Learn Something New

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

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4October
Oct 04 Copper Enameling Workshop
Oct 22 BOS- Advanced Screen Printing
Oct 23 BOS - Intro to the Wood Lathe
Oct 24 BOS - VCarve: CNC Fundamentals
Oct 24 SOS- Shop Orientation
Oct 25 Intro to the Metal Lathe
Oct 26 BOS - Large Format CNC Viccam Router
Oct 27 BOS- Intro to the CNC Plasma Cutter
Oct 28 Basic Business Start-Up 101
Oct 29 Open House & Maker Market
November
Nov 02 BOS- Tormach CNC Mill
Nov 03 (BOS- Intro to the CNC Plasma Cutter
Nov 04 Intro to Wood Shop Power Tools
Nov 05 Succulent Wall Gardens
Nov 05 Screen Printing Basics
Nov 06 Intro to Sewing
Nov 06 BOS - Intro to the Wood Lathe
Nov 07 BOS- Intro to MIG Welding
Nov 07 SOS- Shop Orientation
Nov 08 Copper Enameling Workshop
Nov 08 Intro to the Metal Lathe
Nov 09 BOS - Large Format CNC Viccam Router
Nov 09 Intro to Laser Cutting and Engraving
Nov 11 Skateboard Shaping Workshop
Nov 12 Skateboard Shaping Workshop
Nov 12 Introduction to Precious Metal Clay Using Bronze
Nov 14 Intro to the Vertical Mill
Nov 14 Intro to 2D Vector Graphics with CorelDRAW
Nov 14 SOS- Shop Orientation
Nov 16 BOS- Tormach CNC Mill
Nov 17 (BOS- Intro to the CNC Plasma Cutter
Nov 20 Intro to Sewing
Nov 20 BOS - Intro to the Wood Lathe
Nov 21 BOS - Large Format CNC Viccam Router
Nov 21 BOS- Intro to MIG Welding
Nov 21 BOS - VCarve: CNC Fundamentals
Nov 21 SOS- Shop Orientation
Nov 22 Intro to the Metal Lathe
Nov 23 Intro to Laser Cutting and Engraving
Nov 26 Copper Bowl Forming Workshop
Nov 28 Intro to 2D Vector Graphics with CorelDRAW
Nov 28 SOS- Shop Orientation
Nov 30 BOS- Tormach CNC Mill
December
Dec 02 Intro to Wood Shop Power Tools
Dec 05 SOS- Shop Orientation
Dec 06 Intro to the Metal Lathe
Dec 07 Intro to Laser Cutting and Engraving
Dec 09 Skateboard Shaping Workshop
Dec 12 Intro to the Vertical Mill
Dec 12 Intro to 2D Vector Graphics with CorelDRAW
Dec 12 SOS- Shop Orientation
Dec 14 BOS- Tormach CNC Mill
Dec 16 Intro to Wood Shop Power Tools
Dec 19 SOS- Shop Orientation
Dec 20 Intro to the Metal Lathe
Dec 21 Intro to Laser Cutting and Engraving
Dec 26 Intro to the Vertical Mill
Dec 26 Intro to 2D Vector Graphics with CorelDRAW
Dec 26 SOS- Shop Orientation
Dec 28 BOS- Tormach CNC Mill
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