Classes: We teach Foothill College courses every quarter. Classes can be taken by Foothill students, high school students, community member and teachers. If you you are interested in offerings you don’t see listed this quarter, please contact Dr. Sylvan about what we can offer. Note that all Foothills classes require a minimum of 20 students to run.
Training: We also have multiple informal non-credit machine training sessions and topical workshops for our makerspace members multiple times a month.
Makerspace Coordinator Certificate: The Makerspace Coordinator is a certificate program that is designed for people who are seeking employment in fabrication laboratories and makerspaces within community centers, libraries, and educational settings. The program provides instruction and support for building models and prototypes, strategies to spark innovation and invention, and creative problem-solving and collaboration. More information.
Current Makerspace Classes for Spring 2018
- LINC 58A (1 unit) E-Portfolios: Intro to Makerspace. CRN: 41803
Learn how to use the tools in the makerspace and create a portfolio of your projects. The in-person start date of this class is flexible. Appropriate for Foothill students, teachers, and other community members. Please email Dr. Elisabeth Sylvan to set up your orientation.
- LINC 90c (2 units) Not a Makerspace class per se, but taught by Maker In Residence, Dr. Elisabeth Sylvan. Learn how to collaborate online using both well-established and new, innovative tools. This class is taught completely online.
Current Training Offered to Members
- New Member Orientation: Before you start using the makerspace, you are required to attend a new member orientation. You’ll get a tour of the space and the opportunities it supports, learn about safety requirements and how to login and logout, and sign some forms. Once you have done this orientation, you will be able to use the space. Sign up.
- Universal Laser Cutter: Learn how to use our 60 watt Universal Laser Cutter. The training covers how to set up etching and cuts in image software, how to send files to the cutter, how to use the cutter safely and which materials are allowed to be cut. It doesn’t cover how to make files with image software (such as Adobe Illustrator, CorelDraw and Inkscape.) Sign up.
- Dremel 3D Printer: Learn how to use the Dremel 3D45 3D Printer. The Dremels are reliable, easy to use 3D printers. The training covers how to use the associated software to prepare models for printing and the basics of how to operate the machine. It mentions different kinds of 3D design software but does not cover 3D design in any detail. Sign up.
- Wearables: Description coming soon. Sign up.