Brinn Labs hosts a variety of classes, workshops, and other events that support our Maker Initiatives. Browse through the list to check out what we've got coming up.

We can also host most of our classes and workshops as private events for your organization or you and a group of friends. Get in touch with us to find out more.

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July 2018

Rough Carpentry/Framing

July 18 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Brinn Labs, 433 E Stewart St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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$45

Have you ever wondered how a house or garage is built? It all starts with framing! Join us to learn the basics of building out a frame.

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Soldering and Circuit Boards

July 25 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Brinn Labs, 433 E Stewart St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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$45

How do electronics work? We’ll explore some simple circuits and learn to solder wires and components together, as well as cover how circuit boards work and how to make your own.

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Teacher Studio

July 25 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Brinn Labs, 433 E Stewart St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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Free

Teachers, administrators and others in the education field: we invite you to join the Be A Maker Teacher Studio! (Sponsored by Rockwell Automation.)

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MakeShift – VR Social

July 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Brinn Labs, 433 E Stewart St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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$12

MakeShift is our adults-only event series that focuses on demos, hacks, and DIY projects. Come to learn new skills, experiment with tools and technology, meet creative people, and enjoy some refreshments.

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August 2018

Stop Motion Animation

August 1 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Brinn Labs, 433 E Stewart St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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$45

Learn about different animation techniques and then create your own digital stop-motion animations using our equipment.

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Soft Circuits Workshop

August 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brinn Labs, 433 E Stewart St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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$12

Join us to learn the basics of circuitry and hand sewing with conductive thread! Make a light-up felt patch or ornament that can really brighten your bag or wall.

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Chill on the Hill

August 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Humboldt Park, 3000 S. Howell Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53207 United States
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Free

Join us at Chill on the Hill, a night of free music and entertainment at Humboldt Park in Bay View. August 7 is Kids & Family Night, and performing will be The Trojan Horses and Negative/Positive with Half Glass Full and Daley Debutantes Baton and Drum Corp. We'll be sharing some of the work we do at Brinn Labs and Maker Faire Milwaukee. Bay View Neighborhood Association puts on Chill on the Hill in partnership with the Milwaukee County Parks…

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3D Modeling

August 8 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Brinn Labs, 433 E Stewart St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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$45

BlockSCAD is an easy-to-use interface for OpenSCAD, a 3D modeling program that allows you to create solid models suitable for 3D printing.

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Casting with Concrete

August 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Brinn Labs, 433 E Stewart St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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$25

Concrete is a part of everyday life, but did you know you can use to make things besides sidewalks? We'll show you how to make your own molds, mix concrete, and how to work with it in various ways to create one-of-kind or multiples of objects.

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Introduction to Arduino

August 15 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Brinn Labs, 433 E Stewart St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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$45

The Arduino microcontroller can be used to create fun electronics projects, or prototype potential products. We’ll learn the basics of wiring and coding an Arduino and get things blinking in no time!

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NEWaukee Night Market

August 15 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wisconsin Ave between 2nd and 4th streets Milwaukee, WI United States + Google Map
Free

Join us at the NEWaukee Night Market!

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Design Prototyping

August 22 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Brinn Labs, 433 E Stewart St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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$45

Where do you start when you want to bring your ideas to life? With prototyping! We’ll introduce the skills needed to design a prototype.

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Maker Faire Milwaukee Planning Meeting

August 23 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Brinn Labs, 433 E Stewart St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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Maker Faire Milwaukee Planning Meeting

Join us in planning Maker Faire Milwaukee for the fifth year! If you're interested in being involved with Maker Faire Milwaukee in any way, from being a volunteer to being a maker, feel free to drop in and find out more.

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Basic Bike Maintenance

August 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Brinn Labs, 433 E Stewart St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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$40

DreamBikes presents a basic bike maintenance workshop covering what you need to do simple repairs on your bikes and keep the running for the whole family.

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Teacher Studio

August 29 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Brinn Labs, 433 E Stewart St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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Free

Teachers, administrators and others in the education field: we invite you to join the Be A Maker Teacher Studio! (Sponsored by Rockwell Automation.)

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September 2018

Maker Faire Field Trip Friday

September 28 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Faire co-host, the Betty Brinn Museum, will organize Field Trip Friday programs for students in grades 4-12 again in 2018. All Maker Faire Milwaukee field trips include an orientation with a Museum maker-educator, a schedule of hands-on workshops and demonstrations, a behind-the-scenes tour of the Faire and opportunities to talk with makers who will exhibit their work over the weekend. Workshops and demonstrations will represent a broad range of fields, including electronics, printmaking, digital fabrication, sustainability, data visualization, as well…

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Making in Education Conference

September 29 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
$90 - $120

Maker Faire Milwaukee's 3rd annual event for educators will focus on practical maker skills in STEAM education; maker activities that can be implemented in the classroom; alignment to academic standards and other assessment topics; and Google Making Spaces schools: seven case studies.

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Maker Faire Milwaukee – Our 5th Annual Faire

September 29 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Free

From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for these "makers" to show their projects, hobbies, prototypes or other work. The Faire is a family-friendly festival that celebrates creativity, invention, resourcefulness - and the do-it-yourself spirit in all of us. We call it the Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth!

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October 2018

MakeShift

October 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Brinn Labs, 433 E Stewart St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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$12

MakeShift is our adults-only event series that focuses on demos, hacks, and DIY projects. Come to learn new skills, experiment with tools and technology, meet creative people, and enjoy some refreshments.

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Teacher Studio

October 31 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Brinn Labs, 433 E Stewart St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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Free

Teachers, administrators and others in the education field: we invite you to join the Be A Maker Teacher Studio! (Sponsored by Rockwell Automation.)

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