Hacker Scouts San Jose Open Lab Session #1
Saturday, July 13, 2013 from 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM (PDT)
San Jose, CA
Hacker Scouts San Jose Guild 002 will host its second Open Lab at Tech Shop on Saturday July13. There are 2 sessions offered. This is session #1. Please refrain from signing up for both sessions to allow other families to experience Open Lab. Lab will start and end on time. There are no material donation refunds. Open Lab projects are designed for kids.
Our menu will be as follows
Featrued Project #1 Sewing with LED and conductive thread $12.00 Materials Donation
Description- Choose your own design or a template from our selection and hack the fabric with LED's, conductive thread and paint. Your imagination is in control. Use your creation later by sewing it onto a bag, hoodie or backpack!
Featured Project #2 Mousetrap Racers $5.00 Materials Donation
Description- Foucusing on design and aerodynamics, build a racer out of simple parts and compete in our Hacker Scouts Open Road Derby. Learn what makes a racer faster and go farther and why! Winner is based on distance traveled and will get a prize!
Weevil Eye Beginning Soldering Kit $10.00 Materials Donation
Description: The WeevilEye is a through-hole soldering kit designed for the beginner. It has a low parts count so even young kids can easily complete it. Once it's put together the red LED "eyes" light up brighter or darker according to how much light is getting to the photosensor.
Larson Scanner $14.00 Materials Donation
Description: This easy-to-solder kit incorporates 9 large diffused LEDs and an ATtiny2313 microcontroller to create that awesome sweeping light effect from your favorite sci-fi shows. The microcontroller is pre-programmed, so you don't need to code or program anything if you don't want to! If you do want to do some hacking, though, the source code is available as well as all of the design files.
This is a great kit to get started with soldering because there are no surface mount components, it's also a great way to add blinkiness to your Halloween costume... or, like, you're favorite tie.
Simon Says $25.00 Materials Donation
Through-Hole Soldering Kit
Description: This is the latest version of our popular through-hole Simon Says Kit. We've made some changes to the board that should make it easier than ever for the beginner to build! All components are through-hole, making this kit a great place to start when you're learning to solder. When building this kit, you'll have a chance to solder a 28-pin microprocessor, LEDs, battery clips and more.
After you have successfully assembled the kit, you will have a greater knowledge of through-hole soldering and the tools, techniques, and terminology required to populate your own PCB prototype. You will have a development platform with 5 outputs (LEDs and buzzer), 5 inputs (buttons), and serial for debugging. And, of course, you'll have your very own Simon game!
TV B Gone $16.00 Materials Donation
Description- Tired of all those LCD TVs everywhere? Want a break from advertisements while you're trying to eat?
Want to zap screens from across the street? The TV-B-Gone kit is what you need! This ultra-high-power, open source kit version of the popular TV-B-Gone is fun to make and even more fun to use. This version can be used in both "North American/Asia" as well as "Europe/UK" areas (basically, the whole world)!This kit comes unassembled with all parts necessary. This is a very simple kit and great for people who have never soldered anything before.
Firefly Jar $18.00 Materials Donation
Description: Are you looking for a fun and simple e-textiles project? The Firefly Jar Kit is a great project for anyone from beginners to experienced e-textile hackers. The Firefly Jar Kit uses our LilyTwinkle board with a handful of sewable LilyPad LEDs, all on a ProtoSnap board, to fill a felt jar with shining, twinkling fireflies (or lightning bugs... whatever you call them)Note: A portion of this sale is given back to Dr. Leah Buechley for continued development and education of e-textiles and also to Arduino LLC to help fund continued development of new tools and new IDE features.