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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 Friday, 7/7/17 6:00 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 Friday, 7/14/17 6:00 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.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Mechatronics 3 Friday, 7/21/17 6:00 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 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
    Mechatronics 4 Friday, 7/28/17 6:00 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 Friday, 7/14/17 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.
   
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, 7/30/17 10:00 AM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
3 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.
   
WKS857: Pinstriping

Sexify your DIY! John Jaranson – Ford materials engineer, TechShop instructor, and automotive artist – offers hands-on lessons for this sought-after technique. Add calligraphic lines to your 'rod, your guitar, your laptop, your lunchbox, your smartphone...

John will show you the tools and materials to produce your own vanity license plate. Bring in your own small projects to get some pointers on how to take them to the next level!

Tools and materials are for workshop project only.

Please note: This is not a Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class. Workshops utilize TechShop’s equipment, and all shop rules still apply – unless you have passed the required safety course(s), your instructor will assist you on machinery. Membership is required for working in the shop space outside of classes and workshops.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Pinstriping Monday, 7/10/17 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $40.00 plus $13.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $50.00 plus $13.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.