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Broaden Your Horizons

Classes, meetups, speakers, and more

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

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May 22

May 22 | 6PM

Introduction to Blockchain

 Get involved with cryptocurrency in this introduction to Blockchain and alternative currency concepts class!

Prerequisites: Knowledge of computing concepts, networking (node, edge) and consensus is helpful, though not required.

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May 22 | 6:30PM

Full Spectrum Laser Orientation

Lead by
Aimee Brown

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

Level: Orientation and Tool Clearance, no experience required.

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May 22 | 6:30-8PM

Forming Your Business II - Setting The Stage for Success

Instructor: Paul Proffitt, SunDown Group

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May 23

May 23 | 6-9:30PM

Trotec Orientation- Intro to Laser Cutting & Engraving

Lead by
Brad Hatcher

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

Level: No experience required, tool clearance class.

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May 23 | 6:30-9:30PM

ShopBot Orientation (Intro to CNC)

Lead by
Matt Hatcher.

Level: Orientation and Tool Clearance

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

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May 23 | 6:30PM

Beginner Forging Project: bottle opener

Lead by
Adlai Stein

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

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May 23 | 6:30-9:30PM

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

Lead by
Luke Howard or Steve Estefan

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

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May 24

May 24 | 6PM

Intro to Ethereum

Take the next step in the chain of understanding cryptocurrency with this introduction to Ethereum.

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May 24 | 6-9PM

Glass Cutting and Grinding Orientation

Lead by
Shannon Cherry

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

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

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May 24 | 6:30-9PM

Invention to Commercialization

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

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May 26

May 26 | 10-5PM

Wood Carving: Carving a Basic Spoon

Lead by
Laura Gorun
Carve your very own wooden spoon while learning basic gouge techniques that apply to many other carving disciplines!
A great project for beginners, with enough challenge to satisfy more experienced carvers, as well, spoons are one the most comprehensive and versatile carving exer
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May 26 | 12PM

Workshop Interest Tour

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

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May 26 | 1PM

Open Tours RSVP

GENERAL INTEREST TOUR:

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

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May 28

May 28 | 6:30-8:30PM

Tech Tribe Meetup

Join Tech Talent South and a community of makers for Tech Tribe at the Columbus Idea Foundry.
Tech Tribe Columbus is a community of learners where we tackle tech in a friendly supportive environ
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May 29

May 29 | 6:30-8PM

Product and Service Creation I - Evaluating Your Idea

Lead by
Paul Proffitt, SunDown Group

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

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May 30

May 30 | 6:30-9:30PM

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

Lead by
Luke Howard or Steve Estefan

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

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May 30 | 6:30-8:30PM

Fine Arts- Intro to Watercolor: Moons

Learn the basics of watercolor painting while creating your own moon-themed artwork.

Level 1- Beginner, no experience required.

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May 31

May 31 | 6:30-8:30PM

Vacuum Forming Orientation

Lead by
Steve Sauer
Use vacuum forming machines to heat and stretch plastic to produce forms of objects for personal or production quality needs.
Level Orientation: No experience required, provides tool clearance on machine used in class.

This workshop will give practical knowle

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June 02

Jun 2 | 9:30-11:30AM

Children's Electronics: Micro:bit programing!

Lead by
Alexandria Kalika
Learn Micro-bit and program the fun way!
This class is designed for school-age students (K-12). Please see note below. 
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Jun 2 | 12PM

Workshop Interest Tour

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

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Jun 2 | 1-5PM

Game Development MeetUp

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

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Jun 2 | 1PM

Open Tours RSVP

GENERAL INTEREST TOUR:

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

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June 04

Jun 4 | 6PM

Open Tours RSVP

GENERAL INTEREST TOUR:

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

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Jun 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?



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Jun 4 | 6:30-9:30PM

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

Lead by
Luke Howard or Steve Estefan

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

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June 05

Jun 5 | 6:30-9:30PM

Introduction to Soldering Electronics

Lead by
Joe Calabrese
Learn to solder small electronics while making a battery-operated flashing LED!
Level 1: No experience required.
Soldering is the process of joining two pieces of metal by filling the joint with solder, a metal with a lower melting point.
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Jun 5 | 6:30-8PM

Product and Service Creation II - Your Total Product Offering

Lead by
Paul Proffitt, SunDown Group

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

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Jun 5 | 6:30-9:30PM

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

Lead by
Luke Howard or Steve Estefan

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

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Jun 5 | 6:30-8:30PM

Photography: Camera Crash Course!

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

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

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June 06

Jun 6 | 4-7PM

Leathercraft Meetup

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

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Jun 6 | 6-9:30PM

Trotec Orientation- Intro to Laser Cutting & Engraving

Lead by
Brad Hatcher

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

Level: No experience required, tool clearance class.

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Jun 6 | 6:30PM

Prospective Instructor Info Session

Lead by Nicole Coleman, Programming Coordinator
Have a Maker skill to share with our creative & curious community?
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June 07

Jun 7 | 6PM

Metal Shop Orientation: Milling Machine

Lead by
Karsten Look

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

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Jun 7 | 6:30-9:30PM

ShopBot Hands-on

Lead by
Sally Doyle.

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

Level: Experience required.
Pre-requisites: ShopBot Orientation 

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Jun 7 | 6:30-9:30PM

Jewelry- Intro to Anodized Niobium and Titanium Jewelry: Earrings

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

Level 1: No experience required.

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June 08

Jun 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?

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Jun 8 | 7-9PM

Franklinton Fridays Community Event

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

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June 09

Jun 9 | 9-12PM

Introduction to Leather Carving: Coffee Cozy (Skill Builder)

Lead by
Stephanie Shields

Working with a sample of vegetable-tanned prepared leather, learn the basics of leather carving with the swivel knife. Develop skills such as beveling, creating background lines, and shading the background in this two-hour beginner friendly class.

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Jun 9 | 12PM

Workshop Interest Tour

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

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Jun 9 | 1-5:30PM

Leather working: Medium Bag

Instructor: Stephanie Turner
In this class students will make a leather bag with a pattern that will be provided to them.
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Jun 9 | 1PM

Open Tours RSVP

GENERAL INTEREST TOUR:

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

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June 11

Jun 11 | 6PM

Open Tours RSVP

GENERAL INTEREST TOUR:

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

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Jun 11 | 6:30-9:30PM

Intro to Blacksmithing

Lead by
Adlai Stein

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

Level 1: Beginner, no experience required.

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Jun 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.

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June 12

Jun 12 | 6:30-8PM

Marketing I - Intro to Marketing Planning

Lead by
Paul Proffitt, SunDown Group

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

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Jun 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!

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June 13

Jun 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.


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Jun 13 | 6:30-10:30PM

Intro to MIG Welding & Plasma Cutting: Cast Shadow Lantern

Lead by
Casey Bradley

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

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Jun 13 | 6:30-9:30PM

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

Lead by
Luke Howard or Steve Estefan

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

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Jun 13 | 7-10PM

3D Printing Monthly MeetUp

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

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June 14

Jun 14 | 6-9PM

Mold Making & Resin Casting

Lead by
Chris Guska

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

Level: No experience required.

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Jun 14 | 6:30-9:30PM

ShopBot Orientation (Intro to CNC)

Lead by
Matt Hatcher.

Level: Orientation and Tool Clearance

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

Learn More

Jun 14 | 6:30-8:30PM

Vacuum Forming Orientation

Lead by
Steve Sauer
Use vacuum forming machines to heat and stretch plastic to produce forms of objects for personal or production quality needs.
Level Orientation: No experience required, provides tool clearance on machine used in class.

This workshop will give practical knowle

Learn More

Jun 14 | 6:30-9:30PM

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

Lead by
Luke Howard or Steve Estefan

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

Learn More

June 15

Jun 15 | 4-7PM

Intro to Chainmail: Key Fob

Lead by
Josh Boring
While you make two galvanized steel key fobs, learn the basics of chainmail patterning and weaving with pliers and other hands-on tool use in this introduction to chainmail class. 
Level: No experience re
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June 16

Jun 16 | 9-12PM

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

Lead by
Luke Howard or Steve Estefan

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

Learn More

Jun 16 | 12PM

Workshop Interest Tour

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

Learn More

Jun 16 | 12-3PM

Chainmail: Hex Nut Wallet Chain/Bracelet

Lead by
Josh Boring
Take your chainmail skills to the next level with this hex nut chain creation class using pre-made jump rings and learn how to make your own steel jump rings on a handmade rig in this intermediate class!
Level: Some experience, such as the Intro to Chainmail Key Fob class, suggested.
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Jun 16 | 1PM

Open Tours RSVP

GENERAL INTEREST TOUR:

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

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Jun 16 | 2-5PM

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

Lead by
Luke Howard or Steve Estefan

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

Learn More

Jun 16 | 3-5:15PM

Autodesk Maya- 3D Modeling 101

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

Led by: Wes Adams

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June 17

Jun 17 | 9-12PM

Father's Day Woodworking- Mini Baseball Bat

Lead by
Luke Howard

Special Father's Day Class!

Fathers and their plus one will turn one mini baseball bat together in this introductory woodturning class, with the option to laser engrave on the Trotec! After class, enjoy a family cookout together.

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Jun 17 | 9-12PM

Father's Day Stained Glass: Window Hanging

Special Father's Day Class!

Chose your pattern and glass pieces while learning the basics of cutting, grinding, and soldering glass together and make a window hanging for dad!  After class, enjoy a lunchtime cookout!

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Jun 17 | 12-2PM

Intro to Chainmail: Stainless Steel Scrubber

Lead by
Josh Boring
Learn to make a scrubber like a knight might use! Create a sheet of stainless steel jump rings to clean your cooking tools from cast iron to glass vessels!
Level: Beginner, no experience required.
 
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Jun 17 | 2-5PM

Father's Day Woodturning- Exotic Wood Pen

Lead by
Luke Howard

Special Father's Day Class!

Fathers and their plus one will turn one pen together in this introductory wood turning class great for ages 10+. Plus enjoy a lunchtime cookout before class!

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Jun 17 | 2-5PM

Father's Day Woodworking- Bread & Cheese Board

Lead by
Eric Lanese

Special Father's Day Class!

Help dad create his own bread and cheese board! Mix and match different wood types to create a one of a kind charcuterie board. This special event class is beginner friendly for Ages 10+.  Plus enjoy a lunchtime cookout before class!.

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Jun 17 | 2-6PM

Father's Day Blacksmithing: Railroad Spike Knife

Lead by
Adlai Stein

Special Father's Day Class!

Dads and their plus one will try their hands at knife-making in this intro blacksmithing class while making a railroad spike knife for dad!  Before class, enjoy a lunchtime cookout!

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Jun 17 | 2-5PM

Father's Day Electronics: Flashing LED

Lead by
Joe Calabrese

Special Father's Day Class!

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June 18

Jun 18 | 6PM

Open Tours RSVP

GENERAL INTEREST TOUR:

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

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Jun 18 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodshop Projects: Bandsaw Boxes

Lead by
Steve Estefan

This TWO EVENING (Monday/Tuesday) workshop will give you an opportunity to use many of the tools in the wood shop to create a truly functional work of art in wood!

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June 19

Jun 19 | 6:30-8:45PM

Unity 3D- World Creation

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

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

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Jun 19 | 6:30-9:30PM

Intro to Woodturning: Exotic Wood Pen

Lead by
Luke Howard

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

(Level 1 & Orientation)

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Jun 19 | 6:30PM

Full Spectrum Laser Orientation

Lead by
Aimee Brown

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

Level: Orientation and Tool Clearance, no experience required.

Learn More

June 20

Jun 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.

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Jun 20 | 6-9:30PM

Trotec Orientation- Intro to Laser Cutting & Engraving

Lead by
Brad Hatcher

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

Level: No experience required, tool clearance class.

Learn More

Jun 20 | 6-9PM

Glass: Intro to Stained Glass- Window Hanging

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

Orientation and Level 1: Little to no experience required.

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

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Jun 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.

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Jun 20 | 6:30-9:30PM

Metal Shop Orientation: sheet metal

Lead by
Levi Crumley

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

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June 21

Jun 21 | 6PM

Metal Shop Orientation: Milling Machine

Lead by
Karsten Look

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

Learn More

Jun 21 | 6-9PM

Glass Cutting and Grinding Orientation

Lead by
Shannon Cherry

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

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

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Jun 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.

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Jun 21 | 6:30-9:30PM

Ladies Intro to MIG welding & plasma cutting: - Butterfly

Lead by
Rachel Schutt

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

Level: Orientation

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Jun 21 | 6:30-9:30PM

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

Lead by
Luke Howard or Steve Estefan

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

Learn More

June 23

Jun 23 | 12PM

Workshop Interest Tour

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

Learn More

Jun 23 | 1PM

Open Tours RSVP

GENERAL INTEREST TOUR:

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

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Jun 23 | 1PM

MIG Welding: Portable Fire Pit

Lead by
Rachel Schutt

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

Minimum Age: 16

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June 25

Jun 25 | 6PM

Open Tours RSVP

GENERAL INTEREST TOUR:

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

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Jun 25 | 6-9PM

Leather working: Clutch Purse

Create your own clutch by punching, threading, saddle stitching and creating a closure of your own choice.  

Instructor: Stephanie Shields

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Jun 25 | 6:30-9:30PM

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

Lead by
Steve Estefan

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

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

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Jun 25 | 6:30PM

Beginner Forging Project: bottle opener

Lead by
Adlai Stein

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

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Jun 25 | 6:30-8:30PM

Tech Tribe Meetup

Join Tech Talent South and a community of makers for Tech Tribe at the Columbus Idea Foundry.
Tech Tribe Columbus is a community of learners where we tackle tech in a friendly supportive environ
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Jun 25 | 6:30-9:30PM

Intro to Woodturning: Exotic Wood Pen

Lead by
Luke Howard

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

(Level 1 & Orientation)

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June 26

Jun 26 | 6:30-10:30PM

Intro to MIG Welding & Plasma Cutting: Cast Shadow Lantern

Lead by
Casey Bradley

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

Learn More

Jun 26 | 6:30-8:45PM

Unity 3D- Racecars and Navigating Physics

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

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

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June 27

Jun 27 | 6:30-9:30PM

ShopBot Orientation (Intro to CNC)

Lead by
Matt Hatcher.

Level: Orientation and Tool Clearance

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

Learn More

Jun 27 | 6:30-9:30PM

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

Lead by
Luke Howard or Steve Estefan

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

Learn More

June 28

Jun 28 | 6:30-8:30PM

Vacuum Forming Orientation

Lead by
Steve Sauer
Use vacuum forming machines to heat and stretch plastic to produce forms of objects for personal or production quality needs.
Level Orientation: No experience required, provides tool clearance on machine used in class.

This workshop will give practical knowle

Learn More

June 30

Jun 30 | 9:30-11:30AM

Children's Electronics: Micro:bit programing!

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

Jun 30 | 12PM

Workshop Interest Tour

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

Learn More

Jun 30 | 1PM

Open Tours RSVP

GENERAL INTEREST TOUR:

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

Learn More

July 02

Jul 2 | 6PM

Open Tours RSVP

GENERAL INTEREST TOUR:

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

Learn More

Jul 2 | 6-9PM

Glass: Intro to Stained Glass- Window Hanging

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

Orientation and Level 1: Little to no experience required.

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

Learn More

Jul 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

Jul 2 | 6:30-9:30PM

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

Lead by
Luke Howard or Steve Estefan

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

Learn More

July 04

Jul 4 | 4-7PM

Leathercraft Meetup

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

Learn More

Jul 4 | 6PM

Introduction to Bladesmithing - Railroad Spike Knife

Lead by
Adlai Stein

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

Learn More

July 05

Jul 5 | 6PM

Metal Shop Orientation: Milling Machine

Lead by
Karsten Look

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

Learn More

July 07

Jul 7 | 12PM

Workshop Interest Tour

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

Learn More

Jul 7 | 1PM

Open Tours RSVP

GENERAL INTEREST TOUR:

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

Learn More

Jul 7 | 1-5PM

Game Development MeetUp

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

Learn More

July 08

Jul 8 | 10-5PM

Wood Carving: Carving a Basic Spoon

Lead by
Laura Gorun
Carve your very own wooden spoon while learning basic gouge techniques that apply to many other carving disciplines!
A great project for beginners, with enough challenge to satisfy more experienced carvers, as well, spoons are one the most comprehensive and versatile carving exer
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July 09

Jul 9 | 6PM

Open Tours RSVP

GENERAL INTEREST TOUR:

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

Learn More

Jul 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

July 10

Jul 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

Jul 10 | 6:30-8PM

Finance I - Introduction to Business Financials

Lead by
Paul Proffitt, SunDown Group

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

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Jul 10 | 6:30-10:30PM

Intro to MIG Welding & Plasma Cutting: Cast Shadow Lantern

Lead by
Casey Bradley

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

Learn More

Jul 10 | 6:30-8:30PM

Photography: Camera Crash Course!

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

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

Learn More

Jul 10 | 6:30-9:30PM

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

Lead by
Luke Howard or Steve Estefan

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

Learn More

July 11

Jul 11 | 6:30-9:30PM

ShopBot Orientation (Intro to CNC)

Lead by
Matt Hatcher.

Level: Orientation and Tool Clearance

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

Learn More

Jul 11 | 6:30-9:30PM

Intro to Blacksmithing

Lead by
Adlai Stein

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

Level 1: Beginner, no experience required.

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Jul 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

Jul 11 | 6:30PM

Prospective Instructor Info Session

Lead by Nicole Coleman, Programming Coordinator
Have a Maker skill to share with our creative & curious community?
Learn More

Jul 11 | 6:30-9:30PM

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

Lead by
Luke Howard or Steve Estefan

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

Learn More

Jul 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

July 12

Jul 12 | 6:30-8:30PM

Vacuum Forming Orientation

Lead by
Steve Sauer
Use vacuum forming machines to heat and stretch plastic to produce forms of objects for personal or production quality needs.
Level Orientation: No experience required, provides tool clearance on machine used in class.

This workshop will give practical knowle

Learn More

July 13

Jul 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

Jul 13 | 7-9PM

Franklinton Fridays Community Event

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

Learn More

July 14

Jul 14 | 9:30-11:30AM

Children's Electronics: Micro:bit programing!

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

Jul 14 | 12PM

Workshop Interest Tour

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

Learn More

Jul 14 | 1PM

Open Tours RSVP

GENERAL INTEREST TOUR:

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

Learn More

July 16

Jul 16 | 6PM

Open Tours RSVP

GENERAL INTEREST TOUR:

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

Learn More

Jul 16 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodshop Projects: Bandsaw Boxes

Lead by
Steve Estefan

This TWO EVENING (Monday/Tuesday) workshop will give you an opportunity to use many of the tools in the wood shop to create a truly functional work of art in wood!

Learn More

July 17

Jul 17 | 6:30-8:45PM

Unity 3D- World Creation

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

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

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Jul 17 | 6:30-9:30PM

Introduction to Soldering Electronics

Lead by
Joe Calabrese
Learn to solder small electronics while making a battery-operated flashing LED!
Level 1: No experience required.
Soldering is the process of joining two pieces of metal by filling the joint with solder, a metal with a lower melting point.
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Jul 17 | 6:30-9:30PM

Lathe & Laser Project: Mini Baseball Bat

Lead by
Luke Howard

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

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

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Jul 17 | 6:30-8PM

Finance II - Running the Business

Lead by
Paul Proffitt, SunDown Group

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

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July 18

Jul 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

Jul 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

Jul 18 | 6-9PM

Glass: Intro to Stained Glass- Window Hanging

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

Orientation and Level 1: Little to no experience required.

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

Learn More

Jul 18 | 6PM

Intro to Bladesmithing

Lead by
Adlai Stein

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

Learn More

Jul 18 | 6:30-9:30PM

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

Lead by
Luke Howard or Steve Estefan

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

Learn More

July 19

Jul 19 | 6-8PM

File Maker Meetup

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

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

Learn More

Jul 19 | 6-9PM

Glass Cutting and Grinding Orientation

Lead by
Shannon Cherry

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

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

Learn More

Jul 19 | 6PM

Metal Shop Orientation: Milling Machine

Lead by
Karsten Look

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

Learn More

Jul 19 | 6:30-9:30PM

Jewelry- Intro to Anodized Niobium and Titanium Jewelry: Earrings

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

Level 1: No experience required.

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Jul 19 | 6:30-9:30PM

Ladies Intro to MIG welding & plasma cutting: - Butterfly

Lead by
Rachel Schutt

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

Level: Orientation

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July 21

Jul 21 | 9-12PM

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

Lead by
Luke Howard or Steve Estefan

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

Learn More

Jul 21 | 10:30-12:30PM

Photography: Camera Crash Course!

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

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

Learn More

Jul 21 | 12PM

Workshop Interest Tour

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

Learn More

Jul 21 | 1PM

Open Tours RSVP

GENERAL INTEREST TOUR:

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

Learn More

Jul 21 | 1PM

MIG Welding: Portable Fire Pit

Lead by
Rachel Schutt

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

Minimum Age: 16

Learn More

Jul 21 | 2-5PM

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

Lead by
Luke Howard or Steve Estefan

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

Learn More

Jul 21 | 3-5:15PM

Autodesk Maya- 3D Modeling 101

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

Led by: Wes Adams

Learn More

July 23

Jul 23 | 6PM

Open Tours RSVP

GENERAL INTEREST TOUR:

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

Learn More

Jul 23 | 6:30-9:30PM

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

Lead by
Steve Estefan

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

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

Learn More

Jul 23 | 6:30-8:30PM

Tech Tribe Meetup

Join Tech Talent South and a community of makers for Tech Tribe at the Columbus Idea Foundry.
Tech Tribe Columbus is a community of learners where we tackle tech in a friendly supportive environ
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July 24

Jul 24 | 6:30-8:45PM

Unity 3D- Racecars and Navigating Physics

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

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

Learn More

Jul 24 | 6:30-8PM

Raising Capital I - Taking on Investors

Lead by
Paul Proffitt, SunDown Group

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

Learn More

Jul 24 | 6:30-9:30PM

Intro to Woodturning: Exotic Wood Pen

Lead by
Luke Howard

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

(Level 1 & Orientation)

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Jul 24 | 6:30PM

Full Spectrum Laser Orientation

Lead by
Aimee Brown

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

Level: Orientation and Tool Clearance, no experience required.

Learn More

July 25

Jul 25 | 6:30-9:30PM

ShopBot Orientation (Intro to CNC)

Lead by
Matt Hatcher.

Level: Orientation and Tool Clearance

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

Learn More

Jul 25 | 6:30PM

Beginner Forging Project: bottle opener

Lead by
Adlai Stein

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

Learn More

Jul 25 | 6:30-10:30PM

Intro to MIG Welding & Plasma Cutting: Cast Shadow Lantern

Lead by
Casey Bradley

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

Learn More

Jul 25 | 6:30-9:30PM

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

Lead by
Luke Howard or Steve Estefan

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

Learn More

July 26

Jul 26 | 6:30-8:30PM

Vacuum Forming Orientation

Lead by
Steve Sauer
Use vacuum forming machines to heat and stretch plastic to produce forms of objects for personal or production quality needs.
Level Orientation: No experience required, provides tool clearance on machine used in class.

This workshop will give practical knowle

Learn More

July 28

Jul 28 | 12PM

Workshop Interest Tour

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

Learn More

Jul 28 | 1PM

Open Tours RSVP

GENERAL INTEREST TOUR:

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

Learn More

July 31

Jul 31 | 6-9PM

Mold Making & Resin Casting

Lead by
Chris Guska

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

Level: No experience required.

Learn More

Jul 31 | 6PM

Metal Shop Orientation: Milling Machine

Lead by
Karsten Look

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

Learn More

August 01

Aug 1 | 4-7PM

Leathercraft Meetup

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

Learn More

Aug 1 | 6PM

Introduction to Bladesmithing - Railroad Spike Knife

Lead by
Adlai Stein

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

Learn More

Aug 1 | 6-9PM

Glass: Intro to Stained Glass- Window Hanging

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

Orientation and Level 1: Little to no experience required.

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

Learn More

Aug 1 | 6:30-9:30PM

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

Lead by
Luke Howard or Steve Estefan

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

Learn More

August 02

Aug 2 | 6:30-9:30PM

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

Lead by
Luke Howard or Steve Estefan

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

Learn More

August 04

Aug 4 | 12PM

Workshop Interest Tour

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

Learn More

Aug 4 | 1-5PM

Game Development MeetUp

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

Learn More

August 06

Aug 6 | 6:30-9:30PM

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

Lead by
Luke Howard or Steve Estefan

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

Learn More

Aug 6 | 6:30-8:30PM

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 07

Aug 7 | 6:30-10:30PM

Intro to MIG Welding & Plasma Cutting: Cast Shadow Lantern

Lead by
Casey Bradley

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

Learn More

Aug 7 | 6:30-8:30PM

Photography: Camera Crash Course!

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

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

Learn More

August 08

Aug 8 | 6PM

Women's - Introduction to Bladesmithing

Lead by
Adlai Stein

We will be concentrating on learning about the tools such as the forge tongs & hammer, and how to use them by making a simple knife or letter opener with an all-metal twisted handle integral knife.

Learn More

Aug 8 | 6:30-9:30PM

ShopBot Orientation (Intro to CNC)

Lead by
Matt Hatcher.

Level: Orientation and Tool Clearance

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

Learn More

Aug 8 | 6:30-8:30PM

Careers and Code

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


Learn More

Aug 8 | 6:30-9:30PM

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

Lead by
Luke Howard or Steve Estefan

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

Learn More

Aug 8 | 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 09

Aug 9 | 6:30-8:30PM

Vacuum Forming Orientation

Lead by
Steve Sauer
Use vacuum forming machines to heat and stretch plastic to produce forms of objects for personal or production quality needs.
Level Orientation: No experience required, provides tool clearance on machine used in class.

This workshop will give practical knowle

Learn More

August 10

Aug 10 | 9AM

Intro to Chasing and Repoussé with Douglas Pryor

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

Learn More

Aug 10 | 6-9PM

Prototype, Play, and Build Workshops

Hosted by COGG and Multivarious Games!

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

Learn More

Aug 10 | 7-9PM

Franklinton Fridays Community Event

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

Learn More

August 11

Aug 11 | 9:30-11:30AM

Children's Electronics: Micro:bit programing!

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

Aug 11 | 12PM

Workshop Interest Tour

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

Learn More

August 13

Aug 13 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodshop Projects: Bandsaw Boxes

Lead by
Steve Estefan

This TWO EVENING (Monday/Tuesday) workshop will give you an opportunity to use many of the tools in the wood shop to create a truly functional work of art in wood!

Learn More

Aug 13 | 6:30-9:30PM

Urban Farming Meetup

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

Learn More

August 14

Aug 14 | 6:30-9PM

Virtual Reality MeetUp

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

Learn More

Aug 14 | 6:30-9:30PM

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

Lead by
Luke Howard or Steve Estefan

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

Learn More

August 15

Aug 15 | 6-9PM

Locksport International MeetUp

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

Learn More

Aug 15 | 6-9PM

Biohacker Meetup

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

Learn More

Aug 15 | 6-9PM

Glass: Intro to Stained Glass- Window Hanging

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

Orientation and Level 1: Little to no experience required.

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

Learn More

Aug 15 | 6PM

Intro to Bladesmithing

Lead by
Adlai Stein

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

Learn More

Aug 15 | 6:30-9:30PM

Intro to MIG welding & plasma cutting: Mini Grill

Lead by
Levi Crumley

Learn to cut, weld, and grind metal into your very own mini grill using the plasma cutter, MIG welder and grinders.

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

Learn More

August 16

Aug 16 | 6-8PM

File Maker Meetup

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

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

Learn More

Aug 16 | 6PM

Metal Shop Orientation: Milling Machine

Lead by
Karsten Look

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

Learn More

August 18

Aug 18 | 9-12PM

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

Lead by
Luke Howard or Steve Estefan

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

Learn More

Aug 18 | 12PM

Workshop Interest Tour

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

Learn More

Aug 18 | 2-5PM

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

Lead by
Luke Howard or Steve Estefan

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

Learn More

Aug 18 | 3-5:15PM

Autodesk Maya- 3D Modeling 101

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

Led by: Wes Adams

Learn More

August 20

Aug 20 | 6:30-9:30PM

Introduction to Soldering Electronics

Lead by
Joe Calabrese
Learn to solder small electronics while making a battery-operated flashing LED!
Level 1: No experience required.
Soldering is the process of joining two pieces of metal by filling the joint with solder, a metal with a lower melting point.
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Aug 20 | 6:30-9:30PM

Lathe & Laser Project: Mini Baseball Bat

Lead by
Luke Howard

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

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

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August 21

Aug 21 | 6:30PM

Full Spectrum Laser Orientation

Lead by
Aimee Brown

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

Level: Orientation and Tool Clearance, no experience required.

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Aug 21 | 6:30-8:45PM

Unity 3D- World Creation

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

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

Learn More

August 22

Aug 22 | 6:30-9:30PM

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

Lead by
Luke Howard or Steve Estefan

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

Learn More

Aug 22 | 6:30-9:30PM

Jewelry- Intro to Anodized Niobium and Titanium Jewelry: Earrings

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

Level 1: No experience required.

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Aug 22 | 6:30-9:30PM

Beginning Blacksmithing - Coat Rack

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

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

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Aug 22 | 6:30-9:30PM

ShopBot Orientation (Intro to CNC)

Lead by
Matt Hatcher.

Level: Orientation and Tool Clearance

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

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Aug 22 | 6:30-10:30PM

Intro to MIG Welding & Plasma Cutting: Cast Shadow Lantern

Lead by
Casey Bradley

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

Learn More

August 23

Aug 23 | 6-9PM

Glass Cutting and Grinding Orientation

Lead by
Shannon Cherry

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

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

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Aug 23 | 6:30-9:30PM

Ladies Intro to MIG welding & plasma cutting: - Butterfly

Lead by
Rachel Schutt

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

Level: Orientation

Learn More

Aug 23 | 6:30-8:30PM

Vacuum Forming Orientation

Lead by
Steve Sauer
Use vacuum forming machines to heat and stretch plastic to produce forms of objects for personal or production quality needs.
Level Orientation: No experience required, provides tool clearance on machine used in class.

This workshop will give practical knowle

Learn More

August 25

Aug 25 | 12PM

Workshop Interest Tour

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

Learn More

Aug 25 | 1PM

MIG Welding: Portable Fire Pit

Lead by
Rachel Schutt

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

Minimum Age: 16

Learn More

August 27

Aug 27 | 6:30-9:30PM

Intro to Woodturning: Exotic Wood Pen

Lead by
Luke Howard

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

(Level 1 & Orientation)

Learn More

Aug 27 | 6:30-9:30PM

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

Lead by
Steve Estefan

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

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

Learn More

Aug 27 | 6:30-8:30PM

Tech Tribe Meetup

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

August 28

Aug 28 | 6:30-8:45PM

Unity 3D- Racecars and Navigating Physics

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

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

Learn More

August 29

Aug 29 | 6-9PM

Mold Making & Resin Casting

Lead by
Chris Guska

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

Level: No experience required.

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August 30

Aug 30 | 6PM

Metal Shop Orientation: Milling Machine

Lead by
Karsten Look

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

Learn More

September 01

Sep 1 | 12PM

Workshop Interest Tour

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

Learn More

Sep 1 | 1-5PM

Game Development MeetUp

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

Learn More

September 03

Sep 3 | 6:30-8:30PM

Transition to Tech Meetup

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



Learn More

September 05

Sep 5 | 4-7PM

Leathercraft Meetup

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

Learn More

Sep 5 | 6PM

Bladesmithing- Start to Finish (4 part class)

Lead by
Adlai Stein

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

June 6th class series:

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September 06

Sep 6 | 6:30-8:30PM

Vacuum Forming Orientation

Lead by
Steve Sauer
Use vacuum forming machines to heat and stretch plastic to produce forms of objects for personal or production quality needs.
Level Orientation: No experience required, provides tool clearance on machine used in class.

This workshop will give practical knowle

Learn More

September 08

Sep 8 | 12PM

Workshop Interest Tour

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

Learn More

September 10

Sep 10 | 6:30-9:30PM

Urban Farming Meetup

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

Learn More

September 11

Sep 11 | 6:30-9PM

Virtual Reality MeetUp

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

Learn More

September 12

Sep 12 | 6:30-8:30PM

Careers and Code

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


Learn More

Sep 12 | 7-10PM

3D Printing Monthly MeetUp

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

Learn More

September 14

Sep 14 | 6-9PM

Prototype, Play, and Build Workshops

Hosted by COGG and Multivarious Games!

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

Learn More

Sep 14 | 7-9PM

Franklinton Fridays Community Event

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

Learn More

Sep 14 | 7-9PM

Franklinton Fridays Community Event

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

Learn More

September 15

Sep 15 | 9-12PM

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

Lead by
Luke Howard or Steve Estefan

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

Learn More

Sep 15 | 12PM

Workshop Interest Tour

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

Learn More

Sep 15 | 2-5PM

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

Lead by
Luke Howard or Steve Estefan

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

Learn More

September 17

Sep 17 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodshop Projects: Bandsaw Boxes

Lead by
Steve Estefan

This TWO EVENING (Monday/Tuesday) workshop will give you an opportunity to use many of the tools in the wood shop to create a truly functional work of art in wood!

Learn More

September 19

Sep 19 | 6-9PM

Locksport International MeetUp

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

Learn More

Sep 19 | 6-9PM

Biohacker Meetup

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

Learn More

September 20

Sep 20 | 6-8PM

File Maker Meetup

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

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

Learn More

Sep 20 | 6:30-8:30PM

Vacuum Forming Orientation

Lead by
Steve Sauer
Use vacuum forming machines to heat and stretch plastic to produce forms of objects for personal or production quality needs.
Level Orientation: No experience required, provides tool clearance on machine used in class.

This workshop will give practical knowle

Learn More

September 22

Sep 22 | 12PM

Workshop Interest Tour

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

Learn More

September 24

Sep 24 | 6:30-9:30PM

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

Lead by
Steve Estefan

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

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

Learn More

Sep 24 | 6:30-8:30PM

Tech Tribe Meetup

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

October 01

Oct 1 | 6:30-8:30PM

Transition to Tech Meetup

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



Learn More

October 03

Oct 3 | 4-7PM

Leathercraft Meetup

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

Learn More

October 04

Oct 4 | 6:30-8:30PM

Vacuum Forming Orientation

Lead by
Steve Sauer
Use vacuum forming machines to heat and stretch plastic to produce forms of objects for personal or production quality needs.
Level Orientation: No experience required, provides tool clearance on machine used in class.

This workshop will give practical knowle

Learn More

October 06

Oct 6 | 1-5PM

Game Development MeetUp

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

Learn More

October 08

Oct 8 | 6:30-9:30PM

Urban Farming Meetup

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

Learn More

October 09

Oct 9 | 6:30-9PM

Virtual Reality MeetUp

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

Learn More

October 10

Oct 10 | 6:30-8:30PM

Careers and Code

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


Learn More

Oct 10 | 7-10PM

3D Printing Monthly MeetUp

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

Learn More

October 12

Oct 12 | 6-9PM

Prototype, Play, and Build Workshops

Hosted by COGG and Multivarious Games!

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

Learn More

Oct 12 | 7-9PM

Franklinton Fridays Community Event

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

Learn More

Oct 12 | 7-9PM

Franklinton Fridays Community Event

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

Learn More

October 15

Oct 15 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodshop Projects: Bandsaw Boxes

Lead by
Steve Estefan

This TWO EVENING (Monday/Tuesday) workshop will give you an opportunity to use many of the tools in the wood shop to create a truly functional work of art in wood!

Learn More

October 17

Oct 17 | 6-9PM

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

Oct 17 | 6-9PM

Biohacker Meetup

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

Learn More

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 | 6:30-8:30PM

Vacuum Forming Orientation

Lead by
Steve Sauer
Use vacuum forming machines to heat and stretch plastic to produce forms of objects for personal or production quality needs.
Level Orientation: No experience required, provides tool clearance on machine used in class.

This workshop will give practical knowle

Learn More

October 20

Oct 20 | 9-12PM

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

Lead by
Luke Howard or Steve Estefan

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

Learn More

Oct 20 | 2-5PM

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

Lead by
Luke Howard or Steve Estefan

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

Learn More

October 22

Oct 22 | 6:30-9:30PM

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

Lead by
Steve Estefan

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

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

Learn More

Oct 22 | 6:30-8:30PM

Tech Tribe Meetup

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

November 01

Nov 1 | 6:30-8:30PM

Vacuum Forming Orientation

Lead by
Steve Sauer
Use vacuum forming machines to heat and stretch plastic to produce forms of objects for personal or production quality needs.
Level Orientation: No experience required, provides tool clearance on machine used in class.

This workshop will give practical knowle

Learn More

November 03

Nov 3 | 1-5PM

Game Development MeetUp

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

Learn More

November 05

Nov 5 | 6:30-8:30PM

Transition to Tech Meetup

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



Learn More

November 07

Nov 7 | 4-7PM

Leathercraft Meetup

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

Learn More

November 09

Nov 9 | 6-9PM

Prototype, Play, and Build Workshops

Hosted by COGG and Multivarious Games!

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

Learn More

Nov 9 | 7-9PM

Franklinton Fridays Community Event

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

Learn More

Nov 9 | 7-9PM

Franklinton Fridays Community Event

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

Learn More

November 12

Nov 12 | 6:30-9:30PM

Urban Farming Meetup

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

Learn More

November 13

Nov 13 | 6:30-9PM

Virtual Reality MeetUp

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

Learn More

November 14

Nov 14 | 6:30-8:30PM

Careers and Code

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


Learn More

Nov 14 | 7-10PM

3D Printing Monthly MeetUp

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

Learn More

November 15

Nov 15 | 6-8PM

File Maker Meetup

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

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

Learn More

Nov 15 | 6:30-8:30PM

Vacuum Forming Orientation

Lead by
Steve Sauer
Use vacuum forming machines to heat and stretch plastic to produce forms of objects for personal or production quality needs.
Level Orientation: No experience required, provides tool clearance on machine used in class.

This workshop will give practical knowle

Learn More

November 17

Nov 17 | 9-12PM

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

Lead by
Luke Howard or Steve Estefan

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

Learn More

Nov 17 | 2-5PM

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

Lead by
Luke Howard or Steve Estefan

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

Learn More

November 19

Nov 19 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodshop Projects: Bandsaw Boxes

Lead by
Steve Estefan

This TWO EVENING (Monday/Tuesday) workshop will give you an opportunity to use many of the tools in the wood shop to create a truly functional work of art in wood!

Learn More

November 21

Nov 21 | 6-9PM

Biohacker Meetup

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

Learn More

Nov 21 | 6-9PM

Locksport International MeetUp

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

Learn More

November 26

Nov 26 | 6:30-9:30PM

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

Lead by
Steve Estefan

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

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

Learn More

Nov 26 | 6:30-8:30PM

Tech Tribe Meetup

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

November 29

Nov 29 | 6:30-8:30PM

Vacuum Forming Orientation

Lead by
Steve Sauer
Use vacuum forming machines to heat and stretch plastic to produce forms of objects for personal or production quality needs.
Level Orientation: No experience required, provides tool clearance on machine used in class.

This workshop will give practical knowle

Learn More

December 01

Dec 1 | 1-5PM

Game Development MeetUp

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

Learn More

December 03

Dec 3 | 6:30-8:30PM

Transition to Tech Meetup

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



Learn More

December 05

Dec 5 | 4-7PM

Leathercraft Meetup

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

Learn More

December 09

Dec 9 | 9:30-12:30PM

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

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

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

Learn More

December 10

Dec 10 | 6:30-9:30PM

Urban Farming Meetup

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

Learn More

December 11

Dec 11 | 6:30-9PM

Virtual Reality MeetUp

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

Learn More

December 12

Dec 12 | 6:30-8:30PM

Careers and Code

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


Learn More

Dec 12 | 7-10PM

3D Printing Monthly MeetUp

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

Learn More

December 13

Dec 13 | 6:30-8:30PM

Vacuum Forming Orientation

Lead by
Steve Sauer
Use vacuum forming machines to heat and stretch plastic to produce forms of objects for personal or production quality needs.
Level Orientation: No experience required, provides tool clearance on machine used in class.

This workshop will give practical knowle

Learn More

December 14

Dec 14 | 6-9PM

Prototype, Play, and Build Workshops

Hosted by COGG and Multivarious Games!

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

Learn More

Dec 14 | 7-9PM

Franklinton Fridays Community Event

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

Learn More

Dec 14 | 7-9PM

Franklinton Fridays Community Event

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

Learn More

December 15

Dec 15 | 9-12PM

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

Lead by
Luke Howard or Steve Estefan

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

Learn More

Dec 15 | 2-5PM

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

Lead by
Luke Howard or Steve Estefan

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

Learn More

December 17

Dec 17 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodshop Projects: Bandsaw Boxes

Lead by
Steve Estefan

This TWO EVENING (Monday/Tuesday) workshop will give you an opportunity to use many of the tools in the wood shop to create a truly functional work of art in wood!

Learn More

December 19

Dec 19 | 6-9PM

Biohacker Meetup

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

Learn More

Dec 19 | 6-9PM

Locksport International MeetUp

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

Learn More

December 20

Dec 20 | 6-8PM

File Maker Meetup

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

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

Learn More

December 24

Dec 24 | 6:30-9:30PM

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

Lead by
Steve Estefan

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

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

Learn More

Dec 24 | 6:30-8:30PM

Tech Tribe Meetup

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

December 27

Dec 27 | 6:30-8:30PM

Vacuum Forming Orientation

Lead by
Steve Sauer
Use vacuum forming machines to heat and stretch plastic to produce forms of objects for personal or production quality needs.
Level Orientation: No experience required, provides tool clearance on machine used in class.

This workshop will give practical knowle

Learn More

January 02

Jan 2 | 4-7PM

Leathercraft Meetup

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

Learn More

January 05

Jan 5 | 1-5PM

Game Development MeetUp

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

Learn More

January 07

Jan 7 | 6:30-8:30PM

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 10

Jan 10 | 6:30-8:30PM

Vacuum Forming Orientation

Lead by
Steve Sauer
Use vacuum forming machines to heat and stretch plastic to produce forms of objects for personal or production quality needs.
Level Orientation: No experience required, provides tool clearance on machine used in class.

This workshop will give practical knowle

Learn More

January 11

Jan 11 | 6-9PM

Prototype, Play, and Build Workshops

Hosted by COGG and Multivarious Games!

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

Learn More

Jan 11 | 7-9PM

Franklinton Fridays Community Event

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

Learn More

Jan 11 | 7-9PM

Franklinton Fridays Community Event

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

Learn More

January 14

Jan 14 | 6:30-9:30PM

Urban Farming Meetup

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

Learn More

January 16

Jan 16 | 6-9PM

Biohacker Meetup

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

Learn More

Jan 16 | 6-9PM

Locksport International MeetUp

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

Learn More

January 17

Jan 17 | 6-8PM

File Maker Meetup

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

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

Learn More

January 19

Jan 19 | 9-12PM

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

Lead by
Luke Howard or Steve Estefan

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

Learn More

Jan 19 | 2-5PM

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

Lead by
Luke Howard or Steve Estefan

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

Learn More

January 21

Jan 21 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodshop Projects: Bandsaw Boxes

Lead by
Steve Estefan

This TWO EVENING (Monday/Tuesday) workshop will give you an opportunity to use many of the tools in the wood shop to create a truly functional work of art in wood!

Learn More

January 24

Jan 24 | 6:30-8:30PM

Vacuum Forming Orientation

Lead by
Steve Sauer
Use vacuum forming machines to heat and stretch plastic to produce forms of objects for personal or production quality needs.
Level Orientation: No experience required, provides tool clearance on machine used in class.

This workshop will give practical knowle

Learn More

January 28

Jan 28 | 6:30-9:30PM

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

Lead by
Steve Estefan

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

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

Learn More

Jan 28 | 6:30-8:30PM

Tech Tribe Meetup

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

February 02

Feb 2 | 1-5PM

Game Development MeetUp

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

Learn More

February 04

Feb 4 | 6:30-8:30PM

Transition to Tech Meetup

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



Learn More

February 06

Feb 6 | 4-7PM

Leathercraft Meetup

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

Learn More

February 08

Feb 8 | 6-9PM

Prototype, Play, and Build Workshops

Hosted by COGG and Multivarious Games!

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

Learn More

Feb 8 | 7-9PM

Franklinton Fridays Community Event

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

Learn More

Feb 8 | 7-9PM

Franklinton Fridays Community Event

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

Learn More

February 11

Feb 11 | 6:30-9:30PM

Urban Farming Meetup

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

Learn More

February 12

Feb 12 | 6:30-9PM

Virtual Reality MeetUp

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

Learn More

February 13

Feb 13 | 6:30-8:30PM

Careers and Code

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


Learn More

Feb 13 | 7-10PM

3D Printing Monthly MeetUp

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

Learn More

February 16

Feb 16 | 2-5PM

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

Lead by
Luke Howard or Steve Estefan

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

Learn More

February 18

Feb 18 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodshop Projects: Bandsaw Boxes

Lead by
Steve Estefan

This TWO EVENING (Monday/Tuesday) workshop will give you an opportunity to use many of the tools in the wood shop to create a truly functional work of art in wood!

Learn More

February 20

Feb 20 | 6-9PM

Biohacker Meetup

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

Learn More

Feb 20 | 6-9PM

Locksport International MeetUp

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

Learn More

February 21

Feb 21 | 6-8PM

File Maker Meetup

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

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

Learn More

February 25

Feb 25 | 6:30-8:30PM

Tech Tribe Meetup

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

Feb 25 | 6:30-9:30PM

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

Lead by
Steve Estefan

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

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

Learn More

March 02

Mar 2 | 1-5PM

Game Development MeetUp

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

Learn More

March 04

Mar 4 | 6:30-8:30PM

Transition to Tech Meetup

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



Learn More

March 06

Mar 6 | 4-7PM

Leathercraft Meetup

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

Learn More

March 08

Mar 8 | 6-9PM

Prototype, Play, and Build Workshops

Hosted by COGG and Multivarious Games!

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

Learn More

Mar 8 | 7-9PM

Franklinton Fridays Community Event

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

Learn More

Mar 8 | 7-9PM

Franklinton Fridays Community Event

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

Learn More

March 11

Mar 11 | 6:30-9:30PM

Urban Farming Meetup

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

Learn More

March 12

Mar 12 | 6:30-9PM

Virtual Reality MeetUp

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

Learn More

March 13

Mar 13 | 6:30-8:30PM

Careers and Code

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


Learn More

Mar 13 | 7-10PM

3D Printing Monthly MeetUp

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

Learn More

March 18

Mar 18 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodshop Projects: Bandsaw Boxes

Lead by
Steve Estefan

This TWO EVENING (Monday/Tuesday) workshop will give you an opportunity to use many of the tools in the wood shop to create a truly functional work of art in wood!

Learn More

March 20

Mar 20 | 6-9PM

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

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

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 25

Mar 25 | 6:30-8:30PM

Tech Tribe Meetup

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

Mar 25 | 6:30-9:30PM

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

Lead by
Steve Estefan

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

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

Learn More

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 03

Apr 3 | 4-7PM

Leathercraft Meetup

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

Learn More

April 06

Apr 6 | 1-5PM

Game Development MeetUp

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

Learn More

April 08

Apr 8 | 6:30-9:30PM

Urban Farming Meetup

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

Learn More

April 09

Apr 9 | 6:30-9PM

Virtual Reality MeetUp

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

Learn More

April 10

Apr 10 | 6:30-8:30PM

Careers and Code

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


Learn More

Apr 10 | 7-10PM

3D Printing Monthly MeetUp

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

Learn More

April 12

Apr 12 | 6-9PM

Prototype, Play, and Build Workshops

Hosted by COGG and Multivarious Games!

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

Learn More

Apr 12 | 7-9PM

Franklinton Fridays Community Event

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

Learn More

April 15

Apr 15 | 6:30-9:30PM

Woodshop Projects: Bandsaw Boxes

Lead by
Steve Estefan

This TWO EVENING (Monday/Tuesday) workshop will give you an opportunity to use many of the tools in the wood shop to create a truly functional work of art in wood!

Learn More

April 17

Apr 17 | 6-9PM

Biohacker Meetup

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

Learn More

Apr 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

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 22

Apr 22 | 6:30-8:30PM

Tech Tribe Meetup

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

Apr 22 | 6:30-9:30PM

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

Lead by
Steve Estefan

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

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

Learn More

May 01

May 1 | 4-7PM

Leathercraft Meetup

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

Learn More

May 04

May 4 | 1-5PM

Game Development MeetUp

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

Learn More

May 06

May 6 | 6:30-8:30PM

Transition to Tech Meetup

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



Learn More

May 08

May 8 | 6:30-8:30PM

Careers and Code

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


Learn More

May 8 | 7-10PM

3D Printing Monthly MeetUp

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

Learn More

May 10

May 10 | 6-9PM

Prototype, Play, and Build Workshops

Hosted by COGG and Multivarious Games!

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

Learn More

May 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

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 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 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
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