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Feb
21
Tue
CANCELLED – Welding Techniques Workshop
Feb 21 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
CANCELLED - Welding Techniques Workshop

The Tuesday February 21 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Welding Techniques Workshop has been canceled.

This class is intended to be a small group setting where participants will explore a theme more in-depth. This workshop’s focuses are the basics of MIG welding, notifying the weld puddle, and practicing good travel speed. After a brief discussion with a short video tutorial about welding procedures and techniques, welding practice will begin.

You must have attended “Welding for Beginners” to atend this class. If you have not taken the Welding for Beginners class, there will be more opportunities in the future.

In order to be involved in welding you will need to bring boots (steel-toed preferred), safety glasses, a long sleeve cotton or denim shirt (fire resistant), leather gloves, and a welding hood. If you do not have these items, you are still welcome to attend, but you will not be able to participate in any hands-on welding. Experienced welders will be present to answer any questions about these materials that you might have.

The fee for this workshop is $40.00 for the general public and discounted to $25.00 for current Knox Makers members. If you have any questions beforehand, please contact Greg Tune at 559-827-2117.

Please note, there is a class minimum on this event of 6 attendees. This class will be canceled and rescheduled 24 hours in advance of its original time if attendance does not reach at least 6 participants.

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.

Open Hack Night
Feb 21 @ 6:30 pm
Open Hack Night

Open hack nights are a chance for people to come out to Knox Makers and hack on anything at any skill level. You can come out to practice a new programming language, get help working on your personal projects, or try your hand at using the 3d printer. You might just come out to see what other folks are working on and lend a hand. If you know anyone who has been curious to come out to Knox Makers, please invite them along!

Like all other Tuesday nights, this event is free and open to the public. Our night will begin with a Show and Share where attendees are encouraged to bring out the projects they have been working on. This is a great time to request feedback for the future direction of your project, or you can just bring out something you want to show off. We hope to see you there!

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.

Feb
22
Wed
Welding Techniques Workshop
Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Welding Techniques Workshop

This class is intended to be a small group setting where participants will explore a theme more in-depth. This workshop’s focuses are the basics of MIG welding, notifying the weld puddle, and practicing good travel speed. After a brief discussion with a short video tutorial about welding procedures and techniques, welding practice will begin.

You must have attended “Welding for Beginners” to atend this class. If you have not taken the Welding for Beginners class, there will be more opportunities in the future.

In order to be involved in welding you will need to bring boots (steel-toed preferred), safety glasses, a long sleeve cotton or denim shirt (fire resistant), leather gloves, and a welding hood. If you do not have these items, you are still welcome to attend, but you will not be able to participate in any hands-on welding. Experienced welders will be present to answer any questions about these materials that you might have.

The fee for this workshop is $40.00 for the general public and discounted to $25.00 for current Knox Makers members. If you have any questions beforehand, please contact Greg Tune at 559-827-2117.

Please note, there is a class minimum on this event of 6 attendees. This class will be canceled and rescheduled 24 hours in advance of its original time if attendance does not reach at least 6 participants.

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.

Feb
23
Thu
Welding For Beginners
Feb 23 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Welding For Beginners

Greg will be holding another workshop for all interested parties. If you have not attended one of Greg’s introductory welding classes in the past, this workshop will focus on a run through of the facility, a chance to get checked out on tools, and a time to sign waivers for future welding work. This class is a prerequisite for any future project construction or workshops in the welding area. If you have attended one of Greg’s introductory welding sessions in the past, this will be a chance for you to work with PCB Rob to begin the basics of TIG welding.

If you wish to be involved in any welding after the tool walk through, please bring boot (steel-toed preferred), safety glasses, a long sleeve cotton or denim shirt (fire resistant), leather gloves, and a welding hood. If you do not have these items, you are still welcome to attend, but you will not be able to participate in any hands-on welding at the end of the instruction. If you do not have these items but would like to participate in future welding workshops, this would be a great time to meet with current welders and learn more about the requirements for future participation.

The fee for this workshop is $20.00 for the general public and $10.00 for current Knox Makers members. If you have any questions beforehand, please contact Greg Tune at 559-827-2117.

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.

Feb
25
Sat
February Board Meeting
Feb 25 @ 1:00 pm
February Board Meeting

Knox Makers members are welcome to join us as we host our monthly board meeting. The board will be discussing pertinant topics happening around the space. All current, paying Knox Makers members are welcome to attend. This event is closed to the general public.

Feb
27
Mon
Member Onboarding
Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm
Member Onboarding

Sam and Brea will host another member onboarding session for new Knox Makers members. The night will start with a brief overview of the resources, rules, and goals of Knox Makers. Afterwards, members should feel welcome to stay and socialize. The focus of this evening will be on members who are new to Knox Makers, but older members are encouraged to come help and meet our new members.

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.

Mar
1
Wed
Knox3DP Meeting
Mar 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Knox3DP Meeting

For this month’s Knox3DP meetup, John Love will talk about how he got interested in 3d printing, and detail some projects he has done recently in printing drone components for quadcopter and hexacopter applications. The talk will have a good mix of 3d printing experience and some insight into the electronics that keep drones in the air. In addition, we’ll have several members from Knoxville’s FPV community – a group in Knoxville of first person video drone operators who compete with extremely lightweight drones – who can share both failures and successes in using 3d printing for their lightweight parts.

This event is free and open to the public.

Mar
3
Fri
Chair Upholstery Lessons
Mar 3 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Chair Upholstery Lessons

Brea will lead a three-hour basic upholstery class in which attendees will learn to reverse engineer upholstery patterns by first taking old chair cushions apart and then making patters from those cushions. Then, we will cut, sew, and staple new foam and fabric onto the chair frames to make comfortable, usable chairs for our ever growing teaching space. There will be a materials fee of $50.00 for the general public and discounted to $40.00 for Knox Makers members.

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.

Mar
5
Sun
Welding for Beginners
Mar 5 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Welding for Beginners

Greg will be holding another workshop for all interested parties. If you have not attended one of Greg’s introductory welding classes in the past, this workshop will focus on a run through of the facility, a chance to get checked out on tools, and a time to sign waivers for future welding work. This class is a prerequisite for any future project construction or workshops in the welding area. If you have attended one of Greg’s introductory welding sessions in the past, this will be a chance for you to work with PCB Rob to begin the basics of TIG welding.

If you wish to be involved in any welding after the tool walk through, please bring boot (steel-toed preferred), safety glasses, a long sleeve cotton or denim shirt (fire resistant), leather gloves, and a welding hood. If you do not have these items, you are still welcome to attend, but you will not be able to participate in any hands-on welding at the end of the instruction. If you do not have these items but would like to participate in future welding workshops, this would be a great time to meet with current welders and learn more about the requirements for future participation.

The fee for this workshop is $20.00 for the general public and $10.00 for current Knox Makers members. If you have any questions beforehand, please contact Greg Tune at 559-827-2117.

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.

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