Classes: We teach Foothill College courses every quarter. Classes can be taken by Foothill students, high school students, community member and teachers. 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 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.