Wednesday
Apr022014

TekVenture Garage Sale and Auction Postponed

Due to the larger than expected amount of items that need to be removed and inventoried the TekVenture Garage Sale and Auction scheduled to take place Wed. 2 April through Saturday 5 April at 1800 Broadway have been postponed!

Please watch the Website for rescheduled dates!

Volunteers are always welcome!

Volunteer hours are Wed. 6PM - 9PM, Saturdays from 10 AM - 4 PM and Sundays from 12 Noon to 4 PM.

Wear your old clothes and bring gloves!

For more information on volunteering call 432.1095.

Wednesday
Apr022014

Next meeting of the Fort Wayne Inventor's Club

Saturday April 12 at 2 PM at

Pizza Hut, 3820 E. State Blvd

Come join our invention ideas and patenting sessions.  Last

month we worked with new visitors who explored their thoughts with us.  Help

us to help them by sharing your ideas and expertise.  Join us at the next

meeting of the Fort Wayne Inventor's Club on Saturday April 12 at 2 PM at

the Pizza Hut, 3820 E. State Blvd (just west of Coliseum Blvd next to

Lowe's).  No admission or dues are required.  If desired, you may order

anything from the Pizza Hut menu.  You may also contact me at the number

listed below with any questions. 

Dave Gross, President/C.E.O.

Collision Control Communications, Inc.

Fort Wayne, Indiana  46815

 

<http://www.collisioncontrol.net/> www.collisioncontrol.net



Wednesday
Mar052014

INVENTORS TAKE NOTE:

The next meeting of the Fort Wayne Inventor’s Club will be this Saturday March 8 at 2 PM at the Pizza Hut, 3820 E State Blvd (just west of Coliseum Blvd next to Lowe’s).  No admission or dues are required.  If desired, you may order anything from the Pizza Hut menu.  You may also contact me at the number listed below with any questions.

With warmest regards,

Dave Gross
President/C.E.O.
Collision Control Communications, Inc.
3610 Inwood Drive

Fort Wayne, Indiana  46815

260-466-7655
www.collisioncontrol.net

 


Tuesday
Feb252014

Sign Up Now For Free 3D Printing and Machining Workshops!

3 D PRINTING     Mar 1

The hottest, fastest and possibly cheapest tool for rapid prototyping your designed object is 3D printing. Learn the basic set up, programming and operation of the 3D printing tool in the morning session. Print an existing design or your own CAD-generated file. In the afternoon session, continue developing your 3D printing skills as well as learning how to trouble-shoot the printer: what works and what doesn't work.

9 AM 3 D Printing

1 PM 3 D Printing   

 

MACHINING Mar 8       

THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN POSTPONED; STAY TUNED FOR NEW DATES

Metal prototypes or parts for prototypes can be made using the milling machine, lathe, drill press and molding machines. In this all-day workshop learn to set up and operate the machine tools in the TekVenture Maker Station: turn or mill stock, drill and bore, tram, offset, taper, thread and rout among other operations. Includes a brief introduction to use of CAM (Computer Aided Manufacture) and the "G code" language used by machines to make your prototype. The workshop also explores molding as a means of making multiples of your design prototype. Try injection plastic molding and vacuum forming tools and processes. Explore the relationship between the machining of molds and the production of objects from machined molds.

9AM Machining and Molding Lab by TekVenture Makers

1PM Machining and Molding Lab by TekVenture Makers

CALL 421.1374 to make reservations now! 

Free workshops are sponsored by the Allen County Public Library!!

More Workshops are described at www.tekventure.org/workshops/

Tuesday
Feb182014

ARDUINOS WORKSHOPS Sat 22 February STILL OPEN

Arduinos and laptops provided for those registering in advance @ 421.1374

All workshops are FREE and sponsored by the Allen County Public Library!

CONTROLLING YOUR THING Feb 22

9AM Arduino: Getting Started with Paul Simunek & Jim Merz                   

Arduino is the ubiquitous low-end controller for Makers! Learn how useful the inexpensive little Italian microcontroller can be for your projects. Programming software is freeware. Bring your Arduino (available locally at Radio Shacks or on line) and your laptop and let Paul Simunek and Jim Merz get you started.

Workshop now to be held in TekVenture Maker Station located in Library parking lot South of Library; access from Webster Street.

ADVANCED ARDUINO: SHIELDS Feb 22

1PM Arduino Shields & More    with Paul Simunek

More advanced Arduino users learn how to customize and expand the Arduino with "Shields" that plug onto the Arduino to enhance and specialize its functionality.

Participants in both workshops are urged to bring their own laptop and Ardunino.

NOTE:Arduinos and Laptops are available for loan to those who indicate a need in advance to TekVenture.

Workshop now to be held in TekVenture Maker Station located in Library parking lot South of Library; access from Webster Street.

Tuesday
Feb042014

Electronics & Rotational Casting workshops still open!

Circuit Board Design & Etching  9 AM in TekVenture Maker Station beside Downtown Public Library

Circuit Board Lab                       1 PM  in TekVenture Maker Station beside Downtown Public Library

Your not a true electronics geek until you can design and make your own circuit boards. Join Matt Krueger of Mini Laser Cutter workshop fame (Fall Into Making Workshops, Fall 2013) as he shows you how to design a simple motor controller circuit board. Then you will actually etch the board. Then learn to solder up all the components onto the board in the Circuit Board Lab in the afternoon.

Free Sponsored by the Allen County Public Library.

More information on our www.tekventure.org/workshops page!

Rotational Casting                       9 AM in TekVenture Maker Station beside Downtown Public Library

Now that you have built that 3D printer (or, of course, are planning to build,) you can now produce identical parts from your 3D printed prototype mold using rotational casting. Visiting from last year's Fort Wayne Regional Maker Faire, Mark VanDiepenbos of TeMaak will take you for a spin!

Free Sponsored by the Allen County Public Library.

 

Thursday
Jan232014

MAKING IT IN WINTER WORKSHOPS Now In Session!!

MAKING IT IN WINTER WORKSHOPS WINTER: February - March 2014

February - March 2014

@ TekVenture Maker Station & Allen County Public Library 

 Making In Winter Workshops provide more opportunities to use the tools and the expertise of the Makers in the TekVenture Maker Station including a new 3D printer, robotic arm and mini laser cutter! Become a "Charter Member" good through April 2014 for $50!

All workshops are FREE

Sponsored by the Allen County Public Library.

 Advanced registration required for all workshops by calling (260) 421.1374.

Detailed information at www.tekventure.org/workshops

Saturday
Nov232013

EGGBOT ORNAMENTS or JEWELRY!

CHRISTMAS GIFT ALERT!

Looking for something to do on "Black Saturday" besides shop? Design and make Christmas ornaments and artaments at the TekVenture Maker Station beside the Downtown Public Library!

EggBot Christmas Ornaments and Artaments Workshop

Saturday 30 November from 9 - Noon; fee $25 includes one glass ornament.

GIRLTEK:The same workshop for girls only from 1 PM - 4 PM.

Using freeware Inkscape, design and draw on glass Christmas balls, eggs and other spheroidal forms with the EggBot and OstrichBot, small CNC robot drawing machines.

Advanced registration required by calling 421.1374

AND

JEWELRY: Making Beads and a Beaded Necklace

Saturday 14 December from 10 - Noon and 1PM - 4PM; In the morning workshop 10 AM - Noon, make beads from aluminum and copper foil as well as paper. Then in the afternoon session from 1 PM to 4 PM use the beads to create a necklace from wire and findings. Learn to use tools, design forms and make loops as connectors. Tools are supplied. A Kit of materials for $10 supplies both sessions.

Workshop Fee fee: $35 includes material kit.

Advanced registration required by calling 421.1374

Tuesday
Nov192013

ROBOTICS:Waving Robotic Arms!

Coming this Saturday November 23:  Learn how a simple robotic device works. Learn to program and control an industrial grade electro-pneumatic sorting machine and a robotic arm to perform sorting, stacking and passing tasks. Learn how an Arduino microcontroller board is used to control these robots.

Morning workshop 9 AM - Noon at TekVenture Maker Station FREE.

GIRLTEK: Afternoon FREE introductory Robotics workshop Sat. 23 Nov. 1 PM - 4 PM is for females only!

Advance registration required by calling 421.1374

Both workshops are FREE Sponsored by The Allen County Public Library!

Monday
Nov112013

Check Out Arduino Workshops this Saturday 16 November!

Want to get started with Arduino microcontrollers?

Register now for Introduction to Arduino Microcontrolers workshop starting at 1:00 PM at the TekVenture Maker Station. FREE!

Already had some experience with Arduinos?

Register now for Arduinos and Their Compatibles workshop starting at 9:00 AM at the Tekventure Maker Station. FREE!

You must bring your own Arduino and Laptop to each workshop.

Call 260.421.1374 to register!

More infor at www.tekventure.org/workshops/