• 3D Printer 101 and Hangout
    This class is in Room 214. You're invited to come and hang out with the 3D printing crowd at Ace Monster Toys. We have a low-key gathering every two weeks. Everyone from newcomer to expert is welcome. AMT membership is not required. We start with 3D printer 101. This training is now required for AMT members who want to use our printers. It takes about 30 minutes or so. You may leave after the training if you don't want to hang out, or you may skip the training and show up later. The remainder of the meeting is unstructured; we tend to do whatever the attendees feel like doing. For example: Design for 3D printing can be daunting. Sometimes we plug in the projector and demonstrate the basics of CAD for 3D printing. Got a simple project in mind? Maybe we can bring it to life! If you're having trouble with your printer, bring it along; we'll get you going! (Contact the steward if you think the issue is more extensive than can be handled at a hangout). Have a new project to show off? We'd love to see it! Have you built your own printer? Bring it for show-and-tell! Did you _know_ you can build your own? We'll show you what's involved. So grab your enthusiasm and your curiosity, and join us!

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    Ace Monster Toys

    6050 Lowell St. · Oakland, CA

  • Table Saw + Panel Saw 101
    This class meets in room 214 downstairs. Sometimes those sheet-goods just need to be cut down. This core competency class covers the basic things you need to know about the panel saw and the table saw. 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, close-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 3 students to run. If the class is cancelled we can offer a refund but otherwise do not.

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    Ace Monster Toys

    6050 Lowell St. · Oakland, CA

    $25.00
  • Department of Spontaneous Combustion - Open Shop
    The Department of Spontaneous Combustion is a metal fabrication and design co-op and propane fire arts studio. Every Tuesday evening we have folks available to answer questions and assist with your projects. Come check out the shop and get a sense of how we operate and maybe if you would like to join. Just need that one little thing welded? Bring it by. Want to build a pair life size fire breathing giraffes? We can help with that too. The Department of Spontaneous Combustion has partnered with Ace Monster Toys Makerspace to offer metalworking classes though the AMT Satellite Metalworking program. Learn more about the program at https://www.acemonstertoys.org/satellite-metalworking/

    Dept. of Spontaneous Combustion @ M0xy

    976 23rd Ave · Oakland, CA

  • Jointer + Planer 101
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  • Hacker/Maker Happy Hour
    This meet up is at The Cat House in Oakland this month. Every second Tuesday of the Month. Check the Ace Monster Toys Facebook page for location... while the weather has been good we have been camping at Prizefighter. Are you a maker, hacker, artist, fabricator? Awesome! This night is for you. Come out for some social time with likeminded folks from all around the bay area. Please no heavy sales or pitching. This is meant to be a good social occasion.

    The Cat House

    3255 Lakeshore Ave. · Oakland, CA

  • Open House Tour
    This 25 min. tour will give you and overview of the space and tools, a good idea on how the community and organization work, and the information you need join. PLEASE ARRIVE ON TIME! ******************************************************************** AMT is a makerspace/hackerspace (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hackerspace) dedicated to education, hacking, and maker culture. We look to provide opportunities for people to learn new skills and to educate themselves in a hands-on, immersive manner. We also provide an equipped shop and workspace for our members to collaboratively work on projects. We already have a few classes/workshops, and hope to offer an even broader range as we develop. Thursday evenings are our general membership meetings, and weekly "open to the public" hours. See the membership in action and check out the space. Tours for public are given after the member meeting proper and folks are on hand for new member sign up. Come by and see what we are about, it's free to visit! Check out our website (http://acemonstertoys.org/) to see more of what goes on and what we have to offer.

    Ace Monster Toys

    6050 Lowell St. · Oakland, CA

  • AMT General Meeting and Show n Tell
    This meetup is in room 206 This meeting is set aside for all the AMT Members and Makers to get together, share projects, have round-table discussion, to connect and collaborate. This is also a great time for new folks and the community to come meet the membership. Free snacks, beer and libations as always. Look for a unique agenda for this bi-monthly meeting. Agenda TBD. Have something to share of show off? To present email [masked]

    Ace Monster Toys

    6050 Lowell St. · Oakland, CA

  • How AMT Works class + Tour
    This class meets in Suite 206 - Coworking / Please arrive on time! This class is designed for new and soon-to-be members at AMT. It is all the information you need to get the most out of your membership and learn how you will make a difference in your community. We start with a quick walking tour of the space then go over how AMT works. Topics include: ~ How to joing ~ How to get into a class / get a class on the calendar ~ How queueing works ~ How to find information on tools ~ How the social contract works and why you should care ~ How to manage your bigger projects and storage ~ How to access AMT systems and platforms ~ How to get and stay certified ~ How to report out on tools and get help ~ How your membership privileges work This class gives priority to dues-paying members of Ace Monster Toys.

    Ace Monster Toys

    6050 Lowell St. · Oakland, CA

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

    Golden Gate Library

    5606 San Pablo Avenue · Oakland, CA

  • File Prep for Laser Cutting
    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

    Ace Monster Toys

    6050 Lowell St. · Oakland, CA

    $15.00