Workshops & Events Calendar

Workshops and Events Calendar

All workshop, introductory session, and other event descriptions are listed beneath the calendar. If there is a workshop you want to attend, you must fill out the workshop sign up form to let us know you'll be attending. We will follow up with you soon afterwards and send you the details to join via email.

Introductory sessions

Please fill out the workshop sign up form to schedule a time to meet with a staff member if you are interested in any of the topics below! If you have any questions, feel free to email uwbmake@uw.edu.

3D Printing for Beginners:

Have no 3D printing experience? This is the perfect workshop for you. Learn the ins and outs of running your first 3D print. We will show you where to find free models, the differences between our printers, and how to execute a print on our FlashForge finders. Also learn how to operate the Collaboratory's 3D printers. This includes an introduction of the technology, loading and unloading filament, preparing 3D files for print & safety considerations when using the equipment. 

3D Printing with Ultimaker:

This workshop is intended for those who wish to learn the basics for our more advanced 3D printers. We will walk you through the capabilities of each printer, what you need to do to get started, and how to set up a file for printing. Attendees are encouraged to download Cura for Ultimaker and follow along.

Laser cutter file design:

This workshop is designed to teach people the proper steps to prepare their design files for laser cutting. This includes very basic use of Adobe Photoshop to manipulate design files into a format used by the laser cutter. Also learn how to prepare your own file or design for cutting and engraving with the Universal Laser System. Find optimizations for photo engraving and the capacities and limitation of Laser cutting/etching wood, paper, and metal.

Vinyl cutting & button making:

Learn how to express your creativity and spread your message to others via the custom buttons and stickers. We will cover how to create a file, what software we have available, and allow to create your own personal buttons.

Coming soon

  • CNC 101
  • 3D Modeling
  • VR for Beginners
  • And more!