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Classes, meetups, speakers, and more

Sharpen an existing skill or discover your next favorite hobby. Rekindle your curiosity, 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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February 25

Feb 25 | 1-3PM

Custom Map Making

Lead by
Katie Hofacker
Learn basics of acrylic painting and photo transferring in this custom map making class. Students will make an Ohio map featuring up to 3 custom locations. Maps will feature the longitude and latitude of the locations as well as the names of the locations. Maps are 11" x 14".
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February 26

Feb 26 | 6PM

Open Tours RSVP

GENERAL INTEREST TOUR:

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.

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Feb 26 | 6:30-8:30PM

Tech Tribe Meetup

Join Tech Talent South and a community of makers for Tech Tribe at the Columbus Idea Foundry.
Tech Tribe Columbus is a community of learners where we tackle tech in a friendly supportive environ
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February 27

Feb 27 | 6-10PM

Intro to MIG Welding & Plasma Cutting: Fountain

Lead by
Gavin Bruce

Learn to use the plasma cutter, MIG welder, and other welding tools to create your own water fountain in this beginner level class!

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Feb 27 | 6-9PM

Introduction to Leather Carving: Coffee Cozy (Skill Builder)

Lead by
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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Feb 27 | 6:30-8PM

Raising Capital I - Taking on Investors

Lead by
Paul Proffitt, SunDown Group

There is a lot of pre-work that you have to do to make your company ready for investors.

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Feb 27 | 6:30-8:30PM

Unity 3D- Racecars and Navigating Physics: Final Landing

Create your first simple physics-based racecar!

Led by: Wes Adams

Skills: A basic understanding of programming could be helpful, but not required for this semi-beginner level class. 

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March 01

Mar 1 | 6:30-8:30PM

Introduction to Facebook Ads

Facebook's ad system can be confusing, but it doesn't have to be! This class will equip you with the tools and know-how to interpret your target market data and create meaningful advertising.

Instructor: Dylan Paul

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Mar 1 | 6:30-9PM

Invention to Commercialization (Product Development overview)

Learn the basics of product development beginning with timelines and finances through the final conceptualization of your idea for market readiness.
Instructor: Steve Sauer

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March 03

Mar 3 | 12PM

Workshop Interest Tour

This shop-focused tour gives you an opportunity to explore workshop tools and areas. A member of our shop management team will lead you through all that the workshop has to offer from the lasers and CNC machines, saws, sanders, and hand tools to welding, metal working, electronics and more!

Learn More

Mar 3 | 1PM

Open Tours RSVP

GENERAL INTEREST TOUR:

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.

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Mar 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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March 04

Mar 4 | 1-3PM

Photo Transfer to Canvas

Lead by
Katie Hofacker
Learn to apply photo transfers to canvas to create custom and personal works of art using your own photos!
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Mar 4 | 1:30-4PM

Intro to Basic Jewelry: Turn your old jewelry into something new!

Lead by
Alyson Toone
Bring new life to your old jewelry using design and color theory techniques to repurpose your broken or outdated pieces into a one of kind showpiece!
Learn to upcycle your old jewelry into a piece of jewelry that you love while learning introductory techniques and skills.
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March 05

Mar 5 | 6:30-8:30AM

Transition to Tech Meetup

Join Tech Talent South this week for Tech Tribe @ Columbus Idea Foundry. We will be talking about why everyone benefits from learning a bit about code. What even is code?



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Mar 5 | 6PM

Open Tours RSVP

GENERAL INTEREST TOUR:

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.

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Mar 5 | 7PM

Creativity Uncorked: Art Collage Basics with Spirits

Instructor: Katie Hofacker

Learn to collage basics and enjoy complimentary wine at this beginner friendly collage class. Each student will make an 11" x 14" collage. Each student will also be provided with a hand out outlining concepts learned in class.

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March 06

Mar 6 | 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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Mar 6 | 6:30-9:30PM

ShopBot Hands-on

Lead by
Sally Doyle.

Get hands-on with the ShopBot to create your own sign while learning VCarve to explore the CNC possibilities!

Pre-requisites: ShopBot Orientation

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Mar 6 | 6:30-9:30PM

Intro to Woodturning: Exotic Wood Pen (Level 1 & Orientation)

Lead by
Luke Howard

This class will teach you the basics of how to use a lathe as we make a pen out of exotic woods

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Mar 6 | 6:30-9:30PM

Introduction to Anodized Niobium and Titanium Jewelry

Instructor: Joe Calabrese

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Mar 6 | 6:30-8:30PM

Unity 3D- Create Your First Game: Space Travel

Export out your first First Person Exploration game in Unity 3D!

Led by: Wes Adams

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March 07

Mar 7 | 4-7PM

Leathercraft Meetup

Learn about leather working tools and techniques and meet some new friends! Leathercraft has been a staple of artisans for both function and beauty for centuries. Explore this craft and share your own tips and tricks of the trade.

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Mar 7 | 6-9PM

Glass: Stained Glass Window Hanging

Learn the basics cutting, grinding, and soldering glass to create your own window hanging!

You will use basic stained glass tools like a glass cutter, grinder, and a soldering iron to make a complete sun-catcher window hanging from scratch.

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Mar 7 | 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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March 08

Mar 8 | 6:30-9:30PM

Womens' Introduction to Woodshop (Level 1: Beginner)

Lead by
Eric Lanese

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

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Mar 8 | 6:30-8:30PM

Vacuum Forming Orientation

Lead by
Steve Sauer
Use vacuum forming machines to heat and stretch plastic to produce forms of objects for personal or production quality needs. Orientation Level.
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March 09

Mar 9 | 6-9PM

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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Mar 9 | 7-9PM

Franklinton Fridays Community Event

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

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March 10

Mar 10 | 9:30-11:30AM

Children's Electronics: Micro:bit to program all the things!

Lead by
Alexandria Kalika
Learn Micro-bit and program the fun way!
This class is designed for school-age students (K-12).
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Mar 10 | 10-5PM

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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Mar 10 | 12PM

Workshop Interest Tour

This shop-focused tour gives you an opportunity to explore workshop tools and areas. A member of our shop management team will lead you through all that the workshop has to offer from the lasers and CNC machines, saws, sanders, and hand tools to welding, metal working, electronics and more!

Learn More

Mar 10 | 1PM

Open Tours RSVP

GENERAL INTEREST TOUR:

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.

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March 11

Mar 11 | 12:30-3PM

Intro to Basic Jewelry: Wire-wrapped Bracelet

Lead by
Alyson Toone
Use pliers and wire jig to create a one-of-a-kind bracelet! Beading and wrapping will be introduced.
Get wrapped up in making your own wire bracelet. You will learn how to use pliers to create a a base bracelet and to use a wire jig to make interesting designs.
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March 12

Mar 12 | 5PM

Open Tours RSVP

GENERAL INTEREST TOUR:

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.

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Mar 12 | 5:30-7:30PM

Woodshop Project: Serving Tray (Level 1: Beginner)

Lead by
Eric Lanese

Create your own wooden tray for your home while learning basic woodshop tools and varnishing skills!

Prerequisites: Little to no woodworking experience is required.

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Mar 12 | 5:30-8:30PM

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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March 13

Mar 13 | 5-9PM

Intro to MIG Welding & Plasma Cutting: Fountain

Lead by
Gavin Bruce

Learn to use the plasma cutter, MIG welder, and other welding tools to create your own water fountain in this beginner level class!

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Mar 13 | 5:30-8:30PM

Woodshop Project: Bread and Cheese Board (Level 1: Beginner)

Lead by
Eric Lanese

Wow your guests by serving bread and cheese on a charcuterie board made by you using glue up and sanding techniques!

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Mar 13 | 5:30-7PM

Forming Your Business II - Setting The Stage for Success

Instructor: Paul Proffitt, SunDown Group

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Mar 13 | 5:30-8PM

Virtual Reality MeetUp

Join us for VR, AR, and emerging tech. Developers, enthusiasts, gamers, entrepreneurs, and investors are welcome. We share the latest games and development for systems such as the htC Vive, Oculus Rift and Hololens. Learn, network and play!

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Mar 13 | 5:30-7:30PM

Unity 3D- Game Engine Basics: Start Your Engines!

Use Unity 3D to create a flight simulation and capture the flag style games!

Led by: Wes Adams

Student laptops are available on a limited basis, indicated on the registration page. Otherwise:

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March 14

Mar 14 | 5-8:30PM

Trotec Orientation- Intro to Laser Cutting & Engraving

Lead by
Brad Hatcher

Use vector and raster files to design files to cut and engrave on the 120 watt Trotec laser utilizing materials such as wood, glass, paper, etc. 

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Mar 14 | 5:30-8:30PM

Beginning Blacksmithing - Coat Rack

Lead by
Adlai Stein of Macabee Metals has been a full-time Blacksmith since 2008. He offers a

Learn the basics of Blacksmithing and forge your own 3 hook coat rack.

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Mar 14 | 6-9PM

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).

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March 15

Mar 15 | 5-8PM

Electronics Soldering: Make a Mini Amp

Lead by
Kevin Cardoso

The student will receive a low-power amp kit containing all electronic components, auxiliary cable, cigar box, and adaptor.

The student will have an introduction to soldering basics which will include learning about soldering equipment, proper use, and safety.

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Mar 15 | 5-7PM

File Maker Meetup

The Central Ohio File Maker User Group (COFMUG) focuses on:

-Education of developers and users of FileMaker to further their knowledge.
-Inviting and introducing new users to the FileMaker platform.
-Sharing resources, examples and development success stories.

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Mar 15 | 5:30-8PM

Invention to Commercialization (Product Development overview)

Learn the basics of product development beginning with timelines and finances through the final conceptualization of your idea for market readiness.
Instructor: Steve Sauer

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Mar 15 | 5:30-8:30PM

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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March 17

Mar 17 | 11AM

Workshop Interest Tour

This shop-focused tour gives you an opportunity to explore workshop tools and areas. A member of our shop management team will lead you through all that the workshop has to offer from the lasers and CNC machines, saws, sanders, and hand tools to welding, metal working, electronics and more!

Learn More

Mar 17 | 12PM

Open Tours RSVP

GENERAL INTEREST TOUR:

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.

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Mar 17 | 1-4PM

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

Lead by
Steve Estefan (Saturday) or Luke Howard

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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Mar 17 | 2-4PM

Autodesk Maya- 3D Modeling 101

Learn to use Autodesk Maya to make 3D models for your games!

Led by: Wes Adams

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March 18

Mar 18 | 12-2PM

Acrylic Painting Techniques

Lead by
Full time artist and CCAD alumna, Katie Hofacker sells her work at various art festivals and online via Etsy.
Learn collage techniques for applying acrylic and crackle paint method on canvas and other materials for your own take home mixed medium art project. 

Instructor: Katie Hofacker

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March 19

Mar 19 | 5PM

Open Tours RSVP

GENERAL INTEREST TOUR:

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.

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Mar 19 | 5:30-8:30PM

Intro to MIG welding & plasma cutting: Tribal Mask

Lead by
Rachel Schutt

Use plasma cutters, grinders, and MIG welders to create a unique custom art piece.

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Mar 19 | 5:30-8:30PM

Woodshop Projects: Bandsaw Boxes (Level 1: Beginner)

Lead by
Steve Estefan

This TWO EVENING (Monday/Tuesday) 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!

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March 20

Mar 20 | 5-9PM

Intro to MIG Welding & Plasma Cutting: Fountain

Lead by
Gavin Bruce

Learn to use the plasma cutter, MIG welder, and other welding tools to create your own water fountain in this beginner level class!

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Mar 20 | 5PM

Beginner Podcasting: Hands-On

Learn how to set up your own podcast studio and how to record your first podcast! 

About the instructor:

Class Fees:

Member: $45

Non-Member: $55

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Mar 20 | 5:30-7:30PM

Unity 3D- World Creation: Missions

Ready to make your own Unity 3D levels and worlds in a game?

Led by: Wes Adams

Student laptops are available on a limited basis, indicated on the registration page. Otherwise:

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Mar 20 | 5:30-8:30PM

Ladies' ShopBot Hands-on

Lead by
Sally Doyle.

Pre-requisites: ShopBot Orientation

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Mar 20 | 5:30-7PM

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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Mar 20 | 5:30-8:30PM

Intro to Woodturning: Exotic Wood Pen (Level 1 & Orientation)

Lead by
Luke Howard

This class will teach you the basics of how to use a lathe as we make a pen out of exotic woods

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Mar 20 | 5:30-8:30PM

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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Mar 20 | 5:30PM

Full Spectrum Laser Orientation

Lead by
Aimee Brown

Students will learn:
How to work with raster and vector files.
How to control & set up the machine.
How to go through the full process of laser cutting and engraving.

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March 21

Mar 21 | 5-8PM

Biohacker Meetup

The Cap City Biohackers are dedicated to demystifying and democratizing science (with an emphasis on biology and technology) for people of all backgrounds.

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Mar 21 | 5-8PM

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.

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Mar 21 | 5-8PM

Glass: Stained Glass Window Hanging

Learn the basics cutting, grinding, and soldering glass to create your own window hanging!

You will use basic stained glass tools like a glass cutter, grinder, and a soldering iron to make a complete sun-catcher window hanging from scratch.

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Mar 21 | 5:30-8:30PM

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.

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Mar 21 | 5:30-8:30PM

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

Lead by
Steve Estefan (Saturday) or Luke Howard

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

March 22

Mar 22 | 5PM

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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Mar 22 | 5:30-7:30PM

Vacuum Forming Orientation

Lead by
Steve Sauer
Use vacuum forming machines to heat and stretch plastic to produce forms of objects for personal or production quality needs. Orientation Level.
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Mar 22 | 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.

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Mar 22 | 5:30-8:30PM

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

Lead by
Eric Lanese or Steve Estefan (Saturday) or Luke Howard

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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March 23

Mar 23 | 5PM

Metal Shop Orientation: Milling Machine

Lead by
Karsten Look

In this class, you will learn the basics of metal machining using a vertical mill. You will create a functional and beautiful carbon steel clip starting from a simple bar using several different machining techniques and methods.

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Mar 23 | 5-8PM

Leatherworking: wrist band

Lead by
Stephanie Shields
Design your own wristband from leather using hardware and closures to decorate with punches and rivets to fit you and your taste!
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March 24

Mar 24 | 8:30-11:30AM

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

Lead by
Carlos Sapene
Use Blender 3D modeling software to create a model ready for printing your own creation in this digital design class!

Blender is a powerful free open source 3D modeling software.

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Mar 24 | 11AM

Workshop Interest Tour

This shop-focused tour gives you an opportunity to explore workshop tools and areas. A member of our shop management team will lead you through all that the workshop has to offer from the lasers and CNC machines, saws, sanders, and hand tools to welding, metal working, electronics and more!

Learn More

Mar 24 | 12-4PM

Woodshop Project: Custom Coffee Table (Level 3: experienced)

Lead by
Eric Lanese

Take maple or black walnut from rough lumber to a finished mid-century style coffee table for your home in this 2-day class!

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Mar 24 | 12PM

MIG Welding: Portable Fire Pit

Lead by
Rachel Schutt

Minimum Age: 16

MIG Welding: Portable Fire Pit

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Mar 24 | 12PM

Open Tours RSVP

GENERAL INTEREST TOUR:

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.

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Mar 24 | 12:30-3:30PM

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

Lead by
Carlos Sapene
Using AutoDesk Fusion 360 software, turn a sketch into a 2D draft then finally into a 3D computer aided design model design suitable for printing!

Learn how to 3D model a medallion, or pendant using AutoDesk's Fusion 360 CAD modeling software.

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March 25

Mar 25 | 12-2PM

Custom Map Making

Lead by
Katie Hofacker
Learn basics of acrylic painting and photo transferring in this custom map making class. Students will make an Ohio map featuring up to 3 custom locations. Maps will feature the longitude and latitude of the locations as well as the names of the locations. Maps are 11" x 14".
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March 26

Mar 26 | 5PM

Open Tours RSVP

GENERAL INTEREST TOUR:

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.

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Mar 26 | 5:30-7:30PM

Tech Tribe Meetup

Join Tech Talent South and a community of makers for Tech Tribe at the Columbus Idea Foundry.
Tech Tribe Columbus is a community of learners where we tackle tech in a friendly supportive environ
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Mar 26 | 5:30PM

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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March 27

Mar 27 | 5:30-7PM

Product and Service Creation II - Your Total Product Offering

Lead by
Paul Proffitt, SunDown Group

Ever wonder how to price your products to maximize your profit and provide good value to your customers?  What are the 7 P's and how do you use them to arrive at the right price for your product or service?  How do you monetize your brand?  How does price affect the perceived quality of a good or

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Mar 27 | 5:30-7:30PM

Unity 3D- Racecars and Navigating Physics: Final Landing

Create your first simple physics-based racecar!

Led by: Wes Adams

Skills: A basic understanding of programming could be helpful, but not required for this semi-beginner level class. 

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March 28

Mar 28 | 5-8PM

Recording Basics: Soundscapes

Lead by
Kevin Cardoso

Learn how to identify studio equipment, make a track, set up a mic, get your signal, and enhance through EQ and compression!

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Mar 28 | 5-9PM

Intro to MIG Welding & Plasma Cutting: Fountain

Lead by
Gavin Bruce

Learn to use the plasma cutter, MIG welder, and other welding tools to create your own water fountain in this beginner level class!

Learn More

Mar 28 | 5-8:30PM

Trotec Orientation- Intro to Laser Cutting & Engraving

Lead by
Brad Hatcher

Use vector and raster files to design files to cut and engrave on the 120 watt Trotec laser utilizing materials such as wood, glass, paper, etc. 

Learn More

Mar 28 | 5:30-8:30PM

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

Lead by
Steve Estefan (Saturday) or Luke Howard

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

March 29

Mar 29 | 5:30-8:30PM

Invention to Commercialization (Product Development overview)

Learn the basics of product development beginning with timelines and finances through the final conceptualization of your idea for market readiness.
Instructor: Steve Sauer

Learn More

Mar 29 | 5:30-8:30PM

Womens' Introduction to Woodshop (Level 1: Beginner)

Lead by
Eric Lanese

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

Learn More

March 30

Mar 30 | 12-3PM

Woodshop Project: Custom Hardwood Splined Frame (Level 2: Some recent experience)

Lead by
Eric Lanese

Create the finishing touch by making your own hardwood splined frame to showcase your 2D fine art!

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Mar 30 | 1-8PM

Wood Carving: Moving Parts, Caged Ball

Lead by
Laura Gorun
Take a solid block of wood and carve it into a free-moving marvel while learning basic chisel techniques.
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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Mar 30 | 5-8PM

Woodshop Project: Custom Hardwood Splined Frame (Level 2: Some recent experience)

Lead by
Eric Lanese

Create the finishing touch by making your own hardwood splined frame to showcase your 2D fine art!

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March 31

Mar 31 | 11AM

Workshop Interest Tour

This shop-focused tour gives you an opportunity to explore workshop tools and areas. A member of our shop management team will lead you through all that the workshop has to offer from the lasers and CNC machines, saws, sanders, and hand tools to welding, metal working, electronics and more!

Learn More

Mar 31 | 12PM

Open Tours RSVP

GENERAL INTEREST TOUR:

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.

Learn More

April 02

Apr 2 | 5:30-7:30AM

Transition to Tech Meetup

Join Tech Talent South this week for Tech Tribe @ Columbus Idea Foundry. We will be talking about why everyone benefits from learning a bit about code. What even is code?



Learn More

Apr 2 | 5PM

Open Tours RSVP

GENERAL INTEREST TOUR:

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.

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Apr 2 | 5:30-7:30PM

Unity 3D- Create Your First Game: Space Travel

Export out your first First Person Exploration game in Unity 3D!

Led by: Wes Adams

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Apr 2 | 5:30-7:30PM

Woodshop Project: Serving Tray (Level 1: Beginner)

Lead by
Eric Lanese

Create your own wooden tray for your home while learning basic woodshop tools and varnishing skills!

Prerequisites: Little to no woodworking experience is required.

Learn More

April 03

Apr 3 | 5-9PM

Intro to MIG Welding & Plasma Cutting: Fountain

Lead by
Gavin Bruce

Learn to use the plasma cutter, MIG welder, and other welding tools to create your own water fountain in this beginner level class!

Learn More

Apr 3 | 5:30-7PM

Marketing I - Intro to Marketing Planning

Lead by
Paul Proffitt, SunDown Group

Marketing is what gets your product or service into the hands of your customers, but how do you know when your marketing is effective and how do you even reach your customers.  Marketing planning is an important first step in launching your marketing efforts to make sure you attract the right kin

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Apr 3 | 5:30-8:30PM

ShopBot Hands-on

Lead by
Sally Doyle.

Get hands-on with the ShopBot to create your own sign while learning VCarve to explore the CNC possibilities!

Pre-requisites: ShopBot Orientation

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April 04

Apr 4 | 3-6PM

Leathercraft Meetup

Learn about leather working tools and techniques and meet some new friends! Leathercraft has been a staple of artisans for both function and beauty for centuries. Explore this craft and share your own tips and tricks of the trade.

Learn More

Apr 4 | 5-8PM

Glass: Stained Glass Window Hanging

Learn the basics cutting, grinding, and soldering glass to create your own window hanging!

You will use basic stained glass tools like a glass cutter, grinder, and a soldering iron to make a complete sun-catcher window hanging from scratch.

Learn More

Apr 4 | 5:30-8:30PM

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

Lead by
Eric Lanese or Steve Estefan (Saturday) or Luke Howard

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

Apr 4 | 5:30-8:30PM

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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April 05

Apr 5 | 5PM

Metal Shop Orientation: Milling Machine

Lead by
Karsten Look

In this class, you will learn the basics of metal machining using a vertical mill. You will create a functional and beautiful carbon steel clip starting from a simple bar using several different machining techniques and methods.

Learn More

Apr 5 | 5-9PM

Woodshop Project: Pet Bowl Stand (Level 2: Some recent experience)

Lead by
Eric Lanese

Construct a height appropriate stand for your furry friend's food and water bowls while learning how to use woodshop tools!

Learn More

Apr 5 | 5:30-7:30PM

Vacuum Forming Orientation

Lead by
Steve Sauer
Use vacuum forming machines to heat and stretch plastic to produce forms of objects for personal or production quality needs. Orientation Level.
Learn More

April 07

Apr 7 | 8:30-10:30AM

Children's Electronics: Micro:bit to program all the things!

Lead by
Alexandria Kalika
Learn Micro-bit and program the fun way!
This class is designed for school-age students (K-12).
Learn More

Apr 7 | 11AM

Workshop Interest Tour

This shop-focused tour gives you an opportunity to explore workshop tools and areas. A member of our shop management team will lead you through all that the workshop has to offer from the lasers and CNC machines, saws, sanders, and hand tools to welding, metal working, electronics and more!

Learn More

Apr 7 | 12PM

Open Tours RSVP

GENERAL INTEREST TOUR:

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.

Learn More

Apr 7 | 12-4PM

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.

Learn More

April 08

Apr 8 | 12:30-3PM

Intro to Basic Jewelry: Turn your old jewelry into something new!

Lead by
Alyson Toone
Bring new life to your old jewelry using design and color theory techniques to repurpose your broken or outdated pieces into a one of kind showpiece!
Learn to upcycle your old jewelry into a piece of jewelry that you love while learning introductory techniques and skills.
Learn More

April 09

Apr 9 | 5PM

Open Tours RSVP

GENERAL INTEREST TOUR:

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.

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Apr 9 | 5PM

Women's - Introduction to Bladesmithing

Lead by
Adlai Stein

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 knife.

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Apr 9 | 5:30-8:30PM

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

Lead by
Steve Estefan (Saturday) or Luke Howard

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

Apr 9 | 5:30-8:30PM

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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April 10

Apr 10 | 5:30-7:30PM

Unity 3D- Game Engine Basics: Start Your Engines!

Use Unity 3D to create a flight simulation and capture the flag style games!

Led by: Wes Adams

Student laptops are available on a limited basis, indicated on the registration page. Otherwise:

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Apr 10 | 5:30-7PM

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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Apr 10 | 5:30-8PM

Virtual Reality MeetUp

Join us for VR, AR, and emerging tech. Developers, enthusiasts, gamers, entrepreneurs, and investors are welcome. We share the latest games and development for systems such as the htC Vive, Oculus Rift and Hololens. Learn, network and play!

Learn More

Apr 10 | 5:30-8:30PM

Woodshop Project: Custom Hardwood Splined Frame (Level 2: Some recent experience)

Lead by
Eric Lanese

Create the finishing touch by making your own hardwood splined frame to showcase your 2D fine art!

Learn More

Apr 10 | 5:30-9:30PM

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

Apr 10 | 5:30-8:30PM

Intro to Woodturning: Exotic Wood Pen (Level 1 & Orientation)

Lead by
Luke Howard

This class will teach you the basics of how to use a lathe as we make a pen out of exotic woods

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April 11

Apr 11 | 5-8:30PM

Trotec Orientation- Intro to Laser Cutting & Engraving

Lead by
Brad Hatcher

Use vector and raster files to design files to cut and engrave on the 120 watt Trotec laser utilizing materials such as wood, glass, paper, etc. 

Learn More

Apr 11 | 5:30PM

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

Learn More

Apr 11 | 5:30-7:30PM

Careers and Code

This hands-on conversation will provide a few exercises to identify career options and set a benchmark of what you value at work. Benchmarks are critical to create as a personal measure of what a good fit would look like as you explore industry, role and cultural fit.


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Apr 11 | 5:30-8:30PM

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

Lead by
Steve Estefan (Saturday) or Luke Howard

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

Apr 11 | 6-9PM

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).

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April 12

Apr 12 | 5-8PM

Leatherworking: wrist band

Lead by
Stephanie Shields
Design your own wristband from leather using hardware and closures to decorate with punches and rivets to fit you and your taste!
Learn More

Apr 12 | 5:30-8PM

Invention to Commercialization (Product Development overview)

Learn the basics of product development beginning with timelines and finances through the final conceptualization of your idea for market readiness.
Instructor: Steve Sauer

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Apr 12 | 5:30-7:30PM

Introduction to Facebook Ads

Facebook's ad system can be confusing, but it doesn't have to be! This class will equip you with the tools and know-how to interpret your target market data and create meaningful advertising.

Instructor: Dylan Paul

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Apr 12 | 5:30-8:30PM

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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April 13

Apr 13 | 5-8PM

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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Apr 13 | 6-8PM

Franklinton Fridays Community Event

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

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April 14

Apr 14 | 11AM

Workshop Interest Tour

This shop-focused tour gives you an opportunity to explore workshop tools and areas. A member of our shop management team will lead you through all that the workshop has to offer from the lasers and CNC machines, saws, sanders, and hand tools to welding, metal working, electronics and more!

Learn More

Apr 14 | 12PM

Open Tours RSVP

GENERAL INTEREST TOUR:

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.

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April 15

Apr 15 | 9-12PM

Introduction to Leather Carving: Coffee Cozy (Skill Builder)

Lead by
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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Apr 15 | 1-3PM

Leather working: Card Case

Learn the punching and sewing techniques using hand tools  to work pre-cut leather pieces and thread into a card case or small wallet and set a snap.
Instructor: Stephanie Shields
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April 16

Apr 16 | 5PM

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

Apr 16 | 5PM

Open Tours RSVP

GENERAL INTEREST TOUR:

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.

Learn More

Apr 16 | 5:30-8:30PM

Intro to MIG welding & plasma cutting: Tribal Mask

Lead by
Rachel Schutt

Use plasma cutters, grinders, and MIG welders to create a unique custom art piece.

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Apr 16 | 5:30-8:30PM

Woodshop Projects: Bandsaw Boxes (Level 1: Beginner)

Lead by
Steve Estefan

This TWO EVENING (Monday/Tuesday) 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!

Learn More

April 17

Apr 17 | 12-3PM

Woodshop Project: Custom Hardwood Splined Frame (Level 2: Some recent experience)

Lead by
Eric Lanese

Create the finishing touch by making your own hardwood splined frame to showcase your 2D fine art!

Learn More

Apr 17 | 5:30-7PM

Finance II - Running the Business

Lead by
Paul Proffitt, SunDown Group

Launching a business is hard.  Keeping it running is even harder.  To help you keep your business going, you need to put financial controls in place to know when your business is succeeding or when things start to become a struggle.  In this class, you will learn how to setup those controls for y

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Apr 17 | 5:30PM

Full Spectrum Laser Orientation

Lead by
Aimee Brown

Students will learn:
How to work with raster and vector files.
How to control & set up the machine.
How to go through the full process of laser cutting and engraving.

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Apr 17 | 5:30-7:30PM

Unity 3D- World Creation: Missions

Ready to make your own Unity 3D levels and worlds in a game?

Led by: Wes Adams

Student laptops are available on a limited basis, indicated on the registration page. Otherwise:

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Apr 17 | 5:30-8:30PM

Ladies' ShopBot Hands-on

Lead by
Sally Doyle.

Pre-requisites: ShopBot Orientation

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Apr 17 | 5:30-8:30PM

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

April 18

Apr 18 | 5-8PM

Biohacker Meetup

The Cap City Biohackers are dedicated to demystifying and democratizing science (with an emphasis on biology and technology) for people of all backgrounds.

Learn More

Apr 18 | 5PM

Introduction to Bladesmithing - Railroad Spike Knife

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

Learn More

Apr 18 | 5-8PM

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

Apr 18 | 5-8PM

Glass: Stained Glass Window Hanging

Learn the basics cutting, grinding, and soldering glass to create your own window hanging!

You will use basic stained glass tools like a glass cutter, grinder, and a soldering iron to make a complete sun-catcher window hanging from scratch.

Learn More

Apr 18 | 5:30-8:30PM

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

Lead by
Eric Lanese or Steve Estefan (Saturday) or Luke Howard

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

April 19

Apr 19 | 5PM

Metal Shop Orientation: Milling Machine

Lead by
Karsten Look

In this class, you will learn the basics of metal machining using a vertical mill. You will create a functional and beautiful carbon steel clip starting from a simple bar using several different machining techniques and methods.

Learn More

Apr 19 | 5-7PM

File Maker Meetup

The Central Ohio File Maker User Group (COFMUG) focuses on:

-Education of developers and users of FileMaker to further their knowledge.
-Inviting and introducing new users to the FileMaker platform.
-Sharing resources, examples and development success stories.

Learn More

Apr 19 | 5:30-8:30PM

Womens' Introduction to Woodshop (Level 1: Beginner)

Lead by
Eric Lanese

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

Learn More

Apr 19 | 5:30-7:30PM

Vacuum Forming Orientation

Lead by
Steve Sauer
Use vacuum forming machines to heat and stretch plastic to produce forms of objects for personal or production quality needs. Orientation Level.
Learn More

Apr 19 | 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.

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April 21

Apr 21 | 8-11AM

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

Lead by
Eric Lanese or Steve Estefan (Saturday) or Luke Howard

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

Apr 21 | 11AM

Workshop Interest Tour

This shop-focused tour gives you an opportunity to explore workshop tools and areas. A member of our shop management team will lead you through all that the workshop has to offer from the lasers and CNC machines, saws, sanders, and hand tools to welding, metal working, electronics and more!

Learn More

Apr 21 | 12PM

Open Tours RSVP

GENERAL INTEREST TOUR:

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.

Learn More

Apr 21 | 12PM

MIG Welding: Portable Fire Pit

Lead by
Rachel Schutt

Minimum Age: 16

MIG Welding: Portable Fire Pit

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Apr 21 | 1-4PM

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

Lead by
Steve Estefan (Saturday) or Luke Howard

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

Apr 21 | 2-4PM

Autodesk Maya- 3D Modeling 101

Learn to use Autodesk Maya to make 3D models for your games!

Led by: Wes Adams

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April 22

Apr 22 | 9-4PM

Wood Carving: Carving a Basic Spoon

Lead by
Laura Gorun
Carve your very own wooden spoon while learning basic gouge techniques that apply to many other carving disciplines!
A great project for beginners, with enough challenge to satisfy more experienced carvers, as well, spoons are one the most comprehensive and versatile carving exer
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April 23

Apr 23 | 5PM

Open Tours RSVP

GENERAL INTEREST TOUR:

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.

Learn More

Apr 23 | 5:30-8:30PM

Woodshop Projects: Basic Joinery I - Miters and Splines & More! (Level 2: Some recent experience)

Lead by
Steve Estefan

Expand your woodworking skills by learning how to join wood together for complex projects with miters and splines!

In this TWO EVENING class, you will get an opportunity to develop your woodshop skills and use the tools in the shop to create a truly functional work of art in wood!

Learn More

Apr 23 | 5:30-7:30PM

Tech Tribe Meetup

Join Tech Talent South and a community of makers for Tech Tribe at the Columbus Idea Foundry.
Tech Tribe Columbus is a community of learners where we tackle tech in a friendly supportive environ
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Apr 23 | 5:30-9:30PM

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

Apr 23 | 5:30PM

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.

Learn More

April 24

Apr 24 | 5:30-7PM

Raising Capital I - Taking on Investors

Lead by
Paul Proffitt, SunDown Group

There is a lot of pre-work that you have to do to make your company ready for investors.

Learn More

Apr 24 | 5:30-8:30PM

Intro to Woodturning: Exotic Wood Pen (Level 1 & Orientation)

Lead by
Luke Howard

This class will teach you the basics of how to use a lathe as we make a pen out of exotic woods

Learn More

Apr 24 | 5:30-7:30PM

Unity 3D- Racecars and Navigating Physics: Final Landing

Create your first simple physics-based racecar!

Led by: Wes Adams

Skills: A basic understanding of programming could be helpful, but not required for this semi-beginner level class. 

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April 25

Apr 25 | 5-8:30PM

Trotec Orientation- Intro to Laser Cutting & Engraving

Lead by
Brad Hatcher

Use vector and raster files to design files to cut and engrave on the 120 watt Trotec laser utilizing materials such as wood, glass, paper, etc. 

Learn More

Apr 25 | 5:30-8:30PM

Beginning Blacksmithing - Coat Rack

Lead by
Adlai Stein of Macabee Metals has been a full-time Blacksmith since 2008. He offers a

Learn the basics of Blacksmithing and forge your own 3 hook coat rack.

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Apr 25 | 5:30-8:30PM

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

Apr 25 | 5:30-8:30PM

Introduction to Anodized Niobium and Titanium Jewelry

Instructor: Joe Calabrese

Learn More

Apr 25 | 5:30-8:30PM

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

Lead by
Steve Estefan (Saturday) or Luke Howard

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

April 26

Apr 26 | 5:30-8PM

Invention to Commercialization (Product Development overview)

Learn the basics of product development beginning with timelines and finances through the final conceptualization of your idea for market readiness.
Instructor: Steve Sauer

Learn More

April 28

Apr 28 | 11AM

Workshop Interest Tour

This shop-focused tour gives you an opportunity to explore workshop tools and areas. A member of our shop management team will lead you through all that the workshop has to offer from the lasers and CNC machines, saws, sanders, and hand tools to welding, metal working, electronics and more!

Learn More

Apr 28 | 12-4PM

Woodshop Project: Custom Coffee Table (Level 3: experienced)

Lead by
Eric Lanese

Take maple or black walnut from rough lumber to a finished mid-century style coffee table for your home in this 2-day class!

Learn More

Apr 28 | 12PM

Open Tours RSVP

GENERAL INTEREST TOUR:

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.

Learn More

May 01

May 1 | 5:30-8:30PM

Woodshop Project: Bread and Cheese Board (Level 1: Beginner)

Lead by
Eric Lanese

Wow your guests by serving bread and cheese on a charcuterie board made by you using glue up and sanding techniques!

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May 1 | 5:30-8:30PM

Intro to Screenprinting T-Shirts

Instructor: Jess Hinshaw (Upright Press)

Print your own shirts! Learn the basics of screen printing and print your design on your shirts. Each student should bring 5 shirts: You can keep all 5 or trade with other classmates! Please see the guidelines for shirts below.

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May 1 | 5:30-7:30PM

Unity 3D- Create Your First Game: Space Travel

Export out your first First Person Exploration game in Unity 3D!

Led by: Wes Adams

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May 02

May 2 | 3-6PM

Leathercraft Meetup

Learn about leather working tools and techniques and meet some new friends! Leathercraft has been a staple of artisans for both function and beauty for centuries. Explore this craft and share your own tips and tricks of the trade.

Learn More

May 2 | 5-8PM

Glass: Stained Glass Window Hanging

Learn the basics cutting, grinding, and soldering glass to create your own window hanging!

You will use basic stained glass tools like a glass cutter, grinder, and a soldering iron to make a complete sun-catcher window hanging from scratch.

Learn More

May 2 | 5PM

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

Learn More

May 2 | 5:30-8:30PM

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

Lead by
Steve Estefan (Saturday) or Luke Howard

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

May 2 | 6-8PM

Leather working: Card Case

Learn the punching and sewing techniques using hand tools  to work pre-cut leather pieces and thread into a card case or small wallet and set a snap.
Instructor: Stephanie Shields
Learn More

May 03

May 3 | 5:30-7:30PM

Vacuum Forming Orientation

Lead by
Steve Sauer
Use vacuum forming machines to heat and stretch plastic to produce forms of objects for personal or production quality needs. Orientation Level.
Learn More

May 05

May 5 | 8:30-10:30AM

Children's Electronics: Micro:bit to program all the things!

Lead by
Alexandria Kalika
Learn Micro-bit and program the fun way!
This class is designed for school-age students (K-12).
Learn More

May 5 | 11AM

Workshop Interest Tour

This shop-focused tour gives you an opportunity to explore workshop tools and areas. A member of our shop management team will lead you through all that the workshop has to offer from the lasers and CNC machines, saws, sanders, and hand tools to welding, metal working, electronics and more!

Learn More

May 5 | 12-4PM

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.

Learn More

May 06

May 6 | 12:30-3PM

Intro to Basic Jewelry: Turn your old jewelry into something new!

Lead by
Alyson Toone
Bring new life to your old jewelry using design and color theory techniques to repurpose your broken or outdated pieces into a one of kind showpiece!
Learn to upcycle your old jewelry into a piece of jewelry that you love while learning introductory techniques and skills.
Learn More

May 07

May 7 | 5:30-7:30AM

Transition to Tech Meetup

Join Tech Talent South this week for Tech Tribe @ Columbus Idea Foundry. We will be talking about why everyone benefits from learning a bit about code. What even is code?



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May 7 | 5:30-8:30PM

Woodshop Project: Custom Hardwood Splined Frame (Level 2: Some recent experience)

Lead by
Eric Lanese

Create the finishing touch by making your own hardwood splined frame to showcase your 2D fine art!

Learn More

May 08

May 8 | 5:30-7:30PM

Unity 3D- Game Engine Basics: Start Your Engines!

Use Unity 3D to create a flight simulation and capture the flag style games!

Led by: Wes Adams

Student laptops are available on a limited basis, indicated on the registration page. Otherwise:

Learn More

May 8 | 5:30-8PM

Virtual Reality MeetUp

Join us for VR, AR, and emerging tech. Developers, enthusiasts, gamers, entrepreneurs, and investors are welcome. We share the latest games and development for systems such as the htC Vive, Oculus Rift and Hololens. Learn, network and play!

Learn More

May 8 | 5:30-8:30PM

ShopBot Hands-on

Lead by
Sally Doyle.

Get hands-on with the ShopBot to create your own sign while learning VCarve to explore the CNC possibilities!

Pre-requisites: ShopBot Orientation

Learn More

May 8 | 5:30-9:30PM

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

May 8 | 5:30-7:30PM

Woodshop Project: Serving Tray (Level 1: Beginner)

Lead by
Eric Lanese

Create your own wooden tray for your home while learning basic woodshop tools and varnishing skills!

Prerequisites: Little to no woodworking experience is required.

Learn More

May 8 | 5:30-8:30PM

Intro to Woodturning: Exotic Wood Pen (Level 1 & Orientation)

Lead by
Luke Howard

This class will teach you the basics of how to use a lathe as we make a pen out of exotic woods

Learn More

May 09

May 9 | 5-8:30PM

Trotec Orientation- Intro to Laser Cutting & Engraving

Lead by
Brad Hatcher

Use vector and raster files to design files to cut and engrave on the 120 watt Trotec laser utilizing materials such as wood, glass, paper, etc. 

Learn More

May 9 | 5-8PM

Recording Basics: Soundscapes

Lead by
Kevin Cardoso

Learn how to identify studio equipment, make a track, set up a mic, get your signal, and enhance through EQ and compression!

Learn More

May 9 | 5:30-8:30PM

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

May 9 | 5:30-8:30PM

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

Lead by
Eric Lanese or Steve Estefan (Saturday) or Luke Howard

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

May 9 | 5:30-8:30PM

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

May 9 | 5:30-7:30PM

Careers and Code

This hands-on conversation will provide a few exercises to identify career options and set a benchmark of what you value at work. Benchmarks are critical to create as a personal measure of what a good fit would look like as you explore industry, role and cultural fit.


Learn More

May 9 | 6-9PM

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

May 10

May 10 | 5-8PM

Invention to Commercialization (Product Development overview)

Learn the basics of product development beginning with timelines and finances through the final conceptualization of your idea for market readiness.
Instructor: Steve Sauer

Learn More

May 10 | 5:30-8:30PM

Womens' Introduction to Woodshop (Level 1: Beginner)

Lead by
Eric Lanese

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

Learn More

May 10 | 5:30-7:30PM

Introduction to Facebook Ads

Facebook's ad system can be confusing, but it doesn't have to be! This class will equip you with the tools and know-how to interpret your target market data and create meaningful advertising.

Instructor: Dylan Paul

Learn More

May 10 | 5:30-8:30PM

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

May 11

May 11 | 5-8PM

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?

Learn More

May 11 | 6-8PM

Franklinton Fridays Community Event

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

Learn More

May 12

May 12 | 8:15-12:45PM

Leather working: Medium Bag

Instructor: Stephanie Turner
In this class students will make a leather bag with a pattern that will be provided to them.
Learn More

May 12 | 11AM

Workshop Interest Tour

This shop-focused tour gives you an opportunity to explore workshop tools and areas. A member of our shop management team will lead you through all that the workshop has to offer from the lasers and CNC machines, saws, sanders, and hand tools to welding, metal working, electronics and more!

Learn More

May 12 | 6-9PM

Leatherworking: wrist band

Lead by
Stephanie Shields
Design your own wristband from leather using hardware and closures to decorate with punches and rivets to fit you and your taste!
Learn More

May 14

May 14 | 5:30-8:30PM

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.

Learn More

May 14 | 5:30-8:30PM

Intro to MIG welding & plasma cutting: Tribal Mask

Lead by
Rachel Schutt

Use plasma cutters, grinders, and MIG welders to create a unique custom art piece.

Learn More

May 14 | 5:30-8:30PM

Beginning Blacksmithing - Coat Rack

Lead by
Adlai Stein of Macabee Metals has been a full-time Blacksmith since 2008. He offers a

Learn the basics of Blacksmithing and forge your own 3 hook coat rack.

Learn More

May 15

May 15 | 5:30-7:30PM

Unity 3D- World Creation: Missions

Ready to make your own Unity 3D levels and worlds in a game?

Led by: Wes Adams

Student laptops are available on a limited basis, indicated on the registration page. Otherwise:

Learn More

May 16

May 16 | 5-8PM

Glass: Stained Glass Window Hanging

Learn the basics cutting, grinding, and soldering glass to create your own window hanging!

You will use basic stained glass tools like a glass cutter, grinder, and a soldering iron to make a complete sun-catcher window hanging from scratch.

Learn More

May 16 | 5-8PM

Biohacker Meetup

The Cap City Biohackers are dedicated to demystifying and democratizing science (with an emphasis on biology and technology) for people of all backgrounds.

Learn More

May 16 | 5-8PM

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

May 16 | 5:30-8:30PM

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

May 16 | 5:30-8:30PM

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

Lead by
Steve Estefan (Saturday) or Luke Howard

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

May 17

May 17 | 5-7PM

File Maker Meetup

The Central Ohio File Maker User Group (COFMUG) focuses on:

-Education of developers and users of FileMaker to further their knowledge.
-Inviting and introducing new users to the FileMaker platform.
-Sharing resources, examples and development success stories.

Learn More

May 17 | 5:30-8:30PM

Introduction to Anodized Niobium and Titanium Jewelry

Instructor: Joe Calabrese

Learn More

May 17 | 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

May 17 | 5:30-7:30PM

Vacuum Forming Orientation

Lead by
Steve Sauer
Use vacuum forming machines to heat and stretch plastic to produce forms of objects for personal or production quality needs. Orientation Level.
Learn More

May 19

May 19 | 8-11AM

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

Lead by
Eric Lanese or Steve Estefan (Saturday) or Luke Howard

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

May 19 | 11AM

Workshop Interest Tour

This shop-focused tour gives you an opportunity to explore workshop tools and areas. A member of our shop management team will lead you through all that the workshop has to offer from the lasers and CNC machines, saws, sanders, and hand tools to welding, metal working, electronics and more!

Learn More

May 19 | 12PM

MIG Welding: Portable Fire Pit

Lead by
Rachel Schutt

Minimum Age: 16

MIG Welding: Portable Fire Pit

Learn More

May 19 | 1-4PM

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

Lead by
Steve Estefan (Saturday) or Luke Howard

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

May 19 | 2-4PM

Autodesk Maya- 3D Modeling 101

Learn to use Autodesk Maya to make 3D models for your games!

Led by: Wes Adams

Learn More

May 21

May 21 | 5:30-8:30PM

Woodshop Projects: Bandsaw Boxes (Level 1: Beginner)

Lead by
Steve Estefan

This TWO EVENING (Monday/Tuesday) 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!

Learn More

May 22

May 22 | 5:30-8:30PM

Intro to Woodturning: Exotic Wood Pen (Level 1 & Orientation)

Lead by
Luke Howard

This class will teach you the basics of how to use a lathe as we make a pen out of exotic woods

Learn More

May 22 | 5:30-7:30PM

Unity 3D- Racecars and Navigating Physics: Final Landing

Create your first simple physics-based racecar!

Led by: Wes Adams

Skills: A basic understanding of programming could be helpful, but not required for this semi-beginner level class. 

Learn More

May 22 | 5:30PM

Full Spectrum Laser Orientation

Lead by
Aimee Brown

Students will learn:
How to work with raster and vector files.
How to control & set up the machine.
How to go through the full process of laser cutting and engraving.

Learn More

May 23

May 23 | 5-8:30PM

Trotec Orientation- Intro to Laser Cutting & Engraving

Lead by
Brad Hatcher

Use vector and raster files to design files to cut and engrave on the 120 watt Trotec laser utilizing materials such as wood, glass, paper, etc. 

Learn More

May 23 | 5:30-8:30PM

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

May 23 | 5:30-9:30PM

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

May 23 | 5:30PM

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.

Learn More

May 24

May 24 | 5:30-8PM

Invention to Commercialization (Product Development overview)

Learn the basics of product development beginning with timelines and finances through the final conceptualization of your idea for market readiness.
Instructor: Steve Sauer

Learn More

May 26

May 26 | 9-4PM

Wood Carving: Carving a Basic Spoon

Lead by
Laura Gorun
Carve your very own wooden spoon while learning basic gouge techniques that apply to many other carving disciplines!
A great project for beginners, with enough challenge to satisfy more experienced carvers, as well, spoons are one the most comprehensive and versatile carving exer
Learn More

May 26 | 11AM

Workshop Interest Tour

This shop-focused tour gives you an opportunity to explore workshop tools and areas. A member of our shop management team will lead you through all that the workshop has to offer from the lasers and CNC machines, saws, sanders, and hand tools to welding, metal working, electronics and more!

Learn More

May 28

May 28 | 5PM

Introduction to Bladesmithing - Railroad Spike Knife

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

Learn More

May 28 | 5:30-8:30PM

Woodshop Projects: Basic Joinery I - Miters and Splines & More! (Level 2: Some recent experience)

Lead by
Steve Estefan

Expand your woodworking skills by learning how to join wood together for complex projects with miters and splines!

In this TWO EVENING class, you will get an opportunity to develop your woodshop skills and use the tools in the shop to create a truly functional work of art in wood!

Learn More

May 28 | 5:30-7:30PM

Tech Tribe Meetup

Join Tech Talent South and a community of makers for Tech Tribe at the Columbus Idea Foundry.
Tech Tribe Columbus is a community of learners where we tackle tech in a friendly supportive environ
Learn More

May 30

May 30 | 5PM

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

Learn More

May 30 | 5:30-8:30PM

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

Lead by
Steve Estefan (Saturday) or Luke Howard

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

May 31

May 31 | 5:30-8:30PM

Womens' Introduction to Woodshop (Level 1: Beginner)

Lead by
Eric Lanese

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

Learn More

May 31 | 5:30-7:30PM

Vacuum Forming Orientation

Lead by
Steve Sauer
Use vacuum forming machines to heat and stretch plastic to produce forms of objects for personal or production quality needs. Orientation Level.
Learn More

June 02

Jun 2 | 11AM

Workshop Interest Tour

This shop-focused tour gives you an opportunity to explore workshop tools and areas. A member of our shop management team will lead you through all that the workshop has to offer from the lasers and CNC machines, saws, sanders, and hand tools to welding, metal working, electronics and more!

Learn More

Jun 2 | 12-4PM

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.

Learn More

June 04

Jun 4 | 5:30-7:30AM

Transition to Tech Meetup

Join Tech Talent South this week for Tech Tribe @ Columbus Idea Foundry. We will be talking about why everyone benefits from learning a bit about code. What even is code?



Learn More

June 06

Jun 6 | 3-6PM

Leathercraft Meetup

Learn about leather working tools and techniques and meet some new friends! Leathercraft has been a staple of artisans for both function and beauty for centuries. Explore this craft and share your own tips and tricks of the trade.

Learn More

Jun 6 | 5PM

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.

Learn More

Jun 6 | 5-8PM

Glass: Stained Glass Window Hanging

Learn the basics cutting, grinding, and soldering glass to create your own window hanging!

You will use basic stained glass tools like a glass cutter, grinder, and a soldering iron to make a complete sun-catcher window hanging from scratch.

Learn More

Jun 6 | 5-8:30PM

Trotec Orientation- Intro to Laser Cutting & Engraving

Lead by
Brad Hatcher

Use vector and raster files to design files to cut and engrave on the 120 watt Trotec laser utilizing materials such as wood, glass, paper, etc. 

Learn More

June 08

Jun 8 | 5-8PM

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?

Learn More

Jun 8 | 6-8PM

Franklinton Fridays Community Event

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

Learn More

June 09

Jun 9 | 11AM

Workshop Interest Tour

This shop-focused tour gives you an opportunity to explore workshop tools and areas. A member of our shop management team will lead you through all that the workshop has to offer from the lasers and CNC machines, saws, sanders, and hand tools to welding, metal working, electronics and more!

Learn More

June 11

Jun 11 | 5:30-8:30PM

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.

Learn More

Jun 11 | 5:30-8:30PM

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

June 12

Jun 12 | 5:30-8PM

Virtual Reality MeetUp

Join us for VR, AR, and emerging tech. Developers, enthusiasts, gamers, entrepreneurs, and investors are welcome. We share the latest games and development for systems such as the htC Vive, Oculus Rift and Hololens. Learn, network and play!

Learn More

June 13

Jun 13 | 5:30-7:30PM

Careers and Code

This hands-on conversation will provide a few exercises to identify career options and set a benchmark of what you value at work. Benchmarks are critical to create as a personal measure of what a good fit would look like as you explore industry, role and cultural fit.


Learn More

Jun 13 | 5:30-9:30PM

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 13 | 6-9PM

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 14

Jun 14 | 5:30-7:30PM

Vacuum Forming Orientation

Lead by
Steve Sauer
Use vacuum forming machines to heat and stretch plastic to produce forms of objects for personal or production quality needs. Orientation Level.
Learn More

June 16

Jun 16 | 8-11AM

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

Lead by
Eric Lanese or Steve Estefan (Saturday) or Luke Howard

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 16 | 11AM

Workshop Interest Tour

This shop-focused tour gives you an opportunity to explore workshop tools and areas. A member of our shop management team will lead you through all that the workshop has to offer from the lasers and CNC machines, saws, sanders, and hand tools to welding, metal working, electronics and more!

Learn More

Jun 16 | 1-4PM

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

Lead by
Steve Estefan (Saturday) or Luke Howard

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 18

Jun 18 | 5:30-8:30PM

Woodshop Projects: Bandsaw Boxes (Level 1: Beginner)

Lead by
Steve Estefan

This TWO EVENING (Monday/Tuesday) 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!

Learn More

June 20

Jun 20 | 5-8PM

Glass: Stained Glass Window Hanging

Learn the basics cutting, grinding, and soldering glass to create your own window hanging!

You will use basic stained glass tools like a glass cutter, grinder, and a soldering iron to make a complete sun-catcher window hanging from scratch.

Learn More

Jun 20 | 5-8PM

Biohacker Meetup

The Cap City Biohackers are dedicated to demystifying and democratizing science (with an emphasis on biology and technology) for people of all backgrounds.

Learn More

Jun 20 | 5-8:30PM

Trotec Orientation- Intro to Laser Cutting & Engraving

Lead by
Brad Hatcher

Use vector and raster files to design files to cut and engrave on the 120 watt Trotec laser utilizing materials such as wood, glass, paper, etc. 

Learn More

Jun 20 | 5-8PM

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

June 21

Jun 21 | 5-7PM

File Maker Meetup

The Central Ohio File Maker User Group (COFMUG) focuses on:

-Education of developers and users of FileMaker to further their knowledge.
-Inviting and introducing new users to the FileMaker platform.
-Sharing resources, examples and development success stories.

Learn More

June 23

Jun 23 | 11AM

Workshop Interest Tour

This shop-focused tour gives you an opportunity to explore workshop tools and areas. A member of our shop management team will lead you through all that the workshop has to offer from the lasers and CNC machines, saws, sanders, and hand tools to welding, metal working, electronics and more!

Learn More

June 25

Jun 25 | 5:30-8:30PM

Woodshop Projects: Basic Joinery I - Miters and Splines & More! (Level 2: Some recent experience)

Lead by
Steve Estefan

Expand your woodworking skills by learning how to join wood together for complex projects with miters and splines!

In this TWO EVENING class, you will get an opportunity to develop your woodshop skills and use the tools in the shop to create a truly functional work of art in wood!

Learn More

Jun 25 | 5:30-7:30PM

Tech Tribe Meetup

Join Tech Talent South and a community of makers for Tech Tribe at the Columbus Idea Foundry.
Tech Tribe Columbus is a community of learners where we tackle tech in a friendly supportive environ
Learn More

Jun 25 | 5:30PM

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.

Learn More

June 26

Jun 26 | 5:30-9:30PM

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

June 28

Jun 28 | 5:30-7:30PM

Vacuum Forming Orientation

Lead by
Steve Sauer
Use vacuum forming machines to heat and stretch plastic to produce forms of objects for personal or production quality needs. Orientation Level.
Learn More

June 30

Jun 30 | 11AM

Workshop Interest Tour

This shop-focused tour gives you an opportunity to explore workshop tools and areas. A member of our shop management team will lead you through all that the workshop has to offer from the lasers and CNC machines, saws, sanders, and hand tools to welding, metal working, electronics and more!

Learn More

July 02

Jul 2 | 5:30-7:30AM

Transition to Tech Meetup

Join Tech Talent South this week for Tech Tribe @ Columbus Idea Foundry. We will be talking about why everyone benefits from learning a bit about code. What even is code?



Learn More

July 04

Jul 4 | 3-6PM

Leathercraft Meetup

Learn about leather working tools and techniques and meet some new friends! Leathercraft has been a staple of artisans for both function and beauty for centuries. Explore this craft and share your own tips and tricks of the trade.

Learn More

Jul 4 | 5-8PM

Glass: Stained Glass Window Hanging

Learn the basics cutting, grinding, and soldering glass to create your own window hanging!

You will use basic stained glass tools like a glass cutter, grinder, and a soldering iron to make a complete sun-catcher window hanging from scratch.

Learn More

July 07

Jul 7 | 12-4PM

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.

Learn More

July 09

Jul 9 | 5:30-8:30PM

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.

Learn More

July 10

Jul 10 | 5:30-8PM

Virtual Reality MeetUp

Join us for VR, AR, and emerging tech. Developers, enthusiasts, gamers, entrepreneurs, and investors are welcome. We share the latest games and development for systems such as the htC Vive, Oculus Rift and Hololens. Learn, network and play!

Learn More

July 11

Jul 11 | 5:30-7:30PM

Careers and Code

This hands-on conversation will provide a few exercises to identify career options and set a benchmark of what you value at work. Benchmarks are critical to create as a personal measure of what a good fit would look like as you explore industry, role and cultural fit.


Learn More

Jul 11 | 6-9PM

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 12

Jul 12 | 5:30-7:30PM

Vacuum Forming Orientation

Lead by
Steve Sauer
Use vacuum forming machines to heat and stretch plastic to produce forms of objects for personal or production quality needs. Orientation Level.
Learn More

July 13

Jul 13 | 5-8PM

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?

Learn More

Jul 13 | 6-8PM

Franklinton Fridays Community Event

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

Learn More

July 16

Jul 16 | 5:30-8:30PM

Woodshop Projects: Bandsaw Boxes (Level 1: Beginner)

Lead by
Steve Estefan

This TWO EVENING (Monday/Tuesday) 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!

Learn More

July 18

Jul 18 | 5-8PM

Glass: Stained Glass Window Hanging

Learn the basics cutting, grinding, and soldering glass to create your own window hanging!

You will use basic stained glass tools like a glass cutter, grinder, and a soldering iron to make a complete sun-catcher window hanging from scratch.

Learn More

Jul 18 | 5-8PM

Biohacker Meetup

The Cap City Biohackers are dedicated to demystifying and democratizing science (with an emphasis on biology and technology) for people of all backgrounds.

Learn More

Jul 18 | 5-8PM

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

July 19

Jul 19 | 5-7PM

File Maker Meetup

The Central Ohio File Maker User Group (COFMUG) focuses on:

-Education of developers and users of FileMaker to further their knowledge.
-Inviting and introducing new users to the FileMaker platform.
-Sharing resources, examples and development success stories.

Learn More

July 21

Jul 21 | 8-11AM

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

Lead by
Eric Lanese or Steve Estefan (Saturday) or Luke Howard

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 21 | 1-4PM

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

Lead by
Steve Estefan (Saturday) or Luke Howard

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 23

Jul 23 | 5:30-8:30PM

Woodshop Projects: Basic Joinery I - Miters and Splines & More! (Level 2: Some recent experience)

Lead by
Steve Estefan

Expand your woodworking skills by learning how to join wood together for complex projects with miters and splines!

In this TWO EVENING class, you will get an opportunity to develop your woodshop skills and use the tools in the shop to create a truly functional work of art in wood!

Learn More

Jul 23 | 5:30-7:30PM

Tech Tribe Meetup

Join Tech Talent South and a community of makers for Tech Tribe at the Columbus Idea Foundry.
Tech Tribe Columbus is a community of learners where we tackle tech in a friendly supportive environ
Learn More

July 26

Jul 26 | 5:30-7:30PM

Vacuum Forming Orientation

Lead by
Steve Sauer
Use vacuum forming machines to heat and stretch plastic to produce forms of objects for personal or production quality needs. Orientation Level.
Learn More

August 01

Aug 1 | 3-6PM

Leathercraft Meetup

Learn about leather working tools and techniques and meet some new friends! Leathercraft has been a staple of artisans for both function and beauty for centuries. Explore this craft and share your own tips and tricks of the trade.

Learn More

Aug 1 | 5-8PM

Glass: Stained Glass Window Hanging

Learn the basics cutting, grinding, and soldering glass to create your own window hanging!

You will use basic stained glass tools like a glass cutter, grinder, and a soldering iron to make a complete sun-catcher window hanging from scratch.

Learn More

August 04

Aug 4 | 12-4PM

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.

Learn More

August 06

Aug 6 | 5:30-7:30AM

Transition to Tech Meetup

Join Tech Talent South this week for Tech Tribe @ Columbus Idea Foundry. We will be talking about why everyone benefits from learning a bit about code. What even is code?



Learn More

August 08

Aug 8 | 5:30-7:30PM

Careers and Code

This hands-on conversation will provide a few exercises to identify career options and set a benchmark of what you value at work. Benchmarks are critical to create as a personal measure of what a good fit would look like as you explore industry, role and cultural fit.


Learn More

Aug 8 | 6-9PM

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 09

Aug 9 | 5:30-7:30PM

Vacuum Forming Orientation

Lead by
Steve Sauer
Use vacuum forming machines to heat and stretch plastic to produce forms of objects for personal or production quality needs. Orientation Level.
Learn More

August 10

Aug 10 | 5-8PM

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?

Learn More

Aug 10 | 6-8PM

Franklinton Fridays Community Event

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

Learn More

Aug 10 | 6-8PM

Franklinton Fridays Community Event

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

Learn More

August 13

Aug 13 | 5:30-8:30PM

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.

Learn More

August 14

Aug 14 | 5:30-8PM

Virtual Reality MeetUp

Join us for VR, AR, and emerging tech. Developers, enthusiasts, gamers, entrepreneurs, and investors are welcome. We share the latest games and development for systems such as the htC Vive, Oculus Rift and Hololens. Learn, network and play!

Learn More

August 15

Aug 15 | 5-8PM

Biohacker Meetup

The Cap City Biohackers are dedicated to demystifying and democratizing science (with an emphasis on biology and technology) for people of all backgrounds.

Learn More

Aug 15 | 5-8PM

Glass: Stained Glass Window Hanging

Learn the basics cutting, grinding, and soldering glass to create your own window hanging!

You will use basic stained glass tools like a glass cutter, grinder, and a soldering iron to make a complete sun-catcher window hanging from scratch.

Learn More

Aug 15 | 5-8PM

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

August 16

Aug 16 | 5-7PM

File Maker Meetup

The Central Ohio File Maker User Group (COFMUG) focuses on:

-Education of developers and users of FileMaker to further their knowledge.
-Inviting and introducing new users to the FileMaker platform.
-Sharing resources, examples and development success stories.

Learn More

August 18

Aug 18 | 8-11AM

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

Lead by
Eric Lanese or Steve Estefan (Saturday) or Luke Howard

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 18 | 1-4PM

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

Lead by
Steve Estefan (Saturday) or Luke Howard

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 | 5:30-8:30PM

Woodshop Projects: Bandsaw Boxes (Level 1: Beginner)

Lead by
Steve Estefan

This TWO EVENING (Monday/Tuesday) 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!

Learn More

August 23

Aug 23 | 5:30-7:30PM

Vacuum Forming Orientation

Lead by
Steve Sauer
Use vacuum forming machines to heat and stretch plastic to produce forms of objects for personal or production quality needs. Orientation Level.
Learn More

August 27

Aug 27 | 5:30-8:30PM

Woodshop Projects: Basic Joinery I - Miters and Splines & More! (Level 2: Some recent experience)

Lead by
Steve Estefan

Expand your woodworking skills by learning how to join wood together for complex projects with miters and splines!

In this TWO EVENING class, you will get an opportunity to develop your woodshop skills and use the tools in the shop to create a truly functional work of art in wood!

Learn More

Aug 27 | 5:30-7:30PM

Tech Tribe Meetup

Join Tech Talent South and a community of makers for Tech Tribe at the Columbus Idea Foundry.
Tech Tribe Columbus is a community of learners where we tackle tech in a friendly supportive environ
Learn More

September 01

Sep 1 | 12-4PM

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.

Learn More

September 03

Sep 3 | 5:30-7:30AM

Transition to Tech Meetup

Join Tech Talent South this week for Tech Tribe @ Columbus Idea Foundry. We will be talking about why everyone benefits from learning a bit about code. What even is code?



Learn More

September 05

Sep 5 | 3-6PM

Leathercraft Meetup

Learn about leather working tools and techniques and meet some new friends! Leathercraft has been a staple of artisans for both function and beauty for centuries. Explore this craft and share your own tips and tricks of the trade.

Learn More

Sep 5 | 5-8PM

Glass: Stained Glass Window Hanging

Learn the basics cutting, grinding, and soldering glass to create your own window hanging!

You will use basic stained glass tools like a glass cutter, grinder, and a soldering iron to make a complete sun-catcher window hanging from scratch.

Learn More

September 06

Sep 6 | 5:30-7:30PM

Vacuum Forming Orientation

Lead by
Steve Sauer
Use vacuum forming machines to heat and stretch plastic to produce forms of objects for personal or production quality needs. Orientation Level.
Learn More

September 10

Sep 10 | 5:30-8:30PM

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.

Learn More

September 11

Sep 11 | 5:30-8PM

Virtual Reality MeetUp

Join us for VR, AR, and emerging tech. Developers, enthusiasts, gamers, entrepreneurs, and investors are welcome. We share the latest games and development for systems such as the htC Vive, Oculus Rift and Hololens. Learn, network and play!

Learn More

September 12

Sep 12 | 5:30-7:30PM

Careers and Code

This hands-on conversation will provide a few exercises to identify career options and set a benchmark of what you value at work. Benchmarks are critical to create as a personal measure of what a good fit would look like as you explore industry, role and cultural fit.


Learn More

Sep 12 | 6-9PM

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

September 14

Sep 14 | 5-8PM

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?

Learn More

Sep 14 | 6-8PM

Franklinton Fridays Community Event

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

Learn More

Sep 14 | 6-8PM

Franklinton Fridays Community Event

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

Learn More

September 15

Sep 15 | 8-11AM

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

Lead by
Eric Lanese or Steve Estefan (Saturday) or Luke Howard

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 15 | 1-4PM

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

Lead by
Steve Estefan (Saturday) or Luke Howard

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 | 5:30-8:30PM

Woodshop Projects: Bandsaw Boxes (Level 1: Beginner)

Lead by
Steve Estefan

This TWO EVENING (Monday/Tuesday) 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!

Learn More

September 19

Sep 19 | 5-8PM

Biohacker Meetup

The Cap City Biohackers are dedicated to demystifying and democratizing science (with an emphasis on biology and technology) for people of all backgrounds.

Learn More

Sep 19 | 5-8PM

Glass: Stained Glass Window Hanging

Learn the basics cutting, grinding, and soldering glass to create your own window hanging!

You will use basic stained glass tools like a glass cutter, grinder, and a soldering iron to make a complete sun-catcher window hanging from scratch.

Learn More

Sep 19 | 5-8PM

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

September 20

Sep 20 | 5-7PM

File Maker Meetup

The Central Ohio File Maker User Group (COFMUG) focuses on:

-Education of developers and users of FileMaker to further their knowledge.
-Inviting and introducing new users to the FileMaker platform.
-Sharing resources, examples and development success stories.

Learn More

Sep 20 | 5:30-7:30PM

Vacuum Forming Orientation

Lead by
Steve Sauer
Use vacuum forming machines to heat and stretch plastic to produce forms of objects for personal or production quality needs. Orientation Level.
Learn More

September 24

Sep 24 | 5:30-8:30PM

Woodshop Projects: Basic Joinery I - Miters and Splines & More! (Level 2: Some recent experience)

Lead by
Steve Estefan

Expand your woodworking skills by learning how to join wood together for complex projects with miters and splines!

In this TWO EVENING class, you will get an opportunity to develop your woodshop skills and use the tools in the shop to create a truly functional work of art in wood!

Learn More

Sep 24 | 5:30-7:30PM

Tech Tribe Meetup

Join Tech Talent South and a community of makers for Tech Tribe at the Columbus Idea Foundry.
Tech Tribe Columbus is a community of learners where we tackle tech in a friendly supportive environ
Learn More

October 01

Oct 1 | 5:30-7:30AM

Transition to Tech Meetup

Join Tech Talent South this week for Tech Tribe @ Columbus Idea Foundry. We will be talking about why everyone benefits from learning a bit about code. What even is code?



Learn More

October 03

Oct 3 | 3-6PM

Leathercraft Meetup

Learn about leather working tools and techniques and meet some new friends! Leathercraft has been a staple of artisans for both function and beauty for centuries. Explore this craft and share your own tips and tricks of the trade.

Learn More

Oct 3 | 5-8PM

Glass: Stained Glass Window Hanging

Learn the basics cutting, grinding, and soldering glass to create your own window hanging!

You will use basic stained glass tools like a glass cutter, grinder, and a soldering iron to make a complete sun-catcher window hanging from scratch.

Learn More

October 04

Oct 4 | 5:30-7:30PM

Vacuum Forming Orientation

Lead by
Steve Sauer
Use vacuum forming machines to heat and stretch plastic to produce forms of objects for personal or production quality needs. Orientation Level.
Learn More

October 06

Oct 6 | 12-4PM

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.

Learn More

October 08

Oct 8 | 5:30-8:30PM

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.

Learn More

October 09

Oct 9 | 5:30-8PM

Virtual Reality MeetUp

Join us for VR, AR, and emerging tech. Developers, enthusiasts, gamers, entrepreneurs, and investors are welcome. We share the latest games and development for systems such as the htC Vive, Oculus Rift and Hololens. Learn, network and play!

Learn More

October 10

Oct 10 | 5:30-7:30PM

Careers and Code

This hands-on conversation will provide a few exercises to identify career options and set a benchmark of what you value at work. Benchmarks are critical to create as a personal measure of what a good fit would look like as you explore industry, role and cultural fit.


Learn More

Oct 10 | 6-9PM

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

October 12

Oct 12 | 5-8PM

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?

Learn More

Oct 12 | 6-8PM

Franklinton Fridays Community Event

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

Learn More

Oct 12 | 6-8PM

Franklinton Fridays Community Event

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

Learn More

October 15

Oct 15 | 5:30-8:30PM

Woodshop Projects: Bandsaw Boxes (Level 1: Beginner)

Lead by
Steve Estefan

This TWO EVENING (Monday/Tuesday) 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!

Learn More

October 17

Oct 17 | 5-8PM

Biohacker Meetup

The Cap City Biohackers are dedicated to demystifying and democratizing science (with an emphasis on biology and technology) for people of all backgrounds.

Learn More

Oct 17 | 5-8PM

Glass: Stained Glass Window Hanging

Learn the basics cutting, grinding, and soldering glass to create your own window hanging!

You will use basic stained glass tools like a glass cutter, grinder, and a soldering iron to make a complete sun-catcher window hanging from scratch.

Learn More

Oct 17 | 5-8PM

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

October 18

Oct 18 | 5-7PM

File Maker Meetup

The Central Ohio File Maker User Group (COFMUG) focuses on:

-Education of developers and users of FileMaker to further their knowledge.
-Inviting and introducing new users to the FileMaker platform.
-Sharing resources, examples and development success stories.

Learn More

Oct 18 | 5:30-7:30PM

Vacuum Forming Orientation

Lead by
Steve Sauer
Use vacuum forming machines to heat and stretch plastic to produce forms of objects for personal or production quality needs. Orientation Level.
Learn More

October 20

Oct 20 | 8-11AM

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

Lead by
Eric Lanese or Steve Estefan (Saturday) or Luke Howard

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 20 | 1-4PM

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

Lead by
Steve Estefan (Saturday) or Luke Howard

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 | 5:30-8:30PM

Woodshop Projects: Basic Joinery I - Miters and Splines & More! (Level 2: Some recent experience)

Lead by
Steve Estefan

Expand your woodworking skills by learning how to join wood together for complex projects with miters and splines!

In this TWO EVENING class, you will get an opportunity to develop your woodshop skills and use the tools in the shop to create a truly functional work of art in wood!

Learn More

Oct 22 | 5:30-7:30PM

Tech Tribe Meetup

Join Tech Talent South and a community of makers for Tech Tribe at the Columbus Idea Foundry.
Tech Tribe Columbus is a community of learners where we tackle tech in a friendly supportive environ
Learn More

November 01

Nov 1 | 5:30-7:30PM

Vacuum Forming Orientation

Lead by
Steve Sauer
Use vacuum forming machines to heat and stretch plastic to produce forms of objects for personal or production quality needs. Orientation Level.
Learn More

November 03

Nov 3 | 12-4PM

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.

Learn More

November 05

Nov 5 | 6:30-8:30AM

Transition to Tech Meetup

Join Tech Talent South this week for Tech Tribe @ Columbus Idea Foundry. We will be talking about why everyone benefits from learning a bit about code. What even is code?



Learn More

November 07

Nov 7 | 4-7PM

Leathercraft Meetup

Learn about leather working tools and techniques and meet some new friends! Leathercraft has been a staple of artisans for both function and beauty for centuries. Explore this craft and share your own tips and tricks of the trade.

Learn More

Nov 7 | 6-9PM

Glass: Stained Glass Window Hanging

Learn the basics cutting, grinding, and soldering glass to create your own window hanging!

You will use basic stained glass tools like a glass cutter, grinder, and a soldering iron to make a complete sun-catcher window hanging from scratch.

Learn More

November 09

Nov 9 | 6-9PM

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?

Learn More

Nov 9 | 7-9PM

Franklinton Fridays Community Event

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

Learn More

Nov 9 | 7-9PM

Franklinton Fridays Community Event

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

Learn More

November 12

Nov 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.

Learn More

November 13

Nov 13 | 6:30-9PM

Virtual Reality MeetUp

Join us for VR, AR, and emerging tech. Developers, enthusiasts, gamers, entrepreneurs, and investors are welcome. We share the latest games and development for systems such as the htC Vive, Oculus Rift and Hololens. Learn, network and play!

Learn More

November 14

Nov 14 | 6:30-8:30PM

Careers and Code

This hands-on conversation will provide a few exercises to identify career options and set a benchmark of what you value at work. Benchmarks are critical to create as a personal measure of what a good fit would look like as you explore industry, role and cultural fit.


Learn More

Nov 14 | 7-10PM

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

November 15

Nov 15 | 6-8PM

File Maker Meetup

The Central Ohio File Maker User Group (COFMUG) focuses on:

-Education of developers and users of FileMaker to further their knowledge.
-Inviting and introducing new users to the FileMaker platform.
-Sharing resources, examples and development success stories.

Learn More

November 17

Nov 17 | 9-12PM

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

Lead by
Eric Lanese or Steve Estefan (Saturday) or Luke Howard

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 17 | 2-5PM

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

Lead by
Steve Estefan (Saturday) or Luke Howard

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 19

Nov 19 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodshop Projects: Bandsaw Boxes (Level 1: Beginner)

Lead by
Steve Estefan

This TWO EVENING (Monday/Tuesday) 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!

Learn More

November 21

Nov 21 | 6-9PM

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

Nov 21 | 6-9PM

Biohacker Meetup

The Cap City Biohackers are dedicated to demystifying and democratizing science (with an emphasis on biology and technology) for people of all backgrounds.

Learn More

Nov 21 | 6-9PM

Glass: Stained Glass Window Hanging

Learn the basics cutting, grinding, and soldering glass to create your own window hanging!

You will use basic stained glass tools like a glass cutter, grinder, and a soldering iron to make a complete sun-catcher window hanging from scratch.

Learn More

November 26

Nov 26 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodshop Projects: Basic Joinery I - Miters and Splines & More! (Level 2: Some recent experience)

Lead by
Steve Estefan

Expand your woodworking skills by learning how to join wood together for complex projects with miters and splines!

In this TWO EVENING class, you will get an opportunity to develop your woodshop skills and use the tools in the shop to create a truly functional work of art in wood!

Learn More

Nov 26 | 6:30-8:30PM

Tech Tribe Meetup

Join Tech Talent South and a community of makers for Tech Tribe at the Columbus Idea Foundry.
Tech Tribe Columbus is a community of learners where we tackle tech in a friendly supportive environ
Learn More

December 01

Dec 1 | 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.

Learn More

December 03

Dec 3 | 6:30-8:30AM

Transition to Tech Meetup

Join Tech Talent South this week for Tech Tribe @ Columbus Idea Foundry. We will be talking about why everyone benefits from learning a bit about code. What even is code?



Learn More

December 05

Dec 5 | 4-7PM

Leathercraft Meetup

Learn about leather working tools and techniques and meet some new friends! Leathercraft has been a staple of artisans for both function and beauty for centuries. Explore this craft and share your own tips and tricks of the trade.

Learn More

December 09

Dec 9 | 9:30-12:30PM

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

Lead by
Carlos Sapene
Use Blender 3D modeling software to create a model ready for printing your own creation in this digital design class!

Blender is a powerful free open source 3D modeling software.

Learn More

December 10

Dec 10 | 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.

Learn More

December 11

Dec 11 | 6:30-9PM

Virtual Reality MeetUp

Join us for VR, AR, and emerging tech. Developers, enthusiasts, gamers, entrepreneurs, and investors are welcome. We share the latest games and development for systems such as the htC Vive, Oculus Rift and Hololens. Learn, network and play!

Learn More

December 12

Dec 12 | 6:30-8:30PM

Careers and Code

This hands-on conversation will provide a few exercises to identify career options and set a benchmark of what you value at work. Benchmarks are critical to create as a personal measure of what a good fit would look like as you explore industry, role and cultural fit.


Learn More

Dec 12 | 7-10PM

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

December 14

Dec 14 | 6-9PM

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?

Learn More

Dec 14 | 7-9PM

Franklinton Fridays Community Event

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

Learn More

Dec 14 | 7-9PM

Franklinton Fridays Community Event

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

Learn More

December 15

Dec 15 | 9-12PM

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

Lead by
Eric Lanese or Steve Estefan (Saturday) or Luke Howard

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

Dec 15 | 2-5PM

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

Lead by
Steve Estefan (Saturday) or Luke Howard

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 17

Dec 17 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodshop Projects: Bandsaw Boxes (Level 1: Beginner)

Lead by
Steve Estefan

This TWO EVENING (Monday/Tuesday) 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!

Learn More

December 19

Dec 19 | 6-9PM

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

Dec 19 | 6-9PM

Biohacker Meetup

The Cap City Biohackers are dedicated to demystifying and democratizing science (with an emphasis on biology and technology) for people of all backgrounds.

Learn More

December 20

Dec 20 | 6-8PM

File Maker Meetup

The Central Ohio File Maker User Group (COFMUG) focuses on:

-Education of developers and users of FileMaker to further their knowledge.
-Inviting and introducing new users to the FileMaker platform.
-Sharing resources, examples and development success stories.

Learn More

December 24

Dec 24 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodshop Projects: Basic Joinery I - Miters and Splines & More! (Level 2: Some recent experience)

Lead by
Steve Estefan

Expand your woodworking skills by learning how to join wood together for complex projects with miters and splines!

In this TWO EVENING class, you will get an opportunity to develop your woodshop skills and use the tools in the shop to create a truly functional work of art in wood!

Learn More

Dec 24 | 6:30-8:30PM

Tech Tribe Meetup

Join Tech Talent South and a community of makers for Tech Tribe at the Columbus Idea Foundry.
Tech Tribe Columbus is a community of learners where we tackle tech in a friendly supportive environ
Learn More

January 02

Jan 2 | 4-7PM

Leathercraft Meetup

Learn about leather working tools and techniques and meet some new friends! Leathercraft has been a staple of artisans for both function and beauty for centuries. Explore this craft and share your own tips and tricks of the trade.

Learn More

January 05

Jan 5 | 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.

Learn More

January 07

Jan 7 | 6:30-8:30AM

Transition to Tech Meetup

Join Tech Talent South this week for Tech Tribe @ Columbus Idea Foundry. We will be talking about why everyone benefits from learning a bit about code. What even is code?



Learn More

January 08

Jan 8 | 6:30-9PM

Virtual Reality MeetUp

Join us for VR, AR, and emerging tech. Developers, enthusiasts, gamers, entrepreneurs, and investors are welcome. We share the latest games and development for systems such as the htC Vive, Oculus Rift and Hololens. Learn, network and play!

Learn More

January 09

Jan 9 | 6:30-8:30PM

Careers and Code

This hands-on conversation will provide a few exercises to identify career options and set a benchmark of what you value at work. Benchmarks are critical to create as a personal measure of what a good fit would look like as you explore industry, role and cultural fit.


Learn More

Jan 9 | 7-10PM

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

January 11

Jan 11 | 6-9PM

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?

Learn More

Jan 11 | 7-9PM

Franklinton Fridays Community Event

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

Learn More

Jan 11 | 7-9PM

Franklinton Fridays Community Event

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

Learn More

January 14

Jan 14 | 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.

Learn More

January 16

Jan 16 | 6-9PM

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

Jan 16 | 6-9PM

Biohacker Meetup

The Cap City Biohackers are dedicated to demystifying and democratizing science (with an emphasis on biology and technology) for people of all backgrounds.

Learn More

January 17

Jan 17 | 6-8PM

File Maker Meetup

The Central Ohio File Maker User Group (COFMUG) focuses on:

-Education of developers and users of FileMaker to further their knowledge.
-Inviting and introducing new users to the FileMaker platform.
-Sharing resources, examples and development success stories.

Learn More

January 19

Jan 19 | 9-12PM

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

Lead by
Eric Lanese or Steve Estefan (Saturday) or Luke Howard

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

January 21

Jan 21 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodshop Projects: Bandsaw Boxes (Level 1: Beginner)

Lead by
Steve Estefan

This TWO EVENING (Monday/Tuesday) 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!

Learn More

January 28

Jan 28 | 6:30-8:30PM

Tech Tribe Meetup

Join Tech Talent South and a community of makers for Tech Tribe at the Columbus Idea Foundry.
Tech Tribe Columbus is a community of learners where we tackle tech in a friendly supportive environ
Learn More

Jan 28 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodshop Projects: Basic Joinery I - Miters and Splines & More! (Level 2: Some recent experience)

Lead by
Steve Estefan

Expand your woodworking skills by learning how to join wood together for complex projects with miters and splines!

In this TWO EVENING class, you will get an opportunity to develop your woodshop skills and use the tools in the shop to create a truly functional work of art in wood!

Learn More

February 02

Feb 2 | 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.

Learn More

February 04

Feb 4 | 6:30-8:30AM

Transition to Tech Meetup

Join Tech Talent South this week for Tech Tribe @ Columbus Idea Foundry. We will be talking about why everyone benefits from learning a bit about code. What even is code?



Learn More

February 06

Feb 6 | 4-7PM

Leathercraft Meetup

Learn about leather working tools and techniques and meet some new friends! Leathercraft has been a staple of artisans for both function and beauty for centuries. Explore this craft and share your own tips and tricks of the trade.

Learn More

February 08

Feb 8 | 6-9PM

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?

Learn More

Feb 8 | 7-9PM

Franklinton Fridays Community Event

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

Learn More

February 11

Feb 11 | 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.

Learn More

February 12

Feb 12 | 6:30-9PM

Virtual Reality MeetUp

Join us for VR, AR, and emerging tech. Developers, enthusiasts, gamers, entrepreneurs, and investors are welcome. We share the latest games and development for systems such as the htC Vive, Oculus Rift and Hololens. Learn, network and play!

Learn More

February 13

Feb 13 | 6:30-8:30PM

Careers and Code

This hands-on conversation will provide a few exercises to identify career options and set a benchmark of what you value at work. Benchmarks are critical to create as a personal measure of what a good fit would look like as you explore industry, role and cultural fit.


Learn More

Feb 13 | 7-10PM

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

February 16

Feb 16 | 9-12PM

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

Lead by
Eric Lanese or Steve Estefan (Saturday) or Luke Howard

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

February 18

Feb 18 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodshop Projects: Bandsaw Boxes (Level 1: Beginner)

Lead by
Steve Estefan

This TWO EVENING (Monday/Tuesday) 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!

Learn More

February 20

Feb 20 | 6-9PM

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

Feb 20 | 6-9PM

Biohacker Meetup

The Cap City Biohackers are dedicated to demystifying and democratizing science (with an emphasis on biology and technology) for people of all backgrounds.

Learn More
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