Events

Aug
8
Wed
Woodworking 101
Aug 8 @ 6:00 pm – Oct 3 @ 8:00 pm

This class will familiarize students with foundational woodworking skills and the tools required to process rough lumber for fine woodworking projects. The techniques you will learn in Wood 101 are required for all further woodworking classes at the Bellingham Foundry, so if you want to start learning how to use tools and process lumber, this is the class for you!

This single session class covers a number of topics essential for the beginning woodworker. First we will go over general shop safety as well as machine-specific safety notes. Participants will gain hands-on experience with all of the tools necessary (jointer, planer and chop saw) to process rough lumber into a usable piece of wood that is flat, square and true in all dimensions. We will also touch on the concepts of wood movement, grain orientation and wood selection.

Participants in this course will also get to go beyond traditional carpentry techniques with an intro to the laser cutter! After your wood block has been squared and trued, we demonstrate how to write a message of your choice on it with the laser cutter.

Sep
27
Thu
Bellingham Codes Meet-up
Sep 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

A social group dedicated to growing the local developer community. We meet online in slack and in person once a month.

http://bellingham.codes

Sep
30
Sun
Bellingham Virtual Reality Meet-up
Sep 30 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

This is a group for artists, programmers, audio designers, hobbyists and general enthusiasts interested in developing experiences in VR/AR/MR. With some of the largest tech companies (Microsoft, HTC, Sony, Valve, etc..) releasing retail VR in 2016, it’s officially “Gold Rush” of VR, with a predicted market of 150B by 2020.

This is a free event that is open to the general public. Find out more by following the link below!

Bellingham Virtual Reality Meetup

Bellingham, WA
82 Bellingham VR Enthusiasts

This is a group for artists, programmers, audio designers, hobbyists and general enthusiasts interested in developing experiences in VR/AR/MR. With some of the largest tech co…

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Oct
7
Sun
Bellingham Repair Cafe
Oct 7 @ 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

 

Oct
12
Fri
Arduino Meet-up
Oct 12 @ 6:00 pm

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

Oct
16
Tue
Introduction to the CNC Router
Oct 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Want to learn how to carve using a CNC router? Come to our class at the Bellingham Makerspace and learn what you need to get started!

In this class you will learn how to use Easel and the X-Carve to produce a two dimensional graphic on wood. The class will cover the moving elements of the x-carve gantry and carriages, as well as safe material hold-down methods.

Once you learn these basic skills you will be able to utilize the CNC router for countless amazing projects!

Skill Level: This class is built for beginners

Topics Covered:

  • Use of 3D carving software
  • Fundamentals of the X-Carve
  • Safety procedures of carving with a CNC router
  • Hands on carving experience
Oct
18
Thu
Make a Light Up Weevil Eye – Soldering For Beginners
Oct 18 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Make a Light Up Weevil Eye and learn how to solder while you do it!

The WeevilEye is a through-hole soldering kit designed for the beginner. It has a low parts count so even young kids can easily complete it. Once it’s put together the red LED “eyes” light up brighter or darker according to how much light is getting to the photosensor.

Learning how to solder is an extremely useful skill for all skillsets and ages. Come down to the Makerspace to learn how while making something awesome!

  • Ages 8+
Oct
19
Fri
The Flower Power and Paint Night
Oct 19 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The Flower Power and Paint Night – For the Budding Artist

is a 21+ event

Looking for something different to do on a Friday night? Groovy alternative to the wine and bar scene. Register now and bring some friends to an uplifting relaxed paint filled evening! Join us for a guided art lesson from our local artist: INK. She will lead the class in making psychedelic inspired art with accompanied inspiration breaks helping to bring your creativity to a HIGHER level. Enjoy the relaxed social environment and music. Let your creativity flow.

  • 21+ to explore creativity at a HIGHER level
  • Painting techniques covered: Horizon lines, Viewpoints, Lighting, and Blending
  • Please register early so we can be sure we have a sufficient amount of materials!
Oct
20
Sat
Kids Intro to Drawing
Oct 20 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Do you have a child that shows an interest for drawing and want to help them expand their techniques and skills? Well bring them down to our group class to help her/him hone their skills. This class shows our students the importants of where light hits a subject, shadding to gain depth of an object and the horizon lines to establish view. once these skills are learned your child will be the best artist in your family!

  • Ages 7+
  • Learn about blending, viewpoints, lighting, and horizon lines
  • Please register early so we can be sure we have a sufficient amount of materials!
Oct
25
Thu
Bellingham Codes Meet-up
Oct 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

A social group dedicated to growing the local developer community. We meet online in slack and in person once a month.

http://bellingham.codes