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    • Tuesday, January 21, 2020
    • 6:15 PM - 8:45 PM
    • Computer Lab, 960 Main Street, Hartford, CT
    Register

    Non-Members: $89 / Members $70

    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.
    • Wednesday, January 22, 2020
    • Friday, January 24, 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • Computer Lab, 960 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103
    • 4
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    General Admission: $119 / Members $95
    Wednesday, January 22nd and Friday, January 24th, 6:15pm - 8:45pm (2 Session 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, 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


    • Thursday, January 23, 2020
    • 6:15 PM - 8:45 PM
    • Digital Fab Shop, 960 Main Street, Hartford, CT
    • 5
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    General Admission: $65 / Members: $52

    This class will introduce students to the basic concepts of 3D Printing and the software available for projects they may undertake in the MakerSpaceCT facility. In this course, students will learn:

    • Safety Rules and Guidelines.

    • Design capabilities and limitations of 3D Printer.

    • Intro to software.

    • Thursday, January 23, 2020
    • 6:15 PM - 8:45 PM
    • Computer Lab, 960 Main Street, Hartford, CT
    Register

    Non-Members: $89 / Members $70

    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.
    • Saturday, January 25, 2020
    • 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    • MCT Woodshop, 960 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103
    • 7
    Register

    General Admission: $49 Members: $39

    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! This is a "LEVEL 2" certification, which is why tuition is charged.

    Makerspace is an 18+ only facility.

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


    • Monday, January 27, 2020
    • 6:15 PM
    • Tuesday, January 28, 2020
    • 8:45 PM
    • Computer Lab, 960 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103
    Register

    General Admission: $85 / Members $65

    Participants will be introduced to the Raspberry Pi Microcomputer, GNU/Linux, MIT Scratch, basic python code, and basic inputs and outputs. Students Will Be Able To: • Install the Raspberry Pi operating system to a microSD card for the Pi. • Configure Raspberry Pi to communicate with the local network, configure basic security settings, and explore the Raspbian operating system. • Understand the basic hobbyist and educational applications of the Raspberry Pi, especially in comparison to things like the Arduino platform. • Import a python library for GPIO (General Purpose In/Out) communication and write some basic code examples. • Explore the web applications of a raspberry pi, including setup of a simple web server.

    • Tuesday, January 28, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 960 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103
    • 6
    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.

    • Thursday, January 30, 2020
    • 6:15 PM - 8:45 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 Sessions; Max. Class Size: 10)
    Prerequisite: NONE


    • Thursday, January 30, 2020
    • 6:15 PM - 8:45 PM
    • Digital Fab Shop, 960 Main Street, Hartford, CT
    • 5
    Register

    General Admission: $65 / Members: $52

    Build on your knowledge of 3D printing and learn how to create something awesome in this intermediate 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.

    • Friday, January 31, 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 9:30 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.

    • Tuesday, February 04, 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, February 08, 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 Sessions; Max. Class Size: 10)
    Prerequisite: NONE


    • Tuesday, February 11, 2020
    • Wednesday, February 12, 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • Digital Fab Shop, 960 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103
    • 8
    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


    • Saturday, February 22, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Digital Fab Shop, 960 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103
    • 8
    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 with Pat Carroll or reach out to scott@makerspacect.com if you may have equivalent experience.


Past events

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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