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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.

Projects are sourced by the Duvall Maker Society and some monthly kits are supplied by http://kipkaykits.com/.

Age Range: 5 with adult assistance and participation to 108

Date & Time: Fun Maker projects are scheduled on Thursday evenings and some Fridays throughout the year. Some projects take more than one night. See project requirements and registration details below.

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

See what we did last year here: Gadgeteers 2015-16

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May 2016
$30.00

Session 1: Shaker Dice (was Door Lock Kit) – Gadgeteer’s Club

May 18, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Northwest Art Center, 15705 Main St NE
Duvall, WA 98019 United States
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Dice Features •no push buttons required, just give it a shake •rolls out slowly and flashes last combination •microprocessor-controlled •auto power-off Liability Release: I understand that participation in the above Activity or Event may be hazardous for the above-named participant. By purchasing a class ticket, I assume risk of harm or injury which may occur to the participant as a result of participating in the above-named event or activity. I hereby release Northwest Art Center (NWAC) and its officers, employees,…

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$30.00

Gadgeteer Club – Door Lock Kit

May 18, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Northwest Art Center, 15705 Main St NE
Duvall, WA 98019 United States
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Create your own rhythmic switch to make your door unlock. So, knock on a locked door, and the door magically unlocks! http://kipkaykits.com/product/door-lock-kit-advanced/

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June 2016
$30.00

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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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
$20.00

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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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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$90.00

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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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 – 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
$20.00

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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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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$30.00

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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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
$20.00

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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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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$20.00

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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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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$30.00

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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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
$20.00

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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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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$50.00

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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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
$20.00

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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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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$50.00

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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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…

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March 2017
$20.00

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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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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$20.00

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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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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$20.00

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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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
$30.00

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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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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