Mar
28
Sat
Laser Cutter Training
Mar 28 @ 10:00 – 12:30
The next Laser Cutter/Engraving course is on the calendar for Saturday, Mar 28, at 10:00 am. The course itself should wind up about noon, but there will be an opportunity for a some projects and cutting after the course.
To take the class you must have taken the basic safety training and be a member in good standing (i.e. paid-up) at the Space. Probationary members (non-vetted) may attend but will not receive access until they are vetted. Young members may attend if accompanied by an adult.

The absolute maximum number of participants is 12. We will run the course if there are at least 4 sign-ups

Note that this training is specific to the use of the Laser hardware and LaserCut 6.0 (the software that runs the hardware). It does not cover the CAD programs typically used to do the drawings. For the most part most programs that can give you a DXF file will do.We will do classroom work, demonstrations, and discussion. If you would like to have a chance to cut your own project, please bring a ready-to-go DXF file on a memory stick (or put it on a one-drive/google-drive/dropbox or similar web-accessible cloud). Also, if you have specific material you want to have a go at, bring a chunk along.
IMPORTANT! Do not email the list/group or the instructors with “Is this still happening?” or “How do I sign up?” If the course is cancelled or changed, we will announce it here, AND email the individuals. If you sign up, you are EXPECTED to attend or advise the instructors as early as possible. For this course, you can email me directly if you need to de-register.
This course is also scheduled for April 25th.
If you’ve gotten this far, you appear qualified to know the super-secret sign-up process. Go to http://goo.gl/forms/0hLmFI47Pd and fill out the form. Real Name and Working Email are required.
Mar
31
Tue
Meet & Geek – Our Weekly Open House
Mar 31 @ 19:00 – 22:00

Our public night at the space, happens every Tuesday at 7pm.

Come out and meet the artists, tinkerers and technologists that make up Protospace while refining your own project ideas.

While membership to Protospace is $50 a month, our Meet&Geek nights are free.

My First Laser Cut – Coached session
Mar 31 @ 19:00 – 21:00
If you would like to have a coached 1:1 session with one of us who has some experience with the Laser cutter, you can sign up for a Tuesday night slot.
If you have a project in mind, bring your file along. if you are looking for ideas, here are some:
  • Custom lid for a “useless box” (see below)
  • The sample business card holder in wood or acrylic
  • The Spitfire sample plane in wood or acrylic
  • A DXF file of your choice from the “tweak a DXF workshop” (see below)
Apr
7
Tue
Meet & Geek – Our Weekly Open House
Apr 7 @ 19:00 – 22:00

Our public night at the space, happens every Tuesday at 7pm.

Come out and meet the artists, tinkerers and technologists that make up Protospace while refining your own project ideas.

While membership to Protospace is $50 a month, our Meet&Geek nights are free.

Apr
11
Sat
Monthly Members Meeting
Apr 11 @ 14:00 – 16:00

This is the regularly scheduled member’s meeting. Agenda and additional information is discussing in the protospace-administration forum.

Tabletop Games Night
Apr 11 @ 19:00
Come join us for some goodly fun!
Games will start around 7, but you are welcome to come and go as needed, so latecomers are welcome — but you may have to wait for a seat in a game or a new round to start (or, start up a new game!)  Bring whatever games you enjoy playing, or pick one from the shelf in the Members’ Lounge. We have fairly broad interests, and a good variety of people, so there is lots of choice.
Mini makers are welcome (as always, accompanied by a parent or guardian), and therefore, family-friendly games will be the norm until 9:00 pm, after which more adult fare may be played as interest demands.
Food and beverages are supplied by the participants (you!), so in the interest of public nutritional variation, please consider that everyone defaults to bringing donuts!
In particular, the April 11 edition is in celebration of International Tabletop Day, so check out http://tabletopday.com.
tabletop-day-games
Apr
14
Tue
Meet & Geek – Our Weekly Open House
Apr 14 @ 19:00 – 22:00

Our public night at the space, happens every Tuesday at 7pm.

Come out and meet the artists, tinkerers and technologists that make up Protospace while refining your own project ideas.

While membership to Protospace is $50 a month, our Meet&Geek nights are free.

Apr
16
Thu
Protospace at Expo!
Apr 16 – Apr 19 all-day

Come visit us at Expo! We’re in booth 110, along with our friends from Solarbotics.

 

Apr
21
Tue
Meet & Geek – Our Weekly Open House
Apr 21 @ 19:00 – 22:00

Our public night at the space, happens every Tuesday at 7pm.

Come out and meet the artists, tinkerers and technologists that make up Protospace while refining your own project ideas.

While membership to Protospace is $50 a month, our Meet&Geek nights are free.

Apr
25
Sat
Laser Cutter Training
Apr 25 @ 12:00 – 14:30
The next Laser Cutter/Engraving course is on the calendar for Saturday, April 25, at noon. The course itself should wind up about noon, but there will be an opportunity for a some projects and cutting after the course.
To take the class you must have taken the basic safety training and be a member in good standing (i.e. paid-up) at the Space. Probationary members (non-vetted) may attend but will not receive access until they are vetted. Young members may attend if accompanied by an adult.

The absolute maximum number of participants is 12. We will run the course if there are at least 4 sign-ups

Note that this training is specific to the use of the Laser hardware and LaserCut 6.0 (the software that runs the hardware). It does not cover the CAD programs typically used to do the drawings. For the most part most programs that can give you a DXF file will do.We will do classroom work, demonstrations, and discussion. If you would like to have a chance to cut your own project, please bring a ready-to-go DXF file on a memory stick (or put it on a one-drive/google-drive/dropbox or similar web-accessible cloud). Also, if you have specific material you want to have a go at, bring a chunk along.
IMPORTANT! Do not email the list/group or the instructors with “Is this still happening?” or “How do I sign up?” If the course is cancelled or changed, we will announce it here, AND email the individuals. If you sign up, you are EXPECTED to attend or advise the instructors as early as possible. For this course, you can email me directly if you need to de-register.
If you’ve gotten this far, you appear qualified to know the super-secret sign-up process. Go to http://goo.gl/forms/0hLmFI47Pd and fill out the form. Real Name and Working Email are required.
Apr
26
Sun
New Member Orientation and General Safety Training
Apr 26 @ 14:00 – 15:15

Pre-registration is not required for this event. Simply join us upstairs at the space.

This is the orientation and basic safety session required to get started on your own projects.

Apr
28
Tue
Meet & Geek – Our Weekly Open House
Apr 28 @ 19:00 – 22:00

Our public night at the space, happens every Tuesday at 7pm.

Come out and meet the artists, tinkerers and technologists that make up Protospace while refining your own project ideas.

While membership to Protospace is $50 a month, our Meet&Geek nights are free.

May
2
Sat
CNC (Tormach) Training
May 2 all-day

This is a training session on the CNC Mill (Tormach).
This course is being organized for Ladies only, contact Jim for more information.

May
5
Tue
Meet & Geek – Our Weekly Open House
May 5 @ 19:00 – 22:00

Our public night at the space, happens every Tuesday at 7pm.

Come out and meet the artists, tinkerers and technologists that make up Protospace while refining your own project ideas.

While membership to Protospace is $50 a month, our Meet&Geek nights are free.

May
9
Sat
Monthly Members Meeting
May 9 @ 14:00 – 16:00

This is the regularly scheduled member’s meeting. Agenda and additional information is discussing in the protospace-administration forum.

May
10
Sun
Introductory photography course
May 10 @ 10:00 – 16:00

Things this course will cover:

Basic Composition – Rules you should learn to use when composing an image. Then when to throw the rules away.

Shooting People – You might be surprised to learn that there are a LOT of rules about this. You might even call them “laws”. Make people look their best.

SLR 101 – Your shutter speed, aperture, and ISO are frenemies. Learn how to make them get along with each other, and even with Becky. (it doesn’t matter how bad her acne is, she’s a person with feelings darnnit!)

The Big M - How to use your camera in M (Manual) Mode. Why you should use it and why you should never want to use that green auto mode again.

Camera Optimization – The default settings on your camera are not always the most helpful. Bend them to your will “with this one weird trick” that’s not acai, but rather, Custom Functions and Settings.

Flash – Most consumer and prosumer DSLRs have a built-in flash. It’s really good to use in some situations, in others, it ruins everything. Yes, everything. Have you seen oil prices? Dollars to donuts there was an improperly used built-in flash involved.

RAW – Whether or not it’s Monday night, you should be shooting in RAW. What you’re missing if you’re shooing jpg, and how you could be making more work for yourself brotha!

Shooting and Critique time – Come ready to be judged! But don’t worry, you get to judge others too. Positively… This is honestly the best part. You might make us “oooo and ahhh” and putting things into practice will help make everything stick.

Register by clicking here.

May
12
Tue
Meet & Geek – Our Weekly Open House
May 12 @ 19:00 – 22:00

Our public night at the space, happens every Tuesday at 7pm.

Come out and meet the artists, tinkerers and technologists that make up Protospace while refining your own project ideas.

While membership to Protospace is $50 a month, our Meet&Geek nights are free.

May
19
Tue
Meet & Geek – Our Weekly Open House
May 19 @ 19:00 – 22:00

Our public night at the space, happens every Tuesday at 7pm.

Come out and meet the artists, tinkerers and technologists that make up Protospace while refining your own project ideas.

While membership to Protospace is $50 a month, our Meet&Geek nights are free.

May
24
Sun
Introductory photography course
May 24 @ 10:00 – 16:00

Things this course will cover:

Basic Composition – Rules you should learn to use when composing an image. Then when to throw the rules away.

Shooting People – You might be surprised to learn that there are a LOT of rules about this. You might even call them “laws”. Make people look their best.

SLR 101 – Your shutter speed, aperture, and ISO are frenemies. Learn how to make them get along with each other, and even with Becky. (it doesn’t matter how bad her acne is, she’s a person with feelings darnnit!)

The Big M - How to use your camera in M (Manual) Mode. Why you should use it and why you should never want to use that green auto mode again.

Camera Optimization – The default settings on your camera are not always the most helpful. Bend them to your will “with this one weird trick” that’s not acai, but rather, Custom Functions and Settings.

Flash – Most consumer and prosumer DSLRs have a built-in flash. It’s really good to use in some situations, in others, it ruins everything. Yes, everything. Have you seen oil prices? Dollars to donuts there was an improperly used built-in flash involved.

RAW – Whether or not it’s Monday night, you should be shooting in RAW. What you’re missing if you’re shooing jpg, and how you could be making more work for yourself brotha!

Shooting and Critique time – Come ready to be judged! But don’t worry, you get to judge others too. Positively… This is honestly the best part. You might make us “oooo and ahhh” and putting things into practice will help make everything stick.

Register by clicking here.

May
26
Tue
Meet & Geek – Our Weekly Open House
May 26 @ 19:00 – 22:00

Our public night at the space, happens every Tuesday at 7pm.

Come out and meet the artists, tinkerers and technologists that make up Protospace while refining your own project ideas.

While membership to Protospace is $50 a month, our Meet&Geek nights are free.