What we're about

Benicia Makerspace is a place where people come together to collaborate, invent, prototype and test new ideas using state of the art equipment. Our space is like a community shop where individuals and entrepreneurs can come together to make things, use shared equipment, learn new skills, and incubate new business ideas. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, 3D printing, electric vehicles, alternative energy, robotics, arduino, and raspberry pi. The Meet-Up is open to experienced makers as well as people who are interested and want to learn.

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Machine Shop User Group--SEE DESCRIPTION--(Paying Members Only)

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Due to Covid-19 instead of class please contact Jim Kennon or Aaron Newcomb and we will try to make arrangements for training. This class will not be held until Covid restrictions allow for it

For all those interested in using the various machines we have available in the Maker Space machine shop, here is your opportunity to share and learn with others.

We encourage members to use the machine shop and collaborate with others in building projects, doing R&D, product testing and development or just increasing your skill level. Here is some of the equipment we have available.

• Milling Machine

• Metal Lathe

• Drilling Machines

• Sheet metal Shear

• Sheet metal Brake

• Hand Punch, Corner Notcher, Kick Punch

Join us for a fun evening of discussion and collaboration on the first Thursday of each month.

Open House at Benicia Makerspace

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Anyone is welcome. Drop by and say hi. You can check out the space and discuss fun projects. Maybe you can learn something. Maybe you can help with a project. There might even be coffee.

If you have a project you are working on bring it for show and tell. If you are stuck or need ideas this would be a great time to ask!

Raspberry Pi and Arduino Night (Open To The Public)

Needs a location

*** This meeting is now in person, but following social distancing protocols. Masks required. Hand sanitizer available. 6 ft apart.***

Join us and work on your microcontroller, Arduino, or Raspberry Pi project.

This is a user group where you bring your hardware, meet fellow makers and talk about what you are working on and ask questions about how to get from here to there.

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.

Feel free to come and just hang out and see our awesome space (and consider becoming a member).

Welding 101 (Paying Members Only)

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**If you are not already a member consider joining to take the class. You can sign up on our website (http://beniciamakerspace.org/memberships/).

Ever wanted to learn how to weld? Now is your chance. This class is an introduction to welding and is free for current full members. In this class you will learn the basics of TIG and MIG welding including:

  • Principles of MIG and TIG welding
  • How to operate the welders
  • Safety precautions
  • Proper welding technique

After taking this class, members will be able to practice under supervised conditions to improve their technique before going solo.

This class will be taught by David Nurot, a professional welder/teacher with 35 years experience teaching welding at Solano College.

Here are a few videos to get you started.

http://youtu.be/Sd9aVJ9twVI

http://youtu.be/PJDv7Y6dUi0

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Continuing Welding (Paying Members Only)

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