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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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3D Printing Open Lab

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Join us for our 3D Printing Open Lab. Bring your projects and design to troubleshoot or show n' tell for folks who are also on 3D printing adventures.

Masks are required for this event. New Guests must have a Full Guest Account before this event starts. See below for how to get a FREE account set up.

Support the 3D Printing Program at ACE and events like these. $8 suggested donation payable onsite with Square or Cash. You will not be turned away if you don't donate!

Learn how to use the Ace Makerspace 3d Printers and get ideas for how 3D printing can be one of your resources as a maker! This workshop happens in Clean Fabrication in the upstairs room of suite 214 with your host Ted H., the Ace 3D printing Steward.
Open Lab

Available Training

  • Learn the basics of how the Ace 3D Printers work including core information about filament, slicers, and getting started:
  • Finding or designing something to print (STL file) Using a slicer program to prepare your file for printing. Actually printing your objectPreparing for the workshop
  • Make sure to sign your paperwork.

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.

Ace Makerspace Tour

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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. Please DO NOT arrive more than 5 min. early or late as we will not be able to accommodate extra tours or early starts. Thank You.


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

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

Masks are optional for this event. New Guests must have a Full Guest Account before this event starts. See below for how to get a FREE account set up.

There will be Pizza and Pop. And enough room to stay distanced and still enjoy tasty treats.

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!

If there is time, after the presentation we will do a lighting tour.

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

ACE @ Oakland First Friday

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Visit us at https://www.oaklandfirstfridays.org/

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Bandsaw, Drill Press, and Panel Saw Basics

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