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 ARTS AND CRAFTS (ART)
 
   
ART101: Glass Fusion Basic Cutting and Fusing

In this class you will learn how to cut glass, create a tile for full fuse and simple kiln operations and the basic science behind glass fusing! Techniques will be discussed such as what glue to use, inclusions, glass education & kiln wash vs fiber paper. Examples of firing instructions will be given.

First you will learn to manually cut glass using a Toro glass cutter.

Then you will create a 6x6 tile using your cut glass, glass frit, stringers and confetti.

After you are finished the instructor will put in kiln for a full fuse.

**projects can be picked up after 48 hours.**



1 session currently scheduled:
    Glass Fusion Basic Cutting and Fusing
(Glass Fusion: Basic Cutting and Fusing SBU)
Wednesday, 9/9/15 5:30 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $115.00 plus $40.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $125.00 plus $40.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
ART106: Coptic Bookbinding

Want a beautiful and durable sketchbook? Would you like to learn bookbinding but don’t know where to start? Maybe you just want to learn a style of binding that you can combine with other skills you’re learning at TechShop.

Coptic binding lays flat, which is ideal for sketchbooks and journals. The hard covers can be made from a variety of materials, including binders board, wood and metal for endless possibilities. Learn this easy and beautiful bookbinding style by making a blank journal to keep!

Project: Blank Bound Journal

Prerequisites: None!

Safety: Closed-toed shoes are required.

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Coptic Bookbinding Friday, 9/4/15 5:00 PM 2.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $15.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $15.00 Materials Fee
    Coptic Bookbinding Thursday, 9/24/15 5:30 PM 2.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $15.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $15.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
ART103: Silkscreen 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

Prerequisites: None!

Equipment access: Silkscreen station

Safety: Closed-toed shoes are required.

***Or, you can personalize your work apron from the Industrial Textiles class.***

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:
    Silkscreen Printing Basics - SBU Friday, 9/18/15 5:30 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
    Silkscreen Printing Basics - SBU Saturday, 9/26/15 5:30 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
    Silkscreen Printing Basics - SBU Wednesday, 9/30/15 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)
 
   
AUD001: Autodesk Inventor Basics

Learn how to navigate, sketch and model in Autodesk Inventor.

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.

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

Prerequisites: None!

Safety: Closed-toed shoes are required.

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Autodesk Inventor Basics Friday, 9/11/15 5:30 PM 3.0 Hours 11 SEATS TOTAL
11 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $35.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $45.00, No Materials Fee
    Autodesk Inventor Basics Monday, 9/21/15 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 11 SEATS TOTAL
11 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.
   
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 Tuesday, 9/29/15 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.
   
AUD003: Autodesk Inventor SkillsBuilder - Introduction to Assemblies

This SkillsBuilder class will provide you with an accelerated introduction to creating and working with assemblies in Autodesk Inventor.

You will learn how to create simple assemblies and utilize some of the software's more advanced features to combine multiple part drawings and sub-assemblies. Be amazed as you virtually assemble your parts on screen and watch how they interact! Learn to constrain them to have all the parts act as one and how each change links back to the original part file.

Autodesk Inventor is a comprehensive and flexible software suite created exclusively for 3D design, product simulation, tooling creation, and design communication. Inventor takes you beyond your average 3D software environment into digital prototyping by enabling you to design, visualize, and simulate your products with an intuitive and user friendly interface.

We recommend taking this class, along with the Autodesk Inventor SkillsBuilder - Introduction to Sketching class to get a fuller understanding of this powerful 3D design tool!

Prerequisites: Successful completion of AUD001: Autodesk Inventor Basics prior to taking this class.

Autodesk Inventor is available at TechShop on all computer workstations in our Members HUB and Computer Lab.

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:
    Autodesk Inventor SkillsBuilder - Introduction to Assemblies Thursday, 9/3/15 6:00 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
    Autodesk Inventor SkillsBuilder - Introduction to Assemblies Thursday, 9/24/15 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.
   
AUD008: Autodesk AutoCAD Basics

Autodesk AutoCAD has a long history as one being of the very first CAD (computer aided drafting) programs available for personal computers. Today, AutoCAD software builds on this legacy and remains one of the world's leading 2D and 3D CAD design tools.

In this class, you will learn how to draw precise, vector-based CAD drawings that can be interpreted and used by CAM (computer aided machining) programs. The vector drawing skills taught here are the basis for creating designs to be used with TechShop's Epilog laser cutters, CNC vinyl cutter, Tormach CNC mill, ShopBot router, Flow waterjet cutter, and CNC plasma cutter. The 2D drawing skills taught here also translate to designing, drawing and manipulating 3D parts in other Autodesk software such as Autodesk Inventor and Revit.

Learn:
  • How to set up your workspace for efficiency
  • How to draw with arcs, polylines, splines and more
  • How to use text and reference images in your designs
  • How layers work
  • The theory behind drawing clean vectors
  • Optimization tips and tricks
Prerequisites: None!

Safety: Closed-toed shoes are required.

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Autodesk AutoCAD Basics Tuesday, 9/15/15 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 11 SEATS TOTAL
11 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $35.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $45.00, No Materials Fee
    Autodesk AutoCAD Basics Friday, 10/2/15 6:30 PM 3.0 Hours 11 SEATS TOTAL
11 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.
 BLACKSMITHING (BLK)
 
   
BLKCH101: Intro to Blacksmithing

In this class, learn the starting skills of traditional blacksmithing. We will learn the fundamentals of a gas forge. Learn to confidently and safely hammer hot metal into functional and decorative objects, starting with a leaf hook. Come ready to work up a sweat and get your hands dirty!

Project: Decorative Leaf Hook

Prerequisites: None. However, MTL103: Basic Metal Shop is recommended.

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 forge and anvil 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 made of natural fibers or leather, natural fiber or leather shirt,natural fiber or leather long pants, hearing protection, eye protection





4 sessions currently scheduled:
    Intro to Blacksmithing
(Intro to Blacksmithing)
Tuesday, 9/8/15 6:00 PM 2.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $65.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $85.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Intro to Blacksmithing
(Intro to Blacksmithing)
Sunday, 9/13/15 6:30 PM 2.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $65.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $85.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Intro to Blacksmithing
(Intro to Blacksmithing)
Friday, 9/18/15 6:00 PM 2.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $65.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $85.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Intro to Blacksmithing
(Intro to Blacksmithing)
Tuesday, 9/29/15 6:30 PM 2.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $65.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $85.00 plus $5.00 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 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.

**After completing Heat Press and Vinyl Cutter SBU, be sure to check out WKSCH012: Advanced Vinyl Cutter - Using Multiple Colors and WKSCH013: Advanced Vinyl Cutter - Contour Cutting: Lifelike Wall Decals.**

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:
    Heat Press and Vinyl Cutter SBU
(Heat Press and Vinyl Cutter SBU)
Wednesday, 9/9/15 5:30 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
    Heat Press and Vinyl Cutter SBU
(Heat Press and Vinyl Cutter SBU)
Monday, 9/14/15 4:00 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)
Thursday, 9/24/15 5:30 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.
   
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!

4 sessions currently scheduled:
    CNC ShopBot SBU Thursday, 9/3/15 6:00 PM 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, 9/13/15 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 Wednesday, 9/23/15 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
4 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, 9/27/15 1:30 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 Thursday, 9/10/15 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $115.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
    CNC Tormach Milling Machine SBU Saturday, 9/19/15 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 $115.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
    CNC Tormach Milling Machine SBU Thursday, 9/24/15 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $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

In this class, students who have taken the basic Tormach class will learn to use advanced features of the machine and Mach3 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.

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Tormach II - 4th Axis and Tool Changes Sunday, 9/13/15 1:30 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 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 Monday, 9/28/15 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 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.
   
CNC310: CAD to CAM Software - InventorCAM

InventorCAM is the next level CAM program offered by TechShop, supporting multiple-axis machining, both 2.5D and 3D feature cut path generation, and high levels of control over the cutting paths generated. It has the powerful benefit of being directly embedded into Autodesk Inventor so users can easily switch back to creating or adjusting their part and the toolpaths automatically reflecting the changes.

InventorCAM's highly intuitive user interface allows toolpath generation to be as simple or as complex as users want it to be, with equal level of control over the geometry and makeup of cutting tools. It is the optimum tool for the intermediate to advanced TechShop CNC machinist.

In this class, students will follow the instructor step by step in creating toolpaths for half of a feature-rich part, then solidify their knowledge by creating the toolpaths for the other half with instructor guidance.

Prerequisites: This CAM works with Inventor to create GCode; you must be able to use Autodesk Inventor before signing up for this class.

In order to get the most out of this class, we recommend that students be familiar with TechShop's first-level CAM programs from Vectric: VCarve and Cut3D as well as have experience using the Tormach or the ShopBot. Introductory topics such as feeds and speeds, zeroing machines appropriately according to defined zeros in the CAM program, workholding, and loading exported toolpaths into the machines will not be reviewed.

Safety: Closed-toed shoes are required.

1 session currently scheduled:
    CAD to CAM Software - InventorCAM Tuesday, 9/22/15 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
8 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.
   
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

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

  • Advisable: Hearing protection


Note: Waterjet usage fee is $2.00 per minute./b>

***The waterjet cutter in Chandler has a 6' by 10' cutting surface***

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:
    CNC Waterjet Cutter SBU Wednesday, 9/2/15 6:00 PM 4.0 Hours 6 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
    CNC Waterjet Cutter SBU Sunday, 9/6/15 1:00 PM 4.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $185.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $230.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    CNC Waterjet Cutter SBU Wednesday, 9/23/15 6:00 PM 4.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $185.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $230.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    CNC Waterjet Cutter SBU Sunday, 9/27/15 1:30 PM 4.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 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.

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 the Windows operating environment.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Adobe Illustrator for CNC Wednesday, 9/30/15 5:30 PM 3.0 Hours 11 SEATS TOTAL
10 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 SBU, Tormach SBU, CNC Vinyl Cutter SBU, Laser Cutter SBU, and Waterjet SBU.

Prerequisite: A working knowledge of the Windows operating environment.

1 session currently scheduled:
    CorelDRAW for CNC Wednesday, 9/16/15 5:30 PM 2.5 Hours 11 SEATS TOTAL
11 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)
 
   
EEE319: myRIO Experiments

Learn to use the National Instruments myRIO for wireless real-time intelligent control and measurement.

In this class you will learn how to program the NI myRIO embedded hardware device, enabling you to write programs with NI LabVIEW that interact with various sensors. You will learn how to implement the logic for a simple remote weather station that logs temperature data using the embedded capability of the NI myRIO.

You will learn how to:
  • Set up and install software on a NI myRIO
  • Measure voltage and other real world sensor inputs
  • Use NI LabVIEW RT to build a standalone Acquire-Analyze-Control application
  • Explore the internal accelerometer, PWM, serial protocols, and FPGA
  • Connect to the cloud and publish measurements
  • Build a remote weather sensing station through a series of experiments
Prequisite: Successful completion of LabVIEW Experiments is required prior to taking this class.

1 session currently scheduled:
    myRIO Experiments Saturday, 9/19/15 10:00 AM 2.5 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $100.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
EEE100: 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!

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Electronics Instruments and Measurement Thursday, 9/10/15 6:30 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
    Electronics Instruments and Measurement Sunday, 9/27/15 1:00 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.
   
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!

3 sessions currently scheduled:
    Soldering and Basic Electronics Monday, 9/14/15 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
    Soldering and Basic Electronics Sunday, 9/27/15 10:30 AM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
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    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Soldering and Basic Electronics Sunday, 9/27/15 10:30 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
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
EEE320: VirtualBench Measurements

National Instruments VirtualBench combines common benchtop instruments into a single, compact device. Learn how to use VirtualBench to measure electronic signals.

Learn how to:
  • Set up and install VirtualBench
  • Set up voltage and current sources with the power supply
  • Take voltage, resistance, and current measurements with the digital multimeter
  • Generate signals with the function generator
  • Use digital inputs and outputs
  • Display signals with the oscilloscope
  • Analyze digital timing with the logic analyzer

1 session currently scheduled:
    VirtualBench Measurements Thursday, 9/17/15 5:30 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $70.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
 FABRICATION (FAB)
 
   
FAB207: Advanced Silicone RTV Moldmaking and Casting

In this hands-on class, learn advanced molding and casting techniques using silicone RTV (room temperature vulcanization). Designed for the advanced mold maker, this process is used for sculpting, prop making, special effects make up, cosplay, and more. Make an intricate two-part mold and cast, use registration "buttons" and slice the mold. During set times, watch as the instructor makes a highly detailed one-part mold.

Project: Raven skull two-part mold

Prerequisites: FAB107: Silicone RTV Moldmaking and Casting Basics or previous mold making experience

Equipment access: None

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 silicone RTV in the shop, outside of class time, 12- to 15-year-old members must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian.

Safety: Closed-toed shoes and gloves are required.



2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Advanced Silicone RTV Moldmaking and Casting Friday, 9/11/15 5:30 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $75.00 plus $15.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $90.00 plus $15.00 Materials Fee
    Advanced Silicone RTV Moldmaking and Casting Friday, 9/25/15 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
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    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.
   
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!

4 sessions currently scheduled:
    Vacuum Forming SBU Thursday, 9/10/15 4:30 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
    Vacuum Forming SBU Thursday, 9/17/15 6:00 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
    Vacuum Forming SBU Monday, 9/21/15 6:00 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
    Vacuum Forming SBU Saturday, 9/26/15 3:00 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.
   
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.

***For the project, you may bring your bottle opener, sheet metal box that you made in a previous class to powder coat***

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:
    Sand Blasting and Powder Coating SBU Tuesday, 9/1/15 5:30 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
2 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 Saturday, 9/12/15 2:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
2 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 Tuesday, 9/15/15 5:30 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
    Sand Blasting and Powder Coating SBU Sunday, 9/20/15 4:30 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
    Sand Blasting and Powder Coating SBU Friday, 9/25/15 5:30 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.
   
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.

3 sessions currently scheduled:
    Silicone RTV Moldmaking and Casting Basics Wednesday, 9/9/15 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 Wednesday, 9/23/15 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, 9/27/15 2:00 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
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
 LASER CUTTING (LAS)
 
   
LAS207: Advanced Laser Cutting and Etching Techniques - ULS

Learn advanced techniques using the Universal Laser Systems (ULS) VLS4.60 laser system. This class covers the theory behind how the laser works, how to use additional colors, image enhancement, and advanced modes including reduction, 3D, rubber stamp, and clip art. Enjoy taking your laser projects to a whole new level!

Project: Thermoform a TechShop pen holder

Prerequisite(s): LAS103: Laser Cutting and Etching SBU - ULS

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 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.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Advanced Laser Cutting and Etching Techniques - ULS Sunday, 9/20/15 2:30 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
5 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.
   
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 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.

***The Chandler location project is a custom leather patch. Bring yours to the industrial sewing class to personalize your work apron!***

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 and Etching SBU - ULS Tuesday, 9/1/15 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
    Laser Cutting and Etching SBU - ULS Sunday, 9/6/15 3:00 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 Tuesday, 9/8/15 6:00 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 and Etching SBU - ULS Wednesday, 9/9/15 3:30 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
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    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Laser Cutting and Etching SBU - ULS Saturday, 9/12/15 1:30 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 - ULS Sunday, 9/20/15 12:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
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    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Laser Cutting and Etching SBU - ULS Wednesday, 9/30/15 3:00 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.
   
LAS203: Laser Engraver Rotary Attachment SBU - ULS

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 LAS103 - Laser Cutting and Etching SBU - ULS prior to taking this class

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 engraver 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!

4 sessions currently scheduled:
    Laser Engraver Rotary Attachment SBU - ULS Friday, 9/4/15 3:30 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
    Laser Engraver Rotary Attachment SBU - ULS Sunday, 9/6/15 12:30 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 Engraver Rotary Attachment SBU - ULS Monday, 9/14/15 7:00 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 Engraver Rotary Attachment SBU - ULS Tuesday, 9/22/15 3:00 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.
 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!

7 sessions currently scheduled:
    Milling Machine SBU Wednesday, 9/9/15 11:00 AM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $125.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
    Milling Machine SBU Sunday, 9/13/15 2:30 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 Tuesday, 9/15/15 12:00 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 Friday, 9/18/15 6:00 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, 9/22/15 4:00 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 Saturday, 9/26/15 12:30 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 Monday, 9/28/15 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.
   
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!

5 sessions currently scheduled:
    Metal Lathe SBU Wednesday, 9/2/15 11:00 AM 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 Saturday, 9/5/15 1:00 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 Tuesday, 9/8/15 6:00 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, 9/13/15 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 Wednesday, 9/16/15 12:00 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.
   
MAC202: Advanced Metal Lathe - Feeds, 4-Jaw Chuck and More Workholding

In this class, you will learn how to safely perform several advanced operations on the metal lathe.

You will learn to change out the chuck; center circular and square stock in the 4-jaw chuck; use a live center; turn between centers and mount stock between centers. You will also learn to use feed rates, a roughing pass and a finish pass to improve the overall look, feel and quality of your finished pieces.

Your instructor will cover a wide variety of in-class projects that are designed to help you establish these skills.

This is a great class for those looking to improve their overall level of comfort in the machine shop and metal lathe working skills.

Prerequisite: You MUST have successfully completed the Metal Lathe SBU in order to take this class.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Advanced Metal Lathe - Feeds, 4-Jaw Chuck and More Workholding Friday, 9/25/15 10:30 AM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 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.
   
MAC204: Advanced Metal Lathe - Tooling and Tool Grinding

Lathe tooling has such a wide variety of shapes, materials, standards and sizes that sometimes choosing the proper tool can be overwhelming. Even more important is having an understanding of what makes a lathe tool work and why one may be more appropriate for the job at hand than another.

In this class, you will learn the basics of lathe tooling selection and grind your own high speed steel lathe bit in TechShop's grinding room. We will also cover the basics of carbide tooling and explain when and why to choose carbon over steel.

This class will help round out your metal lathe knowledge and equip you with a skill that can save you a good deal of headache and money down the road.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Advanced Metal Lathe - Tooling and Tool Grinding Friday, 9/11/15 1:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 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.
   
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: You must have successfully completed the Metal Lathe SBU prior to taking this course.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Advanced Metal Lathe - Knurling and Threading Friday, 9/11/15 10:30 AM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 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.
 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 Tuesday, 9/1/15 4:00 PM 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
    Basic Metal Shop SBU Tuesday, 9/8/15 4:00 PM 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
    Basic Metal Shop SBU Tuesday, 9/29/15 4:00 PM 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
    * 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!

3 sessions currently scheduled:
    Sheet Metal Basics SBU Tuesday, 9/1/15 6:30 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 Basics SBU Tuesday, 9/8/15 6:30 PM 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 Wednesday, 9/16/15 7:30 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.
   
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): Successful completion of MTL104 Sheet Metal Basics SBU prior to taking this class 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!

3 sessions currently scheduled:
    Sheet Metal - Organic Shapes SBU Saturday, 9/5/15 3:00 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 - Organic Shapes SBU Wednesday, 9/16/15 5:00 PM 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 - Organic Shapes SBU Tuesday, 9/29/15 6:30 PM 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
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
MTL301: Ironworker and Bender SBU

In this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class, learn to safely use the Edwards ironworker. Save time and effort with this highly versatile and powerful tool that shears steel plate (up to 5/8" thick), punches holes (up to 1-1/6" diameter in 5/8" thick steel), notches, and shears angle iron (up to 1/4" x 4" x 4") and round stock. Don’t get held back with drilling times and bit changes. This incredibly powerful machine cuts and punches holes in thick steel almost instantly!

The bender is the perfect partner to the ironworker. Learn to safely bend round and square tube, from 1/2" to over 1-1/2". Bend tube to exact angles and stop wasting time cutting and welding corners!

Project: No project; just practice making cuts, bending tube, and punching holes

Prerequisites: None. However, MTL103 Basic Metal Shop SBU is highly recommended.

Equipment access: Ironworker and bender

Minimum age: 16

Supervision requirements: None

Safety
  • Mandatory: Closed-toed shoes, eye protection

  • Advisable: Hearing protection


Chandler uses the Universal Bender tool that works on round and square tube, as well as flat stock up to 1/4" 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!

3 sessions currently scheduled:
    Ironworker and Bender SBU Saturday, 9/5/15 12:00 PM 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
    Ironworker and Bender SBU Saturday, 9/12/15 4:30 PM 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
    Ironworker and Bender SBU Sunday, 9/20/15 1:30 PM 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.
 RAPID PROTOTYPING (PRO)
 
   
PRO103: MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer SBU

Thanks to 3D printing, you can quickly and easily create a physical object from a computer model, literally printing the part as it goes. This is an easy way to prototype your parts before machining or injection molding.

Learn how to import, prepare, and print your three-dimensional (3D) parts using the MakerBot Replicator 3D printer. By the end of session, you will have all the information and knowledge necessary to use this machine for all your 3D printing needs.

The class will print a small part, but due to the short length of class, not everybody will have a part to take home.

***TechShop Chandler has three MakerBot Replicator 2 printers.***

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:
    MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer SBU Friday, 9/4/15 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 8 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
    MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer SBU Wednesday, 9/9/15 6:30 PM 2.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
8 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer SBU Saturday, 9/12/15 4:00 PM 2.0 Hours 8 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
    MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer SBU Friday, 9/18/15 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
8 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer SBU Monday, 9/21/15 3:30 PM 2.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
8 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer SBU Sunday, 9/27/15 11:00 AM 2.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
8 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer SBU Monday, 9/28/15 6:30 PM 2.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
8 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.
 SOCIAL EVENTS (SOC)
 
   
SOCCH004: Fused Plastic Tote Bags

Do you have a designated space in your house where you toss all your plastic shopping bags?

If your pile grows faster than you can use the bags, then this build night might be for you! Bring in all of those bags that you have and we will show you how you can turn those ugly, thin bags into durable, nice looking market totes that you can take with you to the store!



1 session currently scheduled:
    Fused Plastic Tote Bags Monday, 9/21/15 5:30 PM 2.0 Hours 15 SEATS TOTAL
15 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $5.00, No Materials Fee
   
SOCCH005: Kaleidoscope Craft Party

Build Your own kaleidoscope!

We have everything you need to customize a wonderful kaleidoscope! This build night event is open to both members and non members and is only $5 to participate.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Kaleidoscope Craft Party
(Craft Party!)
Wednesday, 9/23/15 5:30 PM 1.0 Hour 30 SEATS TOTAL
30 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $5.00, No Materials Fee
   
SOC: TechShop Closed for Labor Day

TechShop employees will be enjoying the holiday with their families. We hope you do, too!

1 session currently scheduled:
    TechShop Closed for Labor Day Monday, 9/7/15 12:00 AM 23.0 Hours 0 SEAT TOTAL
CLASS FULL
   
SOCCH003: Resin Bottle Cap Magnets

Does your fridge lack pizzazz? Have you ever wished you had your own set of amazing bottle cap magnets like all of your cool friends? Now you can! Come make some funky cool magnets with us! We will supply everything you need!

If you have certain images you want in your magnets, feel free to bring them in!



1 session currently scheduled:
    Resin Bottle Cap Magnets
(Resin Bottle Cap Magnets)
Wednesday, 9/16/15 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 25 SEATS TOTAL
25 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $10.00, No Materials Fee
 STEAM WORKSHOPS (STEAM)
 
   
STEAMCH102: Youth Sewing: Plushies 102

We will be offering a youth sewing workshop for children from ages 10-14. The students will be working on 1/2 size youth sewing machines.

This intro workshop will allow each each participant to take home a basic 12" plushie stuffed animal made by them! In this course you'll use some of the basic skills you learned in the Plushies 101 course to make a more complicated stuffed animal friend!



After completing this workshop, keep an eye out for the Advanced Plushies 103 workshop, this will be a bit more challenging with more design options!

There are currently no sessions of this class scheduled.
    Please Email Us to request more sessions of this class to be added to our schedule.
 
   
STEAMCH101: Youth Sewing: Plushies 101

We will be offering a youth sewing workshop for children from ages 10-14. The students will be working on 1/2 size youth sewing machines.

This intro workshop will allow each each participant to take home a basic 12" plushie stuffed animal made by them! This class will be an introduction into sewing fundamentals and terminology.



After completing this workshop, keep an eye out for the Plushies 201 workshop, this will be a bit more challenging with more design options!

There are currently no sessions of this class scheduled.
    Please Email Us to request more sessions of this class to be added to our schedule.
 
 TEXTILES (TXL)
 
   
TXL109: Basic Sewing Machines - SBU

In this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class, learn to use both the serger* and sewing machine to sew and hem fabric. Acquire skills to correctly thread machine, fill and place the bobbin, and change the foot. Also learn how to sew straight, zig-zag, basting, and other specialty stitches on the sewing machine. Get hands-on serger experience using overlock stitching to create high quality, soft-feeling seams and fine rolled hems.*

These machines sew 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, non-industrial 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 these sewing machines 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.

* In stores with a non-industrial serger (TechShop Mid-Peninsula and TechShop Chandler) only.

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 Machines - SBU Sunday, 9/6/15 1:00 PM 2.0 Hours 5 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
    Basic Sewing Machines - SBU Saturday, 9/12/15 2:00 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
    Basic Sewing Machines - SBU Friday, 9/25/15 5:30 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.
   
TXL111: Industrial Sewing Machines (Walking Foot, Straight Stitch, Serger) - SBU

In this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class, learn to use the Juki straight (or single) stitch , walking foot, and serger industrial sewing machines. 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. Lastly, learn 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 these efficient machines and start sewing like a pro!

Project: Canvas work apron

Prerequisites: None

Equipment access: Industrial sewing machines: single stitch, walking foot, and serger

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!

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Industrial Sewing Machines (Walking Foot, Straight Stitch, Serger) - SBU Wednesday, 9/2/15 5:30 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
2 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $15.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $115.00 plus $15.00 Materials Fee
    Industrial Sewing Machines (Walking Foot, Straight Stitch, Serger) - SBU Sunday, 9/13/15 12:00 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $15.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $115.00 plus $15.00 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 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 Sunday, 9/6/15 3:30 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
2 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, 9/12/15 11:30 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
    CNC Embroiderer SBU Monday, 9/21/15 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.
   
TXL107: CNC Long Arm Quilting Machine SBU

In this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class, learn to quilt effortlessly with TechShop's CNC long arm quilting machine. Practice attaching fabric to the leads, winding bobbins, threading the machine, changing needles, and using the hopping foot. Stay in control with traditional quilting techniques or sit back and enjoy consistent stitch quality while the quilter automatically sews a pattern straight from the computer. Quilting has never been so easy!

Project: Quilt a 20” x 15” square

Prerequisites: Knowledge of quilting a plus

Equipment access: CNC long arm quilting machine

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 quilting 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 Long Arm Quilting Machine SBU Thursday, 9/3/15 3:30 PM 4.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $130.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $165.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    CNC Long Arm Quilting Machine SBU Saturday, 9/12/15 1:30 PM 4.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $130.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $165.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    CNC Long Arm Quilting Machine SBU Saturday, 9/26/15 1:00 PM 4.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $130.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $165.00 plus $20.00 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!

3 sessions currently scheduled:
    MIG Welding SBU Sunday, 9/6/15 12:00 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $55.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $70.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    MIG Welding SBU Thursday, 9/17/15 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $55.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $70.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    MIG Welding SBU Sunday, 9/20/15 12:00 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 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!

5 sessions currently scheduled:
    TIG Welding SBU Thursday, 9/10/15 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 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
    TIG Welding SBU Friday, 9/11/15 3:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $55.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $70.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    TIG Welding SBU Sunday, 9/20/15 2:30 PM 2.0 Hours 4 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
    TIG Welding SBU Saturday, 9/26/15 3:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 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
    TIG Welding SBU Wednesday, 9/30/15 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
3 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.
   
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.

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    TIG Welding 2 - Aluminum Friday, 9/11/15 5:30 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $80.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $100.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    TIG Welding 2 - Aluminum Saturday, 9/26/15 5:30 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $80.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $100.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WLD103: Oxy-Acetylene Torch SBU

In this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class, learn to use an oxy-acetylene torch to cut and weld steel. Oxy welding uses a mixture of fuel and oxygen powerful enough to join two pieces of steel or gentle enough to braze aluminum, stainless steel, or copper. Make durable welds with this versatile, fun, and easy-to-learn torch.

Project: Guided practice with an instructor

Prerequisites: None. However, MTL103: Basic Metal Shop is recommended.

Equipment access:Oxy-acetylene torch

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 welder 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 made of natural fibers or leather, natural fiber or leather long sleeved shirt,natural fiber or leather long pants. Welding glasses, gloves, and jacket will be provided by TechShop.

  • Advisable: Leather welding jacket, leather welding pants, leather boots, respirator


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:
    Oxy-Acetylene Torch SBU Sunday, 9/13/15 12:00 PM 2.5 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.
   
WLD104: Stick Welding (SMAW) SBU

Welding is the process of fusing materials together.

Stick welding, also called shielded metal arc welding, or SMAW, is an electric welding procedure that uses consumable stick electrodes that act as the electrode, filler medium and shielding mechanism all in one.

In this class, learn the fundamental safety procedures accompanying arc welding as well as how to weld mild steel with commonly available electrodes. We will also cover the arc welder setup, weld preparation, electrode size/type selection, and post weld slag cleanup/removal.

Stick welding is fast and very powerful; however, it is not as clean as MIG or TIG and requires more grinding and cleaning after welding.

Project: Guided practice with an instructor

Prerequisites: None. However, MTL103: Basic Metal Shop is recommended.

Equipment access: Stick 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!

1 session currently scheduled:
    Stick Welding (SMAW) SBU Sunday, 9/6/15 2:30 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.
 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

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!

4 sessions currently scheduled:
    Woodshop SBU Sunday, 9/6/15 11:30 AM 2.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    Woodshop SBU Friday, 9/11/15 12:30 PM 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 Tuesday, 9/15/15 6:30 PM 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 Saturday, 9/19/15 1:00 PM 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
    * 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: 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!

3 sessions currently scheduled:
    Jointer, Planer and Table Router SBU Wednesday, 9/2/15 6:30 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
2 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Jointer, Planer and Table Router SBU Sunday, 9/6/15 2:30 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
    Jointer, Planer and Table Router SBU Wednesday, 9/30/15 6:30 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 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.
   
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!

3 sessions currently scheduled:
    Wood Lathe SBU Thursday, 9/10/15 6:30 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
    Wood Lathe SBU Monday, 9/21/15 6:30 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 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 Sunday, 9/27/15 11:00 AM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 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.
 WORKSHOPS (WKS)
 
   
WKSCH017: Wet Leather Forming - Leather Mask

Learn the basics of wet forming leather by creating a one-of-a-kind mask! Choose from pre-made templates: superhero, Cthulhu, Lone Ranger, tree nymph, or mustache with manacle. Or, for the artistic types, design your own! Trace the design onto the leather, cut out, wet the leather, shape and tool, dry, and then paint or stain. Add straps and voila! A perfectly fitted mask for the masquerade.

Project: Wet leather formed mask

Prerequisite(s): None

Equipment access: None

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.

Safety: Closed-toed shoes are mandatory.

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Wet Leather Forming - Leather Mask
(Wet Leather Forming - Leather Mask)
Friday, 9/18/15 6:30 PM 2.5 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
8 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $50.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Wet Leather Forming - Leather Mask
(Wet Leather Forming - Leather Mask)
Friday, 10/2/15 6:30 PM 2.5 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
8 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $50.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
   
WKSCH813: Introduction to Drone Flight

Conducted by professional military contractors, specializing in drone operations.

This class covers the basics of operating radio controlled (RC) multi-copters. During this 2 and a half-hour course you will be taken through all of the basics for learning how to effectively operate a RC multi-copters. The course consists primarily of hands-on level training broken into three parts:

• Part 1: PC-Based flight simulator – 1.5 hours

• Part 2: Hands on flight training – 0.5 hours

• Part 3: Rules, regulations, and safety – 0.5 hours



Free Syma X5 class drone with completion of course



Note: This is not a Safety and Basic Usage (SBU) class.



**This class is a special workshop and is not redeemable with the Unlimited Class Pass.**



2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Introduction to Drone Flight Saturday, 9/5/15 11:00 AM 2.5 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $130.00, No Materials Fee
    Introduction to Drone Flight Saturday, 9/19/15 11:00 AM 2.5 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $130.00, No Materials Fee
   
WKS301: Creating a Logo

In this hands-on class, learn the principles of good design, types of logos, and the process of creating a logo for yourself, your organization or your business.

No art or design experience required!

Practical skills will include brainstorming, sketching, refining your design, and preparing your logo for use in a variety of applications. We'll also cover creating vector art from your sketch using Adobe Illustrator, CorelDRAW and Inkscape.

Do you have a specific logo project in mind? Bring your business/organization name (or ideas for one), one phrase or sentence that describes what you do, colors or images that define your business or organization, and a list of your competitors or similar organizations.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Creating a Logo
(Creating a Logo)
Monday, 9/14/15 5:30 PM 2.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
10 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.