Safety and Basic Use Classes (Members only)

Safety and Basic Use classes are for MEMBERS of Maker Depot only.

Safety and Basic Use classes are designed to provide members with basic safety training on a specific tool or machine. The successful completion of the safety and basic use class and test is required to be able to utilize the piece of machinery/tool. You should try and familiarize yourself with the tool by looking at any of the appropriate documentation or video tutorials where applicable.



Woodshop


The woodshop safety and basic use classes are broken up into 5 different classes to allow the member to better get an understanding of how each tool works and the safety procedures that need to be followed. These classes are not going to turn you into a premiere woodworker, they are only meant to give you important so that you can safely use the equipment. In addition to the class fee, there may be a fee for materials.


Saws


This class will show the student the proper usage of the Table-saw, Band-saw, Scroll-saw, Miter-saw and Radial arm saw. This course is limited to 3 students and will take approximately an hour.


Jointer/Planer/Sanders


This class will show the student the proper usage of the Jointer, Planer and the Sanding equipment. This course is limited to 3 students and will take approximately a 1/2 hour.


Drill Press/Routers


This class will show the student the proper usage of the Drill Press, Router Table and Routers.  This course is limited to 3 students and will take approximately a 1/2 hour.


Lathe


This class will show the student the proper usage of the Lathe. This course is limited to 1 student and will take approximately a 1/2 hour.


ShopBot


This class will show the student the proper usage of the ShopBot CNC Router. This course is limited to 5 students and will take approximately three hours.



Fabrication


The Fabrication safety and basic use classes are broken up into 3 different classes to allow the member to better get an understanding of how each tool works and the safety procedures that need to be followed. Each class will be limited to 3 students and will take approximately an hour to complete unless otherwise noted. In addition to the class fee, there might be a fee for materials.



3D Printers


This class will show the student the proper usage of our 3D printers. This course is limited to 3 students and will take approximately an hour.


Laser Cutter/Etcher


This class will show the student the proper usage of the Epilog Helix Laser-cutter. This course is limited to 3 students and will take approximately an hour.


Sewing Machine


This class will show the student the proper usage of the Brother sewing machine. This course is limited to 3 students and will take approximately an hour.

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Electronics


The electronics safety and basic use classes are broken up into 3 different classes to allow the member to better get an understanding of how each tool works and the safety procedures that need to be followed. Each class will be limited to 3 students and will take approximately an hour to complete unless otherwise noted. In addition to the class fee, there might be a fee for materials.


Soldering


This class will show the student the proper usage of the soldering iron. This course is limited to 3 students and will take approximately an hour.


Oscilloscope/Power supplies/Multi-meters


This class will show the student the basic operations of the power supplies, oscilloscopes and multimeters. This course is limited to 3 students and will be approximately 1 hour in duration.


Development Boards


This class will show the student the basics on how to use the development boards and breadboards. The purpose is to explain the basic structure of how the development boards are programmed and what not to do with development boards. This course is limited to 3 students and will take approximately an hour.



Metalshop


The metalshop safety and basic use class will educate the member on the proper safety and usage procedures that need to be followed. Each class will be limited to 3 students and will take approximately an hour to complete unless otherwise noted. In addition to the class fee, there might be a fee for materials.


Metalworking

This class will show the student the proper usage of the shear, box and pan brake, notch cutter and various hand tools. There will be a small fee for materials for this course. This course is limited to 3 students and will take approximately an hour.


Welding

This class will show the student the proper usage of the welding equipment. There will be a small fee for materials for this course. This course is limited to 3 students and will take approximately an hour.


CNC

This class will show the student the proper usage of the Tormach 440 CNC. There will be a small fee for materials for this course. This course is limited to 3 students and will take approximately three hours. This is an introductory course on the machine, it is recommended that the student also take the necessary CAD/CAM courses to become familiar with the required computing processes to successfully utilize the machine.