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Sac Midtown: Shopbot 100

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Do you want to learn how to cut amazing stuff using a ShopBot CNC milling machine?

This is a new class! ShopBot 100 is a two hour plus class designed to get you up to speed quickly on the steps necessary to use the ShopBot.  The class will take you through safety and technical procedure to run the machine.  You will view demos of the various functions and processes to design, load and cut a pattern using the ShopBot.  You will be given handouts containing step-by-step checklists to support your safe use of the ShopBot.

How will this class be structured?

This class is a pre-requisite to be able to use the ShopBot (CNC Machine) at the Midtown Hacker Lab.  Once you have taken this class you will be allowed to use the ShopBot for your personal.  

We also offer additional ShopBot training opportunities.

Those people who are interested in a one-one-one training session with the instructor may contact him directly at [email protected]

How should students prepare?

All students must read, and agree to, and sign our general release of liability agreement.

Sign up online in advance, using the HackerLab calendar link to post payment or register with your information if you are a Resident Member.

Make sure to bring a notebook and pen/pencil with you.  Even though you will be receiving handouts to describe the process, you will want to take detailed notes for yourself.

Note: Class minimum is 2 students (class will be canceled if there are less than two students enrolled.)

Class maximum is 8 students.

Teacher Bio

About John Sonderegger: It would not be an exaggeration to say that I love tools. As Hacker Lab’s Maker Space Manager, I provide guidance and advice to our members regarding how to safely use the tools at Hacker Lab. I have broad knowledge and some unique experience in many fields including, but not limited to, Design and Prototyping in Metal, Plastic, Fiberglass, and Carbon fiber – Fabrication, Molding and Casting, Metal Casting, Welding, Mill Work, Lathe Work, Laser Systems, Glass Blowing, High Vacuum Systems, High Voltage Systems, Optical Design, Metal Patinas, Metal Plating, Acrylic, Spray Painting, Wood Joinery, General Woodworking, Inlay, Intarsia, Guitar & Bass Luthiery, and Special Effect Photography, to name a few. However, I do not pretend to be an expert or current in any of these areas.