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October 2014

Thursday Nov 20, 2014 6:00 pm

This class will guide students through the setup and use of the Shopbot. We will start from where the CAM setup class finishes with the Shopbot cut file prepared and after I explain and demonstrate the process each student will individually go through setting up the machine, load the file, change tools and make their own Synshop sign.

This introductory class will cover the following:

Shopbot operation: job setup, fixtures, tools, safety, cleanup

Job set up: coordinate reference, CNC principles, hot key shortcuts

Tuesday Oct 28, 2014 6:00 pm

Solidworks is the most popular design software for the manufacturing industry and comes with a wealth of tools and resources to suit all your needs. Creating 3d parts is a simple process that will be guided through in this introductory class.  You will learn how to draw your part in 2d, extrude it out into a 3d shape, cut features and assemble it before exporting in a compatible format for CNC, 3d printing or laser cutting. 

Saturday Nov 15, 2014 11:00 am

Join Stan Hanel as he teaches you how to work with and build electronic circuits that deal with motors and servos while learning basic electronic prototyping and soldering techniques at the same time.

The class will focus on practical hands-on skills. Each participant will be given a kit, and will walk away with a new self-made gadget.

Tuesday Oct 21, 2014 5:30 pm

In this class we will become familiar with the drawing tools in Partworks 3.5.

I will be covering how to use downloaded artwork to create designs that can be made with CNC and the laser as well as creating original designs within Partworks with an included set of drawing tools that are able to meet the needs of most 2d projects. You will learn about open and closed vectors, stray lines, duplicate lines, and how to make everything work together and look the way you want it to.

Saturday Oct 25, 2014 8:00 am

Join Richard Furniss in this hands on class using oxy/acetylene equipment where you will be brazing and welding steel with oxy/acetylene to create your own metal art sculpture. You will need to be a paid Synshop member to attend this class.

Saturday Nov 1, 2014 2:00 pm

Hackerspace lost it's shine? Things seeming a little too cluttered and you can't find anything anymore? Ever think to yourself, "Why in the hell did someone put that there?" No worries because you're here to help.

Tuesday Oct 14, 2014 6:00 pm

In this class students will install the CAM software on their own laptop at the beginning or before the start of class and be provided with the 2d design for a chair and then be guided through making the CAM file which they will later have the chance to actually make in another separate Shopbot class.

Saturday Oct 11, 2014 3:00 pm

The Bike-based bar-crawl / festival Blinking Man will be pedalling it's way through Downtown October 11th at 7:00pm. Come do last minute bike prep with others who will be attending the festival. Whether it is a last second airing up of your tires, or zip tying blinkies to your ride come hang out.