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Events & Classes

 

WOODSHOP 101

In this class you will be creating a pencil and business card holder. You will learn how to use the table saw, drill press, belt sander and various other small hand tools. You will gain understanding of what tools are used for in the wood shop and how to safely use them. In order to use the wood shop, this class is required.  *We ask that you wear closed toed shoes and long hair must be tied up. Ear plugs and safety glasses will be provided.


LASER CUTTER 101

ZAPP ZAPP! One of our all time favourite tools in the space! The laser cutter is a powerful machine because of all the different types of applications it has. In this class you will have a chance to learn the basics of designing for laser cutting. You will also learn how to safely operate the laser cutter! A basic understanding of adobe illustrator is not required but definitely an asset!


SILKSCREEN 101

In this course you will learn how to print textiles using plastisol inks on a four colour silkscreen press, as well as the proper curing methods. You will leave this class with your very own Makerspace shirt that you printed and the knowledge necessary to print your own designs! All materials are provided in class!


DECAL CUTTING 101

Have you ever wondered where those crazy shaped stickers come from? Are you trying to push your small company and want a creative, but affordable, way to promote yourself? The decal cutter is the answer to both of the above questions. In this class you will be taught about the basics of designing for the decal cutter. You will leave the class with your very own custom designed one colour decal!


CNC ROUTER 101

In this class you will be learning the basics of designing for the CNC router. This machine is a beast. It is able to cut materials that are 8 feet long and 5 feet wide. By the end of the class you will have a basic understanding about how to safely operate the machine. The next step will be dreaming up crazy things that you will be able to make on it!  *We ask that you wear closed toed shoes and long hair must be tied up. Ear plugs and safety glasses will be provided. 


WOOD LATHE 101

The lathe is a classic wood shop tool, however it takes a little more learning and practice to master. Once you're comfortable on the lathe it can be quite a relaxing tool to use. In this class you will learn how to safely operate the lathe, in turn, helping you create your own small candle holder. This will teach you the basics of chisel handling and chuck usage.  *We ask that you wear closed toed shoes and long hair must be tied up. Ear plugs and safety glasses will be provided.


3D PRINTER 101

The 3D Printer is a quickly advancing technology that is blowing people's minds on the daily! In this class you will learn how to print simple objects from the website Thingiverse on a Makerbot Replicator.