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WKS001: Laser Etch a Pumpkin!

In the spirit of Halloween, we're etching pumpkins on our laser cutter! Reserve your spot today in the line-up, and make the coolest, tech-savvy Jack o' Lantern on the block. This is a great activity for families, couples, and friends. Pumpkin included!

NOTE: Only one person from each group needs to register. We will have extra pumpkins on hand for a nominal fee if you want to walk away with more than one pumpkin.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Laser Etch a Pumpkin! Friday, 10/31/14 6:00 PM 1.5 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $20.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $25.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS1205: Leatherworking- Create a Wrist Cuff!

In this workshop, you’ll learn fundamental skills for working with leather and walk away with a wrist cuff that you made yourself!

We’ll cover everything from pattern tracing and leather cutting, to embossing designs using traditional tools. We have a variety of design and alphabet stamps that will give you a chance to personalize your project. While, yes, in this workshop we’ll be making something cool, a lot of emphasis will be put on practicing technique with some of the more specialized leather crafting tools. At the end of the session, you’ll have experience with pattern transferring, how to properly case leather for tooling, tooling (stamping) designs, edge finishing and dressing, hardware setting, and care of tools.

3 sessions currently scheduled:
    Leatherworking- Create a Wrist Cuff! Monday, 11/3/14 6:45 PM 2.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
7 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Leatherworking- Create a Wrist Cuff! Thursday, 11/13/14 7:00 PM 2.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
8 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Leatherworking- Create a Wrist Cuff! Tuesday, 11/25/14 7:00 PM 2.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS1206: Bicycle Shop: Tires, Brakes, Derailleurs and Chains

In this bicycle maintenance class, you will learn how to inflate tires, change inner tubes and outer tires, patch tires, adjust brakes, replace brakes, adjust derailleurs, and lubricate and replace chains. In other words, you will learn how to fix some of the most common bike problems so you can make more repairs yourself and hassle less with taking your bike to a professional mechanic. This course also provides a foundation of introductory knowledge and skills you can build on for more ambitious projects like modding bikes and building custom bikes.

Feel free to bring in your own bike to work on, but understand that the instructor won’t be able to stop class to help you with problems or parts that are outside the scope of this course.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Bicycle Shop: Tires, Brakes, Derailleurs and Chains Saturday, 11/15/14 10:30 AM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $95.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $110.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS1213: WaterJet Cut a Jack-o'-lantern!

In the spirit of Halloween, we're carving pumpkins on our WaterJet cutter! Reserve your spot today in the line-up, and make the coolest, tech-savvy Jack o' Lantern on the block. This is a great activity for families, couples, and friends. Pumpkin included! We will have extra pumpkins on hand for a nominal fee if you want to walk away with more than one pumpkin.

1 session currently scheduled:
    WaterJet Cut a Jack-o'-lantern! Friday, 10/31/14 7:30 PM 1.5 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $35.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $40.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS1215: Intro to Design for Manufacturing

Got an invention? Interested in patenting your idea? This is the class for you!

In this day and age many inventors prematurely invest time and money in patents and patent drawings before considering the manufacturing methods of the invention. In this lecture-based class we will explore the importance of considering various manufacturing methods before beginning the design process. We will discuss the design of real products and describe the different design processes used within TechShop. This class will help you save time, money and reduce surprises in your product development process.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Intro to Design for Manufacturing Tuesday, 11/11/14 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 25 SEATS TOTAL
17 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $35.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $40.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS1216: Advanced Design for Manufacturing

Part 2 of our multi-day "Design for Manufacturing" series explores the fabrication process in depth. We will discuss the manufacturing procedures used to create your part both in TechShop and beyond. Please bring a prototype to class so we can discuss and explore optional design changes and how to promote high-volume manufacturing. We will consider numerous manufacturing methods used by large factories including industrial injection molding, extrusions, and blow molding. Custom design advice will be provided to each inventor’s specific product.



Prerequisite: Intro to Design for Manufacturing

1 session currently scheduled:
    Advanced Design for Manufacturing Tuesday, 11/25/14 6:00 PM 2.5 Hours 15 SEATS TOTAL
13 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS1222: Web 101: Anatomy of a Website

"Anatomy of a Website" is intended to give total beginners a foundation they can use to teach themselves everything else about web design and development. At the end of this class, you will be able to:

Construct a complete webpage using only index cards;

Condense “The Complete Works of Shakespeare” into HTML;

Code a website from scratch



About Robin Thomas:

Robert Thomas is accidental entrepreneur. Two and a half years ago, he moved to Washington, D.C. and invented a product that unexpectedly went viral. To sell it, he designed and developed a website from scratch and is now fluent in a number of web development languages.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Web 101: Anatomy of a Website
(Intro to Website Design)
Thursday, 11/13/14 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 25 SEATS TOTAL
25 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $20.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $25.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS1223: Web 102: Making Your Website Look Good

So you understand the basics of web design, great! Now it's time to make a great looking website!

In this class you will walk away with an understanding of how to make a solid static website that you can be proud of. By the end of this class, you'll never need to use Microsoft Word again: you can just make all your documents in HMTL!

Topics covered:

HTML5

Covering all the most useful tags, including forms

CSS3

Responsive and mobile-friendly design

Cool tips and tricks that let you avoid Javascript

In-class project: Making a résumé in HTML/CSS



About Robin Thomas:

Robert Thomas is accidental entrepreneur. Two and a half years ago, he moved to Washington, D.C. and invented a product that unexpectedly went viral. To sell it, he designed and developed a website from scratch and is now fluent in a number of web development languages.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Web 102: Making Your Website Look Good Thursday, 11/20/14 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 25 SEATS TOTAL
25 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $20.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $25.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS1224: Web 201: Making your website "do stuff"

So you now have a beautiful website... it's time to make it interactive!

In this class students will be introduced to the wonderful, wide-world of programming! By the end of the class, you'll be able to make a dynamic website and will have a basic understanding of universal programming.



Topics covered:

Programming concepts

Loops

Object-oriented programming

Javascript

Manipulating stuff on the front end of your website

jQuery

PHP

Manipulating stuff on the back end of your website

APIs

What they are and how to interact with them

GET vs POST

SOAP vs REST



About Robin Thomas:

Robert Thomas is accidental entrepreneur. Two and a half years ago, he moved to Washington, D.C. and invented a product that unexpectedly went viral. To sell it, he designed and developed a website from scratch and is now fluent in a number of web development languages.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Web 201: Making your website "do stuff" Saturday, 11/22/14 1:00 PM 2.0 Hours 25 SEATS TOTAL
25 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $20.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $25.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.