November 23rd, 2016 by getlofi
Alex from GetLoFi.com will lead a 2 day CNC Kit building class. In which you will have the opportunity to learn CNC technology and walk away owning a small machine capable of cutting/engraving/laser etching/and moar? More information through the link. This is a paid class.
June 16th, 2015 by otto_pjm
The CNC Interest Group meet-up will happen again this Sunday 6/21/2015 2:00 PM at the Hack Factory. It is open to everyone, but machine use requires membership. If you have been wanting to get a project cut on a CNC or get checked out on the CNC machines, this is where you want to be to get the process started. Hope to see a good group of folks Sunday.
June 9th, 2014 by breakfastsandwich
Computer-Aided Design (CAD) programs are powerful sets of tools for designing anything from toys to furniture to mechanical devices. CAD can speed up your work immensely and help you make sure parts are aligned and properly fitted. But these awesome features are often hidden behind unfamiliar terminology and confusing user interfaces. To help you wade through all this and make stuff faster, Graham will be running a CAD class at the Hack Factory this Sunday, June 15th! The course will cover:
- Different CAD programs and their capabilities (which program do I need?)
- Solid Modeling
- Modeling for a Laser Cutter or Waterjet
To sign up for the class, head on over to the registration page on Eventbrite
March 3rd, 2014 by danbackslide
Twin Cities Maker has three CNC machines at the Hack Factory. For those who don’t know, a CNC machine is a computer-controlled router which you can use to carve out all sorts of 2D and 3D items. They take a bit of training to be able to use, so Matt is running a class this Sunday!
The course covers the fundamentals of using the large CNC Router:
- Materials you can and can’t use.
- Powering up and shutting down.
- Basic use of the Vectric’s Cut2D software which makes cut paths.
- Basic use of Mach3 software which controls the router.
- Basic uses and advantages of router bits.
To sign up for the class, head over to the registration page at Eventbrite.
October 3rd, 2013 by danbackslide
Sign up for this class on our Eventbrite page!
Always wanted to learn to sew but don’t know where to start? Have you been sewing on your own but feel you need some guidance? In this class you’ll learn the basics for sewing of all kinds of objects; useful hand sewing stitches, how to operate a machine sewing, and construction techniques, etc. In class you will make a simple tote bag. It will act as a sampler, providing a set of basic construction techniques that should leave you ready to tackle your next project!
- Owning a sewing machine will be helpful, but not necessary. If you have one, leave it at home for the first class. Do bring it for the second class.
- Be ready to purchase some basic sewing supplies and fabric, if you don’t already own them. See materials list.
- This is not an industrial sewing machine class.
- Skill level: Beginner
- When: This is a four class series that will be held on Sundays from 6pm to 8pm, November 3 – 24.
- Instructor: Lindsey Strange