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Special Announcement -- New Summer Hours starting June 22nd! Tuesday - Thursday: 10am-9pm / Friday: 10am-10pm / Saturday: 11am-6pm / Sunday: CLOSED / Monday: CLOSED

Most educational programs are in-person. We limit class sizes to make social distancing possible. In addition, we continue to offer virtual classes. Please browse our schedule below, with On-Site and Virtual programs listed separately.

MakerspaceCT is an 18+ facility, but we do run occasional youth programs. Unless an event specifically says it is for Youth, you must be 18+ to attend! We cannot make exceptions to this policy! Thank you.

Upcoming Workshops (On-Site)

    • Tuesday, June 28, 2022
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • 36 Talcott Street, Hartford, CT
    • 2
    Register

    Non-Members: $125 / Members: $99

    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. Upon registration, you will be sent a prerequisite assignment to be completed online before attending the in-person workshop.

    • Wednesday, June 29, 2022
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • 36 Talcott Street, Hartford CT 06103
    • 1
    Register

    Non-Members: $125 / Members: $99

    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)

    You don't have to be a member to take this class! Adults 18+ only, please. Upon registration, you will be sent a prerequisite assignment to be completed online before attending the in-person workshop.


    • Saturday, July 09, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 36 Talcott Street, Hartford, CT
    • 3
    Register

    Non-Members: $125 / Members: $99

    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. Upon registration, you will be sent a prerequisite assignment to be completed online before attending the in-person workshop.

    • Thursday, July 14, 2022
    • 6:15 PM - 8:45 PM
    • Metal Fab Shop, MakerspaceCT, 36 Talcott St, Hartford
    • 4
    Register

    GENERAL ADMISSION: $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:

    6:15 - 7:15 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

    7:15 PM – 8:45 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 four (4) 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.

    • Saturday, July 23, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 36 Talcott Street, Hartford, CT
    • 3
    Register

    Non-Members: $125 / Members: $99

    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. Upon registration, you will be sent a prerequisite assignment to be completed online before attending the in-person workshop.

    • Saturday, July 30, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    • 36 Talcott Street, Hartford, CT 06103
    • 1
    Register

    General Admission: $75 / MakerspaceCT Members $59: 

    This is an introduction to the tools and techniques for wood turning on the lathe. Jesse Marques makes and sells lathe-turned pens on his instagram and is going to teach some basics of the machine at MakerspaceCT! Check out his website to see some of his work.

    Sign up for one of three time-slots for one-on-one instruction:

    • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    • 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

    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.

    This course includes instruction on:

    Lathe Safety: 

    • Safety Gear

    • Proper Use of Equipment

    Wood Preparation

    • Swapping out Bits

    • Choosing the Correct Bit

    Setup/Breakdown

    • Styles of Mounting

    • Choosing the Correct Chisel

    • Using a Parting Tool

    Skills:

    • Sanding

    • Finishing Technique

    • “Squaring”

    • Hollowing

    • Chisel Sharpening for the lathe

    Basic Information

    • Feeds and Speeds

    • Vocabulary and Parts of the Lathe

    • Types of wood

    • Toxic and do not turn materials (spaulding, wenge)

    • Best conditions for turning

    • Other turnable materials

    • Types of Tools

    • Calculations

    Other Content:

    • Where to source materials

    • Locations of tools and batteries

    • Storage options at MCT

    • Saturday, July 30, 2022
    • 10:30 AM - 11:45 PM
    • 36 Talcott Street, Hartford, CT 06103
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    General Admission: $75 / MakerspaceCT Members $59: 

    This is an introduction to the tools and techniques for wood turning on the lathe. Jesse Marques makes and sells lathe-turned pens on his instagram and is going to teach some basics of the machine at MakerspaceCT! Check out his website to see some of his work.

    Sign up for one of three time-slots for one-on-one instruction:

    • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    • 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

    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.

    This course includes instruction on:

    Lathe Safety: 

    • Safety Gear

    • Proper Use of Equipment

    Wood Preparation

    • Swapping out Bits

    • Choosing the Correct Bit

    Setup/Breakdown

    • Styles of Mounting

    • Choosing the Correct Chisel

    • Using a Parting Tool

    Skills:

    • Sanding

    • Finishing Technique

    • “Squaring”

    • Hollowing

    • Chisel Sharpening for the lathe

    Basic Information

    • Feeds and Speeds

    • Vocabulary and Parts of the Lathe

    • Types of wood

    • Toxic and do not turn materials (spaulding, wenge)

    • Best conditions for turning

    • Other turnable materials

    • Types of Tools

    • Calculations

    Other Content:

    • Where to source materials

    • Locations of tools and batteries

    • Storage options at MCT

    • Saturday, July 30, 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
    • 36 Talcott Street, Hartford, CT 06103
    • 1
    Register

    General Admission: $75 / MakerspaceCT Members $59: 

    This is an introduction to the tools and techniques for wood turning on the lathe. Jesse Marques makes and sells lathe-turned pens on his instagram and is going to teach some basics of the machine at MakerspaceCT! Check out his website to see some of his work.

    Sign up for one of three time-slots for one-on-one instruction:

    • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    • 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

    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.

    This course includes instruction on:

    Lathe Safety: 

    • Safety Gear

    • Proper Use of Equipment

    Wood Preparation

    • Swapping out Bits

    • Choosing the Correct Bit

    Setup/Breakdown

    • Styles of Mounting

    • Choosing the Correct Chisel

    • Using a Parting Tool

    Skills:

    • Sanding

    • Finishing Technique

    • “Squaring”

    • Hollowing

    • Chisel Sharpening for the lathe

    Basic Information

    • Feeds and Speeds

    • Vocabulary and Parts of the Lathe

    • Types of wood

    • Toxic and do not turn materials (spaulding, wenge)

    • Best conditions for turning

    • Other turnable materials

    • Types of Tools

    • Calculations

    Other Content:

    • Where to source materials

    • Locations of tools and batteries

    • Storage options at MCT

Upcoming Workshops (Virtual)

  • No upcoming events

Please click here to review our cancellation policy.

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

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