Machine Oriented Basic Operation and Safety (BOS)- These courses are intended to provide Basic Operation and Safety procedures for several of the more complex tools including computer controlled tools. These courses are mandatory prior to members using the associated tool. BOS courses are typically structured as (1) lecture – an overview of the technology, capability and limitations of the machine; (2) demonstration of the associated software and tool in operation; (3) student operation of the machine to demonstrate basic proficiency and understanding. In cases where a student already has substantial knowledge of a tool, with the instructor’s permission, the student operation portion maybe scheduled first and the remainder waived if proficiency is successfully demonstrated. BOS courses generally are prerequisites for Advanced Operation and Safety (AOS) courses.
Software Classes- These courses are intended to provide members with either an introduction to basic design software required to run the machines or to expand on already existing knowledge to make better use of the machines.
Workshops- These workshops are multi-day courses that will cover a particular topic in depth and usually will be project based. It will be here that you will find arduino courses and many other fun project based courses that will be offered on a variety different crafts and practices.
Machine Reservation Policy- read policy
Cancellation Policy - We reserve the right to postpone or cancel any course without notice but we will always try to notify prospective attendees …time and circumstances permitting. Similarly, prospective attendees may cancel (web or 619-225-7288) up to 48 hours in advance without penalty. Cancellations up to 24 hours in advance incur no penalty IF the minimum number of attendees is maintained. Otherwise, and always in the case of no-shows (except in the cases of medical emergency and family bereavement), a 100% penalty of the tuition (not including materials fees, if any) is levied. If a student has not paid for a course, we will hold the slot up to 48 hours prior to the course then we reserve the right to give the slot to anyone on the waiting list. In such a case, we generally try to contact the student prior to cancellation but workloads sometimes preclude the opportunity. Be safe, pay when you reserve. We rarely postpone a course more than twice in a row. If this happens and causes you problems, please tell us. As a matter of common courtesy as well as information transfer, students will not be admitted to classes if they are late by 15 minutes to the start of a class. In this instance, tuition will not be refunded. Please be on time.