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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 Sunday, 5/21/17 10:00 AM 2.5 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.

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Mechatronics 2 Thursday, 5/4/17 5:30 PM 0.0 Hour 3 SEATS TOTAL
2 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $130.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $150.00, No Materials Fee
    Mechatronics 2 Monday, 5/8/17 5:30 PM 0.0 Hour 3 SEATS TOTAL
1 SEAT 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.

4 sessions currently scheduled:
    Mechatronics 3 Sunday, 5/7/17 11:00 AM 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 3 Saturday, 5/13/17 1:00 PM 3.0 Hours 3 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    Mechatronics 3 Wednesday, 5/17/17 5:30 PM 3.0 Hours 3 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    Mechatronics 3 Tuesday, 5/23/17 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 3 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    * 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.

3 sessions currently scheduled:
    Mechatronics 4 Saturday, 5/20/17 1:00 PM 3.0 Hours 3 SEATS TOTAL
2 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $110.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $130.00, No Materials Fee
    Mechatronics 4 Monday, 5/22/17 5:30 PM 3.0 Hours 3 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    Mechatronics 4 Thursday, 5/25/17 5:30 PM 3.0 Hours 3 SEATS TOTAL
1 SEAT 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, 5/19/17 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 Sunday, 5/7/17 10:00 AM 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.
   
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.

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Pinstriping Monday, 5/8/17 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $40.00 plus $13.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $50.00 plus $13.00 Materials Fee
    Pinstriping Friday, 5/19/17 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.