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Who needs to attend a Safety Certification? Anyone who purchases a membership and wants to work in one of our shops, or use specific machinery. Safety Certifications are essential for getting started at MakerspaceCT safely!

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    • Monday, April 15, 2024
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Wood Shop, MakerspaceCT, 36 Talcott Street, Hartford, CT 06103
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Detailed overview of safety policies and procedures for the Wood Shop. Safety Certifications at MakerspaceCT are designed to ensure that you know the basics to work safely within the shop of your choice. These classes are a mixture of classroom instruction and hands-on learning. Please register in advance for Safety Certifications at the links below and be sure to dress appropriately when you come to class.

    NOTE: you must be a member in good standing to take Safety Certification classes.

    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.



    • Tuesday, April 16, 2024
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Machine Shop, MakerspaceCT, 36 Talcott Street, Hartford, CT 06103
    • 1
    Register

    Detailed overview of safety policies and procedures for the Machine Shop. Safety Certifications at MakerspaceCT are designed to ensure that you know the basics to work safely within the shop of your choice. These classes are a mixture of classroom instruction and hands-on learning. Please register in advance for Safety Certifications at the links below and be sure to dress appropriately when you come to class.

    This safety class covers the lathe and bridgeport. A separate Haas CNC training is offered for students who are interested.

    This machine shop program at MakerspaceCT is currently limited to no more than three (3) participants at a time.

    NOTE: You must be a member in good standing to take Safety Certification classes.


    • Wednesday, April 17, 2024
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Metal Fab Shop, MakerspaceCT, 36 Talcott Street, Hartford, CT 06103
    • 2
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    Detailed overview of safety policies and procedures for the Metal Fabrication Shop. Safety Certifications at MakerspaceCT are designed to ensure that you know the basics to work safely within the shop of your choice. These classes are a mixture of classroom instruction and hands-on learning. 

    Machines covered include: bandsaw, jump shear, finger brake, sheet metal notcher, drill press, grinding station, disk sander and more.

    Please note: The Machine Shop, Welding, CNC Plasma and Blacksmithing are covered in separate trainings. 

    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.

    • Friday, April 19, 2024
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Digital Fab Shop, 36 Talcott Street, Hartford, CT 06103
    • 4
    Register

    Cost: Members $59/Non-members $79

    Age: 18+

    Prerequisites: N/A

    Credentials: Laser Cutter Safety

    Recommended Follow Up Classes: Inkscape for CNC, Plasma Cutter, Intro to Wood Shop


    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! This is the perfect launching point into larger CNC operations, such as the plasma cutter or the techno router table. This is the perfect course for dipping your toes into the world of CNC machines!

    The course content includes:

    • Startup Procedure
    • Overview of what CAD is
    • Overview of what CAM is
    • Quick overview of what gcode is
    • How the laser cutter functions
    • How to prep a file for the laser cutter
    • Cutting versus engraving and vector versus raster
    • What materials can be cut
    • Tolerances
    • Kerf of the cut
    • Power and Speeds calculations
    • Troubleshooting
    • Where to source materials

    Materials Included: A variety of acrylic, plywood, and paper to experiment on, as well as all machines, consumables, and accessories. Participants are welcome to bring their own supplies to cut! Be aware that several types of plastics are not safe to cut on the laser, so ensure that you know exactly what material you are bringing.


    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, April 24, 2024
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Wood Shop, MakerspaceCT, 36 Talcott Street, Hartford, CT 06103
    • 1
    Register

    Detailed overview of safety policies and procedures for the Wood Shop. Safety Certifications at MakerspaceCT are designed to ensure that you know the basics to work safely within the shop of your choice. These classes are a mixture of classroom instruction and hands-on learning. Please register in advance for Safety Certifications at the links below and be sure to dress appropriately when you come to class.

    NOTE: you must be a member in good standing to take Safety Certification classes.

    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.



    • Thursday, April 25, 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Textiles Shop, MakerspaceCT, 36 Talcott Street, Hartford, CT 06103
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    Cost: Members FREE/Non-members $20

    Age: 18+

    Prerequisites: N/A

    Credentials: Textiles Safety


    Take the safety class to get access to the equipment of the Textiles shop of MakerspaceCT! We have an array of industrial sewing machines, a serger, and a wealth of experience to guide you. Sewing and its surrounding disciplines can be used in a wide range of maker projects, either alone or integrated with other shop projects. It's an absolute essential skill for the budding maker.


    The course content includes:

    • Overview of machinery safety
    • Locations of all supplies
    • Safe use of power cutter, scissors, iron
    • Proper posture and comfort, foot and knee controls
    • Threading all machines, setting proper tension
    • Winding bobbins
    • Changing needles
    • Instructor demonstrates each machine of the machines


    Materials Included: A variety of fabrics to experiment on, as well as all tools and accessories. Participants are welcome to bring their own to experiment with!



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Location: 36 Talcott Street, Hartford, CT 06103

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