Fab Test Lab

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Fab Test Lab: Sewing Machine Certification

Friday, July 26, 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.*
ultimaker 3

Fab Test Lab: 3D Printing Certification

Friday, July 26, 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, July 27, 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, July 27, 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.  
Laser cut diamond shapes

Fab Test Lab: Laser Cutter Certification

Tuesday, July 30, 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.
fab lab logo

Fab Test Lab 101: Safety Orientation

Tuesday, July 30, 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, July 30, 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, July 31, 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, July 31, 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. 
fab lab logo

Fab Test Lab 101: Safety Orientation

Thursday, August 1, 2019, 5:00 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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