Calendar

Sep
23
Sat
Intro wood working class – Make a box from reclaimed wood! @ The Foundry - Technology Development Center
Sep 23 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Learn how to accurately cut and assemble pieces to make a box. Sounds deceptively simple, but the skills you’ll acquire are the building blocks of furniture, cabinets, rough framing, or even just more boxes!

This is a terrific introductory class for new carpenters looking to learn the basics around a tool bench and it provides an ideal foundation for more complicated woodworking projects in the future! The unique box you build can be hung up on a wall and used as a bookshelf, display case, storage container or shadow box. By using reclaimed building materials from The RE Store, participants will learn how select, work with, and get the most out of reclaimed and salvaged lumber, tools, and more. Come join The Foundry and The RE Store in creating something new out of something old.

Skill level: This class is built for beginners

Topics covered:

  • measuring & marking accurately
  • basic tablesaw use & safety
  • assembly: power drill, nail gun and hand tools
  • Intro to finishing techniques

IMPORTANT EVENT INFO
Class fees & donations: All class fees include materials. Want to throw in a little extra to support our programs and build a scholarship fund? There’s a donation option at registration to add any amount that you want to pay forward.

Refund policy: We currently do not offer refunds or transfers between classes. You may, however, transfer your ticket to another person who is 18 or older. If you need help finding someone to take your spot, you are welcome to post on our Facebook Page or ask us to share your email address with the class waitlist.

Brought to you by:

The Foundry, Bellingham’s Makerspace is a volunteer run nonprofit that provides access to high tech and traditional tools, workspace, classes and community connections. Join our wonderful community of creative people making awesome things. Volunteers and techers needed. What’s your passion?

The RE Store has been building up Whatcom County since 1993. They are your one stop shop for reclaimed and used building materials, vintage decor, building salvage services, DIY inspiration and more.

Sep
24
Sun
General Membership Meeting @ The Foundry
Sep 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

This is your opportunity to show off what you have made and connect with fellow makers! Get inspired, find help with your project, or have a great conversation with someone who is like minded. Share projects and bring your favorite snacks or bring something that you made that can make a snack! Friends and family are welcome. Membership is not required to attend.

Virtual Reality Meetup – Special Guest Victoria Rege from Nvidia @ The Foundry - Technology Development Center
Sep 24 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

We’ll be having a quick google hangout (voice) with Victoria Rege from Nvidia. Victoria was product lead for Nvidia’s “VR Funhouse, and wears many other hats at the Nvidia HQ. Here’s a little quick bio: Victoria is focused on ecosystem development rotheand alliances for virtual and augmented reality. Previously, she ran global product marketing and campaigns for NVIDIA GRID. She’s passionate about graphics products and technologies, and the way they’re changing how companies work, how students learn and how consumers play. Prior to joining NVIDIA, Victoria worked in the hedge fund industry, developing executive-level conferences and leading an association of COOs of hedge funds. Victoria has a B.A. in public relations and French from the University of Rhode Island. Most days you can find her on Twitter @Fleurdevie. 

A Vive will be set up and available. 

RSVP here: https://www.meetup.com/Bellingham-VR-Meetup/events/243344944/?rv=ea1

Sep
28
Thu
Bellingham Codes Meeting @ The Foundry - Technology Development Center
Sep 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Details coming

Oct
1
Sun
Bellingham Repair Cafe @ The Foundry
Oct 1 @ 3:00 pm

Got Broken Stuff?

We’ll help you fix it!

  • We repair computers, small appliances, toys, power tools, furniture, toasters, electronics and more
  • Volunteer run, No charge – donations appreciated

 

Puzzle Making Workshop @ The Foundry - Technology Development Center
Oct 1 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Details to be announced

Oct
3
Tue
Casa Que Pasa Fundraiser for The Foundry!! @ Casa Que Pasa
Oct 3 @ 11:00 am – 11:00 pm

Help The Foundry – Buy a Jumbo Potato Burrito!!

Message from Casa Que Pasa:

We here at Casa Que Pasa also believe in helping out our wonderful community as much as we can, so we host our Potato Burrito Fundraisers to help promote and spotlight local non-profit organizations. On Tuesday October 3rd, from 11am to 11pm: FOR EVERY JUMBO POTATO BURRITO SOLD, CASA DONATES $1 TO THE FOUNDRY MAKERSPACE AND WILL MATCH ANY IN-HOUSE DONATIONS UP TO $200!

Casa’s previous fundraising efforts include Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association, Animals as Natural Therapy, Ragfinery, The Volunteer Center of Whatcom County, Film Is Truth, Conservation Northwest, Bellingham Alternative Library, Explorations Academy, March For Science, The Boys & Girls Club, and numerous Western Washington University clubs. So, if you could please SHARE, INVITE, REPOST, LIKE, LOVE, and TELL all your friends, we can make this fundraiser as much fun and beneficial as possible.
Thank you and take care!

Menu and info @ casaquepasarocks.com

Oct
9
Mon
Free Workshop: OpenCV – Computer Vision At Your Finger Tips @ The Foundry - Technology Development Center
Oct 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

 

OpenCV: A basic walk-through of OpenCV.

Topics covered:

  • Compilation and installation (C++ and Python)
  • Working with images
  • Shape detection
  • Color tracking
  • Facial recognition

Live performance benchmark demos of OpenCV on various platforms (including CUDA).

OPEN LAB TIME TO PLAY with webcams, facial recognition and shape/color tracking.

Prerequisites:   Basic Python

BRING LAPTOP

Instructors:

Josh McCunn – https://blog.adafruit.com/2016/04/13/joshuas-invanity/

Valentin Siderskiy – https://www.facebook.com/groups/bellinghamfoundry/permalink/1926673714235181/

Oct
13
Fri
Arduino Meet-up @ The Foundry
Oct 13 @ 6:00 pm

Meet, share ideas, experiences, project, and code for Arduino-based electronics.

Oct
22
Sun
General Membership Meeting @ The Foundry
Oct 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

This is your opportunity to show off what you have made and connect with fellow makers! Get inspired, find help with your project, or have a great conversation with someone who is like minded. Share projects and bring your favorite snacks or bring something that you made that can make a snack! Friends and family are welcome. Membership is not required to attend.