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Programming for Kids

I'd like to teach an intro to programming class aimed at all / any ages. Most likely based on games / graphics. Hackety Hack, Love 2D, and Processing are potential frameworks. Abachman 20:13, 7 July 2009 (UTC)

  • I'm interested. Especially in processing. --Erich Steiger 03:37, 16 July 2009 (UTC)
  • I'm very much into this too and feel that I could teach a few classes of "intro to processing" --Mattyfo 16:41, 16 July 2009 (UTC)

Open Workshop for Homeschoolers

There are a lot of kids who aren't trapped in the educational prison system during the daylight hours who might be interested in a regularly occurring class or open space. I'll be contacting the various co-op groups I have connections with, but I know there's a woodshop that gives kids (10 + years old?) a space to come and work on projects. The goal would be to provide the exact same thing we're looking for except on an hourly fee schedule.

What I'm suggesting is very specifically an unstructured time. Leave the textbooks and lessons at home. Kids have as much (probably more) curiosity and interest in this stuff as we do. Members would be present to guide, answer questions, and help with safety related issues. Abachman 20:31, 7 July 2009 (UTC)

Has anyone heard of Beth's DIY Workshop. It is a wood shop where she teaches woodworking and basic home repairs type classes. It is also available for use if you need wood tools but don't have a shop. It is on Harford Road. Kellyegan 16:00, 10 July 2009 (UTC)

"Official" Student Groups

Question to folks connected with universities and high schools: what is the potential for marketing the space to art and tech profs and teachers who might be interested in hosting their class in the space, or perhaps stopping by for a field trip? (and compensating accordingly) Abachman 20:31, 7 July 2009 (UTC)

SketchUp Workshop

SketchUp is a free 3d modeling program acquired by Google a few years back. I've been using it a lot recently to design robots and art projects. I propose a workshop to introduce folks to the basics of SketchUp modeling as a tool for ideation. Topics: Navigating 3d space, building geometry and extruding forms, importing 3d models from Google's 3d warehouse, sharing your models with the world, integration with google earth, exporting models to meatspace (laser cutting). It could be a 2 hour deal, a full day, or a weekend depending on who's interested and how deep people want to go. If there is sustained interest, it could grow either into a SketchUp users group hosted at the Node or branch out to other digital ideation tools, e.g. SketchBook Pro, Maya, Photoshop, etc. --Jonlesser 05:22, 11 July 2009 (UTC)

  • I would be interested in this as a short course. Would love to do room layouts like you did for the Lof space. Mehuman 13:29, 11 July 2009 (UTC)
  • Am interested --Erich Steiger 03:39, 16 July 2009 (UTC)

Basic Electronics

Basics of electronics starting with fundamentals, passive components, transistors, etc. with a focus on practical application. Soldering tips, etc. Willing to help, probably someone else with more experience to take lead? Erich Steiger 03:44, 16 July 2009 (UTC)


Chiptunes Party

like 8static.com - a regularly occurring party / workshop / concert in Philly. Abachman 20:13, 7 July 2009 (UTC)

Handmade Music Night

Bring your homemade instruments (electronic or acoustic) and get your jam on. Abachman 20:13, 7 July 2009 (UTC)

the Baltimore SDIY group is already doing some of this.