One-on-One Classes

Build a project, find your community

Build a project, find your community

When you’re looking to build cool stuff and experience something new, join Hacker Lab.

New members get 50% off their first one-on-one class.

Build a project, find your community.

New members get 50% off their first one-on-one class.

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Make (almost) anything.

Make (almost) anything.

Be part of the region's 24/7 makerspace to learn liberating skills and open unimaginable doors through making.

Join for your next project. Stay for the community.

Be part of the region's 24/7 makerspace to learn liberating skills and open unimaginable doors through making.

Join for your next project. Stay for the community.

What would you like to learn?

All of our classes are taught in a safe one-on-one environment, masks required.

Using a mitersaw woodworking

Woodworking

The perfect first class for those who don't know where to start. Build a backyard chair, plant stand, or live-edge table!

  • Miter Saw
  • Band Saws
  • Wood Lathes
  • Router & Table
  • Belt, Spindle, & Drum Sanders
  • Table Saw
  • Drill Press
  • Jointer
  • Chisels & Hand Tools
  • Power Tools & More
Hacker Lab instructor Giana soldering metal with a torch

Jewelry

That glimmer, that glamour, that glitz! Designed by you.

  • Abrasive & Polishing Tools
  • Buffing & Burrs
  • Butane Torches
  • Jewelers Saws
  • Metal & Glass Fusing
  • Rotary Tool & Bits
  • Gas-Oxy Torch
  • Heat Pickler
  • Small Anvils
  • Work Benches with Magnifiers
Hacker Lab instructor Giana soldering metal with a torch
Grinding away in Hacker Lab's metalshop

Metalworking

Where strength is key, there's no building material better than metal.

  • Chop Saw
  • Band Saw
  • Angle Grinders
  • Bench Grinders
  • Files
  • Sheet Metal Break
  • Shear
  • Tube Bender & dies
  • Tube Roller
  • Drill Press & more
Our photography studio is the perfect place to share your work

Photography Studio

Made something? Did it for the 'gram? Want to sell it online? Pics or it won't happen.

  • Lighting Stands
  • Softboxes
  • Backdrops
  • Green Screen
  • Tables
  • Stools
  • Editing PC
  • Strobes
  • Camera & Lenses
  • Tripods & more
Our photography studio is the perfect place to share your work
One of Hacker Lab's Lulzbot TAZ 6 3D printers just after finishing a print

3D Printing

Turn digital dreams into physical realities.

  • Lulzbot TAZ 6
  • TAZ 6 w/Dual Extruder
  • Lulzbot TAZ 5
  • 3x Monoprice MP Select Min v1
  • 3x Monoprice MP Select Min v2
  • Markforged Mark 2
  • Ultimaker 2+
  • Printspace Altair Delta
  • Editing Computers
  • Bring-your-own-filament
Instructor Teri covers safety concerns prior to welding

Welding

Melting metal together with electricity. We think that's neat.

  • Lincoln MIG Welder
  • Hobart MIG Welder
  • Oxy-acetylene Torch
  • Primeweld TIG Welder
  • Benches with Clamp Mount holes
  • Angle Grinders
  • Welding Masks
  • Gloves, & more
Instructor Teri covers safety concerns prior to welding
A Hacker Lab member prepping a workpiece on the lasercutter

Laser cutting

Use lasers to cut wood, acrylic, fabric, leather, plastic and more with speed and precision.

  • Morntech 900mm x 600mm 100W
  • DLM Spartan 35" x 23" 130W
  • LaserCAD control software
  • Editing Computers
  • Inkscape Vector Software
  • CorelDraw Vector Software
Proper workholding is key when cutting aluminum on the Tormach CNC

Machining & CNC

The machines used to make other machines.

  • Manual Mill w/DRO
  • TD3040 CNC Engraver
  • Tormach CNC Mill*
  • Weiss Metal Lathe**
  • Endmills and other bits
  • Workholding & Clamping

* class coming soon

** machine & class coming soon

Proper workholding is key when cutting aluminum on the Tormach CNC
Prepping the spoilboard before starting a toolpath on the Shopbot CNC

Shopbot CNC Router

Take your making to new heights with our most advanced machine. This class will blow your mind.

  • PRS Alpha
  • 5' x 8' working surface
  • Up to 6" of vertical travel
  • Positional accuracy of +/- .002"
  • Step resolution of .0004"
  • Comprehensive training class

Membership benefits

Our members get 24/7 access to our 15,000 square foot Midtown Sacramento coworking and maker space facility and everything else needed to make.

  • Access to member-exclusive 1-on-1 classes;
  • Over $250,000 worth of tools & equipment to use;
  • 24/7 flex access coworking space;
  • Bookable conference room;
  • Fast WiFi & Gigabit fiber to building;
  • An absurdly-adequate coffee station;
  • Rentable storage space in many sizes*;
  • Private desks & offices available*;
  • Mandatory mask use & daily cleanings;

* additional charge, subject to availability.

A Hacker Lab member working on something super important

Available classes

woodshop
Woodshop 1 & 2

2 hrs each class

Covers the basics of working with power tools, the most common large pieces of shop equipment, and focus on safety & building familiarity.

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Jewelry classes

2 hrs each class, by instructor availability

We have both project & skills-based classes offered by request. Topics range from Soldering, Metalworking, Stone Setting, and creating stackable rings.

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Intro to metalshop

2 hrs

A skills based class focused on safety & technique for using our bandsaw, angle grinders, drill press, & other metalworking tools.

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Photo studio classes

2 hrs each class

A great introduction to lighting and shooting in a studio setting. We have three classes to choose from: Intro, Product Photography, and Portraiture.

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Intro to 3D printing

2 hrs online, 30 min in-person

Taught as a hybrid online/in-person class, we'll walk you through configuring and running Hacker Lab's 3D printers. Additional online classes covering modeling available too.

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Welding classes

2 hrs each class

MIG welding is a great beginner introduction to welding, and easier than many excpect. We also offer TIG and Oxy-acetylene by special appointment.

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Intro to laser cutting

2 hrs

The absolutely most used piece of large equipment in the space. Our class covers operation, design considerations, and safety. Additional online design classes available too.

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Intro to manual milling

2 hrs

Make small, strong, detailed parts on our Grizzly manual mill. This class will cover setup, workholding, and cut-planning. Available by special appointment.

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Intro to shopbot

4.5 hrs

One of the most powerful tools in the Hacker Lab arsenal, this comprehensive class takes you from toolpath generation to workholding and operation.

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Special topics

varies

Don't see a class covering the tool you want to use? Reach out to us, additional topics available by appointment.

Conveniently located

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Our 15,000 square foot facility is located in Midtown Sacramento:

  • 2533 R St Suite 120
  • Sacramento CA, 95816
  • Plenty of parking
  • 4 blocks to Business 80
  • 3 blocks to Sac Food Co-op
  • 2 blocks to RT Lightrail
  • Ready,

  • Set,

  • Make.

For a limited time, new members get 50% off their first class.

We're making this discount available so you can see what we're about and explore your own possibilities.

Stuck at home? Want to learn a new skill, build a planter box, or a side hustle?

Our members have gone on to build businesses, side-hustles and lifelong friendships.

Instructor Giana working on... something.
  • Ready, Set,

  • Make.

For a limited time, new members get 50% off their first class.

We're making this discount available so you can see what we're about and explore your own possibilities.

Stuck at home? Want to learn a new skill, build a planter box, or a side hustle?

Our members have gone on to build businesses, side-hustles and lifelong friendships.

That's it. That's our pitch.

Still have questions? Want to ask your doctor if Hacker Lab is right for you?

Reach out and we'll see if we can help.

"If you had

One shot

Or one opportunity

To seize everything you ever wanted

In one moment

Would you capture it

Or just let it slip?"

- Marshall Bruce Mathers III, poet

"If you had

One shot

Or one opportunity

To seize everything you ever wanted

In one moment

Would you capture it

Or just let it slip?"

- Marshall Bruce Mathers III, poet