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PS:One Orientation Sunday 5/26 4-6pm

Longboard designed & fabricated by Bart Dring of buildlog.net

Longboard designed & fabricated by Bart Dring of buildlog.net

PS:One orientation (AKA: N00bs’ Paradise) Sunday at 4pm in the downstairs lounge.
Never been, but want to learn more about PS:One?
New member?
Old member, but want to know all the secrets of the inner workings of PS:One?
Want to get certified, but don’t know how?
Want to doocritize, but haven’t even heard of do-ocracy?
Then this event is FOR YOU!
Free, open to all event – just show up at 4pm on Sunday the 26th and we’ll take care of you.

You’ll learn:

  • the one and only rule you need to remember at PS:One!
  • what mailing lists and IRC channels you should join
  • how to get discounts on classes, tee-shirts, stuff around town, and even monthly dues!
  • how to get certified on equipment
  • how to donate equipment to PS:One
  • how to create a class, event, group, meeting, or what have you
  • how to request a class, event, group, whatever
  • how to blog
  • the wiki.
  • do-ocracy and how to do-ocratize things

The basics:

  • Who: anyone who wants to learn more about PS:One and how it works
  • When: Sunday March 24th, 4 pm until about 6pm
  • Where: PS:One 1st floor lounge
  • Cost: free

Here are the class notes – please feel free to read beforehand (Note: these notes are nota good substitute for class attendance).

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05 2013

Orientation for the new and/or curious: 4th Sundays at 4pm (N00bs’ Paradise)

120px-Rainbow_At_Maraetai_Beach_New_ZealandInterested in learning a little about PS:One?

New to PS:One and want to learn how to get along here?

Come join us on the 4th Sunday of every month at 4pm for N00bs’ Paradise: an event specifically for the new and/or curious about PS:One.

You’ll learn:

  • how to immediately get started learning and doing awesome things at PS:One
  • the one and only rule you need to remember at PS:One
  • what mailing lists and IRC channels you should join
  • how to get discounts on classes, tee-shirts, stuff around town, and even monthly dues!
  • how to get certified on equipment
  • how to donate stuff to PS:One
  • how to create a new class, event, group, meeting, or what have you
  • do-ocracy and how to do-ocratize things

The basics:

  • Who: anyone who wants to learn more about PS:One and how it works
  • When: Sunday April 28th, 4 pm until about 6pm (and every 4th Sunday thereafter)
  • Where: PS:One 1st floor lounge
  • Cost: free

Here are the class notes – please feel free to read beforehand (Note: these notes are not a good substitute for class attendance).

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04 2013

Blacksmithing 101 Classes

Both the fire poker and the railroad spike knife classes will be offered on SUNDAY April 14th at Pumping Station:One.
knife forge
Ever thought of Blacksmithing as a way to relieve stress? Well then, sign up for THE FIRE POKER CLASS where you will make a fire poker to soothe your
anger while also pleasing your inner pyro . You will learn to taper & draw, twist, and to scroll some steel. And you get to take it home and show it off!

Or, if you are more into stabbing junk mail through the heart, make yourself a RAIL ROAD SPIKE letter opener! You’ll learn to sledge, taper & draw, and maybe even twist your handle.

Please sign up for your preferred class and time using the booking link HERE!

Cost:

  • $40 for members ($50 for non-members) for the two and a half hour long instruction & materials needed for the *fire poker class*
  • $25 for members ($30 for non-members) for the *rail road spike* class.

Both classes will also certify members to use the forge!
What you need to know:IMG_20130210_122708_948

1. If you have a nice pair of safety glasses, bring them – we have some available, but they may not be comfortable.
2. Wear ONLY cotton clothing and closed toe shoes (preferably leather with rubber soles) Any other fabric may catch fire and will melt onto your skin and continue burning you which is never fun. A lightweight, long-sleeved shirt is preferable to protect from flying slag.
3. Bring a water bottle- forging is hot work.
4. Your off hand (non hammering hand) will be holding the steel and will require a glove (though two gloves is REALLY preferable). Please bring well fitting all LEATHER gloves if you have some (calf skin gloves work best). This helps reduce chafing and prevents burns. Your hammer hand does not have to be gloved, but better safe than sorry.
5. This activity has a high risk of burns – you will be dealing with glowing hot steel, sparks, and hot slag. Wearing appropriate clothing and gloves minimizes this risk, but accidents still happen. You have been warned, now come have some fun!

• Please try to arrive 5-10 minutes early so we can get started
right away.

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03 2013

Macabre Makeup Class 2

bloody will makeup

Demo from Tuesday night

 

It’s that time of the year again, boils and ghouls! Do you still lack ideas for costumes? Maybe you just want to take your existing costume a couple steps further? This three part course will teach you what you need to know about making realistic bruises, contusions, and wounds that would make your mother scream!
Part 1 on Thursday @ 7pm will feature the basics of wounds to make them look real and painful, instead of painted on.
Part 2 on Friday @ 7pm will feature how to use latex to create torn or blistering skin that bleeds.
Part 3 on Saturday @ 7pm will feature how to use makeup wax to create wounds with deapth and how to include embedded objects.

Single class: $10
Full course: $20

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10 2012

2Dkits Workshop Learn to Solder and Build Blinkies

Friday Evening, March 16 at 6:30

Dwayne Forsythe and friends from 2DKits are coming to Pumping Station: One to teach us how to solder by making Blinkies.

2DKits gator blinkie

photo by 2DKits.com

This is where you get to build one of those LED flashing things.

You start with the kit, use the tools we have in the room. When you are
done, you will have a working blinkie. We have blinkie Techs to help you
debug any problems.

We do allow and encourage children to build their parent’s blinkie,
but the parent has to stick around and learn about the process.

  • When: Friday March 16  6:30 to 9:00
  • Where: Pumping Station: One
    3354 N. Elston, Chicago
  • Who: Open to the public
  • Cost: $5 suggested donation for non-members plus cost of kits.

Kits will be provided by 2Dkits. They cost between $7 and $21.

 

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03 2012

Class: Creative Reuse Workshop

Do you scan the pages of Readymade or Make, but rarely (if ever) build anything you see there? This is where you’ll learn how to change that. This will be a 3-hour hands-on workshop for beginner reuse-niks, and instructor Carl Boyd will be joined by a guest instructor, Khader Humied, a green designer + architect from New York:
http://www.metaformst…

This workshop will involve materials like wood, plastic and metal, and how to make and wire-up a lamp, and build some other things. Salvage wood and metal will be provided.

Attendance donation for workshop is $25, (full members only pay $10). This is requested in advance. This class will be very much like cooking or crafting classes at other institutions like Chopping Block or Lill Street, where you learn repeatable skills and walk away with finished items in your hand.

When: June 17, 6-9pm

Where: Pumping Station: One 3354 N. Elston Ave, Chicago

Signup and Pay: http://www.meetup.com/Creative-Reuse/

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06 2010

Explore the Alien Bowels of Haskell at PS:One

When: Thursdays, April 8th & 22nd, 8pm
Where: PS:One, 3354 N. Elston

Like an artifact from an alien civilization–or is it from the future?–Haskell fascinates and confounds. Is it good? Is it evil? What does it want from us? PS:One member Robert Lee has investigated its mysteries, cut the Gordian knot of deep mathematese that surrounds Haskell, and emerged with near-mystical coding powers. He comes to share his newfound wisdom with the coder masses.

He has scheduled his first two classes in April. There will be more afterward, to be scheduled. Bring your laptop. Before we start, he requests you  install GHC and spend some time with Learn You a Haskell For Great Good. This will not be an introduction to programming–you probably need some proficiency with basic programming concepts. If you know what recursion is, you’re probably solid.

He promises you will merely gain familiarity with cutting edge techniques in functional programming. Haskell is not madness-inducing. You may go mad, but if you do, it will have nothing to do with this class.

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03 2010