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October 2019

Intro to Soldering

October 17 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Port City Makerspace, 68 Morning Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States

Get your hands on a soldering iron and make something with electronics! Attendees will learn basic techniques for doing electronics soldering and how to use other associated tools. If you’ve never soldered before or could use a refresher on how to do it (or if you’re just looking for a fun class to take) this is the class for you! There are two electronics kits that are provided for pratice in this class. The basic kit is a Learn to…

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Free Costume-Building Night

October 18 @ 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Port City Makerspace, 68 Morning Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
Free

Halloween is truly a maker's holiday, and we love it! To share the love every year we offer Free Costume-Building Nights to encourage people to go above and beyond for the costume! Our Classroom space and Electronics Lab spaces are open for use during these nights from 5-8pm. Members and volunteers will be around to work on their costumes and help you with yours! Each night we will have experienced makers that can show you something they've learned if you…

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Laser Cutter Training

October 19 @ 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Port City Makerspace, 68 Morning Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
$50.00 - $60.00

Learn how to use the coolest prototyping and customizing tool: the Laser Cutter! In this class we will cover the operation of our 30 watt CO2 laser cutter. We will go over how the machine works, how to make designs, and how to set it up. The software we use for designing and preparing code for the laser cutter is called VCarve Pro. You can download a trial of on their website here to try and get a feel for it.…

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Life Planning Seminar

October 22 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Port City Makerspace, 68 Morning Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
Free

Want to learn how to build a strong financial foundation? During our free seminar, “Blueprint for financial success,” we will explore the basics of building financial security, including managing debt, growing savings, and safeguarding against risk and unexpected events. All participants will receive a complimentary workbook. Presenter: Dan Shepard Dan is an agent for New York Life Insurance Company

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Free Costume-Building Night

October 25 @ 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Port City Makerspace, 68 Morning Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
Free

Halloween is truly a maker's holiday, and we love it! To share the love every year we offer Free Costume-Building Nights to encourage people to go above and beyond for the costume! Our Classroom space and Electronics Lab spaces are open for use during these nights from 5-8pm. Members and volunteers will be around to work on their costumes and help you with yours! Each night we will have experienced makers that can show you something they've learned if you…

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Auto Lift Safety Checkout

October 26 @ 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Port City Makerspace, 68 Morning Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
$20.00

To use our Auto Lift, members must go through a safety check out on it. This is one of our most dangerous tools in that if is used improperly can kill you. We want to make sure people are aware of that and acknowledge that the user needs to do their duty in ensuring safe usage of this equipment. There is a fee to go through this check out, which will go directly towards the Auto Shop’s budget. If for…

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Introduction to Cold Forging for Jewelry

October 26 @ 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Port City Makerspace, 68 Morning Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
$60.00 - $75.00

American sculptor Alexander Calder made an impressive collection of jewelry using minimal supplies and tools. Silver wire, hammered flat and formed into spirals. Multiples were linked together using loops and rivets. What can you make using wire, your hands, pliers, hammers, and your brain? This introductory class will teach students to form metal wire (copper and brass) into spirals, wedges, loops, using cold forging, forming, riveting, and other creative cold connections to create a finished piece of jewelry: a bracelet,…

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Intro to Wood Shop

October 30 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Port City Makerspace, 68 Morning Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
$60.00 - $80.00

Get the basics on how to use the tools in our Wood Shop in this introductory class! Work on a simple project and pick up the necessary skills to work with our equipment safely. Attendees will build a cheeseboard that they will go home with! Tools covered in this class: Table Saw Miter Saw Planer Belt and Disc Sander Finish Nailers Drill Press Required gear: All clothing should be non-synthetic (cotton or canvas is recommended), Long pants, long or short sleeve shirt,…

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November 2019

Intro to CNC Routers

November 2 @ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Port City Makerspace, 68 Morning Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
$45.00 - $60.00

Take your 2D and 3D designs and turn it into an engraved piece of wood or plastic, and soft metals like brass and aluminum! This class will cover basic concepts of CNC routers and how they work. We will guide attendees through the design of a name plaque carved from soft wood. Then will we take our designs and load them onto the CNC router and go over setup of the machine, what to watch for when running it, and…

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Shaker Box Class

November 5 @ 6:00 PM - November 6 @ 9:00 PM
Port City Makerspace, 68 Morning Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
$95.00 - $125.00

Learn how to build oval Shaker boxes in this two-day class!

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Wood Shop Meeting

November 6 @ 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Port City Makerspace, 68 Morning Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
Free

Join our regular wood worker members at the Wood Shop Meeting this month to talk about the state of the shop, ongoing projects, meet other wood workers, and talk about ways to help out. Meetings are the first Wednesday of the month from 6 to 7! View the agenda for the current meeting and previous meetings

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Intro to Welding – MIG

November 10 @ 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Port City Makerspace, 68 Morning Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
$75.00 - $95.00

In this class participants will gain experience in the metal shop working with the MIG welder, along with supporting tools like the drill press, vertical, horizontal and portable band saws, angle grinders, and more. Participants will learn important safety precautions about the metal shop, and will leave the class officially cleared to use the metalworking facilities at PCMS. This class is intended for those with little to no experience in the metal shop. Individuals with no metal shop experience are encouraged…

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Laser Cutter Training

November 16 @ 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Port City Makerspace, 68 Morning Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
$50.00 - $60.00

Learn how to use the coolest prototyping and customizing tool: the Laser Cutter! In this class we will cover the operation of our 30 watt CO2 laser cutter. We will go over how the machine works, how to make designs, and how to set it up. The software we use for designing and preparing code for the laser cutter is called VCarve Pro. You can download a trial of on their website here to try and get a feel for it.…

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Introduction to Wire Wrap Jewelry

November 17 @ 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Port City Makerspace, 68 Morning Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
$40.00 - $45.00

Class Description In this class, Kathleen will teach students the basic wire wrap skill. The wire wrap is the key to most jewelry making. Once they know this skill, they'll be able to make simple to intricate necklaces, earrings, bracelets, etc. They will leave class with a finished pair of earrings and the skills to rule the jewelry world. Earrings will all be different, based off of what they choose to design with. About the instructor: Kathleen is the Executive…

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Introduction to Cold Forging for Jewelry

November 24 @ 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Port City Makerspace, 68 Morning Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
$60.00 - $75.00

American sculptor Alexander Calder made an impressive collection of jewelry using minimal supplies and tools. Silver wire, hammered flat and formed into spirals. Multiples were linked together using loops and rivets. What can you make using wire, your hands, pliers, hammers, and your brain? This introductory class will teach students to form metal wire (copper and brass) into spirals, wedges, loops, using cold forging, forming, riveting, and other creative cold connections to create a finished piece of jewelry: a bracelet,…

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Intro to Wood Shop

November 27 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Port City Makerspace, 68 Morning Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States

Get the basics on how to use the tools in our Wood Shop in this introductory class! Work on a simple project and pick up the necessary skills to work with our equipment safely. Attendees will build a cheeseboard that they will go home with! Tools covered in this class: Table Saw Miter Saw Planer Belt and Disc Sander Finish Nailers Drill Press Required gear: All clothing should be non-synthetic (cotton or canvas is recommended), Long pants, long or short sleeve shirt,…

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Auto Lift Safety Checkout

November 30 @ 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Port City Makerspace, 68 Morning Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
$20.00

To use our Auto Lift, members must go through a safety check out on it. This is one of our most dangerous tools in that if is used improperly can kill you. We want to make sure people are aware of that and acknowledge that the user needs to do their duty in ensuring safe usage of this equipment. There is a fee to go through this check out, which will go directly towards the Auto Shop’s budget. If for…

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December 2019

Shaker Box Class

December 6 @ 6:00 PM - December 7 @ 1:00 PM
Port City Makerspace, 68 Morning Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
$95.00 - $125.00

Join us for a two session class on building Shaker Oval Boxes. Following a classic, time tested process you will assemble two of these boxes of using reproductions of the patterns and molds originally used by the Shakers. Great for holiday gifts and storing your own stuff around the house! This will be 2 days, the Friday session between 6pm and 9pm, and the Saturday session between 10am and 1pm. The materials which are provided, are select cherry wood, copper…

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Intro to CNC Routers

December 7 @ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Port City Makerspace, 68 Morning Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
$45.00 - $60.00

Take your 2D and 3D designs and turn it into an engraved piece of wood or plastic, and soft metals like brass and aluminum! This class will cover basic concepts of CNC routers and how they work. We will guide attendees through the design of a name plaque carved from soft wood. Then will we take our designs and load them onto the CNC router and go over setup of the machine, what to watch for when running it, and…

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Intro to Welding – MIG

December 8 @ 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Port City Makerspace, 68 Morning Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
$75.00 - $95.00

In this class participants will gain experience in the metal shop working with the MIG welder, along with supporting tools like the drill press, vertical, horizontal and portable band saws, angle grinders, and more. Participants will learn important safety precautions about the metal shop, and will leave the class officially cleared to use the metalworking facilities at PCMS. This class is intended for those with little to no experience in the metal shop. Individuals with no metal shop experience are encouraged…

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Auto Lift Safety Checkout

December 14 @ 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Port City Makerspace, 68 Morning Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
$20.00

To use our Auto Lift, members must go through a safety check out on it. This is one of our most dangerous tools in that if is used improperly can kill you. We want to make sure people are aware of that and acknowledge that the user needs to do their duty in ensuring safe usage of this equipment. There is a fee to go through this check out, which will go directly towards the Auto Shop’s budget. If for…

Find out more »

Introduction to Wire Wrap Jewelry

December 15 @ 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Port City Makerspace, 68 Morning Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
$40.00 - $45.00

Class Description In this class, Kathleen will teach students the basic wire wrap skill. The wire wrap is the key to most jewelry making. Once they know this skill, they'll be able to make simple to intricate necklaces, earrings, bracelets, etc. They will leave class with a finished pair of earrings and the skills to rule the jewelry world. Earrings will all be different, based off of what they choose to design with. About the instructor: Kathleen is the Executive…

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Intro to Wood Shop

December 18 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Port City Makerspace, 68 Morning Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
$60.00 - $80.00

Get the basics on how to use the tools in our Wood Shop in this introductory class! Work on a simple project and pick up the necessary skills to work with our equipment safely. Attendees will build a cheeseboard that they will go home with! Tools covered in this class: Table Saw Miter Saw Planer Belt and Disc Sander Finish Nailers Drill Press Required gear: All clothing should be non-synthetic (cotton or canvas is recommended), Long pants, long or short sleeve shirt,…

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Intro to Soldering

December 19 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Port City Makerspace, 68 Morning Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
$50.00 - $60.00

Get your hands on a soldering iron and make something with electronics! Attendees will learn basic techniques for doing electronics soldering and how to use other associated tools. If you’ve never soldered before or could use a refresher on how to do it (or if you’re just looking for a fun class to take) this is the class for you! There are two electronics kits that are provided for pratice in this class. The basic kit is a Learn to…

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Laser Cutter Training

December 21 @ 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Port City Makerspace, 68 Morning Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
$50.00 - $60.00

Learn how to use the coolest prototyping and customizing tool: the Laser Cutter! In this class we will cover the operation of our 30 watt CO2 laser cutter. We will go over how the machine works, how to make designs, and how to set it up. The software we use for designing and preparing code for the laser cutter is called VCarve Pro. You can download a trial of on their website here to try and get a feel for it.…

Find out more »

January 2020

Intro to Welding – MIG

January 12, 2020 @ 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Port City Makerspace, 68 Morning Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
$75.00 - $95.00

In this class participants will gain experience in the metal shop working with the MIG welder, along with supporting tools like the drill press, vertical, horizontal and portable band saws, angle grinders, and more. Participants will learn important safety precautions about the metal shop, and will leave the class officially cleared to use the metalworking facilities at PCMS. This class is intended for those with little to no experience in the metal shop. Individuals with no metal shop experience are encouraged…

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