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February 2023 Workshops:
No experience is necessary for any of our workshops.

3D Printers Intro – Tinkerine Ditto 3D Printer
Fri – February 3rd – 10:30am to 11:30am or 2:30pm to 3:30pm
We show you how to process the file for the Ditto Pro 3D printers using the Tinkerine software. We will go over best practices and tips when preparing your file. We then demo how to operate the 3D printers.

Special Laser Engrave & Cut Workshop
Fri – February 3rd – 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Intro for our Trotec Speedy 300 laser. The Trotec can engrave and cut: wood, Plexiglas, cardboard, paper, ABS and leather. We start with how to create a file in Adobe Illustrator. We then go to the laser and show you how to engrave and cut wood.

Special 3D Printers Workshop
Fri – February 9th – 2:00pm to 3:00pm
We show you how to process the file for the Ditto Pro 3D printers using the Tinkerine software. We will go over best practices and tips when preparing your file. We then demo how to operate the 3D printers. we will also look at the resin printers.

Laser Engrave & Cut Workshop
Fri – February 10th – 10:30am to 11:30am or 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Intro for our Trotec Speedy 300 laser. The Trotec can engrave and cut: wood, Plexiglas, cardboard, paper, ABS and leather. We start with how to create a file in Adobe Illustrator. We then go to the laser and show you how to engrave and cut wood.

How To Sew on Our Industrial Sewing Machines
Fri – February 17th – 10:30am to 11:30am or 2:30pm to 3:30pm
We show you how to use our Techsew 0302 and our Techsew 2750 industrial sewing machines. Each sewing workshop is limited to 4 people as you will be hands on one of the machines.

Pattern Making / Design A Handbag
Fri – February 24th – 10:30am to 11:30am 
We will design a handbag, make a pattern, and then make a cardboard prototype. You will learn everything you need to create your own handbag design.

Metal Machining For Everyone – Workshop
Fri – February 24th – 2:30pm to 3:30pm
We will demonstrate what sort of objects and sizes can be machined on our Pocket NC10 as well as our full size Tormach CNC Mill. We will then get into how to prepare your 2d file to deliver to Makerspace. The file can be just a simple 2d drawing file that can be created in a program like Adobe Illustrator. After Makerspace creates the final machining file, you will then over see all of the machining on one of the machines.

MAKERSPACE 2023 WORKSHOPS
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Vote for the next workshop and you can also choose a preferred day and time. No experience is necessary for any of our workshops. Our workshops last one hour and are by demonstration only, except for the sewing workshop. Our workshops are limited to 10 people except for sewing. 
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3D Printers Intro – Tinkerine Ditto 3D Printer 
We show you how to process the file for the Ditto Pro 3D printers using the Tinkerine software. We will go over best practices and tips when preparing your file. We then demo how to operate the 3D printers.
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Photon Studio Software for the Anycubic 3D Resin Printers 
Using Anycubic’s Photon Studio, we will show you how to format your file and prepare it for our Anycubic resin printers. We will also demonstrate how to use the Anycubic printer and how to clean it.
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Cura 3D Software for the Ultimaker S5  
We show you how to setup your 3d object in Cura to create a file ready for our Ultimaker S5 3d filament printer. We cover: the different filaments, how to create objects with dissolving supports, 2 colour printing and variable density printing.
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CNC Wood Router Workshop
We start with importing a file into Vcarve software and creating the tool paths. We then take the G-code file to the CNC and load it into the Mach3 router software. We then run the file on a piece of MDF wood.
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Pocket NC10 – Machining Workshop
We will demonstrate what sort of objects and sizes can be machined on the NC10. We will then get into how to prepare your file to deliver to Makerspace. After Makerspace creates the final machining file, you will then oversee all of the machining on the NC10.
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Tormach PCNC440 – Machining Workshop
We will demonstrate what sort of objects and sizes can be machined on the PCNC440. We will then get into how to prepare your file to deliver to Makerspace. After Makerspace creates the final machining file, you will then oversee all of the machining on the Tormach PCNC440.
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Laser Engrave & Cut Workshop
Intro for our Trotec Speedy 300 laser. The Trotec can engrave and cut: wood, Plexiglas, cardboard, paper, ABS and leather. We start with how to create a file in Adobe Illustrator. We then go to the laser and show you how to engrave and cut wood.
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Laser Round Engrave Workshop
Intro to the Epilog Mini. The mini can engrave round objects such as a rolling pin or a glass. We start with how to create a file in Adobe Illustrator. We then go to the laser and show you how to engrave a glass.
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Box Making Workshop
We start with how to create a file with a box making software. Then in Adobe Illustrator we load the file and prep it for the laser. We then go to the laser and show you how to cut the file. We then glue the parts together to create a finger joint box.
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How To Sew on Our Industrial Sewing Machines
We show you how to use our Techsew 0302 and our Techsew 2750 industrial sewing machines. Each sewing workshop is limited to 4 people as you will be hands on one of the machines.
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How To Make An Up-Cycled Tote Bag
We will go through the steps of making a tote bag from the patterns available at the Makerpsace. We will be using our up-cycled billboard vinyl for the tote.
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Intro to Household Sewing Machine
We will go over the basics of using a household sewing machine. We will also show you the different stitches and settings. No experience is necessary.
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Saddle Stitching Workshop 
Learn how to do a traditional saddle stitch. This is using 2 needles, and pre-punching holes or slots in your leather or material.
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Upholstery Workshop
Taking a Schwinn bike seat, we first remove the cover and pattern it. We then create the new parts, sew it together and upholster it onto the seat.
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How To Make The RW LED Lamp
We will go over everything that you need to know to make your own Real World LED Lamp. Including the parts list, the 3d objects you will need to print and the laser cut parts you will need to make. All of the files are already created and ready for you.
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Pattern Making / Design A Handbag
We will design a handbag, make a pattern and then make a cardboard prototype. All the basic you will need to create your own handbag.
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