September classes at CMS

Originally published at: https://claremontmakerspace.org/2022/09/13/september-classes-at-cms/

Greetings Upper Valley Makers:

September is full of classes at the Claremont MakerSpace that we think might interest you.

For most classes and events, CMS MEMBERSHIP IS NOT REQUIRED. That said, members receive a discount on registration and there are some classes/events that are for members only (this will be clearly noted in the event description).

Class policies (liability waiver, withdrawal, cancellation, etc.) can be found here.

Please note: The Claremont MakerSpace currently requires masks for all visitors and members.

Instructors: Interested in teaching a class at CMS? Please fill out our Class Proposal Form.

Tours: Want to see what the Claremont MakerSpace is all about? Tours are by appointment only due to COVID-19 restrictions. Contact Us to schedule your tour where you can learn about all the awesome tools that the CMS offers access to, as well as how membership, classes, and studio spaces work.


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Learning VCarve and the ShopBot – 3 Sessions

Introducing a set of three training sessions to help users learn VCarve software and the MakerSpace’s ShopBot. The ShopBot is a computer-controlled router that can cut various materials with high degree of precision. The VCarve software application by Vectric is used to design parts, which are cut by the Shopbot. These three training sessions are intended to get you proficient in using these systems. After these sessions, the successful student will be well-prepared for certification on the ShopBot.

NOTE: Ticketing for this event is for all three (3) Sessions

Session 1, VCarve part 1 – September 14, 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

The first session will introduce the user to 2D design using Vectric VCarve. We will begin with a review of user interface in VCarve. We will use the CAD features of VCarve to draw parts. The use of various drawing tools will be discussed in addition to managing and importing vectors. We will use these drawing tools in VCarve to design a sign while in class.

Session 2, VCarve part 2 – September 21, 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

The second session will introduce the user to using router bits and how to control the chip load of the bit in the ShopBot. We will also review router bit management using the tool database in VCarve. Once our sign design is complete, we will discuss the CAM features in VCarve and construct tool paths. We will learn how to save and export these toolpaths for cutting the sign in the ShopBot.

Session 3, Using the ShopBot – September 28, 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

This session will start with a review of the safety features of the ShopBot. This will be followed by a discussion of the machine components, holding down the work piece and setting the X, Y and Z axis. Finally, we will discuss the workflow of managing toolpaths and we’ll cut the sign we designed in class

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Please note: The Claremont MakerSpace currently requires masks for all visitors and members.

Instructor: Russ Scaduto is the instructor for “Using the ShopBot.” Russ is a very active member at CMS. He is an Emeritus Professor retired from Penn State University. Russ has been teaching for 30+ years in the biosciences. His hobbies include photography, woodworking, metal working and electronics. His current projects on the ShopBot are making custom cribbage boards and a sign for his niece’s wedding.

Class Fees: $150 for CMS Members. Non-Member: $200.

Register for this class now!


Learning VCarve and the ShopBot – Classroom Only

This is for the two session classroom-only portion of Learning VCarve and the ShopBot.

ShopBot. The ShopBot is a computer-controlled router that can cut various materials with high degree of precision. The VCarve software application by Vectric is used to design parts, which are cut by the Shopbot. These three training sessions are intended to get you proficient in using these systems. After these sessions, the successful student will be well-prepared for certification on the ShopBot.

NOTE: Ticketing for this event is for two (2) sessions.

Session 1, VCarve part 1 – September 14, 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

The first session will introduce the user to 2D design using Vectric VCarve. We will begin with a review of user interface in VCarve. We will use the CAD features of VCarve to draw parts. The use of various drawing tools will be discussed in addition to managing and importing vectors. We will use these drawing tools in VCarve to design a sign while in class.

Session 2, VCarve part 2 – September 21, 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

The second session will introduce the user to using router bits and how to control the chip load of the bit in the ShopBot. We will also review router bit management using the tool database in VCarve. Once our sign design is complete, we will discuss the CAM features in VCarve and construct tool paths. We will learn how to save and export these toolpaths for cutting the sign in the ShopBot.

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Please note: The Claremont MakerSpace currently requires masks for all visitors and members.

Instructor: Russ Scaduto is the instructor for “Using the ShopBot.” Russ is a very active member at CMS. He is an Emeritus Professor retired from Penn State University. Russ has been teaching for 30+ years in the biosciences. His hobbies include photography, woodworking, metal working and electronics. His current projects on the ShopBot are making custom cribbage boards and a sign for his niece’s wedding.

Class Fees: $100 for CMS Members. Non-Member: $135.

Register for this class now!


Introduction to Jewelry Making and Tools

This class is an introduction to the basic knowledge, tools and procedures for Jewelry Making. Each student will complete a spinner ring of copper. Each participant will also receive a handout for future reference when they are in the Jewelry Studio alone. Requirements: safety goggles (we have some to borrow), NO jewelry worn, close-toed shoes, hair tied back, sleeves rolled up, no gloves worn. The following will be covered:
  • Safety in the studio and with the tools
  • Cross contamination avoidance since this is a shared space
  • Intro. to metals for jewelry
  • Measuring tools and procedures
  • Cutting tools and procedures
  • Filing tools and procedures
  • Introduction to the torch
  • Annealing and soldering
  • Introduction to the Flex Shaft
  • Introduction to the Bench Grinder
  • Sanding, Hammering and Dapping
  • Introduction to Cleaning and Polishing

Each Participant will be given all the materials to complete a Copper Spinner Ring from cutting metal plate to complete polishing.

About the Instructors: Angela Hill has been making jewelry since she completed her first seed bead woven bracelet at 9 years of age. After she retired from a successful career of teaching K-12, she sold her jewelry to local jewelry stores, on line and in crafts fairs for several years. Now she’s back to just doing it for pleasure. She enjoys wire work the most but also does silversmithing, stringing, knotting, seed bead weaving and mixed media metal work.

Benjamin Auerbach is a metalsmith, weaver, instructor and Claremont MakerSpace jewelry studio shoplead. Much of his focus is on functional pieces in metal, wood, and fiber. Ben holds a BFA from University of Alaska Fairbanks. You can learn more about him at https://benjaminauerbach.com/

Please note: The Claremont MakerSpace currently requires masks for all visitors and members.

Class Fees: Free for CMS Members.

Materials Fee: $15 per person. Paid with registration on line and all must register before the class. Materials fee is non-refundable.

There are two opportunities to participate in this class

Register for the evening class – Thursday September 22, 6-9pm

Register for the daytime class – Saturday September 24, 1-4pm


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Bike Clinic

Drop in and ask your biking questions, work on your bike, or just hang out with other wrenches. Kids with parent partners encouraged to attend. Come build a bike community in Claremont. We’ll even have the bike wash station running out back.

Please note: The Claremont MakerSpace currently requires masks for all visitors and members.

Instructor: CMS Member and volunteer, Rosanna Lloyd: Hello! My name is Rosanna Lloyd and I love anything on two wheels. I worked as a bike mechanic for 8 years, for 4 of that I travelled the country as a race mechanic for SRAM and Cannondale. I also raced. I’ve also done a little frame building! I love all things fast and downhill. Uphill….not so much these days!

Class Fees: Free for CMS Members. Non-Member: $5. There will be some tubes / parts available for purchase from the kind folks at The Wheel House.

Starts Sat Oct 15 2022, 01:00pm EDT
Ends Sat Oct 15 2022, 02:00pm EDT

Register for the Bike Clinic now!

 


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