Search: Don't forget to check the calendar on our website^ for other events that do not require registration.
Intro to Laser Cutting/EngravingCLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Friday, July 1, 2022 - 7:00 PM


This presentation will be a brief introduction to using the 150-watt laser cutter/engraver at Rockford MakerSpace, and will include a very brief overview of vector-based drawing programs and the laser hardware itself. Each attendee will take home a laser-cut/engraved souvenir. The presentation should last about one to two hours.

This presentation is FREE TO MEMBERS of Rockford MakerSpace.

Note that Rockford MakerSpace membership is NOT required to attend this presentation, or to use the laser cutter/engraver during this event, but membership IS required to do so outside of this presentation. Please see our wiki for membership information.

Cost: $5.00 (non-members) / FREE for members
Intro to Arduino, part 1CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Saturday, July 9, 2022 - 2:00 PM


Have you heard about the Internet of Things (IoT), Arduinos and similar systems, and want to know what all the excitement is about? Did you receive an Arduino as a gift and want to actually do something with it?

Want to learn how to read sensors, drive motors, and blink LEDs? Never programmed before but you're interested in learning?

Want to find out what the fuss over the Arduino microcontroller ecosystem is all about? This class is perfect for you!

We will journey, step-by-step, through the basics of electronics through hands-on labs where you (the student) build breadboard circuits and program the embedded software to bring them to life!

Delve into more advanced features in (optional) Part 2! (Separate registration required.)

Note: Under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Cost: $15.00 (non-members) / $10.00 (members)
Intro to Arduino, part 2CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Sunday, July 10, 2022 - 2:00 PM


In Part 1, we learned about the Internet of Things (IoT), Arduinos and similar systems. We learned how to read sensors, drive motors, and blink LEDs? We learned how to do some rudimentary programming.

In this Part 2, we will continue our journey through the basics of electronics through hands-on labs where you (the student) build breadboard circuits and program the embedded software to bring them to life!

Note: Under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Cost: $10.00
Python Programming for the Raspberry PiCLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Sunday, July 10, 2022 - 2:30 PM


A hands-on class teaching introductory Python language programming. The language basics will be taught, and we will introduce using Python to implement rudimentary control of the Raspberry Pi GPIO ports.

Cost: $20.00 (non-members) / $10.00 (members)

A list and description of all our classes and other events, including those not currently scheduled, can be found on the Events page on our website^.

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