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 ARTS AND CRAFTS (ART)
 
   
ART103: Silk Screen 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

Minimum age: 12

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

When using the silkscreen station 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:
    Silk Screen Printing Basics - SBU Sunday, 11/30/14 4:00 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    Silk Screen Printing Basics - SBU Wednesday, 12/17/14 6:00 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
    Silk Screen Printing Basics - SBU Monday, 12/29/14 6:00 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
    * 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.

In this class, 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.

We will use the book, “Mastering Autodesk Inventor 2013,” to explain and teach concepts. For this reason, we strongly recommend that you purchase the book and bring it to class. For your convenience, it is available in the TechShop retail store.

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

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Autodesk Inventor - Basics Friday, 11/28/14 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $35.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $45.00, No Materials Fee
    Autodesk Inventor - Basics Friday, 12/12/14 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
8 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $35.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $45.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
 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

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Concepts of CNC Sunday, 12/21/14 1:30 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 Tuesday, 12/23/14 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.
   
CNC102: CNC Vinyl Cutter SBU

Learn to use the computer-controlled vinyl cutter 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 TechShop's CNC vinyl cutter to cut adhesive vinyl sheet into professional looking signage or ready-to-apply paint masking. This is a great tool for making screens for silkscreen printing, too!

Project: Vinyl sticker

Prerequisites

  • Required: Understanding of vector-based graphics

  • Recommended: COM201: Adobe Illustrator for CNC, COM207:CorelDraw for CNC

    Equipment access: Vinyl cutter

    Minimum age: 12

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

    When using the vinyl 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!

  • 5 sessions currently scheduled:
        CNC Vinyl Cutter SBU Monday, 11/24/14 10:00 AM 1.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    CLASS FULL
        CNC Vinyl Cutter SBU Sunday, 11/30/14 1:00 PM 1.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    2 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $45.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $55.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        CNC Vinyl Cutter SBU Thursday, 12/11/14 6:30 PM 1.5 Hours 5 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
        CNC Vinyl Cutter SBU Saturday, 12/20/14 2:00 PM 1.5 Hours 5 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
        CNC Vinyl Cutter SBU Sunday, 12/21/14 9:30 AM 1.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    5 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.
       
    CNC201: CAD/CAM Software - VCarve Pro and 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.

    2 sessions currently scheduled:
        CAD/CAM Software - VCarve Pro and Cut3D Monday, 12/1/14 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
    5 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $90.00, No Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $115.00, No Materials Fee
        CAD/CAM Software - VCarve Pro and Cut3D Monday, 12/15/14 6:30 PM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
    8 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

    Minimum age: 16

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

    When using the CNC ShopBot 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, short sleeves

  • 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!

  • 8 sessions currently scheduled:
        CNC ShopBot SBU Wednesday, 11/26/14 10:00 AM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    1 SEAT 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 Sunday, 11/30/14 10:30 AM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    2 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $115.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
        CNC ShopBot SBU Monday, 12/1/14 5:30 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    2 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $115.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
        CNC ShopBot SBU Saturday, 12/6/14 11:00 AM 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 Sunday, 12/7/14 11:00 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 Friday, 12/12/14 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    5 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $115.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
        CNC ShopBot SBU Wednesday, 12/17/14 10:00 AM 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 Sunday, 12/21/14 1:00 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    5 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $115.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
       
    CNC301: CNC Tormach Milling Machine SBU

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

    Materials fee:
    Includes materials for the class project and a router bit 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

    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 CNC 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.

    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 Friday, 11/28/14 10:00 AM 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 Sunday, 12/7/14 10:00 AM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    4 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 Monday, 12/8/14 5:30 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    2 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 Thursday, 12/18/14 10:00 AM 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, 12/27/14 11:00 AM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    5 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $115.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
       
    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

    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 waterjet 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

  • Advisable: Hearing protection

    TechShop Detroit's waterjet cutter has a worktable of 6'6" x 10'1", cutting material up to 4" thick.

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

  • 2 sessions currently scheduled:
        CNC Waterjet Cutter SBU Sunday, 12/7/14 10:30 AM 4.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    CLASS FULL
        CNC Waterjet Cutter SBU Saturday, 12/13/14 10:30 AM 4.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    4 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $185.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $230.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
     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.

    In this class, 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 Windows operating environment!

    1 session currently scheduled:
        Adobe Illustrator for CNC Monday, 12/22/14 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
    6 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $50.00, No Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $65.00, No Materials Fee
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
       
    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 Safety and Basic Use (SBU), Tormach SBU, CNC Vinyl Cutter SBU, Laser Cutter SBU and Waterjet SBU.

    1 session currently scheduled:
        CorelDRAW for CNC Saturday, 12/20/14 11:00 AM 2.5 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
    6 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $50.00, No Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $65.00, No Materials Fee
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
     ELECTRONICS (EEE)
     
       
    EEE100: 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!

    1 session currently scheduled:
        Soldering and Basic Electronics Saturday, 12/6/14 12:00 PM 2.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
    7 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
       
    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.

    1 session currently scheduled:
        Arduino Part 1 - Building An Arduino - Educato Friday, 12/5/14 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
    2 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $75.00 plus $30.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $95.00 plus $30.00 Materials Fee
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
       
    EEE104: Electronics Instruments and Measurement

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

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

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

    1 session currently scheduled:
        Electronics Instruments and Measurement Sunday, 12/7/14 12:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    1 SEAT 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.
       
    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 compatible 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 store for assistance.

    1 session currently scheduled:
        Arduino Part 2 - Basic Programming Saturday, 12/6/14 3:30 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    CLASS FULL
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
       
    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.

    1 session currently scheduled:
        Arduino Part 3 - Programming Sunday, 12/7/14 3:30 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    CLASS FULL
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
       
    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 your 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 purchased.

    Your lab fee will pay for a display, breadboard, wire kit and various small parts required for the class. They are yours to keep after class.

    1 session currently scheduled:
        Arduino Part 4 - Displays Wednesday, 12/10/14 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    CLASS FULL
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
       
    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.

    1 session currently scheduled:
        Arduino Part 5 - Inputs Monday, 12/8/14 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    2 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $115.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
       
    EEE313: Arduino Part 6 - Outputs

    The Arduino Outputs class builds on student's experience 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 your breadboard drive around, adding sound to your arduino project, investigating different types of motor control, controlling devices that work off of 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: Students need to 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.



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

    1 session currently scheduled:
        Arduino Part 6 - Outputs Tuesday, 12/9/14 6:00 PM 3.0 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.
     FABRICATION (FAB)
     
       
    FAB105: Vacuum Forming SBU

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

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

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

    2 sessions currently scheduled:
        Vacuum Forming SBU Sunday, 12/14/14 11:00 AM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    3 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Vacuum Forming SBU Tuesday, 12/23/14 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    3 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
       
    FAB106: Sand Blasting and Powder Coating SBU

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

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

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

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

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

    Once you have taken and successfully passed this class, you will be cleared to use the sandblasting cabinet, powder coating gun, powder spray booth, and powder coating oven.

    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:
        Sand Blasting and Powder Coating SBU Tuesday, 11/25/14 6:30 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    CLASS FULL
        Sand Blasting and Powder Coating SBU Tuesday, 12/2/14 6:30 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    1 SEAT LEFT
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        Sand Blasting and Powder Coating SBU Friday, 12/5/14 10:00 AM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    CLASS FULL
        Sand Blasting and Powder Coating SBU Saturday, 12/6/14 9:30 AM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    5 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Sand Blasting and Powder Coating SBU Sunday, 12/14/14 3:30 PM 2.0 Hours 5 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
        Sand Blasting and Powder Coating SBU Sunday, 12/28/14 10:30 AM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    5 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
       
    FAB107: Silicone RTV Moldmaking and Casting Basics

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

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

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

    2 sessions currently scheduled:
        Silicone RTV Moldmaking and Casting Basics Friday, 11/28/14 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    4 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
        Silicone RTV Moldmaking and Casting Basics Sunday, 12/7/14 3:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    1 SEAT LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
       
    FAB108: Injection Molding SBU

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

    In this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class, you will have the opportunity to fabricate several different plastic parts using molds that illustrate a variety of molding techniques. Once you have been completed this basic 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 Saturday, 11/29/14 10:00 AM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    3 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $115.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Injection Molding SBU Saturday, 12/13/14 10:00 AM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    CLASS FULL
        Injection Molding SBU Saturday, 12/27/14 10:30 AM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    4 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $115.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
       
    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.

    1 session currently scheduled:
        Carbon Fiber Basics Wednesday, 12/17/14 6:30 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    1 SEAT LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
     LASER CUTTING (LAS)
     
       
    LAS101: Laser Cutting & 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!

    7 sessions currently scheduled:
        Laser Cutting & Etching SBU - Epilog Monday, 11/24/14 2:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
    CLASS FULL
        Laser Cutting & Etching SBU - Epilog Tuesday, 12/2/14 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
    CLASS FULL
        Laser Cutting & Etching SBU - Epilog Monday, 12/8/14 6:30 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
    6 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Laser Cutting & Etching SBU - Epilog Sunday, 12/14/14 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
        Laser Cutting & Etching SBU - Epilog Tuesday, 12/16/14 7:00 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
        Laser Cutting & Etching SBU - Epilog Sunday, 12/28/14 9:30 AM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
    6 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
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        Laser Cutting & Etching SBU - Epilog Monday, 12/29/14 6:30 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
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
       
    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!

    3 sessions currently scheduled:
        Laser Engraver Rotary Attachment SBU - Epilog Saturday, 12/6/14 12:30 PM 2.0 Hours 3 SEATS TOTAL
    3 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Laser Engraver Rotary Attachment SBU - Epilog Sunday, 12/14/14 12:30 PM 2.0 Hours 3 SEATS TOTAL
    3 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Laser Engraver Rotary Attachment SBU - Epilog Sunday, 12/28/14 12:30 PM 2.0 Hours 3 SEATS TOTAL
    3 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
       
    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.

    1 session currently scheduled:
        Advanced Laser Cutting and Etching Techniques - Epilog Saturday, 11/29/14 12:00 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    4 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
     MACHINING (MAC)
     
       
    MAC101: Milling Machine SBU

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

    Project: Aluminum business card holder

    Prerequisite(s): 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: The 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!

  • 4 sessions currently scheduled:
        Milling Machine SBU Tuesday, 12/2/14 5:30 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    2 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $125.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
        Milling Machine SBU Sunday, 12/7/14 1:00 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    5 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $125.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
        Milling Machine SBU Wednesday, 12/10/14 5:30 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    5 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $125.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
        Milling Machine SBU Saturday, 12/20/14 10:30 AM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    5 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $125.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
       
    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

    Prerequisite(s): None. However, knowledge of basic metal shop tools is recommended

    Equipment access: Metal lathe

    Minimum age: 16

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

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

    Safety

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

  • Advisable: Hearing protection

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

  • 3 sessions currently scheduled:
        Metal Lathe SBU Wednesday, 11/26/14 5:30 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    CLASS FULL
        Metal Lathe SBU Wednesday, 12/3/14 5:30 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    CLASS FULL
        Metal Lathe SBU Tuesday, 12/16/14 5:30 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    3 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $115.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
       
    MAC201: Advanced Milling Machine - Tramming and Precision

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

    Project: Square an aluminum part

    Prerequisite(s):

  • Required: MAC101: Milling Machine SBU

  • Recommended: At least 10 hours of mill experience

    Minimum age: 16

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

    Safety

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

  • Recommended: Hearing protection

  • 1 session currently scheduled:
        Advanced Milling Machine - Tramming and Precision Wednesday, 12/17/14 5:30 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    4 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $70.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $90.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
       
    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:/b> You must have successfully completed the Metal Lathe SBU to take this course.

    1 session currently scheduled:
        Advanced Metal Lathe - Knurling and Threading Tuesday, 12/9/14 5:30 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    CLASS FULL
        * 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

    Prerequisite(s): 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!

  • 5 sessions currently scheduled:
        Basic Metal Shop SBU Tuesday, 11/25/14 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    CLASS FULL
        Basic Metal Shop SBU Saturday, 11/29/14 2:00 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    CLASS FULL
        Basic Metal Shop SBU Wednesday, 12/3/14 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    CLASS FULL
        Basic Metal Shop SBU Sunday, 12/14/14 10:30 AM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    CLASS FULL
        Basic Metal Shop SBU Saturday, 12/27/14 10:00 AM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    4 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $65.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $80.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
       
    MTL104: Sheet Metal Basics SBU

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

    Project: Small sheet metal box

    Prerequisite(s): 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!

  • 3 sessions currently scheduled:
        Sheet Metal Basics SBU Saturday, 12/6/14 10:00 AM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    2 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, 12/10/14 6:30 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 Sunday, 12/14/14 2:00 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    4 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $65.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $80.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
       
    MTL201: Sheet Metal - Organic Shapes SBU

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

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

    Prerequisite(s): MTL104 Sheet Metal Basics SBU is recommended

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

    Minimum age: 12

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

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

    Safety

  • Mandatory: Closed-toed shoes, eye protection

  • Advisable: Hearing protection

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

  • 2 sessions currently scheduled:
        Sheet Metal - Organic Shapes SBU Saturday, 12/6/14 1:30 PM 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
        Sheet Metal - Organic Shapes SBU Saturday, 12/27/14 1:30 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    4 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $65.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $80.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
     RAPID PROTOTYPING (PRO)
     
       
    PRO106: Introduction to the Form 1+ High Resolution 3D Printer SBU

    Techshop Detroit is proud to offer a workshop on the Form 1+, a state of the art, desktop 3D printer that produces beautiful, hi-definition objects through stereolithography. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to use the PreForm software for developing or importing files, design for printability, printing and finishing techniques. New shop policies around the use of the printer will be also covered.

    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:
        Introduction to the Form 1+ High Resolution 3D Printer SBU Sunday, 11/30/14 3:30 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
    CLASS FULL
        Introduction to the Form 1+ High Resolution 3D Printer SBU Tuesday, 12/16/14 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
    3 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $60.00, No Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $75.00, No Materials Fee
        Introduction to the Form 1+ High Resolution 3D Printer SBU Sunday, 12/21/14 12:30 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
    6 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $60.00, No Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $75.00, No Materials Fee
        Introduction to the Form 1+ High Resolution 3D Printer SBU Tuesday, 12/30/14 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
    6 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $60.00, No Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $75.00, No Materials Fee
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
     SPECIAL INTEREST (SPI)
     
       
    SPI600: SOF Kayak Workshop Orientation

    Be a shipwright, an historian, a craftsperson, a storyteller, a helping-hand, a maker. Build a traditional Greenland Skin-on-Frame (SOF) kayak with maker Chuck Smith.

    The kayak build begins in January. To gear up, Chuck will host an orientation for this remarkable project. Get to know these beautiful boats; share samples and stories from previous builds; and use this opportunity to pre-register - we're expecting this one to fill up fast.

    RSVP for the orientation here. Please register for each attendee. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

    Ready to jump in and purchase a workshop package?

    To purchase the Kayak class package + lumber package + skinning package + float bag package, GO TO THIS PAGE. NOTE: choose this package if you will have an active membership from January to April 2014

    To purchase the Kayak class package + lumber package + skinning package + float bag package, + 3 MONTHS OF MEMBERSHIP GO TO THIS PAGE. NOTE: choose this package if you want to SAVE on membership during the workshop, January to April 2014



    1 session currently scheduled:
        SOF Kayak Workshop Orientation Wednesday, 12/3/14 6:30 PM 3.0 Hours 180 SEATS TOTAL
    180 SEATS LEFT
        Member and non-member Sign Up FREE, No Materials Fee
       
    SPI601: SOF Kayak Workshop - Pre-enrollment for Current Members

    Enrollment ends 01/6/14. The course of workshops begins January 6th!



    Chuck Smith is a kayak enthusiast, TechShop member, and DIY superhero. Join him and his team to build your own Greenland Skin-on-Frame (SOF) Kayak! (Is it possible to predict a life-changing experience? Even if not, we think this will certainly be a milestone in your career as a maker.)

    Technique workshops will take place on Monday evenings, schedule to be announced. Informal build sessions will take place every Wednesday. Come into TechShop any time we're open to do your "homework" in a great community of shop members!

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    We're offering a bundle of all the necessary kayak-building workshops at a great pre-enrollment price! Translate your enthusiasm and elbow grease into a beautiful kayak and a community of friends.

    The pre-enrollment package for current TechShop members includes the following classes*:

    Basic Wood Shop SBU** - Mortise machine, wood steamer - SOF design, layout - Making/fitting deck beams, end plates - Rib/combing preparation, measuring, bending - Chine, keelson, lashing - Skinning, sewing, cockpit lashing

    Total cost: $450 (Save $70)

    - When you combine this with all three material packs, it comes to $935. -

    Material Packages - Order to complete your build


    Purchase the Kayak Lumber Package Here - To ensure material quality, order deadline is December 30

    Purchase the Kayak Skinning Package Here

    Purchase the Kayak Float Bag Package Here

    * This project runs through March 2014. A current membership is required to use the shop tools and resources during this time.

    ** Purchasing this package includes a Choice Class voucher, good toward the required Wood Shop SBU or any other eligible TechShop class.

    1 session currently scheduled:
        SOF Kayak Workshop - Pre-enrollment for Current Members Monday, 1/5/15 6:30 PM 0.0 Hour 10 SEATS TOTAL
    10 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $665.00, No Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $780.00, No Materials Fee
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
       
    SPI602: SOF Kayak Workshop - Pre-enrollment for NEW Members

    Enrollment ends 01/6/14. The course of workshops begins January 6th!



    Chuck Smith is a kayak enthusiast, TechShop member, and DIY superhero. Join him and his team to build your own Greenland Skin-on-Frame (SOF) Kayak! (Is it possible to predict a life-changing experience? Even if not, we think this will certainly be a milestone in your career as a maker.)

    Technique workshops will take place on Monday evenings, schedule to be announced. Informal build sessions will take place every Wednesday. Come into TechShop any time we're open to do your "homework" in a great community of shop members!

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    We're offering a bundle of all the necessary kayak-building workshops at a great pre-enrollment price! Here, we're adding on 3 months of membership to help new members dive right into this great making opportunity. Translate your enthusiasm and elbow grease into a beautiful kayak and a community of friends.

    The pre-enrollment package for current TechShop members includes the following classes*:

    Basic Woodshop SBU** - Mortise machine, wood steamer - SOF design, layout - Making/fitting deck beams, end plates - Rib/combing preparation, measuring, bending - Chine, keelson, lashing - Skinning, sewing, cockpit lashing - 3 Month membership package to complete the build

    Total cost: $650 (Save $170)

    - When you combine this with all 3 material packs, it comes to $1,135 -

    Material Packages - Order to complete your build


    Purchase the Kayak Lumber Package Here - To ensure material quality, order deadline is December 30

    Purchase the Kayak Skinning Package Here

    Purchase the Kayak Float Bag Package Here

    * This project runs through March 2014. A current membership is required to use the shop tools and resources during this time.

    ** Purchasing this package includes a Choice Class voucher, good toward the required Wood Shop SBU or any other eligible TechShop class.

    1 session currently scheduled:
        SOF Kayak Workshop - Pre-enrollment for NEW Members Monday, 1/5/15 6:30 PM 0.0 Hour 10 SEATS TOTAL
    10 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $865.00, No Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $1,030.00, No Materials Fee
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
       
    SPI603: SOF Kayak Workshop - Lumber Package

    Lumber Packages available until 12/30


    This Lumber Package includes carefully-chosen pieces of cedar, oak, ash and other materials to give you a great finished product. Chosen with a trained eye, you can't beat this package for cost or convenience.

    This package is optional for those who want to source their own kayak lumber material.

    Package includes material for sinew - gunwales - chines - keelson - deck beams - deck stringer.

    NOTE: Additional materials (custom wood sizes, sewing materials, glues) are needed to complete the build. Students may need to purchase these on their own.

    1 session currently scheduled:
        SOF Kayak Workshop - Lumber Package Wednesday, 12/24/14 6:30 PM 0.0 Hour 15 SEATS TOTAL
    15 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $275.00, No Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $375.00, No Materials Fee
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
       
    SPI604: SOF Kayak Workshop - Skinning Package

    Skinning Packages available until 02/10


    This Skinning Package includes the materials you need to add a water-proof skin to your kayak. Chuck is offering the same materials he uses to skin his kayaks.

    This package is optional for those who want to source their own kayak skinning material.

    Package includes: 12 oz. ballistic nylon - 2 quarts varnish

    NOTE: Additional materials (custom wood sizes, sewing materials, glues) are needed to complete the build. Students may need to purchase these on their own.

    1 session currently scheduled:
        SOF Kayak Workshop - Skinning Package Thursday, 2/5/15 6:30 PM 0.0 Hour 15 SEATS TOTAL
    15 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $227.50, No Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $285.00, No Materials Fee
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
       
    SPI605: SOF Kayak Workshop - Float Bag Package

    Float Bag Package available until 02/10.


    This Float Bag Package includes the materials to make float bags for your SOF kayak. These are necessary components to make your kayak functional and safe in the water. This is a kit of materials Chuck uses for his own kayaks.

    This package is optional for those who want to source their own kayak float bag material.

    Package includes: Heat seal nylon - tubing - 2 valves

    Available for sale until February.

    NOTE: Additional materials (custom wood sizes, sewing materials, glues) are needed to complete the build. Students may need to purchase these on their own.

    1 session currently scheduled:
        SOF Kayak Workshop - Float Bag Package Thursday, 2/5/15 6:30 PM 0.0 Hour 10 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.
       
    SPI606: SOF Kayak - The Whole Shebang

    Everything, everything, everything for the SOF workshop. Classes, lumber, skin and float bag packages. All classes and kayak materials for $935!

    1 session currently scheduled:
        SOF Kayak - The Whole Shebang Monday, 1/5/15 6:30 PM 0.0 Hour 7 SEATS TOTAL
    7 SEATS LEFT
        Member and non-member Sign Up $1,200.00, No Materials Fee
       
    SPI607: SOF Kayak - The Whole Shebang + 3 Month Membership

    Everything, everything, everything for the SOF workshop and save on 3 months of shop access during the build. Classes, lumber, skin and float bag packages PLUS 3 months of membership. Get all you need for $1135!

    1 session currently scheduled:
        SOF Kayak - The Whole Shebang + 3 Month Membership Monday, 1/5/15 6:30 PM 1.0 Hour 10 SEATS TOTAL
    10 SEATS LEFT
        Member and non-member Sign Up $1,400.00, No Materials Fee
       
    SPI608: SOF Kayak Workshop 1 : Introductions

    Workshop 1 : Introduction to the Skin on Frame Kayak Build

    MANDATORY to complete the build



    Introductions

    How to hold a successful group build

    Tools and tool policies

    Safety

    Introduction to power tools and hand tools

    Frame lumber packages

    1 session currently scheduled:
        SOF Kayak Workshop 1 : Introductions Monday, 1/5/15 6:30 PM 2.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
    10 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $75.00, No Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $95.00, No Materials Fee
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
       
    SPI609: SOF Kayak Workshop 2 : Design & Layout

    “You can build anything from a very stable fishing platform to a super high performance sea kayak”



    • How to design your boat to suit your intended use & skill level


    • Designing and templates


    • Measuring, marking, and making GUNWALES and TRUNNELS






    1 session currently scheduled:
        SOF Kayak Workshop 2 : Design & Layout Monday, 1/12/15 6:30 PM 2.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
    10 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $75.00, No Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $95.00, No Materials Fee
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
       
    SPI610: SOF Kayak Workshop 3 : Mortise Machine, Steamer

    “How to drill square holes and bend wood”

    MANDATORY to complete the build



    • How to set up and use the MORTISE machine


    • WOOD STEAMER set up, care, & feeding


    • Preparing GUNWALES


    • Making RIBS


    • Troubleshooting






    1 session currently scheduled:
        SOF Kayak Workshop 3 : Mortise Machine, Steamer Monday, 1/19/15 6:30 PM 2.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
    10 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $75.00, No Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $95.00, No Materials Fee
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
       
    SPI611: SOF Kayak Workshop 4 : Making and Fitting Deck Beams and End Plates

    “How the boat structures affect boat handling”



    • How to layout, cut, and install DECK BEAMS


    • Designing, cutting, and installing END PLATES






    1 session currently scheduled:
        SOF Kayak Workshop 4 : Making and Fitting Deck Beams and End Plates Monday, 1/26/15 6:30 PM 2.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
    10 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $75.00, No Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $95.00, No Materials Fee
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
       
    SPI612: SOF Kayak Workshop 5 : Rib/Coaming Prep. & Bending



    • How to measure, prep, bend, and install the RIBS


    • How to measure, prep, and bend the COAMING






    1 session currently scheduled:
        SOF Kayak Workshop 5 : Rib/Coaming Prep. & Bending Monday, 2/2/15 6:30 PM 2.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
    10 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $75.00, No Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $95.00, No Materials Fee
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
       
    SPI613: SOF Kayak Workshop 6 : Chine/Keelson/Lashing



    • How to make, position, and install the CHINES and KEELSON


    • LASHING techniques




    1 session currently scheduled:
        SOF Kayak Workshop 6 : Chine/Keelson/Lashing Monday, 2/9/15 6:30 PM 2.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
    10 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $75.00, No Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $95.00, No Materials Fee
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
       
    SPI614: SOF Kayak Workshop 7 : Skinning and Sewing, Installing the Cockpit, Varnishing



    • How to stretch, hold, sew the SKIN and COAMING


    • How to color and apply VARNISH






    1 session currently scheduled:
        SOF Kayak Workshop 7 : Skinning and Sewing, Installing the Cockpit, Varnishing Monday, 2/16/15 6:30 AM 2.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
    10 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $75.00, No Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $95.00, No Materials Fee
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
     TECHNOLOGY (TEC)
     
       
    TEC104: 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!

    1 session currently scheduled:
        3D Scanning and Editing on the NextEngine Tuesday, 12/9/14 6:30 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    CLASS FULL
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
     TEXTILES (TXL)
     
       
    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

    Minimum age: 12

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

    When using the 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!

    3 sessions currently scheduled:
        Basic Sewing Machine SBU Sunday, 11/30/14 1:00 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, 12/13/14 9:30 AM 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 Saturday, 12/20/14 9:30 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
        * 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

    Minimum age: 12

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

    When using the 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!

    3 sessions currently scheduled:
        CNC Embroiderer SBU Saturday, 11/29/14 9:30 AM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    3 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        CNC Embroiderer SBU Sunday, 12/21/14 3:30 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
        CNC Embroiderer SBU Saturday, 12/27/14 12:30 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
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
       
    TXL104: Serger Sewing Machine SBU

    In this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class, learn to use the serger sewing machine to sew and hem fabric. Learn basic operations such as threading, adjusting stitch length and feed ration, and fixing broken thread. Get hands-on serger experience using overlock stitching to create high quality, soft-feeling seams and fine rolled hems. This machine sews regular weight fabric, not leather or thick canvas. Expect to increase productivity after learning this efficient machine.

    Project: Pocket bag

    Prerequisites: None

    Equipment access: Serger sewing machine

    Minimum age: 12

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

    When using the serger 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!

    1 session currently scheduled:
        Serger Sewing Machine SBU Saturday, 11/29/14 3:00 PM 1.5 Hours 5 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.
       
    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

    Minimum age: 12

    Supervision requirements: All 12- to 15-year-olds must attend class with a parent or guardian and be supervised, while using the Industrial serger sewing machine, 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:
        Industrial Serger Sewing Machine SBU Saturday, 12/13/14 3:30 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
        Industrial Serger Sewing Machine SBU Saturday, 12/20/14 3:30 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
        Industrial Serger Sewing Machine SBU Saturday, 12/27/14 9:30 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
        Industrial Serger Sewing Machine SBU Sunday, 12/28/14 3:30 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.
       
    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

    Minimum age: 12

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

    Safety: Closed-toed shoes are required.



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

    4 sessions currently scheduled:
        Industrial Sewing Machines - SBU Sunday, 11/30/14 10:00 AM 2.0 Hours 5 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 Saturday, 12/13/14 12:00 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    5 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Industrial Sewing Machines - SBU Saturday, 12/20/14 12:00 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    5 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Industrial Sewing Machines - SBU Saturday, 12/27/14 3:30 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    5 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
     WELDING / HOTSHOP (WLD)
     
       
    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.

    Prerequisite(s): 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

    Minimum age: 12

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

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

    Safety

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

  • 3 sessions currently scheduled:
        TIG Welding SBU Tuesday, 11/25/14 5:30 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    CLASS FULL
        TIG Welding SBU Saturday, 12/13/14 9:30 AM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    CLASS FULL
        TIG Welding SBU Thursday, 12/18/14 5:30 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    CLASS FULL
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
       
    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

    Minimum age: 12

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

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

    Safety

  • Mandatory: Closed-toed shoes made of natural fibers or leather, natural fiber or leather long sleeved shirt, natural fiber or leather long pants. Welding hood, gloves and jacket will be provided by TechShop.
  • Advised: Leather welding jacket, leather welding pants, leather boots, respirator and hearing protection.

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

  • 6 sessions currently scheduled:
        MIG Welding SBU Wednesday, 11/26/14 6:30 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    CLASS FULL
        MIG Welding SBU Saturday, 11/29/14 11:00 AM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    CLASS FULL
        MIG Welding SBU Tuesday, 12/2/14 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    CLASS FULL
        MIG Welding SBU Tuesday, 12/9/14 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
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        MIG Welding SBU Saturday, 12/20/14 1:00 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    5 SEATS LEFT
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        MIG Welding SBU Tuesday, 12/23/14 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 5 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.
       
    WLD201: TIG Welding 2 - Aluminum

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

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

    Prerequisite: Successful completion of the TIG Welding SBU.

    Safety: You must wear long pants and a long-sleeved shirt in natural fibers in the Hot Shop, and remember to always wear closed-toed shoes at TechShop.



    1 session currently scheduled:
        TIG Welding 2 - Aluminum Thursday, 12/11/14 5:30 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    CLASS FULL
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
     WOODSHOP (WOD)
     
       
    WOD101: Woodshop SBU

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

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

    Project: Build a small wooden shelf

    Prerequisites: None

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

    Minimum age: 16

    Supervision requirements: None

    Safety

  • Mandatory: Closed-toed shoes, eye protection, short sleeves
  • Advised: 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!

  • 8 sessions currently scheduled:
        Woodshop SBU Tuesday, 11/25/14 10:00 AM 2.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    CLASS FULL
        Woodshop SBU Saturday, 11/29/14 10:30 AM 2.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    CLASS FULL
        Woodshop SBU Wednesday, 12/3/14 10:00 AM 2.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    4 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $75.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $95.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
        Woodshop SBU Wednesday, 12/10/14 10:00 AM 2.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    5 SEATS LEFT
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        Woodshop SBU Tuesday, 12/16/14 6:30 PM 2.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    CLASS FULL
        Woodshop SBU Saturday, 12/20/14 10:00 AM 2.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    5 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $75.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $95.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
        Woodshop SBU Monday, 12/22/14 2:00 PM 2.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    1 SEAT LEFT
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        Woodshop SBU Sunday, 12/28/14 10:00 AM 2.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    5 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.
       
    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

    Minimum age: 16

    Supervision requirements: None

    Safety

  • Mandatory: Closed-toed shoes, eye protection, short sleeves, face shield
  • Advisable: Hearing protection, particle filter, or dust mask

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

  • 2 sessions currently scheduled:
        Wood Lathe SBU Monday, 12/8/14 10:00 AM 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, 12/19/14 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    3 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
       
    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

    Minimum age: 16

    Supervision requirements: None

    Safety

  • Mandatory: Closed-toed shoes, eye protection, short sleeves
  • Advisable: Hearing protection, particle filter or dust mask, face shield

    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:
        Jointer, Planer and Table Router SBU Monday, 12/15/14 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    1 SEAT LEFT
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        Jointer, Planer and Table Router SBU Friday, 12/19/14 10:00 AM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    2 SEATS LEFT
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        Jointer, Planer and Table Router SBU Monday, 12/22/14 6:00 PM 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.
     WORKSHOPS (WKS)
     
       
    WKS603: "Bologna Sandwich" Pewter Casting

    The name of this project comes from its stackable parts. Combine laser technology with centuries-old casting techniques to produce custom jewelry pendants in pewter.

    In this workshop, you will work with your instructor to create two unique take-home jewelry pieces. The results are astounding. This is a great opportunity to let your Laser Cutter SBU skills shine.

    Please note: This workshop utilizes TechShop’s equipment but all shop rules still apply – unless you have already passed the required safety course(s), you will not be operating the machine, your instructor will.

    This is not a Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class – you may NOT use TechShop's equipment without passing the associated Safety and Basic Use class.

    Students ages 8 and up may attend ONLY if they are accompanied by a parent or guardian. The parent or guardian MUST sign up for the workshop as well.

    2 sessions currently scheduled:
        "Bologna Sandwich" Pewter Casting Thursday, 12/11/14 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
    5 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $40.00 plus $15.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $50.00 plus $15.00 Materials Fee
        "Bologna Sandwich" Pewter Casting Thursday, 12/18/14 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
    4 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $40.00 plus $15.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $50.00 plus $15.00 Materials Fee
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
       
    WKS622: Pinstriping

    Sexify your DIY! John Jaranson – Ford materials engineer, TechShop instructor, and automotive artist – offers hands-on lessons for this sought-after technique. Add calligraphic lines to your 'rod, your guitar, your laptop, your lunchbox, your smartphone ...

    John will show you the tools and materials to produce your own vanity license plate. Bring in your own small projects to get some pointers on how to take them to the next level!

    Tools and materials are for workshop project only.

    Please note: This is not a Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class. Workshops utilize TechShop’s equipment, and all shop rules still apply – unless you have passed the required safety course(s), your instructor will assist you on machinery. Membership is required for working in the shop space outside of classes and workshops.

    3 sessions currently scheduled:
        Pinstriping Monday, 11/24/14 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    2 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $40.00 plus $13.00 Materials Fee
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        Pinstriping Thursday, 12/4/14 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    5 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $40.00 plus $13.00 Materials Fee
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        Pinstriping Saturday, 12/13/14 11:00 AM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    4 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $40.00 plus $13.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $50.00 plus $13.00 Materials Fee
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.