasma cutters. The Woodshop has a CNC router. Electronic and Technical Arts has a small CNC router, 3D printers, and laser cutters. Fiber Arts has a computer-controlled embroidery machine. Getting your design out of these machines starts with capturing your design in a vector graphics application.

    The better you understand vector graphics the easier it is to create a design and have one of these machines turn it into a tangible piece of art.

    We'll talk about the differences between vector graphics (lines) and raster graphics (bitmap pictures), and about the common concepts used in all vector graphics software. We'll use Inkscape, a fully featured and free graphics design application that runs on Windows, Mac, and Linux computers.

    The emphasis in this introductory class is on building a solid foundation on the basics of creating and editing vector graphics designs. Every student  practice the lessons through the class (see Details below regarding bringing your computer or laptop with the program loaded).

    You'll learn the differences between lines, paths, and shapes, then the basic tools for modifying them in Inkscape. We'll learn a bit, practice it, then learn some more. Everyone will take home a USB drive with the class materials. Because the class is developed using Inkscape, you'll be able to read through the lessons and practice more at home after the class.

    This is a great class for complete beginners and those who have tried and struggled with getting Inkscape to do what they want.

    Details

    • Bring a computer/laptop with Inkscape 1.2.2 installed. This version of InkScape can downloaded at https://inkscape.org/release/inkscape-1.2.2/

    • Ages 14+ (or 12+ with a guardian) are welcome. 

    • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.

    • Students are requested to wear a mask for this class by the instructor. 

    • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.

    Instructor

    Mike Schrempp - Mike is enjoying retirement after spending 39 years in the design and development of computers. He’s done product development, mechanical part design, engineering management, and architected servers used in big data centers at Amazon and Microsoft. Now he enjoys making things -- from wood, plastic, metal, food, and python code -- and showing others some of the tricks he’s learned along the way.

    Contact Doug Salot: [email protected]


    • Thursday, February 02, 2023
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Electronic & Technical Arts Studio, Monitor: Nathan Abell
    • 7
    Register
    Tech enthusiasts of varying skill levels and interests can work on projects using studio tools and equipment.

    About this Class

    It's not a class but maker time - as well as time to see what's going on, talk shop and hang out. A trained monitor is present. No instruction is given.

    Details

    • Registration is recommended.
    • If the front door is locked when you arrive, ring the doorbell on the gray post for the monitor to let you in.
    • There are seven spots available per open studio to maintain safety protocols. Click "Join Waitlist" if this open studio fills. If a spot becomes available, we will notify you via email.

    Class Policies

    Instructor

    Nathan Abell acts as monitor. He teaches laser-cutter classes at BARN and enjoys advanced 3D printing, soldering, circuit design, electronic test equipment, and making lockpicks.

    Contact: [email protected]

    • Saturday, February 04, 2023
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • ETA Studio, Class Code: EL020423RG
    • 7
    Register

    Designed as a user's guide to BARN ETA studio, this free orientation session is highly recommended for all participants. It will cover everything from studio etiquette and policies to an overview of what we have and where stuff is. 

    You'll get to see the 3D printers, laser cutter, soldering station, hand tools and more. Overall BARN policies as well as studio-specific ones will also be covered.

    Participants will also learn about the leadership structure within ETA  and about opportunities to participate in helping everything run smoothly. Volunteer jobs range range from serving as studio monitors to helping with studio maintenance.

    Details:

    • This event will take place in-person in the ETA Studio.
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Please click here to read more.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to fill out our simple application before you register.

    Contact: [email protected]
    • Tuesday, February 07, 2023
    • Thursday, February 09, 2023
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN ETA & Woodworking studios, Class Code: WO+ETA020723AE
    • 0
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    Learn the basic features of VCarve Pro, a popular program used to make signs, engravings, intricate inlays and imported 3D shapes and models on computer-controlled routers.

    About this Class

    VCarve Pro is easier to learn than Fusion 360, the other 3D design program taught at BARN, and can be used for projects on both the large CNC router in the Woodworking Studio and the small CNC router in the ETA Lab.

    Session 1 is in the ETA studio so you can use the VCarve Pro software to design an 8x16" sign and prototype your design on ETA's laser cutter. In session 2, we meet in the Woodworking Studio to carve it on the CNC router.

    Please note: To take this class, you need a laptop computer with a mouse and a working copy of VCarve Pro 11 already downloaded to that computer (you can download a free trial at www.vectric.com). The software requires a PC or a MAC that has Windows installed. There is no time during class to download the program. If you have questions or run into problems downloading the program, please email the instructor for help. If you don't have a laptop you can bring to class, you may use an ETA Studio desktop computer with the software already loaded.

    Details

    • Open to students 14+ of all levels.
    • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 
    • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.

    Instructor

    Al Ebken - Al is a retired ocean engineer with many years of computer and computer-aided design experience. In the picture, he's using the Woodworking Studio's CNC router to make parts for face shields to protect against coronavirus infection.

    • Thursday, February 09, 2023
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Electronic & Technical Arts Studio, Monitor: Nathan Abell
    • 7
    Register
    Tech enthusiasts of varying skill levels and interests can work on projects using studio tools and equipment.

    About this Class

    It's not a class but maker time - as well as time to see what's going on, talk shop and hang out. A trained monitor is present. No instruction is given.

    Details

    • Registration is recommended.
    • If the front door is locked when you arrive, ring the doorbell on the gray post for the monitor to let you in.
    • There are seven spots available per open studio to maintain safety protocols. Click "Join Waitlist" if this open studio fills. If a spot becomes available, we will notify you via email.

    Class Policies

    Instructor

    Nathan Abell acts as monitor. He teaches laser-cutter classes at BARN and enjoys advanced 3D printing, soldering, circuit design, electronic test equipment, and making lockpicks.

    Contact: [email protected]

    • Friday, February 10, 2023
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN 8890 Three Tree Lane NE, Bainbridge Island, WA
    • 29
    Register

    Teens (7th-12th grade), come on down to BARN for a free evening of art, friends, music, and creativity!  You're not going to want to miss it. We'll have pizza and snacks and you'll get to choose from activities like cooking, woodworking, sewing, jewelry making, metal working, and more - every month is a different lineup. Come with a friend or come on your own and meet new friends! 

    Teen Night is so popular that we're now requiring registration to ensure that there's enough food and activities for everyone!

    Details

    • This is free but please register to save a spot.
    • Fill out a minor permission form . 
    • Teen nights are for students 7th-12th grade.
    • Registration closes when the registration limit is reached. 
    • When you register your youth, enter their name in the Youth's Name field and enter the parent/guardian email address for "registrants email." All reminders and important information will go to that email address.
    • All teens will be asked to sign in and confirm emergency contact information upon arrival. 
    • Some studio activities may require masks. 
    • Closed-toed shoes are required for all Teen Night activities.
    • View BARN’s current COVID-19 health and safety protocols.
    • For those who might need physical assistance, learn more about our Companion Program.
    • Questions: Contact Sarah Jones at BARN at 206-842-4475 x224 or email: [email protected]

    We're grateful to the City of Bainbridge Island for their financial support so we can offer this event for teens in our community!  

    • Saturday, February 11, 2023
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Electronic & Technical Arts Studio, Class Code: EL021123RG
    • 7
    Register

    Get introduced to 3D printing by seeing BARN's printers up close and gain an understanding of how they work.

    About This Class

    See a computer file get readied for printing in a process called "slicing."
    See our different printers and learn about filament, the material 3D printers use to make prints.

    You will start a print and see the printer actually print.

    3D printing has many uses, ranging from practical to fun, such as replacement parts, mold-making, medical models used in surgery, prototypes, and more.  

    Bring your curiosity and questions. You can continue to use the 3D printers during open studio times when a studio monitor or other member can help you.

    Materials

    Optional: Bring a laptop with PrusaSlicer, a software tool for 3D printing, installed.

    Class Policies

    Instructor

    Rick Gordon

    • Sunday, February 12, 2023
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • BARN Great Room. Class Code: EL021223NO
    • 8
    Register

    This free Tech Talk explores how passive listening sonar can be used to screen for cardiovascular disease.

    About this Event

    The stethoscope is the iconic low-cost, “passive listening” device in diagnostic medicine. Unfortunately, even with modern digital technology, the basic acoustic principles of the stethoscope have not changed since its invention by Rene Laennec in 1816. The principles are the transduction and aural interpretation of sound-induced vibration performed at a sequence of single points on the body surface. By contrast, modern passive sonar has been evolving rapidly in the naval submarine underwater sound community since World War II. Coincidentally, since World War II, cardiovascular disease has become the number one killer of women and men in America (697,000 deaths in 2020 compared to 598,000 from cancer and 375,000 from Covid). This presentation discusses the nature of coronary artery disease, the options available for early diagnosis of coronary artery disease (CAD) and why/how modern passive listening SONAR (SOund Navigation and Ranging) is being formulated to screen for CAD.

    Details

    • Free, but please register. 
    • This event is planned for BARN's Great Room on the upper floor.

    Class Policies

    Instructor

    Norman L. Owsley has had two overlapping careers in the research and development of digital passive sonar systems - four decades in submarine acoustics and three decades in medical acoustics that culminated in the founding of Phonoflow Medical Corp. In both careers, he has applied the same “tool box” to two distinctly different problems - the common threads being statistical signal processing, structural acoustics and turbulent flow and fluid dynamics. Whether it is the hunt for “Red October” or the diagnosis of pre-symptomatic, obstructive coronary artery disease, both are sonar-friendly.


    • Thursday, February 16, 2023
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Electronic & Technical Arts Studio, Monitor: Nathan Abell
    • 7
    Register
    Tech enthusiasts of varying skill levels and interests can work on projects using studio tools and equipment.

    About this Class

    It's not a class but maker time - as well as time to see what's going on, talk shop and hang out. A trained monitor is present. No instruction is given.

    Details

    • Registration is recommended.
    • If the front door is locked when you arrive, ring the doorbell on the gray post for the monitor to let you in.
    • There are seven spots available per open studio to maintain safety protocols. Click "Join Waitlist" if this open studio fills. If a spot becomes available, we will notify you via email.

    Class Policies

    Instructor

    Nathan Abell acts as monitor. He teaches laser-cutter classes at BARN and enjoys advanced 3D printing, soldering, circuit design, electronic test equipment, and making lockpicks.

    Contact: [email protected]

    • Saturday, February 18, 2023
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • BARN ETA Studio, Class Code EL021823NA
    • 1
    Register

    Learn how to safely operate BARN's laser cutter and make a small item in this class designed for makers just getting started with the Electronic and Technical Arts Studio's laser cutter.

    About this Class

    Successful completion of this workshop is the first step toward becoming qualified for independent operation of the laser cutter. It also prepares you for more advanced laser cutting classes.

    The class covers how to prep a design for cutting and engraving as well as the set-up, settings, and operation of the laser cutter.

    Required

    Bring a laptop with Inkscape installed. Inkscape is the free design software we use with the laser cutter. Download it from Inkscape.org (there are versions for Windows, Mac OS and Linux). If you don't have a laptop you can bring to class, please email [email protected] as BARN may be able to provide an alternative.

    Details

    • Class is limited to four students.
    • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.
    • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.

    Instructor

    Nathan Abell

    Contact:  Doug Salot: [email protected]

    • Tuesday, February 21, 2023
    • Wednesday, February 22, 2023
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Electronic and Techinical Arts Studio, Class Code: EL022123DS
    • 2
    Register

    Learn Fusion 360, a 3-D design program that lets you turn designs into items made of metal, wood, plastic, or molds.

    About this Class

    Fusion 360 can generate G-codes (geometric codes) for computer-controlled tools at BARN including the plasma cutter in the Welding and Sheet Metal Shop, the milling machine in the Machine Shop, or the CNC router in the Woodworking Studio. You can also use Fusion 360 to design objects for BARN's 3-D printers. 

    This two-session class is designed to allow you to work with the program after the first session and get help with roadblocks or answers to your questions during the second session. Allow time between sessions to work on your project, which you will get at the first session. A learning reference guide will be provided on the techniques covered in the class, including: 

    • Basic design concepts
    • Step-by-step creation of a CAD design
    • Additional learning resources so you can fast-track your proficiency in Fusion

    Materials

    You must bring a laptop computer with a mouse and a working copy of Fusion 360 already downloaded. This is critical as no computers are provided, and the design program does not work well with a trackpad. There is no time during class to download the program.

    You can download a free trial directly from Fusion. Click "Get started" under the column "Fusion 360 for Personal Use." It will walk you through the process including creating an account and a confirmation email.

    Class Policies

    Instructor

    Doug Salot has adopted Fusion 360 as a lifestyle. He has used it to design signs, cabinets, and replacement parts for various broken things. You'll often find him in ETA using the laser cutter or in the woodshop carving things on BARN's CNC router.

    • Thursday, February 23, 2023
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Electronic & Technical Arts Studio, Monitor: Nathan Abell
    • 7
    Register
    Tech enthusiasts of varying skill levels and interests can work on projects using studio tools and equipment.

    About this Class

    It's not a class but maker time - as well as time to see what's going on, talk shop and hang out. A trained monitor is present. No instruction is given.

    Details

    • Registration is recommended.
    • If the front door is locked when you arrive, ring the doorbell on the gray post for the monitor to let you in.
    • There are seven spots available per open studio to maintain safety protocols. Click "Join Waitlist" if this open studio fills. If a spot becomes available, we will notify you via email.

    Class Policies

    Instructor

    Nathan Abell acts as monitor. He teaches laser-cutter classes at BARN and enjoys advanced 3D printing, soldering, circuit design, electronic test equipment, and making lockpicks.

    Contact: [email protected]

    • Saturday, February 25, 2023
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN ETA Studio, Class Code: EL022523MS
    • 5
    Register

    Learn the basic features of this essential engraving and cutting software that controls both our newer laser machines.

    About this Class

    You’ll use this software whether you’re quickly cutting out some parts for your project or fine-tuning a complex etching. LightBurn software replaces RetinaEngrave, which you may have used previously. This class will get you started and help you implement your own creative laser designs.

    Who should take this class? Those who have taken Intro to the Laser Cutter on the Full Spectrum Laser, but want to get up and running with our new laser cutters; those who have taken Intro to the Laser Cutter on the new lasers and are ready to see how to get more from LightBurn; those who have used Inkscape and RetinaEngrave with the FSL but didn't like the software; and those who love using Inkscape and RetinaEngrave and want to learn how LightBurn fits into your workflow.

    The class covers the basics of LightBurn in the laser cutter workflow. It also covers setting laser parameters for cutting and engraving, importing your designs, vector graphics (line art) vs. raster graphics (pixel art), manipulating shapes and tuning images, using the laser libraries, and previewing your work.

    Details

    • This class is not a substitute for Intro to the Laser Cutter.
    • Class size is limited to six.
    • Bring a laptop with LightBurn already loaded.
    • Instructor requests that students wear masks.


    Prerequisites

    Laser 101: Intro to Laser Cutter Operations. Log in to your BARN account and click on "My event registrations" to ensure you have completed the required prerequisites before you register for this class.

    Class Policies

    Instructor

    Mike Schrempp is enjoying retirement after 39 years in the design and development of computers. He’s done product development, mechanical part design, engineering management, and architected servers used in big data centers at Amazon and Microsoft. Now he enjoys making things - from wood, plastic, metal, food, and Python code - and showing others some of the tricks he’s learned along the way.

    • Saturday, March 04, 2023
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • ETA Studio, Class Code: EL030423RG
    • 10
    Register

    Designed as a user's guide to BARN ETA studio, this free orientation session is highly recommended for all participants. It will cover everything from studio etiquette and policies to an overview of what we have and where stuff is. 

    You'll get to see the 3D printers, laser cutter, soldering station, hand tools and more. Overall BARN policies as well as studio-specific ones will also be covered.

    Participants will also learn about the leadership structure within ETA  and about opportunities to participate in helping everything run smoothly. Volunteer jobs range range from serving as studio monitors to helping with studio maintenance.

    Details:

    • This event will take place in-person in the ETA Studio.
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Please click here to read more.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to fill out our simple application before you register.

    Contact: [email protected]
    • Monday, March 06, 2023
    • Wednesday, March 08, 2023
    • 2 sessions
    • The ETA Studio at BARN. Class code: EL030623DB
    • 12
    Register

    Create a personalized ringtone for your mobile phone using a digital audio music workstation on your computer/laptop.

    About this Class

    You will download a free digital audio workstation (DAW) - music production software - to your laptop and be introduced to its main functions and instrument library. You will learn how to enter notes, beats, and effects and create multiple musical tracks. Using the DAW, you will then design and create an original piece for use as a ringtone and export the audio file to your cell phone!

    Details

    This is a good project for beginners to music and computer music; some musical knowledge is helpful but not necessary.

    Materials

    • Students will need a laptop, headphones, and a mobile phone (Android or iOS)
    • Students will need to download and install (free) DAW - PreSonus Studio One Prime (v6)

    Class Policies

    Instructor

    Dave Bristow was born in London and worked as a keyboard player, recording and touring internationally with a variety of artists including Polyphony, June Tabor, and 2nd Vision. Active in synthesizer development, he played a central role voicing the well-known Yamaha DX7 synthesizer and is internationally recognized as one of the important contributors to the development and voicing of FM synthesis. He spent three years at IRCAM in Paris, an institute dedicated to the study of music and sound. He moved to the US in the 1990s to work for Emu Systems Inc. on sampling and filter-based synthesizers and worked with Yamaha developing ringtones and system alert sounds.

    Contact: [email protected]

    • Tuesday, March 07, 2023
    • Thursday, March 09, 2023
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN ETA & Woodworking studios, Class Code: WO+ETA030723AE
    • 2
    Register

    Learn the basic features of VCarve Pro, a popular program used to make signs, engravings, intricate inlays and imported 3D shapes and models on computer-controlled routers.

    About this Class

    VCarve Pro is easier to learn than Fusion 360, the other 3D design program taught at BARN, and can be used for projects on both the large CNC router in the Woodworking Studio and the small CNC router in the ETA Lab.

    Session 1 is in the ETA studio so you can use the VCarve Pro software to design an 8x16" sign and prototype your design on ETA's laser cutter. In session 2, we meet in the Woodworking Studio to carve it on the CNC router.

    Please note: To take this class, you need a laptop computer with a mouse and a working copy of VCarve Pro 11 already downloaded to that computer (you can download a free trial at www.vectric.com). The software requires a PC or a MAC that has Windows installed. There is no time during class to download the program. If you have questions or run into problems downloading the program, please email the instructor for help. If you don't have a laptop you can bring to class, you may use an ETA Studio desktop computer with the software already loaded.

    Details

    • Open to students 14+ of all levels.
    • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 
    • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.

    Instructor

    Al Ebken - Al is a retired ocean engineer with many years of computer and computer-aided design experience. In the picture, he's using the Woodworking Studio's CNC router to make parts for face shields to protect against coronavirus infection.

    • Friday, March 10, 2023
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN 8890 Three Tree Lane NE, Bainbridge Island, WA
    • 55
    Register
    • Saturday, March 11, 2023
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Electronic & Technical Arts Studio, Class Code: EL031123RG
    • 7
    Register

    Get introduced to 3D printing by seeing BARN's printers up close and gain an understanding of how they work.

    About This Class

    See a computer file get readied for printing in a process called "slicing."
    See our different printers and learn about filament, the material 3D printers use to make prints.

    You will start a print and see the printer actually print.

    3D printing has many uses, ranging from practical to fun, such as replacement parts, mold-making, medical models used in surgery, prototypes, and more.  

    Bring your curiosity and questions. You can continue to use the 3D printers during open studio times when a studio monitor or other member can help you.

    Materials

    Optional: Bring a laptop with PrusaSlicer, a software tool for 3D printing, installed.

    Class Policies

    Instructor

    Rick Gordon

    • Monday, March 13, 2023
    • Wednesday, March 15, 2023
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN ETA Studio, Class Code: EL031323AE
    • 5
    Register

    Learn how to use VCarve Pro software to design a project from scratch.

    About this Class

    Learn how to create a CNC job (CNC = computer numerical control - in which pre-programmed computer software dictates the movement of tools and machinery), design vectors using basic shapes and basic text, edit and transform vectors, import 3D clipart and models, create tool definitions, create and manage toolpaths, and save g-code for machining on a CNC router.

    You will not run the router, but this class does qualify you for future studio-specific classes using CNC routers. 

    Details

    • Open to students 14 and older who have taken CNC 101: Make a Sign OR who have previous CAD or VCarve experience.

    Project

    Optional - From noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 18th, in the Wood Studio during Open Studio time, the instructor will help students work on a small, supervised personal CNC project, based on what was learned in class.

    If you want to go to the next step as quickly as possible, you may wish to register for CNC103: Making Inlays Using VCarve Pro and the CNC Router, which will be offered the following week. In that class, you will design an inlay project in VCarve Pro and then cut it on the CNC router in the Woodworking Studio.

    Materials

    You must have use of a laptop computer with a mouse and a working copy of VCarve Pro 10 already downloaded to that computer.

    Download a free trial at www.vectric.com. The software requires a PC or a MAC that has Windows installed.

    There is no time during the class to download the program. If you have questions or run into problems downloading the program, email the instructor at [email protected] for help.

    Prerequisites

    CNC 101: Make a Sign OR previous CAD or VCarve experience would be useful.

    Class Policies

      Instructor

      Al Ebken is a retired ocean engineer with many years of computer and computer-aided design experience. Here he is using  the Woodworking Studio's CNC router to make parts for face shields to protect against coronavirus infection. 

      • Saturday, March 18, 2023
      • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
      • BARN ETA Studio, Class Code EL031823NA
      • 4
      Register

      Learn how to safely operate BARN's laser cutter and make a small item in this class designed for makers just getting started with the Electronic and Technical Arts Studio's laser cutter.

      About this Class

      Successful completion of this workshop is the first step toward becoming qualified for independent operation of the laser cutter. It also prepares you for more advanced laser cutting classes.

      The class covers how to prep a design for cutting and engraving as well as the set-up, settings, and operation of the laser cutter.

      Required

      Bring a laptop with Inkscape installed. Inkscape is the free design software we use with the laser cutter. Download it from Inkscape.org (there are versions for Windows, Mac OS and Linux). If you don't have a laptop you can bring to class, please email [email protected] as BARN may be able to provide an alternative.

      Details

      • Class is limited to four students.
      • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.
      • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.

      Instructor

      Nathan Abell

      Contact:  Doug Salot: [email protected]

      • Saturday, March 25, 2023
      • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      • BARN ETA Studio, Class Code: EL032523MS
      • 6
      Register

      Learn the basic features of this essential engraving and cutting software that controls both our newer laser machines.

      About this Class

      You’ll use this software whether you’re quickly cutting out some parts for your project or fine-tuning a complex etching. LightBurn software replaces RetinaEngrave, which you may have used previously. This class will get you started and help you implement your own creative laser designs.

      Who should take this class? Those who have taken Intro to the Laser Cutter on the Full Spectrum Laser, but want to get up and running with our new laser cutters; those who have taken Intro to the Laser Cutter on the new lasers and are ready to see how to get more from LightBurn; those who have used Inkscape and RetinaEngrave with the FSL but didn't like the software; and those who love using Inkscape and RetinaEngrave and want to learn how LightBurn fits into your workflow.

      The class covers the basics of LightBurn in the laser cutter workflow. It also covers setting laser parameters for cutting and engraving, importing your designs, vector graphics (line art) vs. raster graphics (pixel art), manipulating shapes and tuning images, using the laser libraries, and previewing your work.

      Details

      • This class is not a substitute for Intro to the Laser Cutter.
      • Class size is limited to six.
      • Bring a laptop with LightBurn already loaded.
      • Instructor requests that students wear masks.


      Prerequisites

      Laser 101: Intro to Laser Cutter Operations. Log in to your BARN account and click on "My event registrations" to ensure you have completed the required prerequisites before you register for this class.

      Class Policies

      Instructor

      Mike Schrempp is enjoying retirement after 39 years in the design and development of computers. He’s done product development, mechanical part design, engineering management, and architected servers used in big data centers at Amazon and Microsoft. Now he enjoys making things - from wood, plastic, metal, food, and Python code - and showing others some of the tricks he’s learned along the way.

      • Tuesday, March 28, 2023
      • Thursday, March 30, 2023
      • 2 sessions
      • BARN ETA Studio & Woodshop, Class Code: WO+EL032823DS
      • 3
      Register
      Learn to operate BARN's Laguna CNC woodworking router and go home with an oval, lidded box with custom engraving.

      About this Class

      If you have beginning skills in Fusion 360 software, this class will introduce you to this design program’s CAM (computer-assisted machining) functions.

      At the first session in the ETA Studio, you will use Fusion 360 to design your box. Starting with a standardized design, you will tweak that design and create custom engraving to add to the lid.

      At the second session in the Woodshop, you will use the CAM functions to develop tool paths for the router, output G code to run the router, and use the Laguna CNC to cut out and embellish your wooden box.

      Details

      Wear safety glasses and closed-toe shoes, tie back long hair, and avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry. We recommend bringing your own safety glasses.

      Project

      You will create a box made of maple and walnut. With the lid, it measures 5 1/4" long, 4" wide, and up to 3" high. At the end of class, it will be ready for sanding and finishing.

      Materials

      Bring a laptop with a mouse and a working copy of Fusion 360 already installed.

      Prerequisites

      • Orientation to the Woodshop
      • Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1 (multiple sessions are listed on the Woodworking Calendar)
      • Intro to Fusion 360 CAD
      • Log in to your BARN account and click on "My event registrations" to ensure you have completed the required prerequisites before you register for this class.

      Class Policies

      Instructor

      Doug Salot has adopted Fusion 360 as a lifestyle. He has used it to design signs, cabinets, and replacement parts for various broken things. You'll often find him in ETA using the laser cutter or in the woodshop carving things on BARN's CNC router.


      • Saturday, April 01, 2023
      • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
      • ETA Studio, Class Code: EL040123RG
      • 10
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      Designed as a user's guide to BARN ETA studio, this free orientation session is highly recommended for all participants. It will cover everything from studio etiquette and policies to an overview of what we have and where stuff is. 

      You'll get to see the 3D printers, laser cutter, soldering station, hand tools and more. Overall BARN policies as well as studio-specific ones will also be covered.

      Participants will also learn about the leadership structure within ETA  and about opportunities to participate in helping everything run smoothly. Volunteer jobs range range from serving as studio monitors to helping with studio maintenance.

      Details:

      • This event will take place in-person in the ETA Studio.
      • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Please click here to read more.
      • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to fill out our simple application before you register.

      Contact: [email protected]
      • Tuesday, April 04, 2023
      • Thursday, April 06, 2023
      • 2 sessions
      • BARN ETA & Woodworking studios, Class Code: WO+ETA040423AE
      • 2
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      Learn the basic features of VCarve Pro, a popular program used to make signs, engravings, intricate inlays and imported 3D shapes and models on computer-controlled routers.

      About this Class

      VCarve Pro is easier to learn than Fusion 360, the other 3D design program taught at BARN, and can be used for projects on both the large CNC router in the Woodworking Studio and the small CNC router in the ETA Lab.

      Session 1 is in the ETA studio so you can use the VCarve Pro software to design an 8x16" sign and prototype your design on ETA's laser cutter. In session 2, we meet in the Woodworking Studio to carve it on the CNC router.

      Please note: To take this class, you need a laptop computer with a mouse and a working copy of VCarve Pro 11 already downloaded to that computer (you can download a free trial at www.vectric.com). The software requires a PC or a MAC that has Windows installed. There is no time during class to download the program. If you have questions or run into problems downloading the program, please email the instructor for help. If you don't have a laptop you can bring to class, you may use an ETA Studio desktop computer with the software already loaded.

      Details

      • Open to students 14+ of all levels.
      • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 
      • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.

      Instructor

      Al Ebken - Al is a retired ocean engineer with many years of computer and computer-aided design experience. In the picture, he's using the Woodworking Studio's CNC router to make parts for face shields to protect against coronavirus infection.

      • Saturday, April 08, 2023
      • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      • Electronic & Technical Arts Studio, Class Code: EL040823RG
      • 7
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      Get introduced to 3D printing by seeing BARN's printers up close and gain an understanding of how they work.

      About This Class

      See a computer file get readied for printing in a process called "slicing."
      See our different printers and learn about filament, the material 3D printers use to make prints.

      You will start a print and see the printer actually print.

      3D printing has many uses, ranging from practical to fun, such as replacement parts, mold-making, medical models used in surgery, prototypes, and more.  

      Bring your curiosity and questions. You can continue to use the 3D printers during open studio times when a studio monitor or other member can help you.

      Materials

      Optional: Bring a laptop with PrusaSlicer, a software tool for 3D printing, installed.

      Class Policies

      Instructor

      Rick Gordon

      • Friday, April 14, 2023
      • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
      • BARN 8890 Three Tree Lane NE, Bainbridge Island, WA
      • 57
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      Teens (7th-12th grade), come on down to BARN for a free evening of art, friends, music, and creativity!  You're not going to want to miss it. We'll have pizza and snacks and you'll get to choose from activities like cooking, woodworking, sewing, jewelry making, metal working, and more - every month is a different lineup. Come with a friend or come on your own and meet new friends! 

      Teen Night is so popular that we're now requiring registration to ensure that there's enough food and activities for everyone!

      Details

      • This is free but please register to save a spot.
      • Fill out a minor permission form . 
      • Teen nights are for students 7th-12th grade.
      • Registration closes when the registration limit is reached. 
      • When you register your youth, enter their name in the Youth's Name field and enter the parent/guardian email address for "registrants email." All reminders and important information will go to that email address.
      • All teens will be asked to sign in and confirm emergency contact information upon arrival. 
      • Some studio activities may require masks. 
      • Closed-toed shoes are required for all Teen Night activities.
      • View BARN’s current COVID-19 health and safety protocols.
      • For those who might need physical assistance, learn more about our Companion Program.
      • Questions: Contact Sarah Jones at BARN at 206-842-4475 x224 or email: [email protected]

      We're grateful to the City of Bainbridge Island for their financial support so we can offer this event for teens in our community!  

      • Saturday, April 15, 2023
      • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
      • BARN ETA Studio, Class Code EL041523NA
      • 4
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      Learn how to safely operate BARN's laser cutter and make a small item in this class designed for makers just getting started with the Electronic and Technical Arts Studio's laser cutter.

      About this Class

      Successful completion of this workshop is the first step toward becoming qualified for independent operation of the laser cutter. It also prepares you for more advanced laser cutting classes.

      The class covers how to prep a design for cutting and engraving as well as the set-up, settings, and operation of the laser cutter.

      Required

      Bring a laptop with Inkscape installed. Inkscape is the free design software we use with the laser cutter. Download it from Inkscape.org (there are versions for Windows, Mac OS and Linux). If you don't have a laptop you can bring to class, please email [email protected] as BARN may be able to provide an alternative.

      Details

      • Class is limited to four students.
      • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.
      • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.

      Instructor

      Nathan Abell

      Contact:  Doug Salot: [email protected]

      • Tuesday, April 18, 2023
      • Wednesday, April 19, 2023
      • 2 sessions
      • BARN Electronic and Techinical Arts Studio, Class Code: EL041823DS
      • 8
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      Learn Fusion 360, a 3-D design program that lets you turn designs into items made of metal, wood, plastic, or molds.

      About this Class

      Fusion 360 can generate G-codes (geometric codes) for computer-controlled tools at BARN including the plasma cutter in the Welding and Sheet Metal Shop, the milling machine in the Machine Shop, or the CNC router in the Woodworking Studio. You can also use Fusion 360 to design objects for BARN's 3-D printers. 

      This two-session class is designed to allow you to work with the program after the first session and get help with roadblocks or answers to your questions during the second session. Allow time between sessions to work on your project, which you will get at the first session. A learning reference guide will be provided on the techniques covered in the class, including: 

      • Basic design concepts
      • Step-by-step creation of a CAD design
      • Additional learning resources so you can fast-track your proficiency in Fusion

      Materials

      You must bring a laptop computer with a mouse and a working copy of Fusion 360 already downloaded. This is critical as no computers are provided, and the design program does not work well with a trackpad. There is no time during class to download the program.

      You can download a free trial directly from Fusion. Click "Get started" under the column "Fusion 360 for Personal Use." It will walk you through the process including creating an account and a confirmation email.

      Class Policies

      Instructor

      Doug Salot has adopted Fusion 360 as a lifestyle. He has used it to design signs, cabinets, and replacement parts for various broken things. You'll often find him in ETA using the laser cutter or in the woodshop carving things on BARN's CNC router.

      • Saturday, April 22, 2023
      • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      • BARN ETA Studio, Class Code: EL042223MS
      • 6
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      Learn the basic features of this essential engraving and cutting software that controls both our newer laser machines.

      About this Class

      You’ll use this software whether you’re quickly cutting out some parts for your project or fine-tuning a complex etching. LightBurn software replaces RetinaEngrave, which you may have used previously. This class will get you started and help you implement your own creative laser designs.

      Who should take this class? Those who have taken Intro to the Laser Cutter on the Full Spectrum Laser, but want to get up and running with our new laser cutters; those who have taken Intro to the Laser Cutter on the new lasers and are ready to see how to get more from LightBurn; those who have used Inkscape and RetinaEngrave with the FSL but didn't like the software; and those who love using Inkscape and RetinaEngrave and want to learn how LightBurn fits into your workflow.

      The class covers the basics of LightBurn in the laser cutter workflow. It also covers setting laser parameters for cutting and engraving, importing your designs, vector graphics (line art) vs. raster graphics (pixel art), manipulating shapes and tuning images, using the laser libraries, and previewing your work.

      Details

      • This class is not a substitute for Intro to the Laser Cutter.
      • Class size is limited to six.
      • Bring a laptop with LightBurn already loaded.
      • Instructor requests that students wear masks.


      Prerequisites

      Laser 101: Intro to Laser Cutter Operations. Log in to your BARN account and click on "My event registrations" to ensure you have completed the required prerequisites before you register for this class.

      Class Policies

      Instructor

      Mike Schrempp is enjoying retirement after 39 years in the design and development of computers. He’s done product development, mechanical part design, engineering management, and architected servers used in big data centers at Amazon and Microsoft. Now he enjoys making things - from wood, plastic, metal, food, and Python code - and showing others some of the tricks he’s learned along the way.

      • Tuesday, May 02, 2023
      • Thursday, May 04, 2023
      • 2 sessions
      • BARN ETA & Woodworking studios, Class Code: WO+ETA050223AE
      • 3
      Register

      Learn the basic features of VCarve Pro, a popular program used to make signs, engravings, intricate inlays and imported 3D shapes and models on computer-controlled routers.

      About this Class

      VCarve Pro is easier to learn than Fusion 360, the other 3D design program taught at BARN, and can be used for projects on both the large CNC router in the Woodworking Studio and the small CNC router in the ETA Lab.

      Session 1 is in the ETA studio so you can use the VCarve Pro software to design an 8x16" sign and prototype your design on ETA's laser cutter. In session 2, we meet in the Woodworking Studio to carve it on the CNC router.

      Please note: To take this class, you need a laptop computer with a mouse and a working copy of VCarve Pro 11 already downloaded to that computer (you can download a free trial at www.vectric.com). The software requires a PC or a MAC that has Windows installed. There is no time during class to download the program. If you have questions or run into problems downloading the program, please email the instructor for help. If you don't have a laptop you can bring to class, you may use an ETA Studio desktop computer with the software already loaded.

      Details

      • Open to students 14+ of all levels.
      • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 
      • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.

      Instructor

      Al Ebken - Al is a retired ocean engineer with many years of computer and computer-aided design experience. In the picture, he's using the Woodworking Studio's CNC router to make parts for face shields to protect against coronavirus infection.