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Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Tue 18 Sep 12

Storming ahead with our amplifiers today.  Well done guys!

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Sunday, 16 September 2012

Fri 14 Sep 12

It's great when everyone gets into a project.  Questions come thick and fast.  Initiative gets exercised.
The Stereo Amplifier project has been enthusiastically received.  The Friday crew were tasked with completing the 'sample build' that had been worked on by the other two teams.  Unfortunately we only got to within a couple of minutes of completion at which point we'd have heard what it sounds like for the first time.

I've since completed the last few solder joints and can happily confirm that it works and makes good sounds.  The next step will be to demonstrate how the speakers produce such radically differing volumes and effects when supported and contained.  It'll get everyone thinking about phase two - the enclosure.

All of our kits have now arrived so this coming week we'll all start our own projects.  Can't wait!

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Tue 11 Sep 12

The Tuesday crew.  Faces old and new.
Questions abound.  Answers found.

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Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Mon 10 Sep 12

Off to a flying start with some old and new faces.  We're building a Stereo Amplifier.  The first phase is to build the circuit then we'll move on to the enclosure — which will be an adventure!

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Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Maker School is Back!

Starts Monday 10th September 

Now available on Monday, Tuesday and Friday

4-5:30pm at Le Friquet Garden Centre

After much debate, I've decided to move to a maximum of 4 makers per day.  The reason for this is that previously having 5 makers proved awkward for dividing into teams to accomplish tasks.  In the last term, on the days when we had 4 makers, everything flowed a little more easily and they got more out of it.  I'll also be able to spend more time with each maker, and if working in pairs, more time with each team.  This I'm sure will be a good thing.  Consequently, I've had to adjust the price accordingly so Maker School is now £25/week.

Please book online.  As soon as we have 4 sign-ups for a particular day we'll get started.

Due to other activities at Le Friquet we will only be able to run for the first half of this term —giving us 6 weeks together.  If there is sufficient interest I will arrange a short-term venue to see us through to Christmas.