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Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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May 2019

Auto Lift Safety Checkout

May 25 @ 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Port City Makerspace, 68 Morning Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States

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

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

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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Auto Shop Committee Meeting

May 25 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Port City Makerspace, 68 Morning Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
Free

Join our regular auto shop members at the Auto Shop Meeting this month to talk about the state of the shop, ongoing projects, meet other car people, and talk about ways to help out. Auto Shop Meetings are on the 4th Saturday of the month at 1pm. View the agenda for the current meeting and previous meetings  

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Intro to Wood Shop

May 29 @ 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 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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Open Hack Night

May 31 @ 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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June 2019

Intro to CNC Routers

June 1 @ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Port City Makerspace, 68 Morning Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States

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 »

Open Hack Night

June 7 @ 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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Open Hack Night

June 14 @ 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 Welding – MIG

June 16 @ 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Port City Makerspace, 68 Morning Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States

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 »

Intro to Soldering – Electronic Dice Kit

June 20 @ 6:00 PM - 8:30 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: a Learn to Solder Badge, and a…

Find out more »

Open Hack Night

June 21 @ 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…

Find out more »

Auto Lift Safety Checkout

June 22 @ 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Port City Makerspace, 68 Morning Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States

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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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

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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Intro to Wood Shop

June 26 @ 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 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…

Find out more »

Open Hack Night

June 28 @ 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…

Find out more »

Intro to Machine Embroidery

June 29 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Port City Makerspace, 68 Morning Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States

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 »

Introduction to Wire Wrap Jewelry

June 30 @ 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Port City Makerspace, 68 Morning Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States

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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July 2019

Closed – 4th of July

July 4
Port City Makerspace, 68 Morning Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States

The Makerspace will be closed to the public for the 4th of July. Non-24hour members are still allowed access but must request access from the General Manager.

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Open Hack Night

July 5 @ 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…

Find out more »

Intro to CNC Routers

July 6 @ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Port City Makerspace, 68 Morning Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States

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 »

Open Hack Night

July 12 @ 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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Bike Tune Up Roundup

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

The goal of the class is to teach people how to recognize safe & unsafe riding vehicles and provide basic knowledge and easy skills for addressing less than optimal conditions. Bike tune up, maintenance, inspection and light repairs will be covered.No prerequisite knowledge or skills required! Tire pressure, brake adjustment, derailleur (gear shifting) adjustment, headset (steering) adjustment, bottom bracket & crank arm inspection, hub and drivetrain inspection, and chain, brake line and derailleur cable lubrication will be covered. We will…

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Arduino Basics

July 13 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Port City Makerspace, 68 Morning Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States

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

July 19 @ 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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Laser Cutter Training

July 20 @ 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Port City Makerspace, 68 Morning Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States

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 »

Open Hack Night

July 26 @ 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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Pinstriping

July 27 @ 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Port City Makerspace, 68 Morning Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States

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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Auto Lift Safety Checkout

July 27 @ 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Port City Makerspace, 68 Morning Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States

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

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

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 Welding – MIG

July 28 @ 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Port City Makerspace, 68 Morning Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States

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 »

Introduction to Wire Wrap Jewelry

July 28 @ 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Port City Makerspace, 68 Morning Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States

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…

Find out more »

Intro to Wood Shop

July 31 @ 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 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…

Find out more »

August 2019

Open Hack Night

August 2 @ 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…

Find out more »

Intro to CNC Routers

August 3 @ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Port City Makerspace, 68 Morning Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States

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 »

Wood Shop Meeting

August 7 @ 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

Find out more »

Open Hack Night

August 9 @ 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…

Find out more »

Intro to Soldering – Electronic Dice Kit

August 10 @ 10:00 AM - 12:30 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: a Learn to Solder Badge, and a…

Find out more »

Open Hack Night

August 16 @ 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…

Find out more »

Open Hack Night

August 23 @ 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…

Find out more »

Laser Cutter Training

August 24 @ 11:00 AM - August 31 @ 1:00 PM
Port City Makerspace, 68 Morning Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States

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 Welding – MIG

August 25 @ 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Port City Makerspace, 68 Morning Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States

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 »

Intro to Wood Shop

August 28 @ 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,…

Find out more »

Open Hack Night

August 30 @ 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…

Find out more »

Auto Lift Safety Checkout

August 31 @ 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Port City Makerspace, 68 Morning Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States

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

August 31 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Port City Makerspace, 68 Morning Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States

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 »

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 Meeting

September 5 @ 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Port City Makerspace, 68 Morning Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States

September 5th from 6pm to 6:30pm We are bringing back Member meetings to provide a forum so that YOU the members can be more connected to happenings around the Makerspace. Join us the first Thursday in September for a brief get-together where we will share updates around the space and provide a place to discuss needs. https://doodle.com/poll/rn7fqsrpsz5nyne3

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Open Hack Night

September 6 @ 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…

Find out more »

Intro to CNC Routers

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

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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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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Open Hack Night

September 13 @ 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

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

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

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

September 20 @ 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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Laser Cutter Training

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

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 Wood Shop

September 25 @ 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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Open Hack Night

September 27 @ 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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Pinstriping

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

Attention: This class has been rescheduled for a later date. Please contact us a classes@portcitymakerspace.com for details! 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…

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Auto Lift Safety Checkout

September 28 @ 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Port City Makerspace, 68 Morning Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States

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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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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Shaker Box Class

October 2 @ 6:00 PM - October 3 @ 9:00 PM
Port City Makerspace, 68 Morning Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States

This is the first go at a new workshop on how to build Shaker 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 days, each session between 6pm and 9pm.The materials which are provided, are select…

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Free Costume-Building Night

October 4 @ 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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Open Hack Night

October 4 @ 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 CNC Routers

October 5 @ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Port City Makerspace, 68 Morning Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States

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

October 6 @ 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Port City Makerspace, 68 Morning Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States

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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Free Costume-Building Night

October 11 @ 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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Open Hack Night

October 11 @ 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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Tool Sale at the Makerspace!

October 13 @ 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Port City Makerspace, 68 Morning Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
Free

Come and get it! Fresh (used) tools up for grabs at our annual Tool Sale! These are duplicate or extra tools we are looking to get rid of as well as donated tools offered to us to help out. We do this as a fundraiser to go towards improvements to the makerspace or brand new in-demand equipment for the shops. Some examples of what we will have for sale: a motorcycle jack, weed whackers, hand tools for wood working, hammers,…

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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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Open Hack Night

October 18 @ 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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Laser Cutter Training

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

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…

Find out more »

Open Hack Night

October 25 @ 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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Auto Lift Safety Checkout

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

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

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

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

Open Hack Night

November 1 @ 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 CNC Routers

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

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

Learn how to build oval Shaker boxes in this two-day class! 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, each session between 6pm and 9pm.The materials which are provided, are select cherry wood, copper tacks…

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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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Member Meeting

November 7 @ 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Port City Makerspace, 68 Morning Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
Free

Our next Member Meeting is November 7th at 6pm. Let us know if you can attend! Our next Member Meeting is November 7th at 6pm. Let us know if you can attend! What are these meetings? They are a chance for you to: -Hear updates -Get involved -Be heard -Meet members The goal is to keep them short and sweet, upbeat, and action-oriented.

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Open Hack Night

November 8 @ 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 Welding – MIG

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

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

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

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

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

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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Open Hack Night

November 22 @ 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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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

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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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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Open Hack Night

November 29 @ 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…

Find out more »

Auto Lift Safety Checkout

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

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 some…

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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

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 Welding…

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Member Meeting

December 5 @ 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Port City Makerspace, 68 Morning Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
Free

Our next Member Meeting is November 7th at 6pm. Let us know if you can attend!Our next Member Meeting is December 5th at 6pm. Let us know if you can attend!What are these meetings? They are a chance for you to:-Hear updates-Get involved-Be heard-Meet membersThe goal is to keep them short and sweet, upbeat, and action-oriented.

Find out more »

Open Hack Night

December 6 @ 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…

Find out more »

Shaker Box Class

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

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 tacks and wooden…

Find out more »

Intro to CNC Routers

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

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 proper…

Find out more »

Intro to Welding – MIG

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

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 to…

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