I’m teaching two workshops at The Crucible in Oakland August 24 through August 28. They are the regular “Introduction to Mechanical Sculpture” and “Electromechanics for Everything” but taught all at once, meeting every day for a week:
Introduction to Mechanical Sculpture
Dive into mechanical movement and kinetic gesture. This course is an introduction to the physics of such mechanisms as gears, CAM, cranks, rack and pinion, pulleys, reciprocates, ratchets, linkages, and returns. Each week you’ll build new mechanisms and by the last class you’ll learn how these basic mechanical units can be fitted together to create compound mechanisms. This course is designed for students who have little or no experience with kinetics ad the techniques taught can be used in all sorts of projects.
Monday – Friday 2-5pm Aug 24-Aug 28
Electromechanics for Everything
Using the simplest of electronic and mechanical components, you’ll learn to make things spin, twitch, jump, bend, and wiggle. This class will cover switches, buttons, relays, motors, servos, and solenoids, along with some basic analog and digital control circuits, AC/DC current, and safety. The techniques taught in this class are very flexible and can be applied to almost any kind of project, large and small.
Monday to Friday 10-1pm Aug 24-Aug 28
Visit The Crucible in order to register.
If you have any questions about these or any of my other classes please don’t hesitate to contact me.