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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
Mar 30 BOS- Intro to MIG Welding
Mar 31 BOS- Intro to the CNC Plasma Cutter
Mar 31 BOS- Intro to TIG Welding
2April
Apr 01 Intro to Wood Shop Power Tools
Apr 01 Skateboard Shaping Workshop
Apr 01 Intro to Soldering
Apr 02 Skateboard Shaping Workshop
Apr 02 BOS - Hydraulic Press Brake
Apr 03 Intro to 3D Modeling Using Fusion 360
Apr 03 Intro to 2D Vector Graphics with CorelDRAW
Apr 04 BOS - Intro to the Wood Lathe
Apr 04 SOS- Shop Orientation
Apr 05 Copper Enameling Workshop
Apr 05 BOS- Intro to the Metal Lathe
Apr 06 BOS- Tormach CNC Mill
Apr 06 Adult Arduino for Beginners (Adults only 17yrs+)
Apr 06 Intermed./Advanced Laser Class
Apr 07 Adult Arduino for Beginners (Adults only 17yrs+)
Apr 07 Intro to the Vertical Mill
Apr 09 Copper Bowl Forming Workshop
Apr 09 Intermediate Woodworking Part 2
Apr 09 BOS- Advanced Screen Printing
Apr 09 BOS - Hydraulic Press Brake
Apr 10 Intro to Sewing
Apr 10 Intro to 3D Modeling Using Fusion 360
Apr 11 BOS- Intro to Embroidery
Apr 11 BOS - VCarve: CNC Fundamentals
Apr 11 SOS- Shop Orientation
Apr 12 Copper Enameling Workshop
Apr 13 BOS - Large Format CNC Viccam Router
Apr 13 BOS- Intro to MIG Welding
Apr 13 BOS - Intro to Laser Cutting and Engraving
Apr 14 BOS- Intro to the CNC Plasma Cutter
Apr 14 BOS- Intro to TIG Welding
Apr 15 Intro to Wood Shop Power Tools
Apr 15 Intermediate Woodworking Part 1
Apr 16 Intermediate Woodworking Part 1
Apr 16 BOS - Hydraulic Press Brake
Apr 17 Intro to 2D Vector Graphics with CorelDRAW
Apr 18 Pen Turning on the Wood Lathe
Apr 18 SOS- Shop Orientation
Apr 19 Copper Enameling Workshop
Apr 19 BOS- Intro to the Metal Lathe
Apr 20 BOS- Tormach CNC Mill
Apr 20 Intermed./Advanced Laser Class
Apr 21 Intro to the Vertical Mill
Apr 23 Intermediate Woodworking Part 2
Apr 23 Screen Printing Basics
Apr 23 BOS - Hydraulic Press Brake
Apr 24 Intro to Sewing
Apr 24 Intro to 3D Modeling Using Fusion 360
Apr 25 BOS- Intro to Embroidery
Apr 25 BOS - VCarve: CNC Fundamentals
Apr 25 SOS- Shop Orientation
Apr 26 Copper Enameling Workshop
Apr 27 BOS - Large Format CNC Viccam Router
Apr 27 BOS- Intro to MIG Welding
Apr 27 BOS - Intro to Laser Cutting and Engraving
Apr 28 BOS- Intro to the CNC Plasma Cutter
Apr 28 BOS- Intro to TIG Welding
Apr 29 Intro to Wood Shop Power Tools
Apr 30 BOS - Hydraulic Press Brake
May
May 03 Copper Enameling Workshop
May 04 Adult Arduino for Beginners (Adults only 17yrs+)
May 05 Adult Arduino for Beginners (Adults only 17yrs+)
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