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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. Looking to host your own event at the Idea Foundry?

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July 19

Jul 19 | 12PM

Workshop Membership Registration

What to bring to Orientation

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Jul 19 | 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.

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Jul 19 | 6:30-9:30PM

Jewelry- Intro to Anodized Niobium and Titanium Jewelry: Earrings

Lead by
Joe Calabrese
Learn how to anodize a pair of niobium earrings in this introduction to colorizing metals!

Level 1: No experience required.

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Jul 19 | 6:30-9PM

Invention to Commercialization

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

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Jul 19 | 6:30-9:30PM

Ladies Intro to MIG welding & plasma cutting: - Butterfly

Lead by
Rachel Schutt

Create your own art piece while learning MIG welding, plasma cutter and metal grinding in this introductory class!

Level: Orientation

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Jul 19 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodshop Projects: Cherry Hardwood Planter Box

Lead by
Eric Lanese

Make your own wooden planter box to showcase your flowers in this introductory class!

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July 20

Jul 20 | 4-7PM

Intro to Chainmail: Key Fob

Lead by
Josh Boring
While you make two galvanized steel key fobs, learn the basics of chainmail patterning and weaving with pliers and other hands-on tool use in this introduction to chainmail class. 
Level: No experience re
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July 21

Jul 21 | 10:30-12:30PM

Photography: Camera Crash Course!

Learn how to operate your camera while exploring the basics of photography in this introduction course! 

Learn proper focusing, the ins and outs of aperture, shutter speed, ISO (the "exposure triangle") and much more.

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Jul 21 | 12-3PM

Chainmail: Hex Nut Wallet Chain/Bracelet

Lead by
Josh Boring
Take your chainmail skills to the next level with this hex nut chain creation class using pre-made jump rings and learn how to make your own steel jump rings on a handmade rig in this intermediate class!
Level: Some experience, such as the Intro to Chainmail Key Fob class, suggested.
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Jul 21 | 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

Jul 21 | 12:30PM

Explorer Membership

Combine your passion for learning with a little experimentation. Explore all the creative experiences that the Idea Foundry has to offer!

Learn More

Jul 21 | 12:30PM

Explorer Bundle

Take a year to explore all the creative experiences that the Idea Foundry has to offer and save over 40% when you bundle! Get your 1st year of explorer membership AND two woodshop classes for $375 no setup fees or add-ons!

Learn More

Jul 21 | 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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Jul 21 | 1PM

MIG Welding: Portable Fire Pit

Lead by
Rachel Schutt

Learn to weld while also making an awesome fire pit for your backyard!

Minimum Age: 16

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Jul 21 | 2-5PM

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

Lead by
Luke Howard or Steve Estefan

In this beginner class, you'll learn how to utilize some of the most popular woodworking tools in any woodshop: Band Saw, Router Table, Sanding Stations, and Drill Press.

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Jul 21 | 3-5:15PM

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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July 23

Jul 23 | 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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Jul 23 | 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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Jul 23 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodshop Projects: Basic Joinery I - Miters and Splines & More!

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!

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Jul 23 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodshop Project: Bread and Cheese Board

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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July 24

Jul 24 | 6PM

Workshop Membership Registration

What to bring to Orientation

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Jul 24 | 6:30PM

Full Spectrum Laser Orientation

Lead by
Aimee Brown

Learn how to use our 80 watt Full Spectrum Laser cutting and engraving system. Students will get an overview of compatible materials including wood, plastics, glass, stone, leather, paper and textiles.

Level: Orientation and Tool Clearance, no experience required.

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Jul 24 | 6:30PM

Explorer Membership

Combine your passion for learning with a little experimentation. Explore all the creative experiences that the Idea Foundry has to offer!

Learn More

Jul 24 | 6:30PM

Explorer Bundle

Take a year to explore all the creative experiences that the Idea Foundry has to offer and save over 40% when you bundle! Get your 1st year of explorer membership AND two woodshop classes for $375 no setup fees or add-ons!

Learn More

Jul 24 | 6:30-9:30PM

Intro to Woodturning: Exotic Wood Pen

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

(Level 1 & Orientation)

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Jul 24 | 6:30-8:45PM

Unity 3D- Racecars and Navigating Physics

Lead by
Wes Adams
Create your first simple physics-based racecar!

Rev up your engines because we're rolling into racecar games in Unity 3D! Learn to program your first simple physics-based car!

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July 25

Jul 25 | 6-9PM

Fiber Arts- Sewing: Messenger Bag

Lead by
Jamie Hevener

Learn to make your own messenger bag for a laptop, projects, or as a purse in this advanced pattern class where you'll grade (size up or down) your own messenger bag!

Level 3: Experience required.

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Jul 25 | 6-9:30PM

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. 

Level: No experience required, tool clearance class.

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Jul 25 | 6:30-9:30PM

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

Lead by
Luke Howard or Steve Estefan

In this beginner class, you'll learn how to utilize some of the most popular woodworking tools in any woodshop: Band Saw, Router Table, Sanding Stations, and Drill Press.

Learn More

Jul 25 | 6:30-8:30PM

Smart Digital Marketing for Artists & Entrepreneurs (Part Two)

Lead by
Sonya Ramsey

Learn the next steps of digital marketing for artists and entrepreneurs in this level two class where you'll dive deeper into your business marketing goals!

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Jul 25 | 6:30-9:30PM

ShopBot Orientation (Intro to CNC)

Lead by
Matt Hatcher.

Level: Orientation and Tool Clearance

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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Jul 25 | 6:30PM

Beginner Forging Project: bottle opener

Lead by
Adlai Stein

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

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Jul 25 | 6:30-10:30PM

Intro to MIG Welding & Plasma Cutting: Cast Shadow Lantern

Lead by
Casey Bradley

Use tools in the welding and metal shop to create your own design for a lantern in this intro to MIG class!

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July 26

Jul 26 | 12PM

Workshop Membership Registration

What to bring to Orientation

Learn More

Jul 26 | 6-8PM

Idea Foundry Members Connect

Meet your colleagues, make some friends, and get in on the Knowledge, Talent, & Mischief! 

JUNE 28th 6-8pm

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Jul 26 | 6-9PM

Story Structure & the Business of Fiction

Lead by
Dan Stout

   Learn the process of writing fiction and develop your storytelling skills in this lecture orientation class!

Level: Orientation No experience required. 

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Jul 26 | 6:30-9:30PM

Women's Intro to Powertools

Lead by
Eric Lanese

Want to learn how to safely use some basic tools around the woodshop for your own projects or home improvement? Look no further than this "student Q&A led" class!

Level 1 Beginner: Little to no experience required.

Learn More

Jul 26 | 6:30-9:30PM

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.
Level Orientation: No experience required, provides tool clearance on machine used in class.

This workshop will give practical knowle

Learn More

July 28

Jul 28 | 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

Jul 28 | 12:30PM

Explorer Membership

Combine your passion for learning with a little experimentation. Explore all the creative experiences that the Idea Foundry has to offer!

Learn More

Jul 28 | 12:30PM

Explorer Bundle

Take a year to explore all the creative experiences that the Idea Foundry has to offer and save over 40% when you bundle! Get your 1st year of explorer membership AND two woodshop classes for $375 no setup fees or add-ons!

Learn More

Jul 28 | 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.

Learn More

Jul 28 | 1-4PM

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.

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July 30

Jul 30 | 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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Jul 30 | 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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July 31

Jul 31 | 6-9PM

Mold Making & Resin Casting

Lead by
Chris Guska

Learn the basics of silicone mold making and resin casting including materials, curing, tools, terminology, and mold types while making a statuette.

Level: No experience required.

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Jul 31 | 6PM

Metal Shop: Milling Machine Orientation (Clip)

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

Jul 31 | 6PM

Workshop Membership Registration

What to bring to Orientation

Learn More

Jul 31 | 6:30PM

Explorer Membership

Combine your passion for learning with a little experimentation. Explore all the creative experiences that the Idea Foundry has to offer!

Learn More

Jul 31 | 6:30PM

Explorer Bundle

Take a year to explore all the creative experiences that the Idea Foundry has to offer and save over 40% when you bundle! Get your 1st year of explorer membership AND two woodshop classes for $375 no setup fees or add-ons!

Learn More

August 01

Aug 1 | 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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Aug 1 | 6-9PM

Glass: Intro to Stained Glass- Window Hanging

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

Orientation and Level 1: Little to no experience required.

Tools cleared: handheld glass cutter, glass grinder, and soldering iron.

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Aug 1 | 6:30-9:30PM

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

Lead by
Luke Howard or Steve Estefan

Learn by doing in this hands-on intro class and get cleared to use the Table Saw, Panel Saw, Jointer, and Planer!

Learn More

Aug 1 | 6:30-8:30PM

Smart Digital Marketing for Artists & Entrepreneurs (Part One)

Lead by
Sonya Ramsey

Learn the foundation of marketing for artists and entrepreneurs in this beginner level class!

Level: Orientation No experience required. 

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August 02

Aug 2 | 12PM

Workshop Membership Registration

What to bring to Orientation

Learn More

Aug 2 | 6:30-9:30PM

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

Lead by
Luke Howard or Steve Estefan

In this beginner class, you'll learn how to utilize some of the most popular woodworking tools in any woodshop: Band Saw, Router Table, Sanding Stations, and Drill Press.

Learn More

Aug 2 | 6:30-9PM

Invention to Commercialization

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

Learn More

August 04

Aug 4 | 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

Aug 4 | 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.

Learn More

August 06

Aug 6 | 6-8PM

Fiber Arts: Sewing Machine Orientation

Lead by
Jamie Hevener

Learn the ins and outs of your machine to get started on your sewing journey in this orientation level class and make a bookmark with all of the stitches your machine can do!

Level: Orientation No experience required. 

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Aug 6 | 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.

Learn More

Aug 6 | 6:30-8:30PM

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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Aug 6 | 6:30-9:30PM

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

Lead by
Luke Howard or Steve Estefan

Learn by doing in this hands-on intro class and get cleared to use the Table Saw, Panel Saw, Jointer, and Planer!

Learn More

Aug 6 | 6:30-8PM

Forming Your Business II - Setting The Stage for Success

Instructor: Paul Proffitt, SunDown Group

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August 07

Aug 7 | 6-8PM

Fiber Arts- Sewing: Shop-style Jean Apron

Lead by
Jamie Hevener

Learn to construct a durable apron suitable for use in the shop while learning to fit a general pattern to your body in the unique shop-style jean apron made from re-purposed materials!

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Aug 7 | 6:30-10:30PM

Intro to MIG Welding & Plasma Cutting: Cast Shadow Lantern

Lead by
Casey Bradley

Use tools in the welding and metal shop to create your own design for a lantern in this intro to MIG class!

Learn More

Aug 7 | 6:30-8:30PM

Photography: Camera Crash Course!

Learn how to operate your camera while exploring the basics of photography in this introduction course! 

Learn proper focusing, the ins and outs of aperture, shutter speed, ISO (the "exposure triangle") and much more.

Learn More

Aug 7 | 6:30-8:45PM

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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Aug 7 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodshop Projects: Cherry Hardwood Planter Box

Lead by
Eric Lanese

Make your own wooden planter box to showcase your flowers in this introductory class!

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August 08

Aug 8 | 6PM

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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Aug 8 | 6-9:30PM

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. 

Level: No experience required, tool clearance class.

Learn More

Aug 8 | 6:30-9:30PM

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

Lead by
Luke Howard or Steve Estefan

In this beginner class, you'll learn how to utilize some of the most popular woodworking tools in any woodshop: Band Saw, Router Table, Sanding Stations, and Drill Press.

Learn More

Aug 8 | 6:30-9:30PM

ShopBot Orientation (Intro to CNC)

Lead by
Matt Hatcher.

Level: Orientation and Tool Clearance

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

Learn More

Aug 8 | 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.


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Aug 8 | 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).

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August 09

Aug 9 | 12PM

Workshop Membership Registration

What to bring to Orientation

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Aug 9 | 6-9PM

Fiber Arts- Sewing: Messenger Bag

Lead by
Jamie Hevener

Learn to make your own messenger bag for a laptop, projects, or as a purse in this advanced pattern class where you'll grade (size up or down) your own messenger bag!

Level 3: Experience required.

Learn More

Aug 9 | 6:30-9:30PM

Women's Intro to Powertools

Lead by
Eric Lanese

Want to learn how to safely use some basic tools around the woodshop for your own projects or home improvement? Look no further than this "student Q&A led" class!

Level 1 Beginner: Little to no experience required.

Learn More

Aug 9 | 6:30-9:30PM

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.
Level Orientation: No experience required, provides tool clearance on machine used in class.

This workshop will give practical knowle

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August 10

Aug 10 | 9AM

Intro to Chasing and Repoussé with Douglas Pryor

A comprehensive introduction to the world of sheet metal manipulation with famous armor-smith and metal sculptor; Douglas Pryor (douglaspryor.com).

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Aug 10 | 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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Aug 10 | 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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August 11

Aug 11 | 9:30-11:30AM

Children's Electronics: Micro:bit programing!

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

Aug 12 | 10-5PM

Wood Carving: Moving Parts, Captive Ring

Lead by
Laura Gorun
Learn to take a block of wood and turn it into a woodcarving with moving parts!
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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August 13

Aug 13 | 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.

Learn More

Aug 13 | 6:30-8PM

Product and Service Creation I - Evaluating Your Idea

Lead by
Paul Proffitt, SunDown Group

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

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Aug 13 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodshop Project: Custom Frame

Lead by
Eric Lanese

Learn how to frame your own art and photography with a hardwood splined frame!

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Aug 13 | 6:30-9:30PM

Intro to Web Development

Lead by
Jean-Marc Julien

Learn the fundamentals of web development while learning the basics of HTML, CSS, Javascript, SQL, and PHP. 

Minors are required to have a parent/guardian sign a waiver and be present for the duration of the class.

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Aug 13 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodshop Projects: Bandsaw Boxes

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

Aug 13 | 6:30-9:30PM

Urban Farming Meetup

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

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August 14

Aug 14 | 6PM

Workshop Membership Registration

What to bring to Orientation

Learn More

Aug 14 | 6-8PM

Idea Foundry Members Connect

Meet your colleagues, make some friends, and get in on the Knowledge, Talent, & Mischief! 

JUNE 28th 6-8pm

Learn More

Aug 14 | 6:30-9:30PM

Rotary Tool- Trotec Skill Builder

Lead by
Aimee Brown

Create your own custom engraved pint glass while learning the Rotary Tool for the Trotec in this skill builder class!

Level 1: Skill Builder, pre-requisite required.

Completion of Trotec Orientation Class Required.

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Aug 14 | 6:30-9:30PM

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

Lead by
Luke Howard or Steve Estefan

Learn by doing in this hands-on intro class and get cleared to use the Table Saw, Panel Saw, Jointer, and Planer!

Learn More

Aug 14 | 6:30-8:45PM

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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Aug 14 | 6:30PM

Explorer Membership

Combine your passion for learning with a little experimentation. Explore all the creative experiences that the Idea Foundry has to offer!

Learn More

Aug 14 | 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!

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Aug 14 | 6:30PM

Explorer Bundle

Take a year to explore all the creative experiences that the Idea Foundry has to offer and save over 40% when you bundle! Get your 1st year of explorer membership AND two woodshop classes for $375 no setup fees or add-ons!

Learn More

August 15

Aug 15 | 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.

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Aug 15 | 6-9PM

Glass: Intro to Stained Glass- Window Hanging

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

Orientation and Level 1: Little to no experience required.

Tools cleared: handheld glass cutter, glass grinder, and soldering iron.

Learn More

Aug 15 | 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.

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Aug 15 | 6:30-8:30PM

Wood Carving: Chip Carving

Learn to carve intricate designs using centuries-old techniques utilizing a knife for a decorative touch to your own wood projects. 
Led by Chris Zaenger

Level 1: Beginner, no experience needed.

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Aug 15 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodshop Project: Bread and Cheese Board

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!

Learn More

August 16

Aug 16 | 12PM

Workshop Membership Registration

What to bring to Orientation

Learn More

Aug 16 | 6PM

Metal Shop: Milling Machine Orientation (Clip)

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

Aug 16 | 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.

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Aug 16 | 6:30-9PM

Invention to Commercialization

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

Learn More

August 18

Aug 18 | 9-12PM

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

Lead by
Luke Howard or Steve Estefan

Learn by doing in this hands-on intro class and get cleared to use the Table Saw, Panel Saw, Jointer, and Planer!

Learn More

Aug 18 | 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

Aug 18 | 12:30PM

Explorer Membership

Combine your passion for learning with a little experimentation. Explore all the creative experiences that the Idea Foundry has to offer!

Learn More

Aug 18 | 12:30PM

Explorer Bundle

Take a year to explore all the creative experiences that the Idea Foundry has to offer and save over 40% when you bundle! Get your 1st year of explorer membership AND two woodshop classes for $375 no setup fees or add-ons!

Learn More

Aug 18 | 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.

Learn More

Aug 18 | 2-5PM

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

Lead by
Luke Howard or Steve Estefan

In this beginner class, you'll learn how to utilize some of the most popular woodworking tools in any woodshop: Band Saw, Router Table, Sanding Stations, and Drill Press.

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Aug 18 | 3-5:15PM

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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August 20

Aug 20 | 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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Aug 20 | 6:30-9:30PM

Introduction to Soldering Electronics

Lead by
Joe Calabrese
Learn to solder small electronics while making a battery-operated flashing LED!
Level 1: No experience required.
Soldering is the process of joining two pieces of metal by filling the joint with solder, a metal with a lower melting point.
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Aug 20 | 6:30-8PM

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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Aug 20 | 6:30-9:30PM

Lathe & Laser Project: Mini Baseball Bat

Lead by
Luke Howard

This class will teach you the basics of how to use a wood lathe as we make a mini baseball bat and customize on the Trotec!

(Level 1, experience with woodworking or wood turning is helpful, but not required)

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August 21

Aug 21 | 6PM

Workshop Membership Registration

What to bring to Orientation

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Aug 21 | 6:30PM

Full Spectrum Laser Orientation

Lead by
Aimee Brown

Learn how to use our 80 watt Full Spectrum Laser cutting and engraving system. Students will get an overview of compatible materials including wood, plastics, glass, stone, leather, paper and textiles.

Level: Orientation and Tool Clearance, no experience required.

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Aug 21 | 6:30PM

Explorer Membership

Combine your passion for learning with a little experimentation. Explore all the creative experiences that the Idea Foundry has to offer!

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Aug 21 | 6:30PM

Explorer Bundle

Take a year to explore all the creative experiences that the Idea Foundry has to offer and save over 40% when you bundle! Get your 1st year of explorer membership AND two woodshop classes for $375 no setup fees or add-ons!

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Aug 21 | 6:30-8:45PM

Unity 3D- World Creation

Lead by
Wes Adams
Ready to make your own Unity 3D levels and worlds in a game?

In this series, we'll be jumping into Unity 3D to show how to design your very own 3D and 2D worlds! Design a grave site for dinosaur bones using Unity 3D's terrain tools.

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August 22

Aug 22 | 6-9:30PM

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. 

Level: No experience required, tool clearance class.

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Aug 22 | 6:30-10:30PM

Intro to MIG Welding & Plasma Cutting: Cast Shadow Lantern

Lead by
Casey Bradley

Use tools in the welding and metal shop to create your own design for a lantern in this intro to MIG class!

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Aug 22 | 6:30-9:30PM

Jewelry- Intro to Anodized Niobium and Titanium Jewelry: Earrings

Lead by
Joe Calabrese
Learn how to anodize a pair of niobium earrings in this introduction to colorizing metals!

Level 1: No experience required.

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Aug 22 | 6:30-9:30PM

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

Lead by
Luke Howard or Steve Estefan

In this beginner class, you'll learn how to utilize some of the most popular woodworking tools in any woodshop: Band Saw, Router Table, Sanding Stations, and Drill Press.

Learn More

Aug 22 | 6:30-9:30PM

ShopBot Orientation (Intro to CNC)

Lead by
Matt Hatcher.

Level: Orientation and Tool Clearance

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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Aug 22 | 6:30-9:30PM

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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August 23

Aug 23 | 12PM

Workshop Membership Registration

What to bring to Orientation

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Aug 23 | 6-8PM

Idea Foundry Members Connect

Meet your colleagues, make some friends, and get in on the Knowledge, Talent, & Mischief! 

JUNE 28th 6-8pm

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Aug 23 | 6-9PM

Glass Cutting and Grinding Orientation

Lead by
Shannon Cherry

Learn how to use the glass cutting saw and flat lap grinder in this orientation to glass cutting class! 

Level: Orientation (Little to no experience needed, however, general comfort with saws and grinders is preferred. This is a tool clearance class.)

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Aug 23 | 6-9PM

Story Structure & the Business of Fiction

Lead by
Dan Stout

   Learn the process of writing fiction and develop your storytelling skills in this lecture orientation class!

Level: Orientation No experience required. 

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Aug 23 | 6:30-9:30PM

Women's Intro to Powertools

Lead by
Eric Lanese

Want to learn how to safely use some basic tools around the woodshop for your own projects or home improvement? Look no further than this "student Q&A led" class!

Level 1 Beginner: Little to no experience required.

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Aug 23 | 6:30-9:30PM

Ladies Intro to MIG welding & plasma cutting: - Butterfly

Lead by
Rachel Schutt

Create your own art piece while learning MIG welding, plasma cutter and metal grinding in this introductory class!

Level: Orientation

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Aug 23 | 6:30-9:30PM

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.
Level Orientation: No experience required, provides tool clearance on machine used in class.

This workshop will give practical knowle

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August 25

Aug 25 | 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

Aug 25 | 12:30PM

Explorer Membership

Combine your passion for learning with a little experimentation. Explore all the creative experiences that the Idea Foundry has to offer!

Learn More

Aug 25 | 12:30PM

Explorer Bundle

Take a year to explore all the creative experiences that the Idea Foundry has to offer and save over 40% when you bundle! Get your 1st year of explorer membership AND two woodshop classes for $375 no setup fees or add-ons!

Learn More

Aug 25 | 1PM

MIG Welding: Portable Fire Pit

Lead by
Rachel Schutt

Learn to weld while also making an awesome fire pit for your backyard!

Minimum Age: 16

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Aug 25 | 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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Aug 25 | 1-4PM

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.

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August 27

Aug 27 | 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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Aug 27 | 6:30-8PM

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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Aug 27 | 6:30-9:30PM

Intro to Woodturning: Exotic Wood Pen

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

(Level 1 & Orientation)

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Aug 27 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodshop Projects: Basic Joinery I - Miters and Splines & More!

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

August 28

Aug 28 | 6PM

Workshop Membership Registration

What to bring to Orientation

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Aug 28 | 6:30-8:45PM

Unity 3D- Racecars and Navigating Physics

Lead by
Wes Adams
Create your first simple physics-based racecar!

Rev up your engines because we're rolling into racecar games in Unity 3D! Learn to program your first simple physics-based car!

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Aug 28 | 6:30PM

Explorer Membership

Combine your passion for learning with a little experimentation. Explore all the creative experiences that the Idea Foundry has to offer!

Learn More

Aug 28 | 6:30PM

Explorer Bundle

Take a year to explore all the creative experiences that the Idea Foundry has to offer and save over 40% when you bundle! Get your 1st year of explorer membership AND two woodshop classes for $375 no setup fees or add-ons!

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August 29

Aug 29 | 6-9PM

Mold Making & Resin Casting

Lead by
Chris Guska

Learn the basics of silicone mold making and resin casting including materials, curing, tools, terminology, and mold types while making a statuette.

Level: No experience required.

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Aug 29 | 6:30-8:30PM

Smart Digital Marketing for Artists & Entrepreneurs (Part Two)

Lead by
Sonya Ramsey

Learn the next steps of digital marketing for artists and entrepreneurs in this level two class where you'll dive deeper into your business marketing goals!

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August 30

Aug 30 | 12PM

Workshop Membership Registration

What to bring to Orientation

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Aug 30 | 6PM

Metal Shop: Milling Machine Orientation (Clip)

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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Aug 30 | 6:30-9PM

Invention to Commercialization

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

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September 01

Sep 1 | 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

Sep 1 | 12:30PM

Explorer Bundle

Take a year to explore all the creative experiences that the Idea Foundry has to offer and save over 40% when you bundle! Get your 1st year of explorer membership AND two woodshop classes for $375 no setup fees or add-ons!

Learn More

Sep 1 | 12:30PM

Explorer Membership

Combine your passion for learning with a little experimentation. Explore all the creative experiences that the Idea Foundry has to offer!

Learn More

Sep 1 | 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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September 03

Sep 3 | 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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Sep 3 | 6:30-8:30PM

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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Sep 3 | 6:30-8PM

Finance I - Introduction to Business Financials

Lead by
Paul Proffitt, SunDown Group

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

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September 04

Sep 4 | 6PM

Workshop Membership Registration

What to bring to Orientation

Learn More

Sep 4 | 6:30PM

Explorer Bundle

Take a year to explore all the creative experiences that the Idea Foundry has to offer and save over 40% when you bundle! Get your 1st year of explorer membership AND two woodshop classes for $375 no setup fees or add-ons!

Learn More

Sep 4 | 6:30PM

Explorer Membership

Combine your passion for learning with a little experimentation. Explore all the creative experiences that the Idea Foundry has to offer!

Learn More

September 05

Sep 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

September 06

Sep 6 | 12PM

Workshop Membership Registration

What to bring to Orientation

Learn More

Sep 6 | 6:30-9:30PM

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.
Level Orientation: No experience required, provides tool clearance on machine used in class.

This workshop will give practical knowle

Learn More

September 08

Sep 8 | 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

Sep 8 | 12:30PM

Explorer Membership

Combine your passion for learning with a little experimentation. Explore all the creative experiences that the Idea Foundry has to offer!

Learn More

Sep 8 | 12:30PM

Explorer Bundle

Take a year to explore all the creative experiences that the Idea Foundry has to offer and save over 40% when you bundle! Get your 1st year of explorer membership AND two woodshop classes for $375 no setup fees or add-ons!

Learn More

Sep 8 | 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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September 10

Sep 10 | 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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Sep 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.

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Sep 10 | 6:30-8PM

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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September 11

Sep 11 | 6-8PM

Idea Foundry Members Connect

Meet your colleagues, make some friends, and get in on the Knowledge, Talent, & Mischief! 

JUNE 28th 6-8pm

Learn More

Sep 11 | 6PM

Workshop Membership Registration

What to bring to Orientation

Learn More

Sep 11 | 6:30PM

Explorer Membership

Combine your passion for learning with a little experimentation. Explore all the creative experiences that the Idea Foundry has to offer!

Learn More

Sep 11 | 6:30PM

Explorer Bundle

Take a year to explore all the creative experiences that the Idea Foundry has to offer and save over 40% when you bundle! Get your 1st year of explorer membership AND two woodshop classes for $375 no setup fees or add-ons!

Learn More

Sep 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

September 12

Sep 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

Sep 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

September 13

Sep 13 | 12PM

Workshop Membership Registration

What to bring to Orientation

Learn More

Sep 13 | 6:30-9PM

Invention to Commercialization

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

Learn More

September 14

Sep 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

Sep 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.

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Sep 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

September 15

Sep 15 | 9-12PM

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

Lead by
Luke Howard or Steve Estefan

Learn by doing in this hands-on intro class and get cleared to use the Table Saw, Panel Saw, Jointer, and Planer!

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Sep 15 | 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

Sep 15 | 12:30PM

Explorer Membership

Combine your passion for learning with a little experimentation. Explore all the creative experiences that the Idea Foundry has to offer!

Learn More

Sep 15 | 12:30PM

Explorer Bundle

Take a year to explore all the creative experiences that the Idea Foundry has to offer and save over 40% when you bundle! Get your 1st year of explorer membership AND two woodshop classes for $375 no setup fees or add-ons!

Learn More

Sep 15 | 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.

Learn More

Sep 15 | 2-5PM

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

Lead by
Luke Howard or Steve Estefan

In this beginner class, you'll learn how to utilize some of the most popular woodworking tools in any woodshop: Band Saw, Router Table, Sanding Stations, and Drill Press.

Learn More

September 17

Sep 17 | 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.

Learn More

Sep 17 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodshop Projects: Bandsaw Boxes

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

Sep 17 | 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.

Learn More

September 18

Sep 18 | 6PM

Workshop Membership Registration

What to bring to Orientation

Learn More

Sep 18 | 6:30PM

Explorer Membership

Combine your passion for learning with a little experimentation. Explore all the creative experiences that the Idea Foundry has to offer!

Learn More

Sep 18 | 6:30-9:30PM

Rotary Tool- Trotec Skill Builder

Lead by
Aimee Brown

Create your own custom engraved pint glass while learning the Rotary Tool for the Trotec in this skill builder class!

Level 1: Skill Builder, pre-requisite required.

Completion of Trotec Orientation Class Required.

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Sep 18 | 6:30PM

Explorer Bundle

Take a year to explore all the creative experiences that the Idea Foundry has to offer and save over 40% when you bundle! Get your 1st year of explorer membership AND two woodshop classes for $375 no setup fees or add-ons!

Learn More

September 19

Sep 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.

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Sep 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.

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September 20

Sep 20 | 12PM

Workshop Membership Registration

What to bring to Orientation

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Sep 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.

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September 22

Sep 22 | 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

Sep 22 | 12:30PM

Explorer Membership

Combine your passion for learning with a little experimentation. Explore all the creative experiences that the Idea Foundry has to offer!

Learn More

Sep 22 | 12:30PM

Explorer Bundle

Take a year to explore all the creative experiences that the Idea Foundry has to offer and save over 40% when you bundle! Get your 1st year of explorer membership AND two woodshop classes for $375 no setup fees or add-ons!

Learn More

Sep 22 | 1-4PM

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

Sep 22 | 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.

Learn More

Sep 22 | 4-7PM

Maker Date Night: Bee with your honey!

Learn about and enjoy bee culture at this bee-themed date night! Participate in bee activities and bring home your own poured honey plus other bee swag! 

Event details:

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September 24

Sep 24 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodshop Projects: Basic Joinery I - Miters and Splines & More!

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

September 25

Sep 25 | 6:30PM

Explorer Membership

Combine your passion for learning with a little experimentation. Explore all the creative experiences that the Idea Foundry has to offer!

Learn More

Sep 25 | 6:30PM

Explorer Bundle

Take a year to explore all the creative experiences that the Idea Foundry has to offer and save over 40% when you bundle! Get your 1st year of explorer membership AND two woodshop classes for $375 no setup fees or add-ons!

Learn More

September 27

Sep 27 | 6-8PM

Idea Foundry Members Connect

Meet your colleagues, make some friends, and get in on the Knowledge, Talent, & Mischief! 

JUNE 28th 6-8pm

Learn More

Sep 27 | 6:30-9PM

Invention to Commercialization

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

Learn More

September 29

Sep 29 | 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

Sep 29 | 12:30PM

Explorer Membership

Combine your passion for learning with a little experimentation. Explore all the creative experiences that the Idea Foundry has to offer!

Learn More

Sep 29 | 12:30PM

Explorer Bundle

Take a year to explore all the creative experiences that the Idea Foundry has to offer and save over 40% when you bundle! Get your 1st year of explorer membership AND two woodshop classes for $375 no setup fees or add-ons!

Learn More

October 01

Oct 1 | 6:30-8:30PM

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 | 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

October 06

Oct 6 | 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

October 08

Oct 8 | 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

October 09

Oct 9 | 6-8PM

Idea Foundry Members Connect

Meet your colleagues, make some friends, and get in on the Knowledge, Talent, & Mischief! 

JUNE 28th 6-8pm

Learn More

Oct 9 | 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

October 10

Oct 10 | 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

Oct 10 | 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

October 11

Oct 11 | 5PM

How to Make A Makerspace

Lead by
Dr. Alex Bandar

Two day session runs Oct 11 and Oct 12, at the Idea Foundry, from 9am-5pm each day

Learn More

Oct 11 | 6:30-9PM

Invention to Commercialization

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

Learn More

October 12

Oct 12 | 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

Oct 12 | 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

Oct 12 | 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

October 13

Oct 13 | 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

October 15

Oct 15 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodshop Projects: Bandsaw Boxes

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 | 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

Oct 17 | 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

October 18

Oct 18 | 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

October 20

Oct 20 | 9-12PM

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

Lead by
Luke Howard or Steve Estefan

Learn by doing in this hands-on intro class and get cleared to use the Table Saw, Panel Saw, Jointer, and Planer!

Learn More

Oct 20 | 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

Oct 20 | 2-5PM

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

Lead by
Luke Howard or Steve Estefan

In this beginner class, you'll learn how to utilize some of the most popular woodworking tools in any woodshop: Band Saw, Router Table, Sanding Stations, and Drill Press.

Learn More

October 22

Oct 22 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodshop Projects: Basic Joinery I - Miters and Splines & More!

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

October 25

Oct 25 | 6-8PM

Idea Foundry Members Connect

Meet your colleagues, make some friends, and get in on the Knowledge, Talent, & Mischief! 

JUNE 28th 6-8pm

Learn More

Oct 25 | 6:30-9PM

Invention to Commercialization

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

Learn More

October 27

Oct 27 | 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

Oct 27 | 1-4PM

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 03

Nov 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

November 05

Nov 5 | 6:30-8:30PM

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

November 08

Nov 8 | 6:30-9PM

Invention to Commercialization

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

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 10

Nov 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

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 | 6-8PM

Idea Foundry Members Connect

Meet your colleagues, make some friends, and get in on the Knowledge, Talent, & Mischief! 

JUNE 28th 6-8pm

Learn More

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 A: Table & Panel Saws, Jointer and Planer

Lead by
Luke Howard or Steve Estefan

Learn by doing in this hands-on intro class and get cleared to use the Table Saw, Panel Saw, Jointer, and Planer!

Learn More

Nov 17 | 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

Nov 17 | 2-5PM

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

Lead by
Luke Howard or Steve Estefan

In this beginner class, you'll learn how to utilize some of the most popular woodworking tools in any woodshop: Band Saw, Router Table, Sanding Stations, and Drill Press.

Learn More

November 19

Nov 19 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodshop Projects: Bandsaw Boxes

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

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

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

November 22

Nov 22 | 6-8PM

Idea Foundry Members Connect

Meet your colleagues, make some friends, and get in on the Knowledge, Talent, & Mischief! 

JUNE 28th 6-8pm

Learn More

Nov 22 | 6:30-9PM

Invention to Commercialization

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

Learn More

November 24

Nov 24 | 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

Nov 24 | 1-4PM

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 26

Nov 26 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodshop Projects: Basic Joinery I - Miters and Splines & More!

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

December 03

Dec 3 | 6:30-8:30PM

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 06

Dec 6 | 6:30-9PM

Invention to Commercialization

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

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 | 6-8PM

Idea Foundry Members Connect

Meet your colleagues, make some friends, and get in on the Knowledge, Talent, & Mischief! 

JUNE 28th 6-8pm

Learn More

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 A: Table & Panel Saws, Jointer and Planer

Lead by
Luke Howard or Steve Estefan

Learn by doing in this hands-on intro class and get cleared to use the Table Saw, Panel Saw, Jointer, and Planer!

Learn More

Dec 15 | 2-5PM

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

Lead by
Luke Howard or Steve Estefan

In this beginner class, you'll learn how to utilize some of the most popular woodworking tools in any woodshop: Band Saw, Router Table, Sanding Stations, and Drill Press.

Learn More

December 17

Dec 17 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodshop Projects: Bandsaw Boxes

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

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

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

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

Dec 20 | 6:30-9PM

Invention to Commercialization

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

Learn More

December 22

Dec 22 | 1-4PM

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

December 24

Dec 24 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodshop Projects: Basic Joinery I - Miters and Splines & More!

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

December 27

Dec 27 | 6-8PM

Idea Foundry Members Connect

Meet your colleagues, make some friends, and get in on the Knowledge, Talent, & Mischief! 

JUNE 28th 6-8pm

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 03

Jan 3 | 6:30-9PM

Invention to Commercialization

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

Learn More

January 07

Jan 7 | 6:30-8:30PM

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

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

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

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

Jan 17 | 6:30-9PM

Invention to Commercialization

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

Learn More

January 19

Jan 19 | 9-12PM

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

Lead by
Luke Howard or Steve Estefan

Learn by doing in this hands-on intro class and get cleared to use the Table Saw, Panel Saw, Jointer, and Planer!

Learn More

Jan 19 | 2-5PM

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

Lead by
Luke Howard or Steve Estefan

In this beginner class, you'll learn how to utilize some of the most popular woodworking tools in any woodshop: Band Saw, Router Table, Sanding Stations, and Drill Press.

Learn More

January 21

Jan 21 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodshop Projects: Bandsaw Boxes

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 26

Jan 26 | 1-4PM

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

January 28

Jan 28 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodshop Projects: Basic Joinery I - Miters and Splines & More!

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

January 31

Jan 31 | 6:30-9PM

Invention to Commercialization

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

Learn More

February 04

Feb 4 | 6:30-8:30PM

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

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 14

Feb 14 | 6:30-9PM

Invention to Commercialization

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

Learn More

February 16

Feb 16 | 9-12PM

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

Lead by
Luke Howard or Steve Estefan

Learn by doing in this hands-on intro class and get cleared to use the Table Saw, Panel Saw, Jointer, and Planer!

Learn More

Feb 16 | 2-5PM

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

Lead by
Luke Howard or Steve Estefan

In this beginner class, you'll learn how to utilize some of the most popular woodworking tools in any woodshop: Band Saw, Router Table, Sanding Stations, and Drill Press.

Learn More

February 18

Feb 18 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodshop Projects: Bandsaw Boxes

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

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

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

February 21

Feb 21 | 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

February 23

Feb 23 | 1-4PM

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

February 25

Feb 25 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodshop Projects: Basic Joinery I - Miters and Splines & More!

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 28

Feb 28 | 6:30-9PM

Invention to Commercialization

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

Learn More

March 04

Mar 4 | 6:30-8:30PM

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

March 06

Mar 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

March 08

Mar 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

Mar 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

Mar 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

March 11

Mar 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

March 12

Mar 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

March 13

Mar 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

Mar 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).

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March 14

Mar 14 | 6:30-9PM

Invention to Commercialization

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

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March 16

Mar 16 | 9-12PM

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

Lead by
Luke Howard or Steve Estefan

Learn by doing in this hands-on intro class and get cleared to use the Table Saw, Panel Saw, Jointer, and Planer!

Learn More

Mar 16 | 2-5PM

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

Lead by
Luke Howard or Steve Estefan

In this beginner class, you'll learn how to utilize some of the most popular woodworking tools in any woodshop: Band Saw, Router Table, Sanding Stations, and Drill Press.

Learn More

March 18

Mar 18 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodshop Projects: Bandsaw Boxes

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

March 20

Mar 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

Mar 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

March 21

Mar 21 | 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

March 23

Mar 23 | 1-4PM

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

March 25

Mar 25 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodshop Projects: Basic Joinery I - Miters and Splines & More!

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

April 01

Apr 1 | 6:30-8:30PM

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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April 03

Apr 3 | 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

April 08

Apr 8 | 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

April 09

Apr 9 | 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

April 10

Apr 10 | 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

Apr 10 | 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

April 12

Apr 12 | 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

Apr 12 | 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

Apr 12 | 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

April 15

Apr 15 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodshop Projects: Bandsaw Boxes

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 | 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

Apr 17 | 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

April 18

Apr 18 | 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

April 20

Apr 20 | 9-12PM

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

Lead by
Luke Howard or Steve Estefan

Learn by doing in this hands-on intro class and get cleared to use the Table Saw, Panel Saw, Jointer, and Planer!

Learn More

Apr 20 | 2-5PM

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

Lead by
Luke Howard or Steve Estefan

In this beginner class, you'll learn how to utilize some of the most popular woodworking tools in any woodshop: Band Saw, Router Table, Sanding Stations, and Drill Press.

Learn More

April 22

Apr 22 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodshop Projects: Basic Joinery I - Miters and Splines & More!

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

April 27

Apr 27 | 1-4PM

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 01

May 1 | 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

May 06

May 6 | 6:30-8:30PM

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

May 08

May 8 | 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

May 8 | 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

May 10

May 10 | 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

May 10 | 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

May 13

May 13 | 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

May 14

May 14 | 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

May 15

May 15 | 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

May 15 | 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

May 16

May 16 | 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

May 18

May 18 | 9-12PM

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

Lead by
Luke Howard or Steve Estefan

Learn by doing in this hands-on intro class and get cleared to use the Table Saw, Panel Saw, Jointer, and Planer!

Learn More

May 18 | 2-5PM

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

Lead by
Luke Howard or Steve Estefan

In this beginner class, you'll learn how to utilize some of the most popular woodworking tools in any woodshop: Band Saw, Router Table, Sanding Stations, and Drill Press.

Learn More

May 20

May 20 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodshop Projects: Bandsaw Boxes

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 25

May 25 | 1-4PM

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 27

May 27 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodshop Projects: Basic Joinery I - Miters and Splines & More!

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

June 03

Jun 3 | 6:30-8:30PM

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 05

Jun 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

June 10

Jun 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

June 11

Jun 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

June 12

Jun 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

Jun 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

June 14

Jun 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

June 15

Jun 15 | 9-12PM

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

Lead by
Luke Howard or Steve Estefan

Learn by doing in this hands-on intro class and get cleared to use the Table Saw, Panel Saw, Jointer, and Planer!

Learn More

Jun 15 | 2-5PM

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

Lead by
Luke Howard or Steve Estefan

In this beginner class, you'll learn how to utilize some of the most popular woodworking tools in any woodshop: Band Saw, Router Table, Sanding Stations, and Drill Press.

Learn More

June 17

Jun 17 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodshop Projects: Bandsaw Boxes

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 19

Jun 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

Jun 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

June 20

Jun 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

June 22

Jun 22 | 1-4PM

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 24

Jun 24 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodshop Projects: Basic Joinery I - Miters and Splines & More!

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

July 01

Jul 1 | 6:30-8:30PM

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 03

Jul 3 | 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

July 08

Jul 8 | 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

July 09

Jul 9 | 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

July 10

Jul 10 | 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

Jul 10 | 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

July 12

Jul 12 | 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
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