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 ARTS AND CRAFTS (ART)
 
   
ART103: Silkscreen Printing Basics - SBU

In this hands-on class, learn the basics of silkscreen printing. TechShop makes it easy by using vinyl stencils rather than photo-emulsion. Prepare a vinyl stencil, transfer onto a screen, apply ink to fabric through screen, and then heat set the ink. It’s that simple.

Want to print a t-shirt using your own artwork? Bring a simple black and white drawing that will be cut by hand. Participants who have passed the Vinyl Cutter Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class may bring in a pre-cut design to use. Otherwise, choose from several designs provided. Get ready to start making custom silkscreened t-shirts!

Project: Custom t-shirt 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:
    Silkscreen Printing Basics - SBU Tuesday, 4/21/15 4:00 PM 3.0 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
    * 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. Starting supplies will be provided in class.

Safety: Long pants and a long-sleeved shirt in natural fibers are required clothing for this class. Aways 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.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Making Glass Beads with a Flaming Torch Tuesday, 4/21/15 12:30 PM 2.0 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.
 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.

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

1 session currently scheduled:
    Autodesk Inventor Basics Saturday, 4/25/15 3:00 PM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
7 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $35.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $45.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
AUD130: Autodesk Fusion 360 Basics

Fusion 360 is Autodesk’s latest product development tool for design, fabrication and collaboration. Merging industrial and mechanical design, you will quickly explore organic shapes through intuitive free-form modeling tools, or create precise, parametric models – it’s up to you! Simply put, Fusion 360 is the platform for rapidly accelerating from an idea in your head to a manufactured product in your hand.

In this introductory course, you will learn about:

  • Cloud data management and collaboration
  • Navigation
  • Solid modeling
  • 2D sketching
  • T-spline sculpting
  • Creating assemblies
  • Rendering
By the end of class, you will have an understanding of direct and parametric modeling, dimensioned sketches, T-spline geometry, and much more!

1 session currently scheduled:
    Autodesk Fusion 360 Basics Friday, 5/1/15 2:00 PM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
7 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $35.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $45.00, No Materials Fee
    * 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 Monday, 4/20/15 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.
 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 SBU

1 session currently scheduled:
    Concepts of CNC Saturday, 5/2/15 2:00 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 Saturday, 4/25/15 11:30 AM 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 to CAM Software - VCarve Pro & 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.

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    CAD to CAM Software - VCarve Pro & Cut3D Saturday, 4/18/15 1:00 PM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $115.00, No Materials Fee
    CAD to CAM Software - VCarve Pro & Cut3D Saturday, 5/2/15 10:00 AM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
8 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.
   
CNC301: CNC Tormach Milling Machine SBU

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

Materials fee:
Includes materials for the class project and an end mill for each student to keep.

Project: Bottle opener

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

Equipment access: CNC milling machine

Minimum age: 16

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

When using the CNC mill outside of class time, 16- and 17-year-old members must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian who has passed the SBU.

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

  • Advisable: Hearing protection.


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

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    CNC Tormach Milling Machine SBU Monday, 4/20/15 1:30 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
2 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 Wednesday, 4/22/15 8:00 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $115.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
    * 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 the Windows operating environment.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Adobe Illustrator for CNC Friday, 5/1/15 6:30 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
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
 ELECTRONICS (EEE)
 
   
EEE100: Soldering and Basic Electronics

Learn how to use solder and a soldering iron to make small stick figures, as well as how to solder electronic "through-hole" components for electronic printed circuit board assembly (PCBs).

In this class, you will learn basic solder and flux types, safe soldering practices, and soldering iron maintenance. You will learn to de-solder using various techniques, including a "solder sucker" tool or solder braid. In addition, you will build an LED Blinkatron 2000 - it's a simple soldering project that works!

All parts are included. Add the potentiometer to change the blink speed.

This is a fun first class for kids and adults!

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Soldering and Basic Electronics Monday, 4/20/15 6:30 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
2 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Soldering and Basic Electronics Sunday, 4/26/15 1:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
 FABRICATION (FAB)
 
   
FAB108: Injection Molding SBU

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

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

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

1 session currently scheduled:
    Injection Molding SBU Monday, 4/27/15 8:00 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $115.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
FAB201: Carbon Fiber Basics

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

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

1 session currently scheduled:
    Carbon Fiber Basics Saturday, 4/18/15 11:00 AM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
1 SEAT LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
 LASER CUTTING (LAS)
 
   
LAS101: Laser Cutting and 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!

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Laser Cutting and Etching SBU - Epilog Saturday, 4/25/15 10:00 AM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Laser Cutting and Etching SBU - Epilog Saturday, 5/2/15 11:30 AM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
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!

1 session currently scheduled:
    Laser Engraver Rotary Attachment SBU - Epilog Saturday, 5/2/15 2:30 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

Prerequisites: 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: 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!

1 session currently scheduled:
    Milling Machine SBU Friday, 5/1/15 11:30 AM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $125.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
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, 5/1/15 7:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $70.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $90.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
 METAL SHOP (MTL)
 
   
MTL103: Basic Metal Shop SBU

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

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

Project: Metal bottle opener

Prerequisites: None

Equipment access: Vertical and horizontal band saw, cold saw, drill press, pedestal grinder, and disc sander

Minimum age: 16

Supervision requirement: None

Safety:
  • Mandatory: Closed-toed shoes, eye protection, and short sleeves. Pull back hair, 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 Sunday, 4/19/15 12:30 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
2 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $65.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $80.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Basic Metal Shop SBU Friday, 4/24/15 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
2 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $65.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $80.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Basic Metal Shop SBU Monday, 4/27/15 10:30 AM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $65.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $80.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
 RAPID PROTOTYPING (PRO)
 
   
PRO102: MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer SBU

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

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

The class will print a small part that TechShop has designed.

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

1 session currently scheduled:
    MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer SBU Thursday, 4/30/15 3:00 PM 2.0 Hours 7 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.
 STEAM CLASSES (STEAM)
 
   
STEAM375: Youth 123D Design and 3D Printing 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.

Students will also be introduced into 3D Modeling though 123D Design and have time to design items such as a robot and a house. Learn the basics of 3D Modeling in a program you can download and use at home.

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. Students will also have the core of basic 3D modelling down and have the ability to take their designed files home on a Flash Drive.

After students have taken this workshop, they will have passed the 3D Printing SBU

Prerequisite(s): None!

Equipment access: 3D Printer and Computers

Minimum age: 8 years

Supervision requirements: When using machines outside of class, 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."

Note: All minors must have a Minor Liability Waiver filled out by a parent or guardian when dropped off at TechShop. These waivers will be provided at the Front Desk. Minors may not enter the building without the Waiver.

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 123D Design and 3D Printing SBU
(Youth 123D Design and 3D Printing SBU)
Wednesday, 4/29/15 4:30 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $65.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
   
STEAM513: Youth Soldering and Basic Electronics- Make a TrashAMP!

THIS COURSE IS FOR YOUTH AGES 8-17 ONLY!

Learn how to use solder and a soldering iron to make small stick figures, as well as how to solder electronic "through-hole" components for electronic printed circuit board assembly (PCBs).

In this class, you will learn basic solder and flux types, safe soldering practices, and soldering iron maintenance. You will learn to de-solder using various techniques, including a "solder sucker" tool or solder braid.

In addition, solder together your own TrashAMP- a unique portable speakers for your smartphone, electric guitar, and more!

All material will come with the class

This is a fun first class for kids and adults!

After students have taken this workshop, they will have passed the Soldering and Basic Electronics SBU

Prerequisite(s): None!

Project: TrashAmp

Equipment access: Soldering Irons

Minimum age: 8 years

Supervision requirements: When using machines outside of class, 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."

Note: All minors must have a Minor Liability Waiver filled out by a parent or guardian when dropped off at TechShop. These waivers will be provided at the Front Desk. Minors may not enter the building without the Waiver.

Safety: Closed-toed shoes are mandatory.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Youth Soldering and Basic Electronics- Make a TrashAMP!
(Youth Soldering and Basic Electronics- Make a TrashAMP!)
Monday, 4/20/15 4:30 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $45.00 plus $35.00 Materials Fee
 STEAM SUMMER CAMPS 2015 (STEAM)
 
   
STEAM534: Summer of Creation: Design and Build

Design and Build Camp introduces young innovators to software and provides a chance to bring creations to life using TechShop’s laser cutters and 3D printers! Designers will start off learning and refining their CAD (computer aided design) skills in Autodesk and Adobe software before bringing projects to our Epilog laser cutters and MakerBot 3D printers.

Students who take and successfully pass this course will be certified to use the laser cutters and the Makerbot 3D printers at TechShop.

This TechShop Week-Long Summer Camp is for kids ages 8-17, Mondays through Friday from 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM.

Extended care is available from 8:30 AM until 6:00 PM for an additional $150 for the week.



To sign your child up for extended care, please purchase one Summer of Creation: Extended Care seat for each child you would like us to watch!

Please make sure to purchase the Extended Care that begins on the same day as your child's camp!

12 sessions currently scheduled:
    Summer of Creation: Design and Build Monday, 6/8/15 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
8 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $600.00, No Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Design and Build Monday, 6/15/15 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    Summer of Creation: Design and Build Monday, 6/22/15 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    Summer of Creation: Design and Build Monday, 6/29/15 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    Summer of Creation: Design and Build Monday, 7/6/15 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $600.00, No Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Design and Build Monday, 7/13/15 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
2 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $600.00, No Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Design and Build Monday, 7/20/15 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $600.00, No Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Design and Build Monday, 7/27/15 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
7 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $600.00, No Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Design and Build Monday, 8/3/15 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
9 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $600.00, No Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Design and Build Monday, 8/10/15 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
9 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $600.00, No Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Design and Build Monday, 8/17/15 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
9 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $600.00, No Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Design and Build Monday, 8/24/15 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
10 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $600.00, No Materials Fee
   
STEAM532: Summer of Creation: Arduino Robotics

Are you ready to start programming your own computer boards or robots and take control of your computerized world?

In the TechShop Arduino Robotics camp, you will learn how to design, build and program your own microcontroller! This five-day camp will introduce budding hackers to the all-powerful Arduino board, which will be used to make a multitude of different projects throughout the week, culminating in your very own robot. This camp will also cover the use of the laser cutter to assist in fabricating parts for this class.

Once you have taken and successfully pass this course, you will be certified to use the laser cutters at TechShop.

Recommended: Students with little to no soldering and electronic experience are encouraged to take the Basic Electronics course first.

This TechShop Week-Long Summer Camp is for kids ages 12-17, Mondays through Friday from 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM.

Extended care is available from 8:30 AM until 6:00 PM for an additional $150 for the week.



To sign your child up for extended care, please purchase one Summer of Creation: Extended Care seat for each child you would like us to watch!

Please make sure to purchase the Extended Care that begins on the same day as your child's camp!

6 sessions currently scheduled:
    Summer of Creation: Arduino Robotics Monday, 6/15/15 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    Summer of Creation: Arduino Robotics Monday, 6/29/15 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
10 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $600.00 plus $100.00 Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Arduino Robotics Monday, 7/13/15 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
10 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $600.00 plus $100.00 Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Arduino Robotics Monday, 8/3/15 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $600.00 plus $100.00 Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Arduino Robotics Monday, 8/10/15 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
9 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $600.00 plus $100.00 Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Arduino Robotics Monday, 8/24/15 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
10 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $600.00 plus $100.00 Materials Fee
   
STEAM533: Summer of Creation: Basic Electronics

In the TechShop Basic Electronics STEAM camp, we will cover basic concepts related to electricity, circuits, electronic measurement and soldering. This includes learning basic solder and flux types, safe soldering practices and soldering iron maintenance.

Projects include using solder and a soldering iron to make small stick figures as well as soldering electronic "through-hole" components for electronic printed circuit board assembly (PCBs). We will also cover the use of the laser cutter to assist in fabricating parts for this class.

Students who take and successfully pass this course will be certified to use the laser cutters at TechShop.

This TechShop Week-Long Summer Camp is for kids ages 8-17, Mondays through Friday from 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM.

Extended care is available from 8:30 AM until 6:00 PM for an additional $150 for the week.



To sign your child up for extended care, please purchase one Summer of Creation: Extended Care seat for each child you would like us to watch!

Please make sure to purchase the Extended Care that begins on the same day as your child's camp!

5 sessions currently scheduled:
    Summer of Creation: Basic Electronics Monday, 6/8/15 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $600.00, No Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Basic Electronics Monday, 7/6/15 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
9 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $600.00, No Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Basic Electronics Monday, 7/20/15 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
9 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $600.00, No Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Basic Electronics Monday, 7/27/15 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $600.00, No Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Basic Electronics Monday, 8/17/15 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
8 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $600.00, No Materials Fee
   
STEAM536: Summer of Creation: Maker Sessions

Is your child enrolled in one of our summer camps?

This add-on gives your young maker the chance to hang out at TechShop starting as early as 8:30AM and ending as late as 6:00PM!

Please note: This package must be purchased with an enrollment in one of our Kid's Camps.

An extended care package must be purchased for each child enrolled in extended care.

10 sessions currently scheduled:
    Summer of Creation: Maker Sessions Monday, 6/8/15 3:30 PM 3.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
10 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Maker Sessions Monday, 6/15/15 3:30 PM 3.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
10 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Maker Sessions Monday, 7/6/15 3:30 PM 3.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
10 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Maker Sessions Monday, 7/13/15 3:30 PM 3.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
10 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Maker Sessions Monday, 7/20/15 3:30 PM 3.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
10 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Maker Sessions Monday, 7/27/15 3:30 PM 3.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
9 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Maker Sessions Monday, 8/3/15 3:30 PM 3.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
7 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Maker Sessions Monday, 8/10/15 3:30 PM 3.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
10 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Maker Sessions Monday, 8/17/15 3:30 PM 3.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
7 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Maker Sessions Monday, 8/24/15 3:30 PM 3.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
10 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
 STEAM WORKSHOPS (STEAM)
 
   
STEAM555: Youth Make a Superhero Mask

THIS COURSE IS FOR YOUTH AGES 8-17 ONLY!

Even Superman had to start somewhere - come get your superhero career off the ground with a workshop that will take you through the basic step by step process of sewing your very own superhero mask!

Students will learn techniques on the Basic Sewing Machine to properly construct their mask from scratch. Walk in a student, walk out a superhero ready to save the world.

Students will have the option to choose from the following masks: Superman, Batman, Robin, Captain Marvel, Dr. Doom, Captain America, Wonder Woman, & Spider Man

After students have taken this workshop, they will have passed the Basic Sewing Machine SBU

Prerequisite(s): None!

Project: Superhero Mask

Equipment access: Basic Sewing Machine

Minimum age: 8 years

Supervision requirements: When using machines outside of class, 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."

Note: All minors must have a Minor Liability Waiver filled out by a parent or guardian when dropped off at TechShop. These waivers will be provided at the Front Desk. Minors may not enter the building without the Waiver.

Safety: Closed-toed shoes are mandatory.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Youth Make a Superhero Mask
(Youth Make a Superhero Mask)
Saturday, 4/25/15 4:30 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $55.00 plus $5.00 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.

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Single-Day Youth Maker Session
(Single-Day Youth Maker Session)
Monday, 4/20/15 4:30 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, 4/29/15 4:30 PM 3.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
12 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $60.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
 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 Sunday, 4/19/15 10:30 AM 1.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $45.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $55.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
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 Sunday, 4/26/15 11:00 AM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
2 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $60.00 plus $3.00 Materials Fee
   
TXL304: Advanced Sewing Workshop

The Advanced Sewing workshop is a place to practice techniques, develop skills and get help. Come to class with a goal in mind and project in hand. This student-driven class does not rely on a handout or traditional instruction; instead, the class is driven by student questions and needs.

For example, you might want to learn hem techniques and advanced stitching, get feedback on pattern-making and draping or skills, or get advice on a specific project.

Project: None. Students will have access to basic black and white thread but must bring any other materials needed for their project.

Prerequisites:
  • Required: Must have passed the appropriate sewing Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class for the equipment you will be working on. If you're going to get help with the industrial serger, for example, you must have passed the Industrial Serger SBU. This is not an SBU and will not count towards machine access.

  • Recommended: 12 hours experience basic sewing, 6 hours experience on an industrial machine
Equipment access:

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.

Safety: Closed-toed shoes are mandatory.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Advanced Sewing Workshop Sunday, 4/19/15 1:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
 WELDING / HOTSHOP (WLD)
 
   
WLD101: TIG Welding SBU

Welding is the process of fusing materials together.

Learn how to use the basic TIG (tungsten inert gas) welding equipment in this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class. Get started creating quality weld beads on mild steel. While this class practices on thin steel, the TIG welder is capable of welding material up to 1/2” thick.

With extensive practice, TIG welding can be used with a wide variety of different metals, producing a very pure, precise, and attractive weld.

Project: No project; just guided practice with an instructor.

Prerequisites: None. However, successful completion of MTL103: Basic Metal Shop will provide access to the cutting and grinding tools needed for working with metal.

Equipment access: TIG welder

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!

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    TIG Welding SBU Monday, 4/27/15 2:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    TIG Welding SBU Saturday, 5/2/15 11:00 AM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $55.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $70.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
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!

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    MIG Welding SBU Monday, 4/20/15 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
    MIG Welding SBU Wednesday, 4/22/15 6:30 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $55.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $70.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WLD104: Stick Welding (SMAW) SBU

Welding is the process of fusing materials together.

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

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

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

Project: Guided practice with an instructor

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

Equipment access: Stick welder

Minimum age: 12

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

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

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

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


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

1 session currently scheduled:
    Stick Welding (SMAW) SBU Wednesday, 4/29/15 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
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: Long pants and a long-sleeved shirt in natural fibers are required clothing in the Hot Shop. Always wear closed-toed shoes at TechShop.

1 session currently scheduled:
    TIG Welding 2 - Aluminum Tuesday, 4/21/15 6:00 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
    * 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 a long-sleeved shirt in natural fibers are required clothing in the Hot Shop. Aways wear closed-toed shoes at TechShop.

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    MIG Welding 2 - Make Better Welds Tuesday, 4/28/15 6:30 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
    MIG Welding 2 - Make Better Welds Friday, 5/1/15 4:00 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
    * 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!

1 session currently scheduled:
    Woodshop SBU Tuesday, 4/28/15 3:00 PM 2.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $75.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $95.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
 WORKSHOPS (WKS)
 
   
WKS525: Read-a-Sewing-Pattern Workshop

Ever wanted to make your own garment, but it seemed like you'd have to learn a new language? Come, take a vocabulary lesson with us -- and feel free to bring a pattern you have questions about.

This class is an introduction for people who would like more information or are new to using patterns. It is easy to be overwhelmed and this class will help you locate the key information. It will also explain how to follow the directions to assemble a completed project.

Please bring in a pattern you would like use as a reference or one that you have questions about.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Read-a-Sewing-Pattern Workshop Sunday, 4/26/15 2:00 PM 1.0 Hour 10 SEATS TOTAL
9 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $30.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $40.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.