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    • Thursday, February 27, 2020
    • 6:15 PM - 8:45 PM
    • Digital Fab Shop, 960 Main Street, Hartford, CT
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    General Admission: $65 / Members: $52

    Learn how to create something awesome with 3D printing in this hands-on workshop! Students will become familiar with MakerspaceCT's Prusa i3 MK3 3D printers, learn the software host Cura and its capabilities and learn the process for slicing and print settings for an object.

    In this course, students will learn:

    • Prusa i3 MK3 capabilities and limitations

    • Ins and outs of the slicing software CURA.

    • Thursday, February 27, 2020
    • 6:15 PM - 8:45 PM
    • Metal Fab Shop, MakerspaceCT, 960 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103
    • 7
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    Non-Members $25 / Members $5

    Open Blacksmithing:

    Join us for Open Blacksmithing at MakerspaceCT. Blacksmith Paul Spirito will be available for safety guidance and informal instruction. Share metalworking ideas or get advice on your projects. Non-members must sign our liability waiver before entry into the shop.

    Introductory Rate: Open Blacksmithing is $5 for members. / $25 fee for non-members.

    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.

    • Friday, February 28, 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • 960 Main Street, Hartford, CT
    • 3
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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.

    • Tuesday, March 03, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Digital Fab Shop, MakerspaceCT, 960 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103
    Register

    Non-Members $15 / Members FREE

    Open Sew:

    Join us for Open Sew at MakerspaceCT. Bring your own sewing machine or use one of ours. Share sewing ideas or get advice on your projects. Non-members must have completed one of our Sewing Basics classes.

    Open Sew is free for members. / $15 fee for non-members.


    • Wednesday, March 11, 2020
    • 6:15 PM - 8:45 PM
    • Computer Lab, 960 Main Street, Hartford, CT
    • 5
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    General Admission: $75 / Members $60

    Student will get familiar with the basic operations of Mastercam. They will get an overview of the Mastercam interface and will learn how to create geometry and toolpaths. The objective of this course is to give students the foundation on which to build the skills necessary to design toolpaths for MakerspaceCT's CNC machinery.

    Objectives:

    • Draw and toolpath basic parts
    • Learn to import files and tool path imported geometry.
    • Give students a basic understanding of using Mastercam to create toolpaths.


    • Thursday, March 12, 2020
    • 6:15 PM - 8:45 PM
    • Metal Fab Shop, MakerspaceCT, 960 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103
    • 8
    Register

    Non-Members $25 / Members $5

    Open Blacksmithing:

    Join us for Open Blacksmithing at MakerspaceCT. Blacksmith Paul Spirito will be available for safety guidance and informal instruction. Share metalworking ideas or get advice on your projects. Non-members must sign our liability waiver before entry into the shop.

    Introductory Rate: Open Blacksmithing is $5 for members. / $25 fee for non-members.

    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.

    • Saturday, March 14, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • 960 Main Street, Hartford, CT
    • 3
    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.

    • Wednesday, March 18, 2020
    • 6:15 PM - 8:45 PM
    • Digital Fab Shop, 960 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103
    • 7
    Register

    General Admission: $65 / Members $52

    Laser engraving is a fun and interesting skill that can range from an enjoyable hobby to a lucrative business opportunity. Engraving can be used to personalize everyday objects, such as coasters, keychains, and barware. Lasers can even cut materials with details that are impossible for other tools.

    In this class, you’ll learn the basics about laser engraving technology, the dos and don’ts of laser safety and look at a few examples of the laser engraver’s abilities. We’ll also discuss graphic design basics as they apply to the laser.

    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 at the link below and pay tuition to attend this class.

    PLEASE NOTE: Makerspace is an 18+ only facility.

    (1 Sessions; Max. Class Size: 10)
    Prerequisite: NONE


    • Saturday, March 21, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Digital Fab Shop, 960 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103
    • 7
    Register

    General Admission: $99 / Members $79

    Join MCT's Laser Expert Pat Carroll for an all-day crash course in CorelDRAW, the premiere software for design for Laser Cutters and Engravers, including MCT's Laser Engraver. Participants will be introduced to the basics of design for laser work, including creation of shapes, text, and images, and importing and manipulating designs from other software packages. 

    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.

    (1 Sessions; Max. Class Size: 9)
    Prerequisite: Intro to Laser Engraving or Laser Basics with Pat Carroll or reach out to scott@makerspacect.com if you may have equivalent experience.


    • Tuesday, March 24, 2020
    • Wednesday, March 25, 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • Digital Fab Shop, 960 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103
    • 6
    Register

    General Admission: $119 / Members $95

    CNC routers are a powerful tool in any modern maker’s arsenal. They can be used to cut, carve and shape many materials including wood, plastics, foam, cardboard, and more. They are quite often able to produce parts more accurately and efficiently than traditional manual processes freeing up makers to design, assemble and create more.

    Vectric’s VCarve Pro software is a powerful yet user friendly CAD/CAM software that will allow even novice makers to design parts and prepare toolpaths to be run on our CNC router.

    This class will introduce students to VCarve’s design interface and we will guide them thru designing a small personalized first project. In this process we will overview drawing/modifying shapes, importing vectors and utilizing VCarve gadgets to streamline the design process. 

    They will then be introduced to generating toolpaths and preparing files for the Techno CNC. Proper tooling and material selection along with feed/speed calculations will be discussed so members are able to create safe and successful toolpath files for the CNC.

    In the course we’ll also review basic woodshop safety along with CNC router specific safety considerations (not a substitute for MCT Woodshop Safety Training).

    This course is open to members who have an interest in running the Techno CNC router in MakerspaceCT’s woodshop

    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.

    (2 Sessions; Max. Class Size: 8)
    Prerequisite: None


    • Wednesday, March 25, 2020
    • 6:15 PM - 8:45 PM
    • Metal Fab Shop, MakerspaceCT, 960 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103
    • 8
    Register

    Non-Members $25 / Members $5

    Open Blacksmithing:

    Join us for Open Blacksmithing at MakerspaceCT. Blacksmith Paul Spirito will be available for safety guidance and informal instruction. Share metalworking ideas or get advice on your projects. Non-members must sign our liability waiver before entry into the shop.

    Introductory Rate: Open Blacksmithing is $5 for members. / $25 fee for non-members.

    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.

    • Wednesday, March 25, 2020
    • 6:15 PM - 8:45 PM
    • Computer Lab, 960 Main Street, Hartford, CT
    • 8
    Register

    General Admission: $75 / Members $60

    Student will get familiar with the basic operations of Mastercam. They will get an overview of the Mastercam interface and will learn how to create geometry and toolpaths. The objective of this course is to give students the foundation on which to build the skills necessary to design toolpaths for MakerspaceCT's CNC machinery.

    Objectives:

    • Draw and toolpath basic parts
    • Learn to import files and tool path imported geometry.
    • Give students a basic understanding of using Mastercam to create toolpaths.


    • Friday, March 27, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • MCT Woodshop, 960 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103
    • 8
    Register

    General Admission: $49

    Prerequisites: MCT Woodshop Safety Cert Class 

    CNC routers are a powerful tool in any modern maker’s arsenal. They can be used to cut, carve and shape many materials including wood, plastics, foam, cardboard, non-ferrous metals and many more. They are quite often able to produce parts more accurately and efficiently than traditional manual processes freeing up makers to design, assemble and create more.

    This class will teach the safety protocols and basic operation of MakerspaceCT’s Techno Titan CNC router. 

    In the course we’ll review basic woodshop safety along with CNC router specific safety considerations. Proper tooling and material selection along with feed/speed calculations will be discussed so members are able to successfully run the router to create their projects.

    This course is open to those who have an interest in running the Techno CNC router in MakerspaceCT’s woodshop

    PLEASE NOTE: You must be Safety Certified in the Woodshop to take this class! 

    Makerspace is an 18+ only facility.

    (1 Sessions; Max. Class Size: 8)
    Prerequisite: None


    • Saturday, March 28, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • 960 Main Street, Hartford, CT
    • 6
    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.

    • Saturday, April 04, 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Digital Fab Shop, 960 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103
    • 8
    Register

    General Admission: $65 / Members $52

    Laser engraving is a fun and interesting skill that can range from an enjoyable hobby to a lucrative business opportunity. Engraving can be used to personalize everyday objects, such as coasters, keychains, and barware. Lasers can even cut materials with details that are impossible for other tools.

    In this class, you’ll learn the basics about laser engraving technology, the dos and don’ts of laser safety and look at a few examples of the laser engraver’s abilities. We’ll also discuss graphic design basics as they apply to the laser.

    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 at the link below and pay tuition to attend this class.

    PLEASE NOTE: Makerspace is an 18+ only facility.

    (1 Session; Max. Class Size: 10)
    Prerequisite: NONE


    • Thursday, April 09, 2020
    • 6:15 PM - 8:45 PM
    • Metal Fab Shop, MakerspaceCT, 960 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103
    • 8
    Register

    Non-Members $25 / Members $5

    Open Blacksmithing:

    Join us for Open Blacksmithing at MakerspaceCT. Blacksmith Paul Spirito will be available for safety guidance and informal instruction. Share metalworking ideas or get advice on your projects. Non-members must sign our liability waiver before entry into the shop.

    Introductory Rate: Open Blacksmithing is $5 for members. / $25 fee for non-members.

    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.

    • Thursday, April 30, 2020
    • 6:15 PM - 8:45 PM
    • Metal Fab Shop, MakerspaceCT, 960 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103
    • 8
    Register

    Non-Members $25 / Members $5

    Open Blacksmithing:

    Join us for Open Blacksmithing at MakerspaceCT. Blacksmith Paul Spirito will be available for safety guidance and informal instruction. Share metalworking ideas or get advice on your projects. Non-members must sign our liability waiver before entry into the shop.

    Introductory Rate: Open Blacksmithing is $5 for members. / $25 fee for non-members.

    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.

    • Thursday, May 14, 2020
    • 6:15 PM - 8:45 PM
    • Metal Fab Shop, MakerspaceCT, 960 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103
    • 8
    Register

    Non-Members $25 / Members $5

    Open Blacksmithing:

    Join us for Open Blacksmithing at MakerspaceCT. Blacksmith Paul Spirito will be available for safety guidance and informal instruction. Share metalworking ideas or get advice on your projects. Non-members must sign our liability waiver before entry into the shop.

    Introductory Rate: Open Blacksmithing is $5 for members. / $25 fee for non-members.

    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.

    • Thursday, May 28, 2020
    • 6:15 PM - 8:45 PM
    • Metal Fab Shop, MakerspaceCT, 960 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103
    • 8
    Register

    Non-Members $25 / Members $5

    Open Blacksmithing:

    Join us for Open Blacksmithing at MakerspaceCT. Blacksmith Paul Spirito will be available for safety guidance and informal instruction. Share metalworking ideas or get advice on your projects. Non-members must sign our liability waiver before entry into the shop.

    Introductory Rate: Open Blacksmithing is $5 for members. / $25 fee for non-members.

    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.

Past events

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 Sewing Basics with Rebecca
Monday, February 24, 2020 Introduction to Arduino with Chuck V.
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 Learn 3D Printing with John Harris
Tuesday, February 18, 2020 Sewing Meetup
Saturday, February 15, 2020 Intro to Laser Engraving / Cutting with Pat Carroll
Friday, February 14, 2020 Intro to Welding with Kurt Kellerstedt *Sold Out*
Thursday, February 13, 2020 Blacksmithing Meetup
Thursday, February 13, 2020 Learn 3D Scanning with John Harris
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 Textiles Safety Certification (Members Only)
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 VCarve Basics: Design for Techno Titan CNC with Pat Carroll
Saturday, February 08, 2020 Intro to Laser Engraving / Cutting with Pat Carroll
Tuesday, February 04, 2020 Sewing Meetup
Tuesday, February 04, 2020 Techno Titan CNC Router Safety Certification with Pat Carroll
Friday, January 31, 2020 Intro to Welding with Kurt Kellerstedt
Thursday, January 30, 2020 Blacksmithing Meetup
Thursday, January 30, 2020 3D Printing - Intermediate Techniques for the Prusa i3 MK3 with John Harris
Thursday, January 30, 2020 Intro to Laser Engraving / Cutting with Pat Carroll
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 Sewing Basics with Rebecca
Monday, January 27, 2020 Intro to Raspberry Pi with Chuck V.
Saturday, January 25, 2020 Techno Titan CNC Router Safety Certification with Pat Carroll
Thursday, January 23, 2020 Intro to CAD Design and Drafting with SolidWorks - Part 1 with David Colpitts
Thursday, January 23, 2020 CANCELED Learn 3D Printing with John Harris
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 VCarve Basics: Design for Techno Titan CNC with Pat Carroll
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 Intro to CAD Design and Drafting with SolidWorks - Part 1 with David Colpitts
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 Sewing Meetup
Friday, January 17, 2020 Intro to Welding with Kurt Kellerstedt
Thursday, January 16, 2020 Learn 3D Scanning with John Harris
Tuesday, January 07, 2020 Intro to Laser Engraving / Cutting with Pat Carroll
Tuesday, January 07, 2020 Sewing Meetup
Friday, January 03, 2020 Intro to Welding with Kurt Kellerstedt
Friday, December 20, 2019 Intro to Welding with Kurt Kellerstedt
Thursday, December 12, 2019 3D Printing - Intermediate Techniques for the Prusa i3 MK3 with John Harris
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 Techno Titan CNC Router Safety Certification with Pat Carroll
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 Make Your Own Holiday Ornaments on the Laser Cutter with Pat Carroll
Monday, December 09, 2019 Intro to Raspberry Pi
Sunday, December 08, 2019 VCarve Basics: Design for Techno Titan CNC with Pat Carroll
Saturday, December 07, 2019 Make Your Own Holiday Ornaments on the Laser Cutter with Pat Carroll
Friday, December 06, 2019 Intro to Welding with Kurt Kellerstedt
Thursday, December 05, 2019 Photogrammetry with 3DF Zephyr with John Harris
Tuesday, December 03, 2019 Sewing Meetup
Friday, November 22, 2019 Intro to Welding with Kurt Kellerstedt
Thursday, November 21, 2019 Learn 3D Printing with John Harris
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 Intro to Mastercam with Rick Lawton
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 Bags of All Shapes and Sizes with Rebecca Reinbold
Thursday, November 07, 2019 Learn 3D Scanning with John Harris
Tuesday, November 05, 2019 Intro to Arduino
Tuesday, November 05, 2019 Sewing Meetup
Friday, November 01, 2019 Intro to Welding with Kurt Kellerstedt
Tuesday, October 29, 2019 Sewing Basics with Rebecca
Thursday, October 24, 2019 Learn 3D Printing with John Harris
Saturday, October 19, 2019 CorelDRAW Design Basics for Laser Cutting/Engraving
Friday, October 18, 2019 Intro to Welding with Kurt Kellerstedt
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 Make a Reusable Grocery Bag with Rebecca Reinbold
Thursday, October 10, 2019 Intro to CAD Design and Drafting with SolidWorks - Part 1
Tuesday, October 08, 2019 Intro to Laser Engraving / Cutting with Pat Carroll
Friday, October 04, 2019 Intro to Welding with Kurt Kellerstedt
Tuesday, October 01, 2019 Learn to use the Vinyl Cutter
Tuesday, October 01, 2019 Sewing Meetup
Thursday, September 26, 2019 Photogrammetry with 3DF Zephyr with John Harris
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 Intro to Laser Engraving / Cutting with Pat Carroll
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 Intro to MasterCAM with Rick Lawton
Friday, September 20, 2019 Intro to Welding with Kurt Kellerstedt
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 Intro to Raspberry Pi
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 Make a Reusable Grocery Bag with Rebecca Reinbold
Saturday, September 14, 2019 Intro to Laser Engraving / Cutting with Pat Carroll
Thursday, September 12, 2019 Learn 3D Printing with John Harris
Friday, September 06, 2019 Intro to Welding with Kurt Kellerstedt
Friday, August 23, 2019 Intro to Welding with Kurt Kellerstedt
Thursday, August 22, 2019 Intro to SolidWorks - Part 2
Thursday, August 22, 2019 TRANSFORMING MANUFACTURING: Future Job Prospects and Innovations in 3D Printing
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 Learn 3D Printing with John Harris
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 Intro to Laser Engraving / Cutting
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 Intro to SolidWorks - Part 1
Saturday, August 17, 2019 Introduction to Blacksmithing with Paul Spirito
Thursday, August 15, 2019 Learn 3D Scanning with John Harris
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 Intro to Web Development with Bootstrap
Friday, August 09, 2019 Intro to Welding with Kurt Kellerstedt
Wednesday, August 07, 2019 TIG Welding Basics with Amy Howroyd
Tuesday, August 06, 2019 Sewing Basics with Rebecca
Tuesday, July 30, 2019 Intro to MasterCAM
Tuesday, July 30, 2019 Sewing Basics
Monday, July 29, 2019 Learn To Solder with Drew Gates
Monday, June 17, 2019 Into to Blender
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 Intro to Web Development with Bootstrap
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