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Make a Blinky Light Holiday Star
The holiday season is already upon us which means it’s time to do some making of holiday things. And, what better than a flashing LED holiday bit of swag?
Join Ray and Issac for a guided build of the USB-powered ornament/desk-piece/gift/however-you-use-it pictured above and then take it home to earn geek street cred among your soon-to-be-jealous friends.
While this isn’t intended to be a “learn to solder” class, if you haven’t soldered at all and think you’re up for the challenge we will provide some help as we go. If you’ve soldered a few thru-hole components before then you’ll be set.
The board consists of 22 components including resistors, LEDs, a switch and a USB power jack.
All materials will be provided, you only need to come ready to have fun!
There will be a fee for this class of $15 for current Knox Members and $20 for the general public – all proceeds go to Knox Makers. There will be a 4 person minimum. If the class minimum is not reached by midnight two days before the event the class will be canceled and all tickets will be refunded.
Directions: Knox Makers parking and entrance is located in the fenced area around the back of the SPARK building.
Knox Makers is a place for the Knoxville area’s engineers, artists, hobbyists, innovators, educators and entrepreneurs to work and play. We are a technology and art collective dedicated to the promotion of creativity enabled and informed by science. Our lectures, workshops, and outreach programs inspire and educate both members and the general public. Our workshop provides members with both the space for large projects and the tools to complete them. We are a non-profit educational organization supported by member dues and staffed by volunteers.