Search: Don't forget to check the calendar on our website^ for other events that do not require registration.
Open HouseCLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 6:00 PM


Come check out the MakerSpace – tour our facility, get familiarized with the equipment available to members and see everything we've got to offer!
Cost: FREE
Open HouseCLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 - 6:00 PM


Come check out the MakerSpace – tour our facility, get familiarized with the equipment available to members and see everything we've got to offer!

Cost: FREE
Basic Glass Etching WorkshopCLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Saturday, June 26, 2021 - 2:00 PM


Learn to use etching cream to apply simple designs to glass.

We will be using our vinyl cutter to create stencils, then using glass etching cream to etch the glass. Attendees will take home the etched glass item they create, chosen from many pre-existing designs available. All materials will be provided.

We also offer an Intro to Vinyl Cutting workshop where you can learn how to create your own designs for etching future projects!

During your visit, take a brief tour of our facility so you can see all the other things we have to offer, such as our 150-watt laser cutter/engraver, 3D printers, woodshop, CNC mill, electronics lab, screen printing, crafting ... and more!

Cost: $10.00 (non-members) / $5.00 (members)
Intro to Vinyl CuttingCLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Sunday, June 27, 2021 - 2:00 PM


This workshop will be a brief introduction to using the vinyl cutter at Rockford MakerSpace, and will include a very brief overview of vector-based drawing programs and the vinyl cutter hardware itself. The workshop should last somewhere between one and three hours (depending on number of attendees), and attendance is limited.

The workshop fee includes the training and course materials, one square foot of vinyl material, and use of the vinyl cutter hardware and software during the workshop. Each attendee will be taking home one or more creations, either of their own design or chosen from many pre-existing designs available. Payment may be cash or PayPal.

Note that Rockford MakerSpace membership is NOT required to use the vinyl cutter during this workshop, but may be required to do so outside of the workshop. Visit our wiki for membership information.

Cost: $10.00 (non-members) / $5.00 (members)
Open HouseCLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Wednesday, June 30, 2021 - 6:00 PM


Come check out the MakerSpace – tour our facility, get familiarized with the equipment available to members and see everything we've got to offer!
Cost: FREE
Intro to Laser Cutting/EngravingCLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Friday, July 2, 2021 - 7:00 PM


This presentation will be a brief introduction to using the 150-watt laser cutter/engraver at Rockford MakerSpace, and will include a very brief overview of vector-based drawing programs and the laser hardware itself. Each attendee will take home a laser-cut/engraved souvenir. The presentation should last about one to two hours.

This presentation is FREE TO MEMBERS of Rockford MakerSpace.

Note that Rockford MakerSpace membership is NOT required to attend this presentation, or to use the laser cutter/engraver during this event, but membership IS required to do so outside of this presentation. Please see our wiki for membership information.

Cost: $5.00 (non-members) / FREE for members
Intro to Arduino, part 1CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Tuesday, July 6, 2021 - 7:00 PM


Have you heard about the Internet of Things (IoT), Arduinos and similar systems, and want to know what all the excitement is about? Did you receive an Arduino as a gift and want to actually do something with it?

Want to learn how to read sensors, drive motors, and blink LEDs? Never programmed before but you’re interested in learning?

Want to find out what the fuss over the Arduino microcontroller ecosystem is all about? This class is perfect for you!

We will journey, step-by-step, through the basics of electronics through hands-on labs where you (the student) build breadboard circuits and program the embedded software to bring them to life!

Delve into more advanced features in Part 2!
Cost: $10.00 (non-members) / $5.00 (members)
Intro to Arduino, part 2CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 7:00 PM


Have you heard about the Internet of Things (IoT), Arduinos and similar systems, and want to know what all the excitement is about? Did you receive an Arduino as a gift and want to actually do something with it?

Want to learn how to read sensors, drive motors, and blink LEDs? Never programmed before but you’re interested in learning?

Want to find out what the fuss over the Arduino microcontroller ecosystem is all about? This class is perfect for you!

We will continue our journey through the basics of electronics through hands-on labs where you (the student) build breadboard circuits and program the embedded software to bring them to life!
Cost: $10.00 (non-members) / $5.00 (members)

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