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Ace Makerspace (https://www.acemakerspace.org/)

Where people make things and help others make things in a 24/7 shared workspace.

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Ace Makerspace Tour

Ace Makerspace

This tour goes all the way through the 6 rooms at Ace! (there are stairs involved).

This tour starts at 7pm sharp! One tour only this evening.


Masks and vaccinations are required. Please bring vaccination verification with you for the tour. You can bring your record on your phone with a photo or the record from https://myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov/


Your tour guide will take you through all the basics and provide any help needed for you to sign up.

We start at 7 pm sharp. Please show up on time so that the whole group doesn't have to rush through the tour. Thank you!

If you get here really early there is a beergarden on the corner that serves a great pint or lemonade.

New Member Workshop: Virtual Event

Online event

Sharing space in these challenging times is hard. Learn how Ace works and explore the social contract.

Learn the basics of how Ace works:
~ Welcome and Introduction
~ The Culture and the Social Contract
~ Sign Up
~ Classes and Certifications
~ Dues and Contributions
~ Ace Systems and Platforms
~ Beyond Dues - Trash, storage, billing, and more
~ How to find information and help
~ Q & A
~ Extras

Feel free to preview the presentation deck. It contains a lot of extra information and we can really focus on what ya'll care about most.
Link: https://tinyurl.com/3u2pkyvy


This event requires 2 RSVP's to run. If we don't have the rsvp's we will cancel the event and folks are welcome to come to the next workshop the following week.

Laser Open Lab: Focus on Focus

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Welcome to the Laser Open Lab. This month we will be focusing on focus. How to align and focus on various material types based on etching or cutting needs.

Laser open labs are a series of demonstrations and an opportunity to ask an expert to help you gain laser skills. Each open lab will have a central topic but all questions are welcome. Please let us know in the comments what you are most interested in learning. Folks who bring a project they want to get help with will get a lot of out of this open lab.

All proceed support Ace Makerspace and help us serve over 1200 people a year with innovative programs, equitable access to makerspace resources, more creative, self-reliant communities in Oakland.

Wood Lathe Basics

Ace Makerspace


In this 3 hour workshop you will use pre-made blocks to learn:

• Core principles for safe lathe operation
• Various secure mounting techniques for both square and rectangular blocks
• How to approach them from various faces/directions.
• How to identify possible issues with various steps in the process
• Basic Ace Shop safety and use guidelines

Masks and vaccinations are required BEFORE THE WORKSHOP. Learn more below

This workshop is a certification workshop and good for beginners

Tools you will use
~ Chopsaw
~ Chisels and gouges
~ Cleaning equipment
~ Wood Lathe

What to wear :
Closed-toe shoes, short sleeves and, work clothes. Long hair must be tied back.

Safety Gear :
Eye protection, and ear protection, and all the hand sanitizer will be provided. If you have special needs bring your own.

This class requires a minimum of 2 students per session. If the class is canceled we can offer a refund but otherwise do not. All proceeds go to support Ace Makerspace programs that serve over 1100 people a year in the greater East Bay.

Refunds or Credits are only offered if the class is canceled. We do not offer credits or refunds for cancelations. You can offer your seat for sale to others. You are solely responsible for those transactions & letting us know who is taking your spot


Past events (2,271)

Metal Open Lab: Taps and Dies

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