Fiber Lab at RMM

The Fiber Lab - 15 March 2015
The Fiber Lab – 15 March 2015

Members Lynette Pope and Celeste Phau put in a lot of hard work this past week to develop good work zones within the Fiber Lab. It’s now configured to allow for work on two looms, two dedicated sewing stations, a pressing station and a flexible work area that can be used either to cut, work on projects or as a work space for the sergers and electronic sewing machine.

Shirley will be running equipment and certification sessions on every second Sunday afternoon from noon – 6 pm for the next few months. Please contact her via our page at Meetup.com to make an appointment.

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Woot – we’ve been busy!

Last Saturday, the Red Mountain Makers had a booth at the Central Alabama Regional Science Fair. For the science fair, we put together a resource list for those interested in starting to learn programming and operating system basics and an information sheet about maker and hackerspaces. If you know of anything we should add, please tell us!

Red Mountain Makers will be out at the Young Women’s Empowerment Conference at the Birmingham Children’s Hospital on March 14th. If you or your daughters will be there, please stop by the booth and say hello. We will be demonstrating the Arduino circuit board and introductory programming suites.

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Tech & Teens, McWane Center, March 14th

On Saturday, March 14th, the McWane Center will launching a new initiative called “Teens and Tech”.  Designed for middle school and high school students, the goals of “Teens and Tech” are to:

  1. Engage teens in hands-on, technology-based learning experiences,
  2. Help them develop 21st century learning skills (critical thinking, collaboration, creative problem solving), and
  3. Give them the opportunity to learn and practice technology-based skills.

The first “Teen and Tech” event will be held on Saturday March 14th from 5:00pm-9:00pm here at McWane Science Center.  It is open to any 6th – 12th graders and is FREE. Dinner will be provided.

 This installment of the program will focus on programming. The teens will learn how to use the Python language to hack video games, and use Scratch to program LEGO robots.  The McWane Center is recruiting kids who would like to participate, as well adult volunteers.

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Wiki and Blog workshop

On Monday, February 16th, at 7 pm, we’ll be running a wiki and blog workshop @theSpace. This is a beginner level workshop with a focus on getting users up and running  so that they can write, edit and document their experiences.

Intermediate and advanced users are also welcome, but should expect to use the time for self directed learning and general discussion of MediaWiki and WordPress topics. Exchange of tips and experiences is encouraged!

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Wiki and blog workshop

Monday, Feb 16, 2015, 6:00 PM

Red Mountain Makerspace
5502 1st Ave. North Birmingham, AL

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