[hackerspaces] Beginning projects?

William Saturno wsaturno at gmail.com
Sat Dec 10 19:33:04 CET 2011

I have found that projects with a "take away" at the end of class are
more rewarding for participants. We are working on a course that can
be taken separately or be done in a complete series where take away
projects build  upon each other.

On Sat, Dec 10, 2011 at 12:53 PM, James Moore <jameslmoore at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hey guys,
> A couple of us decided to put together a hackerspace/makerspace and are
> looking for ideas for some fun, beginning type projects.  We've got about
> eight people so far and will be meeting at various members houses/garages
> for awhile until we can grow enough to get our own space.  That aside, next
> week we're meeting and going to try and brew some beer together.  I also
> thought we could pick up some Arduinos and some red/green LED's and make a
> little Christmas ornament as an Arduino and possibly soldering intro.  I've
> got some welding and metal working gear, so that could provide some fun
> times but it would be hard to entertain a group of eight plus with only 1-2
> welders and limited safety equipment.
> Do you guys have any recommendations for intro-beginner projects that don't
> require a lot of gear or that we could pick up somewhat cheaply or provide
> ways to branch out into other projects with some of the same sort of gear.
>  I figured Arduinos and soldering irons are pretty cheap for the amount of
> stuff you can do with them.  What else?
> thanks,
> James
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