Intro to the ShopBot: Digital Woodworking
Get certified to use the 4’x8’ ShopBot for medium and large format woodworking projects.
- Saturdays, March 14 and 21, 2-6pm
- Saturdays, April 11th + 18th, 2-6pm
- Saturdays, May 9th + 16th, 2-6pm
This workshop is for anyone interested in using a CNC Router for digital fabrication, specifically the ShopBot machine for computer-controlled cutting and routing. The course covers an introduction to the ShopBot, Computer-Aided Design software to design projects for the machine, creation of 2D tool paths for the machine using VCarve Pro, and basic machine operation and safety. You will learn how to safely operate the machine on your own, so that you may use the machine independently after completing the training and signing up for membership.
Our machine is a ShopBot PRS standard 96 with a cutting area of 96" (x-axis) x 48" (y-axis) x 6" (z-axis). The machine is capable of machining 2D parts (profile, pockets, drilling) and making 3D carvings. This workshop only covers 2D tool paths, not 3D carvings.
This workshop consists of two parts, 1 3-hour instructional session and a followup session on the machine where you run a project on the machine.
Instructor: Simcha Davis, Larry Zagorsky
LOCATION: The AS220 Industries is located in the Mercantile building at 131 Washington Street Providence, Rhode Island, 02903 on the 1st floor. The entrance is located at the back of the building on Lucie Way; use the entrance under the AS220 Printshop sign, head upstairs and follow the signs. Ring the bell if the doors aren't open (though they should be).
PARKING: There are 2 and 3 hour metered on-street parking spaces available throughout downtown, and parking is free on Sundays. We are also located near a parking garage with entry on Washington Street, look for the big blue parking sign.
IMPORTANT WORKSHOP POLICIES: Please be as respectful of the short time you and the other participants have to learn and be as on time as possible. If you arrive more than half an hour late, you may be asked to not participate. Please plan ahead as it always takes time to find parking.
REFUND POLICY: To cancel your reservation must email firstname.lastname@example.org at least two weeks in advance, or you risk losing your payment.
CANCELLATION OF WORKSHOPS: If the minimum enrollment is not met, or in the case of instructor illness, we may opt to cancel workshops or reschedule. If this is the case, you may choose to push your enrollment to a future workshop session or request a full refund. We will attempt to give as much notice as possible, thank you for your understanding.
QUESTIONS?: Contact Industries Staff at email@example.com or by phone at (401) 831-9327 ext 202.
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