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Wednesday
Sep 4, 2013
Flux a Feminist Hackerspace Open House
Flux - Plastic Fantastics

what's this feminist hackerspace? grab a project you've been meaning to work on and come on over and hang out. Use the light table to do some tracing. Create a tutorial for your project using our documentation station. Knit a sweater for the coming winter.

Note that Goldsmith Building Doors Close at 6pm so just text Flux to 503 776 0804 to get let in.

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Wednesday
Sep 11, 2013
Flux Open House
Flux - Plastic Fantastics

what's this feminist hackerspace? grab a project you've been meaning to work on and come on over and hang out. Use the light table to do some tracing. Create a tutorial for your project using our documentation station. Knit a sweater for the coming winter.

Note that Goldsmith Building Doors Close at 6pm so just text Flux to 503 776 0804 to get let in.

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Wednesday
Sep 18, 2013
Open House for Flux: A feminist hackerspace
Flux - Plastic Fantastics

what's this feminist hackerspace? grab a project you've been meaning to work on and come on over and hang out. Use the light table to do some tracing. Create a tutorial for your project using our documentation station. Knit a sweater for the coming apocalypse.

Note that Goldsmith Building Doors Close at 6pm so text "Flux" to 503-776-0804 to get let in.

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Wednesday
Sep 25, 2013
Flux Open House
Flux - Plastic Fantastics

what's this feminist hackerspace? grab a project you've been meaning to work on and come on over and hang out. Use the light table to do some tracing. Create a tutorial for your project using our documentation station. Knit a sweater for the coming apocalypse.

Note that Goldsmith Building Doors Close at 6pm so just text Flux to 503 776 0804 to get let in.

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Friday
Sep 27, 2013
Grand Opening for Flux: A feminist hackerspace in PDX
Flux - Plastic Fantastics

What's a feminist hackerspace? Why does Portland need one? Where can I go to work on my projects? Can I solder and paint and build stuff at Flux? Come to the grand opening of Flux and find out the answers to all of these questions! Maybe you'll meet a neat person and solve a major world problem together via craft and science!

Don't identify as a hacker? No worries, Flux is a place to get stuff done from collaging to soldering. We've got room for you!

Flux — a new hackerspace in Portland — is the work of a small group of artists and hackers. We found ourselves frustrated with the difficulty of finding welcoming, affordable space for hardware workshops in Portland, OR. It’s easy to talk software at a bar-- but you can’t very well solder arduino boards over brewskies! Also, as members of “traditionally underrepresented populations,” we found that existing meetups and maker spaces just didn’t represent us or cater to our needs. Where are the women, the people of color, the queer folk, the blue collar workers? Where are our trusted allies?

The technology world is often a binder full of testosterone. We’re tired of the exclusivity that pervades tech culture in this town-- so we’re taking action! Flux aims to create a new culture of artists, makers, benders and breakers in Portland, OR.

Our workshop is filled with people and tools to help members navigate the technical and emotional hurdles of finishing their dream projects. As an all-volunteer group, FLUX prides itself on maintaining an explicitly feminist space. We strive to make technology inclusive for people of all backgrounds and technical abilities. To that end, we welcome makers of all genders, orientations, and ethnic and cultural heritages.

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Wednesday
Oct 30, 2013
Music Hacking: Flux Open House
Flux - Plastic Fantastics

Our first Themed Open House: the theme being hacking sound/music. No need to stick to the theme if you have a different kind of project you're working on.

Bring a project your working on or just come and mix with other folks who like making their own sound and instruments. Real informal. Dave is gonna bring 3 Mixtape Alpha boards plus parts anyone who's interested can build one with him.

OR bring your own project! Some of us will be chatting with folks who are interested about organizing a build a synthesizer workshop. If you've got ideas or interest in that come on down and help us shape it. http://www.openmusiclabs.com/projects/mixtape_alpha/ http://wiki.openmusiclabs.com/wiki/MixtapeAlpha

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Wednesday
Nov 6, 2013
Flux Open House
Flux - Plastic Fantastics

Every Wednesday 5-8pm Flux is open for folks to come by, work on a project and jam on ideas.

Come on down. We're on the Second floor, take a right at the top of the stairs.

Some folks will be finishing up assembling Mixtape Alpha Kits.

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Wednesday
Nov 13, 2013
Flux Open House
Flux - Plastic Fantastics

Every Wednesday 5-8pm Flux is open for folks to come by, work on a project and jam on ideas.

Come on down. We're on the Second floor, take a right at the top of the stairs.

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Wednesday
Nov 20, 2013
Flux Open House
Flux - Plastic Fantastics

Every Wednesday 5-8pm Flux is open for folks to come by, work on a project and jam on ideas.

Come on down. We're on the Second floor, take a right at the top of the stairs.

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Wednesday
Dec 4, 2013
Flux Open House
Flux - Plastic Fantastics

Every Wednesday 5-8pm Flux is open for folks to come by, work on a project and jam on ideas.

Come on down. We're on the Second floor, take a right at the top of the stairs.

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Wednesday
Jan 15, 2014
Flux Open House
Flux - Plastic Fantastics

Every Wednesday 6-8pm Flux is open for folks to come by, work on a project and jam on ideas.

Come on down. We're on the Second floor, take a right at the top of the stairs.

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Wednesday
Jan 22, 2014
Flux Open House
Flux - Plastic Fantastics

Every Wednesday 6-8pm Flux is open for folks to come by, work on a project and jam on ideas.

Come on down. We're on the Second floor, take a right at the top of the stairs.

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Wednesday
Feb 5, 2014
Flux Open House
Flux - Plastic Fantastics

Every Wednesday 6-8pm Flux is open for folks to come by, work on a project and jam on ideas.

Come on down. We're on the Second floor, take a right at the top of the stairs.

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Tuesday
Feb 18, 2014
Flux Community Workshop Work Party
Flux - Plastic Fantastics

Building community while building out the space. Family friendly event. No experience necessary. Show up at 6 and join a team and get to work on one of the three tasks we'll be tackling this evening. All tools and equipment provided.

Tasks: 1 Labeling & Web Documenting Tools (labeling!)

2 Organizing Tools for accessibility (Put up 3 more pegboards, label, and outline tools)

3 Rearranging for Dedicated Desks & Build Area (moving Makerbot & soldering station, assemble new IKEA desk, etc)

Bonus points if you can donate any of the following to Flux: masking tape, extension cords, more power strips, more pegboard hooks, dish drying rack, silverware, or mugs.

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Wednesday
Feb 19, 2014
Flux Open House
Flux - Plastic Fantastics

Every Wednesday 6-8pm Flux is open for folks to come by, work on a project and jam on ideas.

Come on down. We're on the Second floor, take a right at the top of the stairs.

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Sunday
Feb 23, 2014
Introduction to Pure Data (Pd)
Flux - Plastic Fantastics

An Introduction to Pure Data DorkbotPDX is happy to offer a free workshop as an introduction to Pure Data (Pd).

When: February 23rd, 2014. 1-5pm

Where: Flux 412 NW Couch Street, #222 (map)

Instructors: Jesse Mejia, Alex Norman, Jason Plumb, Edward Sharp

Details: Pure Data (Pd) is a free, open-source, community supported data flow language and coding environment with an emphasis on sound, music, and multimedia. It was originally written by Miller Puckette (also the original author of Max/Max MSP) and runs on Linux, Mac OSX, and Windows.

Pd has been used widely in the creation of art -- such as music, sound art, visual art, generative, new-media, and interactive art. Pd interfaces readily with MIDI equipment and many popular microcontrollers.

In this 4-hour course, students will learn the basics of Pd and will have fun developing foundational Pd patching skills.

A link to the curriculum will be posted here very soon.

Beginners are welcome. No prior computer programming or sound programming experience is required!

Notes: Students should attempt to install Pd prior to the workshop...but if not, no biggie. We can help with that!

Seating is limited to 20 participants. Please RSVP to [email protected] to reserve a spot.

Attendees will respect Flux's code of conduct and will be asked to donate.

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Sunday
May 25, 2014
DorkbotPDX Workshop: ByteBeats
Flux - Plastic Fantastics

Learn how to create the amazing sounds which have been dubbed ByteBeats without a computer!

What: Students will learn how to interface a microcontroller with a DAC (Digital Analog Converter) and an audio amp to produce sound.

Instructor: David Madden

When: Sunday May 25th, 1pm

Where: Flux (412 NW Couch, #222) Goldsmith Building. Look for doorbell on wall for entry.

Cost: $30 dollars for the kit. Kit includes: Teensy, Breadboard, DAC, op-amp, hookup wires, and audio jack.

Bring: Laptop, Headphones, Wire Strippers, and USB mini cable

Limited seating: RSVP [email protected]

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Sunday
Jun 29, 2014
DorkbotPDX Workshop: Capacitive Sensing
Flux - Plastic Fantastics

Learn about capacitive touch sensing, the same technology your phone's touch screen uses. In this workshop we will draw a sensor using a pencil and hook it up to a Teensy to light up LEDs and generate MIDI events.

  • Instructor: Philip Odom
  • Cost: $25
  • Bring: Laptop with Teensyduino installed, soldering iron, wire cutters, usb mini cable, pencil
  • Limited seating, RSVP: [email protected]
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