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WKS012: Knife Making

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

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

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

1 session currently scheduled:
    Knife Making Saturday, 2/21/15 10:30 AM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $150.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $170.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS118: Approaching Making

If you know that you want to make some stuff, but don’t know where to start, join us for this class. If you want to see how you can use TechShop to do it, take this class. If you’re already a TechShop member and want a place to hone and discuss the process you engage in while navigating acquisition and implementation of new skills, please join us!

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Approaching Making Saturday, 2/7/15 10:30 AM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $45.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $65.00, No Materials Fee
    Approaching Making Thursday, 2/19/15 6:30 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $45.00, 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.
   
WKS120: Retro Gaming with Raspberry Pi

Maximize the Raspberry Pi’s potential by installing the free, open source emulator package, RetroPie, and get started with your own retro Raspberry Pi game console. We will show you the ins and outs of this software, including how to mount the image, button mapping, system performance, and how to configure your controller.

We will supply hdmi cable, monitor, keyboard, mouse, and SD card reader in class.

You'll leave with a Raspberry Pi B+, SNES USB controller, 8GB microSD card, WiFi Dongle and USB power supply!

1 session currently scheduled:
    Retro Gaming with Raspberry Pi Saturday, 1/31/15 10:30 AM 3.0 Hours 9 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $150.00 plus $70.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $170.00 plus $70.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS400: Make Your Own Stamped Glass Coasters

TechShop Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh Glass Center join forces to present this exciting two-day workshop where you can make your own stamped glass coasters.

On the first day, visit TechShop where you will design and create your very own metal stamp perfect for branding anything from steaks to molten glass. During this session, you'll design a simple vector image to be cut out of steel sheet on the high-powered CNC waterjet cutter. This machine cuts through material using pressurized water

On the second day, bring your stamp to Pittsburgh Glass Center and mold, shape, and stamp your set of four coasters. You will also be able to view a glass blowing demonstration and discuss the other uses of metal stamps and molds with art class.

Seats are limited! You must register through the Pittsburgh Glass Center website.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Make Your Own Stamped Glass Coasters Sunday, 2/8/15 1:00 PM 6.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $225.00, 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.