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 ARTS AND CRAFTS (ART)
 
   
ART1234: Introduction to Papercraft

Learn basic papercraft skills as an outlet for your creative side! Papercraft is a fun, impressive, inexpensive art form that is versatile enough to create just about anything you can imagine.

In this class, you will learn about design, construction methods, layering, part-cutting using precision scissors and hobby knives, piece placement and gluing techniques. You will use all of these and more to complete a small paper spaceship model designed by the instructor, or create your own project from scratch.

Discover how to avoid common pitfalls of the medium, and learn from an instructor with over 20 years of papercrafting experience. Find out how to make working joints and other moving parts. Learn the secrets of working large, and very small, with an introduction to micro-detailing.

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Introduction to Papercraft Monday, 8/3/15 5:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $20.00 plus $30.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $30.00 plus $30.00 Materials Fee
    Introduction to Papercraft Monday, 8/24/15 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $20.00 plus $30.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $30.00 plus $30.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
ART1238: Introduction to Modular Making

Modular making is learning how to blueprint interlocking pieces for easy construction and enable a flexible arrangement of the design.

In this workshop, Maker Lindsay will teach how to rapidly sketch vector drawings in Adobe Illustrator and fabricate simple multiples out of paper using the laser cutter. Using paper engineering and pop-up design technique such as tabs and folds, students will develop a deeper understanding of paper and learn how to design a method to fit pieces together to create a tapestry of texture that will look like it's about to breathe.

The final project is a small, white, 3D paper sculpture arranged inside a paper frame. Participants will leave with an art piece that is ready for light color washes to be added to it.

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Introduction to Modular Making Sunday, 8/9/15 9:30 AM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $45.00 plus $15.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $55.00 plus $15.00 Materials Fee
    Introduction to Modular Making Sunday, 8/16/15 7:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $45.00 plus $15.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $55.00 plus $15.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
ART103: Silkscreen Printing Basics - SBU

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.

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 or tote bag

Prerequisites: None!

Equipment access: Silkscreen station

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!

4 sessions currently scheduled:
    Silkscreen Printing Basics - SBU Sunday, 8/2/15 2:30 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
2 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 - SBU Friday, 8/7/15 1:00 PM 3.0 Hours 4 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
    Silkscreen Printing Basics - SBU Sunday, 8/16/15 12:00 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
1 SEAT 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 - SBU Sunday, 8/30/15 4:00 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
3 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.
   
ART839: Advanced Silkscreen Printing: Multi-Colors

Participants in this class will learn advanced silkscreening techniques, including how to create multi-color prints on their choice of tote bag or t-shirt.

Your instructor will also discuss various items that you can silkscreen, so bring your questions and any projects you have in mind for more one-on-one help!

This workshop includes the material and ink for the item.

Project: Tee Shirt or Tote Bag

Prerequisites: ART103: Silkscreen Printing Basics - SBU

Safety: Closed-toed shoes are required.

3 sessions currently scheduled:
    Advanced Silkscreen Printing: Multi-Colors
(Advanced Silkscreen Printing: Multi-Colors)
Monday, 8/10/15 4:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $75.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $95.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Advanced Silkscreen Printing: Multi-Colors
(Advanced Silkscreen Printing: Multi-Colors)
Sunday, 8/16/15 4:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 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
    Advanced Silkscreen Printing: Multi-Colors
(Advanced Silkscreen Printing: Multi-Colors)
Friday, 8/28/15 3:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 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.
   
ART106: Introduction to Coptic Bookbinding

Want a beautiful and durable sketchbook? Would you like to learn bookbinding but don’t know where to start? Maybe you just want to learn a style of binding that you can combine with other skills you’re learning at TechShop.

Coptic binding lays flat, which is ideal for sketchbooks and journals. The hard covers can be made from a variety of materials, including binders board, wood and metal for endless possibilities. Learn this easy and beautiful bookbinding style by making a blank journal to keep!

Project: Blank Bound Journal

Prerequisites: None!

Safety: Closed-toed shoes are required.

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Introduction to Coptic Bookbinding Thursday, 8/13/15 5:00 PM 2.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $15.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $15.00 Materials Fee
    Introduction to Coptic Bookbinding Sunday, 8/16/15 5:00 PM 2.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $15.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $15.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
ART104: Making Glass Beads with a Flaming Torch

Make art from molten glass! The process is fascinating and the result is beautiful.

You will learn to use a lampworking torch to melt glass, form and decorate your own glass beads. Starting supplies will be provided in class.

Safety: Long pants and a long-sleeved shirt in natural fibers are required clothing for this class. Aways wear closed-toed shoes while at TechShop.

Project: Glass Bead

Prerequisites: None!

Equipment access: Lampworking/Torch Equipement

Safety: Closed toed-shoes are required. Remove dangling jewelry and tie back long hair.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Making Glass Beads with a Flaming Torch Saturday, 8/8/15 5:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
3 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.
   
ART708: Jewelry Workshop : Basic Tools Saw-File-Rivet

Come learn Jewelry and Metalsmithing basics!

This course is an introduction to the most common metalsmithing techniques that will help you start making your own jewelry and metal sculpture.

This is a hands-on workshop where participants will learn sawing, riveting, drilling, filing, and sanding techniques that are essential to the jewelry metal arts.

Project: Sawn and Riveted metal sample

Prerequisites: None!

Safety: Closed toed-shoes are required. Remove dangling jewelry and tie back long hair.

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Jewelry Workshop : Basic Tools Saw-File-Rivet
(Jewelry Workshop : Basic Tools Saw-File-Rivet)
Wednesday, 8/12/15 4:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $40.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $40.00 Materials Fee
    Jewelry Workshop : Basic Tools Saw-File-Rivet
(Jewelry Workshop : Basic Tools Saw-File-Rivet)
Monday, 8/24/15 4:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $40.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $40.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
 AUTODESK (AUD)
 
   
AUD006: 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.

3 sessions currently scheduled:
    Autodesk Inventor Basics Wednesday, 7/29/15 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 11 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    Autodesk Inventor Basics Thursday, 8/13/15 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
    Autodesk Inventor Basics Monday, 8/31/15 6:00 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
    * 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.

There are currently no sessions of this class scheduled.
    Please Email Us to request more sessions of this class to be added to our schedule.
 
   
AUD008: Autodesk AutoCAD Basics

Autodesk AutoCAD has a long history as one being of the very first CAD (computer aided drafting) programs available for personal computers. Today, AutoCAD software builds on this legacy and remains one of the world's leading 2D and 3D CAD design tools.

In this class, you will learn how to draw precise, vector-based CAD drawings that can be interpreted and used by CAM (computer aided machining) programs. The vector drawing skills taught here are the basis for creating designs to be used with TechShop's Epilog laser cutters, CNC vinyl cutter, Tormach CNC mill, ShopBot router, Flow waterjet cutter, and CNC plasma cutter. The 2D drawing skills taught here also translate to designing, drawing and manipulating 3D parts in other Autodesk software such as Autodesk Inventor and Revit.

Learn:
  • How to set up your workspace for efficiency
  • How to draw with arcs, polylines, splines and more
  • How to use text and reference images in your designs
  • How layers work
  • The theory behind drawing clean vectors
  • Optimization tips and tricks

    Prerequisites: None!

    Safety: Closed-toed shoes are required.

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Autodesk AutoCAD Basics Thursday, 8/6/15 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 11 SEATS TOTAL
9 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $35.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $45.00, No Materials Fee
    Autodesk AutoCAD Basics Tuesday, 8/18/15 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
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
AUD120: Autodesk Revit - 3D Modeling for Furniture

Revit is Autodesk's 3D modeling software for architecture.

In this basic class, you will learn how to use Revit on a furniture scale level to create small items. You will create an item with Revit’s sketch and modeling methods, manipulate its components as a family and project, and learn how to make the parts CAM ready for production. You will also see the benefits of using Revit to visualize your final design inside of its proposed location.

Prerequisites: None!

Safety: Closed-toed shoes are required.

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Autodesk Revit - 3D Modeling for Furniture Tuesday, 8/4/15 6:30 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
    Autodesk Revit - 3D Modeling for Furniture Thursday, 8/27/15 5:30 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.
 CNC (CNC)
 
   
CNC101: Concepts of CNC

Learn the basics of CNC (computer numerical control) devices. This seminar will present the whole CNC process, from CAD (computer aided design) to CAM (computer aided machining) to CUT (cutting your part). Learn the essentials of calculating feeds and speeds. Understand the uses and differences between climb cutting and conventional cutting.

TechShop CNC Machining Series Overview

Learn the big picture:
  • Concepts of CNC Learn all the vocabulary and concepts needed to get the most out of the other classes in this series
Learn to translate your drawing into machine readable code:
  • CAD to CAM - VCarve Pro and Cut3D This class focuses on converting your CAD drawings into files for the ShopBot CNC router
  • CAD to CAM - InventorCAM Software This class focuses on converting your CAD drawings into files for the Tormach CNC mill, but the software will also work on the ShopBot
Learn how to use the CNC machine - hands-on classes:
  • CNC ShopBot CNC Router SBU
  • CNC Tormach CNC Mill SBU
  • Waterjet Cutter SBUProject: Custom t-shirt or tote bag

    Prerequisites: None!

    Safety: Closed-toed shoes are required.

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Concepts of CNC Sunday, 8/9/15 2:30 PM 2.0 Hours 25 SEATS TOTAL
25 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00, No Materials Fee
    Concepts of CNC Wednesday, 8/26/15 6:30 PM 2.0 Hours 25 SEATS TOTAL
25 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.
   
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 or tote bag

Prerequisites
  • Required: Understanding of vector-based graphics

  • Recommended: COM201: Adobe Illustrator for CNC, COM207:CorelDraw for CNC
Equipment access: Vinyl cutterEquipment access: Silkscreen station

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!

6 sessions currently scheduled:
    Heat Press and Vinyl Cutter SBU
(Heat Press and Vinyl Cutter SBU)
Monday, 8/3/15 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
    Heat Press and Vinyl Cutter SBU
(Heat Press and Vinyl Cutter SBU)
Thursday, 8/6/15 11:00 AM 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)
Friday, 8/14/15 1:00 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
    Heat Press and Vinyl Cutter SBU
(Heat Press and Vinyl Cutter SBU)
Saturday, 8/22/15 2:00 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
    Heat Press and Vinyl Cutter SBU
(Heat Press and Vinyl Cutter SBU)
Wednesday, 8/26/15 4:00 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
    Heat Press and Vinyl Cutter SBU
(Heat Press and Vinyl Cutter SBU)
Sunday, 8/30/15 9:00 AM 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.
   
CNC104: Advanced Heat Press and Vinyl Cutting: Multi-Colors

Ever wanted to make cooler, multi-colored vinyl-cut garments? This is the class you have been waiting for! Participants in this class will learn how to prepare vector files in Adobe Illustrator before utilizing advanced heat press techniques. We will see how great file preparation can help us create intricate, multi-layered designs that we will be proud to make and wear on a t-shirt. Your instructor will have a selection of monsters that range in difficulty so that no matter your skill level, there will be one that's just right.We will be walking participants through all the steps of garment decoration, so this class is great for anyone who has questions about how to get from start to finish.

There will be emphasis on multi-layered Thermoflex Plus as well as a more advanced Vinyl product known as TexTact Foil Adhesive. Participants are urged to bring an example .eps/.ai/.similar vector file so the instructor can establish a baseline for vector creation

Project: Custom t-shirt or tote bag

Prerequisites:
  • Required: WKS537: Vinyl Cutter and Heat Press SBU

  • Recommended: COM201: Adobe Illustrator for CNC

    Safety: Closed-toed shoes are mandatory.

3 sessions currently scheduled:
    Advanced Heat Press and Vinyl Cutting: Multi-Colors Monday, 8/3/15 1:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $80.00 plus $15.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $90.00 plus $15.00 Materials Fee
    Advanced Heat Press and Vinyl Cutting: Multi-Colors Tuesday, 8/11/15 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $80.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $90.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Advanced Heat Press and Vinyl Cutting: Multi-Colors Saturday, 8/29/15 1:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $80.00 plus $15.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $90.00 plus $15.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
CNC201: CAD to CAM Software - VCarve Pro & Cut3D

In this information packed, hands-on, computer class you will learn the ins and outs of working with both VCarve Pro and Cut3D software packages.

VCarve Pro is an easy-to-use CNC toolpath engine that generates precision toolpaths for virtually all CNC machines. You'll learn how to convert CAD DXF files and graphic designs into GCode-based CNC toolpaths for machining high quality parts and components.

Cut3D is a dedicated toolpath engine for CNC machining 3D models that have been designed using a 3D CAD software such as Autodesk Inventor and other graphic design products. Cut3D's simple interface leads you step by step through the process of loading a model, setting the size, workholding, and calculating single, double- or four-sided roughing and finishing toolpaths. It will even allow you to virtually preview the results of your toolpath and then finally save the CNC code to run on your choice of machines.

Upon successful completion of this class you will have the experience and knowledge necessary to enroll in any Level 3 CNC Machining Series class.

Prerequisites: None!

Safety: Closed-toed shoes are required.

1 session currently scheduled:
    CAD to CAM Software - VCarve Pro & Cut3D Thursday, 8/13/15 3:30 PM 3.0 Hours 11 SEATS TOTAL
10 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.
   
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
    Closed toed-shoes are required. Remove dangling jewelry, wear short sleeves, and 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!

9 sessions currently scheduled:
    CNC ShopBot SBU Friday, 7/31/15 1:30 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
3 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, 8/3/15 1:30 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
4 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 Thursday, 8/6/15 4:30 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
4 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, 8/11/15 9:30 AM 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 Saturday, 8/15/15 1:30 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 Monday, 8/17/15 3:00 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 Thursday, 8/20/15 2:30 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 Tuesday, 8/25/15 9:30 AM 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, 8/31/15 9:30 AM 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: Closed toed-shoes are required. Remove dangling jewelry and tie back long hair.

  • 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!

  • 5 sessions currently scheduled:
        CNC Tormach Milling Machine SBU Sunday, 8/9/15 5:30 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    3 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $115.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
        CNC Tormach Milling Machine SBU Friday, 8/14/15 3:00 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
        CNC Tormach Milling Machine SBU Tuesday, 8/18/15 2:00 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
        CNC Tormach Milling Machine SBU Saturday, 8/22/15 12:30 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
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        CNC Tormach Milling Machine SBU Monday, 8/24/15 2:00 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
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    CNC310: CAD to CAM Software - InventorCAM

    InventorCAM is the next level CAM program offered by TechShop, supporting multiple-axis machining, both 2.5D and 3D feature cut path generation, and high levels of control over the cutting paths generated. It has the powerful benefit of being directly embedded into Autodesk Inventor so users can easily switch back to creating or adjusting their part and the toolpaths automatically reflecting the changes.

    InventorCAM's highly intuitive user interface allows toolpath generation to be as simple or as complex as users want it to be, with equal level of control over the geometry and makeup of cutting tools. It is the optimum tool for the intermediate to advanced TechShop CNC machinist.

    In this class, students will follow the instructor step by step in creating toolpaths for half of a feature-rich part, then solidify their knowledge by creating the toolpaths for the other half with instructor guidance.

    Prerequisites: This CAM works with Inventor to create GCode; you must be able to use Autodesk Inventor before signing up for this class.

    In order to get the most out of this class, we recommend that students be familiar with TechShop's first-level CAM programs from Vectric: VCarve and Cut3D as well as have experience using the Tormach or the ShopBot. Introductory topics such as feeds and speeds, zeroing machines appropriately according to defined zeros in the CAM program, workholding, and loading exported toolpaths into the machines will not be reviewed.

    Safety: Closed-toed shoes are required.

    1 session currently scheduled:
        CAD to CAM Software - InventorCAM Friday, 8/14/15 11:00 AM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
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    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:Closed toed-shoes are required. Remove dangling jewelry and tie back long hair.

  • Advisable: Hearing protection

    The waterjet cutter in the TechShop San Jose store has a 10' by 6' 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!

  • 4 sessions currently scheduled:
        CNC Waterjet Cutter SBU Sunday, 8/9/15 10:00 AM 4.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
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        CNC Waterjet Cutter SBU Thursday, 8/13/15 11:00 AM 4.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
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        CNC Waterjet Cutter SBU Monday, 8/17/15 11:00 AM 4.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
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        CNC Waterjet Cutter SBU Saturday, 8/22/15 4:30 PM 4.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
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     COMPUTERS (COM)
     
       
    COM201: Adobe Illustrator for CNC

    Makers and designers alike agree that vector drawing is the starting point of all CNC fabrication.

    Adobe Illustrator is an extremely powerful 2D vector graphics drawing program -- almost any product or invention that you imagine can begin in Illustrator. By following the pathways offered in this class, you will be able to export your files to any of the CNC machines in the TechShop arsenal.

    You will learn the basics of the interface and navigation, effective drawing techniques, converting bitmaps to vectors in one step, creating clean and optimized vectors, and the most efficient techniques to prepare your files for CNC operations. You will also learn how each of the CNC machines at TechShop will work with your file to create your projects.

    This class provides the foundation of skills for the following classes: CNC Concepts, CAD/CAM, ShopBot SBU, Tormach SBU, CNC Vinyl Cutter SBU, Laser Cutter SBU, and Waterjet SBU.

    Prerequisite: A working knowledge of the Windows operating environment.

    3 sessions currently scheduled:
        Adobe Illustrator for CNC Sunday, 8/2/15 3:00 PM 3.0 Hours 11 SEATS TOTAL
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        Adobe Illustrator for CNC Sunday, 8/16/15 4:00 PM 3.0 Hours 11 SEATS TOTAL
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        Adobe Illustrator for CNC Saturday, 8/29/15 5:00 PM 3.0 Hours 11 SEATS TOTAL
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    COM207: CorelDRAW for CNC

    Makers and designers alike agree that vector drawing is the starting point of all CNC fabrication. CorelDRAW is an extremely powerful 2D vector graphics drawing program similar to Adobe Illustrator. Almost any product or invention that you imagine can begin in CorelDRAW. By following the pathways offered in this class, you can export your files to any of the CNC machines in the TechShop arsenal.

    In this class, you will learn the basics of the interface and navigation, effective drawing techniques, how to convert bitmaps to vectors in one step, creating clean and optimized vectors, and the most efficient techniques to prepare your files for CNC operations. You will also learn how each of the CNC machines at TechShop will work with your file to create your projects.

    This class provides the foundation of skills for the following classes: CNC Concepts, CAD/CAM, ShopBot SBU, Tormach SBU, CNC Vinyl Cutter SBU, Laser Cutter SBU, and Waterjet SBU.

    Prerequisite: A working knowledge of the Windows operating environment.

    2 sessions currently scheduled:
        CorelDRAW for CNC Saturday, 8/15/15 9:30 AM 2.5 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
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        CorelDRAW for CNC Sunday, 8/30/15 9:30 AM 2.5 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
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     ELECTRONICS (EEE)
     
       
    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!

    4 sessions currently scheduled:
        Soldering and Basic Electronics Sunday, 8/9/15 12:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
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        Soldering and Basic Electronics Thursday, 8/13/15 6:30 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
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        Soldering and Basic Electronics Sunday, 8/23/15 9:00 AM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
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        Soldering and Basic Electronics Friday, 8/28/15 6:30 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
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    EEE102: Soldering and Basic Electronics- Solder a TrashAMP!

    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, solder together your own TrashAMP- a unique portable speakers for your smartphone, electric guitar, and more!

    All material will come with the class.

    This is a fun first class for anyone!



    2 sessions currently scheduled:
        Soldering and Basic Electronics- Solder a TrashAMP! Wednesday, 8/19/15 6:30 PM 2.5 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
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        Soldering and Basic Electronics- Solder a TrashAMP! Monday, 8/31/15 6:30 PM 2.5 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
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    EEE103: Arduino Part 1 - Building An Arduino - Educato

    The Arduino is a microcontroller; a small computer that has a single function. Microcontrollers run everyday items like toaster ovens, electronic toys and MP3 players. An Arduino can be programmed to monitor sensors and watch for inputs like temperature, pressure, light, voltage or a button or switch. It can also be programmed to control switches, relays, motors and other outputs. There are many add on boards, called shields, that add features like WiFi, GPS and card readers.

    Electronic "smarts" can be added to projects to make them interactive. For example, a pet door could be modified to lock if it's dark outside and the temperature is below 45 degrees.

    This class is the first step in using the Arduino: soldering the parts onto the circuit board. Come to class with some basic soldering experience and get help and guidance while assembling the board.

    Materials fee includes an Arduino Educato that you keep for your own projects.

    2 sessions currently scheduled:
        Arduino Part 1 - Building An Arduino - Educato Sunday, 8/2/15 1:30 PM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
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        Arduino Part 1 - Building An Arduino - Educato Sunday, 8/16/15 9:00 AM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
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    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.

    3 sessions currently scheduled:
        Arduino Part 2 - Basic Programming Sunday, 8/2/15 5:30 PM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
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        Arduino Part 2 - Basic Programming Sunday, 8/16/15 1:00 PM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
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        Arduino Part 2 - Basic Programming Thursday, 8/20/15 9:00 AM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
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    EEE310: Arduino Part 3 - Programming

    Do you want to bring interactivity and intelligence to your TechShop projects? Programming basics for Arduino builds on the lessons learned in Arduino 1 and 2 with an in-depth look at how to write your own Arduino programs.

    In this class, we will cover the structure of an Arduino program, functions, variables, arrays, control structures, using Libraries and Arduino-specific functions.

    Students with no programming experience will appreciate learning basic concepts and structures for programming for the Arduino. Students with programming experience will appreciate learning the ins and outs of adapting their coding for use with the Arduino.

    Prerequisites: You need a working Arduino board, and the basic concepts of programming.

    2 sessions currently scheduled:
        Arduino Part 3 - Programming Sunday, 8/9/15 1:00 PM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
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        Arduino Part 3 - Programming Thursday, 8/20/15 1:00 PM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
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    EEE311: Arduino Part 4 - Displays

    A working Arduino display is a vital component to making interactive products, enabling them to feed information and simple graphics back to you and your users without being attached to a computer.

    In this installment of the Arduino programming series, you will learn how to attach a working display to your Arduino project and feed it information to display.

    You will learn both the hardware and software aspects of working with an LCD screen on your Arduino, practice feeding data to it and make the display respond to values input by buttons and a temperature-sensing thermistor. Finally, you will have the opportunity to make a button-controlled animated stick figure.

    Prerequisites: You should be able to program an Arduino reasonably well. Our Arduino Level 2 and 3 classes will prepare you for this class. Please bring an assembled Arduino board with you to this class. You can bring the one you built in the Arduino Level 1 class, or you may bring one you have purchased.

    2 sessions currently scheduled:
        Arduino Part 4 - Displays Sunday, 8/9/15 5:00 PM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
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        Arduino Part 4 - Displays Thursday, 8/20/15 5:00 PM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
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    EEE312: Arduino Part 5 - Inputs

    The Arduino Inputs class builds on participants' experiences in the earlier Arduino classes and focuses on how to work with information from a variety of external hardware devices.

    You will wire and program several projects to explore how to interpret and utilize the signals that different inputs feed into the Arduino, as well as learn how to write programs that work with these values.

    Class projects include advanced button work, noise detection, creating a touch sensor out of any capacitive surface, working with light and heat, and even using an accelerometer to detect motion like modern video game controllers or smart phones.

    Prerequisites: A good understanding of Arduino programming, which you can learn from TechShop Arduino classes. Please bring a functioning Arduino and breadboard kit to class.

    Materials fee covers a piezo buzzer, a variable resistor, a thermistor, a photo resistor, an accelerometer and various small parts required for the class. They are yours to keep afterwards.

    2 sessions currently scheduled:
        Arduino Part 5 - Inputs Thursday, 8/13/15 10:00 AM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
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        Arduino Part 5 - Inputs Thursday, 8/27/15 1:00 PM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
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    EEE313: Arduino Part 6 - Outputs

    The Arduino Outputs class builds on students' experiences in the earlier Arduino classes and focuses on how to control a variety of external hardware devices with an Arduino. Students will wire and program several projects to understand the main principles of controlling hardware with signal output from the Arduino.

    Projects in this class include making a breadboard drive around, adding sound to the Arduino project, investigating different types of motor control, controlling devices that work off a range of values (pulse width modulation) and controlling devices that require other power sources like motors and lamps through the use of relays and MOSFETS.

    Prerequisites: You should already have a good understanding of Arduino programming, which you can learn from TechShop Arduino classes. You also need to bring a functioning Arduino and breadboard kit to the class.

    Lab fee will pay for a piezo buzzer, variable resistor, thermistor, motor, servo motors and various small parts required for the class. They are yours to keep after class.

    2 sessions currently scheduled:
        Arduino Part 6 - Outputs Sunday, 8/16/15 5:00 PM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
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        Arduino Part 6 - Outputs Thursday, 8/27/15 5:00 PM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
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    EEE320: VirtualBench Measurements

    National Instruments VirtualBench combines common benchtop instruments into a single, compact device. Learn how to use VirtualBench to measure electronic signals.

    Learn how to:

    • Set up and install VirtualBench
    • Set up voltage and current sources with the power supply
    • Take voltage, resistance, and current measurements with the digital multimeter
    • Generate signals with the function generator
    • Use digital inputs and outputs
    • Display signals with the oscilloscope
    • Analyze digital timing with the logic analyzer

    2 sessions currently scheduled:
        VirtualBench Measurements Thursday, 8/6/15 8:30 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    4 SEATS LEFT
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        VirtualBench Measurements Thursday, 8/13/15 2:00 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
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        * 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


    1 session currently scheduled:
        myDAQ Measurements Thursday, 8/6/15 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
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    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

    1 session currently scheduled:
        LabVIEW Experiments Thursday, 8/13/15 4:30 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
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     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!

    7 sessions currently scheduled:
        Vacuum Forming SBU Saturday, 8/1/15 12:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
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        Vacuum Forming SBU Tuesday, 8/4/15 5:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
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        Vacuum Forming SBU Monday, 8/10/15 5:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
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        Vacuum Forming SBU Saturday, 8/15/15 9:00 AM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
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        Vacuum Forming SBU Tuesday, 8/18/15 5:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
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        Vacuum Forming SBU Monday, 8/24/15 5:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
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        Vacuum Forming SBU Saturday, 8/29/15 12:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
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    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.

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

    14 sessions currently scheduled:
        Sand Blasting and Powder Coating SBU Saturday, 8/1/15 9:30 AM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
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        Sand Blasting and Powder Coating SBU Tuesday, 8/4/15 5:30 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
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        Sand Blasting and Powder Coating SBU Wednesday, 8/12/15 12:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
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        Sand Blasting and Powder Coating SBU Saturday, 8/15/15 9:00 AM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
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        Sand Blasting and Powder Coating SBU Monday, 8/17/15 5:30 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
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        Sand Blasting and Powder Coating SBU Friday, 8/21/15 3:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
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        Sand Blasting and Powder Coating SBU Sunday, 8/23/15 12:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
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        Sand Blasting and Powder Coating SBU Wednesday, 8/26/15 9:30 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
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        Sand Blasting and Powder Coating SBU Sunday, 8/30/15 2:30 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
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        Sand Blasting and Powder Coating SBU Monday, 8/31/15 12:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
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    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.

    4 sessions currently scheduled:
        Silicone RTV Moldmaking and Casting Basics Sunday, 8/2/15 9:00 AM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
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        Silicone RTV Moldmaking and Casting Basics Friday, 8/14/15 5:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
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        Silicone RTV Moldmaking and Casting Basics Wednesday, 8/19/15 11:00 AM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
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        Silicone RTV Moldmaking and Casting Basics Monday, 8/31/15 4:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
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    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!

    3 sessions currently scheduled:
        Injection Molding SBU Tuesday, 8/11/15 11:00 AM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
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        Injection Molding SBU Monday, 8/17/15 4:00 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
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        Injection Molding SBU Friday, 8/21/15 1:00 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
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    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.

    3 sessions currently scheduled:
        Carbon Fiber Basics Wednesday, 8/5/15 5:00 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
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        Carbon Fiber Basics Wednesday, 8/19/15 4:30 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
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        Carbon Fiber Basics Saturday, 8/29/15 11:00 AM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
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     LASER CUTTING (LAS)
     
       
    LAS101: Laser Cutting and Etching SBU - Epilog

    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(s): None. However, familiarity with graphics software will be helpful.

    Equipment access: Laser cutter

    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 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.

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

    12 sessions currently scheduled:
        Laser Cutting and Etching SBU - Epilog Thursday, 7/30/15 7:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
    CLASS FULL
        Laser Cutting and Etching SBU - Epilog Saturday, 8/1/15 8:30 AM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
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        Laser Cutting and Etching SBU - Epilog Monday, 8/3/15 7:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
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        Laser Cutting and Etching SBU - Epilog Thursday, 8/6/15 3:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
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        Laser Cutting and Etching SBU - Epilog Saturday, 8/8/15 9:00 AM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
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        Laser Cutting and Etching SBU - Epilog Tuesday, 8/11/15 7:30 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
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        Laser Cutting and Etching SBU - Epilog Sunday, 8/16/15 9:30 AM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
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        Laser Cutting and Etching SBU - Epilog Tuesday, 8/18/15 7:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
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        Laser Cutting and Etching SBU - Epilog Thursday, 8/20/15 8:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
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        Laser Cutting and Etching SBU - Epilog Monday, 8/24/15 7:30 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
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        Laser Cutting and Etching SBU - Epilog Saturday, 8/29/15 9:00 AM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
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        Laser Cutting and Etching SBU - Epilog Monday, 8/31/15 7:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
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    LAS201: Laser Engraver Rotary Attachment SBU - Epilog

    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(s): LAS101 Laser Cutting and Etching SBU

    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 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!

    6 sessions currently scheduled:
        Laser Engraver Rotary Attachment SBU - Epilog Wednesday, 7/29/15 7:00 PM 2.0 Hours 3 SEATS TOTAL
    CLASS FULL
        Laser Engraver Rotary Attachment SBU - Epilog Tuesday, 8/4/15 7:00 PM 2.0 Hours 3 SEATS TOTAL
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        Laser Engraver Rotary Attachment SBU - Epilog Monday, 8/17/15 7:00 PM 2.0 Hours 3 SEATS TOTAL
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        Laser Engraver Rotary Attachment SBU - Epilog Saturday, 8/22/15 8:30 AM 2.0 Hours 3 SEATS TOTAL
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        Laser Engraver Rotary Attachment SBU - Epilog Monday, 8/24/15 8:30 AM 2.0 Hours 3 SEATS TOTAL
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        Laser Engraver Rotary Attachment SBU - Epilog Wednesday, 8/26/15 8:30 AM 2.0 Hours 3 SEATS TOTAL
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    LAS205: Advanced Laser Cutting and Etching Techniques - Epilog

    Have you already passed the Laser Cutter Safety and Basic Use class and want to take your laser skills to the next level? How would you like to be better prepared and more efficient with your time on the laser?

    In this class, we will build upon what you've already learned from your laser cutting experiences. You will learn how to quickly dial in the perfect settings for etching on any new material, set up complex jobs with multiple sets of settings, use color mapping and the powerful stamp and 3D modes for amazing effects. We will also cover how to use the print driver in ingenious ways.

    Your take-home class project will be a folding octahedron box.

    5 sessions currently scheduled:
        Advanced Laser Cutting and Etching Techniques - Epilog Tuesday, 7/28/15 7:00 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    CLASS FULL
        Advanced Laser Cutting and Etching Techniques - Epilog Monday, 8/10/15 7:30 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
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        Advanced Laser Cutting and Etching Techniques - Epilog Thursday, 8/13/15 8:00 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
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        Advanced Laser Cutting and Etching Techniques - Epilog Tuesday, 8/25/15 7:30 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
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        Advanced Laser Cutting and Etching Techniques - Epilog Thursday, 8/27/15 5:00 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
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     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

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

    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!

    6 sessions currently scheduled:
        Milling Machine SBU Tuesday, 7/28/15 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    CLASS FULL
        Milling Machine SBU Saturday, 8/1/15 8:30 AM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
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        Milling Machine SBU Tuesday, 8/4/15 5:00 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
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        Milling Machine SBU Saturday, 8/8/15 1:30 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
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        Milling Machine SBU Tuesday, 8/11/15 11:30 AM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
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        Milling Machine SBU Saturday, 8/15/15 8:30 AM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
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    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

    2 sessions currently scheduled:
        Advanced Milling Machine - Tramming and Precision Thursday, 8/20/15 11:00 AM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
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        Advanced Milling Machine - Tramming and Precision Tuesday, 8/25/15 5:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
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        * 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!

    5 sessions currently scheduled:
        Metal Lathe SBU Monday, 8/10/15 11:00 AM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    4 SEATS LEFT
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        Metal Lathe SBU Tuesday, 8/11/15 3:00 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    5 SEATS LEFT
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        Metal Lathe SBU Sunday, 8/16/15 2:00 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
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        Metal Lathe SBU Tuesday, 8/18/15 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
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        Metal Lathe SBU Sunday, 8/23/15 2:00 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    5 SEATS LEFT
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        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
       
    MAC202: Advanced Metal Lathe - Feeds, 4-Jaw Chuck and More Workholding

    In this class, you will learn how to safely perform several advanced operations on the metal lathe.

    You will learn to change out the chuck; center circular and square stock in the 4-jaw chuck; use a live center; turn between centers and mount stock between centers. You will also learn to use feed rates, a roughing pass and a finish pass to improve the overall look, feel and quality of your finished pieces.

    Your instructor will cover a wide variety of in-class projects that are designed to help you establish these skills.

    This is a great class for those looking to improve their overall level of comfort in the machine shop and metal lathe working skills.

    Prerequisite: You MUST have successfully completed the Metal Lathe SBU in order to take this class.

    2 sessions currently scheduled:
        Advanced Metal Lathe - Feeds, 4-Jaw Chuck and More Workholding Tuesday, 7/28/15 12:30 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
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        Advanced Metal Lathe - Feeds, 4-Jaw Chuck and More Workholding Monday, 8/24/15 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
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    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.

    1 session currently scheduled:
        Advanced Metal Lathe - Tooling and Tool Grinding Tuesday, 8/25/15 11:00 AM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
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    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.

    2 sessions currently scheduled:
        Advanced Metal Lathe - Knurling and Threading Sunday, 8/16/15 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
        Advanced Metal Lathe - Knurling and Threading Thursday, 8/20/15 5:00 PM 2.0 Hours 5 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
        * 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, no jewelry,no 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!

    11 sessions currently scheduled:
        Basic Metal Shop SBU Tuesday, 7/28/15 3:30 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    CLASS FULL
        Basic Metal Shop SBU Wednesday, 8/5/15 9:00 AM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    1 SEAT 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, 8/10/15 3:00 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
        Basic Metal Shop SBU Wednesday, 8/12/15 9:00 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 Saturday, 8/15/15 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
        Basic Metal Shop SBU Sunday, 8/16/15 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
        Basic Metal Shop SBU Tuesday, 8/18/15 11:00 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 Thursday, 8/20/15 2:00 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
        Basic Metal Shop SBU Saturday, 8/22/15 11:00 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 Monday, 8/24/15 11:00 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 Tuesday, 8/25/15 2:00 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.
       
    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!

    4 sessions currently scheduled:
        Sheet Metal Basics SBU Monday, 8/3/15 10:30 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
        Sheet Metal Basics SBU Sunday, 8/9/15 2:30 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    3 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $65.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $80.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
        Sheet Metal Basics SBU Friday, 8/21/15 12:00 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
        Sheet Metal Basics SBU Wednesday, 8/26/15 3:00 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.
     PROJECT (PJT)
     
       
    PJT103: Project Workshop: Build a Planter Box

    This 3-1/2-hour, project-based workshop includes plenty of hands-on practice working with power tools, assistance from an experienced instructor, and is a ton of fun!

    New to woodworking? No problem. You'll learn how to use the basic power tools in TechShop's wood shop, including the table saw, band saw, compound miter saw, drill press and sanding station -- and build a classic looking planter box to take home with you.

    All materials, tools and instruction to build the planter box are provided. Installing the planter box at home may require additional tools and parts not provided by TechShop.

    Upon completion of this Safety and Basic Use workshop, you will be authorized to use the wood shop tools on your own if you are a TechShop member. Sign up today!

    2 sessions currently scheduled:
        Project Workshop: Build a Planter Box Tuesday, 8/11/15 9:30 AM 3.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    5 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $109.00, No Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $140.00, No Materials Fee
        Project Workshop: Build a Planter Box Monday, 8/31/15 9:30 AM 3.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    5 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $109.00, No Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $140.00, No Materials Fee
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
       
    PJT105: Project Workshop: Build a Wine Rack

    This 3-hour, project-based workshop includes plenty of hands-on practice working with power tools, assistance from an experienced instructor, and is a ton of fun!

    New to woodworking? No problem. You'll learn how to use the basic power tools in TechShop's wood shop, including the table saw, band saw, compound miter saw, drill press and sanding station -- and build an elegant wine rack to take home with you.

    All materials, tools and instruction to build the wine rack are provided. Finishes and installing the wine rack at home may require additional tools and parts not provided by TechShop.

    Upon completion of this Safety and Basic Use workshop, you will be authorized to use the wood shop tools on your own if you are a TechShop member. Sign up today!



    2 sessions currently scheduled:
        Project Workshop: Build a Wine Rack Thursday, 8/6/15 4:30 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    5 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $109.00, No Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $140.00, No Materials Fee
        Project Workshop: Build a Wine Rack Monday, 8/17/15 3:00 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    5 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $109.00, No Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $140.00, No Materials Fee
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
     RAPID PROTOTYPING (PRO)
     
       
    PRO102: 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.

    In this class, you will learn how to import, prepare and print your three-dimensional parts using the MakerBot Replicator 3D printer. By the end of the class, 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 that TechShop has designed.

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

    9 sessions currently scheduled:
        MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer SBU Tuesday, 7/28/15 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
    CLASS FULL
        MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer SBU Saturday, 8/1/15 9:00 AM 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
        MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer SBU Wednesday, 8/5/15 5:00 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
        MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer SBU Saturday, 8/8/15 9:30 AM 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
        MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer SBU Tuesday, 8/11/15 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
        MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer SBU Saturday, 8/15/15 12:00 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
        MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer SBU Wednesday, 8/19/15 5:00 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
        MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer SBU Saturday, 8/22/15 9:00 AM 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
        MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer SBU Saturday, 8/29/15 9:00 AM 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
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
       
    PRO101: Afinia 3D Printer SBU

    In this Level 1 Safety and Basic Usage (SBU) class, you will learn how to import, prepare and print your three-dimensional parts using our desktop 3D printer.

    3D printing, also known as “additive manufacturing” or “rapid prototyping,” allows you to quickly and easily create a physical object from a computer model, literally printing the part as it goes. Building your parts out of durable ABS plastic, our printer has a resolution of 0.2mm and is ideal for making small plastic parts and creating real world prototypes from your CAD designs.

    After this class, you will have all the information and knowledge neccessary to use this machine for all your 3D printing needs!

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

    8 sessions currently scheduled:
        Afinia 3D Printer SBU Friday, 7/31/15 7:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
    6 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $55.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $70.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Afinia 3D Printer SBU Saturday, 8/1/15 3:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
    6 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $55.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $70.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Afinia 3D Printer SBU Saturday, 8/8/15 12:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
    6 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $55.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $70.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Afinia 3D Printer SBU Wednesday, 8/12/15 5:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
    6 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $55.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $70.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Afinia 3D Printer SBU Saturday, 8/15/15 3:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
    6 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $55.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $70.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Afinia 3D Printer SBU Saturday, 8/22/15 12:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
    6 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $55.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $70.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Afinia 3D Printer SBU Wednesday, 8/26/15 5:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
    6 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $55.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $70.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Afinia 3D Printer SBU Saturday, 8/29/15 3:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
    6 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.
       
    PRO108: 3D Scanning and Editing on the NextEngine

    Learn how to take full-color 3D scans on TechShop's NextEngine scanner!

    This Safety and Basic Use (SBU) course will show you how to scan a physical object and create a usable model that can be imported into countless CAD packages. Learn to scan, align, trim, fuse, and fill.

    With such versatile scanning capabilities, you can use the NextEngine 3D scanner to reverse engineer existing parts that are too difficult to take measurements from.

    Once you take this class, your resources as a maker and 3D modeler will open up a whole new world!

    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:
        3D Scanning and Editing on the NextEngine Tuesday, 7/28/15 3:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    CLASS FULL
        3D Scanning and Editing on the NextEngine Saturday, 8/22/15 10:00 AM 2.0 Hours 4 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.
     SOCIAL EVENTS (SOC)
     
       
    SOC526: TechShop Orientation

    Welcome to TechShop!

    We're excited that you are thinking about or already have joined our vibrant community and want to take advantage of all the equipment and classes that TechShop has to offer.

    You are invited to join us for our New Member Orientation, where we will talk about how the shop works and how you can get the most out of your membership here.

    Looking forward to seeing you there and around the shop!

    2 sessions currently scheduled:
        TechShop Orientation
    (TechShop Orientation)
    Saturday, 8/1/15 3:30 PM 1.0 Hour 25 SEATS TOTAL
    24 SEATS LEFT
        Member and non-member Sign Up FREE, No Materials Fee
        TechShop Orientation
    (TechShop Orientation)
    Sunday, 8/23/15 3:00 PM 1.0 Hour 25 SEATS TOTAL
    25 SEATS LEFT
        Member and non-member Sign Up FREE, No Materials Fee
     STEAM CLASSES (STEAM)
     
       
    STEAM513: Youth Soldering and Basic Electronics- Make a TrashAMP!

    THIS COURSE IS FOR YOUTH AGES 8-17 ONLY!

    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, solder together your own TrashAMP- a unique portable speakers for your smartphone, electric guitar, and more!

    All material will come with the class

    This is a fun first class for kids and adults!

    After students have taken this workshop, they will have passed the Soldering and Basic Electronics SBU

    Prerequisite(s): None!

    Project: TrashAmp

    Equipment access: Soldering Irons

    Minimum age: 8 years

    Supervision requirements: When using machines outside of class, 8- to 12-year-olds may only use equipment during "Supervised Maker Sessions" (classes and courses taught and supervised by TechShop Youth Education instructors). Members who are 12-15 years old must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian who has passed the SBU when using the tool outside of "Supervised Maker Sessions."

    Note: All minors must have a Minor Liability Waiver filled out by a parent or guardian when dropped off at TechShop. These waivers will be provided at the Front Desk. Minors may not enter the building without the Waiver.

    Safety: Closed-toed shoes are mandatory.

    2 sessions currently scheduled:
        Youth Soldering and Basic Electronics- Make a TrashAMP!
    (Youth Soldering and Basic Electronics- Make a TrashAMP!)
    Sunday, 8/2/15 10:30 AM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
    4 SEATS LEFT
        Member and non-member Sign Up $45.00 plus $35.00 Materials Fee
        Youth Soldering and Basic Electronics- Make a TrashAMP!
    (Youth Soldering and Basic Electronics- Make a TrashAMP!)
    Sunday, 8/23/15 12:30 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
    6 SEATS LEFT
        Member and non-member Sign Up $45.00 plus $35.00 Materials Fee
       
    STEAM552: Youth Hand Tools Basics

    This is a great skill building class for parents who are looking to familiarize their children with shop tools and how to correctly use various instruments. The class is also ideal for young people who are interested in learning how these tools can empower them to build whatever they imagine, from a skate ramp to a backyard roller coaster.

    In this class, you will learn how to safely operate a number of the most frequently used hand tools. Your Instructor will guide you through the proper techniques to cut, shape, assemble, and finish a small project.

    2 sessions currently scheduled:
        Youth Hand Tools Basics
    (Youth Hand Tools Basics)
    Sunday, 8/9/15 10:00 AM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    4 SEATS LEFT
        Member and non-member Sign Up $50.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Youth Hand Tools Basics
    (Youth Hand Tools Basics)
    Sunday, 8/23/15 9:30 AM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    4 SEATS LEFT
        Member and non-member Sign Up $50.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
       
    STEAM538: Youth Laser Cutting and Etching SBU - Epilog

    THIS COURSE IS FOR YOUTH AGES 8-17 ONLY!

    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(s): None!

    Equipment access: Laser cutter

    Minimum age: 8 years

    Supervision requirements: When using the laser cutter outside of class time, 8- to 12-year-olds may only use equipment during "Supervised Maker Sessions" (classes and courses taught and supervised by TechShop Youth Education instructors). Members who are 12-15 years old must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian who has passed the SBU when using the tool outside of "Supervised Maker Sessions."

    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:
        Youth Laser Cutting and Etching SBU - Epilog
    (Youth Laser Cutting and Etching)
    Tuesday, 8/25/15 2:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
    6 SEATS LEFT
        Member and non-member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Youth Laser Cutting and Etching SBU - Epilog
    (Youth Laser Cutting and Etching)
    Thursday, 8/27/15 4:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
    6 SEATS LEFT
        Member and non-member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
       
    STEAM543: Youth Heat Press and Vinyl Cutter SBU

    THIS COURSE IS FOR YOUTH AGES 8-17 ONLY!

    Learn to use the vinyl cutter and heat press to make your own customized tee shirts as well as a sticker to take home. In this hands on class, a teacher will go over each step so students walk away from the class with an the knowledge of how to properly use the machine. Learn how to import designs from graphic software such as Adobe Illustrator and CorelDRAW into FlexiStarter, the software used to control the vinyl cutter.

    Students are encouraged to bring a USB with black and white images on them. A teacher consult with the students of what images are correct and if possible, cut them out with the vinyl cutter.

    After students have taken this workshop, they will have passed the Vinyl Cutting and Heat Press SBU

    Prerequisite(s): None!

    Project: Heat Press a Tee Shirt and create a sticker!

    Equipment access: Heat Press and Vinyl Cutter

    Minimum age: 8 years

    Supervision requirements: When using machines outside of class, 8- to 12-year-olds may only use equipment during "Supervised Maker Sessions" (classes and courses taught and supervised by TechShop Youth Education instructors). Members who are 12-15 years old must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian who has passed the SBU when using the tool outside of "Supervised Maker Sessions."

    Note: All minors must have a Minor Liability Waiver filled out by a parent or guardian when dropped off at TechShop. These waivers will be provided at the Front Desk. Minors may not enter the building without the Waiver.

    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!

    1 session currently scheduled:
        Youth Heat Press and Vinyl Cutter SBU
    (Youth Heat Press and Vinyl Cutter)
    Monday, 8/10/15 12:30 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
    6 SEATS LEFT
        Member and non-member Sign Up $60.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
       
    STEAM541: Parent and Child MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer SBU

    THIS COURSE IS FOR YOUTH AGES 8-17 ONLY AND PARENT/GUARDIANS

    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.

    In this class, you will learn how to import, prepare and print your three-dimensional parts using the MakerBot Replicator 3D printer. By the end of the class, 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 that TechShop has designed.

    Each slot in this course is for 1 Parent/Guardian and 1 child. Both participants will be certified on our tools. To sign up, enroll the parent/guardian and pay, then call the front desk to enroll the child.

    Prerequisites: None

    Equipment access: 3D printer

    Minimum age: 8 years. Parent/guardian must be at least 18

    Supervision requirements: When using the 3D printer outside of class time, 8- to 12-year-olds may only use equipment during "supervised maker sessions." (Classes and course being taught and supervised by TechShop Youth Education instructors) All 12- to 15-year-old members must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian who has passed the SBU when using the tool outside of supervised maker sessions.

    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!

    1 session currently scheduled:
        Parent and Child MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer SBU
    (Parent and Child MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer)
    Tuesday, 8/25/15 5:00 PM 2.0 Hours 3 SEATS TOTAL
    3 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $120.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $150.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
     STEAM HOMESCHOOL SESSIONS (STEAM)
     
       
    STEAM499: Homeschool: Multi-Day Advanced Fabrication Session

    The Multi-Day Advanced Fabrication Session is designed to create a relaxed and non-pressured environment in which students learn advanced techniques and higher course tools as followup to what they learned during the previous Multi-Day Design and Build Session.

    After every Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class, each participant will complete a class project to demonstrate they have learned how to use the tool (e.g., laser etch dog tags, heat press a t-shirt, etc.).

    Students will also have free time during some sessions which will enable them to work on personal projects or work one on one with Instructors to learn more advanced techniques. The sessions are great for reinforcing what students have learned and help them turn their ideas into a reality. Students will also be encouraged to work on larger projects throughout the sessions.

    This course is great for beginners and introduces students to TechShop and all the programs and tools we have to offer.

    Participants will learn and be passed on the following tools and software:

    Laser SBU, 3D Printing SBU, Basic Hand Tools SBU, Vinyl Cutter and Heat Press SBU, Basic Sewing Machine SBU, Soldering and Electronics Basics, Resin Pouring and RTV Moldmaking, Adobe Illustrator SBU, 123D Design, How to Use a Stylus, 123D Design Advanced and 123D Make (Color Mapping), and MORE!

    Classes are from 9:30AM-12:30PM on Tuesdays for 12 sessions. Click to get more information and session dates.



    Session dates listed below:
    • Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015
    • Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015
    • Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015
    • Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015
    • Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015
    • Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015
    • Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015
    • Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015
    • Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015
    • Tuesday, Nov. 03, 2015
    • Tuesday, Nov.17, 2015
    • Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015
    Prerequisite(s): Design and Build Homeschool Session

    Minimum age: 8 years

    Supervision requirements: When using machines outside of class, 8- to 12-year-olds may only use equipment during Supervised Maker Sessions (classes and courses taught and supervised by TechShop Youth Education instructors). Members who are 12-15 years old must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian who has passed the SBU when using the tool outside Supervised Maker Sessions.

    Safety: Closed-toed shoes are mandatory.

    1 session currently scheduled:
        Homeschool: Multi-Day Advanced Fabrication Session
    (Homeschool: Multi-Day Advanced Fabrication Session)
    Tuesday, 9/1/15 9:30 AM 3.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
    12 SEATS LEFT
        Member and non-member Sign Up $800.00 plus $40.00 Materials Fee
       
    STEAM500: Homeschool: Multi-Day Design and Build Session

    The Multi-Day Design and Build Session is designed to create a relaxed and non-pressured environment in which students learn and utilize a variety of tools. After every Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class, each participant will complete a class project to demonstrate they have learned how to use the tool (e.g., laser etch dog tags, heat press a t-shirt, etc.).

    Students will also have free time during some sessions to work on personal projects or one on one with Instructors to practice more advanced techniques. The sessions are great for reinforcing what students have learned and help them turn their ideas into a reality.

    This course is great for beginners and introduces students to TechShop and all the programs and tools we have to offer.

    Participants will learn and be passed on the following tools and software:

    Laser SBU, 3D Printing SBU, Basic Hand Tools SBU, Vinyl Cutter and Heat Press SBU, Basic Sewing Machine SBU, Soldering and Electronics Basics, Resin Pouring and RTV Moldmaking, Adobe Illustrator SBU, 123D Design, How to Use a Stylus, 123D Design Advanced and 123D Make (Color Mapping), and MORE!

    Classes are from 9:30AM-12:30PM on Wednesdays for 12 sessions. Click to get more information and session dates.

    Session dates listed below:
    • Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015
    • Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015
    • Wednesday, Sept.16, 2015
    • Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015
    • Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015
    • Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015
    • Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015
    • Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015
    • Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015
    • Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015
    • Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015
    • Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015
    Prerequisite(s): None!

    Minimum age: 8 years

    Supervision requirements: When using machines outside of class, 8- to 12-year-olds may only use equipment during Supervised Maker Sessions (classes and courses taught and supervised by TechShop Youth Education instructors). Members who are 12-15 years old must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian who has passed the SBU when using the tool outside Supervised Maker Sessions.

    Safety: Closed-toed shoes are mandatory.

    1 session currently scheduled:
        Homeschool: Multi-Day Design and Build Session
    (Homeschool: Multi-Day Design and Build Session)
    Wednesday, 9/2/15 9:30 AM 3.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
    11 SEATS LEFT
        Member and non-member Sign Up $800.00 plus $40.00 Materials Fee
       
    STEAM501: Homeschool: Multi-Day Prop/Costume Making Session

    The Prop/Costume Making course is an exciting and interactive course that allows students to make costume and prop items, including ones they design themselves.

    Participants will learn the basics of 3D modeling as well as different programs to turn their ideas into reality. Students will also have free time during some sessions to work on personal projects or one on one with Instructors to learn more advanced techniques. They will learn how to use the laser cutter to create parts they can vacuum form, create resin jewelry, incorporate electronics into their clothing, and learn how to laser cut fabric and then sew it together. These are just a few of the items students in this course will learn how to make. Near the end of the session, participant will begin designing bigger projects to work on and complete during the session.

    This is a great non-pressure environment that allows students to explore their creativity and realize the potential of their ideas.

    Participants will learn and be passed on the following tools and software:

    Laser SBU, 3D Printing SBU, Soldering and Basic Electronics, Working with LEDs, Resin Pouring and Silicon RTV Moldmaking Basics, Basic Sewing Machine, 123D Design, Pepakura, 123D Make, Basic Programming, and MORE!

    Classes are from 9:30AM-12:30PM on Thursdays for 12 sessions. Click to get more information and session dates.



    Session dates listed below:
    • Thursday, Sept. 03, 2015
    • Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015
    • Thursday, Sept. 15, 2015
    • Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015
    • Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015
    • Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015
    • Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015
    • Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015
    • Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015
    • Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015
    • Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015
    • Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015
    Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of Design and Build Homeschool Session

    Minimum age: 12 years

    Supervision requirements: Members who are 12-15 years old must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian who has passed the SBU when using the tool outsideSupervised Maker Sessions (classes and courses taught and supervised by TechShop Youth Education instructors).

    Safety: Closed-toed shoes are mandatory.

    1 session currently scheduled:
        Homeschool: Multi-Day Prop/Costume Making Session
    (Homeschool: Multi-Day Prop/Costume Making Session)
    Thursday, 9/3/15 9:30 AM 3.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
    12 SEATS LEFT
        Member and non-member Sign Up $800.00 plus $80.00 Materials Fee
       
    STEAM502: Homeschool: Multi-Day Arduino and Basic Electronics Session

    Introduction to Arduino and Basic Electronics is an exciting and interactive course that allows students to learn fabrication tools as well as Arduino, electronics, and programming.

    Participants will learn something new every week as well as have free time during some sessions to work on personal projects or one on one with instructors to practice more advanced techniques. During the weeks in which they are learning programming, participants will have the opportunity to also use the laser cutter and 3D printer throughout the class.

    This course is great for previous Homeschool attendees as well as those interested in electronics or programming.

    Participants will learn and be passed on the following tools and software:

    Laser SBU, 3D Printing SBU, Soldering and Basic Electronics, Working with LED's, Resin Pouring and Silicon RTV Moldmaking Basics, Arduino 1-5, 123D Make, Basic Programming, and MORE!

    Classes are from 9:30AM-12:30PM on Fridays for 12 sessions. Click to get more information and session dates.

    Session dates listed below:
    • Friday, Sept. 4, 2015
    • Friday, Sept. 11, 2015
    • Friday, Sept. 16, 2015
    • Friday, Sept. 18, 2015
    • Friday, Oct. 2, 2015
    • Friday, Oct. 9, 2015
    • Friday, Oct. 16, 2015
    • Friday, Oct. 23, 2015
    • Friday, Oct. 30, 2015
    • Friday, Nov. 6, 2015
    • Friday, Nov. 20, 2015
    • Friday, Dec. 4, 2015


    Prerequisite(s): None!

    Minimum age: 8 years

    Supervision requirements: When using machines outside of class, 8- to 12-year-olds may only use equipment during Supervised Maker Sessions (classes and courses taught and supervised by TechShop Youth Education instructors). Members who are 12-15 years old must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian who has passed the SBU when using the tool outside Supervised Maker Sessions.

    Safety: Closed-toed shoes are mandatory.

    1 session currently scheduled:
        Homeschool: Multi-Day Arduino and Basic Electronics Session
    (Homeschool: Multi-Day Arduino Session)
    Friday, 9/4/15 9:30 AM 3.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
    12 SEATS LEFT
        Member and non-member Sign Up $800.00 plus $80.00 Materials Fee
     STEAM SUMMER CAMPS (STEAM)
     
       
    STEAM534: Summer of Creation: Design and Build

    Design and Build Camp introduces young innovators to software and provides a chance to bring creations to life using TechShop’s laser cutters and 3D printers! Designers will start off learning and refining their CAD (computer aided design) skills in Autodesk and Adobe software before bringing projects to our Epilog laser cutters and MakerBot 3D printers.

    Students who take and successfully pass this course will be certified to use the laser cutters and the MakerBot 3D printers at TechShop.

    This one-week Summer Camp is for kids ages 8-17, Monday through Friday from 9:30AM - 3:30PM.

    Maker Sessions are available from the end of class until 6PM for an additional $150 for the week. These sessions will allow young makers to continue working on their projects with the tools they have learned.

    To sign up for a Maker Session, please purchase one Summer of Creation: Maker Session seat for each child you would like to attend.

    Please make sure to purchase the Maker Session that begins on the same day as your child's camp!

    3 sessions currently scheduled:
        Summer of Creation: Design and Build Monday, 8/3/15 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
    4 SEATS LEFT
        Member and non-member Sign Up $600.00, No Materials Fee
        Summer of Creation: Design and Build Monday, 8/10/15 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
    10 SEATS LEFT
        Member and non-member Sign Up $600.00, No Materials Fee
        Summer of Creation: Design and Build Monday, 8/24/15 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
    6 SEATS LEFT
        Member and non-member Sign Up $600.00, No 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 one-week Summer Camp is for kids ages 12-17, Monday through Friday from 9:30AM - 3:30PM.

    Maker Sessions are available from the end of class until 6PM for an additional $150 for the week. These sessions will allow young makers to continue working on their projects with the tools they have learned.

    To sign up for a Maker Session, please purchase one Summer of Creation: Maker Session seat for each child you would like to attend.

    Please make sure to purchase the Maker Session that begins on the same day as your child's camp!

    2 sessions currently scheduled:
        Summer of Creation: Arduino Robotics Monday, 8/3/15 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
    5 SEATS LEFT
        Member and non-member Sign Up $600.00 plus $100.00 Materials Fee
        Summer of Creation: Arduino Robotics Monday, 8/17/15 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
    12 SEATS LEFT
        Member and non-member Sign Up $600.00 plus $100.00 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 one-week Summer Camp is for kids ages 8-17, Monday through Friday from 9:30AM - 3:30PM.

    Maker Sessions are available from the end of class until 6PM for an additional $150 for the week. These sessions will allow young makers to continue working on their projects with the tools they have learned.

    To sign up for a Maker Session, please purchase one Summer of Creation: Maker Session seat for each child you would like to attend.

    Please make sure to purchase the Maker Session that begins on the same day as your child's camp!

    1 session currently scheduled:
        Summer of Creation: Basic Electronics Monday, 8/10/15 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
    9 SEATS LEFT
        Member and non-member Sign Up $600.00, No 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.

    3 sessions currently scheduled:
        Summer of Creation: Maker Sessions Monday, 8/3/15 3:30 PM 3.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
    11 SEATS LEFT
        Member and non-member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
        Summer of Creation: Maker Sessions Monday, 8/10/15 3:30 PM 3.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
    11 SEATS LEFT
        Member and non-member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
        Summer of Creation: Maker Sessions Monday, 8/24/15 3:30 PM 3.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
    11 SEATS LEFT
        Member and non-member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
     STEAM WORKSHOPS (STEAM)
     
       
    STEAM706: Youth MIG Welder and Plasma Cutter

    THIS WORKSHOP IS FOR YOUTH AGES 12-17 ONLY!

    Students, enjoy a break from school and come in to TechShop to blow off some creative STEAM! Students in this course are supervised and assisted by TechShop Youth Education instructors while using the hand held plasma cutter and MIG welder to design and create with metal. First, plan and draw design on sheet metal. Next, cut it out with the plasma cutter and assemble with the MIG welder. Leave with a unique metal monster, tree, abstract piece, or whatever else you can imagine. Come in, get creative, and get refreshed! All levels are welcome, from introductory welders to advanced welders!

    Project: Design, cut and weld a metal creation.

    Prerequisite(s): None.

    Equipment access: None. Students are allowed to use MIG welder and plasma cutter with assistance from instructors. This course does not offer safety and basic use (SBU) instruction of the MIG welder or plasma cutter.

    Minimum age: 12

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

    Note: All minors must have a Minor Liability Waiver filled out by a parent or guardian when dropped off at TechShop. These waivers will be provided at the Front Desk. Minors may not enter the building without the Waiver.

    Safety: Closed-toed shoes are mandatory. Students are advised to wear leather welding jacket, leather welding pants, leather boots, respirator and hearing protection. Welding jackets will be provided.

    2 sessions currently scheduled:
        Youth MIG Welder and Plasma Cutter
    (Youth MIG Welder and Plasma Cutter)
    Sunday, 8/16/15 4:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
    6 SEATS LEFT
        Member and non-member Sign Up $75.00, No Materials Fee
        Youth MIG Welder and Plasma Cutter
    (Youth MIG Welder and Plasma Cutter)
    Saturday, 8/29/15 10:30 AM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
    6 SEATS LEFT
        Member and non-member Sign Up $75.00, No Materials Fee
       
    STEAM551: Single-Day Youth Maker Session

    Supervised making and design time for youth ages 8-17.

    This is a SINGLE-DAY Course!

    In this course, youth will be free to work on projects of their own design while being supervised and assisted by TechShop youth education instructors. Students in this course will be supervised while using our design lab classroom, CNC laser cutters, and 3D printers as well as various handheld tools. They will be encouraged to explore various design and fabrication methods with the guidance of their instructors to allow for creative and open making.

    *Disclaimer: This course does not offer safety and basic use instruction of the CNC lasers, 3D printers, or any tools that require a safety and basic use (SBU) course. Students who have completed TechShop SBUs or TechShop Summer of Creation courses are eligible to use tools in the TechShop Youth Maker Sessions.

    5 sessions currently scheduled:
        Single-Day Youth Maker Session
    (Single-Day Youth Maker Session)
    Monday, 8/17/15 4:00 PM 3.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
    12 SEATS LEFT
        Member and non-member Sign Up $60.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
        Single-Day Youth Maker Session
    (Single-Day Youth Maker Session)
    Friday, 8/21/15 4:00 PM 3.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
    12 SEATS LEFT
        Member and non-member Sign Up $60.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
        Single-Day Youth Maker Session
    (Single-Day Youth Maker Session)
    Monday, 8/24/15 5:00 PM 3.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
    12 SEATS LEFT
        Member and non-member Sign Up $60.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
        Single-Day Youth Maker Session
    (Single-Day Youth Maker Session)
    Wednesday, 8/26/15 4:00 PM 3.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
    12 SEATS LEFT
        Member and non-member Sign Up $60.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
        Single-Day Youth Maker Session
    (Single-Day Youth Maker Session)
    Friday, 8/28/15 5:00 PM 3.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
    12 SEATS LEFT
        Member and non-member Sign Up $60.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
     TEXTILES (TXL)
     
       
    TXL525: Read-a-Sewing-Pattern Workshop

    Ever wanted to make your own garment, but it seemed like you'd have to learn a new language? Come, take a vocabulary lesson with us -- and feel free to bring a pattern you have questions about.

    This class is an introduction for people who would like more information or are new to using patterns. It is easy to be overwhelmed and this class will help you locate the key information. It will also explain how to follow the directions to assemble a completed project.

    Please bring in a pattern you would like use as a reference or one that you have questions about.

    1 session currently scheduled:
        Read-a-Sewing-Pattern Workshop Thursday, 8/6/15 2:30 PM 1.0 Hour 6 SEATS TOTAL
    3 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $30.00, No Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $40.00, No Materials Fee
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
       
    TXL101: Basic Sewing Machine SBU

    In this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class, learn to use a sewing machine. Acquire skills to correctly thread machine, fill and place the bobbin, and change the foot. Also learn to sew straight, zig-zag, basting, and other specialty stitches.

    This machine sews 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

    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 sewing 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!

    4 sessions currently scheduled:
        Basic Sewing Machine SBU Thursday, 7/30/15 2:00 PM 1.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    1 SEAT LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $45.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $55.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Basic Sewing Machine SBU Saturday, 8/1/15 1:00 PM 1.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    3 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $45.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $55.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Basic Sewing Machine SBU Thursday, 8/13/15 9:00 AM 1.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    4 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $45.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $55.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Basic Sewing Machine SBU Saturday, 8/29/15 4:00 PM 1.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    4 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $45.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $55.00 plus $5.00 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 Thursday, 8/13/15 11:30 AM 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
        CNC Embroiderer SBU Saturday, 8/29/15 1:00 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.
       
    TXL110: Industrial Sewing Machines - SBU

    In this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class, learn to use the Juki straight (or single) stitch industrial sewing machine and the Juki industrial walking foot sewing machine. 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. Start sewing like a pro!

    Project: Scissor pouch

    Prerequisites: None

    Equipment access: Industrial single stitch sewing machine and industrial walking foot sewing 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 industrial 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.

    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:
        Industrial Sewing Machines - SBU Thursday, 7/30/15 11:00 AM 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
        Industrial Sewing Machines - SBU Saturday, 8/1/15 4:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 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
        Industrial Sewing Machines - SBU Thursday, 8/20/15 9:00 AM 2.0 Hours 4 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.
       
    TXL105: Industrial Serger Sewing Machine SBU

    In this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class, learn to use 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 this efficient machine.

    Project: Small pocket bag

    Prerequisites: None

    Equipment access: Industrial serger sewing 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 serger 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:
        Industrial Serger Sewing Machine SBU Thursday, 8/6/15 12:00 PM 1.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    3 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $45.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $55.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Industrial Serger Sewing Machine SBU Saturday, 8/15/15 2:00 PM 1.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    4 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $45.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $55.00 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!

    6 sessions currently scheduled:
        CNC Long Arm Quilting Machine SBU Friday, 7/31/15 4:30 PM 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 Monday, 8/3/15 10:00 AM 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
        CNC Long Arm Quilting Machine SBU Friday, 8/7/15 3:00 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
        CNC Long Arm Quilting Machine SBU Wednesday, 8/12/15 2:00 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
        CNC Long Arm Quilting Machine SBU Saturday, 8/15/15 4:00 PM 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 Tuesday, 8/18/15 5:30 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.
       
    TXL204: Digitizer Pro Embroiderer Software

    In this lecture-based class, learn the many aspects of this feature-rich, digitizing (creating machine embroidery stitches from 2D artwork) software package by Janome. (The software also supports Brother.) See how embroidery designs are created from existing artwork, objects (e.g., shapes, text, and clipart), and original artwork. This software-focused class does not include time on the CNC embroidery machine. Prepare to start having fun printing art in thread!

    Project: None

    Prerequisites: None. TXL103 CNC Embroidery Machine is recommended

    Equipment access: Digitizer embroidery software

    Safety: Closed-toed shoes are required.

    2 sessions currently scheduled:
        Digitizer Pro Embroiderer Software Thursday, 8/6/15 9:00 AM 2.5 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
    8 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $60.00, No Materials Fee
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        Digitizer Pro Embroiderer Software Saturday, 8/15/15 4:00 PM 2.5 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
    5 SEATS LEFT
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        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
       
    TXL301: Textiles - Sewing a Tote Bag

    You've taken the Basic Sewing Machine Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class. What's next? Go green with your own grocery bags!

    Make this grocery/tote bag and become one with the sewing machine. Learn what it takes to make seams that won't fall out in the wash or during use. Use several functional stitches, learn how to set them up and when to use them.

    In this class, we will discuss how to change the size, add pockets, change positioning of handles and reinforce the bag and handles. Participants who have taken the Serger SBU will serge seams when appropriate and learn how to tell when to sew and when to serge.

    This is a simple project in a short time span that's packed with juicy knowledge and class time on the machine to slingshot the beginning sewer/maker onto creating bigger, better, more customized fabric items.

    In this second in a series of Textile Project classes, come, sew and socialize with others who like to sew and share ideas and skills! The two-hour class includes time afterwards to finish your project, socialize, experiment and ask questions of the instructor and classmates. As with most projects that allow for individual customizing, it's not expected that you will completely finish the project during the class, so, the time afterwards will give you more time to sew!

    Prerequisite: TXL101: Basic Sewing Machine SBU.

    1 session currently scheduled:
        Textiles - Sewing a Tote Bag
    (Textiles - Sewing a Tote Bag)
    Thursday, 8/20/15 12:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
    5 SEATS LEFT
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        * 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!

    14 sessions currently scheduled:
        MIG Welding SBU Tuesday, 7/28/15 5:00 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    CLASS FULL
        MIG Welding SBU Thursday, 8/6/15 8:30 AM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    3 SEATS LEFT
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        MIG Welding SBU Saturday, 8/8/15 2:00 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    5 SEATS LEFT
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        MIG Welding SBU Monday, 8/10/15 6:30 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    5 SEATS LEFT
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        MIG Welding SBU Wednesday, 8/12/15 3:00 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    4 SEATS LEFT
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        MIG Welding SBU Friday, 8/14/15 8:30 AM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    5 SEATS LEFT
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        MIG Welding SBU Monday, 8/17/15 8:30 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    5 SEATS LEFT
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        MIG Welding SBU Wednesday, 8/19/15 8:00 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    3 SEATS LEFT
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        MIG Welding SBU Friday, 8/21/15 12:00 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    5 SEATS LEFT
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        MIG Welding SBU Sunday, 8/23/15 3:00 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    5 SEATS LEFT
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        MIG Welding SBU Wednesday, 8/26/15 3:00 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    5 SEATS LEFT
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        MIG Welding SBU Friday, 8/28/15 7:00 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    5 SEATS LEFT
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        MIG Welding SBU Sunday, 8/30/15 11:30 AM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    5 SEATS LEFT
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        MIG Welding SBU Monday, 8/31/15 9:00 AM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    5 SEATS LEFT
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        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
       
    WLD202: MIG Welding 2 - Make Better Welds

    After completing the MIG SBU class, you can practice specific joints and improve weld bead quality under guidance of an instructor.

    In this class, many different joints and out of position welding will be discussed, and 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. Participants will perform at their own rates.

    Prerequisite: MIG Welding SBU

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

    2 sessions currently scheduled:
        MIG Welding 2 - Make Better Welds Thursday, 8/6/15 8:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    4 SEATS LEFT
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        MIG Welding 2 - Make Better Welds Tuesday, 8/18/15 8:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    4 SEATS LEFT
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        * 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 beprovided 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!

    11 sessions currently scheduled:
        TIG Welding SBU Wednesday, 7/29/15 6:00 PM 2.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    CLASS FULL
        TIG Welding SBU Wednesday, 8/5/15 8:00 PM 2.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    3 SEATS LEFT
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        TIG Welding SBU Thursday, 8/6/15 2:30 PM 2.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    3 SEATS LEFT
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        TIG Welding SBU Sunday, 8/9/15 2:30 PM 2.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    4 SEATS LEFT
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        TIG Welding SBU Wednesday, 8/12/15 8:30 AM 2.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    4 SEATS LEFT
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        TIG Welding SBU Friday, 8/14/15 11:30 AM 2.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    4 SEATS LEFT
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        TIG Welding SBU Monday, 8/17/15 2:00 PM 2.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    3 SEATS LEFT
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        TIG Welding SBU Friday, 8/21/15 6:00 PM 2.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    4 SEATS LEFT
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        TIG Welding SBU Sunday, 8/23/15 9:00 AM 2.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    4 SEATS LEFT
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        TIG Welding SBU Wednesday, 8/26/15 6:00 PM 2.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    4 SEATS LEFT
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        TIG Welding SBU Sunday, 8/30/15 8:30 AM 2.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    4 SEATS LEFT
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        * 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: TIG Welding SBU.

    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.

    2 sessions currently scheduled:
        TIG Welding 2 - Aluminum Tuesday, 8/4/15 8:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    3 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $80.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
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        TIG Welding 2 - Aluminum Thursday, 8/20/15 8:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    2 SEATS LEFT
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        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
     WOODSHOP (WOD)
     
       
    WOD102: Hand Tool Basics

    This is a great skill building class for adults who may have missed high school shop class or are looking to familiarize themselves with these tools before undertaking a DIY project. The class is also ideal for young people who are interested in learning how these tools can empower them to build whatever they imagine, from a skate ramp to a backyard roller coaster.

    In this class, you will learn how to safely operate a number of the most frequently used hand tools. Your instructor will guide you through the proper techniques to cut, shape, assemble, and finish a small project.

    2 sessions currently scheduled:
        Hand Tool Basics Thursday, 8/6/15 3:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
    5 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $50.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $65.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Hand Tool Basics Thursday, 8/27/15 10:00 AM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
    6 SEATS LEFT
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        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
       
    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!

    10 sessions currently scheduled:
        Woodshop SBU Saturday, 8/1/15 12:00 PM 2.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    CLASS FULL
        Woodshop SBU Sunday, 8/2/15 11:00 AM 2.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    5 SEATS LEFT
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        Woodshop SBU Sunday, 8/9/15 9:00 AM 2.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    5 SEATS LEFT
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        Non-member Sign Up $95.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
        Woodshop SBU Monday, 8/10/15 9:00 AM 2.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    4 SEATS LEFT
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        Woodshop SBU Tuesday, 8/11/15 7:00 PM 2.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    4 SEATS LEFT
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        Woodshop SBU Friday, 8/14/15 10:00 AM 2.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    3 SEATS LEFT
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        Woodshop SBU Sunday, 8/16/15 9:00 AM 2.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    5 SEATS LEFT
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        Woodshop SBU Sunday, 8/23/15 12:00 PM 2.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    5 SEATS LEFT
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        Woodshop SBU Friday, 8/28/15 9:00 AM 2.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    5 SEATS LEFT
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        Woodshop SBU Sunday, 8/30/15 1:00 PM 2.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    5 SEATS LEFT
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        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

    Prerequisites: WOD 101: Basic Woodshop SBU

    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!

    5 sessions currently scheduled:
        Jointer, Planer and Table Router SBU Tuesday, 8/4/15 1:30 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    2 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
        Jointer, Planer and Table Router SBU Friday, 8/7/15 6:30 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    1 SEAT LEFT
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        Jointer, Planer and Table Router SBU Monday, 8/17/15 6:30 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    4 SEATS LEFT
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        Jointer, Planer and Table Router SBU Thursday, 8/20/15 2:30 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    4 SEATS LEFT
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        Jointer, Planer and Table Router SBU Tuesday, 8/25/15 9:30 AM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    3 SEATS LEFT
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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!

    4 sessions currently scheduled:
        Wood Lathe SBU Sunday, 8/2/15 6:30 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
        Wood Lathe SBU Friday, 8/7/15 10:00 AM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    3 SEATS LEFT
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        Wood Lathe SBU Friday, 8/14/15 5:00 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
        Wood Lathe SBU Friday, 8/28/15 12:00 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
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
       
    WOD104: Metal Spinning on the Wood Lathe

    Learn to safely spin metal on the wood lathe, and then use your woodturning techniques to manufacture hard maple tooling to use to spin pewter, aluminum, copper, brass or silver into beautiful and functional products.

    In this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class, you will learn how to set up the lathe, prepare the raw materials and use the different metal spinning tools. You will also learn how to safely use the lathe to spin metal using wooden tooling.

    The project is a small aluminum bowl.

    Prerequisite: Wood Lathe SBU

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

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


    5 sessions currently scheduled:
        Metal Spinning on the Wood Lathe Tuesday, 8/4/15 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    CLASS FULL
        Metal Spinning on the Wood Lathe Monday, 8/10/15 2:30 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
        Metal Spinning on the Wood Lathe Thursday, 8/20/15 7:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    3 SEATS LEFT
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        Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
        Metal Spinning on the Wood Lathe Saturday, 8/22/15 3:30 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    4 SEATS LEFT
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        Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
        Metal Spinning on the Wood Lathe Sunday, 8/23/15 9:00 AM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    4 SEATS LEFT
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        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
     WORKSHOPS (WKS)
     
       
    WKS1235SJ: Wire and Polyurethane Sculpture Workshop

    In this class, you will create lightweight sculptures from wire and expanding insulation foam, a fun medium with nearly endless potential!

    Learn how to control this challenging yet fun medium to create durable organic shapes that dry quickly. Practice armature building and foam application techniques, discover different textures you can achieve with foam, and discover how to avoid common pitfalls from an artist with several years’ experience with this foam.

    There are many ways of creating with expanding foam. You can apply it directly to a twisted-wire armature or create a newspaper-stuffed chicken-wire form. You can spray a shape onto a non-stick tarp, and pop it free when it’s dry. New foam sticks well to dry foam, so you can adhere several pieces together to build sculptures, or use wire to attach them to each other.

    This foam can be cut easily, so subtractive methods are also possible. Learn how the foam “behaves,” practice existing techniques or create your own! Your imagination is the only limit.

    2 sessions currently scheduled:
        Wire and Polyurethane Sculpture Workshop Saturday, 8/8/15 10:00 AM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
    6 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $40.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $50.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
        Wire and Polyurethane Sculpture Workshop Friday, 8/21/15 3:30 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
    6 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $40.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $50.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
       
    WKS1239SJ: Introduction to Paper Circuits

    Explore artistic expression with technology as a creative material! Paper circuits are a low-tech way of prototyping electronic components onto paper-based materials, so you can hack your notebook, a card, or even sketches to make them look alive.



    Learn how to transform illustrations that also move and light up, utilizing conductive materials like copper tape and Z-axis tape to build a simple circuit design. Maker Lindsay will teach the mechanics of paper engineering pop-up design with circuits to characters and creatures. Make them sparkle using LEDs and switches with a clever pull-tab design to construct an interactive storyboard.

    2 sessions currently scheduled:
        Introduction to Paper Circuits Sunday, 8/9/15 1:30 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
    6 SEATS LEFT
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        Introduction to Paper Circuits Sunday, 8/16/15 4:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
    6 SEATS LEFT
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    WKS469: Metal Rose Workshop

    Join our Guest Instructor for this three-hour workshop and learn how to put together a Rose made of 24 gauge steel. These make beautiful presents and will last a lifetime.





    Prerequisite: None.

    5 sessions currently scheduled:
        Metal Rose Workshop
    (Metal Rose Workshop)
    Thursday, 7/30/15 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
    3 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $65.00, No Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $80.00, No Materials Fee
        Metal Rose Workshop
    (Metal Rose Workshop)
    Friday, 8/7/15 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
    8 SEATS LEFT
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        Metal Rose Workshop
    (Metal Rose Workshop)
    Sunday, 8/16/15 12:00 PM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
    8 SEATS LEFT
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        Metal Rose Workshop
    (Metal Rose Workshop)
    Wednesday, 8/19/15 4:00 PM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
    8 SEATS LEFT
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        Metal Rose Workshop
    (Metal Rose Workshop)
    Thursday, 8/27/15 7:00 PM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
    8 SEATS LEFT
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    WKS012: Knife Making Workshop

    Knife making is an art of patience and craft. Learn how to make a knife from scratch using a combination of high powered tools and traditional knife making techniques.

    In this class, you'll learn the basic fundamentals and tools for grinding an edge and heat treating metal. You'll be able to take advantage of the powerful waterjet cutter by choosing a knife blade style and have it cut out for you. After receiving your knife blank, you'll get a matching acrylic handle that will be cut out using the laser cutters. With raw materials in hand and knowing the basics of knife making, you'll have the ability to freely work on your knife with the provided equipment.

    This workshop is not a Safety and Basic Use course. Students will only be passed on the Knife Making checkout kit (including a belt sander, torch, and filing jig, but NOT the waterjet).

    1 session currently scheduled:
        Knife Making Workshop Friday, 8/21/15 5:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
    CLASS FULL
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    WKS531: Blade Sharpening Workshop: Flat Blades and Chisels

    We all have them – those pocket or kitchen knives that just don't cut it any more.

    Come and learn how you can bring a new edge back to your knives as well as your shop chisels! In this workshop, you will learn the basics of sharpening single and double bevel blades such as plane blades, chisels, and knives. We will also cover types of sharpening methods such as guides, jigs and freehand, and discuss grits and quality of blade sharpness as well as oil stones, water stones, honing and polishing compounds, and knife steels.

    You will learn, hands on, how to sharpen a chisel, plane blade, or knife using stones and the "scary sharp" method.

    Feel free to bring your own dull blade if you have one!

    2 sessions currently scheduled:
        Blade Sharpening Workshop: Flat Blades and Chisels Monday, 8/10/15 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
    6 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $45.00 plus $2.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $60.00 plus $2.00 Materials Fee
        Blade Sharpening Workshop: Flat Blades and Chisels Sunday, 8/23/15 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
    3 SEATS LEFT
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    WKS519: Pewter Drop Casting Workshop

    Since the 11th century, pewter has been cast into objects of utility and beauty. An alloy of tin and copper, pewter is relatively malleable, and its soft sheen provides an elegant contrast to the steel which surrounds us today.

    In this hands-on workshop, you will learn to make a mold and cast a small part using molten pewter. You will first create a plaster mold blank that can be carved using hand tools or any other carving instrument. Next, you will hand carve a simple part or design and will learn various other techniques such as using modeling clay or copying an existing piece. Finally, you will melt the pewter and make your casting to create a pendant, key fob, piece of jewelry, or small part.

    Workshop length: 2 hours

    Cost: $50 including materials fee

    4 sessions currently scheduled:
        Pewter Drop Casting Workshop Thursday, 8/6/15 6:30 PM 2.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
    8 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $40.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $50.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
        Pewter Drop Casting Workshop Sunday, 8/16/15 2:00 PM 2.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
    8 SEATS LEFT
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        Pewter Drop Casting Workshop Wednesday, 8/19/15 8:30 AM 2.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
    6 SEATS LEFT
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        Pewter Drop Casting Workshop Thursday, 8/27/15 8:00 PM 2.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
    8 SEATS LEFT
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    WKS530SJ: Coffee 101: DIY Home Roasting

    Who doesn't love a good cup of coffee first thing in the morning? If you're ready to take the next step to becoming a true coffee aficionado, then come learn the first steps to making coffee; roasting your own beans!

    In this workshop attendees will learn the basics of coffee roasting using a simple method anyone can do at home. Various types of roasting machines and processes will be discussed, as well as differences in roast levels, bean varieties, and bean production processes.

    This hands-on experience will teach you the fine art of brewing the perfect cup of coffee, as well as experience the sensory evaluation of a freshly roasted and brewed cup of coffee.

    1 session currently scheduled:
        Coffee 101: DIY Home Roasting Sunday, 8/23/15 11:00 AM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
    6 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $45.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
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    WKS515: Intro to Scoring Paper for Origami Corrugations Using the Vinyl Cutter

    Our resident artist, Darius B'Alexander, will demonstrate and instruct on the art of origami and paper folding. Using the CNC vinyl cutter as well many hands-on techniques, participants will learn how to fold, crease and cut pieces of paper into art. This workshop will also include a viewing of "Between the Folds," a wonderful and informative origami documentary. Paper materials will be provided.

    Note: This is not a safety and basic use (SBU) class. If you have not taken and passed the Vinyl Cutter SBU, the instructor will operate the machinery for you.

    1 session currently scheduled:
        Intro to Scoring Paper for Origami Corrugations Using the Vinyl Cutter Sunday, 8/16/15 10:00 AM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
    6 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $20.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
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    WKS1219: Advanced Autodesk Inventor: Cam Clamps

    This workshop is one in an "Art to Part" series featuring the design and realization of a woodworker's cam-style clamp. The series covers the process and steps needed to take an idea or "napkin sketch" and create an actual working physical product. It's not necessary to take these workshops in order (although that would certainly be helpful).

    In this workshop, you will learn advanced Autodesk Inventor techniques and tools, including:
    • Top-down design, sketch blocks and multi-solid parts
    • How to use a "layout sketch" to design and constrain an assembly
    • How to create parameterized parts using linked parameters and an Excel worksheet
    • Constraints and more constraints
    By the end, you will have a fully customizable cam clamp design.

    This is the first in a 3-series workshop.

    Prerequisite: Successful completion of AUD006: Autodesk Inventor - Basics is required before taking this workshop series.

    1 session currently scheduled:
        Advanced Autodesk Inventor: Cam Clamps Saturday, 8/15/15 2:00 PM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
    8 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $45.00, 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.
       
    WKS1236: Advanced VCarve Workshop: Cam Clamps

    This workshop covers the use of Autodesk V-Carve Pro to create flexible toolpaths for cutting out a woodworker's cam clamp. The Inventor Assembly files will be provided so the student can learn to generate drawing files and then import relevant vectors into V-Carve for use. Drilling paths, pockets and profile paths will be generated for a variety of tooling.

    Topics will include:
    • How to take an Autodesk Inventor part or Assembly file and create usable drawings and vector files
    • Strategies for dealing with variable thickness materials
    • Workholding and alignment techniques
    • Working with layers in V-Carve
    • Tool database use and setting feeds and speeds
    This workshop is one of an "Art To Part" series featuring the design and realization of a woodworkers cam style clamp. The series covers the process and steps needed to take an idea or "napkin sketch" and create an actual working physical product. It's not necessary to take these workshops in order.

    Prerequisites: Successful completion of CNC101: Concepts of CNC and CNC201: CAD-to-CAM VCarve and AUD006: Autodesk Inventor Basics are required prior to taking this workshop series.

    1 session currently scheduled:
        Advanced VCarve Workshop: Cam Clamps
    (Advanced VCarve: Cam Clamps)
    Saturday, 8/22/15 2:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
    5 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $45.00, 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.
       
    WKS883: Electronic Hardware

    Are you more comfortable with computer software than computer hardware? Have you ever wondered how a computer actually works at the hardware level? Do you want to design your own electronic project/prototype circuits? Do you want to know Boolean logic and understand Inverters, OR, AND, NOR, Exclusive OR and NAND gates? How about flip-flops, multiplexors, decoders, etc.? Would you like to understand how Transistors, Diodes, MOSFETs, LEDs, Capacitors, Resistors, Inductors and SCRs work and when to use them? Then the Basic Electronic Hardware Workshop is for you.

    The three-hour Electronic Hardware Workshop - Level 1 will help you understand the basics of electronic circuit design. You’ll learn how the simple Ohm’s law can be used to guide you through most of your electronic designs. You’ll learn all about voltage, current and power and how they affect each other. You’ll learn how to read a datasheet for LEDs, MOSFETs and other components. You’ll learn how to read and draw schematics. This fun and very interactive workshop will include interactive discussions, hands-on demonstrations and electronic experiments.

    After attending this workshop, you should be able to answer this question: If a switch is rated at 10 Amps and 250 Volts, how much current (Amps) will it handle at just 25 Volts? (You’d be surprised at how many EEs get this wrong!)

    The Electronic Hardware Workshop – Level 1 is presented by Lou Lippincott. Lou has over 30 years of experience in electronic design and has his name on over 70 hardware design patents. Now an independent inventor, Lou has taught electronics at many levels. Lou has a knack for teaching complex concepts in clear and understandable terms for people at all levels of knowledge and experience. You do not need any prior electronic hardware experience to enjoy this workshop.

    3 sessions currently scheduled:
        Electronic Hardware Friday, 7/31/15 7:00 PM 3.0 Hours 20 SEATS TOTAL
    18 SEATS LEFT
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        Electronic Hardware Saturday, 8/1/15 7:00 PM 3.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
    10 SEATS LEFT
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