What we're about

Ace Monster Toys (http://www.acemonstertoys.org) is a Oakland based hackerspace. Visit our website (http://www.acemonstertoys.org)to learn all about us.

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

Upcoming events (5+)

MIG Welding 101

Dept. of Spontaneous Combustion @ M0xy


This class runs as two 3 hour sessions. Wednesday - 7pm - 10pm Thursday - 7pm - 10pm Learn basic MIG welding skills with an emphasis on safe work practices in a metal shop environment. • Students must wear closed toed leather shoes, long sleeved shirts, and pants made of cotton, wool, or leather. • Welding and cutting specific personal protective equipment (PPE) will be provided. • Students will be given safety glasses, hearing protection, and welding gloves. • Some students prefer to have a bandana or cap to protect their hair. Long hair will need to be securely tied back. • Students should be prepared to get anything they wear dirty and possibly damaged by sparks. Optional texts: “Welding Skills” by Moniz and Miller “Welder’s Handbook” by Richard Finch Please note that the cost is per person, and if you RSVP for a guest it will show as +1 on your RSVP. Please do not alter the amount manually in the paypal dialog box for additional fees. Cancellation policy: Class will be cancelled and rescheduled for the following month if no more than one person (excluding hosts) signs up to attend.

Box Bots Build Party

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This meetup is in room 214, upstairs. Come build your Box Bots for the 2017 Season! Not a member yet of the program? Join today at http://www.boxbots.org. This build party is where participants in the Box Bots 2017 season can come and build your awesome cardboard robot. Talk with other builders, swap ideas, get answers to questions about motors and batteries and radios. Cut cardboard and lay down hot glue. We will have a limited number of kits available for pickup at the event, join BoxBots today to reserve yours!

Electronics Night

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This meetup is in room 214 upstairs. Open to the public, Join us and work on your microcontroller, Arduino, or Raspberry Pi project or learn with other folks. This is an Open Lab for you to bring your hardware, meet fellow makers and talk about what you are working on and ask questions about how to get there from here. We supply AC power and workspace for you to work on whatever you bring and show off to others. We have multimeters, soldering irons and spare components for you to work on that fantastic project. We also have a limited selection of electronics hardware members can buy onsite. (Teensy, RPie, etc) Feel free to come and just hang out and see our awesome space (and consider becoming a member).

Band Saw + Drill Press 101

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This class is in room 214 downstairs. This core competency class covers the basic things you need to know about the bandsaw and drill press. We will cover the proper use, dust collection, safe use of the saws and shop protocols. This class is designed for beginners, and successful completion of the class counts as Certification. Dress code: short sleeves, closed-toed shoes, and long hair must be tied back. Basic safety gear will be provided. If you are not a dues-paying AMT member you will need to fill out the guest release of liability form: https://www.acemonstertoys.org/forms/ This class requires a minimum of 2 students to run. If the class is canceled we can offer a refund but otherwise do not.

Past events (1,851)

Laser Cutter 101: Safety and basic operation

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