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Basic Use and Safety
Learn the basic set up, safety and use of machines in the shops. In order to be cleared to use industrial and advanced manufacturing machines, you must show basic proficiency and knowledge of safety and use of each machine you want to use. Use clearance may be granted through demonstrated knowledge of machinery or by taking a BUS class.
For now, our workshops in industrial machinery are limited to ages 18+. Some non-industrial machine classes such as laser cutting or 3D printing are suitable for ages 13+. If you are unsure, just ask.
Popular options are:
MIG welding (minimum 2 hours basic intro)
Metalshop Accessory Saws and Tools 1 (1 hour)
Metalshop Accessory Bending and Shaping tools (1 hour)
Woodshop- Tablesaw/Planer/Jointer (min 1 hour)
Ultimaker 3D printer (1 hour)
Formlabs 3D resin printer (1 hour)
Laser Cutting (1 hour)
Industrial Sewing Machines- walking foot and straight stitch (1 hour)
Ask about any other equipment and we can arrange it.
Advanced Skills Classes
Go above and beyond basic use and safety. We are doing these at the same rate as BUS classes but generally expect that you will need at least a two hour lesson to start. Machining classes may need at least 3 hours, depending on the skill level of the student.
Manual milling machine
Due to Covid-19, all industrial classes are currently private and arranged by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Family & Group Programming
We offer workshops for families at both locations. For now, most of these are being held online. We are hosting some group workshops outdoors at our Staten Island location in MakerPark.
We have many family days each summer that are completely free! Events are listed on Eventbrite.
We want to teach children to have hands on experience through STEAM!
We host many summer camps and MiniMaker days which are one day intensives for a variety of age groups.
We are always updating our calendar with new kids summer events and afterschool events during the school year.