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MetalShop Orientation Class

Class Description: 4 participant per class
In this October 20th class from 10a - 2p you will be familiarized with MIG and TIG welders, chop saw and drill press and the language and safety protocol involved in welding and metal fabrication. This will help newcomers to the world of metal working decide which type of welding they might like to practice. It is the opportunity to ask any question you've ever had about metal working, learn what types are out there and what their place is in fabrication. Taught by Morgan Hager
Appropriate Attire:
Safety glasses, ear plugs or muffs, long pants, closed toe shoes
Prerequisite:
No prior metalworking experience necessary.
Materials Provided:
Practice metal

WoodShop Orientation Class

Class Description: 5 participants per class
In this October 27th class from 9a - 1p you will learn how to safely use the planer, jointer, table saw, compound chop saw, band saw and drill press. Taught by David Wakefield
Appropriate Attire:
Safety glasses, ear plugs or muffs, remove any jewelry, roll up sleeves past elbows, tuck in shirt tails and tie back hair.
Prerequisite:
No prior woodworking experience necessary.
Materials Provided:
Practice lumber.

Waste to Energy – Intro to bio digestion

Class Description:
This Thursday October 4th Home Biogas Digester tutorial from 6p - 8p participants will learn about renewable energy sources from fermented biomass. The class cover at-home DIY construction of methane generators using 50% upcycled materials. Students will get a feel for how much energy still exists inside discarded carbonaceous waste, and how easy it is to make cooking fuel from common household, backyard, and farm waste. Donation suggested Presented by Kyle Look
Appropriate Attire:
Casual attire will be fine.
Prerequisite:
Bring your questions on anaerobic bio digestion.
Materials Provided:
Homemade bio-digesting kit.

WoodShop Orientation Class

Class Description: 5 participants per class
In this October 9th class from 5p - 9p you will learn how to safely use the planer, jointer, table saw, compound chop saw, band saw and drill press. You will take home a wall shelf at the end of this class. Taught by Ben Stewart
Appropriate Attire:
Safety glasses, ear plugs or muffs, remove any jewelry, roll up sleeves past elbows, tuck in shirt tails and tie back hair.
Prerequisite:
No prior woodworking experience necessary.
Materials Provided:
Practice lumber.

One on One Instruction

Class Description:
This is a Private Instruction request.
Want advanced instruction on woodworking tools or metalworking tools? Want to learn how to use a 3D printer or an industrial sewing machine?
Reserve a seat by emailing us your request. We will put you in contact with one of our instructors and you will schedule a class time with them. Fees will be discussed with the instructor.
REDUCED FEES FOR MEMBERS

Appropriate Attire:

As needed for the one on one.
Prerequisite:
As needed for the one on one.
Materials Provided:

As needed for the one on one.

Industrial Sewing Machine Safety Class

Class Description: 1 participant per class
In this TWO HOUR class students will learn how to operate an industrial sewing machine capable of stitching through multiple layers of denim or heavy canvas. After successfully navigating the sewing needle through practice stitch guide paper the student will learn how to set up, wind bobbins and thread the machine. Cut heavy canvas or denim into the parts needed for a small market bag and assemble it using the sewing machine. Taught by Mindy King
Appropriate Attire:
Students should not wear open toed shoes, loose clothing or jewelry and secure long hair Prerequisite: Experience sewing on a domestic sewing machine
Materials Provided:
Heavy canvas to sew a small market bag. thread, paper

3D Printing Safety Class

Class Description: 8 participant per class
In this TWO HOUR class you will learn how to use Computer Aided Design to create and print objects on a 3D printer. You will also learn the ins and outs of 3D printers and will develop your abilities to think like an engineer/artist. By the end of this class, Makers will have designed 3D printable creations, will know the ins and outs of using a 3D printer, and will be certified to use the makerspace's 3D printer independently. Taught by Noah Waspe
Appropriate Attire:
Casual attire will be fine.
Prerequisite:
Please bring your own laptop.
Materials Provided:
Printer filament (PLA)

WoodShop Orientation Class

Class Description: 5 participants per class
In this September 29th classfrom 9a - 1p you will learn how to safely use the planer, jointer, table saw, compound chop saw, band saw and drill press. Taught by David Wakefield
Appropriate Attire:
Safety glasses, ear plugs or muffs, remove any jewelry, roll up sleeves past elbows, tuck in shirt tails and tie back hair.
Prerequisite:
No prior woodworking experience necessary.
Materials Provided:
Practice lumber.

Metal Shop Orientation Class

Class Description: 4 participant per class
In this August 25th & September 23rd class from 11a - 3p you will be familiarized with MIG and TIG welders, chop saw and drill press and the language and safety protocol involved in welding and metal fabrication. This will help newcomers to the world of metal working decide which type of welding they might like to practice. It is the opportunity to ask any question you've ever had about metal working, learn what types are out there and what their place is in fabrication. Taught by Morgan Hager
Appropriate Attire:
Safety glasses, ear plugs or muffs, long pants, closed toe shoes
Prerequisite:
No prior metalworking experience necessary.
Materials Provided:
Practice metal

Come learn at Athens MakerSpace!

Classes are open to everyone!

Please check out our class descriptions below and follow the instructions to sign up!

We are actively developing classes with many instructors from the community.

You do NOT need to be an Athens MakerSpace member to take a class. Anyone can sign up for a class who meets the class’ prerequisites.

If you are an Athens MakerSpace member, please keep in mind that you must successfully complete the appropriate Tool Safety and Orientation Class(es) before you can be authorized to independently use many of the tools in the makerspace.

In addition to Tool Safety and Orientation classes, we continue to develop other classes that focus on developing more specific skills, making specific projects or products and/or helping people develop or grow product-making businesses.

Below are the currently-scheduled classes.

Additional classes we are now working with instructors to develop and schedule include:

  • Basic electrical/Alt. Energy application
  • Intro to coding (2D gaming)
  • Learning Your Home Sewing Machine
  • Biogas generation (intro to MicroBiogas generator)
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