Fab Test Lab

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Fab Test Lab: Sewing Machine Certification

Friday, September 20, 2019, 1:30 pm

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.*
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Fab Test Lab: 3D Printing Certification

Friday, September 20, 2019, 3:00 pm

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. 
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Fab Test Lab 101: Safety Orientation

Saturday, September 21, 2019, 11:00 am

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

Saturday, September 21, 2019, 2:00 pm

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.  
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DC Public Library Radio

Tuesday, September 24, 2019, 2:00 pm

DC Public Library on Full Service Radio   Hear author talks, interviews, special presentations, stories about the goings-on in the library system and Washington, D.C., and much more! This show records and broadcasts LIVE on Full Service Radio from the lobby of the LINE DC in the  Adams Morgan neighborhood. 
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Fab Test Lab: Laser Cutter Certification

Tuesday, September 24, 2019, 3:00 pm

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.
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Fab Test Lab 101: Safety Orientation

Tuesday, September 24, 2019, 6:00 pm

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.
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Fab Test Lab: Sewing Machine Certification

Tuesday, September 24, 2019, 7:00 pm

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.*
Laser cut diamond shapes

Fab Test Lab: Laser Cutter Certification

Wednesday, September 25, 2019, 5:30 pm

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

Wednesday, September 25, 2019, 7:00 pm

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. 

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