Over 107 August classes to reach your next level of making, skills or business success Over 107 August classes to reach your next level of making, skills or business success
Ready to explore new hobbies, make projects or advance your business with new products?

We've posted tons of classes to grow and have fun in this August.

That includes: Two new teachers for welding/metalshop and leatherwork; a new headshot offering for members; and one new free offering for anyone on preventing burnout.

We've also posted a new recommendation on wearing masks as of July 28, 2021.

Contents:
     6 free online events to level-up your skills
     Learn tech skills to upgrade your making, career
     Cut, design and present
     Craft jewelry to give, sell or enjoy
     Learn electronics or start programming
     Learn to weld, make a journal or manipulate metal
     Member-exclusive offerings

Anyone can take classes but members get steep discounts. Get started by taking a tour or exploring our full calendarWe've also posted a new mask recommendation for everyone beginning July 28.




5 free events to level-up your skills

Design Thinking & You
Use a design-thinking approach to increase your returns:
Wednesday, August 11

New: Preventing Creativity Burnout
New class to help you maintain your passions, feel replenished and stay engaged.
Wednesday, Aug. 25
 
2D Design for Laser & Vinyl Cutting
Learn one of the most versatile 2D design programs from your computer, free!
Monday, August 23

Fusion 360 Basics for 3D Printing
Ready to design in three dimensions? Learn Fusion:
Thursday, Aug. 19

Intermediate Fusion 360
Designed as a part 2 to Intro to Fusion 360 for 3D Printing, this class is for students who want to explore some of the features that make Fusion 360 powerful.
Thursday, Aug. 26



Learn tech skills to upgrade your making, career

Want to become a web developer, explore technology and Arduino computing or build STEM skills? Explore these classes in two new series. Thanks to the City of Sacramento and the Office of Innovation for sponsoring.

IoT 3: Arduino, Programming, and Microcontrollers II
Monday, Aug. 2
Wednesday, Aug. 4

IoT 4 & Webdev 103: Networking & the Internet
Tuesday, Aug. 10

IoT 5: Finally, the Internet of Things part A
Monday, Aug. 16
Wednesday, Aug. 18

IoT 6: Finally, the Internet of Things part B: Servers & the Cloud
Monday, Aug. 23
Wednesday, Aug. 25

Webdev 102: Intro To HTML/CSS
Tuesday, Aug. 3

Webdev 104: Modern Web Servers: LAMP stack and setting up a local environment
Tuesday, Aug. 17

Webdev 105: Modern Website Structure: Setting up a simple 4 page website with src directories, javascript and dynamic sections using PHP
Tuesday, Aug. 24

Webdev 106: Simple Deployment: Getting your website online using shared hosting with cPanel
Tuesday, Aug. 31



Member-exclusive offerings

Maker-to-Market Office Hours with Michael Rottman of Maker’s Luck
If you have ever wanted to start an Etsy or build a brand, RSVP for office hours with Michael:
Friday, Aug. 6 (sold out)
Friday, Aug. 20
Friday, Aug. 27

Get Professional Product Photos For Your Business
Amazing opportunity for professional-grade photos that can boost sales:
Tuesday, Aug. 24
Tuesday, Aug. 31

New: Get Professional Headshots for Hacker Lab Members
If you're an entrepreneur, job seeker, or just trying to look fresh, solid, well-lit headshots are a must.
Tuesday, Aug. 31



Cut, design and present 

1on1 w/Shane - Woodshop or Lasercutting
A great place for beginners to learn core woodworking or lasercutting maker skills.
Friday, Aug. 6 (am-sold out)
Friday, Aug. 6 (noon-sold out)
Friday, Aug. 13 (am) (sold out)
Friday, Aug. 13 (noon-sold out)
Saturday, Aug. 14 (sold out)
Friday, Aug. 20 (am)
Friday, Aug. 20 (noon-sold out)
Saturday, Aug. 21
Friday, Aug. 27 (am)
Friday, Aug. 27 (noon)
Saturday, Aug. 28

Intro to 3D Printing - Online Hybrid Edition
In this hybrid class, learn the basics of 3D printing online and get hands-on experience in person.
Monday, Aug. 9
Thursday, Aug. 19

1on1 w/John - ShopBot
Explore large CNC manufacturing to learn how to build furniture with this one-on-one class:
Monday, Aug. 2
Wednesday, Aug. 4
Monday, Aug. 9
Wednesday, Aug. 11
Monday, Aug. 16
Wednesday, Aug. 18
Monday, Aug. 23
Wednesday, Aug. 25 
Monday, August 30

1on1 w/Cody - Photography Studio & Lighting:
A great class to learn photography for art, marketing, portraiture or studio shoots.
Monday, Aug. 2
Wednesday, Aug. 4
Wednesday, Aug. 11
Monday, Aug. 16
Wednesday, Aug. 18
Monday, Aug. 23
Wednesday, Aug. 25
Monday, Aug. 30

Project incubator: Intro to Design Thinking (6th-9th graders)
This workshop introduces 6th-9th graders to a powerful methodology used by some of the best design firms and corporations in the world to find and solve problems.
Saturday, Aug. 28



Craft jewelry to give, sell or enjoy

1on1 w/Giana - Jewelry
Learn to manipulate metal and gems in some of our most popular classes. Students must RSVP a week before these.
Monday, Aug. 2 (2 p.m.-sold out)
Monday, Aug 2 (4:30 p.m.)
Tuesday, Aug. 3 (2 p.m.)
Tuesday, Aug. 3 (4:30 p.m.)
Wednesday, Aug. 4
Thursday, Aug. 5
Monday, Aug. 9
Tuesday, Aug. 10 (2 p.m.)
Tuesday, Aug. 10 (4:30 p.m.)
Thursday, Aug. 12
Monday, Aug. 16 (2 p.m.)
Monday, Aug. 16 (4:30 p.m.) (sold out)
Tuesday, Aug. 17 (2 p.m.)
Tuesday, Aug. 17 (4:30 p.m.)
Wednesday, Aug. 18
Thursday, Aug. 19
Monday, Aug. 23 (2 p.m.)
Monday, Aug. 23 (4:30 p.m.)
Tuesday, Aug. 24 (2 p.m.)
Tuesday, Aug. 24 (4:30 p.m.)
Wednesday, Aug. 25
Monday, Aug. 30 (2 p.m.)
Monday, Aug. 30 (4:30 p.m.)
Tuesday, Aug. 31 (2 p.m.)
Tuesday, Aug. 31 (4:30 p.m.)



Learn hardware electronics or start programming

1on1 w/Martin - Electronics, Arduino, & more:
Great for your inner tinkerer. Learn how to add power supplies, work with arduino computers and even build a bluetooth speaker.
Thursday, Aug. 12
Tuesday, Aug. 17
Wednesday, Aug. 25
Saturday, Aug. 28
Tuesday, Aug. 31

1on1 w/Curtis - Programming for Beginners, Soldering, and Make your own Alien Artifact:
Want to learn to code or build a cool electronics project? This is a great place to start (or bring a date with Twosome Tickets!).
Wednesday, Aug. 18



Learn to weld, make a journal and manipulate metal

1on1 w/Jacob - Metalshop or MIG Welding
Learn to weld or get into metalshop:
Monday, Aug. 2
Thursday, Aug. 5 (sold-out)
Monday, Aug. 9
Thursday, Aug. 12 (11 a.m.-sold out)
Thursday, Aug. 12 (2 p.m.-sold out)
Monday, Aug. 16
Thursday, Aug. 19 (sold out)
Saturday, Aug. 21
Monday, Aug. 23 (sold out)
Thursday, Aug. 26 (11 a.m.)
Thursday, Aug. 26 (2 p.m.)
Monday, Aug. 30 (11 a.m.)

New: 1on1 w/ Tiffany - Leatherworking 101
Thursday, Aug. 12
Thursday, Aug. 26

1on1 w/Mike - Intro to Manual Milling
Want to carve metal for auto parts or other product ideas? Get into manual metalshop milling.
Monday, August 16 (sold out)
Monday, August 30

Thanks for reading! Check back on our full calendar any time for updates.

Don't see a class or day that works for you? Email us at [email protected] and we'll help you get started or take a tour to learn more.

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