Intro to 3D Printing – Tomorrow at CMS!

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.

Intro to 3D Printing will run tomorrow, Wednesday, November 13th, 6:30 – 8:30 PM.

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.

Make A Bat House

Tuesday, November 12th, 5:30 – 8:30 PM

It’s that time of year! Brown Bats begin to look for a winter residence, often seen squeezing through and into cracks, nooks and crannies in our homes. These beneficial mammals will consume hundreds of mosquitoes a day all they need is a suitable place to winter over.  Join us for this introductory woodworking class as we build bat houses and finish them with personal touches. Simple woodworking tools will be utilized to construct a ready to hang bat house.

Game Night

Saturday, November 16th, 3:00 – 9:00 PM

Join us for a night of board games at the CMS. What better way to spend a chilly November evening than playing games and making new friends? All are welcome! We plan on making this a monthly meetup if people enjoy it.  Various board and card games will be available. (Or bring something you’d like to share!) Game night begins at 3 and will end dependent on participants showing up. Suggested age 12 & up. Please register so that we are aware of your planned attendance.

Third Monday Drawing Club

Monday, November 18th, 6 – 8:30 PM

Come join instructor Lissa Malloy in a once a month drawing club. Each class will feature a new still life with an opportunity to learn value scales, how to draw from sight in several methods, and even different art styles (realism, futurism, cubism, impressionism, modernism, illustrative). Participants will learn to use charcoal, conte, and graphite.  Please bring your own supplies (sketch book, drawing board, large drawing pad, pencils, charcoal, conte crayons). If you have questions of where best to acquire supplies, we will connect you with the instructor. This class is open to ages 12 & up.

Intro to Laser Cutting

Monday, November 18th, 6:00 – 8:00 PM

The Claremont Makerspace’s laser cutter/engraver is an incredibly capable tool which can be used for making high precision cuts and engravings on a wide variety of materials. In this three hour class, we’ll walk through all the steps from idea to pressing the “go” button on the laser. After learning the basics, each student will create a simple design and cut it on the laser!

Although advanced design and computer skills aren’t required to take this course, in order to attend the optional follow-up certification session (to get approved to use the CMS’s laser cutter/engraver on your own) you will need to be comfortable operating and navigating the Windows-based computer. 

Intro to Sewing: Make A Recycled Bag

Tuesday, November 19th, 6:00 – 8:00 PM

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! 

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