|This will cover some advanced metal lathe techniques – things like power feeding, single point threading, and working with different types of metal. In addition, it will cover the manual mill including: milling bits, work holding, speeds and feeds, basic DRO usage, and machine operation. This will be a 3 hour-ish lecture (9am-12pm) followed by an individual project. The “Metal – Working with the Lathe” course is a pre-requisite. The project is optional for people with previous experience on a metal milling machine – talk to the instructor. The materials and tools required for the project is supplied, although an investment of $20-$100 in your own cutting bits will be required over time as you work on your own projects. Minimum 8 students must be registered to hold the class. Maximum of 20 may attend.|
This hand-ons Geek-fest explores and demonstrates the poor security practices commonly found in some RFID access systems (Yes, we use an RFID access system. No, we don’t use these same poor practices.)
You will be introduced to RFID access systems, the Wiegand protocol, programing of the BLE key and replay attacks. The BLE Key is a tiny coin-cell operated Bluetooth device — that you get to keep. The BLE Key is an open-source educational tool. This lab will focus on the interaction between the BLE Key, RFID and the Wiegand protocol.
The BLE Key is already assembled, (thanks, Ben!) so this workshop requires no electronics experience, and some programming experience is nice, but not necessary.
The workshop consists of a 30 minute theory presentation and 90 minutes hands on with the hardware.
The cost of the workshop includes your own BLE key, card readers will be available during the lab.
This course will be presented by Ben Reed, former Protospace director and long term member, based in part on work done at SAIT’s RADLab. (See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THqVshaNb5g)
Cost for members: $60, Non-members: $85.
At the meeting held on April 7, the membership revisited the meeting schedule and adopted a motion to schedule meetings on a regular schedule. Conflicts or changes required are to be decided by the members at the meeting before.
The best day/date seemed to be Thursdays, so the 2nd Thursday of the month was chosen.
Thursday, May 12
Thursday, June 9
Thursday, July 14
Thursday, August 11
Thursday, September 8
Thursday, October 13
Thursday, November 17
|Laser cutter training is open to all members who have been vetted and completed the basic shop safety course and are current on dues. If you are still a probationary member, or otherwise are not eligible to use the laser cutter you may still attend the course, but you will not receive a laser computer login until all requirements are filled. There is no cost to attend the course. The course covers the operation of the laser cutter itself and use of the lasercut 6.0 control software. The course does NOT cover any CAD or software used to generate the .dxf files required for the laser. There are many options of software that will create these files and most are roughly equivalent.|
|This course will qualify those who successfully complete it to use the table saw, the jointer, and the thickness planer. It will comprise a one-hour classroom session covering the three tools with to respect to: tool specifications and features safety considerations selecting the appropriate tool for a given task correct and safe use of the tool The classroom session will be followed by a two to four-hour hands on session. During this session, using the tools will be demonstrated, with student use incorporated along with the demonstration. Part of this session will involve the student creating a small project from rough lumber.|
Learn about voltage and current by using LEDs, resistors, capacitors, and transistors. You’ll build circuits using a schematic diagram with plenty of help to get you there. We will use simple examples that make it easy to grasp the basics, and you can explore the ‘What’s Happening?’ and ‘Things To Try’ sections to dig deeper.
To present this workshop, Protospace has partnered with Busboard Prototype Systems (www.busboard.com) who will be our primary presenters/facilitators. This workshop is based on components and materials in the “Junior Genius Kit” that has been designed for new hobbyists and students to learn electronics in a hands-on, practical, structured and fun way! (You may have seen the crowds trying out three of the lessons at Maker Faire.)
Participants can choose to purchase and keep their kit of parts.
This course is suitable for adults and mini-makers.
This course requires a half-day (around 3 hours).