Upcoming events

    • 20 Aug 2019
    • 1:00 PM
    • 22 Aug 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • FabLab Tacoma
    • 5
    Register


    August 20 - 22 | 1pm - 4pm | Ages 10 - 15 | Cost $320

    Prerequisites: Be familiar with Raspberry Pi AND Python OR have taken the beginners pi camp.
    We need a minimum of 4 students in order to move forward with this camp. Limited to 8 students

    Our new camp will be a combination of the Advanced Python and Raspberry Pi camps!

    This camp will have more in depth coding, building circuits, prototyping ideas, and learning electronics! During the camp, students will learn how to write more advanced code and begin to think like an advanced programmer and go home with interactive projects. Python will be language campers will utilize to write commands for the GPIO (hardware control platform).  Campers will leave with Raspberry Pi 3, Power source, Micro SD card, Bread board, LED's, and an interactive electronic project built on the Pi. Are you ready to know more about what goes on inside of your computer? Campers will also learn more about their computers and more about what we can do with coding. You will be working with the latest version of Python 3 and writing your code in the IDLE programming environment.


    Campers have the opportunity to bring their own laptop to work on. All of the software we use is open source and can be downloaded for free. If your camper does not have a laptop available we can provide a limited amount. Please contact Gaby Orozco in advance to reserve a lab computer. We need a minimum of 4 students in order to move forward with this camp

    • 21 Aug 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    • FabLab Tacoma
    • 4
    Register

    In this Basic Operations and Safety class, you will learn how to safely operate many of the woodworking tools at FabLab Tacoma including the SawStop table saw, wood drill press, wood band saw, wood miter saw, circular saw, and orbital hand sander.

    You will perform various procedures on these tools, obtaining familiarity and expertise, and readying you for the creation of your next wood shop project.

    Please register for the class online before the class date. If we do not have any registered the day before the class, class will be cancelled!
    Class size is limited.


    • 24 Aug 2019
    • 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Fablab Tacoma
    • 6
    Register

     

    This introductory Solidworks class will help guide you through the somewhat steep learning curve that follows CAD programs. You will learn some of the basic tools and features Solidworks has to offer. While creating a simple 3 dimensional object along the way.


    Resources:

    Ages 8+

    Additional Info:
    • There is no order in which to take the 3D printing classes!
    • 06 Sep 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • FabLab Tacoma
    • 5
    Register



    About the Laser Cutter

    Laser cutting and engraving is a very versatile process used to cut or engrave numerous materials including wood, leather, acrylic, anodized aluminum, Formica, and even mother of pearl. It can also be used engrave and mark some metals, marble, and stone to create a variety of projects. The laser cutter excels even with fine, intricate work.

    In this class you will learn the basics of working with Laser including:
    • Safe operation of the laser system
    • Setting up files for vector cutting
    • Raster engraving and etching
    • Material preparation and clean-up
    Through the process of learning how to use the Laser, students will take home a living hinge book cover. We will also share some tricks of the trade, our experts have learned to create successful projects. 
    • 07 Sep 2019
    • 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Fablab Tacoma
    • 5
    Register

     

    This class does not include 3D CAD design. This introductory 3D printing class will go over how to use the Makerbot 3D printers and the software associated with them. You will learn how to prepare a 3D model for printing, resources to acquire 3D models, as well as the programs available to create 3D models.

    Resources:

    Age 8+

    • 11 Sep 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    • FabLab Tacoma
    • 5
    Register

    In this Basic Operations and Safety class, you will learn how to safely operate many of the woodworking tools at FabLab Tacoma including the SawStop table saw, wood drill press, wood band saw, wood miter saw, circular saw, and orbital hand sander.

    You will perform various procedures on these tools, obtaining familiarity and expertise, and readying you for the creation of your next wood shop project.

    Please register for the class online before the class date. If we do not have any registered the day before the class, class will be cancelled!
    Class size is limited.


    • 21 Sep 2019
    • 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Fablab Tacoma
    • 6
    Register

     

    This introductory Solidworks class will help guide you through the somewhat steep learning curve that follows CAD programs. You will learn some of the basic tools and features Solidworks has to offer. While creating a simple 3 dimensional object along the way.


    Resources:

    Ages 8+

    Additional Info:
    • There is no order in which to take the 3D printing classes!
    • 25 Sep 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    • FabLab Tacoma
    • 5
    Register

    In this Basic Operations and Safety class, you will learn how to safely operate many of the woodworking tools at FabLab Tacoma including the SawStop table saw, wood drill press, wood band saw, wood miter saw, circular saw, and orbital hand sander.

    You will perform various procedures on these tools, obtaining familiarity and expertise, and readying you for the creation of your next wood shop project.

    Please register for the class online before the class date. If we do not have any registered the day before the class, class will be cancelled!
    Class size is limited.


    • 28 Sep 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • FabLab Tacoma
    • 5
    Register

    Welding and Plasma Cutting:
    This two-hour class covers welding and plasma cutting safety, positions, and techniques. The instructor will demonstrate proper welding techniques, and tips to be successful. 

    Please wear cotton clothing, a long sleeved shirt, long pants, and closed-toed shoes. If you already own any related safety equipment you are invited to bring it as well. All other materials and supplies are included with the class. If you have any questions, please email gaby@fablab.com

    Open to ages 18+

    Instructor Sergio

     

    • 28 Sep 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • FabLab Tacoma
    • 4
    Register


    Make dust and cool wood designs with our awesome ShopBot CNC Router.  This machine opens up all kinds of fabrication doors for those who would rather sit back and let the computer do the hard work!

    In this hands-on class you will learn the basic steps of CNC production while you cut a design of your choice to take home.

    We highly recommend prior to taking this class you take our Inkscape class to learn the fundamentals of vector design that will be applied in this class.

    Please bring with you:
        - Ideas for a design you would like to cut
        - Basic computer navigation skills


    • 04 Oct 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • FabLab Tacoma
    • 5
    Register



    About the Laser Cutter

    Laser cutting and engraving is a very versatile process used to cut or engrave numerous materials including wood, leather, acrylic, anodized aluminum, Formica, and even mother of pearl. It can also be used engrave and mark some metals, marble, and stone to create a variety of projects. The laser cutter excels even with fine, intricate work.

    In this class you will learn the basics of working with Laser including:
    • Safe operation of the laser system
    • Setting up files for vector cutting
    • Raster engraving and etching
    • Material preparation and clean-up
    Through the process of learning how to use the Laser, students will take home a living hinge book cover. We will also share some tricks of the trade, our experts have learned to create successful projects. 
    • 05 Oct 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    • FabLab Tacoma
    • 5
    Register

    In this Basic Operations and Safety class, you will learn how to safely operate many of the woodworking tools at FabLab Tacoma including the SawStop table saw, wood drill press, wood band saw, wood miter saw, circular saw, and orbital hand sander.

    You will perform various procedures on these tools, obtaining familiarity and expertise, and readying you for the creation of your next wood shop project.

    Please register for the class online before the class date. If we do not have any registered the day before the class, class will be cancelled!
    Class size is limited.


    • 12 Oct 2019
    • 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Fablab Tacoma
    • 5
    Register

     

    This class does not include 3D CAD design. This introductory 3D printing class will go over how to use the Makerbot 3D printers and the software associated with them. You will learn how to prepare a 3D model for printing, resources to acquire 3D models, as well as the programs available to create 3D models.

    Resources:

    Age 8+

    • 19 Oct 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • FabLab Tacoma
    • 4
    Register


    Make dust and cool wood designs with our awesome ShopBot CNC Router.  This machine opens up all kinds of fabrication doors for those who would rather sit back and let the computer do the hard work!

    In this hands-on class you will learn the basic steps of CNC production while you cut a design of your choice to take home.

    We highly recommend prior to taking this class you take our Inkscape class to learn the fundamentals of vector design that will be applied in this class.

    Please bring with you:
        - Ideas for a design you would like to cut
        - Basic computer navigation skills


    • 24 Oct 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    • FabLab Tacoma
    • 5
    Register

    In this Basic Operations and Safety class, you will learn how to safely operate many of the woodworking tools at FabLab Tacoma including the SawStop table saw, wood drill press, wood band saw, wood miter saw, circular saw, and orbital hand sander.

    You will perform various procedures on these tools, obtaining familiarity and expertise, and readying you for the creation of your next wood shop project.

    Please register for the class online before the class date. If we do not have any registered the day before the class, class will be cancelled!
    Class size is limited.


    • 26 Oct 2019
    • 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Fablab Tacoma
    • 6
    Register

     

    This introductory Solidworks class will help guide you through the somewhat steep learning curve that follows CAD programs. You will learn some of the basic tools and features Solidworks has to offer. While creating a simple 3 dimensional object along the way.


    Resources:

    Ages 8+

    Additional Info:
    • There is no order in which to take the 3D printing classes!
    • 02 Nov 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • FabLab Tacoma
    • 4
    Register

    Welding and Plasma Cutting:
    This two-hour class covers welding and plasma cutting safety, positions, and techniques. The instructor will demonstrate proper welding techniques, and tips to be successful. 

    Please wear cotton clothing, a long sleeved shirt, long pants, and closed-toed shoes. If you already own any related safety equipment you are invited to bring it as well. All other materials and supplies are included with the class. If you have any questions, please email gaby@fablab.com

    Open to ages 18+

    Instructor Sergio

     

    • 02 Nov 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • FabLab Tacoma
    • 4
    Register


    Make dust and cool wood designs with our awesome ShopBot CNC Router.  This machine opens up all kinds of fabrication doors for those who would rather sit back and let the computer do the hard work!

    In this hands-on class you will learn the basic steps of CNC production while you cut a design of your choice to take home.

    We highly recommend prior to taking this class you take our Inkscape class to learn the fundamentals of vector design that will be applied in this class.

    Please bring with you:
        - Ideas for a design you would like to cut
        - Basic computer navigation skills


FABLAB TACOMA  
1938 Market Street Tacoma, WA 98402 
info@fablabtacoma.com
(253) 426-1267

© FabLab LLC

Hours

Mondays | Closed


Tuesdays | Closed

Wednesday - Thursday | Noon - 9pm

Friday  | Noon - 8pm

Saturday | Noon - 9pm

Sunday  | 1pm  -  7pm