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This Thursday – Creative Cutting With the Cricut!

Makers,

This Thursday, join us for Creative Cutting With The Cricut!

The CMS’s Cricut cutting machine is a versatile tool that uses precision blades, and a computerized interface, to cut a wide variety of materials – including fabrics, leather, vinyl and more. Students will get familiar with the Cricut through a number of small projects (which they can keep) and will learn about a range of the Cricuts features and capabilities.

The goal of this introductory class is for students to get comfortable with the Cricuts primary features, so that they can use the machine for their own creative projects following the class. Following Creative Cutting with the Cricut, students will be invited to come back for a Tool Certification Session at no additional cost. Following the successful completion of the Certification, students (with Membership) will be permitted to use the CMS’s Cricut cutting machine independently.

Materials costs are included in the workshop fee. If you are Cricut owner, you are more than welcome to bring your personal machine to this class.

Other Upcoming Events

Intro to Laser Cutting

Thursday, October 17th, 6 – 8 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. 

Make A Small Sign

Monday, October 21st, 5:30 – 7 PM

The Claremont Makerspace ShopBot is a versatile tool that can be used to make toys, furniture and with certain bits, elegant lettering for signs. In this introductory class we will do a demo of the ShopBot’s text capabilities and participants will leave with a small sign of their choosing.  Note: This class will include a basic demo of the ShopBot’s text capabilities. For a more in-depth overview of the machine, please sign up for one of our Intro to CNC Routing classes. 

Make A Silver Ring

Wednesday, October 23rd, 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.

Intro to Arduino

Wednesday, October 23rd, 5:30 – 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 to take home after the class to continue making projects!  Participants are required to bring their own laptop or request to borrow one prior to class.

Cultural Masks and Skeletons 

Sunday, October 27th, 2:30 – 4 PM

Everyone can choose a from a variety of authentic cultural mask images used around the world. After we decorate our masks, they are suitable for trick or treating. Older Children may choose to create a skeleton ornament. Everyone can  create a Halloween treat bag. Cider and healthy refreshments will be provided during our Pre-Halloween celebration. Families encouraged to attend! Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Quilting Machine Training

Monday, October 28th, 6 – 7:30 PM

The Claremont MakerSpace’s quilting machine is a great tool for creative, efficient quilting! In this hands-on training session, participants will learn how to set up a project on the quilting machine and utilize its standard features. Participants of this class will have the opportunity to sign up for follow-up certification sessions, so that they may use the machine on their own.

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

Papercrafting – This Friday at CMS

Makers,

This Friday, join us for Papercrafting: Artist Trading Coins!

These delightful mini-collages are super fun to create! Trade them with friends or on-line groups, or turn them into backpack/luggage tags, ornaments, mobiles…limited only by your imagination! All materials provided.  Artist Trading Coins are miniature pieces of art that are created on a 2.5-inch circle of heavy cardstock. They are created by and for artists to trade and collect. All participants must be able to use scissors and glue safely.  This event is open to both kids & adults!  Papercrafting: Artist Trading Coins! occurs this Friday, from 6:30 – 8:30. Registration closes Thursday at 6 PM!

Other Upcoming Events

Third Tuesday Open Handstitch Meetup

Tuesday, October 15th, 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.

Intro to Audio Mixing

Tuesday, October 15th, 6 – 8 PM

Interested in learning how to get the best results from your home audio production projects? Join engineer Kiel Alarcon as he offers tips and tricks to clean up live audio tracks, mixing audio levels and utilizing a software interface on a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW). Participants should have some basic software knowledge such as Garage Band or Audacity.

Intro to CNC Routing

Tuesday, October 15th, 6:00 – 9:00 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. 

Fundamental Selling Skills & Pitch Practice

Wednesday, October 16th, 6 – 8 PM

In this two part intensive, learn how to make the sale without aggressive sales tactics. In this workshop you will learn that selling is really about effectively building relationships and listening to your clients. You’ll leave feeling empowered with selling skills you can apply today and an elevator pitch you can modify to fit any customer segment! 

Intro to 3D Printing

Wednesday, October 16th, 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. Bringing your own laptop is strongly encouraged!

Intro to Laser Cutting

Thursday, October 17th, 6 – 8 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. 

Creative Cutting With The Cricut

Thursday, October 17th, 6 – 8 PM

The CMS’s Cricut cutting machine is a versatile tool that uses precision blades, and a computerized interface, to cut a wide variety of materials – including fabrics, leather, vinyl and more. Students will get familiar with the Cricut through a number of small projects (which they can keep) and will learn about a range of the Cricuts features and capabilities.

The goal of this introductory class is for students to get comfortable with the Cricuts primary features, so that they can use the machine for their own creative projects following the class. Following Creative Cutting with the Cricut, students will be invited to come back for a Tool Certification Session at no additional cost. Following the successful completion of the Certification, students (with Membership) will be permitted to use the CMS’s Cricut cutting machine independently.

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

Make A Silver Ring – This Wednesday

Makers,

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.  Make A Silver Ring occurs this Wednesday from 5:30 – 8:30. Sign up now – space is limited!

Other Upcoming Events

Close Up Focus On Flowers

Tuesday, October 8th, 5:30 – 8:30 PM

We will take a close look at the beauty of flowers. Flowers have all the promise of new life, all the color, fragrance and forms of attraction. The stamen, the pistil, the petals all attract the butterflies and the bees and provide the dawn of a new generation. Bring your own flowers or paint from those provided. We will sketch out our ideas and then use acrylics to paint on canvas. All art supplies are provided. Bring a smock or come dressed to paint.

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. 

Make A Silver Ring

Wednesday, October 9th, 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.

Papercrafting: Artist Trading Coins!

Friday, October 11th, 6:30 – 8:30 PM

These delightful mini-collages are super fun to create! Trade them with friends or on-line groups, or turn them into backpack/luggage tags, ornaments, mobiles…limited only by your imagination! All materials provided.  Artist Trading Coins are miniature pieces of art that are created on a 2.5-inch circle of heavy cardstock. They are created by and for artists to trade and collect. All participants must be able to use scissors and glue safely.  This event is open to both kids & adults!

Third Tuesday Open Handstitch Meetup

Tuesday, October 15th, 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.

Intro to Audio Mixing

Tuesday, October 15th, 6 – 8 PM

Interested in learning how to get the best results from your home audio production projects? Join engineer Kiel Alarcon as he offers tips and tricks to clean up live audio tracks, mixing audio levels and utilizing a software interface on a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW). Participants should have some basic software knowledge such as Garage Band or Audacity.

Intro to CNC Routing

Tuesday, October 15th, 6:00 – 9:00 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.

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

October Classes at CMS!

Makers,

We’ve added a bunch of new classes at CMS throughout October. Check out our EVENTS PAGE for class descriptions and registration. We look forward to seeing you at CMS!

Next Week’s Classes at CMS!

Close Up Focus On Flowers

Tuesday, October 8th, 5:30 – 8:30 PM

We will take a close look at the beauty of flowers. Flowers have all the promise of new life, all the color, fragrance and forms of attraction. The stamen, the pistil, the petals all attract the butterflies and the bees and provide the dawn of a new generation. Bring your own flowers or paint from those provided. We will sketch out our ideas and then use acrylics to paint on canvas. All art supplies are provided. Bring a smock or come dressed to paint.

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. 

Make A Silver Ring

Wednesday, October 9th, 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.

Papercrafting: Artist Trading Coins!

Friday, October 11th, 6:30 – 8:30 PM

These delightful mini-collages are super fun to create! Trade them with friends or on-line groups, or turn them into backpack/luggage tags, ornaments, mobiles…limited only by your imagination! All materials provided.  Artist Trading Coins are miniature pieces of art that are created on a 2.5-inch circle of heavy cardstock. They are created by and for artists to trade and collect. All participants must be able to use scissors and glue safely.  This event is open to both kids & adults!

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