• 80 Watt CO2 Laser cutter Certification: One-On-One Training

    TinkerMill

    $50.00

    Member Cost: $50 Non-Member Cost : $100 If you are a non-member we will handle the additional payment at the time of the class. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, laser cutter certifications will be limited to a single attendee. In addition to keeping everyone healthy, the benefit to this format is that you can bring in your own project file and cut it out during the class. For time constraints, the duration of the cut or engrave path will need to be 15 minutes or less. If you do not have a project in mind we will provide material for practice cutting and engraving paths. In this class we will cover: -General laser cutter operation, -Uploading a design and checking the scale, -Determining if a material is safe to use in the laser cutter, and -How to handle emergencies.

  • TinkerMill Weekly Meeting

    Online event

    To encourage social distancing, we're holding the TinkerMill member meetings virtually. Please click the following link to attend: https://meet.google.com/qjt-cifa-enp ==== Member Meeting -- Open to the public, bring your friends! Are you an engineer? Scientist? Technologist? Artist? Student? Entrepreneur ? Need a place to share tools, knowledge and community? A place to start a company? Want to learn about Arduinos, drones, or locksport? TinkerMill is Longmont's makerspace. We're an innovation center, makerspace, and education hub where tech, art and expertise meld together. TinkerMill is a place where things happen! Our member meeting is open to the public and held every Tuesday night at 7:00 PM.

  • Monthly Board Meeting

    Online event

    Proposed Agenda: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1anp92optkB052MH4VVeZOuycECdOcHrG_d84AysWpxs/edit?usp=sharing The monthly meeting of the TinkerMill Board of Directors. All members are welcome to attend. If you have business you would like the board to consider, please contact a TinkerMill board member in advance.

  • 80 Watt CO2 Laser cutter Certification: One-On-One Training

    TinkerMill

    $50.00

    Member Cost: $50 Non-Member Cost : $100 If you are a non-member we will handle the additional payment at the time of the class. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, laser cutter certifications will be limited to a single attendee. In addition to keeping everyone healthy, the benefit to this format is that you can bring in your own project file and cut it out during the class. For time constraints, the duration of the cut or engrave path will need to be 15 minutes or less. If you do not have a project in mind we will provide material for practice cutting and engraving paths. In this class we will cover: -General laser cutter operation, -Uploading a design and checking the scale, -Determining if a material is safe to use in the laser cutter, and -How to handle emergencies.

  • Soldering 101 - Electrical & Mechanical

    TinkerMill on Delaware Pl

    $20.00

    Hands on soldering class for electronics, electrical, and mechanical. Expect to dedicate 2½ to 3 hours in this small lab class. Please Read this detail with links if you're signing up for this class. This class will cover the use of bench soldering stations; hand held pencil irons of various brands and sizes. In addition to soldering components on boards, you will learn about making wire and cable connections that are mechanically sound and electrically conductive. We'll also cover de-soldering with vacuum and wire wick methods. Some amount of hand tool familiarity is expected. In this class you will deal with a variety of small pliers and cutters. Expect to use new tools - the semi-automatic wire strippers always find a new audience. Please view and read the Class Curriculum (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Gz5O6JCMo_zHo34V14Jtbyn2FRjMPvXDF-DbEHuyoDU/edit?usp=sharing) and watch this Tip Change Video (https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8wmW3hJe4leOEh4clBTQ1MzWVk/view?usp=sharing) for the micro soldering station. Bring your "other glasses". Be prepared to work closely, where your bi-focals will not be helpful at all. If you have reading glasses, bring them. If you have a project that you're needing soldering skills for, bring it along. If you have an iron that you would like to use at home, it might be a good idea to bring that along as well. The cost of the class is $20 for TinkerMill members, and $35 for non-members. Plus $10 for a circuit board project you get to keep. To learn about the benefits of membership. Visit TinkerMill (http://www.tinkermill.org/) You can pay with plastic, Paypal debit, or cash at the front counter at TinkerMill. All students must RSVP as space is limited to FOUR SEATS. One seat can include a parent and child for a single fee. This Class Repeats every 2 weeks on Wednesday Evenings. Safety Notes: If you don't wear glasses, consider safety glasses; and/or safety glasses over prescription eye-wear. Plastic lens can be permanently marred by solder splatter. There are bench fans to evacuate the fumes from burning flux. Here is the lead warning. Don't eat the solder and wash your hands after class.

  • USING CLAY Properly (Self Review) FREE

    TinkerMill on Delaware Pl.

    Hand-Building clay requires proper joining processes for your work to fire safely. This review will assist you in making good Joining. $2.00/pound for clay, honor system. Put money in tin box on top of tan cabinet nearest back door. Write date and amount with name. DONATIONS: for STUDIO USE put in box as well and complete form. Wedge the clay after taking out of bag. KEEP clay bags Twisted and with rag to keep moist. Do not leave Bags open to air. Use very little water! (using too much water will cause shrinkage, crack) Scratch both surfaces to be connected with a notched kidney tool. about 1/16-1/8" Add small amount of "SLIP" (clay mixed with water like a thick glue) to one surface to be joined. Press together gently firmly. Can be used for handles, forming sides etc. If making a sculptural piece, keep thickness of wall uniform. If too thick, work can EXPLODE!!! (So if too thick will not be fired.) You can carve out thick areas to no thicker than 1/2" Less better but size determines this thickness. Do not pick up any piece with an attached handle as it will not hold, until after piece is glaze fired. If your work is not joined properly it will fall apart. Avoid too thin walls. Take classes to learn whole process. *If children (under 18) are in studio they must be accompanied by a parent at all times. MASKS REQUIRED with 6' SOCIAL DISTANCING. Wipe down all surfaces with Bleach solution in spray bottle and let dry. CLEAN UP: wash tables, chairs, floor walls and tools. RETURN TOOLS: to proper container. CLEAN YOUR AREA and RETURN UNUSED CLAY TO BAGS> Have Fun

  • Work from TinkerMill Day

    TinkerMill on Delaware Pl.

    We are hosting a weekly 'Work From TinkerMill" day. Lots of space and high-speed internet access. Thursdays from 9:00 - 10:00 AM-ish to 5:00 PM-ish, any and all are welcome to drop by and grab a chair, an electrical outlet, some internet, a bit of coffee and maybe (if someone remembers to bring some) a doughnut or bagel. Open to the Public. This is just a way to get out of the home office and mix with some like minded tinkerers. Maybe grab lunch with a few people you normally wouldn't meet. Bounce ideas off folks to see if your brilliant insight is, indeed, brilliant.

  • Tinkermill Lathe 101

    TinkerMill on Delaware Pl.

    $50.00

    Lathe introduction class. Basic lathe components will be explained. Start up, operation and shut down. Tools and techniques for basic cutting. If you are not already familiar with a machine lathe, please watch this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Za0t2Rfjewg This class will do collet use only - no chuck use, mechanical feed or threading. If you plan to use the lathe often, it would be a good time to acquire a set of carbide cutting tools for future use. Due to COVID-19 with the limited space in the shop, we can only accommodate one student at a time. Class fee $50 for Tinkermill members. $100 for non-members. Masks are mandatory on the Tinkermill campus.

  • Machine shop: Various Lathe Classes - Promotion only.

    TinkerMill on Delaware Pl.

    We have three Lathe classes on the Nardini machine lathe. The 101 class covers basics, the 201 class covers using the chuck, mechanical feed and threading. The 101 and 201 classes are $50 each for members and we can combine the classes for experienced operators for $80. One student per class due to Covid restrictions. These classes can be scheduled to suit the student's schedule where possible. Please reach out to Sebastian Wessels on Tinkermill Slack or send an email to [masked]. We can then schedule the appropriate class.

  • Robotics Discussion Group

    Online event

    Join us every other Thursday evening to discuss your robotics projects (or even to propose robots you would like to build!) Some robot project ideas: - Autonomous Vehicles - Bi-Pedal/Quadra-Pedal/Octo-Pedal Robots - Wheeled/Tracked Robots - Manipulator Robots (single arm, multi-arm) - Domestic robots (lawnmower, clothes folding, debris vaccuming, etc) - Food robots (I like pizza...) - Specific Function Robots - Cat Annoyance robots - Skynet Got another idea? Propose one! ALL SKILL LEVELS WELCOME! COVID Update: As much as we would love to see many faces, masks are MANDATORY for this event per public health order. Please adhere to the maximum attendee limit. Do not bring more guests than planned. If you plan on attending/not attending, please update here so others can join us.