Now we want to see you pics! Please email or link us to your pics in the comments!
Thank you to all who took part in our Photography 101 Workshop at the Gold Coast Railroad Museum. It was a good time. Now we want to see you pics! Please email or link us …
Our friends at The Wolfsonian Miami have sent us details for their Six Component (and a handful of screws) Design Challange. Details are as follows: The Wolfsonian–Florida International University has opened a design challenge to …
Cameras & Trains! Learn the basics of photography such as aperture, ISO, and exposure. Then take your new skills out for a spin at the Gold Coast Railroad museum. $8 gets you in the door, …
Our friends at The Wolfsonian Miami have sent us details for their Six Component (and a handful of screws) Design Challange.
Details are as follows:
The Wolfsonian–Florida International University has opened a design challenge to solicit submissions for a new table design to be displayed in the museum lobby. The design should complement The Wolfsonian’s collection of Thonet 214 chairs in design and concept, being able to be constructed from six components and a handful of screws. Through a popular vote, the winning submission will be actualized and displayed in the lobby for one year following the challenge. The winner will also receive a $500 honorarium and an opening reception held in honor of the design.
For more information about the challenge visit:
Cameras & Trains!
Learn the basics of photography such as aperture, ISO, and exposure. Then take your new skills out for a spin at the Gold Coast Railroad museum. $8 gets you in the door, and we’ve reserved a railcar for our workshop!
Even if you already know how to handle a camera, it’s a great opportunity to take pics of/with the trains. They usually charge photographers much more.
Sunday April 14th, 11:30 am
Gold Coast Railroad Museum
12450 S.W. 152nd Street
Miami, Florida 33177-1402
RSVP required • Only $8
Please forward to anybody who would be interested.
Here’s a list of possible workshops and events from our meeting last week:
deas for Meetings & Workshops:
Arts & Crafts:
Beading, simple metal-working, etc
Steam Punk Accessories:
- How to Make watch component Cuff-links
- How to salvage and recycle parts in jewelry.
The basics of shooting in manual mode
Recycled creatures out of plastic containers
How to use software to create stencils, then use vinyl and exacto knives to create our own stencils.
Go over the steps involved in the silkscreening process, then print a design on whatever people bring in. Shirts, tote bags, etc.
Bring bins of beanie babies and stuffed animals. Then Sew parts together to create new creatures. Use ribbons to hide seams.
Basic mosaic principles. Cover old furniture with pieces of old broken tiles
Make art from discarded goods
Cigar Box Guitars:
Basic sewing class. Can be combined with Frankenbeanie workshop.
Fun with Googley Eyes:
Place Googley eyes on EVERYTHING
-Look into derelict land to beautify
Basic bicycle maintenance
Show people how to solder then solder simple items
- Makezine Pins
- Blinky LED button
- LED Pendant
Basic intro to programming. Hack-a-day LED pendant project
Overview of Google Shape shareware (greeting card w/initials)
Review of how to use system & how to create files for engraving…such as wooden business cards)
Teach intro to the following software:
Have Jeff bring over pinball machine and explain the ins & outs of pinball maintenance and restoration.
3D Design & Printing:
-Look into design software, and the printing process.
-Show how to print one’s own designs using web services.
Create an Arduino powered Light-up Scarf
Hackey Hours (Happy Hours)
Create a new Step By Step, Photo, or Video Instructable that fits the guidelines outlined in the right-hand column. Instructables must be published between Mar 18, 2013 and Apr 29, 2013 (11:59pm PT) to be eligible.
For those who want to try to put together their own deck chair, we will be posting a PDF of John’s plans soon.
Below is a slideshow of the pics. If you can’t view flash content you can view the album here:
This week John van Houten will be talking about some of the furniture he has designed and built.
The plans for this chair will be explained and freely available to all Tinker Tank attendees who are interested in building chairs for themselves.
The workshop will include a live audience participation assembly of one of these chairs.
A foray into tube audio amps.
Join us and learn the basics of tube audio amplifier restoration, troubleshooting, and some of those mystical mods tube gurus talk about. If you have a vintage piece that’s giving you trouble, or you just want to ask questions, feel free to bring it with you.
11:30 am at O Cinema Miami