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Broaden Your Horizons

Classes, meetups, speakers, and more

Sharpen an existing skill or discover your next favorite hobby. Rekindle your curiousity, learn more about something that sparks your interest, or check out a new subject you know nothing about (yet). Our calendar is full of new experiences just right for you.

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May 29

May 29 | 6PM

RSVP for Open Tours

We'd love to show you around.  Thanks for providing info so we know what questions you have an what your interests in the shop are so we can make the most of your time.

filters: free

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May 31

May 31 | 6:30-9:30PM

Skillbuilder: Coding LEDs for Projects

Lead by
Kris Kling

Class includes

1 Gemma controller, 1 set of alligator clips, 1 Neopixel Ring, 1 USB Power Cable

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June 01

Jun 1 | 6:30-8:30PM

Vacuum Forming Orientation

Lead by
Steve Sauer

This workshop will give practical knowledge of both CIF vacuum forming machines  and basic design that allows plastic parts to be produced.

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June 03

Jun 3 | 1-5PM

Game Development MeetUp

Interested in making Games? Come hang out with developers new and old and learn from each other at the Central Ohio Gamedev Group (COGG) Meetup.

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June 05

Jun 5 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodshop Orientation, Part A: Table & Panel Saws, Jointer and Planer

Lead by
Eric Lanese or Todd Sweigart or Steve Estefan

We've redesigned our Woodshop Orientation process into two, small-group classes,  with hands-on time on each machine.  You do not need to be a member to take either section, and you can take them in any order.

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Jun 5 | 6:30PM

Beginner Forging Project: Sculpted Flowers

Instructor: Adlai Stein

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Jun 5 | 6:30-8PM

Forming Your Business I - Introduction

Instructor: Paul Proffitt, SunDown Group

We will talk about what kinds of businesses can you form and why you would choose one type over the other, what goes into creating a business, and paths to becoming a full-time entrepreneur and small business owner.

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June 06

Jun 6 | 6:30-10:30PM

Intro to MIG Welding & Plasma Cutting: Cast Shadow Lantern

Lead by
Casey Bradley

This course will cover the basic knowledge regarding MIG (Metal Inert Gas) welding techniques and plasma cutting techniques on steel. There will be time for practicing your new skills, then use what you've been learned to create a small sculptural lamp using the available materials.

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June 07

Jun 7 | 5:30-8:30PM

Introduction to Arduino with Circuit Playground

Lead by
Bill Ball
The Circuit Playground is a revolutionary product, providing easy access to advanced sensors (temperature, motion, sound, light, touch sensing) and outputs (RGB LEDs, sound) in a package programed in the Arduino environment, designed for incorporating into wearables. 

This

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Jun 7 | 6:30-9:30PM

Introduction to Anodized Niobium and Titanium Jewelry

Instructor: Joe Calabrese

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Jun 7 | 6:30-8:30PM

Drones 101: S3 Nano Flying Experience

Lead by
Will Nickley

Suitable for ages 9+,

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June 08

Jun 8 | 6-9PM

Drones 201: Build Your Own S3 Nano FPV Drone

Lead by
Will Nickley

Suitable for ages 13+

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June 09

Jun 9 | 7-9PM

Franklinton Fridays Community Event

Our makerspace will be humming with members showing off their work and selling their wears. Stop by any time between 7pm-9pm to go on a tour and partake in the maker experience! We will have deoms, make & takes and vendors available throughout the evening.

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June 10

Jun 10 | 9:30-12:30PM

Intro to 3D modeling for 3D printing: Turn your ideas into reality using Blender

Lead by
Carlos Sapene

Blender is a powerful free open source 3D modeling software. You'll start the class with a quick overview of 3D printing processes and 3D modeling software options, then you will proceed to create your own 3D model, and adjust the design for 3D printing.

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Jun 10 | 1:30-4:30PM

Intro to Fusion 360 CAD: from hand-drawn sketch to a 3D model

Lead by
Carlos Sapene

Learn how to 3D model a medallion, or pendant using AutoDesk's Fusion 360 CAD modeling software. Start from your own sketch or image, or use one of ours.

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Jun 10 | 6-9PM

Drone Race

If you've always wanted to see what drone racing is all about, this is for you!  Get an up close view of the drones and the race as pilots go head-to-head, on a spectacularly LED lit, 2-story race course, as they maneuver around challenging obst

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June 12

Jun 12 | 6:30-9:30PM

Urban Farming Meetup

Hosted by Modern Twist Farms. This meetup allows people interested in Urban Farming and Farm owner operators a place to meet and share interest.

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Jun 12 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodshop Orientation, Part A: Table & Panel Saws, Jointer and Planer

Lead by
Eric Lanese or Todd Sweigart or Steve Estefan

We've redesigned our Woodshop Orientation process into two, small-group classes,  with hands-on time on each machine.  You do not need to be a member to take either section, and you can take them in any order.

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Jun 12 | 6:30-8PM

Forming Your Business II - Setting The Stage for Success

Instructor: Paul Proffitt, SunDown Group

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June 13

Jun 13 | 6:30-9:30PM

Introduction to Soldering Electronics

Lead by
Joe Calabrese
Soldering is the process of joining two pieces of metal by filling the joint with solder, a metal with a lower melting point. In electronics soldering is used to make a permanent connection
between components in a circuit.
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June 14

Jun 14 | 6-9PM

Electronics Soldering: Make a Cigar Box Speaker

Lead by
Kevin Cardoso

In this beginner friendly class each student will receive a low-power amp kit containing all electronic components, auxiliary cable, cigar box, and adaptor.

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Jun 14 | 6:30-9:30PM

ShopBot Orientation (Intro to CNC)

Lead by
Matt Hatcher.

Learn the basics of using our ShopBot CnC router. We’ll create a simple digital shape, take that design into the program that creates the tool paths, and then cut that design out on our ShopBot.

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Jun 14 | 6:30-9:30PM

Intro to Blacksmithing

Lead by
Adlai Stein

This introductory class is perfect for getting started and seeing what this old time craft is about. We will be concentrating on learning the basics of blacksmithing. You will learn to use some of the tools by making a variety of hooks and other small projects.

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Jun 14 | 7-9PM

3D Printing Monthly MeetUp

Learn about this emerging tech, show off your projects, and troubleshoot with fellow aficionados. Hosted by CIF instructor Ethan Dicks, host of the Central Ohio Makerbot & RepRap User Group (CORMUG).

Learn More

June 15

Jun 15 | 6-9PM

Ladies Intro to MIG welding & plasma cutting: - Butterfly

Lead by
Rachel Schutt

Using properly cleaned scrap metal, ladies will learn how to use the plasma torch for cutting shapes (wing template provided) out of scrap steel and MIG(Metal Inert Gas) weld the pieces to create a sculptural butterfly.

Learn More

Jun 15 | 6:30-8:30PM

Vacuum Forming Orientation

Lead by
Steve Sauer

This workshop will give practical knowledge of both CIF vacuum forming machines  and basic design that allows plastic parts to be produced.

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June 16

Jun 16 | 7-10PM

Prototype, Play, and Build Workshops

Hosted by COGG and Multivarious Games!

Do you have a game that you would like to get critical feedback? Would you like an excuse to work on a game with other talented artists, programmers, musicians, designers, and writers?

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June 17

Jun 17 | 9-12PM

Woodshop Orientation, Part A: Table & Panel Saws, Jointer and Planer

Lead by
Eric Lanese or Todd Sweigart or Steve Estefan

We've redesigned our Woodshop Orientation process into two, small-group classes,  with hands-on time on each machine.  You do not need to be a member to take either section, and you can take them in any order.

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Jun 17 | 2-5PM

Woodshop Orientation Part B: Band Saw, Router Table, Sanding and Drill Press

Lead by
Steve Estefan

We've redesigned our Woodshop Orientation process into two, small-group classes,  with hands-on time on each machine.  You do not need to be a member to take either section, and you can take them in any order.

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June 18

Jun 18 | 9-12:30PM

Fathers day Penturning

Lead by
Devon Palmer

 In this class, both Parent and child will learn how to cut pen blanks, drill and mount the blanks on the lathe, turn the pen barrels and apply the finish. After the parent turns the first pen, they can provide assistance/supervision for the turning of the second pen.

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Jun 18 | 1:30-5PM

Fathers day Penturning

Lead by
Devon Palmer

 In this class, both Parent and child will learn how to cut pen blanks, drill and mount the blanks on the lathe, turn the pen barrels and apply the finish. After the parent turns the first pen, they can provide assistance/supervision for the turning of the second pen.

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Jun 18 | 2-6PM

Biker Meet Up

Geek out with fellow bike enthusiasts!

Idea Foundry Biker Meet Up is the motorcycle event for mainstream enthusiast. We work on our bikes, enjoy our hobby together, and share our personal knowledge & experiences with like-minded individuals.

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June 19

Jun 19 | 6PM

Introduction to Bladesmithing

Lead by
Adlai Stein

This basic beginner class is perfect for getting started and seeing what this old time craft is about.We will be concentrating on learning about the tools such as the forge tongs & hammer, and how to use them by making a simple knife or letter opener with an all-metal twisted handle integral

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Jun 19 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodshop Orientation, Part A: Table & Panel Saws, Jointer and Planer

Lead by
Eric Lanese or Todd Sweigart or Steve Estefan

We've redesigned our Woodshop Orientation process into two, small-group classes,  with hands-on time on each machine.  You do not need to be a member to take either section, and you can take them in any order.

Learn More

Jun 19 | 6:30-8PM

Product and Service Creation I - Evaluating Your Idea

Lead by
Paul Proffitt, SunDown Group

Believe it or not Innovation and Creativity is a process.  You actually have to work at it to come up with ideas.  Very rarely does lightning just strike your brain, unless your idea is a lightning rod directly attached to your skull, but I digress.

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June 20

Jun 20 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodshop Projects: Bandsaw Boxes

Lead by
Steve Estefan

This TWO EVENING workshop will give you an opportunity to use many of the tools in the wood shop to create a truly functional work of art in wood!   Expand your woodworking skills and unlock your creativity using the bandsaw and the other cool tools to build one of these beautiful boxes.

Learn More

Jun 20 | 6:30-9:30PM

Metal Shop Orientation: sheet metal

Lead by
Levi Crumley

In this orientation to the metal shop, each student will build a handy tool caddy while learning the primary sheet metal handling tools at the shop.

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June 21

Jun 21 | 6PM

Intro to Woodturning

Lead by
Devon Palmer

Learn woodturning basics and safe use of the wood lathe in this introductory class.  We'll cover all of the basic tools and cuts as well as wood selection, prep and mounting.  Lastly, we'll make a corked bottle stopper covering sanding, finishing, chucking and mounting of wood.  

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Jun 21 | 6:05-8:05PM

Locksport International MeetUp

Locksport is made up of people who are interested in physical security, such as bypassing locks or learning new techniques for opening difficult locks.

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Jun 21 | 6:30-9:30PM

Introduction to Anodized Niobium and Titanium Jewelry

Instructor: Joe Calabrese

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Jun 21 | 6:30PM

Beginner Forging Project: bottle opener

Lead by
Adlai Stein

This introductory class is perfect for getting started and seeing what this old time craft is about. We will be concentrating on learning the basics of blacksmithing. You will learn to use some of the tools by making a bottle opener.

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Jun 21 | 6:30-8:30PM

Drones 101: S3 Nano Flying Experience

Lead by
Will Nickley

Suitable for ages 9+,

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June 22

Jun 22 | 6-9:30PM

Woodshop Projects: Cigar pen turning

Lead by
Devon Palmer

Learn to use a wood lathe as we make wooden "cigar" pens from exotic wood blanks. We will walk you through setting up the lathe and woodturning tools as you work a rectangular blank into a graceful pen.

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Jun 22 | 6:30-8:30PM

Leather working: Card Case

Instructor: Stephanie Shields
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June 23

Jun 23 | 2:40-9:40PM

Wood Carving: Carving a Basic Spoon

Lead by
Laura Gorun
A great project for beginners, with enough challenge to satisfy more experienced carvers, as well, spoons are one the most comprehensive and versatile carving exercises around.
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Jun 23 | 6-9:30PM

Couple's Date Night: Pen Turning

Lead by
Devon Palmer

Tickets are priced per couple

Bring your own tools if you have them, use our tools if you don't!

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June 24

Jun 24 | 9AM

From log to Bowl: Intro to Bowlturning

Lead by
Devon Palmer

Skill level: Intermediate

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June 26

Jun 26 | 6PM

Skill Builder: Tool & Blade Sharpening

Lead by
Devon Palmer

In this class, students will learn how to affordably profile and sharpen cutting instruments with "scary sharp" sandpaper/plate glass as opposed to commonly used oil and water stones. 

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Jun 26 | 6:30PM

Intro to Lockpicking

Lead by
Bill Sempf
Come learn how to pick locks, and more, at the Columbus Idea Foundry with Bill Sempf – Administrative Director of Locksport International.
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Jun 26 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodshop Projects: Cherry Hardwood Planter Box

Lead by
Eric Lanese

In this class, students will start with rough cut and kiln dried cherry hardwood straight from the saw mill. Students will cut, surface, sand, assemble and finish this planter box.

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Jun 26 | 6:30-8:30PM

Leatherworking: wrist band

Stephanie Shields

Create a wristband of your own design as you learn about fitting/sizing, closure methods, and various decorative methods.  A variety of leathers and hardware and tools will be available for students to use.

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Jun 26 | 6:30-8PM

Product and Service Creation II - Your Total Product Offering

Lead by
Paul Proffitt, SunDown Group

We are going to cover what your total product offering is, how much you should charge for it, and things to consider on branding your product and your company.

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June 27

Jun 27 | 6PM

Guest Lecture: Essential Oils for the Home

Guest lecturer: Jennifer Bruce of Young Living Essential Oils

If registering after June 13, your take home materials will have to be shipped.  Register before June 13 to take home your materials same-day!!

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Jun 27 | 6:30-9:30PM

ShopBot Orientation (Intro to CNC)

Lead by
Matt Hatcher.

Learn the basics of using our ShopBot CnC router. We’ll create a simple digital shape, take that design into the program that creates the tool paths, and then cut that design out on our ShopBot.

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June 28

Jun 28 | 6-9PM

Trotec Orientation- Intro to Laser Cutting & Engraving

Lead by
Brad Hatcher

Learn how to use our 120 watt Trotec Laser cutting and engraving system. Students will get an overview of compatible materials including wood, plastics, glass, stone, leather, paper and textiles.

Students will learn:

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Jun 28 | 6:30-10:30PM

Intro to MIG Welding & Plasma Cutting: Cast Shadow Lantern

Lead by
Casey Bradley

This course will cover the basic knowledge regarding MIG (Metal Inert Gas) welding techniques and plasma cutting techniques on steel. There will be time for practicing your new skills, then use what you've been learned to create a small sculptural lamp using the available materials.

Learn More

Jun 28 | 6:30-9:30PM

Women's - Intro to Blacksmithing

Lead by
Adlai Stein

This women only introductory class is perfect for getting started and seeing what this old time craft is about. We will be concentrating on learning the basics of blacksmithing. You will learn to use some of the tools by making a variety of hooks and other small projects.

Learn More

Jun 28 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodshop Orientation Part B: Band Saw, Router Table, Sanding and Drill Press

Lead by
Steve Estefan

We've redesigned our Woodshop Orientation process into two, small-group classes,  with hands-on time on each machine.  You do not need to be a member to take either section, and you can take them in any order.

Learn More

June 29

Jun 29 | 6:30-8:30PM

Vacuum Forming Orientation

Lead by
Steve Sauer

This workshop will give practical knowledge of both CIF vacuum forming machines  and basic design that allows plastic parts to be produced.

Learn More

July 05

Jul 5 | 6PM

Bladesmithing- Start to Finish (4 part class)

Lead by
Adlai Stein

Make a full tang knife from start to finish over 4-session class. Be sure to note all class dates, if you are unable to make a middle class date, be sure to contact the instructor before registration, macabee613@gmail.com.

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Jul 5 | 6-9PM

Electronics Soldering: Make a Cigar Box Speaker

Lead by
Kevin Cardoso

In this beginner friendly class each student will receive a low-power amp kit containing all electronic components, auxiliary cable, cigar box, and adaptor.

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Jul 5 | 6:30-8:30PM

Drones 101: S3 Nano Flying Experience

Lead by
Will Nickley

Suitable for ages 9+,

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July 06

Jul 6 | 6-9PM

Drones 201: Build Your Own S3 Nano FPV Drone

Lead by
Will Nickley

Suitable for ages 13+

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Jul 6 | 6:30-10:30PM

Intro to MIG welding & plasma cutting: Mini Grill

Lead by
Levi Crumley

This class is intended for beginner welders and those looking to brush up on rusty skills while building something fun and functional.

 This class provides the foundation for basic fabrication techniques: using the plasma cutter, MIG  welder, and grinders.

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July 08

Jul 8 | 10-4:30PM

Wood Carving: Moving Parts, Captive Ring

Lead by
Laura Gorun
Apprehensive about trying those old “whittlin' tricks?” Don't be! In this class, students will learn to carve a free-moving captive ring from a single block of wood.
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Jul 8 | 12-4:30PM

Leather working: Medium Bag

Stephanie Shields
In this class students will make a leather bag with a pattern that will be provided to them.
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July 10

Jul 10 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodshop Orientation, Part A: Table & Panel Saws, Jointer and Planer

Lead by
Eric Lanese or Todd Sweigart or Steve Estefan

We've redesigned our Woodshop Orientation process into two, small-group classes,  with hands-on time on each machine.  You do not need to be a member to take either section, and you can take them in any order.

Learn More

Jul 10 | 6:30-8PM

Marketing I - Intro to Marketing Planning

Lead by
Paul Proffitt, SunDown Group

Selling your product or service is hard.  You have to build a marketing plan on how you can get your stuff into the hands of your customers.  How do you do that?  What do you need to do?  This session will walk you through the marketing planning steps so you can answer the right questions.

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July 11

Jul 11 | 6-9PM

Leatherworking skill builder: leather carving

Stephanie Shields
Working with a sample of vegetable-tanned prepared leather, learn the basics of leather carving with the swivel knife.
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Jul 11 | 6:30-9:30PM

Womens' Woodshop introduction to common power and hand tools.

Lead by
Eric Lanese

Learn basic operating skills and safety for miter saw, table saw, hand drill, jig saw, and palm sander, and how to glue wood. Most beginner to intermediate wood projects use these basic tools.

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Jul 11 | 6:30-10:30PM

Intro to MIG Welding & Plasma Cutting: Cast Shadow Lantern

Lead by
Casey Bradley

This course will cover the basic knowledge regarding MIG (Metal Inert Gas) welding techniques and plasma cutting techniques on steel. There will be time for practicing your new skills, then use what you've been learned to create a small sculptural lamp using the available materials.

Learn More

Jul 11 | 6:30-9:30PM

Introduction to Anodized Niobium and Titanium Jewelry

Instructor: Joe Calabrese

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July 12

Jul 12 | 6-8PM

How to Make (Nearly) Anything Class at the Columbus Idea Foundry

Lead by
Dr. Alex Bandar
This is a 2-hour class providing an overview on the various design, fabrication, electronics and programming resources available at the Idea Foundry.  This includes conventional fabrication techniques such as woodworking, machining, welding, and metal casting; as well as modern techni
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Jul 12 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodshop Orientation Part B: Band Saw, Router Table, Sanding and Drill Press

Lead by
Steve Estefan

We've redesigned our Woodshop Orientation process into two, small-group classes,  with hands-on time on each machine.  You do not need to be a member to take either section, and you can take them in any order.

Learn More

Jul 12 | 7-9PM

3D Printing Monthly MeetUp

Learn about this emerging tech, show off your projects, and troubleshoot with fellow aficionados. Hosted by CIF instructor Ethan Dicks, host of the Central Ohio Makerbot & RepRap User Group (CORMUG).

Learn More

July 13

Jul 13 | 6:30-9:30PM

Metal Shop Orientation: sheet metal

Lead by
Levi Crumley

In this orientation to the metal shop, each student will build a handy tool caddy while learning the primary sheet metal handling tools at the shop.

Learn More

Jul 13 | 6:30-8:30PM

Vacuum Forming Orientation

Lead by
Steve Sauer

This workshop will give practical knowledge of both CIF vacuum forming machines  and basic design that allows plastic parts to be produced.

Learn More

Jul 13 | 6:30-9:30PM

Ladies Intro to MIG welding & plasma cutting: - Butterfly

Lead by
Rachel Schutt

Using properly cleaned scrap metal, ladies will learn how to use the plasma torch for cutting shapes (wing template provided) out of scrap steel and MIG(Metal Inert Gas) weld the pieces to create a sculptural butterfly.

Learn More

Jul 13 | 6:30-9:30PM

ShopBot Orientation (Intro to CNC)

Lead by
Matt Hatcher.

Learn the basics of using our ShopBot CnC router. We’ll create a simple digital shape, take that design into the program that creates the tool paths, and then cut that design out on our ShopBot.

Learn More

July 14

Jul 14 | 7-9PM

Franklinton Fridays Community Event

Our makerspace will be humming with members showing off their work and selling their wears. Stop by any time between 7pm-9pm to go on a tour and partake in the maker experience! We will have deoms, make & takes and vendors available throughout the evening.

Learn More

July 15

Jul 15 | 2-5PM

Woodshop Orientation Part B: Band Saw, Router Table, Sanding and Drill Press

Lead by
Steve Estefan

We've redesigned our Woodshop Orientation process into two, small-group classes,  with hands-on time on each machine.  You do not need to be a member to take either section, and you can take them in any order.

Learn More

July 16

Jul 16 | 3:30-5:30PM

Leather working: Card Case

Instructor: Stephanie Shields
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July 17

Jul 17 | 9-12PM

Woodshop Orientation, Part A: Table & Panel Saws, Jointer and Planer

Lead by
Eric Lanese or Todd Sweigart or Steve Estefan

We've redesigned our Woodshop Orientation process into two, small-group classes,  with hands-on time on each machine.  You do not need to be a member to take either section, and you can take them in any order.

Learn More

Jul 17 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodshop Projects: Bandsaw Boxes

Lead by
Steve Estefan

This TWO EVENING workshop will give you an opportunity to use many of the tools in the wood shop to create a truly functional work of art in wood!   Expand your woodworking skills and unlock your creativity using the bandsaw and the other cool tools to build one of these beautiful boxes.

Learn More

Jul 17 | 6:30-8PM

Finance I - Introduction to Business Financials

Lead by
Paul Proffitt, SunDown Group

Accounting is Fun! - Well, not really, but accounting is one of those things that you just need to learn at a very basic level to be able to make sure you company is running well, has cash to pay its bills, and detect any problems or identify areas of opportunity.

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July 18

Jul 18 | 6:30-9:30PM

Introduction to Soldering Electronics

Lead by
Joe Calabrese
Soldering is the process of joining two pieces of metal by filling the joint with solder, a metal with a lower melting point. In electronics soldering is used to make a permanent connection
between components in a circuit.
Learn More

July 19

Jul 19 | 6-8PM

Locksport International MeetUp

Locksport is made up of people who are interested in physical security, such as bypassing locks or learning new techniques for opening difficult locks.

Learn More

Jul 19 | 6:30-8:30PM

Drones 101: S3 Nano Flying Experience

Lead by
Will Nickley

Suitable for ages 9+,

Learn More

July 23

Jul 23 | 2-6PM

Biker Meet Up

Geek out with fellow bike enthusiasts!

Idea Foundry Biker Meet Up is the motorcycle event for mainstream enthusiast. We work on our bikes, enjoy our hobby together, and share our personal knowledge & experiences with like-minded individuals.

Learn More

July 24

Jul 24 | 6:30-8PM

Finance II - Running the Business

Lead by
Paul Proffitt, SunDown Group

Inventory costs, accounts receivable, accounts payable, expenses, capital costs, and all of that other fun stuff is part of running a business.  Knowing your inflows and outflows of cash is paramount in running a successful business.

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Jul 24 | 6:30-9PM

Woodshop Orientation, Part A: Table & Panel Saws, Jointer and Planer

Lead by
Eric Lanese or Todd Sweigart or Steve Estefan

We've redesigned our Woodshop Orientation process into two, small-group classes,  with hands-on time on each machine.  You do not need to be a member to take either section, and you can take them in any order.

Learn More

Jul 24 | 6:30-9:30PM

Intro to Blacksmithing

Lead by
Adlai Stein

This introductory class is perfect for getting started and seeing what this old time craft is about. We will be concentrating on learning the basics of blacksmithing. You will learn to use some of the tools by making a variety of hooks and other small projects.

Learn More

July 25

Jul 25 | 6:30-9:30PM

Introduction to Anodized Niobium and Titanium Jewelry

Instructor: Joe Calabrese

Learn More

July 26

Jul 26 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodshop Orientation Part B: Band Saw, Router Table, Sanding and Drill Press

Lead by
Steve Estefan

We've redesigned our Woodshop Orientation process into two, small-group classes,  with hands-on time on each machine.  You do not need to be a member to take either section, and you can take them in any order.

Learn More

Jul 26 | 6:30-10:30PM

Intro to MIG Welding & Plasma Cutting: Cast Shadow Lantern

Lead by
Casey Bradley

This course will cover the basic knowledge regarding MIG (Metal Inert Gas) welding techniques and plasma cutting techniques on steel. There will be time for practicing your new skills, then use what you've been learned to create a small sculptural lamp using the available materials.

Learn More

Jul 26 | 6:30-9:30PM

ShopBot Orientation (Intro to CNC)

Lead by
Matt Hatcher.

Learn the basics of using our ShopBot CnC router. We’ll create a simple digital shape, take that design into the program that creates the tool paths, and then cut that design out on our ShopBot.

Learn More

July 27

Jul 27 | 6:30-8:30PM

Vacuum Forming Orientation

Lead by
Steve Sauer

This workshop will give practical knowledge of both CIF vacuum forming machines  and basic design that allows plastic parts to be produced.

Learn More

July 29

Jul 29 | 2-9PM

Wood Carving: Carving a Basic Spoon

Lead by
Laura Gorun
A great project for beginners, with enough challenge to satisfy more experienced carvers, as well, spoons are one the most comprehensive and versatile carving exercises around.
Learn More

July 31

Jul 31 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodshop Orientation, Part A: Table & Panel Saws, Jointer and Planer

Lead by
Eric Lanese or Todd Sweigart or Steve Estefan

We've redesigned our Woodshop Orientation process into two, small-group classes,  with hands-on time on each machine.  You do not need to be a member to take either section, and you can take them in any order.

Learn More

August 02

Aug 2 | 6-9:30PM

Woodshop Projects: Cigar pen turning

Lead by
Devon Palmer

Learn to use a wood lathe as we make wooden "cigar" pens from exotic wood blanks. We will walk you through setting up the lathe and woodturning tools as you work a rectangular blank into a graceful pen.

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Aug 2 | 6:30-8:30PM

Drones 101: S3 Nano Flying Experience

Lead by
Will Nickley

Suitable for ages 9+,

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August 03

Aug 3 | 6PM

Intro to Woodturning

Lead by
Devon Palmer

Learn woodturning basics and safe use of the wood lathe in this introductory class.  We'll cover all of the basic tools and cuts as well as wood selection, prep and mounting.  Lastly, we'll make a corked bottle stopper covering sanding, finishing, chucking and mounting of wood.  

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Aug 3 | 6-9PM

Drones 201: Build Your Own S3 Nano FPV Drone

Lead by
Will Nickley

Suitable for ages 13+

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Aug 3 | 6:30PM

Intro to Lockpicking

Lead by
Bill Sempf
Come learn how to pick locks, and more, at the Columbus Idea Foundry with Bill Sempf – Administrative Director of Locksport International.
Learn More

August 04

Aug 4 | 6-9:30PM

Couple's Date Night: Pen Turning

Lead by
Devon Palmer

Tickets are priced per couple

Bring your own tools if you have them, use our tools if you don't!

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August 05

Aug 5 | 9AM

From log to Bowl: Intro to Bowlturning

Lead by
Devon Palmer

Skill level: Intermediate

Learn More

Aug 5 | 9:30-12:30PM

Intro to 3D modeling for 3D printing: Turn your ideas into reality using Blender

Lead by
Carlos Sapene

Blender is a powerful free open source 3D modeling software. You'll start the class with a quick overview of 3D printing processes and 3D modeling software options, then you will proceed to create your own 3D model, and adjust the design for 3D printing.

Learn More

Aug 5 | 1:30-4:30PM

Intro to Fusion 360 CAD: from hand-drawn sketch to a 3D model

Lead by
Carlos Sapene

Learn how to 3D model a medallion, or pendant using AutoDesk's Fusion 360 CAD modeling software. Start from your own sketch or image, or use one of ours.

Learn More

Aug 5 | 6PM

From log to Bowl: Intro to Bowlturning

Lead by
Devon Palmer

Skill level: Intermediate

Learn More

August 07

Aug 7 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodshop Orientation, Part A: Table & Panel Saws, Jointer and Planer

Lead by
Eric Lanese or Todd Sweigart or Steve Estefan

We've redesigned our Woodshop Orientation process into two, small-group classes,  with hands-on time on each machine.  You do not need to be a member to take either section, and you can take them in any order.

Learn More

August 08

Aug 8 | 6:30-8:30PM

Leather working: Card Case

Instructor: Stephanie Shields
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Aug 8 | 6:30-10:30PM

Intro to MIG welding & plasma cutting: Mini Grill

Lead by
Levi Crumley

This class is intended for beginner welders and those looking to brush up on rusty skills while building something fun and functional.

 This class provides the foundation for basic fabrication techniques: using the plasma cutter, MIG  welder, and grinders.

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August 09

Aug 9 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodshop Orientation Part B: Band Saw, Router Table, Sanding and Drill Press

Lead by
Steve Estefan

We've redesigned our Woodshop Orientation process into two, small-group classes,  with hands-on time on each machine.  You do not need to be a member to take either section, and you can take them in any order.

Learn More

Aug 9 | 7-9PM

3D Printing Monthly MeetUp

Learn about this emerging tech, show off your projects, and troubleshoot with fellow aficionados. Hosted by CIF instructor Ethan Dicks, host of the Central Ohio Makerbot & RepRap User Group (CORMUG).

Learn More

August 10

Aug 10 | 6:30-8:30PM

Vacuum Forming Orientation

Lead by
Steve Sauer

This workshop will give practical knowledge of both CIF vacuum forming machines  and basic design that allows plastic parts to be produced.

Learn More

August 11

Aug 11 | 7-9PM

Franklinton Fridays Community Event

Our makerspace will be humming with members showing off their work and selling their wears. Stop by any time between 7pm-9pm to go on a tour and partake in the maker experience! We will have deoms, make & takes and vendors available throughout the evening.

Learn More

August 14

Aug 14 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodshop Orientation, Part A: Table & Panel Saws, Jointer and Planer

Lead by
Eric Lanese or Todd Sweigart or Steve Estefan

We've redesigned our Woodshop Orientation process into two, small-group classes,  with hands-on time on each machine.  You do not need to be a member to take either section, and you can take them in any order.

Learn More

August 15

Aug 15 | 6:30-9:30PM

ShopBot Orientation (Intro to CNC)

Lead by
Matt Hatcher.

Learn the basics of using our ShopBot CnC router. We’ll create a simple digital shape, take that design into the program that creates the tool paths, and then cut that design out on our ShopBot.

Learn More

Aug 15 | 6:30-9:30PM

Metal Shop Orientation: sheet metal

Lead by
Levi Crumley

In this orientation to the metal shop, each student will build a handy tool caddy while learning the primary sheet metal handling tools at the shop.

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August 16

Aug 16 | 6:30-8:30PM

Drones 101: S3 Nano Flying Experience

Lead by
Will Nickley

Suitable for ages 9+,

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Aug 16 | 6:30-9:30PM

Introduction to Anodized Niobium and Titanium Jewelry

Instructor: Joe Calabrese

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August 19

Aug 19 | 9-12PM

Woodshop Orientation, Part A: Table & Panel Saws, Jointer and Planer

Lead by
Eric Lanese or Todd Sweigart or Steve Estefan

We've redesigned our Woodshop Orientation process into two, small-group classes,  with hands-on time on each machine.  You do not need to be a member to take either section, and you can take them in any order.

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Aug 19 | 10-5PM

Wood Carving: Moving Parts, Caged Ball

Lead by
Laura Gorun
Apprehensive about trying those old “whittlin' tricks?” Don't be! In this class, students will learn to carve a free-moving caged ball from a single block of wood.
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Aug 19 | 2-5PM

Woodshop Orientation Part B: Band Saw, Router Table, Sanding and Drill Press

Lead by
Steve Estefan

We've redesigned our Woodshop Orientation process into two, small-group classes,  with hands-on time on each machine.  You do not need to be a member to take either section, and you can take them in any order.

Learn More

August 20

Aug 20 | 9:30-12:30PM

Leatherworking skill builder: leather carving

Stephanie Shields
Working with a sample of vegetable-tanned prepared leather, learn the basics of leather carving with the swivel knife.
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Aug 20 | 2-7PM

Biker Meet Up

Geek out with fellow bike enthusiasts!

Idea Foundry Biker Meet Up is the motorcycle event for mainstream enthusiast. We work on our bikes, enjoy our hobby together, and share our personal knowledge & experiences with like-minded individuals.

Learn More

August 21

Aug 21 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodshop Projects: Bandsaw Boxes

Lead by
Steve Estefan

This TWO EVENING workshop will give you an opportunity to use many of the tools in the wood shop to create a truly functional work of art in wood!   Expand your woodworking skills and unlock your creativity using the bandsaw and the other cool tools to build one of these beautiful boxes.

Learn More

August 22

Aug 22 | 6:30-9:30PM

Introduction to Soldering Electronics

Lead by
Joe Calabrese
Soldering is the process of joining two pieces of metal by filling the joint with solder, a metal with a lower melting point. In electronics soldering is used to make a permanent connection
between components in a circuit.
Learn More

August 23

Aug 23 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodshop Orientation Part B: Band Saw, Router Table, Sanding and Drill Press

Lead by
Steve Estefan

We've redesigned our Woodshop Orientation process into two, small-group classes,  with hands-on time on each machine.  You do not need to be a member to take either section, and you can take them in any order.

Learn More

August 24

Aug 24 | 6:30-8:30PM

Vacuum Forming Orientation

Lead by
Steve Sauer

This workshop will give practical knowledge of both CIF vacuum forming machines  and basic design that allows plastic parts to be produced.

Learn More

Aug 24 | 6:30-9:30PM

Ladies Intro to MIG welding & plasma cutting: - Butterfly

Lead by
Rachel Schutt

Using properly cleaned scrap metal, ladies will learn how to use the plasma torch for cutting shapes (wing template provided) out of scrap steel and MIG(Metal Inert Gas) weld the pieces to create a sculptural butterfly.

Learn More

August 28

Aug 28 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodshop Orientation, Part A: Table & Panel Saws, Jointer and Planer

Lead by
Eric Lanese or Todd Sweigart or Steve Estefan

We've redesigned our Woodshop Orientation process into two, small-group classes,  with hands-on time on each machine.  You do not need to be a member to take either section, and you can take them in any order.

Learn More

August 30

Aug 30 | 6:30-9:30PM

ShopBot Orientation (Intro to CNC)

Lead by
Matt Hatcher.

Learn the basics of using our ShopBot CnC router. We’ll create a simple digital shape, take that design into the program that creates the tool paths, and then cut that design out on our ShopBot.

Learn More

September 02

Sep 2 | 9:30-12:30PM

Intro to 3D modeling for 3D printing: Turn your ideas into reality using Blender

Lead by
Carlos Sapene

Blender is a powerful free open source 3D modeling software. You'll start the class with a quick overview of 3D printing processes and 3D modeling software options, then you will proceed to create your own 3D model, and adjust the design for 3D printing.

Learn More

Sep 2 | 1:30-4:30PM

Intro to Fusion 360 CAD: from hand-drawn sketch to a 3D model

Lead by
Carlos Sapene

Learn how to 3D model a medallion, or pendant using AutoDesk's Fusion 360 CAD modeling software. Start from your own sketch or image, or use one of ours.

Learn More

September 07

Sep 7 | 6:30-8:30PM

Vacuum Forming Orientation

Lead by
Steve Sauer

This workshop will give practical knowledge of both CIF vacuum forming machines  and basic design that allows plastic parts to be produced.

Learn More

September 08

Sep 8 | 7-9PM

Franklinton Fridays Community Event

Our makerspace will be humming with members showing off their work and selling their wears. Stop by any time between 7pm-9pm to go on a tour and partake in the maker experience! We will have deoms, make & takes and vendors available throughout the evening.

Learn More

September 13

Sep 13 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodshop Orientation Part B: Band Saw, Router Table, Sanding and Drill Press

Lead by
Steve Estefan

We've redesigned our Woodshop Orientation process into two, small-group classes,  with hands-on time on each machine.  You do not need to be a member to take either section, and you can take them in any order.

Learn More

September 16

Sep 16 | 9-12PM

Woodshop Orientation, Part A: Table & Panel Saws, Jointer and Planer

Lead by
Eric Lanese or Todd Sweigart or Steve Estefan

We've redesigned our Woodshop Orientation process into two, small-group classes,  with hands-on time on each machine.  You do not need to be a member to take either section, and you can take them in any order.

Learn More

Sep 16 | 2-5PM

Woodshop Orientation Part B: Band Saw, Router Table, Sanding and Drill Press

Lead by
Steve Estefan

We've redesigned our Woodshop Orientation process into two, small-group classes,  with hands-on time on each machine.  You do not need to be a member to take either section, and you can take them in any order.

Learn More

September 17

Sep 17 | 2-6PM

Biker Meet Up

Geek out with fellow bike enthusiasts!

Idea Foundry Biker Meet Up is the motorcycle event for mainstream enthusiast. We work on our bikes, enjoy our hobby together, and share our personal knowledge & experiences with like-minded individuals.

Learn More

September 18

Sep 18 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodshop Projects: Bandsaw Boxes

Lead by
Steve Estefan

This TWO EVENING workshop will give you an opportunity to use many of the tools in the wood shop to create a truly functional work of art in wood!   Expand your woodworking skills and unlock your creativity using the bandsaw and the other cool tools to build one of these beautiful boxes.

Learn More

September 19

Sep 19 | 6PM

Skill Builder: Tool & Blade Sharpening

Lead by
Devon Palmer

In this class, students will learn how to affordably profile and sharpen cutting instruments with "scary sharp" sandpaper/plate glass as opposed to commonly used oil and water stones. 

Learn More

September 20

Sep 20 | 6PM

Intro to Woodturning

Lead by
Devon Palmer

Learn woodturning basics and safe use of the wood lathe in this introductory class.  We'll cover all of the basic tools and cuts as well as wood selection, prep and mounting.  Lastly, we'll make a corked bottle stopper covering sanding, finishing, chucking and mounting of wood.  

Learn More

September 21

Sep 21 | 6-9:30PM

Woodshop Projects: Cigar pen turning

Lead by
Devon Palmer

Learn to use a wood lathe as we make wooden "cigar" pens from exotic wood blanks. We will walk you through setting up the lathe and woodturning tools as you work a rectangular blank into a graceful pen.

Learn More

Sep 21 | 6:30-8:30PM

Vacuum Forming Orientation

Lead by
Steve Sauer

This workshop will give practical knowledge of both CIF vacuum forming machines  and basic design that allows plastic parts to be produced.

Learn More

Sep 21 | 6:30-9:30PM

Ladies Intro to MIG welding & plasma cutting: - Butterfly

Lead by
Rachel Schutt

Using properly cleaned scrap metal, ladies will learn how to use the plasma torch for cutting shapes (wing template provided) out of scrap steel and MIG(Metal Inert Gas) weld the pieces to create a sculptural butterfly.

Learn More

September 22

Sep 22 | 6-9:30PM

Couple's Date Night: Pen Turning

Lead by
Devon Palmer

Tickets are priced per couple

Bring your own tools if you have them, use our tools if you don't!

Learn More

September 23

Sep 23 | 9AM

From log to Bowl: Intro to Bowlturning

Lead by
Devon Palmer

Skill level: Intermediate

Learn More

September 24

Sep 24 | 9AM

Intro to Vessel Turning

Lead by
Devon Palmer

Skill level: Intermediate

Learn More

September 27

Sep 27 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodshop Orientation Part B: Band Saw, Router Table, Sanding and Drill Press

Lead by
Steve Estefan

We've redesigned our Woodshop Orientation process into two, small-group classes,  with hands-on time on each machine.  You do not need to be a member to take either section, and you can take them in any order.

Learn More

October 05

Oct 5 | 6:30-8:30PM

Vacuum Forming Orientation

Lead by
Steve Sauer

This workshop will give practical knowledge of both CIF vacuum forming machines  and basic design that allows plastic parts to be produced.

Learn More

October 07

Oct 7 | 9:30-12:30PM

Intro to 3D modeling for 3D printing: Turn your ideas into reality using Blender

Lead by
Carlos Sapene

Blender is a powerful free open source 3D modeling software. You'll start the class with a quick overview of 3D printing processes and 3D modeling software options, then you will proceed to create your own 3D model, and adjust the design for 3D printing.

Learn More

Oct 7 | 1:30-4:30PM

Intro to Fusion 360 CAD: from hand-drawn sketch to a 3D model

Lead by
Carlos Sapene

Learn how to 3D model a medallion, or pendant using AutoDesk's Fusion 360 CAD modeling software. Start from your own sketch or image, or use one of ours.

Learn More

October 11

Oct 11 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodshop Orientation Part B: Band Saw, Router Table, Sanding and Drill Press

Lead by
Steve Estefan

We've redesigned our Woodshop Orientation process into two, small-group classes,  with hands-on time on each machine.  You do not need to be a member to take either section, and you can take them in any order.

Learn More

October 13

Oct 13 | 7-9PM

Franklinton Fridays Community Event

Our makerspace will be humming with members showing off their work and selling their wears. Stop by any time between 7pm-9pm to go on a tour and partake in the maker experience! We will have deoms, make & takes and vendors available throughout the evening.

Learn More

October 16

Oct 16 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodshop Projects: Bandsaw Boxes

Lead by
Steve Estefan

This TWO EVENING workshop will give you an opportunity to use many of the tools in the wood shop to create a truly functional work of art in wood!   Expand your woodworking skills and unlock your creativity using the bandsaw and the other cool tools to build one of these beautiful boxes.

Learn More

October 19

Oct 19 | 6:30-9:30PM

Ladies Intro to MIG welding & plasma cutting: - Butterfly

Lead by
Rachel Schutt

Using properly cleaned scrap metal, ladies will learn how to use the plasma torch for cutting shapes (wing template provided) out of scrap steel and MIG(Metal Inert Gas) weld the pieces to create a sculptural butterfly.

Learn More

Oct 19 | 6:30-8:30PM

Vacuum Forming Orientation

Lead by
Steve Sauer

This workshop will give practical knowledge of both CIF vacuum forming machines  and basic design that allows plastic parts to be produced.

Learn More

October 21

Oct 21 | 9-12PM

Woodshop Orientation, Part A: Table & Panel Saws, Jointer and Planer

Lead by
Eric Lanese or Todd Sweigart or Steve Estefan

We've redesigned our Woodshop Orientation process into two, small-group classes,  with hands-on time on each machine.  You do not need to be a member to take either section, and you can take them in any order.

Learn More

Oct 21 | 2-5PM

Woodshop Orientation Part B: Band Saw, Router Table, Sanding and Drill Press

Lead by
Steve Estefan

We've redesigned our Woodshop Orientation process into two, small-group classes,  with hands-on time on each machine.  You do not need to be a member to take either section, and you can take them in any order.

Learn More

October 22

Oct 22 | 2-6PM

Biker Meet Up

Geek out with fellow bike enthusiasts!

Idea Foundry Biker Meet Up is the motorcycle event for mainstream enthusiast. We work on our bikes, enjoy our hobby together, and share our personal knowledge & experiences with like-minded individuals.

Learn More

October 25

Oct 25 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodshop Orientation Part B: Band Saw, Router Table, Sanding and Drill Press

Lead by
Steve Estefan

We've redesigned our Woodshop Orientation process into two, small-group classes,  with hands-on time on each machine.  You do not need to be a member to take either section, and you can take them in any order.

Learn More

November 02

Nov 2 | 6:30-8:30PM

Vacuum Forming Orientation

Lead by
Steve Sauer

This workshop will give practical knowledge of both CIF vacuum forming machines  and basic design that allows plastic parts to be produced.

Learn More

November 04

Nov 4 | 9:30-12:30PM

Intro to 3D modeling for 3D printing: Turn your ideas into reality using Blender

Lead by
Carlos Sapene

Blender is a powerful free open source 3D modeling software. You'll start the class with a quick overview of 3D printing processes and 3D modeling software options, then you will proceed to create your own 3D model, and adjust the design for 3D printing.

Learn More

Nov 4 | 1:30-4:30PM

Intro to Fusion 360 CAD: from hand-drawn sketch to a 3D model

Lead by
Carlos Sapene

Learn how to 3D model a medallion, or pendant using AutoDesk's Fusion 360 CAD modeling software. Start from your own sketch or image, or use one of ours.

Learn More

November 08

Nov 8 | 5:30-8:30PM

Woodshop Orientation Part B: Band Saw, Router Table, Sanding and Drill Press

Lead by
Steve Estefan

We've redesigned our Woodshop Orientation process into two, small-group classes,  with hands-on time on each machine.  You do not need to be a member to take either section, and you can take them in any order.

Learn More

November 10

Nov 10 | 6-8PM

Franklinton Fridays Community Event

Our makerspace will be humming with members showing off their work and selling their wears. Stop by any time between 7pm-9pm to go on a tour and partake in the maker experience! We will have deoms, make & takes and vendors available throughout the evening.

Learn More

November 16

Nov 16 | 5:30-8:30PM

Ladies Intro to MIG welding & plasma cutting: - Butterfly

Lead by
Rachel Schutt

Using properly cleaned scrap metal, ladies will learn how to use the plasma torch for cutting shapes (wing template provided) out of scrap steel and MIG(Metal Inert Gas) weld the pieces to create a sculptural butterfly.

Learn More

Nov 16 | 5:30-7:30PM

Vacuum Forming Orientation

Lead by
Steve Sauer

This workshop will give practical knowledge of both CIF vacuum forming machines  and basic design that allows plastic parts to be produced.

Learn More

November 18

Nov 18 | 8-11AM

Woodshop Orientation, Part A: Table & Panel Saws, Jointer and Planer

Lead by
Eric Lanese or Todd Sweigart or Steve Estefan

We've redesigned our Woodshop Orientation process into two, small-group classes,  with hands-on time on each machine.  You do not need to be a member to take either section, and you can take them in any order.

Learn More

Nov 18 | 1-4PM

Woodshop Orientation Part B: Band Saw, Router Table, Sanding and Drill Press

Lead by
Steve Estefan

We've redesigned our Woodshop Orientation process into two, small-group classes,  with hands-on time on each machine.  You do not need to be a member to take either section, and you can take them in any order.

Learn More

Nov 18 | 1-4PM

Woodshop Orientation Part B: Band Saw, Router Table, Sanding and Drill Press

Lead by
Steve Estefan

We've redesigned our Woodshop Orientation process into two, small-group classes,  with hands-on time on each machine.  You do not need to be a member to take either section, and you can take them in any order.

Learn More

November 20

Nov 20 | 5:30-8:30PM

Woodshop Projects: Bandsaw Boxes

Lead by
Steve Estefan

This TWO EVENING workshop will give you an opportunity to use many of the tools in the wood shop to create a truly functional work of art in wood!   Expand your woodworking skills and unlock your creativity using the bandsaw and the other cool tools to build one of these beautiful boxes.

Learn More

November 22

Nov 22 | 5:30-8:30PM

Woodshop Orientation Part B: Band Saw, Router Table, Sanding and Drill Press

Lead by
Steve Estefan

We've redesigned our Woodshop Orientation process into two, small-group classes,  with hands-on time on each machine.  You do not need to be a member to take either section, and you can take them in any order.

Learn More

November 30

Nov 30 | 5:30-7:30PM

Vacuum Forming Orientation

Lead by
Steve Sauer

This workshop will give practical knowledge of both CIF vacuum forming machines  and basic design that allows plastic parts to be produced.

Learn More

December 08

Dec 8 | 6-8PM

Franklinton Fridays Community Event

Our makerspace will be humming with members showing off their work and selling their wears. Stop by any time between 7pm-9pm to go on a tour and partake in the maker experience! We will have deoms, make & takes and vendors available throughout the evening.

Learn More

December 09

Dec 9 | 8:30-11:30AM

Intro to 3D modeling for 3D printing: Turn your ideas into reality using Blender

Lead by
Carlos Sapene

Blender is a powerful free open source 3D modeling software. You'll start the class with a quick overview of 3D printing processes and 3D modeling software options, then you will proceed to create your own 3D model, and adjust the design for 3D printing.

Learn More

Dec 9 | 12:30-3:30PM

Intro to Fusion 360 CAD: from hand-drawn sketch to a 3D model

Lead by
Carlos Sapene

Learn how to 3D model a medallion, or pendant using AutoDesk's Fusion 360 CAD modeling software. Start from your own sketch or image, or use one of ours.

Learn More

December 14

Dec 14 | 5:30-8:30PM

Ladies Intro to MIG welding & plasma cutting: - Butterfly

Lead by
Rachel Schutt

Using properly cleaned scrap metal, ladies will learn how to use the plasma torch for cutting shapes (wing template provided) out of scrap steel and MIG(Metal Inert Gas) weld the pieces to create a sculptural butterfly.

Learn More

Dec 14 | 5:30-7:30PM

Vacuum Forming Orientation

Lead by
Steve Sauer

This workshop will give practical knowledge of both CIF vacuum forming machines  and basic design that allows plastic parts to be produced.

Learn More

December 16

Dec 16 | 8-11AM

Woodshop Orientation, Part A: Table & Panel Saws, Jointer and Planer

Lead by
Eric Lanese or Todd Sweigart or Steve Estefan

We've redesigned our Woodshop Orientation process into two, small-group classes,  with hands-on time on each machine.  You do not need to be a member to take either section, and you can take them in any order.

Learn More

December 18

Dec 18 | 5:30-8:30PM

Woodshop Projects: Bandsaw Boxes

Lead by
Steve Estefan

This TWO EVENING workshop will give you an opportunity to use many of the tools in the wood shop to create a truly functional work of art in wood!   Expand your woodworking skills and unlock your creativity using the bandsaw and the other cool tools to build one of these beautiful boxes.

Learn More

December 28

Dec 28 | 5:30-7:30PM

Vacuum Forming Orientation

Lead by
Steve Sauer

This workshop will give practical knowledge of both CIF vacuum forming machines  and basic design that allows plastic parts to be produced.

Learn More

January 11

Jan 11 | 5:30-7:30PM

Vacuum Forming Orientation

Lead by
Steve Sauer

This workshop will give practical knowledge of both CIF vacuum forming machines  and basic design that allows plastic parts to be produced.

Learn More

January 12

Jan 12 | 6-8PM

Franklinton Fridays Community Event

Our makerspace will be humming with members showing off their work and selling their wears. Stop by any time between 7pm-9pm to go on a tour and partake in the maker experience! We will have deoms, make & takes and vendors available throughout the evening.

Learn More

January 15

Jan 15 | 5:30-8:30PM

Woodshop Projects: Bandsaw Boxes

Lead by
Steve Estefan

This TWO EVENING workshop will give you an opportunity to use many of the tools in the wood shop to create a truly functional work of art in wood!   Expand your woodworking skills and unlock your creativity using the bandsaw and the other cool tools to build one of these beautiful boxes.

Learn More

January 25

Jan 25 | 5:30-7:30PM

Vacuum Forming Orientation

Lead by
Steve Sauer

This workshop will give practical knowledge of both CIF vacuum forming machines  and basic design that allows plastic parts to be produced.

Learn More

February 09

Feb 9 | 6-8PM

Franklinton Fridays Community Event

Our makerspace will be humming with members showing off their work and selling their wears. Stop by any time between 7pm-9pm to go on a tour and partake in the maker experience! We will have deoms, make & takes and vendors available throughout the evening.

Learn More

February 19

Feb 19 | 5:30-8:30PM

Woodshop Projects: Bandsaw Boxes

Lead by
Steve Estefan

This TWO EVENING workshop will give you an opportunity to use many of the tools in the wood shop to create a truly functional work of art in wood!   Expand your woodworking skills and unlock your creativity using the bandsaw and the other cool tools to build one of these beautiful boxes.

Learn More

March 09

Mar 9 | 6-8PM

Franklinton Fridays Community Event

Our makerspace will be humming with members showing off their work and selling their wears. Stop by any time between 7pm-9pm to go on a tour and partake in the maker experience! We will have deoms, make & takes and vendors available throughout the evening.

Learn More

March 19

Mar 19 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodshop Projects: Bandsaw Boxes

Lead by
Steve Estefan

This TWO EVENING workshop will give you an opportunity to use many of the tools in the wood shop to create a truly functional work of art in wood!   Expand your woodworking skills and unlock your creativity using the bandsaw and the other cool tools to build one of these beautiful boxes.

Learn More

April 13

Apr 13 | 7-9PM

Franklinton Fridays Community Event

Our makerspace will be humming with members showing off their work and selling their wears. Stop by any time between 7pm-9pm to go on a tour and partake in the maker experience! We will have deoms, make & takes and vendors available throughout the evening.

Learn More

April 16

Apr 16 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodshop Projects: Bandsaw Boxes

Lead by
Steve Estefan

This TWO EVENING workshop will give you an opportunity to use many of the tools in the wood shop to create a truly functional work of art in wood!   Expand your woodworking skills and unlock your creativity using the bandsaw and the other cool tools to build one of these beautiful boxes.

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May 11

May 11 | 7-9PM

Franklinton Fridays Community Event

Our makerspace will be humming with members showing off their work and selling their wears. Stop by any time between 7pm-9pm to go on a tour and partake in the maker experience! We will have deoms, make & takes and vendors available throughout the evening.

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May 21

May 21 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodshop Projects: Bandsaw Boxes

Lead by
Steve Estefan

This TWO EVENING workshop will give you an opportunity to use many of the tools in the wood shop to create a truly functional work of art in wood!   Expand your woodworking skills and unlock your creativity using the bandsaw and the other cool tools to build one of these beautiful boxes.

Learn More
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