Classes

All classes are open to the general public. Haven’t been to the Lab? Schedule a tour!

Upon successful completion of each class, you will be be certified to use the equipment.

Want a class that’s not scheduled? Let us know, and we’ll set one up!   classes@bigfablab.com

Upcoming Classes: (Click class title for more info.)

 
The classes and workshops listed below are what you might expect to be offered at the BiG Fab Lab:

Arts and Crafts

  • Silkscreen Printing Basics

CAD

  • Autodesk Inventor 2013 – Basics
  • Autodesk AutoCAD – Basics
  • Inventor for Mold Design

CNC

  • Concepts of CNC
  • Vinyl Cutter
  • CAD/CAM Software
  • ShopBot
  • CNC Mill
  • Waterjet

Computers

  • Illustrator for CNC
  • CorelDRAW for CNC

Electronics

  • Soldering and Electronics Basics
  • Electronic Instruments
  • Arduino – Building
  • Arduino – Programming
  • Arduino – Inputs

Fabrication

  • Vacuum Forming
  • Sandblasting and Powder Coating
  • RTV Moldmaking and Casting Basics
  • Injection Molding
  • Carbon Fiber Basics

Laser Cutting

  • Laser Cutter
  • Laser Rotary
  • Adv. Laser Cutter and Etching Techniques

Machining

  • Milling Machine
  • Metal Lathe
  • Mill 2 Tramming/Precision
  • Knurling and Threading on a Lathe

Metal Shop

  • Basic Metal Shop
  • Sheet Metal Basics
  • Organic Sheet Metal

Rapid Prototyping

  • 3D Printer

Technology

  • 3D Scanning and Editing

Textiles

  • Basic Sewing Machine
  • CNC Embroiderer
  • Industrial Serger
  • Walking Foot Industrial Sewing Machine
  • Industrial Straight Stitch Sewing Machine

Welding / HotShop

  • TIG Welding
  • MIG Welder
  • TIG Welding 2 – Aluminum

Woodshop

  • Woodshop
  • Wood Lathe
  • Jointer, Planer and Table Router
  • Advanced Woodworking – Joinery

Workshops

  • Intellectual Property and Patents 101
  • Arduino Project
  • Bicycle Building