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

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

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

Project: Custom t-shirt or tote bag

Prerequisites: None

Equipment access: Silkscreen station

Minimum age: 12

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

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

Safety: Closed-toed shoes are required.

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

1 session currently scheduled:
    Silk Screen Printing Basics - SBU Monday, 7/28/14 5:30 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
2 SEATS 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.
 AUTODESK (AUD)
 
   
AUD006: Autodesk Inventor - Basics

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

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

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

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

1 session currently scheduled:
    Autodesk Inventor - Basics Saturday, 7/26/14 1:00 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.
   
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 Sunday, 7/27/14 1:30 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.
       
    AUD009: Autodesk Inventor for Mold Design

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    1 session currently scheduled:
        Autodesk Inventor for Mold Design Wednesday, 7/30/14 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
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
     CNC (CNC)
     
       
    CNC101: Concepts of CNC

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

    TechShop CNC Machining Series Overview

    Learn the big picture

    Concepts of CNC. Learn all the vocabulary and concepts needed to get the most out of the other classes in this series

    Learn to translate your drawing into machine readable code

    CAD to CAM - VCarve Pro and Cut3D. This class focuses on converting your CAD drawings into files for the ShopBot CNC router

    CAD to CAM - InventorCAM Software. This class focuses on converting your CAD drawings into files for the Tormach CNC mill, but the software will also work on the ShopBot

    Learn how to use the CNC machine - hands-on classes

    CNC ShopBot CNC Router SBU

    CNC Tormach CNC Mill SBU

    Waterjet cutter

    1 session currently scheduled:
        Concepts of CNC Saturday, 7/26/14 10:00 AM 2.0 Hours 25 SEATS TOTAL
    24 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.
       
    CNC302: CNC ShopBot SBU

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

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

    Project: Wooden gear

    Prerequisites

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


    Equipment access: CNC ShopBot Router

    Minimum age: 16

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

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

    Safety

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

    • Advisable: Hearing protection, particle filter or dust mask


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

    2 sessions currently scheduled:
        CNC ShopBot SBU Thursday, 7/24/14 5:30 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    2 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 Tuesday, 7/29/14 5:30 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    5 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $115.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
     ELECTRONICS (EEE)
     
       
    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, 7/26/14 10:00 AM 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.
       
    EEE102: Arduino Part 1 - Building an Arduino - BBB

    Add electronic brains to your projects.

    This class is for people who make stuff and would like to add some basic automation but have not yet worked with microprocessors. This is the first in a series of Arduino classes, and the Barebones Arduino board is the backbone for all of the other Arduino classes. You will build a Bare Bones Board Arduino (BBB) and a BUB board, which will be used to upload programs to the BBB you just built, using soldering irons. (You can learn to program the BBB in the Arduino Part 2 class!) No experience is needed.

    Prerequisites: Being able to solder small parts. We also recommend that you take the Soldering and Electronics Basics SBU before this class.

    1 session currently scheduled:
        Arduino Part 1 - Building an Arduino - BBB Wednesday, 7/23/14 5:30 PM 3.0 Hours 6 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.
       
    EEE312: Arduino Part 5 - Inputs

    The Arduino Inputs class builds on participants' experiences in the earlier Arduino classes and focuses on how to work with information from a variety of external hardware devices.

    You will wire and program several projects to explore how to interpret and utilize the signals that different inputs feed into the Arduino, as well as learn how to write programs that work with these values.

    Class projects include advanced button work, noise detection, creating a touch sensor out of any capacitive surface, working with light and heat, and even using an accelerometer to detect motion like modern video game controllers or smart phones.

    Prerequisites:A good understanding of Arduino programming, which you can learn from TechShop Arduino classes. Please bring a functioning Arduino and breadboard kit to class.

    Materials fee covers a piezo buzzer, a variable resistor, a thermistor, a photo resistor, an accelerometer, and various small parts required for the class. They are yours to keep afterwards.

    2 sessions currently scheduled:
        Arduino Part 5 - Inputs Thursday, 7/24/14 5:30 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    CLASS FULL
        Arduino Part 5 - Inputs Monday, 7/28/14 5:30 PM 3.0 Hours 4 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.
       
    EEE313: Arduino Part 6 - Outputs

    The Arduino Outputs class builds on student's experience in the earlier Arduino classes and focuses on how to control a variety of external hardware devices with an Arduino. Students will wire and program several projects to understand the main principles of controlling hardware with signal output from the Arduino. Projects in this class include making your breadboard drive around, adding sound to your arduino project, investigating different types of motor control, controlling devices that work off of a range of values (Pulse Width Modulation), and controlling devices that require other power sources like motors and lamps through the use of Relays and MOSFETS.



    Prerequisites: Students need to have a good understanding of Arduino programming, which you can learn from TechShop Arduino classes. You also need to bring a functioning Arduino and breadboard kit to the class.



    Your lab fee will pay for a piezo buzzer, variable resistor, thermister, motor, servo motors, and various small parts required for the class. They are yours to keep after class.

    1 session currently scheduled:
        Arduino Part 6 - Outputs Tuesday, 7/29/14 5:30 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    3 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $115.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
     FABRICATION (FAB)
     
       
    FAB106: Sand Blasting and Powder Coating SBU

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    1 session currently scheduled:
        Sand Blasting and Powder Coating SBU Tuesday, 7/29/14 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.
     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!

    2 sessions currently scheduled:
        Laser Cutting and Etching SBU - Epilog Saturday, 7/26/14 3:00 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
        Laser Cutting and Etching SBU - Epilog Tuesday, 7/29/14 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
    4 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
     MACHINING (MAC)
     
       
    MAC101: Milling Machine SBU

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

    Project: Aluminum business card holder

    Prerequisite(s): None. However, MTL101, Basic Metal Shop is recommended.

    Equipment access: Milling machine

    Minimum age: 16

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

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

    Safety

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

    • Advisable: Hearing protection


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

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

    1 session currently scheduled:
        Milling Machine SBU Tuesday, 7/29/14 5:30 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
        * 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 quite 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.



    You must have completed the Metal Lathe SBU to take this course.

    1 session currently scheduled:
        Advanced Metal Lathe - Knurling and Threading Monday, 7/28/14 5:30 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    4 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
     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

    Prerequisite(s): 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!

    1 session currently scheduled:
        Basic Metal Shop SBU Monday, 7/28/14 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    2 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $65.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $80.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
        * 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

    Prerequisite(s): 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!

    1 session currently scheduled:
        Sheet Metal Basics SBU Wednesday, 7/23/14 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    CLASS FULL
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
     TECHNOLOGY (TEC)
     
       
    TEC104: 3D Scanning and Editing on the NextEngine

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

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

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

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

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

    1 session currently scheduled:
        3D Scanning and Editing on the NextEngine Saturday, 7/26/14 10:00 AM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    3 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $60.00, No Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $75.00, No Materials Fee
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
     WELDING / HOTSHOP (WLD)
     
       
    WLD102: MIG Welding SBU

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

    Project: Guided practice with an instructor

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

    Equipment access: MIG welder

    Minimum age: 12

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

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

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

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



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

    1 session currently scheduled:
        MIG Welding SBU Thursday, 7/24/14 5:30 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.
     WOODSHOP (WOD)
     
       
    WOD101: Wood Shop SBU

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

    Project: Build a small wooden shelf

    Prerequisites: None

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

    Minimum age: 16

    Supervision requirements: None

    Safety

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

    • Advised: Hearing protection, particle filter or dust mask


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

    1 session currently scheduled:
        Wood Shop SBU Wednesday, 7/30/14 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.
       
    WOD201: Jointer, Planer and Table Router SBU

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

    Project:Perform various operations on a piece of wood

    Prerequisites: WOD 101: Basic Woodshop SBU

    Equipment access: Table-mounted router, jointer, planer

    Minimum age: 16

    Supervision requirements: None

    Safety

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

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




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

    1 session currently scheduled:
        Jointer, Planer and Table Router SBU Wednesday, 7/23/14 5:30 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.
     WORKSHOPS (WKS)
     
       
    WKS649: Leather Mask Making

    Bring tech and craftsmanship together in this unique class! Local artisan Karianne Gottschalk will help you create a leather mask cut on the laser cutter, formed using traditional leather-working techniques, and designed to suit your imagination. This a great way to learn new materials techniques on the laser cutter. Enroll your younger students too!

    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.

    Minors 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:
        Leather Mask Making Monday, 8/11/14 5:30 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    5 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $50.00 plus $15.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $70.00 plus $15.00 Materials Fee
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.