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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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September 25

Sep 25 | 6:30-8:45PM

Video Game Development: Navigating Game Physics

Lead by
Wes Adams

Create your first simple physics-based race car game!

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Sep 25 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodturning Orientation: Exotic Wood Pen

Lead by
Luke Howard

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

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September 26

Sep 26 | 6:30-9:30PM

Jewelry Lab Orientation B - Soldering Tools

Lead by
Lee Mash

Learn how to solder jewelry and further your jewelry-making skills! This class will clear you on the Idea Foundry soldering tools!

Minors welcome but a parent/guardian must be present during class

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September 27

Sep 27 | 6PM

Milling Machine Orientation: Clip

Lead by
Karsten Look

Create your own machine-milled decorative clip in this introductory vertical mill class!

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Sep 27 | 6:30-9:30PM

ShopBot CNC Orientation

Use computer aided design (CAD) and manufacturing (CAM) basics to learn ways to create 2D and 2.5D designs on the ShopBot CNC router on a variety of materials.

Learn More

Sep 27 | 6:30-9PM

Product Development - From Invention To Commercialization

Lead by
Steve Sauer

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

Learn More

September 29

Sep 29 | 9:30-11:30AM

Children's Electronics: Micro:bit Programming!

Lead by
Alexandria Kalika

Get your kids to take this micro:bit class and learn programming the fun way!

Discover micro:bit and learn to how code the fun way! This hands-on K-12 class will teach your child computer programming fundamentals, using the BBC micro:bit & Microsoft MakeCode visual programming tool.

Learn More

Sep 29 | 10-12PM

Stained Glass Intermediate Project: Plant Curio

Lead by
Kara O'Dea
Use what you learned in the intro class to create your own plant themed window hanging in this next level class!

Intro to Stained Glass- Window Hanging class recommended.

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

Oct 1 | 6:30-9:30PM

Beginner Web Development

Lead by
Jean-Marc Julien

Learn the fundamentals of web development in this beginner class 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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Oct 1 | 6:30-9:30PM

Intermediate Woodworking: Custom Frame

Lead by
Eric Lanese

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

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Oct 1 | 6:30-9:30PM

ShopBot CNC Orientation

Use computer aided design (CAD) and manufacturing (CAM) basics to learn ways to create 2D and 2.5D designs on the ShopBot CNC router on a variety of materials.

Learn More

October 02

Oct 2 | 6-9PM

Stained Glass Orientation: Window Hanging

Lead by
Kara O'Dea
Learn the basics of cutting, grinding, and soldering glass to create your own window hanging!

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

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Oct 2 | 6:30-8:45PM

Video Game Development: Game Engine Basics

Lead by
Wes Adams

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

Learn More

Oct 2 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodshop Orientation A - Table Saw, Panel Saw, Jointer & 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, Miter Saw, Jointer, and Planer!

In this 3 hour beginner level class you'll learn the basics of using some of the most popular woodworking tools in any woodshop:

Learn More

Oct 2 | 6:30-9:30PM

Mold Making and Resin Casting: Yeti or Confucius

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.

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Oct 2 | 6:30-8PM

Forming Your Business I - Introduction

Online or in the classroom lecture on how to start your business!

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October 03

Oct 3 | 6-9:30PM

Trotec Laser Cutting and Engraving Orientation

Lead by
Brad Hatcher

Use vector and raster files to design images to cut and engrave on the Trotec Laser!

Learn More

Oct 3 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodshop Orientation B - Band Saw, Router Table, Sanding & 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 04

Oct 4 | 6-8PM

Beginner Sewing: Machine Orientation

Lead by
Jamie Hevener

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

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Oct 4 | 6:30-9:30PM

Beginner Woodworking: Bread and Cheese Boards

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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Oct 4 | 6:30-8:30PM

Vacuum Former Orientation

Lead by
Steve Sauer
Use vacuum forming machines to heat and stretch plastic to produce forms of objects for personal or production needs.
This workshop will give practical knowledge of the vacuum forming machine in the Idea Foundry metal shop and basic design that allows plastic parts to be produce
Learn More

October 06

October 08

Oct 8 | 6PM

Milling Machine Orientation: Clip

Lead by
Karsten Look

Create your own machine-milled decorative clip in this introductory vertical mill class!

Learn More

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.

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October 09

Oct 9 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodshop Orientation A - Table Saw, Panel Saw, Jointer & 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, Miter Saw, Jointer, and Planer!

In this 3 hour beginner level class you'll learn the basics of using some of the most popular woodworking tools in any woodshop:

Learn More

Oct 9 | 6:30-9:30PM

Welding & Plasma Cutting Orientation: 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 welding class!

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Oct 9 | 6:30-9:30PM

Trotec Laser Rotary Tool Orientation

Lead by
Aimee Brown

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

Completion of Trotec Orientation Class Required.

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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!

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Oct 9 | 6:30-8PM

Forming Your Business II - Setting The Stage for Success

Learn how to prepare your business with your end goals in mind!

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Oct 9 | 6:30-8:45PM

Video Game Development: First Person Exploration

Lead by
Wes Adams

Export out your own First Person Exploration game using Unity 3D!

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October 10

Oct 10 | 6:30-9:30PM

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 woods, plastics, glass, stone, leather, paper and textiles.

Students will learn:

Learn More

Oct 10 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodshop Orientation B - Band Saw, Router Table, Sanding & 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

Oct 10 | 6:30-9:30PM

Welding & Plasma Cutting Orientation: Mini Grill

Lead by
Levi Crumley

Learn to cut, weld, and grind metal into your very own mini grill!

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

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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.


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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).

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October 11

Oct 11 | 6:30-9:30PM

Women's Beginner Woodworking: Basic Powertools

Lead by
Eric Lanese

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

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Oct 11 | 6:30-9PM

Product Development - From Invention To Commercialization

Lead by
Steve Sauer

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

Learn More

October 12

Oct 12 | 6-9PM

Leathercraft Meetup

Lead by
Stephanie Turner

Learn about leatherworking 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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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?

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October 13

Oct 13 | 10-12PM

Stained Glass Intermediate Project: Plant Curio

Lead by
Kara O'Dea
Use what you learned in the intro class to create your own plant themed window hanging in this next level class!

Intro to Stained Glass- Window Hanging class recommended.

Learn More

Oct 13 | 2-4PM

Fall Family Fest: Make Halloween

Family friendly Maker Experience.  Ticket price are per family.
Join us for our annual fall family night and enjoy pumpkin carving, prop & decor-making from a curated selection of interesting supplies - things that light up and blink, things to cut, paint, and experiment with!
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October 14

Oct 14 | 1-3PM

Beginner Photo Transfer to Canvas

Lead by
Katie Hofacker
Come turn your beautiful photographs into full-size canvas art!
Learn to apply photo transfers to canvas to create custom and personal works of art using your own photos!
Learn More

October 15

Oct 15 | 6-9PM

Intermediate Sewing: Shop 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 with this unique apron made from re-purposed jean materials!

Learn More

Oct 15 | 6:30-9:30PM

Wood Lathe & Laser Engraver: Mini Baseball Bat

Lead by
Luke Howard

Learn how to use a wood lathe as we make a mini baseball bat and then customize it on the Trotec Laser!

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Oct 15 | 6:30-9:30PM

Beginner Woodworking: Bandsaw Boxes

Lead by
Steve Estefan

Expand your woodworking skills and unlock your creativity using the bandsaw and the other cool tools to build one of these beautiful boxes.

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October 16

Oct 16 | 6:30-8PM

Product and Service Creation I - Evaluating Your Idea

Lead by
Paul Proffitt, SunDown Group

Take this walk-through class to come up with the next great product!

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Oct 16 | 6:30-8:45PM

Video Game Development: 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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Oct 16 | 6:30-9:30PM

Welding & Metal Bandsaw Orientation: Bookends

Learn how to cut, grind and MIG weld while making a simple bookend in this introduction level and tool orientation class.

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Oct 16 | 6:30-8:30PM

Photography: Camera Crash Course!

Lead by
Aaron Taylor

Learn how to operate your own 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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Oct 16 | 6:30-9:30PM

Beginner Electronics: Flashing LED

Lead by
Joe Calabrese
Learn to solder small electronics while making a battery-operated flashing LED!
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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October 17

Oct 17 | 6-9:30PM

Trotec Laser Cutting and Engraving Orientation

Lead by
Brad Hatcher

Use vector and raster files to design images to cut and engrave on the Trotec Laser!

Learn More

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.

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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.

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Oct 17 | 6:30-9:30PM

Beginner Blacksmithing: Coat Rack

Lead by
Adlai

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

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Oct 17 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodshop Orientation A - Table Saw, Panel Saw, Jointer & 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, Miter Saw, Jointer, and Planer!

In this 3 hour beginner level class you'll learn the basics of using some of the most popular woodworking tools in any woodshop:

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

Oct 18 | 6:30-9:30PM

Sheet Metal Orientation

Lead by
Levi Crumley

Learn how to use multiple tools in the metal shop while making a tool caddy in this introductory class!

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

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Oct 18 | 6:30-9:30PM

Women's Welding & Plasma Cutting Orientation: Butterfly

Lead by
Rachel Schutt

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

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Oct 18 | 6:30-9:30PM

Jewelry Making: Anodized Niobium and Titanium Earrings

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

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Oct 18 | 6:30-9:30PM

Beginner Woodworking: Cherry Hardwood Planter Box

Lead by
Eric Lanese

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

Learn More

Oct 18 | 6:30-8:30PM

Vacuum Former Orientation

Lead by
Steve Sauer
Use vacuum forming machines to heat and stretch plastic to produce forms of objects for personal or production needs.
This workshop will give practical knowledge of the vacuum forming machine in the Idea Foundry metal shop and basic design that allows plastic parts to be produce
Learn More

October 19

Oct 19 | 1-8PM

Intermediate Wood Carving: Moving Parts, Caged Ball

Lead by
Laura Gorun
Take a solid block of wood and carve it into a free-moving marvel while learning basic chisel techniques.
Apprehensive about trying those old “whittlin' tricks?” Don't be!
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October 20

Oct 20 | 9-12PM

Woodshop Orientation A - Table Saw, Panel Saw, Jointer & 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, Miter Saw, Jointer, and Planer!

In this 3 hour beginner level class you'll learn the basics of using some of the most popular woodworking tools in any woodshop:

Learn More

Oct 20 | 9:30-11:30AM

Children's Electronics: Micro:bit Programming!

Lead by
Alexandria Kalika

Get your kids to take this micro:bit class and learn programming the fun way!

Discover micro:bit and learn to how code the fun way! This hands-on K-12 class will teach your child computer programming fundamentals, using the BBC micro:bit & Microsoft MakeCode visual programming tool.

Learn More

Oct 20 | 1-5PM

Intermediate Welding: Fire Pit

Lead by
Rachel Schutt

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

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Oct 20 | 2-5PM

Woodshop Orientation B - Band Saw, Router Table, Sanding & 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

Oct 20 | 3-5:15PM

3D Animation: Autodesk Maya

Lead by
Wes Adams

Learn how to make 3D models for your video games using top software: Autodesk Maya!

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October 21

Oct 21 | 1-3PM

Advanced Photo Transfer to Canvas

Lead by
Katie Hofacker
Learn advanced techniques for photo transfer onto canvas in this skill builder class!
Completion of Beginner Photo Transfer to Canvas required.
Learn More

October 22

Oct 22 | 6PM

Milling Machine Orientation: Clip

Lead by
Karsten Look

Create your own machine-milled decorative clip in this introductory vertical mill class!

Learn More

Oct 22 | 6-9PM

Creative Writing: Story Structure & the Business of Fiction

Lead by
Dan Stout

Learn the process of writing fiction and develop your own storytelling skills in this lecture orientation class, no experience required!

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Oct 22 | 6:30-9:30PM

Intermediate Woodworking: Joinery - Miters, Splines & More!

Lead by
Steve Estefan

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

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Oct 22 | 6:30-9:30PM

ShopBot CNC Orientation

Use computer aided design (CAD) and manufacturing (CAM) basics to learn ways to create 2D and 2.5D designs on the ShopBot CNC router on a variety of materials.

Learn More

October 23

Oct 23 | 6:30-8PM

Product and Service Creation II - Your Total Product Offering

Lead by
Paul Proffitt, SunDown Group

Learn how to fairly and competitively price your product or service to attract consumers!

Learn More

Oct 23 | 6:30-8:45PM

Video Game Development: Navigating Game Physics

Lead by
Wes Adams

Create your first simple physics-based race car game!

Learn More

Oct 23 | 6:30-9:30PM

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 woods, plastics, glass, stone, leather, paper and textiles.

Students will learn:

Learn More

Oct 23 | 6:30-9:30PM

Jewelry Lab Orientation B - Soldering Tools

Lead by
Lee Mash

Learn how to solder jewelry and further your jewelry-making skills! This class will clear you on the Idea Foundry soldering tools!

Minors welcome but a parent/guardian must be present during class

Learn More

Oct 23 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodturning Orientation: Exotic Wood Pen

Lead by
Luke Howard

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

Learn More

October 24

Oct 24 | 6:30-9:30PM

Beginner ShopBot CNC: Basic Sign-Making

Lead by
Sally Doyle

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

Completion of  ShopBot CNC Orientation class is required

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Oct 24 | 6:30-9:30PM

Beginner Wood Carving: Chip Carving

Lead by
Chris Zaenger

Learn to carve intricate designs using centuries-old techniques on your own wood projects in this two evening class.

Participants 

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Oct 24 | 6:30-9:30PM

Welding & Plasma Cutting Orientation: 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 welding class!

Learn More

Oct 24 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodshop Orientation B - Band Saw, Router Table, Sanding & 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 25

Oct 25 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodshop Orientation A - Table Saw, Panel Saw, Jointer & 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, Miter Saw, Jointer, and Planer!

In this 3 hour beginner level class you'll learn the basics of using some of the most popular woodworking tools in any woodshop:

Learn More

Oct 25 | 6:30-9PM

Product Development - From Invention To Commercialization

Lead by
Steve Sauer

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

Learn More

October 27

Oct 27 | 10-12PM

Stained Glass Intermediate Project: Plant Curio

Lead by
Kara O'Dea
Use what you learned in the intro class to create your own plant themed window hanging in this next level class!

Intro to Stained Glass- Window Hanging class recommended.

Learn More

Oct 27 | 10:30-12:30PM

Photography: Camera Crash Course!

Lead by
Aaron Taylor

Learn how to operate your own 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

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.

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October 28

Oct 28 | 1-3PM

Acrylic Painting Techniques

Learn collage techniques and the crackle paint method for applying acrylic to canvas and other materials creating your own take-home mixed media art project!

Learn a variety of techniques for applying acrylic paint to canvas and other surfaces.

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October 29

October 30

Oct 30 | 6:30-8PM

Marketing I - Intro to Marketing Planning

Learn how to put together a marketing strategy for your business!

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November 01

Nov 1 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodshop Orientation A - Table Saw, Panel Saw, Jointer & 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, Miter Saw, Jointer, and Planer!

In this 3 hour beginner level class you'll learn the basics of using some of the most popular woodworking tools in any woodshop:

Learn More

Nov 1 | 6:30-8:30PM

Vacuum Former Orientation

Lead by
Steve Sauer
Use vacuum forming machines to heat and stretch plastic to produce forms of objects for personal or production needs.
This workshop will give practical knowledge of the vacuum forming machine in the Idea Foundry metal shop and basic design that allows plastic parts to be produce
Learn More

November 03

November 04

Nov 4 | 10-5PM

Beginner Wood Carving: Basic Spoon

Lead by
Laura Gorun
Carve your very own wooden spoon while learning basic gouge techniques that apply to many other carving disciplines!
A great project for beginners, with enough challenge to satisfy more experienced carvers as well, spoons are one of the most comprehensive and versatile carving ex
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Nov 4 | 1-3PM

Fine Art: Open Studio

Lead by
Katie Hofacker
Work on your own masterpiece under the guidance of an instructor. All materials included!
No experience required.
Learn More

November 05

Nov 5 | 6:30-9:30PM

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 woods, plastics, glass, stone, leather, paper and textiles.

Students will learn:

Learn More

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

Nov 5 | 6:30-9:30PM

Beginner Web Development

Lead by
Jean-Marc Julien

Learn the fundamentals of web development in this beginner class 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. 

Learn More

Nov 5 | 6:30-9:30PM

ShopBot CNC Orientation

Use computer aided design (CAD) and manufacturing (CAM) basics to learn ways to create 2D and 2.5D designs on the ShopBot CNC router on a variety of materials.

Learn More

November 06

Nov 6 | 6-9:30PM

Advanced Sewing: Messenger Bag

Lead by
Jamie Hevener

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

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Nov 6 | 6:30-8:45PM

Video Game Development: Game Engine Basics

Lead by
Wes Adams

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

Learn More

Nov 6 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodshop Orientation A - Table Saw, Panel Saw, Jointer & 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, Miter Saw, Jointer, and Planer!

In this 3 hour beginner level class you'll learn the basics of using some of the most popular woodworking tools in any woodshop:

Learn More

Nov 6 | 6:30-8PM

Finance I - Introduction to Business Financials

Lead by
Paul Proffitt, SunDown Group

This class will walk you through some of the core accounting documents and how to use them in the management of your business.

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Nov 6 | 6:30-9:30PM

Welding & Plasma Cutting Orientation: Mini Grill

Lead by
Levi Crumley

Learn to cut, weld, and grind metal into your very own mini grill!

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

Learn More

November 07

Nov 7 | 6-9:30PM

Trotec Laser Cutting and Engraving Orientation

Lead by
Brad Hatcher

Use vector and raster files to design images to cut and engrave on the Trotec Laser!

Learn More

Nov 7 | 6PM

Blade Smithing: Railroad Spike Knife

Lead by
Adlai Stein

Students will try their hands at knife-making in this introductory blacksmithing class while making a railroad spike knife!

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Nov 7 | 6-9PM

Intermediate Sewing: Shop 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 with this unique apron made from re-purposed jean materials!

Learn More

Nov 7 | 6:30-9:30PM

Welding & Plasma Cutting Orientation: 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 welding class!

Learn More

Nov 7 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodshop Orientation B - Band Saw, Router Table, Sanding & 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 08

Nov 8 | 5:30-8:30PM

Leather Working: Crafted Wrist Band

Lead by
Stephanie Shields

Design your own wristband from leather using hardware and closures to decorate with punches and rivets to fit you and your taste!

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Nov 8 | 6:30-9PM

Product Development - From Invention To Commercialization

Lead by
Steve Sauer

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

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Nov 8 | 6:30-9:30PM

Beginner Woodworking: 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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Nov 8 | 6:30-9:30PM

Mold Making and Resin Casting: Yeti or Confucius

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.

Learn More

Nov 8 | 9-11PM

Leather Working: Customized Belt

Learn to make your own belt, down to the choice of color and buckles, in this introductory leather working class!

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November 09

Nov 9 | 3-6PM

Leather Working: Crafted Wrist Band

Lead by
Stephanie Shields

Design your own wristband from leather using hardware and closures to decorate with punches and rivets to fit you and your taste!

Learn More

Nov 9 | 6-9PM

Leathercraft Meetup

Lead by
Stephanie Turner

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

Learn More

Nov 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

November 10

Nov 10 | 4-6PM

Leather Working: Customized Belt

Learn to make your own belt, down to the choice of color and buckles, in this introductory leather working class!

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November 11

Nov 11 | 1-3PM

Beginner Photo Transfer to Canvas

Lead by
Katie Hofacker
Come turn your beautiful photographs into full-size canvas art!
Learn to apply photo transfers to canvas to create custom and personal works of art using your own photos!
Learn More

November 12

Nov 12 | 6-8PM

Beginner Sewing: Machine Orientation

Lead by
Jamie Hevener

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

Learn More

Nov 12 | 6:30-9:30PM

Beginner Woodworking: Bread and Cheese Boards

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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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

Nov 12 | 6:30-9:30PM

Welding & Metal Bandsaw Orientation: Bookends

Learn how to cut, grind and MIG weld while making a simple bookend in this introduction level and tool orientation class.

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November 13

Nov 13 | 6:30-9:30PM

Trotec Laser Rotary Tool Orientation

Lead by
Aimee Brown

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

Completion of Trotec Orientation Class Required.

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Nov 13 | 6:30-9:30PM

Beginner Electronics: Flashing LED

Lead by
Joe Calabrese
Learn to solder small electronics while making a battery-operated flashing LED!
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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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

Nov 13 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodshop Orientation B - Band Saw, Router Table, Sanding & 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

Nov 13 | 6:30-8PM

Finance II - Running the Business

Lead by
Paul Proffitt, SunDown Group

In this class, you will learn how to setup financial controls for your business, understand how to monitor them, and learn what to do when something starts to get out of control.

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Nov 13 | 6:30-8:45PM

Video Game Development: First Person Exploration

Lead by
Wes Adams

Export out your own First Person Exploration game using Unity 3D!

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November 14

Nov 14 | 6:30-9:30PM

Jewelry Lab Orientation B - Soldering Tools

Lead by
Lee Mash

Learn how to solder jewelry and further your jewelry-making skills! This class will clear you on the Idea Foundry soldering tools!

Minors welcome but a parent/guardian must be present during class

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Nov 14 | 6:30-9:30PM

3D Printer Orientation

Lead by
Luke Howard

Learn how to use a 3D Printer to print your own keychain or bookmark in this introductory and tool clearance class.

Learn More

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

Nov 15 | 6:30-8:30PM

Vacuum Former Orientation

Lead by
Steve Sauer
Use vacuum forming machines to heat and stretch plastic to produce forms of objects for personal or production needs.
This workshop will give practical knowledge of the vacuum forming machine in the Idea Foundry metal shop and basic design that allows plastic parts to be produce
Learn More

Nov 15 | 6:30-9:30PM

Sheet Metal Orientation

Lead by
Levi Crumley

Learn how to use multiple tools in the metal shop while making a tool caddy in this introductory class!

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

Learn More

Nov 15 | 6:30-9:30PM

Women's Welding & Plasma Cutting Orientation: Butterfly

Lead by
Rachel Schutt

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

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Nov 15 | 6:30-9:30PM

Intermediate Woodworking: Custom Frame

Lead by
Eric Lanese

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

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Nov 15 | 6:30-9:30PM

Jewelry Making: Anodized Niobium and Titanium Earrings

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

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Nov 15 | 6:30-8:30PM

Photography: Camera Crash Course!

Lead by
Aaron Taylor

Learn how to operate your own 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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November 17

Nov 17 | 9-12PM

Woodshop Orientation A - Table Saw, Panel Saw, Jointer & 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, Miter Saw, Jointer, and Planer!

In this 3 hour beginner level class you'll learn the basics of using some of the most popular woodworking tools in any woodshop:

Learn More

Nov 17 | 1-5PM

Intermediate Welding: Fire Pit

Lead by
Rachel Schutt

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

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Nov 17 | 2-5PM

Woodshop Orientation B - Band Saw, Router Table, Sanding & 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

Nov 17 | 3-5:15PM

3D Animation: Autodesk Maya

Lead by
Wes Adams

Learn how to make 3D models for your video games using top software: Autodesk Maya!

Learn More

November 18

Nov 18 | 1-3PM

Advanced Photo Transfer to Canvas

Lead by
Katie Hofacker
Learn advanced techniques for photo transfer onto canvas in this skill builder class!
Completion of Beginner Photo Transfer to Canvas required.
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November 19

Nov 19 | 6PM

Milling Machine Orientation: Clip

Lead by
Karsten Look

Create your own machine-milled decorative clip in this introductory vertical mill class!

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Nov 19 | 6:30-8:45PM

Video Game Development: Navigating Game Physics

Lead by
Wes Adams

Create your first simple physics-based race car game!

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Nov 19 | 6:30-9:30PM

Beginner ShopBot CNC: Basic Sign-Making

Lead by
Sally Doyle

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

Completion of  ShopBot CNC Orientation class is required

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Nov 19 | 6:30-9:30PM

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 woods, plastics, glass, stone, leather, paper and textiles.

Students will learn:

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Nov 19 | 9:30PM

Beginner Woodworking: Bandsaw Boxes

Lead by
Steve Estefan

Expand your woodworking skills and unlock your creativity using the bandsaw and the other cool tools to build one of these beautiful boxes.

Learn More

November 20

Nov 20 | 6:30-9:30PM

Wood Lathe & Laser Engraver: Mini Baseball Bat

Lead by
Luke Howard

Learn how to use a wood lathe as we make a mini baseball bat and then customize it on the Trotec Laser!

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Nov 20 | 6:30-8:45PM

Video Game Development: 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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November 21

Nov 21 | 6-9PM

Locksport International MeetUp

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

Learn More

Nov 21 | 6PM

Blade Smithing: Intro to Knife Making

Lead by
Adlai Stein

With hammers and anvils and fire, learn the basics of how blade-smithing works in creating your very own letter opener.

Learn More

Nov 21 | 6-9:30PM

Trotec Laser Cutting and Engraving Orientation

Lead by
Brad Hatcher

Use vector and raster files to design images to cut and engrave on the Trotec Laser!

Learn More

Nov 21 | 6-9PM

Biohacker Meetup

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

Learn More

Nov 21 | 6-9PM

Stained Glass Beginner Project: Holiday Ornament!

Lead by
Kara O'Dea
Create your own set of stained glass ornaments in this special holiday class!

You will use basic stained glass tools like a glass cutter, grinder, and a soldering iron to make a set of stained glass holiday themed ornaments from scratch.

Learn More

Nov 21 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodshop Orientation A - Table Saw, Panel Saw, Jointer & 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, Miter Saw, Jointer, and Planer!

In this 3 hour beginner level class you'll learn the basics of using some of the most popular woodworking tools in any woodshop:

Learn More

November 24

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.

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November 25

Nov 25 | 1-3PM

Acrylic Painting Techniques

Learn collage techniques and the crackle paint method for applying acrylic to canvas and other materials creating your own take-home mixed media art project!

Learn a variety of techniques for applying acrylic paint to canvas and other surfaces.

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November 26

Nov 26 | 6:30-9:30PM

Intermediate Woodworking: Joinery - Miters, Splines & More!

Lead by
Steve Estefan

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

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Nov 26 | 6:30-9:30PM

ShopBot CNC Orientation

Use computer aided design (CAD) and manufacturing (CAM) basics to learn ways to create 2D and 2.5D designs on the ShopBot CNC router on a variety of materials.

Learn More

November 27

Nov 27 | 6-10PM

Jewelry Making: Quarter Coin Ring

Lead by
Lee Mash

Turn a US quarter into a beautiful keepsake ring!

Minors welcome but a parent/guardian must be present during class

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Nov 27 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodturning Orientation: Exotic Wood Pen

Lead by
Luke Howard

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

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Nov 27 | 6:30-8PM

Raising Capital I - Taking on Investors

Lead by
Paul Proffitt, SunDown Group

Learn how to make your business investor-ready!

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Nov 27 | 6:30-9:30PM

Welding & Plasma Cutting Orientation: 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 welding class!

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November 28

Nov 28 | 6:30-9:30PM

Beginner Blacksmithing: Coat Rack

Lead by
Adlai

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

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Nov 28 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodshop Orientation B - Band Saw, Router Table, Sanding & 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 29

Nov 29 | 6:30-8:30PM

Vacuum Former Orientation

Lead by
Steve Sauer
Use vacuum forming machines to heat and stretch plastic to produce forms of objects for personal or production needs.
This workshop will give practical knowledge of the vacuum forming machine in the Idea Foundry metal shop and basic design that allows plastic parts to be produce
Learn More

Nov 29 | 6:30-9:30PM

Women's Beginner Woodworking: Basic Powertools

Lead by
Eric Lanese

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

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Nov 29 | 6:30-9:30PM

Welding & Plasma Cutting Orientation: Mini Grill

Lead by
Levi Crumley

Learn to cut, weld, and grind metal into your very own mini grill!

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

Learn More

November 30

Nov 30 | 1-8PM

Beginner Wood Carving: Basic Spoon

Lead by
Laura Gorun
Carve your very own wooden spoon while learning basic gouge techniques that apply to many other carving disciplines!
A great project for beginners, with enough challenge to satisfy more experienced carvers as well, spoons are one of the most comprehensive and versatile carving ex
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December 01

Dec 1 | 10-12PM

Stained Glass Intermediate Project: Plant Curio

Lead by
Kara O'Dea
Use what you learned in the intro class to create your own plant themed window hanging in this next level class!

Intro to Stained Glass- Window Hanging class recommended.

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Dec 1 | 11-2:30PM

Advanced Sewing: Messenger Bag

Lead by
Jamie Hevener

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

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December 03

Dec 3 | 6PM

Milling Machine Orientation: Clip

Lead by
Karsten Look

Create your own machine-milled decorative clip in this introductory vertical mill class!

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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?



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Dec 3 | 6:30-9:30PM

Beginner Woodworking: Cherry Hardwood Planter Box

Lead by
Eric Lanese

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

Learn More

December 04

Dec 4 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodshop Orientation A - Table Saw, Panel Saw, Jointer & 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, Miter Saw, Jointer, and Planer!

In this 3 hour beginner level class you'll learn the basics of using some of the most popular woodworking tools in any woodshop:

Learn More

December 05

Dec 5 | 6-9:30PM

Trotec Laser Cutting and Engraving Orientation

Lead by
Brad Hatcher

Use vector and raster files to design images to cut and engrave on the Trotec Laser!

Learn More

Dec 5 | 6PM

Blade Smithing: Railroad Spike Knife

Lead by
Adlai Stein

Students will try their hands at knife-making in this introductory blacksmithing class while making a railroad spike knife!

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Dec 5 | 6-9PM

Intermediate Sewing: Shop 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 with this unique apron made from re-purposed jean materials!

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Dec 5 | 6-9PM

Stained Glass Beginner Project: Holiday Ornament!

Lead by
Kara O'Dea
Create your own set of stained glass ornaments in this special holiday class!

You will use basic stained glass tools like a glass cutter, grinder, and a soldering iron to make a set of stained glass holiday themed ornaments from scratch.

Learn More

Dec 5 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodshop Orientation B - Band Saw, Router Table, Sanding & 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 06

Dec 6 | 6-8PM

Beginner Sewing: Machine Orientation

Lead by
Jamie Hevener

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

Learn More

Dec 6 | 6:30-9PM

Product Development - From Invention To Commercialization

Lead by
Steve Sauer

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

Learn More

Dec 6 | 6:30-9:30PM

Sheet Metal Orientation

Lead by
Levi Crumley

Learn how to use multiple tools in the metal shop while making a tool caddy in this introductory class!

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

Learn More

Dec 6 | 6:30-9:30PM

3D Printer Orientation

Lead by
Luke Howard

Learn how to use a 3D Printer to print your own keychain or bookmark in this introductory and tool clearance class.

Learn More

December 07

Dec 7 | 1-8PM

Intermediate 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!
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December 08

Dec 8 | 10-1PM

Stained Glass Beginner Project: Holiday Ornament!

Lead by
Kara O'Dea
Create your own set of stained glass ornaments in this special holiday class!

You will use basic stained glass tools like a glass cutter, grinder, and a soldering iron to make a set of stained glass holiday themed ornaments from scratch.

Learn More

December 09

Dec 9 | 9:30-12:30PM

3D Modeling Software: Blender

Lead by
Carlos Sapene

Use Blender 3D modeling software to create your own model that is ready to 3D Print in this digital design class!

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Dec 9 | 1-3PM

Fine Art: Open Studio

Lead by
Katie Hofacker
Work on your own masterpiece under the guidance of an instructor. All materials included!
No experience required.
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December 10

Dec 10 | 6:30-9:30PM

ShopBot CNC Orientation

Use computer aided design (CAD) and manufacturing (CAM) basics to learn ways to create 2D and 2.5D designs on the ShopBot CNC router on a variety of materials.

Learn More

Dec 10 | 6:30-9:30PM

Urban Farming Meetup

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

Learn More

December 11

Dec 11 | 6:30-9:30PM

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 woods, plastics, glass, stone, leather, paper and textiles.

Students will learn:

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

Dec 11 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodshop Orientation A - Table Saw, Panel Saw, Jointer & 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, Miter Saw, Jointer, and Planer!

In this 3 hour beginner level class you'll learn the basics of using some of the most popular woodworking tools in any woodshop:

Learn More

December 12

Dec 12 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodshop Orientation B - Band Saw, Router Table, Sanding & 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

Dec 12 | 6:30-9:30PM

Beginner Blacksmithing: Hooks

Lead by
Adlai Stein

Learn the basics of blacksmithing using a forge, tongs, hammer, and punches on this hook for your home!

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Dec 12 | 6:30-9:30PM

Mold Making and Resin Casting: Yeti or Confucius

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.

Learn More

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 13

Dec 13 | 6-8PM

Leather Working: Card Case

Learn the punching and sewing techniques using hand tools to work pre-cut leather pieces and thread into a card case or small wallet with a snap.

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Dec 13 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodturning Orientation: Exotic Wood Pen

Lead by
Luke Howard

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

Learn More

Dec 13 | 6:30-8:30PM

Vacuum Former Orientation

Lead by
Steve Sauer
Use vacuum forming machines to heat and stretch plastic to produce forms of objects for personal or production needs.
This workshop will give practical knowledge of the vacuum forming machine in the Idea Foundry metal shop and basic design that allows plastic parts to be produce
Learn More

Dec 13 | 6:30-9:30PM

Welding & Plasma Cutting Orientation: Mini Grill

Lead by
Levi Crumley

Learn to cut, weld, and grind metal into your very own mini grill!

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

Learn More

December 14

Dec 14 | 6-9PM

Leathercraft Meetup

Lead by
Stephanie Turner

Learn about leatherworking 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

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

December 15

Dec 15 | 9-12PM

Woodshop Orientation A - Table Saw, Panel Saw, Jointer & 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, Miter Saw, Jointer, and Planer!

In this 3 hour beginner level class you'll learn the basics of using some of the most popular woodworking tools in any woodshop:

Learn More

Dec 15 | 10-12PM

Stained Glass Intermediate Project: Plant Curio

Lead by
Kara O'Dea
Use what you learned in the intro class to create your own plant themed window hanging in this next level class!

Intro to Stained Glass- Window Hanging class recommended.

Learn More

Dec 15 | 2-5PM

Woodshop Orientation B - Band Saw, Router Table, Sanding & 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 16

Dec 16 | 1-3PM

Beginner Photo Transfer to Canvas

Lead by
Katie Hofacker
Come turn your beautiful photographs into full-size canvas art!
Learn to apply photo transfers to canvas to create custom and personal works of art using your own photos!
Learn More

December 17

Dec 17 | 6:30-9:30PM

Welding & Metal Bandsaw Orientation: Bookends

Learn how to cut, grind and MIG weld while making a simple bookend in this introduction level and tool orientation class.

Learn More

Dec 17 | 6:30PM

Beginner Woodworking: Bandsaw Boxes

Lead by
Steve Estefan

Expand your woodworking skills and unlock your creativity using the bandsaw and the other cool tools to build one of these beautiful boxes.

Learn More

December 18

Dec 18 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodturning: Simple Christmas Ornaments

This class will teach you the basics of how to use a lathe as we make an ornament for the holidays!

Level 1 & Orientation: No experience required and students will be cleared to use the lathe room as a member. 

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Dec 18 | 6:30-9:30PM

Trotec Laser Rotary Tool Orientation

Lead by
Aimee Brown

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

Completion of Trotec Orientation Class Required.

Learn More

December 19

Dec 19 | 6-9PM

Locksport International MeetUp

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

Learn More

Dec 19 | 6PM

Blade Smithing: Intro to Knife Making

Lead by
Adlai Stein

With hammers and anvils and fire, learn the basics of how blade-smithing works in creating your very own letter opener.

Learn More

Dec 19 | 6-9:30PM

Trotec Laser Cutting and Engraving Orientation

Lead by
Brad Hatcher

Use vector and raster files to design images to cut and engrave on the Trotec Laser!

Learn More

Dec 19 | 6-9PM

Biohacker Meetup

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

Learn More

Dec 19 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodshop Orientation A - Table Saw, Panel Saw, Jointer & 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, Miter Saw, Jointer, and Planer!

In this 3 hour beginner level class you'll learn the basics of using some of the most popular woodworking tools in any woodshop:

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

Product Development - From Invention To Commercialization

Lead by
Steve Sauer

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

Learn More

Dec 20 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodshop Orientation B - Band Saw, Router Table, Sanding & 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 22

Dec 22 | 10-1PM

Stained Glass Beginner Project: Holiday Ornament!

Lead by
Kara O'Dea
Create your own set of stained glass ornaments in this special holiday class!

You will use basic stained glass tools like a glass cutter, grinder, and a soldering iron to make a set of stained glass holiday themed ornaments from scratch.

Learn More

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 | 6:30PM

Intermediate Woodworking: Joinery - Miters, Splines & More!

Lead by
Steve Estefan

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

Learn More

December 26

Dec 26 | 6PM

Blade Smithing: Railroad Spike Knife

Lead by
Adlai Stein

Students will try their hands at knife-making in this introductory blacksmithing class while making a railroad spike knife!

Learn More

December 27

December 29

December 30

Dec 30 | 1-3PM

Advanced Photo Transfer to Canvas

Lead by
Katie Hofacker
Learn advanced techniques for photo transfer onto canvas in this skill builder class!
Completion of Beginner Photo Transfer to Canvas required.
Learn More

January 02

Jan 2 | 6-9:30PM

Trotec Laser Cutting and Engraving Orientation

Lead by
Brad Hatcher

Use vector and raster files to design images to cut and engrave on the Trotec Laser!

Learn More

January 03

Jan 3 | 6:30-9PM

Product Development - From Invention To Commercialization

Lead by
Steve Sauer

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

Learn More

January 05

January 06

Jan 6 | 1-2PM

Acrylic Painting Techniques

Learn collage techniques and the crackle paint method for applying acrylic to canvas and other materials creating your own take-home mixed media art project!

Learn a variety of techniques for applying acrylic paint to canvas and other surfaces.

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

Leathercraft Meetup

Lead by
Stephanie Turner

Learn about leatherworking 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

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

January 12

January 13

Jan 13 | 1-3PM

Fine Art: Open Studio

Lead by
Katie Hofacker
Work on your own masterpiece under the guidance of an instructor. All materials included!
No experience required.
Learn More

January 14

Jan 14 | 6:30-9:30PM

Urban Farming Meetup

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

Learn More

January 16

Jan 16 | 6-9PM

Locksport International MeetUp

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

Learn More

Jan 16 | 6-9PM

Biohacker Meetup

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

Learn More

January 17

Jan 17 | 6-8PM

File Maker Meetup

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

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

Learn More

Jan 17 | 6:30-9PM

Product Development - From Invention To Commercialization

Lead by
Steve Sauer

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

Learn More

January 19

Jan 19 | 9-12PM

Woodshop Orientation A - Table Saw, Panel Saw, Jointer & 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, Miter Saw, Jointer, and Planer!

In this 3 hour beginner level class you'll learn the basics of using some of the most popular woodworking tools in any woodshop:

Learn More

Jan 19 | 2-5PM

Woodshop Orientation B - Band Saw, Router Table, Sanding & 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 20

Jan 20 | 1-3PM

Beginner Photo Transfer to Canvas

Lead by
Katie Hofacker
Come turn your beautiful photographs into full-size canvas art!
Learn to apply photo transfers to canvas to create custom and personal works of art using your own photos!
Learn More

January 21

Jan 21 | 6:30PM

Beginner Woodworking: Bandsaw Boxes

Lead by
Steve Estefan

Expand your woodworking skills and unlock your creativity using the bandsaw and the other cool tools to build one of these beautiful boxes.

Learn More

January 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 27

Jan 27 | 1-3PM

Advanced Photo Transfer to Canvas

Lead by
Katie Hofacker
Learn advanced techniques for photo transfer onto canvas in this skill builder class!
Completion of Beginner Photo Transfer to Canvas required.
Learn More

January 28

Jan 28 | 6:30PM

Intermediate Woodworking: Joinery - Miters, Splines & More!

Lead by
Steve Estefan

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

Learn More

January 31

Jan 31 | 6:30-9PM

Product Development - From Invention To Commercialization

Lead by
Steve Sauer

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

Learn More

February 02

February 03

Feb 3 | 1-3PM

Acrylic Painting Techniques

Learn collage techniques and the crackle paint method for applying acrylic to canvas and other materials creating your own take-home mixed media art project!

Learn a variety of techniques for applying acrylic paint to canvas and other surfaces.

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 08

Feb 8 | 6-9PM

Leathercraft Meetup

Lead by
Stephanie Turner

Learn about leatherworking 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

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

February 10

Feb 10 | 1-3PM

Fine Art: Open Studio

Lead by
Katie Hofacker
Work on your own masterpiece under the guidance of an instructor. All materials included!
No experience required.
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

Product Development - From Invention To Commercialization

Lead by
Steve Sauer

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

Learn More

February 16

Feb 16 | 9-12PM

Woodshop Orientation A - Table Saw, Panel Saw, Jointer & 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, Miter Saw, Jointer, and Planer!

In this 3 hour beginner level class you'll learn the basics of using some of the most popular woodworking tools in any woodshop:

Learn More

Feb 16 | 2-5PM

Woodshop Orientation B - Band Saw, Router Table, Sanding & 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 17

Feb 17 | 1-3PM

Beginner Photo Transfer to Canvas

Lead by
Katie Hofacker
Come turn your beautiful photographs into full-size canvas art!
Learn to apply photo transfers to canvas to create custom and personal works of art using your own photos!
Learn More

February 18

Feb 18 | 6:30PM

Beginner Woodworking: Bandsaw Boxes

Lead by
Steve Estefan

Expand your woodworking skills and unlock your creativity using the bandsaw and the other cool tools to build one of these beautiful boxes.

Learn More

February 20

Feb 20 | 6-9PM

Locksport International MeetUp

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

Learn More

Feb 20 | 6-9PM

Biohacker Meetup

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

Learn More

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 24

Feb 24 | 1-3PM

Advanced Photo Transfer to Canvas

Lead by
Katie Hofacker
Learn advanced techniques for photo transfer onto canvas in this skill builder class!
Completion of Beginner Photo Transfer to Canvas required.
Learn More

February 25

Feb 25 | 6:30PM

Intermediate Woodworking: Joinery - Miters, Splines & More!

Lead by
Steve Estefan

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

Learn More

February 28

Feb 28 | 6:30-9PM

Product Development - From Invention To Commercialization

Lead by
Steve Sauer

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

Learn More

March 03

Mar 3 | 1-3PM

Acrylic Painting Techniques

Learn collage techniques and the crackle paint method for applying acrylic to canvas and other materials creating your own take-home mixed media art project!

Learn a variety of techniques for applying acrylic paint to canvas and other surfaces.

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 08

Mar 8 | 6-9PM

Leathercraft Meetup

Lead by
Stephanie Turner

Learn about leatherworking 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

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

March 10

Mar 10 | 1-3PM

Fine Art: Open Studio

Lead by
Katie Hofacker
Work on your own masterpiece under the guidance of an instructor. All materials included!
No experience required.
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).

Learn More

March 14

Mar 14 | 6:30-9PM

Product Development - From Invention To Commercialization

Lead by
Steve Sauer

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

Learn More

March 16

Mar 16 | 9-12PM

Woodshop Orientation A - Table Saw, Panel Saw, Jointer & 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, Miter Saw, Jointer, and Planer!

In this 3 hour beginner level class you'll learn the basics of using some of the most popular woodworking tools in any woodshop:

Learn More

Mar 16 | 2-5PM

Woodshop Orientation B - Band Saw, Router Table, Sanding & 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 17

Mar 17 | 1-3PM

Beginner Photo Transfer to Canvas

Lead by
Katie Hofacker
Come turn your beautiful photographs into full-size canvas art!
Learn to apply photo transfers to canvas to create custom and personal works of art using your own photos!
Learn More

March 18

Mar 18 | 6:30PM

Beginner Woodworking: Bandsaw Boxes

Lead by
Steve Estefan

Expand your woodworking skills and unlock your creativity using the bandsaw and the other cool tools to build one of these beautiful boxes.

Learn More

March 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 24

Mar 24 | 1-3PM

Advanced Photo Transfer to Canvas

Lead by
Katie Hofacker
Learn advanced techniques for photo transfer onto canvas in this skill builder class!
Completion of Beginner Photo Transfer to Canvas required.
Learn More

March 25

Mar 25 | 6:30PM

Intermediate Woodworking: Joinery - Miters, Splines & More!

Lead by
Steve Estefan

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

Learn More

March 28

Mar 28 | 6:30-9PM

Product Development - From Invention To Commercialization

Lead by
Steve Sauer

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

Learn More

March 31

Mar 31 | 1-3PM

Acrylic Painting Techniques

Learn collage techniques and the crackle paint method for applying acrylic to canvas and other materials creating your own take-home mixed media art project!

Learn a variety of techniques for applying acrylic paint to canvas and other surfaces.

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?



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 11

Apr 11 | 6:30-9PM

Product Development - From Invention To Commercialization

Lead by
Steve Sauer

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

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 | 6-9PM

Leathercraft Meetup

Lead by
Stephanie Turner

Learn about leatherworking 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 15

Apr 15 | 6:30PM

Beginner Woodworking: Bandsaw Boxes

Lead by
Steve Estefan

Expand your woodworking skills and unlock your creativity using the bandsaw and the other cool tools to build one of these beautiful boxes.

Learn More

April 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 Saw, Panel Saw, Jointer & 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, Miter Saw, Jointer, and Planer!

In this 3 hour beginner level class you'll learn the basics of using some of the most popular woodworking tools in any woodshop:

Learn More

Apr 20 | 2-5PM

Woodshop Orientation B - Band Saw, Router Table, Sanding & 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 | 6:30PM

Intermediate Woodworking: Joinery - Miters, Splines & More!

Lead by
Steve Estefan

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

Learn More

April 25

Apr 25 | 6:30-9PM

Product Development - From Invention To Commercialization

Lead by
Steve Sauer

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

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 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 09

May 9 | 6:30-9PM

Product Development - From Invention To Commercialization

Lead by
Steve Sauer

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

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 | 6-9PM

Leathercraft Meetup

Lead by
Stephanie Turner

Learn about leatherworking 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 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 Saw, Panel Saw, Jointer & 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, Miter Saw, Jointer, and Planer!

In this 3 hour beginner level class you'll learn the basics of using some of the most popular woodworking tools in any woodshop:

Learn More

May 18 | 2-5PM

Woodshop Orientation B - Band Saw, Router Table, Sanding & 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 | 6:30PM

Beginner Woodworking: Bandsaw Boxes

Lead by
Steve Estefan

Expand your woodworking skills and unlock your creativity using the bandsaw and the other cool tools to build one of these beautiful boxes.

Learn More

May 23

May 23 | 6:30-9PM

Product Development - From Invention To Commercialization

Lead by
Steve Sauer

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

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 | 6:30PM

Intermediate Woodworking: Joinery - Miters, Splines & More!

Lead by
Steve Estefan

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

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 06

Jun 6 | 6:30-9PM

Product Development - From Invention To Commercialization

Lead by
Steve Sauer

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

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!

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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.


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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).

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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

Jun 14 | 6-9PM

Leathercraft Meetup

Lead by
Stephanie Turner

Learn about leatherworking 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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June 15

Jun 15 | 2-5PM

Woodshop Orientation B - Band Saw, Router Table, Sanding & 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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June 19

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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June 24

Jun 24 | 6:30PM

Intermediate Woodworking: Joinery - Miters, Splines & More!

Lead by
Steve Estefan

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

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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?



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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.

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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

Jul 12 | 6-9PM

Leathercraft Meetup

Lead by
Stephanie Turner

Learn about leatherworking 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 17

Jul 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

Jul 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

July 18

Jul 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

July 22

Jul 22 | 6:30PM

Intermediate Woodworking: Joinery - Miters, Splines & More!

Lead by
Steve Estefan

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

Learn More

July 27

Jul 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

August 05

Aug 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

August 09

Aug 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

Aug 9 | 6-9PM

Leathercraft Meetup

Lead by
Stephanie Turner

Learn about leatherworking 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

August 12

Aug 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

August 13

Aug 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

August 14

Aug 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

Aug 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

August 15

Aug 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

August 21

Aug 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

Aug 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

August 24

Aug 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

August 26

Aug 26 | 6:30PM

Intermediate Woodworking: Joinery - Miters, Splines & More!

Lead by
Steve Estefan

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

Learn More

September 02

Sep 2 | 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

September 09

Sep 9 | 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

September 10

Sep 10 | 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 11

Sep 11 | 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 11 | 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 | 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 13 | 6-9PM

Leathercraft Meetup

Lead by
Stephanie Turner

Learn about leatherworking 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 18

Sep 18 | 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

Sep 18 | 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

September 19

Sep 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.

Learn More
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