Blockchain & Private Keys 101 (& Upcoming Classes)


Bitcoin and blockchain, the underlying technology, have been emerging for a decade. While still nascent technologies, we are on a journey of discovery all over the world to uncover what this is and how we may use it to improve the human condition. We will explore some historical context, and will provide a foundation to scratch the surface. Short and sweet with a little interactive fun. You will leave with basic concepts of blockchain and cryptography, plus some tokens! Join us tomorrow for a free class from on Blockchain & Private Keys 101.

Tomorrow, is also 3D Print Club in which every week, we get together and participate in a freestyle design session. In a freestyle, participants simply design what they want to.

On Wednesday, Intro to Arduino which serves as a great introduction to the world of physical computing! It is for anyone who has never played around with Arduino before and those who have played around a little bit but aren’t entirely sure about how the basics work. We’ll blink some lights, turn some motors, read some sensors and make a little noise.

Thursday night is our Intro to Plasma Cutting class. Perhaps you saw recent pictures of our beautiful new sign outside of our building (made in house on CMS’ Hypertherm Plasma Cutter). Plasma cutting is a powerful and versatile means of cutting steel, aluminum, and other conductive materials, for applications ranging from heavy industry to abstract art. In Intro to Plasma Cutting, students will learn the fundamental processes and techniques for handheld plasma cutting using the Claremont MakerSpace’s Hypertherm Powermax85 – and will get plenty of hands-on practice with the tool. The goal of this class is to prepare students to be certified to use the CMS’s plasma cutter, handheld, independently. Please register for this class by end of the day Tuesday, March 26th!

See below for more upcoming classes!

Upcoming Classes

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Solar 101, (Free) 3/25, 6 – 8 PM

3D Print Club, 3/26, 6 – 8 PM

Blockchain & Private Keys 101, (Free) 3/26, 6 – 8 PM

Intro to Arduino, 3/27 6 – 8:30 PM

Intro to Plasma Cutting, 3/28, 6 – 8:30 PM

Artists in Society lecture by CMS Artist in Residence Allison Zito, 3/29/19, 5:30 – 6:45 PM (free & open to the public)

Sew A Simple Jacket, (1 space left!) 3/30, 11 am – 4 PM

CDRC Lunch & Learn: Funding Information on Impactful Development Projects 4/3, 11:30 am – 1:30

Laser 101, 4/4, 6 – 8 PM

Lean Manufacturing 101 presented by Canam, (Free) 4/6 8 AM – 2 PM

Make an LED Hourglass, 4/14, 4 – 7 PM

We’ve got even more classes/events on the calendar, so check out the full line up HERE.

Interested in teaching a class at CMS? We recently updated our site with information on how you can share your skills at CMS.

Questions about upcoming classes, events or the Claremont MakerSpace in general? Let us know at

Happy Makin,’

The Claremont MakerSpace Team