Learn CNC Routing – This Tuesday!

(pictured – CNC router created adirondack chair by CMS member Scott Schafer)

Makers,

Computer numerical controlled (CNC) routers rock. They’re cutting machines used for cutting various hard materials (wood, aluminum, foam, plastics, etc) and are useful for a huge variety of creative applications. Need to cut (or carve) a complex or unique shape? Lots of them? This machine will be your friend!

Intro to CNC Routing will provide an overview of CNC routing with a ShopBot CNC machine – covering safety procedures and basic setup and operation of the ShopBot CNC system, as well as the software used to run this tool. We will walk through the process of cutting out a pre-programed design and end with parts ready to assemble!

Intro to CNC Routing will happen this Tuesday, August 13th from 6 – 9 PM.

Participants in Intro to CNC Routing are also encouraged to attend CNC SLUG meetups (our next meetup will be on September 9th).

The Claremont MakerSpace is looking for volunteers! 

Interested in volunteering at the Claremont MakerSpace in exchange for a discounted membership? Let us know! We’re currently looking for volunteer “Deskers” to help staff the CMS’s front desk. Desker responsibilities include giving tours, welcoming participants of classes and events, helping to keep common areas organized and more. For more information, please send us an email at jobs@claremontmakerspace.org. 

Other Upcoming Events

3D Print Club

Every Tuesday, 6 PM

Join us for 3D PRINT CLUB! Every week, we’ll get together and participate in an open design session. This event is all about self-directed learning and hanging out with other people working on 3D designs or prints. Bring your own laptop or make use of the (first come-first-serve) Makerspace laptops loaded with Fusion 360.

3D Print Club is presented free, but registration is required. 

Stories in the Loft

August 12th, 6:30 – 8 PM

Stories in the Loft in an evening of live storytelling led by the NH Storytelling Alliance. Join us for a unique blend of stories and music from featured teller Papa Joe Gaudet, New Hampshires Itinerant Storyteller.

Refreshments will be served at 6:30pm, with the Intro & Opener kicking off at 6:45.

This event, sponsored by Sharon & Steve Wood (fellow members of the NH Storytelling Alliance) is free and open to the public. Donations are gratefully accepted. Please RSVP via the button below. 

Intro to Sewing: Make A Recycled Bag

August 13th, 6 – 8 PM (One Spot Left!)

Want to help solidify your basic sewing skills while making a tough (yet pretty!) grocery tote? Using grain feed bags we will up-cycle these to reusable grocery totes!  Choice of pictures and colors available. Do you love Horses? Pigs? Dogs? Purple? Pink? Many choices! And environmentally friendly. This is a great project to help you learn to sew, or practice your basic skills! 

Intro to CNC Routing

August 13th, 6 – 9 PM

Computer numerical controlled (CNC) routers rock. They’re cutting machines used for cutting various hard materials (wood, aluminum, foam, plastics, etc) and are useful for a huge variety of creative applications. Need to cut (or carve) a complex or unique shape? Lots of them? This machine will be your friend!

Intro to CNC Routing will provide an overview of CNC routing with a ShopBot CNC machine – covering safety procedures and basic setup and operation of the ShopBot CNC system, as well as the software used to run this tool. We will walk through the process of cutting out a pre-programed design and end with parts ready to assemble!

Intro to 3D Printing

August 14th, 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Intro to 3D Printing is for anyone that has zero to little experience with 3D Printing.  We will provide an overview of 3D printers and the printing process – covering everything from the way 3D printers are built through the ways we use them to create objects. In this beginner level class, we will discuss different methods of 3D printing and cover the fundamental steps for designing and printing models. Participants will get to know how the MakerSpace’s printers – the LulzBot Taz 6 and Lulzbot Mini – work, and how to use them safely. Following the workshop, participants will have the opportunity to sign-up for certification sessions on these machines, so that they can use them on their own at the CMS.

Third Thursdays Open Handstitch Mending Night

August 16th, 6 – 8 PM

This Meetup is dedicated time to practice the skills you have learned, troubleshoot any challenges, try different fabrics, and chat with other handstitchers. Some fabrics, needles, and thread provided.

Help us design our upcoming class schedule!  

We would like your feedback to help determine which classes we should run at the Claremont Makerspace. Did you miss the opportunity to take a class & wish we would offer it again? Previously taken a class and would like to further advance your learning? Or how about an entirely new subject that we haven’t offered, but you’ve been dying to check out? Please fill out our short online survey. Your feedback is appreciated!

What is a CMS Corporate Usage Account?

The Claremont MakerSpace Corporate Usage Account (CUA) program is a great way to offer a unique benefit to a businesses employees’, while investing in the development of their creative and professional skills. There are now six local businesses signed up for CMS Corporate Usage Accounts! It’s a simple and flexible program that lets employees of CUA businesses get a substantial discount on CMS Membership and classes. To learn more, please email info@twinstatemakerspaces.org.

Become an Instructor at CMS!

CMS Instructors come from a variety of skill sets and backgrounds, the unifying characteristic being a desire to share their knowledge and expertise. CMS is always interested in finding new and qualified instructors to lead tool training, create hands-on projects, explain interesting concepts and impart their knowledge.  Workshops can range from within one of our departments (Woodshop, Machine Shop, Welding, Sewing, Textiles, Jewelry, Electronics, Laser Cutting, 3D Printing) to computer and software skills, entrepreneurial readiness, hobby development, crafting and a lot more. Interested in learning more? Please drop a note to brendan@claremontmakerspace.org.

See below for more upcoming classes!

Follow the links for more information

Stories in the Loft 8/12, 6:30 – 8 PM

Intro to Sewing: Make A Recycled Bag 8/13, 6 – 8 PM (One Spot Left)

Intro to CNC Routing 8/13, 6 – 9 PM

3D Print Club 8/13, 6 – 9 PM

Make A Silver Ring 8/14 5:30 – 8:30 PM (One Spot Left)

Intro to 3D Printing 8/14, 6 – 8 PM

Third Thursdays Open Hand Stitch  8/15, 6 – 8 PM

Conversation in Crypto: What is Libra? 8/17, 6 – 8 PM 

Intermediate Jewelry Class: Basics of Torch Fired Enameling Workshop 8/18 10 AM – 2 PM

Denim Inseam Repair 8/21, 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Workhorse of the Woodshop: The Table Saw 8/22, 6 – 9 PM

Make A Silver Ring 8/25, 5:30 – 8:30 PM

Collage Your World 9/5, 6 – 8 PM

CNC SLUG: V-Carve Text 9/9, 6 – 8 PM 

Pricing For Your Market 9/11, 6 – 8 PM

Train the Trainer 9/12, 6 – 8 PM

Make A Hand Painted Silk Scarf 9/18, 6 – 8:30 PM

Beginning Woodworking for Women, 9/19 – 11/7 6:30 – 9 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 info@twinstatemakerspaces.org.

Happy Makin,’

The Claremont MakerSpace Team