Safety/Orientation classes are required for tool access regardless of previous experience. All upcoming classes are in our calendar below.
The laser cutter is a versatile tool that can cut, etch, and engrave a wide variety of materials including wood, cardboard, paper, leather, and even acrylic. In this orientation, you will learn the basics of how a laser cutter works, and how to prepare a digital design for cutting. You will use RetinaEngrave software to control the laser cutter, and you will have the chance to create and cut a small design of your own!
LEARN ABOUT LASERLAB 101
CNC Router 101
Learn the basics of our CNC router. This robotic cutting tool can create parts with complex curves and surfaces out of wood, plastic, soft metal (including aluminum), foam, and other composites. This orientation will present the whole CNC process, from CAD (computer aided design) to CAM (computer aided machining) to CUT (cutting your part), and each student will get hands-on experience operating the CNC router.
Electronics Lab Classes
3D Printing & Design Classes
Learn all about 3D printing and 2D design. Make your own computer generated 3D models that you can then 3D print or CNC. Learn 2D vector based software to build files that can then be laser cut, CNC routed, or used to make stickers on our Vinyl Cutter.
In this class you will learn how to work with various domestic sewing machines, use of an industrial walking foot machine, textile and thread basics, and an overview of basic pattern concepts and edits.
This is a one-on-one class introducing you to the fundamentals of working in a black & white darkroom: how to use the equipment and chemicals, how to develop black & white film and print black & white photographs.
theory based workshops
WoodLab 201 covers the principles of basic woodworking techniques and the knowledge needed to build something properly to last.
This is primarily a theory based class with some instruction taking place in the WoodLab.
Project Based Workshops
In this entry-level woodworking class, you will create a cedar planter box!
Students will use the mitre saw, drill, and table saw in order to build the box. This class also touches on how to select the proper material for your project, and working with angles on a table saw.
This orientation is ideal for people with no woodworking experience who would like to build a simple project.
** Refunds or credit for future classes and orientations will only be provided if we are notified by email to firstname.lastname@example.org at least 24 hours in advance of the class. No refunds will be provided for late cancellation, but we do offer a 50% credit towards a future class or orientation.
Multi-week programs to get you making