Teaching Soldering at the Public Library Association Conference, Denver April 8, 2016

Using Sparkfun Weevil Eye kits (my go-to kit) I taught 10 people the basics of soldering during PLA. While most had no experience with soldering, a few had soldered in the past and were able to pick it up again. Everybody did a great job (all the kits worked!) and I was able to meet some cool folks from other libraries around the country.

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Makerspaces: The Gizmo Dojo’s Kickstarter Campaign

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The Gizmo Dojo, a local Broomfield makerspace has launched a Kickstarter campaign.

Serving the Broomfield/North Denver area, the Gizmo Dojo is a non-profit makerspace whose goal is to offer community space for makers, tinkerers, thinkers, artists, entrepreneurs, and innovators of all backgrounds and ages. The group endeavors to offer a  space filled with tools which might not normally accessible. They offer classes which encourage learning through doing including: robotics, textiles, woodworking, electronics, metal working, computer science, chain maille, 3D printing, crafts, backyard forging and anything else which can be imagined.

If you can envision it, the Gizmo Dojo wants to be able to give you the space, knowledge and tools to make it happen. The Kickstarter campaign will give them the necessary funds to enable members to create.

Click here to check out their Kickstarter campaign: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/thegizmodojo/the-gizmo-dojo

Currently, the group meets on Mondays at the Mamie Doud Eisenhower Public Library in the Discovery Lab at 7:00pm. Come by and check them out.

-Steve