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August 2019

Laser Cutter Training

August 24 @ 11:00 AM - August 31 @ 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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Intro to Welding – MIG

August 25 @ 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

August 28 @ 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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Auto Lift Safety Checkout

August 31 @ 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

August 31 @ 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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September 2019

Wood Shop Meeting

September 4 @ 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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Member Orientation

September 11 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Port City Makerspace, 68 Morning Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
Free

New members of the Makerspace are invited to come to get an orientation to help navigate the shops and learn the basics of being a member.  We'll go through the basics of how the space works and the rules, then take a tour of the shop highlighting all the tools, spaces, and resources available for members! If we have time we will do safety checkouts on the power tools, but we will likely need to schedule one-on-one time to fully…

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Intro to Sewing – Make a tote bag

September 14 @ 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! A fun class for those with no experience or those with experience looking to work with others! The agenda for the class will be as follows: Introductions, overview, planning Getting started – consider your item…

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Arduino Basics

September 14 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Port City Makerspace, 68 Morning Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
$75.00 - $100.00

What is Arduino? Arduino is an open-source electronics platform aimed at making it easy for a beginner to create the projects they want to make. Arduino boards can read inputs - light on a sensor, a finger on a button, or a Twitter message - and turn it into an output - activating a motor, turning on an LED, publishing something online. You can tell your board what to do by sending a set of instructions to the microcontroller on…

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Pinstriping

September 28 @ 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Port City Makerspace, 68 Morning Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
$90.00 - $110.00

Learn to do freehand pinstriping to customize almost anything--cars, bikes, signs, furniture, etc! This workshop will take you through the history and applications for pinstriping, and teach you the best techniques for creating your own custom pinstripe designs. You will practice good brush control, and learn about the best choices for paints and brushes, as well as how to care for your supplies. Skills covered will include paint mixing, tool selection, brush handling, and design creation. Each student will be…

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October 2019

Wood Shop Meeting

October 2 @ 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

October 6 @ 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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Member Orientation

October 9 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Port City Makerspace, 68 Morning Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
Free

New members of the Makerspace are invited to come to get an orientation to help navigate the shops and learn the basics of being a member.  We'll go through the basics of how the space works and the rules, then take a tour of the shop highlighting all the tools, spaces, and resources available for members! If we have time we will do safety checkouts on the power tools, but we will likely need to schedule one-on-one time to fully…

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November 2019

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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Member Orientation

November 13 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Port City Makerspace, 68 Morning Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
Free

New members of the Makerspace are invited to come to get an orientation to help navigate the shops and learn the basics of being a member.  We'll go through the basics of how the space works and the rules, then take a tour of the shop highlighting all the tools, spaces, and resources available for members! If we have time we will do safety checkouts on the power tools, but we will likely need to schedule one-on-one time to fully…

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