Workshops

Dorkbot PDX offers workshops the last Sunday of every month on a variety of practical topics for both beginner and experienced hobbyists.

We have just recently announced a schedule of workshops to take place in partnership with ADX Portland (SE 11th between Oak and Stark )over the next few months.

Dorkbot PDX offers workshops the last Sunday of every month on a variety of practical topics for both beginner and experienced hobbyists.

We have just recently announced a schedule of workshops to take place in partnership with ADX Portland (SE 11th between Oak and Stark )over the next few months. Please watch this space for more details.

Suspect Devices has also put together a series of workshops around the dorkbord arduino kits (http://www.dorkbotpdx.org/wiki/dorkboard) called the "Arduino Cult Induction" (These courses are no longer directly associated with or coordinated by dorkbotpdx). The next induction will be at Free Geek on Sunday, the 29th of July! 2012! (more details: http://www.dorkbotpdx.org/workshop/arduino/cult_induction_rev8G ) To rsvp for the cult inductions you can go to the Suspect Devices Workshops Page

Schedule

TBD

Missing Workshops.

If you would like to see something that we aren't doing at the moment please go add some ideas for workshops that you'd like to see!

Past Workshops.

Sunday 23FEB2014 at Flux (free) Intro to Pure Data

Saturday 29JUL2012 at FreeGeek ($35) Women's Arduino Cult Induction

Sun 24JUN2012 at Lovecraft Beginning Wearable Tech (eTextiles) for $25 with Cat Poole

Sun 23JUN12 Programming Digital Art (Processing) at ADX with Jeremy Rotsztain

Sun 29APR12 at ADX ($TBA) Surface Mount Soldering Workshop

Sun 1APR12 at Collective Agency (FREE) Introduction to Pure Data Workshop

Sunday 29JAN12 at ADX ($8) Surface Mount Soldering Workshop

Saturday 28JAN12 at FreeGeek ($35) Arduino Cult Induction

Sunday 18DEC11 at ADX $25 Introduction to eTextiles - Sew a Glowing Ornament

Sunday 27NOV11 at ADX Open Lab

Sunday 6NOV11 at FreeGeek! $35 Arduino Cult Induction

Sunday 30OCT11 at ADX $40 Introducing the Through Hole Arduino

Sunday 25SEP11 at ADX PCB Layout Using Eagle FREE

Sunday 28AUG11 at ADX Introduction to eTextiles $25

Sunday 31JUL11 PNCA Arduino Cult Induction. $35

Sunday 26JUN11 PNCA Focused Workshop: Surface Mount TBA

Sunday 29MAY11 PNCA Focused Workshop: Audio Synthesis. FREE !

Sunday 01MAY11 PNCA Arduino Cult Induction $35

29 Mar 2011 - Sound Synthesis

27 Feb 2011 Making Connections with MIDI -- PNCA ($35)

30 Jan 2011 Arduino Cult Induction -- PNCA ($35)

28 November 2010 - Processing.Org -- PNCA (Free!)

31 October 2010 - Open Lab, Scary Edition -- PNCA (Free)

26 September 2010 Basic Electronics for Dorks -- PNCA (35).

29 August 2010 Arduino Cult Induction -- PNCA (35)

28 June 2010 Open Lab -- PNCA (free)

29 May 2010 Artbots -- PNCA (35).

02 May 2010 Arduino Cult Induction -- PNCA ($35)

28 March 2010 - Open Lab: Anything Goes - PNCA ($Free)

21 February 10 Pure Data Workshop 2: Interfacing with the world - PNCA ($35) http://dorkbotpdx.org/workshop/pd/2-interfacing_with_the_world

31 January 09 Arduino Cult Induction -- PNCA ($35)

29 November 09 Design your own circuit board for Fabrication! -- PNCA ($35)

  • 06 December 09 Followup Session (PNCA?)
  • 10 December 09 Board Designs Due
  • 21 December 09 Boards Handed out at meeting.

19 December - Surface Mount Soldering (TechShop)

27 December Open Lab.

31 January 10 Arduino Cult Induction -- PNCA ($35)

28 February 10 Focused Workshop Sound -- PNCA ($35)

26 Oct 2008 -- Arduino Cult Induction ($25)

30 Nov 2008 -- Sound and Midi (~$25)

28 Dec 2008 -- Open Lab (free)

25 Jan 2009 -- Arduino Cult Induction ($25)

08 Feb 2009 -- Second Session of (25 JAN) Cult Induction ($25)

22 Feb 2009 -- Prototyping ($25)

29 Mar 2009 -- Open Lab (free)

17 May 2009 - Introduction to Pure Data (Pd/pd/puredata) (free)

16 August 2009 -- Pd focused open workshop -- PNCA

30 August 2009 -- Arduino Cult Induction -- PNCA ($35)

25 October 2009 -- Animatronics (motors, servos and relays oh my ($35)

11 October 2009 -- Arduino Cult Induction TechShop Session ($35)

27 September 2009 -- Open Lab --PNCA (free)

25 October 2009 -- Animatronix (motors, servos, solenoids) -- PNCA ($35)

27 January 2008 -- HAYWIRE circuit bending workshop (free)

Comments

Sensors and servos with PIC's and python

Jason pushed me to through this out so.... Some TBD workshop / tutorial on using PIC's (16f877 and the USB BitWhacker) to do stuff with servos, and sensors, while interfacing to a host computer running some python code. Most likely this will be similar to the arduino, only using PIC instead of AVRs...

We can look at a number of different types of sensors (IR range, acustic range, switches, and interface types. (GPIO, I2C, serial, usb)

So when are you going to host this?

It would be good to see you teaching the folk what you know.

Actually it would be nice to see some host side activty.

If you want to do a pyton/avr/arduio workhop I would be happy to work with you on it.

OSC (open sound control) and applications

OSC is a packet protocal used for some sound application (super-collider/psi collider and pure data). A workshop on the protocal and the applications that use it could be fun. We can make some OSC packet generators taking input from sensors connected to a simple MCU (arduino or pic) talking to a program and hook them up via simple UDP sockets to SC or PD to make some funky sounds.

RepRap build

Could hold a RepRap Darwin or RepStrap build out for people who want to get into doing that. Would involve electronics build outs and cartesian bot builds. Could cater to people buying the kits and those who want to make their own bots.

http://oitreprap.googlepages.com

Reprap

Demented Chihuahua,

  Is the OIT RepStrap alive and well? I want to build a RepRap and am looking for a RepStrap or parent RepRap to make parts for my child. I'd love to attend a workshop where parts could be made for RepRaps and RepRaps could be assembled.
Thanks for great post!

Jeremy

Arduino Cult Induction and Bootloader

Does the "Arduino Cult Induction" workshop include a segment on how to burn the Arduino bootloader onto the blank AVR?

I am very interested in this, but I don't have a lot of experience with AVR's outside the Arduino IDE.