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WKS633: Intellectual Property and Patents 101

The wheel ... sliced bread ... You've created the next great invention. What’s next?

Did you know there are several options available to protect your ideas, ranging from copyrights and trade secrets to patents? Did you know that you can get “patent pending” status for your idea for less than $150? And did you know that sometimes the best way to protect your idea is to make it public information?

In this two-hour workshop, an associate from Dobrusin Law Firm will navigate you through the world of intellectual property and patents.

This workshop is not legal advice.

This workshop is open to all members and is FREE! Make sure to register in advance because seats are limited!

1 session currently scheduled:
    Intellectual Property and Patents 101 Sunday, 4/27/14 12:00 PM 2.0 Hours 30 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up FREE, No Materials Fee
   
WKS639: Arduino Project: Simon Says

Solder, construct, and program your own Simon Says game, powered by Arduino. Instructor Fred Cruz guides you through this kit project, which features a taste of every stage of electronics construction: soldering techniques, circuit construction, assembly, and Arduino programming. Use what you learned in TechShop's Electronics classes - this is a perfect step from soldering basics into exploring the Arduino platform. Take this class alone or with a partner - this is a great class to take with the young Maker in your life (8 years and older!)

Workshop prerequisites: TechShop's EEE100: Soldering and Electronics Basics or beginner-level soldering experience.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Arduino Project: Simon Says Saturday, 4/26/14 1:00 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
2 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $35.00 plus $33.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $45.00 plus $33.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS644: Advanced 3D Scanner - Reverse Engineering Workshop

Repair and perfect your 3D scans, and create detailed digital models from scanned parts. "Reverse Engineering" is the process of creating a precise digital model from a real-world part to repair, modify, and reproduce that part in any way you need. 3D scanning and prototyping specialist Paul Susalla leads this 3 session workshop to help you generate clean models that are ready for prototype production.

Sessions are once per week for 3 weeks, featuring guided exercises between classes to practice new skills. This class is a perfect next step to 3D scanning and digital prototyping!

Prerequisite: TEC104: 3D Scanning and Editing on the NextEngine

1 session currently scheduled:
    Advanced 3D Scanner - Reverse Engineering Workshop Wednesday, 4/30/14 7:00 PM 2.0 Hours 2 SEATS TOTAL
1 SEAT LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $170.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $210.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS645: Cyclekart Dream Build: ORIENTATION

Build a Cyclekart with James Mantua - a motorized vehicle with real speed and classic style. In 12 sessions you'll design and construct the steering, seating, powertrain, and chassis, all to suit the performance you're after. Your team - up to 4 people - will share skills and celebrate victories with classmates, keeping momentum going for the seriously epic build!

Want to know more? Come to TechShop Detroit for a free info session to learn more about this rare opportunity (and maybe meet some potential team-mates?) The orientation is open to the public. We'll provide refreshments!

1 session currently scheduled:
    Cyclekart Dream Build: ORIENTATION Tuesday, 5/13/14 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 30 SEATS TOTAL
30 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up FREE, No Materials Fee
   
WKS646: Cyclekart Dream Build

Build a Cycleart with James Mantua - a motorized vehicle with real speed and classic style. In 12 sessions you'll design and construct the steering, seating, powertrain, and chassis, all to suit the performance you're after. Your team - up to 4 people - will share skills and celebrate victories with classmates, keeping momentum going for the seriously epic build! At the end of this workshop, all that's left to build is the outer body in wood, aluminum, or whatever you choose!

The class meets twice weekly: a 2 hour technique class and a 3 hour group build class. Topics covered include package development, frame design and fabrication, steering and controls, suspension, engine driveline, tires and wheels, and finishing. Plan to work on this project through the end of the summer.**

Member Price includes: DISCOUNTED PRICES for core materials, 16 class sessions, project storage, 6-pack of SBU coupons to earn required tool access*.

Non-Member Price includes: core materials, 16 class sessions, project storage, 6-pack of SBU coupons to earn required tool access*, 4 months of TechShop membership for one team member to complete the project.**

*Discounted Choice Class coupons intended for required SBUs: Basic Metal Shop SBU, MIG Welding SBU, Woodshop SBU, Metal Lathe SBU, Milling Machine SBU, and Powder Coating/Sandblasting SBU. Coupons can be used for other Choice Coupon classes if enrollee has already taken one or more required classes. No discounts or substitutions.

**Additional teammates can purchase the discounted membership package here.Working beyond the last workshop session may require purchase of additional TechShop membership and project storage, which are the enrollee's responsibility.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Cyclekart Dream Build Tuesday, 6/10/14 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $2,189.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $2,727.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.