Learn How to Build a Birdhouse, an Intro to 3-D Design and More This Month at Hatch

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The following information announcement came from Hatch Makerspace:

This month at Hatch Makerspace by the WFPL

Custom Leather Keychains with Yi Bin
Monday, April 5, 6 pm
It’s time for spring cleaning and organization! Learn how to use Inkscape to design your own custom leather keychain to keep your keys in order. Send in your design after the workshop and pick it up in leather using Hatch curbside pickup.

Build a Birdhouse with Liz
Tuesday, April 13, 5 pm
Build a backyard home for our feathery friends. This is a fun introductory woodworking project for all ages. In addition to building a basic birdhouse, we will look at birdhouse customization and discuss how to make your birdhouse unique. Younger participants may benefit from adult help.

Registrants will automatically have one Birdhouse kit reserved for them. Details for curbside pickup will be emailed after registration. If we run out of kits, we will let you know. Kits include pre-cut wood, screws, and a screwdriver.

Intro to 3D Design with Dorie
Wednesday, April 14, 7 pm
Learn the basics of 3D design using Onshape, a free CAD application. The design process is the first step towards creating original 3D prints and prototypes. Send in your design after the workshop and pick it up using Hatch curbside pickup.

Stenciled Bandanas with Cheryl
Friday, April 23, 6 pm
Let the sunshine in! 1970’s styles and colors are trending and we will be feeling groovy with this psychedelic-colored sun bandana made with freezer paper stencils and spray on Tulip Tumble dye. You will need an iron and ironing board or old towels, scissors for cutting paper, a pencil, scrap paper, spray starch (or cornstarch and water and a paintbrush or sponge), paper towels, and a large trash bag or another way to protect your work surface.

Registrants will automatically have one Bandana kit reserved for them. Details for curbside pickup will be emailed after registration. If we run out of kits, we will let you know. Kits include one bandana, spray-on dye, freezer paper, and latex-free disposable gloves.

Advanced Arduino with David
Monday, April 26, 7 pm
The Arduino 201 Class is designed for those who have some experience with Arduino and programming. This course gets into:
– Different types of Arduinos and compatibles, and Arduino vs Raspberry Pi
– Advanced programming and alternative languages and development environments
– Connecting devices to the Arduino
– IoT (Internet Of Things)
– Productizing your project

Registrants will automatically have one Arduino Booster kit reserved for them. Details for curbside pickup will be emailed after registration. If we run out of kits, we will let you know. Kits include 1 breadboard, 1 switch, 10 resistors, 10 jumper wires, and LED diodes.

Hatch Makerspace is located at 20 Summer Street in Watertown, MA. An extension of the Watertown Free Public Library, it is a public workshop with space, equipment, and materials available for your use. For more information contact Liz Helfer, Hatch Coordinator: ehelfer@watertown-ma.gov | 781-795-2309

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