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Past Classes › Gadgeteer Club

What Is The Gadgeteers Club?

It is a DIY maker group run by the Duvall Maker Society and hosted by the Art Center. It’s for all ages, fusing art and technology in interesting ways! People learn how to create projects and art with soldering, 3D printing, robotics, electronic engineering, steampunk and more through monthly projects and workshops. Classes are taught by volunteer members of the Duvall Maker Society and hosted at the Northwest Art Center.
Age Range: 5 with adult assistance and participation to 108
Each Gadgeteer will embark on two separate, self-innovated, 3 month projects involving various tools and materials. The goal of these projects is for each student to push their personal boundaries by combining art and technology in innovative new ways.

Gadgeteers will have the option for their projects to include: 3D printing, fine art materials, sculpting, metal cutting, electrical engineering, modeling, and much more!

Ages: Adults and Ages 5 and up recommended or younger can partner with an adult to innovate as a team. Multi-age, and varying team sizes working on an individual project are fine as well. Team members must pay individual member prices.

Gadgeteers will have 1-2 nights per month to work on their projects at the art center with assistance from Duvall Makers Society members.

Gadgeteer Club Meeting Schedule 2017-2018

Project 1: Oct – Dec

Thursday October 26th 6:30-8:30pm
Thursday November 9th 6:30-8:30pm
Thursday November 23rd 6:30-8:30pm
Thursday November 30th 6:30-8:30pm
Thursday December 7th 6:30-8:30pm
Thursday December 14th 6:30-8:30pm

Project 2: Jan – March

Thursday January 11th 6:30-8:30pm
Thursday January 25th 6:30-8:30pm
Thursday February 8th 6:30-8:30pm
Thursday February 22nd 6:30-8:30pm
Thursday March 8th 6:30-8:30pm
Thursday March 22nd 6:30-8:30pm

Young Innovators and Maker Faire Exhibit:

Gadgeteers exhibit their inventions in a free for the public viewing and interactive experience.
Date: Saturday, April 28th Note: this date is a few weekends after our last meeting in March, and spring break. But this gives us time to have a spontaneous “finish your projects” and get them ready for the exhibit club meeting if need be, before the show!
Time: TBD

COST DETAILS


$20 a meeting
$120 a project Oct – Dec (3 months, 6 club meetings or more)
$120 a project Jan – March (3 months, 6 club meetings or more)

Monthly fee: covers basic supplies, snacks, access to tools, etc.

For additional costs club members can special order kits or special supplies as needed for individual projects.

Parents asked

1) Question: What project ideas are age appropriate for my kid?
Answer: Here’s some resources to start looking for projects. The first project meeting will be all about project brainstorming, creating material lists, etc.

  • Ultimaker 2 Plus 3D printer information. Thanks to grant funding from 4Culture the Gadgeteers have access to learn about 3D printing. Use the new Ultimaker 2+ to print art parts for your project.
  • Thingiverse: http://www.thingiverse.com/
  • Instructables: http://www.instructables.com/
  • Make Magazine: https://makezine.com/
  • Arduino: https://www.arduino.cc/
  • Raspberrypi: https://www.raspberrypi.org/
  • Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/search/pins/?q=DIY%20robots&rs=typed&term_meta[]=DIY%7Ctyped&term_meta[]=robots%7Ctyped
  • Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/search/pins/?q=DIY%20tech%20art&rs=typed&term_meta[]=DIY%7Ctyped&term_meta[]=tech%7Ctyped&term_meta[]=art%7Ctyped
  • DIY To Make: http://www.diytomake.com/22-upcycled-keyboard-keys-ideas/
  • DIY TO Make: http://www.diytomake.com/25-wonderful-diy-ideas-to-do-with-old-cds/
  • DIY TO Make: http://www.diytomake.com/18-of-our-favorite-diy-clocks/
  • 2) Question: What time/days are club meetings?
    Answer: Various Thursdays every month from 6:30-8:30pm. No early drop offs or late pick ups please. Check the schedule.

    3) Question: If I partner with my kid for a project, can we pay one 3 month fee of $120?
    Answer: Yes, as long as you focus together on one project, not two separate projects during 1 project period.

    4) Question: Can I drop off my kid?
    Answer: Yes if old enough to work independently and stay focused on their project.

    5) Question: Can my kid come to just one club meeting a month?
    Answer: Yes, if their project is something they can accomplish before the April exhibit.
    The cost for one club meeting is $20 and should be paid on the website in advance.

    Drop ins welcome, but pre-registration is recommended. Also anyone is welcome to come to any meeting. We will have a small project to try it out!


    A portion of this program is funded by 4Culture Tech Specific Grant.


    Duvall Maker Society Members
    Duvall Maker Society Members: Lloyd McCracken, Matt Wilson, Aidan Wilson, John Hawkins, Gustavo Franco, Nadja Wilson, Alison Hawkins, Loke Uei Tan

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    June 2016

    Gadgeteers Club – Simon Says Game Kit – Session 1

    June 15, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Northwest Art Center, 15705 Main St NE
    Duvall, WA 98019 United States
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    $30.00 6 tickets left

    The aim of the game is to repeat the pattern that is generated at random. You are able to play the game both visually (with the LEDS) and audible or just visually. There are four levels to choose from. Features a auto power off for when not in use. Requires 3 AA batteries which will be included. Liability Release: I understand that participation in the above Activity or Event may be hazardous for the above-named participant. By purchasing a class…

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    October 2016

    Gadgeteers – Flying Crank Ghost – October 13th & 20th

    October 13, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Northwest Art Center, 15705 Main St NE
    Duvall, WA 98019 United States
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    90.00$

    Build a large spooky contraption that is sure to freak out your neighbors this Halloween! This ghost prop was pioneered by Doug Ferguson of Phantasmechanics, who made it public domain in 1997. It uses a slow motor and a simple system of pulleys to create a truly creepy ghostly motion that's sure to become a haunting classic. NOTE: We must close admission by October 6th to make sure we have enough materials. Age: 5 (with adult) on Up Difficulty: MEDIUM…

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    Gadgeteers Soldering 101 & Bristle Bots October 13th

    October 13, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    Northwest Art Center, 15705 Main St NE
    Duvall, WA 98019 United States
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    20.00$ 10 tickets left

    Learn all about soldering equipment (solder, iron, helping hands, wick, flux, wire stripping, and more). This class will cover the fundamentals of soldering and building a basic circuit consisting of a switch, battery and light. Kids will also be building bristle bots out of toothbrushes and tiny motors! This class, unless you learned how to solder at Gadgeteers Club last year, is a requirement for many other projects.

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    Gadgeteers – Flying Crank Ghost Session 2 – October 20th

    October 20, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Northwest Art Center, 15705 Main St NE
    Duvall, WA 98019 United States
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    Build a large spooky contraption that is sure to freak out your neighbors this Halloween! This ghost prop was pioneered by Doug Ferguson of Phantasmechanics, who made it public domain in 1997. It uses a slow motor and a simple system of pulleys to create a truly creepy ghostly motion that's sure to become a haunting classic. NOTE: We must close admission by October 6th to make sure we have enough materials. Age: 5 (with adult) on Up Difficulty: MEDIUM…

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    November 2016

    Gadgeteers Soldering 101 & Bristle Bots November 3rd

    November 3, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    Northwest Art Center, 15705 Main St NE
    Duvall, WA 98019 United States
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    20.00$ 7 tickets left

    Learn all about soldering equipment (solder, iron, helping hands, wick, flux, wire stripping, and more). This class will cover the fundamentals of soldering and building a basic circuit consisting of a switch, battery and light. Kids will also be building bristle bots out of toothbrushes and tiny motors! This class, unless you learned how to solder at Gadgeteers Club last year, is a requirement for many other projects.

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    Gadgeteers – Torch or Redstone Light – November 10th

    November 10, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Northwest Art Center, 15705 Main St NE
    Duvall, WA 98019 United States
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    30.00$ 3 tickets left

    So fun for the geekiest Minecraft gamers! Create a super bright torch that can shine the dark corridors of almost any room. Behold your very own DIY Minecraft Redstone night light cube! Inspired by Minecraft and guaranteed to keep pigment away! Soldering 101 class required or previous soldering experience.

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    December 2016

    Gadgeteers Soldering 101 & Bristle Bots December 1st

    December 1, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    Northwest Art Center, 15705 Main St NE
    Duvall, WA 98019 United States
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    20.00$ 8 tickets left

    Learn all about soldering equipment (solder, iron, helping hands, wick, flux, wire stripping, and more). This class will cover the fundamentals of soldering and building a basic circuit consisting of a switch, battery and light. Kids will also be building bristle bots out of toothbrushes and tiny motors! This class, unless you learned how to solder at Gadgeteers Club last year, is a requirement for many other projects.

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    Gadgeteers Star Wars Night – DIY Lightsaber Project – Dec 15th

    December 15, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    Northwest Art Center, 15705 Main St NE
    Duvall, WA 98019 United States
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    20.00$ 5 tickets left

    MOVED FROM DECEMBER 8th TO DECEMBER 15th Due to Winter Storm Concerns Come celebrate Star Wars just in time for the new Star Wars movie Rogue One releasing this December! Make your very own lightsaber while watching Star Wars Movie on the big screen at NWAC. Ages 5 and up, adult supervision and participation encouraged with the younger kids. All materials provided to make an amazing lightsaber any Jedi would be jealous of! May the force of gadgeteering be with…

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    Gadgeteers LED Christmas Tree Project – December 15th

    December 15, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Northwest Art Center, 15705 Main St NE
    Duvall, WA 98019 United States
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    30.00$ 15 tickets left

    Get ready for lots of LED light soldering to construct this tiny light up holiday tree. Learn all about the importance of polarity when soldering the lights. Batteries and different color lights included. Requirements: soldering 101 or previous soldering experience Age: 5 with an adult helping on up

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    January 2017

    Gadgeteers Soldering 101 & Bristle Bots January 5th

    January 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    Northwest Art Center, 15705 Main St NE
    Duvall, WA 98019 United States
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    20.00$ 9 tickets left

    Learn all about soldering equipment (solder, iron, helping hands, wick, flux, wire stripping, and more). This class will cover the fundamentals of soldering and building a basic circuit consisting of a switch, battery and light. Kids will also be building bristle bots out of toothbrushes and tiny motors! This class, unless you learned how to solder at Gadgeteers Club last year, is a requirement for many other projects.

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    Gadgeteers Art Robots – Build an Arduino Drawing Robot – January 12th & 19th

    January 12 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Northwest Art Center, 15705 Main St NE
    Duvall, WA 98019 United States
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    50.00$

    This two night workshop you will work with a robot that draws and a robot that paints. January 12th - start your robot build January 19th - finish your robot and code it to draw Build your own robot. Invent a way to make it draw. Then program it to draw interesting art! Difficulty: HARD Requirements: soldering 101 or previous soldering experience Age: 8 and up

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    Gadgeteers Art Robots – Build an Arduino Drawing Robot – January 19th

    January 19 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Northwest Art Center, 15705 Main St NE
    Duvall, WA 98019 United States
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    This two night workshop you will work with a robot that draws and a robot that paints. January 12th - start your robot build January 19th - finish your robot and code it to draw Build your own robot. Invent a way to make it draw. Then program it to draw interesting art! Difficulty: HARD Requirements: soldering 101 or previous soldering experience Age: 8 and up

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    February 2017

    Gadgeteers Soldering 101 & Bristle Bots February 2nd

    February 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    Northwest Art Center, 15705 Main St NE
    Duvall, WA 98019 United States
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    20.00$

    Learn all about soldering equipment (solder, iron, helping hands, wick, flux, wire stripping, and more). This class will cover the fundamentals of soldering and building a basic circuit consisting of a switch, battery and light. Kids will also be building bristle bots out of toothbrushes and tiny motors! This class, unless you learned how to solder at Gadgeteers Club last year, is a requirement for many other projects.

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    Gadgeteers – Steampunk Lamp – February 9th

    February 9 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Northwest Art Center, 15705 Main St NE
    Duvall, WA 98019 United States
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    50.00$

    This is one prototype, but each lamp will be different! Explore the essence of steampunk and build your very own steampunk lamp. Your lamp will look as if it had been constructed in the labs of Thomas Alva Edison or a steampunk inventor. Use old lamp parts made of brass and copper of that time and combine them with new lamp parts & create a scientific looking bulb. Age: 8 and up. Adults are encouraged to take this fun class.

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    March 2017

    Gadgeteers Soldering 101 & Bristle Bots – March 2nd

    March 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    Northwest Art Center, 15705 Main St NE
    Duvall, WA 98019 United States
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    20.00$

    Learn all about soldering equipment (solder, iron, helping hands, wick, flux, wire stripping, and more). This class will cover the fundamentals of soldering and building a basic circuit consisting of a switch, battery and light. Kids will also be building bristle bots out of toothbrushes and tiny motors! This class, unless you learned how to solder at Gadgeteers Club last year, is a requirement for many other projects.

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    Gadgeteers – LED Light Bulb – March 9th

    March 9 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Northwest Art Center, 15705 Main St NE
    Duvall, WA 98019 United States
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    20.00$

    We had to reschedule the light bulb out to March 9th. Come build either the clock kit or the light bulb. Be like Edison and build your own LED light bulb! Building your own bulb requires lots of tiny soldering points and precision soldering. Age: 8 and up Difficulty: MEDIUM Requirements: soldering 101 or previous soldering experience

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    Gadgeteers – Digital Clock – March 9th

    March 9 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Northwest Art Center, 15705 Main St NE
    Duvall, WA 98019 United States
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    20.00$

    Build your own LED digital clock kit. This accurate clock looks great too! Age: 8 and up Difficulty: MEDIUM Requirements: Soldering 101 or previous soldering experience Date: March 9th Time: 6:30-9pm

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    April 2017

    Gadgeteers – Shaker Dice – April 6th

    April 6 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Northwest Art Center, 15705 Main St NE
    Duvall, WA 98019 United States
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    30.00$

    You will be ready for games and gambling with this electronic dice you make! Dice Features • no push buttons required, just give it a shake • rolls out slowly and flashes last combination • microprocessor-controlled • auto power-off Age: 8 and up Difficulty: MEDIUM Requirements: soldering 101 or previous soldering experience Date: April 6th Time: 6:30-9pm Cost: $30.00

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    May 2017

    Gadgeteers – Brain Game – May 11th

    May 11 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Northwest Art Center, 15705 Main St NE
    Duvall, WA 98019 United States
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    $30.00

    The aim of the game is to repeat the pattern that is generated at random. You are able to play the game both visually (with the LEDS) and audible or just visually. There are four levels to choose from. Features a auto power off for when not in use. Requires 3 AA batteries which will be included. Age: 8 and up Difficulty: MEDIUM Requirements: soldering 101 or previous soldering experience - but we can and will help you if you…

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    October 2017

    Gadgeteers Club Take Apart Tech & 2017-2018 Maker Season Kick Off

    October 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Northwest Art Center, 15705 Main St NE
    Duvall, WA 98019 United States
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    5.00$

    Calling all makers and innovators! We are ready to start up the 2017-2018 Gadgeteers Club program! Are you ready to innovate and make creative new things you've never made before? This is the year to do it in Gadgeteers Club! We are changing the Gadgeteers program up a bit this year and invite you to come learn about the changes, enjoy pizza and salad, and TAKE APART STUFF for your projects this year! There will be all kinds of things…

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