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 WORKSHOPS (WKS)
 
   
WKS101PWTR: Low Temp Pewter Casting Workshop

Get started in casting low temperature pewter using a traditional Sand Casting technique. Sand Casting has been used for centuries and is still commonly used to this day to cast parts in not only low temperature pewter, but also higher temperature metals like bronze, aluminum, steel, and titanium. In addition, learn about other techniques used for low temperature pewter, which can give you an easy-to-follow introduction to any kind of split molding in its simplest form.

Required**

Long (Non Flammable, organic fiber like cotton) Pants

Leather closed Toed Shoes **

Recommended: Metal Shop SBU but not required (For sanding and finishing casting), or Instructor can do it for you.

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Welding jackets and eyewear will be provided.**

1 session currently scheduled:
    Low Temp Pewter Casting Workshop Friday, 3/11/16 5:00 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $40.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $50.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS469: Create a Metal Rose!

Join our Instructor for this 3-hour workshop and learn how to put together a rose made of 24 gauge steel. These make beautiful presents and will last a lifetime.

Project: Metal Rose

Prerequisites: None!

Safety: Closed-toed shoes are required.

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Create a Metal Rose! Sunday, 2/14/16 2:00 PM 3.5 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $75.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $85.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Create a Metal Rose! Sunday, 2/21/16 3:00 PM 3.5 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
8 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $75.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $85.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS441: Make a Skateboard Deck

We are excited to present our latest workshop at TechShop San Francisco: Build Your Own Skateboard Deck!

In this two-day workshop, participants will design and shape their very own skateboard decks.

During the first day, students will cut their veneer into 12" strips, then glue and clamp them over a form, determining how much concave the board has and what angle the tail of the board is. On the second day, we will pull our skateboard blanks off the forms, transfer our profile designs, then cut the shape out and round the corners of the board.

Participants will walk away with a custom skateboard deck, ready to paint or laser designs onto or just bolt on hardware and ride that same day.
    Day 1: 3 hours
    Day 2: 4 hours
Prerequisite: You must pass the Woodshop SBU before taking this class.

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Make a Skateboard Deck Wednesday, 3/9/16 6:00 PM 7.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $150.00 plus $30.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $170.00 plus $30.00 Materials Fee
    Make a Skateboard Deck Wednesday, 3/30/16 6:00 PM 7.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $150.00 plus $30.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $170.00 plus $30.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS724: Working with LEDs

Have you ever wanted to add colorful blinky lights to your art project but had no idea where to begin?

In this class, you will learn about working with many addressable LEDs that use the popular WS2812 LED and integrated driver chip. By the end of the class, you will know about the basics of how the lights work, professional fabrication techniques for assembling LED strips, various driver options, and some programming.

This is a great opportunity to learn how to light up your holiday sweater or become a walking Christmas tree!

Prerequisites: You must have passed EEE 100: Soldering and Basic Electronics prior to taking this workshop.

3 sessions currently scheduled:
    Working with LEDs
(Working with LED's)
Sunday, 3/6/16 2:30 PM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
8 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $80.00 plus $30.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $95.00 plus $30.00 Materials Fee
    Working with LEDs
(Working with LED's)
Tuesday, 3/15/16 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
8 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $80.00 plus $30.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $95.00 plus $30.00 Materials Fee
    Working with LEDs
(Working with LED's)
Sunday, 3/27/16 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
8 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $80.00 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.
   
WKS999: Advanced ShopBot Workshop

This class focuses on complex operations that are not taught in our regular ShopBot class. Students will learn how to produce two sided work, importing Cut3D files into V-Carve, registering your work for jobs that require two reservations, managing tool libraries,using profile tools, and many other tips and tricks for the advanced user looking to do more with the Shopbot.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of CNC302: CNC ShopBot SBU and CNC201: CAD/CAM Software - VCarve Pro and Cut3D



******Recommended: 10+ hours of experience using the ShopBot independently beyond the SBU

3 sessions currently scheduled:
    Advanced ShopBot Workshop
(Advanced ShopBot Workshop)
Thursday, 2/25/16 6:00 PM 4.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $180.00, No Materials Fee
    Advanced ShopBot Workshop
(Advanced ShopBot Workshop)
Monday, 3/14/16 6:00 PM 4.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $180.00, No Materials Fee
    Advanced ShopBot Workshop
(Advanced ShopBot Workshop)
Thursday, 3/24/16 6:00 PM 4.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $180.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS100: Cutting Board Workshop

Join Seth Newsome for this four-hour workshop and learn how to put together your own two-tone cutting board using the skills you acquired from the Woodshop SBU. Seth will show you the steps for cutting, gluing and finishing your cutting board made from maple and cherry.

Workshop fee includes materials.

Prerequisite: Woodshop SBU

5 sessions currently scheduled:
    Cutting Board Workshop Sunday, 2/14/16 1:30 PM 4.0 Hours 3 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $30.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $100.00 plus $30.00 Materials Fee
    Cutting Board Workshop Sunday, 2/28/16 1:30 PM 4.0 Hours 3 SEATS TOTAL
1 SEAT LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $30.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $100.00 plus $30.00 Materials Fee
    Cutting Board Workshop Sunday, 3/13/16 1:00 PM 4.0 Hours 3 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $30.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $100.00 plus $30.00 Materials Fee
    Cutting Board Workshop Sunday, 3/20/16 9:00 AM 4.0 Hours 3 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $30.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $100.00 plus $30.00 Materials Fee
    Cutting Board Workshop Sunday, 3/27/16 3:00 PM 4.0 Hours 3 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $30.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $100.00 plus $30.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.