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Operating Hours: Tues: 5pm-9pm / Wed: CLOSED / Thurs-Sat: 10am-9pm / Sun: 10am-6pm / Mon: CLOSED

MakerspaceCT will be closed Thursday for the July 4th Holiday!

The shop will be open regular member hours for the rest of the holiday weekend

Upcoming events

    • Wednesday, July 17, 2024
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Digital Fab Shop, 36 Talcott Street, Hartford, CT 06103
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    Learn to print successfully more often! 3D printing or "Additive Manufacturing," is useful for hobbyists and professionals alike. Learn to slice a 3D file using a slicer/CAM software and put the code onto a printer to create incredible designs.

    The course content includes:

    • Introduction to FDM Printing
    • Best practices for slicing
    • Where to find models for printing
    • Overview of what can and cannot be printed on our machines
    • Policies for machine use
    • Basic troubleshooting

    This program allows for one and a half hours of instruction and one and a half hours of printing and troubleshooting with the 3D Printers.

    In advance of attending this program, please click here to access resources to familiarize yourself with 3D printing.

    Materials Included: We have a variety colors and brands of PLA/PLA+ plastic and our computers are equipped with software such as UltiMaker Cura and PrusaSlicer. You're welcome to bring a laptop, or bring your own PLA/PLA+. For this basics class, do not bring other filament types, as this class does not cover alternate styles of filament plastics.

    All people are welcome in this class and an active effort will be made to be inclusive to all people. This class will not tolerate sexism, ableism, racism, homophobia, or transphobia. MakerspaceCT is for everyone.

    • Saturday, July 20, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • MakerspaceCT 36 Talcott St Hartford CT - Computer Lab
    • 5

    Are you ready to bring your ideas to life with cutting-edge design tools? Join our Intro to Onshape Class at MakerspaceCT and dive into the exciting world of Computer-Aided Design (CAD). Whether you’re a complete beginner or looking to refresh your skills, this class is perfect for you!

    This class is designed as an introductory session, providing a foundational understanding of Onshape. It is not a comprehensive course but rather a stepping stone to get you started. Participants will gain basic skills in sketching, 3D modeling, and exporting designs for use with other MakerspaceCT tools and equipment, equipping them with the essential knowledge to explore further on their own or in more advanced classes. This session aims to ignite your interest and confidence in CAD, paving the way for deeper learning and more complex projects in the future.

    Onshape is a powerful, cloud-based Computer-Aided Design (CAD) platform that enables users to create, edit, and share 3D models collaboratively in real-time. With professional-grade features accessible from any device, Onshape revolutionizes the way designers and engineers work together.  Onshape offers free accounts, as well as paid accounts, details of which will be covered in the class.

    What You’ll Learn:

    • Setting up an account

    • Getting Started: Navigate the Onshape interface with ease.

    • Basic Sketching: Create precise 2D sketches.

    • 3D Modeling: Transform your sketches into 3D models.

    • Exporting STLs for 3D printing

    • Exporting DXFs for laser cutting, plasma CNC cutting, etc

    All people are welcome in this class and an active effort will be made to be inclusive to all people. This class will not tolerate sexism, ableism, racism, homophobia, or transphobia. MakerspaceCT is for everyone.

    • Wednesday, July 31, 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Digital Fab Shop, MakerspaceCT, 36 Talcott Street, Hartford, CT 06103
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    Class Title: Introduction to Resin SLA 3D Printing

    One Session: 2 Hours

    Prerequisite: 3D Printing Certification

    Max # of Participants: 3

    Course Objectives: In this workshop, participants will learn the fundamentals of Resin Stereolithography (SLA) 3D printing, including the technique's principles, applications, safety considerations, and hands-on experience in creating their own resin 3D printed object.


    • Understanding the basics of Resin SLA 3D printing technology.
    • Operating and calibrating an SLA 3D printer.
    • Preparing 3D models for resin printing using slicing software.
    • Gaining insights into post-processing techniques for resin prints.
    • Implementing safety guidelines and precautions during the printing process.

    How to use/make:

    • How to operate and maintain an SLA 3D printer.
    • How to prepare 3D models for successful resin printing.
    • How to handle and post-process resin prints for optimal results.

    Safety considerations:

    • Proper handling of resin materials and cleaning agents.
    • Wearing appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) when working with resin.
    • Minimizing exposure to UV light during the printing and curing processes.

    Materials Included:

    • Access to SLA 3D printers and necessary tools.
    • Sample resin materials for printing during the workshop.
    • Safety goggles and gloves for protection.

    About the Instructor:
    Meet Erik, our lead instructor at MakerspaceCT, who brings extensive expertise to 3D printing and creative arts. With a diverse background covering CAD design, 3D printing, woodworking, photography, and ceramics, Erik is committed to sharing his skills. His multifaceted knowledge enhances this workshop, offering participants a comprehensive grasp of Resin SLA 3D printing.

    To learn more about Erik's capabilities, you can connect with him directly at erik@makerspacect.com

HEALTH & SAFETY: Our facility is mask-optional as of Friday, April 1, 2022. Please click here for more info.

MakerspaceCT is a program of McEivr, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit. Please Donate Now To Help Support Our Mission.

Location: 36 Talcott Street, Hartford, CT 06103

Phone: 860-619-MAKE.  Email: info@makerspacect.com

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