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WKS525: Read-a-Sewing-Pattern Workshop

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

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

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

1 session currently scheduled:
    Read-a-Sewing-Pattern Workshop Wednesday, 9/3/14 7:30 PM 1.0 Hour 10 SEATS TOTAL
10 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $30.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $40.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS537: Heat Press and Vinyl Cutter SBU

Are you ready to start making your own professional quality heat pressed shirts at TechShop?

In this hands-on class, you'll learn all the basics of using our vinyl cutter and heat press to add your own graphic designs to shirts, blankets, flags, bags, and more! Your instructor will guide you through the process, including how to create and cut out your own design using our CNC vinyl cutter, preparing a heat press vinyl, and transferring and setting it onto your shirt.

If you'd like to print a T-shirt or bag using your own artwork (approximately 6"x6"), please bring a vectorized design saved as an .eps file. You're welcome to bring more than one design so the instructor can help you choose which one to use. Only one vinyl cutout will be created during class. Simple is best! Otherwise the instructor will have some designs already prepared for you to choose from.

You do not need to take Concepts of CNC prior to taking this class. You do need to understand how vector-based graphics work, and you should be familiar with Adobe Illustrator or CorelDRAW. If you are not familiar with either of these programs, we offer classes in both, in the "Computer (COM)" section.

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

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

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Heat Press and Vinyl Cutter SBU
(Heat Press and Vinyl Cutter SBU)
Saturday, 9/6/14 11:00 AM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $70.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $90.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Heat Press and Vinyl Cutter SBU
(Heat Press and Vinyl Cutter SBU)
Monday, 9/15/14 5:30 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $70.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $90.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS707: Jewelry and Metalsmithing Basics - Sawing and Riveting

Welcome to the wonderful world of jewelry and metalsmithing.

This course is designed as an introduction to common metalsmithing techniques and tools such as cold connections and jewelry saws.

Through hands-on experience, participants will learn sawing, riveting, drilling, filing, and sanding, and practice these techniques under instructor supervision. Participants will also learn about the various properties of non-ferrous metals.

This course is the pre-requisite for the Belt Buckle Workshop. You must take the jewelry blades you received in this course to use in the Belt Buckle Workshop.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Jewelry and Metalsmithing Basics - Sawing and Riveting Monday, 9/8/14 3:00 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $40.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $40.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS727: Leatherworking Basics - Creating a Leather Key Fob

In this workshop, you’ll learn fundamental skills for working with leather, and walk away with a keychain fob that you made yourself!

We’ll cover everything from pattern tracing and leather cutting, to embossing designs using traditional tools. There will be 8 designs to choose from, all of which will give you practice using a wide range of leather tooling techniques. While yes, in this workshop we’ll be making something cool, a lot of emphasis will be put on practicing technique with some of the more specialized leather crafting tools. Swivel knife and stamping tools in particular are the focus of tools that you’ll be practicing with.

At the end of this workshop, you’ll have experience with pattern transferring, swivel knife work, how to properly case leather for tooling, tooling (stamping) designs, edge finishing and dressing, hardware setting and care of tools. Please bring a USB key if you’d like an .svg file of all the patterns offered in the class, and the swivel knife practice worksheets.

Prerequisites: None, but you should be comfortable with the laser cutters and the wood shop tools.

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Leatherworking Basics - Creating a Leather Key Fob Saturday, 9/6/14 1:30 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
    Leatherworking Basics - Creating a Leather Key Fob Sunday, 9/14/14 1:00 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.
   
WKS729: Jewelry and Metalsmithing - Custom Metal Belt Buckle

Every true Texan needs a custom belt buckle.

In this workshop, you will learn to create a custom belt buckle using cold connections with copper, aluminum and brass. Embellishments will be added by using jewelry techniques such as stamping, forming, sawing and riveting.

Prerequisite: You must have successfully passed the Jewelry and Metalsmithing Basics - Sawing and Riveting class before taking this one. Don’t forget to bring your saw blades.



2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Jewelry and Metalsmithing - Custom Metal Belt Buckle Monday, 8/25/14 2:00 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
2 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $35.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $115.00 plus $35.00 Materials Fee
    Jewelry and Metalsmithing - Custom Metal Belt Buckle Monday, 9/22/14 2:00 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $35.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $115.00 plus $35.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS730: Adjust-a-Sewing-Pattern Workshop

In this workshop you will learn when and how to adjust a store bought pattern.

We will cover how to adjust a pattern to fit better and/or combine patterns together to create the look you really want.

The 1st hour will introduce you to different techniques involved in adjusting a pattern.

The 2nd hour is for practical application by using a pattern that you bring with you ready to ask questions and work on.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Adjust-a-Sewing-Pattern Workshop Wednesday, 9/17/14 7:00 PM 2.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
10 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.
   
WKS738: Leatherworking Basics - Make a leather belt

In this workshop, participants will make a custom dyed leather belt. Participants will learn the process from start to finish- measuring for the perfect size, laying out the holes, folding in a swappable belt buckle, edge finishing, dyeing and sealing the leather. Handouts will cover all the instructions, and will have templates for hole placement, and different billet-end shapes.

Supplies for this class are provided by the instructor, but if you’ve taken the ‘Make a Custom Belt Buckle’ class, you can use that buckle.



1 session currently scheduled:
    Leatherworking Basics - Make a leather belt Wednesday, 9/24/14 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $45.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $55.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS741: LabVIEW Experiments

Learn how to use LabVIEW graphical programming to create Virtual Instruments that measure, analyze, control, and log data from real world signals and sensors.

In this class you will learn how to use LabVIEW, a graphical programming language, to automate the measurements covered in the introduction to National Instruments myDAQ Measurements class, enabling you to create systems that interact with the real world based on measurements from the various sensors. You will learn how to implement the logic for a simple thermostat control system in LabVIEW using the input and output capabilities of the NI myDAQ.

You will learn how to:

-create user interfaces with controls and indicators

-use graphical programming structures

-interface digital and analog input and output signals from a myDAQ

-build a custom thermostat through a series of experiments

1 session currently scheduled:
    LabVIEW Experiments Saturday, 8/30/14 10:30 AM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
1 SEAT LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $80.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $90.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS744: Date Night! Laser Etched Wine Glasses

Make it a date at TechShop!

Etch into glass using TechShop's laser cutting machine! Using the rotary attachment tool for the laser cutter, you can etch designs into cylindrical items. Choose from one of our designs or learn how to design a simple one on your own. You will also get to create your very own acrylic wine charm. Choose from several different designs.

This is a unique activity perfect for a DIY date night!

Wine tasting included! (21 and up)

This workshop is open to both members and non-members of TechShop.

Note: This is not a Safety and Basic Usage class. If you want to make more customized items, check out our Laser Rotary Attachment SBU class, offered regularly.

Only one person per couple needs to register.



1 session currently scheduled:
    Date Night! Laser Etched Wine Glasses
(Date Night! Laser Etched Wine Glasses)
Friday, 8/29/14 7:00 PM 1.5 Hours 3 SEATS TOTAL
1 SEAT LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $60.00, No Materials Fee
   
WKS701: Arduino - Experiments

You’ve got an Arduino. You know how to program it. Now what?!

In this workshop, you’ll learn how to make your Arduino actually DO things. We’ll set up the Arduino IDE, go over some simple programming and then start experimenting!

We’ll cover how to work with information from external hardware devices including analog and digital input sources as you wire and program projects that explore how to interpret and utilize the signals that the inputs supply the Arduino. We will also cover how to control external hardware devices via digital and PWM outputs as you wire and program projects that teach the main principles of controlling hardware with information output from the Arduino. You will also learn both the hardware and software aspects of working with an LCD screen by attaching a display, feeding it information and making the display respond.

Prerequisites: Students need to have a good understanding of Arduino programming, which you can learn from the TechShop Arduino Programming class. You also need to bring a functioning Bare Bones Board & BUB, or an Arduino UNO along with the proper USB cable. The class is taught in the computer lab and PCs will be available for all students to use.

Your lab fee will pay for a display, tri-color LED, servo, breadboard, wire kit, storage box and various small parts required for the class. They are yours to keep after class.

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Arduino - Experiments Monday, 8/25/14 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
2 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $40.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $115.00 plus $40.00 Materials Fee
    Arduino - Experiments Tuesday, 9/23/14 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $40.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $115.00 plus $40.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.