New Member Orientation (required)
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.
Universal Laser Cutter
Learn how to set up etching and cuts in image software, how to send files to our 60 watt laser cutter, how to use the cutter safely, and which materials are allowed to be cut. (It does not cover how to make files with image software, such as Adobe Illustrator, CorelDraw and Inkscape.)
Dremel 3D Printer
The Dremel 3D45's are reliable, easy to use 3D printers. Learn how to use the associated software to prepare models for printing and the basics of how to operate the machine. We'll mention different kinds of 3D design software but will not cover 3D design in any detail.
Learn to use the Cricut, a craft-focused die-cutting tool, which can cut, write, and emboss and score various materials including vinyl, basal wood, fabric and more. You will also learn about our industrial quality heat press machine, which allows you to fuse vinyl to other materials such as fabric to make your own t-shirt designs and more.
Learn to use the Carvey, a tabletop 3D carving machine that can cut wood, metal and more. We'll show you how to create designs using the Carvey software and run jobs on the machines, 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. (We will not cover how to make files with image software, such as Adobe Illustrator, CorelDraw and Inkscape.)
Learn the basics of sewing with a machine including threading needles, creating bobbins of thread, basic sewing, and embroidery.
Learn the basics of soldering a circuit including how to make good connections between components, solder properly, and use heat shrink.
Learn how to use workstation-based Dremel rotary tools, electric saws, and sanders.
Learn some basics of how to design and safely build with wood. Using a hand saw, mitre box, hammer, sanding blocks, electric drill, screws, and nails, you will come out of the training having built a wooden box, which is foundational knowledge of woodworking. We'll cover how to design for different size and thicknesses of wood and which fasteners to use with different wood types. Wood gluing and clamping is not covered.