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

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

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

Project: Custom t-shirt or tote bag

Prerequisites: None

Equipment access: Silkscreen station

Minimum age: 12

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

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

Safety: Closed-toed shoes are required.

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

1 session currently scheduled:
    Silk Screen Printing Basics - SBU Saturday, 10/25/14 1:00 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
ART104: Making Glass Beads with a Flaming Torch

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

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

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

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





1 session currently scheduled:
    Making Glass Beads with a Flaming Torch Monday, 10/27/14 7:00 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.
 AUTODESK (AUD)
 
   
AUD006: Autodesk Inventor - Basics

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

In this class, you will gain a basic understanding of parametric design; file types; dimensioning; geometric constraints; patterns; adding text; inserting image files; basic modeling including Extrude, Revolve, Loft and Sweep; assemblies; exporting your file and creating laser-able and CAMable files. The goal is to provide you with enough tools to use Inventor at a solid, basic level and to inspire you to seek out more advanced features such as simulation, mold making and sheet metal.

We will use the book, “Mastering Autodesk Inventor 2013,” to explain and teach concepts. For this reason, we strongly recommend that you purchase the book and bring it to class. For your convenience, it is available in the TechShop retail store.

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

1 session currently scheduled:
    Autodesk Inventor - Basics Sunday, 10/26/14 3:30 PM 3.0 Hours 11 SEATS TOTAL
9 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.
   
AUD008: Autodesk AutoCAD - Basics

Autodesk AutoCAD has a long history as one being of the very first CAD (computer aided drafting) programs available for personal computers. Today, AutoCAD software builds on this legacy and is still one of the world's leading 2D and 3D CAD design tools.

In this course, you will learn how to draw precise, vector-based CAD drawings that can be interpreted and used by CAM (computer aided machining) programs. The vector drawing skills taught in this class are the basis for creating designs to be used with TechShop's Epilog laser cutters, CNC vinyl cutter, Tormach CNC mill, ShopBot router, Flow waterjet cutter, and CNC plasma cutter. The 2D drawing skills taught in this course also translate to designing, drawing and manipulating 3D parts in other Autodesk software such as Autodesk Inventor and Revit.

Learn:
  • How to set up your workspace for efficiency
  • How to draw with arcs, polylines, splines and more
  • How to use text and reference images in your designs
  • How layers work
  • The theory behind drawing clean vectors
  • Optimization tips and tricks

  • 2 sessions currently scheduled:
        Autodesk AutoCAD - Basics Saturday, 10/25/14 3:30 PM 3.0 Hours 11 SEATS TOTAL
    11 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $35.00, No Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $45.00, No Materials Fee
        Autodesk AutoCAD - Basics Monday, 10/27/14 6:30 PM 3.0 Hours 11 SEATS TOTAL
    11 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $35.00, No Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $45.00, No Materials Fee
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
       
    AUD009: Autodesk Inventor for Mold Design

    Injection mold design and manufacturing can be one of the most expensive and time consuming processes in manufacturing and prototyping. But it doesn't have to be.

    Autodesk Inventor has a number of incredible software tools that make designing complex parts much easier. The feature-rich mold design section covered in this class is one of them.

    In this class, the instructor will cover several tools that are available to automate key aspects of injection mold design and testing.

    - Learn how parts modeled in Inventor can be used to automatically generate an efficient mold.

    - Learn how Inventor ensure that any changes to the digital model are automatically reflected in your mold design.

    When you are done with your design, the file can be exported to a variety of different CAM (computer aided manufacturing) packages to generate the code needed to machine your mold on equipment such as TechShop's CNC Tormach mill. Once you've machined your mold it can be used to manufacture parts on TechShop's Morgan Press injection molding machine.

    This class is a fantastic way to do in-house rapid prototyping and can help you cut down on the number of iterations needed before you have a working final mold ready for production on any scale.

    1 session currently scheduled:
        Autodesk Inventor for Mold Design Thursday, 10/30/14 6:30 PM 3.0 Hours 11 SEATS TOTAL
    8 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $35.00, No Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $45.00, No Materials Fee
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
     CNC (CNC)
     
       
    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! Your instructor will guide you through the process, including how to create and cut out your own design using our CNC vinyl cutter, preparing a heat press vinyl, and transferring and setting it onto your shirt.

    If you'd like to print a T-shirt or bag using your own artwork (approximately 6"x6"), please bring a vectorized design saved as an .eps file. You're welcome to bring more than one design so the instructor can help you choose which one to use. Only one vinyl cutout will be created during class. Simple is best! Otherwise the instructor will have some designs already prepared for you to choose from.

    You do not need to take Concepts of CNC prior to taking this class. You do need to understand how vector-based graphics work, and you should be familiar with Adobe Illustrator or CorelDRAW. If you are not familiar with either of these programs, we offer classes in both, in the "Computer (COM)" section.

    Once you have taken and successfully passed 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!

    1 session currently scheduled:
        Heat Press and Vinyl Cutter SBU
    (Heat Press and Vinyl Cutter SBU)
    Wednesday, 10/22/14 6:30 PM 3.0 Hours 7 SEATS TOTAL
    CLASS FULL
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
       
    CNC201: CAD/CAM Software - VCarve Pro and Cut3D

    In this information packed, hands-on, computer class you will learn the ins and outs of working with both VCarve Pro and Cut3D software packages.

    VCarve Pro is an easy-to-use CNC toolpath engine that generates precision toolpaths for virtually all CNC machines. You'll learn how to convert CAD DXF files and graphic designs into GCode-based CNC toolpaths for machining high quality parts and components.

    Cut3D is a dedicated toolpath engine for CNC machining 3D models that have been designed using a 3D CAD software such as Autodesk Inventor and other graphic design products. Cut3D's simple interface leads you step by step through the process of loading a model, setting the size, workholding, and calculating single, double- or four-sided roughing and finishing toolpaths. It will even allow you to virtually preview the results of your toolpath and then finally save the CNC code to run on your choice of machines.

    Upon successful completion of this class you will have the experience and knowledge necessary to enroll in any Level 3 CNC Machining Series class.

    2 sessions currently scheduled:
        CAD/CAM Software - VCarve Pro and Cut3D Monday, 10/20/14 11:00 AM 3.0 Hours 11 SEATS TOTAL
    8 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $90.00, No Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $115.00, No Materials Fee
        CAD/CAM Software - VCarve Pro and Cut3D Wednesday, 10/29/14 6:30 PM 3.0 Hours 11 SEATS TOTAL
    9 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $90.00, No Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $115.00, No Materials Fee
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
       
    CNC302: CNC ShopBot SBU

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

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

    Project: Wooden gear

    Prerequisites

    • Recommended: Use of CAD and CAM software like VCarve Pro - CNC 201, Basic Woodshop SBU - WOD101


    Equipment access: CNC ShopBot Router

    Minimum age: 16

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

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

    Safety

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

    • Advisable: Hearing protection, particle filter or dust mask


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

    2 sessions currently scheduled:
        CNC ShopBot SBU Thursday, 10/23/14 7:00 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    CLASS FULL
        CNC ShopBot SBU Friday, 10/31/14 6:30 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
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
       
    CNC301: CNC Tormach Milling Machine SBU

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

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

    Project: Bottle opener

    Prerequisites
    • Recommended: CAD experience, ability to create G-code, experience with conventional milling


    Equipment access: CNC milling machine

    Minimum age: 16

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

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

    Safety

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

    • Advisable: Hearing protection


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

    2 sessions currently scheduled:
        CNC Tormach Milling Machine SBU Wednesday, 10/22/14 7:00 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 Sunday, 10/26/14 11:00 AM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    5 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $115.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
       
    CNC403: Tormach II - 4th Axis and Tool Changes

    In this class, students who have taken the basic Tormach class will learn to use advanced features of the machine and Mach3 software as well as the 4th-axis attachment. You will learn how to set up a tool index of multiple tools, increasing your efficiency of machining parts using multiple tools and parts. You will also learn how to set up and manually work the 4th-axis rotary table, opening up the world of 4th-axis machining and workholding solutions.

    The 4th-axis attachment allows you to machine on a rotating cylinder, held in the horizontal or vertical position.

    Setting up the tool index allows you to change tools quickly, without having to zero your Z.

    Prerequisite: You must have taken and passed the basic Tormach class before enrolling in this class.

    1 session currently scheduled:
        Tormach II - 4th Axis and Tool Changes Saturday, 10/25/14 3:00 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
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
       
    CNC310: CAD/CAM Software - InventorCAM

    InventorCAM is the next level CAM program offered by TechShop, supporting multiple-axis machining, both 2.5D and 3D feature cut path generation, and high levels of control over the cutting paths generated. It has the powerful benefit of being directly embedded into Autodesk Inventor so users can easily switch back to creating or adjusting their part and the toolpaths automatically reflecting the changes.

    InventorCAM's highly intuitive user interface allows toolpath generation to be as simple or as complex as users want it to be, with equal level of control over the geometry and makeup of cutting tools. It is the optimum tool for the intermediate to advanced TechShop CNC machinist.

    In this class, students will follow the instructor step by step in creating toolpaths for half of a feature-rich part, then solidify their knowledge by creating the toolpaths for the other half with instructor guidance.

    Prerequisites: This CAM works with Inventor to create GCode; you must be able to use Autodesk Inventor before signing up for this class.

    In order to get the most out of this class, we recommend that students be familiar with TechShop's first-level CAM programs from Vectric: VCarve and Cut3D as well as have experience using the Tormach or the ShopBot. Introductory topics such as feeds and speeds, zeroing machines appropriately according to defined zeros in the CAM program, workholding, and loading exported toolpaths into the machines will not be reviewed.

    1 session currently scheduled:
        CAD/CAM Software - InventorCAM Thursday, 10/23/14 6:30 PM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
    7 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.
       
    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

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

    Safety

    • Mandatory: Closed-toed shoes, eye protection

    • Advisable: Hearing protection


    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!

    1 session currently scheduled:
        CNC Waterjet Cutter SBU Thursday, 10/23/14 11:00 AM 4.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    1 SEAT LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $185.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $230.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
     FABRICATION (FAB)
     
       
    FAB105: Vacuum Forming SBU

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

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

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

    1 session currently scheduled:
        Vacuum Forming SBU Sunday, 10/26/14 1:00 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
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
       
    FAB106: Sand Blasting and Powder Coating SBU

    Powder coating is a durable, simple to apply, easy to clean up, product. It is inexpensive, and more environmentally friendly than paint, as it has no VOCs and no solvents are used. The final product is more durable than paint, and powder is available in many colors and finish types.

    The sand blaster can be used on metal, wood, glass, mirror, plastics and almost any material that is rigid. It will remove paint, rust and mill scale, as well as cleaning welds. (The parts must be baked at about 400 degrees for 15 minutes, so it will not work on magnetic items, or anything with grease in the part, like bearings.)

    In this Safety and Basic Use class, you will learn how to use a cabinet sandblaster to prepare a small metal part, clean and coat it with powder, and then bake it on in the powder coat oven. There is only time in class for sandblasting steel and aluminum parts.

    Note: The sandblast cabinet and powder coating oven are large enough for motorcycle frames, bicycles and many other bulky items. Please visit your local TechShop and check the oven size if you have a specific project in mind.

    Because of possible shock (high voltage, low amperage) with a powder coating gun, members with a pacemaker, or any voltage sensitive medical equipment are not allowed to take this course or use the equipment.

    Once you have taken and successfully passed this class, you will be cleared to use the sandblasting cabinet, powder coating gun, powder spray booth, and powder coating oven.

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

    2 sessions currently scheduled:
        Sand Blasting and Powder Coating SBU Saturday, 10/25/14 10:30 AM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    CLASS FULL
        Sand Blasting and Powder Coating SBU Monday, 10/27/14 4:00 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.
       
    FAB108: Injection Molding SBU

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

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

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

    1 session currently scheduled:
        Injection Molding SBU Monday, 10/27/14 6:30 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    1 SEAT 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 & Etching SBU - Epilog

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

    Project: Etch a custom dog tag

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

    Equipment access: Laser cutter

    Minimum age: 12 years

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

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

    Safety: Closed-toed shoes are mandatory.

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

    1 session currently scheduled:
        Laser Cutting & Etching SBU - Epilog Wednesday, 10/29/14 6:30 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
    CLASS FULL
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
     MACHINING (MAC)
     
       
    MAC101: Milling Machine SBU

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

    Project: Aluminum business card holder

    Prerequisite(s): None. However, MTL103, Basic Metal Shop is recommended.

    Equipment access: Milling machine

    Minimum age: 16

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

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

    Safety

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

    • Advisable: Hearing protection


    Materials fee: The materials fee includes materials for the class project, and an end mill for each student to keep. (Classes after 4/1/14)

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

    1 session currently scheduled:
        Milling Machine SBU Saturday, 10/25/14 2:30 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    3 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $125.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
       
    MAC201: Advanced Milling Machine - Tramming and Precision

    In this advanced skills class, learn the art of tramming, how to make sure the mill and vise are exactly plumb and parallel, and how to precisely square up work. Confidently use a dial test indicator, 1-2-3 block, fly cutter, and deburring stone. Leave with the skill to mill flat and square projects to a very high degree of accuracy. With practice and patience, become a more accurate machinist and competent mill user!

    Project: Square an aluminum part

    Prerequisite(s):

    • Required: MAC101: Milling Machine SBU

    • Recommended: At least 10 hours of mill experience


    Minimum age: 16

    Supervision requirements: All 16- to 17-year-olds must attend class with a parent or guardian and be supervised, while using the mill, by a parent or guardian who has passed the SBU.

    Safety

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

    • Recommended: Hearing protection


    1 session currently scheduled:
        Advanced Milling Machine - Tramming and Precision Wednesday, 10/22/14 11:30 AM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    4 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $70.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $90.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
       
    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.

    1 session currently scheduled:
        Advanced Metal Lathe - Tooling and Tool Grinding Wednesday, 10/29/14 11:30 AM 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.
     RAPID PROTOTYPING (PRO)
     
       
    PRO102: MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer SBU

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

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

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

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

    3 sessions currently scheduled:
        MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer SBU Friday, 10/24/14 3:00 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
        MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer SBU Tuesday, 10/28/14 6:30 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
        MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer SBU Friday, 10/31/14 6:30 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
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
     SOCIAL EVENTS (SOC)
     
       
    SOC: TechShop is Closed for Thanksgiving

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

    1 session currently scheduled:
        TechShop is Closed for Thanksgiving Thursday, 11/27/14 9:00 AM 15.0 Hours 0 SEAT TOTAL
    CLASS FULL
     STEAM (STEAM)
     
       
    STEAM537: Youth Maker Session

    Supervised making and design time for youth ages 8-17



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



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

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

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

    THIS COURSE IS FOR YOUTH AGES 8-17 ONLY!



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

    Project: Etch a custom dog tag

    Prerequisite(s): None!

    Equipment access: Laser cutter

    Minimum age: 8 years

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

    Safety: Closed-toed shoes are mandatory.

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

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

    THIS COURSE IS FOR YOUTH AGES 8-17 ONLY!



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

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

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

    Prerequisite(s): None!

    Equipment access: 3D printer

    Minimum age: 8 years

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

    Safety: Closed-toed shoes are mandatory.





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

    2 sessions currently scheduled:
        Youth MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer SBU
    (Youth MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer)
    Tuesday, 10/28/14 3:30 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
    5 SEATS LEFT
        Member and non-member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Youth MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer SBU
    (Youth MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer)
    Tuesday, 12/16/14 3:30 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
    6 SEATS LEFT
        Member and non-member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
       
    STEAM543: Youth Heat Press and Vinyl Cutter SBU

    THIS COURSE IS FOR YOUTH AGES 8-17 ONLY!



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

    Project: Vinyl Sticker

    Prerequisite(s): None!

    Equipment access: Vinyl Cutter

    Minimum age: 8 years

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

    Safety: Closed-toed shoes are mandatory.

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

    1 session currently scheduled:
        Youth Heat Press and Vinyl Cutter SBU
    (Youth Heat Press and Vinyl Cutter)
    Tuesday, 11/18/14 3:30 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
    6 SEATS LEFT
        Member and non-member Sign Up $70.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
       
    STEAM544: Youth Laser Engraver Rotary Attachment SBU - Epilog

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

    Project: Etch a design into a drinking glass

    Prerequisite(s): LAS101 Laser Cutting and Etching SBU

    Equipment access: Laser engraver rotary attachment

    Minimum age: 8 years

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

    Safety: Closed-toed shoes are mandatory.



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

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

    THIS COURSE IS FOR YOUTH AGES 8-17 ONLY!



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

    Project: Pocket bag

    Prerequisite(s): None!

    Equipment access: Sewing machine

    Minimum age: 8 years

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

    Safety: Closed-toed shoes are mandatory.

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

    1 session currently scheduled:
        Youth Basic Sewing Machine SBU
    (Youth Basic Sewing Machine)
    Tuesday, 11/11/14 3:30 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    4 SEATS LEFT
        Member and non-member Sign Up $45.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
       
    STEAM542: Parent and Child Maker Session

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

    Supervised making and design for youth 8+ and Parents



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

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

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

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



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

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

    Project: Etch a custom dog tag

    Prerequisite(s): None!

    Equipment access: Laser cutter

    Minimum age: 8 years. 18 for Parent/Guardian

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

    Safety: Closed-toed shoes are mandatory

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

    Prerequisite(s): None!

    Equipment access: 3D printer

    Minimum age: 8 years. 18 for Parent/Guardian

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

    Safety: Closed-toed shoes are mandatory.



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

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

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



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

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

    Project: Etch a design into a drinking glass!

    Prerequisite(s): LAS101 Laser Cutting and Etching SBU

    Equipment access: Laser engraver rotary attachment

    Minimum age: 8 years. 18 for Parent/Guardian

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

    Safety: Closed-toed shoes are mandatory

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

    1 session currently scheduled:
        Parent and Child Laser Engraver Rotary Attachment SBU - Epilog
    (Parent and Child Laser Engraver Rotary Attachment)
    Saturday, 11/22/14 10:00 AM 2.0 Hours 3 SEATS TOTAL
    3 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $120.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $150.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
       
    STEAM550: Parent and Child Heat Press and Vinyl Cutter SBU

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



    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! Your instructor will guide you through the process, including how to create and cut out your own design using our CNC vinyl cutter, preparing a heat press vinyl, and transferring and setting it onto your shirt.

    If you'd like to print a T-shirt or bag using your own artwork (approximately 6"x6"), please bring a vectorized design saved as an .eps file. You're welcome to bring more than one design so the instructor can help you choose which one to use. Only one vinyl cutout will be created during class. Simple is best! Otherwise the instructor will have some designs already prepared for you to choose from.

    You do not need to take Concepts of CNC prior to taking this class. You do need to understand how vector-based graphics work, and you should be familiar with Adobe Illustrator or CorelDRAW. If you are not familiar with either of these programs, we offer classes in both, in the "Computer (COM)" section.

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

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

    Project: Heat Press a Shirt

    Prerequisite(s): None!

    Equipment access: Vinyl Cutter and Heat Pres

    Minimum age: 8 years. 18 for Parent/Guardian

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

    Safety: Closed-toed shoes are mandatory

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

    1 session currently scheduled:
        Parent and Child Heat Press and Vinyl Cutter SBU
    (Parent and Child Heat Press and Vinyl Cutter)
    Saturday, 10/25/14 10:00 AM 3.0 Hours 3 SEATS TOTAL
    3 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $140.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $180.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
     TECHNOLOGY (TEC)
     
       
    TEC104: 3D Scanning and Editing on the NextEngine

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

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

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

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

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

    1 session currently scheduled:
        3D Scanning and Editing on the NextEngine Saturday, 10/25/14 11:00 AM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    CLASS FULL
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
     TEXTILES (TXL)
     
       
    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

    Minimum age: 12

    Supervision requirements: All 12- to 15-year-olds must attend class with a parent or guardian and be supervised, while using the long arm quilting machine, 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 Friday, 10/24/14 6:00 PM 4.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    CLASS FULL
        CNC Long Arm Quilting Machine - SBU Wednesday, 10/29/14 6:30 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)
     
       
    WLD101: TIG Welding SBU

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

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

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

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

    Equipment access: TIG welder

    Minimum age: 12

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

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

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

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



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

    1 session currently scheduled:
        TIG Welding SBU Monday, 10/20/14 4:00 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.
       
    WLD102: MIG Welding SBU

    Welding is the process of fusing materials together. In this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class, learn to use a basic metal inert gas (MIG) welder with solid wire and shielding gas to create quality weld beads on steel up to 1/2" thick. This semi-automatic method of welding (continuous consumable wire feed), also called GMAW (gas metal arc welding) and wire feed welding, offers versatility, speed, and quality. About as easy as welding gets, this is a great place for the beginner to start.

    Project: Guided practice with an instructor

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

    Equipment access: MIG welder

    Minimum age: 12

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

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

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

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



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

    1 session currently scheduled:
        MIG Welding SBU Wednesday, 10/22/14 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    CLASS FULL
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
       
    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.

    For your safety, you must wear long pants and a long-sleeved shirt in natural fibers in the Hot Shop, and remember to always wear closed-toed shoes at TechShop.

    Prerequisite: Successful completion of the TIG Welding SBU.

    2 sessions currently scheduled:
        TIG Welding 2 - Aluminum Thursday, 10/23/14 4:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    4 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $80.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $100.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
        TIG Welding 2 - Aluminum Thursday, 10/30/14 4:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    3 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $80.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $100.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
       
    WLD202: MIG Welding 2 - Make Better Welds

    After completing the MIG SBU class, you can practice specific joints and improve weld bead quality under guidance of an instructor.

    In this class, many different joints and out of position welding will be discussed, and emphasis will be placed on visual inspection of welds and heat zone theory, so that you gain a better understanding of what a quality weld joint really looks like. Participants will perform at their own rates.

    For your safety, long pants and long-sleeved shirts in natural fibers are required in the Hot Shop, and remember to always wear closed-toed shoes at TechShop.

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

    1 session currently scheduled:
        MIG Welding 2 - Make Better Welds Tuesday, 10/28/14 4:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    1 SEAT LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $80.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $100.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
     WOODSHOP (WOD)
     
       
    WOD101: Wood Shop SBU

    Learn the fundamentals of woodworking and how to safely operate the core woodshop tools in this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class. Get practical, hands-on experience using a SawStop table saw, sliding compound miter saw, drill press, band saw, and belt and disk sanders. Learn to make straight cuts (rip and crosscut), mitered cuts, curved cuts, smooth edges, and drill holes.

    Project: Build a small wooden shelf

    Prerequisites: None

    Equipment access: Sliding compound miter saw, table saw, wood drill press, wood band saw, and belt and disc sanders

    Minimum age: 16

    Supervision requirements: None

    Safety

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

    • Advised: Hearing protection, particle filter or dust mask


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

    1 session currently scheduled:
        Wood Shop SBU Tuesday, 10/21/14 7:00 PM 2.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    CLASS FULL
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
       
    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 recommended but not required

    Equipment access: Wood lathe

    Minimum age: 16

    Supervision requirements: None

    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!

    1 session currently scheduled:
        Wood Lathe SBU Tuesday, 10/28/14 6:30 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
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
       
    WOD201: Jointer, Planer and Table Router SBU

    In this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class, learn proper techniques and how to safely operate the jointer, planer, and table-mounted router. Use these woodworking tools to turn rough lumber into finished boards (achieve precise thickness, square edges and flat surfaces) as well as create complex profiles for edge finishing and joinery operations. Say goodbye to the constraints of lumberyard wood and the high price of mail order wood. Say hello to affordable custom woodworking projects!

    Project:Perform various operations on a piece of wood

    Prerequisites: WOD 101: Basic Woodshop SBU

    Equipment access: Table-mounted router, jointer, planer

    Minimum age: 16

    Supervision requirements: None

    Safety

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

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




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

    1 session currently scheduled:
        Jointer, Planer and Table Router SBU Friday, 10/24/14 7:00 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.
     WORKSHOPS (WKS)
     
       
    WKS1217: UL Product Safety Testing Workshop

    Product safety is critically important if you plan to sell or use your product outside of the development environment, to reduce the risk of electric shock, fire and other hazards as well as considering other compliance requirements such as FCC/EMC, Energy Efficiency, Transaction Security, ADA, etc.

    Effective product safety implementation is an essential step to sell your product to a major retailer, reduce your legal/financial liability and to better raise investment capital. It is recommended to concurrently assess product safety compliance at the appropriate design stages to avoid major redesign/rework later to meet product safety requirements. After taking this workshop will have the basic understanding of test standards, how to conduct product safety tests and apply these skills to many different types of product compliance requirements.

    In this interactive workshop, you will learn:

    - How to “safely” use basic safety test equipment to test your product (this workshop will focus predominately on 120-240 VAC electrical safety tests; temperature and mechanical tests will also be included).

    - Understanding specific construction requirements and tests from actual UL (Underwriters Laboratories) product safety standards (tests such as: Power Input, Leakage Current, Temperature, Abnormal Conditions, Impact).

    - Criteria for compliance/non-compliance of product construction and testing; preventive actions to ensure compliance and corrective solutions for non-compliance.







    1 session currently scheduled:
        UL Product Safety Testing Workshop Thursday, 11/13/14 7:00 PM 2.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
    9 SEATS LEFT
        Member and non-member Sign Up $50.00, No Materials Fee