Open house and studio nights are a perfect time to tour the shop and meet some members. If you have a small project you would like to work on or ask for help with you are welcome to bring it by.
Thursday Open House Night
Thursdays 7pm - 10pm
Open House is every Thursday night starting at 7pm. You can get a tour of the shop and meet the makers that use it. If it is your first time we recommend coming later in the evening, from 8pm – 9pm.
Tuesday Ladies + LGBTQ Open Studio
Tuesdays 7pm - 10pm
Site 3 is proud to introduce Women + LGBTQ Alliance Night. Every Tuesday the shop will be publicly accessible to anyone who identifies as a member of the Women + LGBTQ community. The goal of these evenings it to make a shop or electronics working environment an inclusive and engaging place where we can socialize, learn and be empowered.
During these hours, there will be either open shop time or scheduled activities led by a member of the community. We are also around to chat, socialize or answer any questions you have.
Recurring Classes & Workshops
This class will take you through the basics of good vector document preparation for any 2-dimensional CNC tool. It will cover the specific steps for using the laser, from creating an image in the proper format to correct and safe operation of the laser itself.
Participants will cut or etch their own class completion certificates, which we'll keep at Site 3 as the way to know who is allowed to use the laser, and will get to do a cut/etch job of their own design to take home.
This class covers the specifics of preparing a job for our 3D printer and will let you print a small job. It does not cover how to make 3D models. Follows the Laser Class, so you can have a full day of home manufacturing classes!
Getting Started with Arduino
This Wiring and Arduino workshop is directed at people wanting to learn about Wiring and Arduino, and how to program the boards to control things like lights, switches and motors.
Students will learn how to program using the software environment and go through a set of examples and demonstrations.
If you're afraid of any of the big, loud, finger-severing tools this is your chance to learn how to use them safely and make something practical at the same time. Your end goal is to create a lidded box with internal dimensions of 3" x 3" x 4" that you'll be able to cherish forever.