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WKS101PWTR: Low Temp Pewter Casting Workshop

Get started in casting low temperature pewter using a traditional Sand Casting technique. Sand Casting has been used for centuries and is still commonly used to this day to cast parts in not only low temperature pewter, but also higher temperature metals like bronze, aluminum, steel, and titanium. In addition, learn about other techniques used for low temperature pewter, which can give you an easy-to-follow introduction to any kind of split molding in its simplest form.

Required**

Long (Non Flammable, organic fiber like cotton) Pants

Leather closed Toed Shoes **

Recommended: Metal Shop SBU but not required (For sanding and finishing casting), or Instructor can do it for you.

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Welding jackets and eyewear will be provided.**

3 sessions currently scheduled:
    Low Temp Pewter Casting Workshop Friday, 7/1/16 6:30 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $40.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $50.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    Low Temp Pewter Casting Workshop Saturday, 7/16/16 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $40.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $50.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    Low Temp Pewter Casting Workshop Friday, 7/22/16 4:30 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $40.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $50.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS409: Make an EL Wire Sign!

With El-Wire, you can make glowing designs in a million different ways. From costumes to signage, the sky's the limit... and that can be overwhelming to start. In this class, you'll learn about the benefits and limitations of el-wire to light your projects and make something cool to bring home! You can choose from 12 different images and will make your own glowing sign on black acrylic. It's like a neon sign for your office desk or nightstand. Ask your instructor about other projects you are dreaming up and we'll help you figure out an action plan. In this workshop, we'll use the laser cutters, heat bender, and do some hands-on work. But no pre-requisite SBUs are necessary!

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Make an EL Wire Sign! Monday, 6/27/16 9:30 AM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
1 SEAT LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $75.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $90.00, No Materials Fee
    Make an EL Wire Sign! Friday, 7/8/16 10:00 AM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
3 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.
   
WKS410: Wooden Notebook with Living Hinge

This workshop uses the Universal Lasers to transform a flat piece of plywood into a flexible notebook cover with living hinges. Participants will have the opportunity etch their own text, photos or designs onto the surface of their notebook. The session begins with a brief introduction to Adobe Illustrator and laser concepts. Students will then receive a digital notebook template and have time to create their own designs with instructor assistance. Take any photo, logo, drawing, or text and etch it into your own notebook.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Wooden Notebook with Living Hinge Thursday, 7/7/16 2:00 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
2 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.
   
WKS441: Make a Skateboard Deck

We are excited to present our latest workshop at TechShop San Francisco: Build Your Own Skateboard Deck!

In this two-day workshop, participants will design and shape their very own skateboard decks.

During the first day, students will cut their veneer into 12" strips, then glue and clamp them over a form, determining how much concave the board has and what angle the tail of the board is. On the second day, we will pull our skateboard blanks off the forms, transfer our profile designs, then cut the shape out and round the corners of the board.

Participants will walk away with a custom skateboard deck, ready to paint or laser designs onto or just bolt on hardware and ride that same day.
    Day 1: 3 hours
    Day 2: 4 hours
Prerequisite: You must pass the Woodshop SBU before taking this class.

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Make a Skateboard Deck Wednesday, 7/6/16 6:00 PM 7.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $150.00 plus $30.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $170.00 plus $30.00 Materials Fee
    Make a Skateboard Deck Tuesday, 7/26/16 6:00 PM 7.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $150.00 plus $30.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $170.00 plus $30.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS724: Working with LEDs

Have you ever wanted to add colorful blinky lights to your art project but had no idea where to begin?

In this class, you will learn about working with many addressable LEDs that use the popular WS2812 LED and integrated driver chip. By the end of the class, you will know about the basics of how the lights work, professional fabrication techniques for assembling LED strips, various driver options, and some programming.

This is a great opportunity to learn how to light up your holiday sweater or become a walking Christmas tree!

Prerequisites: Passing EEE 101: Basic Electronics is recommended but not required before taking this class.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Working with LEDs
(Working with LED's)
Thursday, 7/7/16 4:30 PM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
8 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $80.00 plus $30.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $95.00 plus $30.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS100: Cutting Board Workshop

Join Seth Newsome for this four-hour workshop and learn how to put together your own two-tone cutting board using the skills you acquired from the Woodshop SBU. Seth will show you the steps for cutting, gluing and finishing your cutting board made from maple and cherry.

Workshop fee includes materials.

Prerequisite: Woodshop SBU

7 sessions currently scheduled:
    Cutting Board Workshop Sunday, 7/3/16 4:30 PM 4.0 Hours 3 SEATS TOTAL
1 SEAT LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $125.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
    Cutting Board Workshop Wednesday, 7/6/16 10:00 AM 4.0 Hours 3 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $125.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
    Cutting Board Workshop Tuesday, 7/12/16 5:00 PM 4.0 Hours 3 SEATS TOTAL
2 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $125.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
    Cutting Board Workshop Sunday, 7/17/16 9:00 AM 4.0 Hours 3 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $125.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
    Cutting Board Workshop Thursday, 7/21/16 2:00 PM 4.0 Hours 3 SEATS TOTAL
2 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $125.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
    Cutting Board Workshop Monday, 7/25/16 4:30 PM 4.0 Hours 3 SEATS TOTAL
1 SEAT LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $125.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
    Cutting Board Workshop Wednesday, 7/27/16 1:30 PM 4.0 Hours 3 SEATS TOTAL
2 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $125.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.