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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

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Aug 18 BOS- Intro to TIG Welding
Aug 18 BOS- Intro to the CNC Plasma Cutter
Aug 19 DIY Soft Surfboard Workshop
Aug 20 Introduction to Precious Metal Clay Using Bronze
Aug 20 Intermediate Woodworking Part 2
Aug 20 BOS - Hydraulic Press Brake
Aug 22 SOS- Shop Orientation
Aug 23 Copper Enameling Workshop
Aug 23 BOS- Intro to the Metal Lathe
Aug 24 Intermed./Advanced Laser Class
Aug 25 Intro to the Vertical Mill
Aug 26 Intermediate Woodworking Part 1
Aug 26 Skateboard Shaping Workshop
Aug 26 Intro to Soldering
Aug 27 Introduction to Precious Metal Clay Using Bronze
Aug 27 Skateboard Shaping Workshop
Aug 27 BOS - Hydraulic Press Brake
Aug 28 Intro to 2D Vector Graphics with CorelDRAW
Aug 29 SOS- Shop Orientation
Aug 30 Copper Enameling Workshop
Aug 31 BOS- Intro to MIG Welding
Aug 31 BOS - Intro to Laser Cutting and Engraving
September
Sep 01 BOS- Intro to TIG Welding
Sep 01 BOS- Intro to the CNC Plasma Cutter
Sep 03 Copper Bowl Forming Workshop
Sep 03 Intermediate Woodworking Part 2
Sep 03 BOS - Hydraulic Press Brake
Sep 05 BOS - VCarve: CNC Fundamentals
Sep 05 SOS- Shop Orientation
Sep 06 BOS- Intro to the Metal Lathe
Sep 07 BOS- Tormach CNC Mill
Sep 07 BOS - Large Format CNC Viccam Router
Sep 07 BOS- Intro to MIG Welding
Sep 07 BOS - Intro to Laser Cutting and Engraving
Sep 08 Intro to the Vertical Mill
Sep 09 Intermediate Woodworking Part 1
Sep 10 BOS- Advanced Screen Printing
Sep 10 BOS - Hydraulic Press Brake
Sep 11 Intro to 2D Vector Graphics with CorelDRAW
Sep 11 Intro to 2D Vector Graphics with CorelDRAW
Sep 12 SOS- Shop Orientation
Sep 14 BOS - Large Format CNC Viccam Router
Sep 14 Intermed./Advanced Laser Class
Sep 15 BOS- Intro to TIG Welding
Sep 15 BOS- Intro to the CNC Plasma Cutter
Sep 17 Screen Printing Basics
Sep 17 Intermediate Woodworking Part 2
Sep 17 BOS - Hydraulic Press Brake
Sep 19 BOS - VCarve: CNC Fundamentals
Sep 19 SOS- Shop Orientation
Sep 20 BOS- Intro to the Metal Lathe
Sep 21 BOS - Large Format CNC Viccam Router
Sep 21 BOS- Intro to MIG Welding
Sep 21 BOS - Intro to Laser Cutting and Engraving
Sep 22 Intro to the Vertical Mill
Sep 23 Intermediate Woodworking Part 1
Sep 23 Skateboard Shaping Workshop
Sep 24 Introduction to Precious Metal Clay Using Bronze
Sep 24 BOS - Hydraulic Press Brake
Sep 25 Intro to 2D Vector Graphics with CorelDRAW
Sep 25 Intro to 2D Vector Graphics with CorelDRAW
Sep 26 SOS- Shop Orientation
Sep 28 Intermed./Advanced Laser Class
Sep 29 BOS- Intro to TIG Welding
Sep 29 BOS- Intro to the CNC Plasma Cutter
Sep 30 Intermediate Woodworking Part 1
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