• Sewing 101 Bootcamp - June

    Ace Makerspace

    Please RSVP at Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sewing-101-bootcamp-june-tickets-154302608255
    Socially-distanced sewing lessons! We use a projector to show all the little details without getting too close. Great for beginners.Learn the basics of sewing and working with textiles in this 4 Bootcamp. We have a nice complement of sewing machines including 3 brand new Janome machines. Learn more about all the goodies in the studio here on our Textiles web page.
    COVID-19 and Ace Makerspace
    COVID-19 Safety for visitors and knowledge checkRelease of Liability paperworkThe maximum number of humans in the room for this class is 6 people at any time to adhere to safe occupancy limits. Please be sure to mind social distancing. All our workstations are more than 6 feet apart!Timing and Location
    This event is 4 hours with one break. We will be in the Textiles Studio located in Suite 206. Follow directory in the hallway.
    What you will learn:
    This 4-hour crash course in sewing covers basic sewing.
    Basic sewing machine partsThreading the machineHands-on sewing practiceChanging the needleBobbin windingStitch types for woven fabric Stitch types for knits (stretchy fabric)More hands-on sewing practiceSewing practice projectsTroubleshootingWhat to bring :
    Curiosity! And a mask.What to wear :
    An approriate mask.We have MASK sewing kits and supplies if you want to make yourself or folks in the community extra reusable masks!
    Learn more about Oakland Community PPE and sewing for the community!
    About your host
    CC Clark, a most excellent seamstress and teacher will be on hand to help you should you need it. SUPERVISED LAB! NO CERTIFICATION REQUIRED!

    All proceeds go to support Ace Makerspace and the Textiles program during these challenging times.

  • Laser Certification for Experienced Operators - June

    Ace Makerspace

    Please RSVP at Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/laser-certification-for-experienced-operators-june-tickets-157110613073

    Know your way around a laser? Take this class to get certified on the Ace Makerspace 100w laser.Folks will learn:
    Toolchain and ConfigurationThe very basics of Laser SoftProgram limits and benefitsStartup and shutdown proceduresCOVID-19 and Ace Makerspace
    COVID-19 Safety for visitors - 30 min. virtual class and knowledge checkRelease of Liability paperworkThe maximum number of humans in the room for this class is 4 people at any time to adhere to safe occupancy limits. Please be sure to mind social distancing.This class requires a minimum of 2 people to run.
    Take the knowledge online knowledge check to complete your certification after the class.

  • New Member Orientation - June 21st

    Ace Makerspace

    Please RSVP at Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-member-orientation-june-21st-tickets-155735716721
    Sharing space in these challenging times is hard. Learn how Ace works and explore the social contract.Learn the basics of how Ace works including in our large spacious classroom/coworking area:
    How to get helpHow to find informationWhat the culture is in the different spacesWhat the social contract isExplore the sign up processThere will be time for questions and possibly a tour.
    Feel free to preview the presentation deck. It contains a lot of extra information and we really only go over the sections through Nuts and Bolts.
    When you arrive
    Follow the directions on the keypad and you will be buzzed in then follow the map to the Coworking room in suite 206.
    Preparing for the workshop
    Make sure to sign your paperwork.
    Please come in work clothes as butcher block oil can stain and you should be wearing closed-toed shop safe shoes.
    Basic COVID Safety applies and everyone is required to were a proper mask at all times. Learn more about Ace COVID safety procedures on the Ace Makerspace webpage.
    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.
    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.

  • Ace Makerspace Tour - June 24th

    Ace Makerspace

    Please RSVP at Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ace-makerspace-tour-june-24th-tickets-157128510605

    Check out what Ace Makerspace is all about. This walking tour gives a basic overview of the Ace Spaces and ProgramsThis tour goes all the way through the 6 rooms at Ace! (there are stairs involved)
    Your tour guide will take you through all the basics and provide any help needed for you to sign up.
    Please show up on time so that the whole group doesn't have to rush through the tour. Thank you!
    Preparing for the workshop
    Make sure to sign your paperwork.
    Please come in work clothes as butcher block oil can stain and you should be wearing closed-toed shop safe shoes.
    Basic COVID Safety applies and everyone is required to were a proper mask at all times. Learn more about Ace COVID safety procedures on the Ace Makerspace webpage.
    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.

  • 500 Filters Kitting Party

    Ace Makerspace

    Please RSVP at Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/500-filters-kitting-party-tickets-157417509007

    Help create DIY Filter Kits! No special skills needed.Help us create the filter kits. No special skills needed.
    Ages 14+
    Vaccinated Please
    Tasks will include:
    Sewing Filter Attachment StrapsBagging Information hand outs and strapsShrinkwrapping filters, info/strap bags, and FansCounting and loading Kits for pick up!
    All non-Ace members should fill out a guest release of liability!

  • Textile Tuesday June

    Ace Makerspace

    Please RSVP at Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/textile-tuesday-june-tickets-154473322867
    An evening of socially distanced sewing circle in our well-appointed textiles studio.We have a nice complement of sewing machines including a heavy-duty machine, a serger, and several lock stitch machines. Learn more about all the goodies in the studio here on our Textiles web page.
    COVID-19 and Ace Makerspace
    COVID-19 Safety for visitors and knowledge checkRelease of Liability paperworkThe maximum number of humans in the room for this class is 6 people at any time to adhere to safe occupancy limits. Please be sure to mind social distancing. All our workstations are more than 6 feet apart!Timing and location
    This event is 2 hours and is in the Textiles Studio in suite 206
    What to bring :
    We stock basic supplies but it is a good idea to bring your own specialty supplies or personal scissors if you are picky - we get it ;-)What to wear :
    An appropriate mask.We have MASK sewing kits and supplies if you want to make yourself or folks in the community extra reusable masks!
    Learn more about Oakland Community PPE and sewing for the community!
    About your host
    CC Clark, a most excellent seamstress and teacher will be on hand to help you should you need it. SUPERVISED LAB! NO CERTIFICATION REQUIRED!

    All proceeds go to support Ace Makerspace and the Textiles program during these challenging times.

  • New Member Orientation - July 3rd

    Ace Makerspace

    Please RSVP at Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-member-orientation-july-3rd-tickets-155735796961
    Sharing space in these challenging times is hard. Learn how Ace works and explore the social contract.Learn the basics of how Ace works including in our large spacious classroom/coworking area:
    How to get helpHow to find informationWhat the culture is in the different spacesWhat the social contract isExplore the sign up processThere will be time for questions and possibly a tour.
    Feel free to preview the presentation deck. It contains a lot of extra information and we really only go over the sections through Nuts and Bolts.
    When you arrive
    Follow the directions on the keypad and you will be buzzed in then follow the map to the Coworking room in suite 206.
    Preparing for the workshop
    Make sure to sign your paperwork.
    Please come in work clothes as butcher block oil can stain and you should be wearing closed-toed shop safe shoes.
    Basic COVID Safety applies and everyone is required to were a proper mask at all times. Learn more about Ace COVID safety procedures on the Ace Makerspace webpage.
    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.
    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.

  • Cutting Board Workshop - July

    Ace Makerspace

    Please RSVP at Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cutting-board-workshop-july-tickets-157424393599

    For questions email: [masked]

    Create your own cutting board from a raw piece of hardwood in this fun workshop.In this 2.5 to 3 hour workshop, you will create your own finished cutting board. You will start by choosing a lovely piece of raw hardwood to cut down to shape on the chop saw, then add details with the drill press and router tables. Lastly, you will sand your piece to a lovely finish with both the drum sander and hand sanding block. During this project, you will use a variety of power tools, hand tools and butcher block oils to finish your project.
    Tools you will use
    ChopsawDrill pressRouter table Drum SanderHand Sanding BlocksFinishing oilsBeverages will be provided as well snacks you can step out to much on.
    What to wear :
    Closed-toe shoes, short sleeves and, work clothes. Long hair must be tied back.Please note butcherblock wax/oil can stain, so work cloths is a must.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.
    Pre-work
    Release of Liability paperwork