Classes

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

Categories:

October 19, 2021

7:00 PM, Red Laser w/ Bryan FULL

Category: Laser Cutting
Date & Time: October 19, 2021 , 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Class Fee: $35.00 (Non-member: $42.50) | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 4

Description

The class will cover how to set up and use the laser as well as some tips and tricks to get started on Illustrator.  Each person will use the red laser to make a small keychain.

October 20, 2021

5:30 PM, Facility & Safety Tour w/ Doug FULL

Category: Facility and Safety Tour
Date & Time: October 20, 2021 , 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 4

Description

This is a mandatory, 30-minute, on-site course for all new members in addition to the online orientation. This class is also free of charge. Class will cover facilities tour, focusing on general shop safety protocol and operations. Classes will be offered immediately preceeding the Woodshop Safety course on Wednesdays.

6:00 PM, Woodshop Safety w/ Keiarra

Category: Woodshop Safety
Date & Time: October 20, 2021 , 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Class Fee: $30.00 (Non-member: $40.00) | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

This class provides a 2 hour introduction to our woodworking shop, with a focus on safely using a table saw, planer, band saw, router, and drill press.

October 21, 2021

7:00 PM, Blue Laser w/ Matt Mancuso FULL

Category: Laser Cutting
Date & Time: October 21, 2021 , 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Class Fee: $30.00 (Non-member: $40.00) | Student Capacity: 3 | Students Enrolled: 3

Description

This class is an introduction to our blue laser - ULS 60W.  We will cover laser basics, materials to cut or not cut, basics in CorelDraw, and proper settings and troubleshooting.

October 23, 2021

2:00 PM, New Member Orientation with Scott

Category: Orientation
Date & Time: October 23, 2021 , 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Student Capacity: 18 | Students Enrolled: 7

Description

This is an informative, and required, virtual orientation session for new Asmbly members.  Check your email after registering for the event confirmation with the Zoom link.

Here's a checklist of the items for this session:

  • Watch our video tour of the space here to get an idea of what we have to offer.
  • 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.
  • Attend this virtual orientation session.
  • 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.
    • You may want to wait until the day of your Facility & Safety Tour to purchase your membership.

 

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

4:00 PM, CNC Router Course w/ James $150 (total)

Category: CNC Router
Date & Time: October 23, 2021 , 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Class Fee: $150.00 (Non-member: $165.00) | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 1

Description

Asmbly has a CNC Router with a 5ft x 8ft bed that was custom made for the membership to use. The CNC Router course is a two-part course that will take place on two evenings in the same week.

Price: $75 per session

Introduction to the CNC Router and related programs needed to use it. Lessons on bits to use, materials and speeds, and layout on the Machine. Day one is a Online meeting for all computer lessons, day two is in person and includes setting up the machine, saving g-code and running the machine. The CNC Router course is a two-part course that will take place on two evenings in the same week. Completion of Part I is a prerequisite for taking Part II.

 

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 (Sat 4-6:30 PM on Zoom)

Part 2 (Sun 4-7 PM in person at ATXHS)

 

October 24, 2021

9:00 AM, Woodshop Safety w/ Travis

Category: Woodshop Safety
Date & Time: October 24, 2021 , 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Class Fee: $30.00 (Non-member: $40.00) | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 1

Description

This class provides a 2 hour introduction to our woodworking shop, with a focus on safely using a table saw, planer, band saw, router, and drill press.

11:00 AM, Facility & Safety Tour w/ Stephannie

Category: Facility and Safety Tour
Date & Time: October 24, 2021 , 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 2

Description

This is a mandatory, 30-minute, on-site course for all new members in addition to the online orientation. This class is also free of charge. Class will cover facilities tour, focusing on general shop safety protocol and operations. Classes will be offered immediately preceeding the Woodshop Safety course on Wednesdays.

October 27, 2021

5:30 PM, Facility & Safety Tour w/ Charlie

Category: Facility and Safety Tour
Date & Time: October 27, 2021 , 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 1

Description

This is a mandatory, 30-minute, on-site course for all new members in addition to the online orientation. This class is also free of charge. Class will cover facilities tour, focusing on general shop safety protocol and operations. Classes will be offered immediately preceeding the Woodshop Safety course on Wednesdays.

6:00 PM, Woodshop Safety w/ Charlie

Category: Woodshop Safety
Date & Time: October 27, 2021 , 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Class Fee: $30.00 (Non-member: $40.00) | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

This class provides a 2 hour introduction to our woodworking shop, with a focus on safely using a table saw, planer, band saw, router, and drill press.

6:30 PM, CNC Router Course w/ Danny $150 (total)

Category: CNC Router
Date & Time: October 27, 2021 , 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Class Fee: $150.00 (Non-member: $162.50) | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 1

Description

Asmbly has a CNC Router with a 5ft x 8ft bed that was custom made for the membership to use. The CNC Router course is a two-part course that will take place on two evenings in the same week.

Price: $75 per session

Introduction to the CNC Router and related programs needed to use it. Lessons on bits to use, materials and speeds, and layout on the Machine. Day one is a Online meeting for all computer lessons, day two is in person and includes setting up the machine, saving g-code and running the machine. The CNC Router course is a two-part course that will take place on two evenings in the same week. Completion of Part I is a prerequisite for taking Part II.

 

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 (Wed 6:30 - 9 PM on Zoom)

Part 2 (Thurs 6:30 - 9 PM in person at Asmbly)

 

October 30, 2021

9:00 AM, Intro to 3D Printing $100 (total) w/Greg FULL

Category: _3D Printing
Date & Time: October 30, 2021 , 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Class Fee: $100.00 (Non-member: $125.00) | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 4

Description

This course is an introduction to 3D printing. The course will cover important settings for 3d printing such as infill, layer height, materials, speed, etc, as well as going over where to find those things in the slicing software and making adjustments. The 3D printing course is a two-part course that takes place over two sessions on Saturday with a 30 minute break in between.


Price: $100.

Requirements: 
You must purchase and bring 1-2 spools of 1.75mm pla flilament with you to the in person portion of the class. These run around $20/ea on Amazon and can last months. Instructor recommends the brand Hatchbox, which is the most popular and easy to use. Other recommended brands are: Overture, Proto-Pasta, ColorFabb, Ultimaker, and Makerbot. Please remember to bring a notepad or other way to take notes during class.


PART I (9-11.15am)

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
 

Printing Software
Slicer’s
- General Overview and Features
- Best Placement Positions
- Slicer Settings
- Necessary Settings
- Optional Settings
Octoprint


Basic Operation
- Pre-Print Checklist
- Proper First Layer Appearance
- Common Issues and Fixes
- Homework/Prep for In-Person Portion

 

30 MIN BREAK 11.15-11.45am

 

PART II (11.45am-2pm)

Loading unloading filament using separate machines


Operating the 3D printers and printing designs

 

October 31, 2021

9:00 AM, Woodshop Safety w/ Josh

Category: Woodshop Safety
Date & Time: October 31, 2021 , 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Class Fee: $30.00 (Non-member: $40.00) | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

This class provides a 2 hour introduction to our woodworking shop, with a focus on safely using a table saw, planer, band saw, router, and drill press.

November 2, 2021

7:00 PM, New Member Orientation with Billy

Category: Orientation
Date & Time: November 2, 2021 , 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Student Capacity: 18 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

This is an informative, and required, virtual orientation session for new Asmbly members.  Check your email after registering for the event confirmation with the Zoom link.

Here's a checklist of the items for this session:

  • Watch our video tour of the space here to get an idea of what we have to offer.
  • 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.
  • Attend this virtual orientation session.
  • 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.
    • You may want to wait until the day of your Facility & Safety Tour to purchase your membership.

 

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

November 3, 2021

6:00 PM, Woodshop Safety w/ Keiarra

Category: Woodshop Safety
Date & Time: November 3, 2021 , 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Class Fee: $30.00 (Non-member: $40.00) | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

This class provides a 2 hour introduction to our woodworking shop, with a focus on safely using a table saw, planer, band saw, router, and drill press.

November 6, 2021

9:00 AM, Wood Lathe Basics w/Scott FULL

Category: Woodworking
Date & Time: November 6, 2021 , 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Class Fee: $70.00 (Non-member: $85.00) | Student Capacity: 2 | Students Enrolled: 2

Description

This class covers working safely and efficiently with the wood lathe. This includes how to secure pieces with a screw chuck, face plate and regular chuck; using a variety of different tools and ensuring that they stay sharp; and steps required to complete various projects, focusing especially on making bowls. This class may not be long enough for us to finish making a bowl from scratch, but you will leave with a piece of wood well on its way toward becoming a bowl - and the skills necessary to finish it.

November 7, 2021

9:00 AM, Woodshop Safety w/ Charlie

Category: Woodshop Safety
Date & Time: November 7, 2021 , 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Class Fee: $30.00 (Non-member: $40.00) | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

This class provides a 2 hour introduction to our woodworking shop, with a focus on safely using a table saw, planer, band saw, router, and drill press.

November 10, 2021

6:00 PM, Woodshop Safety w/ Josh

Category: Woodshop Safety
Date & Time: November 10, 2021 , 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Class Fee: $30.00 (Non-member: $40.00) | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

This class provides a 2 hour introduction to our woodworking shop, with a focus on safely using a table saw, planer, band saw, router, and drill press.

November 13, 2021

9:00 AM, TIG Welding w/ Joe $100

Category: Metalworking
Date & Time: November 13, 2021 , 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Class Fee: $100.00 (Non-member: $115.00) | Student Capacity: 3 | Students Enrolled: 2

Description

Required dress: Natural fiber long pants, natural fiber shirt, and closed toe shoes (natural fiber being cotton or wool)

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. 

Curriculumn:

  • Safety
  • How to sharpen tungsten
  • How to weld steel beads
  • How to tack weld
  • Cover the use of the tools in the metal shop

 

Things not covered in this class:

  • Aluminum is not covered. I think the pathway through steel tig welding will help you get comfortable with the process prior to adding two more variables when moving onto AL.

2:00 PM, New Member Orientation with Scott

Category: Orientation
Date & Time: November 13, 2021 , 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Student Capacity: 18 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

This is an informative, and required, virtual orientation session for new Asmbly members.  Check your email after registering for the event confirmation with the Zoom link.

Here's a checklist of the items for this session:

  • Watch our video tour of the space here to get an idea of what we have to offer.
  • 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.
  • Attend this virtual orientation session.
  • 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.
    • You may want to wait until the day of your Facility & Safety Tour to purchase your membership.

 

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

4:00 PM, CNC Router Course w/ James $150 (total)

Category: CNC Router
Date & Time: November 13, 2021 , 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Class Fee: $150.00 (Non-member: $165.00) | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

Asmbly has a CNC Router with a 5ft x 8ft bed that was custom made for the membership to use. The CNC Router course is a two-part course that will take place on two evenings in the same week.

Price: $75 per session

Introduction to the CNC Router and related programs needed to use it. Lessons on bits to use, materials and speeds, and layout on the Machine. Day one is a Online meeting for all computer lessons, day two is in person and includes setting up the machine, saving g-code and running the machine. The CNC Router course is a two-part course that will take place on two evenings in the same week. Completion of Part I is a prerequisite for taking Part II.

 

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 (Sat 4-6:30 PM on Zoom)

Part 2 (Sun 4-7 PM in person at ATXHS)

 

November 14, 2021

9:00 AM, Woodshop Safety w/ Keiarra

Category: Woodshop Safety
Date & Time: November 14, 2021 , 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Class Fee: $30.00 (Non-member: $40.00) | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

This class provides a 2 hour introduction to our woodworking shop, with a focus on safely using a table saw, planer, band saw, router, and drill press.

November 16, 2021

7:00 PM, Red Laser w/ Bryan FULL

Category: Laser Cutting
Date & Time: November 16, 2021 , 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Class Fee: $35.00 (Non-member: $42.50) | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 4

Description

The class will cover how to set up and use the laser as well as some tips and tricks to get started on Illustrator.  Each person will use the red laser to make a small keychain.

November 17, 2021

6:00 PM, Woodshop Safety w/ Josh

Category: Woodshop Safety
Date & Time: November 17, 2021 , 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Class Fee: $30.00 (Non-member: $40.00) | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

This class provides a 2 hour introduction to our woodworking shop, with a focus on safely using a table saw, planer, band saw, router, and drill press.

6:30 PM, CNC Router Course w/ Danny $150 (total)

Category: CNC Router
Date & Time: November 17, 2021 , 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Class Fee: $150.00 (Non-member: $162.50) | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

Asmbly has a CNC Router with a 5ft x 8ft bed that was custom made for the membership to use. The CNC Router course is a two-part course that will take place on two evenings in the same week.

Price: $75 per session

Introduction to the CNC Router and related programs needed to use it. Lessons on bits to use, materials and speeds, and layout on the Machine. Day one is a Online meeting for all computer lessons, day two is in person and includes setting up the machine, saving g-code and running the machine. The CNC Router course is a two-part course that will take place on two evenings in the same week. Completion of Part I is a prerequisite for taking Part II.

 

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 (Wed 6:30 - 9 PM on Zoom)

Part 2 (Thurs 6:30 - 9 PM in person at Asmbly)

 

November 18, 2021

7:00 PM, Blue Laser w/ Matt Mancuso FULL

Category: Laser Cutting
Date & Time: November 18, 2021 , 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Class Fee: $30.00 (Non-member: $40.00) | Student Capacity: 3 | Students Enrolled: 3

Description

This class is an introduction to our blue laser - ULS 60W.  We will cover laser basics, materials to cut or not cut, basics in CorelDraw, and proper settings and troubleshooting.

November 20, 2021

9:00 AM, Intro to 3D Printing $100 (total) w/Greg

Category: _3D Printing
Date & Time: November 20, 2021 , 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Class Fee: $100.00 (Non-member: $125.00) | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 1

Description

This course is an introduction to 3D printing. The course will cover important settings for 3d printing such as infill, layer height, materials, speed, etc, as well as going over where to find those things in the slicing software and making adjustments. The 3D printing course is a two-part course that takes place over two sessions on Saturday with a 30 minute break in between.


Price: $100.

Requirements: 
You must purchase and bring 1-2 spools of 1.75mm pla flilament with you to the in person portion of the class. These run around $20/ea on Amazon and can last months. Instructor recommends the brand Hatchbox, which is the most popular and easy to use. Other recommended brands are: Overture, Proto-Pasta, ColorFabb, Ultimaker, and Makerbot. Please remember to bring a notepad or other way to take notes during class.


PART I (9-11.15am)

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
 

Printing Software
Slicer’s
- General Overview and Features
- Best Placement Positions
- Slicer Settings
- Necessary Settings
- Optional Settings
Octoprint


Basic Operation
- Pre-Print Checklist
- Proper First Layer Appearance
- Common Issues and Fixes
- Homework/Prep for In-Person Portion

 

30 MIN BREAK 11.15-11.45am

 

PART II (11.45am-2pm)

Loading unloading filament using separate machines


Operating the 3D printers and printing designs

 

9:00 AM, Metal Lathe w/ Joe

Category: Metalworking
Date & Time: November 20, 2021 , 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Class Fee: $100.00 (Non-member: $115.00) | Student Capacity: 3 | Students Enrolled: 1

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.

November 21, 2021

9:00 AM, Woodshop Safety w/ Charlie

Category: Woodshop Safety
Date & Time: November 21, 2021 , 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Class Fee: $30.00 (Non-member: $40.00) | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

This class provides a 2 hour introduction to our woodworking shop, with a focus on safely using a table saw, planer, band saw, router, and drill press.

November 23, 2021

7:00 PM, New Member Orientation with Bryan

Category: Orientation
Date & Time: November 23, 2021 , 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Student Capacity: 18 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

This is an informative, and required, virtual orientation session for new Asmbly members.  Check your email after registering for the event confirmation with the Zoom link.

Here's a checklist of the items for this session:

  • Watch our video tour of the space here to get an idea of what we have to offer.
  • 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.
  • Attend this virtual orientation session.
  • 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.
    • You may want to wait until the day of your Facility & Safety Tour to purchase your membership.

 

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

November 24, 2021

6:00 PM, Woodshop Safety w/ Keiarra

Category: Woodshop Safety
Date & Time: November 24, 2021 , 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Class Fee: $30.00 (Non-member: $40.00) | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

This class provides a 2 hour introduction to our woodworking shop, with a focus on safely using a table saw, planer, band saw, router, and drill press.

November 27, 2021

9:00 AM, Wood Lathe Basics w/Scott

Category: Woodworking
Date & Time: November 27, 2021 , 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Class Fee: $70.00 (Non-member: $85.00) | Student Capacity: 2 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

This class covers working safely and efficiently with the wood lathe. This includes how to secure pieces with a screw chuck, face plate and regular chuck; using a variety of different tools and ensuring that they stay sharp; and steps required to complete various projects, focusing especially on making bowls. This class may not be long enough for us to finish making a bowl from scratch, but you will leave with a piece of wood well on its way toward becoming a bowl - and the skills necessary to finish it.

December 1, 2021

6:00 PM, Woodshop Safety w/ Josh

Category: Woodshop Safety
Date & Time: December 1, 2021 , 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Class Fee: $30.00 (Non-member: $40.00) | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

This class provides a 2 hour introduction to our woodworking shop, with a focus on safely using a table saw, planer, band saw, router, and drill press.

December 4, 2021

2:00 PM, New Member Orientation with Scott

Category: Orientation
Date & Time: December 4, 2021 , 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Student Capacity: 18 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

This is an informative, and required, virtual orientation session for new Asmbly members.  Check your email after registering for the event confirmation with the Zoom link.

Here's a checklist of the items for this session:

  • Watch our video tour of the space here to get an idea of what we have to offer.
  • 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.
  • Attend this virtual orientation session.
  • 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.
    • You may want to wait until the day of your Facility & Safety Tour to purchase your membership.

 

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

4:00 PM, CNC Router Course w/ James $150 (total)

Category: CNC Router
Date & Time: December 4, 2021 , 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Class Fee: $150.00 (Non-member: $165.00) | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

Asmbly has a CNC Router with a 5ft x 8ft bed that was custom made for the membership to use. The CNC Router course is a two-part course that will take place on two evenings in the same week.

Price: $75 per session

Introduction to the CNC Router and related programs needed to use it. Lessons on bits to use, materials and speeds, and layout on the Machine. Day one is a Online meeting for all computer lessons, day two is in person and includes setting up the machine, saving g-code and running the machine. The CNC Router course is a two-part course that will take place on two evenings in the same week. Completion of Part I is a prerequisite for taking Part II.

 

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 (Sat 4-6:30 PM on Zoom)

Part 2 (Sun 4-7 PM in person at ATXHS)

 

December 5, 2021

9:00 AM, Woodshop Safety w/ Charlie

Category: Woodshop Safety
Date & Time: December 5, 2021 , 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Class Fee: $30.00 (Non-member: $40.00) | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

This class provides a 2 hour introduction to our woodworking shop, with a focus on safely using a table saw, planer, band saw, router, and drill press.

December 8, 2021

6:00 PM, Woodshop Safety w/ Keiarra

Category: Woodshop Safety
Date & Time: December 8, 2021 , 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Class Fee: $30.00 (Non-member: $40.00) | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

This class provides a 2 hour introduction to our woodworking shop, with a focus on safely using a table saw, planer, band saw, router, and drill press.

6:30 PM, CNC Router Course w/ Danny $150 (total)

Category: CNC Router
Date & Time: December 8, 2021 , 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Class Fee: $150.00 (Non-member: $162.50) | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

Asmbly has a CNC Router with a 5ft x 8ft bed that was custom made for the membership to use. The CNC Router course is a two-part course that will take place on two evenings in the same week.

Price: $75 per session

Introduction to the CNC Router and related programs needed to use it. Lessons on bits to use, materials and speeds, and layout on the Machine. Day one is a Online meeting for all computer lessons, day two is in person and includes setting up the machine, saving g-code and running the machine. The CNC Router course is a two-part course that will take place on two evenings in the same week. Completion of Part I is a prerequisite for taking Part II.

 

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 (Wed 6:30 - 9 PM on Zoom)

Part 2 (Thurs 6:30 - 9 PM in person at Asmbly)

 

December 11, 2021

9:00 AM, Intro to 3D Printing $100 (total) w/Greg

Category: _3D Printing
Date & Time: December 11, 2021 , 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Class Fee: $100.00 (Non-member: $125.00) | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

This course is an introduction to 3D printing. The course will cover important settings for 3d printing such as infill, layer height, materials, speed, etc, as well as going over where to find those things in the slicing software and making adjustments. The 3D printing course is a two-part course that takes place over two sessions on Saturday with a 30 minute break in between.


Price: $100.

Requirements: 
You must purchase and bring 1-2 spools of 1.75mm pla flilament with you to the in person portion of the class. These run around $20/ea on Amazon and can last months. Instructor recommends the brand Hatchbox, which is the most popular and easy to use. Other recommended brands are: Overture, Proto-Pasta, ColorFabb, Ultimaker, and Makerbot. Please remember to bring a notepad or other way to take notes during class.


PART I (9-11.15am)

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
 

Printing Software
Slicer’s
- General Overview and Features
- Best Placement Positions
- Slicer Settings
- Necessary Settings
- Optional Settings
Octoprint


Basic Operation
- Pre-Print Checklist
- Proper First Layer Appearance
- Common Issues and Fixes
- Homework/Prep for In-Person Portion

 

30 MIN BREAK 11.15-11.45am

 

PART II (11.45am-2pm)

Loading unloading filament using separate machines


Operating the 3D printers and printing designs

 

9:00 AM, TIG Welding w/ Joe $100

Category: Metalworking
Date & Time: December 11, 2021 , 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Class Fee: $100.00 (Non-member: $115.00) | Student Capacity: 3 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

Required dress: Natural fiber long pants, natural fiber shirt, and closed toe shoes (natural fiber being cotton or wool)

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. 

Curriculumn:

  • Safety
  • How to sharpen tungsten
  • How to weld steel beads
  • How to tack weld
  • Cover the use of the tools in the metal shop

 

Things not covered in this class:

  • Aluminum is not covered. I think the pathway through steel tig welding will help you get comfortable with the process prior to adding two more variables when moving onto AL.

December 14, 2021

7:00 PM, Red Laser w/ Bryan

Category: Laser Cutting
Date & Time: December 14, 2021 , 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Class Fee: $35.00 (Non-member: $42.50) | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 1

Description

The class will cover how to set up and use the laser as well as some tips and tricks to get started on Illustrator.  Each person will use the red laser to make a small keychain.

7:00 PM, New Member Orientation with Stephen

Category: Orientation
Date & Time: December 14, 2021 , 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Student Capacity: 18 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

This is an informative, and required, virtual orientation session for new Asmbly members.  Check your email after registering for the event confirmation with the Zoom link.

Here's a checklist of the items for this session:

  • Watch our video tour of the space here to get an idea of what we have to offer.
  • 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.
  • Attend this virtual orientation session.
  • 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.
    • You may want to wait until the day of your Facility & Safety Tour to purchase your membership.

 

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

December 16, 2021

7:00 PM, Blue Laser w/ Matt Mancuso

Category: Laser Cutting
Date & Time: December 16, 2021 , 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Class Fee: $30.00 (Non-member: $40.00) | Student Capacity: 3 | Students Enrolled: 2

Description

This class is an introduction to our blue laser - ULS 60W.  We will cover laser basics, materials to cut or not cut, basics in CorelDraw, and proper settings and troubleshooting.

December 18, 2021

9:00 AM, Wood Lathe Basics w/Scott

Category: Woodworking
Date & Time: December 18, 2021 , 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Class Fee: $70.00 (Non-member: $85.00) | Student Capacity: 2 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

This class covers working safely and efficiently with the wood lathe. This includes how to secure pieces with a screw chuck, face plate and regular chuck; using a variety of different tools and ensuring that they stay sharp; and steps required to complete various projects, focusing especially on making bowls. This class may not be long enough for us to finish making a bowl from scratch, but you will leave with a piece of wood well on its way toward becoming a bowl - and the skills necessary to finish it.

9:00 AM, Metal Lathe w/ Joe

Category: Metalworking
Date & Time: December 18, 2021 , 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Class Fee: $100.00 (Non-member: $115.00) | Student Capacity: 3 | Students Enrolled: 0

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.

January 8, 2022

9:00 AM, Wood Lathe Basics w/Scott

Category: Woodworking
Date & Time: January 8, 2022 , 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Class Fee: $70.00 (Non-member: $85.00) | Student Capacity: 2 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

This class covers working safely and efficiently with the wood lathe. This includes how to secure pieces with a screw chuck, face plate and regular chuck; using a variety of different tools and ensuring that they stay sharp; and steps required to complete various projects, focusing especially on making bowls. This class may not be long enough for us to finish making a bowl from scratch, but you will leave with a piece of wood well on its way toward becoming a bowl - and the skills necessary to finish it.

January 15, 2022

4:00 PM, CNC Router Course w/ James $150 (total)

Category: CNC Router
Date & Time: January 15, 2022 , 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Class Fee: $150.00 (Non-member: $165.00) | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

Asmbly has a CNC Router with a 5ft x 8ft bed that was custom made for the membership to use. The CNC Router course is a two-part course that will take place on two evenings in the same week.

Price: $75 per session

Introduction to the CNC Router and related programs needed to use it. Lessons on bits to use, materials and speeds, and layout on the Machine. Day one is a Online meeting for all computer lessons, day two is in person and includes setting up the machine, saving g-code and running the machine. The CNC Router course is a two-part course that will take place on two evenings in the same week. Completion of Part I is a prerequisite for taking Part II.

 

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 (Sat 4-6:30 PM on Zoom)

Part 2 (Sun 4-7 PM in person at ATXHS)

 

January 19, 2022

6:30 PM, CNC Router Course w/ Danny $150 (total)

Category: CNC Router
Date & Time: January 19, 2022 , 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Class Fee: $150.00 (Non-member: $162.50) | Student Capacity: 4 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

Asmbly has a CNC Router with a 5ft x 8ft bed that was custom made for the membership to use. The CNC Router course is a two-part course that will take place on two evenings in the same week.

Price: $75 per session

Introduction to the CNC Router and related programs needed to use it. Lessons on bits to use, materials and speeds, and layout on the Machine. Day one is a Online meeting for all computer lessons, day two is in person and includes setting up the machine, saving g-code and running the machine. The CNC Router course is a two-part course that will take place on two evenings in the same week. Completion of Part I is a prerequisite for taking Part II.

 

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 (Wed 6:30 - 9 PM on Zoom)

Part 2 (Thurs 6:30 - 9 PM in person at Asmbly)

 

January 29, 2022

9:00 AM, Wood Lathe Basics w/Scott

Category: Woodworking
Date & Time: January 29, 2022 , 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Class Fee: $70.00 (Non-member: $85.00) | Student Capacity: 2 | Students Enrolled: 0

Description

This class covers working safely and efficiently with the wood lathe. This includes how to secure pieces with a screw chuck, face plate and regular chuck; using a variety of different tools and ensuring that they stay sharp; and steps required to complete various projects, focusing especially on making bowls. This class may not be long enough for us to finish making a bowl from scratch, but you will leave with a piece of wood well on its way toward becoming a bowl - and the skills necessary to finish it.