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WKS633: Intellectual Property and Patents 101

The wheel ... sliced bread ... You've created the next great invention. What’s next?

Did you know there are several options available to protect your ideas, ranging from copyrights and trade secrets to patents? Did you know that you can get “patent pending” status for your idea for less than $150? And did you know that sometimes the best way to protect your idea is to make it public information?

In this two-hour workshop, an associate from Dobrusin Law Firm will navigate you through the world of intellectual property and patents.

This workshop is not legal advice.

This workshop is open to all members and is FREE! Make sure to register in advance because seats are limited!

1 session currently scheduled:
    Intellectual Property and Patents 101 Sunday, 4/27/14 12:00 PM 2.0 Hours 30 SEATS TOTAL
11 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up FREE, No Materials Fee
   
WKS639: Arduino Project: Simon Says

Solder, construct, and program your own Simon Says game, powered by Arduino. Instructor Fred Cruz guides you through this kit project, which features a taste of every stage of electronics construction: soldering techniques, circuit construction, assembly, and Arduino programming. Use what you learned in TechShop's Electronics classes - this is a perfect step from soldering basics into exploring the Arduino platform. Take this class alone or with a partner - this is a great class to take with the young Maker in your life (8 years and older!)

Workshop prerequisites: TechShop's EEE100: Soldering and Electronics Basics or beginner-level soldering experience.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Arduino Project: Simon Says Saturday, 4/26/14 1:00 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $35.00 plus $33.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $45.00 plus $33.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS641: Build an Adirondack Chair

The Adirondack Chair is a classic! Claim the satisfaction of building your own for years and years of fine-weather relaxing! In this workshop, builder and craftsman Chuck Sikora guides you through all the steps to complete your Adirondack chair, including finishing. If you're an intermediate-level woodworker looking for a fresh challenge, or a skilled woodworker who appreciates working with friends (and a roomy woodshop!) then this one is perfect for you. Valued at $635.

Want to build a pair of chairs? Enroll in the Build an Adirondack Chair workshop and then visit THIS PAGE

The workshop package includes complete cedar wood and hardware materials for one (1) Adirondack chair, five (5) hands-on technical workshop sessions, and one (1) discounted class coupon to take TechShop's Woodshop SBU class*.

*You must take the Woodshop SBU class to complete this workshop. If you've already taken the Woodshop SBU, the coupon is good for any TechShop SBU class listed in the Choice Class category, listed here.

Please note: This workshop utilizes TechShop’s equipment but all shop rules still apply – unless you have already passed the required safety course(s), you will not be operating the machine, your instructor will.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Build an Adirondack Chair Monday, 4/21/14 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $482.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $560.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS642: Build an Adirondack Chair PROJECT KIT ADD-ON

The Adirondack Chair is a classic! If you're an intermediate-level woodworker looking for a fresh challenge, or a skilled woodworker who appreciates working with friends (and a roomy woodshop!) then this one is perfect for you.

We created this package as an add on to the Adironack Chair Workshop for those who'd like to take the guided workshop and then make a second chair on their own. The PROJECT KIT ADD-ON package includes complete cedar wood and hardware materials for one (1) Adirondack chair and a discounted 1 month membership to create the chair at TechShop. The PROJECT KIT ADD-ON package does not come with guided instruction.

ANYONE may purchase this package.

Please note: TechShop rules require members to take Safety and Basic Use courses to use shop machinery.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Build an Adirondack Chair PROJECT KIT ADD-ON Monday, 5/5/14 5:30 PM 1.0 Hour 10 SEATS TOTAL
10 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $223.00, No Materials Fee
   
WKS644: Advanced 3D Scanner - Reverse Engineering Workshop

Repair and perfect your 3D scans, and create detailed digital models from scanned parts. "Reverse Engineering" is the process of creating a precise digital model from a real-world part to repair, modify, and reproduce that part in any way you need. 3D scanning and prototyping specialist Paul Susalla leads this 3 session workshop to help you generate clean models that are ready for prototype production.

Sessions are once per week for 3 weeks, featuring guided exercises between classes to practice new skills. This class is a perfect next step to 3D scanning and digital prototyping!

Prerequisite: TEC104: 3D Scanning and Editing on the NextEngine

1 session currently scheduled:
    Advanced 3D Scanner - Reverse Engineering Workshop Wednesday, 4/30/14 5:30 PM 2.0 Hours 2 SEATS TOTAL
1 SEAT LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $170.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $210.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.