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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Laser cut diamond shapes

Fab Test Lab: Laser Cutter Certification

Fab Test Lab

3 p.m.
Learn everything you need to know about creating files for the laser cutter and using the machine. This class will go over the basics of laser cutting, safety procedures and the required software (Adobe Illustrator). Students will then be required to design and successfully cut a simple .svg file. Previous knowledge of design software is recommended.  All students will need to complete a Fab Test Lab Safety Orientation before they can take this class.
fab lab logo

Fab Test Lab 101: Safety Orientation

Fab Test Lab

6 p.m.
This class will serve as an introduction to the equipment available in the Fab Lab and how to be safe while using it. Completion of this orientation is required in order to sign up for most classes and certifications in the Lab. Please bring your library card and photo identification with you.
sewing machine foot

Fab Test Lab: Sewing Machine Certification

Fab Test Lab

7 p.m.
This certification will teach you everything you need to know about using our sewing machines in the Fab Test Lab. Learn how to thread the machine, proper hand placement, and everything else you need to start sewing straight lines and curves. Space is limited due to the hands-on nature of the class, so you must register at bit.ly/labsclasses to reserve your spot.*

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

needle and thread

Fab Test Lab: Sewing for Kids

Fab Test Lab

3:30 p.m.
Sewing for Kids: In this class, kids and their adults can learn about sewing and how to do it at the Fab Test Lab. We’ll talk about materials, machines and design, so all you have to bring is yourself. Don’t forget to be safe. All attendees must have completed a Safety Orientation and must have the proper certifications on file.
Laser cut diamond shapes

Fab Test Lab: Laser Cutter Certification

Fab Test Lab

5:30 p.m.
Learn everything you need to know about creating files for the laser cutter and using the machine. This class will go over the basics of laser cutting, safety procedures and the required software (Adobe Illustrator). Students will then be required to design and successfully cut a simple .svg file. Previous knowledge of design software is recommended.  All students will need to complete a Fab Test Lab Safety Orientation before they can take this class.
ultimaker 3

Fab Test Lab: 3D Printing Certification

Fab Test Lab

7 p.m.
Learn how to use the Ultimaker 3 in an hour long class. After certification, you will be eligible to reserve time on the Fab Test Lab's 3D printers. Please arrive promptly at the start time of the class to ensure participation. Please note that a Fab Lab Safety Orientation must be completed prior to certification. 

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Fab Test Lab: DIY Jewelry Repair

Fab Test Lab

12 p.m.
Have a favorite bracelet with a broken clasp or a necklace with a snapped chain? Bring it to the Fab Test Lab and we'll help you make it as good as new. Space is limited, so please register at bit.ly/labsclasses to reserve your spot.*
fab lab logo

Fab Test Lab 101: Safety Orientation

Fab Test Lab

5 p.m.
This class will serve as an introduction to the equipment available in the Fab Lab and how to be safe while using it. Completion of this orientation is required in order to sign up for most classes and certifications in the Lab. Please bring your library card and photo identification with you.

Friday, July 26, 2019

fab lab logo

Fab Test Lab 101: Safety Orientation

Fab Test Lab

1 p.m.
This class will serve as an introduction to the equipment available in the Fab Lab and how to be safe while using it. Completion of this orientation is required in order to sign up for most classes and certifications in the Lab. Please bring your library card and photo identification with you.
sewing machine photo

Fab Test Lab: Sewing Machine Certification

Fab Test Lab

1:30 p.m.
This certification will teach you everything you need to know about using our sewing machines in the Fab Test Lab. Learn how to thread the machine, proper hand placement and everything else you need to start sewing straight lines and curves. Space is limited due to the hands-on nature of the class, so you must register at bit.ly/labsclasses to reserve your spot.*
ultimaker 3

Fab Test Lab: 3D Printing Certification

Fab Test Lab

3 p.m.
Learn how to use the Ultimaker 3 in an hour long class. After certification, you will be eligible to reserve time on the Fab Test Lab's 3D printers. Please arrive promptly at the start time of the class to ensure participation. Please note that a Fab Lab Safety Orientation must be completed prior to certification. 

Saturday, July 27, 2019

fab lab logo

Fab Test Lab 101: Safety Orientation

Fab Test Lab

11 a.m.
This class will serve as an introduction to the equipment available in the Fab Lab and how to be safe while using it. Completion of this orientation is required in order to sign up for most classes and certifications in the Lab. Please bring your library card and photo identification with you.
Sewing Class for Adults and Teens

Fab Test Lab: DIY Mending Workshop

Fab Test Lab

2 p.m.
Have pants that need hemming? A popped button you don't know how to sew back on? A rip in your favorite dress? Bring your clean clothing to this workshop to learn mending basics! We provide sewing machines, needles, thread, fabric and many other notions to help you learn how to fix your own clothes.  Please note that we don't have tools on hand for making repairs to thick materials like leather. If you're unsure if your project can be accomplished in this workshop, please email us at fab.lab@dc.gov.  

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Laser cut diamond shapes

Fab Test Lab: Laser Cutter Certification

Fab Test Lab

3 p.m.
Learn everything you need to know about creating files for the laser cutter and using the machine. This class will go over the basics of laser cutting, safety procedures and the required software (Adobe Illustrator). Students will then be required to design and successfully cut a simple .svg file. Previous knowledge of design software is recommended.  All students will need to complete a Fab Test Lab Safety Orientation before they can take this class.
fab lab logo

Fab Test Lab 101: Safety Orientation

Fab Test Lab

6 p.m.
This class will serve as an introduction to the equipment available in the Fab Lab and how to be safe while using it. Completion of this orientation is required in order to sign up for most classes and certifications in the Lab. Please bring your library card and photo identification with you.
sewing machine foot

Fab Test Lab: Sewing Machine Certification

Fab Test Lab

7 p.m.
This certification will teach you everything you need to know about using our sewing machines in the Fab Test Lab. Learn how to thread the machine, proper hand placement, and everything else you need to start sewing straight lines and curves. Space is limited due to the hands-on nature of the class, so you must register at bit.ly/labsclasses to reserve your spot.*

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Laser cut diamond shapes

Fab Test Lab: Laser Cutter Certification

Fab Test Lab

5:30 p.m.
Learn everything you need to know about creating files for the laser cutter and using the machine. This class will go over the basics of laser cutting, safety procedures and the required software (Adobe Illustrator). Students will then be required to design and successfully cut a simple .svg file. Previous knowledge of design software is recommended.  All students will need to complete a Fab Test Lab Safety Orientation before they can take this class.
ultimaker 3

Fab Test Lab: 3D Printing Certification

Fab Test Lab

7 p.m.
Learn how to use the Ultimaker 3 in an hour long class. After certification, you will be eligible to reserve time on the Fab Test Lab's 3D printers. Please arrive promptly at the start time of the class to ensure participation. Please note that a Fab Lab Safety Orientation must be completed prior to certification. 

Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019

fab lab logo

Fab Test Lab 101: Safety Orientation

Fab Test Lab

5 p.m.
This class will serve as an introduction to the equipment available in the Fab Lab and how to be safe while using it. Completion of this orientation is required in order to sign up for most classes and certifications in the Lab. Please bring your library card and photo identification with you.

Friday, Aug. 2, 2019

fab lab logo

Fab Test Lab 101: Safety Orientation

Fab Test Lab

1 p.m.
This class will serve as an introduction to the equipment available in the Fab Lab and how to be safe while using it. Completion of this orientation is required in order to sign up for most classes and certifications in the Lab. Please bring your library card and photo identification with you.
ultimaker 3

Fab Test Lab: 3D Printing Certification

Fab Test Lab

3 p.m.
Learn how to use the Ultimaker 3 in an hour long class. After certification, you will be eligible to reserve time on the Fab Test Lab's 3D printers. Please arrive promptly at the start time of the class to ensure participation. Please note that a Fab Lab Safety Orientation must be completed prior to certification. 

Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019

fab lab logo

Fab Test Lab 101: Safety Orientation

Fab Test Lab

11 a.m.
This class will serve as an introduction to the equipment available in the Fab Lab and how to be safe while using it. Completion of this orientation is required in order to sign up for most classes and certifications in the Lab. Please bring your library card and photo identification with you.

Monday, Aug. 5, 2019

Philip Jean-Pierre drawing at a comic con booth

Maker Talk: Comics Confidential

Fab Test Lab

6:30 p.m.
***Please note that this is not a hands-on workshop.*** Join us for a Maker Talk with comic artist Philip Jean-Pierre. Jean-Pierre creates graphic art with strong horror, pulp and comic book influences, using a variety of traditional and digital media. During this talk, Jean-Pierre will tell you about his artistic process, with a following Q&A about all things that snikt, bamf and pow!

Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019

Laser cut diamond shapes

Fab Test Lab: Laser Cutter Certification

Fab Test Lab

3 p.m.
Learn everything you need to know about creating files for the laser cutter and using the machine. This class will go over the basics of laser cutting, safety procedures and the required software (Adobe Illustrator). Students will then be required to design and successfully cut a simple .svg file. Previous knowledge of design software is recommended.  All students will need to complete a Fab Test Lab Safety Orientation before they can take this class.
fab lab logo

Fab Test Lab 101: Safety Orientation

Fab Test Lab

6 p.m.
This class will serve as an introduction to the equipment available in the Fab Lab and how to be safe while using it. Completion of this orientation is required in order to sign up for most classes and certifications in the Lab. Please bring your library card and photo identification with you.
sewing machine foot

Fab Test Lab: Sewing Machine Certification

Fab Test Lab

7 p.m.
This certification will teach you everything you need to know about using our sewing machines in the Fab Test Lab. Learn how to thread the machine, proper hand placement, and everything else you need to start sewing straight lines and curves. Space is limited due to the hands-on nature of the class, so you must register at bit.ly/labsclasses to reserve your spot.*

Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019

Laser cut diamond shapes

Fab Test Lab: Laser Cutter Certification

Fab Test Lab

5:30 p.m.
Learn everything you need to know about creating files for the laser cutter and using the machine. This class will go over the basics of laser cutting, safety procedures and the required software (Adobe Illustrator). Students will then be required to design and successfully cut a simple .svg file. Previous knowledge of design software is recommended.  All students will need to complete a Fab Test Lab Safety Orientation before they can take this class.
ultimaker 3

Fab Test Lab: 3D Printing Certification

Fab Test Lab

7 p.m.
Learn how to use the Ultimaker 3 in an hour long class. After certification, you will be eligible to reserve time on the Fab Test Lab's 3D printers. Please arrive promptly at the start time of the class to ensure participation. Please note that a Fab Lab Safety Orientation must be completed prior to certification. 

Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019

Fab Test Lab: DIY Jewelry Repair

Fab Test Lab

12 p.m.
Have a favorite bracelet with a broken clasp or a necklace with a snapped chain? Bring it to the Fab Test Lab and we'll help you make it as good as new. Space is limited, so please register at bit.ly/labsclasses to reserve your spot.*
fab lab logo

Fab Test Lab 101: Safety Orientation

Fab Test Lab

5 p.m.
This class will serve as an introduction to the equipment available in the Fab Lab and how to be safe while using it. Completion of this orientation is required in order to sign up for most classes and certifications in the Lab. Please bring your library card and photo identification with you.