Code.org and Scratch for Elementary Students workshop

Code.org and Scratch for Elementary Students workshop
The QC Co-Lab is hosting a workshop for Elementary students on code.org and Sratch. Check out the link for more info and to signup. Seating is limited! https://zen.coderdojo.com/dojo/481b5c6a-d404-4612-93e7-a88bfecb550a/event/2db87c04-18ca-44c5-a539-8bde05728738

Mikaela Simmons shares Picademy Experience

Mikaela Simmons shares Picademy Experience
Ms. Simmons is a Co-Lab member and teacher at Moline Coal-Valley Schools From July 24-25, I attended Raspberry Pi’s Picademy in downtown Ann Arbor. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Raspberry Pi, it is a $35 ‘mini computer’ that can be hooked onto a desktop as a computer replacement or can be used ...

Co-Lab member launches Kickstarter campaign

Co-Lab member launches Kickstarter campaign
So, what has our laser cutter been up to lately at the QC Co-Lab? Making parts for a Kickstarter campaign, of course! Roscoe Vertein has been working on prototypes and samples the last couple of months at the Co-Lab. He recently launched his Kickstarter campaign, Boffin’s Beneficial Battle Box: Decks, Dice, and other stuff. The ...

Latex Mask & Sculpting Class 2

Latex Mask & Sculpting Class
UPDATE: The class is now full, please stay tuned for new classes, new topics, electronics, computers, wood shop, and more! Learn how to professionally sculpt, cast & finish a latex mask for Halloween, play or movie. The class is only $25 per person for four two hour sessions, and all materials are included so you ...

Cosplay Social a great success

Cosplay Social a great success
Over 60 people attended the Cosplay Social at the Co-Lab, hosted by the organizers of Anime-zing! Games included Munchkin, Are You a Werewolf, Cards Against Humanity, and more. For cosplayers, the next cosplay event will be a benefit cosplay game night on August 6th. https://www.facebook.com/events/284408888566267/

Juggling Classes

Juggling Classes
We are hosting classes in Juggling at the Co-Lab the first week in August! Please see the following schedule and fill out the signup form if you’re interested. Space is limited. Signup form Aug 1, 6pm to 7, $5, Beginner juggling, scarves, 1-3 beanbags/balls and basic patterns Aug 2, 6pm to 7, $10, Intermediate to ...

QC MakeFest 2016 – Save the date! 1

QC MakeFest 2016 - Save the date!
The QC Co-Lab is hosting the Second Annual QC MakeFest on Saturday, July 16, 2016 at The RiverCenter in Davenport, Iowa. We are currently doing an open call for exhibitors, vendors and volunteers. If you would like to be a part of QC MakeFest, please register at www.qccolab.com/qcmakefest or email [email protected] for more information as ...

New space now open for members 3

New space now open for members
We are still in the process of setting things up, but we are open to our membership at 627 2nd St. in Davenport, IA! Please stop by to visit, tinker with a project, or lend a hand working on the space. We got 12,000 sq. ft. (main floor alone) of totally awesome that needs a ...

Midwest Makerfest 2015

Midwest Makerfest 2015
The QC Co-Lab made the trip out to Peoria, IL for the 1st Annual Midwest Makerfest, hosted by River City Labs & Ignite Peoria! The usual bag of tricks were on display for all to see & experience. Thanks to Ben Ziegler, Nick Benge, Keith Claussen, April Choi, Dana & Mark Kruse for making the ...

MakeFest a big hit!

MakeFest a big hit!
With the 1st Annual MakeFest in the books, our editors have finally recovered enough to get some media published from the event. A big thanks to all of our sponsors – AnimeCon.org, Aquent IT Solutions, Crafted Quad Cities, DCS Computer Services, Eric’s Gear, Muddy Water Press, Hamilton Tech, & Xtream powered by Mediacom. Also, thank ...