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 ARTS AND CRAFTS (ART)
 
   
ART106: Coptic Bookbinding

Want a beautiful and durable sketchbook? Would you like to learn bookbinding but don’t know where to start? Maybe you just want to learn a style of binding that you can combine with other skills you’re learning at TechShop.

Coptic binding lays flat, which is ideal for sketchbooks and journals. The hard covers can be made from a variety of materials, including binders board, wood and metal for endless possibilities. Learn this easy and beautiful bookbinding style by making a blank journal to keep!

Project: Blank Bound Journal

Prerequisites: None!

Safety: Closed-toed shoes are required.

3 sessions currently scheduled:
    Coptic Bookbinding Thursday, 7/7/16 8:00 PM 2.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
2 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $15.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $15.00 Materials Fee
    Coptic Bookbinding Sunday, 7/17/16 4:00 PM 2.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $15.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $15.00 Materials Fee
    Coptic Bookbinding Sunday, 7/24/16 12:00 PM 2.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $15.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $15.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
ART107: Book Binding 2: Post Binding

Post binding is a very simple and versatile bookbinding technique that anyone can master. Best of all, no sewing is involved! Instead, the book cover and pages are attached using special bookbinding screw posts. The class begins with an overview of the post binding process and a brief presentation of the many types of books that can be created with this technique. Post binding is an especially great choice if you want to print and bind your own content (for example: family recipes, short stories you’ve written, an artist portfolio). The majority of the class will then focus on designing and creating your own custom book using binding board, book fabric, and decorative papers.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Book Binding 2: Post Binding Sunday, 7/24/16 3:30 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
2 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $15.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $15.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
ART519: Pewter Drop Casting

Since the 11th century, pewter has been cast into objects of utility and beauty. An alloy of tin and copper, pewter is relatively malleable, and its soft sheen provides an elegant contrast to the steel which surrounds us today.

In this hands-on workshop, you will learn to make a mold and cast a small part using molten pewter. You will first create a plaster mold blank that can be carved using hand tools or any other carving instrument. Next, you will hand carve a simple part or design and will learn various other techniques such as using modeling clay or copying an existing piece. Finally, you will melt the pewter and make your casting to create a pendant, key fob, piece of jewelry, or small part.

Project: Pewter Pendant

Prerequisites: None!

Safety: Closed-toed shoes are required.

3 sessions currently scheduled:
    Pewter Drop Casting Tuesday, 7/5/16 8:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $40.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $50.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Pewter Drop Casting Sunday, 7/17/16 7:30 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $40.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $50.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Pewter Drop Casting Thursday, 7/28/16 7:30 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $40.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $50.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
ART113: Silkscreen Printing Basics

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. You will learn the proper technique of applying Ink through a silkscreen while troubleshooting common mistakes so you can create your own custom products.

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

Prerequisites: None!

Equipment access: Silkscreen station

Safety: Closed-toed shoes are required.

6 sessions currently scheduled:
    Silkscreen Printing Basics Saturday, 7/2/16 9:00 AM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    Silkscreen Printing Basics Thursday, 7/7/16 7:00 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $80.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $105.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Silkscreen Printing Basics Saturday, 7/16/16 10:00 AM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
2 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $80.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $105.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Silkscreen Printing Basics Wednesday, 7/20/16 7:30 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $80.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $105.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Silkscreen Printing Basics Monday, 7/25/16 5:00 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $80.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $105.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Silkscreen Printing Basics Sunday, 7/31/16 12:00 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $80.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $105.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
ART114: Advanced Silkscreen Printing: Multi-Colors

Participants in this class will learn advanced silkscreening techniques, including how to create multi-color prints on their choice of tote bag or t-shirt.

Your instructor will also discuss various items that you can silkscreen, so bring your questions and any projects you have in mind for more one-on-one help!

This workshop includes the material and ink for the item.

Project: A multi-colored silkscreened t-shirt

Prerequisites: Successful completion of ART103: Silkscreen Printing Basics SBU prior to taking this class

Safety: Closed-toed shoes are required.

3 sessions currently scheduled:
    Advanced Silkscreen Printing: Multi-Colors Saturday, 7/2/16 1:00 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
2 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $75.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $95.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Advanced Silkscreen Printing: Multi-Colors Saturday, 7/16/16 2:00 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
2 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $75.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $95.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Advanced Silkscreen Printing: Multi-Colors Sunday, 7/31/16 4:00 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $75.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $95.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
ART515: Intro to Scoring Paper for Origami Corrugations Using the Vinyl Cutter

Our resident artist, Darius B'Alexander, will demonstrate and instruct on the art of origami and paper folding. Using the CNC vinyl cutter as well many hands-on techniques, participants will learn how to fold, crease and cut pieces of paper into art. This workshop will also include a viewing of "Between the Folds," a wonderful and informative origami documentary. Paper materials will be provided.

Note: This is not a safety and basic use (SBU) class. If you have not taken and passed the Vinyl Cutter SBU, the instructor will operate the machinery for you.

3 sessions currently scheduled:
    Intro to Scoring Paper for Origami Corrugations Using the Vinyl Cutter Saturday, 7/9/16 9:00 AM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $20.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $25.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Intro to Scoring Paper for Origami Corrugations Using the Vinyl Cutter Sunday, 7/17/16 12:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $20.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $25.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Intro to Scoring Paper for Origami Corrugations Using the Vinyl Cutter Saturday, 7/30/16 9:00 AM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $20.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $25.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
 AUTODESK (AUD)
 
   
AUD001: Autodesk Inventor Basics

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

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.

Prerequisites: None!

Safety: Closed-toed shoes are required.

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Autodesk Inventor Basics Saturday, 7/9/16 12:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    Autodesk Inventor Basics Saturday, 7/30/16 2:30 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $35.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $45.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
AUD002: Autodesk Inventor SkillsBuilder - Introduction to Sketching

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

Autodesk Inventor is a comprehensive and flexible software suite created exclusively for 3D design, product simulation, tooling creation and design communication. Inventor takes you beyond the average 3D software environment into digital prototyping by enabling you to design, visualize and simulate your products with an intuitive and user friendly interface.
  • Design—Integrate all design data into a single digital model

  • Visualize—Create a virtual representation of your final product to market it before it’s built

  • Simulate—Digitally simulate your product's real-world performance
We recommend taking this class along with the Autodesk Inventor SkillsBuilder - Introduction to Assemblies class to get a fuller understanding of this powerful 3D design tool!

Prerequisites: AUD001: Autodesk Inventor Basics

Safety: Closed-toed shoes are required.

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

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

1 session currently scheduled:
    Autodesk Inventor SkillsBuilder - Introduction to Sketching Tuesday, 7/19/16 4:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
5 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!

Prerequisites: None!

Safety: Closed-toed shoes are required.

There are currently no sessions of this class scheduled.
    Please Email Us to request more sessions of this class to be added to our schedule.
 
   
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.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of AUD001: Autodesk Inventor Basics is REQUIRED prior to taking this class

Safety: Closed-toed shoes are required.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Autodesk Inventor for Mold Design Wednesday, 7/20/16 4:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
3 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
Prerequisites: None!

Safety: Closed-toed shoes are required.

5 sessions currently scheduled:
    Concepts of CNC Sunday, 7/10/16 10:30 AM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    Concepts of CNC Sunday, 7/17/16 10:30 AM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00, No Materials Fee
    Concepts of CNC Thursday, 7/21/16 5:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00, No Materials Fee
    Concepts of CNC Tuesday, 7/26/16 8:30 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00, No Materials Fee
    Concepts of CNC Sunday, 7/31/16 10:30 AM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
CNC201: CAD to 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.

Prerequisites: None!

Safety: Closed-toed shoes are required.

5 sessions currently scheduled:
    CAD to CAM Software - VCarve Pro and Cut3D Sunday, 7/3/16 2:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
1 SEAT LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $115.00, No Materials Fee
    CAD to CAM Software - VCarve Pro and Cut3D Wednesday, 7/6/16 5:30 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
2 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 and Cut3D Monday, 7/18/16 5:30 PM 3.0 Hours 6 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 and Cut3D Saturday, 7/23/16 4:30 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
    CAD to CAM Software - VCarve Pro and Cut3D Thursday, 7/28/16 4:30 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.
   
CNC103: Heat Press and Vinyl Cutter SBU

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

In this hands-on class, you'll learn all the basics of using our vinyl cutter and heat press to add your own graphic designs to shirts, blankets, flags, bags and more!

Learn to use the computer-controlled (CNC) vinyl cutter and heat press 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 the CNC vinyl cutter to cut an adhesive vinyl sheet into professional looking signage or ready-to-apply paint masking as well as heat transfer vinyl for heat pressed shirts. This is a great tool for making screens for silkscreen printing, too!

Project: Custom t-shirt

Prerequisites
  • Required: Understanding of vector-based graphics

  • Recommended: COM201: Adobe Illustrator for CNC, COM207:CorelDRAW for CNC
Equipment access: Vinyl cutter

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!

6 sessions currently scheduled:
    Heat Press and Vinyl Cutter SBU
(Heat Press and Vinyl Cutter SBU)
Saturday, 7/9/16 10:00 AM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $70.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $90.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Heat Press and Vinyl Cutter SBU
(Heat Press and Vinyl Cutter SBU)
Tuesday, 7/12/16 4:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $70.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $90.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Heat Press and Vinyl Cutter SBU
(Heat Press and Vinyl Cutter SBU)
Thursday, 7/14/16 2:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $70.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $90.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Heat Press and Vinyl Cutter SBU
(Heat Press and Vinyl Cutter SBU)
Monday, 7/18/16 3:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $70.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $90.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Heat Press and Vinyl Cutter SBU
(Heat Press and Vinyl Cutter SBU)
Saturday, 7/23/16 10:00 AM 3.0 Hours 6 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
    Heat Press and Vinyl Cutter SBU
(Heat Press and Vinyl Cutter SBU)
Monday, 7/25/16 5:30 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $70.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $90.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
CNC104: Advanced Heat Press and Vinyl Cutting: Multi-Colors

Ever wanted to make cooler, multi-colored, vinyl-cut garments?

Learn how to prepare vector files in Adobe Illustrator and utilize advanced heat press techniques. See how great file preparation can help you create intricate, multi-layered designs that you will be proud to make and wear on a t-shirt, and then walk through all the steps of garment decoration. The instructor will have a selection of monsters that range in difficulty so that no matter your skill level, there will be one that's just right.

There will be emphasis on multi-layered Thermoflex Plus as well as a more advanced vinyl product known as TexTact foil adhesive. Participants are urged to bring an example .eps/.ai/.similar vector file so the instructor can establish a baseline for vector creation

Project: Custom t-shirt

Prerequisites
  • Required: Successful completion of WKS537: Vinyl Cutter and Heat Press SBU prior to taking this class

  • Recommended: COM201: Adobe Illustrator for CNC
Safety: Closed-toed shoes are mandatory.

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Advanced Heat Press and Vinyl Cutting: Multi-Colors Saturday, 7/9/16 2:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 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
    Advanced Heat Press and Vinyl Cutting: Multi-Colors Saturday, 7/23/16 2:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 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.
   
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

Safety
  • Required: Closed toed-shoes; remove dangling jewelry; wear short sleeves; tie back long hair

  • 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!

5 sessions currently scheduled:
    CNC ShopBot SBU Wednesday, 7/6/16 1:30 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
1 SEAT 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 Sunday, 7/10/16 1:30 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    CNC ShopBot SBU Saturday, 7/16/16 2:00 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
4 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 Monday, 7/18/16 3:00 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $115.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    CNC ShopBot SBU Saturday, 7/23/16 12:30 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 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

Safety
  • Required: Wear closed toe shoes; tie hair back or secure under a cap; 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 Friday, 7/8/16 3:00 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $115.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
    CNC Tormach Milling Machine SBU Tuesday, 7/12/16 3:30 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 Tuesday, 7/19/16 4:00 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 Tuesday, 7/26/16 1:00 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 Sunday, 7/31/16 10:30 AM 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
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
CNC403: Tormach II - 4th Axis and Tool Changes SBU

In this SBU class, students who have taken the basic Tormach class will learn and gain access to use of the advanced features of the machine and the 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.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of CNC301: CNC Tormach Milling Machine SBU prior to taking this class

Safety: Closed-toed shoes are required.

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

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Tormach II - 4th Axis and Tool Changes SBU Thursday, 7/7/16 3:30 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
    Tormach II - 4th Axis and Tool Changes SBU Thursday, 7/21/16 4:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $115.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
CNC401: CNC Waterjet Cutter SBU

In this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class, learn to safely operate the waterjet cutter, one of the most powerful tools at TechShop.

Precisely cut almost any flat material with a very thin, high pressure stream of water and abrasive garnet. Work with everything from the thinnest sheet metal to 8 inches of granite, as well as wood, glass, tile, marble, and more. This extremely versatile, easy-to-program, and low-waste machine works without the risk of heat damage. The large bed accommodates full sheets of material.

Class time is split between learning the FlowPath software and using the waterjet.

Note: When using the FlowJet, a consumables fee will be charged, only for cutting time, not setup time. The waterjet cuts quickly and cost estimate strategies will be covered.

Project: Gear-shaped bottle opener

Prerequisites
  • Required: Understanding of vector-based graphics

  • Recommended: CAD to CAM experience
Equipment access: Waterjet cutter

Safety
  • Required: Closed toed-shoes; remove dangling jewelry and tie back long hair

  • Advisable: Hearing protection


The waterjet cutter in the TechShop San Jose store has a 10' by 6' cutting surface.

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

5 sessions currently scheduled:
    CNC Waterjet Cutter SBU Tuesday, 7/5/16 1:30 PM 4.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    CNC Waterjet Cutter SBU Sunday, 7/10/16 2:00 PM 4.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    CNC Waterjet Cutter SBU Saturday, 7/23/16 12:00 PM 4.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    CNC Waterjet Cutter SBU Friday, 7/29/16 4:30 PM 4.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $185.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $230.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    CNC Waterjet Cutter SBU Sunday, 7/31/16 2:00 PM 4.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
CNC1219: Advanced Autodesk Inventor: Cam Clamps

This workshop is one in an "Art to Part" series featuring the design and realization of a woodworker's cam-style clamp. The series covers the process and steps needed to take an idea or "napkin sketch" and create an actual working physical product. It's not necessary to take these workshops in order (although that would certainly be helpful).

In this workshop, you will learn advanced Autodesk Inventor techniques and tools, including:
  • Top-down design, sketch blocks and multi-solid parts
  • How to use a "layout sketch" to design and constrain an assembly
  • How to create parameterized parts using linked parameters and an Excel worksheet
  • Constraints and more constraints
By the end, you will have a fully customizable cam clamp design.

This is the first in a 3-series workshop.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of AUD006: Autodesk Inventor - Basics is required before taking this workshop series.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Advanced Autodesk Inventor: Cam Clamps Monday, 7/25/16 4:30 PM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
7 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $45.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $60.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
CNC1236: Advanced VCarve Workshop: Cam Clamps

This workshop covers the use of Autodesk V-Carve Pro to create flexible toolpaths for cutting out a woodworker's cam clamp. The Inventor Assembly files will be provided so the student can learn to generate drawing files and then import relevant vectors into V-Carve for use. Drilling paths, pockets and profile paths will be generated for a variety of tooling.

Topics will include:
  • How to take an Autodesk Inventor part or Assembly file and create usable drawings and vector files
  • Strategies for dealing with variable thickness materials
  • Workholding and alignment techniques
  • Working with layers in V-Carve
  • Tool database use and setting feeds and speeds
This workshop is one of an "Art To Part" series featuring the design and realization of a woodworkers cam style clamp. The series covers the process and steps needed to take an idea or "napkin sketch" and create an actual working physical product. It's not necessary to take these workshops in order.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of CNC101: Concepts of CNC and CNC201: CAD-to-CAM VCarve and AUD006: Autodesk Inventor Basics are required prior to taking this workshop series.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Advanced VCarve Workshop: Cam Clamps Wednesday, 7/27/16 4:30 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $45.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $60.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
CNC1261: Advanced ShopBot: Cam Clamp

In this workshop, students will learn through hands-on experience how to cut precision parts using the ShopBot. Toolpaths will be provided or students can use their own paths created in the V-Carve Cam Clamp workshop. Each student will go through the entire process of setting up the ShopBot and cutting out their parts.

Topics will include:
  • Creating a level working surface
  • Workholding and registration methods
  • Tool changing
  • Adjusting feeds and speeds for better finish
This workshop is one of an "Art to Part" series featuring the design and realization of a woodworker's cam-style clamp. The series covers the process and steps needed to take an idea or "napkin sketch" and create an actual working physical product. It's not necessary to take these workshops in order.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of CNC302: ShopBot SBU prior to taking this class.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Advanced ShopBot: Cam Clamp Wednesday, 7/27/16 4:00 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $45.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $60.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
 COMPUTERS (COM)
 
   
COM202: Adobe Photoshop for the Laser - Introduction

Want to etch images on wood, acrylic or other materials using the laser? Want to learn how to prepare your images using Adobe Photoshop?

In this art-to-part class, we will introduce Adobe Photoshop and how to manipulate images to ensure you have the image you need when you get to the laser cutter. We will cover resolution and image characteristics, like brightness and sharpness. You will also learn methods for handling image data including layers, .psd format vs. .jpeg and other raster formats, and much more. Finally, you will etch your creation on the laser so you see the whole experience from art to part!

This class is a good introduction to Photoshop for other uses as well, although our focus will be on the functions that most laser users need when they start using Photoshop.

Prerequisite: A working knowledge of the Windows operating environment.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Adobe Photoshop for the Laser - Introduction Sunday, 7/31/16 5:30 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
5 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.
   
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.

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.

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Adobe Illustrator for CNC Tuesday, 7/5/16 4:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 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 Monday, 7/11/16 5:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
5 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.
   
COM203: Advanced Adobe Illustrator

Advanced Adobe Illustrator builds off of Adobe Illustrator for CNC (COM201), one of the most useful classes taught at TechShop. If you've already taken COM201, but aren't sure where to go next, or would like to add more Illustrator skills to your arsenal, this class is perfect for you! Your instructor will both build on foundational concepts introduced in Adobe Illustrator for CNC, as well as introduce new concepts, like better ways to build graphics, understanding color theory, and learning typography. To be successful in this class, students should be both comfortable with the pen tool and the overall Illustrator interface.

Prerequisites: Adobe Illustrator for CNC (COM201) recommended but not required, if the student has sufficient prior knowledge of the pen tool and Illustrator as a whole.



1 session currently scheduled:
    Advanced Adobe Illustrator Wednesday, 7/27/16 4:30 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $50.00, 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.
   
COM207: CorelDRAW for CNC

Makers and designers alike agree that vector drawing is the starting point of all CNC fabrication. CorelDRAW is an extremely powerful 2D vector graphics drawing program similar to Adobe Illustrator. Almost any product or invention that you imagine can begin in CorelDRAW. By following the pathways offered in this class, you can export your files to any of the CNC machines in the TechShop arsenal.

In this class, you will learn the basics of the interface and navigation, effective drawing techniques, how to convert bitmaps to vectors in one step, creating clean and optimized vectors, and the most efficient techniques to prepare your files for CNC operations. You will also learn how each of the CNC machines at TechShop will work with your file to create your projects.

This class provides the foundation of skills for the following classes: CNC Concepts, CAD/CAM, ShopBot 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:
    CorelDRAW for CNC Friday, 7/8/16 6:30 PM 2.5 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
1 SEAT 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)
 
   
EEE527: Working with Electroluminescent Wire

Do you like to glow in the dark? Looking for a fun and easy way to jazz up the season, but aren’t quite sure how?

Join us to learn the basics of our favorite glowing embellishment, the electroluminescent (EL) wire.

In this workshop, we will show you how to solder together your own piece of EL wire and give you your own set up to take home! We will also talk about how how EL wire works, how to assemble a working length of it, how to attach it to clothing, and more!

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Working with Electroluminescent Wire Thursday, 7/21/16 8:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $45.00 plus $15.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $60.00 plus $15.00 Materials Fee
    Working with Electroluminescent Wire Saturday, 7/30/16 12:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $45.00 plus $15.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $60.00 plus $15.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
EEE100: Electronics Instruments and Measurement

Understand and test your electronics with state of the art measurement equipment available at TechShop.

In this class, you will learn how to competently use a digital oscilloscope to probe and troubleshoot circuits. You will learn how to use high resolution digital multimeters to measure things like AC and DC voltages and currents, resistance, capacitance and other critical circuit parameters. You will also learn how to set up and use DC power supplies with current limiting capability. Finally, you will use an advanced function generator and learn how to generate sine waves, square waves at varying frequencies and voltages.

Master these tools and make all of your electronics projects work!

1 session currently scheduled:
    Electronics Instruments and Measurement Friday, 7/15/16 2:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 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.
   
EEE101: 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!

1 session currently scheduled:
    Soldering and Basic Electronics Friday, 7/15/16 5:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
EEE201: Soldering and Basic Electronics - Solder a TrashAMP!

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 materials will come with the class.

This is a fun first class for anyone!

1 session currently scheduled:
    Soldering and Basic Electronics - Solder a TrashAMP! Wednesday, 7/13/16 11:30 AM 2.5 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $35.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $35.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
EEE103: Arduino Part 1 - Building An Arduino - Educato

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

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

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

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

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Arduino Part 1 - Building An Arduino - Educato Sunday, 7/10/16 8:00 PM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $75.00 plus $30.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $95.00 plus $30.00 Materials Fee
    Arduino Part 1 - Building An Arduino - Educato Monday, 7/11/16 5:00 PM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
2 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

In this class, you will learn how to use an Arduino in simple projects. We will cover programming and the simple electronics needed 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.

This is Part 2 of the Arduino Electronics Series. Part 1 is building your first Arduino board although you can skip that class and just buy one if you like. Please bring the 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.

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 -ompatible board.

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

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

1 session currently scheduled:
    Arduino Part 2 - Basic Programming Monday, 7/18/16 5:00 PM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
1 SEAT LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $75.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $95.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
EEE311: Arduino Part 4 - Displays

A working Arduino display is a vital component to making interactive products, enabling them to feed information and simple graphics back to you and your users without being attached to a computer.

In this installment of the Arduino programming series, you will learn how to attach a working display to your Arduino project and feed it information to display.

You will learn both the hardware and software aspects of working with an LCD screen on your Arduino, practice feeding data to it and make the display respond to values input by buttons and a temperature-sensing thermistor. Finally, you will have the opportunity to make a button-controlled animated stick figure.

Prerequisites: You should be able to program an Arduino reasonably well. Our Arduino Level 2 and 3 classes will prepare you for this class. Please bring an assembled Arduino board with you to this class. You can bring the one you built in the Arduino Level 1 class, or you may bring one you have purchased.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Arduino Part 4 - Displays Wednesday, 7/27/16 5:00 PM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $115.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
 FABRICATION (FAB)
 
   
FAB105: Vacuum Forming SBU

Lots of parts can be made quickly and inexpensively with the use of a vacuum forming system.

In this Safety and Basic Use class, you will learn the parts of the vacuum forming machine and then make vacuum-formed parts. You will make a master (plug) tool from inexpensive materials like pine, foam, balsa or found objects; select plastic sheeting; and then use the created part as a "plug" to mold the final object from a heated plastic sheet with the assistance of atmospheric pressure.

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

5 sessions currently scheduled:
    Vacuum Forming SBU Tuesday, 7/12/16 4:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 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
    Vacuum Forming SBU Tuesday, 7/19/16 4:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 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
    Vacuum Forming SBU Friday, 7/22/16 4:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 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
    Vacuum Forming SBU Monday, 7/25/16 4:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 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
    Vacuum Forming SBU Wednesday, 7/27/16 4:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 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.
   
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 take and successfully pass this class, you can use this equipment for your projects whenever you work at TechShop as a member!

7 sessions currently scheduled:
    Sand Blasting and Powder Coating SBU Tuesday, 7/5/16 8:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
1 SEAT LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Sand Blasting and Powder Coating SBU Wednesday, 7/6/16 8:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 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
    Sand Blasting and Powder Coating SBU Tuesday, 7/12/16 8:00 PM 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
    Sand Blasting and Powder Coating SBU Thursday, 7/14/16 8:00 PM 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
    Sand Blasting and Powder Coating SBU Tuesday, 7/19/16 7:30 PM 2.0 Hours 4 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
    Sand Blasting and Powder Coating SBU Wednesday, 7/20/16 8:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 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
    Sand Blasting and Powder Coating SBU Wednesday, 7/27/16 8:30 PM 2.0 Hours 4 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.
   
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 Thursday, 7/14/16 5:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    Silicone RTV Moldmaking and Casting Basics Tuesday, 7/26/16 6:30 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
1 SEAT LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
FAB108: Injection Molding SBU

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

In this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class, you will have the opportunity to fabricate several different plastic parts using molds that illustrate a variety of molding techniques. Upon completion of the 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!

5 sessions currently scheduled:
    Injection Molding SBU Friday, 7/8/16 7:00 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $115.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Injection Molding SBU Sunday, 7/10/16 3:30 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    Injection Molding SBU Thursday, 7/14/16 3:00 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $115.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Injection Molding SBU Monday, 7/18/16 7:00 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $115.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Injection Molding SBU Friday, 7/29/16 5:00 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.
 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 students 8–12 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is also enrolled in the class.

When using the laser cutter outside of class time, members 8–12 years of age 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!

9 sessions currently scheduled:
    Laser Cutting and Etching SBU - Epilog Saturday, 7/2/16 9:00 AM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    Laser Cutting and Etching SBU - Epilog Tuesday, 7/5/16 5:00 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
    Laser Cutting and Etching SBU - Epilog Wednesday, 7/6/16 6:30 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
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    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Laser Cutting and Etching SBU - Epilog Sunday, 7/10/16 12:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
2 SEATS LEFT
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    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Laser Cutting and Etching SBU - Epilog Tuesday, 7/12/16 9:00 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 Monday, 7/18/16 6:30 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
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    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Laser Cutting and Etching SBU - Epilog Tuesday, 7/19/16 9:00 AM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
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    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Laser Cutting and Etching SBU - Epilog Friday, 7/22/16 8:00 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 and Etching SBU - Epilog Sunday, 7/24/16 7:00 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.
   
LAS103: Laser Cutting and Etching SBU - ULS

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

Project: Etch a custom dog tag

Prerequisite: Familiarity with graphics software will be helpful

Equipment access: Universal laser cutter

Minimum age: 12

Supervision requirements: During class, all students 8–12 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is also enrolled in the class.

When using the laser cutter outside of class time, members 8–12 years of age must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian who has passed the SBU.

Safety: Closed-toed shoes are mandatory.

Members who have taken and passed LAS101: Laser Cutting and Etching SBU - Epilog may take this course for 1/2 price. Please contact the front desk for special registration.

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 and Etching SBU - ULS Sunday, 7/10/16 9:00 AM 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
    Laser Cutting and Etching SBU - ULS Thursday, 7/14/16 9:00 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 - ULS Sunday, 7/24/16 4:00 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 and Etching SBU - ULS Tuesday, 7/26/16 4:30 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Laser Cutting and Etching SBU - ULS Sunday, 7/31/16 4:00 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.
   
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: Successful completion of LAS101 Laser Cutting and Etching SBU - Epilog prior to taking this class

Equipment access: Laser engraver rotary attachment

Minimum age: 12 years

Supervision requirements: During class, all students 8–12 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is also enrolled in the class.

When using the laser cutter outside of class time, members 8–12 years of age 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!

5 sessions currently scheduled:
    Laser Engraver Rotary Attachment SBU - Epilog Thursday, 7/7/16 5:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
1 SEAT LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Laser Engraver Rotary Attachment SBU - Epilog Sunday, 7/10/16 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 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
    Laser Engraver Rotary Attachment SBU - Epilog Tuesday, 7/19/16 9:00 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
    Laser Engraver Rotary Attachment SBU - Epilog Thursday, 7/21/16 7:30 PM 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
    Laser Engraver Rotary Attachment SBU - Epilog Thursday, 7/28/16 4:30 PM 2.0 Hours 4 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.
   
LAS203: Laser Engraver Rotary Attachment SBU - ULS

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

Project: Etch a design into a drinking glass

Prerequisite: Successful completion of LAS103 - Laser Cutting and Etching SBU - ULS prior to taking this class

Equipment access: Laser engraver rotary attachment

Minimum age: 12 years

Supervision requirements: During class, all students 8–12 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is also enrolled in the class.

When using the laser cutter outside of class time, members 8–12 years of age must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian who has passed the SBU.

Safety: Closed-toed shoes are mandatory.

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

4 sessions currently scheduled:
    Laser Engraver Rotary Attachment SBU - ULS Sunday, 7/10/16 3:00 PM 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
    Laser Engraver Rotary Attachment SBU - ULS Tuesday, 7/19/16 12:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 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
    Laser Engraver Rotary Attachment SBU - ULS Thursday, 7/21/16 9:00 AM 2.0 Hours 4 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
    Laser Engraver Rotary Attachment SBU - ULS Tuesday, 7/26/16 7:30 PM 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.
   
LAS205: Advanced Laser Cutting and Etching Techniques - Epilog

Have you already passed the Laser Cutter Safety and Basic Use class and want to take your laser skills to the next level? How would you like to be better prepared and more efficient with your time on the laser?

In this class, we will build upon what you've already learned from your laser cutting experiences. You will learn how to quickly dial in the perfect settings for etching on any new material, set up complex jobs with multiple sets of settings, use color mapping and the powerful stamp and 3D modes for amazing effects. We will also cover how to use the print driver in ingenious ways.

Your take-home class project will be a folding octahedron box.

Prerequisites:
  • Required: LAS101: Laser Cutting and Etching SBU - Epilog

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Advanced Laser Cutting and Etching Techniques - Epilog Sunday, 7/17/16 9:00 AM 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
    Advanced Laser Cutting and Etching Techniques - Epilog Sunday, 7/24/16 9:00 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
    * 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: Successful completion of MTL103: Basic Metal Shop is recommended, but not required

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!

6 sessions currently scheduled:
    Milling Machine SBU Tuesday, 7/5/16 7:00 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    Milling Machine SBU Saturday, 7/9/16 2:00 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $115.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    Milling Machine SBU Monday, 7/11/16 2:00 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    Milling Machine SBU Saturday, 7/16/16 5:00 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $115.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    Milling Machine SBU Tuesday, 7/19/16 7:30 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $115.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    Milling Machine SBU Saturday, 7/30/16 4:00 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
3 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.
   
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

Prerequisites:
  • 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

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Advanced Milling Machine - Tramming and Precision Thursday, 7/7/16 7:30 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
1 SEAT 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 Thursday, 7/21/16 8:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
2 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.
   
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

Prerequisites: 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!

5 sessions currently scheduled:
    Metal Lathe SBU Tuesday, 7/5/16 6:30 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 Tuesday, 7/12/16 7:30 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 Sunday, 7/17/16 1:30 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $115.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Metal Lathe SBU Tuesday, 7/19/16 8:00 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $115.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Metal Lathe SBU Saturday, 7/30/16 4:30 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
    * 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.

3 sessions currently scheduled:
    Advanced Metal Lathe - Feeds, 4-Jaw Chuck and More Workholding Wednesday, 7/20/16 8:00 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
    Advanced Metal Lathe - Feeds, 4-Jaw Chuck and More Workholding Wednesday, 7/27/16 8:30 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
2 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $70.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $90.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Advanced Metal Lathe - Feeds, 4-Jaw Chuck and More Workholding Saturday, 7/30/16 8:30 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.
   
MAC204: Advanced Metal Lathe - Tooling and Tool Grinding

Lathe tooling has such a wide variety of shapes, materials, standards and sizes that sometimes choosing the proper tool can be overwhelming. Even more important is having an understanding of what makes a lathe tool work and why one may be more appropriate for the job at hand than another.

In this class, you will learn the basics of lathe tooling selection and grind your own high speed steel lathe bit in TechShop's grinding room. We will also cover the basics of carbide tooling and explain when and why to choose carbon over steel.

This class will help round out your metal lathe knowledge and equip you with a skill that can save you a good deal of headache and money down the road.

Prerequisite: You must have successfully completed the Metal Lathe SBU prior to taking this course.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Advanced Metal Lathe - Tooling and Tool Grinding Thursday, 7/28/16 8:30 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    * 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: You must have successfully completed the Metal Lathe SBU prior to taking this course.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Advanced Metal Lathe - Knurling and Threading Tuesday, 7/26/16 8:30 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.
 MAKE-IT TAKE-IT WORKSHOPS (MiTi)
 
   
MiTi902: Date Night! - Laser Etched Wine Glasses

Only one person per couple needs to register.

Participants are encouraged to come with designs or ideas on how they would like the glass to look.

Etch glass using TechShop's laser cutting machine. You'll use a rotary attachment tool for the laser cutter, which allows you to etch designs into cylindrical items. Next, you'll observe as the laser etches your designs or initials onto your wine glasses.

You and your date will walk away with your very own personalized wine glasses.

Project: Wine Glasses

Prerequisite(s): None


This Make-it, Take-it workshop is open to both members and non-members of TechShop.


Note: This is not a Safety and Basic Usage class. To learn more about laser cutting, check out our Laser Cutting and Etching SBU class offered regularly.



1 session currently scheduled:
    Date Night! - Laser Etched Wine Glasses Sunday, 7/24/16 5:30 PM 2.0 Hours 3 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
MiTi004: Waterjet Steak Brands

Make your own awesome branding iron using TechShop's MIG welder and Flow Jet CNC waterjet cutter! Plug your name or initials into a simple template, then watch as the waterjet cuts your design out of 1/4" thick steel using pressurized water! This is a machine you have to see to believe. You'll then assemble your branding iron handle using the metal shop and welding tools guided by an experienced staff member. Make your mark at BBQ parties and potluck dinners! You will walk away with your very own monogrammed steel branding iron.

Project: Steak Brand

Prerequisite(s): None


This Make-it, Take-it workshop is open to both members and non-members of TechShop.


Note: This is not a Safety and Basic Usage class. To learn more about waterjet cutting, check out our Waterjet Cutter SBU class and Mig Welding SBU, offered regularly.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Waterjet Steak Brands Thursday, 7/21/16 5:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
MiTi417: Custom Rubber Stamps - Make a Signature Stamp on the Laser Cutter

Did you know you can use the laser cutter to create custom rubber stamps?

In this project based class, you will learn how to create proper files for stamping and select the correct materials. You'll also learn special tips and tricks to make the perfect rubber stamp. By the end of class, you will have own customized signature stamp and knowledge of how to make a stamp for any type of project.

Project: Rubber Stamps

Prerequisite(s): None


This Make-it, Take-it workshop is open to both members and non-members of TechShop.


Note: This is not a Safety and Basic Usage class. To learn more about laser cutting, check out our Laser Cutting and Etching SBU class offered regularly.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Custom Rubber Stamps - Make a Signature Stamp on the Laser Cutter Wednesday, 7/20/16 6:30 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $40.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $50.00 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, remove all jewelry, do not wear 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!

10 sessions currently scheduled:
    Basic Metal Shop SBU Saturday, 7/2/16 1:00 PM 2.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    Basic Metal Shop SBU Wednesday, 7/6/16 8:30 PM 2.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    Basic Metal Shop SBU Friday, 7/8/16 1:00 PM 2.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    Basic Metal Shop SBU Saturday, 7/9/16 3:00 PM 2.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    Basic Metal Shop SBU Wednesday, 7/13/16 8:00 PM 2.5 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 Saturday, 7/16/16 6:00 PM 2.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $65.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $80.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Basic Metal Shop SBU Monday, 7/18/16 12:00 PM 2.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $65.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $80.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Basic Metal Shop SBU Tuesday, 7/26/16 7:30 PM 2.5 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 Tuesday, 7/26/16 7:30 PM 2.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $65.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $80.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Basic Metal Shop SBU Saturday, 7/30/16 3:00 PM 2.5 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

Prerequisites: 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!

5 sessions currently scheduled:
    Sheet Metal Basics SBU Saturday, 7/2/16 4:00 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    Sheet Metal Basics SBU Saturday, 7/9/16 1:00 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $65.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $80.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Sheet Metal Basics SBU Tuesday, 7/12/16 7:30 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $65.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $80.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Sheet Metal Basics SBU Sunday, 7/17/16 1:00 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
    Sheet Metal Basics SBU Saturday, 7/30/16 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $65.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $80.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
MTL201: Sheet Metal - Organic Shapes SBU

Learn to safely work with sheet metal to form curved shapes in this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class. Receive hands-on practice with the slip roll, English wheel, planishing hammer, metal shrinker and stretcher, Beverly shear, shot bags, and hammers. Practice these basics techniques and create motorcycle gas tanks, fenders, curved panels, and more!

Project: Turtle shell-shaped piece of aluminum with a beaded edge

Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of MTL104 Sheet Metal Basics SBU prior to taking this class is recommended

Equipment access: Slip roll, English wheel, planishing hammer, metal shrinker and stretcher, Beverly shear, shot bags, and hammers. Note: These tools are not used to work with metal thicker than 16 gauge mild steel or aluminum.

Minimum age: 12

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

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

Safety
  • Mandatory: Closed-toed shoes, eye protection

  • Advisable: Hearing protection


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

1 session currently scheduled:
    Sheet Metal - Organic Shapes SBU Saturday, 7/2/16 7:00 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $65.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $80.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
 RAPID PROTOTYPING (PRO)
 
   
PRO107: 3D Printing SBU

Learn the basics of setup, printing and finishing using TechShop multiple 3D printers. 3D printing allows you to quickly and easily create a physical object from a computer model, literally printing thin layers of the part one at a time. 3D printing is an easy way to prototype plastic parts and make your 3D designs come to life!



In this class, students will gain a better understanding of 3D printing concepts, terminology and methods. After successfully passing this class you will be cleared to use our Printrbot FDM, UPrint FDM, and Form 1 SLA printers as a TechShop Member!



*if you have taken any of our previous 3D printing classes you can take this class 50% off! Please contact our front desk staff to register and get your discount.



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:
    3D Printing SBU Saturday, 7/2/16 5:00 PM 2.5 Hours 7 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    3D Printing SBU Sunday, 7/10/16 4:30 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    3D Printing SBU Wednesday, 7/13/16 7:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    3D Printing SBU Friday, 7/15/16 8:00 PM 2.5 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $75.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $90.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
PRO108: 3D Scanning and Editing on the NextEngine SBU

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!

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:
    3D Scanning and Editing on the NextEngine SBU Saturday, 7/9/16 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    3D Scanning and Editing on the NextEngine SBU Sunday, 7/17/16 4:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
1 SEAT LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00, No Materials Fee
    3D Scanning and Editing on the NextEngine SBU Sunday, 7/24/16 2:30 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00, No Materials Fee
    3D Scanning and Editing on the NextEngine SBU Sunday, 7/31/16 7:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
3 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.
 SOCIAL EVENTS (SOC)
 
   
SOC: Closed for Independence Day

TechShop is closed for Independence Day. Enjoy the day with friends and family!

1 session currently scheduled:
    Closed for Independence Day Monday, 7/4/16 8:30 AM 15.0 Hours 0 SEAT TOTAL
CLASS FULL
   
SOC001: TSSJ New Location Info Session

Do you want an update on our new location? Get all of your questions answered and get a live tour of our new location from the General Manager, Raffie Colet!

Hosted by your TSSJ staff, at this session you will get to check out the floor plan, ask questions, and tour the new space. You'll also have an opportunity to sign up for priority reservations for private storage, workspace, and studio space. We will be hosting similar monthly sessions up until the move, so keep an eye out for future dates and times.

This info session is open to everyone in our community. We're excited to see you there!

1 session currently scheduled:
    TSSJ New Location Info Session Thursday, 7/14/16 6:00 PM 1.5 Hours 30 SEATS TOTAL
23 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up FREE, No Materials Fee
 SPECIAL INTEREST (SPI)
 
   
SPI526: TechShop Orientation

Welcome to TechShop!

We're excited that you are thinking about or already have joined our vibrant community and want to take advantage of all the equipment and classes that TechShop has to offer.

You are invited to join us for our New Member Orientation, where we will talk about how the shop works and how you can get the most out of your membership here.

Looking forward to seeing you there and around the shop!

5 sessions currently scheduled:
    TechShop Orientation
(TechShop Orientation)
Wednesday, 7/6/16 9:00 PM 1.0 Hour 6 SEATS TOTAL
2 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up FREE, No Materials Fee
    TechShop Orientation
(TechShop Orientation)
Friday, 7/8/16 10:00 PM 1.0 Hour 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up FREE, No Materials Fee
    TechShop Orientation
(TechShop Orientation)
Monday, 7/18/16 9:30 PM 1.0 Hour 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up FREE, No Materials Fee
    TechShop Orientation
(TechShop Orientation)
Wednesday, 7/20/16 9:30 PM 1.0 Hour 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up FREE, No Materials Fee
    TechShop Orientation
(TechShop Orientation)
Friday, 7/22/16 6:00 PM 1.0 Hour 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up FREE, No Materials Fee
   
SPI529: South Bay Electronics and Embedded Designers Meetup

The meetup has become a great place to talk about electronics. Most members are actively building something, so come and share what you are building and network with other electronics and embedded designers.

This meetup is open to all ages, and is family friendly. Parents must stay and accompany their children while at this meetup.

This is a Member Run Meetup.

1 session currently scheduled:
    South Bay Electronics and Embedded Designers Meetup Wednesday, 7/13/16 7:30 PM 1.5 Hours 30 SEATS TOTAL
28 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up FREE, No Materials Fee
   
SPI527: Arduino Show & Tell Meetup

Bring your Arduino projects (completed or not) and questions! This is your chance to meet other Arduino enthusiasts and see what others are doing with Arduinos. If you are new to Arduinos and have one, please bring your computer and Arduino. We will help you get started. This is an open and free meet up.

This meetup is open to all ages, and is family friendly. Parents must stay and accompany their children while at this meetup.

This is a Member Run Meetup.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Arduino Show & Tell Meetup Sunday, 7/17/16 6:30 PM 1.5 Hours 30 SEATS TOTAL
26 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up FREE, No Materials Fee
 STEAM MULTI-DAY SESSIONS (STEAM)
 
   
STEAM104: Home School Sessions

The Multi-Day Homeschools Sessions vary from different topics this Fall 2016. Dip into welding, textiles, moldmaking, electronics, and more!

These specialized courses are focused on different topics. Near the end of the session, participant will begin designing bigger projects to work on and complete during the session.

Each Session is a 12 week concurrent course. Registering for the session start date will automatically enroll students in all the courses in the series. Students may miss one class and have the opportunity to take it at a later time. Participants will be emailed all dates they register for shortly after signing up.

Wednesday AM Session:9:30AM-12:30PM: Advanced Design and Build: Ages 12-17

8/24, 8/31, 9/7, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/16

Thursday AM Session:9:30AM-12:30PM: Multi Day Prop, Costume and Mold Making: Ages 8-17

8/25, 9/1, 9/8, 9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/27

Thursday PM Session:1:30PM-4:30PM: Multi Day Welding and Metal Shop: Ages 12-17

8/25, 9/1, 9/8, 9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/27

Friday AM Session:9:30AM-12:30PM: Design and Build Sessions: Ages 8-17

8/26, 9/2, 9/9, 9/16, 9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/28

Friday PM Session:1:30PM-4:30PM: Arduino Programming with Robots: Ages 12-17

8/26, 9/2, 9/9, 9/16, 9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/28



To request for more information or learn about group discounts- please email Education.SJ@TechShop.Com.



Please read below to gather more detailed descriptions around each session.

5 sessions currently scheduled:
    Home School Sessions Wednesday, 8/24/16 9:30 AM 36.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
12 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $650.00 plus $80.00 Materials Fee
    Home School Sessions Thursday, 8/25/16 9:30 AM 36.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
12 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $650.00 plus $50.00 Materials Fee
    Home School Sessions Thursday, 8/25/16 1:30 PM 36.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $650.00 plus $50.00 Materials Fee
    Home School Sessions Friday, 8/26/16 9:30 AM 36.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
12 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $650.00 plus $50.00 Materials Fee
    Home School Sessions Friday, 8/26/16 1:30 PM 36.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
12 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $650.00 plus $100.00 Materials Fee
   
STEAM499: Multi-Day Advanced Design and Build Session

The Multi-Day Advanced Fabrication Session is designed for experienced students to focus on independent work while having access to complete workshop facility and learning advanced tools. Students will work individually with the instructor to make more individualized projects to complete through their time during these sessions. The possibilities are endless!

Some of the core SBU's and programs students learn include:

Vacuum Forming, Mig Welding, Injection Molding, Sandblasting and Powdercoating, Tig Welding, Basic Electronics and Arduinos, and more!

Prerequisite: Design and Build Summer Camp or Previous TechShop Homeschool Participant

Ages: 12-17

Dates:Saturday- 9:30AM-12:30PM

9/10, 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/19

This is a 10 Session Course. Registering for the session start date will automatically enroll students in all the courses in the series. Students may miss one class and have the opportunity to take it at a later time.

Prerequisite(s): None!

Minimum age: 12 years

Supervision requirements: Please read the Supervision Requirements to understand minor policies at TechShop outside of classes.

Safety: Closed-toed shoes are mandatory.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Multi-Day Advanced Design and Build Session Saturday, 9/10/16 9:30 AM 30.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
12 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $600.00 plus $50.00 Materials Fee
   
STEAM501: Multi-Day Prop, Costume, and Moldmaking

The Multi-Day Prop, Costume, and Moldmaking Sessions are interactive classes which allow students to make costumes, props, and mods using a variety of tools. Students will learn and create parts they can vacuum form, create resin jewelry, incorporate electronics into their clothing, and learn how to laser cut fabric and then sew it together. These are just a few of the items students in this course will learn how to make. Near the end of the session, participant will begin designing bigger projects to work on and complete during the session.

Some of the core SBU's and programs students learn include:

Choosing Moldmaking Materials, Silicon and Resign Casting, Vacuum Forming, Basic Sewing Machine, Sewing with Conductive Thread, Pepakura software, 123D Design Software, and more!

Prerequisite: Laser Cutting SBU before class start

Ages: 8-17

Session 1: Saturday- 1:30PM-5:30PM

9/11, 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/19

This is a 10 Session Course. Registering for the session start date will automatically enroll students in all the courses in the series. Students may miss one class and have the opportunity to take it at a later time.

Prerequisite(s): None!

Minimum age: 8 years

Supervision requirements: Please read the Supervision Requirements to understand minor policies at TechShop outside of classes.

Safety: Closed-toed shoes are mandatory.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Multi-Day Prop, Costume, and Moldmaking Sunday, 9/11/16 1:30 PM 30.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
12 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $600.00 plus $80.00 Materials Fee
   
STEAM502: Multi-Day Arduino Programming with Robots

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

At TechShop Arduino Robotics camp, you will learn how to design, build and program your own micro controller! 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. 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.

Session 1: Saturday- 5:30PM-8:30PM

9/10, 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/19

This is a 10 Session Course. Registering for the session start date will automatically enroll students in all the courses in the series. Students may miss one class and have the opportunity to take it at a later time.

Prerequisite(s): None!

Minimum age: 8 years

Supervision requirements: Please read the Supervision Requirements to understand minor policies at TechShop outside of classes.

Safety: Closed-toed shoes are mandatory.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Multi-Day Arduino Programming with Robots Saturday, 9/10/16 5:30 PM 30.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
12 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $600.00 plus $100.00 Materials Fee
   
STEAM453: Multi-Day Welding & Metal Shop Sessions

The Multi-Day Welding and Metal Shop Sessions course allows students to learn and utilize welding and metal shop equipment in a productive and supportive environment. After learning all the equipment, students will work individually with the instructor to make their individual project. Weld a grill, make a metal art installation, design and create furniture- the possibilities are endless!

Some of the core SBU's and programs students learn include:

Mig Welding, TIG Welding, MIG 2, TIG 2- Aluminum, Sandblasting and Powder coating, handheld plasma cutting, metal and sheet metal tools and more!

Ages: 12-17

Session 1: Sunday- 2:00PM-5:00PM

9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/13

This is a 10 Session Course. Registering for the session start date will automatically enroll students in all the courses in the series. Students may miss one class and have the opportunity to take it at a later time.

Prerequisite(s): None!

Minimum age: 12 years

Supervision requirements: Please read the Supervision Requirements to understand minor policies at TechShop outside of classes.

Safety: Closed-toed shoes are mandatory.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Multi-Day Welding & Metal Shop Sessions Sunday, 9/18/16 2:00 PM 30.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $600.00 plus $50.00 Materials Fee
 STEAM SUMMER CAMPS (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 by learning and refining their CAD (computer aided design) skills in 2D and 3D design software before bringing projects to the laser cutters and 3D printers! Projects are defined by the imagination and can be made from a variety of materials, including wood, cardboard, acrylic, and plastic. Projects will be a combination of 2D and 3D and participantswill complete a variety of small daily projects in addition to a larger final project.

Students who take and successfully pass this course will be certified to use the laser cutters, Printerbot 3D printers, and the heat press and vinyl cutters at TechShop.



This one-week Summer Camp is for kids ages 8-17, Monday through Friday from 9:30AM - 3:30PM.

Maker Sessions are available from the end of class until 6PM for an additional $150 for the week. These sessions will allow young makers to continue working on their projects with the tools they have learned.

To sign up for a Maker Session, please purchase one Summer of Creation: Maker Session seat for each child you would like to attend.

10 sessions currently scheduled:
    Summer of Creation: Design and Build Monday, 7/11/16 9:30 AM 30.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    Summer of Creation: Design and Build Monday, 7/11/16 9:30 AM 30.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    Summer of Creation: Design and Build Monday, 7/18/16 9:30 AM 30.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    Summer of Creation: Design and Build Monday, 7/18/16 9:30 AM 30.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    Summer of Creation: Design and Build Monday, 7/25/16 9:30 AM 30.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
2 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $600.00 plus $50.00 Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Design and Build Monday, 7/25/16 9:30 AM 30.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    Summer of Creation: Design and Build Monday, 8/1/16 9:30 AM 30.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
2 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $600.00 plus $50.00 Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Design and Build Monday, 8/1/16 9:30 AM 30.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $600.00 plus $50.00 Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Design and Build Monday, 8/8/16 9:30 AM 30.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
1 SEAT LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $600.00 plus $50.00 Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Design and Build Monday, 8/8/16 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $600.00 plus $50.00 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 one-week Summer Camp is for kids ages 8-17, Monday through Friday from 9:30AM - 3:30PM.

Maker Sessions are available from the end of class until 6PM for an additional $150 for the week. These sessions will allow young makers to continue working on their projects with the tools they have learned.

To sign up for a Maker Session, please purchase one Summer of Creation: Maker Session seat for each child you would like to attend.

3 sessions currently scheduled:
    Summer of Creation: Basic Electronics Monday, 7/11/16 9:30 AM 30.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
7 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $600.00 plus $50.00 Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Basic Electronics Monday, 7/25/16 9:30 AM 30.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $600.00 plus $50.00 Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Basic Electronics Monday, 8/8/16 9:30 AM 30.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
8 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $600.00 plus $50.00 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?

At TechShop Arduino Robotics camp, you will learn how to design, build and program your own micro controller! 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. 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.

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

This one-week Summer Camp is for kids ages 12-17, Monday through Friday from 9:30AM - 3:30PM.

Maker Sessions are available from the end of class until 6PM for an additional $150 for the week. These sessions will allow young makers to continue working on their projects with the tools they have learned.

To sign up for a Maker Session, please purchase one Summer of Creation: Maker Session seat for each child you would like to attend.

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Summer of Creation: Arduino Robotics Monday, 7/18/16 9:30 AM 30.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
7 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $600.00 plus $100.00 Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Arduino Robotics Monday, 8/1/16 9:30 AM 30.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $600.00 plus $100.00 Materials Fee
   
STEAM006: Introduction to Java Using Minecraft Mods

Java Programming with Minecraft Modding Camp introduces budding programmers to the world’s most common programming language using one of the world’s most popular video games! Students will start off understanding Java syntax, and programming structures. They will code using object oriented concepts and build mods in the Eclipse development environment. The fun stuff begins when they dive into the Minecraft code and customize items, blocks and behaviors while creating transformations, explosions and enhancements. Laptops will be provided and no prior Java programming experience is necessary.

Showcase your mods at the end of camp and take your mods home with you!

This one-week Summer Camp is for kids ages 10-14, Monday through Friday from 9:00AM - 4:00PM.

Maker Sessions are available from the end of class until 6PM for an additional $150 for the week. These sessions will allow young makers to continue working on their projects with the tools they have learned.

To sign up for a Maker Session, please purchase one Summer of Creation: Maker Session seat for each child you would like to attend.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Introduction to Java Using Minecraft Mods Monday, 7/25/16 9:00 AM 35.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
7 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $650.00, No Materials Fee
   
STEAM004: Make a Tin Can Ukulele and Learn How to Play!

Learn through direct experience the fundamentals of music theory, the physics of harmonics and vibrations, and how this knowledge can be used to create and play a musical instrument!

By using a variety of manufacturing skills, viewing machine demos, and dipping into music theory and playing techniques, students will learn the basics of playing a musical instrument that they make during the week.

Participants will follow step-by-step processes and face problem solving challenges to make the components and complete the assembly of a monochord dulcimer and a cookie tin ukulele/mandolin/banjo. They will have fun creating their customized instruments by creating and assembling parts, including a cookie tin resonator, a laser cut soundboard, a fretted fingerboard, tuning pegs, bridges and more.

At the end of the week, students will hold a presentation to showcase their ukulele skills and everything they learned during this camp.

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

About the Instructor: Steven Tucker is a professional luthier, music teacher and the lead instructor in all of the machining classes at TechShop San Jose. He has created many successful workshops and courseware that is used at many TechShop locations.

Shake things up this summer with this focused project-oriented course!

Prerequisites: None, but we recommend taking Illustrator for CNC or CorelDRAW for CNC first.

This one-week Summer Camp is for kids ages 10-17, Monday through Friday from 9:30AM - 3:30PM.

Extended Maker Sessions are available from the end of class until 6PM for an additional $150 for the week. These sessions will allow young makers to continue working on their projects with the tools they have learned.

To sign up for a Maker Session, please purchase one Summer of Creation: Maker Session seat for each child you would like to attend.ike to attend.

This one-week Summer Camp is for kids ages 10-17, Monday through Friday from 9:30AM - 3:30PM.

Maker Sessions are available from the end of class until 6PM for an additional $150 for the week. These sessions will allow young makers to continue working on their projects with the tools they have learned.

To sign up for a Maker Session, please purchase one Summer of Creation: Maker Session seat for each child you would like to attend.

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Make a Tin Can Ukulele and Learn How to Play! Monday, 7/18/16 9:30 AM 30.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
10 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $655.00 plus $70.00 Materials Fee
    Make a Tin Can Ukulele and Learn How to Play! Monday, 8/8/16 9:30 AM 30.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
8 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $655.00 plus $70.00 Materials Fee
   
STEAM536: Summer of Creation: Maker Sessions

Is your youth 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 Summer of Creation camps.

A Maker Sessions package must be purchased for each youth enrolled in extended care.



Only eligible for the following Camps: Design and Build, Basic Electronics, Arduino Robotics, Web Design, and Introduction to Java Using Minecraft Mods

5 sessions currently scheduled:
    Summer of Creation: Maker Sessions Monday, 7/11/16 3:30 PM 3.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Maker Sessions Monday, 7/18/16 3:30 PM 3.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
9 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Maker Sessions Monday, 7/25/16 3:30 PM 3.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Maker Sessions Monday, 8/1/16 3:30 PM 3.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Maker Sessions Monday, 8/8/16 3:30 PM 3.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
8 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
 STEAM WORKSHOPS (STEAM)
 
   
STEAMSB:152: Laser Cut a Clock!

Complete one of our Day Challenges at TechShop San Jose!

During the Laser Cut a Clock Challenge, students will learn Laser Cutting and Etching SBU, 2D Design, and Advanced Laser Cutting and Etching. Students will receive all the pieces to create a clock, and throughout the day, will have the opportunity to use the skills they learn to complete and assemble their clock to take home. To view previous examples, click this LINK.

Information: This class is one day, from 9:30AM-3:30PM, students are asked to bring a bagged lunch and close toed shoes are mandatory. Students aged 8-17 may be enrolled for this course.

Project: Laser Cut Clock

Subjects Learned: Laser Cutting SBU, Advanced Laser Cutting, 2D Modeling

Prerequisite(s): None!

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Laser Cut a Clock! Wednesday, 7/6/16 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $100.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    Laser Cut a Clock! Saturday, 7/30/16 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $100.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
   
STEAMSB:153: Solder an LED Cube!

Complete one of our Day Challenges at TechShop San Jose!

During the Solder an LED Cube Challenge, students will master soldering as they spend the day completing an LED Cube. Students will learn the basics to electronics, soldering, and get an introduction to 2D Design. At the end of the class, students will walk away with a fully functional LED Cube. To view previous examples, click this LINK.

Information: This class is one day, from 9:30AM-3:30PM, students are asked to bring a bagged lunch and close toed shoes are mandatory. Students aged 8-17 may be enrolled for this course.

Project: LED Cube

Subjects Learned: Soldering and Basic Electronics, Basics to 2D Design, Electronic Measurements

Prerequisite(s): None!

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Solder an LED Cube! Friday, 7/8/16 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $100.00 plus $30.00 Materials Fee
    Solder an LED Cube! Saturday, 7/23/16 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $100.00 plus $30.00 Materials Fee
   
STEAMSB:154: Make a Super Hero Outfit!

Complete one of our Day Challenges at TechShop San Jose!

During the Make a Superhero Outfit Challenge, students will learn pattern reading, the basic sewing machine sbu, and advanced sewing. Students will have the opportunity to choose from popular designs (batman, superman, captain america), or create their own Superhero outfits! Students will also work with Electroluminescent Wire and be able to include the wire into their final designs.

Information: This class is one day, from 9:30AM-3:30PM, students are asked to bring a bagged lunch and close toed shoes are mandatory. Students aged 8-17 may be enrolled for this course.

Project: Superhero cape, mask, and gloves

Subjects Learned: Basic Sewing Machine SBU, Working with El Wire, Reading Sewing Patterns

Prerequisite(s): None!

1 session currently scheduled:
    Make a Super Hero Outfit! Saturday, 7/30/16 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $100.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
   
STEAMSB:155: 3D Printing and 3D Design!

Complete one of our Day Challenges at TechShop San Jose!

During the 3D Printing and 3D Design Challenge, students will learn the 3D Printing SBU and 3D Modeling. Topics to be covered in the 3D printing SBU include different printers, different material, infill, rafts, the science behind a 3D printer and more! Students will also learn about 3D Modeling on 123D Design and design their own robot. Due to the limited amount of time, teachers will make a copy of the students files at the end of class, and students may pick up their 3D Printed designs at the TechShop San Jose Front Desk a week later. Students will be able to walk away with example prints they print during class.

This class is one day, from 9:30AM-3:30PM, students are asked to bring a bagged lunch and close toed shoes are mandatory. Students aged 8-17 may be enrolled for this course.

Project: 3D Model a Robot

Subjects Learned: 3D Printing SBU, Advanced 3D Printing, 3D Modeling

Prerequisite(s): None!

3 sessions currently scheduled:
    3D Printing and 3D Design! Sunday, 7/10/16 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $100.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    3D Printing and 3D Design! Saturday, 7/23/16 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $100.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    3D Printing and 3D Design! Sunday, 7/31/16 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $100.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
   
STEAMSB:156: Build a Box and a Birdhouse!

Complete one of our Day Challenges at TechShop San Jose!

During the Build a Box and a Birdhouse Challenge, students will learn basic hand tool use, and staining techniques to properly finish their boxes and birdhouses. Students will have the choice of choosing from several designs, or creating their own birdhouse design. With the help of an instructor, students will complete the step by step process of how to use the correct tools and completing certain joints. Students will also have the opportunity to jump on the laser cutter to customize their projects before they finish them.

Information: This class is one day, from 9:30AM-3:30PM, students are asked to bring a bagged lunch and close toed shoes are mandatory. Students aged 12-17 may be enrolled for this course. Projects may still be drying at the end of class so parents will have the option to pick them up the next day too.

Project: Box and a Birdhouse!

Subjects Learned: Basic Handtools, Basic Joinery, Basic Staining and Finishing

Prerequisite(s): Laser Cutting and Etching SBU

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Build a Box and a Birdhouse! Tuesday, 7/5/16 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $100.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
    Build a Box and a Birdhouse! Saturday, 7/16/16 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $100.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
   
STEAM032: Mig Welding and Plasma Cutting!

Complete one of our Day Challenges at TechShop San Jose!

During the Plasma Cutting and Mig Welding Challenge, students will learn Mig Welding as well as the Handheld Plasma Cutter. Students will have to opportunity to laser cut silhouette designs, plasma cut them out, and weld them together. Students will complete various projects and get to take them home.

Information: This class is one day, from 9:30AM-3:30PM, students are asked to bring a bagged lunch and close toed shoes are mandatory. Students aged 12-17 may be enrolled for this course.

Project: Guided practice with the instructor and various projects

Subjects Learned: MIG Welding SBU, Handheld Plasma Cutting

Prerequisite(s): None!

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.


1 session currently scheduled:
    Mig Welding and Plasma Cutting! Friday, 7/8/16 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $100.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
 TEXTILES (TXL)
 
   
TXL525: 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.

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Read-a-Sewing-Pattern Workshop Saturday, 7/9/16 10:30 AM 1.0 Hour 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $30.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $40.00, No Materials Fee
    Read-a-Sewing-Pattern Workshop Saturday, 7/23/16 10:00 AM 1.0 Hour 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 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.
   
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

Supervision requirements: During class, all students 8–12 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is also enrolled in the class.

When using the laser cutter outside of class time, members 8–12 years of age 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!

4 sessions currently scheduled:
    Basic Sewing Machine SBU Sunday, 7/10/16 5:30 PM 1.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
1 SEAT LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $50.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $55.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Basic Sewing Machine SBU Saturday, 7/16/16 11:30 AM 1.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $50.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $55.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Basic Sewing Machine SBU Sunday, 7/24/16 12:00 PM 1.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $50.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $55.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Basic Sewing Machine SBU Sunday, 7/31/16 11:30 AM 1.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $50.00 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

Supervision requirements: During class, all students 8–12 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is also enrolled in the class.

When using the laser cutter outside of class time, members 8–12 years of age must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian who has passed the SBU.

Safety: Closed-toed shoes are required.

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

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    CNC Embroiderer SBU Thursday, 7/7/16 6:00 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
    CNC Embroiderer SBU Saturday, 7/9/16 12:30 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.
   
TXL110: Industrial Sewing Machines SBU

In this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class, learn to use the Juki straight (or single) stitch industrial sewing machine and the Juki industrial walking foot sewing machine. Practice methods of speed control and accuracy. Operate the presser foot with a knee lever and enjoy continuous bobbin winding. Then get to know the walking foot industrial sewing machine.

This powerful machine is perfect for working with heavyweight materials such as leather, canvas, or multiple layers of fabric. Experience the walking foot advantage as it moves both the top and bottom of the fabric to keep the fabric from shifting. Start sewing like a pro!

Project: Scissor pouch

Prerequisites: None

Equipment access: Industrial single stitch sewing machine and industrial walking foot sewing machine

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

Safety: Closed-toed shoes are required.

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:
    Industrial Sewing Machines SBU Saturday, 7/9/16 6:00 PM 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
    Industrial Sewing Machines SBU Saturday, 7/23/16 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 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
    Industrial Sewing Machines SBU Saturday, 7/30/16 11:00 AM 2.0 Hours 4 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.
   
TXL105: Industrial Serger Sewing Machine SBU

In this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class, learn to use the Juki four-thread industrial serger sewing machine. Get hands-on serger experience using overlock stitching to create high quality, soft-feeling seams and fine rolled hems. Take advantage of this powerful machine to sew and hem heavy, layered materials like canvas and leather. Expect to increase productivity after learning this efficient machine.

Project: Small pocket bag

Prerequisites: None

Equipment access: Industrial serger sewing machine

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

Safety: Closed-toed shoes are required.

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

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Industrial Serger Sewing Machine SBU Saturday, 7/9/16 3:30 PM 1.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $50.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $55.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Industrial Serger Sewing Machine SBU Saturday, 7/23/16 12:00 PM 1.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
TXL107: CNC Long Arm Quilting Machine SBU

In this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class, learn to quilt effortlessly with TechShop's CNC long arm quilting machine. Practice attaching fabric to the leads, winding bobbins, threading the machine, changing needles, and using the hopping foot. Stay in control with traditional quilting techniques or sit back and enjoy consistent stitch quality while the quilter automatically sews a pattern straight from the computer. Quilting has never been so easy!

Project: Quilt a 20” x 15” square

Prerequisites: Knowledge of quilting a plus

Equipment access: CNC long arm quilting machine

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

Safety: Closed-toed shoes are required.

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

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    CNC Long Arm Quilting Machine SBU Thursday, 7/7/16 1:00 PM 4.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $130.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $165.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    CNC Long Arm Quilting Machine SBU Thursday, 7/14/16 4:00 PM 4.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $130.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $165.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
 WELDING / HOTSHOP (WLD)
 
   
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

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!

6 sessions currently scheduled:
    MIG Welding SBU Saturday, 7/2/16 12:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    MIG Welding SBU Saturday, 7/9/16 12:30 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    MIG Welding SBU Tuesday, 7/12/16 8:00 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
    MIG Welding SBU Sunday, 7/17/16 12:30 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
1 SEAT LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $55.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $70.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    MIG Welding SBU Thursday, 7/21/16 8:00 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
    MIG Welding SBU Saturday, 7/30/16 3:30 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.
   
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

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.

  • Advisable: 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!

6 sessions currently scheduled:
    TIG Welding SBU Saturday, 7/2/16 3:00 PM 2.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    TIG Welding SBU Saturday, 7/9/16 3:30 PM 2.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
2 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 Wednesday, 7/13/16 8:00 PM 2.5 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 Sunday, 7/17/16 3:30 PM 2.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $55.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $70.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    TIG Welding SBU Tuesday, 7/19/16 8:00 PM 2.5 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, 7/30/16 6:30 PM 2.5 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.
   
WLD202: MIG Welding 2 - Make Better Welds

After completing the MIG Welding safety and basic use (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 MIG Welding SBU prior to taking 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 Thursday, 7/7/16 8:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
2 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 Tuesday, 7/26/16 8:00 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.
   
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 TIG Welding SBU prior to taking this class.

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.

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    TIG Welding 2 - Aluminum Tuesday, 7/5/16 8:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
1 SEAT LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $80.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $100.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    TIG Welding 2 - Aluminum Thursday, 7/28/16 8:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
1 SEAT LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $80.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $100.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WLD900: Advanced Welding Lab

The MIG and TIG welding lab 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 handouts or traditional instruction; instead it is driven by student questions and needs.

Examples: Weld very thin steel, make clean welds on tubing, receive feedback on skills, get advice on fixturing a difficult workpiece.

Students must have taken and passed the appropriate welding safety and basic Uuse (SBU) class; if you're going to get help with TIG welding, for example, you must have passed the TIG Welding SBU. This is not an SBU and will not count towards machine access.

Project: None. Students will have access to welding coupons and filler rod but must bring any other materials needed for their project.

Prerequisites
  • Required: Must have passed the appropriate MIG or TIG welding SBU for the equipment you will be working on

  • Recommended: 12 hours experience TIG welding, 6 hours experience MIG welding
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: Welding helmet, 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 supplied by TechShop.

  • Advisable: Leather welding jacket, leather welding pants, leather boots, respirator

1 session currently scheduled:
    Advanced Welding Lab Wednesday, 7/27/16 8:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 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
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WLD157: Intro Into Handheld Plasma Cutting!

Plasma Cutting is the process of cutting metal with high velocity jet of ionized gas.

Learn how to use the Tomahawk 625 Plasma Cutter in this simple project based class. This class will include: cutting techniques, troubleshooting, safety guidelines, and general knowledge. Participants will spray paint a silhouette design onto metal and then cut their design out on a piece of bare metal.

Project: Plasma Cut Silhouette

Prerequisites: None.

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.

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


8 sessions currently scheduled:
    Intro Into Handheld Plasma Cutting! Tuesday, 7/5/16 2:00 PM 0.8 Hour 3 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $25.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $30.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Intro Into Handheld Plasma Cutting! Friday, 7/8/16 4:00 PM 0.8 Hour 3 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
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    Non-member Sign Up $30.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Intro Into Handheld Plasma Cutting! Monday, 7/11/16 9:00 PM 0.8 Hour 3 SEATS TOTAL
2 SEATS LEFT
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    Non-member Sign Up $30.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Intro Into Handheld Plasma Cutting! Wednesday, 7/13/16 6:00 PM 0.8 Hour 3 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
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    Intro Into Handheld Plasma Cutting! Thursday, 7/14/16 12:00 PM 0.8 Hour 3 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
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    Intro Into Handheld Plasma Cutting! Monday, 7/18/16 7:00 PM 0.8 Hour 3 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
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    Intro Into Handheld Plasma Cutting! Monday, 7/25/16 3:30 PM 0.8 Hour 3 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
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    Intro Into Handheld Plasma Cutting! Tuesday, 7/26/16 10:30 PM 0.8 Hour 3 SEATS TOTAL
1 SEAT LEFT
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    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
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WOD102: Hand Tool Basics

This is a great skill building class for adults who may have missed high school shop class or are looking to familiarize themselves with these tools before undertaking a DIY project. 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.

6 sessions currently scheduled:
    Hand Tool Basics Thursday, 7/7/16 3:30 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $50.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $65.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Hand Tool Basics Monday, 7/11/16 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
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    Hand Tool Basics Tuesday, 7/19/16 7:30 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
2 SEATS LEFT
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    Non-member Sign Up $65.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Hand Tool Basics Saturday, 7/23/16 5:30 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $50.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $65.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Hand Tool Basics Wednesday, 7/27/16 7:30 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $50.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $65.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Hand Tool Basics Sunday, 7/31/16 5:30 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $50.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $65.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
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

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

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


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

11 sessions currently scheduled:
    Woodshop SBU Wednesday, 7/6/16 1:00 PM 2.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    Woodshop SBU Thursday, 7/7/16 7:00 PM 2.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    Woodshop SBU Sunday, 7/10/16 12:00 PM 2.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    Woodshop SBU Tuesday, 7/12/16 2:30 PM 2.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $75.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $95.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Woodshop SBU Friday, 7/15/16 4:30 PM 2.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
2 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $75.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $95.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Woodshop SBU Sunday, 7/17/16 1:30 PM 2.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
2 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $75.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $95.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Woodshop SBU Tuesday, 7/19/16 4:00 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 Friday, 7/22/16 1:30 PM 2.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $75.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $95.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Woodshop SBU Wednesday, 7/27/16 4:00 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 Friday, 7/29/16 5:30 PM 2.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $75.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $95.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Woodshop SBU Sunday, 7/31/16 2:00 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
    * 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.

Recommended: Successful completion of WOD 101: Basic Woodshop SBU prior to taking this class

Equipment access: Table-mounted router, jointer, planer

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

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


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

5 sessions currently scheduled:
    Jointer, Planer and Table Router SBU Wednesday, 7/6/16 4:30 PM 2.0 Hours 4 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
    Jointer, Planer and Table Router SBU Monday, 7/11/16 3:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Jointer, Planer and Table Router SBU Tuesday, 7/19/16 1:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Jointer, Planer and Table Router SBU Friday, 7/22/16 5:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Jointer, Planer and Table Router SBU Friday, 7/29/16 2:30 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WOD103: Wood Lathe SBU

Woodturning is a method of woodworking used to create wooden bowls, pens, table legs and endless other round or cylindrical items on a lathe.

Learn to safely use the lathe to make wooden parts in this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class. Discover how to set up the lathe, prepare raw materials, and use different wood turning tools. Spin circles around the shop with the new skills acquired in this class!

Project: Turn a wooden spindle

Prerequisites: WOD101: Woodshop SBU is recommended but not required

Equipment access: Wood lathe

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

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


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

9 sessions currently scheduled:
    Wood Lathe SBU Sunday, 7/3/16 1:00 PM 2.5 Hours 4 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
    Wood Lathe SBU Monday, 7/11/16 8:00 PM 2.5 Hours 4 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
    Wood Lathe SBU Wednesday, 7/13/16 7:00 PM 2.5 Hours 4 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
    Wood Lathe SBU Saturday, 7/16/16 12:00 PM 2.5 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
    Wood Lathe SBU Sunday, 7/17/16 12:30 PM 2.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Wood Lathe SBU Monday, 7/18/16 8:00 PM 2.5 Hours 4 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
    Wood Lathe SBU Saturday, 7/23/16 1:00 PM 2.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Wood Lathe SBU Monday, 7/25/16 3:30 PM 2.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Wood Lathe SBU Saturday, 7/30/16 1:00 PM 2.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WOD532: Woodturning- Sharpening Woodturning Tools

So you took the SBU, what's next? Come and learn how to sharpen different wood turning tools with a TechShop grinder. Participants may either bring their own tools or practice with the Shop tools!

Project: None!

Prerequisits: WOD103 Wood Lathe SBU

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

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


7 sessions currently scheduled:
    Woodturning- Sharpening Woodturning Tools Saturday, 7/2/16 6:00 PM 0.8 Hour 3 SEATS TOTAL
2 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $25.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $30.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Woodturning- Sharpening Woodturning Tools Sunday, 7/10/16 2:00 PM 0.8 Hour 3 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    Woodturning- Sharpening Woodturning Tools Friday, 7/15/16 3:30 PM 0.8 Hour 3 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $25.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $30.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Woodturning- Sharpening Woodturning Tools Saturday, 7/16/16 7:00 PM 0.8 Hour 3 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $25.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $30.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Woodturning- Sharpening Woodturning Tools Sunday, 7/17/16 10:30 AM 0.8 Hour 3 SEATS TOTAL
2 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $25.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $30.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Woodturning- Sharpening Woodturning Tools Monday, 7/18/16 6:00 PM 0.8 Hour 3 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $25.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $30.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Woodturning- Sharpening Woodturning Tools Saturday, 7/23/16 4:30 PM 0.8 Hour 3 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $25.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $30.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WOD436: Woodturning: Bowl Making

In this 3.5-hour workshop, you will learn basic bowl making on the lathe, going from a square maple board to finished bowl.

We will cover sharpening and tool shape; the four basic cuts and how to best use them; initial mounting; roughing to round and hogging off; techniques for re-mounting the bowl; shaping the exterior; hollowing and interior finish; sanding; reversing the bowl blank; and turning the foot and bottom. Time permitting, we may discuss green turning techniques.

Project: Custom Bowl

Prerequisits: WOD103 Wood Lathe SBU, WOD 101: Woodshop SBU is recommended but not required

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

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


4 sessions currently scheduled:
    Woodturning: Bowl Making Sunday, 7/10/16 7:00 PM 3.0 Hours 3 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    Woodturning: Bowl Making Friday, 7/15/16 8:30 PM 3.0 Hours 3 SEATS TOTAL
1 SEAT LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $100.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $125.00, No Materials Fee
    Woodturning: Bowl Making Friday, 7/22/16 4:30 PM 3.0 Hours 3 SEATS TOTAL
2 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $100.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $125.00, No Materials Fee
    Woodturning: Bowl Making Sunday, 7/24/16 12:30 PM 3.0 Hours 3 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WOD301: Woodturning: Pen Making

In this Project class, you will learn how to make a hand-crafted pen on the wood lathe, using one of the many kits available to wood turners.

Project: Custom Working Pen!

Prerequisits: WOD103 Wood Lathe SBU, WOD 101: Woodshop SBU is recommended but not required

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

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


5 sessions currently scheduled:
    Woodturning: Pen Making Sunday, 7/3/16 7:30 PM 2.0 Hours 4 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
    Woodturning: Pen Making Monday, 7/11/16 5:00 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
    Woodturning: Pen Making Friday, 7/15/16 5:30 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    Woodturning: Pen Making Friday, 7/22/16 8:30 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Woodturning: Pen Making Wednesday, 7/27/16 4:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WOD437: Woodturning - Make a Yo-Yo

So you took the SBU, what's next? Come and make your own yo-yo! The instructor will also go over finishing and varnishing techniques. This class includes all the parts to complete the yo-yo as well as recommendations from the instructor on how to customize it more through laser etching.

Project: Custom Yo-Yo!

Prerequisits: WOD103 Wood Lathe SBU, WOD 101: Woodshop SBU is recommended but not required

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

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


1 session currently scheduled:
    Woodturning - Make a Yo-Yo Saturday, 7/2/16 3:00 PM 2.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WOD203: Woodturning: Beer Tap Handles

So you took the SBU, what's next? Do you brew your own beer? Have a kegerator? Know a beer enthusiast? Or do you simply want a basic lathe project to get you started? This class will show you how to insert hardware, and shape a blank into a lovely customized beer tap!

Project: Custom Beer Tap Handle

Prerequisits: WOD103 Wood Lathe SBU, WOD 101: Woodshop SBU is recommended but not required

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

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


2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Woodturning: Beer Tap Handles Sunday, 7/24/16 9:30 AM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    Woodturning: Beer Tap Handles Sunday, 7/31/16 1:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
2 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WOD438: Woodturning: Make Custom Light Pulls

So you took the SBU, what's next? Come and make your own custom light pulls! After this class, each student will walk out with at least two customized light pulls. These make great gifts and really put a spark into your home.

Project: Custom Light Pulls

Prerequisits: WOD103 Wood Lathe SBU, WOD 101: Woodshop SBU is recommended but not required

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

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


1 session currently scheduled:
    Woodturning: Make Custom Light Pulls Saturday, 7/30/16 4:30 PM 2.0 Hours 4 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
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WOD123: Woodturning Series: Tricks, Finishes, and Turning Techniques

Session 1: Turning a Green Bowl: Choosing Wood Blanks and Creating Your Own and Tooling Techniques

Learn how to transform small logs and branches into blanks for turning.

This class will focus on differentiating between good blanks and bad blanks- as well as techniques to revive them! By the end of class, students will have several wood lathe blanks from natural logs and a solid understanding of the turning tools and their uses.

Session 2: Make a Mini Vase: Using Resign Stone Inlay and Various Unique Inlays

Create a beautiful mini vase incorporating the inlaying of stone and metal.

Students will learn how to make their wood lathe projects pop. We will explore how to utilize different inlays inlays: creating rings on the wood lathe, using natural cracks on wood, drilling dots with a Forstner bit and cutting out patterns with carving tools to later inlay. Class includes hands-on practice inlaying various materials, including stone, wire, metal, and more.

Session 3: Creating Blanks for the Wood Lathe: Segmenting and Resin-Infused Wood

Learn how to create unique blanks that yield fascinating results when turned.

In this introduction to wood lathe concepts, students will learn how to create blanks for various visual outcomes that can be created when turning. The instructor will demonstrate turning segmented and resin-based projects.

You are welcome to bring cracked wood or scrap as well as any material from Session 1 or 2 of these series of classes to incorporate into your blanks.

By the end of class, each participant will walk out with various blanks.

Prerequisites Courses: Wood Lathe SBU

Suggested Courses: Woodshop SBU

Dates and Times:

1st series of classes:

07/17/2016: Sunday: 1:00PM-3:00PM--Session 1
07/24/2016: Sunday: 1:00PM-3:00PM--Session 2
07/31/2016: Sunday: 1:00PM-3:00PM--Session 3

2nd series of classes:

08/06/2016: Saturday: 4:00PM-6:00PM--Session 1
08/13/2016: Saturday: 4:00PM-6:00PM--Session 2
08/20/2016: Saturday: 4:00PM-6:00PM--Session 3

Note: Participants will automatically be registered for the two classes in the series they register for.

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Woodturning Series: Tricks, Finishes, and Turning Techniques Sunday, 7/17/16 1:00 PM 6.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $150.00 plus $50.00 Materials Fee
    Woodturning Series: Tricks, Finishes, and Turning Techniques Saturday, 8/6/16 4:00 PM 6.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
2 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $150.00 plus $50.00 Materials Fee
   
WOD564: Woodworking: Build a Bookcase

Learning how to build a simple bookcase is a terrific exercise in basic woodworking!

In this 2-part workshop, students will make their own stand-alone book case and learn advanced joinery techniques from the instructor, Raymond Fiddler.

After this workshop, you will have a full size bookcase to take home, which you may paint, stain, or leave to weather naturally. Your instructor will give you ideas on customizing the bookcase with other areas of the shop, such as embellishments from other shops tools!

Participants are encouraged to come to this class with idea's of the design, as well as any measurements they may need to custom make this furniture for their house.

Notes: Participants who bring in their own materials for creating their bookshelf will be credited the material fee back into their account. This class will also require students to complete homework outside of class to complete their project at the second session.

Prerequisites Courses: Woodshop SBU, Joiner, Planer, and Table Router SBU

Suggested Courses: None!

Dates and Times:

1st series of classes:

07/02/2016: Saturday: 9:00AM-11:00AM -- session 1
07/03/2016: Sunday: 9:00AM-11:00AM -- session 2

2nd series of classes:

07/16/2016: Saturday: 5:00PM-7:00PM -- session 1
07/17/2016: Sunday: 5:00PM-7:00PM -- session 2

Note: Participants will automatically be registered for the two classes in the series they register for.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Woodworking: Build a Bookcase Saturday, 7/16/16 5:00 PM 4.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $100.00 plus $50.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $125.00 plus $50.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WOD354: Woodworking: Build a Garden Bench

Increase your woodworking skills and build a beautiful project for your home! This 2-part workshop is just in time for spring and warmer weather!

This bench will not only be functional, but your instructor will show you woodworking techniques which you can apply to future projects, or help you streamline your own woodworking procedures. This workshop is designed to help you budget your time for large projects, as well as increase your confidence using the tools in the woodshop.

After this workshop, you will have a full size bench to take home, which you may paint, stain, or leave to weather naturally. Your instructor will give you ideas on customizing the bench with other areas of the shop, such as embellishments from other shops tools!

Prerequisites Courses: Woodshop SBU, Joiner, Planer, and Table Router SBU

Suggested Courses: None!

Dates and Times:

1st series of classes:

06/25/2016: Saturday: 9:00AM-1:00PM -- session 1
06/26/2016: Sunday: 9:00AM-1:00PM -- session 2

2nd series of classes:

07/09/2016: Saturday: 3:00PM-7:00PM -- session 1
07/10/2016: Sunday: 3:00PM-7:00PM -- session 2

Note: Participants will automatically be registered for the two classes in the series they register for.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Woodworking: Build a Garden Bench Saturday, 7/9/16 3:00 PM 8.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $200.00 plus $70.00 Materials Fee
   
WOD125: Woodturning Series: Above and Beyond the Wood Lathe!

Session 1: Turning a Natural Edge Bowl

A natural-edge bowl is a striking creation. Its gently undulating, bark-edged rim, reflecting the contours of the log from which it is made, provides a visual rhythm and liveliness that other turned bowls can't match.

In this first session, participants will shape the outside, then create a tenon on the base so it can be held in a chuck. They will then reverse the workpiece and clamp it in the chuck and hollow the inside. A bowl like this, made from green wood, turns effortlessly.

Session 2: Soapstone Turning on the Wood Lathe and Tooling Techniques

Soapstone, unlike other stones, is soft enough to be tuned on the lathe, and can be worked more quickly, easily and accurately than with traditional stone carving.

In this session, students will learn the finer points of turning soapstone on the wood lathe. This class is also an excellent introduction to faceplate turning, which is perfect for anyone looking to make concave projects (bowls, goblets, etc.).

Project: Students will turn a tealight candle holder out of a gorgeous piece of blue-green soapstone.

Prerequisites Courses: Wood Lathe SBU

Suggested Courses: Woodshop SBU

Dates and Times:

1st series of classes:

07/18/2016: Monday: 6:30PM-9:30PM -- session 1
07/21/2016: Thursday: 6:30PM-9:30PM -- session 2

2nd series of classes:

08/06/2016: Saturday: 9:00AM-12:00PM -- session 1
08/13/2016: Saturday: 9:00AM-12:00PM -- session 2

Note: Participants will automatically be registered for the two classes in the series they register for.

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Woodturning Series: Above and Beyond the Wood Lathe! Monday, 7/18/16 6:30 PM 6.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $150.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $180.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
    Woodturning Series: Above and Beyond the Wood Lathe! Saturday, 8/6/16 9:00 AM 6.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
2 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $150.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $180.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WOD324: Woodturning Series: Make a Lamp

Design a one-of-kind lamp using the skills you learned in the Wood Lathe SBU! Participants in this 2-part workshop will work with the instructor to come up with multiple designs, and then go over different tooling techniques to achieve the desired effect. Each student will walk away will a fully functional lamp!

Notes: Each participant will be required to purchase a cord, lamp harp, bulb kit and lamp shade to complete the final lamp product. Kits may be found online. You must bring the kit to Session 2 in order to participate in the activity.

Prerequisites Courses: Wood Lathe SBU

Suggested Courses: Woodshop SBU

Dates and Times:

1st series of classes:

07/03/2016: Sunday: 9:00AM-12:00PM -- session 1
07/10/2016: Sunday: 9:00AM-12:00PM -- session 2

2nd series of classes:

07/26/2016: Tuesday: 7:00PM-10:00PM -- session 1
07/29/2016: Friday: 7:00PM-10:00PM -- session 2

3rd series of classes:

08/06/2016: Saturday: 7:00PM-10:00PM-- session 1
08/13/2016: Saturday: 7:00PM-10:00PM -- session 2

Note: Participants will automatically be registered for the two classes in the series they register for.

3 sessions currently scheduled:
    Woodturning Series: Make a Lamp Sunday, 7/3/16 9:00 AM 6.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $150.00 plus $50.00 Materials Fee
    Woodturning Series: Make a Lamp Tuesday, 7/26/16 7:00 PM 6.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $150.00 plus $50.00 Materials Fee
    Woodturning Series: Make a Lamp Saturday, 8/6/16 7:00 PM 6.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $150.00 plus $50.00 Materials Fee
 WORKSHOPS (WKS)
 
   
WKS530: Basic Techniques of Watercolor Washes with Clyde Beck

These courses are oriented toward the beginning watercolor artist or artists who are dabbling with watercolors as a new medium of expression. It is focused on the areas which are unique to painting in watercolor as compared with other mediums such as oil painting or acrylics. These areas center around the use of various color wash techniques, layering of transparency over other colors, controlling the flow of colors using wet into wet techniques, and direct painting.

About the Instructor

B. Clyde Beck has been seriously learning and doing watercolor painting since he was 12 years old. He has close to 60 years experience in making art with watercolors. He received art and architectural training at and graduated from Pratt Institute in 1966. Mr. Beck loves to paint “en plein aire” whenever he can and has painted subjects such as rural life in South Korea in the late 1960’s, rural barns in Virginia and the northeastern USA, various subjects such as flowers, landscapes, and seacoasts in Hawaii - particularly on Kauai, and various places in the western USA. His studio work has ranged from architectural renderings of buildings to fanciful compositions based on memory and/or photography he has done. Besides painting in a representational style he also dabbles in more contemporary techniques and ideas, all with watercolor

Schedule and Times:

  • July 12th, 2016 - Topic: Color Mixing and layering

    Example project - Floral bouquet

  • July 19th, 2016 - Topic: Color washes/Techniques for graded watercolor washes

    Example Project - Barn in Landscape

  • July 29th, 2016 - Topic: Landscape painting

    Example project - Yosemite half dome

  • August 2nd, 2016 - Topic: Mastering Reflections

    Example project - trees by a lake

  • August 9th, 2016 - Topic: Still Life

    Example project simple forms and arrangement

    Note: Participants who enroll in multiple classes will be credited the extra material fee back into their account.



  • 5 sessions currently scheduled:
        Basic Techniques of Watercolor Washes with Clyde Beck Tuesday, 7/12/16 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
    7 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $50.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $60.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
        Basic Techniques of Watercolor Washes with Clyde Beck Tuesday, 7/19/16 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
    8 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $50.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $60.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
        Basic Techniques of Watercolor Washes with Clyde Beck Tuesday, 7/26/16 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
    9 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $50.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $60.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
        Basic Techniques of Watercolor Washes with Clyde Beck Tuesday, 8/2/16 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
    7 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $50.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $60.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
        Basic Techniques of Watercolor Washes with Clyde Beck Tuesday, 8/9/16 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
    9 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $50.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $60.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
       
    WKS531: Blade Sharpening Workshop: Flat Blades and Chisels

    Participants are encouraged to bring in their own dull blades for this class, otherwise, the instructor will bring extras.

    We all have them – those pocket or kitchen knives that just don't cut it any more.

    Come and learn how you can bring a new edge back to your knives as well as your shop chisels! In this workshop, you will learn the basics of sharpening single and double bevel blades such as plane blades, chisels, and knives. We will also cover types of sharpening methods such as guides, jigs and freehand, and discuss grits and quality of blade sharpness as well as oil stones, water stones, honing and polishing compounds, and knife steels.

    You will learn, hands on, how to sharpen a chisel, plane blade, or knife using stones and the "scary sharp" method.

    3 sessions currently scheduled:
        Blade Sharpening Workshop: Flat Blades and Chisels Saturday, 7/9/16 7:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
    6 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $45.00 plus $2.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $60.00 plus $2.00 Materials Fee
        Blade Sharpening Workshop: Flat Blades and Chisels Friday, 7/22/16 4:30 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
    5 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $45.00 plus $2.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $60.00 plus $2.00 Materials Fee
        Blade Sharpening Workshop: Flat Blades and Chisels Monday, 7/25/16 8:30 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
    6 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $45.00 plus $2.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $60.00 plus $2.00 Materials Fee
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
       
    WKS115: Knife-Making Using CNC Machines

    Knife-making is an art of patience and craft. Learn how to make a knife from scratch using a combination of high powered tools and traditional knife-making techniques. In this class, you'll learn the basic fundamentals and tools for grinding an edge and heat treating metal. You'll also experience a live demo of the waterjet, the machine used to cut your knife blank from a sheet of steel. After receiving your knife blank, you'll get a matching acrylic handle that will be cut out using the laser cutters. With raw materials in hand and knowing the basics of knife-making, you'll have the ability to freely work on your knife with the provided equipment.

    Project: Knife

    Prerequisite(s): None


    This Make-it, Take-it workshop is open to both members and non-members of TechShop.


    Note: This is not a Safety and Basic Usage class. To learn more about waterjet cutting, check out our Waterjet Cutting SBU class offered regularly.

    2 sessions currently scheduled:
        Knife-Making Using CNC Machines Saturday, 7/9/16 3:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
    CLASS FULL
        Knife-Making Using CNC Machines Friday, 7/22/16 4:30 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
    4 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $165.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $195.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
       
    WKS530SJ: Coffee Workshop: DIY Home Roasting

    Who doesn't love a good cup of coffee first thing in the morning? If you're ready to take the next step to becoming a true coffee aficionado, then come learn the first steps to making coffee; roasting your own beans!

    In this workshop attendees will learn the basics of coffee roasting using a simple method anyone can do at home. Various types of roasting machines and processes will be discussed, as well as differences in roast levels, bean varieties, and bean production processes.

    This hands-on experience will teach you the fine art of brewing the perfect cup of coffee, as well as experience the sensory evaluation of a freshly roasted and brewed cup of coffee.

    1 session currently scheduled:
        Coffee Workshop: DIY Home Roasting Sunday, 7/10/16 12:30 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
    6 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $45.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $60.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.