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 ARTS AND CRAFTS (ART)
 
   
ART110: Introduction to Bookbinding - Coptic

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!

1 session currently scheduled:
    Introduction to Bookbinding - Coptic Wednesday, 11/26/14 6:30 PM 2.0 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: Silk Screen 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 or tote bag

Prerequisites: None

Equipment access: Silkscreen station

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 silkscreen station 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!

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Silk Screen Printing Basics - SBU Sunday, 11/9/14 4:30 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
    Silk Screen Printing Basics - SBU Monday, 11/24/14 5:00 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)
 
   
AUD006: Autodesk Inventor - Basics

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

In this class, 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.

We will use the book, “Mastering Autodesk Inventor 2013,” to explain and teach concepts. For this reason, we strongly recommend that you purchase the book and bring it to class. For your convenience, it is available in the TechShop retail store.

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

3 sessions currently scheduled:
    Autodesk Inventor - Basics Saturday, 10/25/14 9:30 AM 3.0 Hours 11 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $35.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $45.00, No Materials Fee
    Autodesk Inventor - Basics Thursday, 11/20/14 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, 12/1/14 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
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
AUD002: Autodesk Inventor SkillsBuilder - Introduction to Sketching

This Skills Builder class will provide you with an accelerated and intense introduction to Sketching in Autodesk Inventor.

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 the average 3D software environment into Digital Prototyping by enabling you to design, visualize and simulate your products with an intuitive and user friendly interface.
  • Design—Integrate all design data into a single digital model
  • Visualize—Create a virtual representation of your final product to market it before it’s built
  • Simulate—Digitally simulate your product's real-world performance


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

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

***Prerequisite: You must be an experienced Autodesk Inventor user or complete the AUD006: Autodesk Inventor - Basics 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!

1 session currently scheduled:
    Autodesk Inventor SkillsBuilder - Introduction to Sketching Thursday, 11/6/14 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
    * 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!

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



***Prerequisite: You must be an experienced Autodesk Inventor user or complete the AUD006: Autodesk Inventor - Basics 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!

1 session currently scheduled:
    Autodesk Inventor SkillsBuilder - Introduction to Assemblies Thursday, 10/30/14 5:30 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 is still one of the world's leading 2D and 3D CAD design tools.

In this course, 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 in this class 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 in this course 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

  • 2 sessions currently scheduled:
        Autodesk AutoCAD - Basics Saturday, 10/25/14 1:00 PM 3.0 Hours 11 SEATS TOTAL
    8 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $35.00, No Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $45.00, No Materials Fee
        Autodesk AutoCAD - Basics Wednesday, 11/12/14 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
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
       
    AUD009: Autodesk Inventor for Mold Design

    Injection mold design and manufacturing can be one of the most expensive and time consuming processes in manufacturing and prototyping. But it doesn't have to be.

    Autodesk Inventor has a number of incredible software tools that make designing complex parts much easier. The feature-rich mold design section covered in this class is one of them.

    In this class, the instructor will cover several tools that are available to automate key aspects of injection mold design and testing.

    - Learn how parts modeled in Inventor can be used to automatically generate an efficient mold.

    - Learn how Inventor ensure that any changes to the digital model are automatically reflected in your mold design.

    When you are done with your design, the file can be exported to a variety of different CAM (computer aided manufacturing) packages to generate the code needed to machine your mold on equipment such as TechShop's CNC Tormach mill. Once you've machined your mold it can be used to manufacture parts on TechShop's Morgan Press injection molding machine.

    This class is a fantastic way to do in-house rapid prototyping and can help you cut down on the number of iterations needed before you have a working final mold ready for production on any scale.

    ***Prerequisite: You must be an experienced Autodesk Inventor user or complete the AUD006: Autodesk Inventor - Basics class***

    1 session currently scheduled:
        Autodesk Inventor for Mold Design Monday, 11/17/14 5:30 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.
     CNC (CNC)
     
       
    CNC103: Heat Press and Vinyl Cutter SBU

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

    In this hands-on class, you'll learn all the basics of using our vinyl cutter and heat press to add your own graphic designs to shirts, blankets, flags, bags, and more! Your instructor will guide you through the process, including how to create and cut out your own design using our CNC vinyl cutter, preparing a heat press vinyl, and transferring and setting it onto your shirt.

    If you'd like to print a T-shirt or bag using your own artwork (approximately 6"x6"), please bring a vectorized design saved as an .eps file. You're welcome to bring more than one design so the instructor can help you choose which one to use. Only one vinyl cutout will be created during class. Simple is best! Otherwise the instructor will have some designs already prepared for you to choose from.

    You do not need to take Concepts of CNC prior to taking this class. You do need to understand how vector-based graphics work, and you should be familiar with Adobe Illustrator or CorelDRAW. If you are not familiar with either of these programs, we offer classes in both, in the "Computer (COM)" section.

    Once you have taken and successfully passed this class, you can use this equipment for your projects whenever you work at TechShop as a member!

    **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!

    5 sessions currently scheduled:
        Heat Press and Vinyl Cutter SBU
    (Heat Press and Vinyl Cutter SBU)
    Saturday, 10/25/14 12:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
    3 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, 10/30/14 5:30 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)
    Tuesday, 11/4/14 4:30 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)
    Sunday, 11/9/14 1:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
    6 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $70.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $90.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
        Heat Press and Vinyl Cutter SBU
    (Heat Press and Vinyl Cutter SBU)
    Saturday, 11/22/14 3:30 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
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
       
    CNC101: Concepts of CNC

    Learn the basics of CNC (computer numerical control) devices. This seminar will present the whole CNC process, from CAD (computer aided design) to CAM (computer aided machining) to CUT (cutting your part). Learn the essentials of calculating feeds and speeds. Understand the uses and differences between climb cutting and conventional cutting.

    TechShop CNC Machining Series Overview

    Learn the big picture

    Concepts of CNC. Learn all the vocabulary and concepts needed to get the most out of the other classes in this series

    Learn to translate your drawing into machine readable code

    CAD to CAM - VCarve Pro and Cut3D. This class focuses on converting your CAD drawings into files for the ShopBot CNC router

    CAD to CAM - InventorCAM Software. This class focuses on converting your CAD drawings into files for the Tormach CNC mill, but the software will also work on the ShopBot

    Learn how to use the CNC machine - hands-on classes

    CNC ShopBot CNC Router SBU

    CNC Tormach CNC Mill SBU

    Waterjet cutter

    1 session currently scheduled:
        Concepts of CNC Sunday, 11/9/14 3:00 PM 2.0 Hours 11 SEATS TOTAL
    11 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.
       
    CNC201: CAD/CAM Software - VCarve Pro and Cut3D

    In this information packed, hands-on, computer class you will learn the ins and outs of working with both VCarve Pro and Cut3D software packages.

    VCarve Pro is an easy-to-use CNC toolpath engine that generates precision toolpaths for virtually all CNC machines. You'll learn how to convert CAD DXF files and graphic designs into GCode-based CNC toolpaths for machining high quality parts and components.

    Cut3D is a dedicated toolpath engine for CNC machining 3D models that have been designed using a 3D CAD software such as Autodesk Inventor and other graphic design products. Cut3D's simple interface leads you step by step through the process of loading a model, setting the size, workholding, and calculating single, double- or four-sided roughing and finishing toolpaths. It will even allow you to virtually preview the results of your toolpath and then finally save the CNC code to run on your choice of machines.

    Upon successful completion of this class you will have the experience and knowledge necessary to enroll in any Level 3 CNC Machining Series class.

    3 sessions currently scheduled:
        CAD/CAM Software - VCarve Pro and Cut3D Tuesday, 10/28/14 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 11 SEATS TOTAL
    11 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $90.00, No Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $115.00, No Materials Fee
        CAD/CAM Software - VCarve Pro and Cut3D Sunday, 11/2/14 2:30 PM 3.0 Hours 11 SEATS TOTAL
    11 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $90.00, No Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $115.00, No Materials Fee
        CAD/CAM Software - VCarve Pro and Cut3D Wednesday, 11/19/14 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 11 SEATS TOTAL
    11 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.
       
    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

    • Recommended: Use of CAD and CAM software like VCarve Pro - CNC 201, Basic Woodshop SBU - WOD101


    Equipment access: CNC ShopBot Router

    Minimum age: 16

    Supervision requirements: During class, 16- and 17-year-old -year-old students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is also enrolled in the class.

    When using the CNC ShopBot 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, short sleeves

    • 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, 10/30/14 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    CLASS FULL
        CNC ShopBot SBU Sunday, 11/2/14 11:00 AM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    5 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $115.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
        CNC ShopBot SBU Wednesday, 11/12/14 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    5 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $115.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
        CNC ShopBot SBU Saturday, 11/22/14 11:30 AM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    5 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $115.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
        * 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 a router bit for each student to keep.

    Project: Bottle opener

    Prerequisites
    • Recommended: CAD experience, ability to create G-code, experience with conventional milling


    Equipment access: CNC 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 CNC 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


    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 Monday, 10/27/14 5:30 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    4 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $115.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
        CNC Tormach Milling Machine SBU Monday, 11/10/14 5:30 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    5 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $115.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
        CNC Tormach Milling Machine SBU Saturday, 11/22/14 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
        * 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.

    Prerequisite: You must have taken and passed the basic Tormach class before enrolling in this class.

    1 session currently scheduled:
        Tormach II - 4th Axis and Tool Changes Friday, 11/14/14 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/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.

    1 session currently scheduled:
        CAD/CAM Software - InventorCAM Tuesday, 11/4/14 5:30 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.
       
    CNC320: CAD/CAM Software - HSM Express

    Autodesk Inventor HSM Express is a 2.5D CAM package that tightly integrates with Autodesk Inventor 2014 or later. It is a powerful CAM package, yet learning it is straightforward.



    HSM Express can be downloaded for free from Autodesk.



    There are three versions of Autodesk HSM:

  • CNC320 Autodesk Inventor HSM Express; for 2.5D machining

  • Autodesk Inventor HSM; a more powerful version that allows 2.5D and full 3D machining

  • Autodesk Inventor HSM Pro; an even more powerful version supports up to 5 axis machining



  • 2 sessions currently scheduled:
        CAD/CAM Software - HSM Express Wednesday, 10/29/14 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
        CAD/CAM Software - HSM Express Sunday, 11/23/14 2:00 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

    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 waterjet 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

    • Advisable: Hearing protection


    ***Waterjet usage fee is $3.00 per minute***

    ***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!

    3 sessions currently scheduled:
        CNC Waterjet Cutter SBU Saturday, 11/1/14 3:00 PM 4.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
    2 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 Friday, 11/7/14 5:30 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
        CNC Waterjet Cutter SBU Monday, 11/24/14 5:30 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.

    In this class, 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 Windows operating environment!

    1 session currently scheduled:
        Adobe Illustrator for CNC Monday, 11/10/14 5:00 PM 3.0 Hours 11 SEATS TOTAL
    10 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $50.00, No Materials Fee
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        * 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 Safety and Basic Use (SBU), Tormach SBU, CNC Vinyl Cutter SBU, Laser Cutter SBU and Waterjet SBU.

    2 sessions currently scheduled:
        CorelDRAW for CNC Monday, 11/3/14 6:00 PM 2.5 Hours 11 SEATS TOTAL
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        CorelDRAW for CNC Thursday, 11/13/14 5:30 PM 2.5 Hours 11 SEATS TOTAL
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     ELECTRONICS (EEE)
     
       
    EEE100: 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, 10/27/14 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
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        Soldering and Basic Electronics Monday, 11/10/14 5:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
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        Soldering and Basic Electronics Saturday, 11/29/14 1:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
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    EEE103: Arduino Part 1 - Building An Arduino - Educato

    The Arduino is a microcontroller; a small computer that has a single function. Microcontrollers run everyday items like toaster ovens, electronic toys and MP3 players. An Arduino can be programmed to monitor sensors and watch for inputs like temperature, pressure, light, voltage or a button or switch. It can also be programmed to control switches, relays, motors and other outputs. There are many add on boards, called shields, that add features like WiFi, GPS and card readers.

    Electronic "smarts" can be added to projects to make them interactive. For example, a pet door could be modified to lock if it's dark outside and the temperature is below 45 degrees.

    This class is the first step in using the Arduino: soldering the parts onto the circuit board. Come to class with some basic soldering experience and get help and guidance while assembling the board.

    Materials fee: includes an Arduino Educato that you keep for your own projects.

    2 sessions currently scheduled:
        Arduino Part 1 - Building An Arduino - Educato Saturday, 10/25/14 10:00 AM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
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        Arduino Part 1 - Building An Arduino - Educato Thursday, 11/6/14 5:30 PM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
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    EEE104: 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 Sunday, 11/16/14 2:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
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        Electronics Instruments and Measurement Saturday, 11/29/14 3:30 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
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    EEE205: Arduino Part 2 - Basic Programming

    This class is an introduction to the use of microprocessors and uses the Arduino. This is Part 2 of the Arduino Electronics Series. Part 1 is building your first Aduino board although you can skip that class and just buy one if you like.

    Please bring the Barebones Arduino board you built in the Arduino Part 1 class, the BUB board and a laptop with the Arduino software and drivers pre-installed. The software may be downloaded from Arduino Software. If you do not have a laptop, call your TechShop store to see if there is a computer for rent, or if the class will take place in a computer lab.

    In this class, you will learn how to use an Arduino in simple projects. We will cover programming and the simple electronics need to connect an Arduino to switches, dials, brightness, temperature and other sensors; and to lights, motors and other output devices. The three hours will switch between instruction, hands-on and some free time.

    This is a fast track class for people who want to add simple automation to their projects. Example programs will be provided. You can cut and paste from the examples to start writing your own programs.

    The class fee includes a breadboard, switch, sensors, motor, LEDs and various electronic components.

    Prerequisites: You must have an Arduino that can be used with a breadboard, that is, with male headers pointing down in the power rail and "front" edge holes (A0, RST, GND, +5, digital 0-13, and GND). You can either use the board you built in Part 1 Building an Arduino - Educato, or you can bring an Arduino compatible board.

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

    There are a few laptops for rent at the Detroit store; please reserve ahead by calling the Front Desk.

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

    ***You do not need to take EEE103: Part 1 Building an Arduino before taking this class. You may bring any Arduino compatible board and USB cable. Arduino Uno boards will be available in retail to purchase if you don't bring your own. TechShop will supply breadboard and components and have computers available.***

    2 sessions currently scheduled:
        Arduino Part 2 - Basic Programming Saturday, 10/25/14 1:30 PM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
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        Arduino Part 2 - Basic Programming Thursday, 11/20/14 5:30 PM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
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     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.



    1 session currently scheduled:
        Advanced Silicone RTV Moldmaking and Casting Thursday, 11/20/14 5:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
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    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!

    2 sessions currently scheduled:
        Vacuum Forming SBU Wednesday, 11/5/14 5:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
    4 SEATS LEFT
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        Vacuum Forming SBU Saturday, 11/22/14 1:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
    6 SEATS LEFT
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        * 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.

    Once you have taken and successfully passed this class, you will be cleared to use the sandblasting cabinet, powder coating gun, powder spray booth, and powder coating oven.

    ***For the project, you may bring your bottle opener, sheet metal box, or any other metal project 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 Saturday, 10/25/14 1:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
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        Sand Blasting and Powder Coating SBU Sunday, 11/2/14 3:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
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        Sand Blasting and Powder Coating SBU Tuesday, 11/11/14 5:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
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        Sand Blasting and Powder Coating SBU Friday, 11/21/14 5:30 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
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        Sand Blasting and Powder Coating SBU Sunday, 11/23/14 12:30 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
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    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.

    2 sessions currently scheduled:
        Silicone RTV Moldmaking and Casting Basics Friday, 11/14/14 5:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
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        Silicone RTV Moldmaking and Casting Basics Sunday, 11/30/14 2:30 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
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    FAB108: Injection Molding SBU

    The Morgan injection molding machine enables one to inexpensively fabricate from a few to many hundreds of identical parts molded from a large variety of thermoplastic materials.

    In this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class, you will have the opportunity to fabricate several different plastic parts using molds that illustrate a variety of molding techniques. Once you have been completed this basic class, you will have the knowledge to safely operate the machine and set it up for your own mold and material.

    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:
        Injection Molding SBU Tuesday, 10/28/14 3:30 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
    3 SEATS LEFT
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        Injection Molding SBU Thursday, 11/6/14 5:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
    6 SEATS LEFT
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        Injection Molding SBU Saturday, 11/29/14 2:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
    6 SEATS LEFT
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    FAB201: Carbon Fiber Basics

    In this class, you will learn the basics of carbon fiber layup, then combine raw carbon fiber cloth, a strengthener and 2-part, high-strength epoxy to make your very own carbon fiber key fob and take it home with you.

    This class focuses on the "compression molding" technique of carbon fiber fabrication, which you can easily use to make your own custom carbon fiber parts. You may also use a scroll saw to cut out a particular shape for your carbon fiber key fob. You'll be surprised how easy it is to do your own carbon fiber fabrication of all sorts of parts, and you'll want to use carbon fiber for many of your projects.

    2 sessions currently scheduled:
        Carbon Fiber Basics Wednesday, 11/5/14 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    5 SEATS LEFT
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        Carbon Fiber Basics Saturday, 11/22/14 3:00 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
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     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.

    3 sessions currently scheduled:
        Advanced Laser Cutting and Etching Techniques - ULS Sunday, 10/26/14 1:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
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        Advanced Laser Cutting and Etching Techniques - ULS Saturday, 11/15/14 12:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
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        Advanced Laser Cutting and Etching Techniques - ULS Tuesday, 11/25/14 7:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
    6 SEATS LEFT
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        * 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(s): None. However, familiarity with graphics software will be helpful

    Equipment access: 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.

    Once you take and successfully pass this class, you can use this equipment for your projects whenever you work at TechShop as a member!

    10 sessions currently scheduled:
        Laser Cutting and Etching SBU - ULS Sunday, 10/26/14 10:30 AM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
    CLASS FULL
        Laser Cutting and Etching SBU - ULS Monday, 10/27/14 7:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
    CLASS FULL
        Laser Cutting and Etching SBU - ULS Wednesday, 10/29/14 10:00 AM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
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        Laser Cutting and Etching SBU - ULS Monday, 11/3/14 12:30 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
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        Laser Cutting and Etching SBU - ULS Monday, 11/3/14 7:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
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        Laser Cutting and Etching SBU - ULS Saturday, 11/8/14 2:30 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
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        Laser Cutting and Etching SBU - ULS Friday, 11/14/14 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
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        Laser Cutting and Etching SBU - ULS Wednesday, 11/19/14 12:30 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
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        Laser Cutting and Etching SBU - ULS Saturday, 11/22/14 12:30 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
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        Laser Cutting and Etching SBU - ULS Wednesday, 11/26/14 7:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
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        * 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(s): LAS101 Laser Cutting and Etching SBU

    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 Wednesday, 10/29/14 5:30 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
    6 SEATS LEFT
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        Laser Engraver Rotary Attachment SBU - ULS Tuesday, 11/4/14 5:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
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        Laser Engraver Rotary Attachment SBU - ULS Thursday, 11/13/14 2:30 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
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        Laser Engraver Rotary Attachment SBU - ULS Thursday, 11/20/14 5:30 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
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     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(s): None. However, MTL103, Basic Metal Shop is recommended.

    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: The materials fee includes materials for the class project, and an end mill for each student to keep. (Classes after 4/1/14)

    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:
        Milling Machine SBU Wednesday, 10/29/14 7:00 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    3 SEATS LEFT
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        Milling Machine SBU Friday, 11/7/14 6:30 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    5 SEATS LEFT
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        Milling Machine SBU Monday, 11/17/14 7:00 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    5 SEATS LEFT
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        Milling Machine SBU Saturday, 11/22/14 6:30 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    5 SEATS LEFT
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        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

    Prerequisite(s): 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!

    3 sessions currently scheduled:
        Metal Lathe SBU Saturday, 11/8/14 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 Thursday, 11/13/14 7:00 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, 11/25/14 7:00 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.
       
    MAC201: Advanced Milling Machine - Tramming and Precision

    In this advanced skills class, learn the art of tramming, how to make sure the mill and vise are exactly plumb and parallel, and how to precisely square up work. Confidently use a dial test indicator, 1-2-3 block, fly cutter, and deburring stone. Leave with the skill to mill flat and square projects to a very high degree of accuracy. With practice and patience, become a more accurate machinist and competent mill user!

    Project: Square an aluminum part

    Prerequisite(s):

    • Required: MAC101: Milling Machine SBU

    • Recommended: At least 10 hours of mill experience


    Minimum age: 16

    Supervision requirements: All 16- to 17-year-olds must attend class with a parent or guardian and be supervised, while using the mill, by a parent or guardian who has passed the SBU.

    Safety

    • Required: Closed-toed shoes, eye protection, and short sleeves. Tie hair back or secure under a cap and remove jewelry.

    • Recommended: Hearing protection


    1 session currently scheduled:
        Advanced Milling Machine - Tramming and Precision Wednesday, 11/12/14 6:30 PM 2.0 Hours 3 SEATS TOTAL
    3 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $70.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $90.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
       
    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 Tuesday, 11/11/14 7:00 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 quite 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.



    You must have completed the Metal Lathe SBU to take this course.

    1 session currently scheduled:
        Advanced Metal Lathe - Knurling and Threading Thursday, 11/20/14 7:00 PM 2.0 Hours 5 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
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
     METAL SHOP (MTL)
     
       
    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

    Prerequisite(s): None. However, MTL101 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 Thursday, 10/30/14 4:00 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
        Ironworker and Bender SBU Thursday, 11/13/14 5:00 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, 11/29/14 5:30 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.
       
    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

    Prerequisite(s): 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, no jewelry,no 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!

    5 sessions currently scheduled:
        Basic Metal Shop SBU Sunday, 11/2/14 12:30 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
        Basic Metal Shop SBU Wednesday, 11/12/14 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
        Basic Metal Shop SBU Wednesday, 11/19/14 5:30 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
        Basic Metal Shop SBU Sunday, 11/23/14 3:00 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
        Basic Metal Shop SBU Saturday, 11/29/14 11:30 AM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    5 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $65.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $80.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
        * 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

    Prerequisite(s): None

    Equipment access: Hydraulic shear, turret punch, slitting shear (hand shear) corner notcher, finger brake, and spot welder

    Note: These tools cannot be used to make curved surfaces or work with metal thicker than 16 gauge mild steel or aluminum.

    Minimum age: 12

    Supervision requirements: During class, all 12- to 15-year-old students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is also enrolled in the class.

    When using these tools outside of class time, 12- to 15-year-old members must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian who has passed the SBU.

    Safety

    • Mandatory: Closed-toed shoes, eye protection

    • Advised: Hearing protection


    Once you take and successfully pass this class, you can use this equipment for your projects whenever you work at TechShop as a member!

    4 sessions currently scheduled:
        Sheet Metal Basics SBU Tuesday, 10/28/14 4:30 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 Saturday, 11/8/14 2:30 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 Tuesday, 11/18/14 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
        Sheet Metal Basics SBU Wednesday, 11/26/14 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
        * 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): MTL104 Sheet Metal Basics SBU 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!

    2 sessions currently scheduled:
        Sheet Metal - Organic Shapes SBU Monday, 11/3/14 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, 11/18/14 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.
     RAPID PROTOTYPING (PRO)
     
       
    PRO103: MakerBot Replicator 2 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.

    In this class, you will learn how to import, prepare, and print your three-dimensional 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.

    ***The Chandler locations 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!

    6 sessions currently scheduled:
        MakerBot Replicator 2 3D Printer SBU Monday, 10/27/14 5:30 PM 2.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
    1 SEAT LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        MakerBot Replicator 2 3D Printer SBU Wednesday, 10/29/14 12:30 PM 2.0 Hours 8 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
        MakerBot Replicator 2 3D Printer SBU Saturday, 11/8/14 12:00 PM 2.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
    CLASS FULL
        MakerBot Replicator 2 3D Printer SBU Tuesday, 11/11/14 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 8 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
        MakerBot Replicator 2 3D Printer SBU Friday, 11/21/14 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 2 3D Printer SBU Sunday, 11/30/14 12:00 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
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
     SOCIAL EVENTS (SOC)
     
       
    SOC: TechShop is Closed for Thanksgiving

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

    1 session currently scheduled:
        TechShop is Closed for Thanksgiving Thursday, 11/27/14 9:00 AM 15.0 Hours 0 SEAT TOTAL
    CLASS FULL
     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!

    2 sessions currently scheduled:
        Basic Sewing Machines - SBU Sunday, 11/2/14 12:00 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    4 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Basic Sewing Machines - SBU Tuesday, 11/25/14 5:00 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
        * 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!

    1 session currently scheduled:
        Industrial Sewing Machines (Walking Foot, Straight Stitch, Serger) - SBU Saturday, 11/15/14 6:30 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    4 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

    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 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!

    2 sessions currently scheduled:
        CNC Embroiderer SBU Saturday, 11/8/14 5:00 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
        CNC Embroiderer SBU Sunday, 11/16/14 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
        * 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

    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 long arm quilting machine, by a parent or guardian who has passed the SBU.

    Safety: Closed-toed shoes are required.

    Once you take and successfully pass this class, you can use this equipment for your projects whenever you work at TechShop as a member!

    1 session currently scheduled:
        CNC Long Arm Quilting Machine - SBU Saturday, 11/15/14 2:00 PM 4.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    2 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.
       
    TXL204: Digitizer CNC Embroiderer Software

    In this lecture-based class, learn the many aspects of this feature-rich, digitizing (creating machine embroidery stitches from 2D artwork) software package by Janome. (The software also supports Brother.) See how embroidery designs are created from existing artwork, objects (e.g., shapes, text, and clipart), and original artwork. This software-focused class does not include time on the CNC embroidery machine. Prepare to start having fun printing art in thread!

    Project: None

    Prerequisites: None. TXL103 CNC Embroidery Machine is recommended

    Equipment access: Digitizer embroidery software

    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 computer, by a parent or guardian.

    Safety: Closed-toed shoes are required.



    1 session currently scheduled:
        Digitizer CNC Embroiderer Software Sunday, 11/16/14 3:00 PM 2.5 Hours 9 SEATS TOTAL
    9 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.
     WELDING / HOTSHOP (WLD)
     
       
    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.

    Prerequisite(s): 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

    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 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!

    4 sessions currently scheduled:
        TIG Welding SBU Sunday, 10/26/14 1:30 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    CLASS FULL
        TIG Welding SBU Thursday, 11/6/14 5:00 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 Tuesday, 11/18/14 5:00 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 Saturday, 11/29/14 1:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    4 SEATS LEFT
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        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
       
    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

    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 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!

    5 sessions currently scheduled:
        MIG Welding SBU Sunday, 10/26/14 11:00 AM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    CLASS FULL
        MIG Welding SBU Tuesday, 11/4/14 5:00 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, 11/13/14 5:00 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    5 SEATS LEFT
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        Non-member Sign Up $70.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        MIG Welding SBU Friday, 11/21/14 5:00 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    5 SEATS LEFT
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        Non-member Sign Up $70.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        MIG Welding SBU Saturday, 11/29/14 3:30 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.
       
    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 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, 11/23/14 3:00 PM 3.0 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.
       
    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.

    For your safety, you must wear long pants and a long-sleeved shirt in natural fibers in the Hot Shop, and remember to always wear closed-toed shoes at TechShop.

    Prerequisite: Successful completion of the TIG Welding SBU.

    2 sessions currently scheduled:
        TIG Welding 2 - Aluminum Friday, 10/24/14 7:30 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    1 SEAT 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 Friday, 11/14/14 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.
       
    WLD202: MIG Welding 2 - Make Better Welds

    After completing the MIG SBU class, you can practice specific joints and improve weld bead quality under guidance of an instructor.

    In this class, many different joints and out of position welding will be discussed, and emphasis will be placed on visual inspection of welds and heat zone theory, so that you gain a better understanding of what a quality weld joint really looks like. Participants will perform at their own rates.

    For your safety, long pants and long-sleeved shirts in natural fibers are required in the Hot Shop, and remember to always wear closed-toed shoes at TechShop.

    Prerequisite: Successful completion of the MIG Welding SBU. It is also important to have practiced your MIG skills prior to this class.

    2 sessions currently scheduled:
        MIG Welding 2 - Make Better Welds Friday, 10/24/14 5:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    1 SEAT LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $80.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $100.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        MIG Welding 2 - Make Better Welds Thursday, 11/20/14 5:30 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    4 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $80.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $100.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
     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

    Minimum age: 16

    Supervision requirements: None

    Safety

    • Mandatory: Closed-toed shoes, eye protection, short sleeves

    • Advised: 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!

    5 sessions currently scheduled:
        Woodshop SBU Sunday, 10/26/14 10:30 AM 2.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    3 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, 11/8/14 11:30 AM 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
        Woodshop SBU Tuesday, 11/11/14 6:30 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
        Woodshop SBU Sunday, 11/16/14 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
        Woodshop SBU Sunday, 11/30/14 11:00 AM 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.
       
    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 recommended but not required

    Equipment access: Wood lathe

    Minimum age: 16

    Supervision requirements: None

    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 Monday, 10/27/14 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, 11/2/14 12:00 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
        Wood Lathe SBU Saturday, 11/22/14 5:30 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.
       
    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: WOD 101: Basic Woodshop SBU

    Equipment access: Table-mounted router, jointer, planer

    Minimum age: 16

    Supervision requirements: None

    Safety

    • Mandatory: Closed-toed shoes, eye protection, short sleeves

    • Advisable: Hearing protection, particle filter or dust mask, face shield


    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:
        Jointer, Planer and Table Router SBU Sunday, 10/26/14 1:30 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 Saturday, 11/8/14 2:30 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
        Jointer, Planer and Table Router SBU Sunday, 11/16/14 3:00 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
        Jointer, Planer and Table Router SBU Sunday, 11/30/14 2:00 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.
     WORKSHOPS (WKS)
     
       
    WKSCH011: Introduction to Drones

    This introductory and informative workshop starts out in the classroom and covers the history, evolution, and many applications of drones. See how drone technology is impacting society today. Learn the major components of a multi-rotor drone and how it operates, including the rules of safe flight and how to be a responsible user. Teams of students assemble a multi-rotor quadcopter which the instructor uses to perform a flight demonstration. Each student gets to try their hand at flying on a flight simulator. After class, everyone will have the option to purchase a Syma X1 Quadcopter to take home ($40).

    1 session currently scheduled:
        Introduction to Drones Tuesday, 11/18/14 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
    7 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $75.00, No Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $90.00, No Materials Fee
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
       
    WKSCH012: Advanced Vinyl Cutter - Using Multiple Colors

    Learn to make vinyl stickers with the vinyl cutter using more than one color at a time. Use registration marks to make colors line up perfectly. Create amazing stickers or t-shirts after mastering this new technique. Bring an .eps file of a logo you would like to make for your project or choose to do the TechShop logo.

    Project: Two-Color vinyl logo sticker on a ceramic tile

    Prerequisites

    • Required: WKS537: Vinyl Cutter and Heat Press SBU

    • Recommended: COM201: Adobe Illustrator for CNC, COM207:CorelDraw for CNC


    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 vinyl 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.

    2 sessions currently scheduled:
        Advanced Vinyl Cutter - Using Multiple Colors Saturday, 10/25/14 3:30 PM 1.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    CLASS FULL
        Advanced Vinyl Cutter - Using Multiple Colors Monday, 11/17/14 5:00 PM 1.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    5 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $45.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $55.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
       
    WKSCH013: Advanced Vinyl Cutter - Contour Cutting: Lifelike Wall Decals

    In this informative, hands-on workshop, learn to use printable vinyl, the large format printer, the vinyl cutter, and FlexiSTARTER software to create lifelike wall decals. Contour cutting makes it easy to design almost anything you can think of: pets, kids, cartoon characters, and more.

    Project: Wall decal of TechShop energy drink

    Prerequisites

    • Required: WKS537: Vinyl Cutter and Heat Press SBU

    • Recommended: COM201: Adobe Illustrator for CNC, COM207:CorelDraw for CNC


    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 vinyl 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.

    2 sessions currently scheduled:
        Advanced Vinyl Cutter - Contour Cutting: Lifelike Wall Decals Saturday, 10/25/14 5:30 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    CLASS FULL
        Advanced Vinyl Cutter - Contour Cutting: Lifelike Wall Decals Monday, 11/17/14 7:00 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
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
       
    WKSCH015: Laser Loom - Beginning Backstrap Weaving

    Create a loom on the laser cutter and then learn to weave. This loom is yours to keep and take home so you can continue to create multiple colored woven fabrics!

    Project: Rigid Heddle Backstrap Loom

    Prerequisite(s): None; LAS101 Laser Cutting and Etching SBU recommended.

    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.

    1 session currently scheduled:
        Laser Loom - Beginning Backstrap Weaving Sunday, 11/9/14 2:00 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    5 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $75.00 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.
       
    WKSCH016: Advanced Sewing - Decorative Pillow

    Are you ready to take your sewing projects to the next level? Learn advanced skills while making a beautiful decorative pillow. At the end of class, you will be able to calculate yardage, pattern match fabric, make cording, and insert an invisible zipper. Materials are included or bring your own fabric (1 yard) and coordinating thread to create a pillow that will perfectly match your decor.

    Project:Decorative pillow

    Prerequisites

    • Required: TXL109: Basic Sewing Machines SBU

      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 the 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.



    2 sessions currently scheduled:
        Advanced Sewing - Decorative Pillow Tuesday, 10/28/14 5:00 PM 2.0 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
        Advanced Sewing - Decorative Pillow Monday, 11/10/14 5:30 PM 2.0 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.
       
    WKSCH017: Wet Leather Forming - Halloween Mask

    Learn the basics of wet forming leather by creating a one-of-a-kind mask for Halloween. 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, 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.

    1 session currently scheduled:
        Wet Leather Forming - Halloween Mask
    (Wet Leather Forming - Halloween Mask)
    Saturday, 10/25/14 2:30 PM 2.5 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
    5 SEATS LEFT
        Member and non-member Sign Up $50.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
       
    WKSCH019: 3D Printing Terrains

    Want to commemorate a hike, make a tribute to a favorite mountain, or give a unique gift? Try 3D printing terrains! In this workshop, learn how to import map elevation data and process it into a. STL-formatted file that may be printed on the TechShop’s MakerBot Replicator. At the end of class, you’ll be able to arrange a time to come into the shop and print your model.

    Project: Create a file to print 3D terrain. Return to TechShop to print.

    Prerequisite(s): None; PRO103: MakerBot Replicator 2 3D Printing SBU recommended.

    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.



    1 session currently scheduled:
        3D Printing Terrains
    (3D Printing Terrains)
    Wednesday, 11/5/14 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 8 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
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.