Technology Shop

The technology shop is a haven for all sorts of creations. We are equipped to work on robotics projects, Arduino projects, CAD projects, drones, and more. The shop is both a workshop and an extension into other shops. We provide 3D printers, workstations, and classes for soldering electronics and robotics, computer stations for computer-aided design and programming, as well as CNC (Computer Numerical Control) tools that live in the wood and metal shops. 

Layout

The technology shop includes:

  • 2 powerful desktop computers for Computer Aided Design (CAD)
  • Four 3D printers including a PrintrBot Simple Metal, a Prusia i3 MK2, and two 3D Systems Cube Pro Trios
  • HP Designjet 5500 42" Plotter for printing large photos and documents
  • Electronics area with two Hako Soldering Stations, a Heat Gun, Hot Melt Glue Gun, and all the necessary hand tools
  • 4" Drill Press and 9" Bandsaw
  • A rotary tool, socket set, and pop rivet tool

Classes

  • Intro to Soldering
    Basic techniques for electrical soldering and de-soldering. Learn to solder PCBs by building a small PCB toy and then learn to solder wires
  • 3D Printing 101
    Find out what 3D printing is, and how it works. You'll learn all the terminology and how to use our PrintrBot Simple Metal 3D Printer
  • Practical Electronics
    Covers the fundamentals of electricity and electrical components and then teaches you to apply that knowledge to troubleshoot and prevent common issues with electronics using multimeters and other tools.
  • Advanced 3D Printing
    Learn how to use the powerful Simplify3D slicer software to create more complicated objects on the CubePro Trio and Prusia i3 MK2 printers.  
  • Intro to Electronics
    Learn basics of electronics and how they control things in your daily life. Develop knowledge of resistors, capacitors, LED’s, wiring and other components. Intro to simple equations for solving voltage and current load
  • Intro to Arduinos and Rasberry Pi Microcontroller
    Learn how prebuilt circuitry can allow you to contol such things as lights, sensors and motors to name but a few. Learn to modify existingcodes to suit your needs
  • Intro to Robotics
    Further explore how to utilize knowledge of electronics and software,coupled together with mechanical basics, to develop robotic creations.
  • Coding
    • Beginner- Coding for dummies. Basics of coding. How to do simple commands
    • Advanced- Hey this is kind of cool. I want to learn more
  • Intro to Autodesk Fusion 360 CAD
    Learn the fundamentals of Computer Aided Design with Autodesk's free Fusion 360 software. Learn how to create digital objects and create the files necessary to make physical parts on the laser, plasma torch and the 3D printers
  • Intro into Aspire or similar CNC Software
    Learn the software that creates the commands that the CNC will follow to build your part