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.

We’re offering 2 smaller classes on using a Cricut electronic cutter. You can sign up for the 6-8 pm class that will be held on Wednesday 11/3 or 11/10. Materials are included and you’ll design and make some holiday tags and a card to take home. Class size is limited, please make a reservation or stop by to let us know you’d like to take the $20 class.

The Making Jelly Art class was so popular we’re going to offer it again in November on a Friday evening or Saturday afternoon. We’ll update this webpage soon with the date/time, or if you have a preference let us know!

Have something you’re interested learning about? Have a skill you’d like to teach others? Let us know (info at castlemakers.org)!

Previous Classes (2021)

We’ll have a very unique class on Wednesday September 15th from 6-9 pm at Castlemakers, Making Jelly Art. We’ll have all the materials, tools, and instruction you need to make your own edible gelatin flower. Please read the more detailed explanation, which also includes materials you’ll be using, before signing up. Space is limited; you’ll want to make a reservation for this $40 class which includes everything.

On September 9th we covered how to use PVWatts to perform a solar assessment for your home or business.

July 14th attendees learned about Solar Energy & Photovoltaic Systems.

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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