Easy, Inexpensive DIY Drop Spindle

With a few dowels, some O-Rings, a rubber band, a metal hook and two old CDs, you can have your very own drop spindle!

Our Club Ten fiber club (Sea Base location) is run by Kathi Reyes. Kathi is an internationally known natural dye artist. She is an experienced drop and wheel spinner.

Kathi demonstrated to us how to make a drop spindle out of CDs a couple of weeks ago.

The instructions are detailed in the video:

Sewing with Electronics

This is a fun, easy-in way to get your girls to learn electronics and your boys to learn sewing. Includes use of the Arduino Lilypad Protoboard and various lilypad components. Conductive threads, recycled wires will be used. Two computer workstations will be provided. For dedicated workstation, the student must bring his/her laptop. *** NO TAKE HOME ELECTRONICS ***
Session 1 – Using a needle and thread, conductive thread, copper wire, conductivity. Demonstration of Lily Twinkle and lily tiny projects. Diodes, simple circuits.
Session 2 – Use of the Arduino Lilypad
Participants may purchase components at any time during the class series.

Practical Electronics for Beginners

This is a practical, hands-on, lightweight approach to learning electronics.
Participants will use an Aduino board in simple circuits and program behaviors using models in Processing, a language similar to the C programming language. They will implement logical instructions that create electrical responses and subsequent visual physical responses. **This is not a comprehensive C programming class.**

Simple, single component circuits will be assembled and programmed, providing a foundation for other exploration.

Section 1: 1/ Simple LEDs – Digital and analog output. 2/Button presses.
Section 2: 3/ Programming a light sensor 4/ Motors or Variable Resistors

***Must bring own laptop*** Limited # of shared laptops available. Limited Capacity
Note: Participants will have access to the SparkFun Inventors Kits during class as well as tools and test equipment. A personal Kit may be purchased anytime for an additional cost.