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 ARTS AND CRAFTS (ART)
 
   
ART102: Stained Glass Basics- Foil Method

In this project class you will learn how to make a 8" stained glass piece. Choose from a template or make your own original piece. You will learn the techniques to cut glass, foil, and solder it. By the end of the class you will have the tools and resources necessary to continue building wonderful glass art!

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Stained Glass Basics- Foil Method Saturday, 2/20/16 1:00 PM 2.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $75.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $85.00, No Materials Fee
    Stained Glass Basics- Foil Method Wednesday, 2/24/16 5:00 PM 2.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $75.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $85.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
ART103: Marbling on Paper, Fabric, Wood and More

When most people of marbling they think of the fancy end papers in old books, but this technique can be applied to make amazing patterns on wood, fabric and more. Practice marbling with shaving cream, food coloring, acrylic paint, suminagashi ink, and more!

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Marbling on Paper, Fabric, Wood and More Friday, 2/19/16 5:00 PM 2.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
2 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $50.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $55.00, No Materials Fee
    Marbling on Paper, Fabric, Wood and More Saturday, 2/27/16 2:00 PM 2.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $50.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $55.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
ART101: Glass Fusion Basic Cutting and Fusing

In this class you will learn how to cut glass, create a tile for full fuse, simple kiln operations and the basic science behind glass fusing! Techniques will be discussed such as what glue to use, inclusions, glass education & kiln wash vs fiber paper. Examples of firing instructions will be given.

You will be trained to use circle cutters, glass grinder, and glass saw. Also the technique of milfori!

Then you will create a 6x6 tile using the techniques learned in class.

After you are finished the instructor will put in kiln for a full fuse.

**projects can be picked up after 48 hours.**



2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Glass Fusion Basic Cutting and Fusing
(Glass Fusion: Basic Cutting and Fusing SBU)
Monday, 2/15/16 6:30 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $75.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $85.00, No Materials Fee
    Glass Fusion Basic Cutting and Fusing
(Glass Fusion: Basic Cutting and Fusing SBU)
Monday, 2/29/16 6:30 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
ART113: Silkscreen Printing Basics

In this hands-on class, learn the basics of silkscreen printing. TechShop makes it easy by using vinyl stencils rather than photo-emulsion. Prepare a vinyl stencil, transfer onto a screen, apply ink to fabric through screen, and then heat set the ink. It’s that simple. You will learn the proper technique of applying Ink through a silkscreen while troubleshooting common mistakes so you can create your own custom products.

Want to print a t-shirt using your own artwork? Bring a simple black and white drawing that will be cut by hand. Participants who have passed the Vinyl Cutter Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class may bring in a pre-cut design to use. Otherwise, choose from several designs provided. Get ready to start making custom silkscreened t-shirts!

Project: Custom t-shirt

Prerequisites: None!

Equipment access: Silkscreen station

Safety: Closed-toed shoes are required.

***Or, you can personalize your work apron from the Industrial Textiles class.***

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Silkscreen Printing Basics Thursday, 2/18/16 4:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $115.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Silkscreen Printing Basics Saturday, 2/27/16 1:30 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $115.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
 AUTODESK (AUD)
 
   
AUD001: Autodesk Inventor Basics

Learn how to navigate, sketch and model in Autodesk Inventor.

You will gain a basic understanding of parametric design; file types; dimensioning; geometric constraints; patterns; adding text; inserting image files; basic modeling including Extrude, Revolve, Loft and Sweep; assemblies; exporting your file and creating laser-able and CAMable files. The goal is to provide you with enough tools to use Inventor at a solid, basic level and to inspire you to seek out more advanced features such as simulation, mold making and sheet metal.

TechShop members who take this class will receive $35 in store credit after the completion of the class.

Prerequisites: None!

Safety: Closed-toed shoes are required.

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Autodesk Inventor Basics Tuesday, 2/16/16 5:30 PM 3.0 Hours 11 SEATS TOTAL
10 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $35.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $45.00, No Materials Fee
    Autodesk Inventor Basics Monday, 2/29/16 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 11 SEATS TOTAL
11 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $35.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $45.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
AUD130: Autodesk Fusion 360 Basics

Fusion 360 is Autodesk’s latest product development tool for design, fabrication and collaboration. Merging industrial and mechanical design, you will quickly explore organic shapes through intuitive free-form modeling tools, or create precise, parametric models – it’s up to you! Simply put, Fusion 360 is the platform for rapidly accelerating from an idea in your head to a manufactured product in your hand.

In this introductory course, you will learn about:
  • Cloud data management and collaboration
  • Navigation
  • Solid modeling
  • 2D sketching
  • T-spline sculpting
  • Creating assemblies
  • Rendering
By the end of class, you will have an understanding of direct and parametric modeling, dimensioned sketches, T-spline geometry, and much more!

Prerequisites: None!

Safety: Closed-toed shoes are required.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Autodesk Fusion 360 Basics Friday, 2/26/16 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
8 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $35.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $45.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
AUD003: Autodesk Inventor SkillsBuilder - Introduction to Assemblies

This SkillsBuilder class will provide you with an accelerated introduction to creating and working with assemblies in Autodesk Inventor.

You will learn how to create simple assemblies and utilize some of the software's more advanced features to combine multiple part drawings and sub-assemblies. Be amazed as you virtually assemble your parts on screen and watch how they interact! Learn to constrain them to have all the parts act as one and how each change links back to the original part file.

Autodesk Inventor is a comprehensive and flexible software suite created exclusively for 3D design, product simulation, tooling creation, and design communication. Inventor takes you beyond your average 3D software environment into digital prototyping by enabling you to design, visualize, and simulate your products with an intuitive and user friendly interface.

We recommend taking this class, along with the Autodesk Inventor SkillsBuilder - Introduction to Sketching class to get a fuller understanding of this powerful 3D design tool!

Prerequisites: Successful completion of AUD001: Autodesk Inventor Basics prior to taking this class.

Autodesk Inventor is available at TechShop on all computer workstations in our Members HUB and Computer Lab.

Once you take and successfully pass this class, you can use this equipment for your projects whenever you work at TechShop as a member!

1 session currently scheduled:
    Autodesk Inventor SkillsBuilder - Introduction to Assemblies Tuesday, 2/23/16 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
7 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $35.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $45.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
AUD005 : Autodesk Inventor for Sheet Metal

In this project class, you will learn how to create and assemble sheet metal parts in Autodesk Inventor.

You will be guided through the process of building sheet metal housing features, creating patterns and using iFeatures. You will learn how to use equations to drive dimensions, how to generate two-dimensional drawings of your sheet metal parts, and how to export your geometry to a CAM program, enabling you to generate a file that can be used on a CNC machine.

Prerequisites: AUD001: Autodesk Inventor Basics

Safety: Closed-toed shoes are required.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Autodesk Inventor for Sheet Metal Wednesday, 2/17/16 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
7 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $35.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $45.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
AUD009: Autodesk Inventor for Mold Design

Injection mold design and manufacturing can be one of the most expensive and time consuming processes in manufacturing and prototyping. But it doesn't have to be.

Autodesk Inventor has a number of incredible software tools that make designing complex parts much easier. The feature-rich mold design section covered in this class is one of them.

In this class, the instructor will cover several tools that are available to automate key aspects of injection mold design and testing.

Learn how parts modeled in Inventor can be used to automatically generate an efficient mold as well as how Inventor ensures that any changes to the digital model are automatically reflected in your mold design.

When you are done with your design, the file can be exported to a variety of different CAM (computer aided manufacturing) packages to generate the code needed to machine your mold on equipment such as TechShop's CNC Tormach mill. Once you've machined your mold, it can be used to manufacture parts on TechShop's Morgan Press injection molding machine.

This class is a fantastic way to do in-house rapid prototyping and can help you cut down on the number of iterations needed before you have a working final mold ready for production on any scale.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of AUD001: Autodesk Inventor Basics is REQUIRED prior to taking this class

Safety: Closed-toed shoes are required.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Autodesk Inventor for Mold Design Wednesday, 2/24/16 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
7 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $35.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $45.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
 BLACKSMITHING (BLK)
 
   
BLK101: Intro to Blacksmithing - SBU

In this Safety and Basic Usage class, learn the starting skills of traditional blacksmithing. We will learn the fundamentals of a gas forge. Learn to confidently and safely hammer hot metal into functional and decorative objects, starting with a leaf hook. Come ready to work up a sweat and get your hands dirty!

Project: Decorative Hook

Prerequisites: None. However, MTL103: Basic Metal Shop is recommended.

Equipment Clarence: Propane Gas Forge, Blacksmithing Tools

Supervision requirements: During class, all 16- and 17-year-old students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is also enrolled in the class.

When using the forge and anvil outside of class time, 16- and 17-year-old members must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian who has passed the SBU.

Safety:

Mandatory: Closed-toed shoes made of natural fibers or leather, natural fiber or leather shirt,natural fiber or leather long pants, hearing protection, eye protection





Once you take and successfully pass this class, you can use this equipment for your projects whenever you work at TechShop as a member!

3 sessions currently scheduled:
    Intro to Blacksmithing - SBU
(Blacksmithing SBU)
Saturday, 2/13/16 1:00 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    Intro to Blacksmithing - SBU
(Blacksmithing SBU)
Tuesday, 2/23/16 5:30 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
2 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $65.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $85.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Intro to Blacksmithing - SBU
(Blacksmithing SBU)
Sunday, 2/28/16 4:00 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
 CNC (CNC)
 
   
CNC103: Heat Press and Vinyl Cutter SBU

Are you ready to start making your own professional quality heat pressed shirts at TechShop?

In this hands-on class, you'll learn all the basics of using our heat press to add your own graphic designs to shirts, blankets, flags, bags and more!

Learn to use the computer-controlled (CNC) vinyl cutter and heat press in this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class. Import vector (outline) designs from graphic software such as Adobe Illustrator and CorelDRAW into FlexiStarter, the software used to control the vinyl cutter. Next, use the CNC vinyl cutter to cut an adhesive vinyl sheet into professional looking signage or ready-to-apply paint masking as well as heat transfer vinyl for heat pressed shirts. This is a great tool for making screens for silkscreen printing, too!

Project: Custom t-shirt

Prerequisites
  • Required: Understanding of vector-based graphics

  • Recommended: COM201: Adobe Illustrator for CNC, COM207:CorelDRAW for CNC
Equipment access: Vinyl cutter

Safety: Closed-toed shoes are required.

**After completing Heat Press and Vinyl Cutter SBU, be sure to check out WKSCH012: Advanced Vinyl Cutter - Using Multiple Colors and WKSCH013: Advanced Vinyl Cutter - Contour Cutting: Lifelike Wall Decals.**

Once you take and successfully pass this class, you can use this equipment for your projects whenever you work at TechShop as a member!

4 sessions currently scheduled:
    Heat Press and Vinyl Cutter SBU
(Heat Press and Vinyl Cutter SBU)
Tuesday, 2/16/16 5:30 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $70.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $90.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Heat Press and Vinyl Cutter SBU
(Heat Press and Vinyl Cutter SBU)
Sunday, 2/21/16 1:30 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $70.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $90.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Heat Press and Vinyl Cutter SBU
(Heat Press and Vinyl Cutter SBU)
Wednesday, 2/24/16 2:30 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $70.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $90.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Heat Press and Vinyl Cutter SBU
(Heat Press and Vinyl Cutter SBU)
Saturday, 2/27/16 5:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $70.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $90.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
CNC302: CNC ShopBot SBU

In this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class, learn to use the computer-controlled (CNC) ShopBot router to cut objects, parts or art designed in 2D or 3D CAD. This powerful tool is perfect for rapid prototyping and digital fabrication. Create parts with complex curves and surfaces from most woods, plastics, foams, and other composites (no metal on this machine). This class teaches the use of the machine, but does not cover CAD drawing or toolpathing. VCarve Pro (CNC 201) is a good starting point for people new to CAD and CAM.

Materials fee: Includes materials for the class project and a router bit for each student to keep.

Project: Wooden gear

Prerequisites: Use of CAD and CAM software like VCarve Pro - CNC 201, Basic Woodshop SBU - WOD101 are recommended.

Equipment access: CNC ShopBot router

Safety
  • Required: Closed toed-shoes; remove dangling jewelry; wear short sleeves; tie back long hair

  • Advisable: Hearing protection, particle filter or dust mask


Once you take and successfully pass this class, you can use this equipment for your projects whenever you work at TechShop as a member!

4 sessions currently scheduled:
    CNC ShopBot SBU Monday, 2/15/16 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
2 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $115.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    CNC ShopBot SBU Tuesday, 2/23/16 6:30 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $115.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    CNC ShopBot SBU Friday, 2/26/16 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $115.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    CNC ShopBot SBU Monday, 2/29/16 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $115.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
CNC301: CNC Tormach Milling Machine SBU

In this class, learn to use the CNC (computer-controlled) mill. This machine is the perfect combination of precision and power for any prototyping or hobby milling needs. Learn to convert G-code (created in InventorCAM, Cut 3D or VCarve Pro) into actual parts made from aluminum, steel, and even titanium.

Materials fee:
Includes materials for the class project and an end mill for each student to keep.

Project: Bottle opener

Prerequisites: CAD experience, ability to create G-code, and experience with conventional milling are recommended.

Equipment access: CNC milling machine

Safety
  • Required: Wear closed toe shoes; tie hair back or secure under a cap; remove all jewelry

  • Advisable: Hearing protection


Once you take and successfully pass this class, you can use this equipment for your projects whenever you work at TechShop as a member!

1 session currently scheduled:
    CNC Tormach Milling Machine SBU Friday, 2/19/16 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $115.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
CNC403: Tormach II - 4th Axis and Tool Changes SBU

In this SBU class, students who have taken the basic Tormach class will learn and gain access to use of the advanced features of the machine and Mach3 software as well as the 4th-axis attachment. You will learn how to set up a tool index of multiple tools, increasing your efficiency of machining parts using multiple tools and parts. You will also learn how to set up and manually work the 4th-axis rotary table, opening up the world of 4th-axis machining and workholding solutions.

The 4th-axis attachment allows you to machine on a rotating cylinder, held in the horizontal or vertical position.

Setting up the tool index allows you to change tools quickly, without having to zero your Z.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of CNC301: CNC Tormach Milling Machine SBU prior to taking this class

Safety: Closed-toed shoes are required.

Once you take and successfully pass this class, you can use this equipment for your projects whenever you work at TechShop as a member!

1 session currently scheduled:
    Tormach II - 4th Axis and Tool Changes SBU Monday, 2/22/16 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $115.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
CNC320: CAD to CAM Software - HSMXpress

Autodesk Inventor HSMXpress is a 2.5D CAM package that tightly integrates with Autodesk Inventor 2014 or later. It is a powerful CAM package, yet learning it is straightforward.

The software can be downloaded for free from Autodesk.

There are three versions of Autodesk HSM:
  • Autodesk Inventor HSMXpress (this class) for 2.5D machining
  • Autodesk Inventor HSM, a more powerful version that allows 2.5D and full 3D machining
  • Autodesk Inventor HSM Pro, an even more powerful version supports up to 5 axis machining

    Prerequisites: None!

    Safety: Closed-toed shoes are required.

1 session currently scheduled:
    CAD to CAM Software - HSMXpress Monday, 2/15/16 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
4 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.
   
CNC401: CNC Waterjet Cutter SBU

In this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class, learn to safely operate the waterjet cutter, one of the most powerful tools at TechShop.

Precisely cut almost any flat material with a very thin, high pressure stream of water and abrasive garnet. Work with everything from the thinnest sheet metal to 8 inches of granite, as well as wood, glass, tile, marble, and more. This extremely versatile, easy-to-program, and low-waste machine works without the risk of heat damage. The large bed accommodates full sheets of material.

Class time is split between learning the FlowPath software and using the waterjet.

Note: When using the FlowJet, a consumables fee will be charged, only for cutting time, not setup time. The waterjet cuts quickly and cost estimate strategies will be covered.

Project: Gear-shaped bottle opener

Prerequisites
  • Required: Understanding of vector-based graphics

  • Recommended: CAD to CAM experience
Equipment access: Waterjet cutter

Safety
  • Required: Closed toed-shoes; remove dangling jewelry and tie back long hair

  • Advisable: Hearing protection


Note: Waterjet usage fee is $2.00 per minute./b>

***The waterjet cutter in Chandler has a 6' by 10' cutting surface***

Once you take and successfully pass this class, you can use this equipment for your projects whenever you work at TechShop as a member!

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    CNC Waterjet Cutter SBU Sunday, 2/21/16 11:00 AM 4.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $185.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $230.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    CNC Waterjet Cutter SBU Sunday, 2/21/16 11:00 AM 4.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $185.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $230.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
 ELECTRONICS (EEE)
 
   
EEE100: Electronics Instruments and Measurement

Understand and test your electronics with state of the art measurement equipment available at TechShop.

In this class, you will learn how to competently use a digital oscilloscope to probe and troubleshoot circuits. You will learn how to use high resolution digital multimeters to measure things like AC and DC voltages and currents, resistance, capacitance and other critical circuit parameters. You will also learn how to set up and use DC power supplies with current limiting capability. Finally, you will use an advanced function generator and learn how to generate sine waves, square waves at varying frequencies and voltages.

Master these tools and make all of your electronics projects work!

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Electronics Instruments and Measurement Wednesday, 2/17/16 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00, No Materials Fee
    Electronics Instruments and Measurement Sunday, 2/28/16 5:30 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 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.
   
EEE101: Soldering and Basic Electronics

Learn how to use solder and a soldering iron to make small stick figures, as well as how to solder electronic "through-hole" components for electronic printed circuit board assembly (PCBs).

In this class, you will learn basic solder and flux types, safe soldering practices, and soldering iron maintenance. You will learn to de-solder using various techniques, including a "solder sucker" tool or solder braid. In addition, you will build an LED Blinkatron 2000 - it's a simple soldering project that works!

All parts are included. Add the potentiometer to change the blink speed.

This is a fun first class for kids and adults!

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Soldering and Basic Electronics Friday, 2/19/16 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Soldering and Basic Electronics Sunday, 2/28/16 3:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 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.
   
EEE205: Arduino Part 2 - Basic Programming

This class is an introduction to the use of microprocessors and uses the Arduino. This is Part 2 of the Arduino Electronics Series. Part 1 is building your first Aduino board although you can skip that class and just buy one if you like.

Please bring the Barebones Arduino board you built in the Arduino Part 1 class, the BUB board and a laptop with the Arduino software and drivers pre-installed. The software may be downloaded from Arduino Software. If you do not have a laptop, call your TechShop store to see if there is a computer for rent, or if the class will take place in a computer lab.

In this class, you will learn how to use an Arduino in simple projects. We will cover programming and the simple electronics need to connect an Arduino to switches, dials, brightness, temperature and other sensors; and to lights, motors and other output devices. The three hours will switch between instruction, hands-on and some free time.

This is a fast track class for people who want to add simple automation to their projects. Example programs will be provided. You can cut and paste from the examples to start writing your own programs.

The class fee includes a breadboard, switch, sensors, motor, LEDs and various electronic components.

Prerequisites: You must have an Arduino that can be used with a breadboard, that is, with male headers pointing down in the power rail and "front" edge holes (A0, RST, GND, +5, digital 0-13, and GND). You can either use the board you built in Part 1 Building an Arduino - Educato, or you can bring an Arduino -ompatible board.

If you bring your own laptop, you MUST pre-download and install the Arduino software and drivers.

There are a few laptops for rent at the Detroit store; please reserve ahead by calling the Front Desk.

You must make arrangements for a computer before signing up for the class - either be able to bring a laptop, or call the shop for assistance.

***You do not need to take EEE103: Part 1 Building an Arduino before taking this class. You may bring any Arduino compatible board and USB cable. Arduino Uno boards will be available in retail to purchase if you don't bring your own. TechShop Chandler will supply breadboard and components and have computers available.***

1 session currently scheduled:
    Arduino Part 2 - Basic Programming Monday, 2/22/16 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $70.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $90.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
EEE317: myDAQ Measurements

This class is a basic introduction to measuring and analyzing signals with myDAQ, a portable data acquisition device from National Instruments.

You will learn how to use a powerful portable device that will allow you to measure and analyze the world around you. The NI myDAQ is an entire electronics lab in a box, with 8 unique measurement instruments sized to fit into your pocket!

You will learn how to:
  • Set up and install a myDAQ
  • Take voltage, resistance and current measurements with the multimeter
  • Generate signals with the function generator and arbitrary waveform generator
  • Measure waveforms with the oscilloscope
  • Use digital inputs and outputs
  • Perform spectrum analysis with the dynamic signal analyzer

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    myDAQ Measurements Saturday, 2/20/16 2:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $35.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $45.00, No Materials Fee
    myDAQ Measurements Monday, 2/29/16 6:30 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $35.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $45.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
EEE318: LabVIEW Experiments

Learn how to use LabVIEW graphical programming to create virtual instruments that measure, analyze, control and log data from real world signals and sensors.

Learn how to use LabVIEW to automate the measurements covered in the introduction to National Instruments myDAQ Measurements class, enabling you to create systems that interact with the real world based on measurements from the various sensors. You will learn how to implement the logic for a simple thermostat control system in LabVIEW using the input and output capabilities of the NI myDAQ.

You will learn how to:
  • Create user interfaces with controls and indicators
  • Use graphical programming structures
  • Interface digital and analog input and output signals from a myDAQ
  • Build a custom thermostat through a series of experiments

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    LabVIEW Experiments Monday, 2/15/16 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $100.00, No Materials Fee
    LabVIEW Experiments Thursday, 2/25/16 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $100.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
EEE319: myRIO Experiments

Learn to use the National Instruments myRIO for wireless real-time intelligent control and measurement.

In this class you will learn how to program the NI myRIO embedded hardware device, enabling you to write programs with NI LabVIEW that interact with various sensors. You will learn how to implement the logic for a simple remote weather station that logs temperature data using the embedded capability of the NI myRIO.

You will learn how to:
  • Set up and install software on a NI myRIO
  • Measure voltage and other real world sensor inputs
  • Use NI LabVIEW RT to build a standalone Acquire-Analyze-Control application
  • Explore the internal accelerometer, PWM, serial protocols, and FPGA
  • Connect to the cloud and publish measurements
  • Build a remote weather sensing station through a series of experiments
Prequisite: Successful completion of LabVIEW Experiments is required prior to taking this class.

1 session currently scheduled:
    myRIO Experiments Wednesday, 2/24/16 6:00 PM 2.5 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $100.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
 FABRICATION (FAB)
 
   
FAB105: Vacuum Forming SBU

Lots of parts can be made quickly and inexpensively with the use of a vacuum forming system.

In this Safety and Basic Use class, you will learn the parts of the vacuum forming machine and then make vacuum-formed parts. You will make a master (plug) tool from inexpensive materials like pine, foam, balsa or found objects; select plastic sheeting; and then use the created part as a "plug" to mold the final object from a heated plastic sheet with the assistance of atmospheric pressure.

Once you take and successfully pass this class, you can use this equipment for your projects whenever you work at TechShop as a member!

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Vacuum Forming SBU Sunday, 2/21/16 5:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 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
    Vacuum Forming SBU Wednesday, 2/24/16 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
4 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.
   
FAB106: Sand Blasting and Powder Coating SBU

Powder coating is a durable, simple to apply, easy to clean up, product. It is inexpensive, and more environmentally friendly than paint, as it has no VOCs and no solvents are used. The final product is more durable than paint, and powder is available in many colors and finish types.

The sand blaster can be used on metal, wood, glass, mirror, plastics and almost any material that is rigid. It will remove paint, rust and mill scale, as well as cleaning welds. (The parts must be baked at about 400 degrees for 15 minutes, so it will not work on magnetic items, or anything with grease in the part, like bearings.)

In this Safety and Basic Use class, you will learn how to use a cabinet sandblaster to prepare a small metal part, clean and coat it with powder, and then bake it on in the powder coat oven. There is only time in class for sandblasting steel and aluminum parts.

Note: The sandblast cabinet and powder coating oven are large enough for motorcycle frames, bicycles and many other bulky items. Please visit your local TechShop and check the oven size if you have a specific project in mind.

Because of possible shock (high voltage, low amperage) with a powder coating gun, members with a pacemaker, or any voltage sensitive medical equipment are not allowed to take this course or use the equipment.

***For the project, you may bring your bottle opener, sheet metal box that you made in a previous class to powder coat***

Once you take and successfully pass this class, you can use this equipment for your projects whenever you work at TechShop as a member!

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Sand Blasting and Powder Coating SBU Friday, 2/19/16 5:30 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
2 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Sand Blasting and Powder Coating SBU Sunday, 2/21/16 10:00 AM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
3 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.
   
FAB107: Silicone RTV Moldmaking and Casting Basics

Learn how to work with silicone RTV (room temperature vulcanization), make a small mold using a plastic cup, see how more advanced molds are made, and even cast your own part in urethane resin!

In this introductory class, you will learn to make a silicone RTV mold from a small part or pre-made plug. You will makea single-sided mold of a quarter or other small, simple part. You will also examine two-sided mold making, adding registration "buttons" and slicing the mold. You will then cast resin in an RTV mold, learning tips and tricks to mixing and pouring resin and other substances to create final pieces from a silicone RTV mold.

Designed for the beginner, this class shows how easy it is to build molds with silicone RTV.

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Silicone RTV Moldmaking and Casting Basics Sunday, 2/21/16 11:00 AM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    Silicone RTV Moldmaking and Casting Basics Monday, 2/22/16 6:30 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
FAB108: Injection Molding SBU

The Morgan injection molding machine enables one to inexpensively fabricate from a few to many hundreds of identical parts molded from a large variety of thermoplastic materials.

In this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class, you will have the opportunity to fabricate several different plastic parts using molds that illustrate a variety of molding techniques. Upon completion of the class, you will have the knowledge to safely operate the machine and set it up for your own mold and material.

Once you take and successfully pass this class, you can use this equipment for your projects whenever you work at TechShop as a member!

1 session currently scheduled:
    Injection Molding SBU Saturday, 2/27/16 1:30 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $115.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
FAB201: Carbon Fiber Basics

In this class, you will learn the basics of carbon fiber layup, then combine raw carbon fiber cloth, a strengthener and 2-part, high-strength epoxy to make your very own carbon fiber key fob and take it home with you.

This class focuses on the "compression molding" technique of carbon fiber fabrication, which you can easily use to make your own custom carbon fiber parts. You may also use a scroll saw to cut out a particular shape for your carbon fiber key fob. You'll be surprised how easy it is to do your own carbon fiber fabrication of all sorts of parts, and you'll want to use carbon fiber for many of your projects.

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Carbon Fiber Basics Tuesday, 2/16/16 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Carbon Fiber Basics Thursday, 2/25/16 6:30 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
 LASER CUTTING (LAS)
 
   
LAS103: Laser Cutting and Etching SBU - ULS

Learn how to use a laser cutter to cut, etch and engrave designs in a variety of materials up to 24" x 18" and up to 3/8" thick in this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class. Work with acrylic, wood, paper, cardboard, fabric, leather, and even chocolate! Using graphics software like Adobe Illustrator or CorelDRAW, cut intricate designs and engrave highly detailed images at the touch of a button. The sky is the limit with this simple and versatile tool.

Project: Etch a custom dog tag

Prerequisite: Familiarity with graphics software will be helpful

Equipment access: Universal laser cutter

Minimum age: 12

Supervision requirements: During class, all 12- to 15-year-old students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is also enrolled in the class.

When using the laser cutter outside of class time, 12- to 15-year-old members must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian who has passed the SBU.

Safety: Closed-toed shoes are mandatory.

***The Chandler location project is a custom leather patch. Bring yours to the industrial sewing class to personalize your work apron!***

Once you take and successfully pass this class, you can use this equipment for your projects whenever you work at TechShop as a member!

4 sessions currently scheduled:
    Laser Cutting and Etching SBU - ULS Wednesday, 2/17/16 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Laser Cutting and Etching SBU - ULS Saturday, 2/20/16 2:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Laser Cutting and Etching SBU - ULS Monday, 2/22/16 4:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Laser Cutting and Etching SBU - ULS Thursday, 2/25/16 5:30 PM 2.0 Hours 6 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.
   
LAS203: Laser Engraver Rotary Attachment SBU - ULS

Learn how to use the laser cutter’s rotary attachment in this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class. The rotary attachment allows laser etching on cylindrical objects such as wine glasses, beer mugs, flashlights, bottles, and even drumsticks. Imagine the possibilities!

Project: Etch a design into a drinking glass

Prerequisite: Successful completion of LAS103 - Laser Cutting and Etching SBU - ULS prior to taking this class

Equipment access: Laser engraver rotary attachment

Minimum age: 12 years

Supervision requirements: During class, all 12- to 15-year-old students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is also enrolled in the class.

When using the laser engraver rotary attachment outside of class time, 12- to 15-year-old members must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian who has passed the SBU.

Safety: Closed-toed shoes are mandatory.

Once you take and successfully pass this class, you can use this equipment for your projects whenever you work at TechShop as a member!

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Laser Engraver Rotary Attachment SBU - ULS Thursday, 2/18/16 5:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
2 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Laser Engraver Rotary Attachment SBU - ULS Monday, 2/22/16 6:30 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
4 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.
 MACHINING (MAC)
 
   
MAC101: Milling Machine SBU

In this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class, learn basic operations of the vertical milling machine to safely select speeds, change end mills, use the digital readout, and secure work needed to accurately machine parts. Explore the theory of how to successfully choose the correct end mill and speed setting. Work precisely with metal and plastics to cut, drill and surface parts.

Project: Aluminum business card holder

Prerequisite: Successful completion of MTL103: Basic Metal Shop is recommended, but not required

Equipment access: Milling machine

Minimum age: 16

Supervision requirements: During class, all 16- and 17-year-old students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is also enrolled in the class.

When using the mill outside of class time, 16- and 17-year-old members must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian who has passed the SBU.

Safety
  • Mandatory: Closed-toed shoes, eye protection, and short sleeves. Tie hair back or secure under a cap and remove all jewelry.

  • Advisable: Hearing protection
Materials fee: Includes materials for the class project and an end mill for each student to keep.

Once you take and successfully pass this class, you can use this equipment for your projects whenever you work at TechShop as a member!

3 sessions currently scheduled:
    Milling Machine SBU Saturday, 2/13/16 2:00 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
2 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $125.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
    Milling Machine SBU Thursday, 2/18/16 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $125.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
    Milling Machine SBU Saturday, 2/27/16 9:30 AM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $125.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
MAC201: Advanced Milling Machine - Tramming and Precision

In this advanced skills class, learn the art of tramming, how to make sure the mill and vise are exactly plumb and parallel, and how to precisely square up work. Confidently use a dial test indicator, 1-2-3 block, fly cutter, and deburring stone. Leave with the skill to mill flat and square projects to a very high degree of accuracy. With practice and patience, become a more accurate machinist and competent mill user!

Project: Square an aluminum part

Prerequisites:
  • Required: MAC101: Milling Machine SBU

  • Recommended: At least 10 hours of mill experience
Minimum age: 16

Supervision requirements: All 16- to 17-year-olds must attend class with a parent or guardian and be supervised, while using the mill, by a parent or guardian who has passed the SBU.

Safety
  • Required: Closed-toed shoes, eye protection, and short sleeves. Tie hair back or secure under a cap and remove jewelry.

  • Recommended: Hearing protection

1 session currently scheduled:
    Advanced Milling Machine - Tramming and Precision Tuesday, 2/16/16 12:00 PM 2.0 Hours 3 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $70.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $90.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
MAC102: Metal Lathe SBU

The lathe is used to create detailed cylindrical or tapered objects in plastic or metal. In this Safety and Basic Use course (SBU), learn the basic operations of metal turning on the lathe to safely select speeds, select and change cutting tools, use the digital readout, and secure work to make accurate cuts. Explore the theory of how to choose the correct cutter and speed setting.

Project: Aluminum refrigerator magnet

Prerequisites: None. However, knowledge of basic metal shop tools is recommended

Equipment access: Metal lathe

Minimum age: 16

Supervision requirements: During class, all 16- and 17-year-old students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is also enrolled in the class.

When using the metal lathe outside of class time, 16- and 17-year-old members must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian who has passed the SBU.

Safety
  • Mandatory: Closed-toed shoes, eye protection, and short sleeves. Tie hair back or secure under a cap and remove all jewelry.

  • Advisable: Hearing protection


Once you take and successfully pass this class, you can use this equipment for your projects whenever you work at TechShop as a member!

3 sessions currently scheduled:
    Metal Lathe SBU Monday, 2/15/16 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $115.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Metal Lathe SBU Thursday, 2/25/16 9:30 AM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $115.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Metal Lathe SBU Sunday, 2/28/16 1:00 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $115.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
MAC204: Advanced Metal Lathe - Tooling and Tool Grinding

Lathe tooling has such a wide variety of shapes, materials, standards and sizes that sometimes choosing the proper tool can be overwhelming. Even more important is having an understanding of what makes a lathe tool work and why one may be more appropriate for the job at hand than another.

In this class, you will learn the basics of lathe tooling selection and grind your own high speed steel lathe bit in TechShop's grinding room. We will also cover the basics of carbide tooling and explain when and why to choose carbon over steel.

This class will help round out your metal lathe knowledge and equip you with a skill that can save you a good deal of headache and money down the road.

Prerequisite: You must have successfully completed the Metal Lathe SBU prior to taking this course.

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Advanced Metal Lathe - Tooling and Tool Grinding Sunday, 2/21/16 4:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Advanced Metal Lathe - Tooling and Tool Grinding Thursday, 2/25/16 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
MAC205: Advanced Metal Lathe - Knurling and Threading

Using a metal lathe to create custom threads for bolts, nuts or any custom application can seem like a daunting and complex machining operation.

This class breaks down the process and clearly explains the concepts and techniques of threading. You will learn about the different types of tools used for threading, anatomy and nomenclature of threads, and the step-by-step process to machining any kind of thread. We will also cover the process of knurling parts to create texture for gripping.

This class is a great way to learn a fundamental lathe skill set and increase your overall comfort with lathes and what can be created with them.

Prerequisite: You must have successfully completed the Metal Lathe SBU prior to taking this course.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Advanced Metal Lathe - Knurling and Threading Sunday, 2/21/16 1:30 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
 METAL SHOP (MTL)
 
   
MTL103: Basic Metal Shop SBU

In this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class, learn to use the cutting and shaping tools most commonly needed when working with metal. The tools work best on materials at least 1/8” thick, but some will work on thinner material as well. These tools are designed to work with steel and aluminum. Get hands-on experience using the vertical and horizontal band saw, cold saw, drill press, pedestal grinder, and disc sander.

This class is the perfect companion to the mill, lathe and welding classes.

Project: Metal bottle opener

Prerequisites: None

Equipment access: Vertical and horizontal band saw, cold saw, drill press, pedestal grinder, and disc sander

Minimum age: 16

Supervision requirement: None

Safety
  • Mandatory: Closed-toed shoes, eye protection, and short sleeves. Pull back hair, remove all jewelry, do not wear gloves.

  • Advisable: Hearing protection


Once you take and successfully pass this class, you can use this equipment for your projects whenever you work at TechShop as a member!

4 sessions currently scheduled:
    Basic Metal Shop SBU Tuesday, 2/16/16 9:30 AM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $65.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $80.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Basic Metal Shop SBU Wednesday, 2/17/16 10:30 AM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $65.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $80.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Basic Metal Shop SBU Sunday, 2/28/16 12:00 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $65.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $80.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Basic Metal Shop SBU Monday, 2/29/16 11:00 AM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $65.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $80.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
MTL104: Sheet Metal Basics SBU

Learn to safely use the tools most commonly needed to work with sheet metal. Get first-hand experience using the hydraulic shear, turret punch, slitting shear, corner notcher, finger brake (also called a box brake or pan brake) and spot welder in this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class. Gain the knowledge to shear (cut), fold, bend, and punch holes in sheet metal.

Project: Small sheet metal box

Prerequisites: None

Equipment access: Hydraulic shear, turret punch, slitting shear (hand shear) corner notcher, finger brake, and spot welder

Note: These tools cannot be used to make curved surfaces or work with metal thicker than 16 gauge mild steel or aluminum.

Minimum age: 12

Supervision requirements: During class, all 12- to 15-year-old students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is also enrolled in the class.

When using these tools outside of class time, 12- to 15-year-old members must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian who has passed the SBU.

Safety
  • Mandatory: Closed-toed shoes, eye protection

  • Advised: Hearing protection


Once you take and successfully pass this class, you can use this equipment for your projects whenever you work at TechShop as a member!

1 session currently scheduled:
    Sheet Metal Basics SBU Wednesday, 2/17/16 1:30 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $65.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $80.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
MTL201: Sheet Metal - Organic Shapes SBU

Learn to safely work with sheet metal to form curved shapes in this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class. Receive hands-on practice with the slip roll, English wheel, planishing hammer, metal shrinker and stretcher, Beverly shear, shot bags, and hammers. Practice these basics techniques and create motorcycle gas tanks, fenders, curved panels, and more!

Project: Turtle shell-shaped piece of aluminum with a beaded edge

Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of MTL104 Sheet Metal Basics SBU prior to taking this class is recommended

Equipment access: Slip roll, English wheel, planishing hammer, metal shrinker and stretcher, Beverly shear, shot bags, and hammers. Note: These tools are not used to work with metal thicker than 16 gauge mild steel or aluminum.

Minimum age: 12

Supervision requirements: During class, all 12- to 15-year-old students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is also enrolled in the class.

When using these tools outside of class time, 12- to 15-year-old members must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian who has passed the SBU.

Safety
  • Mandatory: Closed-toed shoes, eye protection

  • Advisable: Hearing protection


Once you take and successfully pass this class, you can use this equipment for your projects whenever you work at TechShop as a member!

1 session currently scheduled:
    Sheet Metal - Organic Shapes SBU Wednesday, 2/17/16 4:00 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $65.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $80.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
MTL301: Ironworker and Bender SBU

In this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class, learn to safely use the Edwards ironworker. Save time and effort with this highly versatile and powerful tool that shears steel plate (up to 5/8" thick), punches holes (up to 1-1/6" diameter in 5/8" thick steel), notches, and shears angle iron (up to 1/4" x 4" x 4") and round stock. Don’t get held back with drilling times and bit changes. This incredibly powerful machine cuts and punches holes in thick steel almost instantly!

The bender is the perfect partner to the ironworker. Learn to safely bend round and square tube, from 1/2" to over 1-1/2". Bend tube to exact angles and stop wasting time cutting and welding corners!

Project: No project; just practice making cuts, bending tube, and punching holes

Prerequisites: None. However, MTL103 Basic Metal Shop SBU is highly recommended.

Equipment access: Ironworker and bender

Minimum age: 16

Supervision requirements: None

Safety
  • Mandatory: Closed-toed shoes, eye protection

  • Advisable: Hearing protection


Chandler uses the Universal Bender tool that works on round and square tube, as well as flat stock up to 1/4" thick.

Once you take and successfully pass this class, you can use this equipment for your projects whenever you work at TechShop as a member!

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Ironworker and Bender SBU Sunday, 2/21/16 12:30 PM 2.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $75.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $95.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Ironworker and Bender SBU Saturday, 2/27/16 10:30 AM 2.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
2 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $75.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $95.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
 RAPID PROTOTYPING (PRO)
 
   
PRO103: MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer SBU

Thanks to 3D printing, you can quickly and easily create a physical object from a computer model, literally printing the part as it goes. This is an easy way to prototype your parts before machining or injection molding.

Learn how to import, prepare, and print your three-dimensional (3D) parts using the MakerBot Replicator 3D printer. By the end of session, you will have all the information and knowledge necessary to use this machine for all your 3D printing needs.

The class will print a small part, but due to the short length of class, not everybody will have a part to take home.

***TechShop Chandler has three MakerBot Replicator 2 printers.***

Once you take and successfully pass this class, you can use this equipment for your projects whenever you work at TechShop as a member!

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer SBU Friday, 2/19/16 6:00 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
    MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer SBU Saturday, 2/20/16 4:30 PM 2.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
1 SEAT 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.
   
PRO201: Form 1+ 3D Printer SBU

Thanks to 3D printing, you can quickly and easily create a physical object from a computer model, literally printing the part as it goes. This is an easy way to prototype your parts before machining or injection molding.

Using a sterolithography (SLA) process, the Formlabs 1 +3D printer builds three-dimensional models from the bottom up using an inverted build platform. The build platform submerges itself in a pool of liquid photopolymer resin, then an ultraviolet laser traces each slice hardening the resin one layer at a time.

Equipment access: Form 1+ SLA 3D Printer

Close-toed shoes are mandatory



Once you take and successfully pass this class, you can use this equipment for your projects whenever you work at TechShop as a member!

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Form 1+ 3D Printer SBU Thursday, 2/18/16 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    Form 1+ 3D Printer SBU Thursday, 2/25/16 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
 STEAM SUMMER CAMPS (STEAM)
 
   
STEAM708: Summer of Creation: Design and Build

FULL STEAM AHEAD!

Design and Build Camp introduces 8 - 17 year olds to the engineering design process using laser cutters, 3D printers, and heat press and vinyl cutting. Throughout this project-based curriculum, students will move through identifying design problems, brainstorming creative solutions, and prototyping human centered inventions using CAD (computer aided design) skills in 2D Design. Additionally, all students leave with a project of their own design. Students who participate in this camp will be trained and certified to use the Universal Laser Cutters, 3D printers, CNC Vinyl Cutter, and the Heat Press equipment at TechShop Chandler.

Students Must be Wearing closed toed shoes and provide a sack lunch.

**This is a 5 day camp running from Monday-Friday, 9:30 AM- 3:30 PM**


6 sessions currently scheduled:
    Summer of Creation: Design and Build Monday, 6/6/16 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
10 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $450.00 plus $150.00 Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Design and Build Monday, 6/13/16 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
8 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $450.00 plus $150.00 Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Design and Build Monday, 6/20/16 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
10 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $450.00 plus $150.00 Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Design and Build Monday, 7/11/16 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
10 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $450.00 plus $150.00 Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Design and Build Monday, 7/18/16 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
10 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $450.00 plus $150.00 Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Design and Build Monday, 7/25/16 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
10 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $450.00 plus $150.00 Materials Fee
   
STEAM533: Summer of Creation: Basic Electronics

In the TechShop Basic Electronics STEAM camp, we will cover basic concepts related to electricity, circuits, electronic measurement and soldering. This includes learning basic solder and flux types, safe soldering practices and soldering iron maintenance.

Projects include using solder and a soldering iron to make small stick figures as well as soldering electronic "through-hole" components for electronic printed circuit board assembly (PCBs). We will also cover the use of the laser cutter to assist in fabricating parts for this class.

Students who take and successfully pass this course will be certified to use the laser cutters at TechShop.



***This TechShop Week-Long Summer Camp is for kids ages 12-17, Mondays through Friday from 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM***

3 sessions currently scheduled:
    Summer of Creation: Basic Electronics Monday, 6/6/16 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
12 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $480.00 plus $50.00 Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Basic Electronics Monday, 6/20/16 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
12 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $480.00 plus $50.00 Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Basic Electronics Monday, 7/18/16 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
12 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $480.00 plus $50.00 Materials Fee
   
STEAM532: Summer of Creation: Arduino Robotics

Are you ready to start programming your own computer boards or robots and take control of your computerized world?

At TechShop Arduino Robotics camp, you will learn how to design, build and program your own microcontroller! This five-day camp will introduce budding hackers to the all-powerful Arduino board, which will be used to make a multitude of different projects throughout the week, culminating in your very own robot. We will also cover the use of the laser cutter to assist in fabricating parts for this class.

Once you have taken and successfully pass this course, you will be certified to use the laser cutters at TechShop.

Recommended: Students with little to no soldering and electronic experience are encouraged to take the Basic Electronics course first.



***This TechShop Week-Long Summer Camp is for kids ages 12-17, Mondays through Friday from 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM***

5 sessions currently scheduled:
    Summer of Creation: Arduino Robotics Monday, 6/6/16 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
10 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $480.00 plus $100.00 Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Arduino Robotics Monday, 6/13/16 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
10 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $480.00 plus $100.00 Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Arduino Robotics Monday, 6/27/16 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
9 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $480.00 plus $100.00 Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Arduino Robotics Monday, 7/11/16 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
10 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $480.00 plus $100.00 Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Arduino Robotics Monday, 7/25/16 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
10 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $480.00 plus $100.00 Materials Fee
   
STEAM536: Summer of Creation: Maker Sessions

Is your child enrolled in one of our summer camps?

This add-on gives your young maker the chance to hang out at TechShop starting as early as 8:30AM and ending as late as 6:00PM!

Please note: This package must be purchased with an enrollment in one of our Summer of Creation camps.

A Maker Sessions package must be purchased for each youth enrolled in extended care.

6 sessions currently scheduled:
    Summer of Creation: Maker Sessions Monday, 6/13/16 3:30 PM 3.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
12 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Maker Sessions Monday, 6/20/16 3:30 PM 3.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
12 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Maker Sessions Monday, 6/27/16 3:30 PM 3.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
12 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Maker Sessions Monday, 7/11/16 3:30 PM 3.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
12 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Maker Sessions Monday, 7/18/16 3:30 PM 3.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
12 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Maker Sessions Monday, 7/25/16 3:30 PM 3.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
12 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
 TEXTILES (TXL)
 
   
TXL109: Basic Sewing Machines - SBU

In this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class, learn to use both the serger* and sewing machine to sew and hem fabric. Acquire skills to correctly thread machine, fill and place the bobbin, and change the foot. Also learn how to sew straight, zig-zag, basting, and other specialty stitches on the sewing machine. Get hands-on serger experience using overlock stitching to create high quality, soft-feeling seams and fine rolled hems.*

These machines sew through regular-weight fabric, but not heavy duty materials like leather or thick canvas. Go on to create messenger bags, rocket parachutes, clothing, plushies, sails, costumes and more!

Project: Pocket bag

Prerequisites: None

Equipment access: Sewing machine, non-industrial serger sewing machine*

Minimum age: 12

Supervision requirements: During class, all 12- to 15-year-old students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is also enrolled in the class.

When using these sewing machines outside of class time, 12- to 15-year-old members must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian who has passed the SBU.

Safety: Closed-toed shoes are required.

* In stores with a non-industrial serger (TechShop Mid-Peninsula and TechShop Chandler) only.

Once you take and successfully pass this class, you can use this equipment for your projects whenever you work at TechShop as a member!

1 session currently scheduled:
    Basic Sewing Machines - SBU Tuesday, 2/23/16 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 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.
   
TXL111: Industrial Sewing Machines (Walking Foot, Straight Stitch, Serger) - SBU

In this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class, learn to use the Juki straight (or single) stitch , walking foot, and serger industrial sewing machines. Practice methods of speed control and accuracy. Operate the presser foot with a knee lever and enjoy continuous bobbin winding. Then get to know the walking foot industrial sewing machine.

This powerful machine is perfect for working with heavyweight materials such as leather, canvas, or multiple layers of fabric. Experience the walking foot advantage as it moves both the top and bottom of the fabric to keep the fabric from shifting. Lastly, learn the Juki four-thread industrial serger sewing machine. Get hands-on serger experience using overlock stitching to create high quality soft-feeling seams and fine rolled hems.

Take advantage of this powerful machine to sew and hem heavy, layered materials like canvas and leather. Expect to increase productivity after learning these efficient machines and start sewing like a pro!

Project: Canvas work apron

Prerequisites: None

Equipment access: Industrial sewing machines: single stitch, walking foot, and serger

Minimum age: 12

Supervision requirements: All 12- to 15-year-olds must attend class with a parent or guardian and be supervised, while using the industrial sewing machines, by a parent or guardian who has passed the SBU.

Safety: Closed-toed shoes are required.

Once you take and successfully pass this class, you can use this equipment for your projects whenever you work at TechShop as a member!

1 session currently scheduled:
    Industrial Sewing Machines (Walking Foot, Straight Stitch, Serger) - SBU Thursday, 2/18/16 5:00 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
TXLCH001: Lined Drawstring Bag

This class is the first in a series of pouch based sewing workshops. In this project based class, you will learn to sew a bag with a finished lining and drawstring. By the end of the class you'll have learned skills including how to:

Choose Needle and Thread for Fabric, Create a Lining, Sew Long Even Lines, Press Seams, Make a Drawstring Strap, Finish Ends of Strap, Piece Together Different Fabrics, Create a Boxed Bottom on a Bag.

Prerequisites:
  • Required: This is not an SBU and will not count towards machine access.

  • Recommended: TechShop Basic Sewing Machines SBU

Equipment access:

Supervision requirements: During class, all 12- to 15-year-old students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is also enrolled in the class.

Safety: Closed-toed shoes are mandatory.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Lined Drawstring Bag Thursday, 2/25/16 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $45.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $55.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
TXLCH107: Advanced CNC Quilting: Vector Art to Art Quilt

Harness the power of the long arm with this advanced workshop on CNC quilting. Madison and Emily will talk about techniques and materials for advanced free motion quilting, applique, quilt pattern selection, and turning complex art like maps, text, and hand-illustrated patterns into CNC quilting designs.

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Advanced CNC Quilting: Vector Art to Art Quilt Saturday, 2/27/16 5:30 PM 2.5 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $55.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $60.00, No Materials Fee
    Advanced CNC Quilting: Vector Art to Art Quilt Saturday, 2/27/16 5:30 PM 2.5 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $55.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $60.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
TXL103: CNC Embroiderer SBU

In this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class, learn to create custom embroidery designs with the intuitive and easy-to-use Janome embroidery machine. Take part in several demos and become familiar with hooping methods, needles, threading, several types of stabilizers, and more. See how to create digitized stitches based on monogramming and logo art as well as clipart-style designs. New to digitizing? Take TXL204: Digitizer CNC Embroiderer Software next!

Project: Embroidered patch

Prerequisites: None

Equipment access: Embroidery machine

Supervision requirements: During class, all 12- to 15-year-old students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is also enrolled in the class.

When using the embroidery machine outside of class time, 12- to 15-year-old members must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian who has passed the SBU.

Safety: Closed-toed shoes are required.

Once you take and successfully pass this class, you can use this equipment for your projects whenever you work at TechShop as a member!

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    CNC Embroiderer SBU Friday, 2/19/16 5:30 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    CNC Embroiderer SBU Monday, 2/29/16 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
2 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.
   
TXL107: CNC Long Arm Quilting Machine SBU

In this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class, learn to quilt effortlessly with TechShop's CNC long arm quilting machine. Practice attaching fabric to the leads, winding bobbins, threading the machine, changing needles, and using the hopping foot. Stay in control with traditional quilting techniques or sit back and enjoy consistent stitch quality while the quilter automatically sews a pattern straight from the computer. Quilting has never been so easy!

Project: Quilt a 20” x 15” square

Prerequisites: Knowledge of quilting a plus

Equipment access: CNC long arm quilting machine

Supervision requirements: During class, all 12- to 15-year-old students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is also enrolled in the class.

When using the quilting machine outside of class time, 12- to 15-year-old members must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian who has passed the SBU.

Safety: Closed-toed shoes are required.

Once you take and successfully pass this class, you can use this equipment for your projects whenever you work at TechShop as a member!

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    CNC Long Arm Quilting Machine SBU Sunday, 2/21/16 9:30 AM 4.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $130.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $165.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    CNC Long Arm Quilting Machine SBU Friday, 2/26/16 5:00 PM 4.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $130.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $165.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
 WELDING / HOTSHOP (WLD)
 
   
WLD102: MIG Welding SBU

Welding is the process of fusing materials together. In this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class, learn to use a basic metal inert gas (MIG) welder with solid wire and shielding gas to create quality weld beads on steel up to 1/2" thick. This semi-automatic method of welding (continuous consumable wire feed), also called GMAW (gas metal arc welding) and wire feed welding, offers versatility, speed, and quality. About as easy as welding gets, this is a great place for the beginner to start.

Project: Guided practice with an instructor

Prerequisites: None. However, MTL103: Basic Metal Shop is recommended.

Equipment access: MIG welder

Supervision requirements: During class, all 12- to 15-year-old students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is also enrolled in the class.

When using the welder outside of class time, 12- to 15-year-old members must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian who has passed the SBU.

Safety
  • Mandatory: Closed-toed shoes made of natural fibers or leather, natural fiber or leather long sleeved shirt, natural fiber or leather long pants. Welding hood, gloves and jacket will be provided by TechShop.

  • Advised: Leather welding jacket, leather welding pants, leather boots, respirator, and hearing protection.


Once you take and successfully pass this class, you can use this equipment for your projects whenever you work at TechShop as a member!

3 sessions currently scheduled:
    MIG Welding SBU Saturday, 2/13/16 1:30 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    MIG Welding SBU Wednesday, 2/24/16 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
2 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $55.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $70.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    MIG Welding SBU Friday, 2/26/16 10:30 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $55.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $70.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WLD101: TIG Welding SBU

Welding is the process of fusing materials together.

Learn how to use the basic TIG (tungsten inert gas) welding equipment in this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class. Get started creating quality weld beads on mild steel. While this class practices on thin steel, the TIG welder is capable of welding material up to 1/2” thick.

With extensive practice, TIG welding can be used with a wide variety of different metals, producing a very pure, precise, and attractive weld.

Project: No project; just guided practice with an instructor.

Prerequisites: None. However, successful completion of MTL103: Basic Metal Shop will provide access to the cutting and grinding tools needed for working with metal.

Equipment access: TIG welder

Supervision requirements: During class, all 12- to 15-year-old students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is also enrolled in the class.

When using the welder outside of class time, 12- to 15-year-old members must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian who has passed the SBU.

Safety
  • Mandatory: Closed-toed shoes made of natural fibers or leather, natural fiber or leather long sleeved shirt, natural fiber or leather long pants. Welding hood, gloves and jacket will be provided by TechShop.

  • Advisable: Leather welding jacket, leather welding pants, leather boots, respirator, and hearing protection.


Once you take and successfully pass this class, you can use this equipment for your projects whenever you work at TechShop as a member!

5 sessions currently scheduled:
    TIG Welding SBU Saturday, 2/13/16 11:00 AM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    TIG Welding SBU Friday, 2/19/16 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $55.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $70.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    TIG Welding SBU Sunday, 2/21/16 4:30 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
2 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $55.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $70.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    TIG Welding SBU Tuesday, 2/23/16 10:30 AM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $55.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $70.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    TIG Welding SBU Thursday, 12/15/16 12:15 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $55.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $70.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WLD201: TIG Welding 2 - Aluminum

After completing the TIG Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class, you can try your skills in a different material.

Aluminum has characteristics that require specific equipment setup, metal preparation, and torch operation. In this class, you will practice specific joints and improve weld bead quality under the guidance of an instructor. Lap, butt, corner, and fillet welds will all be discussed and individual students will perform at their own rates. Emphasis will be placed on visual inspection of welds and heat zone theory, so that you gain a better understanding of what a quality weld joint really looks like.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of TIG Welding SBU prior to taking this class.

Safety: Long pants and a long-sleeved shirt in natural fibers are required clothing in the Hot Shop. Always wear closed-toed shoes at TechShop.

1 session currently scheduled:
    TIG Welding 2 - Aluminum Sunday, 2/28/16 2:30 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
1 SEAT LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $80.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $100.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WLD103: Oxy-Acetylene Torch SBU

In this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class, learn to use an oxy-acetylene torch to cut and weld steel. Oxy welding uses a mixture of fuel and oxygen powerful enough to join two pieces of steel or gentle enough to braze aluminum, stainless steel, or copper. Make durable welds with this versatile, fun, and easy-to-learn torch.

Project: Guided practice with an instructor

Prerequisites: None. However, MTL103: Basic Metal Shop is recommended.

Equipment access:Oxy-acetylene torch

Minimum age: 16

Supervision requirements: During class, all 16- and 17-year-old students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is also enrolled in the class.

When using the welder outside of class time, 16- and 17-year-old members must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian who has passed the SBU.

Safety
  • Mandatory: Closed-toed shoes made of natural fibers or leather, natural fiber or leather long sleeved shirt,natural fiber or leather long pants. Welding glasses, gloves, and jacket will be provided by TechShop.

  • Advisable: Leather welding jacket, leather welding pants, leather boots, respirator


Once you take and successfully pass this class, you can use this equipment for your projects whenever you work at TechShop as a member!

1 session currently scheduled:
    Oxy-Acetylene Torch SBU Thursday, 2/25/16 5:00 PM 2.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $115.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WLD104: Stick Welding (SMAW) SBU

Welding is the process of fusing materials together.

Stick welding, also called shielded metal arc welding, or SMAW, is an electric welding procedure that uses consumable stick electrodes that act as the electrode, filler medium and shielding mechanism all in one.

In this class, learn the fundamental safety procedures accompanying arc welding as well as how to weld mild steel with commonly available electrodes. We will also cover the arc welder setup, weld preparation, electrode size/type selection, and post weld slag cleanup/removal.

Stick welding is fast and very powerful; however, it is not as clean as MIG or TIG and requires more grinding and cleaning after welding.

Project: Guided practice with an instructor

Prerequisites: None. However, MTL103: Basic Metal Shop is recommended.

Equipment access: Stick welder

Minimum age: 12

Supervision requirements: During class, all 12- to 15-year-old students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is also enrolled in the class.

When using the welder outside of class time, 12- to 15-year-old members must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian who has passed the SBU.

Safety
  • Mandatory: Closed-toed shoes made of natural fibers or leather, natural fiber or leather long sleeved shirt, natural fiber or leather long pants. Welding hood, gloves, and jacket will be provided by TechShop.

  • Advised: Leather welding jacket, leather welding pants, leather boots, respirator, and hearing protection.


Once you take and successfully pass this class, you can use this equipment for your projects whenever you work at TechShop as a member!

1 session currently scheduled:
    Stick Welding (SMAW) SBU Sunday, 2/21/16 12:00 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 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.
 WOODSHOP (WOD)
 
   
WOD101: Woodshop SBU

Learn the fundamentals of woodworking and how to safely operate the core woodshop tools in this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class.

Get practical, hands-on experience using a SawStop table saw, sliding compound miter saw, drill press, band saw, and belt and disk sanders. Learn to make straight cuts (rip and crosscut), mitered cuts, curved cuts, smooth edges, and drill holes.

Project: Build a small wooden shelf

Prerequisites: None

Equipment access: Sliding compound miter saw, table saw, wood drill press, wood band saw, and belt and disc sanders

Safety
  • Mandatory: Closed-toed shoes, eye protection, short sleeves, face shield

  • Advisable: Hearing protection, particle filter, or dust mask


Once you take and successfully pass this class, you can use this equipment for your projects whenever you work at TechShop as a member!

3 sessions currently scheduled:
    Woodshop SBU Wednesday, 2/17/16 6:00 PM 2.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $75.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $95.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Woodshop SBU Sunday, 2/21/16 2:00 PM 2.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
1 SEAT LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $75.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $95.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Woodshop SBU Friday, 2/26/16 1:00 PM 2.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $75.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $95.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WOD201: Jointer, Planer and Table Router SBU

In this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class, learn proper techniques and how to safely operate the jointer, planer, and table-mounted router.

Use these woodworking tools to turn rough lumber into finished boards (achieve precise thickness, square edges and flat surfaces) as well as create complex profiles for edge finishing and joinery operations. Say goodbye to the constraints of lumberyard wood and the high price of mail order wood. Say hello to affordable custom woodworking projects!

Project: Perform various operations on a piece of wood.

Recommended: Successful completion of WOD 101: Basic Woodshop SBU prior to taking this class

Equipment access: Table-mounted router, jointer, planer

Safety
  • Mandatory: Closed-toed shoes, eye protection, short sleeves, face shield

  • Advisable: Hearing protection, particle filter, or dust mask


Once you take and successfully pass this class, you can use this equipment for your projects whenever you work at TechShop as a member!

1 session currently scheduled:
    Jointer, Planer and Table Router SBU Tuesday, 2/23/16 7:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
1 SEAT LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
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    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WOD103: Wood Lathe SBU

Woodturning is a method of woodworking used to create wooden bowls, pens, table legs and endless other round or cylindrical items on a lathe.

Learn to safely use the lathe to make wooden parts in this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class. Discover how to set up the lathe, prepare raw materials, and use different wood turning tools. Spin circles around the shop with the new skills acquired in this class!

Project: Turn a wooden spindle

Prerequisites: WOD101: Woodshop SBU is recommended but not required

Equipment access: Wood lathe

Safety
  • Mandatory: Closed-toed shoes, eye protection, short sleeves, face shield

  • Advisable: Hearing protection, particle filter, or dust mask


Once you take and successfully pass this class, you can use this equipment for your projects whenever you work at TechShop as a member!

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Wood Lathe SBU Tuesday, 2/16/16 7:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
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    Wood Lathe SBU Thursday, 2/25/16 7:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
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WKS603: Lifecasting 101

Lifecasting is the process of creating a 3D copy of a living human body through the use of molding and casting techniques. In this Special Effects Series workshop, you will learn how to make an exact copy of your own finger, eye or nose using industry-standard alginate. You will then cast a positive of the finger, eye or nose in a strong plaster. In addition to hands-on molding and casting, we will discuss the many uses of lifecasting and touch on more advanced techniques. This workshop is designed to accommodate beginners as well as the experienced special effects guru.

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Lifecasting 101 Saturday, 2/20/16 3:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
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    Lifecasting 101 Sunday, 2/28/16 3:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
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    Non-member Sign Up $60.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS727: Leatherworking Basics - Create a Leather Key Fob

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

We’ll cover everything from pattern tracing and leather cutting to embossing designs using traditional tools. There will be eight designs to choose from, all of which will give you practice using a wide range of leather tooling techniques. 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. Swivel knife and stamping tools in particular are the focus of tools that you’ll be practicing with.

At the end of this workshop, you’ll have experience with pattern transferring, swivel knife work, how to properly case leather for tooling, tooling (stamping) designs, edge finishing and dressing, hardware setting and care of tools.

Please bring a USB flash drive if you’d like an .svg file of all the patterns offered in the class and the swivel knife practice worksheets.

Prerequisites: None, but you should be comfortable with the laser cutters and the woodshop tools.

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Leatherworking Basics - Create a Leather Key Fob Saturday, 2/20/16 11:00 AM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
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    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Leatherworking Basics - Create a Leather Key Fob Tuesday, 2/23/16 6:30 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 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.
   
WKSCH002: Laser Etched Wine Glasses: Make It a Date!

Celebrate Valentine's Day with a date at TechShop!

Etch glass using TechShop's laser cutting machine. You'll use a rotary attachment tool for the laser cutter, which allows you to etch designs into cylindrical items. Next, you'll observe as the laser etches your designs or initials onto your wine glasses. You and your date will leave with your very own personalized wine glasses that you can use during a romantic dinner for two.

This workshop is open to both members and non-members of TechShop.

Note: This is not a Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class. If you want to make more customized items, check out our Laser Rotary Attachment SBU, offered regularly.

A mere $40 gets you and a partner a spot in these exclusive, limited-time workshops.

Only one person per couple needs to register.

3 sessions currently scheduled:
    Laser Etched Wine Glasses: Make It a Date! Sunday, 2/14/16 1:00 PM 1.5 Hours 3 SEATS TOTAL
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    Non-member Sign Up $50.00, No Materials Fee
    Laser Etched Wine Glasses: Make It a Date! Sunday, 2/14/16 4:00 PM 1.5 Hours 3 SEATS TOTAL
2 SEATS LEFT
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    Laser Etched Wine Glasses: Make It a Date! Sunday, 2/14/16 6:00 PM 1.5 Hours 3 SEATS TOTAL
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    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKSCH018: Metal Fish: Heat Patina Workshop

In this workshop you will learn to use the Plasma Cutter and Oxy-Acetylene torch to give your blank fish template it's own unique character. It's the perfect accompaniment to our basic metal, welding and waterjet classes to boost your creativity and metal-art making skills!



Prerequisites: None, but Oxy-Acetylene Torch SBU, and Basic Metal Shop SBU are strongly recommended.



1 session currently scheduled:
    Metal Fish: Heat Patina Workshop
(Metal Fish Workshop)
Sunday, 2/21/16 2:15 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $70.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.