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 to integrate new technologies, and their hands-on use, into the curriculum they teach.
Makerspace Video Workshops
Online video workshops for the equipment at the Makerspace.
3D Printing Intro
We will go over the process of preparing your 3D object to be printed on our Tinkerine Ditto Pro 3d printers as well as our new Bambu X-1 Carbon filament printers. We will also discuss best practices, and then demo print an object on the printers.
Advanced 3D Printing
How to process your 3D file to use with the Ultimaker S5 filament printer using the Cura software. We look at: different filaments, 2 colour printing, printing with dissolvable PVA supports and variable density printing. We will even touch on printing with metal filaments.
Resin 3D 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.
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.
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 over see all of the machining on the Tormach PCNC440.
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 over see all of the machining on the NC10.
Laser Cut & Engrave
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.
Intro to the Epilog Mini. The mini can engrave round objects such as a wood rolling pin and 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.
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.
Industrial Sewing Intro
We show you how to operate our Techsew Industrial sewing machines. This includes bobbin winding, replacing the bobbin and how to adjust the stitch. We also show you a number of stitch types for you to use. No experience is necessary.
How To Make A 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.
Basic Sewing - Household
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.
Upholster A Bike Seat
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.
Learn how to do a traditional saddle stitch. This is using 2 needles, and pre-punching holes or slots in your leather or material.
How To 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.