Chicago Makers Digest 09/04/18

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Makers Digest 09/04/18


Upcoming Events

Tuesday, September 4

PS1 Hackerspace Open House 7:00 PM
Open to the public! Come see what Pumping Station One is all about. Bring your questions, enthusiasm, and curiosity. We give a tour of the space after the member meeting, stick arond for 300 Seconds of Fame, our open-mic night for presentations. More

Wednesday, September 5

Artmaking Studio Day Every Wednesday: Make & Meet at AnySquared 3:00 PM
FREE Artmaking Session EVERY WEDNESDAY Drop in hours begin at 3pm until 10pm Supporting Artists for 7 years. Stop in. Make Art. Meet People. Brainstorm Projects. Plot Liberation. Be Social or Stay Focused. Supplies Available. We have plenty of basic supplies to share, but you are welcome to bring your own and make, share ideas, discuss possible collaborations. AnySquared also discusses upcoming art projects during studio day. More

CAN TV Public Access TV Orientation 5:45 PM
Chicago is a town woven together with our stories being the single thread. Now is the time to share yours. Come to CAN TV’s Orientation and learn about a discovery-containing space invested in technology, where your story is heard in the way you intended it. Be prompt, as there is no admittance 10 minutes after the scheduled start time. More

Chicago Women Developers Hack Night 6:00 PM
This weekly event gives ladies a space to code together. Whether you’re just getting started, or are a veteran in the tech world, there’s a seat for you at the table. BYOL: Bring your own laptop! You don’t have to be working on any project or learning anything new to come to Hack Night, it’s a great space to just hang out with other women who code. More

South Side Hackerspace: Chicago Weekly Meeting 7:00 PM
Wednesday night meetings are an open house, a brief meeting about hackerspace business, and a general time to meet and chat with members and non-members who felt like dropping by. It’s also a pretty good time for members to get certified on equipment. More

Thursday, September 6

Intro to Generative Design – Fusion 360 12:00 PM
Autodesk considers Generative Design to be the next step in the evolution of design and engineering. Generative Design allows designers and engineers the ability to rapidly generate 10’s, 100’s, or 1000’s of CAD-ready solutions based on real-world manufacturing constraints that can each achieve significantly higher performance. Generative Design technology is now available in Fusion 360 Ultimate. Join Autodesk Customer Success for an introduction to Generative Design technology within Fusion 360, and gain the resources needed to successfully apply Generative Design Time More

Chicago Suburb Hackerspace: Workshop 88 7:00 PM
Every Thursday night we have our public meeting starting at 7:00 pm. Meetings are always free and open to the public. Come build something with us! More

Mokena SpaceLab Public Hack Night 7:00 PM
A night for the public to come in and work on projects, talk to members, and hang out. We may be working on our Maker Faire, or fixing a 3D printer, or souping up a racing car. Who knows! Come on out and meet us. No skills or prior knowledge required. More

Friday, September 7

DMen Tap Coaster Decorating Party 3:00 PM
DMen Tap is has a little coaster decorating party every Friday afternoon. Get inspired and be artistic so our customers have something fun to look at when they set their drinks down. More

Saturday, September 8

Rooftop Farming Saturday Intensive 9:00 AM
This course is for those interested in green roofs and/or edible plantings for a rooftop garden. We combine classroom and hands-on work to prepare students to effectively utilize rooftop gardening in their existing urban agricultural projects and for potential expansion opportunities. It will involve farm work activities in all weather conditions. Students are expected to be prepared to work indoors and outdoors. More

Adult Fashion Sewing and Design Summer Camp 2 days 9:00 AM
Don’t let the kids have all the fun. Learn the ins and outs of Fashion Design and Sewing. In this camp students get hands on instruction with a real fashion designer! Students will walk a week in her shoes and design their own wearable art. Students are welcome to attendent both session. Snack and Lunch Provided. More

Onsite/Online Class: The Art and Archaeology of Ancient Turkey 10:00 AM
Instructor: Shannon Martino, PhD (Oriental Institute Graphic Artist and School of the Art Institute) This class will examine some of the most important ancient places in Turkey and their art and architecture. We will begin with the pre-Neolithic site of Gbekli Tepe in southeastern Turkey and end with the Roman period settlement at Ephesus on the Aegean coast. Our discussion will focus not only on the remains from these sites, but also on the past and current cultural, political, and historical implications of both excavations and artifacts. We will address contemporary issues of gender, collecting, ethnicity, repatriation, and community engagement which are inextricably interwoven into the dialogues of archaeology in Turkey. More

Fashion and Fiber Crafts Studio 10:30 AM
In Fashion and Fiber Crafts Studio you can learn a new skill or work on an existing project you want to complete. Each morning begins with a demonstration (fabric dyeing, block printing, or jewelry making), while the afternoon session is open-ended. Bring in a project that’s in progress or start something new. Short demonstrations are also available in the afternoon in quilting and hand stitching techniques, crochet, and clothing reuse ideas. All skill levels are welcome. Fashion and Fiber Crafts Studio will be led by teaching artists Cate Breasley and Melody Williams. Note: Lunch and all supplies will be provided. More

Sunday, September 9

Glassblowing Open House 2:00 PM
From 2:00pm – 4:00pm, we’ll have complimentary live Glassblowing Demonstrations, where guests can engage and interact with Ignite’s artists. We look forward to seeing you there! More

Chicago Flag Mosaics 3:00 PM
Celebrate our great city by creating your own Chicago flag mosaic! You will spend a relaxing afternoon gluing and grouting your own stained glass mosaic piece. All pieces will be precut or cut on site for you. You will learn some basic mosaic skills in a fun and relaxed environment! More

Josh Dihle: Small Drawing Working Group 4:00 PM
Members will start their meeting by sharing their respective positions on depiction, void, hunger, emergency preparedness, admission of guilt, and redaction. Meeting organizers will function solely in a support capacity, with the understanding that conversation topics are to be determined by the angularity and vulnerability of member body shapes. Members are granted absolute independence and freedom of thought. Seating will be edge-optimized, with priority given to the appearance of the overall group, as determined by organizers’ inscrutable whims. More

Workshop: Metal Etching 5:00 PM
Learn the ancient practice of metal etching on copper, and create your own pair of etched earrings to wear home! Make this traditional craft your own as you enjoy a fun evening of friends, art, and refreshments. A perfect girls’ night out! Class Cost: $65 More