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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.

4 sessions currently scheduled:
    "Bologna Sandwich" Pewter Casting Wednesday, 8/6/14 5:30 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 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, 8/14/14 5:30 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 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 Saturday, 8/23/14 1:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 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, 8/28/14 5:30 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.
   
WKS639: Arduino Project: Simon Says

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

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

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Arduino Project: Simon Says Saturday, 8/2/14 1:00 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $35.00 plus $33.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $45.00 plus $33.00 Materials Fee
    Arduino Project: Simon Says Saturday, 8/16/14 1:00 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $35.00 plus $33.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $45.00 plus $33.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS643: Flat-Pack Wooden Scooter

In this workshop participants (1 child and 1 adult helper) will assemble and decorate a sturdy and unique wooden scooter with guidance from a workshop Instructor. You will receive a complete set of wooden parts that have been machine cut using TechShop's CNC ShopBot robotic wood router. The construction style is called "flat-pack" because the individual wooden parts are cut from a flat sheet of plywood and can be easily stacked. Each flat part interlocks with the other parts to create a 3-dimensional object. It's a technique often used for furniture construction, like many of the furniture pieces in TechShop, but the addition of wheels makes this one more fun!

The wheels are quality rubber roller blade style with integral ball bearings. No special skill is required to assemble these scooters and only simple hand tools (provided) are needed to complete.

Once finished each scooter can be customized with self-adhesive vinyl stickers (provided) produced on TechShop's computer controlled Vinyl Cutter and taken for a spin around the parking lot!



1 session currently scheduled:
    Flat-Pack Wooden Scooter
(Build a CNC-cut kid's wooden scooter!)
Saturday, 8/2/14 11:00 AM 1.5 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
10 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $65.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $85.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS649: Leather Mask Making

Bring tech and craftsmanship together in this unique class! Local artisan Karianne Gottschalk will help you create a leather mask cut on the laser cutter, formed using traditional leather-working techniques, and designed to suit your imagination. This a great way to learn new materials techniques on the laser cutter. Enroll your younger students too!

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.

Minors 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.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Leather Mask Making Monday, 8/11/14 5:30 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $50.00 plus $15.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $70.00 plus $15.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS651: Drones 101

Welcome to the world of unmanned Aerial vehicles, more commonly known as drones! This introductory workshop will cover safe drone operation as well as basic anatomy, componentry, and controls. Students will learn about the civilian uses of drones and some of the current legal and ethical issues around them. Instructor Harry Arnold will lead students through a kit build, flight demonstration and a hands-on test flight on a simulator. Drones will be available for purchase after the workshop.

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Drones 101 Saturday, 8/2/14 3:00 PM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
7 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $75.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $90.00, No Materials Fee
    Drones 101 Thursday, 8/7/14 5:30 PM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
7 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $75.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $90.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.