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 to satisfy that inner desire to make something. Registering for these classes really helps us out so to make sure there’s enough equipment and components for class atttendees.

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

Upcoming Classes

Reservations are always encouraged; you can contact us at classes@castlemakers-dot-org or stop by the makerspace.

On Wednesday July 14th from 7-9 pm, we’ll be offering an Intro to Solar / Photovoltaic Systems class at Castlemakers. Learn about different solar energy systems and what’s involved in installing a system at your home or business. You can read more about this no cost class in this blog post.

Saturday August 21st from 1-3 pm you can learn about CO2 lasers to cut and engrave plastic and wood. You’ll get to design a custom keychain tag or pendant in Inkscape, then create it with our 50 watt laser. We’ll have everything you need to make one to take home in this $20 class.

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

Previous Classes (2021)

July 8th we did our Intro to 3D Printing class where participants learned how 3D printing works, then designed a pendant that we helped them print using one of our 3D printers.

On June 24th in the Intro to CNC class, participants got to design their own wooden nametag and then make it with our desktop CNC.

On May 1st we had an Advanced micro:bit class where participants got to explore interfacing with the device to control motors & LEDs, get input from other sensors, and how to use it as an Internet of Things device.

April 17th we had an Intro to the micro:bit class at Castlemakers where people learned about and programmed this low cost, pocket sized computer that’s loaded with sensors.

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.

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.

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