Learning at Castlemakers

Laser Engraving/ Cutting Class
Laser Engraving/ Cutting Class (pre-Covid times).

Castlemakers offers classes to the general public, sometimes with a modest charge, so you can learn new things and technologies and also to help satisfy that inner desire to make something. Registering for these classes really helps us out so we can make sure there’s enough equipment and components for the class.

We also offer other learning opportunities which are listed on our events webpage and included in our newsletter.

Upcoming Classes

On Saturday April 17th from 1-3 pm we’ll have an Intro to the micro:bit class at Castlemakers. Learn about this low cost, pocket sized computer that’s loaded with sensors and given to all 6th graders in P utnam County in 2019, in this hands-on session. Don’t have one? Use one of ours or we have a few available to keep at our cost. There’s no cost for this class, but donations are always welcomed. Space is limited and a face mask will be required if attending in person. Please reserve a spot by emailing us at classes@castlemakers.org or for more questions.

We’re planning an Advanced micro:bit Class on Saturday May 1rst from 1-3 pm. We’ll be using a breakout board to explore the additional micro:bit inputs and its ability to control other devices. Cost of the class will be $15 and we’ll have the components you’ll need. Email us if interested or want to find out more information(classes@castlemakers-dot-org). This class will require a micro:bit; bring your own or use one of ours.

Learning to Solder is also on the upcoming class list, please watch for the rescheduled date. Learn soldering by building a Jitterbug Robot which includes a motor, LED, and light sensor. The $15 cost includes the circuit board, parts, and battery. Email us if interested or for more information at classes@castlemakers-dot-org.

Have something you’re interested learning about? Have a skill you’d like to teach others? Let us know!

Previous Classes (2021)

On January 23rd we had an Introduction to 3D Printing class at Castlemakers. where we gave an overview of 3D printing, then participants designed a small object they printed out.

February 20th we had an Introduction to Laser Cutting & Engraving class. Participants learned about how CO2 lasers work, designed a nametag which was cut and engraved out and they took home.

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