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Pewter Casting Beskar Ingots

Join Chad McIntyre for a hands-on workshop on pewter casting beskar ingots.

Looking to hire a smuggler to get you through the Empire’s checkpoint 7? Need to settle up on a debt with a hired bounty hunter? How about wanting to learn a skill that dates back a few thousand years? Well, learning some of the basics of pewter casting might be what you are looking for. We are going to see what steps it takes to go from raw pewter ingot to a finished cast piece. And no better way than casting a few Beskar ingots. In this course you will be introduced to silicone casting a mold of the original, prepping the molds for pewter casting, and finally casting the pewter piece. We’ll also show you a few different types of finishes you can do to the casting to give it a personal touch. It may not get you through the Kessel run under 12 parsecs, but it definitely add to your skill set as a maker. This is the way.

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  • Finished 3/12/2022, 8:00:00 PM
ArtEngineeringDesignEducationGeneral ScienceMakeup & CostumesMetalworkingCraft & DesignArt & SculptureWearables

Introduction to FreeCAD

Join Adam Spontarelli for a hands-on workshop on an introduction of FreeCAD.

Whether you hope to make something on the 3D printer, laser cutter, CNC router, or any other computer controlled tool, knowing how to draw precisely dimensioned parts is a critical skill. This is the role of CAD software, and FreeCAD is the pinnacle in the free and open source world.

In this course, we’ll draw household items as we learn the basics of FreeCAD. This means we’ll measure real world components, then work through the process of drawing them precisely in two and three dimensions. The result can be a DXF file ready for laser cutting or an STL file ready for 3D printing.

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  • Finished 3/12/2022, 8:00:00 PM
ArtEngineeringDesignEducationTechnologyGeneral ScienceLaser Cutting3D Printing & ImagingCAD

3D Printing on Fabric

Join David Shorey for a hands-on workshop on 3D Printing on Fabric.

What You’ll Do:

  • Learn how to 3D print on fabric, add to your Fashion, Cosplay, and 3d printing skills.
  • Learn from my success and failures.
  • What materials work best. (both fabric and filament)
  • How to attach fabric to your 3d printer.
  • Ways of Pausing and Resuming prints.
  • Slicer Settings for 3d prints.

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  • Finished 2/12/2022, 9:00:00 PM
Computers & TechnologyArtEngineeringDesignEducationTechnology3D Printing & ImagingWearablesArt & SculptureMakeup & Costumes

Handcrafted thermoplastic flower for Valentine’s Day

Join Mitchell Malpartida for a hands-on workshop on Handcrafted thermoplastic flower for Valentine’s Day.
In this workshop we will learn how to use thermoplastic to handcraft a flower and incorporate a simple LED to brighten our Valentine’s Day.
By the end of the workshop you will:

  • Understand characteristics of thermoplastic
  • Different ways to heat and mold the thermoplastic
  • Create our flower design and mold it
  • How to incorporate a simple LED into our creations
  • Design ideas and instructions will be provided

The workshop will be broken out into the following topics:
Introduction

  • Project and Materials
  • Safety precautions
  • Design and Build project
  • Tips and tricks
  • Decorate and present
  • Q&A

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  • Finished 2/12/2022, 8:30:00 PM
Computers & TechnologyArtEngineeringDesignEducationTechnologyScienceArt & SculptureEducationKidsCraft & Design

Automata from Simple Supplies with Rob Ives

Join Rob Ives for a hands-on workshop on how to make moving automata from simple household supplies. You will learn how to use paper cups, straws, pipe cleaners, and other craft materials to create whimsical, interactive moving models! Rob Ives will walk you through step by step to make your own project. Along the way, you will learn techniques and mechanisms so you can create your own designs.

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  • Finished 2/12/2022, 6:30:00 PM
ArtEngineeringCraft & DesignEducationPaper CraftsCrafts
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