Soldering 101 – postponed
There was some weirdness in getting the parts, so we had to postpone this little lecture. We’re planing to have it mid-July/early August.
Check back frequently for more information! You’ll have the following to look forward to:
Our first soldering class was a huge success, so we want to have a follow up for people who weren’t able to make it earlier this year.
Learn how to do through-hole soldering on a printed circuit board by making something for yourself. Some of hack.rva’s most experienced solderers will be on hand to make sure you have a good time and get all of the tips and tricks you need to be successful.
All tools and equipment are supplied.
Duration – 3.25 hours with a 45 minute lunch break (lunches will be available next door at the Dairy Bar restaurant.
Instructors – Clint Grimsley, Jamie Duncan. Partners at hack.rva
Linux In A Day 07/14/2012
Register at http://hackrva20120714.eventbrite.com/
What is with this penguin thing, anyways?
What is Linux? How can it help me? What do you mean I’ve been using Linux for years?
The truth is that Linux is everywhere, and it’s awesome. In this class we’ll go over:
- Open Source Principles – Why the Linux Community does things the way it does
- Basic Installation (including a Fedora LiveCD to try on your own laptop)
- Usage and “Open Source Equivalent Programs”
- The Bash Shell – in a nutshell
- Simple Scripting
- Simple System Resources
- How do I? (Q&A)
After you register for class, and before the class starts, you’ll be sent a link to a class syllabus. Please print that out and/or have a digital copy with you. You will also have much more time if you bring a laptop to run the LiveCD on, but it is not 100% required.
Making Beer Just About Anywhere
Details coming soon!
Introduction to A.I. with Genetic Algorithms
The cost for non-members will be $20 and for members $15.
CNC Class – MEMBERS ONLY
Cost for members is $10
We will be holding an Introduction to E-Textiles class taught by Erica Absetz. The class will cover different types of e-textiles and a beginner level project. Participants will receive an Aniomagic Sparkle Kit, which will be used to learn how to sew circuits into fabric.
Sparkle is an avant-garde way to make interactive textiles, paper, ceramics, and environments. Change the way it works directly from a web browser by holding it in front of a computer screen or smartphone. Participants will need no programming experience to program the sparkle board. We strongly recommend bringing your own Mac/Linux/Windows laptop will allow you more time to change the programming. Scraps of fabric will be available to use during the class; however, it is recommended that participants bring an item that they would like to use for their project (ex. shirt, hat, bag).
The class will be March 24th from 1:30pm to 4:30pm.
Cost for non-members is $40
Cost for members is $35
Sign up here: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/2905840447
Basic C Programming
- Data Types
- Control Flow
- Standard Library
- Boolean Expressions
- Passing Command Line Arguments
- File Access
- Return Type
- Prototypes/Header Files
It is recommended that participants use the following textbook: The C Programming Language by Kernighan & Ritchie.
It is also suggested that all participants bring the following materials: PC with text editor & C compiler (Linux,Emacs,GCC highly recommended).
The class will be held on the following Saturdays: February 11th, 18th, and 25th from 1:30pm to 4:30pm.
This class will cost $50 for nonmembers and $40 for members (this cost includes all three sections).
Introduction to Soldering
An Introduction to Soldering class will be offered on Saturday February 4, 2012 from 1:30 – 3:30. The class will be taught by Luke Libraro and held at Hack.rva. Soldering kits will be supplied and participants will be able to take the kit home with them after the class. After practicing your soldering techniques on the special area of the board, which is included in the kit, you’ll be ready to assemble a European style siren with flashing LED’s. Each kit will also include wire cutters, solder, and a soldering iron.
Drawdio class! Come and make one of these! http://web.media.mit.edu/~silver/drawdio/ It’s easy, you’ll learn basic soldering skills, and come out with a fun musical instrument.
Information Security Seminar
This is a paid event, please register on eventbrite.com above.
*We are accepting pay-at-the-door for this event* If you select this option please let us know a day in advance if you are unable to make it so we have a good head-count as it will determine how we have the space setup.
This class is geared towards people who have an interest in information security, but don’t necessarily want a degree in it. I want to generate awareness on things I feel that are important to non-technical users but I also want to go over things that can be helpful to fellow IT professionals.
I like to teach in a way that doesn’t involve every block of 15 minutes being choreographed verbatim, so instead of a schedule, here is a rough outline:
-How we got to where we are today
-A quick primer on the creation of the internet
-1999 to today, what’s changed?
-Operating system changes
-Security and you: Your role as a user and as a node on any network
-Understanding networks and computers
-You too can be a zombie!
-This also means you’ll want to eat brains
-Overview of malware/adware/spyware
-What can you do?
-Don’t get bitten
hack.rva Arduino class. Want to learn to use a tiny computer to make robots, gadgets, or a toaster that tweets when your toast is done? This is the place to start! Designed for complete beginners to the subject, your fee includes all the hardware you need and 4 hours of instruction, plus we’ll stick around after to answer your questions. Be there.
This software is licensed under the CC-GNU GPL version 2.0 or later. You are free to download it, modify it and redistribute it under the restrictions set forth in the CC-GNU GPL.