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Adult Maker Class: Glass Fusing
Nov
26
5:00 PM17:00

Adult Maker Class: Glass Fusing

Adult Maker Class: Glass Fusing

This class is a great opportunity to make your own project with our Master Maker, Jason. Each class involves learning specific software tailored towards a unique project. Jason will guide you through this process as you work alongside other makers in a challenging and collaborative environment. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn new skills, use cool equipment, and make an awesome project!

This class involves the experience of how to fuse glass using art tiles.

Who can attend: Adult - Ages 16 & up.

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Repair/Recycle Day at UCA's Makerspace
Nov
15
8:30 AM08:30

Repair/Recycle Day at UCA's Makerspace

Come by UCA’s Makerspace on November 15 to repair your (currently) unusable goods. Jason, and our Makerspace staff will be on site to help you troubleshoot your repair. If we can’t help you fix it, you can leave it with us and it will be recycled. November 15 is National Recycling Day. Millions of people across the United States take part in Recycling Day, a day which was created to raise awareness about recycling and the purchasing of recycled products. Let’s make an impact together this November 15 for National Recycling Day.

Walk-in’s welcome. The Makerspace will be open for repair and recycling from 8:30 am - 4:00 pm. This is presented as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week.

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Adult Maker Class: Moldmaking
Oct
22
5:00 PM17:00

Adult Maker Class: Moldmaking

Adult Maker Class: Moldmaking

This class is a great opportunity to make your own project with our Expert Sculptor and Mold Maker, Sylvia. Each class involves learning specific software tailored towards a unique project. Sylvia will guide you through this process as you work alongside other makers in a challenging and collaborative environment. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn new skills, use cool equipment, and make an awesome project!

This class involves the experience of silicone mold making.

Who can attend: Adult - Ages 16 & up.

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Master Maker Class: Inkscape
Oct
9
5:00 PM17:00

Master Maker Class: Inkscape

Master Maker Class: Inkscape

Please bring your own laptop if able.

Master Maker Classes allow you to create specific projects and learn new skills from one of our Certified Maker Mentors. Our Certified Maker Mentors are pulled from the network of makers in Conway and Central Arkansas. Each of them holds a unique specialty skill in making and will take you through a class tailored to their specialty. Join the Conductor and our Certified Maker Mentors for an awesome evening of learning unique ways to make.
In this class, Sylvia will teach us how to use Inkscape, the main program used for our laser and CNC machines, to create vector drawings. 

Please bring a laptop if at all possible, to keep from having to share a computer with another attendee.

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Adult Maker Class: Creating a Chain Reaction Machine
Sep
24
5:00 PM17:00

Adult Maker Class: Creating a Chain Reaction Machine

Adult Maker Class: Creating a Chain Reaction Machine

Adult Maker Mondays are a great opportunity to make your own project with our Master Maker, Jason. Each class involves learning specific software tailored towards a unique project. Jason will guide you through this process as you work alongside other makers in a challenging and collaborative environment. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn new skills, use cool equipment, and make an awesome project!

Have you even seem the chain reaction dominos or a marble machine? This class involves the experience of circuitry and soldering. Create a chain reaction machine by molding together different parts of anything to make a track of chain reactions. Feel free to bring in your own materials!

Who can attend: Adult - Ages 16 & up.

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Master Maker Class: MultiMeter
Sep
11
5:00 PM17:00

Master Maker Class: MultiMeter

Master Maker Class: MultiMeter

Bring a MultiMeter with you. These can be found at Harber Freight in Conway for just a few dollars.

Master Maker Classes allow you to create specific projects and learn new skills from one of our Certified Maker Mentors. Our Certified Maker Mentors are pulled from the network of makers in Conway and Central Arkansas. Each of them holds a unique specialty skill in making and will take you through a class tailored to their specialty. Join the Conductor and our Certified Maker Mentors for an awesome evening of learning unique ways to make.
Join our Maker Mentor Eric Bryan and learn how to build a robot kit using MultiMeter.

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Who can attend: Adult - Ages 16 & up.

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Adult Maker Class: Wire Sculpting
Aug
27
5:00 PM17:00

Adult Maker Class: Wire Sculpting

Adult Maker Class: Wire Sculpturing

Adult Maker Mondays are a great opportunity to make your own project with our Master Maker, Jason. Each class involves learning specific software tailored towards a unique project. Jason will guide you through this process as you work alongside other makers in a challenging and collaborative environment. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn new skills, use cool equipment, and make an awesome project!

This class involves the experience of heat sculpturing. Create your own wire sculpture by using a flame to heat your sculpture and bend your wires into place.

Who can attend: Adult - Ages 16 & up.

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Master Maker Class: Prototyping
Aug
14
5:00 PM17:00

Master Maker Class: Prototyping

Master Maker Class: Prototyping

Please bring your own laptop if able.

Explore the possibility of creating prototyping with our Maker Mentor, Jesse, as he leads you through CAD, CNC, or Laser technology to explore your prototype idea.

Do you have a product you've always wanted to invent? Come to the Prototyping class to turn your dreams into reality! In this 2.5 hour class, you'll get to work with software and rapid prototyping tools to make an actual prototype of your idea. Take it home with you to share it with the family, use the prototype to get a patent or set up a meeting with the Conductor team to take your idea to the next level!

What do you need to do?

Come with your own product idea, and thoughts on how you might make it. Have some experience with making tools like CAD, CNC, or laser technology. Our maker training is a great place to start.

Who can attend: Adult - Ages 16 & up.

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Adult Maker Class: Learn Wood CNC/Carbide Create
Jul
30
5:00 PM17:00

Adult Maker Class: Learn Wood CNC/Carbide Create

Adult Maker Class: Learn Wood CNC/Carbide Create

Adult Maker Mondays are a great opportunity to make your own project with our Maker Mentor, Patrick. Each class involves learning specific software tailored towards a unique project. Patrick will guide you through this process as you work alongside other makers in a challenging and collaborative environment. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn new skills, use cool equipment, and make an awesome project!
Join our Maker Mentor Patrick and learn how to use a CNC machine using Carbide Create. 

Who can attend: Adult - Ages 16 & up.

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Master Maker Class: Learn Tinkercad
Jul
17
5:00 PM17:00

Master Maker Class: Learn Tinkercad

Master Maker Class: Learn Tinkercad

Please bring your own laptop if able.

Master Maker Classes allow you to create specific projects and learn new skills from one of our Certified Maker Mentors. Our Certified Maker Mentors are pulled from the network of makers in Conway and Central Arkansas. Each of them holds a unique specialty skill in making and will take you through a class tailored to their specialty. Join the Conductor and our Certified Maker Mentors for an awesome evening of learning unique ways to make.
Join our Maker Mentor Alex and learn how to use Tinkercad, 3D printing software. 

Please bring a laptop if at all possible, to keep from having to share a computer with another attendee.

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Adult Maker Class: Inkscape
Jun
25
5:00 PM17:00

Adult Maker Class: Inkscape

Adult Maker Mondays are a great opportunity to make your own project with our Master Maker, Jason Huselton. Each class involves learning specific software tailored towards a unique project. Jason will guide you through this process as you work alongside other makers in a challenging and collaborative environment. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn new skills, use cool equipment, and make an awesome project!

This class teaches you all the details of the Inkscape program.

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Master Maker Class: 3D CAD - Blender
Jun
12
5:00 PM17:00

Master Maker Class: 3D CAD - Blender

Master Maker Classes allow you to create specific projects and learn new skills from one of our Certified Maker Mentors. Our Certified Maker Mentors are pulled from the network of makers in Conway and Central Arkansas. Each of them holds a unique specialty skill in making and will take you through a class tailored to their specialty.

Join the Conductor and our Certified Maker Mentors for an awesome evening of learning unique ways to make. Our Master Maker Corey will be teaching how to use the 3D modeling software Blender. Come learn exciting new ways to build projects for the 3D printers. This course will teach basic navigation of Blender, UI, and how to make basic and nontraditional shapes.

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Adult Maker Class: Creative Puzzles with CAD
Jun
4
5:00 PM17:00

Adult Maker Class: Creative Puzzles with CAD

Adult Maker Mondays are a great opportunity to make your own project with our Master Maker, Jason Huselton. Each class involves learning specific software tailored towards a unique project. Jason will guide you through this process as you work alongside other makers in a challenging and collaborative environment. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn new skills, use cool equipment, and make an awesome project! 

This class takes you through the process of designing your own project with CAD. Create your own puzzle within CAD and cut it out on our state-of-the-art laser engraver!

 

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Master Maker Class: Soldering 101
May
15
5:00 PM17:00

Master Maker Class: Soldering 101

Master Maker Classes allow you to create specific projects and learn new skills from one of our Certified Maker Mentors. Our Certified Maker Mentors are pulled from the network of makers in Conway and Central Arkansas. Each of them holds a unique specialty skill in making and will take you through a class tailored to their specialty. Join the Conductor and our Certified Maker Mentors for an awesome evening of learning unique ways to make.


Join Eric Bryan and learn the basics of using a soldering iron for electrical/electronics work. Learn about iron wattage and temperature, solder type, flux type, tinning your tip, tinning wires, soldering wires, soldering the wire to boards, soldering components to boards, desoldering with a solder sucker, desoldering with braid, and component removal with ChipQuik. Hope to see you there! 

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Master Maker Class: Introduction to Arduino
Apr
24
5:00 PM17:00

Master Maker Class: Introduction to Arduino

 

Please bring your own laptop if able.

This class is a basic introduction to the Arduino microcontroller platform for individuals who have little or no experience with Arduino, electronics, or programming. In the class, participants will learn what Arduino is, how it can be used in various environments from hobbyist to commercial, and get hands-on experience building simple Arduino projects and writing the code to make them work. The class will be led by Maker Mentor Justin Rowan.

Make sure to bring your own laptop.

Run of show:

1) What is Arduino? (15 minutes)

2) Hardware Basics (15 minutes)

3) Software Basics (30 minutes)

4) Hands-on Projects & Q&A (70 minutes)

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Raspberry Pi Bake-Off
Mar
13
6:00 PM18:00

Raspberry Pi Bake-Off

Raspberry Pi Bake-Off

The deadline to apply is March 6 at 8:00 p.m.

What’s a Raspberry Pi?

Put the oven-mitts away, there’s no literal baking required for this one.  The Raspberry Pi is an affordable, credit card sized, micro-computer designed to help people learn computer science.  Since its launch in 2012, the single board computer has become tremendously popular and widely used by hobbyists and educators alike.  With multiple models available the price of a Pi ranges from just $5 to about $35.  With costs so low it is easy to see how these fully functional microcomputers have become incredibly popular for diverse projects.  You can learn more about the Pi from the Raspberry Pi Foundation: https://www.raspberrypi.org/

What’s a Raspberry Pi Bake-off?

It’s a chance to show off your project and have some fun with other makers. This event encourages makers to create a fun (and/or useful) project using a Raspberry Pi (or compatible single board computer) to display on the eve of Pi Day, March 13, 2018, at UCA's Makerspace on Donaghey, in Conway.

Judges and the crowd will pick their favorites and choose who gets the glory, the fame and prizes. If you are curious, but not up for making a project, you can just come support your favorite maker and check out what others made.

How do I participate?

Sign-up is free and open to all. Submit your project idea and answer a few questions so we’re ready for you. Please remember that projects will be on display in a relatively crowded room, with the lights on for an hour and a half on March 13. As such, we want to make sure projects are safe and do not require a dark environment. Sorry night-time dependent projects and flamethrowers - the Pi bake-off probably isn’t your place to shine. It is also a good idea to consider how you will show-off your project in action (e.g. if you did a media server you might want to make a visual aid to explain why it’s cool since being a media server isn’t very interesting to look at, or maybe yours is???).

Makers should have their project ready on March 13.

We will have a group work session to finish or test your projects, meet and greet each other and prep for the event one week prior (March 6th) at the UCA's Makerspace.

Contact our Master Maker, Jason, and our Maker Mentor, Shawn, through email at jason@arconductor.org and shawn@laluchaspace.com with any questions.

If you've ever heard some geeks talking about the Raspberry Pi and wondered what it was and what it did? Or why they needed a keyboard for a pie?  You are in luck! As Pi Day (March 14) approaches your local makers are gearing up for a Raspberry Pi Bake-off.  No, not ‘p-i-e’ -- this event is a showcase of maker creations that feature the popular, affordable ($5-$35) micro-computer that shares its name with the tasty dessert.

You can come see what makers are doing with the Raspberry Pi, have some actual pie (the dessert kind), and check out the UCA Makerspace on Donaghey on March 13, 2018, from 6 pm - 7:30 pm.  The event is free and open to all.

Come see what all the talk is about and help pick the crowd favorite. Now is the time to RSVP!

March 13 // 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. // UCA's Makerspace

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Adult Maker Class: CAD Creations
Feb
20
5:00 PM17:00

Adult Maker Class: CAD Creations

Adult Maker Class: CAD Creations

Please bring your own laptop if able.

You will be creating your own design using Computer Aided Design (CAD) software! CAD is a program that allows you to develop specifications and drawings to transform that initial idea into reality. CAD is used by skilled technicians to draft designs for nearly anything that is manufactured or constructed. Jason, our master maker, will be giving a detailed tutorial of CAD and will be able to provide hands-on instruction to help you use CAD to create your own design. Once you’ve created your design you will bring it to reality by laser cutting into wood using our state-of-the-art laser machine. You will have your own creation to customize and decorate, making it a one-of-a-kind work of art.

Creation will need to be the size of 6”x6” or smaller so that everyone is able to laser cut their creation.

Examples of what you can create: Two-arm fidget spinner, three-arm fidget spinner, ornament, coaster, bookmarks, bag tag, cell phone stand, etc. The possibilities are endless.

Who can attend: Adult - Ages 16 & up.

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