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MakerPlace offers basic to advanced courses to start you off or to hone an existing skill. Learn something new, collaborate with experts, complete a prototype, start a business or fashion unique gifts. 

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 Shop Orientation and Safety (SOS)Shop Orientation is a mandatory course for all  new members who are interested in utilizing shop tools without instructor supervision. Shop        Orientation must be completed before accessing any tools in MakerPlace. The cost of the course is  $40.00 and is payable upon check-in, however, this fee is waived for members who sign up for a  month or more prior to taking Shop Orientation.                       

 Shop orientation provides every member with basic knowledge of the layout and tools currently  available at MakerPlace San Diego. Successful completion of this course allows members to utilize  all tools other than those requiring specific Basic Operation and Safety (BOS) instruction.  SOS  covers the wood, metal, electronics and specialty shops in terms of  location, purpose, basic  operation and safety tips for each major tool.  When possible, operating demonstrations will  be provided. 


Machine Oriented Basic Operation and Safety (BOS)These courses are intended to provide Basic Operation and Safety procedures for several of the more complex tools including computer controlled tools.  These courses are mandatory prior to members using the associated tool. In cases where a student already has substantial knowledge of a tool, with the instructor’s permission, the student may "test out" of the class by demonstrating their safety and proficiency on the machine. Test outs are generally half the cost of the class registration. BOS courses are generally prerequisites for Advanced Operation and Safety (AOS) courses.

Software ClassesThese courses are intended to provide members with either an introduction to basic design software required to run the machines or to expand on already existing knowledge to make better use of the machines.

Project Based Classes and WorkshopsThese courses will cover a particular topic in depth and usually will be project based. It will be here that you will find Arduino courses and many other fun project based courses that will be offered on a variety of different crafts and practices.

Machine Reservation Policy

Class Cancellation Policy 


Year: 2017

1January, 2017FebruaryMarch
2AprilMay
May 01 Intro to 2D Vector Graphics with CorelDRAW
May 02 SOS- Shop Orientation
May 03 Copper Enameling Workshop
May 03 BOS- Intro to the Metal Lathe
May 04 BOS- Tormach CNC Mill
May 04 Adult Arduino for Beginners (Adults only 17yrs+)
May 05 Adult Arduino for Beginners (Adults only 17yrs+)
May 05 Intro to the Vertical Mill
May 06 Skateboard Shaping Workshop
May 06 Intermediate Woodworking Part 1
May 07 BOS- Advanced Screen Printing
May 07 Intermediate Woodworking Part 1
May 07 BOS - Hydraulic Press Brake
May 08 Intro to Sewing
May 08 Intro to 3D Modeling Using Fusion 360
May 09 BOS- Intro to Embroidery
May 09 BOS - VCarve: CNC Fundamentals
May 09 SOS- Shop Orientation
May 10 Copper Enameling Workshop
May 11 BOS - Large Format CNC Viccam Router
May 11 BOS- Intro to MIG Welding
May 11 BOS - Intro to Laser Cutting and Engraving
May 12 BOS- Intro to the CNC Plasma Cutter
May 12 BOS- Intro to TIG Welding
May 13 Intro to Wood Shop Power Tools
May 14 Intermediate Woodworking Part 2
May 14 BOS - Hydraulic Press Brake
May 15 Intro to 2D Vector Graphics with CorelDRAW
May 16 Pen Turning on the Wood Lathe
May 16 SOS- Shop Orientation
May 17 BOS- Intro to the Metal Lathe
May 17 Copper Enameling Workshop
May 18 BOS- Tormach CNC Mill
May 19 Intro to the Vertical Mill
May 21 Screen Printing Basics
May 21 BOS - Hydraulic Press Brake
May 22 Intro to Sewing
May 22 Intro to 3D Modeling Using Fusion 360
May 23 BOS- Intro to Embroidery
May 23 BOS - VCarve: CNC Fundamentals
May 23 SOS- Shop Orientation
May 24 Copper Enameling Workshop
May 25 BOS - Large Format CNC Viccam Router
May 25 BOS- Intro to MIG Welding
May 25 BOS - Intro to Laser Cutting and Engraving
May 26 BOS- Intro to the CNC Plasma Cutter
May 26 BOS- Intro to TIG Welding
May 27 Intro to Wood Shop Power Tools
May 27 Intermediate Woodworking Part 1
May 28 Intermediate Woodworking Part 1
May 28 BOS - Hydraulic Press Brake
May 29 Intro to 2D Vector Graphics with CorelDRAW
May 30 BOS - Intro to the Wood Lathe
May 30 SOS- Shop Orientation
May 31 BOS- Intro to the Metal Lathe
May 31 Copper Enameling Workshop
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