2012 class/talk ideas

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rsilk
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2012 class/talk ideas

Post by rsilk » Fri Dec 23, 2011 1:42 pm

Some ideas off the top of my head. What are you guys interested in attending and/or offering? Got any ideas that aren't listed?

* Intro to CNC (CAD, CAM, machine operation)
* Soldering
* Intro to programming
* Microcontrollers and embedded code
* Intro to electronics
* Casting/molding
* How to use tools
* Electronics topics (power control, servos, sensors, etc)
* Software topics (parsers, languages, kernel hacking, etc)
* Art stuff? (painting, photography, digital art, etc)
* How to sew?
* Cooking? (would have to be at someone's house)

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JamesCooper
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Re: 2012 class/talk ideas

Post by JamesCooper » Fri Dec 23, 2011 1:45 pm

I'd be interested in attending:
  • Intro to CNC
  • Casting/molding
  • How to use tools
  • Various electronics/software topics
I would be willing to help offer:
  • Soldering
  • Intro to programming
  • Microcontrollers and embedded code
  • Intro to electronics
  • Various electronics/software topics
Sounds like a good list of stuff already!

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Re: 2012 class/talk ideas

Post by rsilk » Fri Dec 23, 2011 1:52 pm

Oh, there's no reason these need to be limited to "making stuff" style talks. If someone wants to do a talk on international monetary policy or alternative shoe lacing techniques or something, feel free!

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DigitalOSH
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Re: 2012 class/talk ideas

Post by DigitalOSH » Sun Dec 25, 2011 12:08 am

I could do a things to know when buying or selling a house talk (seriously)

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Odemia
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Re: 2012 class/talk ideas

Post by Odemia » Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:51 pm

Ham radio?

There was talk of Ham radio a while back. How many people would be interested? I was going to contact Saskatoon Amatuer Radio Club and see if I can still join their January course. I could see if they would be interested in doing a evening or one day lesson for us.

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Re: 2012 class/talk ideas

Post by Bergo » Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:42 am

Odemia wrote:Ham radio?

There was talk of Ham radio a while back. How many people would be interested? I was going to contact Saskatoon Amatuer Radio Club and see if I can still join their January course. I could see if they would be interested in doing a evening or one day lesson for us.
I'd be in for this if the scheduling worked out for me, I've been meaning to get my license for far too many years. Being able to operate ham radio is an integral part of every mans zombie attack strategy.

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Re: 2012 class/talk ideas

Post by rsilk » Fri Jan 27, 2012 9:18 am

I'd be interested in a radio workshop

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DigitalOSH
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Post by DigitalOSH » Fri Jan 27, 2012 9:34 am

Me too

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Re: 2012 class/talk ideas

Post by thesaxmachine » Fri Jan 27, 2012 9:39 am

James and I are licensed radio operators.

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JamesCooper
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Re: 2012 class/talk ideas

Post by JamesCooper » Fri Jan 27, 2012 10:51 am

lol, I was. I'm not sure if the license expires, but I haven't used it since I got it 15 years ago. I'd have to study up. But yes, I could help out with that.

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