Holiday Break

4th of JulyThe summer is just getting started, with great weather and lots of activities. We have a lot of work scheduled at Club125, including three summer camps and several community projects. There will be no time for vacation for club volunteers or managers, and while we really enjoy our "work", we also need some time to relax and recharge all our batteries. So enjoy your holiday weekend, we sure will!

The club is closed July 2 – July 7. We will re-open next Tuesday, July 8th.


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No Soldering Class/Workshop this Week

No Soldering Class/Workshop this Week

Sorry, but due to illness of our instructor, this weeks project night on Thursday and the workshop on Saturday are postponed to a later date.


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Soldering Project

Soldering Project

Karl Grotke has had enough with the toy siren of his popular Introduction to Soldering Class! Now that we have a crew of new soldering technicians, let's move on to a real project. The "Minty Boost" is a small (Altoids tin size) battery charger for cell phones or anything else with a USB charging cable.

We estimated supplies at $20. Pay with credit/check/cash or use PayPal below. Karl is trying to find local parts to reduce the cost so you may get a small refund (which you may, of course, choose to donate to the club or even tip the instructor!)

Class size is limited (and there's only a few slots remaining). Save a spot; sign up on Signup Genius!

Intro Class Supplies $10

Intro Class Supplies and Tools $20

Project Supplies (Minty Boost) $20


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Soldering Workshops

solderingKarl Grotke is back to teach a popular Introduction to Soldering Class!

This is a great class if your soldering skills are a little rusy, or non-existent.  

Each student builds a flashing siren while learning the basics of soldering.  

Supplies are $10 to cover the cost of materials or $20 and you keep the soldering iron. Pay with credit/check/cash or use PayPal below.

Our next intro class is Saturday, June 21 1:00 - 4:00 pm.  Class size is limited (and there's only a few slots remaining). Save a spot; sign up on Signup Genius!

Class Supplies $10

Class Supplies and Tools $20

Project Supplies (our next class) $20


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Online Security and Privacy

bigstock-Cyber-Security-Concept--41716303"A flaw has been discovered in one of the Internet’s key security methods, potentially forcing a wide swath of websites to make changes to protect the security of consumers."

I.e. don't go to any bank or merchant website.

"A vulnerability affects IE versions 6 through 11 and could lead to the complete compromise of an affected system."

I.e. don't use Internet Explorer to go to ANY website.

"You retain copyright and any other rights you already hold… When you upload, submit, store, send or receive content to or through our services, you give Google (and those we work with) a worldwide license to use, host, store, reproduce, modify, create derivative works, communicate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute such content, This license is for the sole purpose of enabling Google to…"

What do YOU trust Google to do with your email, searches, photos, or other online data?

Join us in this six week class to discuss these and other issues related to the security and privacy of your online life. Find what to avoid and learn some simple skills to be more safe and private. Tuesday evenings, 7:45 – 9:00pm. Let us know you are coming, please sign up on SignUp Genius.



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Banned Book Club


The American Library Association Office for Intellectual Freedom compiles a list of the most frequently challenged books.  

Wwant to read those books.

The idea for a "Banned Book Club" comes from putting together two concepts. 
First, it is important to preserve the rights of readers to choose their own reading material and embrace the exploration of all topics. 
And second, that it is important to challenge the ideas that young adults have about the world. 
Join us on Thursday evenings from 5pm to 6pm as we explore a world of controversy. The hope is that we can develop the parameters of the group together with participants. 
The first suggested book is, "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian," by Sherman Alexie. This book contains strong language and mature themes but is written for a young adult audience. 
Mature 13 year olds and up are welcome thursday afternoons,  5 – 6pm. Let us know you are coming, please sign up on SignUp Genius or come to our first meeting Thursday, May 15






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