Events

Apr
24
Tue
Introduction to the CNC Router
Apr 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Want to learn how to carve using a CNC router? Come to our class at the Bellingham Makerspace and learn what you need to get started!

In this class you will learn how to use Easel and the X-Carve to produce a two dimensional graphic on wood. The class will cover the moving elements of the x-carve gantry and carriages, as well as safe material hold-down methods.

Once you learn these basic skills you will be able to utilize the CNC router for countless amazing projects!

Skill Level: This class is built for beginners

Topics Covered:

  • Use of 3D carving software
  • Fundamentals of the X-Carve
  • Safety procedures of carving with a CNC router
  • Hands on carving experience
Apr
25
Wed
Woodworking 101
Apr 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This class will familiarize students with foundational woodworking skills and the tools required to process rough lumber for fine woodworking projects. The techniques you will learn in Wood 101 are required for all further woodworking classes at the Bellingham Foundry, so if you want to start learning how to use tools and process lumber, this is the class for you!

This single session class covers a number of topics essential for the beginning woodworker. First we will go over general shop safety as well as machine-specific safety notes. Participants will gain hands-on experience with all of the tools necessary (jointer, planer and chop saw) to process rough lumber into a usable piece of wood that is flat, square and true in all dimensions. We will also touch on the concepts of wood movement, grain orientation and wood selection.

Participants in this course will also get to go beyond traditional carpentry techniques with an intro to the laser cutter! After your wood block has been squared and trued, we demonstrate how to write a message of your choice on it with the laser cutter.

Apr
26
Thu
Bellingham Codes Meet-up
Apr 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

A social group dedicated to growing the local developer community. We meet online in slack and in person once a month.

http://bellingham.codes

Apr
29
Sun
Bellingham Virtual Reality Meet-up
Apr 29 @ 1:30 am – 3:30 am

This is a group for artists, programmers, audio designers, hobbyists and general enthusiasts interested in developing experiences in VR/AR/MR. With some of the largest tech companies (Microsoft, HTC, Sony, Valve, etc..) releasing retail VR in 2016, it’s officially “Gold Rush” of VR, with a predicted market of 150B by 2020.

This is a free event that is open to the general public. Find out more by following the link below!

Bellingham Virtual Reality Meetup

Bellingham, WA
82 Bellingham VR Enthusiasts

This is a group for artists, programmers, audio designers, hobbyists and general enthusiasts interested in developing experiences in VR/AR/MR. With some of the largest tech co…

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Apr
30
Mon
Intro to 3D design and printing
Apr 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Have an interest in 3D printing? Come to our class at the Foundry and learn what you need to get started!

In this class you will learn how to build a name tag keychain in Tinkercad, the steps of slicing using Slic3r and Pronterface, how to start a print on the Kerby, and the basic techniques to troubleshoot simple problems.

Once you have learned these basic skills you will be able to make all manner of things with a 3D printer, so stop dreaming and start making at the Foundry!

 

Skill level: This class is built for beginners

Topics Covered:

  • 3D CAD design
  • Use of 3D slicing software
  • Starting prints on the Kerby 3D printer
  • Troubleshooting your prints
May
6
Sun
Bellingham Repair Cafe
May 6 @ 3:00 pm

Got Broken Stuff?

We’ll help you fix it!

  • We repair computers, small appliances, toys, power tools, furniture, toasters, electronics and more
  • Volunteer run, No charge – donations appreciated

 

May
8
Tue
Introduction to the CNC Router
May 8 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Want to learn how to carve using a CNC router? Come to our class at the Bellingham Makerspace and learn what you need to get started!

In this class you will learn how to use Easel and the X-Carve to produce a two dimensional graphic on wood. The class will cover the moving elements of the x-carve gantry and carriages, as well as safe material hold-down methods.

Once you learn these basic skills you will be able to utilize the CNC router for countless amazing projects!

Skill Level: This class is built for beginners

Topics Covered:

  • Use of 3D carving software
  • Fundamentals of the X-Carve
  • Safety procedures of carving with a CNC router
  • Hands on carving experience
May
9
Wed
Woodworking 101
May 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This class will familiarize students with foundational woodworking skills and the tools required to process rough lumber for fine woodworking projects. The techniques you will learn in Wood 101 are required for all further woodworking classes at the Bellingham Foundry, so if you want to start learning how to use tools and process lumber, this is the class for you!

This single session class covers a number of topics essential for the beginning woodworker. First we will go over general shop safety as well as machine-specific safety notes. Participants will gain hands-on experience with all of the tools necessary (jointer, planer and chop saw) to process rough lumber into a usable piece of wood that is flat, square and true in all dimensions. We will also touch on the concepts of wood movement, grain orientation and wood selection.

Participants in this course will also get to go beyond traditional carpentry techniques with an intro to the laser cutter! After your wood block has been squared and trued, we demonstrate how to write a message of your choice on it with the laser cutter.

May
11
Fri
Arduino Meet-up
May 11 @ 6:00 pm

Meet, share ideas, experiences, project, and code for Arduino-based electronics.

May
12
Sat
Intro to the Epilogue Fusion Laser Cutter 
May 12 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Have you ever wished that you could cut stuff with a laser? Now is your chance! Sign up for this class today and you will learn how to cut and engrave with the Epilogue Fusion laser cutter. Check out this Instructables tutorial and the epilogue fusion website for more information about the machine we will be using and how it works.

In addition to learning how to operate the laser cutter at our facility, there will be a brief introduction to designing and processing a file with Inkscape. Inkscape is a free open source software that is both easy to use and to learn. Here is a link to inkscapetutorials.org for you to explore. It may be helpful to bring a laptop that you have installed inkscape on, but this is not required.

Class Length: Three hours

Prerequisites: None, but previous experience with photoshop or inkscape is helpful.

Bring a laptop if you got one, so you can follow along with demo’s.

Once you have learned the basics of operating the device and how to design files for the laser cutter, you will be ready to set your creativity free on this amazing machine! So come join us and learn how to make cool stuff at the Bellingham Foundry Makerspace!