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 AUTODESK (AUD)
 
   
AUD900: Autodesk Inventor Lab

In this lab, students will discuss Autodesk Inventor through the eyes of real world applications. This lab is an open forum environment, that will allow students to discuss Inventor subjects with other students and the TechShop instructor. Topics can, and will, include subjects like: sketch building, tree management, exporting usable dxf's and stl's, and other Inventor specific content as it pertains to their own projects.

Because of the open source style of this lab, this class will change it's content on a regular basis. Students may take this lab as many times as they like.



You must have the Inventor Basic's SBU in order to take this lab

1 session currently scheduled:
    Autodesk Inventor Lab Saturday, 4/25/15 11:00 AM 2.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
8 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $30.00, 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.
   
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 Monday, 4/6/15 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $35.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $45.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
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 Wednesday, 4/1/15 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $35.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $45.00, No Materials Fee
    Autodesk Fusion 360 Basics Wednesday, 4/29/15 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
8 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $35.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $45.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
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.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Autodesk Inventor for Sheet Metal Monday, 4/13/15 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
7 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $35.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $45.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
 CNC (CNC)
 
   
CNC901: ShopBot Lab I

In this ShopBot lab, students will examine and discuss the process of machining fundamentals.

This beginner’s lab will show a detailed description of how to setup a job, both on the ShopBot and V-carve. The students will look into drawing a simple set of vectors, preparing pockets and profile tool paths for machining, as well as various hold down methods for their own projects.



Students must have both the CAD/CAM SBU and the ShopBot SBU, before they may take this lab.



1 session currently scheduled:
    ShopBot Lab I Thursday, 4/23/15 6:30 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $30.00, 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.
   
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

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Concepts of CNC Thursday, 4/9/15 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 25 SEATS TOTAL
22 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00, No Materials Fee
    Concepts of CNC Sunday, 4/19/15 11:00 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.
   
CNC102: CNC Vinyl Cutter SBU

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

Project: Vinyl sticker

Prerequisites
  • Required: Understanding of vector-based graphics

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

Minimum age: 12

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

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

Safety: Closed-toed shoes are mandatory.

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

4 sessions currently scheduled:
    CNC Vinyl Cutter SBU Friday, 4/10/15 1:00 PM 1.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $45.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $55.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    CNC Vinyl Cutter SBU Friday, 4/10/15 3:00 PM 1.5 Hours 5 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
    CNC Vinyl Cutter SBU Friday, 4/17/15 3:00 PM 1.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $45.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $55.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    CNC Vinyl Cutter SBU Friday, 4/17/15 5:30 PM 1.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $45.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $55.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
CNC201: CAD/CAM Software - VCarve Pro and Cut3D

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

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

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

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

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    CAD/CAM Software - VCarve Pro and Cut3D Friday, 4/10/15 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $115.00, No Materials Fee
    CAD/CAM Software - VCarve Pro and Cut3D Monday, 4/20/15 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
7 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 Monday, 4/6/15 10:00 AM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $115.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    CNC ShopBot SBU Thursday, 4/16/15 6:30 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
1 SEAT LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $115.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    CNC ShopBot SBU Saturday, 4/18/15 10:00 AM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $115.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    CNC ShopBot SBU Wednesday, 4/29/15 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $115.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    * 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!

6 sessions currently scheduled:
    CNC Tormach Milling Machine SBU Saturday, 4/4/15 10:30 AM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $115.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
    CNC Tormach Milling Machine SBU Thursday, 4/9/15 10:00 AM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $115.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
    CNC Tormach Milling Machine SBU Monday, 4/13/15 10:00 AM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $115.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
    CNC Tormach Milling Machine SBU Thursday, 4/16/15 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $115.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
    CNC Tormach Milling Machine SBU Sunday, 4/19/15 10:00 AM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $115.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
    CNC Tormach Milling Machine SBU Monday, 4/20/15 10:00 AM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $115.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
CNC403: Tormach II - 4th Axis and Tool Changes

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

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

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

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

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Tormach II - 4th Axis and Tool Changes Friday, 4/17/15 10:30 AM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $115.00, No Materials Fee
    Tormach II - 4th Axis and Tool Changes Monday, 4/27/15 6:00 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.
   
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


TechShop Detroit's waterjet cutter has a worktable of 6'6" x 10'1", cutting material up to 4" thick.

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 Saturday, 4/18/15 2:00 PM 4.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
2 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, 4/26/15 10:00 AM 4.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $185.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $230.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
 COMPUTERS (COM)
 
   
COM207: CorelDRAW for CNC

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

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

This class provides the foundation of skills for the following classes: CNC concepts, CAD/CAM, ShopBot Safety and Basic Use (SBU), Tormach SBU, CNC Vinyl Cutter SBU, Laser Cutter SBU and Waterjet Cutter SBU.

1 session currently scheduled:
    CorelDRAW for CNC Sunday, 4/19/15 1:00 PM 2.5 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $50.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $65.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
 ELECTRONICS (EEE)
 
   
EEE900: Arduino Lab

Have you taken the Arduino classes, and still find yourself with questions? not sure what do do with your arduino? or having a problem with a current arduino project? Then this lab is for you. Students will discuss various Arduino projects, including their own. This lab is an open forum environment lead by a TechShop instructor, and filled with fellow like minded students, all there to discuss Arduino projects.

Because of the open source style of this lab, this class will change it's content on a regular basis. Students may take this lab as many times as they like.



This course is not an SBU.

You must have taken the Arduino SBU building, and Arduino Programming 2 courses in order to take this lab

1 session currently scheduled:
    Arduino Lab Monday, 4/27/15 6:30 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $30.00, 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.
   
EEE100: Soldering and Basic Electronics

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

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

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

This is a fun first class for kids and adults!

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Soldering and Basic Electronics Wednesday, 4/1/15 6:30 PM 2.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
7 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Soldering and Basic Electronics Wednesday, 4/15/15 6:30 PM 2.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
8 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.

3 sessions currently scheduled:
    Arduino Part 1 - Building An Arduino - Educato Thursday, 4/2/15 6:30 PM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
8 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $75.00 plus $30.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $95.00 plus $30.00 Materials Fee
    Arduino Part 1 - Building An Arduino - Educato Saturday, 4/11/15 10:00 AM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
8 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $75.00 plus $30.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $95.00 plus $30.00 Materials Fee
    Arduino Part 1 - Building An Arduino - Educato Thursday, 4/16/15 6:30 PM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
8 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $75.00 plus $30.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $95.00 plus $30.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
EEE205: Arduino Part 2 - Basic Programming

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.

3 sessions currently scheduled:
    Arduino Part 2 - Basic Programming Wednesday, 4/8/15 6:30 PM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
8 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $70.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $90.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
    Arduino Part 2 - Basic Programming Saturday, 4/11/15 2:00 PM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
8 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $70.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $90.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
    Arduino Part 2 - Basic Programming Wednesday, 4/22/15 6:30 PM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
8 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)
 
   
FAB900: Composites Lab

So you took the Carbon Fiber Basics class, but want to make something more complex than a simple flat plate? Here is your chance to ask more questions, see demonstrations of advanced techniques, and discuss your personal projects. Vacuum bagging and mold making techniques will be demonstrated and discussed by our instructor. Bring in your project ideas and discuss design and manufacturing method options for your projects with our instructor and fellow lab participants. This lab is loosely formatted intentionally, so that it can go in the direction that the participants take it.



You must have taken Carbon Fiber Basics before you can attended this lab.



1 session currently scheduled:
    Composites Lab Thursday, 4/30/15 6:30 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
1 SEAT LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $30.00, 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.
   
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!

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Vacuum Forming SBU Tuesday, 4/14/15 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
1 SEAT LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Vacuum Forming SBU Sunday, 4/19/15 10:00 AM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
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!

5 sessions currently scheduled:
    Sand Blasting and Powder Coating SBU Tuesday, 4/7/15 10:00 AM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Sand Blasting and Powder Coating SBU Wednesday, 4/8/15 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    Sand Blasting and Powder Coating SBU Thursday, 4/9/15 6:30 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Sand Blasting and Powder Coating SBU Friday, 4/17/15 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Sand Blasting and Powder Coating SBU Friday, 4/24/15 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
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 Monday, 4/13/15 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
3 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!

1 session currently scheduled:
    Injection Molding SBU Saturday, 4/18/15 10:30 AM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    * 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 Tuesday, 3/31/15 6:30 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    Carbon Fiber Basics Tuesday, 4/28/15 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
2 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
 LASER CUTTING (LAS)
 
   
LAS900: Laser Lab

This laser cutting lab is an open forum environment class, that will allow students to discuss laser subjects and projects, with a TechShop instructor as well as fellow students. Topics will include, but not be limited to: order of operations, work holding, file issues, techniques for various projects, and other laser cutting content.

Because of the open source style of this lab, this class will change it's content on a regular basis. Students may take this lab as many times as they like.



This course is not an SBU, and will not grant usage of the laser cutter inside the shop.

You must have the Laser Cutting SBU in order to take this lab

1 session currently scheduled:
    Laser Lab Monday, 4/27/15 6:30 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $30.00, 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.
   
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!

4 sessions currently scheduled:
    Laser Cutting and Etching SBU - Epilog Saturday, 4/4/15 9:30 AM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Laser Cutting and Etching SBU - Epilog Monday, 4/6/15 6:30 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
1 SEAT LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Laser Cutting and Etching SBU - Epilog Saturday, 4/11/15 9:30 AM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Laser Cutting and Etching SBU - Epilog Thursday, 4/16/15 6:00 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
    * 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!

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Laser Engraver Rotary Attachment SBU - Epilog Saturday, 4/4/15 12:30 PM 2.0 Hours 3 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    Laser Engraver Rotary Attachment SBU - Epilog Saturday, 4/11/15 12:00 PM 2.0 Hours 3 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
LAS205: Advanced Laser Cutting and Etching Techniques - Epilog

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

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

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

1 session currently scheduled:
    Advanced Laser Cutting and Etching Techniques - Epilog Sunday, 4/19/15 10:00 AM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
 MACHINING (MAC)
 
   
MAC101: Milling Machine SBU

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

Project: Aluminum business card holder

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!

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Milling Machine SBU Tuesday, 4/21/15 5:30 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 Wednesday, 4/29/15 5:30 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $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 Tuesday, 3/31/15 5:30 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 Wednesday, 4/8/15 5:30 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $115.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Metal Lathe SBU Tuesday, 4/28/15 5:30 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $115.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
MAC201: Advanced Milling Machine - Tramming and Precision

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

Project: Square an aluminum part

Prerequisites:
  • Required: MAC101: Milling Machine SBU

  • Recommended: At least 10 hours of mill experience
Minimum age: 16

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

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

  • Recommended: Hearing protection

1 session currently scheduled:
    Advanced Milling Machine - Tramming and Precision Tuesday, 4/14/15 5:30 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $70.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $90.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
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 Wednesday, 4/15/15 5:30 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
MAC900: Machine Shop Lab

Have you ever had a project, but just did not know how to approach it? If so, the Machine Shop Lab is for you. Think of it as a combination between an expert consultation and a brainstorming session with like-minded makers and innovators. In this lab, students will discuss machine shop theory as well as practical applications--their applications.



The concept of this lab, is to provide access to a TechShop instructor, and discuss the projects and concepts that you desire. This lab is an open forum environment that will allow students to discuss machine shop subjects like: order of operations, work holding, tooling options as well as coating options, and other machine shop specific content.

This lab will be an open format with no more than 4 participants, allowing each student the opportunity to have a section of time devoted to their project. Each participant may bring projects or topics that they would like to discuss, or just show up, contribute, ask your own questions, and learn from others.



Because of the open source style of this lab, this class will change it's content on a regular basis. Students may take this lab as many times as they like.



This course is not an SBU, and will not grant usage of the tools in the machine shop.

You must have the Tormach, Milling Machine, and Metal Lathe SBU's in order to take this lab

1 session currently scheduled:
    Machine Shop Lab Thursday, 4/30/15 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $30.00, 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.
 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!

4 sessions currently scheduled:
    Basic Metal Shop SBU Wednesday, 4/1/15 6:30 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $65.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $80.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Basic Metal Shop SBU Saturday, 4/4/15 10:00 AM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $65.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $80.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Basic Metal Shop SBU Tuesday, 4/14/15 10:00 AM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $65.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $80.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Basic Metal Shop SBU Saturday, 4/25/15 10:00 AM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $65.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $80.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
MTL104: Sheet Metal Basics SBU

Learn to safely use the tools most commonly needed to work with sheet metal. Get first-hand experience using the hydraulic shear, turret punch, slitting shear, corner notcher, finger brake (also called a box brake or pan brake) and spot welder in this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class. Gain the knowledge to shear (cut), fold, bend, and punch holes in sheet metal.

Project: Small sheet metal box

Prerequisites: None

Equipment access: Hydraulic shear, turret punch, slitting shear (hand shear) corner notcher, finger brake, and spot welder

Note: These tools cannot be used to make curved surfaces or work with metal thicker than 16 gauge mild steel or aluminum.

Minimum age: 12

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

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

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

  • Advised: Hearing protection


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

5 sessions currently scheduled:
    Sheet Metal Basics SBU Saturday, 4/4/15 1:30 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $65.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $80.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Sheet Metal Basics SBU Thursday, 4/9/15 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $65.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $80.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Sheet Metal Basics SBU Sunday, 4/12/15 10:00 AM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $65.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $80.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Sheet Metal Basics SBU Thursday, 4/23/15 10:00 AM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $65.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $80.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Sheet Metal Basics SBU Saturday, 4/25/15 1:30 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $65.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $80.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
MTL201: Sheet Metal - Organic Shapes SBU

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

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

Prerequisite(s): MTL104 Sheet Metal Basics SBU is recommended

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

Minimum age: 12

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

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

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

  • Advisable: Hearing protection


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

3 sessions currently scheduled:
    Sheet Metal - Organic Shapes SBU Thursday, 4/9/15 9:30 AM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $65.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $80.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Sheet Metal - Organic Shapes SBU Sunday, 4/12/15 1:30 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $65.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $80.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Sheet Metal - Organic Shapes SBU Thursday, 4/23/15 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $65.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $80.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
 RAPID PROTOTYPING (PRO)
 
   
PRO107: 3D Printing SBU

3D printing allows you to quickly and easily create a physical object from a computer model, literally printing thin layers of the part one at a time. This is an easy way to prototype parts for machining or injection molding, or just making one-off parts out of convenience.

In this 3D printing class, students will gain a better understanding of 3D printing concepts, terminology and methods. Students will learn the basics of setup, printing and finishing using TechShop Detroit's Form 1+ and Mojo printer.



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

4 sessions currently scheduled:
    3D Printing SBU Tuesday, 4/7/15 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $85.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $100.00, No Materials Fee
    3D Printing SBU Saturday, 4/11/15 2:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $85.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $100.00, No Materials Fee
    3D Printing SBU Tuesday, 4/14/15 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $85.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $100.00, No Materials Fee
    3D Printing SBU Tuesday, 4/28/15 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $85.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $100.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
PRO106: Introduction to the Form 1+ High Resolution 3D Printer SBU

Techshop Detroit is proud to offer a workshop on the Form 1+, a state of the art, desktop 3D printer that produces beautiful, hi-definition objects through stereolithography. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to use the PreForm software for developing or importing files, design for printability, printing and finishing techniques. New shop policies around the use of the printer will be also covered.

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:
    Introduction to the Form 1+ High Resolution 3D Printer SBU Tuesday, 3/31/15 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
 SOCIAL EVENTS (SOC)
 
   
SOC: TechShop is Closed for Easter

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

1 session currently scheduled:
    TechShop is Closed for Easter Sunday, 4/5/15 12:00 AM 0.0 Hour 0 SEAT TOTAL
CLASS FULL
 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 ($600 full price). 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.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Summer of Creation: Design and Build Monday, 6/22/15 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
   
STEAM532: Summer of Creation: Arduino Robotics

For a limited time only, all Summer of Creation summer camps are listed as 10% off ($700 full price). This deal is only available until March 31, 2015 so sign up TODAY!

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.

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Summer of Creation: Arduino Robotics Monday, 7/27/15 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    Summer of Creation: Arduino Robotics Monday, 8/17/15 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
 TECHNOLOGY (TEC)
 
   
TEC104: 3D Scanning and Editing on the NextEngine

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

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

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

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

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

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    3D Scanning and Editing on the NextEngine Saturday, 4/11/15 10:30 AM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
2 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00, No Materials Fee
    3D Scanning and Editing on the NextEngine Tuesday, 4/21/15 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
2 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.
 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!

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Basic Sewing Machine SBU Saturday, 4/4/15 9:30 AM 1.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
2 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $45.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $55.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Basic Sewing Machine SBU Sunday, 4/26/15 9:30 AM 1.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $45.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $55.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
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!

3 sessions currently scheduled:
    CNC Embroiderer SBU Saturday, 4/4/15 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
    CNC Embroiderer SBU Sunday, 4/12/15 12:30 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
    CNC Embroiderer SBU Saturday, 4/25/15 1:00 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.
   
TXL104: Serger Sewing Machine SBU

In this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class, learn to use the serger sewing machine to sew and hem fabric. Learn basic operations such as threading, adjusting stitch length and feed ration, and fixing broken thread. Get hands-on serger experience using overlock stitching to create high quality, soft-feeling seams and fine rolled hems. This machine sews regular weight fabric, not leather or thick canvas. Expect to increase productivity after learning this efficient machine.

Project: Pocket bag

Prerequisites: None

Equipment access: Serger 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 serger 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!

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Serger Sewing Machine SBU Sunday, 4/12/15 4:00 PM 1.5 Hours 5 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
    Serger Sewing Machine SBU Saturday, 4/25/15 4:00 PM 1.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 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.
   
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, 4/4/15 12:30 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Industrial Sewing Machines - SBU Sunday, 4/12/15 9:30 AM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
TXL702: Digitizer MBX CNC Embroiderer Software

Increase your knowledge of the digitizing process and quickly start printing your own art in thread.

Join us for this computer-based lecture class where we'll cover the many aspects of this feature-rich, digitizing software package, Janome's Digitizer MBX. This software supports a variety of embroidery machines, including the Janome.

If you're new to digitizing (creating machine embroidery stitches from 2D artwork), this is a great place to start. We'll discuss aspects of digitizing to be aware of when printing with thread; teach you how to work with existing art as well as digitize your own objects, including shapes and text; introduce you to features you can use to control the sew-out of your designs and more.

This two-hour class is all about the software and is likely to save you weeks of exploring on your own.

Recommendation: For hands-on demos of actual embroidering, including how to hoop and the handling of stabilizer, take the CNC Embroiderer safety and basic use (SBU) class. There's a slight advantage to taking the SBU before this class, but it's not required.

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Digitizer MBX CNC Embroiderer Software Saturday, 4/25/15 9:30 AM 2.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00, No Materials Fee
    Digitizer MBX CNC Embroiderer Software Sunday, 4/26/15 12:30 PM 2.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
8 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
 WELDING / HOTSHOP (WLD)
 
   
WLD101: TIG Welding SBU

Welding is the process of fusing materials together.

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

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

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

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

Equipment access: TIG welder

Minimum age: 12

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

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

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

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


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

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    TIG Welding SBU Tuesday, 4/7/15 5:30 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    TIG Welding SBU Wednesday, 4/22/15 5:30 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $55.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $70.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    * 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, 3/31/15 6:30 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    MIG Welding SBU Thursday, 4/2/15 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $55.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $70.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    MIG Welding SBU Saturday, 4/18/15 1:00 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $55.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $70.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    MIG Welding SBU Sunday, 4/26/15 1:00 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $55.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $70.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WLD900: Welding Lab

This class is only available to students if the TIG sbu has been taken.

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:
    Welding Lab Tuesday, 4/28/15 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.
 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 Tuesday, 3/31/15 6:00 PM 2.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    Woodshop SBU Tuesday, 4/7/15 1:00 PM 2.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $75.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $95.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Woodshop SBU Friday, 4/10/15 10:00 AM 2.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $75.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $95.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Woodshop SBU Sunday, 4/19/15 10:30 AM 2.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $75.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $95.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Woodshop SBU Thursday, 4/23/15 6:00 PM 2.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $75.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $95.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
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!

1 session currently scheduled:
    Wood Lathe SBU Monday, 4/6/15 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    * 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 Thursday, 4/16/15 1:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Jointer, Planer and Table Router SBU Tuesday, 4/21/15 10:00 AM 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.
 WORKSHOPS (WKS)
 
   
WKS: The CNC WorkShop 2015 - Pre-Registration

After a two-year hiatus, the CNC Workshop has returned better than ever! The CNC Workshop hosted by TechShop Detroit, is the place for home CNC enthusiasts to go to see machine demonstrations, attend informative seminars, and interact with fellow hobbyists. Come and see everything the CNC Workshop and TechShop have to offer, including numerous classes, seminars, a raffle and a swap meet!

This year the format will be similar to the past years- we will have three days of continuous seminars about CNC aimed at the home shop user. We have classrooms ranging from a tiered auditorium for over 150 people to small conference rooms. We will have an area for commercial vendors to show their products and an area for individuals to exhibit their projects.

*AGENDA:

Wednesday, June 17 - Friday, June 19: Main CNC Workshop sessions, classes, exhibits and vendor displays.

Saturday, June 20: Swap Meet

*Please Note: The Agenda is currently evolving and is subject to change as the Workshop approaches.

Signup now for a discounted pre-registration rate of $125.00. Workshop registration becomes $150.00 beginning May 1st, 2015.

For much more detailed information on the CNC Workshop please visit the Workshop Website at: www.thecncworkshop.com

Do you have a project that you'd like to exhibit? We'd love to see tons of interesting projects on display so we're giving a special discount on admission to folks that can commit to displaying a project over the course of the workshop. Please visit the exhibits section of the website.



1 session currently scheduled:
    The CNC WorkShop 2015 - Pre-Registration Wednesday, 6/17/15 10:00 AM 8.0 Hours 50 SEATS TOTAL
50 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $125.00, No Materials Fee
   
WKS603: "Bologna Sandwich" Pewter Casting

The name of this project comes from its stackable parts. Combine laser technology with centuries-old casting techniques to produce custom jewelry pendants in pewter.

In this workshop, you will work with your instructor to create two unique take-home jewelry pieces. The results are astounding. This is a great opportunity to let your Laser Cutter SBU skills shine.

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.

This is not a Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class – you may NOT use TechShop's equipment without passing the associated Safety and Basic Use class.

Students ages 8 and up may attend ONLY if they are accompanied by a parent or guardian. The parent or guardian MUST sign up for the workshop as well.

1 session currently scheduled:
    "Bologna Sandwich" Pewter Casting Friday, 4/24/15 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
2 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $40.00 plus $15.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $50.00 plus $15.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS622: Pinstriping

Sexify your DIY! John Jaranson – Ford materials engineer, TechShop instructor, and automotive artist – offers hands-on lessons for this sought-after technique. Add calligraphic lines to your 'rod, your guitar, your laptop, your lunchbox, your smartphone ...

John will show you the tools and materials to produce your own vanity license plate. Bring in your own small projects to get some pointers on how to take them to the next level!

Tools and materials are for workshop project only.

Please note: This is not a Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class. Workshops utilize TechShop’s equipment, and all shop rules still apply – unless you have passed the required safety course(s), your instructor will assist you on machinery. Membership is required for working in the shop space outside of classes and workshops.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Pinstriping Monday, 4/20/15 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
2 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $40.00 plus $13.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $50.00 plus $13.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.