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  • Garage Sale
    Come by from 9 to Noon on Saturday Sept 20th, rain or shine for our first Tech garage sale.  We have things that range from an 8 inch floppy to TV's.  All sales go towards improving Make It Labs.  

    Posted Oct 20, 2012, 5:49 AM by Robert Masek
  • CNC Plasma Cutter Up and running.


     These are all first day projects made from scratch in one day. Check Make It Labs events page for the next workshop. 



    Brian Learns to use the cad interface on the Plasmacam. This allows you to make custom parts fast out of steel, stainless steel, and aluminium. 

    Before we cut anything, we use a special marker holder to allow plotting of geometry before cutting anything. This saves material as everyone learns what geometry does.

    Basic geometry is simple. In order to sketch, you need to simplify your ideas into lines and arcs. This is what we got to in a few hours. We also went over how to locate your work and make sure you don't cut into thin air.

    Plotting some words. Separating the cutting and control steps allows participants to learn one skill at a time. By the end of the day everyone was able to make some parts.

    The pen drags at the bottom of travel so you can see how the "rapid" travel paths work. 

    A few minutes of work and we were able to make this robot figurine from am image with some added geometry to accentuate the 3d features. 

    Sparks! at 20 amps, the shade 5 eye protection is needed to protect from flash. Safety of participants and by-standards was emphasized to keep everyone safe.
    Brian made this awesome sign for the bar he works at. 

    Make It Plasma Cutting




    Posted Oct 20, 2012, 1:07 AM by Robert Masek
  • More Classes Scheduled
    Just like we promised, even more classes!
    Bicycle:
    Get those wheels spinning with our Spring Tune-up Bicycle class: Wednesday, April 11th and Saturday April 14th
     
    Glass:
    We're now offering a basic glass workshop that is for anyone who is interested in warm glass, but doesn't know much about it and is never likely to own the equipment for it: Sunday, April 8th.
     
    Posted Oct 20, 2012, 12:08 AM by Robert Masek
  • Classes
    Just like we promised, we're starting to offer classes!

    The first session of our MIG welding class has already sold out, but don't worry, we'll have more sessions scheduled soon.

    We're also offering an Introduction to Electronics and Soldering class that is perfect for anyone who is interested in electronics, but doesn't know where to start.  Plus you get to build an electronic game to keep!
     
    Posted Oct 20, 2012, 12:09 AM by Robert Masek
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 Do you have a skill you'd love to share with others?  Anyone (members or non-members) can run a workshop, and you even get paid for it!  We provide the space, resources, and publicity, you provide the knowledge!  If you're interested, please Email us for more information: board@makeitlabs.com
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