Sun Nov 12 – Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Cellular communications with Arduino

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Cost:

$60 Non members/$50 Members

What:

In this workshop, we will learn how to use popular Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and cellular modules with the Arduino to connect our Arduino projects to other devices, including local networks, smartphones, and the Internet. We will cover among others the ESP8266, ESP32, Bluetooth Classic modules like the HC-06, and several Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and cellular module options suitable for use with Arduino boards.

Come to the workshop if:

• You want to learn about the various popular communications modules that are available for makers.

• You want to gain hands-on experience building things with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or cellular connections

• You want to acquire a key building block in converting your projects into fully connected devices in the age of the Internet of Things (IoT) creations

• You want to get started with building smartphone apps wirelessly connected to your Arduino

Agenda:

• Introductions

• How to program the exchange of data between a PC and Arduino, and between an Android smartphone and Arduino using popular Wi-Fi modules

• How to program the exchange of data between a PC and Arduino, and between an Android smartphone and Arduino using popular Bluetooth modules

• How to use cellular modules for sending and receiving text messages from/on the Arduino

• How to connect the Arduino to cloud data storage services

Materials:

• Your favorite Arduino board

• Breadboard

• Hookup wires

• Arduino USB cable for programming

• Personal computer with Arduino IDE installed

Note: instructor will have Arduino boards and Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and cellular modules samples for participants to use in the workshop

Saturday Nov 11 – Laser Cutting 101: Basics of using a CO2 laser

This workshop is for using the Full Spectrum CO2 laser.

It will cover:

– Laser safety

– What can and can’t be cut in the CO2 laser

– How to set up the laser

– How to bring cut files in to the laser

– How to bring DXF files in to the laser

– Raster x Vector cutting

– Building boxes (finger joints)

– Where to get wood and plastic for lasering 18+years old only.

Members: $20
Non-Members: $35
Free for members who have purchased an annual membership.

Cash at the door is fine. To pay online you can register here:
https://squareup.com/store/makerlab-nw

Tuesday Nov 14 – Art Journaling

Join us Tuesday, Nov 14 @1pm for Art Journaling!

Come spend some creative time art journaling. All levels welcome. We have paints, gel pens, magazines for collage, some scrapbook paper, lots of fun supplies, or you are welcome to bring your own. Bring your own journal, or purchase one here.

Suggested donation: $5