ROOT (Rudimentary Operation of Tools)

Rudimentary Operation Of Tools (ROOT) classes will teach you how to correctly and safely use the equipment at the hackerspace. These classes can generally be taken in any order, and require no prior skills or experience. Once you have successfully passed a ROOT class, you are cleared to use that equipment on your own. (Of course, you can always ask us for help!)

Sewing Basics

Sewing Basics

ROOT (Rudimentary Operation of Tools)

Learn the importance of the iron. Learn how to safely use a cutting mat and it’s tools. Learn how to thread the machine and wind …

Oct. 4, 2022
Laser Basics

Laser Basics

ROOT (Rudimentary Operation of Tools)

This ROOT class is part of an ongoing safety series for members to become proficient in operating machinery at Root Access. It's an excellent opportunity …

Oct. 19, 2022

Skill Classes

These are development courses for specific tools and typically involve learning a new skill while creating something. They are typically a single session, and you may or may not need to bring your own materials.

Intermediate Sewing

Intermediate Sewing

Skill Classes

Learn how to use a zipper foot attachment in order to sew a zipper onto fabric. Learn how to create more space in a bag …

Oct. 18, 2022
Intro to Soldering

Intro to Soldering

Skill Classes

Soldering is a fundamental skill for any sort of electronics work, and this class will teach you how to safely solder components onto a circuit …

Oct. 14, 2022
Beginner Sewing

Beginner Sewing

Skill Classes

Bring your own sewing machine or use one of ours!

Learn the basics of using the machine and the basics of fabric, how to cut …

Oct. 11, 2022
Advanced Sewing

Advanced Sewing

Skill Classes

Learn to read a pattern. Learn how to properly measure and customize a pattern. Learn how to use elastic.

Sept. 22, 2022

Workshops

Workshops are guided project builds, and you will generally walk away with something you made. They can run as a one session event or through multiple sessions for more involved projects. You may or may not need to bring your own materials or additional tools.

Laser Cut Edge-Lit Acrylic Display

Laser Cut Edge-Lit Acrylic Display

Workshops

In this workshop, you will:

  • Design your own edge-lit display sign using Lightburn, the laser control software we use.
  • Use the laser cutter to …
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We're big fans of hands-on project-based learning, because there's no better way to learn than to do.