Powell MakerSpace

Powell MakerSpace Classes

We are always busy scheduling classes, so be sure to join our mailing list or check the calendar often
Classes for members and library card holder who have checked out a makerspace pass will be free Non-members will have a $10 class charge
Both members and non-members will pay any supply fees


CNC Router Safety
You will learn the basics you need to know to design your own CNC Router projects using vCarve Pro. Learn how to operate the CNC router and pass the required safety test. Additionally, create a mason jar/bottle caddy at the end of the class. You must attend all three sessions
Students must pass the CNC Router Safety test before being allowed to use the equipment outside of class

Max students: 6
Age: 18+
Supplies Fee: $12


Next Offering May 3rd, 10th, and 17th
Follow-up Offering, Aug 16th, 23rd, and 30th, 6pm-8pm

Register for the class through PVCE at nwc.edu/pvce or by calling 754-6469


Customize Corn Hole
You will learn how to operate Inkscape, a free graphics creation and editing software, which includes creating vector graphics (SVG files). This class will focus on creating a custom Settlers of Catan board. The class will include both the required materials in addition to some files created specifically for the class. The class does not include cutting out the board but the non-member class fee will include laser time, which can be used at a later date.
Students must pass the laser safety test to cut out the Settlers of Catan board. A laser safety class will be offered the following day to accommodate those that have not participated in the class.

Max students: 6
Age: 18+
Supplies Fee: $75
Date and Time: June 27-29th, 6pm-8pm

Register for the class through PVCE at nwc.edu/pvce or by calling 754-6469




Laser Cut Appliques
After passing the laser safety class, you will realize that running the laser is the easy part, coming up with the ideas is more difficult. Save yourself the time of hand cutting all your applique shapes, but letting the laser do the cutting for you. Bring in scanned images (GIF,JPG, PNG) of the projects you want to create, and learn to use InkScape to cut what you need, reliably and reproducibly.
Bring your own fabric to use and practice with.
Max students: 10
Age: 18+
Date and Time: June 8th, 10:30am - Noon

Register for the class through PVCE at nwc.edu/pvce or by calling 754-6469




Laser Etched Plant Stakes
After passing the laser safety class, you will realize that running the laser is the easy part. Use words and/or images to create unique and stunning plant markers for your garden, signs for food buffets, or gift tags.

Max students: 10
Age: 16+
Date and Time: June 13th, 10:30am – 12:30pm

Register for the class through PVCE at nwc.edu/pvce or by calling 754-6469




Watering Stake
Learn what is different about the Kossel printer, what configuration settings to watch for, how to control it manually, what is different about your filament options, and other differences to be aware of. At the conclusion of the class, you can take and pass the Kossel 3D printer safety test. You are welcome to start a print of your PVC water stake, or come back at a time that is convenient to you.

Max students: 12
Age: 10+
Class Fee Non-members: $10
Supplies Fee: $3
Date and Time: TBD

To get on the list to be notified of the next offering, send email to programs@powellmakerspace.org




Biodegradable Pot and Plant Tag
Hate buying starter pots every year, or can’t tell one seedling from the other? Like to give starters as gifts? Create a several biodegradable plant pot out of newspaper, then 3D print a labels for your pots.

Max students: 10
Age: 10+
Date and Time: June 7th, 11am – 1:30pm

Register for the class through PVCE at nwc.edu/pvce or by calling 754-6469




Digitizing for Embroidery
Customize tea towels for hostess gifts, customize your beach towels so they don’t get lost at the pool, or create a cute logo for your jacket this summer. Do this by learning how to digitize a (GIF/JPG/PNG) image for use on an embroidery pattern. This class focuses on the use of the software and the digitization process.

Max students: 10
Age: 14+
Date and Time: July 25th, 11am – 1:30pm

Register for the class through PVCE at nwc.edu/pvce or by calling 754-6469




Password Safety
Learn about why passwords matter, what is a strong password and how to create them and remember them more easily, what password managers are, and how to think about using them.

Max students: 20
Age: 12+
Date and Time: June 25th, 5pm – 6pm

Register for the class through PVCE at nwc.edu/pvce or by calling 754-6469




Plant Moisture Sensor
Use an Arduino to create a plant moisture sensor. Have a LED light come on when your

Max students: 6
Age: 14+
Class Fee Non-members: $10
Supplies Fee: $40
Date and Time: TBD

To get on the list to be notified of the next offering, send email to programs@powellmakerspace.org




Smoker Controller
Create the perfect setup for summer and winter smoking! Check your smoker temp via your cell phone and control your smoker temp (with correct smoker controller). Learn how to leverage an Arduino to make this beauty and become the wizard expert you always wanted to be!

Max students: 6
Age: 14+
Class Fee Non-members: $10
Supplies Fee: TBD
Date and Time: TBD

To get on the list to be notified of the next offering, send email to programs@powellmakerspace.org




Automatice Fish Feeder
3D print a case then use an Arduino and servo to create your personalized fish feeder! Learn some Arduino programming and circuitry. Passing the 3D printer safety test is required prior to 3D printing your case. Use what you learn to customize and make a dog, cat, Guinea pig, rat, etc feeder

2 date series
Max students: 6
Age: 14+
Supplies Fee: $50
Date and Time: July 26th and 27th, 2pm – 4pm

Register for the class through PVCE at nwc.edu/pvce or by calling 754-6469




Custom Settlers of Catan game board
You will learn how to operate Inkscape, a free graphics creation and editing software, which includes creating vector graphics (SVG files). This class will focus on creating a custom Settlers of Catan board. The class will include both the required materials in addition to some files created specifically for the class. The class does not include cutting out the board but the non-member class fee will include laser time, which can be used at a later date.
Students must pass the laser safety test to cut out the Settlers of Catan board. A laser safety class will be offered the following day to accommodate those that have not participated in the class.

Max students: 12
Age: 16+
Class Fee Members: Free
Class Fee Non-members: $10
Supplies Fee: $10 (wood and stains)
Next offering TBD

To get on the list to be notified of the next offering, send email to programs@powellmakerspace.org




CNC Mill
You will learn the basics you need to know to design your own CNC Mill projects. We will learn 3D modeling techniques and conversational/interactive milling, creating tool paths, and how to safely setup and operate our Tormach 770 CNC Machine.
3 sessions, 2 hours each

Supplies: $10
Cost: $85 for members and library pass holders
$115 for non-members
Max: 2 students
Age: 16+
Instructor: Makerspace Trainer
Classes offered one on one, by appointment only. Schedule yours today!




Girls Makers Cub
Each month, come to the makerspace and learn to use new piece of technology around the space. A snack is also provided each day.
Fourth Tuesday of each month (January – May)

Time: 3:45 – 4:45
Max: 15
Age: Middle School
Supplies: $5

Supplies: $5

Register for the class through PVCE at nwc.edu/pvce or by calling 754-6469

Junk Pile Jewelry
It’s Girls Night Out! Come create something from nothing. We will provide the junk, you provide some small hand tools and all the creativity! Each meeting we will use a different type of junk, but will end with great jewelry from the ashes. As a group, we will don our jewelry and walk over to WYOld West Brewery, where you will receive a free pint of beer!

Max students: 15
Age: 21+
Supplies: $5

Register for the class through PVCE at nwc.edu/pvce or by calling 754-6469

ROBOTICS
We know you have mentioned it, the kids get all the fun, so this one is for you! Come take this six week class series to learn about programming a LEGO EV3 robot! This class is designed for the 18+ crowd and no previous experience is necessary. Each class is 1 ½ hours long and builds on the previous class material.

Max Students: 8
Age: 18

Supplies: $0

Next Offering TBD

To get on the list to be notified of the next offering, send email to programs@powellmakerspace.org

Custom Quit Shapes
After passing the laser safety class, you will realize that running the laser is the easy part, coming up with the ideas is more difficult. Save yourself the time of hand cutting all your quilt shapes, but letting the laser do the cutting for you. Learn to design your shapes in InkScape so that you can cut anything you need, reliably and reproducibly.

Max Students: 15
Age: 16+
Supplies: $0

Next Offering: TBD

To get on the list to be notified of the next offering, send email to programs@powellmakerspace.org

Laser Safety
Learn what all the fuss is about, what you can do with a laser, and what you can’t. Find out how to properly and safely run the machine so that you can start creating on your own. There will be a whole flurry of project classes at the makerspace you can follow up with, or start coming up with your own. 1 ½ hours long with an opportunity to take the laser safety class at the conclusion of the class.

Max: 12
Age: 16+
Supplies Fee: $0
May 11th 6pm – 7:30pm
June 27th, 1pm-2:30pm
July 11th, 6:30pm-8pm
Aug 8th, 11am – 1:30pm
Aug 22nd, 6pm-7:30pm

Register for the class through PVCE at nwc.edu/pvce or by calling 754-6469

3D PRINTER SAFETY
Learn what a 3D printer is, how it works, what are the pinch points and hot spots, what types of 3D printers there are and how to load the filament. See a variety of items made with the 3D printer and at the conclusion of the class you can choose to take a safety test for using the 3D printer. A variety of classes will be offered at the makerspace where you can complete different projects. 1 ½ hours long with an opportunity to take the 3D printer safety class at the conclusion of the class.

Max: 12
Age: 10+
Supplies Fee: $0
May 9th 6pm – 8pm
May 25th 6 – 8pm
June 28th, 1pm - 3pm
July 19th, 1pm - 3pm
July 25th, 6pm - 8pm
Aug 17th, 6pm – 8pm
Aug 26th, 11am – 1pm

Instructor: Makerspace Trainer


Register for the class through PVCE at nwc.edu/pvce or by calling 754-6469

Emergeny Tool Kit
Once you have passed the 3D printer class, use the 3D printer to print a whistle with no moving parts. Learn to find objects on Thingiverse or other online depositories and how to download and use them on a 3D printer. While they are printing, make an Altoids tin emergency candle, and an Altoids tin phone charger

Date: April 13th
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Supplies Fee: $7
Max: 15
Age: 12+
Instructor: Rhett Pimentel

Register for the class through PVCE at nwc.edu/pvce or by calling 754-6469

Arduino Programming
This series will introduce you to the world of Arduinos. The first class will focus on what an Arduino is, why you would want one, how to do input and output, and some basic bread boarding skills. The follow-up classes with use a variety of sensors to expand your knowledge.

Supplies: $0
Max: 10 students
Age: 12+
Next Offering: TBD

To get on the list to be notified of the next offering, send email to programs@powellmakerspace.org



Card Makers
There are so many tools here at the makerspace to make cards out of it is just mind blowing!:

Supplies: TBD Next Offering: TBD

To get on the list to be notified of the next offering, send email to programs@powellmakerspace.org



Aluminum Forge
learn what it take to create an aluminum forge and see one in action. Next Offering: TBD

To get on the list to be notified of the next offering, send email to programs@powellmakerspace.org

Mosaics
Have you ever wanted to cover that old ugly table or make a wall hanging with glass and other found objects? Come learn about making custom mosaics. Adhesives and grouting will be covered and well as different material choices, designs, and layouts. This is a two part class. The first part will cover your design, layout options, materials, and adhesive choices. You can bring your completed or in progress work to the second part where we will cover grouting and sealing your mosaics. Student are responsible for bringing their own mosaic materials (glass, plates, found objects to class) and will purchase their adhesive and grout choices separately. Student have an option to purchase nippers or glass cutters or bring their own.

Max students: 15
Age: 10+
Next Offering: Aug 15th and 16th,1pm – 3pm

Register for the class through PVCE at nwc.edu/pvce or by calling 754-6469

Summer Camp:
Web Design
Ever wanted to build your very own website? In this weeklong summer camp participants will get to create their very own idea for a business and learn how to make a cool interactive website to advertise it! They will learn how to add images, music, videos, colors, different fonts, pages, and more to a website that you get to design. The best part is that participants will be learning it on a program that can be used at home, and they get to take their website code home with them!

Next Offering: July 10th – 14th, 1pm – 3pm

Age: Middle School
Instructor: Moriah Miller
Register through programs@powellmakerspace.org or by calling 307-271-0328



Summer Camp:
Artificial Intelligence
In this weeklong summer camp participants will dive into the topic of artificial intelligence and see where we can find it and how it is impacting Wyoming. After gaining a better understanding, they will get to think of something they would like to have a robot for, and not only code it, but design a demo of what it will look like! This will be a great learning opportunity not only to understand the basics of coding and artificial intelligence, but get to experience the engineering design process and even limitations that real engineers go through!

Next Offering: July 10th – 14th, 4pm – 6pm

Age: Middle School
Instructor: Moriah Miller
Register through programs@powellmakerspace.org or by calling 307-271-0328



Summer Camp:
Robotics
The robotics camp combines the fun of creating, solving mazes and working with robots. Start by building a robot dog, then program it to perform some tricks. End the week with a robotic dog show!

Next Offering: June 5th – 9th, 1pm – 3pm

Age: Middle School
Register through Powell Parks and Recreation



Summer Camp:
Plugged / Unplugged
Create interactive games, stories and art through the power of coding. Explore through plugged and unplugged activities. We will be used both drag and drop and typed coding during the week.

Next Offering: July 10th -14th, 10am – NOON

Age: Middle School
Register through Powell Parks and Recreation



Summer Camp:
Maze Mania
A week-long summer outreach program aims to give young women skills in passion in technology by showing them firsthand how impacting it can be. Participants will be exposed to robotics and learn about things from animal science to programing to engineering. Participants will be placed in groups with different tasks such as training a rat to navigate a maze, learning how to build a maze, programming a robot, and learning basic programming skills.

Next Offering: July 17th -21st, 10am - Noon

Age: Middle School
Register through Powell Parks and Recreation



Summer Camp:
Creators Club
Spend your mornings at the Powell makerspace. Build and print 3D models, design creations with the laser engraver and program robots using colored pens just to name a few. New tools and creations every day.

Next Offering: June 26th -30th, 10am – NOON

Age: Middle School
Register through Powell Parks and Recreation



lathe Safety
Next Offering: TBD

To get on the list to be notified of the next offering, send email to programs@powellmakerspace.org



CNC Router
You will learn everything you need to know to design your ow CNC cut out projects. We will learn modeling techniques, how to create joinery, and talk about how to operate the equipment safely.

3 sessions, 2 hours each
Supplies: $0
Max: 6 students
Age: 16+
Next Offering: TBD

To get on the list to be notified of the next offering, send email to programs@powellmakerspace.org



Words On The Wall
Class will cover what is a digital cutter, what it will cut, how to setup your document to design your cut, Designing your project, making your cut, weeding (removing your cut and the extra pieces from it), and apply your words on the wall. Supplies: $6
Max: 6 students
Age: 16+
Date: April 26th
Time: 10am – Noon
Instructor: Jeanna Merritt
Members: $0
Non-Members: $10

Register through programs@powellmakerspace.org or by calling 307-271-0328



123DMake
Users who have passed the laser 101/Laser Safety Course can take this informational course with some additional ideas on what they can do with the laser cutter. Next Offering: TBD

To get on the list be notified of the next offering, send email to programs@powellmakerspace.org



Custom Food grade Silicone Molds
Once you have passed the 3D printer class, use the 3D printer after learning tinkerCAD to create a custom object. We will talk about mixing and pouring silicone to make your molds. Due to the time for the silicone to dry, we will not make the molds in class, but you will have all the information to complete your molds at home.

Supplies Fee: $0
Max: 9
Age: 10+
Next Offering: TBD

To get on the list to be notified of the next offering, send email to programs@powellmakerspace.org



Pet ID Tag
your own personalized pet or dog tag and etch it onto a colored aluminum tag Next Offering: TBD

To get on the list to be notified of the next offering, send email to programs@powellmakerspace.org


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