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March 2019

Intro to Welding – MIG – March

March 24 @ 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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Intro to Wood Shop

March 27 @ 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 gone over 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…

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Auto Lift Safety Checkout

March 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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Intro to Machine Embroidery

March 30 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Port City Makerspace, 68 Morning Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
$35.00 - $45.00

Want to add a logo or your name to a backpack or messenger bag? Want a personalized iron-­on patch? Learn how to use the Brother PR620 six needle embroidery machine with Tim Watts. Learn how to put logos on shirts, monogram some towels, make patches, personalize a bag, make a custom hat, or add a special touch to your favorite jacket. We should have time for everyone to make 1­-2 items depending on how many participants we have and the…

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April 2019

Meet the board!

April 6 @ 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Port City Makerspace, 68 Morning Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
Free

Our Board of Directors is preparing a presentation to help both our members and interested people in the community understand more about our organization and our goals. We have been around for 6 years and a lot has been done to further our mission, and we have even more obectives we want to get done!Come join us on April 6th! We will provided light refreshments, some of our directors will do a brief presentation, and we will have time for Q&A…

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Intro to CNC Routers

April 13 @ 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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Open House and Craft Fair

April 14 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Port City Makerspace, 68 Morning Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
Free - $15.00

Welcome! OPEN HOUSE: Come for a tour of the facility and see what membership has to offer! You will get to see the equipment and space that members have access to. Family and dog friendly (As long as your family and dog are friendly)! Also Happening: Vagabond Coffee on site Demos of our 3D Printers Demo of the CNC Routers Demo of our NEW Laser Cutter Fresh PCMS apparel for sale Raffles and silent auction $10 off for new members…

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Intro to Soldering – Build a Flashlight

April 18 @ 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Port City Makerspace, 68 Morning Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
$31.50 - $41.00

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: a Learn to Solder Badge, and a…

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Laser Cutter Training

April 20 @ 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 is VCarve Pro. You can download a trial of on their website here to try and get a feel for it. Attendees will make name placards out…

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Intro to Wood Shop

April 24 @ 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 gone over 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…

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Beginner Bike Maintenance

April 27 @ 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Port City Makerspace, 68 Morning Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
$15.00 - $30.00

Learn some basic bike maintenanace and talk about your bike issues with an expert! This class will cover a number of different things to help keep your bike in top shape. Topics: – basic advice on decreasing and lubing – how to assess worn parts to replace – brake adjustment – derailleur adjustment – bearing assessment and adjustment, hub, BB, headset – flat repair – wheel trueing (in frame) – list of online resources Instructor: Rob Lusignan Kids and families…

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Auto Lift Safety Checkout

April 27 @ 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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Intro to Machine Embroidery

April 27 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Port City Makerspace, 68 Morning Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
$35.00 - $45.00

Want to add a logo or your name to a backpack or messenger bag? Want a personalized iron-­on patch? Learn how to use the Brother PR620 six needle embroidery machine with Tim Watts. Learn how to put logos on shirts, monogram some towels, make patches, personalize a bag, make a custom hat, or add a special touch to your favorite jacket. We should have time for everyone to make 1­-2 items depending on how many participants we have and the…

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Intro to Welding – MIG – April

April 28 @ 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…

Find out more »

May 2019

Intro to CNC Routers

May 4 @ 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 3D Printing

May 9 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Port City Makerspace, 68 Morning Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
$25.00 - $40.00

Learn how to turn a 3D model into a physical object using 3D Printers at the Makerspace! In this class, you will learn the basics of taking a design or idea, turning it into a 3D model using TinkerCAD or Fusion 360, and how to use our 3D printers to print it out! This is a crash course that will touch on a lot of topics with the intent to prepare any prospective or current members on how to use…

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Arduino Basics

May 11 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Port City Makerspace, 68 Morning Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
$75.00 - $100.00

In this class you will get introduced to everyone’s favorite micro-controller platform: Arduino! Learn what a Digital or Analog pin is, what it does, and how you can use these to control virtually everything electronic! It’s easy to get started, and even easier when an experienced hobbyist shows you the ropes. Attendees in this class will work on building a two-wheeled robot called a Protobot! Instructor: Tanya Hakala Tanya is a long-time electronics hobbyist and has used Arduino and Raspberry Pi…

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Laser Cutter Training

May 18 @ 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 »

Auto Lift Safety Checkout

May 25 @ 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 »

Intro to Machine Embroidery

May 25 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Port City Makerspace, 68 Morning Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
$35.00 - $45.00

Want to add a logo or your name to a backpack or messenger bag? Want a personalized iron-­on patch? Learn how to use the Brother PR620 six needle embroidery machine with Tim Watts. Learn how to put logos on shirts, monogram some towels, make patches, personalize a bag, make a custom hat, or add a special touch to your favorite jacket. We should have time for everyone to make 1­-2 items depending on how many participants we have and the…

Find out more »

Intro to Wood Shop

May 29 @ 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 gone over 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…

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June 2019

Bag it! Make a tote from anything

June 23 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Port City Makerspace, 68 Morning Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
$35.00 - $45.00

This class will cover how to make a tote bag from a piece of clothing, table cloths, old fabric, curtains, denim, and beyond! Attendees will learn the basics of using a sewing machine, working from a pattern, and will produce a tote bag to take home! The agenda for the class will be as follows: Introductions, overview, planning Getting started - consider your item and how it could become a bag, what type of bag? Do you have enough material? How…

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