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BYO Project Digital Class
BYO Project Digital Class is a bring your own project class that encourages you to be creative and push your DIY limits into the digital age. With a focus on digital fabrication techniques this class will focus more on using our CNC router, laser cutter and 3D printers integrated with readily available design software. You don’t need to be a Master wood worker or craftsman to make a stunning piece, digital fabrication is all about informed and clever design solutions. From furniture and furnishing to figurines and much more this is the class to start your dive into digital fabrication.
Over 5 or 10 weeks in a small group of 4, your experienced teacher Jerry will support you as you progress through your self-directed project/s at your own pace. You’ll learn essential design skills, fabrications techniques, get inducted on the machinery and get to work on the machines independently.
Total beginners – Are welcome, just know that skills and techniques take time to develop and you may need more time than others to get your head around it.
IS THIS FOR YOU?
Project Classes are intended for people who want a bit of support to realise more ambitious projects, work efficiently, hit new goals, or simply be safer in the workshop.
If you are looking for totally new skills and this department is new to you, please check out our CLASS page – we offer introductory courses to all of our departments!
The first lesson, feel free to just rock up. In the concurrent lessons you will need to bring materials, consumables (glue, screws, nails, sandpaper, masking tape etc.) and anything else you need to work on your project. Makerspace can recommend suppliers and materials in your first lesson.
What do you need to bring?
Your laptop, drawings/references and a can do attitude. Maybe a cheeky snack as well?
ABOUT THE TEACHER
Jerry Dowse is an industrial designer/generalist and a new member of Makerspace & Company who has a back ground in furniture design, fabrication, 3D modelling and rendering. He has just moved to Sydney after selling his start-up furniture company Lobo Workshop. Jerry is currently using the maker space to design and prototype a range of timber computer peripherals. Jerry has a lot of experience in taking projects from concept to product. Check out some of his projects at jerrydowse.com
Additional costs (to keep in mind)
Tool Breakage. Computer controlled routers can be misused and or badly programmed which can result in damage to the whole machine or just tool head. Intentional misuse will result in repair costs being paid by the perpetrator.
Software costs. Most of the software used can be used for free for personal use. But if you are trying something specialised you may have to purchase software.
PLEASE NOTE when booking a class with MakerSpace &company you are agreeing to the following terms and conditions:
MakerSpace is an 18+ facility, and our classes and facilities are designed for adults.
The reality is that MakerSpace is simply not set up to accommodate children. For further information please click here: http://makerspace.org.au/book-classes/faq/
Unfortunately our new space cannot offer suitable wheelchair access. We are currently working on improving our facilities to make them accessible for all.
We have very limited parking spaces on Gerald Street so if you're driving here please allow time to look for parking on our street or nearby streets.
Students must wear covered shoes, have long hair tied back and wear appropriate safety gear when using equipment. All students will be shown how to use appropriate PPE (personal protective equipment).
MakerSpace &company and its tutors will provide training in how to use all equipment and relevant machinery and tools to students during the course. It is essential that no equipment or machinery be used while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
While all care will be taken, it is the responsibility of the student to follow all instructions and use all the equipment in a safe and responsible manner.
- Software introductions into project relevant software eg. Fusion 360 Machinery inductions and/or refreshers.
- Refine and resolve the design and workshop how to tackle making it.
- Address skills gaps for essential computer/software skills
- Access to the workshop between classes to keep your project moving on your own.
- Refine techniques and skills in making and machinery use
- Some materials are included, but students are expected to bring their own materials for their projects – the teacher can help with recommendations.
You will need to wear covered shoes and all clothes must be natural fibre (eg. cotton) with long-sleeve shirt essential (long pants ideal).
Open to everyone interested!
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Refunds: MakerSpace requires a minimum of 5 days (or 120 hour) notice in writing to receive a 75% refund for change of mind. If you miss this window, we recommend you gift (or sell) your place to someone who will use it and love it. Class places are fully transferable. Email email@example.com
Cancellations: We rarely cancel classes, but occasional things come up beyond our control. Our classes are very small to ensure you have a great learning experience, but we need a minimum of 4 students to run most of our classes. If a class is cancelled, we will get in touch by phone or email, and discuss your options which include refund, credit or transfer to another date.
Kids in classes: MakerSpace classes are designed for adults. Kids aged 14-17 can book this class on the condition that an accompanying adult also participates - which means booking two places. If you have questions about kids in the workshop, please read this.
Terms and Conditions: All students must read and agree to our full Terms and Conditions, you can find them here.