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68 Morning Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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November 2019

Open Hack Night

November 15 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Friday, repeating until December 29, 2019

Port City Makerspace, 68 Morning Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States

Join us for Open Hack Night! This where we open our Electronics Lab to use by the community. Anyone can drop in Friday nights between 6 and 8pm to work on electronics projects, 3D print designs they’ve made or found, sewing projects, small repair, and more. Access is restricted to the tools in the Electronics Lab and our Classroom. We do appreciate donations at this event, but they are not required. Our suggested donation is $10, but any amount is okay…

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Intro to Sewing – Make a tote bag

November 16 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Port City Makerspace, 68 Morning Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
$35.00 - $45.00

See sign up form towards the bottom of this page! 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…

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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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Closed for Holidays

November 28 - November 29
Port City Makerspace, 68 Morning Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States

We’re taking a break for the holidays for December 25th and December 26th. If you need to contact the shop during this time, please use the contact form on the website. The phones will not be answered during the week. Non-24hour members can still access the space during this time, but must request access from the General Manager.

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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

Intro to TIG Welding

December 1 @ 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Port City Makerspace, 68 Morning Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
$75.00 - $95.00

TIG welding is an advanced welding process that grants versatility, power, and control to a welder's skill set.  This introductory class gives novice welders a first exposure to the TIG welding process.  Though no experience is required, our Intro to MIG Welding class (or other relevant welding experience) is recommended for students enrolling this class.  Students will learn the principles of operation, anatomy and set-up of a TIG machine, and manual operation of the TIG equipment. From the Miller TIG…

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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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Open Hack Night: Mapping with OpenStreetMap

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

Join us for Open Hack Night December 13th! This one we will be doing a session on Open StreetMap! Daniel Krol will give an overview of OpenStreetMap, what the data format looks like, some example apps that use the data, and finally how to edit the data on your phone and laptop. We'll even do some mapping of Portsmouth to help fill in some locations! There is some info on there already, but much more that could be added. Suggested…

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Open House

December 14 @ 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Port City Makerspace, 68 Morning Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
Free

Learn about the makerspace and what our members do at this Open House event. Get a tour of the facility and see what membership has to offer! See the equipment and space that members have access to! See the projects that people have made, from furniture to motorcycles to robots to 3D printers! Learn what resources are available as a member of the makerspace (guides, plans, books, perks, and more)! Find ways to get involved in the community, support the cause, and keep up…

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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…

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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 »

Closed for Holidays

December 24 - December 25
Port City Makerspace, 68 Morning Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States

We’re taking a break for the holidays for December 25th and December 26th. If you need to contact the shop during this time, please use the contact form on the website. The phones will not be answered during the week. Non-24hour members can still access the space during this time, but must request access from the General Manager.

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Closed for Holidays

December 31, 2019 - January 1, 2020
Port City Makerspace, 68 Morning Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States

We’re taking a break for the holidays for December 31st and January 1st. If you need to contact the shop during this time, please use the contact form on the website. The phones will not be answered during the week. Non-24hour members are still allowed access but must request access from the General Manager.

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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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Intro to TIG Welding

January 19, 2020 @ 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Port City Makerspace, 68 Morning Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
$75.00 - $95.00

TIG welding is an advanced welding process that grants versatility, power, and control to a welder's skill set.  This introductory class gives novice welders a first exposure to the TIG welding process.  Though no experience is required, our Intro to MIG Welding class (or other relevant welding experience) is recommended for students enrolling this class.  Students will learn the principles of operation, anatomy and set-up of a TIG machine, and manual operation of the TIG equipment. From the Miller TIG…

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