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CKCS Toolbar  |   Saturday November 22, 2014

Central Kentucky Computer Society
News and Upcoming Events





Tech Night - November 10 at 7 p.m.

3-D Printing

3d printing

Did you ever think it would be possible to "print" three dimensional objects? Well, it is and Ben Van Den Broeck of ArtLab Kentucky will demonstrate 3D printing at CKCS Tech Night on November 10.

Ben is going to bring two of his 3D printers and show us how 3D printing is done. He has extensive experience in this field and has just recently moved his business to Kre8Now Makerspace at 903 Manchester Street in Lexington.

As you can see in the picture, his new space is still under construction, but will be completed soon. ArtLab of Kentucky is a public walk-in 3D printshop and educational center for desktop 3D printing. Ben explains, "with our low cost materials, virtually any object can be made with our variety of BukoBot printers". They are available for in-house rental and purchase. In the photo you can see the range of objects he can make. He will bring some and explain how they were made. What you don't see in the photo is the full body scanning machine that he uses to make statues of people. Unfortunately, he can't lug that machine to CKCS in November, but Joe Dietz will be arranging a field trip for one of his Digital Photo SIGs in the near future.

This is amazing technology! Please bring friends to not only learn more about it, but actually see it in action.

Due to a schedule conflict, Joey Police and Craig Mayfield previously announced for the November Tech Night will be joining us for the December Tech Night.



Workshop

Make a Photo Book with your Pictures using Shutterfly

Wednesday, November 12, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

$30 ($24 for CKCS members)

Instructors: Joe Dietz and Brooke Thomas



Workshop

Introduction to Twitter

Tuesday, November 18, 10:00 a.m. to noon

$30 ($24 for CKCS members)

Instructors: Darlene Mosley and Bob Brown

Darlene and Bob will explain how Twitter works and why we all need to join. In fact, since its beginning in 2006 it has been evolving. It has gone from a way to share updates with friends to what the Washington Post describes as a way to "connect with your friends - and other fascinating people. Get in-the-moment updates on the things that interest you. And watch events unfold in real time, from every angle." In no time you will be tweeting, or at least know what people mean when they say it!



Changes to Kroger Card Program

To all CKCS Members and Friends:

We appreciate your participation in the Kroger Community Rewards program. The donations from Kroger have enabled several improvements in our organization without dues increases.

But, Kroger has made changes in the way that the program works that will take effect on September 1.

Kroger now requires all those who wish to have their spending at Kroger generate donations for CKCS to do two things:
1) get a Kroger Plus Card and
2) register on the Kroger website with CKCS as your donation choice.

Step 1 - Most everyone already has a Kroger Plus Card (it has a picture of a tomato on it), but if not you can get one instantly at the office counter in any Kroger store or we have a few at the CKCS front desk.

Step 2 - Use the Kroger website to register your Plus Card number and choose "Central Kentucky Computer Society" as your organization.

Detail instructions for Step 2:

a) go to https://www.kroger.com

b) click on Community Rewards

c) click on "Create an Account" to enroll

d) enter your information: including email address and a new password for this account

e) click Create Account

f) enter your Kroger Plus card number - it is on the both the wallet card and the keyring card

g) Click "Enroll now for Community Rewards"

h) enter the organization name "Central Kentucky Computer Society" or the CKCS number which is 11119

Note that if you get all this correct, then when you make purchases at Kroger your checkout receipts will have Central Kentucky Computer Society written at the bottom.

Your existing Kroger Gift cards can still be used to buy groceries but after September 1 will no longer generate donations to CKCS.


Disk Erasing Service

CKCS is now offering a service to erase your older disk drive so you can feel confident that no personal information is left on it before you give it away or dispose of it.

Bring your disk drive or whole computer to CKCS on any Wednesday between 10 AM and 1 PM or Thursday between 1 PM and 3 PM or to the Dr Fixit Special Interest Group which meets on the first Saturday of every month between 10 AM and noon. There is no charge but a small donation would be appreciated.

For more information click here.

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