Classes & Workshops

Please visit our calendar or our meetup group to see the workshop schedule, and to RSVP for a workshop. If you would like to request a specific workshop, or have specific questions, email us at info@makerfx.org

 


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Gift Certificates

Want to give MakerFX Classes & Workshops as a gift?

Email treasurer@themakereffect.org to purchase a gift certificate today for the amount of your choosing ($50 minimum).

You’ll receive a custom laser engraved gift certificate to present to your lucky recipient!


 

Intro to Arduino

Upcoming classes: TBA

Learn the basics of Arduino and electronics with our instructor and DuinoKits. These kits were designed by a teacher as a system to make learning electronics fun and easily accessible.

  Intro to Designing for  3D Printing

Upcoming classes: TBA

Learn how to design your own item in Tinkercad and then print on DeltaMaker 3D Printers.

  Intro to Laser Cutting and Etching

Upcoming classes: TBA

MakerFX is home to a professional-class Epilog Legend 36EXT 50 watt laser engraver, which engraves and cuts acrylic, wood, paper, and much more. We also have the rotary tool which is great for engraving glasses or stainless steel tumblers.  Learn how to use this very powerful machine and see it in action.

 

 

Intro to CNC Routing

MakerFX is home to an Instructables X-Carve CNC router that can cut woods (both hard and soft), various plastics and non-ferrous metals like aluminum, copper and brass. Learn how to use this very powerful machine and see it in action.

Making 3D-Printed Fidget Spinners

Learn how to customize a fidget spinner in Thingiverse and then install bearings from Boca Bearings.

Combat Robot Workshop

Upcoming classes: 9/2 (Spots Available)

In this workshop, Nasir from Team Toxic Robotics will help you build your first combat robot. You will learn the different designs of effective weapon types and the different weight classes. You will also be shown different sources to find parts and learn more about the sport of combat robotics. Nasir will also share the combat robot events that are hosted in Florida and around the US.

Locksport Workshop

Upcoming classes: 9/12 (Spots Available)

Learn how to pick locks, see demonstrations, and join the locksport community! The mission of the Open Organization Of Lockpickers is to advance the general public knowledge about locks and lockpicking. By examining locks, safes, and other such hardware and by publicly discussing our findings we hope to strip away the mystery with which so many of these products are imbued.

Intro to PCB Layout with Eagle

In this class you’ll learn to use the popular and free/maker edition of EAGLE PCB CAD to capture the circuit diagram, layout and route the PC board, then generate universal gerber files so you can use any of several board houses to get your boards made.

 

Members are developing additional classes that will be available at MakerFX.  The classes and workshops are under development.  Join the MakerFX Meetup to receive notifications when they are available.

 

 

Intro to Parametric Design
  How To Use Your DSLR Camera
  How To Use Video Camera Equipment
  Intro to Beekeeping

Learn how to start your own apiary and taste some local honey.

  Arduino on Steroids

3D Printer Orientation
  Intro to Vinyl Cutting
Intro to Raspberry Pi

Pi-top is a modular laptop based on the Raspberry Pi that is the perfect tool to help you start learning how to code, create awesome devices, and take your knowledge to the next level.

Intro to Simplify3D for 3D Printing

3D printing slicing software controls every aspect of your 3D print. It translates 3D models into instructions your printer understands. Better instructions mean better prints, so a simple software upgrade makes all the difference in the world. Learn how to use Simplify3D and improve the quality of your 3D printing.