What we're about

We are Root Access, a community hackerspace in Fresno's Tower District! We do coding, electronics, 3D printing, laser cutting, sewing, crafting, woodworking, and a whole lot more!

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Soldering Night

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$20.00

Soldering is a fundamental skill for any sort of electronics work, and this workshop will teach you how to safely solder components onto a circuit board.

We'll give you a small electronics kit, and you'll solder some LEDs and other components onto a circuit board. When you're done, you'll know how to solder and have a neat blinky electronics toy to take home!

The cost of this workshop is $20.

RSVP-ing on Meetup will not guarantee you a spot in the class! Sign up on our website to reserve your spot.

https://rootaccess.org/classes/skill-classes/intro-to-soldering/

Sip 'n' Stitch

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Calling all crafters!

Grab your needles (or hooks) and join us for an evening at the Hackerspace with friends who knit, embroider, or crochet. This is an open group to all crafty wine lovers (and those who don't enjoy grown-up grape juice). There is no formal instruction or structure to this meetup, but there are sure to be people willing to help guide you on your project. Sip some wine, exchange patterns and tips, and make some friends!

This event is open to all ages, but you must be 21+ to partake in any alcohol. It's recommended to BYOB (BYOW?) or bring a cash donation.

Locksport - Learn to Pick Locks!

Needs a location

We've all bought locks to keep our things safe and secure, but just how secure are those locks? The answer may surprise you!

Join us and learn the fine art of picking locks! You'll learn about the different lock picks, how to use them, and why you probably shouldn't buy cheap locks. We have lock picking kits and practice locks available to practice with.

People sometimes wonder if it's legal or ethical to teach lock picking, and it totally is! We abide by the two rules of locksport:

  1. Never pick a lock that you do not own or have permission to pick.

  2. Never pick a lock that is in use or that you depend on.

An Absolute Beginner's Guide to Woodworking

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Are you interested in learning how to craft with wood, but don't know where to begin? Don't know the difference between a hacksaws & a hammer?

If you're a complete novice with wood but want to know more, then this is the class for you! We'll be covering a number of hand & power tools, their uses, the different types of effects they have on various pieces of wood, & several common dangers.

We won't be making anything other than a mess for this class, but this class will act as the foundation for future classes where we'll be making items & using more complex tools & techniques.

The cost for this class is $10 for non-members, $5 for members and minors. (Minors are welcome with an accompanying adult.)

Class instructor will be available from 4-7pm to assist with any questions or projects afterwards.

We have earplugs on-hand, but anyone sensitive to loud noises is encouraged to bring their own hearing protection.

Class instructor: Nakia Hutchison, handyman

I started working with wood when I was 8 years old. Most of the work I do tends to be repair oriented, although I do some art with wood as well. I've been doing woodwork on & off for 35 years, & I am still learning new things.

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Fresno FreeCodeCamp

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