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 ARTS AND CRAFTS (ART)
 
   
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!

1 session currently scheduled:
    Silk Screen Printing Basics - SBU Wednesday, 12/10/14 7:30 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
2 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $115.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
ART104: Making Glass Beads with a Flaming Torch

Make art from molten glass! The process is fascinating and the result is beautiful.

You will learn to use a lampworking torch to melt glass, form and decorate your own glass beads. Western-style and Japanese-style torches will be demonstrated. Starting supplies will be provided in class.

For your safety, please wear long pants and a long-sleeved shirt in natural fibers for this class. And remember, always wear closed-toed shoes while at TechShop.

After successful completion of this class, you will be able to use TechShop's lampworking equipment to make additional beads.





3 sessions currently scheduled:
    Making Glass Beads with a Flaming Torch Monday, 11/24/14 4:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
1 SEAT LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $115.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Making Glass Beads with a Flaming Torch Friday, 12/5/14 6:30 PM 2.0 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
    Making Glass Beads with a Flaming Torch Thursday, 12/18/14 7:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $115.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
 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.

4 sessions currently scheduled:
    Autodesk Inventor - Basics Tuesday, 12/2/14 7:00 PM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
8 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $35.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $45.00, No Materials Fee
    Autodesk Inventor - Basics Sunday, 12/7/14 11:00 AM 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
    Autodesk Inventor - Basics Saturday, 12/13/14 2:00 PM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
8 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $35.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $45.00, No Materials Fee
    Autodesk Inventor - Basics Tuesday, 12/16/14 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.
   
AUD005 : Autodesk Inventor for Sheet Metal

In this project class, you will learn how to create and assemble sheet metal parts in Autodesk Inventor.

You will be guided through the process of building sheet metal housing features, creating patterns and using iFeatures. You will learn how to use equations to drive dimensions, how to generate two-dimensional drawings of your sheet metal parts, and how to export your geometry to a CAM program, enabling you to generate a file that can be used on a CNC machine.

Prerequisite: You MUST take the Autodesk Inventor Basics class before taking this class.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Autodesk Inventor for Sheet Metal Monday, 12/8/14 7:00 PM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
8 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $35.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $45.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
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 as well as how Inventor ensures 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.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Autodesk Inventor for Mold Design Sunday, 12/14/14 12:30 PM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
6 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)
 
   
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 Thursday, 12/18/14 7:00 PM 2.0 Hours 25 SEATS TOTAL
25 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.
   
CNC102: CNC Vinyl Cutter SBU

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

Prerequisites

  • Required: Understanding of vector-based graphics

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

    Equipment access: Vinyl 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 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.

    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 Vinyl Cutter SBU Monday, 12/8/14 6:30 PM 1.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    4 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $45.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $55.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
       
    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.

    1 session currently scheduled:
        CAD/CAM Software - VCarve Pro and Cut3D Thursday, 12/4/14 7:00 PM 3.0 Hours 8 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.
       
    CNC302: CNC ShopBot SBU

    In this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class, learn to use the computer-controlled (CNC) ShopBot router to cut objects, parts or art designed in 2D or 3D CAD. This powerful tool is perfect for rapid prototyping and digital fabrication. Create parts with complex curves and surfaces from most woods, plastics, foams, and other composites (no metal on this machine). This class teaches the use of the machine, but does not cover CAD drawing or toolpathing. VCarve Pro (CNC 201) is a good starting point for people new to CAD and CAM.

    Materials fee: Includes materials for the class project and a router bit for each student to keep.

    Project: Wooden gear

    Prerequisites Use of CAD and CAM software like VCarve Pro - CNC 201, Basic Woodshop SBU - WOD101 are recommended.

    Equipment access: CNC ShopBot Router

    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!

  • 2 sessions currently scheduled:
        CNC ShopBot SBU Saturday, 12/6/14 2:00 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    5 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $115.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
        CNC ShopBot SBU Tuesday, 12/16/14 7:00 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    5 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $115.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
       
    CNC301: CNC Tormach Milling Machine SBU

    In this class, learn to use the CNC (computer-controlled) mill. This machine is the perfect combination of precision and power for any prototyping or hobby milling needs. Learn to convert G-code (created in InventorCAM, Cut 3D or VCarve Pro) into actual parts made from aluminum, steel, and even titanium.

    Materials fee:
    Includes materials for the class project and a router bit for each student to keep.

    Project: Bottle opener

    Prerequisites: CAD experience, ability to create G-code, and experience with conventional milling are recommended.

    Equipment access: CNC milling machine

    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!

  • 5 sessions currently scheduled:
        CNC Tormach Milling Machine SBU Wednesday, 11/26/14 11:30 AM 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 Friday, 11/28/14 4:00 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    5 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $115.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
        CNC Tormach Milling Machine SBU Monday, 12/1/14 6:30 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 Thursday, 12/18/14 4:00 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    5 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $115.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
        CNC Tormach Milling Machine SBU Tuesday, 12/23/14 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 $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.

    4 sessions currently scheduled:
        Tormach II - 4th Axis and Tool Changes Monday, 11/24/14 5:00 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
        Tormach II - 4th Axis and Tool Changes Wednesday, 12/3/14 4:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
    5 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $90.00, No Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $115.00, No Materials Fee
        Tormach II - 4th Axis and Tool Changes Monday, 12/8/14 2:00 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
        Tormach II - 4th Axis and Tool Changes Tuesday, 12/16/14 6:30 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 Saturday, 12/20/14 3:00 PM 2.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    4 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $95.00 plus $5.00 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 Sunday, 12/21/14 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.
     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!

    3 sessions currently scheduled:
        Adobe Illustrator for CNC Saturday, 11/22/14 7:00 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    1 SEAT LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $50.00, No Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $65.00, No Materials Fee
        Adobe Illustrator for CNC Saturday, 12/6/14 2:30 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    4 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $50.00, No Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $65.00, No Materials Fee
        Adobe Illustrator for CNC Friday, 12/19/14 7:00 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    4 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $50.00, No Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $65.00, No Materials Fee
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
     ELECTRONICS (EEE)
     
       
    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.

    1 session currently scheduled:
        Arduino Part 1 - Building An Arduino - Educato Saturday, 12/6/14 10:00 AM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
    8 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $75.00 plus $30.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $95.00 plus $30.00 Materials Fee
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
       
    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.

    1 session currently scheduled:
        Arduino Part 2 - Basic Programming Saturday, 12/13/14 10:00 AM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
    8 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $70.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $90.00 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, 12/6/14 11:00 AM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    3 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
       
    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.

    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:
        Sand Blasting and Powder Coating SBU Saturday, 12/13/14 11:00 AM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    2 SEATS LEFT
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        * 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.

    2 sessions currently scheduled:
        Silicone RTV Moldmaking and Casting Basics Saturday, 11/22/14 2:30 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    2 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
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        Silicone RTV Moldmaking and Casting Basics Saturday, 12/20/14 2:30 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    4 SEATS LEFT
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        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!

    3 sessions currently scheduled:
        Injection Molding SBU Monday, 12/1/14 7:00 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
        Injection Molding SBU Wednesday, 12/17/14 7:00 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    4 SEATS LEFT
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        Injection Molding SBU Monday, 12/22/14 11:00 AM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    4 SEATS LEFT
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        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.

    2 sessions currently scheduled:
        Carbon Fiber Basics Friday, 12/5/14 6:00 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
        Carbon Fiber Basics Saturday, 12/20/14 11:00 AM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    5 SEATS LEFT
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        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.

    Passing this class allows you to use our standard Epilog Helix lasers; however it does not allow usage of the 120 watt Epilog Fusion laser. To use the Fusion, after passing this class please take our FREE half hour LAS199: Supplemental Epilog Fusion Course.

    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:
        Laser Cutting & Etching SBU - Epilog Saturday, 11/22/14 2:00 PM 2.0 Hours 7 SEATS TOTAL
    CLASS FULL
        Laser Cutting & Etching SBU - Epilog Monday, 11/24/14 2:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 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
        Laser Cutting & Etching SBU - Epilog Monday, 12/1/14 2:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
    5 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Laser Cutting & Etching SBU - Epilog Friday, 12/12/14 2:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
    6 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Laser Cutting & Etching SBU - Epilog Monday, 12/29/14 2:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
    6 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
       
    LAS199: Supplemental Epilog Fusion Course

    Use the new Epilog Fusion Laser Cutter to cut, etch, and engrave materials as large as 32 by 20 inches. With twice the wattage of our standard lasers, you can cut thicker materials faster! This FREE supplement to the Laser Cutting & Etching SBU will teach you the capabilities of the Fusion laser, as well as the new, easier to use control interface.

    Prerequisite(s): You must have taken and passed LAS101: Laser Cutting & Etching SBU - Epilog

    Equipment access: Fusion 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.

    6 sessions currently scheduled:
        Supplemental Epilog Fusion Course Monday, 11/24/14 12:00 PM 0.5 Hour 6 SEATS TOTAL
    5 SEATS LEFT
        Member and non-member Sign Up FREE, No Materials Fee
        Supplemental Epilog Fusion Course Monday, 11/24/14 8:00 PM 0.5 Hour 6 SEATS TOTAL
    6 SEATS LEFT
        Member and non-member Sign Up FREE, No Materials Fee
        Supplemental Epilog Fusion Course Tuesday, 11/25/14 12:00 PM 0.5 Hour 6 SEATS TOTAL
    6 SEATS LEFT
        Member and non-member Sign Up FREE, No Materials Fee
        Supplemental Epilog Fusion Course Tuesday, 11/25/14 8:00 PM 0.5 Hour 6 SEATS TOTAL
    5 SEATS LEFT
        Member and non-member Sign Up FREE, No Materials Fee
        Supplemental Epilog Fusion Course Friday, 11/28/14 12:00 PM 0.5 Hour 6 SEATS TOTAL
    6 SEATS LEFT
        Member and non-member Sign Up FREE, No Materials Fee
        Supplemental Epilog Fusion Course Friday, 11/28/14 8:00 PM 0.5 Hour 6 SEATS TOTAL
    6 SEATS LEFT
        Member and non-member Sign Up FREE, No Materials Fee
       
    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!

    3 sessions currently scheduled:
        Laser Engraver Rotary Attachment SBU - Epilog Friday, 12/5/14 2:00 PM 2.0 Hours 3 SEATS TOTAL
    3 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Laser Engraver Rotary Attachment SBU - Epilog Monday, 12/15/14 2:00 PM 2.0 Hours 3 SEATS TOTAL
    3 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Laser Engraver Rotary Attachment SBU - Epilog Friday, 12/19/14 2:00 PM 2.0 Hours 3 SEATS TOTAL
    3 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
     MACHINING (MAC)
     
       
    MAC101: Milling Machine SBU

    In this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class, learn basic operations of the vertical milling machine to safely select speeds, change end mills, use the digital readout, and secure work needed to accurately machine parts. Explore the theory of how to successfully choose the correct end mill and speed setting. Work precisely with metal and plastics to cut, drill and surface parts.

    Project: Aluminum business card holder

    Prerequisite(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.

    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:
        Milling Machine SBU Tuesday, 12/2/14 1:00 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    4 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $125.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
        Milling Machine SBU Wednesday, 12/10/14 4:30 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    5 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $125.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
        Milling Machine SBU Monday, 12/15/14 11:00 AM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    5 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $125.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
        Milling Machine SBU Friday, 12/26/14 6:30 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    5 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $125.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
        Milling Machine SBU Tuesday, 12/30/14 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 $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 Monday, 12/1/14 2:30 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    4 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $115.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Metal Lathe SBU Wednesday, 12/17/14 4:30 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 Monday, 12/29/14 2:00 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

  • 3 sessions currently scheduled:
        Advanced Milling Machine - Tramming and Precision Tuesday, 11/25/14 4:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    4 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $70.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $90.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Advanced Milling Machine - Tramming and Precision Tuesday, 12/9/14 5:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    4 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $70.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $90.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Advanced Milling Machine - Tramming and Precision Monday, 12/15/14 3:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    4 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $70.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $90.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
       
    MAC202: Advanced Metal Lathe - Feeds, 4-Jaw Chuck and More Workholding

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

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

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

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

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

    1 session currently scheduled:
        Advanced Metal Lathe - Feeds, 4-Jaw Chuck and More Workholding Friday, 12/5/14 5:30 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.
       
    MAC205: Advanced Metal Lathe - Knurling and Threading

    Using a metal lathe to create custom threads for bolts, nuts or any custom application can seem like a daunting and complex machining operation.

    This class breaks down the process and clearly explains the concepts and techniques of threading. You will learn about the different types of tools used for threading, anatomy and nomenclature of threads, and the step-by-step process to machining any kind of thread. We will also cover the process of knurling parts to create texture for gripping.

    This class is a great way to learn a fundamental lathe skill-set and increase your overall comfort with lathes and what can be created with them.

    Prerequisite:/b> You must have successfully completed the Metal Lathe SBU to take this course.

    1 session currently scheduled:
        Advanced Metal Lathe - Knurling and Threading Friday, 12/12/14 6:30 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    5 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
     METAL SHOP (MTL)
     
       
    MTL103: Basic Metal Shop SBU

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

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

    Project: Metal bottle opener

    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!

  • 3 sessions currently scheduled:
        Basic Metal Shop SBU Tuesday, 12/2/14 6:30 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    4 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $65.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $80.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
        Basic Metal Shop SBU Monday, 12/15/14 6:00 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
        Basic Metal Shop SBU Monday, 12/29/14 11:00 AM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    5 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $65.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $80.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
        * 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!

  • 2 sessions currently scheduled:
        Sheet Metal Basics SBU Sunday, 11/23/14 1:30 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    CLASS FULL
        Sheet Metal Basics SBU Sunday, 12/21/14 11:00 AM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    4 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $65.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $80.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
     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!

    1 session currently scheduled:
        MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer SBU Friday, 11/21/14 2:00 PM 2.0 Hours 7 SEATS TOTAL
    3 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
     SOCIAL EVENTS (SOC)
     
       
    SOC: TechShop Closed Early for Holiday

    We close at 5pm before the Holiday to be with our loved ones! We hope you enjoy it too!

    1 session currently scheduled:
        TechShop Closed Early for Holiday
    (TechShop Closed Early for Holiday)
    Wednesday, 11/26/14 5:00 PM 7.0 Hours 0 SEAT TOTAL
    CLASS FULL
       
    SOC: TechShop Closed for Thanksgiving

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

    1 session currently scheduled:
        TechShop Closed for Thanksgiving Thursday, 11/27/14 9:00 AM 15.0 Hours 0 SEAT TOTAL
    CLASS FULL
     STEAM CLASSES (STEAM)
     
       
    STEAM552: Youth Hand Tools Basics

    This is a great skill building class for parents who are looking to familiarize their children with shop tools and how to correctly use various instruments. The class is also ideal for young people who are interested in learning how these tools can empower them to build whatever they imagine, from a skate ramp to a backyard roller coaster.

    In this class, you will learn how to safely operate a number of the most frequently used hand tools. Your Instructor will guide you through the proper techniques to cut, shape, assemble, and finish a small project.

    1 session currently scheduled:
        Youth Hand Tools Basics
    (Youth Hand Tools Basics)
    Thursday, 12/11/14 3:30 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    4 SEATS LEFT
        Member and non-member Sign Up $50.00 plus $5.00 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- to 12-year-olds may only use equipment during "Supervised Maker Sessions" (classes and courses taught and supervised by TechShop Youth Education instructors). Members who are 12-15 years old 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:
        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
    CLASS FULL
        Youth Laser Cutting and Etching SBU - Epilog
    (Youth Laser Cutting and Etching)
    Wednesday, 12/17/14 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 Cutting and Etching SBU - Epilog
    (Youth Laser Cutting and Etching)
    Friday, 12/19/14 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- to 12-year-olds may only use equipment during "Supervised Maker Sessions" (classes and courses taught and supervised by TechShop Youth Education instructors). Members who are 12-15 years old 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)
    Wednesday, 12/3/14 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 MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer SBU
    (Youth MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer)
    Tuesday, 12/16/14 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
       
    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 glassware, 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- to 12-year-olds may only use equipment during "Supervised Maker Sessions" (classes and courses taught and supervised by TechShop Youth Education instructors). Members who are 12-15 years old 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)
    Thursday, 12/4/14 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)
    Thursday, 12/18/14 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- to 12-year-olds may only use equipment during "Supervised Maker Sessions" (classes and courses taught and supervised by TechShop Youth Education instructors). Members who are 12-15 years old 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, 12/9/14 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- to 12-year-olds may only use equipment during "Supervised Maker Sessions" (classes and courses taught and supervised by TechShop Youth Education instructors). Members who are 12-15 years old 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 Vinyl Cutter SBU
    (Youth Vinyl Cutter)
    Tuesday, 11/25/14 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
        Youth Vinyl Cutter SBU
    (Youth Vinyl Cutter)
    Wednesday, 12/10/14 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
       
    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. Parent/guardian must be at least 18.

    Supervision requirements: When using the laser cutter outside of class time, 8- to 12-year-olds may only use equipment during "Supervised Maker Sessions" (classes and courses taught and supervised by TechShop Youth Education instructors). Members who are 12-15 years old 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 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!

    1 session currently scheduled:
        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 glassware, 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. Parent/guardian must be at least 18.

    Supervision requirements: When using the laser cutter machines outside of class time, 8- to 12-year-olds may only use equipment during "Supervised Maker Sessions" (classes and courses taught and supervised by TechShop Youth Education instructors). Members who are 12-15 years old 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.
     STEAM WORKSHOPS (STEAM)
     
       
    STEAM537: Multi-Day 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 signup 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 will be supervised while using our design lab classroom, CNC laser cutters, and 3D printers as well as various handheld tools. They will be encouraged to explore various design and fabrication methods with the guidance of the 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 (SBU) course. Students who have completed TechShop SBUs or TechShop Summer of Creation courses are eligible to use tools in the TechShop Youth Maker Sessions.

    2 sessions currently scheduled:
        Multi-Day Youth Maker Session
    (Multi-Day 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
        Multi-Day Youth Maker Session
    (Multi-Day 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
       
    STEAM551: Single-Day Youth Maker Session

    Supervised making and design time for youth ages 8-17.

    This is a SINGLE-DAY Course!

    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, and 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 (SBU) course. Students who have completed TechShop SBUs or TechShop Summer of Creation courses are eligible to use tools in the TechShop Youth Maker Sessions.

    10 sessions currently scheduled:
        Single-Day Youth Maker Session
    (Single-Day Youth Maker Session)
    Tuesday, 11/25/14 3:30 PM 3.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
    11 SEATS LEFT
        Member and non-member Sign Up $60.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
        Single-Day Youth Maker Session
    (Single-Day Youth Maker Session)
    Tuesday, 12/2/14 3:30 PM 3.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
    12 SEATS LEFT
        Member and non-member Sign Up $60.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
        Single-Day Youth Maker Session
    (Single-Day 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 $60.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
        Single-Day Youth Maker Session
    (Single-Day 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 $60.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
        Single-Day Youth Maker Session
    (Single-Day Youth Maker Session)
    Tuesday, 12/9/14 3:30 PM 3.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
    12 SEATS LEFT
        Member and non-member Sign Up $60.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
        Single-Day Youth Maker Session
    (Single-Day Youth Maker Session)
    Wednesday, 12/10/14 3:30 PM 3.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
    12 SEATS LEFT
        Member and non-member Sign Up $60.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
        Single-Day Youth Maker Session
    (Single-Day Youth Maker Session)
    Thursday, 12/11/14 3:30 PM 3.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
    12 SEATS LEFT
        Member and non-member Sign Up $60.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
        Single-Day Youth Maker Session
    (Single-Day Youth Maker Session)
    Tuesday, 12/16/14 3:30 PM 3.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
    12 SEATS LEFT
        Member and non-member Sign Up $60.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
        Single-Day Youth Maker Session
    (Single-Day Youth Maker Session)
    Wednesday, 12/17/14 3:30 PM 3.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
    12 SEATS LEFT
        Member and non-member Sign Up $60.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
        Single-Day Youth Maker Session
    (Single-Day Youth Maker Session)
    Thursday, 12/18/14 3:30 PM 3.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
    12 SEATS LEFT
        Member and non-member Sign Up $60.00 plus $10.00 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 will be supervised while using our design lab classroom, CNC laser cutters, and 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 (SBU) course. Students who have completed TechShop SBUs or TechShop Summer of Creation courses are eligible to use tools in this course.

    2 sessions currently scheduled:
        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, 12/13/14 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
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
     TECHNOLOGY (TEC)
     
       
    TEC104: 3D Scanning and Editing on the NextEngine

    Learn how to take full-color 3D scans on TechShop's NextEngine scanner!

    This Safety and Basic Use (SBU) course will show you how to scan a physical object and create a usable model that can be imported into countless CAD packages. Learn to scan, align, trim, fuse, and fill.

    With such versatile scanning capabilities, you can use the NextEngine 3D scanner to reverse engineer existing parts that are too difficult to take measurements from.

    Once you take this class, your resources as a maker and 3D modeler will open up a whole new world!

    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:
        3D Scanning and Editing on the NextEngine Tuesday, 12/9/14 7:00 PM 2.0 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.
     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 Wednesday, 12/17/14 7:30 PM 1.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    4 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $45.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $55.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
       
    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!

    1 session currently scheduled:
        CNC Embroiderer SBU Wednesday, 12/3/14 7:30 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
    5 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
       
    TXL106: Walking Foot Industrial Sewing Machine SBU

    The walking foot industrial sewing machine is a perfect tool for working with leather, heavy weight canvas and other thick fabrics that have slick, resistant surfaces.

    In this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class, you will learn how to safely operate the walking foot industrial sewing machine. We will cover an overview of the machine and its capabilities as well as its several safety features.

    You will complete a small project in this 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:
        Walking Foot Industrial Sewing Machine SBU Tuesday, 12/23/14 5:30 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    4 SEATS LEFT
        Member and non-member Sign Up $60.00 plus $3.00 Materials Fee
     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 will beprovided 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 Friday, 11/21/14 4:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    CLASS FULL
        TIG Welding SBU Monday, 12/1/14 11:30 AM 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, 12/13/14 2:30 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    3 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $55.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $70.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        TIG Welding SBU Monday, 12/29/14 6:30 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    4 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $55.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $70.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        * 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 will be provided by TechShop.
  • Advised: Leather welding jacket, leather welding pants, leather boots, respirator and hearing protection.

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

  • 4 sessions currently scheduled:
        MIG Welding SBU Saturday, 11/29/14 11:00 AM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    4 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $55.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $70.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        MIG Welding SBU Wednesday, 12/10/14 4:00 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 Friday, 12/19/14 6:00 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 Saturday, 12/27/14 10:00 AM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    3 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $55.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $70.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
       
    WLD104: Stick Welding (SMAW) SBU

    Welding is the process of fusing materials together.

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

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

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

    Project: Guided practice with an instructor

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

    Equipment access: Stick welder

    Minimum age: 12

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

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

    Safety

  • Mandatory: Closed-toed shoes made of natural fibers or leather, natural fiber or leather long sleeved shirt, natural fiber or leather long pants. Welding hood, gloves and jacket will be provided by TechShop.
  • Advised: Leather welding jacket, leather welding pants, leather boots, respirator and hearing protection.

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

  • 2 sessions currently scheduled:
        Stick Welding (SMAW) SBU Monday, 12/8/14 11:00 AM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    5 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Stick Welding (SMAW) SBU Tuesday, 12/30/14 6:30 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    5 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
       
    WLD201: TIG Welding 2 - Aluminum

    After completing the TIG Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class, you can try your skills in a different material.

    Aluminum has characteristics that require specific equipment setup, metal preparation and torch operation. In this class, you will practice specific joints and improve weld bead quality under the guidance of an instructor. Lap, butt, corner and fillet welds will all be discussed and individual students will perform at their own rates. Emphasis will be placed on visual inspection of welds and heat zone theory, so that you gain a better understanding of what a quality weld joint really looks like.

    Prerequisite: Successful completion of the TIG Welding SBU.

    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.



    3 sessions currently scheduled:
        TIG Welding 2 - Aluminum Saturday, 11/29/14 2:30 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
        TIG Welding 2 - Aluminum Thursday, 12/4/14 5:00 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
        TIG Welding 2 - Aluminum Monday, 12/22/14 3:30 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.

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

    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.

    2 sessions currently scheduled:
        MIG Welding 2 - Make Better Welds Tuesday, 11/25/14 7:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    4 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $80.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $100.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        MIG Welding 2 - Make Better Welds Thursday, 12/11/14 4:30 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 Saturday, 11/22/14 4:00 PM 2.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    1 SEAT 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, 11/23/14 10:00 AM 2.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    CLASS FULL
        Woodshop SBU Wednesday, 12/3/14 8:00 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 Monday, 12/22/14 8:00 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 Saturday, 12/27/14 10:30 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
        * 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!

  • 2 sessions currently scheduled:
        Jointer, Planer and Table Router SBU Saturday, 11/22/14 12:30 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    CLASS FULL
        Jointer, Planer and Table Router SBU Saturday, 12/27/14 2:00 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
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
     WORKSHOPS (WKS)
     
       
    WKS851MP: Intellectual Property Protection

    Do you have an idea, but are unsure if you should even discuss it with others, or wish you had the skills and knowledge to quickly decide how to protect your idea?Did you know there are several options available to protect your ideas, ranging from copyrights and trade secrets to patents? Did you know that you can get “patent pending” status for your idea for less than $150? And did you know that sometimes the best way to protect your idea is to make it public information?

    The journey from the birth of an idea to successful product or business can be a long and arduous path. This workshop will help guide you through the process of quickly and inexpensively protecting your idea so that you can concentrate your efforts on developing and marketing your product.

    This workshop will focus on the USPTO patent process, but it will also provide information on copyright, trademark and publishing options for protecting your ideas. Presenter Lou Lippincott will walk you through the entire process for one of his latest patent filings. After attending this interactive workshop, you will be able to write and file your own patent application for no more than the USPTO filing fees and postage!

    Attendees are encouraged to bring a flash drive to the workshop and take home completed USPTO forms and sample documents.

    About the Presenter: Lou Lippincott is an independent inventor who writes and files his own patents (he has more than 40 US and foreign patents!) He has consulted with international companies and helped them set up or improve their own patent practice processes, including invention disclosure, patent harvesting and patent selection. Now you can take advantage of his expertise to help you with your own Intellectual Property Protection process.

    Disclaimer: Lou Lippincott is neither a patent attorney nor a registered patent agent and cannot give legal advice.

    1 session currently scheduled:
        Intellectual Property Protection Saturday, 12/20/14 11:00 AM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
    8 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $190.00, No Materials Fee
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.