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Fab Lab Classes

Fab Lab Class: 3D Printer (minimum age 12 yrs) $40Purchase required to enroll

Featured Project: 3D Printed Golf Tee

Fab Lab Class: CAD Software Class (2D & 3D Design) (minimum age 12 yrs) $30Purchase required to enroll

Learn the basics of Computer Aided Design with 2D sketches and 3D modeling. Understand the concept of planes, axes, features, dimensions assembly constraints. Software is Cubify Design.

Fab Lab Class: CNC Mill - Fidget Spinner $75Purchase required to enroll

Learn to setup the CNC Tormach 1100 mill machine and make your own fidget spinner. Ages 12 and up.

Fab Lab Class: CNC MiniCut 2D $30Purchase required to enroll

Create a lightweight foam project that is shaped by a CNC controlled hot wire.

Fab Lab Class: CNC Modela Mill (minimum age - 12 yrs) $40Purchase required to enroll

Featured Project: Wooden Ring

Fab Lab Class: CNC Router (minimum age - 12 yrs) $50Purchase required to enroll

Featured Project: Wooden Gears

Fab Lab Class: CorelDraw Software Class (2D Design) (minimum age 12 yrs) $30Purchase required to enroll

This class focuses on sketching and modeling in 2D. Learn how to identify and use toolbars, workspace coordinates and dimensioning as you design a variety of sketches.

Fab Lab Class: Epilog Laser Cutter (minimum age - 12 yrs) $30Purchase required to enroll

Featured Project: "Living Hinge" Business Card Holder

Fab Lab Class: Power Tool Basics (minimum age - 12 yrs) $30Purchase required to enroll

Learn how to safely use and operate basic power tools.

Fab Lab Class: Vinyl Cutter (minimum age - 12 yrs) $30Purchase required to enroll

Featured Project: NFL Logo Decals

Fab Lab Class: VCarve Pro Software Class (2D Design) (minimum age 12 yrs) $30Purchase required to enroll

Learn basic VCarve Pro software used for parts on a CNC Router.

Fab Lab Class: MC-1325 $30 per classNo purchase required to enroll

Fab Lab Class: Manual Lathe $50Purchase required to enroll

Learn the basic steps to setup the lathe for turning, drilling and knurling a part.

Project: FIRE PISTON

Fab Lab Class: Manual Mill $50Purchase required to enroll

Learn the basic steps to setup the mill for face milling, drilling and using an endmill to machine a part.

Fab Lab Class: CADD II - Make A Drawing $30Purchase required to enroll

Create a drawing file of a part and use basic GD&T(Geometry, Dimensioning and Tolerancing), annotations, notes and sheets.

Fab Lab Class: CAD III - Creating the Assembly $30Purchase required to enroll

Assemble components using constraints into a model assembly.

Fab Lab Class: PC Build $30Purchase required to enroll

Disassemble and reassemble a PC while learning about the components.

Fab Lab Class: Threads - What and How $30Purchase required to enroll

Learn about the ISO and Metric thread profile and how to tap internal and external threads.

Fab Lab Class: Sewing Machine $30Purchase required to enroll

Learn to operate the PES sewing machine.

Fab Lab Class: Arduino $30Purchase required to enroll

Setup up an Arduino to blink LEDs and control a servo motor.

Fab Lab Class: Format Printer $60 per classA credit card is required to enroll but isn't charged until the time of service.

The three file types to know and use, the significance of resolution, how to create high resolution images from medium and low resolution devices, introduction to color management, media types and finishing options, how to finish stretch and hang a gallery wrap canvas print.How to handle media.

Class includes group lecture session and (at a later date) one on one instruction for printing of a 16X20 inch print on canvas which will be included in an exhibit (optional) at the central library in Bradenton for one month. Class price includes group lecture, individual instruction and materials (canvas, ink,stretcher bars and varnish) for a gallery wrap 16x20 print.

Vinyl Cut American Bunting for 4th of July $40 per classA credit card is required to enroll but isn't charged until the time of service.

Design in Coreldraw your personal rendering of a colorful bunting to express your Independence Day patriotism and vinyl cut into a sticker.

Measuring Tools $30Purchase required to enroll

Learn to use calipers, micrometers and unit conversion for precise measurements.

3D Printing on Fabric $30Purchase required to enroll

Use CAD to design a shape. Setup the 3D printer to print the design to a piece of fabric.

Build A Workbench $30Purchase required to enroll

Build a basic 24x48" workbench

Laser Cut Boxes with Joinery $30Purchase required to enroll

Learn to use an online application to automate the joinery design for a box and make two different box sizes and laser cut.

Design 3D Printed Bridges to Crush! $30Purchase required to enroll

Using provided parameters, design a bridge in CAD and 3D print. A force gauge will determine the strength of the bridge when crushed. A log of data and design images will be on display.

Drone Tech: Physics of Lift $30Purchase required to enroll

Experiment with the concept and formulas of lift with and without a load.

Laser Cut Gears $30Purchase required to enroll

Design a set of gears in Coreldraw, laser cut and assemble.

Make Your Own Battery $30Purchase required to enroll

Learn to assemble the components that when combined produce enough voltage to power a circuit.

CNC Router & Laser Engrave Coasters $40 per classA credit card is required to enroll but isn't charged until the time of service.

Learn the CNC Router setup and cut a coaster. Use the laser cutter to engrave a design on the coaster.

Camps

Lego Engineering (6th - 8th grade) $200Purchase required to enroll

Open to students entering grades 6th - 8th for the 2018 - 2019 school year.

Lego Engineering (4th - 5th grade) $200Purchase required to enroll

Open to students entering grades 4th - 5th for the 2018 - 2019 school year.

How it's Made (6th-8th grade) $200Purchase required to enroll

Open to students entering grades 6th - 8th for the 2018 - 2019 school year.

How it's Made (4th-5th grade) $200Purchase required to enroll

Open to students entering grades 4th - 5th for the 2018- 2019 school year.

Maker's Week (6th-8th grade) $200Purchase required to enroll

Open to students entering grades 6th - 8th for the 2018 - 2019 school year.

Maker's Week (4th-5th grade) $200Purchase required to enroll

Open to students entering grades 4th - 5th for the 2018 - 2019 school year.

Escape Room Engineering (6th-8th grade) $200Purchase required to enroll

Open to students entering grades 6th - 8th for the 2018 - 2019 school year.

Escape Room Engineering (4th-5th grade) $200Purchase required to enroll

Open to students entering grades 4th - 5th for the 2018 - 2019 school year.

Fabrics and Fabrication (6th-8th grade) $225Purchase required to enroll

Open to students entering grades 6th - 8th for the 2018 - 2019 school year who have previously taken Awesome Arduino.

The Art of Science (4th-5th grade) $160Purchase required to enroll

Open to students entering grades 4th - 5th for the 2018 - 2019 school year.

The Art of Science (6th-8th grade) $200Purchase required to enroll

Open to students entering grades 6th - 8th for the 2018 - 2019 school year.

Crime Scene Lab (4th-5th grade) $200Purchase required to enroll

Open to students entering grades 4th - 5th for the 2018 - 2019 school year.

Crime Scene Lab (6th-8th grade) $200Purchase required to enroll

Open to students entering grades 6th - 8th for the 2018 - 2019 school year.

Beginning Robotics (4th-5th) $200Purchase required to enroll

Open to students entering grades 4th - 5th for the 2018 - 2019 school year.

Intermediate Robotics (6th-8th) $200Purchase required to enroll

Open to students entering grades 6th - 8th for the 2018 - 2019 school year.

DIY Workshops

Try-it Workshop: Mother's Day Gifts Purchase required to enroll

Laser etch a message for your mom on a cherry wood cutting board.
(Minors enrolled in this class must be accompanied by their guardian.)

Try-It Workshop: Halloween $15 per classNo purchase required to enroll

Laser etch a design into a pumpkin and make a sticker for a trick or treat bag. Pumpkins and bags provided. Register to reserve your time.

Build a Bluebird House $50 per classA credit card is required to enroll but isn't charged until the time of service.

1. Assemble a bluebird house with cypress wood and screws.

2. Learn the important features and installation of the house and add laser cut a message for the future tenant.

http://www.audubon.org/field-guide/bird/eastern-bluebird

Halloween Workshop - Laser Etched Pumpkins and Custom Trick or Treat Bags $15Purchase required to enroll

Come by and check out our new Laser Cutter accessory and laser etch your Halloween pumpkin! Design and cut vinyl stickers to heat press on to a canvas trick or treat bag, just in time for Halloween!

Holiday Workshop $15Purchase required to enroll

Halloween Workshop -Laser Etched Pumpkins and Custom Trick or Treat Bags $15Purchase required to enroll

Come by and check out our new Laser Cutter accessory and laser etch your Halloween pumpkin! Design and cut vinyl stickers to heat press on to a canvas trick or treat bag, just in time for Halloween!

Robot Fight Club (Need Members 14-18 age) Free

Recruiting a committee of designers to create a workshop about designing a fighting robot. (14-18 age students)

Specialty Classes / Courses

Monday Makers Club - 6th - 8th graders $100Purchase required to enroll

This 6-week Monday after school club will dive deep into the design software program CorelDraw where you will be able to let your creative juices flow - then take your designs to the next level using our laser cutter and vinyl cutter to make your creations come to life. Learn how to create a living hinge - making wood and other materials bend and flex to make book covers, jewelry, flexible wooden boxes and more. This club will give you in depth knowledge of several of our machines at the lab allowing you to use them on your own when a new idea comes to mind!​

Service Club Saturdays $100Purchase required to enroll

Need community service hours? Want to learn how to use basic tools, a CNC router, band saws and more while helping out a local charity? Then this is the club for you. This club will meet and select a local non-profit organization that could use a little help - perhaps The Humane Society could use new Cat Condos for their feline friends or All Faiths Food Bank needs a custom made shelving system to better store their donated food - together the club will choose a project to make and donate -all while earning services hours! The fee for this club will help pay for supplies and machine usage.

Intro to VEX Robotics $100Purchase required to enroll

Interested in joining a VEX Robotics team in middle or high school but don't know where to start...then this is the club for you! Run by a high school VEX veteran, this club will teach you the basic of robot construction, programming and competition strategies. There will be team challenges and competition insight that can only be learned by someone who has extensive experience. After enrolling in this club any robotics team would be thrilled to have you on their roster!