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November 2019

Tool Training: Bridgeport CNC Milling Machine

November 16 @ 10:15 am
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11/2/19 - 11/23/19
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$375

Learn to operate the Artisan's Asylym Bridgeport Series I Computer Numeric Controlled (CNC) milling machine. CNC milling machines can be used to make parts that would be difficult or impossible to machine manually.

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Mold and Cast A Ring from Star Trek – *POSTPONED*

November 16 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Saturday and Sunday; 11/16/19 - 11/17/19
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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This class is being postponed and a new date will be scheduled soon. Please stay tuned for details Course Description…

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Tool Training: Router Table Fundamentals

November 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Mondays; 11/11/19 - 11/18/19
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$115

Class fee: $115 / Materials Fee: $15. The Router table is a very versatile tool in any woodshop. It can be used to cut a variety of edge profiles, duplicate patterns, and make dados. This class will cover the safe use of the router table for several common operations.

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Making Stamps with Lasers!

November 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$50

Whether you’re an advanced user of laser cutters or a beginner, this course will guide you through the process of making a stamp to use yourself or give as a gift. Participants will learn how to design and fabricate their own stamp and all of the challenges that show up in the process of doing so. If you love making stamps and want to learn a neat way to do so, this is the perfect class for you!

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Simple Intro to Vacuum Forming

November 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$75

This class will be a quick and dirty intro to using the vacuum former, and how to design for vacuum forming.

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Hands On Basic Electronics

November 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Mondays, 11/4/19 - 11/25/19
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$225

Class fee: $225 / Materials fee: $30. Have you been interested in learning to work with electronics, but haven’t known where to start? This class is for you! It will be a hands-on, practical, crash course that will provide you with the skills to do simple electronic projects. You will walk away knowing the basics of circuit theory, how to prototype circuits on a breadboard, how to troubleshoot them, and how to solder them together.

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Tool Training: Tablesaw Fundamentals

November 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tuesdays; 11/19/19 - 11/26/19
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$115

This class is designed to introduce students to using the table saw which is often the most important power tool in wood shops and woodworking. The focus will be as much hands-on time as is possible so that students will leave the class confident in their ability to explore many of the additional ways to use the table saw on their own or in further classes.

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Intro to VCarve and the Shopbot CNC router

November 19 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Tuesdays, 11/19/19 - 12/10/19
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$350

Learn to use the Asylum's ShopBot CNC Router, and the easy-to-use VCarve Pro - Edition CAM package for creating tool cut paths from 2D and 3D CAD drawing.

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Figure Drawing

November 19 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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Class Description Figure Drawing is an open studio class where people of all artistic levels are invited to explore the…

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Tool Training: Metal Lathe

November 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Wednesdays, 11/20/19 – 11/27/19
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$160

In this class, you will learn how to precisely perform basic machining operations using the lathe. You will learn about tool selection, speeds and feeds, and how to use the DRO (Digital Read Out) to make precisely dimensioned parts. You will practice setting up the machine, use the 3-jaw chuck to securely hold work, change tools, and perform facing and turning cuts on aluminum stock.

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Tool Training: Rough to Smooth – Using the Miter Saw, Bandsaw, Jointer, Planer and Sanders

November 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Wednesdays; 11/13/19 – 11/20/19
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$160

Class fee: $160 / Materials fee: $15. After selecting and purchasing lumber, the next step in any woodworking project is to flatten and straighten the stock. Not that long ago, this work was laboriously done by hand. Fortunately, there are four machines available today that are specifically designed to take rough sawn lumber and process it into boards that are straight, flat, and true!

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Cover It: Sewing 102

November 20 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Wednesdays, 11/13/19 - 11/20/19
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$120

What do you need to protect from the weather, dust, abrasion? Make a cover for your bike, side table, hand/power tools, computer or musical instruments. Learn how to select the right fabric, measuring and patterning, using the industrial machines safely - this class takes you step by step.

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Make a Pendant!

November 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$35

Class fee: $35 / Materials fee: $10. Learn a fun and fast technique for setting a cabochon in brass or copper without using any fancy tools. We'll use sheers, files and pliers to create a beautiful hand-made pendant to keep for yourself or give as a gift this holiday season. This is a great class for novice level jewelry makers with little experience.

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Tool Training: Black Cat Labs Laser

November 24 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$120

Learn how to use Artisan's Black Cat Labs laser cutters to cut or etch wood, plastics, papers or textiles. Gain a solid understanding of what the machines can do and learn how to upload a file and run a cut and engrave. This class will cover the basics so that you will be able to operate the Black Cat Labs equipment unsupervised and in a safe and courteous manner.

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Figure Drawing

November 26 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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Class Description Figure Drawing is an open studio class where people of all artistic levels are invited to explore the…

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Weaving 101

November 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$50

This class is great for beginners interested in learning the basic characteristics and functions of the medium through step by step instructions. Students will be introduced to supplies, how to use and take care of supplies and best studio practices. The class is an introduction to the methods and applications of the primary textile construction technique of weaving. Students will create their own artwork using these traditional skills.

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December 2019

Making Stamps with Lasers!

December 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$50

Whether you’re an advanced user of laser cutters or a beginner, this course will guide you through the process of making a stamp to use yourself or give as a gift. Participants will learn how to design and fabricate their own stamp and all of the challenges that show up in the process of doing so. If you love making stamps and want to learn a neat way to do so, this is the perfect class for you!

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Figure Drawing Month Pass – December 2019 (Reduced)

December 3 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$48

Figure Drawing is an open studio class where people of all artistic levels are invited to explore the human form through drawing and painting. Figure drawing is a great opportunity to keep your artistic skills sharp whether you are a seasoned artist or a beginner: learn the basics of drawing from the nude form! Students are free to draw however they like.

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Tool Training & Testing: Jewelry Studio

December 4 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$95

Tool Training is the fastest way to start working independently in the Artisan's Asylum Jewelry Shop and is designed for those with some level of jewelry experience, whether you're an occasional hobbyist or a seasoned metalsmith. In one 3-hour session, students will get up to speed on our particular shop procedures and layout as well as safety and basic use of the air-acetylene torches, forming tools, flex shafts, and the polishing machine. For those who have more experience, other tools may be covered as time allows.

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Tool Training: Metal Lathe

December 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Wednesdays, 12/4/19 - 12/11/19
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$160

In this class, you will learn how to precisely perform basic machining operations using the lathe. You will learn about tool selection, speeds and feeds, and how to use the DRO (Digital Read Out) to make precisely dimensioned parts. You will practice setting up the machine, use the 3-jaw chuck to securely hold work, change tools, and perform facing and turning cuts on aluminum stock.

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Introduction to the Raspberry Pi

December 5 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$200

Class fee: $200 / Materials fee: $90. This class will provide an overview of the Raspberry Pi and its operating system. Students will build simple applications using GPIO, a stepper motor and a camera module. Experience with Python and Linux would be useful but is not necessary.

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Tool Training: Bridgeport Mill

December 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Thursdays; 12/5/19 - 12/12/19
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$160

In this class you will learn how to use the Bridgeport mill to perform basic precision machining operations. You will learn about tool selection, selecting spindle speeds, and climb milling vs. conventional milling. You will practice setting up the machine, holding work in the vise, changing tools and performing basic cuts.

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Leatherworking 101: Make a Belt

December 7 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$55

Class fee: $55 / Materials fee: $25. Over the course of 2 to 3 hours, this class aims to teach students the basics of leatherworking. This class will walk students through creating a basic belt design.

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Metalworking 101 – Cut, Grind, and Drill!

December 7 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$110

Class Cost: $110 / Materials fee: $15. Metalworking 101 will provide the students with the bare minimum of training to start working in the Asylum's metal shop and is the perfect warm-up to Artisan's welding classes. The class consists of formal training from the instructor who will demonstrate safe and successful usage of each tool, describe and demonstrate best practices, and inform students of unsafe and undesirable outcomes. Each student will have hands-on time with each tool under supervision.

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Embroidery 101

December 7 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$50

Have you been interested in picking up embroidery and don't know where to start? If you've been looking to take up stitching, and want to get a handle on the basics, this is the class for you! Embroidery 101 will introduce you to the foundation of hand embroidery so that you can master your first stitches and develop your own style. Participants will learn how to plan and implement a design on a hoop.

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Basic MIG Welding

December 8 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$120

Class Cost: $120 / Materials Fee: $30 payable to Instructor. MIG Welding (Metal Inert Gas Welding) is a simple, versatile arc welding process that is generally considered to be the easiest to learn of the arc welding processes. Our Basic MIG Welding class is designed for the very beginner or for the intermediate welder that needs a refresher.

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Tool Training: 3D Printers (Weekends)

December 8 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$85
education

This one session class will train students on how to use the Asylum’s multiple 3D printers safely and effectively, running through using the 3D model compiler (Simplify3D), printing parts, changing materials, properly removing parts from the beds, and properly disposing of all materials after the print: all the training you need to get going in one afternoon!

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Introduction to Screen Printing: Weeknights

December 9 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Monday and Wednesday, 12/9/19 - 12/11/19
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$120

Class fee: $120 / Materials fee: $10. Screen printing is a great way to put your designs on t-shirts, tote bags, cards, posters, and more. But it can be a tricky skill to pick up on your own! oin us for a two-evening class, and we'll take the mystery out of the process.

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Argentium Silver Earrings

December 10 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$90

Learn how to create your own elegant Argentium sterling silver earrings! We’ll use copper for practice and then make your earrings with Argentium sterling silver.

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CNC Plasma Cutter Table – Drawing, Operation, Parts!

December 10 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday; 12/10/19 - 12/12/19
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$300

The most Metal of all the metalworking classes. This class will provide students with the skills needed to operate our CNC plasma cutter - the custom 4'x8' bed, 85-amp Torchmate 2. This killer tool has the capacity to cut 5/8" thick sheet steel at 60% duty cycle, and the capability of cutting through up to 1-1/4" steel with an edge start, as well as doing detail cutting in sheet metal. This tool takes your drawing files and turns them into computer-cut metal, at cut speeds upwards of 220 inches per minute.

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Tool Training: 3D Printers (Weeknights)

December 11 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$85
education

This one session class will train students on how to use the Asylum’s multiple 3D printers safely and effectively, running through using the 3D model compiler (Simplify3D), printing parts, changing materials, properly removing parts from the beds, and properly disposing of all materials after the print: all the training you need to get going in one afternoon!

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Bag It – Sewing 101 Class

December 11 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$50

Learn to use the fiber arts sewing machines and make a bag to keep in your car for groceries or your boots and mittens. This three-hour class will introduce the basics of planning a project, how sewing machines work, terminology, and how to make really useful things. Take your completed bag home at the end of the class.

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Holiday Bling: A Handmade Ornament

December 11 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$65

Ready for a creative break from the December hustle and bustle? Need to make a really special gift? Join us for a half-day workshop of ornament-making in the jewelry shop! Create a beautiful, handmade ornament from copper and/or brass. Your unique ornament will feature hammer and rolling mill textures and you may personalize with words via stamped letters. Use a jeweler’s saw to cut pleasing shapes and then finish your piece with a matte or torch-colored finish. Come alone or grab a friend for a little holiday fun!

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Letter Necklace – *Holiday Gift Idea!*

December 12 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$165

Class fee: $165 / Materials fee: $30. Create a one-of-a-kind Letter Necklace with the initial of your choice. You’ll handcraft the letter pendant using eco-friendly recycled sterling silver and be provided with an 18” chain to complete the necklace. No experience necessary.

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Winter Bike Riding & Maintenance

December 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$30

For any cyclist who refuses to hang up their bike for the winter: this workshop will get you ready with an overview of winter riding and how to prepare for it, as well as the opportunity to exchange information with other four-season riders.

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Advanced 3D Printer Training

December 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$80

Take your 3D Printing Skills to the next level at Artisan's Asylum with an advanced course on 3D Printing! Topics to be explored include creating and optomizing your own Simplify 3D Profiles, and troubleshooting low print quality parts. Come out of the class as an advanced user in the digi-fab, which allows you to use your own filament, print with the filament in the "Advanced Users Only" box, and write your own simplify profiles for your unique use case.

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Build a Toy Box **Holiday Gift Idea**

December 14 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$100

Perfect for the holidays, this class is a one-day workshop that shows you how to assemble a solid wood toy box that will be the perfect present this year! This class is for students new to woodworking; you will receive an introduction to the basics of how to assemble your piece and how easy pocket hole joinery works. All materials will be pre-cut and ready for you to assemble. You can finish the toy box at home or schedule time to use the vented area in our facility.

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Intro to Machine Learning

December 17 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$100

Machine Learning is one of the fastest-growing fields in tech. Applications are nearly impossible to avoid. Intro to machine learning will cover basic machine learning as well as some of the simplest algorithms which will get you real-time predictive answers.

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Laser Cut Ornaments

December 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
$45

Class DescriptionMake your own holiday ornaments with laser cutters! Holiday season is just around the corner, decorations are being made,…

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Link Bracelet with Heart – *Holiday Gift Idea!*

December 19 @ 5:45 pm - 9:15 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$125

Class Fee: $125 / Materials fee: $20. Using eco-friendly recycled Argentium sterling silver, we’ll demystify this special sterling alloy and take advantage of its amazing fusing qualities, all while crafting a gorgeous tarnish-resistant gift for your loved one (or you!).

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Introduction to Screen Printing: Weekend Workshop

December 29 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$120

Class fee: $120 / Materials fee: $10. Screen printing is a great way to put your designs on t-shirts, tote bags, cards, posters, and more. But it can be a tricky skill to pick up on your own! Join us for a two-evening class, and we'll take the mystery out of the process. Using the photo emulsion process and your design, we'll prepare screens and print on a variety of surfaces. And we'll do it all in a fun, relaxed environment.

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January 2020

Leatherworking 101: Make a Belt

January 4, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$55

Class fee: $55 / Materials fee: $25. Over the course of 2 to 3 hours, this class aims to teach students the basics of leatherworking. This class will walk students through creating a basic belt design.

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Intro to SolidWorks

January 6, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
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Mondays; 1/6/20 - 2/3/20
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$300

3D modeling software is used worldwide in professional settings like engineering, animation, product design, architecture, and more. Designing parts in 3D modeling environments allows you to develop an idea in full before you cut any material, and then either make parts automatically on computer-enabled tools.

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Introduction to TIG Welding

January 6, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Mondays; 1/6/19-1/27/19
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$345

Class fee: $345 / Materials fee: $20. This class is designed to introduce students to the process of TIG welding, a precise type of welding most often used in the manufacture of spaceframe structures like bike frames and roll cages. Students will learn how to weld primarily 4130 chromoly steel tubing, as well as different types of materials, shapes, and joints, and will learn how to use a range of supporting equipment (drill press, hole saws, grinders, etc.) and processes that come with welding.

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Tool Training: 3D Printers (Weeknights)

January 8, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$85

This one session class will train students on how to use the Asylum’s multiple 3D printers safely and effectively, running through using the 3D model compiler (Simplify3D), printing parts, changing materials, properly removing parts from the beds, and properly disposing of all materials after the print: all the training you need to get going in one afternoon!

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Tool Training & Testing: Jewelry Studio

January 8, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$95

This one session tool training is the perfect way to get trained up to operate independently in the Jewelry Shop if you already have some jewelry-making experience and don't have time for a long-form class. Testing is necessary to be certified to work on your own in the Shop. Choose the date that works for you!

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Tool Training: Rough to Smooth – Using the Miter Saw, Bandsaw, Jointer, Planer and Sanders

January 8, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Wednesdays; 1/8/20 - 1/15/20
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$140

Class fee: $140 / Materials fee: $20. After selecting and purchasing lumber, the next step in any woodworking project is to flatten and straighten the stock. Not that long ago, this work was laboriously done by hand. Fortunately, there are four machines available today that are specifically designed to take rough sawn lumber and process it into boards that are straight, flat, and true!

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Tool Training: Bridgeport Mill

January 9, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Thursdays; 1/9/20 - 1/16/20
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$160

In this class you will learn how to use the Bridgeport mill to perform basic precision machining operations. You will learn about tool selection, selecting spindle speeds, and climb milling vs. conventional milling. You will practice setting up the machine, holding work in the vise, changing tools and performing basic cuts.

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Hands On Basic Electronics

January 9, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Mondays; 1/9/20 - 1/30/20
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$225

Class fee: $225 / Materials fee: $30. Have you been interested in learning to work with electronics, but haven’t known where to start? This class is for you! It will be a hands-on, practical, crash course that will provide you with the skills to do simple electronic projects. You will walk away knowing the basics of circuit theory, how to prototype circuits on a breadboard, how to troubleshoot them, and how to solder them together.

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Family Class: Make a Ukulele!

January 12, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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Sundays; 1/12/20 - 1/26/20
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$120

Class Description Develop your basic woodworking skills by building a ukulele from a simple wood kit. Sand, glue, assemble, and…

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Tool Training: 3D Printers (Weekends)

January 12, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$85
education

This one session class will train students on how to use the Asylum’s multiple 3D printers safely and effectively, running through using the 3D model compiler (Simplify3D), printing parts, changing materials, properly removing parts from the beds, and properly disposing of all materials after the print: all the training you need to get going in one afternoon!

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Macrame Earrings

January 12, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$30

Class fee: $30 / Materials fee: $10. During this 2-hour class, students will learn how to make fun and simple macrame earrings. Through simple steps using fiber, you can create these gorgeous DIY earrings in any color you choose.

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Directed Open Jewelry Studio

January 15, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Wednesdays, 1/15/19 - 1/29/19
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$195

Class fee: $195 / Materials fee: $0. Work independently in our Jewelry Shop under the guidance of an experienced professional jeweler who can help you troubleshoot your metalsmithing projects. Must have previous jewelry-making experience or have successfully completed Jewelry Tool Testing at Artisan's Asylum.

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Advanced 3D Printer Training

January 16, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$80

Class Description Take your 3D Printing Skills to the next level at Artisan's Asylum with an advanced course on 3D…

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Jewelry 101: Intro to Metalsmithing – Evening

January 21, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tuesdays, 1/21/19 - 3/3/19 
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$325

Class cost: $325 / Materials Fee: $45 payable to Instructor. Through this 7-week class, you will be introduced to the arcane and secret techniques of making fine jewelry. You will come away with new skills and finished pieces to show off and be proud of. We will work primarily in sterling silver, brass, and copper. No prior experience is necessary.

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Jewelry 201: Setting Faceted Gemstones

January 23, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Wednesdays; 1/23/19 - 1/30/19
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$225

Class Fee: $225 / Materials Fee: $40. Build upon your Jewelry 101 skills and learn the art of setting faceted gemstones! In two evening sessions, we will cover how to set faceted gemstones in prongs (4-prong heads) and in small bezels, also known as tube-setting.

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Intro to Machine Learning

January 23, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$100

Machine Learning is one of the fastest-growing fields in tech. Applications are nearly impossible to avoid. Intro to machine learning will cover basic machine learning as well as some of the simplest algorithms which will get you real-time predictive answers.

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Tool Training: Bridgeport Mill

January 23, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Thursdays; 1/23/20 – 1/30/19
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$160

In this class you will learn how to use the Bridgeport mill to perform basic precision machining operations. You will learn about tool selection, selecting spindle speeds, and climb milling vs. conventional milling. You will practice setting up the machine, holding work in the vise, changing tools and performing basic cuts.

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Intro to Pulse Arc Welder

January 26, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$70

The pulse-arc welder is a remarkable desktop machine for precision metal fabrication. In essence, it is a scaled-down TIG welder with a computer interface and microscope – which makes it a unique, high-end tool for joining, tacking, and repair of small items in any metal that can be welded, from steel and stainless steel to titanium, gold, copper and more

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Anodizing Titanium

January 26, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$55

Class fee: $55 / Materials fee: $10 This one-session workshop will introduce students to the basics of using electricity to color titanium. This process (known as anodizing) uses an electrical current to change the surface color of titanium.

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February 2020

Tool Training: Bridgeport CNC Milling Machine

February 1, 2020 @ 10:15 am - 12:15 pm
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Saturdays; 2/1/20 - 2/22/20
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$375

Class fee: $375 / Materials fee: $0. Learn to operate the Artisan's Asylym Bridgeport Series I Computer Numeric Controlled (CNC) milling machine. CNC milling machines can be used to make parts that would be difficult or impossible to machine manually.

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Leatherworking 101: Make a Belt

February 1, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$55

Class fee: $55 / Materials fee: $25. Over the course of 2 to 3 hours, this class aims to teach students the basics of leatherworking. This class will walk students through creating a basic belt design.

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Introduction to TIG Welding

February 3, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Mondays; 2/3/20 - 2/26/20
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$345

Class fee: $345 / Materials fee: $20. This class is designed to introduce students to the process of TIG welding, a precise type of welding most often used in the manufacture of spaceframe structures like bike frames and roll cages. Students will learn how to weld primarily 4130 chromoly steel tubing, as well as different types of materials, shapes, and joints, and will learn how to use a range of supporting equipment (drill press, hole saws, grinders, etc.) and processes that come with welding.

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Tool Training: Bridgeport Mill

February 6, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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This class runs 2 Thursdays
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$160

In this class you will learn how to use the Bridgeport mill to perform basic precision machining operations. You will learn about tool selection, selecting spindle speeds, and climb milling vs. conventional milling. You will practice setting up the machine, holding work in the vise, changing tools and performing basic cuts.

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Intro To Circuit Board Design Using KiCAD

February 6, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$85

Are you eager to begin designing your own circuit boards, but need help getting started? This class is a ‘quick on-ramp’ to DIY circuit board design using the popular open source circuit board design software KiCAD (free, runs on Linux / Mac / Windows). In this one-day course, we’ll use an example circuit and present the basics of schematic creation, footprint selection, board layout, and board production.

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Tool Training: 3D Printers (Weekends)

February 9, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$85
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This one session class will train students on how to use the Asylum’s multiple 3D printers safely and effectively, running through using the 3D model compiler (Simplify3D), printing parts, changing materials, properly removing parts from the beds, and properly disposing of all materials after the print: all the training you need to get going in one afternoon!

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Letter Necklace – *Valentines Gift Idea!*

February 12, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$165

Class fee: $165 / Materials fee: $30. Create a one-of-a-kind Letter Necklace with the initial of your choice. You’ll handcraft the letter pendant using eco-friendly recycled sterling silver and be provided with an 18” chain to complete the necklace. No experience necessary.

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Intro to Machine Learning

February 13, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$100

Class Description Machine Learning is one of the fastest-growing fields in tech. Applications are nearly impossible to avoid. Intro to…

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Intro to Rapid PCB Prototyping: CNC Milling

February 13, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$90

In this class we’ll cover the basics of circuit milling by using a popular hobbyist CNC device, the OtherMill, to produce an existing circuit board design. After taking the class, students will be able to use an OtherMill to produce their own circuit board designs, and discuss other open-source toolchains for circuit board production.

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Advanced 3D Printer Training

February 20, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$80

Class Description Take your 3D Printing Skills to the next level at Artisan's Asylum with an advanced course on 3D…

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Intro to SolidWorks

February 24, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Mondays; 2/24/20 - 3/23/20
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$300

3D modeling software is used worldwide in professional settings like engineering, animation, product design, architecture, and more. Designing parts in 3D modeling environments allows you to develop an idea in full before you cut any material, and then either make parts automatically on computer-enabled tools.

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Bag It – Sewing 101 Class

February 26, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$40

Class fee: $40 / Materials fee: $10. Learn to use the fiber arts sewing machines and make a bag to keep in your car for groceries or your boots and mittens. This three hour class will introduce the basics of planning a project, how sewing machines work, terminology, and how to make really useful things. Take your completed bag home at the end of the class.

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Introduction to Surface Mount Circuit Assembly and Rework

February 27, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$85

Would you like to learn modern, surface mount approaches to circuit assembly, but need a quick introduction? This class introduces students to the basic techniques required in order to get up and running with their own DIY surface mount circuit assembly and rework, preparing students for prototyping and building their own SMD circuit board creations.

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