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WKS469: Create a Metal Rose

Join this 3-hour workshop and learn how to put together a rose made of 24 gauge steel. These make beautiful presents and will last a lifetime.

Project: Metal rose

Prerequisites: None!

Safety: Closed-toe shoes are required.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Create a Metal Rose Sunday, 7/30/17 11:00 AM 3.5 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
    * Member Sign Up $109.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $129.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
WKS530SJ: Coffee Workshop: DIY Home Roasting

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

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

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

1 session currently scheduled:
    Coffee Workshop: DIY Home Roasting Friday, 8/18/17 10:00 AM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
    * Member Sign Up $45.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $60.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
WKS: Electric Bike Workshop

Take your next project off-the-grid with this introductory electric bike workshop! This 6 hour course will get you hands-on with the latest in electric bike performance, fabrication, and modifications taught by experienced ebike fabricator and TechShop member Paul Trainer!

2 hours of instruction in the classroom which covers:

-Ebike component choices and trades

-Motor types and choices

-Bicycle frame choices and trades

-Throttles and pedal assist setups

-Battery choices and trades

-Brakes, including regenerative braking

-Electronic speed controllers

-Electronic ebike computers

-Battery chargers

-Ebike part manufacturing using a 3D printer, ShopBot, Tormach, and Laser Cutter

-Performance simulations to compare design choices

4 hours of hands-on experience where students will participate in the construction of an electric bike with the following components:

-1200 Watt direct drive motor and speed controller

-Inexpensive fat tire bike

-Throttle setup and calibration

-Brake upgrade

-Pedal assist setup

-Battery charger assembly and testing

At the end of the workshop, students will have an opportunity to ride the electric bike they helped build.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Electric Bike Workshop Sunday, 8/13/17 10:00 AM 6.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
    Member and non-member Sign Up $109.00, No Materials Fee