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COVID-19 NOTICE: We are open with protocols in place to keep everyone healthy and safe. Operating Hours are — Tuesday: 12pm-9pm / Wednesday: 12pm-9pm / Thursday: 12pm-9pm / Friday: 12pm-10pm / Saturday: 10am-10pm / Sunday: 10am-6pm / Monday: CLOSED

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)

    • Sunday, September 26, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • 36 Talcott Street, Hartford, CT 06103
    • 2
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    General Admission: $65 / Members $49

    Learn the basic concepts of woodworking and design by building a project from a single piece of 1x8 pine. Choose to build a Harvest Basket, Deck Planter or a Tool Box. You will be given a standard design that is flexible enough to be customized to suit your own needs.

    You’ll receive a hands on intro to power tools in the shop, including: chop saw, table saw, scroll saw, band saw, pneumatic nailer, drill press and disk sander

    Take your assembled item home to finish as you see fit. The teacher will give advice on wood finishing options.

    No experience necessary. You do not have to be a MakerspaceCT member to attend, but all students must sign up online and pay tuition to attend this class.

    PLEASE NOTE: Makerspace is an 18+ only facility.

    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.

    (1 Session; Max. Class Size: 3)
    Prerequisite: NONE


    • Tuesday, September 28, 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • 36 Talcott Street, Hartford, CT
    • 0
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    Non-Members: $99 / Members: $79

    TIG welding uses tungsten, inert gas and weld rods to produce precise and attractive welds in steel and aluminum. Get started with the TIG welder, learn the basics of operation, go over key safety features, and get introduced to some tips and tricks that will give you the best results.

    You don't have to be a member to take this class! Adults 18+ only, please.

    • Tuesday, September 28, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 36 Talcott Street, Hartford, CT 06103
    • 4
    Register

    Non-Members $65 / Members $52

    Come and learn how to use a commercial pattern, choose the right fabric for your project, and pick up a few sewing tips. You'll learn about (and try!) different seams and hem finishes. You'll also learn when and how to use the sewing machines and serger in the MCT Textiles workshop. Bring fabric and a pattern if you have them and the instructor will help you get a handle on starting your project (not required). No experience necessary.

    In order to comply with physical distancing and occupancy requirements, sewing programs at MakerspaceCT are currently limited to no more than five (5) participants at a time.

    • Wednesday, September 29, 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • 36 Talcott Street, Hartford CT 06103
    • 0
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    General Admission: $99 / Members: $79

    Learn the basics of welding in the introductory class! Get a step-by-step intro into fusing metals with MIG and stick welders. This class is geared towards students with no prior experience, however, you should be comfortable working with power tools.

    In order to comply with physical distancing and occupancy requirements, this program is currently limited to no more than four (4) participants at a time.

    (1 Session; Max. Class Size: 4)
    Prerequisite: NONE


    • Thursday, September 30, 2021
    • 6:15 PM - 8:45 PM
    • 36 Talcott Street, Hartford, CT 06103
    • 0
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    General Admission: $65 / Members $52

    An introduction to the tools and techniques for wood turning on the lathe.

    This course is open to everyone from novice makers first starting to create to veteran craftspeople looking to expand their skillset.

    You do not have to be a MakerspaceCT member to attend, but all students must sign up online and pay tuition to attend this class.

    PLEASE NOTE: Makerspace is an 18+ only facility.

    In order to comply with physical distancing and occupancy requirements, this program is currently limited to no more than two (2) participants at a time.

    (1 Session; Max. Class Size: 2)
    Prerequisite: NONE


    • Tuesday, October 05, 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • 36 Talcott Street, Hartford, CT
    • 3
    Register

    Non-Members: $99 / Members: $79

    TIG welding uses tungsten, inert gas and weld rods to produce precise and attractive welds in steel and aluminum. Get started with the TIG welder, learn the basics of operation, go over key safety features, and get introduced to some tips and tricks that will give you the best results.

    You don't have to be a member to take this class! Adults 18+ only, please.

    • Wednesday, October 06, 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • 36 Talcott Street, Hartford CT 06103
    • 1
    Register

    General Admission: $99 / Members: $79

    Learn the basics of welding in the introductory class! Get a step-by-step intro into fusing metals with MIG and stick welders. This class is geared towards students with no prior experience, however, you should be comfortable working with power tools.

    In order to comply with physical distancing and occupancy requirements, this program is currently limited to no more than four (4) participants at a time.

    (1 Session; Max. Class Size: 4)
    Prerequisite: NONE


    • Tuesday, October 12, 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • 36 Talcott Street, Hartford, CT
    • 3
    Register

    Non-Members: $99 / Members: $79

    TIG welding uses tungsten, inert gas and weld rods to produce precise and attractive welds in steel and aluminum. Get started with the TIG welder, learn the basics of operation, go over key safety features, and get introduced to some tips and tricks that will give you the best results.

    You don't have to be a member to take this class! Adults 18+ only, please.

    • Wednesday, October 13, 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • 36 Talcott Street, Hartford CT 06103
    • 4
    Register

    General Admission: $99 / Members: $79

    Learn the basics of welding in the introductory class! Get a step-by-step intro into fusing metals with MIG and stick welders. This class is geared towards students with no prior experience, however, you should be comfortable working with power tools.

    In order to comply with physical distancing and occupancy requirements, this program is currently limited to no more than four (4) participants at a time.

    (1 Session; Max. Class Size: 4)
    Prerequisite: NONE


    • Wednesday, October 13, 2021
    • Wednesday, October 27, 2021
    • 3 sessions
    • Machine Shop, MakerspaceCT, 36 Talcott Street, Hartford
    • 3
    Register

    Non-Members $399 / Members $299

    3 Session Class

    Session A: Milling Basics

    Wednesday, October 13, 2021, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    INTRODUCTION OF MILLING BASICS

    • Teach students about the industry of Manual and CNC Machining and manufacturing and the applications of the trade.
    • Demo the differences between manual and CNC machines and what their strengths and weaknesses are.
    • Discuss exploded views of a milling machine, use videos if needed, showing drives, ways, ball screw, and spindle
    • Use of basic measuring tools
    • Show students about basic cutting tools and their applications.
    • Discuss feeds and speeds, Climb and Conventional
    • Allow student to set up block of aluminum and make X & Y cuts
    • Teach students basic metal cutting principles on the manual machine which will translate to CNC

    PROJECT BASED STEPS

    1. Use Horizontal band-saw to cut stock to rough length
    2. Properly load part into milling vise
    3. Load a cutting tool into a Bridgeport
    4. Machine block to a specified length.
    5. Measure block to verify machining was correct.

    Session B: HAAS CNC Milling Fundamentals

    Wednesday, October 20, 2021, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    INTRODUCTION TO THE HAAS MILL

    • Understanding the HAAS interface and button layout
    • Review exploded views of the machine and understand it’s operation
    • Setting tools, loading the carousel
    • Learn about 123 blocks and manual probe
    OPERATION
    • Compressor room, air dryer, power up and down, Emergency stops, resets
    • Feeds and speeds and jog dial control
    • Visual pre-flight, clean up
    RUNNING A PART
    • Look at a (1M) part on a computer in Solidworks or Mastercam - export CAM G-code
    • Load a pre-designed program in the simulator
    • Study lines of G-code and look for XYZ movements and tool changes
    • Understand where and how the machine might crash based on code and simulation
    • Loading material, hold-downs, vices, torqueing
    • Use probe to touch off top and sides of material stock
    • Only instructor runs a demo of part 1M on the HAAS
    • Shut down, cleanup

    UPON COMPLETION of Session B MEMBERS WILL MOVE TO A SERIES OF HOMEWORK VIDEOS TO BE WATCHED BEFORE MOVING TO SESSION #

    Session C: HAAS CNC Milling Operation

    Wednesday, October 27, 2021, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    RUNNING A PART ON THE HAAS MILL

    • Each student will load a program on the HAAS simulator and complete the following:

    • Study lines of G-code and look for XYZ movements and tool changes

    • Tapping? - optional

    • Understand where and how the machine might crash based on code and simulation

    • Instructor assures machine will not crash and offers useful criticism on adjustments

    • Understand feeds and speeds

    Load milled block from class (1 of 4) Each student will go through this process:

    • Power up

    • Load tools

    • Tapping? - optional

    • Use probe to touch off top and sides of material stock

    • Each student runs a demo of part 1M on the HAAS

    • Instructor assures machine will not crash – offers feeds and speeds advice

    • Shut down, cleanup

    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.

    • Thursday, October 14, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Textiles Shop, 36 Talcott Street, Hartford, CT 06103
    • 13
    Register

    Non-Members $15 / Members $5

    This is a group to discuss innovative origami advancements and how they can be incorporated into your personal projects. No origami experience is necessary; just come with an inquiring mind, and maybe a project or two to show off and be ready to learn!

    Origami has evolved significantly since its roots, and origami artists and mathematicians are now regularly using modern technology to develop origami designs - and conversely, using origami "technology" to influence modern advancements. Among other fields, this discipline has found its way into disparate corners of mathematics, structural engineering, the medical field, and space exploration. 

    For a look inside what the modern origami world looks like these days, you can watch:

    In order to comply with physical distancing and occupancy requirements, this meetup program at MakerspaceCT is currently limited to no more than fifteen (15) participants at a time.

    • Tuesday, October 19, 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • 36 Talcott Street, Hartford, CT
    • 2
    Register

    Non-Members: $99 / Members: $79

    TIG welding uses tungsten, inert gas and weld rods to produce precise and attractive welds in steel and aluminum. Get started with the TIG welder, learn the basics of operation, go over key safety features, and get introduced to some tips and tricks that will give you the best results.

    You don't have to be a member to take this class! Adults 18+ only, please.

    • Tuesday, October 26, 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • 36 Talcott Street, Hartford, CT
    • 3
    Register

    Non-Members: $99 / Members: $79

    TIG welding uses tungsten, inert gas and weld rods to produce precise and attractive welds in steel and aluminum. Get started with the TIG welder, learn the basics of operation, go over key safety features, and get introduced to some tips and tricks that will give you the best results.

    You don't have to be a member to take this class! Adults 18+ only, please.

    • Wednesday, October 27, 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • 36 Talcott Street, Hartford CT 06103
    • 4
    Register

    General Admission: $99 / Members: $79

    Learn the basics of welding in the introductory class! Get a step-by-step intro into fusing metals with MIG and stick welders. This class is geared towards students with no prior experience, however, you should be comfortable working with power tools.

    In order to comply with physical distancing and occupancy requirements, this program is currently limited to no more than four (4) participants at a time.

    (1 Session; Max. Class Size: 4)
    Prerequisite: NONE


Upcoming Workshops (Virtual)

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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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