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Intro to Laser Cutting – This Friday

Makers,

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. 

More technically inclined students may bring a laptop and a USB jump drive to class. You may choose to install Inkscape or a free trial of Adobe Illustrator or CorelDraw (the laser cutter workstation has a CorelDraw license) before you come to class to get familiar with the software and start on a vector design project. 

Intro to Laser Cutting occurs this Friday from 6 – 8 PM,  to register please go here.

Other Upcoming Events

3D Print Club

Every Tuesday, 6 – 9 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.

Bringing your own laptop to this event is strongly encouraged!

Register here.

Intro to CNC Routing

Tuesday, February 25th, 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!

Participants of this workshop will have the opportunity to sign up for a follow certification session. Upon successfully passing this certification test, these Members will be allowed to use the ShopBot on their own. 

Register here.

Home Schoolers Adventures in Art

Mondays, 10 AM – Noon, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Art is fun and it encompasses all the fundamental disciplines. History, math, science, literature, humanities, all inform and enliven our art. We will look at the greatest of human achievements and from those lofty heights we will create our own art work. Join me at Claremont Maker Space for this creative and exciting program, painting drawing creating sculptures and more

Register here.

Twin State Innovation

Tuesday, March 10th, 8 – 9 AM

Twin State Innovation is a monthly, entrepreneur-focused event designed to connect entrepreneurs with each other and their community. The event is free and open, everyone is welcome to attend, regardless of background or experience.

Entrepreneurs and small businesses often feel disconnected from each other and their communities. Twin State Innovation is about tac this challenge. The goal is to help spur a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem by connecting entrepreneurs – both established and aspiring – to each other and their local communities so they can receive support, develop their ideas, and collaboratively solve the problems they face.

During this event, two entrepreneurs will present for six minutes, followed by 15-20 minutes of questions from the audience. Everyone is welcome to attend regardless of their background or experience. The more community involvement and the greater the diversity of ideas the better!

This event is free, but registration is encouraged.

Register here.

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

Intro to 3D Printing – This Friday

Makers,

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 is this Friday, February 21st from 6:30 – 8:30 PM, please register here.

Other Upcoming Events

3D Print Club

Every Tuesday, 6 – 9 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.

Bringing your own laptop to this event is strongly encouraged!

Register here.

Everlasting Forests: The Mount Sunapee Story

Wednesday, February 19th, 6:00 – 9:00 PM

The ancient forest at Mount Sunapee State Park is irreplaceable. It’s part of an exemplary natural community system—the only one of its type in New Hampshire. Learn about this enduring public forest and its ecological importance. This program from Friends of Mount Sunapee includes a PowerPoint presentation with discussion to follow. Hosted by the Sullivan County Conservation District.

This event is free, but registration is encouraged.

Register here.

The Color Wheel for Ages 8 – 12

Thursdays, February 20th – March 26th 3 – 5 PM

Ready to master color? In this six week after school program, students will use a variety of mediums to better understand the use of color in art. Over the course of the class students will use paint, clay, water colors to master primary, secondary and tertiary colors. Each week will focus on a new lesson and medium in which to make and take home completed projects.

Register here.

Advanced Laser Cutting

Saturday, February 22nd, 3 – 5 PM

In Advanced Laser Cutting participants that have taken Laser 101 and are certified on the laser cutter will learn and practice new skills to add to their laser cutting repertoire.  In the first hour, you’ll learn to use advanced features of the SpiritGLS Laser Cutter. We’ll start with advanced positioning from using the laser’s multiple position modes to using the built-in SmartCenter. We’ll then proceed to work with the rotary attachment and the challenges it presents.

Register here.

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

Twin State Innovation – Tomorrow!

Makers,

Twin State Innovation is holding its next monthly event on Tuesday, February 11th from 8-9am at the Claremont MakerSpace! This month will feature two exciting presenters, Claremont Spice & Dry Goods, and Polyculture Brewing Company. They will tell their story, share their vision, and discuss the challenges they face.

Twin State Innovation is a free monthly event to connect entrepreneurs with each other and their community, provide a space for them to tell their story, and help them collaboratively solve the challenges they face. Everyone that plays an important role in building entrepreneurship in the Claremont region is encouraged to attend!

Twin State Innovation occurs the second Tuesday of every month from 8 – 9 am. Registration and more information can be found here.

Other Upcoming Events

3D Print Club

Every Tuesday, 6 – 9 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.

Bringing your own laptop to this event is strongly encouraged!

Register here.

Make A Silver Ring

Wednesday, February 12th, 5:30 – 8:30 PM

In this workshop, you’ll learn the basics of silver-smithing while you make a simple silver ring! The instructor will guide you through various options for how to embellish your band, the shape of which you will get to choose.  You’ll try soldering and learn how to polish your finished product into a beautiful ring! No experience necessary. All materials will be provided, and $5 materials fee is included in the registration cost.

Register here.

Learn to Set A Simple Stone

Thursdays, February 13th & 20th 5 – 8pm (two-part)

In this beginner class you’ll be given a stone cabochon and silver sheet to create a bezel to set it in!  The instructor will guide you through creating a simple design, how to create your bezel, and finally how to turn it into either a simple pendant or add it to a silver ring if you’ve taken the ring class!  You’ll learn a fun and essential skill to jewelry making: how to set a stone!

*Want to turn your set stone into a ring?  Sign up for one of the ring classes earlier or in the month! Be sure to let the instructor know this is what you plan to do with your stone so you can plan your design accordingly!

Register here.

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

Women’s Metal Art Collaborative

Makers,

Art you interested in metal art? Join a group of like minded women who are experimenting with scrap and sheet metal to make art projects. The goal of the group is to learn from each other and have fun creating. CMS has a studio full of tools to cut, shape, bend and weld metal into your creation. 

We generally meet on Fridays at 10am to work on our projects. Come see what we are working on and consider a membership and join the fun!

No experience necessary, CMS offers classes in all you need to get started.

For more information, contact info@twinstatemakerspaces.org

Other Upcoming Events

Intro to Arduino

February 7th, 6 – 8:30 PM

This class is truly designed with the beginner in mind and 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. We’ll touch on some very basic programming and prototyping concepts as well!

12 and up. Under 12 are welcome with an adult partner or if they’ve been approved by the instructor.

Class fee includes one REXQualis Arduino UNO R3 Project Basic Starter Kit or a ELEGOO UNO Project Basic Starter Kit to take home after the class to continue making projects!

Laptops will be provided. Familiarity with Windows is strongly suggested. Non-members should bring a USB drive if they wish to save any work done in class. Please contact electronics@claremontmakerspace.org about the possibility of bringing your own laptop.

Register here.

Twin State Innovation

Tuesday, February 11th, 8 – 9 AM

Twin State Innovation is a monthly, entrepreneur-focused event designed to connect entrepreneurs with each other and their community. The event is free and open, everyone is welcome to attend, regardless of background or experience.

Entrepreneurs and small businesses often feel disconnected from each other and their communities. Twin State Innovation is about tac this challenge. The goal is to help spur a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem by connecting entrepreneurs – both established and aspiring – to each other and their local communities so they can receive support, develop their ideas, and collaboratively solve the problems they face.

During this event, two entrepreneurs will present for six minutes, followed by 15-20 minutes of questions from the audience. Everyone is welcome to attend regardless of their background or experience. The more community involvement and the greater the diversity of ideas the better!

Register here.

Make A Silver Ring

Wednesday, February 12th, 5:30 – 8:30 PM

In this workshop, you’ll learn the basics of silver-smithing while you make a simple silver ring! The instructor will guide you through various options for how to embellish your band, the shape of which you will get to choose.  You’ll try soldering and learn how to polish your finished product into a beautiful ring! No experience necessary. All materials will be provided, and $5 materials fee is included in the registration cost.

Register here.

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

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