What we're about

I started AndreMakes to share my passion for all things technology and DIY. I am a versed machinist, avid photographer, artist and entrepreneur and welcome like minded DIY enthusiasts to join my group.

I also host regular events where I teach a range of topics including CNC, Fusion360 design, electronics, photography and more.

I look forward to creating a collaborative, supportive and informative group, where sharing of design and technology

Upcoming events (5+)

Electricity & Electronics

13133 Saticoy St

$75.00

COURSE DESCRIPTION Harnessing Electricity is a SUPER POWER! A SUPER POWER you can begin to learn in this 2.5 hour Makerspace class taught by Andre, an instructor with a passion for democratizing engineering and making the complex simple to understand. Now more than ever, there is no reason not to get started learning how to work with electronic equipment and teaching yourself how to design and build electronics. This course is designed for complete beginners and is designed to take you to confidence working around all types of electricity (and to recognize electrical danger so you don't work on things you shouldn't!) In this class, you will come away with your own circuit on a breadboard that you have built using the most common electircal components (Wire, switches, resistors, transistors, capacitors, Diodes and an Integrated Circuit). Along the way you'll master these concepts: -What is Electrical Power and How to measure it? -How to deeply and intuively understand concepts like Volts, Amps, Resistance, Ohm's Law -How does wall outlet electricity differ from that in a battery? -How do you work with and on electrical devices safely and without damaging components or yourself? -How do you interpret a circuit diagram? -How to safely and correctly Use the basic Electronics Workbench Tools at the Makerspace -How to use a Breadboard to Build a Working Prototype of a Circuit This course is a pre-requisite to higher level electronics courses at the Makerspace and is intended for beginners of al ages. If you already have electronics skills you can test out of this directly into higher level courses. This is for total beginners. *NOTE: This is not a course on how to solder. Soldering is a separate course and all the circuits we will build in this class involve no soldering. AGE RESTRICTIONS: Intended for 18 and up (exceptions can be made for ages 15-17 that are interested, and 12-14 are ok if they attend with a parent). Contact organizer for approval for students younger than 12. PAYMENT Cash or PayPal at the door.

INTRO TO 3D CAD in AutoDesk Fusion360

13133 Saticoy St

$70.00

What We'll Cover This is a Beginner Friendly intro to 3D CAD modeling using AutoDesk Fusion360. Ideal for the novice designer interested in 3D modeling and introductory CAD principles. We'll be using AutoDesk Fusion360 for this course, although many of the design principles are easily tranferable to any 3D modeling or CAD software package. AutoDesk Fusion360 is a powerful suite of CAD Modeling software that offers FREE lifetime licenses to small businesses under $100k in revenue or hobbyists and students using it for non-commercial / educational purposes and so is a useful tool for beginners and professionals alike! At the end of this class you'll be ready to take on my CNC series (CNC1: Intro to 3 axis milling and CAM, CNC2: Intermediate 3 axis milling and CAM, CNC3: Router Table) and apply your modeling knowledge for making metal parts! Pricing • $99 Prerequisites Experience in other drawing, 3D modeling or CAD Software is helpful, but is definitely NOT required! What you will need however is a laptop with Fusion360 installed. To download Fusion360 onto your laptop and activate the free "small business" license offered by AutoDesk, following the instructions here. Age Requirements 18 and up (however, exceptions can be made for ages 15-17, and 12+ if accompanied by a parent/guardian) Sign up below and see you at the INTRO TO 3D CAD in Fusion360 event!

Electricity & Electronics

13133 Saticoy St

$75.00

COURSE DESCRIPTION Harnessing Electricity is a SUPER POWER! A SUPER POWER you can begin to learn in this 2.5 hour Makerspace class taught by Andre, an instructor with a passion for democratizing engineering and making the complex simple to understand. Now more than ever, there is no reason not to get started learning how to work with electronic equipment and teaching yourself how to design and build electronics. This course is designed for complete beginners and is designed to take you to confidence working around all types of electricity (and to recognize electrical danger so you don't work on things you shouldn't!) In this class, you will come away with your own circuit on a breadboard that you have built using the most common electircal components (Wire, switches, resistors, transistors, capacitors, Diodes and an Integrated Circuit). Along the way you'll master these concepts: -What is Electrical Power and How to measure it? -How to deeply and intuively understand concepts like Volts, Amps, Resistance, Ohm's Law -How does wall outlet electricity differ from that in a battery? -How do you work with and on electrical devices safely and without damaging components or yourself? -How do you interpret a circuit diagram? -How to safely and correctly Use the basic Electronics Workbench Tools at the Makerspace -How to use a Breadboard to Build a Working Prototype of a Circuit This course is a pre-requisite to higher level electronics courses at the Makerspace and is intended for beginners of al ages. If you already have electronics skills you can test out of this directly into higher level courses. This is for total beginners. *NOTE: This is not a course on how to solder. Soldering is a separate course and all the circuits we will build in this class involve no soldering. AGE RESTRICTIONS: Intended for 18 and up (exceptions can be made for ages 15-17 that are interested, and 12-14 are ok if they attend with a parent). Contact organizer for approval for students younger than 12. PAYMENT Cash or PayPal at the door.

AndreMakes monthly meetup

13133 Saticoy St

Welcome to our monthly AndreMakes meetup. Let's talk about all things DIY, CNC, design and fabrication, modeling... bring in your work or prototypes and let's share some maker experiences! Feel free to bring a friend. Free to attendees!

Past events (6)

INTRO TO 3D CAD in AutoDesk Fusion360

13133 Saticoy St

$70.00

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