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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
2AprilMayJune
Jun 27 BOS - Intro to the Wood Lathe
Jun 27 BOS - VCarve: CNC Fundamentals
Jun 27 SOS- Shop Orientation
Jun 28 BOS- Intro to the Metal Lathe
Jun 28 Copper Enameling Workshop
Jun 29 BOS - Large Format CNC Viccam Router
Jun 30 Intro to the Vertical Mill
3July
Jul 01 Intermediate Woodworking Part 1
Jul 02 BOS- Advanced Screen Printing
Jul 02 BOS - Hydraulic Press Brake
Jul 03 Intro to 3D Modeling Using Fusion 360
Jul 03 SOS- Shop Orientation
Jul 05 BOS- Intro to Embroidery
Jul 06 BOS- Tormach CNC Mill
Jul 06 BOS- Intro to MIG Welding
Jul 06 BOS - Intro to Laser Cutting and Engraving
Jul 07 BOS- Intro to TIG Welding
Jul 07 BOS- Intro to the CNC Plasma Cutter
Jul 08 DIY Soft Surfboard Workshop
Jul 08 Intro to Wood Shop Power Tools
Jul 08 Intermediate Woodworking Part 1
Jul 09 Copper Bowl Forming Workshop
Jul 09 Copper Bowl Forming Workshop
Jul 09 Intermediate Woodworking Part 1
Jul 09 BOS - Hydraulic Press Brake
Jul 10 Intro to 2D Vector Graphics with CorelDRAW
Jul 11 Pen Turning on the Wood Lathe
Jul 11 BOS - VCarve: CNC Fundamentals
Jul 11 SOS- Shop Orientation
Jul 12 Copper Enameling Workshop
Jul 12 BOS- Intro to the Metal Lathe
Jul 13 BOS - Large Format CNC Viccam Router
Jul 13 Adult Arduino for Beginners (Adults only 17yrs+)
Jul 14 Adult Arduino for Beginners (Adults only 17yrs+)
Jul 14 Intro to the Vertical Mill
Jul 14 Intro to the Vertical Mill
Jul 15 DIY Soft Surfboard Workshop
Jul 16 Screen Printing Basics
Jul 16 BOS - Hydraulic Press Brake
Jul 18 BOS- Intro to Embroidery
Jul 18 SOS- Shop Orientation
Jul 19 Copper Enameling Workshop
Jul 20 BOS- Tormach CNC Mill
Jul 20 BOS- Intro to MIG Welding
Jul 20 BOS - Intro to Laser Cutting and Engraving
Jul 21 BOS- Intro to TIG Welding
Jul 21 BOS- Intro to the CNC Plasma Cutter
Jul 23 BOS - Hydraulic Press Brake
Jul 24 Intro to 2D Vector Graphics with CorelDRAW
Jul 25 BOS - Intro to the Wood Lathe
Jul 25 BOS - VCarve: CNC Fundamentals
Jul 25 SOS- Shop Orientation
Jul 26 BOS- Intro to the Metal Lathe
Jul 26 Copper Enameling Workshop
Jul 27 BOS - Large Format CNC Viccam Router
Jul 28 Intro to the Vertical Mill
Jul 29 Intermediate Woodworking Part 1
Jul 30 BOS- Advanced Screen Printing
Jul 30 BOS - Hydraulic Press Brake
Jul 31 Intro to 3D Modeling Using Fusion 360
August
Aug 02 Copper Enameling Workshop
Aug 09 Copper Enameling Workshop
Aug 16 Copper Enameling Workshop
Aug 23 Copper Enameling Workshop
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