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 ARTS AND CRAFTS (ART)
 
   
ART113: Silkscreen Printing Basics

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. You will learn the proper technique of applying Ink through a silkscreen while troubleshooting common mistakes so you can create your own custom products.

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

Prerequisites: None!

Equipment access: Silkscreen station

Safety: Closed-toed shoes are required.

3 sessions currently scheduled:
    Silkscreen Printing Basics Friday, 7/8/16 3:30 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
1 SEAT LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $115.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Silkscreen Printing Basics Sunday, 7/10/16 1:00 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
    Silkscreen Printing Basics Friday, 7/22/16 5:00 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
3 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.
   
ART114: Advanced Silkscreen Printing: Multi-Colors

Participants in this class will learn advanced silkscreening techniques, including how to create multi-color prints on their choice of tote bag or t-shirt.

Your instructor will also discuss various items that you can silkscreen, so bring your questions and any projects you have in mind for more one-on-one help!

This workshop includes the material and ink for the item.

Project: A multi-colored silkscreened t-shirt

Prerequisites: Successful completion of ART103: Silkscreen Printing Basics SBU prior to taking this class

Safety: Closed-toed shoes are required.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Advanced Silkscreen Printing: Multi-Colors Sunday, 7/17/16 1:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 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
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
ART708: Making a Necklace Pendant

Learn the basics of jewelry and metalsmithing!

In this hands-on workshop, you will be introduced to the basic tools and techniques of Jewelry-making such as basic design & layout, sawing & piercing, filing, and finishing. While learning all of these skills, you will get to create your own necklace pendant! This class explores making jewelry by hand using tools that anyone can use at home.

Prerequisites: None!

Safety: Closed toed-shoes are required. Remove dangling jewelry and tie back long hair.

4 sessions currently scheduled:
    Making a Necklace Pendant Wednesday, 7/6/16 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    Making a Necklace Pendant Thursday, 7/14/16 5:00 PM 3.0 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
    Making a Necklace Pendant Tuesday, 7/19/16 6:00 PM 3.0 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
    Making a Necklace Pendant Wednesday, 7/27/16 5:00 PM 3.0 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
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
 AUTODESK (AUD)
 
   
AUD130: Autodesk Fusion 360 Basics

Fusion 360 is Autodesk’s latest product development tool for design, fabrication and collaboration. Merging industrial and mechanical design, you will quickly explore organic shapes through intuitive free-form modeling tools, or create precise, parametric models – it’s up to you! Simply put, Fusion 360 is the platform for rapidly accelerating from an idea in your head to a manufactured product in your hand.

In this introductory course, you will learn about:
  • Cloud data management and collaboration
  • Navigation
  • Solid modeling
  • 2D sketching
  • T-spline sculpting
  • Creating assemblies
  • Rendering
By the end of class, you will have an understanding of direct and parametric modeling, dimensioned sketches, T-spline geometry, and much more!

Prerequisites: None!

Safety: Closed-toed shoes are required.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Autodesk Fusion 360 Basics Saturday, 7/9/16 2:00 PM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
7 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)
 
   
CNC103: Heat Press and Vinyl Cutter SBU

Are you ready to start making your own professional quality heat pressed shirts at TechShop?

In this hands-on class, you'll learn all the basics of using our vinyl cutter and heat press to add your own graphic designs to shirts, blankets, flags, bags and more!

Learn to use the computer-controlled (CNC) vinyl cutter and heat press 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 the CNC vinyl cutter to cut an adhesive vinyl sheet into professional looking signage or ready-to-apply paint masking as well as heat transfer vinyl for heat pressed shirts. This is a great tool for making screens for silkscreen printing, too!

Project: Custom t-shirt

Prerequisites
  • Required: Understanding of vector-based graphics

  • Recommended: COM201: Adobe Illustrator for CNC, COM207:CorelDRAW for CNC
Equipment access: Vinyl cutter

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!

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Heat Press and Vinyl Cutter SBU
(Heat Press and Vinyl Cutter SBU)
Wednesday, 7/13/16 5:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $70.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $90.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Heat Press and Vinyl Cutter SBU
(Heat Press and Vinyl Cutter SBU)
Sunday, 7/31/16 4:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $70.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $90.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
CNC112: Advanced Vinyl Cutter and Heat Press - Using Multiple Colors

Ever wanted to make cooler, multi-colored vinyl-cut garments? This is the class you have been waiting for!

Participants will learn how to prepare vector files in Adobe Illustrator before utilizing advanced heat press techniques. You will see how great file preparation can help you create intricate, multi-layered designs that you will be proud to make and wear on a t-shirt. The instructor will have a selection of monsters that range in difficulty so that no matter your skill level, there will be one that's just right. All the steps of garment decoration will be covered.

There will be emphasis on multi-layered Thermoflex Plus as well as a more advanced vinyl product known as TexTact foil adhesive. Participants are urged to bring an example .eps/.ai/.similar vector file so the instructor can establish a baseline for vector creation

Prerequisites:
  • Required: WKS537: Vinyl Cutter and Heat Press SBU

  • Recommended: COM201: Adobe Illustrator for CNC; COM207: CorelDRAW for CNC
Safety: Closed-toed shoes are mandatory.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Advanced Vinyl Cutter and Heat Press - Using Multiple Colors
(Advanced Vinyl Cutter and Heat Press)
Wednesday, 7/20/16 5:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $80.00 plus $15.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $90.00 plus $15.00 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

Safety
  • Required: Closed toed-shoes; remove dangling jewelry; wear short sleeves; tie back long hair

  • 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!

9 sessions currently scheduled:
    CNC ShopBot SBU Saturday, 7/9/16 7:00 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 Sunday, 7/10/16 11:00 AM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    CNC ShopBot SBU Monday, 7/11/16 8:00 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 Sunday, 7/17/16 7:00 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, 7/20/16 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 Sunday, 7/24/16 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 Wednesday, 7/27/16 2:00 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 Saturday, 7/30/16 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 Sunday, 7/31/16 7:00 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 an end mill 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

Safety
  • Required: Wear closed toe shoes; tie hair back or secure under a cap; 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:
    CNC Tormach Milling Machine SBU Friday, 7/1/16 11:30 AM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    CNC Tormach Milling Machine SBU Thursday, 7/7/16 11:00 AM 3.0 Hours 4 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 Friday, 7/22/16 11:30 AM 3.0 Hours 4 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
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
CNC403: Tormach II - 4th Axis and Tool Changes SBU

In this SBU class, students who have taken the basic Tormach class will learn and gain access to use of the advanced features of the machine and the software as well as the 4th-axis attachment. You will learn how to set up a tool index of multiple tools, increasing your efficiency of machining parts using multiple tools and parts. You will also learn how to set up and manually work the 4th-axis rotary table, opening up the world of 4th-axis machining and workholding solutions.

The 4th-axis attachment allows you to machine on a rotating cylinder, held in the horizontal or vertical position.

Setting up the tool index allows you to change tools quickly, without having to zero your Z.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of CNC301: CNC Tormach Milling Machine SBU prior to taking this class

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:
    Tormach II - 4th Axis and Tool Changes SBU Friday, 7/8/16 11:30 AM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $115.00, No Materials Fee
    Tormach II - 4th Axis and Tool Changes SBU Wednesday, 7/13/16 11:00 AM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $115.00, No Materials Fee
    Tormach II - 4th Axis and Tool Changes SBU Monday, 7/25/16 11:30 AM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 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.
 ELECTRONICS (EEE)
 
   
EEE207: Arduino 2 - Programming (SJ & MP)

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 Educato board you built in the Arduino Part 1 class, 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 -ompatible board.

If you bring your own laptop, you MUST pre-download and install the Arduino software and drivers.

You must make arrangements for a computer before signing up for the class - either be able to bring a laptop, or call the shop for assistance.

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Arduino 2 - Programming (SJ & MP) Friday, 7/22/16 5:30 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $75.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $95.00, No Materials Fee
    Arduino 2 - Programming (SJ & MP) Thursday, 7/28/16 5:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
5 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.
   
EEE101: 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!

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Soldering and Basic Electronics Tuesday, 7/12/16 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 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
    Soldering and Basic Electronics Wednesday, 7/20/16 5:30 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
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
EEE201: Soldering and Basic Electronics - Solder a TrashAMP!

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, solder together your own TrashAMP, a unique portable speakers for your smartphone, electric guitar, and more!

All materials will come with the class.

This is a fun first class for anyone!

1 session currently scheduled:
    Soldering and Basic Electronics - Solder a TrashAMP! Thursday, 7/21/16 5:00 PM 2.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $35.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $35.00 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.

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Arduino Part 1 - Building An Arduino - Educato Friday, 7/15/16 5:30 PM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
8 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $75.00 plus $30.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $95.00 plus $30.00 Materials Fee
    Arduino Part 1 - Building An Arduino - Educato Tuesday, 7/26/16 5:00 PM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
7 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.
 FABRICATION (FAB)
 
   
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 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:
    Sand Blasting and Powder Coating SBU Wednesday, 7/6/16 7:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    Sand Blasting and Powder Coating SBU Monday, 7/11/16 7:00 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
    Sand Blasting and Powder Coating SBU Wednesday, 7/20/16 7:00 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
    Sand Blasting and Powder Coating SBU Monday, 7/25/16 7:00 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.
 LASER CUTTING (LAS)
 
   
LAS101: Laser Cutting and 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 students 8–12 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is also enrolled in the class.

When using the laser cutter outside of class time, members 8–12 years of age 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!

4 sessions currently scheduled:
    Laser Cutting and Etching SBU - Epilog Saturday, 7/2/16 11:00 AM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    Laser Cutting and Etching SBU - Epilog Wednesday, 7/6/16 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 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
    Laser Cutting and Etching SBU - Epilog Saturday, 7/23/16 11:00 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 and Etching SBU - Epilog Wednesday, 7/27/16 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 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.
   
LAS103: Laser Cutting and Etching SBU - ULS

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: Familiarity with graphics software will be helpful

Equipment access: Universal laser cutter

Minimum age: 12

Supervision requirements: During class, all students 8–12 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is also enrolled in the class.

When using the laser cutter outside of class time, members 8–12 years of age must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian who has passed the SBU.

Safety: Closed-toed shoes are mandatory.

Members who have taken and passed LAS:101 Laser Cutting and Etching SBU - Epilog can take this course at 1/2 price. Please contact the front desk for special registration.

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 Cutting and Etching SBU - ULS Saturday, 7/9/16 11:00 AM 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
    Laser Cutting and Etching SBU - ULS Friday, 7/15/16 6:00 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
    Laser Cutting and Etching SBU - ULS Thursday, 7/21/16 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
    * 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: Successful completion of LAS101 Laser Cutting and Etching SBU - Epilog prior to taking this class

Equipment access: Laser engraver rotary attachment

Minimum age: 12 years

Supervision requirements: During class, all students 8–12 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is also enrolled in the class.

When using the laser cutter outside of class time, members 8–12 years of age 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 Sunday, 7/3/16 11:00 AM 2.0 Hours 3 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    Laser Engraver Rotary Attachment SBU - Epilog Monday, 7/25/16 6:00 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 Saturday, 7/30/16 11:00 AM 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.

Prerequisites:
  • Required: LAS101: Laser Cutting and Etching SBU - Epilog

4 sessions currently scheduled:
    Advanced Laser Cutting and Etching Techniques - Epilog Saturday, 7/2/16 2:00 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
1 SEAT LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Advanced Laser Cutting and Etching Techniques - Epilog Monday, 7/11/16 6:00 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
    Advanced Laser Cutting and Etching Techniques - Epilog Sunday, 7/24/16 11:00 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
    Advanced Laser Cutting and Etching Techniques - Epilog Friday, 7/29/16 6:00 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: Successful completion of MTL103: Basic Metal Shop is recommended, but not required

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: 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!

13 sessions currently scheduled:
    Milling Machine SBU Tuesday, 7/5/16 11:30 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
    Milling Machine SBU Saturday, 7/9/16 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 $125.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
    Milling Machine SBU Sunday, 7/10/16 7:00 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 Tuesday, 7/12/16 5:00 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
4 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 Thursday, 7/14/16 11:30 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
    Milling Machine SBU Sunday, 7/17/16 3:00 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 Monday, 7/18/16 8:00 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
4 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, 7/24/16 7:00 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    Milling Machine SBU Monday, 7/25/16 8:00 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 Tuesday, 7/26/16 2:00 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 Thursday, 7/28/16 11:30 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
    Milling Machine SBU Saturday, 7/30/16 3:00 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 Sunday, 7/31/16 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 $125.00 plus $25.00 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

Prerequisites:
  • 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

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Advanced Milling Machine - Tramming and Precision Wednesday, 7/13/16 5:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
2 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $70.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $90.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Advanced Milling Machine - Tramming and Precision Wednesday, 7/27/16 2:00 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.
   
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

Prerequisites: 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!

6 sessions currently scheduled:
    Metal Lathe SBU Saturday, 7/9/16 3:00 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $115.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Metal Lathe SBU Sunday, 7/10/16 3:00 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
1 SEAT LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $115.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Metal Lathe SBU Saturday, 7/16/16 11:30 AM 3.0 Hours 5 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
    Metal Lathe SBU Sunday, 7/17/16 11:00 AM 3.0 Hours 5 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
    Metal Lathe SBU Sunday, 7/24/16 3:00 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
2 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $115.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Metal Lathe SBU Sunday, 7/31/16 3:00 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 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.
 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

Prerequisites: 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, remove all jewelry, do not wear 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!

3 sessions currently scheduled:
    Basic Metal Shop SBU Thursday, 7/7/16 3:00 PM 2.5 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
    Basic Metal Shop SBU Wednesday, 7/20/16 3:00 PM 2.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $65.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $80.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Basic Metal Shop SBU Saturday, 7/23/16 12:00 PM 2.5 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
    * 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

Prerequisites: 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!

4 sessions currently scheduled:
    Sheet Metal Basics SBU Monday, 7/11/16 11:30 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 Thursday, 7/21/16 11:30 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
    Sheet Metal Basics SBU Wednesday, 7/27/16 11:00 AM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 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 Friday, 7/29/16 11:30 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.
 SOCIAL EVENTS (SOC)
 
   
SOC: Closed for Independence Day

TechShop is closed for Independence Day. Enjoy the day with friends and family!

1 session currently scheduled:
    Closed for Independence Day Monday, 7/4/16 9:00 AM 15.0 Hours 0 SEAT TOTAL
CLASS FULL
 STEAM SUMMER CAMPS (STEAM)
 
   
STEAM534: Summer of Creation: Design and Build

Design and Build Camp introduces young innovators to software and provides a chance to bring creations to life using TechShop’s laser cutters and 3D printers! Designers will start by learning and refining their CAD (computer aided design) skills in 2D and 3D design software before bringing projects to the laser cutters and 3D printers! Projects are defined by the imagination and can be made from a variety of materials, including wood, cardboard, acrylic, and plastic. Projects will be a combination of 2D and 3D and participantswill complete a variety of small daily projects in addition to a larger final project.

Students who take and successfully pass this course will be certified to use the laser cutters, Printerbot 3D printers, and the heat press and vinyl cutters at TechShop.



Extended care is available from 8:30AM until 6:00PM for an additional $150 per youth for the week. Please make sure to purchase the Summer of Creation: Maker Session that begins on the same day as your child's camp!

6 sessions currently scheduled:
    Summer of Creation: Design and Build Monday, 7/11/16 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    Summer of Creation: Design and Build Monday, 7/18/16 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    Summer of Creation: Design and Build Monday, 7/25/16 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 18 SEATS TOTAL
1 SEAT LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $649.00, No Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Design and Build Monday, 8/1/16 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    Summer of Creation: Design and Build Monday, 8/8/16 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 18 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $649.00, No Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Design and Build Monday, 8/15/16 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $649.00, No Materials Fee
   
STEAM533: Summer of Creation: Basic Electronics

In the TechShop Basic Electronics STEAM camp, we will cover basic concepts related to electricity, circuits, electronic measurement and soldering. This includes learning basic solder and flux types, safe soldering practices and soldering iron maintenance.

Projects include using solder and a soldering iron to make small stick figures as well as soldering electronic "through-hole" components for electronic printed circuit board assembly (PCBs). We will also cover the use of the laser cutter to assist in fabricating parts for this class.

Students who take and successfully pass this course will be certified to use the laser cutters at TechShop.

Sign up BEFORE March 27th to take advantage of our 15% discount (originally $649)!

This TechShop Week-Long Summer Camp is for kids ages 8-17, Mondays through Friday from 9:30AM - 3:30PM.

Extended care is available from 8:30AM until 6:00PM for an additional $150 per youth for the week. Please make sure to purchase the Summer of Creation: Maker Session that begins on the same day as your child's camp!

1 session currently scheduled:
    Summer of Creation: Basic Electronics Monday, 7/11/16 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
1 SEAT LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $649.00, No Materials Fee
   
STEAM532: Summer of Creation: Arduino Robotics

Are you ready to start programming your own computer boards or robots and take control of your computerized world?

At TechShop Arduino Robotics camp, you will learn how to design, build and program your own micro controller! This five-day camp will introduce budding hackers to the all-powerful Arduino board, which will be used to make a multitude of different projects throughout the week, culminating in your very own robot. We will also cover the use of the laser cutter to assist in fabricating parts for this class.

Students who take and successfully pass this course will be certified to use the laser cutters at TechShop.

Recommended: Students with little to no soldering and electronic experience are encouraged to take the Basic Electronics course first.

This TechShop Week-Long Summer Camp is for kids ages 12-17, Mondays through Friday from 9:30AM - 3:30PM.

Extended care is available from 8:30AM until 6:00PM for an additional $150 per youth for the week. Please make sure to purchase the Summer of Creation: Maker Session that begins on the same day as your child's camp!

3 sessions currently scheduled:
    Summer of Creation: Arduino Robotics Monday, 7/18/16 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
2 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $649.00 plus $100.00 Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Arduino Robotics Monday, 8/1/16 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
9 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $649.00 plus $100.00 Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Arduino Robotics Monday, 8/15/16 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
9 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $649.00 plus $100.00 Materials Fee
   
STEAM536: Summer of Creation: Maker Sessions

Is your youth enrolled in one of our summer camps?

This add-on gives your young maker the chance to hang out at TechShop starting as early as 8:30AM and ending as late as 6:00PM!

Please note: This package must be purchased with an enrollment in one of our Summer of Creation camps.

A Maker Sessions package must be purchased for each youth enrolled in extended care.



6 sessions currently scheduled:
    Summer of Creation: Maker Sessions Monday, 7/11/16 8:30 AM 3.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
9 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Maker Sessions Monday, 7/18/16 8:30 AM 3.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
9 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Maker Sessions Monday, 7/25/16 8:30 AM 3.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
8 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Maker Sessions Monday, 8/1/16 8:30 AM 3.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
9 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Maker Sessions Monday, 8/8/16 8:30 AM 3.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
12 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Maker Sessions Monday, 8/15/16 8:30 AM 3.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
12 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
 TEXTILES (TXL)
 
   
TXL525: Read-a-Sewing-Pattern Workshop

Ever wanted to make your own garment, but it seemed like you'd have to learn a new language? Come, take a vocabulary lesson with us -- and feel free to bring a pattern you have questions about.

This class is an introduction for people who would like more information or are new to using patterns. It is easy to be overwhelmed and this class will help you locate the key information. It will also explain how to follow the directions to assemble a completed project.

Please bring in a pattern you would like use as a reference or one that you have questions about.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Read-a-Sewing-Pattern Workshop Sunday, 7/31/16 2:00 PM 1.0 Hour 10 SEATS TOTAL
9 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $30.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $40.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
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

Supervision requirements: During class, all students 8–12 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is also enrolled in the class.

When using the laser cutter outside of class time, members 8–12 years of age 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:
    Basic Sewing Machine SBU Friday, 7/8/16 5:00 PM 1.5 Hours 4 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
    * 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

Supervision requirements: During class, all students 8–12 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is also enrolled in the class.

When using the laser cutter outside of class time, members 8–12 years of age 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:
    CNC Embroiderer SBU Sunday, 7/10/16 10:00 AM 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.
   
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 but 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 Monday, 7/18/16 5:00 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.
 WELDING / HOTSHOP (WLD)
 
   
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

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!

1 session currently scheduled:
    MIG Welding SBU Monday, 7/11/16 7:00 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $55.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $70.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
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.

Prerequisites: 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

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.

  • Advisable: 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!

1 session currently scheduled:
    TIG Welding SBU Wednesday, 7/13/16 7:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
1 SEAT LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $55.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $70.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WLD202: MIG Welding 2 - Make Better Welds

After completing the MIG Welding safety and basic use (SBU) class, you can practice specific joints and improve weld bead quality under guidance of an instructor.

In this class, many different joints and out-of-position welding will be discussed, and 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. Participants will perform at their own rates.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of MIG Welding SBU prior to taking this class.

Safety: Long pants and a long-sleeved shirt in natural fibers are required clothing in the Hot Shop. Aways wear closed-toed shoes at TechShop.

1 session currently scheduled:
    MIG Welding 2 - Make Better Welds Monday, 7/18/16 7:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $80.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $100.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    * 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 TIG Welding SBU prior to taking this class.

Safety: Long pants and a long-sleeved shirt in natural fibers are required clothing in the Hot Shop. Always wear closed-toed shoes at TechShop.

1 session currently scheduled:
    TIG Welding 2 - Aluminum Monday, 7/25/16 7:00 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)
 
   
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.

Recommended: Successful completion of WOD 101: Basic Woodshop SBU prior to taking this class

Equipment access: Table-mounted router, jointer, planer

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:
    Jointer, Planer and Table Router SBU Wednesday, 7/6/16 5:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    Jointer, Planer and Table Router SBU Thursday, 7/14/16 6:00 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.
   
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

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!

1 session currently scheduled:
    Wood Lathe SBU Saturday, 7/16/16 11:30 AM 2.5 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.
 WORKSHOPS (WKS)
 
   
WKS804: Make a Leather Wallet

I love the smell of laser burnt leather in the morning! How many times have you said that? Not many ... but how many times have you hunted for the ideal wallet? Too many!

In this workshop, you will learn how to design patterns and artwork on the computer, then cut your patterns and carve your artwork into leather with a laser. You will also learn leather sewing techniques and apply them to assemble your highly personalized wallet!

Please note: Workshops utilize TechShop’s equipment; all shop rules apply – unless you have passed our required safety courses (SBU's) your instructor will assist you on the equipment. This is not an SBU workshop – you must pass the appropriate Safety and Basic Use class to use TechShop's equipment unattended.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Make a Leather Wallet Sunday, 7/31/16 10:00 AM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $49.00, 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.
   
WKS469: Create a Metal Rose!

Join our Instructor for 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-toed shoes are required.

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Create a Metal Rose! Wednesday, 7/13/16 3:00 PM 3.5 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
8 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $75.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $85.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Create a Metal Rose! Saturday, 7/23/16 3:30 PM 3.5 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
7 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $75.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $85.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.