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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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Class Cancellation Policy 


Year: 2017

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2AprilMay
May 25 BOS - Intro to Laser Cutting and Engraving
May 26 BOS- Intro to the CNC Plasma Cutter
May 27 Intermediate Woodworking Part 1
May 28 Intermediate Woodworking Part 1
May 28 BOS - Hydraulic Press Brake
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
May 31 Copper Enameling Workshop
June
Jun 01 BOS- Tormach CNC Mill
Jun 02 Intro to the Vertical Mill
Jun 03 Intro to Wood Shop Power Tools
Jun 03 Intro to Soldering
Jun 04 Intermediate Woodworking Part 2
Jun 04 Introduction to Precious Metal Clay Using Bronze
Jun 04 BOS- Advanced Screen Printing
Jun 04 BOS - Hydraulic Press Brake
Jun 05 Intro to Sewing
Jun 05 Intro to 3D Modeling Using Fusion 360
Jun 06 BOS- Intro to Embroidery
Jun 06 BOS - VCarve: CNC Fundamentals
Jun 06 SOS- Shop Orientation
Jun 07 Copper Enameling Workshop
Jun 07 Copper Enameling Workshop
Jun 08 BOS - Large Format CNC Viccam Router
Jun 08 BOS- Intro to MIG Welding
Jun 08 BOS - Intro to Laser Cutting and Engraving
Jun 09 BOS- Intro to the CNC Plasma Cutter
Jun 09 BOS- Intro to TIG Welding
Jun 11 Introduction to Precious Metal Clay Using Bronze
Jun 11 BOS - Hydraulic Press Brake
Jun 12 Intro to 2D Vector Graphics with CorelDRAW
Jun 13 Pen Turning on the Wood Lathe
Jun 13 SOS- Shop Orientation
Jun 14 BOS- Intro to the Metal Lathe
Jun 16 Intro to the Vertical Mill
Jun 17 Intro to Wood Shop Power Tools
Jun 17 Intermediate Woodworking Part 1
Jun 18 Screen Printing Basics
Jun 18 Intermediate Woodworking Part 1
Jun 18 BOS - Hydraulic Press Brake
Jun 19 Intro to Sewing
Jun 19 Intro to 3D Modeling Using Fusion 360
Jun 20 BOS- Intro to Embroidery
Jun 20 SOS- Shop Orientation
Jun 22 BOS- Tormach CNC Mill
Jun 22 BOS- Intro to MIG Welding
Jun 22 BOS - Intro to Laser Cutting and Engraving
Jun 23 BOS- Intro to the CNC Plasma Cutter
Jun 23 BOS- Intro to TIG Welding
Jun 25 Intermediate Woodworking Part 2
Jun 25 Copper Bowl Forming Workshop
Jun 25 BOS - Hydraulic Press Brake
Jun 26 Intro to 2D Vector Graphics with CorelDRAW
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 29 BOS - Large Format CNC Viccam Router
Jun 30 Intro to the Vertical Mill
3July
Jul 02 BOS - Hydraulic Press Brake
Jul 08 Intro to Wood Shop Power Tools
Jul 09 BOS - Hydraulic Press Brake
Jul 16 BOS - Hydraulic Press Brake
Jul 23 BOS - Hydraulic Press Brake
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