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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: 2018

1January, 2018FebruaryMarch
2April
Apr 28 Intro to Wood Shop Power Tools
Apr 28 Copper Bowl Forming Workshop
Apr 28 Intro to Electronics
Apr 30 Beginner Knife Making Workshop
May
May 01 BOS - Intro to the Metal Lathe
May 01 Beginner Knife Making Workshop
May 01 Intro to 2D Vector Graphics with CorelDRAW
May 01 SOS - Shop Orientation
May 02 Copper Enameling Workshop
May 02 Beginner Knife Making Workshop
May 02 BOS - Intro to the CNC Plasma Cutter
May 03 BOS - Large Format CNC Viccam Router
May 03 Intro to 3D Modeling: Fusion 360
May 03 BOS - Intro to the Metal Lathe
May 04 Pen Turning on the Wood Lathe
May 05 Walkey's Weekend Woodworking Workshop: Beginning Furniture Making
May 05 Intro to Wood Shop Power Tools
May 05 Skateboard Shaping Workshop
May 06 Walkey's Weekend Woodworking Workshop: Beginning Furniture Making
May 06 Introduction to Precious Metal Clay Using Bronze
May 06 Skateboard Shaping Workshop
May 08 BOS - Intro to MIG Welding
May 08 SOS - Shop Orientation
May 09 Copper Enameling Workshop
May 09 BOS- Intro to the Vertical Mill
May 10 BOS - Intro to TIG Welding
May 11 BOS - VCarve: CNC Fundamentals
May 12 DIY Soft Surfboard Workshop
May 12 Introduction to Precious Metal Clay Using Bronze
May 12 Intro to Electronics
May 12 Intermediate Woodworking (Part 1 and Part 2)
May 13 Intro to Wood Shop Power Tools
May 13 Intermediate Woodworking (Part 1 and Part 2)
May 14 Beginner Knife Making Workshop
May 15 Beginner Knife Making Workshop
May 15 Intro to 2D Vector Graphics with CorelDRAW
May 15 SOS - Shop Orientation
May 16 Beginner Knife Making Workshop
May 16 BOS - Intro to the CNC Plasma Cutter
May 16 Copper Enameling Workshop
May 17 BOS - Large Format CNC Viccam Router
May 17 Intro to 3D Modeling: Fusion 360
May 17 BOS - Intro to Laser Cutting and Engraving
May 19 MakerPlace Open House/ Birthday Bash!
May 22 BOS - Intro to MIG Welding
May 22 SOS - Shop Orientation
May 23 Copper Enameling Workshop
May 23 BOS- Intro to the Vertical Mill
May 24 BOS - Intro to TIG Welding
May 24 BOS - Intro to Laser Cutting and Engraving
May 25 BOS - VCarve: CNC Fundamentals
May 26 Intro to Electronics
May 29 Intro to 2D Vector Graphics with CorelDRAW
May 29 SOS - Shop Orientation
May 30 BOS - Intro to the CNC Plasma Cutter
May 30 Copper Enameling Workshop
May 31 BOS - Large Format CNC Viccam Router
May 31 Intro to 3D Modeling: Fusion 360
June
Jun 05 SOS - Shop Orientation
Jun 06 Copper Enameling Workshop
Jun 12 SOS - Shop Orientation
Jun 13 Copper Enameling Workshop
Jun 19 SOS - Shop Orientation
Jun 26 SOS - Shop Orientation
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