I know there’s some pent-up demand for laser classes. Sorry about that, the last couple of months my schedule has been less than cooperative. So by way of apology I’ve put up not one, not two, but THREE laser cutter classes over the next two weeks. Here are the dates, and links to the Eventbrite page where you can sign up:
See y’all there, or there, or there!
You will have a nice little machine to take home and make projects with. Jan -21-22, 2017.
UPDATE 12/6/16: Second class added. Eventbrite Link
Alex from GetLoFi.com will lead a 2 day CNC Kit building class. In which you will have the opportunity to learn CNC technology and walk away owning a small machine capable of cutting/engraving/laser etching/and moar? More information through the link. This is a paid class.
The CNC Interest Group meet-up will happen again this Sunday 6/21/2015 2:00 PM at the Hack Factory. It is open to everyone, but machine use requires membership. If you have been wanting to get a project cut on a CNC or get checked out on the CNC machines, this is where you want to be to get the process started. Hope to see a good group of folks Sunday.
Computer-Aided Design (CAD) programs are powerful sets of tools for designing anything from toys to furniture to mechanical devices. CAD can speed up your work immensely and help you make sure parts are aligned and properly fitted. But these awesome features are often hidden behind unfamiliar terminology and confusing user interfaces. To help you wade through all this and make stuff faster, Graham will be running a CAD class at the Hack Factory this Sunday, June 15th! The course will cover:
To sign up for the class, head on over to the registration page on Eventbrite
Twin Cities Maker has three CNC machines at the Hack Factory. For those who don’t know, a CNC machine is a computer-controlled router which you can use to carve out all sorts of 2D and 3D items. They take a bit of training to be able to use, so Matt is running a class this Sunday!
The course covers the fundamentals of using the large CNC Router:
To sign up for the class, head over to the registration page at Eventbrite.
Always wanted to learn to sew but don’t know where to start? Have you been sewing on your own but feel you need some guidance? In this class you’ll learn the basics for sewing of all kinds of objects; useful hand sewing stitches, how to operate a machine sewing, and construction techniques, etc. In class you will make a simple tote bag. It will act as a sampler, providing a set of basic construction techniques that should leave you ready to tackle your next project!
Arduino 101 is back for one one more round, just in time for summer vacation monkeying about. This will more than likely be the last Arduino 101 class until September, so if you’ve been looking for the intro course you’ll want to sign up!
This round runs on Friday nights, 5/31 and 6/7, from 7:00pm – 9:00pm.
Ever wanted to make something blink or buzz, but don’t know where to start? This is the class that will teach you the basics of what an Arduino can do, and how microcontrollers are awesome!
Cost is $50, which includes a parts kit we’ll be using in class (it’s yours to keep!). Students will need to supply their own Arduino board and laptop.
Following the most recent CNC Class, which I think was a great success on many levels, I was inspired to make a project that has been on the back burner for awhile. I want to use a CNC to make some furniture. I’ve been inspired by the work of Gregg Fleishman, and as a starting point I cutout a scale model of one of his designs.
Learn how to use a CNC router to cut 2D and 3D objects out of a variety of materials. TC Maker has 3 CNC routers available at the Hack Factory, come and learn how to use them and start making your own awesome stuff!
The class will have two parts (Machine Check-out, and CAM gcode creation) with the machine introduction and check-out scheduled for 1pm – 5pm Saturday and the CAM workshop from 10am – 2pm on Sunday.
Intro to CNC Class Sign up here. It’s $45 for the 2 days of class