• 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

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    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.

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

    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.

  • Machine shop: Bridgeport 101 Class

    TinkerMill on Delaware Pl.

    $50.00

    This class covers the basics on the Bridgeport manual mill. We will cover safety and the basics of milling, drilling and threading. Due to COVID-19, the class will be taught one on one. Both the instructor and student are required to wear a face covering. If you do not have basic familiarity with a milling machine, please watch this video: https://youtu.be/T5gjkYvMg8A If you have a project in mind, bring that and we can discuss the steps to complete your project. The cost of the class is $50 for members and $100 for non-members. The class is open to everyone, but continuing access to the mills is only available to members. Since the class is being taught one on one, the day and time can be somewhat flexible so direct message me if you would like a different day.

  • Glass Blowing 101 (Prerequisite)

    Needs a location

    $20.00

    Learn Oxy/Nat.Gas torch operation and lamp-working shop maintenance at the Tinkermill in Longmont. All safety equipment provided and materials provided. 101 is the prerequisite to certification in 102 the following week. $20 for members, $30 for non-members.
    Sorry for the hiatus with covid being so high and me being a wage slave it has been tough to keep it going so if you RSVP don't flake!

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

    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.

  • New Member Orientation (For Paid Members Only)

    Online event

    **IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ**

    This meetup is ONLY for members who have completed and submitted their paperwork and paid their first dues. Please DO NOT RSVP for this meetup unless you have already submitted your membership paperwork AND your dues payment.

    If you want to learn about the space and what we do here, please attend the open house on Sunday from 2-4pm or the member meeting on Tuesday at 7pm (open to the public). Unfortunately due to membership processing, this orientation will not accept drop ins. You must RSVP at least two days (48hrs) in advance (using meetup).

    Welcome to TinkerMill! New to the space? This orientation will help you understand how to use the space and what is expected of you as a member. This session will be required for all new members. We will go over safety, organization structure, and behavior guidelines for the space. This meetup is intended to help you feel more at home in the ever growing TinkerMill community. At the end there will be a short quiz and you will be issued your RFID tag giving you 24/7 access to the place. We will also be taking a headshot photo of you for our upcoming membership directory!

    See you there!

  • New Member Orientation (For Paid Members Only)

    Online event

    **IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ**

    This meetup is ONLY for members who have completed and submitted their paperwork and paid their first dues. Please DO NOT RSVP for this meetup unless you have already submitted your membership paperwork AND your dues payment. Unfortunately due to membership processing, this orientation will not accept drop ins. You must RSVP at least two days (48hrs) in advance (using meetup). Each member from a group membership must RSVP individually so that we know who is coming.

    If you want to learn about the space and what we do here, please attend the open house on Sunday from 2-4pm or the member meeting on Tuesday at 7pm (open to the public).

    Welcome to TinkerMill! New to the space? This orientation will help you understand how to use the space and what is expected of you as a member. This session will be required for all new members. We will go over safety, organization structure, and behavior guidelines for the space. This meetup is intended to help you feel more at home in the ever growing TinkerMill community. At the end there will be a short quiz and you will be issued your RFID tag giving you 24/7 access to the place. We will also be taking a headshot photo of you for our upcoming membership directory! After the orientation you will receive your TinkerMill email address which will give you access to the TinkerMill Slack community.

    See you there!

  • 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.

  • Machine shop: Lathe 201 Class

    TinkerMill on Delaware Pl.

    $60.00

    This class covers mechanical feed, thread cutting and using the chuck on the Nardini lathe. You must have done the Lathe 101 or conversion class on the current Nardini to be able to sign up for this. Only one student at a time due to Covid restrictions. We will cover both SAE and Metric threading. Please view this https://youtu.be/HXt4TWa382Q prior to the class. If you have a project in mind, bring that and we will try to tailor the class to your project. I reserve the right to cancel and refund if only one person signs up, but I will do that at least 2 days before the class start date.

  • Advanced 3D Printing: Form 2 SLA Printer Class

    TinkerMill on Delaware Pl.

    $100.00

    *Due to COVID-19 restrictions, I will be running the class in another room that has a viewing angle on the machine.

    In this class, I will teach you how to use TinkerMill's SLA 3D printer, the Form 2. The Form 2 is a resin-based printer that can achieve a resolution of 0.025 mm and even print optically clear objects.

    You will learn:
    - How to set up the printer with your resin,
    - How use the software and upload your design,
    - Appropriate post-processing of your part and cleaning.

    This class is taught in a one-on-one format in which we print a part. The printing process will take approximately one hour during which time we will take a break. The total class time is approximately 3-4 hours.

    The class will cost $100 for members and $200 for non-members. Non-members may complete the class, but cannot use the machine unsupervised until becoming a member.

    Training for this printer requires advance purchase of three consumables items from the Form 2 website (https://formlabs.com/store/):
    1. A resin of your choice,
    2. Build platform, and
    3. Resin tank.

    Please do not RSVP if you do not have the materials in hand.