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BARN will remain closed to members and the public until Kitsap County is approved for Phase 3 of reopening. Calendar will be updated as soon as we hear.
**This is the Online version of Open Studio**
Check out what's going on, talk shop and hang out via Zoom.
A trained monitor is present. Open Studio is, however, not like a class where instruction can be given.
Registration is mandatory. Free to all but please register. You will be sent an email to the email account you used to register with that has a link to join this Zoom online open studio.
Registration is mandatory. Free to all but register. You will be sent an email to the email account you used to register with that has a link to join this Zoom online open studio.
This class is being conducted as an online class via Zoom.
Get introduced to 3D printing in this one and a half hour session. You'll get to see BARN's printers and gain an understanding of how they work and what they can make.
You will see a computer file get readied for printing in a process called "slicing."
You'll see the different printers we have and learn about filament, the material 3D printers use to make prints. We'll start a print and you'll see the printer 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 at Open Studio where a studio monitor or other member can help you.
Check out what's going on, talk shop and hang out.
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. 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.
This class focuses on how to use the program to design a project. You will learn how to create a CNC job, 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. If you want to go to the next step as quickly as possible, you may wish to register for 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.
Please note: To take this class, 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, please email WoodClasses@bainbridgebarn.org to contact the instructor for help.
Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.
Instructor: Al Ebken 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. Using VCarve Pro, he also made the hummingbird inlay shown in the top picture.)
The class covers how to prep a design for cutting and engraving on the laser cutter as well as the set-up, settings and operation of the laser cutter.
Bring a laptop with Inkscape installed. It is optional but strongly recommended.
Inkscape is the free design software we use with the laser cutter. Click here to go to Inkscape.org where you can download it. There are versions for Windows, Mac OS and Linux. This is not strictly necessary, but will help you get the most out of 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.
Instructor: Nathan Abell
Contact Doug Salot: ETA.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org
The Ham SIG (Special Interest Group) is open to newly licensed amateur radio operators (and OT/old timers alike), those who are interested in becoming hams and the radio curious.
Each month there will be a different radio-related topic. A presentation will be followed by a discussion and Q&A.
Topic TBD. Stay tuned.
Please read ETA studio specific safety protocols here.
Cost: Free to members and non-members
Organized by BARC (Bainbridge Island Amateur Radio Club)
Registration is mandatory for members and non-members. There are only 5 spots available per open studio to maintain safety protocols. Please read ETA's specific safety protocols here.
BARN-wide safety protocols can be found here.
Free for members (please register). Open to non-members. For non-members using the studio, there is a $20 drop-in fee to be paid at the time of registration.
Online version of this open studio to participate via Zoom can be found on our calendar. Registration is required for these online versions but is free to all. You must register to receive the Zoom link to join.
In this three-session online class you'll get coaching from the instructor and also have a chance to learn from your peers.
We’ll be using a program called Scratch. This class is open to those unfamiliar with coding in Scratch, or those who are familiar with Scratch but want to join in the fun of crafting some games with others.
These are the games we'll be creating:
Clone Wars - Save the Earth from space monsters! You will learn how to make sprites move using keyboard input, how to clone sprites to make copies of them, and how to use ‘broadcast’ and ‘receive blocks’ to send messages.
CATS – In this game, you will guide cats to safety and keep them from falling into holes. You will learn how to use a forever loop to constantly generate moving cats, and how to use a repeat until loop to ensure cats follow a line.
Dodgeball - In this game, you have to dodge balls to get to the next level! You will learn how to use the keyboard to control a sprite, how to use the if, then, else Scratch block, and how to clone a sprite.
Here is what you will need to have for the class:
1.) A dependable internet connection.
2.) A computer or tablet able to run Scratch in one of the following browsers:
Desktop Compatible Browsers
Note: The onlne version of Scratch is preferred, but you may also use an offline version which is accessible here - requirements are Windows10+, Android 6/0+, macOS 10.13+, and ChromeOS. FAQ about Scratch are found here.
Opening a free Scratch account is optional but recommended since it allows you to save and revisit projects. You may set this up ahead of time on the Scratch website using the 'Join Scratch' link at the top of the page at scratch.mit.edu.
Merrill Keating is a high school sophomore who has been coding and involved in the national Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) curriculum since kindergarten. Merrill is in leadership and on the mechanics sub-team for her school’s FIRST Robotics team, was on the mechanics and drive team for her Girls Generation Robotics team, is a youth mentor who has taught adults and kids to code at a nearby university for 5 years, and is in the National Honor Society.
She is also the founder and president of 5 chapters of a global United Nations leadership and advocacy movement for middle and high school girls where STEM for Social Good is a primary initiative.
Merrill attended Girl Up's global Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C. last July and was invited to be a speaker who led an INSPIRE session about the importance of learning code and the CoderDojo movement. At the ages of 11 and 12, she published three books, which are being sold around the world on Amazon and other major online and retail bookstores.
She was the founder and Lead Organizer for TEDxYouth@BainbridgeIsland, an inaugural event that showcased youth leaders in action in February 2020. Merrill is also a member of BARN's Teen Advisory Council. A recent State Affiliate winner for the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) Aspirations in Computing (AiC) Award, she will attend the University of Washington this fall to study mechanical engineering and artificial intelligence (AI).
This class has a prerequisite. Please see below.
Learn to use the VCarve Pro software program to design and cut inlays on the Woodworking Studio's CNC router.
Each student will attend three of the seven sessions shown as class dates. For the first session, the full class will meet in the Electronics & Technical Arts lab to review VCarve Pro, discuss inlays, and start design.
The remaining sessions will be in the Woodworking Studio. The class will be divided into smaller groups to avoid too much waiting in line. The specific schedule will be finalized at the first class session.
At its second session, each group will review/finalize designs, learn safe operation of the CNC router, set up the projects, cut the materials (walnut and maple), and glue them up. At the third session, students will cut off excess inlay material and sand the inlays.
The Inkscape SIG (Special Interest Group) is focused on users of Inkscape for laser cutting and engraving. It is open to anyone interested in kibitzing with other inkscape enthusiasts. Each month may have a specific topic or just a discussion of current interest.
Bring your questions each month and your expertise in Inkscape. This will be a great way to broaden your skills and the skills of the community.
**This workshop will be conducted via live streaming with Zoom.**
This is a joint BARN and Battle Point Astronomical Association (BPAA) class. In this four session class students will get an overview of “What’s out there” and “How do we know”. The class format will be some general comments followed by one or more ‘curated' video's followed by discussion.
Instructor: Peter Moseley
Build a classic Fender-style electric guitar in this six-session class held partly in BARN's Woodworkiing Studio and partly in the Electronic & Technical Arts Studio.
You will learn how traditional luthiers make their design choices and discuss tone wood and pickup choices. Then you will learn how modern electric guitars are made using computer-aided design and manufacturing tools. The instructors will demonstrate modern guitar design and manufacturing techniques, using CAD software and BARN's CNC router.
To ensure you go home with a working guitar, you will start with a precision-cut body and pre-cut neck. You will have the opportunity to customize your instrument, including designing and cutting your own headstock shape. You will use the drill press and Festool random-orbit sander as you complete your guitar. You will also assemble and solder the electronics.
The materials fee includes all the parts, including tuners, pickups, bridge, strings, and other hardware required to build a complete electric guitar.
Instructor: Doug Salot. Doug started playing the guitar about 10 years ago and occasionally tries to distract himself by building guitars and ukuleles. He studied instrument building with local luthier Alan Simcoe.