Events

Recurring Events

Recurring events are drop in only, no need to register, just show up.

When Event
Monday Nights @ 9pm

General Meeting

We all get together, work on what needs work, talk about what needs talking about, mock whoever needs mocking.

 

DIYode Event Calendar:

Upcoming Workshops

Email us at info@diyode.com to register for a workshop, or to receive notifications when there is a workshop coming up.

When Event
TBA

Basic Soldering & Electronics

Learn to solder with a simple electonics project kit from Adafruit. Choose from MiniPOV, Drawdio, TV-B-Gone or Game of Life. Take your project home at the end. Sponsored by Hammond Power Fee: $40.00 – Email us at events@diyode.com to register.

TBA

Build Your Own Rocket Launcher

Based on the compressed air rocket launcher popularized by Make magazine, we’ve make a few enhancements, and will be building these launchers together. The launcher fires simple paper rockets 300ft straight up. Take your launcher home at the end of the class. You must pre-register and prepay to attend, as we will need to buy supplies. Fee: $80.00 for 2 people. visit here to register.

On Demand

Laser Cutter Safety Training

For those of you who would like to be trained in how to operate the laser, come out to Diyode this Thursday, Oct 11 at 7:30-10PM
We’ll be running through the basics of transferring images and designs to the laser cutter, along with the IMPORTANT DETAILS like how not to break our laser cutter.
Let me know if you can make it, and also let me know if you can’t make it but still want to be trained in the near future.
Bring a laptop if you have one, with Inkscape installed(or your vector editor of choice).

Dec 27@ 1pm

Working with Arduino + CodeShield

Spend some time with the wonderous Arduino microcontroller. Learn to program it, build basic sensors and actuators, and how to hook up peripherals. Beginner-Intermediate. Arduino kits are supplied. Free while we test out some new lesson plans. (1 Guest included). Email us at events@diyode.com to register.

TBA

Wooden Pallet to Cold Frame

Learn to take found materials to make a functional garden cold frame. What are Cold Frames? They are small glass topped enclosures, like a mini green house, in which you can keep cold tolerant plants. They extend the growing season by creating a small warm micro climate. In this workshop you will create a cold frame using wooden pallets and recycled glass window pains. Pallets, glass, tools and supplies provided. If you already have a glass window fee free to bring it. No skills required. Fee: Suggested $10 fee to cover material costs. Spaced limited to 8 people. Email us at events@diyode.com to register.

TBA

From Schematic to Circuit

Build a simple IC driven pulsing LED, starting from a printed schematic, we’ll breadboard it out, use laser-toner transfer to etch a circuit board, drill, and finally assemble a completed circuit.

TBA

Introduction to Open Source Software

Free yourself from the paid tyranny of lumbering software giants. Learn about Linux, Gimp, OpenOffice and others

TBA

Woodworking Basics

An introduction to the basic tools of the shop, and an overview of woodworking safety.

1 on 1 instruction

Mig Welding

An introduction to the easiest type of welding there is. This is perfect for simple projects, building workshop jigs, or even basic automotive body work Contact info@diyode.com to arrange a time.

Events of Interest to DIYode Members

When Event
Sept. 30th – Oct 1st

SoONCon

Southern Ontario makerspace convention in Toronto. Find out more on their wiki

13 Responses to “Events”

  1. Edward Jackson says:

    Attention to the DIYode Makers Club, Guelph

    Dear fellow Diyodeheads

    This winter I have been helping with the flooding of the ice at Sunny Acres Park. I have discovered a problem with how the ice crew packs up the hoses at the end of the evening and I think this is a problem that DIYode could solve. After the ice has been flooded, the ice crew will drag each section of hose over the fence at the north end of the rink before coiling them into a storage locker. Lately the crew has gotten into the habit of using the lower limb of the large pine next to the bar-b-q. I am concerned that over time this will kill the tree’s limb. I have been asking the crew not to use the tree limb but people complain that using the fence is too difficult. This is true, it is easier to stand on a picnic table and toss the hose end over the limb. Yet the whole procedure, whether one uses the fence or the tree, is awkward and time consuming. I challenge the DIYode makers club to come up with a solution to this problem.
    The fix could be quite simple. Some kind of improvised bearing or pulley that would mount onto the fence over the locker would improve things immensely. It could also make the coiling of the hoses easier as well. Please feel free to contact me regarding this matter.

    Ed Jackson
    crazyas8@gmail.com

  2. Bob Jonkman says:

    Hi Diyodes! I’ve taken the liberty of adding your events to the Watcamp calendar: http://watcamp.com/calendar

    Do your events have scheduled times, like the Friday Night Five Dollar Fixit or the Saturday workshops? Right now they look like all-day events on the Watcamp calendar.

    –Bob.

  3. The @diyode.com email addresses don’t seem to be working?

  4. Simon Clark says:

    Fixed. Thanks David.

  5. Monica Chamberlain says:

    Missed the Electronics Workshop.

    I have an 8 year old who is bugging daddy to teach him to solder and wants to try and build a robot. I’m just looking you up and see that we missed the electronics workshop.

    Could you contact me when you have another electronics workshop planned?

    I’m going to e-mail your info to our school science teachers, in case they didn’t know about you guys. I’d love for them to pass info on these opportunities on to interested kids.

    Monica

  6. Monica Chamberlain says:

    $5 Fix-it Fridays?

    Do we have to be members to bring things to Fix-it Friday?

    Can my 8.5 year old help (with me there to help supervise of course)? And if so, do we have to pay the $25 month membership fee for him?

    Monica

  7. Simon Clark says:

    Nope, fixit fridays are open to anyone. Also, the membership means you can bring family with you.

  8. Lynette Segal says:

    Hello Simon,

    Wondering if a Tinkering summer camp might be in the cards for the future? Our son Eden would be thrilled to both partake as a, well, 12 year old kid, and also mentor other children about basic arduino, electronics, soldering… basic hacking and tinkering. How can I help make this happen?

    Cheers,
    Lynette

  9. Simon Clark says:

    Lynette, we’d love to do something like that, but would probably need to partner with another camp for it to be feasible. (or lee quit our day jobs). If you want to talk possibilities, come by on a Monday around 8pm, bring Eden if you can, and we can bash some ideas around.

  10. Cindy Hartwell says:

    Hello!

    Such a great opportunity your group has created for people. Congrats.
    My question is: Do I have to become a Monthly Member to be able to participate in any of your events?
    In particular your ‘Fix-it Fridays’.

    Also, what time on Fridays! What’s the cost? What’s the address?

    Hope you find time to reply. I’d like to attend tomorrow (friday June 22nd).

  11. Simon Clark says:

    Nope, all our events are open to anyone. As for FixIt, Mark will be around from 6pm to 8pm tonight. 71B Wyndham St. S.

  12. John Craig says:

    I would appreciate hearing from someone who would be willing to train me on the table saw and the 3 in 1 metal roll, break and shear machine.

    Thanks

    John

  13. Heidi Breier says:

    Hi! Just stumbled on this through the Guelph Arts Platform. Would you guys have a way to replace rivets on a pair of my snowshoes at your next Fix-it Friday? I’d love to come by and visit your workshop.

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