Classes

All classes are listed below, including Orientation & Facility Tour sessions.  Check back often for updates or reach out to membership@asmbly.org if you have any questions.

 

The following five classes are offered at Asmbly on a request basis. To request one of these classes, use this form. Once enough people have requested one of these classes, the Education Team will reach out to schedule the class.
  • Pen Turning w/ David
  • Fusion 360 CAM w/ Eric (Tormach Part 1)
  • Fusion 360 for Wood CNC w/ Matt
  • Monster Clay w/ Hanna
  • Creative Crochet w/ India
 
Hoping to get checked out on a tool without taking the intro class, or interested in a private class? Take a look at our Private and Checkout Classes page to learn more. On that page you’ll also find information about our Woodshop Mentor Series and CNC Mentor Series classes. The Mentor Series classes are open-ended classes tailored to the individual needs of the student, taught by a few of our highly experienced instructors.
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Wednesday, February 21, 2024

4:00 PM, Stationary Sanders w/ David (Private)

Category: Woodworking
Date & Time: Wednesday, February 21, 2024 , 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Class Fee: $60.00 | Student Capacity: 2 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

NOTE: You may NOT take Woodshop Safety and Advanced Sanding on the same day.

This class provides an introduction to our powered sanding equipment, including the spindle sander, edge sander, combo sander, drum sander, downdraft table, and wide belt sander. Members are required to take this class before using any of these tools except the combo sander and downdraft table. Attendees MUST wear closed-toe shoes for this class.

6:00 PM, Woodshop Safety w/ Art

Category: Woodshop Safety
Date & Time: Wednesday, February 21, 2024 , 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Class Fee: $30.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 4

Description

This class provides an introduction to our woodworking shop, with a focus on safely using a miter saw, table saw, jointer, planer, band saw, router, and drill press.  Attendees MUST wear closed toe shoes for this class.

6:30 PM, LEDs and Microcontrollers w/ David

Category: Electronics
Date & Time: Wednesday, February 21, 2024 , 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Class Fee: $70.00 | Student Capacity: 3 | Students Enrolled: 2

Description

A popular application of microcontrollers is driving LEDs for static and dynamic lighting effects.  This class will explore several options using Arduino and ESP controllers along with LEDs in strip, pixel, and array formats.  The software section of the class covers simple to moderate programming tasks plus covers solutions with ready-made, downloadable software.  At the end of the class attendees take home an LED strip along with a microcontroller if needed.  Intro to Microcontrollers class is not a requirement for this class but is helpful.

Learning Objectives

After completing this course attendees should be able to:

 

Student Responsibilities

  1. Attendees are encouraged to bring a working laptop computer (PC or Mac) and take notes 
  2. Download and install the Arduino Integrated Development Environment (IDE) before class LINK

8:00 PM, Intro to Resin 3D Printing w/ Alex (Private)

Category: _3D Printing
Date & Time: Wednesday, February 21, 2024 , 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Class Fee: $250.00 | Student Capacity: 1 | Students Enrolled: 1

Description

This is an introductory course on the use of resin printers. During the instruction, students will learn how to load and unload resin, settings, supports, and different materials that can be used on the machine, and how to navigate Form Labs Preform slicer and Chitubox basic slicer. The purpose of this class is to get the user up and running fairly quickly and achieve successful prints.

Requirements:

  • -Eye Protection as we will be working with liquids. 
  • -Eager to learn and something to take notes if needed. Laptops are encouraged but not required. 
  • -USB thumbdrive

Basics of Printing

  • - Types of Printers
  • - Types of Resin

Printer Terms and Functions

  • - Main Printer Parts and Purpose

How to get 3-D Prints

  • - Downloading Models

Slicer settings 

  • -How to set supports
  • -How to hollow your models to use less Resin and set drain holes. 
  • -How to save resin profiles, create and read validation chips

Usage on Asmbly computer or on their own device

Basic Operation

  • - Pre-Print Checklist
  • - Common Issues and Fixes
  • - Print Removal/Post Process
  • - Build surface cleaning
  • - Work area cleaning and proper disposal of byproducts.

Slice, load, and print a small file

Thursday, February 22, 2024

6:00 PM, Orientation and Facility Tour w/ Sid

Category: Orientation
Date & Time: Thursday, February 22, 2024 , 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Student Capacity: 12 | Students Enrolled: 6

Description

Welcome! This informative orientation for prospective members is a great way to tour the space and learn how ASMBLY works. This is a requirement for starting your membership, but attendees do not have any obligations to join. 

 

This session is in person at the makerspace and we require closed toe shoes at all times at Asmbly. 

Approximately One Hour. Enter at the Front Main Entrance (opposite side of the woodshop). Please email membership@asmbly.org if you are going to be late.

 

Here's a few things you can check out prior to this session:

  • Sign up for our Discourse forum yo.asmbly.org.  Discourse is our main hub for member communication, so take some time to check out what's there and if you'd like you can introduce yourself in Member Introductions.
  • Visit our social media channels on Facebook, YouTube and Instagram by searching "asmbly"
  • Sign the member agreement & waiver online at asmbly.org/waiver.
  • Purchase a membership by logging in to your Neon member portal and selecting "My Membership" from the dropdown menu.
    • Purchasing a membership is NOT required to attend an orientation session. 

For a full overview of the process to becoming a member, check out our website at asmbly.org/how-to-join-asmbly.

6:30 PM, Intro to Microcontrollers w/ David

Category: Electronics
Date & Time: Thursday, February 22, 2024 , 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Class Fee: $70.00 | Student Capacity: 3 | Students Enrolled: 2

Description

This class will cover the core concepts required to understand the basics of microcontrollers. This includes programming and connecting various peripheral devices, allowing attendees to develop their own electronics projects.

Anyone who has a desire to learn and has access to a personal laptop can take this course, as it is designed for those with zero to low base knowledge in electronics. At the end of the course attendees will take home an Arduino microcontroller and a breadboard so they can experiment on their own.

After completing this course attendees should be able to:

 

7:00 PM, Small Lasers Class w/ Matt Mancuso

Category: Laser Cutting
Date & Time: Thursday, February 22, 2024 , 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Class Fee: $50.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 4

Description

This class is an introduction to our ULS lasers - Blue & Pearl.  We will cover laser basics, materials to cut or not cut, basics in CorelDraw, and proper settings and troubleshooting.  Both these lasers have a 32"x18" bed which is "small" in comparison to some of our other lasers, but plenty big for most projects.  

Saturday, February 24, 2024

9:00 AM, Intro to Filament 3D Printing w/ Alex

Category: _3D Printing
Date & Time: Saturday, February 24, 2024 , 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Class Fee: $75.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 4

Description

This is an introductory course to the use of the Prusa Mk3s printer. During the instruction, students will learn how to load and unload filament, infill settings, supports, and different materials that can be used on the machine, and how to navigate prusaslicer and its basic settings. The purpose of this class is to get the user up and running fairly quickly and achieve successful prints.

Requirements:
Eager to learn and something to take notes if needed. Bringing a laptop or tablet isn’t a bad idea as the student can follow along with the web links.

Basics of Printing
- Types of Printers
- Types of Filament

Printer Terms and Functions
- Main Printer Parts and Purpose

How to get 3-D Prints
- Brief Overview of Creating in CAD Software
- Downloading Models

Prusa Slicer settings and useful tools

Octoprint usage on Asmbly computer or on their own device

Basic Operation
- Pre-Print Checklist
- Proper First Layer Appearance
- Common Issues and Fixes
- print removal
- build surface cleaning

Slice, load, and print a small file

9:30 AM, TIG Welding Steel w/ Savanna

Category: Metalworking
Date & Time: Saturday, February 24, 2024 , 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Class Fee: $100.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 4

Description

In this class, students will acquire essential skills using the Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) welding process. The curriculum covers proper electrode manipulation, gas flow control, and heat management to achieve strong and aesthetically pleasing welds. Students can expect to gain proficiency in welding various steel thicknesses and developing the precision needed for intricate welding projects.

Prerequisites

none

Requirements for Class:

Dress: natural fiber long (cotton, linen, or wool) pants, natural fiber shirt, and closed toed shoes

Syllabus

  1. Safety
  2. Equipment Setup
    1. Exploration of TIG components (torch, ground lead, foot pedal)
    2. Gas selection and regulation
    3. Tungsten and filler rod considerations
  3. Tungsten Electrode Selection and Sharpening
  4. Material Preparation
    1. Proper cleaning and surface preparation
    2. Joint fit-up and alignment
    3. Tacking methods
  5. Welding Techniques
    1. Hands-on practice with bead formation
    2. Controlling heat input and amperage
    3. Balance and frequency settings
    4. Understanding penetration
  6. Common TIG Welding Problems and Solutions
  7. Cleanup

Optional:  If you want your own TIG consumables, you can buy the parts for “17 Series torch”. Most welding gas supply shops carry it, Amazon and Cyberweld.com. I would get 2% thoriated or purple tops 1/16" or 3/32" diameter tungsten rod. Get ER70S- steel fill rod in 1/16" size

Sunday, February 25, 2024

9:00 AM, Woodshop Safety w/ Bill

Category: Woodshop Safety
Date & Time: Sunday, February 25, 2024 , 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Class Fee: $30.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 1

Description

This class provides an introduction to our woodworking shop, with a focus on safely using a miter saw, table saw, jointer, planer, band saw, router, and drill press.  Attendees MUST wear closed toe shoes for this class.

9:30 AM, MIG Welding w/ Savanna

Category: Metalworking
Date & Time: Sunday, February 25, 2024 , 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Class Fee: $100.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 4

Description

This class will cover the following topics:

Safety 
Basic setup of the welder
How to weld beads
How to tack weld
Weld a butt, tee, and overlap joint
Cover the use of the tools in the metal shop
Learn how to use a plasma cutter
Cover cleanup

Dress: Natural fiber long pants, natural fiber shirt, and closed toe shoes

If you have a project and want to bring it in, please do so.

10:00 AM, Metal Shop Safety w/ Caroline

Category: Metalworking
Date & Time: Sunday, February 25, 2024 , 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Class Fee: $30.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 4

Description

This class provides an introduction to our metal working shop, with a focus on safely using hand tools, the band saws, the chop saws, the sanders and grinders, and the drill press. This class aims to convey the general safety principles of the metal shop as well as covering its specific policies and procedures. Members must take this class before using the tools in the metal shop.

Class Objectives

Attendees should bring eye protection and hearing protection to class, wear long trousers and wear closed toe shoes.

12:30 PM, Intro to Sublimation w/ Stephannie

Category: Textiles
Date & Time: Sunday, February 25, 2024 , 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Class Fee: $25.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 1

Description

The class fee includes instruction, 2 packages of different sizes of sublimation paper, and a tote bag which will be used for your first project.  

12:30 PM, Orientation and Facility Tour w/ Sid

Category: Orientation
Date & Time: Sunday, February 25, 2024 , 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Student Capacity: 12 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

Welcome! This informative orientation for prospective members is a great way to tour the space and learn how ASMBLY works. This is a requirement for starting your membership, but attendees do not have any obligations to join. 

 

This session is in person at the makerspace and we require closed toe shoes at all times at Asmbly. 

Approximately One Hour. Enter at the Front Main Entrance (opposite side of the woodshop). Please email membership@asmbly.org if you are going to be late.

 

Here's a few things you can check out prior to this session:

  • Sign up for our Discourse forum yo.asmbly.org.  Discourse is our main hub for member communication, so take some time to check out what's there and if you'd like you can introduce yourself in Member Introductions.
  • Visit our social media channels on Facebook, YouTube and Instagram by searching "asmbly"
  • Sign the member agreement & waiver online at asmbly.org/waiver.
  • Purchase a membership by logging in to your Neon member portal and selecting "My Membership" from the dropdown menu.
    • Purchasing a membership is NOT required to attend an orientation session. 

For a full overview of the process to becoming a member, check out our website at asmbly.org/how-to-join-asmbly.

1:00 PM, Shaper Origin Certification w/ Tommy

Category: Woodworking
Date & Time: Sunday, February 25, 2024 , 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Class Fee: $60.00 | Student Capacity: 2 | Students Enrolled: 2

Description

The Shaper Origin is a handheld CNC which brings precision milling to your wood work. When coupled with the Workstation they become a wonder tool for joinery, engraving, inlays, and simple CNC projects. Best of all? Our Origin is so approachable that you can get certified to use it in two hours. 
 
This certification class covers how to use the tool using the screen interface as a guide.  Included are all the processes to do end grain milling and face milling. You’ll unpack the Origin and set up the Workstation. Next you will design and cut mortise and perfect-fitting through tenon. Then you finish with packing up and putting the system away. All the design is done on the tool; no other software is required. 
 
Learn about Asmbly’s newest digital tool.
Get certified and gain access.
 

1:30 PM, Stationary Sanders w/ Bill

Category: Woodworking
Date & Time: Sunday, February 25, 2024 , 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Class Fee: $30.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 4

Description

NOTE: You may NOT take Woodshop Safety and Advanced Sanding on the same day.

This class provides an introduction to our powered sanding equipment, including the spindle sander, edge sander, combo sander, drum sander, downdraft table, and wide belt sander. Members are required to take this class before using any of these tools except the combo sander and downdraft table. Attendees MUST wear closed-toe shoes for this class.

Monday, February 26, 2024

6:30 PM, Big Lasers Class w/ Bryan

Category: Laser Cutting
Date & Time: Monday, February 26, 2024 , 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Class Fee: $100.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 4

Description

In this class you will be introduced to laser cutters and learn the process of going from a design to cutting/etching on our Ruida controlled lasers, including Tarkin - a large format laser capable of cutting through materials up to 1.5" thick.  You will practice this procedure several times and even make your own personalized first project. The software you'll use with our lasers is LightBurn (LightburnSoftware.com) and the process you'll practice is generally usable across most laser projects.

 

When you've finished the class you'll walk away with a step-by-step guide to using Asmbly lasers, a personalized project you'll have cut by yourself, and the certification to use Asmbly's Ruida controlled laser cutters going forward.

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

6:00 PM, Orientation and Facility Tour w/ Sid

Category: Orientation
Date & Time: Tuesday, February 27, 2024 , 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Student Capacity: 12 | Students Enrolled: 1

Description

Welcome! This informative orientation for prospective members is a great way to tour the space and learn how ASMBLY works. This is a requirement for starting your membership, but attendees do not have any obligations to join. 

 

This session is in person at the makerspace and we require closed toe shoes at all times at Asmbly. 

Approximately One Hour. Enter at the Front Main Entrance (opposite side of the woodshop). Please email membership@asmbly.org if you are going to be late.

 

Here's a few things you can check out prior to this session:

  • Sign up for our Discourse forum yo.asmbly.org.  Discourse is our main hub for member communication, so take some time to check out what's there and if you'd like you can introduce yourself in Member Introductions.
  • Visit our social media channels on Facebook, YouTube and Instagram by searching "asmbly"
  • Sign the member agreement & waiver online at asmbly.org/waiver.
  • Purchase a membership by logging in to your Neon member portal and selecting "My Membership" from the dropdown menu.
    • Purchasing a membership is NOT required to attend an orientation session. 

For a full overview of the process to becoming a member, check out our website at asmbly.org/how-to-join-asmbly.

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

6:00 PM, Woodshop Safety w/ Drew

Category: Woodshop Safety
Date & Time: Wednesday, February 28, 2024 , 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Class Fee: $30.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

This class provides an introduction to our woodworking shop, with a focus on safely using a miter saw, table saw, planer, band saw, router, and drill press.  Attendees MUST wear closed toe shoes for this class.

Thursday, February 29, 2024

6:00 PM, Orientation and Facility Tour w/ Sid

Category: Orientation
Date & Time: Thursday, February 29, 2024 , 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Student Capacity: 12 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

Welcome! This informative orientation for prospective members is a great way to tour the space and learn how ASMBLY works. This is a requirement for starting your membership, but attendees do not have any obligations to join. 

 

This session is in person at the makerspace and we require closed toe shoes at all times at Asmbly. 

Approximately One Hour. Enter at the Front Main Entrance (opposite side of the woodshop). Please email membership@asmbly.org if you are going to be late.

 

Here's a few things you can check out prior to this session:

  • Sign up for our Discourse forum yo.asmbly.org.  Discourse is our main hub for member communication, so take some time to check out what's there and if you'd like you can introduce yourself in Member Introductions.
  • Visit our social media channels on Facebook, YouTube and Instagram by searching "asmbly"
  • Sign the member agreement & waiver online at asmbly.org/waiver.
  • Purchase a membership by logging in to your Neon member portal and selecting "My Membership" from the dropdown menu.
    • Purchasing a membership is NOT required to attend an orientation session. 

For a full overview of the process to becoming a member, check out our website at asmbly.org/how-to-join-asmbly.

6:30 PM, Laser Engrave Round Materials w/ Jordan

Category: Laser Cutting
Date & Time: Thursday, February 29, 2024 , 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Class Fee: $70.00 | Student Capacity: 2 | Students Enrolled: 1

Description

If you want to laser engrave round items like drinking glasses. wine glasses, mugs, glazed pottery, vases or round wooden vessels this class will give you hands-on instruction to be successful.  In this 90 minute session you will set up the 4th axis attachment, adjust the settings in Corel to use the rotary axis, correctly place the drawing then engrave.  Each attendee will take turns setting things up and engrave an item to take home.  As part of the class fee we will furnish you with a wine glass.  At the end of the class we cover the proper shut down steps to return Pearl to its normal status

Sample Items from Class:

Wine Glass with an outline of the Austin skyline

 

Glazed ceramic pot with stain to highlight engraving

 

Friday, March 1, 2024

6:00 PM, Beginner CNC Router w/ Steve

Category: CNC Router
Date & Time: Friday, March 1, 2024 , 6:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Class Fee: $200.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 4

Description

Asmbly has two Laguna CNC routers, iQ CNC and Swift CNC, with different capabilities but near identical workflows. In this two part class over two evenings, you will learn the basic software, as well as the recommended bits to use with materials and speeds, and correct job layout on both machines.

 

Completion of Session 1 is a prerequisite for taking Session 2.

Session 1 is a REQUIRED online Zoom meeting that covers the software tools used to prepare and set up your job. Session 2 is a REQUIRED in person, hands-on at Asmbly that includes setting up the machine, saving g-code, and practice running the machine. Please note that the software required for running both CNCs are PC - based.  If you have a OSX or Linux machine you can still attend the sessions and import the target file to our on-site PC-based software to develop the tool paths.

 

Requirements:

You must wear eye protection while using the CNC router and you must wear closed toe shoes. Please remember to bring a notepad or another way that you can take notes during the class.

 

Part 1 (Friday  6:30- 9:00 PM on Zoom) - Link will be provided after registration

Part 2 (Saturday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM in person at Asmbly Makerspace)

 

Saturday, March 2, 2024

9:00 AM, Intro to Wood Lathe w/ David

Category: Woodworking
Date & Time: Saturday, March 2, 2024 , 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Class Fee: $75.00 | Student Capacity: 3 | Students Enrolled: 2

Description

Concepts Covered in Class
 
Parts of the Lathe
Lathe Safety
Lathe Tools - Traditional and Carbide
Sharpening Concepts
Mounting and Securing Turned Pieces
Spindle Turning
Bowl Turning
Sanding
Finishing
Parting
 
Please note:
Attendees must wear comfortable, closed toe shoes and wear clothing that you do not mind getting covered in wood shavings. Loose clothing with strings or long jewelery is not recommended. If you have long hair it must be tied back. A face shield will be provided but please bring eye protection. A dust mask is optional but not provided.

12:30 PM, Woodshop Specialty Tools w/ Mike

Category: Woodworking
Date & Time: Saturday, March 2, 2024 , 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Class Fee: $50.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 1

Description

Interested in a wood joinery option that is straightforward and repeatable?  Joinery based on the Festool DF500 can, when properly set up, make quick and accurate joints in a wide variety of applications.  In this hands-on class we will focus on creating four basic joints types: butt, miter, side (table top), and cabinet.  

Festool Domino DF500

Outline

Setting up the DF500

DF500 controls 

Best practices for success

Use of the included alignment attachments

Four joint types and practice

Packing up the DF500

References

In addition to the Domino, this class will also cover use of our Makita track saw. Track saws are a powerful tool for making long, accurate cuts, especially on materials that are too unwieldy to cut on the table saw.

Topics we will cover on the track saw include:

  • Setting up the track
  • Using the proper support for the workpiece (e.g. foam board)
  • Properly adjusting plunge depth
  • Properly adjusting the grip of the saw on the track rails
  • Making standard cuts (90 degree and bevel cuts)
  • Making plunge cuts

 

 

 

5:00 PM, Beginner CNC Router w/ James

Category: CNC Router
Date & Time: Saturday, March 2, 2024 , 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Class Fee: $200.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 2

Description

Asmbly has two Laguna CNC routers with different capabilities but near identical workflows.  In this two part class over two evenings, you will learn the basic software, as well as bits to use, materials and speeds, and layout on the machines.

Day 1 is a online meeting for all computer lessons.  Day 2 is in person and includes setting up the machine, saving g-code, and running the machine.  Completion of Day 1 is a prerequisite for taking Day 2.

 

Requirements:

You must wear eye protection while using the CNC router. Please remember to bring a notepad or another way that you can take notes during the class.  

 

Part 1 (Saturday 5-7:30 PM on Zoom)

Part 2 (Sunday 4-7 PM in person at Asmbly Makerspace)

 

Sunday, March 3, 2024

9:00 AM, Woodshop Safety w/ Ethan

Category: Woodshop Safety
Date & Time: Sunday, March 3, 2024 , 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Class Fee: $30.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

This class provides an introduction to our woodworking shop, with a focus on safely using a miter saw, table saw, jointer, planer, band saw, router, and drill press.  Attendees MUST wear closed toe shoes for this class.

12:00 PM, Stationary Sanders w/ Ethan

Category: Woodworking
Date & Time: Sunday, March 3, 2024 , 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Class Fee: $30.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

NOTE: You may NOT take Woodshop Safety and Advanced Sanding on the same day.

This class provides an introduction to our powered sanding equipment, including the spindle sander, edge sander, combo sander, drum sander, downdraft table, and wide belt sander. Members are required to take this class before using any of these tools except the combo sander and downdraft table. Attendees MUST wear closed-toe shoes for this class.

12:30 PM, Orientation and Facility Tour w/ Sid

Category: Orientation
Date & Time: Sunday, March 3, 2024 , 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Student Capacity: 12 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

Welcome! This informative orientation for prospective members is a great way to tour the space and learn how ASMBLY works. This is a requirement for starting your membership, but attendees do not have any obligations to join. 

 

This session is in person at the makerspace and we require closed toe shoes at all times at Asmbly. 

Approximately One Hour. Enter at the Front Main Entrance (opposite side of the woodshop). Please email membership@asmbly.org if you are going to be late.

 

Here's a few things you can check out prior to this session:

  • Sign up for our Discourse forum yo.asmbly.org.  Discourse is our main hub for member communication, so take some time to check out what's there and if you'd like you can introduce yourself in Member Introductions.
  • Visit our social media channels on Facebook, YouTube and Instagram by searching "asmbly"
  • Sign the member agreement & waiver online at asmbly.org/waiver.
  • Purchase a membership by logging in to your Neon member portal and selecting "My Membership" from the dropdown menu.
    • Purchasing a membership is NOT required to attend an orientation session. 

For a full overview of the process to becoming a member, check out our website at asmbly.org/how-to-join-asmbly.

Monday, March 4, 2024

6:30 PM, Metal Shop Safety w/ Savanna

Category: Metalworking
Date & Time: Monday, March 4, 2024 , 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Class Fee: $30.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 1

Description

This class provides an introduction to our metal working shop, with a focus on safely using hand tools, the band saws, the chop saws, the sanders and grinders, and the drill press. This class aims to convey the general safety principles of the metal shop as well as covering its specific policies and procedures. Members must take this class before using the tools in the metal shop.

Class Objectives

Attendees should bring eye protection and hearing protection to class, wear long trousers and wear closed toe shoes.

Tuesday, March 5, 2024

6:30 PM, Intro to Milling w/ Ethan

Category: Metalworking
Date & Time: Tuesday, March 5, 2024 , 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Class Fee: $100.00 | Student Capacity: 3 | Students Enrolled: 3

Description

In the wood shop, you have the jointer, the planer, the drill press, router tables, and sanders, plus you sometimes use the table and miter saws for sizing. In the metal shop, you have just the mill. It fills all of those roles and more. With a mill and a lathe, you can eventually make almost any mechanical part in the world.

This class teaches students how to safely use our manual mills –- how not to damage yourself or the mill, and how to be a good “mill citizen” on our shared equipment.

The student will perform a variety of cuts with different tools on both aluminum and mild steel, learning the issues to consider with them. We will also cover some basic skills, such as edge finding. We will also learn two approximate squaring techniques. These basics will give students the starting place they need to learn more precise and more advanced techniques later.

This class is required for someone to use either of our manual mills, and it is a prerequisite to all of the Tormach CNC Mill classes.

 

Wednesday, March 6, 2024

6:00 PM, Woodshop Safety w/ Art

Category: Woodshop Safety
Date & Time: Wednesday, March 6, 2024 , 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Class Fee: $30.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

This class provides an introduction to our woodworking shop, with a focus on safely using a miter saw, table saw, jointer, planer, band saw, router, and drill press.  Attendees MUST wear closed toe shoes for this class.

6:30 PM, Shaper Origin Certification w/ Tommy

Category: Woodworking
Date & Time: Wednesday, March 6, 2024 , 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Class Fee: $60.00 | Student Capacity: 2 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

The Shaper Origin is a handheld CNC which brings precision milling to your wood work. When coupled with the Workstation they become a wonder tool for joinery, engraving, inlays, and simple CNC projects. Best of all? Our Origin is so approachable that you can get certified to use it in two hours. 
 
This certification class covers how to use the tool using the screen interface as a guide.  Included are all the processes to do end grain milling and face milling. You’ll unpack the Origin and set up the Workstation. Next you will design and cut mortise and perfect-fitting through tenon. Then you finish with packing up and putting the system away. All the design is done on the tool; no other software is required. 
 
Learn about Asmbly’s newest digital tool.
Get certified and gain access.
 

Thursday, March 7, 2024

6:30 PM, Small Lasers Class w/ Jordan

Category: Laser Cutting
Date & Time: Thursday, March 7, 2024 , 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Class Fee: $50.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 2

Description

This class is an introduction to our ULS lasers - Blue & Pearl.  We will cover laser basics, materials to cut or not cut, basics in CorelDraw, and proper settings and troubleshooting.  Both these lasers have a 32"x18" bed which is "small" in comparison to some of our other lasers, but plenty big for most projects.  

Saturday, March 9, 2024

1:00 PM, Bowl Turning w/ David

Category: Woodworking
Date & Time: Saturday, March 9, 2024 , 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Class Fee: $125.00 | Student Capacity: 2 | Students Enrolled: 1

Description

All parts will be provided - Please note that we will use an easy to turn wood species in a moderate size
 
Concepts Covered in Class
 
Lathe Safety
Lathe Tools - Traditional and Carbide
Sharpening Concepts
Preparing and Mounting the blank
Basic concepts of bowl turning
Creating a Foot and Shaping the Outside
Mounting the Blank into the Chuck
Turning the Inside of the Bowl
Sanding
Finishing
 
Please note:
Attendees must wear comfortable, closed toe shoes and wear clothing that you do not mind getting covered in wood shavings. Loose clothing with strings or long jewelery is not recommended. If you have long hair it must be tied back. A face shield will be provided but please bring eye protection. A dust mask is optional but not provided.

Sunday, March 10, 2024

9:00 AM, Woodshop Safety w/ Bill

Category: Woodshop Safety
Date & Time: Sunday, March 10, 2024 , 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Class Fee: $30.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

This class provides an introduction to our woodworking shop, with a focus on safely using a miter saw, table saw, jointer, planer, band saw, router, and drill press.  Attendees MUST wear closed toe shoes for this class.

9:00 AM, Intro to Metal Lathe w/ Joe

Category: Metalworking
Date & Time: Sunday, March 10, 2024 , 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Class Fee: $100.00 | Student Capacity: 3 | Students Enrolled: 3

Description

Why: The metal lathe is one of the 2 tools you could use to rebuild the entire world. Its versatility is very understated. Prior to the invention of the metal lathe we could only get close to being round. Making spacers, turning a new handle, properly drilling a hole in round stock, and cleaning up round stock.

Update: I got some new Iscar carbide inserts that are capable cutting steel and aluminum. The main difference is the rpms for the two types of metal. 

Topics covered in this course:

  • Safety
  • How to use the aluminum chop saw for cutting stock
  • Parts of the metal lathe
  • How to indicate a part
  • How to face a part
  • How to turn a part
  • How to center drill, drill, and use a boring bar
  • How to knurl
  • How to part a part
  • Clean up procedure

 

You will get a handout, a greater appreciation of the metal lathe, an Iscar carbide insert, and an aluminum keepsake.

9:30 AM, MIG Welding w/ Savanna

Category: Metalworking
Date & Time: Sunday, March 10, 2024 , 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Class Fee: $100.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 4

Description

This class provides a thorough introduction to Metal Inert Gas (also called "wire") welding techniques, covering equipment setup, safety, and proper welding procedures. Participants will gain hands-on experience to confidently and safely create strong, clean welds.

Prerequisites

none

Requirements for Class:

Dress: natural fiber long (cotton, linen, or wool) pants, natural fiber shirt, and closed toed shoes

Syllabus

Safety

  1. Basic setup of the welder
  2. How to weld beads
  3. How to tack weld
  4. Weld a butt, tee, and overlap joint
  5. Cover the use of the tools in the metal shop
  6. Learn to use a plasma cutter
  7. Cleanup

If you have a project and want to bring it in, please do so.

10:00 AM, Metal Shop Safety w/ Caroline

Category: Metalworking
Date & Time: Sunday, March 10, 2024 , 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Class Fee: $30.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 2

Description

This class provides an introduction to our metal working shop, with a focus on safely using hand tools, the band saws, the chop saws, the sanders and grinders, and the drill press. This class aims to convey the general safety principles of the metal shop as well as covering its specific policies and procedures. Members must take this class before using the tools in the metal shop.

Class Objectives

Attendees should bring eye protection and hearing protection to class, wear long trousers and wear closed toe shoes.

1:30 PM, Stationary Sanders w/ Bill

Category: Woodworking
Date & Time: Sunday, March 10, 2024 , 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Class Fee: $30.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

NOTE: You may NOT take Woodshop Safety and Advanced Sanding on the same day.

This class provides an introduction to our powered sanding equipment, including the spindle sander, edge sander, combo sander, drum sander, downdraft table, and wide belt sander. Members are required to take this class before using any of these tools except the combo sander and downdraft table. Attendees MUST wear closed-toe shoes for this class.

Monday, March 11, 2024

6:00 PM, Intro to Sublimation w/ Jordan

Category: Textiles
Date & Time: Monday, March 11, 2024 , 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Class Fee: $25.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

The class fee includes instruction, 2 packages of different sizes of sublimation paper, and a tote bag which will be used for your first project.  

6:30 PM, Big Lasers Class w/ Bryan

Category: Laser Cutting
Date & Time: Monday, March 11, 2024 , 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Class Fee: $100.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

In this class you will be introduced to laser cutters and learn the process of going from a design to cutting/etching on our Ruida controlled lasers, including Tarkin - a large format laser capable of cutting through materials up to 1.5" thick.  You will practice this procedure several times and even make your own personalized first project. The software you'll use with our lasers is LightBurn (LightburnSoftware.com) and the process you'll practice is generally usable across most laser projects.

 

When you've finished the class you'll walk away with a step-by-step guide to using Asmbly lasers, a personalized project you'll have cut by yourself, and the certification to use Asmbly's Ruida controlled laser cutters going forward.

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

6:00 PM, Woodshop Safety w/ Drew

Category: Woodshop Safety
Date & Time: Wednesday, March 13, 2024 , 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Class Fee: $30.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

This class provides an introduction to our woodworking shop, with a focus on safely using a miter saw, table saw, jointer, planer, band saw, router, and drill press.  Attendees MUST wear closed toe shoes for this class.

6:30 PM, LEDs and Microcontrollers w/ David

Category: Electronics
Date & Time: Wednesday, March 13, 2024 , 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Class Fee: $70.00 | Student Capacity: 3 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

A popular application of microcontrollers is driving LEDs for static and dynamic lighting effects.  This class will explore several options using Arduino and ESP controllers along with LEDs in strip, pixel, and array formats.  The software section of the class covers simple to moderate programming tasks plus covers solutions with ready-made, downloadable software.  At the end of the class attendees take home an LED strip along with a microcontroller if needed.  Intro to Microcontrollers class is not a requirement for this class but is helpful.

Learning Objectives

After completing this course attendees should be able to:

 

Student Responsibilities

  1. Attendees are encouraged to bring a working laptop computer (PC or Mac) and take notes 
  2. Download and install the Arduino Integrated Development Environment (IDE) before class LINK

Thursday, March 14, 2024

6:30 PM, Intro to Microcontrollers w/ David

Category: Electronics
Date & Time: Thursday, March 14, 2024 , 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Class Fee: $70.00 | Student Capacity: 3 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

This class will cover the core concepts required to understand the basics of microcontrollers. This includes programming and connecting various peripheral devices, allowing attendees to develop their own electronics projects.

Anyone who has a desire to learn and has access to a personal laptop can take this course, as it is designed for those with zero to low base knowledge in electronics. At the end of the course attendees will take home an Arduino microcontroller and a breadboard so they can experiment on their own.

After completing this course attendees should be able to:

 

Saturday, March 16, 2024

9:00 AM, Intro to Wood Lathe w/ David

Category: Woodworking
Date & Time: Saturday, March 16, 2024 , 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Class Fee: $75.00 | Student Capacity: 3 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

Concepts Covered in Class
 
Parts of the Lathe
Lathe Safety
Lathe Tools - Traditional and Carbide
Sharpening Concepts
Mounting and Securing Turned Pieces
Spindle Turning
Bowl Turning
Sanding
Finishing
Parting
 
Please note:
Attendees must wear comfortable, closed toe shoes and wear clothing that you do not mind getting covered in wood shavings. Loose clothing with strings or long jewelery is not recommended. If you have long hair it must be tied back. A face shield will be provided but please bring eye protection. A dust mask is optional but not provided.

5:00 PM, Beginner CNC Router w/ James

Category: CNC Router
Date & Time: Saturday, March 16, 2024 , 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Class Fee: $200.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 1

Description

Asmbly has two Laguna CNC routers with different capabilities but near identical workflows.  In this two part class over two evenings, you will learn the basic software, as well as bits to use, materials and speeds, and layout on the machines.

Day 1 is a online meeting for all computer lessons.  Day 2 is in person and includes setting up the machine, saving g-code, and running the machine.  Completion of Day 1 is a prerequisite for taking Day 2.

 

Requirements:

You must wear eye protection while using the CNC router. Please remember to bring a notepad or another way that you can take notes during the class.  

 

Part 1 (Saturday 5-7:30 PM on Zoom)

Part 2 (Sunday 4-7 PM in person at Asmbly Makerspace)

 

Sunday, March 17, 2024

9:00 AM, Woodshop Safety w/ Ethan

Category: Woodshop Safety
Date & Time: Sunday, March 17, 2024 , 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Class Fee: $30.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

This class provides an introduction to our woodworking shop, with a focus on safely using a miter saw, table saw, jointer, planer, band saw, router, and drill press.  Attendees MUST wear closed toe shoes for this class.

12:00 PM, Stationary Sanders w/ Ethan

Category: Woodworking
Date & Time: Sunday, March 17, 2024 , 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Class Fee: $30.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 1

Description

NOTE: You may NOT take Woodshop Safety and Advanced Sanding on the same day.

This class provides an introduction to our powered sanding equipment, including the spindle sander, edge sander, combo sander, drum sander, downdraft table, and wide belt sander. Members are required to take this class before using any of these tools except the combo sander and downdraft table. Attendees MUST wear closed-toe shoes for this class.

2:00 PM, Big Lasers Class w/ Mike

Category: Laser Cutting
Date & Time: Sunday, March 17, 2024 , 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Class Fee: $100.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

In this class you will be introduced to laser cutters and learn the process of going from a design to cutting/etching on our Ruida controlled lasers, including Tarkin - a large format laser capable of cutting through materials up to 1.5" thick.  You will practice this procedure several times and even make your own personalized first project. The software you'll use with our lasers is LightBurn (LightburnSoftware.com) and the process you'll practice is generally usable across most laser projects.

 

When you've finished the class you'll walk away with a step-by-step guide to using Asmbly lasers, a personalized project you'll have cut by yourself, and the certification to use Asmbly's Ruida controlled laser cutters going forward.

Monday, March 18, 2024

6:00 PM, Intro to the Vinyl Cutter w/ Jordan

Category: Textiles
Date & Time: Monday, March 18, 2024 , 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Class Fee: $30.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

What we'll learn:

* Locating and formating files

* Use of the vinyl cutter and the cutting software

* Vinyl decals and transfer tape

* Bascis of  Heat transfer vinyl (HTV)

* Using the heat press to apply HTV

What you'll leave with:

* A customized T shirt or tote bag

* Some custom vinyl decals you can apply to windows, vehicles, walls, tumblers, water bottles, and much more

* Confidence use of the vinyl cutter for future projects

What you should bring:

* Some SVG files if you want something specific cut

* Any fabric item you wish to apply extra HTV to if time permits

6:30 PM, Metal Shop Safety w/ Savanna

Category: Metalworking
Date & Time: Monday, March 18, 2024 , 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Class Fee: $30.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

This class provides an introduction to our metal working shop, with a focus on safely using hand tools, the band saws, the chop saws, the sanders and grinders, and the drill press. This class aims to convey the general safety principles of the metal shop as well as covering its specific policies and procedures. Members must take this class before using the tools in the metal shop.

Class Objectives

Attendees should bring eye protection and hearing protection to class, wear long trousers and wear closed toe shoes.

Wednesday, March 20, 2024

6:00 PM, Woodshop Safety w/ Art

Category: Woodshop Safety
Date & Time: Wednesday, March 20, 2024 , 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Class Fee: $30.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

This class provides an introduction to our woodworking shop, with a focus on safely using a miter saw, table saw, jointer, planer, band saw, router, and drill press.  Attendees MUST wear closed toe shoes for this class.

6:30 PM, Laser Engrave Round Materials w/ Jordan

Category: Laser Cutting
Date & Time: Wednesday, March 20, 2024 , 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Class Fee: $70.00 | Student Capacity: 2 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

If you want to laser engrave round items like drinking glasses. wine glasses, mugs, glazed pottery, vases or round wooden vessels this class will give you hands-on instruction to be successful.  In this 90 minute session you will set up the 4th axis attachment, adjust the settings in Corel to use the rotary axis, correctly place the drawing then engrave.  Each attendee will take turns setting things up and engrave an item to take home.  As part of the class fee we will furnish you with a wine glass.  At the end of the class we cover the proper shut down steps to return Pearl to its normal status

Sample Items from Class:

Wine Glass with an outline of the Austin skyline

 

Glazed ceramic pot with stain to highlight engraving

 

Thursday, March 21, 2024

7:00 PM, Small Lasers Class w/ Matt Mancuso

Category: Laser Cutting
Date & Time: Thursday, March 21, 2024 , 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Class Fee: $50.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

This class is an introduction to our ULS lasers - Blue & Pearl.  We will cover laser basics, materials to cut or not cut, basics in CorelDraw, and proper settings and troubleshooting.  Both these lasers have a 32"x18" bed which is "small" in comparison to some of our other lasers, but plenty big for most projects.  

Saturday, March 23, 2024

9:30 AM, TIG Welding Steel w/ Savanna

Category: Metalworking
Date & Time: Saturday, March 23, 2024 , 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Class Fee: $100.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 3

Description

In this class, students will acquire essential skills using the Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) welding process. The curriculum covers proper electrode manipulation, gas flow control, and heat management to achieve strong and aesthetically pleasing welds. Students can expect to gain proficiency in welding various steel thicknesses and developing the precision needed for intricate welding projects.

Prerequisites

none

Requirements for Class:

Dress: natural fiber long (cotton, linen, or wool) pants, natural fiber shirt, and closed toed shoes

Syllabus

  1. Safety
  2. Equipment Setup
    1. Exploration of TIG components (torch, ground lead, foot pedal)
    2. Gas selection and regulation
    3. Tungsten and filler rod considerations
  3. Tungsten Electrode Selection and Sharpening
  4. Material Preparation
    1. Proper cleaning and surface preparation
    2. Joint fit-up and alignment
    3. Tacking methods
  5. Welding Techniques
    1. Hands-on practice with bead formation
    2. Controlling heat input and amperage
    3. Balance and frequency settings
    4. Understanding penetration
  6. Common TIG Welding Problems and Solutions
  7. Cleanup

Optional:  If you want your own TIG consumables, you can buy the parts for “17 Series torch”. Most welding gas supply shops carry it, Amazon and Cyberweld.com. I would get 2% thoriated or purple tops 1/16" or 3/32" diameter tungsten rod. Get ER70S- steel fill rod in 1/16" size

Sunday, March 24, 2024

9:00 AM, Woodshop Safety w/ Bill

Category: Woodshop Safety
Date & Time: Sunday, March 24, 2024 , 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Class Fee: $30.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 1

Description

This class provides an introduction to our woodworking shop, with a focus on safely using a miter saw, table saw, jointer, planer, band saw, router, and drill press.  Attendees MUST wear closed toe shoes for this class.

9:30 AM, MIG Welding w/ Savanna

Category: Metalworking
Date & Time: Sunday, March 24, 2024 , 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Class Fee: $100.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 4

Description

This class provides a thorough introduction to Metal Inert Gas (also called "wire") welding techniques, covering equipment setup, safety, and proper welding procedures. Participants will gain hands-on experience to confidently and safely create strong, clean welds.

Prerequisites

none

Requirements for Class:

Dress: natural fiber long (cotton, linen, or wool) pants, natural fiber shirt, and closed toed shoes

Syllabus

Safety

  1. Basic setup of the welder
  2. How to weld beads
  3. How to tack weld
  4. Weld a butt, tee, and overlap joint
  5. Cover the use of the tools in the metal shop
  6. Learn to use a plasma cutter
  7. Cleanup

If you have a project and want to bring it in, please do so.

10:00 AM, Metal Shop Safety w/ Caroline

Category: Metalworking
Date & Time: Sunday, March 24, 2024 , 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Class Fee: $30.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

This class provides an introduction to our metal working shop, with a focus on safely using hand tools, the band saws, the chop saws, the sanders and grinders, and the drill press. This class aims to convey the general safety principles of the metal shop as well as covering its specific policies and procedures. Members must take this class before using the tools in the metal shop.

Class Objectives

Attendees should bring eye protection and hearing protection to class, wear long trousers and wear closed toe shoes.

1:30 PM, Stationary Sanders w/ Bill

Category: Woodworking
Date & Time: Sunday, March 24, 2024 , 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Class Fee: $30.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

NOTE: You may NOT take Woodshop Safety and Advanced Sanding on the same day.

This class provides an introduction to our powered sanding equipment, including the spindle sander, edge sander, combo sander, drum sander, downdraft table, and wide belt sander. Members are required to take this class before using any of these tools except the combo sander and downdraft table. Attendees MUST wear closed-toe shoes for this class.

Monday, March 25, 2024

6:30 PM, Big Lasers Class w/ Bryan

Category: Laser Cutting
Date & Time: Monday, March 25, 2024 , 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Class Fee: $100.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

In this class you will be introduced to laser cutters and learn the process of going from a design to cutting/etching on our Ruida controlled lasers, including Tarkin - a large format laser capable of cutting through materials up to 1.5" thick.  You will practice this procedure several times and even make your own personalized first project. The software you'll use with our lasers is LightBurn (LightburnSoftware.com) and the process you'll practice is generally usable across most laser projects.

 

When you've finished the class you'll walk away with a step-by-step guide to using Asmbly lasers, a personalized project you'll have cut by yourself, and the certification to use Asmbly's Ruida controlled laser cutters going forward.

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

6:00 PM, Woodshop Safety w/ Drew

Category: Woodshop Safety
Date & Time: Wednesday, March 27, 2024 , 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Class Fee: $30.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

This class provides an introduction to our woodworking shop, with a focus on safely using a miter saw, table saw, jointer, planer, band saw, router, and drill press.  Attendees MUST wear closed toe shoes for this class.

Sunday, March 31, 2024

9:00 AM, Woodshop Safety w/ Ethan

Category: Woodshop Safety
Date & Time: Sunday, March 31, 2024 , 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Class Fee: $30.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

This class provides an introduction to our woodworking shop, with a focus on safely using a miter saw, table saw, jointer, planer, band saw, router, and drill press.  Attendees MUST wear closed toe shoes for this class.

12:00 PM, Stationary Sanders w/ Ethan

Category: Woodworking
Date & Time: Sunday, March 31, 2024 , 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Class Fee: $30.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

NOTE: You may NOT take Woodshop Safety and Advanced Sanding on the same day.

This class provides an introduction to our powered sanding equipment, including the spindle sander, edge sander, combo sander, drum sander, downdraft table, and wide belt sander. Members are required to take this class before using any of these tools except the combo sander and downdraft table. Attendees MUST wear closed-toe shoes for this class.

2:00 PM, Big Lasers Class w/ Mike

Category: Laser Cutting
Date & Time: Sunday, March 31, 2024 , 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Class Fee: $100.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

In this class you will be introduced to laser cutters and learn the process of going from a design to cutting/etching on our Ruida controlled lasers, including Tarkin - a large format laser capable of cutting through materials up to 1.5" thick.  You will practice this procedure several times and even make your own personalized first project. The software you'll use with our lasers is LightBurn (LightburnSoftware.com) and the process you'll practice is generally usable across most laser projects.

 

When you've finished the class you'll walk away with a step-by-step guide to using Asmbly lasers, a personalized project you'll have cut by yourself, and the certification to use Asmbly's Ruida controlled laser cutters going forward.

Saturday, April 6, 2024

9:30 AM, TIG Welding Steel w/ Savanna

Category: Metalworking
Date & Time: Saturday, April 6, 2024 , 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Class Fee: $100.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

In this class, students will acquire essential skills using the Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) welding process. The curriculum covers proper electrode manipulation, gas flow control, and heat management to achieve strong and aesthetically pleasing welds. Students can expect to gain proficiency in welding various steel thicknesses and developing the precision needed for intricate welding projects.

Prerequisites

none

Requirements for Class:

Dress: natural fiber long (cotton, linen, or wool) pants, natural fiber shirt, and closed toed shoes

Syllabus

  1. Safety
  2. Equipment Setup
    1. Exploration of TIG components (torch, ground lead, foot pedal)
    2. Gas selection and regulation
    3. Tungsten and filler rod considerations
  3. Tungsten Electrode Selection and Sharpening
  4. Material Preparation
    1. Proper cleaning and surface preparation
    2. Joint fit-up and alignment
    3. Tacking methods
  5. Welding Techniques
    1. Hands-on practice with bead formation
    2. Controlling heat input and amperage
    3. Balance and frequency settings
    4. Understanding penetration
  6. Common TIG Welding Problems and Solutions
  7. Cleanup

Optional:  If you want your own TIG consumables, you can buy the parts for “17 Series torch”. Most welding gas supply shops carry it, Amazon and Cyberweld.com. I would get 2% thoriated or purple tops 1/16" or 3/32" diameter tungsten rod. Get ER70S- steel fill rod in 1/16" size

5:00 PM, Beginner CNC Router w/ James

Category: CNC Router
Date & Time: Saturday, April 6, 2024 , 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Class Fee: $200.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

Asmbly has two Laguna CNC routers with different capabilities but near identical workflows.  In this two part class over two evenings, you will learn the basic software, as well as bits to use, materials and speeds, and layout on the machines.

Day 1 is a online meeting for all computer lessons.  Day 2 is in person and includes setting up the machine, saving g-code, and running the machine.  Completion of Day 1 is a prerequisite for taking Day 2.

 

Requirements:

You must wear eye protection while using the CNC router. Please remember to bring a notepad or another way that you can take notes during the class.  

 

Part 1 (Saturday 5-7:30 PM on Zoom)

Part 2 (Sunday 4-7 PM in person at Asmbly Makerspace)

 

Sunday, April 7, 2024

9:30 AM, MIG Welding w/ Savanna

Category: Metalworking
Date & Time: Sunday, April 7, 2024 , 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Class Fee: $100.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

This class provides a thorough introduction to Metal Inert Gas (also called "wire") welding techniques, covering equipment setup, safety, and proper welding procedures. Participants will gain hands-on experience to confidently and safely create strong, clean welds.

Prerequisites

none

Requirements for Class:

Dress: natural fiber long (cotton, linen, or wool) pants, natural fiber shirt, and closed toed shoes

Syllabus

Safety

  1. Basic setup of the welder
  2. How to weld beads
  3. How to tack weld
  4. Weld a butt, tee, and overlap joint
  5. Cover the use of the tools in the metal shop
  6. Learn to use a plasma cutter
  7. Cleanup

If you have a project and want to bring it in, please do so.

10:00 AM, Metal Shop Safety w/ Caroline

Category: Metalworking
Date & Time: Sunday, April 7, 2024 , 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Class Fee: $30.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

This class provides an introduction to our metal working shop, with a focus on safely using hand tools, the band saws, the chop saws, the sanders and grinders, and the drill press. This class aims to convey the general safety principles of the metal shop as well as covering its specific policies and procedures. Members must take this class before using the tools in the metal shop.

Class Objectives

Attendees should bring eye protection and hearing protection to class, wear long trousers and wear closed toe shoes.

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

6:30 PM, Big Lasers Class w/ Bryan

Category: Laser Cutting
Date & Time: Tuesday, April 9, 2024 , 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Class Fee: $100.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

In this class you will be introduced to laser cutters and learn the process of going from a design to cutting/etching on our Ruida controlled lasers, including Tarkin - a large format laser capable of cutting through materials up to 1.5" thick.  You will practice this procedure several times and even make your own personalized first project. The software you'll use with our lasers is LightBurn (LightburnSoftware.com) and the process you'll practice is generally usable across most laser projects.

 

When you've finished the class you'll walk away with a step-by-step guide to using Asmbly lasers, a personalized project you'll have cut by yourself, and the certification to use Asmbly's Ruida controlled laser cutters going forward.

Sunday, April 14, 2024

2:00 PM, Big Lasers Class w/ Mike

Category: Laser Cutting
Date & Time: Sunday, April 14, 2024 , 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Class Fee: $100.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

In this class you will be introduced to laser cutters and learn the process of going from a design to cutting/etching on our Ruida controlled lasers, including Tarkin - a large format laser capable of cutting through materials up to 1.5" thick.  You will practice this procedure several times and even make your own personalized first project. The software you'll use with our lasers is LightBurn (LightburnSoftware.com) and the process you'll practice is generally usable across most laser projects.

 

When you've finished the class you'll walk away with a step-by-step guide to using Asmbly lasers, a personalized project you'll have cut by yourself, and the certification to use Asmbly's Ruida controlled laser cutters going forward.

Saturday, April 20, 2024

9:30 AM, TIG Welding Steel w/ Savanna

Category: Metalworking
Date & Time: Saturday, April 20, 2024 , 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Class Fee: $100.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

In this class, students will acquire essential skills using the Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) welding process. The curriculum covers proper electrode manipulation, gas flow control, and heat management to achieve strong and aesthetically pleasing welds. Students can expect to gain proficiency in welding various steel thicknesses and developing the precision needed for intricate welding projects.

Prerequisites

none

Requirements for Class:

Dress: natural fiber long (cotton, linen, or wool) pants, natural fiber shirt, and closed toed shoes

Syllabus

  1. Safety
  2. Equipment Setup
    1. Exploration of TIG components (torch, ground lead, foot pedal)
    2. Gas selection and regulation
    3. Tungsten and filler rod considerations
  3. Tungsten Electrode Selection and Sharpening
  4. Material Preparation
    1. Proper cleaning and surface preparation
    2. Joint fit-up and alignment
    3. Tacking methods
  5. Welding Techniques
    1. Hands-on practice with bead formation
    2. Controlling heat input and amperage
    3. Balance and frequency settings
    4. Understanding penetration
  6. Common TIG Welding Problems and Solutions
  7. Cleanup

Optional:  If you want your own TIG consumables, you can buy the parts for “17 Series torch”. Most welding gas supply shops carry it, Amazon and Cyberweld.com. I would get 2% thoriated or purple tops 1/16" or 3/32" diameter tungsten rod. Get ER70S- steel fill rod in 1/16" size

Sunday, April 21, 2024

9:30 AM, MIG Welding w/ Savanna

Category: Metalworking
Date & Time: Sunday, April 21, 2024 , 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Class Fee: $100.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

This class provides a thorough introduction to Metal Inert Gas (also called "wire") welding techniques, covering equipment setup, safety, and proper welding procedures. Participants will gain hands-on experience to confidently and safely create strong, clean welds.

Prerequisites

none

Requirements for Class:

Dress: natural fiber long (cotton, linen, or wool) pants, natural fiber shirt, and closed toed shoes

Syllabus

Safety

  1. Basic setup of the welder
  2. How to weld beads
  3. How to tack weld
  4. Weld a butt, tee, and overlap joint
  5. Cover the use of the tools in the metal shop
  6. Learn to use a plasma cutter
  7. Cleanup

If you have a project and want to bring it in, please do so.

10:00 AM, Metal Shop Safety w/ Caroline

Category: Metalworking
Date & Time: Sunday, April 21, 2024 , 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Class Fee: $30.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

This class provides an introduction to our metal working shop, with a focus on safely using hand tools, the band saws, the chop saws, the sanders and grinders, and the drill press. This class aims to convey the general safety principles of the metal shop as well as covering its specific policies and procedures. Members must take this class before using the tools in the metal shop.

Class Objectives

Attendees should bring eye protection and hearing protection to class, wear long trousers and wear closed toe shoes.

Monday, April 22, 2024

6:30 PM, Big Lasers Class w/ Bryan

Category: Laser Cutting
Date & Time: Monday, April 22, 2024 , 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Class Fee: $100.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

In this class you will be introduced to laser cutters and learn the process of going from a design to cutting/etching on our Ruida controlled lasers, including Tarkin - a large format laser capable of cutting through materials up to 1.5" thick.  You will practice this procedure several times and even make your own personalized first project. The software you'll use with our lasers is LightBurn (LightburnSoftware.com) and the process you'll practice is generally usable across most laser projects.

 

When you've finished the class you'll walk away with a step-by-step guide to using Asmbly lasers, a personalized project you'll have cut by yourself, and the certification to use Asmbly's Ruida controlled laser cutters going forward.

Sunday, April 28, 2024

2:00 PM, Big Lasers Class w/ Mike

Category: Laser Cutting
Date & Time: Sunday, April 28, 2024 , 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Class Fee: $100.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

In this class you will be introduced to laser cutters and learn the process of going from a design to cutting/etching on our Ruida controlled lasers, including Tarkin - a large format laser capable of cutting through materials up to 1.5" thick.  You will practice this procedure several times and even make your own personalized first project. The software you'll use with our lasers is LightBurn (LightburnSoftware.com) and the process you'll practice is generally usable across most laser projects.

 

When you've finished the class you'll walk away with a step-by-step guide to using Asmbly lasers, a personalized project you'll have cut by yourself, and the certification to use Asmbly's Ruida controlled laser cutters going forward.

Sunday, May 5, 2024

10:00 AM, Metal Shop Safety w/ Caroline

Category: Metalworking
Date & Time: Sunday, May 5, 2024 , 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Class Fee: $30.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

This class provides an introduction to our metal working shop, with a focus on safely using hand tools, the band saws, the chop saws, the sanders and grinders, and the drill press. This class aims to convey the general safety principles of the metal shop as well as covering its specific policies and procedures. Members must take this class before using the tools in the metal shop.

Class Objectives

Attendees should bring eye protection and hearing protection to class, wear long trousers and wear closed toe shoes.

Sunday, May 12, 2024

2:00 PM, Big Lasers Class w/ Mike

Category: Laser Cutting
Date & Time: Sunday, May 12, 2024 , 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Class Fee: $100.00 | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

In this class you will be introduced to laser cutters and learn the process of going from a design to cutting/etching on our Ruida controlled lasers, including Tarkin - a large format laser capable of cutting through materials up to 1.5" thick.  You will practice this procedure several times and even make your own personalized first project. The software you'll use with our lasers is LightBurn (LightburnSoftware.com) and the process you'll practice is generally usable across most laser projects.

 

When you've finished the class you'll walk away with a step-by-step guide to using Asmbly lasers, a personalized project you'll have cut by yourself, and the certification to use Asmbly's Ruida controlled laser cutters going forward.