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WKSCH016: Multi Color and Contour Cutting on the Vinyl Cutter

In the advanced vinyl cutter class you will learn two advanced techniques. The first of which is cutting multiple colors of vinyl with registration marks so that all the colors can be perfectly aligned. This can make for even more interesting multi-color decals. This is particularly handy when making large signs with a multicolored logo.

The second is contour cutting. With this technique we will show you how to take a very large resolution image and print it to the wide format printer (with registration marks), then take that printout to the vinyl cutter and precisely cut around the image. If you've ever seen a fathead commercial where a cutout of a sports star or character from a movie is cut out along the contour of the character. This method will show you how to do that. Many of our members also use this technique to create large sheets of full color stickers to apply directly onto their product.

Prerequisites:
  • Required: WKS537: Vinyl Cutter and Heat Press SBU

  • Recommended: COM201: Adobe Illustrator for CNC; COM207: CorelDraw for CNC


Supervision requirements: During class, all 8- to 15-year-old students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is also enrolled in the class.

When using the vinyl cutter outside of class time, 8- to 15-year-old members must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian who has passed the SBU.

Safety: Closed-toed shoes are mandatory.

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Multi Color and Contour Cutting on the Vinyl Cutter Friday, 10/13/17 5:00 PM 2.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $79.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $99.00, No Materials Fee
    Multi Color and Contour Cutting on the Vinyl Cutter Sunday, 10/29/17 12:00 PM 2.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $79.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $99.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKSMCP1: Microchip Effortless Design Series: An Introduction

Please join us for a walkthrough of Microchip’s rapid prototyping solutions designed to offer the quickest path from concept to market.

Key components of the rapid ecosystem include
  • MPLAB® Xpress cloud-based IDE

  • MPLAB code configurator

  • Curiosity development boards

  • Integration with 3rd-party hardware, such as MikroElektronika click boards™

  • Online support community (wiki, forum, and online code examples)
It doesn’t matter if you want to build an IoT node, industrial control unit, biomedical sensor, or a smart home appliance, the multiple demonstrations shown throughout the night will introduce you to the techniques you need to quickly go from concept to prototype.

Come and enjoy some food, drink, and company, all while seeing Microchip’s rapid prototyping solutions in action.

Beverages and hors d’oeuvres will be provided.

Register www.eventbrite.com/e/microchip-effortless-design-series-an-introduction-tickets-36960331346.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Microchip Effortless Design Series: An Introduction Thursday, 10/19/17 5:30 PM 3.0 Hours 65 SEATS TOTAL
65 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up  
   
WKSWKSDIGI001: TryIt@TechShop: My Mini Racecar

Digi-Key is proud to partner with TechShop to help educate members on the latest technologies and introduce future maker professionals to innovative solutions. Every other month, Digi-Key and TechShop will team up to focus on a new project that will be posted on Maker.io and available via a class at a TechShop location near you.

For Round 4 of Try It @ TechShop, we will be working with our friends at Adafruit to make a Bluetooth controlled, temperature sensing Formula E racer!

My Mini Race Car
Get ready to race down the track with your Feather microcontroller-based mini race car! You'll build this high performance racer using the Bluetooth LE-capable Feather 32u4 Bluefruit LE board, Motor Driver FeatherWing, and TE HTU21D-F temperature and humidity sensor to give you racetrack telemetry data.

1 session currently scheduled:
    TryIt@TechShop: My Mini Racecar Sunday, 10/15/17 3:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $15.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $20.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.