Workshops

Cisco II Feb 18th – 3 Class Times Limited Space

by on Feb.13, 2012, under Electronics, Events, Meetings, Presentations, Workshops

A friend of the group, Brandon Tice, will be coming back to teach another Cisco Networking Class. This class will build on the information learned in the first Cisco class but will still be easy enough to follow for entry level network skill. This will be a hands on demo where you will need to bring your own laptop. We will be providing a USB/Serial adapter for you to connect to a set of Cisco equipment and configure. You’ll be working with the Cisco IOS software to setup and configure your set of hardware in varying configurations. We’ll be doing small class sizes with multiple classes.

Class size is limited to 5 people. The class is going to last approximately 1 hour. Each of the 3 classes will cover the same content.

Where: The Space
When: Feb 18th Noon to 1:30 PM2:00 PM to 3:30 PM, and 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM (click link to book your seat)
Cost: $10 for Members $20 for Non Members
What you Need to bring: Laptop w/ at least 1 free USB port (We’ll provide USB/Serial Adapter and Cisco Hardware)

Space is limited. Please confirm your booking and pay via Paypal at your earliest convenience. All bookings are first come, first serve.

Direct Links to Each Event: (you don’t need an account to book your spot)

Noon to 1:30 PM: http://www.midsouthmakers.org/events/cisco-class-2-feb-18th-noon-to-130-pm/
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM: http://www.midsouthmakers.org/events/cisco-class-2-feb-18th-200-pm-330-pm/
4:00 to 5:30 PM: http://www.midsouthmakers.org/events/cisco-class-2-feb-18th-400-pm-530-pm/

To cancel or check the status of your booking: http://www.midsouthmakers.org/events/my-bookings/

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Smelly, Flowery, Bath Salty, Homemade Awesomeness for Your Valentine’s

by on Jan.31, 2012, under Crafts, Events, Meetings, Projects, Workshops

Homemade Bath Salts

Homemade Bath Salts

Hi Folks! Do you struggle with high priced personal hygine products that just slip right off your hands and wash down the drain? Do you know where to find bath salts? Are you wondering what are bath salts? Is your bathtub lined with half empty containers that keep lurking and crowding you in? Ever taken a bath over and over just to still feel shameful and unclean?

Well we have got just the thing for you! Midsouth Makers is proud to introduce our own specialty line of hand-made, personal hygene products! Our first exciting product is our individually made, scented bath salts. These bath salts are guaranteed to help you wash the shame, guilt, dead skin, and mud off all while making you smell like a bed of roses! With our patent-pending, scent-customizing, nano-globuoles you can upgrade your boring baths to soothing and relaxing.

But wait, there’s more. Also available is our Dead Sea Tupperware collection of Sugar Scrubs. These complex, imported creations feature a precariously balanced and highly invigorating body scrub. When applied to your skin, that special someone in your life will hardly be able to recognize you. Want to astound, amaze, and knock them off their feet? You better believe Midsouth Makers Dead Sea Tupperware Sugar Scrubs will get the job and you done!

How much does this excellent deal cost you say? For only $5 you will receive your choice of a 12 oz jar of bath salts or an 8 oz jar of body scrub. For a limited time offer, we will let you take advantage of our price points and include two additional jars of your choice for only $5 more. So for $5 you can walk away with 1 jar or for a mere total of $10 you can walk away with 3 whole jars of bathy goodness just in time for Valentine’s Day. Bring your loved ones, your friends, your friends’ friends, etc etc to Republic Coffee this coming Friday on February 3rd around 7PM where a making extravaganza of flowery, bathroom smellables will be available to you if you so desire.

Disclaimer: Midsouth Makers is in no way responsible if romantic endeavours do not transpire exactly as depicted. Midsouth Makers is in no way responsible for withheld affection for lack of receipt of bath salts and body scrubs on Valentine’s Day.

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Welding Demonstration

by on Nov.30, 2011, under Events, Meetings, News, Presentations, Workshops

You asked for it, and we got it! One of most requested items in our events poll was welding, and our very own member Kit has graciously offered to demonstrate the basics this Saturday at noon at the Space. Please be aware that this is a hands-on demonstration only – it is not a replacement for any actual welding training, and can be very dangerous.

We will be covering the three types of arc welding as well as plasma cutting, starting with a safety lecture, a group how-to, then a short one-on-one section.  After everyone has been shown the basics and demonstrates a thorough understanding of the concepts and inherent dangers, we will offer participants the chance to try it themselves.

If you wish to participate, please sign up at http://www.midsouthmakers.org/events so that we can know how many people to expect.

techshop_members_welding_project by TechShop, on Flickr

Details

What: A demonstration of basic welding and techniques as well as important safety guidelines that you must follow, with a brief hands-on opportunity for those interested at the end.

When: This Saturday, December 3rd at Noon.

Where: The Space (2203 Freemont Rd., Memphis, TN  38114)

Cost: $10 (to cover the cost of the welding fuel and materials involved)

What to Bring: Make sure that you wear long-sleeves, and preferably nothing loose or flammable.


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This Saturday: “The Light Amplification Tour” Featuring Stimulated Emission of Radiation

by on Nov.15, 2011, under Electronics, Events, Presentations, Projects, Uncategorized, Workshops

Hello to all you atoms out there!

Are you ready to get this laser going?!

You call that a response? It sounds like you’re in a ground state out there, and I’m going to need you at least two or three levels above that! That’s right, I’m going to need you to get excited tonight! Come, on let’s get this population inverted!

Hey, that’s better! It looks like some atoms in the back have a nice wavelength going – let’s all join in for a cascading effect!

If you’re digging this gain medium, let me see you get amplified!

Yeah, now you’re getting your photons in step!

Now, without further ado, please welcome to the stage, the reason you atoms are so excited to be here, the one, the only – Stimulated Emission!
Optics Lab @INRIM by Giorgio Brida, on Flickr

Details

What: The Midsouth Makers are hosting a laser class and demonstration! The goal is to demystify lasers and how they operate. For the demonstration, we will be etching some aluminum business cards with your designs, which you will then be able to take home with you!

When: November 19th at Noon

Where: The Space

Cost: $10 for Midsouth Makers Members, $20 for Non-Members. (The price covers both the business cards and the cost to run the laser)

What to Bring: Please bring a laptop on which you can design your business card. The cards themselves are 3.5” by 2”, and we ask that you try to come with your design ready to go, but open to changes if necessary.

Please sign-up on our events page if you wish to participate: http://www.midsouthmakers.org/events/

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Soldering Class Part II

by on Sep.24, 2011, under Arduino, Arduino Projects, Electronics, Events, Meetings, Presentations, Workshops

Learn how to solder part 2Great Scott! What’s the date? Oh thank goodness, we’ve still got time.  Listen, I know this may sound “heavy” to you, but we’ve got to get you to the Midsouth Makers soldering class on October 8th at noon or the consequences could be dire! I can’t tell you why it’s important without creating a temporal paradox, but I can promise you that learning how to build a RBBB (“Really Bare Bones Board”) Clone will be pivotal in your future in some way.  An RBBB is one of the smallest, most affordable arduino-compatible boards available right now.  You don’t even need any plutonium to power this baby, just plug it straight into the breadboard that the Makers will be providing to all the class participants. How many gigawatts is it?  Where we’re going, we don’t need gigawatts, just bring a soldering iron and the rest will be provided. Once you’ve completed this class, you’ll have you’re very own arduino compatible microcontroller, power cable, data cable, and breadboard to build it all on, the combination of which should help you save you from – oh no, I’ve already said too much! Hurry and sign-up on the events page at the following link: http://www.midsouthmakers.org/events/.  Then you too can say, “I finally made something that works!”

 

Details

Class: Soldering Part II: RBBB Clone

Cost: $35

Date, Time, & Location: October 8th  at the Space at Noon.

What to bring: Soldering Iron

What you get: An arduino compatible microcontroller, power cable, data cable, and a breadboard to build it on, plus a greater knowledge of soldering and circuitry.

You must sign-up before the day of the class so that we know how many parts to order!

You can do so at the following link: http://www.midsouthmakers.org/events/

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