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Metal Lathe SBU

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

The lathe is used to create detailed cylindrical or tapered objects in plastic or metal. In this Safety and Basic Use course (SBU), learn the basic operations of metal turning on the lathe to safely select speeds, select and change cutting tools, use the digital readout, and secure work to make accurate cuts. Explore the theory of how to choose the...

Tuesday Oct 24th, 5pm

Laser Cutting and Etching SBU - ULS

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

Learn how to use a laser cutter to cut, etch and engrave designs in a variety of materials up to 24" x 18" and up to 3/8" thick in this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class. Work with acrylic, wood, paper, cardboard, fabric, leather, and even chocolate!  Using graphics software like Adobe Illustrator or CorelDRAW, cut intricate designs and engrave...

Tuesday Oct 24th, 5pm

Sheet Metal - Organic Shapes SBU

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

Learn to safely work with sheet metal to form curved shapes in this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class. Receive hands-on practice with the slip roll, English wheel, planishing hammer, metal shrinker and stretcher, Beverly shear, shot bags, and hammers. Practice these basics techniques and create motorcycle gas tanks, fenders, curved panels, and more!...

Tuesday Oct 24th, 5pm

TIG Welding SBU

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

Welding is the process of fusing materials together. Learn how to use the basic TIG (tungsten inert gas) welding equipment in this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class. Get started creating quality weld beads on mild steel. While this class practices on thin steel, the TIG welder is capable of welding material up to 1/2” thick.  With extensive...

CNC Tormach Milling Machine SBU

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

In this class, learn to use the CNC (computer-controlled) mill. This machine is the perfect combination of precision and power for any prototyping or hobby milling needs. Learn to convert G-code (created in InventorCAM, Cut 3D or VCarve Pro) into actual parts made from aluminum, steel, and even titanium. Materials fee: Includes materials for...

Tuesday Oct 24th, 7pm

Laser Engraver Rotary Attachment SBU - ULS

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

Learn how to use the laser cutter’s rotary attachment in this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class. The rotary attachment allows laser etching on cylindrical objects such as wine glasses, beer mugs, flashlights, bottles, and even drumsticks. Imagine the possibilities! Project: Etch a design into a drinking glass Prerequisite: Successful completion...

"Phone"tography

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

Come learn to use your phone for what it was truly meant for - to take pictures! You'll learn to differentiate between which in-phone apps are the best ones for shooting and which ones are best for editing your social media photo postings. Are photo apps really free? Which are worth coughing up a few bucks for added features?  Learn the ones...

Wednesday Oct 25th, 3pm

Puzzle Boxes 102 - Exploring Complexity

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

Building on the box-making foundations from Puzzle Boxes 101, this course delves into techniques that will teach students to augment the puzzle components of their boxes! Participants will learn techniques that create a truly puzzling box:  stepped movements sliding dovetails innovative opening methods hidden catches The instructor will...

Wednesday Oct 25th, 5pm

Screen Printing and Vinyl Cutter SBUs

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

Vinyl cutting and screen printing go hand in hand, and this fun workshop will show you how! First, you'll learn how to safely operate the vinyl cutter and use it to make custom stencils to suit all your screen printing needs. When using the vinyl cutter, as opposed to hand-cutting your stencils, the possibilities for easily making intricate designs...

Wednesday Oct 25th, 6pm

Arduino Programming Fundamentals

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

In this class, you will learn how to use an Arduino in simple projects. We will cover programming simple electronics such as switches, dials, and other sensors; and to lights and other output devices. The three hours will switch between instruction, hands-on and some free time. This is a fast track class for people who want to add simple automation...

Wednesday Oct 25th, 6pm

Leather Post Bound Book

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

In this spinoff from our Bookbinding 2: Post Binding class, students will make a custom leather bound book with as many pages as they want! The instructor will guide students through personalizing the covers of their books by laser etching a favorite quote, design, or picture onto leather. The class will then bind their books together with metal posts....

Thursday Oct 26th, 5pm

CAD to CAM Software - VCarve Pro and Cut3D

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

In this information packed, hands-on, computer class you will learn the ins and outs of working with both VCarve Pro and Cut3D software packages. VCarve Pro is an easy-to-use CNC toolpath engine that generates precision toolpaths for virtually all CNC machines. You'll learn how to convert CAD DXF files and graphic designs into GCode-based CNC toolpaths...

Advanced Laser Cutting and Etching Lab

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

Advanced Laser Cutting and Etching Lab is a place to practice techniques, develop skills, and get help. Come to class with a goal in mind and project in hand. This student-driven class does not rely on a handout or traditional instruction; instead the class is driven by student questions and needs. Examples:  Different laser modes calibrating...

Thursday Oct 26th, 9pm

3D Printing Basics SBU

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

Learn the basics of setup, printing and finishing using TechShop's multiple 3D printers. This kind of printing allows you to quickly and easily create a physical object from a computer model, literally printing thin layers of the part one at a time. It is an easy way to prototype plastic parts and make your 3D designs come to life! In this class,...

Friday Oct 27th, 5pm

Jointer, Planer and Table Router Techniques

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

Learn proper techniques and how to safely operate the jointer, planer, and table-mounted router in this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class. Use these woodworking tools to turn rough lumber into finished boards (achieve precise thickness, square edges and flat surfaces) as well as create complex profiles for edge finishing and joinery operations. ...

Friday Oct 27th, 5pm