• CNC Open Hours

    Needs a location

    $20.00

    This meetup is open to the public and dedicated to the CNC.

    If you've taken our CNC Basis Usage & Safety Class, you can use this time to run your jobs with an instructor present and brush up on your skills! This is a requirement before going solo! Please note that this is a shared time so we ask that you do not come with a job that will take longer than 30-60 minutes.

    Please note: to use the cnc non-members pay $20 and $1 per minute for job-time, which is defined by when the cnc is actually running. There is no fee if you are taking part 2 of the CNC Basis Usage & Safety Class. FCFL Members get 3 hours of job-time included every month and pay $0.50 per minute after that.

    If you haven't had the class already, come enjoy a cnc demo!

  • Robot Operating System (ROS2) meetup/study group

    Needs a location

    Robot Operating System (https://ros.org) is an open standard for building robotic systems. We'll get together to learn ROS2 together, share tips, and collaborate on projects. No specific hardware in mind, but at least one of us is building a hadabot kit (https://blog.hadabot.com)

  • Laser Class: Basic Usage & Safety

    Needs a location

    $75.00

    LEARN HOW TO HARNESS 80 WATTS OF LASER POWER!
    Interested in how our laser cutter works? Come to the basic usage and safety class! This class is required for anyone who would like to use our laser cutter for a project in the future. Please be prepared to take notes. Students must pass a certification to use this machine solo.

    ***

    The class costs $50 for member and $75 for non-members. Please register and pay here:
    https://civicrm.fatcatfablab.org/civicrm/event/register?reset=1&id=560

    ***

    What can you do with the laser? Check out these links!

    http://www.wired.com/2013/02/10-laser-cutter-projects/

    http://architizer.com/blog/laser-cutting/

  • Open House at Fat Cat Fab Lab

    Needs a location

    In-Person Open House is Back! Wow!

    Open House and Project Night:

    • Open House is casual and unstructured, come hang!

    • Get a tour of the space: Laser room, woodshop, metal shop, sewing area, 3D printing area, electronics lab, and more!

    • If you're looking for help with a project, stop by and meet members who may be able to help you with that cool new project you're totally stuck on!

    • If you're a non-member, this day is for you. You're welcome to use our space and hand tools to work on your projects! (Note: 3D printers available if your print completes during the meetup. Sorry, laser and CNC router reserved for members or those who've taken a class.)

    • If you're interested in joining as a Fat Cat Fab Lab member, in person participation at one of our Open House events is the first step towards becoming a member!

    Please be safe and healthy!

    IMPORTANT: COVID-19 safety measures below

  • CNC Open Hours

    Needs a location

    $20.00

    This meetup is open to the public and dedicated to the Laser.
    If you've taken our CNC Basis Usage & Safety Class, you can use this time to run your jobs with an instructor present and brush up on your skills! This is a requirement before going solo! Please note that this is a shared time so we ask that you do not come with a job that will take longer than 30-60 minutes.

    Please note: to use the cnc non-members pay $20 and $1 per minute for job-time, which is defined by when the cnc is actually running. There is no fee if you are taking part 2 of the CNC Basis Usage & Safety Class. FCFL Members get 3 hours of job-time included every month and pay $0.50 per minute after that.

    If you haven't had the class already, come enjoy a cnc demo!

  • Learn: Analog Electronics Session 1

    Needs a location

    $60.00

    This is the first paid session one of a three part instructional workshop on analog electronics. The curriculum for the classes can be found here:

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1aaSyHayjBWG7wCAe2YGvFd-D-vs6UqduwvI-5idYELs/edit?usp=sharing

    The dates of the three sessions will be:
    1 -- October 13
    2 -- October 27
    3 -- November 10

    In this session we will be exploring resistors and LEDs. You will learn how to probe circuits with multimeters, build circuits in breadboards, use waveform generators, and measure AC signals with an oscilloscope.

    I will host the paid sessions will be once every two weeks. These sessions will be hands on, instructive sessions aimed at illustrating the basic concepts of circuit design. The activities are meant to build an intuition for electronics without requiring mathematical formalism. On the off-weeks, I will host an instructional meetup that will be free to the public. These sessions will take a deeper dive into the theory and help strengthen the skills you need to actually design circuits and predict their behavior.

    The culmination of this workshop will be a fourth session, during which we will build a free-space optical link for audio signals. This fourth session will come free to workshop participants and will also be open to others for a fee.

    The three part workshop is $60 for members and $75 for non-members. There will also be a small fee for components that will be the same for members and non-members. Alternatively, I will provide a component list if you prefer to source them yourselves. If you pay for the workshop, you will be able to attend the open workshop

  • NYC Mechanical Keyboards Community Mini-Meet

    Needs a location

    Meet fellow keyboard enthusiasts, show off your keyboard, and try out others’ keyboards/switches/layouts.

    Please bring any keyboards you’d like to show.

  • Laser Open Hours

    Needs a location

    This meetup is open to the public and dedicated to the Laser.
    If you've taken our Laser Basis Usage & Safety Class, you can use this time to run your jobs with an instructor present and brush up on your skills! This is a requirement before going solo! Please note that this is a shared time so we ask that you do not come with a job that will take longer than 15-20 minutes.

    Please note: to use the laser non-members pay $20 and $1 per minute for job-time, which is defined by when the laser is actually cutting or engraving. FCFL Members get 3 hours of job-time included every month and pay $0.50 per minute after that.

    If you haven't had the class already, come enjoy a laser demo!

  • Open House at Fat Cat Fab Lab

    Needs a location

    In-Person Open House is Back! Wow!

    Open House and Project Night:

    • Open House is casual and unstructured, come hang!

    • Get a tour of the space: Laser room, woodshop, metal shop, sewing area, 3D printing area, electronics lab, and more!

    • If you're looking for help with a project, stop by and meet members who may be able to help you with that cool new project you're totally stuck on!

    • If you're a non-member, this day is for you. You're welcome to use our space and hand tools to work on your projects! (Note: 3D printers available if your print completes during the meetup. Sorry, laser and CNC router reserved for members or those who've taken a class.)

    • If you're interested in joining as a Fat Cat Fab Lab member, in person participation at one of our Open House events is the first step towards becoming a member!

    Please be safe and healthy!

    IMPORTANT: COVID-19 safety measures below

  • CNC Class: Basic Usage & Safety (Two Part Class)

    Needs a location

    $75.00

    LEARN HOW TO HARNESS THE STINGER 1 CNC!
    Interested in how our cnc machine works? Come to the basic usage and safety class! This class is required for anyone who would like to use our cnc machine for a project in the future. Please be prepared to take notes. Students must pass a certification to use this machine solo.
    ---------------
    The class costs $50 for member and $75 for non-members. Log in and your member discount will be automatically applied. Please register and pay here:
    https://civicrm.fatcatfablab.org/civicrm/event/register?reset=1&id=601
    ---------------
    We'll start with a prepared g-code file and cover the basic usage and safety for our Camaster Stinger 1 CNC machine.
    Prerequisites: There aren't any prerequisites for the class, but know that without prior CAD/CAM knowledge and a post-processor for our machine, you may not get to use this information on your own projects for a while.

    Please note, you may cancel your class booking up to 24 hours before the event. Value can not be refunded, but credited towards a future class of the same type.

    FYI we're using V-Carve Pro for CAD/CAM and will have classes on CAD/CAM in the future. Let us know what CAD/CAM you have and we'll check with Camaster for a post processor.