Software

Upcoming events

    • 01 Dec 2014
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • MakerPlace Classroom
    • 6

    This course is intended for students who have little or no 3-dimensional modeling experience, but want to learn the basics to eventually create 3D objects via rapid prototyping on the 3D printer. Topics covered include learning the SketchUp interface, drawing in SketchUp, drawing shapes and creating geometry using SketchUp tools. The emphasis of this course is to learn the basics of SketchUp and teach students how to design simple 3D models of real objects. 


    **Closed-toe shoes are required as the classroom is located through the shop**

    • 02 Dec 2014
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • MakerPlace Classroom
    • 3
    This class offers an introduction to the software needed to successfully operate the CNC machine (Vcarve Pro). This course will outline the workflow of taking your vector designs through tool-pathing software to generate g-code that can be used by the machine to cut student's project. Students will learn how to create designs for the CNC, basic toolpaths, cutting parameters, proper tool selection, and machining strategies. 
    The VCarve class is a prerequisite for the CNC Router and the Tormach CNC Mill.

    Suggested Prerequisites for this Course: It is strongly recommended that students have a basic knowledge of how to create vector-based files (i.e- .ai, .eps, .dxf, .dwg, .cdr file extensions) before taking this class. If these file types are foreign to you, it is highly recommended that you attend the Intro to 2D Vector class before attending this class. 

    **Closed-toe shoes are required as the classroom is located though the shop**
    • 08 Dec 2014
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • MakerPlace Classroom
    • 8

    This class gives students a comprehensive introduction to 2D vector-based graphics using the popular CorelDraw software. This class will give students the basic knowledge to start creating 2D vector files for use with the laser cutters, the CNC router, and the CNC mill. In order to make the most of the CNC Router/Mill and Laser BOS classes, 2D Vector Graphics is recommended as a prerequisite for beginning users.

    **Closed-toe shoes are required as the classroom is located through the shop**

    • 09 Dec 2014
    • 6:00 PM
    • 17 Dec 2014
    • 9:00 PM
    • MakerPlace Classroom
    • 4


    In this course students will learn how to navigate, sketch, solid model, sculpt, assemble and render realistic images in Autodesk Fusion 360. Students will leave with an understanding of direct modeling, dimension sketches, T-spline bodies, functional design and final product rendering. There is a lot to learn in Fusion 360, so this course is intended to serve as a "jumping off" point to get started and help with all aspects of the product in some sense. With this course, students will be able to dive deeper into the areas of Fusion 360 that are most interesting. 

    This class will cover topics around: 

    1. 3D surfaces and solid modeling

    2. 3D rendering and visualization

    3. Assemblies and motion studies

    4. Drawing creation

    5. Fabrication

    This course is divided into 3 parts:

    Part 1: Tuesday Dec. 9th from 6 PM-9 PM. 

    Part 2: One hour Q&A, Friday Dec. 12th from 7 PM-8 PM. 

    Part 3: Wednesday Dec. 17th from 6 PM-9 PM.

    Prerequisites: 

    Knowledge of using a 3-button mouse, as well as experience with CAD modeling software such as AutoCAD, SolidWorks, Rhino, Sketch-Up, etc. is an advantage. No traditional 3D CAD modeling necessary, but preferred. 

    Students are encouraged to bring their own laptops (please see software requirements below). **Students bringing their own laptops will need to download the Autodesk Fusion 360 software prior to the class. The trial or paid version can be downloaded by visiting: Autodesk Fusion 360 website

    MakerPlace will provide a PC laptop with the downloaded software for students who do not bring their own.

    Software requirements for laptops: Apple Mac OS X 10.8 or later, Microsoft Windows 7 or later, CPU: 64 bit processor (32-bit not supported), Memory: 3GB RAM (4GB recommended). An internet connection (WiFi provided at MakerPlace). Hard drive space of approx. 300mb, for the Fusion 360 client. Graphics card: All graphics cards on supported hardware (except Intel GMA X3100). Pointing device: Microsoft-compliant mouse, Apple mouse, Magic mouse, MacBook Pro.

    **Closed-toe shoes are a requirement**

    • 10 Dec 2014
    • 6:00 PM
    • 11 Dec 2014
    • 9:00 PM
    • MakerPlace Classroom
    • 7

                                        

    Adult Arduino for Beginners is a two day intensive hands on workshop for students with little to no prior Arduino or code experience. This class will lead students through the complete process of configuring, programming and building basic electronic circuits with an Arduino Uno. 

    During this workshop students will learn:

    • How to configure PC/Mac for Arduino Connection
    • History and function of code and compilers
    • How to upload sketches to Arduino Micro Controller
    • To read and modify Arduino sketches
    • Basic C Programming
    • To use bread boards for circuit prototyping
    • Basic electronic components
    • To light an LED utilizing Arduino control
    • To control Servo motors using Arduino control
    • To take input from multi-position switch
    This workshop will be held over 2 sessions: Wednesday December 10th from 6-9 PM and Thursday December 11th from 6-9 PM. 

    A materials fee of $100 covers each students Arduino Uno R3 kit, which includes: Arduino Uno R3, USB cable, battery pack, bread board, LED's, Servo, and electronic components.

    Students should bring a laptop (PC or Mac) otherwise MakerPlace can provide PC laptops for those who do not bring their own.

    Prerequisite: basic computer knowledge.

    **Closed-toe shoes are required**

    • 14 Dec 2014
    • 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • MakerPlace Classroom
    • 7

                          
                  
    Jr. Duino is a hands on workshop for Jr Makers (ages 11-17) with little to no prior Arduino or code experience. It will lead students through the complete process of configuring, programming and building basic electronic circuits with a Arduino Uno. 

    During this workshop students will learn:

    • How to configure PC/Mac for Arduino Connection
    • History and function of code and compilers
    • How to upload sketches to Arduino Micro Controller
    • To read and modify Arduino sketches
    • Basic C Programming
    • To use bread boards for circuit prototyping
    • Basic electronic components
    • To light an LED utilizing Arduino control
    • To control Servo motors using Arduino control.

    A materials fee of $50 covers each students Arduino Uno R3 Jr Project kit, which includes: Arduino Uno R3, USB cable, battery pack, bread board, LED's, Servo, and electronic components.

    Students should bring a laptop (PC or Mac) otherwise MakerPlace can provide PC laptops for those who do not bring their own.

    The class will be held from 9:30am to 5pm with a one hour lunch break.

    Prerequisite: basic computer knowledge.
    Students must be age 11-17 to take this course. 
    For students older than 17 MakerPlace offers Arduino for Beginners.

    **Closed-toe shoes are required**

    All students must have their parent or guardian sign a liability form on their behalf. These can be obtained from the MakerPlace front desk or via email. 

    • 15 Dec 2014
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • MakerPlace Classroom
    • 8

    This course is intended for students who have little or no 3-dimensional modeling experience, but want to learn the basics to eventually create 3D objects via rapid prototyping on the 3D printer. Topics covered include learning the SketchUp interface, drawing in SketchUp, drawing shapes and creating geometry using SketchUp tools. The emphasis of this course is to learn the basics of SketchUp and teach students how to design simple 3D models of real objects. 


    **Closed-toe shoes are required as the classroom is located through the shop**

    • 16 Dec 2014
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • MakerPlace Classroom
    • 8
    This class offers an introduction to the software needed to successfully operate the CNC machine (Vcarve Pro). This course will outline the workflow of taking your vector designs through tool-pathing software to generate g-code that can be used by the machine to cut student's project. Students will learn how to create designs for the CNC, basic toolpaths, cutting parameters, proper tool selection, and machining strategies. 
    The VCarve class is a prerequisite for the CNC Router and the Tormach CNC Mill.

    Suggested Prerequisites for this Course: It is strongly recommended that students have a basic knowledge of how to create vector-based files (i.e- .ai, .eps, .dxf, .dwg, .cdr file extensions) before taking this class. If these file types are foreign to you, it is highly recommended that you attend the Intro to 2D Vector class before attending this class. 

    **Closed-toe shoes are required as the classroom is located though the shop**
    • 19 Dec 2014
    • 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • MakerPlace Classroom
    • 6

    Ever wonder how they make those amazing displays of holiday lights?Now is your chance to learn! Arduino Holiday Light Bot is one of  the 3R's Arduino for Beginners Series. This class is perfect starter course or refresher for those with some Arduino skill. Learn to use an Arduino Mega to control up to 16 Strings of Holiday Lighting synchronized to the music of your choosing. Light up the house, animate your tree or dream up your own project and delight the children in your life.

    Prerequisites: Basic computer skills.

    A $100 materials fee covers each students 3Rs Arduino Holiday Light Bot Kit.

    Students are asked to bring their own laptop (Mac or PC) for the class. If they are not able to bring their own personal laptop, MakerPlace will provide one for them. 

    **Closed toe shoes are a requirement**




    • 22 Dec 2014
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • MakerPlace Classroom
    • 10

    This class gives students a comprehensive introduction to 2D vector-based graphics using the popular CorelDraw software. This class will give students the basic knowledge to start creating 2D vector files for use with the laser cutters, the CNC router, and the CNC mill. In order to make the most of the CNC Router/Mill and Laser BOS classes, 2D Vector Graphics is recommended as a prerequisite for beginning users.

    **Closed-toe shoes are required as the classroom is located through the shop**

Past events

24 Nov 2014 Intro to 2D Vector Graphics with CorelDraw
19 Nov 2014 Adult Arduino for Beginners (Adults only 17yrs+)
18 Nov 2014 BOS - CNC Fundamentals (Vcarve Pro)
10 Nov 2014 Intro to 2D Vector Graphics with CorelDraw
03 Nov 2014 Intro to 3D Modeling
22 Oct 2014 Adult Arduino for Beginners (Adults only 17yrs+)
21 Oct 2014 BOS - CNC Fundamentals (Vcarve Pro)
20 Oct 2014 Intro to 3D Modeling
13 Oct 2014 Intro to 2D Vector Graphics with CorelDraw
23 Sep 2014 BOS - CNC Fundamentals (Vcarve Pro)
17 Sep 2014 Meet up: Design to Manufacturing with Autodesk Fusion 360 Products
15 Sep 2014 Intro to 2D Vector Graphics with CorelDraw
09 Sep 2014 BOS - CNC Fundamentals (Vcarve Pro)
08 Sep 2014 Intro to 3D Modeling
27 Aug 2014 Adult Arduino for Beginners (Adults only 17yrs+)
25 Aug 2014 Intro to 3D Modeling
23 Aug 2014 Jr-Duino: Arduino for Jr Makers (ages 11-17)
19 Aug 2014 BOS - CNC Fundamentals (Vcarve Pro)
18 Aug 2014 Intro to 2D Vector Graphics with CorelDraw
11 Aug 2014 Intro to 3D Modeling
04 Aug 2014 Intro to 2D Vector Graphics with CorelDraw
29 Jul 2014 BOS - CNC Fundamentals (Vcarve Pro)
28 Jul 2014 Intro to 3D Modeling
26 Jul 2014 Adult Arduino for Beginners (Adults only 17yrs+)
21 Jul 2014 Intro to 2D Vector Graphics with CorelDraw
14 Jul 2014 Intro to 3D Modeling
01 Jul 2014 BOS - CNC Fundamentals (Vcarve Pro)
30 Jun 2014 Intro to 3D Modeling
23 Jun 2014 Intro to 2D Vector Graphics with CorelDraw
16 Jun 2014 Intro to 3D Modeling
07 Jun 2014 Adult Arduino for Beginners (Adults only 17yrs+)
03 Jun 2014 BOS- CNC Fundamentals (Vcarve Pro)
02 Jun 2014 Intro to 3D Modeling
19 May 2014 Intro to 3D Modeling
12 May 2014 Intro to 2D Vector Graphics with CorelDraw
10 May 2014 Adult Arduino for Beginners (Adults only 17yrs+)
06 May 2014 BOS- CNC Fundamentals (Vcarve Pro)
05 May 2014 Intro to 3D Modeling
22 Apr 2014 BOS- CNC Fundamentals (Vcarve Pro)
14 Apr 2014 Intro to 2D Vector Graphics with CorelDraw
07 Apr 2014 Intro to 3D Modeling
06 Apr 2014 Arduino for Beginners
31 Mar 2014 Intro to 2D Vector Graphics with CorelDraw
30 Mar 2014 Jr-Duino: Arduino for Jr Makers (ages 11-17 ONLY)
24 Mar 2014 Intro to 3D Modeling
11 Mar 2014 BOS- CNC Fundamentals (Vcarve Pro)
10 Mar 2014 Intro to 3D Modeling
03 Mar 2014 Intro to 2D Vector Graphics with CorelDraw
25 Feb 2014 BOS- CNC Fundamentals (Vcarve Pro)
24 Feb 2014 Intro to 3D Modeling
16 Feb 2014 Arduino for Beginners
09 Feb 2014 Mini/Jr. Makers Hydro-Bot Exploration (ages 8-14 ONLY)
03 Feb 2014 Intro to 2D Vector Graphics with CorelDraw
28 Jan 2014 BOS- CNC Fundamentals (Vcarve Pro)
27 Jan 2014 Intro to 3D Modeling
26 Jan 2014 Jr-Duino: Arduino for Jr Makers (ages 11-17 ONLY)
21 Jan 2014 Intermediate Arduino - Ultrasonic Distance
20 Jan 2014 Intro to 2D Vector Graphics with CorelDraw
19 Jan 2014 Arduino for Beginners
15 Jan 2014 Jr. Duino RGB Color System (ages 11 and up)
14 Jan 2014 BOS- CNC Fundamentals (Vcarve Pro)
12 Jan 2014 Mini Makers Art Bot Build (Ages 8-12 ONLY)
12 Jan 2014 Mini Makers Bristle Bot Rally Racing (Ages 8-12 ONLY)
07 Jan 2014 Intermediate Arduino - Photoresistors
06 Jan 2014 Intro to 2D Vector Graphics with CorelDraw
05 Jan 2014 Jr-Duino: Arduino for Jr Makers (ages 11-17 ONLY)
16 Dec 2013 Intro to 3D Modeling
15 Dec 2013 Arduino for Beginners
03 Dec 2013 BOS- CNC Fundamentals (Vcarve Pro)
02 Dec 2013 Intro to 2D Vector Graphics with CorelDraw
01 Dec 2013 Jr-Duino: Arduino for Jr Makers (ages 11-17 ONLY)
24 Nov 2013 Build Your Own Arudino Gingerbread (2 for 1 Special)
19 Nov 2013 BOS- CNC Fundamentals (Vcarve Pro)
18 Nov 2013 Intro to 2D Vector Graphics with CorelDraw
11 Nov 2013 Intro to 3D Modeling
04 Nov 2013 Intro to 2D Vector Graphics with CorelDraw
29 Oct 2013 BOS- CNC Fundamentals (Vcarve Pro)
28 Oct 2013 Intro to 3D Modeling
27 Oct 2013 Arduino for Beginners
21 Oct 2013 Intro to 2D Vector Graphics with CorelDraw
13 Oct 2013 Build Your Own Halloween Scare Bot
08 Oct 2013 BOS- CNC Fundamentals (Vcarve Pro)
30 Sep 2013 Intro to 3D Modeling
25 Sep 2013 Intro to 2D Vector Graphics with CorelDraw
24 Sep 2013 BOS- CNC Fundamentals (Vcarve Pro)
17 Sep 2013 BOS- CNC Fundamentals (Vcarve Pro)
08 Sep 2013 Arduino for Beginners
07 Sep 2013 Jr-Duino: Arduino for Jr Makers (ages 11-17 ONLY)
02 Sep 2013 Intro to 3D Modeling
26 Aug 2013 Intro to 2D Vector Graphics with CorelDraw
19 Aug 2013 Intro to 3D Modeling
13 Aug 2013 BOS- CNC Fundamentals (Vcarve Pro)
12 Aug 2013 Intro to 2D Vector Graphics with CorelDraw
05 Aug 2013 Intro to 3D Modeling
30 Jul 2013 CNC Fundamentals (Vcarve Pro)
16 Jul 2013 CNC Fundamentals (Vcarve Pro)
15 Jul 2013 Intro to 2D Vector Graphics with CorelDraw
02 Jul 2013 CNC Fundamentals (Vcarve Pro)
24 Jun 2013 Intro to 3D Modeling
18 Jun 2013 CNC Fundamentals (Vcarve Pro)
17 Jun 2013 Intro to 2D Vector Graphics with CorelDraw
10 Jun 2013 Intro to 3D Modeling
04 Jun 2013 CNC Fundamentals (Vcarve Pro)
03 Jun 2013 Intro to 3D Modeling
21 May 2013 CNC Fundamentals (Vcarve Pro)
20 May 2013 Intro to 2D Vector Graphics with CorelDraw
07 May 2013 CNC Fundamentals (Vcarve Pro)
06 May 2013 Intro to 2D Vector Graphics with CorelDraw
29 Apr 2013 Intro to 3D Modeling
23 Apr 2013 CNC Fundamentals (Vcarve Pro)
15 Apr 2013 Intro to 3D Modeling
09 Apr 2013 CNC Fundamentals (Vcarve Pro)
08 Apr 2013 Intro to 2D Vector Graphics with CorelDraw
01 Apr 2013 Intro to 3D Modeling
26 Mar 2013 CNC Fundamentals (Vcarve Pro)
25 Mar 2013 Intro to 2D Vector Graphics with CorelDraw
18 Mar 2013 Intro to 3D Modeling
25 Feb 2013 Intro to 2D Vector Graphics with CorelDraw
19 Feb 2013 CNC Fundamentals (Vcarve Pro)
18 Feb 2013 Intro to 3D Modeling
05 Feb 2013 CNC Fundamentals (Vcarve Pro)
28 Jan 2013 Intro to 2D Vector Graphics with CorelDraw
22 Jan 2013 CNC Fundamentals (Vcarve Pro)
15 Jan 2013 Advanced CNC Topics; Machining with Cut3D
14 Jan 2013 Intro to 2D Vector Graphics with CorelDraw
08 Jan 2013 CNC Fundamentals (Vcarve Pro)
07 Jan 2013 Intro to 3D Modeling
17 Dec 2012 Intro to 2D Vector Graphics with CorelDraw
10 Dec 2012 Intro to 3D Modeling
04 Dec 2012 CNC Fundamentals (Vcarve Pro)
03 Dec 2012 Intro to 2D Vector Graphics with CorelDraw
13 Nov 2012 CNC Fundamentals (Vcarve Pro)
23 Oct 2012 CNC Fundamentals (Vcarve Pro)
08 Oct 2012 Intro to 2D Vector Graphics with CorelDraw
02 Oct 2012 CNC Fundamentals (Vcarve Pro)
25 Sep 2012 Advanced CNC Topics; Machining with Cut3D
11 Sep 2012 Advanced CNC Topics; Machining with Cut3D
10 Sep 2012 Intro to 2D Vector Graphics with CorelDraw
04 Sep 2012 CNC Fundamentals (Vcarve Pro)
28 Aug 2012 Intro to 2D Vector Graphics with CorelDraw
20 Aug 2012 Intro to 3D Modeling
09 Aug 2012 Intro to 2D Vector Graphics with CorelDraw
26 Jul 2012 Intro to 2D Vector Graphics with CorelDraw
12 Jul 2012 Intro to 2D Vector Graphics with CorelDraw
09 Jul 2012 Intro to 3D Modeling
28 Jun 2012 Intro to 2D Vector Graphics with CorelDraw
18 Jun 2012 Intro to 3D Modeling
01 Jun 2012 Intro to 2D Vector Graphics with CorelDraw
15 May 2012 Intro to 2D Vector Graphics with CorelDraw
14 May 2012 Intro to 3D Modeling
01 May 2012 Intro to 2D Vector Graphics with CorelDraw
MakerPlace
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1022 W. Morena Blvd. Ste. H  San Diego, Ca 92110
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