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Temporary Closure: We will be closed on Friday, October 30, 2020. Reopening Saturday, October 31, 2020 at 10am

We have returned to in-person instruction for some educational programs where social distancing is possible. In addition, we continue to offer virtual classes. Please browse our schedule below, with On-Site and Virtual programs listed separately.

Upcoming Workshops (On-Site)

    • Wednesday, November 04, 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM (EST)
    • Metal Fab Shop, MakerspaceCT, 960 Main Street, Hartford
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Non-Members $99 / Members $79

    Learn the basics of design and safe operation for the Koike Aronson ShopPro™ Plasma Cutting Table. This high performance CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machine allows the user to cut steel and other metal materials with precision and accuracy.

    The workshop is in two parts:

    5:30 – 7:00 PM Introduction to FlashCut CNC CAD/CAM Software

    • Very basic explanation of how 2D vector files differ from 2D image files
    • Show how to import art into FlashCut CNC software
    • Show FlashCut CNC toggles between CAD, CNC and CAM

    7:00 – 8:30 PM Demo & Operator Basics For ShopPro™ CNC Plasma Cutting Table

    • Power up
    • Run demo of FlashCut driving the CNC Machine
    • Choosing consumables, amperage based on materials
    • Homing the machine
    • Z touch-offs and where X and Y is, using laser pointer
    • Setting up Lead-ins and lead-outs
    • Power down and clean up

    You do not have to be a member to take this workshop. Please sign up on our website at the link below and pay tuition if you wish to attend. No experience required. Please note that MakerspaceCT's Metal Shop is an 18+ space.

    In order to comply with physical distancing and occupancy requirements, this program is currently limited to no more than three (3) participants at a time.

    In response to COVID-19, we have developed SAFESHOP, a proactive program that follows State of Connecticut public health guidelines provided by the DECD for keeping attendees of MakerspaceCT's programs healthy and safe. Learn more about the program here.

    • Wednesday, November 04, 2020
    • 6:15 PM - 8:45 PM (EST)
    • Computer Lab, 960 Main Street, Hartford, CT
    • 8
    Register

    Non-Members: $79 / Members $60

    Come and experience the amazing power of a modern 3D computer design system. Learn how to use SolidWorks to design and create a simple object from idea, to design, to prepare for creating tangible real-world materials, like paper, plastics, and wood. Prerequisites: Student will have some basic experience with a personal computer, and be able to navigate a Graphical User Interface (i.e. Microsoft Windows or Apple MacOS) with a mouse as a pointing and selection device. This course is offered in two parts, though the second part is optional as a second session and requires separate registration. This class will take place in-person at MakerspaceCT.

    *This workshop is on-site at MakerspaceCT with safety protocols including social distancing. Cloth face coverings are required.


    • Wednesday, November 11, 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM (EST)
    • Metal Fab Shop, MakerspaceCT, 960 Main Street, Hartford
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Non-Members $20 / Members $5

    Watch and interact with Paul and you will learn some very basic techniques with hands-on fun. Students must watch the Blacksmithing Safety and Demo video before arrival. Paul will cover basic techniques, which may include strike, taper, draw, bend, twist and punch. Non-members must sign our liability waiver before entry into the shop.

    Blacksmithing Demo & Assist is $5 for members. / $20 fee for non-members
    One Hour Session
    Prerequisite: NONE

    You do not have to be a member to take this workshop. Please sign up on our website at the link below and pay tuition if you wish to attend. No experience required. Please note that MakerspaceCT's Metal Shop is an 18+ space.

    These individualized sessions allow for social distancing in the MCT Metal Shop. A cloth face covering must be worn at all times.

    In response to COVID-19, we have developed SAFESHOP, a proactive program that follows State of Connecticut public health guidelines provided by the DECD for keeping attendees of MakerspaceCT's programs healthy and safe. Learn more about the program here.

    • Wednesday, November 11, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EST)
    • Metal Fab Shop, MakerspaceCT, 960 Main Street, Hartford
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Non-Members $20 / Members $5

    Watch and interact with Paul and you will learn some very basic techniques with hands-on fun. Students must watch the Blacksmithing Safety and Demo video before arrival. Paul will cover basic techniques, which may include strike, taper, draw, bend, twist and punch. Non-members must sign our liability waiver before entry into the shop.

    Blacksmithing Demo & Assist is $5 for members. / $20 fee for non-members
    One Hour Session
    Prerequisite: NONE

    You do not have to be a member to take this workshop. Please sign up on our website at the link below and pay tuition if you wish to attend. No experience required. Please note that MakerspaceCT's Metal Shop is an 18+ space.

    These individualized sessions allow for social distancing in the MCT Metal Shop. A cloth face covering must be worn at all times.

    In response to COVID-19, we have developed SAFESHOP, a proactive program that follows State of Connecticut public health guidelines provided by the DECD for keeping attendees of MakerspaceCT's programs healthy and safe. Learn more about the program here.

    • Wednesday, November 18, 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM (EST)
    • Metal Fab Shop, MakerspaceCT, 960 Main Street, Hartford
    • 2
    Register

    Non-Members $99 / Members $79

    Learn the basics of design and safe operation for the Koike Aronson ShopPro™ Plasma Cutting Table. This high performance CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machine allows the user to cut steel and other metal materials with precision and accuracy.

    The workshop is in two parts:

    5:30 – 7:00 PM Introduction to FlashCut CNC CAD/CAM Software

    • Very basic explanation of how 2D vector files differ from 2D image files
    • Show how to import art into FlashCut CNC software
    • Show FlashCut CNC toggles between CAD, CNC and CAM

    7:00 – 8:30 PM Demo & Operator Basics For ShopPro™ CNC Plasma Cutting Table

    • Power up
    • Run demo of FlashCut driving the CNC Machine
    • Choosing consumables, amperage based on materials
    • Homing the machine
    • Z touch-offs and where X and Y is, using laser pointer
    • Setting up Lead-ins and lead-outs
    • Power down and clean up

    You do not have to be a member to take this workshop. Please sign up on our website at the link below and pay tuition if you wish to attend. No experience required. Please note that MakerspaceCT's Metal Shop is an 18+ space.

    In order to comply with physical distancing and occupancy requirements, this program is currently limited to no more than three (3) participants at a time.

    In response to COVID-19, we have developed SAFESHOP, a proactive program that follows State of Connecticut public health guidelines provided by the DECD for keeping attendees of MakerspaceCT's programs healthy and safe. Learn more about the program here.

Upcoming Workshops (Virtual)

  • No upcoming events

VIRTUAL MEETUP

Our Electronics & Digital Fab Meetup has gone VIRTUAL!

New Schedule Starting Friday, April 10th -- Join us each Tuesday and Friday from 7pm to 8pm.

For more information, please click here.

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