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Ideaworks hosts in-shop events as well as collaborations with other organizations throughout the Central Valley. See where the next event will be and join us! If you are an organization that shares our passion and would like to consider a collaboration, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Upcoming events

    • 10 Aug 2022
    • 24 Aug 2022
    • 3 sessions
    • Ideaworks - 1730 H street, Fresno, CA. 93721
    • 0
    Join waitlist


    Beginning Welding is a 3-session course; each session is 3 hours. Students will gain a core understanding of how to operate welding equipment safely and get familiar with basic techniques.  This class is for hobbyists, makers, artists, or anyone wanting to try something new and challenge themselves a bit in a comfortable collaborative environment.

    Check the class times shown to ensure you can make it to every session.

    What Not to Wear:

    • Do not wear rings or other jewelry. 
    • No open toe shoes (anywhere in the facility)
    • Do not wear clothing made from synthetic or synthetic blends. The synthetic fabric can burn vigorously, melt and produce skin burns.
    • Long hair and beards should be securely tied back.
    • Currently face masks are recommended but not required in the facility. A cotton cloth mask is safest around open flame. Your instructor will explain the safe use of face masks around welding equipment.


    We will provide:

    • Eye protection
    • Face hood/shield
    • Leathers
    • Insulated gloves
    • Ear plugs
    • Materials for class projects
    • Please bring any hoods/gloves/leathers if you have them
    Upon completion of the class, Ideaworks members may be certified to use the Weldatorium tools unsupervised during business hours.
      Free Month of Membership For First-time students

      This class includes a free one-month conditional membership to Ideaworks. This offer is only valid for classes $100 and over. Your conditional membership starts on the day of your last scheduled class. It is only valid for the same shop areas and tools that were used in class. Your instructor will provide a temporary card verifying that you completed the class and are approved for those tools. If you would like to continue your membership beyond the 30 days, please visit us here:  

      Join us

      Current members of Fresno Ideaworks are not eligible for this promotion. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer.

      • 14 Aug 2022
      • 28 Aug 2022
      • 3 sessions
      • Ideaworks - 1730 H Street, Fresno, CA. 93721
      • 0
      Join waitlist

      Beginning Woodshop runs for 3 sessions of 4 hours and assumes no previous woodworking experience.  The goal is to train students in the basic use and safety aspects of the major tools in the woodshop.  

      Students should plan to attend all three classes.  

      The first meeting will cover  basic safety and project selection.  The second and third sessions will be devoted to a project that will reinforce the skills learned on day 1.  We will be using many of the tools we practiced on, as well as some layout and marking skills, to build a small project that you will be able to take home and be proud of!

      What Not to Wear:

      • Do not wear any dangling jewelry or lanyards that can get caught in machinery. 
      • Do not wear clothing with loose sleeves or draped or dangling elements that can get caught in machinery
      • No open toe shoes (anywhere in the facility)
      • Long hair and beards should be securely tied back.
      • Currently face masks are recommended but not required the facility. A cotton cloth mask with ties instead of ear loops must be well secured with no dangling tie ends.


      We will provide:

      • Eye protection
      • Ear plugs if requested
      • Materials for class projects

      Upon completion of the class, Ideaworks members may be certified to use the covered woodshop tools unsupervised during business hours with instructor's approval.

      FREE MONTH OF MEMBERSHIP - New members only

      This class includes a free one-month conditional membership to Ideaworks. This offer is only valid for classes $100 and over. Your conditional membership starts on the day of your last scheduled class. It is only valid for the same shop areas and tools that were used in class. Your instructor will provide a temporary card verifying that you completed the class and are approved for those tools. If you would like to continue your membership beyond the 30 days, please visit us here:  

      Join us

      Current members of Fresno Ideaworks are not eligible for this promotion. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer.
      • 16 Aug 2022
      • 09 Jul 2024
      • 98 sessions
      • Fresno Ideaworks Circuit Circus


      Join us on Tuesday evenings after work or school for a casual gathering of folks who tinker with hardware and software. The heart of the original Fresno Ideaworks Hackerspace lives on in this weekly hangout, where you are welcome to share your projects, ask and answer questions, help with Ideaworks projects, or just check out what others are up to.

      Tech Tuesday is a no-cost event, but donations are always appreciated to help us cover general Shop operating costs.

      Minors must be accompanied by a parent or designated adult.


      For general safety

      • All visitors will be asked to sign a waiver and provide emergency contact information.
      • Do not wear any dangling jewelry or lanyards that can get burned or caught in machinery (e.g. when soldering). 
      • Do not wear clothing with loose sleeves or draped or dangling elements that can get burned or caught in machinery (e.g. when soldering).
      • No open toe shoes (anywhere in the facility).
      • Long hair and beards should be securely tied back.
      • Currently face masks are recommended but not required the facility. A cotton cloth mask with ties instead of ear loops must be well secured with no dangling tie ends.



      • 22 Aug 2022
      • 25 Aug 2022
      • 2 sessions
      • Fresno Ideaworks - 1730 H Street Fresno, CA 93721
      • 4
      Register


      This is an introductory course on how to use the CNC machine with an emphasis on safety. In this class, you will examine the entire work flow of the CNC process, learn how to import geometry, investigate certain editing techniques, and the necessary requirements to create the g-code for tool calibration.  This final process will include setting feed and speed, how to input specifications of the raw material, etc. Finally, students will be able learn how to setup the device, how to load and secure materials, and how to set the home position and run a simple job.  This introductory class does not include any Computer Aided Design (CAD) instruction.

      This unique class provides information and techniques that differ from those used on other CNC machines at Ideaworks. Certification on other similar machines does not grant permission to use others. Ideaworks members who have completed another Ideaworks CNC certification may register for this course at the "I Want More!" rate.T

      Upon completion of this introductory class, students will have earned their Programming Level 1.  Programming Level 2 can be earned after running a minimum of 5 successful jobs while under instructor supervision.  This level includes programming and operation. Unsupervised access will be determined by instructor approval only.

      Prerequisites:

      • Basic understanding of Windows File Structure
      • Basic arithmetic (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division)

      What Not to Wear:

      • Do not wear any dangling jewelry or lanyards that can get caught in machinery. 
      • Do not wear clothing with loose sleeves or draped or dangling elements that can get caught in machinery
      • No open toe shoes (anywhere in the facility)
      • Long hair and beards should be securely tied back.
      • Currently face masks are recommended but not required the facility. A cotton cloth mask with ties instead of ear loops must be well secured with no dangling tie ends.


      We will provide:

      • Eye protection
      • Ear plugs if requested

      Upon completion of the class and projects, Ideaworks members may be certified to use the CNC unsupervised during business hours with instructor's approval.

      FREE MONTH OF MEMBERSHIP - New members only

      This class includes a free one-month conditional membership to Ideaworks. This offer is only valid for classes $100 and over. Your conditional membership starts on the day of your last scheduled class. It is only valid for the same shop areas and tools that were used in class. Your instructor will provide a temporary card verifying that you completed the class and are approved for those tools. If you would like to continue your membership beyond the 30 days, please visit us here:  

      Join us

      Current members of Fresno Ideaworks are not eligible for this promotion. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer.
      • 01 Sep 2022
      • 06 Oct 2022
      • 6 sessions
      • Ideaworks - 1730 H street, Fresno, CA. 93721
      • 0
      Join waitlist

      This introductory class focuses on wheel throwing and basic glazing. It is perfect for a group of friends, family, couples or even by yourself (you will make friends in this class, we promise). In this class, you will be learning the basics of forming a ball of clay into a beautiful vase, cup, mug, bowl, or plate using an electric potter's wheel. If you’re feeling especially inspired to take on more… how about a bird feeder or planter!?! The possibilities are endless with pottery.

      This class has an extended format, meeting six sessions instead of four and allowing almost a doubling of productive class time. Please be prepared to attend every session! (Note that there will be no class on August 25th)

      All materials will be provided. Additionally, the items you create go home with you to share with your friends and family. All items made are food, dishwasher, and microwave safe.

      What Not to Wear:

      • Do wear comfortable clothing that is easily laundered.
      • Please trim fingernails short. Long nails make manipulating clay on the potter's wheel very difficult. Similarly, rings, bracelets, and wristwatches will damage your creations.
      • Do not wear any dangling jewelry or lanyards that can get caught in machinery. 
      • Do not wear clothing with loose sleeves or draped or dangling elements that can get caught in machinery
      • No open toe shoes (anywhere in the facility)
      • Long hair and beards must be securely tied back.
      • Currently face masks are recommended but not required in the facility. A cotton cloth mask with ties instead of ear loops must be well secured with no dangling tie ends.


      We will provide
      all materials for class projects.

        Upon completion of the class, Ideaworks members may be certified to use the covered ceramics studio tools unsupervised during business hours.

        FREE MONTH OF MEMBERSHIP - New members only

        This class includes a free one-month conditional membership to Ideaworks. This offer is only valid for classes $100 and over. Your conditional membership starts on the day of your last scheduled class. It is only valid for the same shop areas and tools that were used in class. Your instructor will provide a temporary card verifying that you completed the class and are approved for those tools. If you would like to continue your membership beyond the 30 days, please visit us here:  

        Join us

        Current members of Fresno Ideaworks are not eligible for this promotion. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer.



        • 01 Sep 2022
        • 06 Oct 2022
        • 6 sessions
        • Ideaworks - 1730 H street, Fresno, CA. 93721
        • 5
        Register

        This introductory class focuses on wheel throwing and basic glazing. It is perfect for a group of friends, family, couples or even by yourself (you will make friends in this class, we promise). In this class, you will be learning the basics of forming a ball of clay into a beautiful vase, cup, mug, bowl, or plate using an electric potter's wheel. If you’re feeling especially inspired to take on more… how about a bird feeder or planter!?! The possibilities are endless with pottery.

        This class has an extended format, meeting six sessions instead of four and allowing almost a doubling of productive class time. Please be prepared to attend every session! (Note that there will be no class on August 25th)

        All materials will be provided. Additionally, the items you create go home with you to share with your friends and family. All items made are food, dishwasher, and microwave safe.

        What Not to Wear:

        • Do wear comfortable clothing that is easily laundered.
        • Please trim fingernails short. Long nails make manipulating clay on the potter's wheel very difficult. Similarly, rings, bracelets, and wristwatches will damage your creations.
        • Do not wear any dangling jewelry or lanyards that can get caught in machinery. 
        • Do not wear clothing with loose sleeves or draped or dangling elements that can get caught in machinery
        • No open toe shoes (anywhere in the facility)
        • Long hair and beards must be securely tied back.
        • Currently face masks are recommended but not required in the facility. A cotton cloth mask with ties instead of ear loops must be well secured with no dangling tie ends.


        We will provide
        all materials for class projects.

          Upon completion of the class, Ideaworks members may be certified to use the covered ceramics studio tools unsupervised during business hours.

          FREE MONTH OF MEMBERSHIP - New members only

          This class includes a free one-month conditional membership to Ideaworks. This offer is only valid for classes $100 and over. Your conditional membership starts on the day of your last scheduled class. It is only valid for the same shop areas and tools that were used in class. Your instructor will provide a temporary card verifying that you completed the class and are approved for those tools. If you would like to continue your membership beyond the 30 days, please visit us here:  

          Join us

          Current members of Fresno Ideaworks are not eligible for this promotion. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer.



          • 06 Sep 2022
          • 07 Sep 2022
          • 2 sessions
          • Fresno Udeaworks
          • 4
          Register

          This short course is designed for people who have completed the basic wood course offered at Ideaworks. Students will not only be able to improve upon the skills learned in the basic class, but will learn some new ones as well. The class is oriented around a predetermined project. Materials for the class project are included.                                                                                     

          The course will include:

          1. Safety - general shop safety review


          2. Use of power tools - All can hurt you, but proper use and practice will improve your woodworking!

               A. Miter/chop saw

               B. Jointer

               C  Router table

               D. Table saw


          3. Skill refinement -

               1. Planning

               2. Measurement

               3. Cutting to dimension

               4. Gluing & assembly

               5. Sanding

          4. Class outcomes:

          Students will refine skills that can be applied to future projects, and become more practiced on the tools. This class is a gateway to projects that are bigger, better, and requiring more skill in the future.  Participants will experience a feeling of accomplishment, and have a good time in the class!

          Students should plan to attend all three classes.  

          The first meeting will cover  basic safety and project selection.  The second session will be devoted to a project that will reinforce the skills learned on day 1.  We will be using many of the tools we practiced on, as well as some layout and marking skills, to build a small project that you will be able to take home and be proud of!

          What Not to Wear:

          • Do not wear any dangling jewelry or lanyards that can get caught in machinery. 
          • Do not wear clothing with loose sleeves or draped or dangling elements that can get caught in machinery
          • No open toe shoes (anywhere in the facility)
          • Long hair and beards should be securely tied back.
          • Currently face masks are recommended but not required the facility. A cotton cloth mask with ties instead of ear loops must be well secured with no dangling tie ends.


          We will provide:

          • Eye protection
          • Ear plugs if requested
          • Materials for class projects
          • 07 Sep 2022
          • 21 Sep 2022
          • 3 sessions
          • Ideaworks - 1730 H street, Fresno, CA. 93721
          • 2
          Register


          Beginning Welding is a 3-session course; each session is 3 hours. Students will gain a core understanding of how to operate welding equipment safely and get familiar with basic techniques.  This class is for hobbyists, makers, artists, or anyone wanting to try something new and challenge themselves a bit in a comfortable collaborative environment.

          Check the class times shown to ensure you can make it to every session.

          What Not to Wear:

          • Do not wear rings or other jewelry. 
          • No open toe shoes (anywhere in the facility)
          • Do not wear clothing made from synthetic or synthetic blends. The synthetic fabric can burn vigorously, melt and produce skin burns.
          • Long hair and beards should be securely tied back.
          • Currently face masks are recommended but not required in the facility. A cotton cloth mask is safest around open flame. Your instructor will explain the safe use of face masks around welding equipment.


          We will provide:

          • Eye protection
          • Face hood/shield
          • Leathers
          • Insulated gloves
          • Ear plugs
          • Materials for class projects
          • Please bring any hoods/gloves/leathers if you have them
          Upon completion of the class, Ideaworks members may be certified to use the Weldatorium tools unsupervised during business hours.
            Free Month of Membership For First-time students

            This class includes a free one-month conditional membership to Ideaworks. This offer is only valid for classes $100 and over. Your conditional membership starts on the day of your last scheduled class. It is only valid for the same shop areas and tools that were used in class. Your instructor will provide a temporary card verifying that you completed the class and are approved for those tools. If you would like to continue your membership beyond the 30 days, please visit us here:  

            Join us

            Current members of Fresno Ideaworks are not eligible for this promotion. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer.

            • 11 Sep 2022
            • 25 Sep 2022
            • 3 sessions
            • Ideaworks - 1730 H Street, Fresno, CA. 93721
            • 0
            Join waitlist

            Beginning Woodshop runs for 3 sessions of 4 hours and assumes no previous woodworking experience.  The goal is to train students in the basic use and safety aspects of the major tools in the woodshop.  

            Students should plan to attend all three classes.  

            The first meeting will cover  basic safety and project selection.  The second and third sessions will be devoted to a project that will reinforce the skills learned on day 1.  We will be using many of the tools we practiced on, as well as some layout and marking skills, to build a small project that you will be able to take home and be proud of!

            What Not to Wear:

            • Do not wear any dangling jewelry or lanyards that can get caught in machinery. 
            • Do not wear clothing with loose sleeves or draped or dangling elements that can get caught in machinery
            • No open toe shoes (anywhere in the facility)
            • Long hair and beards should be securely tied back.
            • Currently face masks are recommended but not required the facility. A cotton cloth mask with ties instead of ear loops must be well secured with no dangling tie ends.


            We will provide:

            • Eye protection
            • Ear plugs if requested
            • Materials for class projects

            Upon completion of the class, Ideaworks members may be certified to use the covered woodshop tools unsupervised during business hours with instructor's approval.

            FREE MONTH OF MEMBERSHIP - New members only

            This class includes a free one-month conditional membership to Ideaworks. This offer is only valid for classes $100 and over. Your conditional membership starts on the day of your last scheduled class. It is only valid for the same shop areas and tools that were used in class. Your instructor will provide a temporary card verifying that you completed the class and are approved for those tools. If you would like to continue your membership beyond the 30 days, please visit us here:  

            Join us

            Current members of Fresno Ideaworks are not eligible for this promotion. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer.
            • 12 Sep 2022
            • 15 Sep 2022
            • 2 sessions
            • Fresno Ideaworks - 1730 H Street Fresno, CA 93721
            • 3
            Register


            This is an introductory course on how to use the CNC machine with an emphasis on safety. In this class, you will examine the entire work flow of the CNC process, learn how to import geometry, investigate certain editing techniques, and the necessary requirements to create the g-code for tool calibration.  This final process will include setting feed and speed, how to input specifications of the raw material, etc. Finally, students will be able learn how to setup the device, how to load and secure materials, and how to set the home position and run a simple job.  This introductory class does not include any Computer Aided Design (CAD) instruction.

            This unique class provides information and techniques that differ from those used on other CNC machines at Ideaworks. Certification on other similar machines does not grant permission to use others. Ideaworks members who have completed another Ideaworks CNC certification may register for this course at the "I Want More!" rate.

            Upon completion of this introductory class, students will have earned their Programming Level 1.  Programming Level 2 can be earned after running a minimum of 5 successful jobs while under instructor supervision.  This level includes programming and operation. Unsupervised access will be determined by instructor approval only.

            Prerequisites:

            • Basic understanding of Windows File Structure
            • Basic arithmetic (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division)

            What Not to Wear:

            • Do not wear any dangling jewelry or lanyards that can get caught in machinery. 
            • Do not wear clothing with loose sleeves or draped or dangling elements that can get caught in machinery
            • No open toe shoes (anywhere in the facility)
            • Long hair and beards should be securely tied back.
            • Currently face masks are recommended but not required the facility. A cotton cloth mask with ties instead of ear loops must be well secured with no dangling tie ends.


            We will provide:

            • Eye protection
            • Ear plugs if requested

            Upon completion of the class and projects, Ideaworks members may be certified to use the CNC unsupervised during business hours with instructor's approval.

            FREE MONTH OF MEMBERSHIP - New members only

            This class includes a free one-month conditional membership to Ideaworks. This offer is only valid for classes $100 and over. Your conditional membership starts on the day of your last scheduled class. It is only valid for the same shop areas and tools that were used in class. Your instructor will provide a temporary card verifying that you completed the class and are approved for those tools. If you would like to continue your membership beyond the 30 days, please visit us here:  

            Join us

            Current members of Fresno Ideaworks are not eligible for this promotion. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer.
            • 05 Oct 2022
            • 19 Oct 2022
            • 3 sessions
            • Ideaworks - 1730 H street, Fresno, CA. 93721
            • 4
            Register


            Beginning Welding is a 3-session course; each session is 3 hours. Students will gain a core understanding of how to operate welding equipment safely and get familiar with basic techniques.  This class is for hobbyists, makers, artists, or anyone wanting to try something new and challenge themselves a bit in a comfortable collaborative environment.

            Check the class times shown to ensure you can make it to every session.

            What Not to Wear:

            • Do not wear rings or other jewelry. 
            • No open toe shoes (anywhere in the facility)
            • Do not wear clothing made from synthetic or synthetic blends. The synthetic fabric can burn vigorously, melt and produce skin burns.
            • Long hair and beards should be securely tied back.
            • Currently face masks are recommended but not required in the facility. A cotton cloth mask is safest around open flame. Your instructor will explain the safe use of face masks around welding equipment.


            We will provide:

            • Eye protection
            • Face hood/shield
            • Leathers
            • Insulated gloves
            • Ear plugs
            • Materials for class projects
            • Please bring any hoods/gloves/leathers if you have them
            Upon completion of the class, Ideaworks members may be certified to use the Weldatorium tools unsupervised during business hours.
              Free Month of Membership For First-time students

              This class includes a free one-month conditional membership to Ideaworks. This offer is only valid for classes $100 and over. Your conditional membership starts on the day of your last scheduled class. It is only valid for the same shop areas and tools that were used in class. Your instructor will provide a temporary card verifying that you completed the class and are approved for those tools. If you would like to continue your membership beyond the 30 days, please visit us here:  

              Join us

              Current members of Fresno Ideaworks are not eligible for this promotion. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer.

              • 16 Oct 2022
              • 30 Oct 2022
              • 3 sessions
              • Ideaworks - 1730 H Street, Fresno, CA. 93721
              • 3
              Register

              Beginning Woodshop runs for 3 sessions of 4 hours and assumes no previous woodworking experience.  The goal is to train students in the basic use and safety aspects of the major tools in the woodshop.  

              Students should plan to attend all three classes.  

              The first meeting will cover  basic safety and project selection.  The second and third sessions will be devoted to a project that will reinforce the skills learned on day 1.  We will be using many of the tools we practiced on, as well as some layout and marking skills, to build a small project that you will be able to take home and be proud of!

              What Not to Wear:

              • Do not wear any dangling jewelry or lanyards that can get caught in machinery. 
              • Do not wear clothing with loose sleeves or draped or dangling elements that can get caught in machinery
              • No open toe shoes (anywhere in the facility)
              • Long hair and beards should be securely tied back.
              • Currently face masks are recommended but not required the facility. A cotton cloth mask with ties instead of ear loops must be well secured with no dangling tie ends.


              We will provide:

              • Eye protection
              • Ear plugs if requested
              • Materials for class projects

              Upon completion of the class, Ideaworks members may be certified to use the covered woodshop tools unsupervised during business hours with instructor's approval.

              FREE MONTH OF MEMBERSHIP - New members only

              This class includes a free one-month conditional membership to Ideaworks. This offer is only valid for classes $100 and over. Your conditional membership starts on the day of your last scheduled class. It is only valid for the same shop areas and tools that were used in class. Your instructor will provide a temporary card verifying that you completed the class and are approved for those tools. If you would like to continue your membership beyond the 30 days, please visit us here:  

              Join us

              Current members of Fresno Ideaworks are not eligible for this promotion. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer.
              • 17 Oct 2022
              • 20 Oct 2022
              • 2 sessions
              • Fresno Ideaworks - 1730 H Street Fresno, CA 93721
              • 4
              Register


              This is an introductory course on how to use the CNC machine with an emphasis on safety. In this class, you will examine the entire work flow of the CNC process, learn how to import geometry, investigate certain editing techniques, and the necessary requirements to create the g-code for tool calibration.  This final process will include setting feed and speed, how to input specifications of the raw material, etc. Finally, students will be able learn how to setup the device, how to load and secure materials, and how to set the home position and run a simple job.  This introductory class does not include any Computer Aided Design (CAD) instruction.

              his unique class provides information and techniques that differ from those used on other CNC machines at Ideaworks. Certification on other similar machines does not grant permission to use others. Ideaworks members who have completed another Ideaworks CNC certification may register for this course at the "I Want More!" rate.

              Upon completion of this introductory class, students will have earned their Programming Level 1.  Programming Level 2 can be earned after running a minimum of 5 successful jobs while under instructor supervision.  This level includes programming and operation. Unsupervised access will be determined by instructor approval only.

              Prerequisites:

              • Basic understanding of Windows File Structure
              • Basic arithmetic (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division)

              What Not to Wear:

              • Do not wear any dangling jewelry or lanyards that can get caught in machinery. 
              • Do not wear clothing with loose sleeves or draped or dangling elements that can get caught in machinery
              • No open toe shoes (anywhere in the facility)
              • Long hair and beards should be securely tied back.
              • Currently face masks are recommended but not required the facility. A cotton cloth mask with ties instead of ear loops must be well secured with no dangling tie ends.


              We will provide:

              • Eye protection
              • Ear plugs if requested

              Upon completion of the class and projects, Ideaworks members may be certified to use the CNC unsupervised during business hours with instructor's approval.

              FREE MONTH OF MEMBERSHIP - New members only

              This class includes a free one-month conditional membership to Ideaworks. This offer is only valid for classes $100 and over. Your conditional membership starts on the day of your last scheduled class. It is only valid for the same shop areas and tools that were used in class. Your instructor will provide a temporary card verifying that you completed the class and are approved for those tools. If you would like to continue your membership beyond the 30 days, please visit us here:  

              Join us

              Current members of Fresno Ideaworks are not eligible for this promotion. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer.
              • 26 Oct 2022
              • 27 Oct 2022
              • 2 sessions
              • Fresno Ideaworks
              • 5
              Register

              This course is an introduction to the X-Carve 1000mm CNC machine with an emphasis on safety and proper use. In this class, you will examine the entire work flow of the X-Carve CNC process; learn how to use basic design and editing techniques for creating a carving project: and be familiarized with the necessary requirements to perform a carving job. Finally, students will learn how to setup the machine, how to load and secure materials, and how to set the home position and run a simple job.

              Participants will learn set up and take down of the X-Carve CNC machine; use of Easel web app used to design projects and control the X-Carve. 

              This unique class provides information and techniques that differ from those used on other CNC machines at Ideaworks. Certification on other similar machines does not grant permission to use others. Ideaworks members who have completed another Ideaworks CNC certification may register for this course at the "I Want More!" rate.

              Students will design their own projects or use projects from the Easel sample project portfolio. All students must attend both sessions and then complete a minimum of 5 supervised carving projects after the formal class to be certified to use the X-Carve CNC machine without supervision. All materials for initial learning will be provided. Materials for the 5 supervised projects will be provided by the individual.

              Prerequisites:

              • Basic understanding of Windows File Structure
              • Basic arithmetic (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division)

              What Not to Wear:

              • Do not wear any dangling jewelry or lanyards that can get caught in machinery. 
              • Do not wear clothing with loose sleeves or draped or dangling elements that can get caught in machinery
              • No open toe shoes (anywhere in the facility)
              • Long hair and beards should be securely tied back.
              • Currently face masks are recommended but not required the facility. A cotton cloth mask with ties instead of ear loops must be well secured with no dangling tie ends.


              We will provide:

              • Eye protection
              • Ear plugs if requested

              Upon completion of the class and projects, Ideaworks members may be certified to use the CNC unsupervised during business hours with instructor's approval.

              FREE MONTH OF MEMBERSHIP - New members only

              This class includes a free one-month conditional membership to Ideaworks. This offer is only valid for classes $100 and over. Your conditional membership starts on the day of your last scheduled class. It is only valid for the same shop areas and tools that were used in class. Your instructor will provide a temporary card verifying that you completed the class and are approved for those tools. If you would like to continue your membership beyond the 30 days, please visit us here:  

              Join us

              Current members of Fresno Ideaworks are not eligible for this promotion. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer. 
              • 02 Nov 2022
              • 16 Nov 2022
              • 3 sessions
              • Ideaworks - 1730 H street, Fresno, CA. 93721
              • 4
              Register


              Beginning Welding is a 3-session course; each session is 3 hours. Students will gain a core understanding of how to operate welding equipment safely and get familiar with basic techniques.  This class is for hobbyists, makers, artists, or anyone wanting to try something new and challenge themselves a bit in a comfortable collaborative environment.

              Check the class times shown to ensure you can make it to every session.

              What Not to Wear:

              • Do not wear rings or other jewelry. 
              • No open toe shoes (anywhere in the facility)
              • Do not wear clothing made from synthetic or synthetic blends. The synthetic fabric can burn vigorously, melt and produce skin burns.
              • Long hair and beards should be securely tied back.
              • Currently face masks are recommended but not required in the facility. A cotton cloth mask is safest around open flame. Your instructor will explain the safe use of face masks around welding equipment.


              We will provide:

              • Eye protection
              • Face hood/shield
              • Leathers
              • Insulated gloves
              • Ear plugs
              • Materials for class projects
              • Please bring any hoods/gloves/leathers if you have them
              Upon completion of the class, Ideaworks members may be certified to use the Weldatorium tools unsupervised during business hours.
                Free Month of Membership For First-time students

                This class includes a free one-month conditional membership to Ideaworks. This offer is only valid for classes $100 and over. Your conditional membership starts on the day of your last scheduled class. It is only valid for the same shop areas and tools that were used in class. Your instructor will provide a temporary card verifying that you completed the class and are approved for those tools. If you would like to continue your membership beyond the 30 days, please visit us here:  

                Join us

                Current members of Fresno Ideaworks are not eligible for this promotion. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer.

                • 06 Nov 2022
                • 20 Nov 2022
                • 3 sessions
                • Ideaworks - 1730 H Street, Fresno, CA. 93721
                • 3
                Register

                Beginning Woodshop runs for 3 sessions of 4 hours and assumes no previous woodworking experience.  The goal is to train students in the basic use and safety aspects of the major tools in the woodshop.  

                Students should plan to attend all three classes.  

                The first meeting will cover  basic safety and project selection.  The second and third sessions will be devoted to a project that will reinforce the skills learned on day 1.  We will be using many of the tools we practiced on, as well as some layout and marking skills, to build a small project that you will be able to take home and be proud of!

                What Not to Wear:

                • Do not wear any dangling jewelry or lanyards that can get caught in machinery. 
                • Do not wear clothing with loose sleeves or draped or dangling elements that can get caught in machinery
                • No open toe shoes (anywhere in the facility)
                • Long hair and beards should be securely tied back.
                • Currently face masks are recommended but not required the facility. A cotton cloth mask with ties instead of ear loops must be well secured with no dangling tie ends.


                We will provide:

                • Eye protection
                • Ear plugs if requested
                • Materials for class projects

                Upon completion of the class, Ideaworks members may be certified to use the covered woodshop tools unsupervised during business hours with instructor's approval.

                FREE MONTH OF MEMBERSHIP - New members only

                This class includes a free one-month conditional membership to Ideaworks. This offer is only valid for classes $100 and over. Your conditional membership starts on the day of your last scheduled class. It is only valid for the same shop areas and tools that were used in class. Your instructor will provide a temporary card verifying that you completed the class and are approved for those tools. If you would like to continue your membership beyond the 30 days, please visit us here:  

                Join us

                Current members of Fresno Ideaworks are not eligible for this promotion. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer.
                • 14 Nov 2022
                • 17 Nov 2022
                • 2 sessions
                • Fresno Ideaworks - 1730 H Street Fresno, CA 93721
                • 4
                Register


                This is an introductory course on how to use the CNC machine with an emphasis on safety. In this class, you will examine the entire work flow of the CNC process, learn how to import geometry, investigate certain editing techniques, and the necessary requirements to create the g-code for tool calibration.  This final process will include setting feed and speed, how to input specifications of the raw material, etc. Finally, students will be able learn how to setup the device, how to load and secure materials, and how to set the home position and run a simple job.  This introductory class does not include any Computer Aided Design (CAD) instruction.

                This unique class provides information and techniques that differ from those used on other CNC machines at Ideaworks. Certification on other similar machines does not grant permission to use others. Ideaworks members who have completed another Ideaworks CNC certification may register for this course at the "I Want More!" rate.

                Upon completion of this introductory class, students will have earned their Programming Level 1.  Programming Level 2 can be earned after running a minimum of 5 successful jobs while under instructor supervision.  This level includes programming and operation. Unsupervised access will be determined by instructor approval only.

                Prerequisites:

                • Basic understanding of Windows File Structure
                • Basic arithmetic (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division)

                What Not to Wear:

                • Do not wear any dangling jewelry or lanyards that can get caught in machinery. 
                • Do not wear clothing with loose sleeves or draped or dangling elements that can get caught in machinery
                • No open toe shoes (anywhere in the facility)
                • Long hair and beards should be securely tied back.
                • Currently face masks are recommended but not required the facility. A cotton cloth mask with ties instead of ear loops must be well secured with no dangling tie ends.


                We will provide:

                • Eye protection
                • Ear plugs if requested

                Upon completion of the class and projects, Ideaworks members may be certified to use the CNC unsupervised during business hours with instructor's approval.

                FREE MONTH OF MEMBERSHIP - New members only

                This class includes a free one-month conditional membership to Ideaworks. This offer is only valid for classes $100 and over. Your conditional membership starts on the day of your last scheduled class. It is only valid for the same shop areas and tools that were used in class. Your instructor will provide a temporary card verifying that you completed the class and are approved for those tools. If you would like to continue your membership beyond the 30 days, please visit us here:  

                Join us

                Current members of Fresno Ideaworks are not eligible for this promotion. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer.
                • 16 Nov 2022
                • 17 Nov 2022
                • 2 sessions
                • Fresno Ideaworks
                • 5
                Register

                This course is an introduction to the X-Carve 1000mm CNC machine with an emphasis on safety and proper use. In this class, you will examine the entire work flow of the X-Carve CNC process; learn how to use basic design and editing techniques for creating a carving project: and be familiarized with the necessary requirements to perform a carving job. Finally, students will learn how to setup the machine, how to load and secure materials, and how to set the home position and run a simple job.

                Participants will learn set up and take down of the X-Carve CNC machine; use of Easel web app used to design projects and control the X-Carve. 

                This unique class provides information and techniques that differ from those used on other CNC machines at Ideaworks. Certification on other similar machines does not grant permission to use others. Ideaworks members who have completed another Ideaworks CNC certification may register for this course at the "I Want More!" rate.

                Students will design their own projects or use projects from the Easel sample project portfolio. All students must attend both sessions and then complete a minimum of 5 supervised carving projects after the formal class to be certified to use the X-Carve CNC machine without supervision. All materials for initial learning will be provided. Materials for the 5 supervised projects will be provided by the individual.

                Prerequisites:

                • Basic understanding of Windows File Structure
                • Basic arithmetic (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division)

                What Not to Wear:

                • Do not wear any dangling jewelry or lanyards that can get caught in machinery. 
                • Do not wear clothing with loose sleeves or draped or dangling elements that can get caught in machinery
                • No open toe shoes (anywhere in the facility)
                • Long hair and beards should be securely tied back.
                • Currently face masks are recommended but not required the facility. A cotton cloth mask with ties instead of ear loops must be well secured with no dangling tie ends.


                We will provide:

                • Eye protection
                • Ear plugs if requested

                Upon completion of the class and projects, Ideaworks members may be certified to use the CNC unsupervised during business hours with instructor's approval.

                FREE MONTH OF MEMBERSHIP - New members only

                This class includes a free one-month conditional membership to Ideaworks. This offer is only valid for classes $100 and over. Your conditional membership starts on the day of your last scheduled class. It is only valid for the same shop areas and tools that were used in class. Your instructor will provide a temporary card verifying that you completed the class and are approved for those tools. If you would like to continue your membership beyond the 30 days, please visit us here:  

                Join us

                Current members of Fresno Ideaworks are not eligible for this promotion. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer. 
                • 04 Dec 2022
                • 18 Dec 2022
                • 3 sessions
                • Ideaworks - 1730 H Street, Fresno, CA. 93721
                • 6
                Register

                Beginning Woodshop runs for 3 sessions of 4 hours and assumes no previous woodworking experience.  The goal is to train students in the basic use and safety aspects of the major tools in the woodshop.  

                Students should plan to attend all three classes.  

                The first meeting will cover  basic safety and project selection.  The second and third sessions will be devoted to a project that will reinforce the skills learned on day 1.  We will be using many of the tools we practiced on, as well as some layout and marking skills, to build a small project that you will be able to take home and be proud of!

                What Not to Wear:

                • Do not wear any dangling jewelry or lanyards that can get caught in machinery. 
                • Do not wear clothing with loose sleeves or draped or dangling elements that can get caught in machinery
                • No open toe shoes (anywhere in the facility)
                • Long hair and beards should be securely tied back.
                • Currently face masks are recommended but not required the facility. A cotton cloth mask with ties instead of ear loops must be well secured with no dangling tie ends.


                We will provide:

                • Eye protection
                • Ear plugs if requested
                • Materials for class projects

                Upon completion of the class, Ideaworks members may be certified to use the covered woodshop tools unsupervised during business hours with instructor's approval.

                FREE MONTH OF MEMBERSHIP - New members only

                This class includes a free one-month conditional membership to Ideaworks. This offer is only valid for classes $100 and over. Your conditional membership starts on the day of your last scheduled class. It is only valid for the same shop areas and tools that were used in class. Your instructor will provide a temporary card verifying that you completed the class and are approved for those tools. If you would like to continue your membership beyond the 30 days, please visit us here:  

                Join us

                Current members of Fresno Ideaworks are not eligible for this promotion. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer.
                • 07 Dec 2022
                • 21 Dec 2022
                • 3 sessions
                • Ideaworks - 1730 H street, Fresno, CA. 93721
                • 4
                Register


                Beginning Welding is a 3-session course; each session is 3 hours. Students will gain a core understanding of how to operate welding equipment safely and get familiar with basic techniques.  This class is for hobbyists, makers, artists, or anyone wanting to try something new and challenge themselves a bit in a comfortable collaborative environment.

                Check the class times shown to ensure you can make it to every session.

                What Not to Wear:

                • Do not wear rings or other jewelry. 
                • No open toe shoes (anywhere in the facility)
                • Do not wear clothing made from synthetic or synthetic blends. The synthetic fabric can burn vigorously, melt and produce skin burns.
                • Long hair and beards should be securely tied back.
                • Currently face masks are recommended but not required in the facility. A cotton cloth mask is safest around open flame. Your instructor will explain the safe use of face masks around welding equipment.


                We will provide:

                • Eye protection
                • Face hood/shield
                • Leathers
                • Insulated gloves
                • Ear plugs
                • Materials for class projects
                • Please bring any hoods/gloves/leathers if you have them
                Upon completion of the class, Ideaworks members may be certified to use the Weldatorium tools unsupervised during business hours.
                  Free Month of Membership For First-time students

                  This class includes a free one-month conditional membership to Ideaworks. This offer is only valid for classes $100 and over. Your conditional membership starts on the day of your last scheduled class. It is only valid for the same shop areas and tools that were used in class. Your instructor will provide a temporary card verifying that you completed the class and are approved for those tools. If you would like to continue your membership beyond the 30 days, please visit us here:  

                  Join us

                  Current members of Fresno Ideaworks are not eligible for this promotion. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer.

                  • 12 Dec 2022
                  • 15 Dec 2022
                  • 2 sessions
                  • Fresno Ideaworks - 1730 H Street Fresno, CA 93721
                  • 4
                  Register


                  This is an introductory course on how to use the CNC machine with an emphasis on safety. In this class, you will examine the entire work flow of the CNC process, learn how to import geometry, investigate certain editing techniques, and the necessary requirements to create the g-code for tool calibration.  This final process will include setting feed and speed, how to input specifications of the raw material, etc. Finally, students will be able learn how to setup the device, how to load and secure materials, and how to set the home position and run a simple job.  This introductory class does not include any Computer Aided Design (CAD) instruction.

                  This unique class provides information and techniques that differ from those used on other CNC machines at Ideaworks. Certification on other similar machines does not grant permission to use others. Ideaworks members who have completed another Ideaworks CNC certification may register for this course at the "I Want More!" rate.

                  Upon completion of this introductory class, students will have earned their Programming Level 1.  Programming Level 2 can be earned after running a minimum of 5 successful jobs while under instructor supervision.  This level includes programming and operation. Unsupervised access will be determined by instructor approval only.

                  Prerequisites:

                  • Basic understanding of Windows File Structure
                  • Basic arithmetic (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division)

                  What Not to Wear:

                  • Do not wear any dangling jewelry or lanyards that can get caught in machinery. 
                  • Do not wear clothing with loose sleeves or draped or dangling elements that can get caught in machinery
                  • No open toe shoes (anywhere in the facility)
                  • Long hair and beards should be securely tied back.
                  • Currently face masks are recommended but not required the facility. A cotton cloth mask with ties instead of ear loops must be well secured with no dangling tie ends.


                  We will provide:

                  • Eye protection
                  • Ear plugs if requested

                  Upon completion of the class and projects, Ideaworks members may be certified to use the CNC unsupervised during business hours with instructor's approval.

                  FREE MONTH OF MEMBERSHIP - New members only

                  This class includes a free one-month conditional membership to Ideaworks. This offer is only valid for classes $100 and over. Your conditional membership starts on the day of your last scheduled class. It is only valid for the same shop areas and tools that were used in class. Your instructor will provide a temporary card verifying that you completed the class and are approved for those tools. If you would like to continue your membership beyond the 30 days, please visit us here:  

                  Join us

                  Current members of Fresno Ideaworks are not eligible for this promotion. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer.

                Past events

                13 Jul 2022 Beginning Welding (beginners, refresher & safety)
                11 Jul 2022 Beginning CNC
                10 Jul 2022 Intro Woodshop (beginners, refresher & safety)
                23 Jun 2022 Beginning Ceramics, Extended Class
                15 Jun 2022 Beginning Welding (beginners, refresher & safety)
                14 Jun 2022 Beginning CNC (Canceled)
                05 Jun 2022 Intro Woodshop (beginners, refresher & safety)
                17 May 2022 Beginning CNC
                05 May 2022 Beginning Ceramics, Extended Class
                04 May 2022 Beginning Welding (beginners, refresher & safety)
                19 Apr 2022 Beginning CNC
                06 Apr 2022 Beginning Welding (beginners, refresher & safety)
                03 Apr 2022 Intro Woodshop (beginners, refresher & safety)
                24 Mar 2022 Beginning Ceramics, Extended Class
                15 Mar 2022 Beginning CNC
                06 Mar 2022 Intro Woodshop (beginners, refresher & safety)
                02 Mar 2022 Beginning Welding (beginners, refresher & safety)
                15 Feb 2022 Beginning CNC
                12 Feb 2022 Ideaworks Member Meeting
                07 Feb 2022 Ideaworks Board Meeting
                06 Feb 2022 Intro Woodshop (beginners, refresher & safety)
                03 Feb 2022 Beginning Ceramics, Extended Class
                02 Feb 2022 Beginning Welding (beginners, refresher & safety)
                18 Jan 2022 Beginning CNC
                09 Jan 2022 Intro Woodshop (beginners, refresher & safety)
                14 Dec 2021 Beginning CNC
                05 Dec 2021 Intro Woodshop (beginners, refresher & safety)
                01 Dec 2021 Beginning Welding
                16 Nov 2021 Beginning CNC
                07 Nov 2021 Intro Woodshop (beginners, refresher & safety)
                04 Nov 2021 Beginning Ceramics, Extended Class
                03 Nov 2021 Beginning Welding
                23 Oct 2021 CoderDojo Fresno@Ideaworks Re-Launch and CoderDojo Birthday Celebration
                19 Oct 2021 Beginning CNC
                10 Oct 2021 Intro Woodshop (beginners, refresher, & safety)
                07 Oct 2021 Makers Market during Art Hop!
                06 Oct 2021 Beginning Welding
                06 Oct 2021 Beginning Ceramics, Extended Class
                02 Oct 2021 Hand Sewing Clinic: Visible Mending - Needle Weaving
                21 Sep 2021 Beginning CNC
                14 Sep 2021 Ideaworks at the Grizzlies Game!
                12 Sep 2021 Intro Woodshop (beginners, refresher, & safety)
                08 Sep 2021 Beginning Welding
                04 Sep 2021 HEROES FEST-Hawaiian Style! Presented By: Project Wish Upon A Star
                02 Sep 2021 Makers Market during Art Hop!
                14 Mar 2020 Ideaworks Pi Day, Raspberry Jam, and STEM Celebration
                25 Nov 2019 Floral Design: Thanksgiving Tablescapes
                14 Sep 2019 CoderDojo Fresno@Ideaworks
                10 Aug 2019 CoderDojo Fresno@Ideaworks
                02 Jun 2019 Beginning Ceramics II
                10 Mar 2019 Arty Party: Accordion Books
                02 Mar 2019 Fresno Ideaworks Raspberry Jam and Pi Day Celebrations
                28 Feb 2019 (Make up Day) Beer Appreciation: Introduction to Beer Making - February
                21 Feb 2019 Beer Appreciation: Introduction to Beer Making - February
                11 Dec 2018 Tech Tuesday: Christmas Tree Lane LED Walk.
                13 Oct 2018 Shop Inventory Sale
                07 Oct 2018 Last day to remove personal property from the Shop!
                06 Oct 2018 1730 H. Street Work Days
                03 Aug 2018 Fox 26 "GreatDay" at Ideaworks!
                20 Jul 2018 Ideaworks Mini-Golf at Taco Truck Throwdown 2018
                20 Jul 2018 Volunteer Opportunity: Set-up of Ideaworks Mini-Golf at Taco Truck Throwdown 2018
                11 Jul 2018 Ideaworks Makerspaces Member Meeting
                14 Mar 2018 Pi Day 2018
                15 Oct 2017 Reclaimed Wood Pallet BAR.
                29 Aug 2017 Tech Tuesday
                09 Apr 2017 Fresno Mini Maker Faire
                31 Mar 2017 More Than Robots: A Fundraiser for Robotics in Central California
                01 Mar 2017 Wooly Wednesdays
                26 Feb 2017 Sawdust Sundays

                Address:

                Fresno Ideaworks

                1730 H Street

                Fresno, CA, 93721


                Phone:

                559-840-8749


                Fresno Ideaworks is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

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