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Class Report – Sabrina Scott card making

It’s amazing what happens when you put a group of people in a room with an inspiring & supportive teacher who tells you go nuts with their stamping, stenciling and craft paper supplies.

Sabrina Scott is a communication design student at OCAD, http://sabrinascott.ca/

By syber | 27 November 2011 | news | , | 0 Comments   

Another successful Mask-making workshop wraps up

Site 3 member and costume guru Adam Smith ran another awesome leather mask-making workshop this weekend!

Here are two of Adam’s demo masks:

Demo Mask


Just imagine, YOU could be the proud owner of a mask just like these ones, or something completely different – whatever you can dream up! Stay tuned for future mask-making workshops, and check out what else is in store while you’re at it!

Upcoming classes include “Learn to Make Chainmail”. Chainmail AND a leather mask? That’s practically an entire new wardrobe. Come let Site 3 clothe and educate you!

By Hobgob | 22 June 2011 | learning,news | , , , | 0 Comments   

Intro to Chiptunes: Making Music with Game Boys

Our first course is now open for registration!

And there are a lot more, too!

Chiptunes is a music scene that uses retro gaming hardware to generate music. This includes original work (some of my favourites include YMCK, Anamanaguchi, and, of course, my co-instructor, jefftheworld) as well as some mind-blowing covers (such as Weezer – The 8-bit album and Kind of Bloop).

Want to try it yourself? Then come to our introductory workshop on Sunday, August 15th, from 1:00-5:00. We have a stack of Game Boys for you to borrow or buy to get you started making your own bleeps and bloops! We have three different options: workshop only, where you borrow or bring your own gear; workshop plus a USB rewritable Game Boy cartridge to hold software and song data; and workshop, cartridge, and system. Note that if you want to take home a cartridge, you must preorder.

Register here! If you have any questions, please e-mail me at jonathan at this domain.

By Jonathan | 15 July 2010 | learning | , , | 1 Comment   

First Site 3 Workshop – Arduino by Blinkenlights

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We had our first workshop yesterday: Arduino by Blinkenlights.

The goal of the workshop was to put together a lxpl light board, and learn enough of the basics of the Arduino environment to control it. We had limited space, but just enough for six participants to assemble the kits with help from Seth and Jonathan.

The light boards have 16 individually addressable RGB LEDs, controlled with a shift register and LED driver. They’re designed to be easy to assemble, using only through-hole parts. Most of the workshop participants had not soldered much before, if at all, so this was a great beginner project to get people comfortable with assembling electronic components.

Before the assembly started, we talked about how the circuit works and went over what the parts are and what they do. After the kits were completed, we tested the boards with a simple Arduino program. Although we didn’t get much time to work on the software control side, the soldering lesson and practice was definitely worth it, and there will be more time in the future to work on writing software for controlling the light boards.

Everyone working

More pictures…

By shardy | 08 February 2010 | learning | | 0 Comments