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Friday, April 27
 

3:59pm

Lego City

Everyone loves building with plastic bricks of all shapes and sizes, so why not join the rest of Penguicon in creating a miniaturized version of the convention?  Bring your creativity and structural engineering skills in a celebration of a childhood favorite at open building sessions throughout the weekend.


Friday April 27, 2012 3:59pm - Sunday April 29, 2012 2:00pm
Pierce/Arrow

6:00pm

Hackerspaces 101

What is a hackerspace? Learn about what they can do for you, what you can do for them, and the opportunities they offer! Members from the local spaces will be on a panel to answer your questions!



Friday April 27, 2012 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Cord - Maker Space

8:00pm

Cars are Not Computers

You can reboot your computer, why not your car?


Speakers
EJ

Emmy Jackson

Emmy Jackson is the author of the post-apocalyptic urban fantasy novel Empty Cradle: The Untimely Death of Corey Sanderson. He lived as a nomad in an RV for three years, wandering the continental United States at will. He was born and raised in and around Detroit and always returns... Read More →


Friday April 27, 2012 8:00pm - 8:50pm
Stearns

9:00pm

How the Badge Was Made (aka Prototyping Electronics)

Learn how we made the ribbon-sized blinky LED badge! We'll walk through how we thought of the ideas in our heads, captured the schematic in EAGLE, laid out the PCB, and ordered all the parts. A complete walkthrough from beginning to end!


Speakers

Friday April 27, 2012 9:00pm - 9:50pm
Cord - Maker Space
 
Saturday, April 28
 

9:00am

Open Source Robotics

A meetup for any Open Source Robotics fanatics.


Saturday April 28, 2012 9:00am - 9:50am
Franklin

10:00am

Solder your (Generic) Stuff

Ad-hoc soldering workshops conducted as needed. Assemble your Makerspace badge, Arduino, or just learn how to solder in general!



Saturday April 28, 2012 10:00am - 10:50am
Cord - Maker Space

12:00pm

Power Tools Q&A

Want to learn about power tools? What's a drill press, or a CNC mill? How do you use a table-saw without losing appendages? Figure out how to safely and effectively operate power tools to get your projects done!


Speakers

Saturday April 28, 2012 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Cord - Maker Space

1:00pm

BeagleBoard Presentation

Learn about the low-powered open source hardware single-board computer produced by Texas Instruments


Speakers
avatar for Jason Kridner

Jason Kridner

Community manager, Texas Instruments and BeagleBoard.org Foundation
Jason Kridner is a software architecture manager for embedded processors at Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI). A 25-year veteran of TI, Kridner is also a founder of the BeagleBoard.org Foundation, maintainer of open-source development tools such as BeagleBoard, -xM, -X15, BeagleBone... Read More →


Saturday April 28, 2012 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Cord - Maker Space

3:00pm

3D Printing Workshop(s) (print your 3D Stuff)

Learn about 3D printing, and print something! Bring your own device (krunal note: If we start advertising this now, perhaps people will bring designs with them!), find something on Thingiverse to print, or design something using the skills you learned in an earlier class on Blender/Sketchup!


Speakers
avatar for Ethan Dicks

Ethan Dicks

3D Printing and Electronics instructor, Red Hat
Ethan Dicks is a 3D Printing and Electronics instructor at the Columbus Idea Foundry. He teaches workshops in operating 3D Printers, and basic through advanced projects for Arduino and Raspberry Pi. Outside of the classroom, Ethan lectures at conventions and symposia on science and... Read More →


Saturday April 28, 2012 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Cord - Maker Space

3:00pm

Screen Printing

Sign up at Ops.


Saturday April 28, 2012 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Food - 402

4:00pm

BeagleBoard Workshop 1

Learn to build your own BeableBoard - the low powered, open source hardware, single board computer


Speakers
avatar for Jason Kridner

Jason Kridner

Community manager, Texas Instruments and BeagleBoard.org Foundation
Jason Kridner is a software architecture manager for embedded processors at Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI). A 25-year veteran of TI, Kridner is also a founder of the BeagleBoard.org Foundation, maintainer of open-source development tools such as BeagleBoard, -xM, -X15, BeagleBone... Read More →


Saturday April 28, 2012 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Cord - Maker Space

5:00pm

Arduino Workshop

Learn about the popular micro controller platform that has become a favorite of hackers and artists alike!


Saturday April 28, 2012 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Cord - Maker Space

5:00pm

The Care and Feeding of Post-Apocalyptic Vehicles

Transportation for your survival after the world goes away.


Speakers
EJ

Emmy Jackson

Emmy Jackson is the author of the post-apocalyptic urban fantasy novel Empty Cradle: The Untimely Death of Corey Sanderson. He lived as a nomad in an RV for three years, wandering the continental United States at will. He was born and raised in and around Detroit and always returns... Read More →


Saturday April 28, 2012 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Stearns

6:00pm

Screen Printing

Sign up at Ops.


Saturday April 28, 2012 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Food - 402

6:00pm

Microcontroller Q&A (2hr panel)

Come ask questions about micro controllers! Maybe you have basic questions like what they're good for or what separates a PIC from an AVR. Or maybe you have more advanced questions, like how to use interrupts, ADCs, or programming C vs. Assembly. A panel of experienced micro controller developers/users will field your questions.



Saturday April 28, 2012 6:00pm - 7:50pm
Cord - Maker Space

8:00pm

BeagleBoard Workshop 2

Learn to build your own BeableBoard - the low powered, open source hardware, single board computer


Speakers
avatar for Jason Kridner

Jason Kridner

Community manager, Texas Instruments and BeagleBoard.org Foundation
Jason Kridner is a software architecture manager for embedded processors at Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI). A 25-year veteran of TI, Kridner is also a founder of the BeagleBoard.org Foundation, maintainer of open-source development tools such as BeagleBoard, -xM, -X15, BeagleBone... Read More →


Saturday April 28, 2012 8:00pm - 8:50pm
Cord - Maker Space

9:00pm

Electrical Engineering Q&A (basic R, L C etc, 2hrs)

Don't be afraid of circuits. We'll go over the basic circuit components, and basic math to help shed some of the mystery that governs the electronic world. Time and audience participation willing, we'll either stay basic and do some example circuits, or we can start getting more advanced and look at transistors and friends!



Saturday April 28, 2012 9:00pm - 10:50pm
Cord - Maker Space
 
Sunday, April 29
 

10:00am

Machine Sewing 101

Put aside your stereotypes of sewing, and come learn about the cool things you can make with machine sewing! You may just find yourself a new medium to work with after this talk is done.



Sunday April 29, 2012 10:00am - 10:50am
Cord - Maker Space

11:00am

Nerdy Knitting, Unraveled

Needle craft meet up hosted by Dara Allen.  Meet other knitters and crocheters who enjoy the craft as much as you do.  All experience levels welcome. If you're interested in learning the craft you can contact Dara at Shiny.Papillon@gmail.com to get info on what you should bring with you.


Speakers
DA

Dara Allen

I'm truly a nerd at heart, but always have room to grow in my nerdy-ness. I love Dr. Who, Firefly, knitting, crocheting and other crafty things. I'm poly, kinky and live both 24/7. I'm really open about talking about my life and my opinions. I can't wait to meet everyone! If... Read More →


Sunday April 29, 2012 11:00am - 11:50am
Model T

12:00pm

Silkscreening/Shirt Stuff

A demo on homemade screen printing.


Speakers

Sunday April 29, 2012 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Cord - Maker Space

2:00pm

What Is This Serger You Speak Of?

Ever heard of a serger? Neither has this editor. Come learn about what an advanced stitch, the overlock stitch can do for you, and what type of machine you need to make them happen!


Sunday April 29, 2012 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Cord - Maker Space