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 ARTS AND CRAFTS (ART)
 
   
ART130: Heat Press SBU

Are you ready to start making your own professional quality heat pressed shirts at TechShop? In this hands-on Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class, learn to use the heat press to add graphic designs to shirts, blankets, flags, bags, and more!

  • Recommended: COM201: Adobe Illustrator for CNC, COM207:CorelDraw for CNC

    Equipment access: Heat Press

    Minimum age: 12

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

    Safety: Closed-toed shoes are mandatory.

    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:
        Heat Press SBU
    (Heat Press SBU)
    Sunday, 7/12/15 12:30 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    2 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $70.00, No Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $80.00, No Materials Fee
        Heat Press SBU
    (Heat Press SBU)
    Saturday, 7/18/15 11:00 AM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    4 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $70.00, No Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $80.00, No Materials Fee
        Heat Press SBU
    (Heat Press SBU)
    Thursday, 7/23/15 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    4 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $70.00, No Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $80.00, No Materials Fee
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
       
    ART103: Silkscreen Printing Basics - SBU

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

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

    Project: Custom t-shirt or tote bag

    Prerequisites: None

    Equipment access: Silkscreen station

    Minimum age: 12

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

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

    Safety: Closed-toed shoes are required.

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

    1 session currently scheduled:
        Silkscreen Printing Basics - SBU Thursday, 7/9/15 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    4 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.

    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.

    2 sessions currently scheduled:
        Autodesk Inventor Basics Sunday, 7/12/15 2:00 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
        Autodesk Inventor Basics Wednesday, 7/29/15 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.
       
    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 Sunday, 7/12/15 10:00 AM 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
        Autodesk Fusion 360 Basics Saturday, 7/25/15 10:00 AM 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.
       
    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 Saturday, 7/25/15 2:00 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.
     CNC (CNC)
     
       
    CNC500: CNC BoxCenter Custom Box Making Machine SBU

    In this class you will learn how to operate a very unique machine. The BoxCenter was designed and built by TechShop Member John Osborne and is the first computer controlled custom box making machine of it's kind. It will make nearly any custom-sized box of precise dimensions from a flat sheet of inexpensive 4' X 8' cardboard. The machine is controlled via an intuitive and easy to grasp graphical user interface (GUI). Use it to select special options like handles, flaps, lids and made-to-fit packaging inserts. Now you can make your own packaging for products you make at TechShop!

    Project: Custom cardboard box

    Equipment access: BoxCenter

    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 BoxCenter 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!

    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 BoxCenter Custom Box Making Machine SBU Sunday, 7/12/15 10:00 AM 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 BoxCenter Custom Box Making Machine SBU Wednesday, 7/22/15 10:00 AM 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
        CNC BoxCenter Custom Box Making Machine SBU Thursday, 7/30/15 6:00 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.
       
    CNC101: Concepts of CNC

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

    TechShop CNC Machining Series Overview

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

    1 session currently scheduled:
        Concepts of CNC Saturday, 7/11/15 9:00 AM 2.0 Hours 25 SEATS TOTAL
    23 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!

    2 sessions currently scheduled:
        CNC Vinyl Cutter SBU Thursday, 7/9/15 2:00 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
        CNC Vinyl Cutter SBU Monday, 7/20/15 6:00 PM 1.5 Hours 5 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
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
       
    CNC201: CAD to CAM Software - VCarve Pro & Cut3D

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

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

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

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

    1 session currently scheduled:
        CAD to CAM Software - VCarve Pro & Cut3D Saturday, 7/11/15 12:00 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!

    5 sessions currently scheduled:
        CNC ShopBot SBU Wednesday, 7/8/15 6:00 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 Sunday, 7/12/15 1:00 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
        CNC ShopBot SBU Thursday, 7/16/15 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 Saturday, 7/25/15 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 Monday, 7/27/15 6:00 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.
       
    CNC301: CNC Tormach Milling Machine SBU

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

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

    Project: Bottle opener

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

    Equipment access: CNC milling machine

    Minimum age: 16

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

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

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

    • Advisable: Hearing protection.


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

    3 sessions currently scheduled:
        CNC Tormach Milling Machine SBU Thursday, 7/9/15 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 $115.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
        CNC Tormach Milling Machine SBU Monday, 7/20/15 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    5 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $115.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
        CNC Tormach Milling Machine SBU Wednesday, 7/29/15 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.

    1 session currently scheduled:
        Tormach II - 4th Axis and Tool Changes Tuesday, 7/14/15 10:00 AM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
    6 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.
       
    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!

    3 sessions currently scheduled:
        CNC Waterjet Cutter SBU Friday, 7/10/15 6:00 PM 4.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    3 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $185.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $230.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
        CNC Waterjet Cutter SBU Thursday, 7/16/15 9:30 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
        CNC Waterjet Cutter SBU Sunday, 7/26/15 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 Saturday, 7/18/15 1:00 PM 2.5 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
    7 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.
     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 Tuesday, 7/21/15 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.
       
    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!

    3 sessions currently scheduled:
        Vacuum Forming SBU Sunday, 7/12/15 11:00 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
        Vacuum Forming SBU Wednesday, 7/22/15 6:00 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
        Vacuum Forming SBU Wednesday, 7/29/15 6:00 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.
       
    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!

    2 sessions currently scheduled:
        Sand Blasting and Powder Coating SBU Friday, 7/17/15 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
        Sand Blasting and Powder Coating SBU Friday, 7/24/15 9:00 AM 2.0 Hours 5 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.
       
    FAB107: Silicone RTV Moldmaking and Casting Basics

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

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

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

    1 session currently scheduled:
        Silicone RTV Moldmaking and Casting Basics Saturday, 7/11/15 12:00 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. Upon completion of the 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, 7/25/15 10:00 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    4 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $115.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
       
    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.

    1 session currently scheduled:
        Carbon Fiber Basics Wednesday, 7/15/15 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.
     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!

    6 sessions currently scheduled:
        Laser Cutting and Etching SBU - Epilog Wednesday, 7/8/15 1:00 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 Wednesday, 7/15/15 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 Friday, 7/17/15 1:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
    5 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Laser Cutting and Etching SBU - Epilog Saturday, 7/18/15 10:00 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 Saturday, 7/25/15 12:30 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
    6 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Laser Cutting and Etching SBU - Epilog Thursday, 7/30/15 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
    6 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        * 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 Wednesday, 7/15/15 12:00 PM 2.0 Hours 3 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 Engraver Rotary Attachment SBU - Epilog Saturday, 7/25/15 3:00 PM 2.0 Hours 3 SEATS TOTAL
    1 SEAT LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
     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 Saturday, 7/11/15 9:00 AM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    5 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $125.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
        Milling Machine SBU Sunday, 7/26/15 11:00 AM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    5 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $125.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
       
    MAC201: Advanced Milling Machine - Tramming and Precision

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

    Project: Square an aluminum part

    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 Wednesday, 7/15/15 6:00 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.
       
    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 Wednesday, 7/8/15 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    4 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $115.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Metal Lathe SBU Saturday, 7/18/15 9:00 AM 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 Sunday, 7/26/15 2:00 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.
     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!

    3 sessions currently scheduled:
        Basic Metal Shop SBU Saturday, 7/18/15 12:30 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
        Basic Metal Shop SBU Thursday, 7/23/15 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 Sunday, 7/26/15 9:30 AM 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

    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!

    1 session currently scheduled:
        Sheet Metal Basics SBU Thursday, 7/30/15 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
        * 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!

    2 sessions currently scheduled:
        Sheet Metal - Organic Shapes SBU Saturday, 7/18/15 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, 7/26/15 12:30 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.
     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!

    6 sessions currently scheduled:
        3D Printing SBU Tuesday, 7/7/15 2:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
    2 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $85.00, No Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $100.00, No Materials Fee
        3D Printing SBU Tuesday, 7/14/15 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 Sunday, 7/19/15 3:00 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
        3D Printing SBU Tuesday, 7/21/15 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
        3D Printing SBU Saturday, 7/25/15 9:30 AM 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
        3D Printing SBU Tuesday, 7/28/15 10:00 AM 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.
       
    PRO108: 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!

    1 session currently scheduled:
        3D Scanning and Editing on the NextEngine Tuesday, 7/7/15 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.
     STEAM SUMMER CAMPS (STEAM)
     
       
    STEAM1001: Summer of Creation: Arduino Bot

    Are you ready to start programming your own robot, and take control of your robotic world?

    In this TechShop Arduino Bot camp, you will learn how to design, build and program your own microcontroller. This five-day camp will introduce budding makers to the all-powerful arduino board through a weeks worth of training on inputs, outputs and programming. Campers will be use their arduino boards to make a multitude of different projects throughout the week, culminating in their very own bot, that goes home with them at the end of camp.

    1 session currently scheduled:
        Summer of Creation: Arduino Bot Monday, 8/24/15 9:30 AM 30.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
    10 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $600.00, No Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $700.00, No Materials Fee
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
       
    STEAM1002: Girls Only Design & Build Camp

    GIRLS ONLY DESIGN & BUILD CAMP introduces young girl innovators to software, and rapid prototype equipment. This camp will provide each camper a chance to bring their creations to life using TechShop's laser cutters and 3D printers. Campers will start off learning and refining their CAD (computer aided design) skills in Autodesk and Corel Draw, before building their projects on our Epilog laser cutters, Mojo 3D printer, and the Form +1 3D printer.

    Campers who take, and successfully pass this course will be certified to use the laser cutters, Form +1 and Mojo 3D printers at TechShop.

    This camp is for GIRL INNOVATORS only.



    1 session currently scheduled:
        Girls Only Design & Build Camp Monday, 8/3/15 9:30 AM 30.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
    9 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $500.00, No Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $600.00, No Materials Fee
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
       
    STEAM1003: Summer of Creation: Design & Build Racing Shell Challenge

    In this Design and Build Camp, young makers will be introduced to software and fabrication tools in order to make their own custom body for a Losi RC car. Campers will learn, and refine their CAD skills using Autodesk software, before moving on to learn fabrication skills with hand tools, assembly tasks and a final project done on TechShop's vacuum former. This five-day camp will culminate with campers being given a series of tasks to complete in various races, using their cars. These cars will be taken home with the campers at the end of camp.



    Campers who take and complete this camp will be certified to use the vacuum former at TechShop.





    2 sessions currently scheduled:
        Summer of Creation: Design & Build Racing Shell Challenge Monday, 7/13/15 9:30 AM 30.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
    10 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $600.00, No Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $700.00, No Materials Fee
        Summer of Creation: Design & Build Racing Shell Challenge Monday, 8/10/15 9:30 AM 30.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
    10 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $600.00, No Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $700.00, No Materials Fee
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
       
    STEAM1004: Girls Only Raspberry PI Camp

    In this Girls Only Camp, campers will be introduced to the basics of programming and coding. Campers will learn how to operate the Raspberry Pi2, use essential components and become familiar with coding programs such as Scratch, Sonic Pi, and Minecraft Pi. After a week of challenging projects, campers will be able to take their Pi's home to continue experimenting with.

    This camp is for GIRL CODERS only.







    1 session currently scheduled:
        Girls Only Raspberry PI Camp Monday, 7/20/15 9:30 AM 6.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
    CLASS FULL
       
    STEAM532: Summer of Creation: Arduino Robotics

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

    At 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. We 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 30.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
    CLASS FULL
        Summer of Creation: Arduino Robotics Monday, 8/17/15 9:30 AM 30.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
    CLASS FULL
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
       
    STEAM536: Summer of Creation: Maker Sessions

    Is your child enrolled in one of our summer camps?

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

    Please note: This package must be purchased with an enrollment in one of our Summer of Creation camps.

    A Maker Sessions package must be purchased for each youth enrolled in extended care.

    7 sessions currently scheduled:
        Summer of Creation: Maker Sessions Monday, 7/13/15 8:30 AM 3.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
    10 SEATS LEFT
        Member and non-member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
        Summer of Creation: Maker Sessions Monday, 7/20/15 8:30 AM 3.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
    10 SEATS LEFT
        Member and non-member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
        Summer of Creation: Maker Sessions Monday, 7/27/15 8:30 AM 3.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
    10 SEATS LEFT
        Member and non-member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
        Summer of Creation: Maker Sessions Monday, 8/3/15 8:30 AM 3.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
    10 SEATS LEFT
        Member and non-member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
        Summer of Creation: Maker Sessions Monday, 8/10/15 8:30 AM 3.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
    10 SEATS LEFT
        Member and non-member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
        Summer of Creation: Maker Sessions Monday, 8/17/15 8:30 AM 3.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
    10 SEATS LEFT
        Member and non-member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
        Summer of Creation: Maker Sessions Monday, 8/24/15 8:30 AM 3.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
    10 SEATS LEFT
        Member and non-member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
     TEXTILES (TXL)
     
       
    TXL101: Basic Sewing Machine SBU

    In this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class, learn to use a sewing machine. Acquire skills to correctly thread machine, fill and place the bobbin, and change the foot. Also learn to sew straight, zig-zag, basting, and other specialty stitches.

    This machine sews through regular weight fabric but not heavy duty materials like leather or thick canvas. Go on to create messenger bags, rocket parachutes, clothing, plushies, sails, costumes, and more!

    Project: Pocket bag

    Prerequisites: None

    Equipment access: Sewing machine

    Minimum age: 12

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

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

    Safety: Closed-toed shoes are required.

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

    2 sessions currently scheduled:
        Basic Sewing Machine SBU Saturday, 7/18/15 9:00 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
        Basic Sewing Machine SBU Sunday, 7/26/15 9:00 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!

    1 session currently scheduled:
        CNC Embroiderer SBU Sunday, 7/19/15 9:00 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.
       
    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!

    1 session currently scheduled:
        Industrial Sewing Machines - SBU Saturday, 7/18/15 12:00 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.
       
    TXL105: Industrial Serger Sewing Machine SBU

    In this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class, learn to use the Juki four-thread industrial serger sewing machine. Get hands-on serger experience using overlock stitching to create high quality, soft-feeling seams and fine rolled hems. Take advantage of this powerful machine to sew and hem heavy, layered materials like canvas and leather. Expect to increase productivity after learning this efficient machine.

    Project: Small pocket bag

    Prerequisites: None

    Equipment access: Industrial serger sewing machine

    Minimum age: 12

    Supervision requirements: All 12- to 15-year-olds must attend class with a parent or guardian and be supervised, while using the Industrial serger sewing machine, by a parent or guardian who has passed the SBU.

    Safety: Closed-toed shoes are required.

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

    3 sessions currently scheduled:
        Industrial Serger Sewing Machine SBU Saturday, 7/18/15 3:00 PM 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
        Industrial Serger Sewing Machine SBU Sunday, 7/26/15 12:00 PM 1.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    4 SEATS LEFT
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        Non-member Sign Up $55.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Industrial Serger Sewing Machine SBU Sunday, 7/26/15 2:30 PM 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.
       
    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.

    1 session currently scheduled:
        Digitizer MBX CNC Embroiderer Software Sunday, 7/19/15 12:00 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)
     
       
    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!

    3 sessions currently scheduled:
        MIG Welding SBU Thursday, 7/9/15 4:00 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    2 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $55.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $70.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        MIG Welding SBU Thursday, 7/16/15 5:30 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    CLASS FULL
        MIG Welding SBU Thursday, 7/23/15 5:30 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.
       
    WLD101: TIG Welding SBU

    Welding is the process of fusing materials together.

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

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

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

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

    Equipment access: TIG welder

    Minimum age: 12

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

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

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

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


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

    3 sessions currently scheduled:
        TIG Welding SBU Thursday, 7/9/15 1:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    1 SEAT LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $55.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $70.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        TIG Welding SBU Monday, 7/13/15 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
        TIG Welding SBU Thursday, 7/30/15 6:00 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.
     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 Saturday, 7/11/15 10:00 AM 2.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    3 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 Monday, 7/13/15 6:00 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 Tuesday, 7/21/15 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 Wednesday, 7/22/15 6:00 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 Tuesday, 7/28/15 6:00 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
        * 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!

    3 sessions currently scheduled:
        Jointer, Planer and Table Router SBU Friday, 7/10/15 10:00 AM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    2 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
        Jointer, Planer and Table Router SBU Saturday, 7/11/15 1:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    CLASS FULL
        Jointer, Planer and Table Router SBU Monday, 7/27/15 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.
       
    WOD103: Wood Lathe SBU

    Woodturning is a method of woodworking used to create wooden bowls, pens, table legs and endless other round or cylindrical items on a lathe.

    Learn to safely use the lathe to make wooden parts in this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class. Discover how to set up the lathe, prepare raw materials, and use different wood turning tools. Spin circles around the shop with the new skills acquired in this class!

    Project: Turn a wooden spindle

    Prerequisites: WOD101: Woodshop SBU is recommended but not required

    Equipment access: Wood lathe

    Minimum age: 16

    Supervision requirements: None

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

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


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

    2 sessions currently scheduled:
        Wood Lathe SBU Thursday, 7/9/15 10:00 AM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    3 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
        Wood Lathe SBU Thursday, 7/23/15 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)
     
       
    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 Saturday, 7/11/15 2:00 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    5 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.