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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.

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Year: 2017

1January, 2017February
Feb 20 Intro to 2D Vector Graphics with CorelDRAW
Feb 21 Pen Turning on the Wood Lathe
Feb 21 SOS- Shop Orientation
Feb 22 BOS- Intro to the Metal Lathe
Feb 22 Copper Enameling Workshop
Feb 23 BOS- Tormach CNC Mill
Feb 23 Intermed./Advanced Laser Class
Feb 24 Intro to the Vertical Mill
Feb 25 Creating PCB's the Easy, Fast and Cheap Way
Feb 26 Copper Bowl Forming Workshop
Feb 26 Screen Printing Basics
Feb 26 BOS - Hydraulic Press Brake
Feb 27 Intro to Sewing
Feb 27 Intro to 3D Modeling Using Fusion 360
Feb 28 BOS- Intro to Embroidery
Feb 28 BOS - VCarve: CNC Fundamentals
Feb 28 SOS- Shop Orientation
March
Mar 01 Copper Enameling Workshop
Mar 02 BOS - Large Format CNC Viccam Router
Mar 02 Adult Arduino for Beginners (Adults only 17yrs+)
Mar 02 BOS- Intro to MIG Welding
Mar 02 BOS - Intro to Laser Cutting and Engraving
Mar 03 Adult Arduino for Beginners (Adults only 17yrs+)
Mar 03 BOS- Intro to the CNC Plasma Cutter
Mar 04 Intermediate Woodworking Part 1
Mar 04 Intro to Soldering
Mar 05 Intermediate Woodworking Part 1
Mar 05 BOS - Hydraulic Press Brake
Mar 06 Intro to 2D Vector Graphics with CorelDRAW
Mar 07 BOS - Intro to the Wood Lathe
Mar 07 SOS- Shop Orientation
Mar 08 BOS- Intro to the Metal Lathe
Mar 08 Copper Enameling Workshop
Mar 09 BOS- Tormach CNC Mill
Mar 09 Intermed./Advanced Laser Class
Mar 10 Intro to the Vertical Mill
Mar 12 Intermediate Woodworking Part 2
Mar 12 BOS- Advanced Screen Printing
Mar 12 BOS - Hydraulic Press Brake
Mar 13 Intro to Sewing
Mar 13 Intro to 3D Modeling Using Fusion 360
Mar 14 BOS- Intro to Embroidery
Mar 14 BOS - VCarve: CNC Fundamentals
Mar 14 SOS- Shop Orientation
Mar 15 Copper Enameling Workshop
Mar 16 BOS - Large Format CNC Viccam Router
Mar 16 BOS- Intro to MIG Welding
Mar 16 BOS - Intro to Laser Cutting and Engraving
Mar 17 BOS- Intro to the CNC Plasma Cutter
Mar 18 Intro to Wood Shop Power Tools
Mar 19 Introduction to Precious Metal Clay Using Bronze
Mar 19 BOS - Hydraulic Press Brake
Mar 20 Intro to 2D Vector Graphics with CorelDRAW
Mar 21 Pen Turning on the Wood Lathe
Mar 21 SOS- Shop Orientation
Mar 22 BOS- Intro to the Metal Lathe
Mar 22 Copper Enameling Workshop
Mar 23 BOS- Tormach CNC Mill
Mar 23 Intermed./Advanced Laser Class
Mar 24 Intro to the Vertical Mill
Mar 25 Intermediate Woodworking Part 1
Mar 26 Introduction to Precious Metal Clay Using Bronze
Mar 26 Screen Printing Basics
Mar 26 Intermediate Woodworking Part 1
Mar 26 BOS - Hydraulic Press Brake
Mar 27 Intro to Sewing
Mar 27 Intro to 3D Modeling Using Fusion 360
Mar 28 BOS- Intro to Embroidery
Mar 28 BOS - VCarve: CNC Fundamentals
Mar 28 SOS- Shop Orientation
Mar 30 BOS - Large Format CNC Viccam Router
Mar 30 BOS- Intro to MIG Welding
Mar 30 BOS - Intro to Laser Cutting and Engraving
Mar 31 BOS- Intro to the CNC Plasma Cutter
2April
Apr 01 Skateboard Shaping Workshop
Apr 02 Skateboard Shaping Workshop
Apr 06 Adult Arduino for Beginners (Adults only 17yrs+)
Apr 07 Adult Arduino for Beginners (Adults only 17yrs+)
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