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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+)

Workshop 101 Intensive

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This class is in room 214 downstairs. 6 tools in 6.5 hours... whoa. • Table Saw • Panel Saw • Band Saw • Drill Press • Jointer • Planer This core competency class covers the basic things you need to know about this equipment. We will cover the proper use, dust collection, safe use of the saws and shop protocols. The successful completion of the class counts as Certification. 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/ What to bring : Lunch! Hangry people don't learn well. Water provided. Some snacks available for purchase. A notebook or well-charged phone for taking notes. What to wear : Closed toe shoes, short sleeves and work clothes. Long hair must be tied back. Safety Gear : Basic dust masks, eye protection, and ear protection will be provided. If you are fussy, bring your own. This class requires a minimum of 3 students to run. If the class is canceled we can offer a refund but otherwise do not.

File Prep for Laser Cutting

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This meetup is in room 206. Learn to prepare designs for etching & cutting in Inkscape. We will focus on file creation for AMT CO2 80W Laser Cutter. This 60 minute class will cover translating your drawing or design into a file that our laser can read and burn. We will cover: • Raster vs Vector Art and how they burn. • Common programs to attain .DXF and .SVG files. • Walkthrough of file prep (Please feel encouraged to bring a laptop with Adobe Illustrator installed. Inkscape or fusion 360 can also make the correct file types.) • Common issues and troubleshooting. • Practical demonstration of LaserSoft Software • Ways to learn more. This intermediate level class focused on preparing files does not cover certification requirements. Certification and membership are required to use the AMT laser. Learn more about AMT Laser Certification. https://www.acemonstertoys.org/laser/ Please RSVP thoughtfully and carefully. The class requires a minimum of 4 people to run. Learn more about on-demand classes at Ace Monster Toys. http://wiki.acemonstertoys.org/How_to_request_a_class

AMT @ The Library

Golden Gate Library

Join us at the Golden Gate Branch Library for tabletop workshops. These events are free and open to the public.

Large CNC Router (Wood) Training and Certification

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Please bring a snack or lunch for yourself. I would like to run through without breaking for lunch. This class will run from 12 until about 5 PM and will cover the basics of running the CNC router at Ace. We will start at 1 in the coworking room for info (~2+ hours), then move back to the CNC Room where everyone will route a project. Agenda * Demo * Production Overview * Basics of using Fusion 360 * Basics of Mach 4 * GCode * CNC Router * Bits * Techniques Please bring a laptop with Fusion 360 installed on it (free for hobbyists). No refunds -- however, you can send someone in your place.

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Open House Tour

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