CREATE offers Basic Use and Safety Classes. These classes are basic and focus on the use of equipment, safety and protocol, and are required to become a Pass Holder or take intermediate and advanced workshops. Those between the ages of 13–17 must be accompanied by an adult. Children under 13 years of age are restricted to age-appropriate workshops, special events and staff-supervised tours.
Workshops will provide in-–depth instruction for more complex projects as well as the proper procedures for using the tools, technology and software in the space. All guests are required to take an introductory/safety class and sign a Waiver and Release of Liability prior to taking an intermediate or advanced class.
Woodshop 2: ShopBot CNC Router*
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*Prerequisite Woodshop 1 | Every 3rd Sunday of the month | 1–4 p.m.
In this class, participants will learn the basics of using a 5' by 10' Shopbot CNC Router. Upon completion of this class, pass-holders will be able to reserve and use the Shopbot for individual projects. This course covers basic safety, machine terminology, approved materials, basic start-up/shut-down procedure, loading a design into VCarve Pro software, and customizing and fabricating a design. This workshop requires a prerequisite Woodshop 1.
*Participants ages 13–17 must be accompanied by a ticketed adult for Intro to ShopBot CNC. Safety glasses, short sleeves, and closed-toed shoes are required. Hearing protection and dust mask advised. Located in CREATE at Arizona Science Center®, adjacent to the main building.
Ages *13+ | $55 per person
You cannot purchase this workshop online. Please call 602.716.2073 register.
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Every 3rd Saturday of the Month | 1–4 p.m.
In this course, participants will be introduced to the world of Arduino and microcontrollers; a world where we control our surroundings through code and sensors. This class will cover basic circuits and learning to interpret code while completing some projects along the way. Participants will be able to take home a CREATEduino kit containing an ATmega board and several electronic components.
Space is limited! Participants (13–17) are required to have parent/guardian supervision. Located in CREATE at Arizona Science Center®, adjacent to the main building.