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ADX

417 SE 11th Ave
Portland, OR 97214, US (map)

What is ADX? It’s what shop class should have been. Want to make something?

We’re your gym for a better kind of workout. Everyone is welcome―in our 12,000-square foot facility, high-profile designers work alongside students, retirees share their knowledge with novice builders, and entrepreneurs mix with hobbyists. We give you access to the tools, the space, and the community to help you create anything you dream up.

Want something made? Need a 12-foot tall light-up sign? Want to ditch that Ikea set for a handcrafted, exotic hardwood line of custom furniture? Or maybe just a really sweet keychain? We’ll work with you to get your project done right.

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Past events that happened here

  • Friday
    Dec 5 2014
    Intel® IoT Hackathon: Transportation - PDX
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    ADX

    You're from the City of Roses and Transportation Awareness and, geez, do you have ideas about how to improve things!! Here's a chance to hack solutions to your biggest transportation problems using the latest connected hardware from Intel -- the Intel® IoT Hackathon: Transportation!

    Exceptional projects will be awarded great prizes after judging on Sunday 12/7. Attendees also are eligible for other prizes throughout the event.

    Schedule:
    Friday, 12/5 5:30pm-10pm: Intro, teams, ideas
    Saturday, 12/6 8am-10pm: Hack
    Sunday, 12/7 8am-2pm: Finish, Present, Awards

    Location:
    ADX - 417 Southeast 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97214

    To Register:
    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intel-iot-hackathon-transportation-pdx-tickets-14622589559

    *There are only 50 spots available, reserve your spot before it’s too late!!!
    **Intel IoT Developer Kit provided to all registered attendees

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  • Monday
    Nov 17 2014
    First Digital Design workshop is Basic Arduino UNO projects

    ADX

    This will be a series of labs designed to get the new to intermediate electronic hobbyist familiar with the basics of embedded systems. Attendees will work with development boards such as the Arduino UNO, PSoc 4 Pioneer, and Gadget Labs Papilio, utilizing the “C” and HDL languages, to build basic digital components used in everyday modern electronics. We will be using your laptops with low cost development boards, breadboards, resistors, leds, buttons, and several other active and passive components to communicate between the physical and digital worlds. This First Lab will use Arduino Uno. Please bring your laptop, Arduino with the IDE loaded and functional to the ADX Maker Space Monday.

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  • Thursday
    Oct 9 2014
    PDXElectroHax Meetup

    ADX

    Talk, present, talk some more.

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  • Thursday
    Sep 18 2014
    PDXElectroHax Meetup

    ADX

    Talk, present, talk some more.

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  • Thursday
    Jul 17 2014
    PDXElectroHax Meetup

    ADX

    Interested in making awesome things with electronics? Or, just talking about electronics? Or, listening to other people talk about electronics? Then our monthly meetup is for you. See more at the website.

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  • Wednesday
    Jul 2 2014
    PDX Internet of Things Meetup

    ADX

    This is a new meetup for Makers/Hackers interested in the Internet of Things. If you've got something to talk about, we'd love to add you to the agenda. More on the website.

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  • Tuesday
    Apr 22 2014
    SketchUp Meetup

    ADX

    Join us for a recap of the SketchUp Basecamp conference, and trade tips about SketchUp in general. There will be three short presentations (details below), Q&A, and plenty of time for refreshments and networking. 

    Thanks to Trimble, we have one free SketchUp Pro 2014 license to give away as a door prize. You must RSVP and attend to put your name in the hat, so join MeetUp today (free) and put our kickoff event on your calendar!

    Doors open at 6pm for refreshments and networking, and will close when presentations begin at 6:30pm. We've booked three talented professionals to share some inspiring work:

    • Dustin Furseth of Skylab will talk about architectural workflow.

    • Yelena Prusakova of Fat Pencil Studio will talk about product modeling and animation.

    • Willie Dean of Glumac will talk about technical illustration.

    In addition, we'd like to display your work!  One week before the event, we'll send an invitation to all registered guests to provide 1-3 work samples. These will be displayed via digital projector before and after the presentations.

    One final note... You don't need to be a professional, or even especially good at using SketchUp to join this Meetup group. If you are on the fence after reading this far, consider this: We are expecting to attract a wide range of skill levels and industry expertise. That diversity is what will make this group strong! 

    The Meetup platform provides options for group members to organize a variety of smaller events. Want to spend an evening discussing the finer points of window components? You can propose it, and host a small meeting... if we can get a critical mass of folks to join the Meetup group. Sure, it takes an extra step to register as a member. But it will be worth it, trust me. Looking forward to meeting you on April 22nd!

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  • Wednesday
    Apr 2 2014
    Apps for Good

    ADX

    This month we'll hear from several local orgs using apps to help meet their mission. During this facilitated panel discussion, staff from Know Your City, RACC, and Oregon Nikkei Endowment and their app developers will chat about the development process, successes, and pitfalls.

    Celebrate Portland and come prepared--download these awesome free apps:

    • Know Your CityPDX Social History

    • Regional Arts & Culture CouncilPublic Art PDX

    • Oregon Nikkei EndowmentJapanTown PDX

    Know Your City is a nonprofit organization that connects people to place. To fulfill our mission, we organize tours, lectures, publications and youth programs. Our programs engage the public through experiential learning, creative placemaking, policy-making and culture. More online at: knowyourcity.org.


    The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) provides grants for artists, organizations and schools; manages an internationally acclaimed public art program; raises money for the arts through workplace giving; provides workshops and technical assistance for artists; and oversees a program to integrate arts into the curriculum in public schools.

    To create a new form of access for the public art collections RACC manages for the City and County we partnered with Elsewise Media’s Matt Blair who was introduced to us through the City’s “CivicApps” program.  Matt’s wonderful Public Art PDX app for the iPhone is powered by the Filemaker database that RACC’s Public Art Collections Department constructed and maintains.

    The mission of the Oregon Nikkei Endowment is to preserve and honor the history and culture of Japanese Americans in the Pacific Northwest, to educate the public about the Japanese American experience during World War II, and to advocate for the protection of civil rights for all Americans. Japantown PDX is a GPS-enabled app which guides users on a walking tour beyond the walls of our museum, the Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center located in Portland’s historic Old Town neighborhood, and into the heart of the city’s pre and post-war Japanese American community.

    GammaPoint is a the Portland based mobile app development company. GammaPoint’s expertise lies in creating navigation apps. GammaPoint has also created a web based platform App4Tour.com where anyone who is interested in creating a field tour or city tour guide app can sign up  and submit the content to create a native customized geo-locations based app without any knowledge of computer programming. Japantown PDX app was a pilot project between UofPortland students, Oregon Nikkei and GammaPoint. With its expertise in navigation apps, GammaPoint created a geo-aware app for Oregon Nikkei and also was able to test their App4Tour.com beta platform.  Explore Portland Oregon’s historic Japantown with this user-friendly walking tour app. Also check out some of the other popular apps from GammaPoint such as Extra Mile and WeatherRun.


    Matt Blair creates apps and websites that enrich our connections to culture, place, and each other. He led development of iOS apps that were selected by Apple for their iPad Apps of the Year collections in 2012 and 2013, and also designed and built a poetry editor for iPad called Line & Verse. His Portland-based work includes projects around heritage trees, public art, history, and poetry boxes. All four of these projects aspire to use technology to encourage the exploration of the real world.

    Presenters

    Todd Mayberry currently serves as the director of collections and exhibits at the Oregon Nikkei Endowment. He has fourteen years of experience in the cultural sector having worked at Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Washington, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, Minnesota Historical Society and Walker Art Center.


    Teena Jain is the co-founder of GammaPoint. She has over 18 years of software development experience. She has been working in mobile apps industry long before the apps became household name. Teena has worked for PalmSource and many startups before venturing out for entrepreneurship. She also brings UI/UX experience to GammaPoint team.


    Marc Moscato is responsible for directing the organization, managing program committees and guiding the organization’s mission. Previous to KYC, he has worked for Museum of Contemporary Craft, City Club of Portland, Microcosm Publishing, Peripheral Produce and Squeaky Wheel. He received his MS in Arts & Administration from University of Oregon.

    Keith Lachowicz and his team oversee a collection of 1900 artworks—everything from small prints and drawings to 170+ large scale outdoor sculptures. As technology expands to provide new ways to interact with art collections, museum and public art professionals have become the on-point staff for gathering, organizing and supplying the data that search and access applications are constructed with.

    Matt Blair has been a technology consultant for seventeen years. When not staring at screens, he spends his time reading old books on paper, and stomping through the mud in Forest Park. He is also a volunteer writing workshop facilitator for Write Around Portland, and joined their board in 2013.

     

    Agenda

    Networking and refreshments 6pm-6:15pm/6:30pm

    Presentation 6:15pm/6:30pm-8pm

     

    Accessibility

    Mobility Access: This venue is wheelchair accessible. There are no steps to climb.

    Hearing Access: We will have access to a PA system at this venue.

    Sight Access: We will use a projector at this venue.

    We want everyone to be able to participate in the PDXTech4Good community and events. Please don't hesitate to let us know what we can do to accommodate your needs.

     

    Parking & Transportation

    Street parking.

     

    What you'll get out of PDXTech4Good events

    Nonprofit staffers will find a friendly, welcoming atmosphere for those not experienced with technology, and many chances to ask questions of tech-experienced nonprofits and experts.

    Techies will find opportunities to hear the real-world stories of nonprofit clients, and put their own expertise to social good — as well as the potential for lasting relationships (be they paid or volunteer) with leading organizations in our community.

    Activists and community organizers will see and be given the chance to present on successful uses of technology for social change. We'll explore how technology can help support activism and where activism can push it forward.

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  • Saturday
    Dec 7 2013
    Design Challenge: Build a better UAV, save rhinos

    ADX

    Hey Everyone!

    Want to build your own unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)?

    This December we are going doing a two weekend open-sourced design challenge to take an existing UAV design, make it better, and build it. What for? To save rhinos.

    Presently rhino poaching is a horribly growing epidemic. By creating an inexpensive, effective, reliable, open source UAV we'll be able to help security teams respond to these fast moving and well-organized crime details.

    We're working with local maker space ADX, locally developed design software Fusion 360, the PDX Drone User Group, and UAV professional Stan Hisel.

    Come join us!

    Event is Dec 7/8 & 14/15 (in the mornings) at ADX Portland. There is no cost to participate, just pay your way on your team's materials. Space is limited to six teams.

    The timing of the challenge is set to coincide with a bigger competition called the Wildlife UAV Challenge which has $65k in prizes to the winner. If things go well in this tiny challenge it's a great springboard to move forward.

    Here are two links with more details:

    http://www.adxportland.com/build-a-drone-save-rhinos/ http://t.co/bItZ7UWGHg

    Very Best, Mike

    Mike Aubry Fusion 360 - Build a Better UAV Challenge - PDX Coordinator

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  • Tuesday
    Jul 30 2013
    From Idea to Funding: Launching Your Project on Crowd Supply

    ADX

    Been toying with crowdfunding your latest project? This class provides an in-depth introduction to crowdfunding and will arm you with everything you need to know to launch your campaign on Crowd Supply, Portland's own crowdfunding platform. Come prepared with a project or two and we'll help you determine if crowdfunding makes sense for you and, if so, how to put together the campaign.

    By the end of the second meeting, we hope several participants will be up and running with their own campaigns, though the class is also appropriate for anyone just looking to learn more. In addition to crowdfunding fundamentals, the class will also cover Crowd Supply in particular and how it compares to Kickstarter.

    Cost: $20 This is a two session class that meets from 6:30-9:30 PM on the following Tuesdays: July 30th and August 6th

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  • Wednesday
    Jun 19 2013
    Crowdfunding Workshop (and Beer!)

    ADX

    Come see why Core 77 says “Crowd Supply is Kickstarter for product designers.”

    Join Crowd Supply, Portland’s own crowdfunding platform, on Wednesday, June 19 from 6:30 to 8:30PM at ADX to learn about crowdfunding and launching your product.

    Crowd Supply's Director of Projects (and ADX member) Josh Lifton will share tips and tricks from the trenches of preparing, launching, and successfully funding your product. This workshop will give you an overview of how you can use Crowd Supply to launch a successful product campaign, from planning and production, to marketing and fulfillment. The Crowd Supply team will be on hand to talk with you about crowdfunding in general and answer your specific questions.

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  • Saturday
    Jun 1 2013
    ADX two year birthday bash

    ADX

    Join us to celebrate the second anniversary of ADX!

    Everyone is welcome - from members to those of you who "have been meaning to check that place out."

    Highlights include: Food, and beer from sponsor our Ninkasi Brewing Company, the “Men of ADX” car wash a dog wash with Charles, the Mayor of ADX demonstrations throughout the shop facilities games, races, skateboarding, and bands! an Arduino workshop (from 10am-5pm; sign up online) a bike trailer building workshop with the Center for Appropriate Transport (from 12pm-5pm) and a furniture show from Studio Moe (from 12pm-10pm)

    ...with more to be announced!

    As ADX enters its third year, our efforts in business incubation, product development, and small manufacturing have begun to bear fruit. The public is invited to celebrate this milestone and learn more about our community, facility, and members.

    Over the last two years, ADX has seen thousands of visitors from around the world for events, gallery shows, tours, classes, creative off-sites, and more. Businesses have worked or launched from the space, developing new products, while the in-house fabrication team has built projects for a diverse client base. ADX has partnered with Supportland, Portland Made, and a myriad of local organizations and businesses.

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  • Saturday
    May 18 2013
    Kickstarter Project Jam Portland

    ADX

    The first-ever Kickstarter Project Jam

    Join us on Saturday, May 18 for an afternoon of hands-on learning about Kickstarter and shaping your creative project.

    What is a Project Jam?

    A Project Jam is a collaborative workshop on how to launch a Kickstarter project. Kickstarter staff and experienced project creators will share tips, experiences, and best practices on all things Kickstarter.

    Things to know

    A Project Jam is an in-depth workshop on how to build your Kickstarter project, beginning at 1pm and ending at 6pm. Participants should plan to be there for the duration of the event.

    The Project Jam is intended for people interested in launching projects. We'll be announcing meetups in all of these cities shortly, and look forward to seeing current and past creators there in the evening.

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  • Saturday
    Jun 23 2012
    DorkbotPDX Workshop -- Programming Digital Art

    ADX

    In this introductory workshop, we'll walk through a few different approaches for creating screen-based digital artwork using code. We'll be learning Processing, a free open-source programming language & environment for creating realtime graphics. Processing has become an immensely popular tool for artists and designers to create interactive artwork, data visualization and generative processes.

    The topics for the workshop include an introduction to the Processing environment, working with images, basic animation practices and generative art.

    Some prior familiarity with programming will be helpful, though not required.

    Please RSVP by emailing Jeremy Rotsztain: jeremy (at) mantissa.ca

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  • Sunday
    Feb 26 2012
    Dorkbot Workshop -- Open Lab

    ADX

    Where: ADX, 417 SE 11th, Portland When: Sunday, February 26 -- 1-5pm What: OPEN LAB!

    It's open lab time again!

    What is that, you ask? We provide the space (and some power outlets), and you bring the tools and whatever projects your working on. This is also a great opportunity to ask your fellow dorks for help with a project.

    Also good to bring: power strips and extension cords if you have any to spare.

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  • Sunday
    Jan 29 2012
    DorkbotPDX Workshop -- Surface Mount Soldering

    ADX

    Learn how to work with surface mount technologies. This workshop is suitable for newcomers to SMT as well as more experienced hobbyists who are looking for a reliable method for building projects using SMT. We will cover the basics of surface mount parts and the tools necessary to work efficiently with them, including a temperature controlled hot plate reflow system which you can build. And we will offer a hands on build session where you will go through all the steps in populating a PCB with parts and doing the reflow soldering process to end up with a working project.

    No tools or prior experience is necessary although, if possible, you can bring a soldering iron, some type of magnifier (reading glasses, visor, etc) and a good pair of fine point tweezers. We will have some tools available to use during the workshop.

    WHERE: ADX, 417 SE 11th Avenue, Portland, OR

    WHEN: Sunday, January 29th, 2012, 1-5pm

    Kits will be $8.00 each. Build a 2AA to 3.3V or 5V converter.

    Jim Larson and Scott Dixon have a lot of experience teaching this course and are looking forward to doing so again.

    Please RSVP by emailing Jim Larson: [email protected]r.com

    Class limit of 12.

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  • Sunday
    Nov 27 2011
    Dorkbot Workshop -- Open Lab!

    ADX

    Where: ADX, 417 SE 11th, Portland When: Sunday, November 27 -- 1-5pm What: OPEN LAB!

    We haven't had one of these in a while, so on Sunday, November 27th we'll be using our monthly workshop time to offer instead open lab time.

    What is that, you ask? We provide the space (and some power outlets), and you bring the tools and whatever projects your working on. You can ask your fellow dorks for help and help others with their projects as well.

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  • Tuesday
    Nov 22 2011
    ADX Feedback Loop

    ADX

    The Feedback Loop is a gathering of the creative community aimed at offering constructive feedback on designs and works-in-progress. This casual pin-up session includes up to three brief presentations, with feedback offered by a group of designers and professionals from a variety of backgrounds.

    Join us on Tuesday October 11, from 7-9pm for our first gathering. We’ll then hold the next meeting on October 25 (then November 8, and November 22, and so on).

    Design categories include, but are not limited to: industrial design, products, graphic design, architecture, business concepts, fabrication work, and more. Food and drinks will be offered by local artisans that are testing new products and want feedback on their creations. Anyone is allowed to present and designers from all backgrounds are encouraged to attend.

    Please spread the word and join us every second and fourth Tuesday. Be a part of the Feedback Loop!

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  • Sunday
    Oct 30 2011
    Dorkbot Workshop -- Arduino Cult Induction

    ADX

    During this quarter's induction we are going to try something different.

    We are going to build a complete arduino compatible board made entirely of through hole components. Called the TAD (for Through hole Arduino compatible Design) The board uses the same footprint as the arduino but does not require any surface mount components. This workshop will be lite on lecture and heavy on putting the thing together so be prepared to solder.

    What: This is a an opportunity for 13 people to build their own TAD , A complete microprocessor based development environment which is very popular with artists and other creative people. Suspect Devices has put together a kit which takes the surface mount out of the arduino. This seminar is to walk you through putting yours together and programming it

    Where: ADX -- SE 11th between Oak and Stark

    When: Sunday October 30, 2011 from 1 to 5pm

    You Bring:

    • A laptop

    • A soldering iron (20-30W Pencil type)

    • A standard (not mini) usb cable (A->B)

    • A pair of dikes (wire cutters/nippers)

    You will get:

    • An Arduino that you built yourself.

    • A very brief introduction to the Arduino

    • Help when you need it

    • To know that what you built worked at least once

    How do I RSVP?

    The workshop costs $40 including all kit parts (plus $5 room use fee for ADX).

    Via paypal -- Select the session on the TDI Products page: (http://tempusdictum.com/tdproducts.html)

    -- or --

    At the preceding dorkbot-pdx meeting (make checks out to "tempus dictum, inc");

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  • Saturday
    Oct 22 2011
    Halloween at ADX

    ADX

    We’re thrilled (get it?) to announce a special collection of upcoming classes to get you in gear for all your upcoming Halloween festivities.

    Join us on Saturday, October 22, for the opportunity to make your own electrifying decorations and gear, troubleshoot and complete your own DIY costumes, and craft your own piñata from found materials. Read on to learn more and get involved!

    10am-1pm: Electrifying eTextiles Halloween Workshop $50 (includes all materials) – Up to 20 students Create a spooky light-up fabric decoration for your wall or door! In this workshop we’ll use Aniomagic’s Sparkle platform to sew LED Halloween decorations that respond to ambient light levels.

    11am-2pm: Conquer Your DIY Costume: Troubleshooting & Handholding Session $25 – Up to 8 students Are you interested in making your own crazy Halloween costume but don’t know where to start? Or, perhaps you have everything you need BUT that sparkly superhero cape? Expert seamstress ElizaBeth Rohloff is offering hands-on sessions to help work through your project. She’ll be available to talk through your plans, help recommend fabrics, and come up with easy and cost-effective solutions to help bring your vision to life!

    1:30-4:30pm: Create Your Own Halloween Piñata! $25 – Up to 8 students Explore the Zen of Pñata-making with instructor Julian Ansell, using materials harvested from Portland’s poster-laden telephone poles (and for the same price as buying a Piñata from Wal-mart!). Instruction and construction will take place from 1:30-4:30pm, but participants are welcome to continue work at any time during ADX operating hours if they’d like more time to perfect their pieces.

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  • Sewing with Electronics workshop - make a light up Halloween decoration

    ADX

    Create a spooky light-up fabric decoration for your wall or door! In this workshop we'll use Aniomagic's Sparkle platform to sew LED Halloween decorations that respond to ambient light levels.

    Sparkle is one of a growing number of eTextile platforms meant for creating projects that integrate electronics with fabrics or paper. Sparkle can be programmed for interactive response without writing any code, and no soldering is needed as all of the components can be sewn together with special electrically conductive thread.

    The cost for this workshop is $50. All materials are provided, including an Aniomagic Sparkle sensor kit with an approximate retail value of $40. No electronic experience needed, some experience with hand sewing is recommended. Register at etextilehalloween.eventbrite.com

    About the instructors: Shannon Henry loves to make things that blend the science & tech world with art and crafts. She has been crafting with fabric since she could handle safety scissors, and began integrating electronics into her art in 2008. Her eTextile work has been shown in San Francisco, New York, and Vancouver BC. She also develops sewn electronics kits and tutorials, which you can find at her website, Polymathdesignlab.com.

    Cat Poole is a one woman instigator of perception bending mayhem. Through "Discovering Empowerment Through Creativity" workshops and Upcycled Electronics, she encourages all to defy their programming and void all warranties. Find out more at her site, Cacophonouscreations.com.

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  • Sunday
    Sep 25 2011
    Dorkbot Workshop -- PCB Layout Using EAGLE

    ADX

    Cost: FREE

    No RSVP required. Just drop in.

    Description: We all love circuits with blinky lights that make strange noises, but imagine how much cooler your circuits would look on a custom-designed and manufactured circuit board. It's easier than it may seem, and we're going to show you how it's down. Using the free version of EAGLE PCB you can design your own circuit boards in a format that is then easy to have fabricated.

    This is an introductory course on using EAGLE to design printed circuit boards for fabrication. It's aimed at beginners that may have breadboarded some electronics, and now want to make a final circuit board. We'll design a simple circuit, draw out the schematic, and lay out a board.

    Bring a computer: Mac, Linux, or Windows. Please download and install Eagle beforehand from http://www.cadsoftusa.com/downloads/

    Laen, the ever dedicated Dorkbotter behind the DorkbotPDX group PCB order, will be showing you all of the necessary ins and outs so that you, too, can make your very own printed circuit boards.

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  • Sunday
    Sep 18 2011
    ADX Fabrication Fest: BBQ and Facility Open House

    ADX

    ADX, a new membership-based community workshop, will host its inaugural Fabrication Fest on Friday, September 16 - Sunday, September 18, 2011. From the design expert to the novice craftsperson, there's something for everyone in this exciting local version of the "maker faire."

    The weekend includes a dynamic exhibit featuring the work of ADX members of all experience levels and backgrounds who have brought their project concepts to life via the wide array of tools and resources within our facility. This diverse collection includes a giant boat, furniture, signage, craft projects, utilitarian items, musical instruments, and more!

    Join us for the opening reception from 6-11pm on Friday, September 16. Finished projects will be on display all night long during this free, all-ages public event – with beer provided by Widmer Brewery , sweet treats from Miss Zumstein, and curbside food cart service by Domo Dogs, Fifty Licks, and Hungry Heart Cupcakes.

    On Saturday, September 17 from 10am-4pm, ADX will offer an open house full of demonstrations, workshops, and creative energy. Our community partners will be offering up demos and special deals. Or, for the more industrious, our popular class "Women Welding: Bringing Metal to Life" will take place in the metal shop from 10a-2p (sign up here!).

    Saturday evening plays host to Fabrication Feast from 6:30-10pm. A collaboration with the Special Snowflake Supper Club, this one-in-a-lifetime dining experience will play host to a delicious meal in the style of a modern-day community barn raising. We’re talking entirely handmade: all tables, place settings, and seating has been constructed by ADX members. Click here to make your reservation!

    On Sunday, September 18 from 10am-2pm, we’re kickin’ back and enjoying the last days of summer with an open house and BBQ. Join us for a last look at the Fabrication Fest exhibit and to have all your project questions answered: we’ll have our team on hand for 1-on-1 assistance and free consultations to help bring your ideas from the first concepts into reality! Leave your intimidation at the door and let us help inspire you. Event Schedule (subject to change):

    9/16: Opening Reception and Celebration – Fabrication Fest Exhibit 6-11pm 9/17: Open House/Community Partner Demos & Displays 10am-4pm Special Snowflake Supperclub Dinner 6-10pm 9/18: BBQ and Facility Open House 10am-2pm

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  • Saturday
    Sep 17 2011
    ADX Fabrication Fest: Open House/Community Partner Demos & Displays

    ADX

    ADX, a new membership-based community workshop, will host its inaugural Fabrication Fest on Friday, September 16 - Sunday, September 18, 2011. From the design expert to the novice craftsperson, there's something for everyone in this exciting local version of the "maker faire."

    The weekend includes a dynamic exhibit featuring the work of ADX members of all experience levels and backgrounds who have brought their project concepts to life via the wide array of tools and resources within our facility. This diverse collection includes a giant boat, furniture, signage, craft projects, utilitarian items, musical instruments, and more!

    Join us for the opening reception from 6-11pm on Friday, September 16. Finished projects will be on display all night long during this free, all-ages public event – with beer provided by Widmer Brewery , sweet treats from Miss Zumstein, and curbside food cart service by Domo Dogs, Fifty Licks, and Hungry Heart Cupcakes.

    On Saturday, September 17 from 10am-4pm, ADX will offer an open house full of demonstrations, workshops, and creative energy. Our community partners will be offering up demos and special deals. Or, for the more industrious, our popular class "Women Welding: Bringing Metal to Life" will take place in the metal shop from 10a-2p (sign up here!).

    Saturday evening plays host to Fabrication Feast from 6:30-10pm. A collaboration with the Special Snowflake Supper Club, this one-in-a-lifetime dining experience will play host to a delicious meal in the style of a modern-day community barn raising. We’re talking entirely handmade: all tables, place settings, and seating has been constructed by ADX members. Click here to make your reservation!

    On Sunday, September 18 from 10am-2pm, we’re kickin’ back and enjoying the last days of summer with an open house and BBQ. Join us for a last look at the Fabrication Fest exhibit and to have all your project questions answered: we’ll have our team on hand for 1-on-1 assistance and free consultations to help bring your ideas from the first concepts into reality! Leave your intimidation at the door and let us help inspire you. Event Schedule (subject to change):

    9/16: Opening Reception and Celebration – Fabrication Fest Exhibit 6-11pm 9/17: Open House/Community Partner Demos & Displays 10am-4pm Special Snowflake Supperclub Dinner 6-10pm 9/18: BBQ and Facility Open House 10am-2pm

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  • Friday
    Sep 16 2011
    ADX Fabrication Fest Opening Reception

    ADX

    ADX, a new membership-based community workshop, will host its inaugural Fabrication Fest on Friday, September 16 - Sunday, September 18, 2011. From the design expert to the novice craftsperson, there's something for everyone in this exciting local version of the "maker faire."

    The weekend includes a dynamic exhibit featuring the work of ADX members of all experience levels and backgrounds who have brought their project concepts to life via the wide array of tools and resources within our facility. This diverse collection includes a giant boat, furniture, signage, craft projects, utilitarian items, musical instruments, and more!

    Join us for the opening reception from 6-11pm on Friday, September 16. Finished projects will be on display all night long during this free, all-ages public event – with beer provided by Widmer Brewery , sweet treats from Miss Zumstein, and curbside food cart service by Domo Dogs, Fifty Licks, and Hungry Heart Cupcakes.

    On Saturday, September 17 from 10am-4pm, ADX will offer an open house full of demonstrations, workshops, and creative energy. Our community partners will be offering up demos and special deals. Or, for the more industrious, our popular class "Women Welding: Bringing Metal to Life" will take place in the metal shop from 10a-2p (sign up here!).

    Saturday evening plays host to Fabrication Feast from 6:30-10pm. A collaboration with the Special Snowflake Supper Club, this one-in-a-lifetime dining experience will play host to a delicious meal in the style of a modern-day community barn raising. We’re talking entirely handmade: all tables, place settings, and seating has been constructed by ADX members. Click here to make your reservation!

    On Sunday, September 18 from 10am-2pm, we’re kickin’ back and enjoying the last days of summer with an open house and BBQ. Join us for a last look at the Fabrication Fest exhibit and to have all your project questions answered: we’ll have our team on hand for 1-on-1 assistance and free consultations to help bring your ideas from the first concepts into reality! Leave your intimidation at the door and let us help inspire you. Event Schedule (subject to change):

    9/16: Opening Reception and Celebration – Fabrication Fest Exhibit 6-11pm 9/17: Open House/Community Partner Demos & Displays 10am-4pm Special Snowflake Supperclub Dinner 6-10pm 9/18: BBQ and Facility Open House 10am-2pm

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  • Sunday
    Aug 28 2011
    Dorkbot Workshop -- e-Textiles

    ADX

    Cost: $25 Please bring: - Scissors - A bag or garment to modify – please choose something made of a non-stretch fabric.

    Dreaming of bike gloves that light up to keep you visible at night, or an awesome illuminated costume? Or maybe you’d like to add a bit of extra sparkle to your living room with a glowing throw pillow… Whatever project you have in mind, if you’re curious about the process of integrating electronics into fabric, this workshop is a great place to start.

    Shannon Henry and Cat Poole will start by touching on some of the interesting things being developed with eTextile methods and useful resources, then we’ll spend some hands on time laying out a basic LED circuit and sewing it on to fabric using conductive thread. You’ll learn how to convert standard LEDs (and other electronic components) into sew-able ones, and how to use standard textile fastenings like zippers and snaps to switch your project on and off, plus lots of tips on how to make your project easier and make sure it lasts.

    No prior electronics or sewing experience required. Conductive thread and electronic components will be provided.

    Register for the workshop here: http://pdxetextile.eventbrite.com/

    About the instructors: Shannon Henry loves to make things that blend the science & tech world with art and crafts. She has been crafting with fabric since she could handle safety scissors, and began integrating electronics into her art in 2008. Her eTextile work has been shown in San Francisco, New York, and Vancouver BC. She also develops sewn electronics kits and tutorials, which you can find at her website, Polymathdesignlab.com.

    Cat Poole is a one woman instigator of perception bending mayhem. Through “Discovering Empowerment Through Creativity” workshops and Upcycled Electronics, she encourages all to defy their programming and void all warranties. Find out more at her site, Cacophonouscreations.com.

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  • Saturday
    Aug 20 2011
    [POSTPONED] Steampunk Convention + Mini Maker Faire
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    ADX

    ADX is co-hosting a Steampunk Convention and mini maker faire on August 20. The event will feature demonstrations, exhibits, food & drink, and more! More information to follow but mark your calendars!

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