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68 Morning Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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April 2020

Open Hack Night

April 3 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Port City Makerspace, 68 Morning Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
Free

Join us for Open Hack Night! Share projects, show and tell, and chat with other makers! 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,…

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Intro to CNC Routers

April 4 @ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Port City Makerspace, 68 Morning Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
Donation

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 Sewing

April 4 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Port City Makerspace, 68 Morning Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
Donation

Get more comfortable with your sewing machine and learn basic hand & machine sewing skills & safety! Learn basic hand & machine sewing skills & safety in this class! This is a great class for those looking to improve their fundamental knowledge on sewing and sewing machines. Participants will be able to thread machine & wind their own bobbin, as well as understand the different features of these machines, practice staying on the line and pivoting skills on paper. Attendees…

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NH Woodworker’s Guild Meeting: Talking Abrasives with Peter Stein

April 5 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Port City Makerspace, 68 Morning Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States

Peter Stein talks about sandpaper as part of this NH Woodworker's Guild small meeting! 1. Technical overview of abrasives - with handout2. Different qualities of abrasives - for different applications3. Talk thru different discs, sizes, belts, sheets, backings, vacuum/non vacuum, screen backed discs, film backed discs, back-up pads, etc4. Walk thru samples5. Review sanding equipment - samples provided6. Sanding demos7. Final overviewPeter has been involved in the coated abrasive industry for the past 25 years. Acting as a master distributor…

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Open House

April 8 @ 4:00 PM - 7:00 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 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!Drop-ins welcome, no need to RSVP!See the equipment and space that members have access to!See the projects that people have made, from furniture to motorcycles to robots…

Find out more »

Open Hack Night

April 10 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Port City Makerspace, 68 Morning Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
Free

Join us for Open Hack Night! Share projects, show and tell, and chat with other makers! 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,…

Find out more »

Auto Lift Safety Checkout

April 11 @ 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Port City Makerspace, 68 Morning Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
Donation

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 11 @ 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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Shaker Box Class

April 14 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Port City Makerspace, 68 Morning Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
$85.00 - $100.00

Join us for a two session class on building Shaker Oval Boxes! 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 class is 2 sessions, with the following schedule:Thursday Feb 27th and Thursday March 5th 6 PM to 9 PM…

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Open Hack Night

April 17 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Port City Makerspace, 68 Morning Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
Free

Join us for Open Hack Night! Share projects, show and tell, and chat with other makers! 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,…

Find out more »

Laser Cutter Training

April 18 @ 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Port City Makerspace, 68 Morning Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
Donation

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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Arduino Basics

April 21 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Port City Makerspace, 68 Morning Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
Donation

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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Open Hack Night

April 24 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Port City Makerspace, 68 Morning Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
Free

Join us for Open Hack Night! Share projects, show and tell, and chat with other makers! 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,…

Find out more »

Intro to Soldering

April 25 @ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Port City Makerspace, 68 Morning Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
Donation

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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Intro to TIG Welding

April 25 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 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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Intro to Welding – MIG

April 26 @ 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

April 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 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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May 2020

Intro to CNC Routers

May 2 @ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Port City Makerspace, 68 Morning Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
Donation

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…

Find out more »

Auto Lift Safety Checkout

May 9 @ 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 9 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Port City Makerspace, 68 Morning Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
Donation

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 »

Shaker Box Class (Age 50 and up)

May 13 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Port City Makerspace, 68 Morning Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
$85.00 - $100.00

Join us for a two session class on building Shaker Oval Boxes. 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 sessions on Tuesdays between 9am and 12pm.The materials which are provided, are select cherry wood, copper…

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Open House

May 13 @ 4:00 PM - 7:00 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 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!Drop-ins welcome, no need to RSVP!See the equipment and space that members have access to!See the projects that people have made, from furniture to motorcycles to robots…

Find out more »

Laser Cutter Training

May 16 @ 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Port City Makerspace, 68 Morning Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
Donation

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 »

Intro to Wood Shop

May 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 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,…

Find out more »

June 2020

Open House

June 10 @ 4:00 PM - 7:00 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 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!Drop-ins welcome, no need to RSVP!See the equipment and space that members have access to!See the projects that people have made, from furniture to motorcycles to robots…

Find out more »

Shaker Box Class

June 12 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Port City Makerspace, 68 Morning Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
$85.00 - $100.00

Join us for a two session class on building Shaker Oval Boxes! 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 class is 2 sessions, with the following schedule:Thursday Feb 27th and Thursday March 5th 6 PM to 9 PM…

Find out more »

Auto Lift Safety Checkout

June 13 @ 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Port City Makerspace, 68 Morning Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
Donation

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 »

July 2020

Open House

July 8 @ 4:00 PM - 7:00 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 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!Drop-ins welcome, no need to RSVP!See the equipment and space that members have access to!See the projects that people have made, from furniture to motorcycles to robots…

Find out more »

Auto Lift Safety Checkout

July 11 @ 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 »

August 2020

Auto Lift Safety Checkout

August 8 @ 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 »

September 2020

Auto Lift Safety Checkout

September 12 @ 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Port City Makerspace, 68 Morning Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
Donation

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 »

October 2020

Auto Lift Safety Checkout

October 10 @ 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Port City Makerspace, 68 Morning Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
Donation

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 »

November 2020

Auto Lift Safety Checkout

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

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 »

December 2020

Auto Lift Safety Checkout

December 12 @ 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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