Model Monday

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Every Monday Milwaukee Makerspace will be hosting Model Monday, a night dedicated to drawing in Fusion 360.  If you are unfamiliar with the program it is made but Autodesk for designing with CAD (Computer Aided Drafting) and Creating with CAM (Computer Aided Machining).  The parts designed in this software can then be taken to one of our many CNC machines like our Amazing Tormach, the 4×8 router table, or our soon to be completed Plasma cutting table.  Fusion 360 is a free program so the price is right and it is fully capable of helping you make just about anything.

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Each week Carl Stevens walks members from drawing a part to generating a tool path so you can start making chips.  Participants are encouraged to come with a part they need help drawing with or a project idea.  In the last few classes the class has drawn a roller skate plate for Kayla and a Speed Wrench for Larry.  Stop by Monday’s at 6pm with your laptop or use a computer at the space to get started modeling.

 

Mask Making

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Last Saturday Kathryn Hughett ran a class on faux leather mask making that attracted ~12 people.  It was a lot of fun. Kathy provided some templates and her know how. We especially liked learning how to work craft foam to make it look like leather – that will be great for costumes, etc. And we learned some new painting skills.
Michael A. Manske