Monday
Apr112016

SPRING INTO MAKING! Workshops Program Now Open! 

           

 

 

 

 

ARCH*TEK  HISTORIC  RESTORATION  HANDS-ON  WORKSHOPS

TekVenture is excited to announce a brand new partnership with ARCH!  Together we will host a series of hands-on preservation workshops. These workshops will give attendees a hands-on experience that benefits those who want or need to restore their home, as well as homeowners seeking to improve do-it-yourself skills. This spring, ARCH and TekVenture have lined up four workshops that any historic homeowner will find useful.  It is our hope that these workshops help individuals, whether experienced in these trades or beginners, gain insight into some common restoration topics that concern historic building owners.

The workshops will be taught by Charles Loew, a volunteer at TekVenture who oversees their WoodWorx wood shop. Growing up in a c. 1850s farmhouse; Charles was exposed to historic restoration at a young age and has continued to work in the field.  He worked in a machine shop for several years and now works for local contractors, specializing in restoration.

Admission is limited, so be sure to purchase your tickets in advance.

All workshops will be held at TekVenture, located at 1800 Broadway, Fort Wayne.

Tickets for each workshop are $10.00 for ARCH members, $16.00 for TekVenture Members and $20.00 for non-members.

Purchase tickets at    archfw.org/events.            

Tickets for all four workshops are now on sale

ARCH*TEK  HISTORIC  RESTORATION  HANDS-ON  WORKSHOPS:

Apr 16 9 to noon -- Hand Tools:  An introduction to hand tool use with an emphasis on use in carpentry on historic buildings.  Topics will include measuring and marking, the use of planes and chisels, and hand-held power tools, such as drills and saws.  This class is intended for beginning to moderately experienced students.

Apr 23 9 to noon -- Moldings:  Frequently in renovation one needs to match some existing molding.  This course will cover how to make molding to match a sample by multiple-pass methods using a router, shaper, scratch stock, and table-saw molding head.  Creating period-appropriate molding through built-up stock will also be covered as well installation, including cutting cope joints for inside corners.

May 7 9 to noon -- Doors:  Doors that work well are seldom noticed, but those that don't are a constant annoyance.  This class will cover how to hang and adjust a typical wooden door.  Common door problems and repair to the door itself will be covered.  Door hardware will be discussed.

May 14 9 to noon -- Windows:  The class will focus on repair to double-hung and fixed windows.  Traditional wood sash can be repaired by replacing just the damaged elements.  This may be simply removing and replacing glass, or might involve replacing damaged wooden elements.  Cords for sash weights are replaceable. Weatherizing will also be discussed.

 

 



Tuesday
Mar082016

Machine Trades Open House!

Our friends from the South Adams Machine Trades program are having an open house.

See the work of these award-winning high school kids:

OPEN HOUSE!


 South Adams Machine Trades

Monday March 14     3:30 - 7:00 PM

1235 West 700 South, BERNE , Indiana 46711

16th Annual Open House!  

23 Year of Machine trades @ S. Adams High School!

See cool small engines!            Refreshments!

Recruit award-winning machinist candidates!


 

 

Tuesday
Feb092016

All Workshops Are Open!

Recently a computer entry glitch closed ticket sales for all workshops. We believe this problem has been resolved and all workshops through March 26th and available thru Eventbrite are still open as of 10 February.

You may always reserve a workshop place by calling 260.432.1095 and giving your information.

CHECK OUT OUR WORKSHOPS!

Sign up to turn a bowl on our woodlathes and have as much fun as Instructor Leon is having! Lathe Turning Bowls and Wheels Workshops on Saturday February 20, 9 AM and 1 PM.

 

Monday
Dec212015

Making It Thru Winter Workshops now Available!

Over 70 workshops from Welding for Women thru Intro to Marquetry are now offered at TekVenture HQ, 1800 Broadway. Starting on Saturday 9 January and running through the end of March 2016, most workshops are 3 hours in length at cost $35 each for up to six participants. Members enjoy a 20% discount.

Workshops take place in all TekVenture labs including RPC, MachineWorx, WoodWorx, TekGarage, Botz & Voltz and HotShop. Advanced registration via Eventbrite is required.

Register for workshops now!

Saturday
Dec052015

SATURDAY SAMPLERS 12th and 19th December

Sample one or more workshops in 3D printing, wood or metal machining, laser cutting, sewing, injection molding, vacuum forming, electronics, welding or robotics. 12 and 19 December, 10 AM - 2 PM. Gift memberships available offering 20% discount on January - March Making It Thru Winter Workshops. $5 - $10 donation asked.

Info @ www.tekventure.org or call 260.432.1095

 

YouthBot

Our TekVenture partner in Robotics, YouthBot organizes robotic competitions in 12 local High Schools. Check out their website and the dates for upcoming competitions held at Ivy Tech North Campus:

http://www.youthbot.org/schedule---location---dates.html

Visit YouthBot HQ a TekVenture's Robotics/Electronics lab: BOTZ & VOLTZ at TekVenture 1800 Broadway Tuesdays from Noon - 8 PM. Mick Bierbaum, YouthBot coordinator.

 

Tuesday
Nov242015

NEW HOURS OF OPERATION!

HEY MAKERS and MEMBERS!

TekVenture is now open five days per week for access to tools!

Starting 1 December TekVenture will be open for access by Maker Members from Noon until 8 PM Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. On Saturdays TekVenture is open from 9 AM until 4 PM. Hurry in and join up; access our five lab and workshop areas!

New Membership Category for those who can't access tools but love us: Associate Member: $20 per month, $100 for six months. May be upgraded to full membership anytime. Includes 20% discount on scheduled Workshop fees!

Maker MeetUps still happen every Thursday evening starting at 7 PM. Come in and bring a friend!

 

Wednesday
Nov112015

TekVenture Now Registered with AmazonSmile

For those who missed us at the Barnes & Noble Mini Maker Faire this past weekend, friends of TekVenture can still help just by doing your holiday shopping at Amazon.

Register as a TekVenture supporter at AmazonSmile.com and we receive .05% of the proceeds at no cost to you!

Sunday
Oct042015

FALL 4 MAKING WORKSHOPS Saturdays October 10 - November 21!

View of TekVenture Machine Shop showing 2 milling machines, large SouthBend lathe, drill press and other tools now ready for use by makers. Other shops include WoodWorx, TekGarage, Robotics Lab/Youthbot and Rapid Prototyping Center.

FALL 4 MAKING WORKSHOPS featuring over 30 workshops begin Saturday 10 October at TekVenture's new building 1800 Broadway @ Swinney Streets. Subjects range from Welding for Women to 3D Printing to Setting up a Milling Machine to Quilting for Guys. Check the Workshops pull-down menu for all details!

Wednesday
Sep022015

FALL FOR MAKING Workshops Coming In October!

Beginning Saturday 5 September all Making Summer Long Workshops are suspended until Fall.

Delays in completing construction of WoodWorx, Robotics Lab and Hot Shop areas and the need to focus volunteer efforts on completing those areas necessitates the suspension.

Don't worry they're all coming back and more in the FALL FOR MAKING Workshops starting in October. Stay tuned!

Have a workshop idea you'd like to share with 1 - 6 others? Let us know! Email gregj@tekventure.org or call 260.432.1095

Tuesday
Aug112015

MAKING SUMMER LONG WORKSHOPS SATURDAYS thru September!

Making Summer Long Workshops program for this Saturday 29 August and September 5 at 1800 Broadway, TekVenture's new building just South of the old GE factory complex.

Advanced registration is required! Purchase tickets through Eventbrite

For group workshops or information email: gregj@tekventure.org or call 260.432.1095

Aug.    9 - 4               Electronics for Makers: Design a Simple Circuit Board

29                            Using Eagle, a free, CAD-type software, create a circuit board by laser-printing a design, heat transfering the image to a copper-clad board, then etching, cleaning and drilling the board. Then solder components onto the board to create a simple electronic circuit device. Participants should bring a laptop computer to download and work the eagle program. Workshop cost $60 includes kit of parts.

The August 29 Machining for Makers: Metal Lathe workshops have been postponed due to illness.

We apologize for the cancelation!

Sep.    9 - Noon          Setting up the Vertical Milling Machine

5                                Learn to set up, tram the mill, select and mount cutters, select feed and speeds,  .                                 measure parts, use the numerical read out, and safely cut metal.