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Learn about the Mill & Lathe July 13th 1pm @ the space

by on Jun.18, 2013, under Events, Workshops

Member Brad D has loaned us his Mill and Lathe. Come learn from him on tips and tricks he’s learned from working with them in the past.

RSVP here: Learn about the Mill and Lathe

* Note: This event is primarily for MidsouthMakers’ Members (keyholders). If you are not a member and would like a tour of the space, we have open house events every Friday night at 7pm. If you would like to make arrangements to tour the space outside of an open house, please contact info@MidsouthMakers.org

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LAN Party April 20th

by on Mar.18, 2013, under Events

Games List: Team Fortress 2, Left For Dead 2, Unreal Tournament 2004, UT3, Monday Night Combat, Super Monday Night Combat, Diablo 3, StarCraft 2, DOTA2, Minecraft

BYOB, we will provide some sort of food for a nominal fee. More details coming.

RSVP here: http://events.midsouthmakers.org/events/100324002/

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Beginning Blender Class

by on Feb.18, 2013, under Events, Presentations, Workshops

Date: 03/16/2013
Where: MidsouthMakers (map)
Time: 11am
Run Time: 2 hours with break for lunch at noon.
Cost: $10 per participant

RSVP on Meetup.com!

Prerequisites:  It is recommended that you bring a computer or laptop with Blender, Gimp and Inkscape installed on your machine. See provide links to acquire the software.

Target Audience: Those with little or no experience with 3D modeling or rendering, or no experience with Blender.

Expectations: This class will provide information and experience to lessen the learning curve for using Blender and give an introduction to the capabilities of Blender. 3D modeling, animation and rendering principles will be covered in the simplest of terms.

Disclaimer: This class will not cover all aspects of every feature or clever use for blender. It will not teach advanced modeling techniques. It will not go into the history of Blender which can be read well in other places on the internet. This class will not give you talent.

Topics:

  • User Interface for V2.65
  • Hot Keys!
  • Object Primitives
  • Mesh and Curve objects
  • Materials and textures
  • Editing objects
  • Lighting and rendering
  • Simple object animation

Links:
http://www.blender.org/ get v2.65
http://www.inkscape.org/ get 0.48.x (whatever version works for you)
http://www.gimp.org/ get 2.8.x (if you have Photoshop and want to use that, it’s ok but just know the example work is using gimp.)

On each website you will find software or links to the software for most every platform the software is available for.
Because time will be tight, having this loaded and running on your machine will be greatly appreciated.

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Join MidsouthMakers on Meetup.com – Always know where & when we’re meeting

by on Feb.14, 2013, under Events, Meetings

The best way to stay on top of where and when we are meeting us by joining our meetup.com group. Just visit http://events.midsouthmakers.org and sign up for a free meetup.com account and join the MidsouthMakers group. You’ll get weekly reminders of where and when our meetings are, plus upcoming classes and events. You can also select to not get the weekly emails if you don’t want meetup.com cluttering your inbox.

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Join MidsouthMakers at Republic Coffee February 1st

by on Jan.28, 2013, under Events, Meetings

Come join us at Republic Coffee at 7pm on February 1st. We’ll be in their back room so come on back and join us.

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