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=ENTS KIDS=
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=Smith & Clarke=
==Possible Formats==
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==Soft Electronics==
#Standard course based
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===LED Toques===
#In-class demonstrations
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===Wearable Computers===
#Parent+child classes
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===Electronic Kits===
==Schedule==
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===Electronic Bead===
==Topics==
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===Sequin based LED===
===Soldering===
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===Sewable Computers===
 
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==Hardware Wholesale==
*Chemistry of solder: Why Lead Free solder?
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===5 cent LED baggy===
*Chemistry of Flux:  Why do we use flux? Why Resin, Acid or Water based?
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==Recycle Strap CNC==
*The difference between solder and welding
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==3D Laser Scanner Project==
*Blob or Twist? Mechanical Strength and stability
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==Charity Souper Cluster==
*Free-Form or PCB? Advanced Stabilization techniques
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==GreySmith Institute==
*Solder gun, Solder Pencil, Solder Paste, Reflow, and Reheat
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*Through hole, and Surface Mount
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===Electronics===
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*The concept of a Circuit
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*Serial versus Parallel, or Series Parallel
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*Ohms Law, Voltage, Amperage and Resistance
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*The concept of D.C. versus A.C.
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*DC Circuits
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**Batteries
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**Wattage, Joules, and Energy Storage Density
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***The Flashlight circuit
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***The LED variation and Polarity
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***The concept of "Voltage Drop"
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**Resistance and Voltage Drop
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***The voltage divider
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***Serial LED circuits
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***Parallel LED circuits
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***The concept of "Amperage Limits"
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***Resistance and Amperage Limiting
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***Measuring Voltage, Resistance, and Amperage
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**Capacitors
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***Capacitors as electrical storage
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*AC circuits
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**Frequency, High Frequency, Low Frequency, and Band Frequencies
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**Period, and wavelength in frequency
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***Capacitors as Filters (Ripple Management)
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***High Pass, Low Pass, Band Pass
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***High Block, Low Block, Band Block
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***Coupling and Decoupling A.C. and D.C. components of a signal
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***Signals in D.C. (Binary and Analog)
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***Digital Signals versus Analog Signals
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***Analog to Digital Conversions
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***Digital to Analog Conversions
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**Inductors
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***Magentic theory: Every Wire is an inductor
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***Creating Magnetic Fields, Electrical currents create magnetism
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***Detecting Magnetic Fields Moving Magnetic fields create electrical currents
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***The Building and Collapse of the Magnetic Field in A.C. currents
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***The A.C. Current, and Electro-magnetics (solenoids, electromagnets and Railguns)
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***Coils, Antennas, and other "Shaped Inductors"
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***Generators, Alternators, and Power Generation
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***Transformation, the A.C. to A.C. conversion of voltage
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***Inductors as filters
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****High Pass, low pass, and band pass filters
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****High Block, High Block, and Band Block filters
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***The Sine Wave versus the Cosine Wave
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***The Idea of Phase
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***Capacitance Phase changes
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***Inductive Phase changes
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***Phase versus Power Factor
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***The concept of a TANK circuit
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***Reactance and the concept of phase as resistance to flow
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***Radio-Waves, What is reception and transmission?
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*Active Circuits
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**The idea of Semi-conductors
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**N doped Semi-conductors
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**P doped Semi-conductors
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**The idea of NP junctions
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**The Diode
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***Polarity of Diodes
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***Back Voltage, and Breakdown voltage
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***Junction minimum voltages
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***Converting A.C. to D.C. using diodes
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***The Bridge
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***The Half-Bridge
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***Other Bridge Circuits
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**NPN junctions (transistors)
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**PNP junctions (transistors)
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***The Transistor as Switch
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***The Transistor as Amplifier
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***The Transistor as Invertor
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***The Transistor as an adjustable Capacitor
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***The Transistor as an adjustable Resistor
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***The Transistors minimum voltage
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***Ranges of Transistors
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***Switching speed versus Transistor size
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***Switching Capacitance of Large Transistors
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***The need to decouple large transistors
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***Open Sink, Versus closed sink outputs
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***Tristate why a high inductance output limits transistor response
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***Current limiting of Transistor Outputs
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===Radio===
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*What is a Spectrum
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*The Radio Spectrum
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*Generating Radio waves by Induction
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*Why both the transmitter and the receiver have Frequency Control circuits
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*The RC, RL, and Tank Circuits versus the Quartz Crystal
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*Resonance and Reactance
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*Amperage and Voltage Versus Radio Range
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*Amplitude Modulation (AM)
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*Frequency Modulation (FM)
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*Frequency Jumping, and Spread Spectrum
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*Cellular Concepts
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**What is a Cell
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**Why does reception vary across the City/Country
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**Traveling from Cell to Cell
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**Digital vs. Analog Cell Signals
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**Does A Digital Signal assure privacy?
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***Encryption versus Coding
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===Robotics===
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*basic analog
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**line follower
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**wall follower
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**Photo-vore/Photo-phobe
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**Tensor Control Systems
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**Analog RC (wire guided)
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*basic digital
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**wall/line follower
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**servo/range sensor/Optical feedback devices
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**IR/Sonar/Mechanical "Senses"
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**logic based actions
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***Hard Programs (CRC devices, 3D printers etc.)
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*A.I. based Robotics (added for completeness, probably too advanced for age range)
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**Rule Bases
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**Fuzzy Logic
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**Inductive Control (I.E. Power-Hunger)
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**Darwin and other BBD's
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*Control Schemes (added for completeness TX 2B/RX 2B are readily available in cheap toys)
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**Digital RC (TX2B/RX2B)
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**Semi-Autonomous robots
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**UAV's and Autonomous Robots
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**Social Robots,
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**Robots as Agents, Multi-Robot Language and Mapping Strategies
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===Mechanics===
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*The Fulcrum/Axle
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*The Wheel
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*The Lever
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*The Spring
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*The shaft
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*The spur gear
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*The Rack gear
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*The Worm gear
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*The Pulley
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*The Motor
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*Engines of Different Types as Motors
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===Welding===
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*The difference between welding and soldering
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**Ceramics and Syntering as welding
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***The Plastic Limit and the Phase change between solid and liquid
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*Metal to Metal Welding
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**Dissimilar metal concerns
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**Thermite and aluminum welding
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**Brasing a case in point
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**Oxy-Fuel cutting and welding
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**The Stinger and Rod Welding Technique
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**Wire welding
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***Metal in Gas Welding
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****CO2
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****Argon
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****Helium
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****Titanium in Gas Welding
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**Capacitance Welding Techniques (and why not to solder directly on batteries)
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**Powder in Gas, (often laser heated) Welding
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***Advanced Additive Welding Techniques similar to 3D printing
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*Plastic to Plastic Welding
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**Plastic cutting with the "Hot Wire" Technique
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**Plastic Welding using Plastic welding rods
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**Plastic Lamination as Welding
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**Concerns with Welding dissimilar plastics
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**3D Printing as a Plastic Welding Technique
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===Machining===
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*The Artist Freeing the Art from the Media
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*Shaping things by removing material
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*Basic Safety around power tools
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*Making Holes with a drill by hand
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*The Brace and Bit, Rotary Drilling becomes practical
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*The Hand Drill and Bits
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*Constraints on movement, Why the Drill Press is better
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*The Lathe
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**The Pottery Wheel, shaping Mud
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**The early Whip Shaft Lathe
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**Rotary Lathes
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**Steam Powered Lathes
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**Electrical Powered Lathes
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**The Modern Wood Lathe
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**The Modern Metal Lathe
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**CNC Lathes
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**Turret Lathes
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*The Mill, (Turning the Lathe on end)
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**The Router, a Hand-Mill
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**The Router Table, better quality
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**The Router Jigs
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**The Machining Mill, as Controlled combination of drill press and Router Table
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**The CNC Mini-Mill
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**The CNC Mill
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**CNC Panel Board Milling
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===Carpentry===
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*Working with wood
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*Basic Safety around power tools
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*The use of sandpaper
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**Sandpaper Coarseness versus surface roughness
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**Removing Finishes, and coarser paper to break the finish
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**Advancing from coarse to fine to improve the finish
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**The use of rouge for fine surfaces
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**Power sanders
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***The Orbital Sander, (and finishing sander)
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***The Belt Sander
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***Shaping with the Spindle sander
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***The hand Disk Sander
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***The Table Disk/Belt Sander
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*Cutting wood
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**Stress Relief on the blade, Notches and stress when cutting
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**Sharpening versus Honing
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**care of blades
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*The knife
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**Whittling by hand
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**The use of hand chisels
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**Special Care for hand chisels
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**The use of "Hammer Type Chisels"
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**The Hollowground chizel blade and why it exists
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**The Hand Plane, Shaving off thin surface irregularities
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*** Specialized types of hand planes
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**The Powered Hand Plane
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**The Dimensioning Plane
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**The shaper/edger
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*Composite Blades
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**The file as a gang of blades
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***Coarseness versus surface roughness
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***Draw Filing to reduce surface roughness
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***The Rasp, fast removal of material for shaping
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***The file/Rasp Blade profile and what type of material removal to use it for
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***Cleaning the file to keep it cutting well
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**Burrs, and Grinding Tools
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***Using in a Dremel or Router to do detail work
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**Drills, Blade and Shaft Types
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**Drilling by Hand
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**Drilling with a Drill Press
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**Special Types of Drill Bits (Forstner Bits, etc.)
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**The basic set of Router Bits
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***Profiles
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***Rabits
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***Grooves
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***Pilot type bits
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***Guides Jigs, and Tables making a hand Router more useable
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**The lathe
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***Basic Lathe Safety
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***The tool-rest and Lathe chizel types
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***Turning speed versus cut-depth/Hardness of wood
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***Turning bowls etc.
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***Profile turning with a pantograph and a profile
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**The saw as a linear gang of blades
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**Saw tooth styles
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**The Hand Saw
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***The crosscut saw
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***The Rip saw
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***The coping saw
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***The Hack Saw
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***The Miter Saw
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***Blade sharpening techniques
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***Long-Lasting carbide Tips on blades
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***Specialized Saw Blades
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**The Power Saw
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***The circular saw
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****The Skill Saw or Hand Circular Saw
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****The Table saw
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****The chop-saw, Miter-saw, Compound Miter saw
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****The Panel Saw
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***Other types of power saws
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****The Reciprocating or Saws-all Saw
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****The Scroll Saw
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****The Belt Saw
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****The Gang Saw
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****The Chipping Saw
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===Painting and Finishing===
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*The chemistry of Paint
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**Oil versus Latex
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**Health aspects of new Plastic/Organic paints
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**Tints, Stains, and toxicity
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**Why Lead in paint is discouraged
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*Getting a smooth even layer
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**Using a Brush
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**Using a roller
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**Using a Sprayer/spraybomb
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**Using a Powder coat
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*preparation for painting/staining etc.
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**scuffed but even surfaces, getting the paint to stick
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**Dry, Clean Surfaces
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**Opening the pores of wood etc.
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**Matching the chemistry to the Material being painted
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**Matching the chemistry to the expected environment
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**Masking and covering against spills/overspray
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*The Painting Environment
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***Ventilation versus Protection from contamination
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***Paint booths for fine finishes
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***Curing versus Baking how to harden the paint
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***The painters Mask, why different masks for different paints
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***Why White Coveralls?
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*Clear Coats, Varnish, Shellac, etc.
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**Putting on a shine
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**Shellac, and Varnish, getting depth to the shine
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**Clear Coats, and Varathane, a hardy clear surface to the paint/stain
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**Oils and waxes Nourishing the wood, to keep it from drying out
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===Photography===
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*high quality pin hole camera
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*The theory of photo-lithography
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*The DarkRoom is it obsolete? Why you might not want to get your film developed by a service
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*Quick-shots versus SLR cameras why look out the lens?
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*Digital versus Film which is better?
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*The theory of Digital Cameras
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*Scanners versus Digital Cameras
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*Image Manipulation, and Quality Control
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*The controls on your camera
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**Fstop
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**Shutter Speed
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**Lens size versus Light/Focus Depth etc.
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**The Zoom, which is better optical zoom or digital zoom
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**Focus versus infinity
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**Macro-Modes
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**Flash versus Fstop/shutterspeed
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**should I use a filter?
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**Making Movies
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**Making Panaramas
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**Making Time-delay movies
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**High Speed Cameras and slowing down fast events.
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**Hacking your camera
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===Movie Making===
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*The script
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*The StoryBoard
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*Do you really need that silly clacker thing?
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*The idea of short-takes, and long editing sessions
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*The Cutting Room Floor (So to speak)
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*Consistency versus long filming periods
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===Writing===
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===CAD/3d Printing===
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*basic 3d design using free google sketchup
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**print 3d model or model object from thingiverse
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*3d scan using kinect
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**possibly print the result of the scanned model, eg your face as a keychain
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Latest revision as of 15:14, 2 February 2013

Contents

[edit] Smith & Clarke

[edit] Soft Electronics

[edit] LED Toques

[edit] Wearable Computers

[edit] Electronic Kits

[edit] Electronic Bead

[edit] Sequin based LED

[edit] Sewable Computers

[edit] Hardware Wholesale

[edit] 5 cent LED baggy

[edit] Recycle Strap CNC

[edit] 3D Laser Scanner Project

[edit] Charity Souper Cluster

[edit] GreySmith Institute

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