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 CNC (CNC)
 
   
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 Tuesday, 10/21/14 7:00 PM 2.0 Hours 25 SEATS TOTAL
20 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.
   
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!

1 session currently scheduled:
    CNC ShopBot SBU Tuesday, 10/28/14 7:00 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    * 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!

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    CNC Tormach Milling Machine SBU Friday, 10/24/14 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $115.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
    CNC Tormach Milling Machine SBU Thursday, 10/30/14 12:00 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $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 Tuesday, 10/28/14 4:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 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.
   
CNC304: CNC Plasma Cutter SBU

Learn how to cut metal with the CNC (computer controlled) plasma cutter in this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class. The automated cutting torch works with graphics software like CorelDRAW and two-dimensional CAD drawings from AutoCAD or Autodesk Inventor to cut virtually any shape from sheet metal, cold rolled steel, aluminum, copper, stainless steel, and other metals. This machine cuts up to 1/2" thick and has a work surface of 4’ x 8’. Sit back and relax while the computer takes over.

Project: Cut a gear from a piece of metal

Prerequisites: CAD to CAM experience and an understanding of vector-based graphics are recommended.



Equipment access: Plasma 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 plasma cutter 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, 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:
    CNC Plasma Cutter SBU Sunday, 10/26/14 3:00 PM 2.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
 ELECTRONICS (EEE)
 
   
EEE312: Arduino Part 5 - Inputs

The Arduino Inputs class builds on participants' experiences in the earlier Arduino classes and focuses on how to work with information from a variety of external hardware devices.

You will wire and program several projects to explore how to interpret and utilize the signals that different inputs feed into the Arduino, as well as learn how to write programs that work with these values.

Class projects include advanced button work, noise detection, creating a touch sensor out of any capacitive surface, working with light and heat, and even using an accelerometer to detect motion like modern video game controllers or smart phones.

Prerequisites:A good understanding of Arduino programming, which you can learn from TechShop Arduino classes. Please bring a functioning Arduino and breadboard kit to class.

Materials fee covers a piezo buzzer, a variable resistor, a thermistor, a photo resistor, an accelerometer, and various small parts required for the class. They are yours to keep afterwards.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Arduino Part 5 - Inputs Wednesday, 10/22/14 7:00 PM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
7 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.
   
EEE313: Arduino Part 6 - Outputs

The Arduino Outputs class builds on student's experience in the earlier Arduino classes and focuses on how to control a variety of external hardware devices with an Arduino. Students will wire and program several projects to understand the main principles of controlling hardware with signal output from the Arduino. Projects in this class include making your breadboard drive around, adding sound to your arduino project, investigating different types of motor control, controlling devices that work off of a range of values (Pulse Width Modulation), and controlling devices that require other power sources like motors and lamps through the use of Relays and MOSFETS.



Prerequisites: Students need to have a good understanding of Arduino programming, which you can learn from TechShop Arduino classes. You also need to bring a functioning Arduino and breadboard kit to the class.



Your lab fee will pay for a piezo buzzer, variable resistor, thermister, motor, servo motors, and various small parts required for the class. They are yours to keep after class.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Arduino Part 6 - Outputs Wednesday, 10/29/14 7:00 PM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
8 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.
 FABRICATION (FAB)
 
   
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!

1 session currently scheduled:
    Vacuum Forming SBU Saturday, 10/25/14 11:00 AM 2.0 Hours 4 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
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
FAB107: Silicone RTV Moldmaking and Casting Basics

Learn how to work with silicone RTV (room temperature vulcanization), make a small mold using a plastic cup, see how more advanced molds are made, and even cast your own part in urethane resin!

In this introductory class, you will learn to make a silicone RTV mold from a small part or pre-made plug. You will makea single-sided mold of a quarter or other small, simple part. You will also examine two-sided mold making, adding registration "buttons" and slicing the mold. You will then cast resin in an RTV mold, learning tips and tricks to mixing and pouring resin and other substances to create final pieces from a silicone RTV mold.

Designed for the beginner, this class shows how easy it is to build molds with silicone RTV.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Silicone RTV Moldmaking and Casting Basics Saturday, 10/25/14 2:30 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
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!

1 session currently scheduled:
    Injection Molding SBU Monday, 10/27/14 2:30 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.
   
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.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Carbon Fiber Basics Friday, 10/24/14 4:00 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.
 LASER CUTTING (LAS)
 
   
LAS101: Laser Cutting & Etching SBU - Epilog

Learn how to use a laser cutter to cut, etch, and engrave designs in a variety of materials up to 24" x 18" and up to 3/8" thick in this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class. Work with acrylic, wood, paper, cardboard, fabric, leather, and even chocolate! Using graphics software like Adobe Illustrator or CorelDRAW, cut intricate designs and engrave highly detailed images at the touch of a button. The sky is the limit with this simple and versatile tool.

Project: Etch a custom dog tag

Prerequisite(s): None. However, familiarity with graphics software will be helpful.

Equipment access: Laser cutter

Minimum age: 12 years

Supervision requirements: During class, all 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!

1 session currently scheduled:
    Laser Cutting & Etching SBU - Epilog Saturday, 10/25/14 11:00 AM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
LAS201: Laser Engraver Rotary Attachment SBU - Epilog

Learn how to use the laser cutter’s rotary attachment in this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class. The rotary attachment allows laser etching on cylindrical objects such as wine glasses, beer mugs, flashlights, bottles, and even drumsticks. Imagine the possibilities!

Project: Etch a design into a drinking glass

Prerequisite(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 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!

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Laser Engraver Rotary Attachment SBU - Epilog Sunday, 10/26/14 3:30 PM 2.0 Hours 3 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    Laser Engraver Rotary Attachment SBU - Epilog Wednesday, 10/29/14 2:00 PM 2.0 Hours 3 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
 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!

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Milling Machine SBU Thursday, 10/23/14 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $125.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
    Milling Machine SBU Wednesday, 10/29/14 5:00 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $125.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
    * 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!

1 session currently scheduled:
    Metal Lathe SBU Tuesday, 10/21/14 2:00 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $115.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
MAC202: Advanced Metal Lathe - Feeds, 4-Jaw Chuck and More Workholding

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

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

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

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

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

1 session currently scheduled:
    Advanced Metal Lathe - Feeds, 4-Jaw Chuck and More Workholding Thursday, 10/23/14 2:30 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $70.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $90.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
 METAL SHOP (MTL)
 
   
MTL103: Basic Metal Shop SBU

In this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class, learn to use the cutting and shaping tools most commonly needed when working with metal. The tools work best on materials at least 1/8” thick, but some will work on thinner material as well. These tools are designed to work with steel and aluminum. Get hands-on experience using the vertical and horizontal band saw, cold saw, drill press, pedestal grinder, and disc sander.

This class is the perfect companion to the mill, lathe and welding classes.

Project: Metal bottle opener

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!

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Basic Metal Shop SBU Monday, 10/20/14 6:30 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    Basic Metal Shop SBU Wednesday, 10/29/14 8:00 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $65.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $80.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
 RAPID PROTOTYPING (PRO)
 
   
PRO102: MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer SBU

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

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 the class, 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 that TechShop has designed.

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:
    MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer SBU Monday, 10/20/14 2:00 PM 2.0 Hours 7 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer SBU Saturday, 10/25/14 2:00 PM 2.0 Hours 7 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    * 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
 STEAM (STEAM)
 
   
STEAM537: Youth Maker Session

Supervised making and design time for youth ages 8-17



This is a Multi-Day Course! Each course starts on the advertised start date. Please click on the sign up link to access the full dates of class meetings



In this course, youth will be free to work on projects of their own design while being supervised and assisted by TechShop youth education instructors. Students in this course will be supervised while using our design lab classroom, CNC Laser cutters, 3D printers as well as various handheld tools. They will be encouraged to explore various design and fabrication methods with the guidance of their instructors to allow for creative and open making.

*Disclaimer This course does not offer safety and basic use instruction of the CNC Lasers, 3D printers or any tools that require a safety and basic use course. Students who have completed TechShop SBU courses or TechShop Summer of Creation courses are eligible to use tools in the TechShop Youth Maker Sessions.

4 sessions currently scheduled:
    Youth Maker Session
(Youth Maker Session)
Wednesday, 11/5/14 3:30 PM 3.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
12 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $150.00 plus $50.00 Materials Fee
    Youth Maker Session
(Youth Maker Session)
Thursday, 11/6/14 3:30 PM 3.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
12 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $150.00 plus $50.00 Materials Fee
    Youth Maker Session
(Youth Maker Session)
Wednesday, 12/3/14 3:30 PM 3.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
12 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $150.00 plus $50.00 Materials Fee
    Youth Maker Session
(Youth Maker Session)
Thursday, 12/4/14 3:30 PM 3.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
12 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $150.00 plus $50.00 Materials Fee
   
STEAM538: Youth Laser Cutting and Etching SBU - Epilog

THIS COURSE IS FOR YOUTH AGES 8-17 ONLY!



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!

Equipment access: Laser cutter

Minimum age: 8 years

Supervision requirements: When using the laser cutter outside of class time, 8-12 yr olds may only use equipment during "Supervised Maker Sessions." (Classes and course being taught and supervised by TechShop Youth Education Instructors) 12-15 year-old members must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian who has passed the SBU when using the tool outside of "Supervised Maker Sessions."

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!

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Youth Laser Cutting and Etching SBU - Epilog
(Youth Laser Cutting and Etching)
Tuesday, 10/21/14 3:30 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Youth Laser Cutting and Etching SBU - Epilog
(Youth Laser Cutting and Etching)
Tuesday, 12/2/14 3:30 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
   
STEAM539: Youth MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer SBU

THIS COURSE IS FOR YOUTH AGES 8-17 ONLY!



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 the class, 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 that TechShop has designed.

Prerequisite(s): None!

Equipment access: 3D printer

Minimum age: 8 years

Supervision requirements: When using the 3D printer outside of class time, 8-12 yr olds may only use equipment during "Supervised Maker Sessions." (Classes and course being taught and supervised by TechShop Youth Education Instructors) 12-15 year-old members must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian who has passed the SBU when using the tool outside of "Supervised Maker Sessions."

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!

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Youth MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer SBU
(Youth MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer)
Tuesday, 10/28/14 3:30 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Youth MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer SBU
(Youth MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer)
Tuesday, 12/16/14 3:30 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
   
STEAM544: Youth Laser Engraver Rotary Attachment SBU - Epilog

Learn how to use the laser cutter’s rotary attachment in this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class. The rotary attachment allows laser etching on cylindrical objects such as wine glasses, beer mugs, flashlights, bottles, and even drumsticks. Imagine the possibilities!

Project: Etch a design into a drinking glass

Prerequisite(s): LAS101 Laser Cutting and Etching SBU

Equipment access: Laser engraver rotary attachment

Minimum age: 8 years

Supervision requirements: When using the laser cutter and laser rotary outside of class time, 8-12 yr olds may only use equipment during "Supervised Maker Sessions." (Classes and course being taught and supervised by TechShop Youth Education Instructors) 12-15 year-old members must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian who has passed the SBU when using the tool outside of "Supervised Maker Sessions."

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!

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Youth Laser Engraver Rotary Attachment SBU - Epilog
(Youth Laser Engraver Rotary Attachment)
Tuesday, 11/4/14 3:30 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Youth Laser Engraver Rotary Attachment SBU - Epilog
(Youth Laser Engraver Rotary Attachment)
Tuesday, 12/9/14 3:30 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
   
STEAM545: Youth Basic Sewing Machine SBU

THIS COURSE IS FOR YOUTH AGES 8-17 ONLY!



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: Pocket bag

Prerequisite(s): None!

Equipment access: Sewing machine

Minimum age: 8 years

Supervision requirements: When using the sewing machines outside of class time, 8-12 yr olds may only use equipment during "Supervised Maker Sessions." (Classes and course being taught and supervised by TechShop Youth Education Instructors) 12-15 year-old members must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian who has passed the SBU when using the tool outside of "Supervised Maker Sessions."

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!

1 session currently scheduled:
    Youth Basic Sewing Machine SBU
(Youth Basic Sewing Machine)
Tuesday, 11/11/14 3:30 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $45.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
   
STEAM546: Youth Vinyl Cutter SBU

THIS COURSE IS FOR YOUTH AGES 8-17 ONLY!



Learn to use the computer-controlled vinyl cutter in this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class. Import vector (outline) designs from graphic software such as Adobe Illustrator and CorelDRAW into FlexiStarter, the software used to control the vinyl cutter. Next, use TechShop's CNC vinyl cutter to cut adhesive vinyl sheet into professional looking signage or ready-to-apply paint masking. This is a great tool for making screens for silkscreen printing, too!

Project: Vinyl Sticker

Prerequisite(s): None!

Equipment access: Vinyl Cutter

Minimum age: 8 years

Supervision requirements: When using the vinyl cutter outside of class time, 8-12 yr olds may only use equipment during "Supervised Maker Sessions." (Classes and course being taught and supervised by TechShop Youth Education Instructors) 12-15 year-old members must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian who has passed the SBU when using the tool outside of "Supervised Maker Sessions."

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!

1 session currently scheduled:
    Youth Vinyl Cutter SBU
(Youth Vinyl Cutter)
Tuesday, 11/18/14 3:30 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $45.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
   
STEAM542: Parent and Child Maker Session

THIS COURSE IS FOR YOUTH AGES 8-17 AND THEIR PARENTS/GUARDIANS ONLY!

Supervised making and design for youth 8+ and Parents



In this course, youth and parents will be free to work on projects of their own design while being supervised and assisted by a TechShop youth education instructor. Students in this course will be supervised while using our design lab classroom, CNC Laser cutters, 3D printers as well as various handheld tools. They will be encouraged to explore various design and fabrication methods with the guidance of their instructors to allow for creative and open making.

*Disclaimer This course does not offer safety and basic use instruction of the CNC Lasers, 3D printers or any tools that require a safety and basic use course. Students who have completed TechShop SBU courses or TechShop Summer of Creation courses are eligible to use tools in this course

8 sessions currently scheduled:
    Parent and Child Maker Session
(Parent and Child Maker Session)
Saturday, 10/25/14 12:30 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $100.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $125.00, No Materials Fee
    Parent and Child Maker Session
(Parent and Child Maker Session)
Saturday, 11/1/14 12:30 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $100.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $125.00, No Materials Fee
    Parent and Child Maker Session
(Parent and Child Maker Session)
Saturday, 11/8/14 12:30 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $100.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $125.00, No Materials Fee
    Parent and Child Maker Session
(Parent and Child Maker Session)
Saturday, 11/15/14 12:30 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $100.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $125.00, No Materials Fee
    Parent and Child Maker Session
(Parent and Child Maker Session)
Saturday, 11/22/14 12:30 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $100.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $125.00, No Materials Fee
    Parent and Child Maker Session
(Parent and Child Maker Session)
Saturday, 12/6/14 12:30 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $100.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $125.00, No Materials Fee
    Parent and Child Maker Session
(Parent and Child Maker Session)
Saturday, 12/13/14 12:30 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $100.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $125.00, No Materials Fee
    Parent and Child Maker Session
(Parent and Child Maker Session)
Saturday, 12/20/14 12:30 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $100.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $125.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
STEAM540: Parent and Child Laser Cutting and Etching SBU - Epilog

THIS COURSE IS FOR YOUTH AGES 8-17 ONLY AND PARENT/GUARDIANS



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.

Each slot in this course is for 1 Parent/Guardian and 1 child. Both Students will be certified on our tools. To sign up, use the website to enroll the Parent/Guardian and pay, and then call the TechShop Front Desk to enroll your child.

Project: Etch a custom dog tag

Prerequisite(s): None!

Equipment access: Laser cutter

Minimum age: 8 years. 18 for Parent/Guardian

Supervision requirements: When using the laser cutter outside of class time, 8-12 yr olds may only use equipment during "Supervised Maker Sessions." (Classes and course being taught and supervised by TechShop Youth Education Instructors) 12-15 year-old members must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian who has passed the SBU when using the tool outside of "Supervised Maker Sessions."

Safety: Closed-toed shoes are mandatory

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

3 sessions currently scheduled:
    Parent and Child Laser Cutting and Etching SBU - Epilog
(Parent and Child Laser Cutting and Etching)
Saturday, 11/15/14 10:00 AM 2.0 Hours 3 SEATS TOTAL
2 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $120.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $150.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Parent and Child Laser Cutting and Etching SBU - Epilog
(Parent and Child Laser Cutting and Etching)
Saturday, 12/6/14 10:00 AM 2.0 Hours 3 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $120.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $150.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Parent and Child Laser Cutting and Etching SBU - Epilog
(Parent and Child Laser Cutting and Etching)
Saturday, 12/20/14 10:00 AM 2.0 Hours 3 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $120.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $150.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
STEAM541: Parent and Child MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer SBU

THIS COURSE IS FOR YOUTH AGES 8-17 ONLY AND PARENT/GUARDIANS



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 the class, 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 that TechShop has designed.

Each slot in this course is for 1 Parent/Guardian and 1 child. Both Students will be certified on our tools. To sign up, use the website to enroll the Parent/Guardian and pay, and then call the TechShop Front Desk to enroll your child.

Prerequisite(s): None!

Equipment access: 3D printer

Minimum age: 8 years. 18 for Parent/Guardian

Supervision requirements: When using the 3D printer outside of class time, 8-12 yr olds may only use equipment during "Supervised Maker Sessions." (Classes and course being taught and supervised by TechShop Youth Education Instructors) 12-15 year-old members must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian who has passed the SBU when using the tool outside of "Supervised Maker Sessions."

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!

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Parent and Child MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer SBU
(Parent and Child MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer)
Saturday, 11/1/14 10:00 AM 2.0 Hours 3 SEATS TOTAL
2 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $120.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $150.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Parent and Child MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer SBU
(Parent and Child MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer)
Saturday, 12/13/14 10:00 AM 2.0 Hours 3 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $120.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $150.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
STEAM548: Parent and Child Laser Engraver Rotary Attachment SBU - Epilog

THIS COURSE IS FOR YOUTH AGES 8-17 ONLY AND PARENT/GUARDIANS



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!

Each slot in this course is for 1 Parent/Guardian and 1 child. Both Students will be certified on our tools. To sign up, use the website to enroll the Parent/Guardian and pay, and then call the TechShop Front Desk to enroll your child.

Project: Etch a design into a drinking glass!

Prerequisite(s): LAS101 Laser Cutting and Etching SBU

Equipment access: Laser engraver rotary attachment

Minimum age: 8 years. 18 for Parent/Guardian

Supervision requirements: When using the laser cutter machines outside of class time, 8-12 yr olds may only use equipment during "Supervised Maker Sessions." (Classes and course being taught and supervised by TechShop Youth Education Instructors) 12-15 year-old members must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian who has passed the SBU when using the tool outside of "Supervised Maker Sessions."

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!

1 session currently scheduled:
    Parent and Child Laser Engraver Rotary Attachment SBU - Epilog
(Parent and Child Laser Engraver Rotary Attachment)
Saturday, 11/22/14 10:00 AM 2.0 Hours 3 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $120.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $150.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
STEAM549: Parent and Child Vinyl Cutter SBU

THIS COURSE IS FOR YOUTH AGES 8-17 ONLY AND PARENT/GUARDIANS



Learn to use the computer-controlled vinyl cutter in this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class. Import vector (outline) designs from graphic software such as Adobe Illustrator and CorelDRAW into FlexiStarter, the software used to control the vinyl cutter. Next, use TechShop's CNC vinyl cutter to cut adhesive vinyl sheet into professional looking signage or ready-to-apply paint masking. This is a great tool for making screens for silkscreen printing, too!

Each slot in this course is for 1 Parent/Guardian and 1 child. Both Students will be certified on our tools. To sign up, use the website to enroll the Parent/Guardian and pay, and then call the TechShop Front Desk to enroll your child.

Project: Vinyl Stickers!

Prerequisite(s): None!

Equipment access: Vinyl Cutter

Minimum age: 8 years. 18 for Parent/Guardian

Supervision requirements: When using the vinyl cutter outside of class time, 8-12 yr olds may only use equipment during "Supervised Maker Sessions." (Classes and course being taught and supervised by TechShop Youth Education Instructors) 12-15 year-old members must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian who has passed the SBU when using the tool outside of "Supervised Maker Sessions."

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!

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Parent and Child Vinyl Cutter SBU
(Parent and Child Vinyl Cutter)
Saturday, 10/25/14 10:00 AM 2.0 Hours 3 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $110.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Parent and Child Vinyl Cutter SBU
(Parent and Child Vinyl Cutter)
Saturday, 11/8/14 10:00 AM 2.0 Hours 3 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $110.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
 TEXTILES (TXL)
 
   
TXL101: Basic Sewing Machine SBU

In this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class, learn to use a sewing machine. Acquire skills to correctly thread machine, fill and place the bobbin, and change the foot. Also learn to sew straight, zig-zag, basting, and other specialty stitches. This machine sews through regular weight fabric but not heavy duty materials like leather or thick canvas. Go on to create messenger bags, rocket parachutes, clothing, plushies, sails, costumes, and more!

Project: Pocket bag

Prerequisites: None

Equipment access: Sewing machine

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

Safety: Closed-toed shoes are required.

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

1 session currently scheduled:
    Basic Sewing Machine SBU Tuesday, 10/21/14 6:00 PM 1.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
3 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.
   
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 Wednesday, 10/29/14 7:30 PM 2.5 Hours 9 SEATS TOTAL
5 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!

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    TIG Welding SBU Sunday, 10/26/14 11:30 AM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    TIG Welding SBU Monday, 10/27/14 11:00 AM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    * 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!

1 session currently scheduled:
    MIG Welding SBU Wednesday, 10/22/14 4:00 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WLD104: Stick Welding (SMAW) SBU

Welding is the process of fusing materials together. In this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class, learn to use a basic stick welder. Stick welding, also called shielded metal arc welding, or SMAW, is an electric welding procedure that uses consumable stick electrodes that act as the electrode, filler medium and shielding mechanism all in one.

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

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

Project: Guided practice with an instructor

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

Equipment access: Stick welder

Minimum age: 12

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

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

Safety
  • Mandatory: Closed-toed shoes made of natural fibers or leather, natural fiber or leather long sleeved shirt, natural fiber or leather long pants. Welding hood, gloves and jacket provided by TechShop.

  • Advised: Leather welding jacket, leather welding pants, leather boots, respirator and hearing protection.



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

1 session currently scheduled:
    Stick Welding (SMAW) SBU Monday, 10/27/14 2:00 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
 WOODSHOP (WOD)
 
   
WOD101: Wood Shop 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!

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Wood Shop SBU Tuesday, 10/28/14 8:00 PM 2.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
2 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $75.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $95.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Wood Shop SBU Thursday, 10/30/14 8:00 PM 2.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    * 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!

1 session currently scheduled:
    Jointer, Planer and Table Router SBU Sunday, 10/26/14 11:00 AM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
 WORKSHOPS (WKS)
 
   
WKS883: Electronic Hardware

Are you more comfortable with computer software than computer hardware? Have you ever wondered how a computer actually works at the hardware level? Do you want to design your own electronic project/prototype circuits? Do you want to know Boolean logic and understand Inverters, OR, AND, NOR, Exclusive OR and NAND gates? How about flip-flops, multiplexors, decoders, etc.? Would you like to understand how Transistors, Diodes, MOSFETs, LEDs, Capacitors, Resistors, Inductors and SCRs work and when to use them? Then the Basic Electronic Hardware Workshop is for you.

The three-hour Electronic Hardware Workshop - Level 1 will help you understand the basics of electronic circuit design. You’ll learn how the simple Ohm’s law can be used to guide you through most of your electronic designs. You’ll learn all about voltage, current and power and how they affect each other. You’ll learn how to read a datasheet for LEDs, MOSFETs and other components. You’ll learn how to read and draw schematics. This fun and very interactive workshop will include interactive discussions, hands-on demonstrations and electronic experiments.

After attending this workshop, you should be able to answer this question: If a switch is rated at 10 Amps and 250 Volts, how much current (Amps) will it handle at just 25 Volts? (You’d be surprised at how many EEs get this wrong!)

The Electronic Hardware Workshop – Level 1 is presented by Lou Lippincott. Lou has over 30 years of experience in electronic design and has his name on over 70 hardware design patents. Now an independent inventor, Lou has taught electronics at many levels. Lou has a knack for teaching complex concepts in clear and understandable terms for people at all levels of knowledge and experience. You do not need any prior electronic hardware experience to enjoy this workshop.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Electronic Hardware Monday, 10/27/14 8:00 PM 3.0 Hours 20 SEATS TOTAL
17 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $89.00, 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.