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Sprocket, Inc.

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3121 Broadway Street, #106
Paducah, KY 42001 United States

June 2018

Summer Camp: Mechanical Monsters

June 4, 2018 @ 9:00 am - June 7, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
Sprocket, Inc., 3121 Broadway Street, #106
Paducah, KY 42001 United States

Explore the world of robotics with Lego Mindstorm

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Minecraft LAN party: Planet Sprocket

June 13, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sprocket, Inc., 3121 Broadway Street, #106
Paducah, KY 42001 United States

We invite all Minecrafters to join us and play together on our LAN server. Take your Minecraft skills to the next level with the Tekkit Mod Pack. Armed with the latest versions of the best mods from the hottest authors, a renewed sense of adventure and a focused drive, Tekkit is set to reignite the same sort of wonder and awe that we all received from booting up Minecraft for the first time. With the skies open, the moon ready…

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Make a Movie Mini-Camp

June 14, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sprocket, Inc., 3121 Broadway Street, #106
Paducah, KY 42001 United States

Movie Time! Come learn the basics of storytelling and make characters that you set into your own stop-motion animation film. Campers will create a short script for their hero's journey, design and build their set and film their masterpiece using stop-motion camera and software. Campers should bring their own jump drive to store and take home their movie. Grades 5-8

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Summer Coding Jam

June 16, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Sprocket, Inc., 3121 Broadway Street, #106
Paducah, KY 42001 United States
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Learn some coding skills and make your own animated musical creations with Scratch from MIT! For students in grades 6 & up. Space is limited. Please sign up in advance at mclib.net/codingjam or by calling (270) 442-2510 x122.

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Summer Camp: Arduino Robotics

June 18, 2018 @ 9:00 am - June 21, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
Sprocket, Inc., 3121 Broadway Street, #106
Paducah, KY 42001 United States

Build your own take-home Arduino robot!

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Summer Camp: 3D Design & Printing

June 25, 2018 @ 9:00 am - June 28, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
Sprocket, Inc., 3121 Broadway Street, #106
Paducah, KY 42001 United States

Design and print your own 3D creation

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July 2018

Summer Camp: Woodturning (morning session)

July 9, 2018 @ 9:00 am - July 11, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
Sprocket, Inc., 3121 Broadway Street, #106
Paducah, KY 42001 United States

Learn the basics of woodturning and design your own project

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Summer Camp: Woodturning (afternoon session)

July 9, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - July 11, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Sprocket, Inc., 3121 Broadway Street, #106
Paducah, KY 42001 United States

Learn the basics of woodturning and design your own project

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Minecraft LAN Party: Planet Sprocket

July 12, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sprocket, Inc., 3121 Broadway Street, #106
Paducah, KY 42001 United States

We invite Minecrafters to join us and play together on our LAN server. Take your Minecraft skills to the next level with the Tekkit Mod Pack. Armed with the latest versions of the best mods from the hottest authors, a renewed sense of adventure and a focused drive, Tekkit is set to reignite the same sort of wonder and awe that we all received from booting up Minecraft for the first time. With the skies open, the moon ready to…

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Summer Camp: Game Design

July 16, 2018 @ 9:00 am - July 19, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
Sprocket, Inc., 3121 Broadway Street, #106
Paducah, KY 42001 United States

Game Design: Mon 7/16 - Thu 7/19, 9 am - 12 pm, ages 14-18 Students will learn how to create custom maps, NPCs, quests, and combat encounters using the GUTS game engine and Torchlight 2. Students should walk away with a coherent dungeon they can play in Torchlight 2. Taught by Juna Harvey, a Physics & Engineering teacher at Paducah Tilghman High School. She graduated from Murray State University in December of 2015 and has been teaching ever since. She…

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Summer Camp: Cyber Experience

July 16, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - July 19, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Sprocket, Inc., 3121 Broadway Street, #106
Paducah, KY 42001 United States

The CyberCave is a hands-on lab where high school and middle school students can learn about information technology. Students will experience real-world technology, most of which is used in every-day business procedures. Taught by Dr. Michael Ramage, Director, Center for TSM, Murray State University. No prerequisite experience required. Please notify us of any participant allergies or other relevant medical information by emailing info@sprocketpaducah.com.  

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Summer Coding Jam

July 21, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Sprocket, Inc., 3121 Broadway Street, #106
Paducah, KY 42001 United States
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Learn some coding skills and make your own animated musical creations with Scratch from MIT! For students in grades 6 & up. Space is limited. Please sign up in advance at mclib.net/codingjam or by calling (270) 442-2510 x122.

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Teacher PD: Lego Robotics – CANCELLED

July 24, 2018 @ 9:00 am - July 25, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
Sprocket, Inc., 3121 Broadway Street, #106
Paducah, KY 42001 United States

This event has been CANCELLED. We apologize for any inconvenience! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- With the adoption of the latest core Science standards, many teachers are grasping to find programs that provide hands-on engineering and technical skills for their students. Robotics Clubs can help provide these skills in a fun and meaningful way. This in-service will concentrate more on the application of the latest LEGO Mindstorm EV3 platform and how to incorporate it with the current 4-H Robotics curriculum. We will also be…

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August 2018

Lunch & Learn: Co-housing, A Model for Community

August 24, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Sprocket, Inc., 3121 Broadway Street, #106
Paducah, KY 42001 United States
Free

Grab your lunch and head over to Sprocket. Architect, George Abert will share information about the fascinating, Danish model. Cohousing is an intentional community of private homes clustered around shared space. Each attached or single family home has traditional amenities, including a private kitchen. Shared spaces typically feature a common house, which may include a large kitchen and dining area, laundry, and recreational space. Shared outdoor space may include parking, walkways, open space, and gardens. Neighbors may share resources like…

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Lunch & Learn: Intro to Integrated Project Delivery

August 31, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Sprocket, Inc., 3121 Broadway Street, #106
Paducah, KY 42001 United States
Free

George Abert, AIA LEED AP will share about Integrated Project Delivery (IPD). IPD is a collaborative alliance of people, systems, business structures and practices into a process that harnesses the talents and insights of all participants to optimize project results, increase value to the owner, reduce waste, and maximize efficiency through all phases of design, fabrication, and construction. (Wikipedia) The construction industry has suffered from productivity losses since the 1960s while other industries have seen large productivity gains. The problems…

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September 2018

Free 3D Print Tutorial

September 26, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sprocket, Inc., 3121 Broadway Street, #106
Paducah, KY 42001 United States
Free

Hey Adults! It's your turn. Come learn about 3D printing. In this brief tutorial, you'll learn how to generate a 3D file with Inventor or AutoCAD, turn on the printer, load files, and print files as well as clean and shut it off properly. Limited space (12). Reserve your spot now.

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October 2018

Inventors Club: The Great Puzzle Cube Design Challenge

October 25, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until November 8, 2018

Sprocket, Inc., 3121 Broadway Street, #106
Paducah, KY 42001 United States
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This Inventors Club series is for youth ages 8-14. We will have three 2-hour sessions on Thursdays on October 25, November 1, and November 8 from 3-5 PM. The is a great activity for art/design, engineering, and fabrication. Some cool new skills to learn will be reading calipers, making isometric sketches, a wood block, creating 3D design and then making a 3D printed cube puzzle. Alan Tucker will be leading the class and is a former physics and engineering teacher…

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IoT Hackathon

October 27, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sprocket, Inc., 3121 Broadway Street, #106
Paducah, KY 42001 United States
Free

Learn how to solve a real-world industry problem using hands-on engineering design, advanced robotics, and your creative mind! The day starts with a talk about the issue at hand from our industry expert. We will move on to small teams for brainstorming and then on to rapid prototyping of our ideas. Then, we will use microprocessors and other cool techie stuff to actually make our idea work (we hope!). And finally, your team will get to pitch and demo your solution.

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Arduino Programming Workshop

October 28, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sprocket, Inc., 3121 Broadway Street, #106
Paducah, KY 42001 United States

Interested in Programming the Arduino Microprocessors? This workshop will cover the basics of programming the Arduino with the Arduino IDE (Integrated Development Environment). Workshop cost is $15.00, for ages 14 & up. What we will cover: Programming Syntax and Commands How Libraries Work Walk through of some sample code Learning how to merge programs together Learning tips and tricks for “debugging” your code

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November 2018

Drawn to Adornment Workshop

November 3, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Saturday, repeating until November 17, 2018

Sprocket, Inc., 3121 Broadway Street, #106
Paducah, KY 42001 United States

Using drawing techniques to add color and texture to copper in jewelry making! Participants will use drawing techniques combined with the etching process and color application to create components for jewelry projects. Participants will create finished earrings, pendants, and brooches. Prior jewelry experience is helpful but not required. This workshop will be held at Sprocket Makerspace on the first three Saturdays in November (Nov 3, 10, and 17) from 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/drawn-to-adornment-workshop-tickets-51036376175. The price is…

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Laser Engraving Fundamentals Workshop

November 5, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Sprocket, Inc., 3121 Broadway Street, #106
Paducah, KY 42001 United States

Are you interested in buying a Laser Engraver or using the Laser at Sprocket? This Workshop will go over the fundamental of Designing for Laser Engraving. Workshop Cost is $15.00 per person We will go over: Design for Engraving considerations (programs to use for design, types of files that an engraver can import, and limitations of a laser engraver)Materials that work in a Laser Laser Safety Laser Engraving Power settings Taking a sample design and completing it on the Laser…

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3D Design for Beginners

November 12, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Sprocket, Inc., 3121 Broadway Street, #106
Paducah, KY 42001 United States

Interested in how to do simple designs for 3D Printing and laser etching but don’t know where to start?  This two-hour workshop will cover the basics of getting started with 3D design using a basic editing tool Workshop cost is $15.00 What we will cover: TinkerCAD user controls Basic shapes & navigation Walk through the creation of a design from scratch Exporting the design for 3D printing or laser engraving Perfect for teachers who want to understand the fundamentals and…

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February 2019

Introduction to Arduino

February 28, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Sprocket, Inc., 3121 Broadway Street, #106
Paducah, KY 42001 United States
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Leader: Bruce Lunde For: Adults and kids 9+ Tickets: $15 Get tickets here. In this workshop, makers will be introduced to the basic concepts needed to start integrating an arduino microcontroller into their projects.

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March 2019

Introduction to Onshape

March 4, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Sprocket, Inc., 3121 Broadway Street, #106
Paducah, KY 42001 United States
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Leader: Roger Riquelme Ages: Adults and Kids 9+ Tickets: $10 Get Tickets here. In this workshop, makers will be introduced to parametric modeling. They will complete some basic exercises to become familiar with the software, and setup their own free hobbyist account. The workshop is expected to only take an hour, but additional time will be provided after to allow additional help and instruction as needed.

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Introduction to Pen Making

March 16, 2019 @ 9:00 am
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Sprocket, Inc., 3121 Broadway Street, #106
Paducah, KY 42001 United States
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Bruce Lunde will offer a free workshop, "Introduction to Pen Making" on Saturday, March 16, from 9:00 - 10:00.  Bruce will do a demonstration of making a wood ink pen. The demo is free, and there is no limit on the number of guests. For those who are interested, Bruce will be available to give individual instruction on how to make your own wooden pen. These workshops will be in 90 minute increments from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Cost…

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Introduction to Pen Making

March 16, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Sprocket, Inc., 3121 Broadway Street, #106
Paducah, KY 42001 United States
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Bruce Lunde will offer a free workshop, "Introduction to Pen Making" on Saturday, March 16, from 9:00 - 10:00.  Bruce will do a demonstration of making a wood ink pen. The demo is free, and there is no limit on the number of guests. For those who are interested, Bruce will be available to give individual instruction on how to make your own wooden pen. These workshops will be in 90 minute increments from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Cost…

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Introduction to Pen Making

March 16, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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Sprocket, Inc., 3121 Broadway Street, #106
Paducah, KY 42001 United States
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Bruce Lunde will offer a free workshop, "Introduction to Pen Making" on Saturday, March 16, from 9:00 - 10:00.  Bruce will do a demonstration of making a wood ink pen. The demo is free, and there is no limit on the number of guests. For those who are interested, Bruce will be available to give individual instruction on how to make your own wooden pen. These workshops will be in 90 minute increments from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Cost…

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Introduction to Pen Making

March 16, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Sprocket, Inc., 3121 Broadway Street, #106
Paducah, KY 42001 United States
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Bruce Lunde will offer a free workshop, "Introduction to Pen Making" on Saturday, March 16, from 9:00 - 10:00.  Bruce will do a demonstration of making a wood ink pen. The demo is free, and there is no limit on the number of guests. For those who are interested, Bruce will be available to give individual instruction on how to make your own wooden pen. These workshops will be in 90 minute increments from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Cost…

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Assemblies in OnShape

March 18, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Sprocket, Inc., 3121 Broadway Street, #106
Paducah, KY 42001 United States
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Leader: Roger Riquelme Ages: Adults and Kids 9+ In this workshop, Makers will learn how to use different tools in OnShape to create assemblies from parts and other assemblies. Makers should have either attended the previous OnShape workshop, or be familiar with OnShape and have an account. The workshop is expected to only take an hour, but additional time will be provided after to allow additional help and instruction as needed.  

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April 2019

Design for Laser

April 22, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Sprocket, Inc., 3121 Broadway Street, #106
Paducah, KY 42001 United States
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Leader: Roger Riquelme Ages: Adults Recommended Tickets: $10 In this workshop, makers will learn to use basic tools in CAD, as well as vector and raster graphic editing programs to create more complex designs using the laser cutter/engraver. Makers should have either attended the previous Laser and OnShape workshops, or be familiar with those subjects.

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May 2019

Intro to the Arduino Microprocessor

May 20, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Sprocket, Inc., 3121 Broadway Street, #106
Paducah, KY 42001 United States
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In the workshop, makers will be introduced to the basic concepts needed to start integrating an Arduino micro-controller in their projects. Leader: Bruce Lunde Age: 13+ Tickets: $15 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-the-arduino-microprocessor-tickets-61540839307

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June 2019

Intro to 3D Printing and Tinkercad

June 3, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Sprocket, Inc., 3121 Broadway Street, #106
Paducah, KY 42001 United States
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Leader: Roger Riquelme Ages: 9+ In this workshop, makers will learn to use a basic 3D CAD program, prepare a CAD file for 3D printing, and create a part with a 3D printer. Makers will design, slice, and print a small key chain as practice. Tickets: $15 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-3d-printing-and-tinkercad-tickets-61541924553

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Intro to Raspberry Pi

June 10, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Sprocket, Inc., 3121 Broadway Street, #106
Paducah, KY 42001 United States
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In this workshop, makers will explore how to get started with the Raspberry Pi computer and the Linux operating system. Leader: Bruce Lunde Ages: 11+ Cost: $15.00 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-raspberry-pi-tickets-61831278017

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Basic Electronics and Breadboarding with Arduino

June 17, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Sprocket, Inc., 3121 Broadway Street, #106
Paducah, KY 42001 United States
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In this workshop, makers will be introduced to basic electronics concepts and components, and will learn how to utilize a breadboard to build and test simple circuits with the Arduino microprocessor. Leader: Bruce Lunde Ages: 11+ Cost $15 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/basic-electronics-and-breadboarding-with-arduino-tickets-61832415419

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July 2019

Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and the Internet of Things (IoT) Part 1

July 18, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Sprocket, Inc., 3121 Broadway Street, #106
Paducah, KY 42001 United States
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Leader: Bruce Lunde Ages: 13+ Cost: $15.00 (Limited to five tickets) This workshop will explore what it takes to send sensor data and how to utilize a Raspberry Pi/MySQL database to capture/display that information. Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/arduino-raspberry-pi-and-the-internet-of-things-iot-part-1-tickets-64266092613

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Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and the Internet of Things (IoT) Part 2

July 25, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Sprocket, Inc., 3121 Broadway Street, #106
Paducah, KY 42001 United States
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Leader: Bruce Lunde Ages: 13+ Cost: $15.00 (Limited to five tickets) This workshop will explore options for capturing and reporting sensor data to Internet based IoT databases.. Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/arduino-raspberry-pi-and-the-internet-of-things-iot-part-2-tickets-64266133736

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August 2019

Advanced Arduino and Raspberry Pi: Building and Programming Remote Sensors

August 6, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Sprocket, Inc., 3121 Broadway Street, #106
Paducah, KY 42001 United States
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Leader: Bruce Lunde Age: 13+ Cost: $35 Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/advanced-arduino-and-raspberry-pi-building-and-programming-remote-sensors-tickets-64426173419 This workshop is the practical implementation of the ideas discussed in the IoT workshops, but it is not required to attend those workshops. You will walk away with a working wifi based sensor and the knowledge to capture/analyze the data from sensors.

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Tech on Tap

August 26, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Sprocket, Inc., 3121 Broadway Street, #106
Paducah, KY 42001 United States
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Join us at Sprocket on Monday, August 26, for the first Tech on Tap of the school year. Dr. Michael Ramage will be sharing the transformation of technology education at Murray State University. As technology has evolved, so has Murray State's approach to technology education. As of June 2019, Center for TSM was transformed into the Center for Computer and Information Technology (CCIT) expanding its focus to support all aspects of computer and information technology education at Murray State University.…

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September 2019

Designing for 3D and Laser Cutter

September 12, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Sprocket, Inc., 3121 Broadway Street, #106
Paducah, KY 42001 United States
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Leader: Bruce Lunde Ages: 13+ Cost: $25.00 Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/designing-for-3d-and-laser-cutter-tickets-71316153535 Interested in how to do simple designs for 3D Printing and Laser Etching but don't know where to start? This workshop will cover the basics of 3D design. Limited to six attendees. This class will cover: TinkerCad User Controls Basic Shapes and Navigation Walk-through creation of a design from scratch Exporting the design for 3D Printing or Laser Engraving Printing a keychain on the 3D printer Box making with a laser…

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Basics of CNC Woodworking

September 23, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Sprocket, Inc., 3121 Broadway Street, #106
Paducah, KY 42001 United States
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Leader: Bruce Lunde Ages: 13+ Cost: $20.00 Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/basics-of-cnc-woodworking-tickets-72338716047 Using a CNC to create Woodworking Projects Importing Designs & Basic Shape Creation Text and Vcarving What we will cover: Vectric VCarve Basics Choosing Bits, Feeds and Speeds Considerations for Wood Types Zeroing the XYZ for Precision Woodworking Start-up and Shutdown of a CNC system Work holding

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October 2019

3D and Laser Cutter Workshop

October 7, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Sprocket, Inc., 3121 Broadway Street, #106
Paducah, KY 42001 United States
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Leader: Bruce Lunde Ages: 13+ Cost: $25 Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/3d-and-laser-cutter-workshop-tickets-71316346111 Interested in how to do simple designs for 3D Printing and Laser Etching but don't know where to start? This workshop will cover the basics of 3D design. Limited to six attendees. This class will cover: TinkerCad User Controls Basic Shapes and Navigation Walk-through creation of a design from scratch Exporting the design for 3D Printing or Laser Engraving Printing a keychain on the 3D printer Box making with a laser…

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Sensor Interfacing to Raspberry Pi

October 10, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Sprocket, Inc., 3121 Broadway Street, #106
Paducah, KY 42001 United States
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Leader: Bruce Lunde Age: 13+ Cost: $15.00 Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sensor-interfacing-to-raspberry-pi-tickets-71751248917 Learn how to attach sensors to a Raspberry Pi. We will cover: Pinout of Raspberry Pi models A bit of Python background Attaching a temperature/humidity sensor Attaching a passive infrared sensor A simply Python program to read sensors We recommend you bring your own Raspberry Pi with SD card and power supply so you can take it home and continue to learn about this fascinating Linux computer.

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Basics of CNC Metalworking

October 21, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Sprocket, Inc., 3121 Broadway Street, #106
Paducah, KY 42001 United States
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Leader: Bruce Lunde Ages: 13+ Cost: $20.00 Tickets: http://bit.ly/2mFu6xP What we will cover: Importing a DXF file Choosing Bits, Feeds and Speeds Considerations for Aluminum and Steel Zeroing the XYZ for Precision metalworking Start-up and Shutdown of a CNC system Work holding

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November 2019

3D and Laser Cutter Workshop

November 7, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Sprocket, Inc., 3121 Broadway Street, #106
Paducah, KY 42001 United States
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Leader: Bruce Lunde Ages: 13+ Cost: $25 Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/3d-and-laser-cutter-workshop-tickets-71316572789 Interested in how to do simple designs for 3D Printing and Laser Etching but don't know where to start? This workshop will cover the basics of 3D design. Limited to six attendees. This class will cover: TinkerCad User Controls Basic Shapes and Navigation Walk-through creation of a design from scratch Exporting the design for 3D Printing or Laser Engraving Printing a keychain on the 3D printer Box making with a laser…

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Introduction to Arduino Programming

November 11, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Sprocket, Inc., 3121 Broadway Street, #106
Paducah, KY 42001 United States
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Leader: Bruce Lunde Ages: 13+ Cost: $15 Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/introduction-to-arduino-programming-tickets-71749553847 We will cover: Programming Syntax and Commands How Libraries work Walk through of some sample code Learning how to merge programs together Learning tips and tricks for "debugging" your code

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Basics of CNC Woodworking

November 14, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Sprocket, Inc., 3121 Broadway Street, #106
Paducah, KY 42001 United States
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Leader: Bruce Lunde Ages: 13+ Cost: $20.00 Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/basics-of-cnc-woodworking-tickets-72339365991 Using a CNC to create Woodworking Projects Importing Designs & Basic Shape Creation Text and Vcarving What we will cover: Vectric VCarve Basics Choosing Bits, Feeds and Speeds Considerations for Wood Types Zeroing the XYZ for Precision Woodworking Start-up and Shutdown of a CNC system Work holding

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December 2019

3D and Laser Cutter Workshop

December 2, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Sprocket, Inc., 3121 Broadway Street, #106
Paducah, KY 42001 United States
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Leader: Bruce Lunde Ages: 13+ Cost: $25.00 Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/3d-and-laser-cutter-workshop-tickets-71317044199 Interested in how to do simple designs for 3D Printing and Laser Etching but don't know where to start? This workshop will cover the basics of 3D design. Limited to six attendees. This class will cover: TinkerCad User Controls Basic Shapes and Navigation Walk-through creation of a design from scratch Exporting the design for 3D Printing or Laser Engraving Printing a keychain on the 3D printer Box making with a laser…

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Sensor Interfacing to Raspberry Pi

December 5, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Sprocket, Inc., 3121 Broadway Street, #106
Paducah, KY 42001 United States
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Leader: Bruce Lunde Age: 13+ Cost: $15.00 Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sensor-interfacing-to-raspberry-pi-tickets-71751266971 Learn how to attach sensors to a Raspberry Pi. We will cover: Pinout of Raspberry Pi models A bit of Python background Attaching a temperature/humidity sensor Attaching a passive infrared sensor A simply Python program to read sensors We recommend you bring your own Raspberry Pi with SD card and power supply so you can take it home and continue to learn about this fascinating Linux computer.

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March 2020

Woodworking Basics: Build a Birdhouse (Canceled)

March 19, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Sprocket, Inc., 3121 Broadway Street, #106
Paducah, KY 42001 United States
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To get a handle on the basics of woodworking, in this two hour workshop we will build a birdhouse that you can take home, using common hand tools. Beginners welcome! Ages 13+ Concepts that we will cover will include: ● Measuring and Marking ● Identifying and using basic hand tools ○ Using a Circular Saw ○ Using a Drill ○ Using a Tape Measure ● Planning the project on paper ● Cutting the parts to size ● Clamping and fastening…

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Basics of Electricity: How House Wiring Works (Canceled)

March 26, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Sprocket, Inc., 3121 Broadway Street, #106
Paducah, KY 42001 United States
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Have you wondered how electricity works in your home? Here's your chance to learn the basics of how house wiring works! Ages 13+ Fee is $20.00 Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/basics-of-electricity-how-house-wiring-works-tickets-98707880929 Concepts that we will cover will include: > What does the wiring system look like? > Circuit breakers > Outlet wiring > Switch wiring > Basic Lamp wiring > Electrical safety basics, including powering down circuits, using testing tools, and how to verify that a circuit is off. > Local/State Regulations/NEC (National…

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Tech on Tap (Canceled)

March 30, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Sprocket, Inc., 3121 Broadway Street, #106
Paducah, KY 42001 United States
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Topic to be announced. Networking and pizza start at 5:30 pm. The program starts at 6:00 pm.

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April 2020

April Pi-Top Hackathon

April 25, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sprocket, Inc., 3121 Broadway Street, #106
Paducah, KY 42001 United States
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Everybody gets a computer....as long as you are among the first 14 kids (teams) to sign up for an exciting PiTop Hackathon at Sprocket on Saturday, April 25th! Thanks to a generous donation facilitated by Murray native Elijah Phillips at PiTop, kids ages 11 to 15 will build a laptop that combines hardware and software knowledge for a hands-on approach to computer science. Students will put together a PiTop laptop—that’s theirs to take home—from a Raspberry Pi and other circuit…

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July 2020

Sprocket Hosts Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs

July 12, 2020 - August 1, 2020
Sprocket, Inc., 3121 Broadway Street, #106
Paducah, KY 42001 United States
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Sprocket is pleased to host the Kentucky Governor's School for Entrepreneurs July 12 - August 1. Since 2013, GSE has given over 400 talented teens the entrepreneurial experience of a lifetime. GSE brings students from across the state together for a three-week program and equips them with the tools needed to unleash their innate entrepreneurial spirits for the betterment of Kentucky. During the program, teams of high school students develop a business model, design a prototype and pitch their startup…

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November 2020

Basics of 3D Design & Printing

November 12, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Sprocket, Inc., 3121 Broadway Street, #106
Paducah, KY 42001 United States

This workshop is an introduction to the tools and techniques used by makers for designing and 3d printing

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Designing for Laser Cutting

November 21, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sprocket, Inc., 3121 Broadway Street, #106
Paducah, KY 42001 United States

This workshop is an introduction to the tools and techniques used to put together designs for cutting on a Laser cutter / Engraver

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December 2020

3D Design/Printing of a Walking Robot

December 5, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sprocket, Inc., 3121 Broadway Street, #106
Paducah, KY 42001 United States

In this workshop, you will take a design all the way though 3D printing and assembly of a small battery powered walking Robot!

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Basics of Household Electricity

December 10, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sprocket, Inc., 3121 Broadway Street, #106
Paducah, KY 42001 United States

This workshop will focus on basic electrical wiring as found in your household. You'll be comfortable about how outlets and switches work!

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Expanded 3D Design Workshop

December 14, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sprocket, Inc., 3121 Broadway Street, #106
Paducah, KY 42001 United States

In this workshop you will see how to make complex designs with speed and accuracy.

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For more information about field trips, prototyping services, or an individual guided making sessions, email us at info@sprocketpaducah.com.