CNC Design 101: Intro to VCarve

** Note: this class will be taught remotely and students should NOT come to the makerspace. You will receive a Zoom link to the online classroom in your email receipt after you register.**

In this class, you will learn the fundamentals of VCarve Pro.  You’ll learn how to create paths (and holes and letters and pockets) that can be sent to robots to cut into wood (including our wood CNC mill). We’ll teach you about the different cutting bits that are used, what you’ll need to consider in designing your cuts, and the settings you’ll use for different types of bits and material.

This class is a pre-requisite for the CNC mill machine certification.  At the completion of this online VCarve course, you can schedule a one-on-one CNC mill machine certification with your instructor that will take place physically at the makerspace at a time that works for you.  The machine certification is an additional cost: $150 for members, $200 for non-members.

Equipment and Software: Vectric VCarve Pro
Skills: This class will cover the basics of importing files, and creating CNC programs using VCarve Pro
What you’ll be able to to do by the end of the certification: You’ll leave with resources to design your own unique 3d products.
What we provide: Tuition includes client copy of program VCarve: Makerspace edition
What to bring: A PC with Windows or Linux, with the VCarve Pro trial downloaded.  We recommend using a mouse (not trackpad) for designing.  We will provide a laptop and mouse if you don’t bring your own (Mac users are welcome – you can do much of your initial design on a Mac and then use VCarve on the shared laptop PCs to complete your project.)

Please sign up at least 24 hours in advance. To check availability within 24 hours of this event’s start time, call 833-2-MAKE-IT.

Start:
December 6, 2020 10:00 AM
End:
December 6, 2020 12:00 PM
Location:
Seattle Makers virtual classroom (not at the makerspace)
Email:
contact@seattlemakers.org
Telephone:
833-2-MAKE-IT (833-262-5348)
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