Makerspace Workshops

Makerspace weekly workshops every Friday.

Makerspace workshops are open to the Langara community. Workshops are introductory only. No previous experience is necessary to attend most workshops. Faculty are encouraged to come and learn how integrate new technologies, and how to use them, into the curriculum they teach.

Here is a list of our upcoming October Workshops >

Makerspace Video Workshops
Online video workshops for the equipment at the Makerspace.

Makerspace Workshops

3D Printing

We start with a very basic intro into a 3D program. Then we show you how to process the file for the printers. We then show you how to operate the 3D printers.

Laser Cutter

We start with how to create a file in Adobe Illustrator. We then go to the laser and show you how to operate it.

Vinyl Cutter

We start with how to create a file in Adobe Illustrator. We then go to the vinyl cutter and show you how to cut out your vinyl. We then show you how to weed, and transfer the vinyl to a surface. We also show you how to make a t-shirt.

CNC Router

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.

Box Making

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.

Techsew

We show you how to operate the Techsew Industrial sewing machines including: bobbin winding, replacing the bobbin and how to adjust the stitch. We also show you a number of stitch types for you to use.

ANYCUBIC PHOTON M3 +

How to format your file for the Anycubic resin 3D printers using the Anycubic software.

Cura for the S5

How to process your 3D file to use with the Ultimaker S5 using the Cura software.

MAKE A TOTE BAG

We will go through the steps of making a tote bag from the patterns available at the Makerpsace. We will demo using our up-cycled billboard vinyl.