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WKS101: Mechatronics 1

This is the first of a 4-part workshop.You will need to take all 4 sessions to complete this workshop. Only Part 1 is being offered at this time.

Now is your chance to know more about CNC machines and how they operate! Join TechShop and John Osborne as he leads you on your first CNC build from scratch. Over the course of the 4 sessions, you will build your own Doddlebot.

This course is designed for students to learn the basics of design, engineering, electronics, programming, and troubleshooting while enjoying the hands-on aspect of building your own CNCmachine.

Prerequisites: None

Each workshop must be taken in order.

Session 1 is online and available monthly now
Session 2 $130 coming in April and available moving forward
Session 3 $110 coming in April and available moving forward
Session 4 $110 coming in May and available moving forward

In May, all sessions will be up and running and offered on a regular basis. Check back often to see when your next session will be available.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Mechatronics 1 Monday, 6/5/17 5:30 PM 3.0 Hours 3 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $130.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS102: Mechatronics 2

This is the SECOND session of a 4-part workshop. You will need to take all 4 sessions to complete this workshop.

Now is your chance to know more about CNC machines and how they operate! Join TechShop and John Osborne as he leads you on your first CNC build from scratch. Over the course of the 4 sessions, you will build your own Doddlebot.

This course is designed for students to learn the basics of design, engineering, electronics, programming, and troubleshooting while enjoying the hands-on aspect of building your own CNCmachine.

Prerequisite: Mechatronics 1

Each workshop must be taken in order.

Sessions 1 and 2 are online and available monthly now
Session 3 $110 coming in May and available moving forward
Session 4 $110 will also be coming in May and available moving forward

In May, all sessions will be up and running and offered on a regular basis. Check back often to see when your next session will be available.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Mechatronics 2 Monday, 6/12/17 5:30 PM 3.0 Hours 3 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $130.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS103: Mechatronics 3

This is the THIRD session of a 4-part workshop. You will need to take all 4 sessions to complete this workshop.

Now is your chance to know more about CNC machines and how they operate! Join TechShop and John Osborne as he leads you on your first CNC build from scratch. Over the course of the 4 sessions, you will build your own Doddlebot.

This course is designed for students to learn the basics of design, engineering, electronics, programming, and troubleshooting while enjoying the hands-on aspect of building your own CNCmachine.

Prerequisite: Mechatronics 1 & 2

Each workshop must be taken in order.

All sessions are now live for this workshop, check back often for new dates and times.

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Mechatronics 3 Tuesday, 5/23/17 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 3 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    Mechatronics 3 Monday, 6/19/17 5:30 PM 3.0 Hours 3 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $110.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $130.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS104: Mechatronics 4

This is the FOURTH session of a 4-part workshop. You will need to take all 4 sessions to complete this workshop.

Now is your chance to know more about CNC machines and how they operate! Join TechShop and John Osborne as he leads you on your first CNC build from scratch. Over the course of the 4 sessions, you will build your own Doddlebot.

This course is designed for students to learn the basics of design, engineering, electronics, programming, and troubleshooting while enjoying the hands-on aspect of building your own CNCmachine.

Prerequisite: Mechatronics 1, 2, & 3

Each workshop must be taken in order.

All sessions are now live for this workshop, check back often for new dates and times.

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Mechatronics 4 Thursday, 5/25/17 5:30 PM 3.0 Hours 3 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    Mechatronics 4 Monday, 6/26/17 5:30 PM 3.0 Hours 3 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $110.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $130.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS801: Jigs and the Woodshop

Jigs are an invaluable tool to streamline your craftsmanship and work more efficiently. Whether you’re a seasoned woodworking professional or a novice, jigs can help you work smarter and faster.

During this workshop, your experienced instructor will build different jigs with you and show you their many uses. You will then use your jigs in the construction of a small finished box. You will also discuss further jig making, including various table saw sleds for simple cuts and bevels, dado cuts, and mitres. TechShop has these jigs built and on-hand for member use.

This is a 4-hour workshop. Upon completion, you will have 4 versatile jigs to take home as well as a unique project that can be stained or painted.

Prerequisite:Successful completion of WOD101: Woodshop SBU is required before you take this workshop

Project: 4 Jigs, Wooden Box

Equipment Access: Woodshop

Safety:Closed-toe shoes, eye protection, short sleeves, and face shield are required. Hearing Protection and particle filter or dust mask when in the woodshop are advised.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Jigs and the Woodshop Saturday, 6/17/17 11:00 AM 4.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $50.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $65.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS805: Custom Signs 1: Sign Making on the ShopBot

Apply skills you learned in the ShopBot SBU to create a custom-designed sign. Welcome guests to your cabin, design a unique house number display, or inscribe a favorite saying to adorn your wall.

Once you learn how to apply these skills to your own projects, the sky's the limit!

You will be using VCarve and CorelDRAW on the ShopBot to create your design. Your experienced instructor will help you determine design aesthetic, font alignment, and procedural steps to make your ideas work.

After this workshop, you will have a custom sign to take home, which you may paint, stain, or leave to weather naturally. Though the sign will be made from hardwood in class, you will be given the option of adding suggested embellishments in other mediums from the laser cutters, waterjet, or preferred machine on your own.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of CNC302

Project: Wooden sign

Safety:
    Mandatory: Closed-toe shoes, eye protection, short sleeves, face shield
    Advisable: Hearing protection and particle filter or dust mask when in the woodshop


1 session currently scheduled:
    Custom Signs 1: Sign Making on the ShopBot Tuesday, 6/20/17 6:00 PM 4.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $40.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $55.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS808: Wooden Garden Bench

Increase your woodworking skills and build a beautiful project for your home! This 2-part workshop is just in time for spring and warmer weather!
This bench will not only be functional, but your instructor will show you woodworking techniques which you can apply to future projects, or help you streamline your own woodworking procedures. This workshop is designed to help you budget your time for large projects, as well as increase your confidence using the tools in the woodshop.
After this workshop, you will have a full size bench to take home, which you may paint, stain, or leave to weather naturally. Your instructor will give you ideas on customizing the bench with other areas of the shop, such as embellishments from the Waterjet or laser cutters.

WOD101: Woodshop SBU is required before taking this class
Project: Wooden Garden Bench
Safety:
Mandatory: Closed-toed Shoes, Eye Protection, Short Sleeves, Face Shield
Advisable: Hearing Protection, Particle Filter, or Dust Mask when in the woodshop.

Class Length: 2 separate 4-hour sessions for a total of 8 hours, the second session will be Sunday, June 11th at 10:00 AM.

Unlimited Class Passes are not valid on multi-session workshops







1 session currently scheduled:
    Wooden Garden Bench Sunday, 6/4/17 10:00 AM 8.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $80.00 plus $60.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $100.00 plus $60.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS809: Laser Cut Basic Dice Tower

Level up your tabletop gaming with a unique, functional, laser-cut work of art!

Using the skills you learned in the Epilog Laser SBU or Universal Laser SBU, you will be able to cut your own dice tower.

Whether you’re complementing a fully-storied DnD campaign or adding creativity to Monopoly night, this project is simple, yet creative enough to create different designs for any gaming style. The instructor will provide you with some pattern ideas and consult with you on your own designs.

This is a 4-hour workshop. Upon completion, you may paint or stain your creation, or modify what you have learned to create other styles and shapes. This project will lend a customized aspect for your next game night or family gathering, and will look fantastic to display between game nights.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of LAS101: Epilog SBU or LAS103

Only the Epilog laser will be used in this workshop. However, everything taught will be applicable to the Universal Laser System.

Project: A custom-cut wooden dice tower

Equipment Access: Laser Lab, HUB

Minimum Age: 8

Supervision Requirements: During class, all 8- to 16-year-olds must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is also enrolled in the class.

Safety: Closed-toe shoes are mandatory.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Laser Cut Basic Dice Tower Sunday, 6/18/17 10:00 AM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $30.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $45.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS814: Wine Rack - Classic Square-X Style

Though this classic design is traditionally used for wine, it functions well as a finished storage element for any type of decor.

During this workshop, you will learn how to cut and assemble the pieces, using woodshop tools. Your instructor will also give you tips on securing multiple units together, or customizing your design further using other tools of the shop.

This is a 4-hour workshop. Upon completion, you will have one square rack, which you may paint, stain, or leave in natural wood.

WOD101 is required before you take this workshop.

Project: Wine Rack

Prerequisites: WOD101: Woodshop SBU

Equipment Access: Woodshop

Minimum Age: 16

Supervision Requirements: None

Safety: Mandatory: Closed-toe shoes, eye protection, short sleeves, and face shield. Advisable: Hearing protection and particle filter or dust mask when in the woodshop.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Wine Rack - Classic Square-X Style Tuesday, 6/27/17 5:30 PM 4.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $50.00 plus $70.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $65.00 plus $70.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS825: Bottle Carrier

In this workshop, you will combine your woodworking and lasering skills under direction of your experienced instructor to create a customized gift or tote of your own!

This bottle carrier has an attached bottle opener, so you’ll be ready for the party! Leave the carrier as a gift to your hosts, or keep it stocked so you’re always ready for the next event. Carrier can be easily adapted to tote hand tools, brushes, crafting supplies, makeup, pencils, dining/grilling utensils, condiments, and many other convenient alternatives.

Participants will cut out parts from solid wood and add laser customization with a quote or simple image of their choice.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of the Woodshop and Laser SBUs

Note: Students MUST BRING a portable drive with their quote/image file in Corel or Illustrator.

Project: Wooden Bottle Tote

Equipment Access: Woodshop, Laser Lab, HUB

Minimum Age: 16

Supervision Requirements: N/A

Safety:
    Mandatory: Closed toe shoes, short sleeves, safety glasses in woodshop
    Advisable: Hearing protection, dust mask
Class Length: 4 hours

1 session currently scheduled:
    Bottle Carrier Saturday, 6/10/17 10:00 AM 4.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 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.