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 ARTS AND CRAFTS (ART)
 
   
ART110: Introduction to Bookbinding - Coptic

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!

1 session currently scheduled:
    Introduction to Bookbinding - Coptic Tuesday, 3/24/15 6:00 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.
   
ART103: Silkscreen Printing Basics - SBU

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

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

Project: Custom t-shirt or tote bag

Prerequisites: None

Equipment access: Silkscreen station

Minimum age: 12

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

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

Safety: Closed-toed shoes are required.

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

1 session currently scheduled:
    Silkscreen Printing Basics - SBU Monday, 3/16/15 5:00 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
1 SEAT LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $115.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
ART104: Making Glass Beads with a Flaming Torch

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

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

Safety: Long pants and a long-sleeved shirt in natural fibers are required clothing for this class. Aways wear closed-toed shoes while at TechShop.

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

1 session currently scheduled:
    Making Glass Beads with a Flaming Torch Saturday, 3/28/15 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.
 AUTODESK (AUD)
 
   
AUD006: Autodesk Inventor - Basics

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

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

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

1 session currently scheduled:
    Autodesk Inventor - Basics Saturday, 3/28/15 1:00 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.
   
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!

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Autodesk Fusion 360 - Basics Saturday, 3/7/15 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $35.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $45.00, No Materials Fee
    Autodesk Fusion 360 - Basics Friday, 3/27/15 5:00 PM 3.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
10 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $35.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $45.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
AUD005 : Autodesk Inventor for Sheet Metal

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

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

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

3 sessions currently scheduled:
    Autodesk Inventor for Sheet Metal Sunday, 3/8/15 12:30 PM 3.0 Hours 11 SEATS TOTAL
10 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $35.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $45.00, No Materials Fee
    Autodesk Inventor for Sheet Metal Monday, 3/23/15 5:30 PM 3.0 Hours 11 SEATS TOTAL
10 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $35.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $45.00, No Materials Fee
    Autodesk Inventor for Sheet Metal Thursday, 3/26/15 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 11 SEATS TOTAL
10 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

1 session currently scheduled:
    Autodesk AutoCAD - Basics Wednesday, 3/25/15 7:00 PM 3.0 Hours 11 SEATS TOTAL
10 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $35.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $45.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
AUD009: Autodesk Inventor for Mold Design

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

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

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

Learn how parts modeled in Inventor can be used to automatically generate an efficient mold as well as how Inventor ensures that any changes to the digital model are automatically reflected in your mold design.

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

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

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Autodesk Inventor for Mold Design Sunday, 3/8/15 4:30 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
    Autodesk Inventor for Mold Design Tuesday, 3/31/15 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 11 SEATS TOTAL
10 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.
   
AUD120: Autodesk Revit - 3D Modeling for Furniture

Revit is Autodesk's 3D modeling software for architecture.

In this basic class, you will learn how to use Revit on a furniture scale level to create small items. You will create an item with Revit’s sketch and modeling methods, manipulate its components as a family and project, and learn how to make the parts CAM ready for production. You will also see the benefits of using Revit to visualize your final design inside of its proposed location.

Tools Required:

A computer with Autodesk Revit Architecture installed, provided by TechShop

1 session currently scheduled:
    Autodesk Revit - 3D Modeling for Furniture Tuesday, 3/24/15 7:00 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.
 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" x 6"), 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!

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Heat Press and Vinyl Cutter SBU
(Heat Press and Vinyl Cutter SBU)
Wednesday, 3/18/15 1:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 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
    Heat Press and Vinyl Cutter SBU
(Heat Press and Vinyl Cutter SBU)
Sunday, 3/29/15 11:30 AM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
3 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.
   
CNC101: Concepts of CNC

Learn the basics of CNC (computer numerical control) devices. This seminar will present the whole CNC process, from CAD (computer aided design) to CAM (computer aided machining) to CUT (cutting your part). Learn the essentials of calculating feeds and speeds. Understand the uses and differences between climb cutting and conventional cutting.

TechShop CNC Machining Series Overview

Learn the big picture:
  • Concepts of CNC Learn all the vocabulary and concepts needed to get the most out of the other classes in this series
Learn to translate your drawing into machine readable code:
  • CAD to CAM - VCarve Pro and Cut3D This class focuses on converting your CAD drawings into files for the ShopBot CNC router
  • CAD to CAM - InventorCAM Software This class focuses on converting your CAD drawings into files for the Tormach CNC mill, but the software will also work on the ShopBot
Learn how to use the CNC machine - hands-on classes:
  • CNC ShopBot CNC Router SBU
  • CNC Tormach CNC Mill SBU
  • Waterjet Cutter SBU

1 session currently scheduled:
    Concepts of CNC Saturday, 3/28/15 10:00 AM 2.0 Hours 25 SEATS TOTAL
25 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
CNC201: CAD/CAM Software - VCarve Pro and Cut3D

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

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

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

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

1 session currently scheduled:
    CAD/CAM Software - VCarve Pro and Cut3D Saturday, 3/21/15 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
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
CNC302: CNC ShopBot SBU

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

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

Project: Wooden gear

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

Equipment access: CNC ShopBot router

Minimum age: 16

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

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

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

  • Advisable: Hearing protection, particle filter or dust mask


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

4 sessions currently scheduled:
    CNC ShopBot SBU Tuesday, 3/10/15 11:30 AM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    CNC ShopBot SBU Sunday, 3/15/15 2:30 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    CNC ShopBot SBU Friday, 3/27/15 11:30 AM 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
    CNC ShopBot SBU Saturday, 3/28/15 7:00 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
CNC301: CNC Tormach Milling Machine SBU

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

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

Project: Bottle opener

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

Equipment access: CNC milling machine

Minimum age: 16

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

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

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

  • Advisable: Hearing protection.


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

3 sessions currently scheduled:
    CNC Tormach Milling Machine SBU Wednesday, 3/4/15 11:30 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
    CNC Tormach Milling Machine SBU Friday, 3/20/15 4:00 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $115.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
    CNC Tormach Milling Machine SBU Monday, 3/30/15 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $115.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
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!

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    CNC Waterjet Cutter SBU Wednesday, 3/25/15 1:30 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, 3/29/15 11:00 AM 4.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
 COMPUTERS (COM)
 
   
COM201: Adobe Illustrator for CNC

Makers and designers alike agree that vector drawing is the starting point of all CNC fabrication.

Adobe Illustrator is an extremely powerful 2D vector graphics drawing program -- almost any product or invention that you imagine can begin in Illustrator. By following the pathways offered in this class, you will be able to export your files to any of the CNC machines in the TechShop arsenal.

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

This class provides the foundation of skills for the following classes: CNC Concepts, CAD/CAM, ShopBot SBU, Tormach SBU, CNC Vinyl Cutter SBU, Laser Cutter SBU, and Waterjet SBU.

Prerequisite: A working knowledge of the Windows operating environment.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Adobe Illustrator for CNC Saturday, 3/21/15 5:30 PM 3.0 Hours 11 SEATS TOTAL
8 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $50.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $65.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
 ELECTRONICS (EEE)
 
   
EEE100: Soldering and Basic Electronics

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

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

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

This is a fun first class for kids and adults!

1 session currently scheduled:
    Soldering and Basic Electronics Sunday, 3/29/15 3:30 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
2 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    * 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.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Arduino Part 1 - Building An Arduino - Educato Saturday, 3/14/15 11:00 AM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
4 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.
   
EEE104: 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 Saturday, 3/7/15 2:00 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
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
EEE205: Arduino Part 2 - Basic Programming

This class is an introduction to the use of microprocessors and uses the Arduino. This is Part 2 of the Arduino Electronics Series. Part 1 is building your first Aduino board although you can skip that class and just buy one if you like.

Please bring the Barebones Arduino board you built in the Arduino Part 1 class, the BUB board and a laptop with the Arduino software and drivers pre-installed. The software may be downloaded from Arduino Software. If you do not have a laptop, call your TechShop store to see if there is a computer for rent, or if the class will take place in a computer lab.

In this class, you will learn how to use an Arduino in simple projects. We will cover programming and the simple electronics need to connect an Arduino to switches, dials, brightness, temperature and other sensors; and to lights, motors and other output devices. The three hours will switch between instruction, hands-on and some free time.

This is a fast track class for people who want to add simple automation to their projects. Example programs will be provided. You can cut and paste from the examples to start writing your own programs.

The class fee includes a breadboard, switch, sensors, motor, LEDs and various electronic components.

Prerequisites: You must have an Arduino that can be used with a breadboard, that is, with male headers pointing down in the power rail and "front" edge holes (A0, RST, GND, +5, digital 0-13, and GND). You can either use the board you built in Part 1 Building an Arduino - Educato, or you can bring an Arduino -ompatible board.

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

There are a few laptops for rent at the Detroit store; please reserve ahead by calling the Front Desk.

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

1 session currently scheduled:
    Arduino Part 2 - Basic Programming Saturday, 3/21/15 1:30 PM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $70.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $90.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
 FABRICATION (FAB)
 
   
FAB105: Vacuum Forming SBU

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

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

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

1 session currently scheduled:
    Vacuum Forming SBU Wednesday, 3/11/15 6:00 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.
   
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!

3 sessions currently scheduled:
    Sand Blasting and Powder Coating SBU Thursday, 3/5/15 4:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    Sand Blasting and Powder Coating SBU Monday, 3/16/15 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
    Sand Blasting and Powder Coating SBU Tuesday, 3/31/15 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.
   
FAB107: Silicone RTV Moldmaking and Casting Basics

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

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

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

1 session currently scheduled:
    Silicone RTV Moldmaking and Casting Basics Saturday, 3/21/15 2:30 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
2 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
FAB108: Injection Molding SBU

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

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

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

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Injection Molding SBU Monday, 3/2/15 11:30 AM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    Injection Molding SBU Thursday, 3/19/15 11:30 AM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
2 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $115.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
FAB201: Carbon Fiber Basics

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

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

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Carbon Fiber Basics Saturday, 3/7/15 2:30 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
1 SEAT LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Carbon Fiber Basics Friday, 3/20/15 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 5 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.
 LASER CUTTING (LAS)
 
   
LAS101: Laser Cutting and Etching SBU - Epilog

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

Project: Etch a custom dog tag

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

Equipment access: Laser cutter

Minimum age: 12 years

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

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

Safety: Closed-toed shoes are mandatory.

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:
    Laser Cutting and Etching SBU - Epilog Wednesday, 3/4/15 8:30 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    Laser Cutting and Etching SBU - Epilog Saturday, 3/7/15 11:30 AM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    Laser Cutting and Etching SBU - Epilog Sunday, 3/15/15 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 - Epilog Friday, 3/20/15 8:30 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
    Laser Cutting and Etching SBU - Epilog Saturday, 3/28/15 1:00 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, 3/29/15 1:00 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 Tuesday, 3/31/15 7:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 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.
   
LAS201: Laser Engraver Rotary Attachment SBU - Epilog

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

Project: Etch a design into a drinking glass

Prerequisite(s): LAS101 Laser Cutting and Etching SBU

Equipment access: Laser engraver rotary attachment

Minimum age: 12 years

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

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

Safety: Closed-toed shoes are mandatory.

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

3 sessions currently scheduled:
    Laser Engraver Rotary Attachment SBU - Epilog Sunday, 3/8/15 12:00 PM 2.0 Hours 3 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    Laser Engraver Rotary Attachment SBU - Epilog Thursday, 3/19/15 1:30 PM 2.0 Hours 3 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    Laser Engraver Rotary Attachment SBU - Epilog Sunday, 3/22/15 3:00 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.
 MACHINING (MAC)
 
   
MAC101: Milling Machine SBU

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

Project: Aluminum business card holder

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

Equipment access: Milling machine

Minimum age: 16

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

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

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

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

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

5 sessions currently scheduled:
    Milling Machine SBU Saturday, 3/7/15 10:00 AM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    Milling Machine SBU Friday, 3/13/15 11:30 AM 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
    Milling Machine SBU Tuesday, 3/17/15 1:00 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
2 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $125.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
    Milling Machine SBU Sunday, 3/22/15 12:00 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $125.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
    Milling Machine SBU Saturday, 3/28/15 11:30 AM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $125.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
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!

3 sessions currently scheduled:
    Metal Lathe SBU Saturday, 3/14/15 12:00 PM 3.0 Hours 5 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
    Metal Lathe SBU Monday, 3/23/15 11:30 AM 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, 3/31/15 11:30 AM 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.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Advanced Metal Lathe - Feeds, 4-Jaw Chuck and More Workholding Tuesday, 3/3/15 1:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
3 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.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Advanced Metal Lathe - Tooling and Tool Grinding Wednesday, 3/11/15 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
    * 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 Thursday, 3/26/15 11:30 AM 2.0 Hours 5 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.
 METAL SHOP (MTL)
 
   
MTL103: Basic Metal Shop SBU

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

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

Project: Metal bottle opener

Prerequisites: None

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

Minimum age: 16

Supervision requirement: None

Safety:
  • Mandatory: Closed-toed shoes, eye protection, and short sleeves. Pull back hair, no jewelry,no gloves.

  • Advisable: Hearing protection


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

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Basic Metal Shop SBU Monday, 3/16/15 4:00 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    Basic Metal Shop SBU Saturday, 3/21/15 1:00 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.
 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 Wednesday, 3/11/15 8:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer SBU Saturday, 3/14/15 5:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer SBU Sunday, 3/22/15 11:30 AM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
PRO101: Afinia 3D Printer SBU

In this Level 1 Safety and Basic Usage (SBU) class, you will learn how to import, prepare and print your three-dimensional parts using our desktop 3D printer.

3D printing, also known as “additive manufacturing” or “rapid prototyping,” allows you to quickly and easily create a physical object from a computer model, literally printing the part as it goes. Building your parts out of durable ABS plastic, our printer has a resolution of 0.2mm and is ideal for making small plastic parts and creating real world prototypes from your CAD designs.

After this class, you will have all the information and knowledge neccessary to use this machine for all your 3D printing needs!

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:
    Afinia 3D Printer SBU Sunday, 3/15/15 11:30 AM 2.0 Hours 6 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.
 SOCIAL EVENTS (SOC)
 
   
SOC526: Member 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. Naturally, there will be snacks and time for any questions you might have.

Looking forward to seeing you there and around the shop!

1 session currently scheduled:
    Member Orientation Sunday, 3/8/15 5:00 PM 1.0 Hour 25 SEATS TOTAL
23 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up FREE, No Materials Fee
 STEAM CLASSES (STEAM)
 
   
STEAM560: Homeschool at TechShop!

In this multi-day course for homeschoolers, students will take Safety and Basic Use (SBU) courses to learn how to use tools such as CNC laser cutters and 3D printers and then have supervised time on the machines to make projects of their own creation.

** THIS IS A MULTI-DAY COURSE. PLEASE CONSULT INDIVIDUAL CLASS LISTINGS FOR CLASS DATES! **

1 session currently scheduled:
    Homeschool at TechShop! Wednesday, 3/4/15 9:30 AM 3.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
9 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $650.00, No Materials Fee
   
STEAM561: Youth Adobe Illustrator for CNC

Makers and designers alike agree that vector drawing is the starting point of all CNC fabrication.

Adobe Illustrator is an extremely powerful 2D vector graphics drawing program -- almost any product or invention that you imagine can begin in Illustrator. By following the pathways offered in this class, you will be able to export your files to any of the CNC machines in the TechShop arsenal.

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

This class provides the foundation of skills for the following classes: CNC Concepts, CAD/CAM, ShopBot SBU, Tormach SBU, CNC Vinyl Cutter SBU, Laser Cutter SBU, and Waterjet SBU.

Prerequisite: A working knowledge of the Windows operating environment.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Youth Adobe Illustrator for CNC
(Youth Adobe Illustrator for CNC)
Wednesday, 3/4/15 4:00 PM 2.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
7 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $50.00, No Materials Fee
   
STEAM552: Youth Hand Tools Basics

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

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

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Youth Hand Tools Basics
(Youth Hand Tools Basics)
Tuesday, 3/3/15 4:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
2 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $50.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Youth Hand Tools Basics
(Youth Hand Tools Basics)
Wednesday, 3/18/15 4:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $50.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
   
STEAM538: Youth Laser Cutting and Etching SBU - Epilog

THIS COURSE IS FOR YOUTH AGES 8-17 ONLY!

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

Project: Etch a custom dog tag

Prerequisite(s): None!

Equipment access: Laser cutter

Minimum age: 8 years

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

Safety: Closed-toed shoes are mandatory.

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

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Youth Laser Cutting and Etching SBU - Epilog
(Youth Laser Cutting and Etching)
Monday, 3/9/15 4:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
5 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)
Thursday, 3/26/15 4:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
   
STEAM539: Youth MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer SBU

THIS COURSE IS FOR YOUTH AGES 8-17 ONLY!

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

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

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

Prerequisite(s): None!

Equipment access: 3D printer

Minimum age: 8 years

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

Safety: Closed-toed shoes are mandatory.

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

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Youth MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer SBU
(Youth MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer)
Monday, 3/2/15 4:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
3 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, 3/17/15 4:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
5 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 (CNC) vinyl cutter in this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class. Import vector (outline) designs from graphic software such as Adobe Illustrator and CorelDRAW into FlexiStarter, the software used to control the vinyl cutter. Next, use TechShop's CNC vinyl cutter to cut adhesive vinyl sheet into professional looking signage or ready-to-apply paint masking. This is a great tool for making screens for silkscreen printing, too!

Project: Vinyl sticker

Prerequisite(s): None!

Equipment access: Vinyl cutter

Minimum age: 8 years

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

Safety: Closed-toed shoes are mandatory.

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

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Youth Heat Press and Vinyl Cutter SBU
(Youth Heat Press and Vinyl Cutter)
Friday, 3/13/15 4:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $70.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Youth Heat Press and Vinyl Cutter SBU
(Youth Heat Press and Vinyl Cutter)
Monday, 3/30/15 4:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
5 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 glassware, beer mugs, flashlights, bottles, and even drumsticks. Imagine the possibilities!

Project: Etch a design into a drinking glass

Prerequisite(s): LAS101 Laser Cutting and Etching SBU

Equipment access: Laser engraver rotary attachment

Minimum age: 8 years

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

Safety: Closed-toed shoes are mandatory.

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

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Youth Laser Engraver Rotary Attachment SBU - Epilog
(Youth Laser Engraver Rotary Attachment)
Wednesday, 3/11/15 4:00 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, 3/24/15 4:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
   
STEAM545: Youth Basic Sewing Machine SBU

THIS COURSE IS FOR YOUTH AGES 8-17 ONLY!

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

Project: Pocket bag

Prerequisite(s): None!

Equipment access: Sewing machine

Minimum age: 8 years

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

Safety: Closed-toed shoes are mandatory.

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

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Youth Basic Sewing Machine SBU
(Youth Basic Sewing Machine)
Thursday, 3/12/15 4:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $45.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Youth Basic Sewing Machine SBU
(Youth Basic Sewing Machine)
Tuesday, 3/31/15 4:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $45.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
 STEAM SUMMER CAMPS 2015 (STEAM)
 
   
STEAM534: Summer of Creation: Design and Build

For a limited time only, all Summer of Creation summer camps are listed as 10% off. This deal is only available until March 31, 2015 so sign up TODAY!

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

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

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

Maker Sessions are available from the end of class until 6:00 PM for an additional $150 for the week. These sessions will allow children to continue working on their projects with the tools they have learned.

To sign your child up for a Maker Session, please purchase one Summer of Creation: Maker Session seat for each child you would like us to watch!

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

12 sessions currently scheduled:
    Summer of Creation: Design and Build Monday, 6/8/15 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
8 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $540.00, No Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Design and Build Monday, 6/15/15 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $540.00, No Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Design and Build Monday, 6/22/15 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
7 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $540.00, No Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Design and Build Monday, 6/29/15 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
11 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $540.00, No Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Design and Build Monday, 7/6/15 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
8 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $540.00, No Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Design and Build Monday, 7/13/15 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
10 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $540.00, No Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Design and Build Monday, 7/20/15 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
8 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $540.00, No Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Design and Build Monday, 7/27/15 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
7 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $540.00, No Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Design and Build Monday, 8/3/15 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
9 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $540.00, No Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Design and Build Monday, 8/10/15 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
10 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $540.00, No Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Design and Build Monday, 8/17/15 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
9 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $540.00, No Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Design and Build Monday, 8/24/15 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
9 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $540.00, No Materials Fee
   
STEAM532: Summer of Creation: Arduino Robotics

For a limited time only, all Summer of Creation summer camps are listed as 10% off. Sign up today, the deal is only available until March 31, 2015!

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

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

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

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

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

Maker Sessions are available from the end of class until 6:00 PM for an additional $150 for the week. These sessions will allow children to continue working on their projects with the tools they have learned.

To sign your child up for a Maker Session, please purchase one Summer of Creation: Maker Session seat for each child you would like us to watch!

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

6 sessions currently scheduled:
    Summer of Creation: Arduino Robotics Monday, 6/15/15 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
8 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $540.00 plus $100.00 Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Arduino Robotics Monday, 6/29/15 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
9 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $540.00 plus $100.00 Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Arduino Robotics Monday, 7/6/15 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
9 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $540.00 plus $100.00 Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Arduino Robotics Monday, 7/20/15 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
8 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $540.00 plus $100.00 Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Arduino Robotics Monday, 8/3/15 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
8 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $540.00 plus $100.00 Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Arduino Robotics Monday, 8/17/15 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
9 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $540.00 plus $100.00 Materials Fee
   
STEAM533: Summer of Creation: Basic Electronics

For a limited time only, all Summer of Creation summer camps are listed as 10% off. Sign up today, the deal is only available until March 31, 2015!

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

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

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

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

Maker Sessions are available from the end of class until 6:00 PM for an additional $150 for the week. These sessions will allow children to continue working on their projects with the tools they have learned.

To sign your child up for a Maker Session, please purchase one Summer of Creation: Maker Session seat for each child you would like us to watch!

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

6 sessions currently scheduled:
    Summer of Creation: Basic Electronics Monday, 6/8/15 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
7 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $540.00, No Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Basic Electronics Monday, 6/22/15 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
7 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $540.00, No Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Basic Electronics Monday, 7/13/15 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
8 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $540.00, No Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Basic Electronics Monday, 7/27/15 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
10 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $540.00, No Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Basic Electronics Monday, 8/10/15 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
9 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $540.00, No Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Basic Electronics Monday, 8/24/15 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
10 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $540.00, No Materials Fee
   
STEAM536: Summer of Creation: Maker Sessions

Is your child enrolled in one of our summer camps?

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

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

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

12 sessions currently scheduled:
    Summer of Creation: Maker Sessions Monday, 6/8/15 3:30 PM 3.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
12 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Maker Sessions Monday, 6/15/15 3:30 PM 2.5 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
    Member and non-member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Maker Sessions Monday, 6/22/15 3:30 PM 2.5 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
    Member and non-member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Maker Sessions Monday, 6/29/15 3:30 PM 3.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
11 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Maker Sessions Monday, 7/6/15 3:30 PM 3.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
11 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Maker Sessions Monday, 7/13/15 3:30 PM 3.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
11 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Maker Sessions Monday, 7/20/15 3:30 PM 3.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
11 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Maker Sessions Monday, 7/27/15 3:30 PM 3.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
10 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Maker Sessions Monday, 8/3/15 3:30 PM 3.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
10 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Maker Sessions Monday, 8/10/15 3:30 PM 3.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
10 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Maker Sessions Monday, 8/17/15 3:30 PM 3.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
11 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
    Summer of Creation: Maker Sessions Monday, 8/24/15 3:30 PM 3.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
11 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
 STEAM WORKSHOPS (STEAM)
 
   
STEAM551: Single-Day Youth Maker Session

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

This is a SINGLE-DAY Course!

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

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

15 sessions currently scheduled:
    Single-Day Youth Maker Session
(Single-Day Youth Maker Session)
Monday, 3/2/15 4:00 PM 3.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
11 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $60.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Single-Day Youth Maker Session
(Single-Day Youth Maker Session)
Tuesday, 3/3/15 4:00 PM 3.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
10 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $60.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Single-Day Youth Maker Session
(Single-Day Youth Maker Session)
Wednesday, 3/4/15 4:00 PM 3.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
9 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $60.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Single-Day Youth Maker Session
(Single-Day Youth Maker Session)
Thursday, 3/5/15 4:00 PM 3.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
11 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $60.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Single-Day Youth Maker Session
(Single-Day Youth Maker Session)
Friday, 3/6/15 4:00 PM 3.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
11 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $60.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Single-Day Youth Maker Session
(Single-Day Youth Maker Session)
Monday, 3/9/15 4:00 PM 3.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
11 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $60.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Single-Day Youth Maker Session
(Single-Day Youth Maker Session)
Tuesday, 3/10/15 4:00 PM 3.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
9 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $60.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Single-Day Youth Maker Session
(Single-Day Youth Maker Session)
Wednesday, 3/11/15 4:00 PM 3.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
10 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $60.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Single-Day Youth Maker Session
(Single-Day Youth Maker Session)
Thursday, 3/12/15 4:00 PM 3.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
12 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $60.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Single-Day Youth Maker Session
(Single-Day Youth Maker Session)
Friday, 3/13/15 4:00 PM 3.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
11 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $60.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Single-Day Youth Maker Session
(Single-Day Youth Maker Session)
Monday, 3/16/15 4:00 PM 3.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
11 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $60.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Single-Day Youth Maker Session
(Single-Day Youth Maker Session)
Tuesday, 3/17/15 4:00 PM 3.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
9 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $60.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Single-Day Youth Maker Session
(Single-Day Youth Maker Session)
Wednesday, 3/18/15 4:00 PM 3.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
11 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $60.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Single-Day Youth Maker Session
(Single-Day Youth Maker Session)
Thursday, 3/19/15 4:00 PM 3.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
12 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $60.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Single-Day Youth Maker Session
(Single-Day Youth Maker Session)
Friday, 3/20/15 4:00 PM 3.0 Hours 12 SEATS TOTAL
11 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $60.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
 TEXTILES (TXL)
 
   
TXL101: Basic Sewing Machine SBU

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

Project: Pocket bag

Prerequisites: None

Equipment access: Sewing machine

Minimum age: 12

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

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

Safety: Closed-toed shoes are required.

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

1 session currently scheduled:
    Basic Sewing Machine SBU Thursday, 3/12/15 2:30 PM 1.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $45.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $55.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
TXL103: CNC Embroiderer SBU

In this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class, learn to create custom embroidery designs with the intuitive and easy-to-use Janome embroidery machine. Take part in several demos and become familiar with hooping methods, needles, threading, several types of stabilizers, and more. See how to create digitized stitches based on monogramming and logo art as well as clipart-style designs. New to digitizing? Take TXL204: Digitizer CNC Embroiderer Software next!

Project: Embroidered patch

Prerequisites: None

Equipment access: Embroidery machine

Minimum age: 12

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

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

Safety: Closed-toed shoes are required.

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

1 session currently scheduled:
    CNC Embroiderer SBU Saturday, 3/14/15 1:30 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.
   
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

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 Industrial serger sewing 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:
    Industrial Serger Sewing Machine SBU Thursday, 3/5/15 4:00 PM 1.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
1 SEAT LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $45.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $55.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Industrial Serger Sewing Machine SBU Thursday, 3/26/15 5:00 PM 1.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $45.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $55.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
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, 3/6/15 6:30 PM 4.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    CNC Long Arm Quilting Machine - SBU Saturday, 3/21/15 11:00 AM 4.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    * 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

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 industrial sewing machines, 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 Sewing Machines - SBU Saturday, 3/14/15 10:30 AM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    Industrial Sewing Machines - SBU Thursday, 3/19/15 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
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
TXL304: Advanced Sewing Workshop

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

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

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

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

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

Minimum age: 12

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

Safety: Closed-toed shoes are mandatory.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Advanced Sewing Workshop Thursday, 3/5/15 1:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
 WELDING / HOTSHOP (WLD)
 
   
WLD101: TIG Welding SBU

Welding is the process of fusing materials together.

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

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

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

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

Equipment access: TIG welder

Minimum age: 12

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

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

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

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


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

3 sessions currently scheduled:
    TIG Welding SBU Tuesday, 3/3/15 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    TIG Welding SBU Monday, 3/9/15 4:30 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    TIG Welding SBU Wednesday, 3/25/15 6:00 PM 2.0 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
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WLD102: MIG Welding SBU

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

Project: Guided practice with an instructor

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

Equipment access: MIG welder

Minimum age: 12

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

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

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

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


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

4 sessions currently scheduled:
    MIG Welding SBU Tuesday, 3/10/15 4:30 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    MIG Welding SBU Thursday, 3/12/15 3:00 PM 2.0 Hours 3 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    MIG Welding SBU Thursday, 3/19/15 6:30 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    MIG Welding SBU Monday, 3/23/15 6:30 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $55.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $70.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WLD201: TIG Welding 2 - Aluminum

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

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

Prerequisite: Successful completion of the TIG Welding SBU.

Safety: Long pants and a long-sleeved shirt in natural fibers are required clothing in the Hot Shop. Always wear closed-toed shoes at TechShop.

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    TIG Welding 2 - Aluminum Tuesday, 3/17/15 5:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
2 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $80.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $100.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    TIG Welding 2 - Aluminum Monday, 3/30/15 4:30 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $80.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $100.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WLD202: MIG Welding 2 - Make Better Welds

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

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

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

Safety: Long pants and 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 Monday, 3/2/15 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
    MIG Welding 2 - Make Better Welds Wednesday, 3/18/15 4:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
3 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.
   
WLD301: 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 the class 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 Use (SBU) class; if you're going to get help with TIG welding, for example, you must have passed the TIG 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 Thursday, 3/26/15 6:30 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.
 WOODSHOP (WOD)
 
   
WOD101: Woodshop SBU

Learn the fundamentals of woodworking and how to safely operate the core woodshop tools in this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class.

Get practical, hands-on experience using a SawStop table saw, sliding compound miter saw, drill press, band saw, and belt and disk sanders. Learn to make straight cuts (rip and crosscut), mitered cuts, curved cuts, smooth edges, and drill holes.

Project: Build a small wooden shelf

Prerequisites: None

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

Minimum age: 16

Supervision requirements: None

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

  • Advised: Hearing protection, particle filter or dust mask


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

5 sessions currently scheduled:
    Woodshop SBU Friday, 3/13/15 7:00 PM 2.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    Woodshop SBU Tuesday, 3/17/15 6:30 PM 2.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    Woodshop SBU Sunday, 3/22/15 11:00 AM 2.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    Woodshop SBU Wednesday, 3/25/15 6:30 PM 2.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    Woodshop SBU Saturday, 3/28/15 11:00 AM 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 is 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!

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Wood Lathe SBU Tuesday, 3/17/15 11:00 AM 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
    Wood Lathe SBU Monday, 3/23/15 6:00 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.
   
WOD201: Jointer, Planer and Table Router SBU

In this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class, learn proper techniques and how to safely operate the jointer, planer, and table-mounted router.

Use these woodworking tools to turn rough lumber into finished boards (achieve precise thickness, square edges and flat surfaces) as well as create complex profiles for edge finishing and joinery operations. Say goodbye to the constraints of lumberyard wood and the high price of mail order wood. Say hello to affordable custom woodworking projects!

Project: Perform various operations on a piece of wood

Prerequisites: WOD 101: Basic Woodshop SBU

Equipment access: Table-mounted router, jointer, planer

Minimum age: 16

Supervision requirements: None

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

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


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

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Jointer, Planer and Table Router SBU Wednesday, 3/4/15 7:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    Jointer, Planer and Table Router SBU Monday, 3/30/15 6:30 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)
 
   
WKS1236SJ: WORKSHOP: 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:
    WORKSHOP: Advanced VCarve Workshop: Cam Clamps
(Advanced VCarve: Cam Clamps)
Saturday, 3/7/15 11:00 AM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
1 SEAT 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.
   
WKS515: 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.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Intro to Scoring Paper for Origami Corrugations Using the Vinyl Cutter Tuesday, 3/3/15 7:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS525: Read-a-Sewing-Pattern Workshop

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

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

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

1 session currently scheduled:
    Read-a-Sewing-Pattern Workshop Thursday, 3/12/15 1:00 PM 1.0 Hour 6 SEATS TOTAL
5 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.
   
WKS531: Blade Sharpening Workshop: Flat Blades and Chisels

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.

Feel free to bring your own dull blade if you have one!

1 session currently scheduled:
    Blade Sharpening Workshop: Flat Blades and Chisels Tuesday, 3/24/15 2:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
3 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.
   
WKS1219SJ: WORKSHOP: 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:
    WORKSHOP: Advanced Autodesk Inventor: Cam Clamps Sunday, 3/15/15 3:00 PM 3.0 Hours 8 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.