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Thing Thursday: Workshop Orientation


with Bradley Marshall

Calendar Current session started Jan 2, 2020 at 6 pm

Please join us for our free monthly workshop orientation on the first Thing Thursday of the month! Each month members and prospective members will have the opportunity to get checked off on basic safety training and observe demonstrations of our equipment.

Registration is not required.

Night Sky Observing Nights with Project Night Sky


with Haley Rice

Calendar Current session started Sep 11, 2020 at 6 pm

See what's up in the night sky this fall, we will be hosting 4 monthly stargazing events and observing the moon's phases along with Project Night Sky.

We will have telescopes set up, and you're welcome to bring your own. In case of overcast weather we will have alternate activities planned. This is a rain or shine event.

Viewing Nights: 9/11, 10/9, 11/13, and 12/11

Hours 6:00pm-10:00pm

Intro to Vector Graphics


with Bradley Marshall

Calendar Current session started Oct 3, 2020 at 2 pm, runs for 6 weeks

In this 6-week course, high school students and adults will learn how to use the open-source software Inkscape. With a focus primarily on vector graphics, they will explore how vectors and raster images differ and will create marketing materials as a project for the class. For said project, they will design a business card, poster, and T-shirt.

Laser Cutting Fundamentals


with Bradley Marshall

Calendar Next available session starts Nov 11, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks

This 5-week course will provide a thorough introduction to the world of laser cutting for teens and adults. Students will learn industrial design techniques using Inkscape, a 2D-vector software. Using the tools in Inkscape, they will be guided through the process of designing a file for simple engraving and progress to learning how to make 3D objects using our laser cutter. Students will also receive a basic package of materials for use with the class. Basic computer proficiency is required for this class.

Please note that class will not meet for the week of Thanksgiving (November 25th).

CNC Machining: Metal Pen Workshop


with Solomon Ortega

Calendar Next available session starts Nov 14, 2020 at 12 pm, runs for 1 week
1 additional session on Feb 20, 2021

In this 6 hour workshop, participants will participate in a guided build of an aluminum pen while learning about one of the most popular forms of manufacturing today. A base understanding of its principles can help participants to utilize the resources in our Metal Working Shop.

Fundamentals of 3D Scanning and Retouching


with Bradley Marshall

Calendar Next available session starts Nov 20, 2020 at 2 pm, runs for 1 week

In this 5 hour course, you will learn how to take a 3d scan of yourself and make a 3D print of it. This class will take you through the entire process of scanning, post processing, retouching, and printing to create a miniature bust of yourself.

Two class meetings- 11/20, Friday night 6:00pm - 8:00 & 11/21, Saturday afternoon 2:00pm - 5:00pm

~2 hours in Friday / ~3 hours on Saturday

Materials Included

Concrete Planter Workshop


with Bradley Marshall

Calendar Next available session starts Nov 21, 2020 at 10:30 am, runs for 1 week

In this 3 hour workshop, students will use the vacuum former to make a mold, then fill the mold with concrete to make your own small concrete planter.

Single Saturday Workshop 10:30 am - 1:30 pm

~3 hours

Materials Included

Cricut T-Shirt Workshop


with Nicholle Nizer

Calendar Next available session starts Nov 28, 2020 at 2 pm

Are you curious about the Cricut Maker, but don't know where to start? Join us for a special 2-hour workshop to learn everything you need to know about how to get started with a Cricut. We'll be making a custom t-shirt!

The class price includes materials, but t-shirt selection will be limited, so we recommend bringing your own shirt to embellish if you have something special in mind. Once you're comfortable with the Cricut, you can consider becoming a Huntsville STEAM Works member to have access to the machine and other plotter cutters for additional projects. Access to the Textiles Shop, Design Lab, Cricut and heat press comes with our basic membership!

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