Classes

You’ve been asking for it, and now they are here – new classes! In 2018 we are going to try to push a lot more classes out for you guys that want to get started with some of the skills and equipment that we have here at Ocean State Maker Mill, and we are hitting the ground running in January with no less than five classes. All of these classes are only $30 each, a total steal compared to those offered by other locations (oh yeah – and they are only $10 for Ocean State Maker Mill members).

Jan 13th: Intro To Laser Cutting

One of the most precise, versatile, and fast ways to make a prototype is with a laser cutter, and for many it’s the tool that brings them to a hackerspace for the first time. In this class, our resident laser guru, Matt Dauray, will guide you through the basics of how to safely use this tool. Whether you want to make jewelry, engrave items, or cut out functional objects, a laser cutter is a great tool to have at your disposal. Find out more and register for this class here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-laser-cutting-tickets-41805872490

 

 

 

 

Jan 20th: Intro To CNC

When you are ready to go big with your projects or need a greater range of materials, it’s time for CNCs. We will cover the basics of CNC hardware, software, and designing for these versatile machines. From creating furniture to PCBs, CNC milling is an invaluable tool for a maker to be able to use. Our CNC class will be lead by Matt Stultz, Make: Magazine’s Digital Fabrication Editor and their CNC expert. This has been one of the most hotly demanded classes at OSMM, so don’t miss your chance to get a ticket: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-cnc-tickets-41806315816?aff=erelpanelorg

 

 

 

Jan 20th: Intro To Vinyl Cutting

Banners, wall art, t-shirts, signs, you name it – and a vinyl cutter can help you put graphics on it. There are many other surprising uses for vinyl cutters too, and Mandy Stultz, our vinyl cutting queen will teach you how to get started with these fun and fast machines. If you’ve got something you are ready to embellish, sign up for this class to get your feet wet: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-vinyl-cutting-tickets-41909025022?aff=erelpanelorg

 

 

 

 

Jan 21st: Intro To Onshape

If you are going to get into the digital fabrication world, you will need to need to start to design parts at some point, and this will likely require CAD. Onshape is a web-based, feature-rich CAD package that is free for open source projects. Simon Norridge has been teaching members how to get started in Onshape for years and now he’s sharing that expertise with you. Sign up now to get started designing the parts for your next projects: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-onshape-tickets-41807178396?aff=erellivmlt

 

 

 

Jan 23rd: Intro To 3D Printing

Here is where it all started! Ocean State Maker Mill would not have been founded without the love for 3D printing its members have. We have been teaching 3D printing classes around RI – and the world – for the past 6 years, and now is your chance to come learn about this emerging technology. Come learn the basics of how to find, create, and prepare models for 3D printing, and what kind of technologies are at your disposal. This class will be lead by 3DPPVD founder and Make: Magazines 3DP expert, Matt Stultz. Come learn from the expert how to get started with additive manufacturing: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-3d-printing-tickets-41806807286?aff=erellivmlt

 

 

 

Jan 27th: Intro To Inkscape

So you want to design a logo or make a laser cut sign, you are going to need some kind of imaging tool.  Not just any image will work, you need a vector. Vectors allow you to easily scale an image without distorting it; they also can have known dimensions that allow them to be made using tools like laser cutters, vinyl cutters, or CNC mills. One of the most popular tools for creating vector art is Inkscape. It’s also free and open source! Our resident graphic designer, Kelly Egan, will get you started with this powerful piece of software that you will find yourself coming back to time and time again. Sign up now and help get those designs out of your head and into the real world: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-inkscape-tickets-41902628891?aff=erellivmlt

 

 

 

 

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Needlefelted Ghosts!

Get into the Halloween spirit by needlefelting your very own glowing ghost!

Needlefelting is the process of using a barbed needle to interlock wool fibers, allowing creation of either 2 or 3D shapes. In this class, you’ll learn to needlefelt a ghost, as well as create a simple circuit to make it glow at night!

Classes will be held at 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm and 3pm.

Ages 10 to adult are welcome for the class. The needles are very sharp – younger participants must have an adult present, and patience and an awareness of tool safety is important.

Tickets are $8 per person in advance through the Eventbrite link below, or $10 at the door.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/learn-with-osmm-needlefelted-ghosts-tickets-39065599259

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Intro to Soldering: Build a Larson Scanner

Learn to solder with Ocean State Maker Mill’s very own Kelly Egan and Loyd Blankenship!

In this Intro to Soldering class, students will build a Larson Scanner – the classic LED array from Knight Rider and Battlestar Galactica.  You’ll go home with a completed and functional Larson Scanner of your very own.

Students are encouaged to bring their own soldering iron if possible.  Each attendee will need a ticket.

Tickets: Ticket Sales are Closed, thanks for a great class!

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Introduction to Raspberry Pi 

Go from “I’ve heard of a Raspberry Pi” to understanding how this pocket sized computer can be used to make your project come to life. Students will learn the basics of the Python programming language so they can access the Pi’s general purpose I/O pins. Everyone will also go home with a 3D printed case to keep their Pi safe.

2 Class Options:

$40 – Includes Project Hardware, 8 GB MicroSD, Power Cable, 3D Printed Case (Bring your Own Raspberry Pi Model A+, Model B, Model B+, Model 2B)

Students are required to bring their own Raspberry Pi ModelA+, Model B, Model B+ OR Model 2B, and a  display device with Wi-Fi. Can be a smartphone / tablet / iPhone / iPad / Android device / laptop.

$80 – Includes Project Hardware, 8 GB MicroSD, Power Cable, 3D Printed Case (We’ll provide you with a Raspberry Pi 2 Model B)

Students are required to bring a display device with Wi-Fi. Can be a smartphone / tablet / iPhone / iPad / Android device / laptop.

Please note that space in our workshop is limited, and 1 ticket = 1 attendee seat.  Participants must be 14 or older; under 18 requires a parent or guardian.

Tickets: Ticket sales are closed, thanks for a great class!

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Raspberry Pi Joke Machine 

This intermediate level Raspberry Pi workshop takes you through the steps of turning your Pi 2 into a “joke machine” by combining it with the PiFace LCD display module and the Python programming language. The joke machine isn’t just for laughs. You will leave the workshop with new programming skills & your Pi 2 will be more capable than ever before – protected inside a 3D printed case designed especially for your new hardware.

Students are required to bring their own Raspberry Pi 2, Model B, and a tablet or laptop with Wi-Fi.  A smartphone is insufficient for this level of programming and typing.

Please note that space in our workshop is limited, and 1 ticket = 1 attendee seat.  Participants must be 14 or older; under 18 requires a parent or guardian.

Tickets: Ticket sales are closed, thanks for a great class!

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Introduction to 3D Printing 

In the past few years, 3D Printing has exploded in growth and popularity, but what is it… and what can you do with it?

We will cover:

  • Types of 3D Printing technologies.
  • Software for designing 3D printable objects.
  • Software for preparing models for 3D Printing.
  • The greater 3D Printing community.

Please note that space in our workshop is limited, and 1 ticket = 1 attendee seat.  Participants must be 14 or older; under 18 requires a parent or guardian.

Tickets: Ticket sales are closed, thanks for a great class!

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Introduction to Programming the Arduino: Physical Pixel 

Learn the basics of programming the popular and versatile Arduino micro controller. Students will learn how to setup their Arduino, use digital I/O pins, read analog values, and control physical devices. This class also serves as an introduction programming class teaching the basics of the Arduino language.

2 Class Options:

$45 – “Bring your own Arduino” option, includes instruction only

Students are required to bring an Arduino Uno (or compatible board) and a laptop running Windows, MacOS X, or Linux; please no Android, iOS, or Chrome books.

$70 – “I need an Arduino” option, includes instruction and Arduino Uno

Students are required to bring a laptop running Windows, MacOS X, or Linux; please no Android, iOS, or Chrome books.

Please note that space in our workshop is limited, and 1 ticket = 1 attendee seat.  Participants must be 14 or older; under 18 requires a parent or guardian.

Tickets: Ticket sales are closed, thanks for a great class!

 

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3D Printer Clinic

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Having problems setting up or tuning in the 3D printer you received for the holidays?

Join Matt Stultz, 3DPPVD founder and Make: Magazine Digital Fabrication Editor, for an in-depth dive into your personal 3D printer to get everything set up and running in top-shape.

Attendees must bring their 3D printer for individual setup and tuning.

Tickets are very limited for this workshop since everyone will receive consultation with their personal machine, so don’t wait!

Purchase tickets via Eventbrite: Ticket sales are closed, thanks for a great class!

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Introduction to ZBrush

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Learn ZBrush basics from OSMM’s very own Jason Loik!

This class will take you through the basics of ZBrush to get you started in creating 3D models.

Students *must* bring:

  • a laptop with ZBrush installed

  • a pressure-sensitive tablet, such as a Wacom

ZBrush is a software application for all artists as a sculpting, modeling, painting and rendering tool for both 2D and 3D designs.  Perfect for everyone from the hobby level to professionals – use ZBrush to create original designs, modify imported designs, and work with scanned items.

Purchase tickets via Eventbrite: Ticket sales are closed, thanks for a great class!

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Introduction to 3D Printing

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In the past few years, 3D Printing has exploded in growth and popularity, but what is it… and what can you do with it?

Join Make: Magazine’s 3D Printing Editor Matt Stultz as he guides you through the basics of 3D Printing and Digital Fabrication.

We will cover:

  • Types of 3D Printing technologies.
  • Software for designing 3D printable objects.
  • Software for preparing models for 3D Printing.
  • The greater 3D Printing community.

Tickets available via Eventbrite: Ticket sales are closed, thanks for a great class!

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Soldering Workshop: Cylon Snowmen 

Learn to solder with Ocean State Maker Mill’s very own Kelly Egan and Loyd Blankenship!

In this Intro to Soldering class, students will build a Larson Scanner – the classic LED array from Knight Rider and Battlestar Galactica.  You’ll go home with a completed and functional Larson Scanner of your very own.

Students are encouaged to bring their own soldering iron if possible.

Tickets available via Eventbrite: Ticket sales are closed, thanks for a great class!

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Introduction to Raspberry Pi 

Raspberry Pi

This class will take the beginner from “I’ve heard of a Raspberry Pi” to understanding the awsome project making potential of this pocket sized computer, then to being able to blink an LED using the Python programing language.

Students are required to bring a display device with Wi-Fi – can be a smartphone / tablet / iPhone / iPad / Android device / laptop.

2 class options are offered – please choose the right class for you based on whether or not you would like a ‘Raspberry Pi 2 Model B’ and 16 GB mico SD card included with your ticket.

Tickets are limited, sign up today via Eventbrite:  Ticket sales are closed, thanks for a great class!

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Build Your Own Printrbot Simple Metal!

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Learn to build and use your own 3D Printer with Ocean State Maker Mill!

Over the course of 2 days, you’ll build your very own Printrbot Simple Metal, and get valuable instruction from industry experts on how to use it.

DETAILS:

Saturday, May 2 9:00 – 4:00 – Kit unboxing and Printrbot Simple Metal build
Sunday, May 3 9:00 – 4:00 – Build wrap-up and industry expert usage instruction

Class requirements:
* You must be an adult (18+)
* Have an understanding of internet use
* Able to use a screwdriver
* Bring a MAC or PC laptop for day 2 (NO Chromebooks please, they cannot run the necessary software)

What is a Printrbot Simple Metal? Specs include:
* Maximum layer height resolution of 100 microns
* Automatic leveling probe
* PLA cooling fan
* Uses 1.75 mm PLA filament
* 6″ x 6″ x 6″ build volume
* This printer does not have a heated build plate, and does not use ABS
* Black metal finish

Additional info:
* Lunch will be provided both days
* Please plan to attend both days, in person, for the full class time
* Tools will be available for use, but are not included in purchase price
* Classes both days will be held at Ocean State Maker Mill, 80 Fountain Street, #318, Pawtucket, RI

Can you buy this printer already assembled from Printrbot? Sure… but you’ll miss out on the valuable knowledge of your individual printer’s assembly and functionality, as well as training in how to use it. In the 3D printing world, there’s a definite advantage in knowing your printer inside and out.

If you would like to participate Sunday only to learn to use your kit but don’t wish to build it, use the “Build It For Me” option below and we will build your printer for you and have it waiting for you on Sunday.

Tickets sales are closed.