Upcoming classes and events

    • 02/03/2018
    • 04/07/2018
    • 10 sessions
    • 180 Studios 150 Todd Rd. Santa Rosa, CA 95407

    Are you interested in 3D Printing but not quite sure where to start? This class is perfect for you! Join Jonathan for this introductory class will cover how to safely use our Prusa 3D printer as well as the accompanying Slicer software. Students will gain a basic knowledge of file types and workflow as well as different kinds filament and their applications.

    Materials: Filament: If you’ve already bought filament, we’ll use it! Otherwise we have a variety of filaments available for 4-20 cents/gram.

    What To Bring: If you know what you’d like to print, bring in the .stl file. If you don’t have a file, then just bring your ideas. We can help you pick out your first print.

    Tickets cost $49.56 after fees and taxes and are required and available at Eventbrite members reciece a 20% discount

    • 02/20/2018
    • 06/19/2018
    • 5 sessions
    • 150 Todd Rd Santa Rosa, CA 95407

    Free and open to the public!
    This monthly drop-in session is for anyone who wants to learn more about 3D printing. It's also a great time for experienced makers to come and share their expertise about 3D printing or 3D modeling software.
    Come to get project ideas.
    Learn about filaments.
    Learn about 3D printer settings.
    Troubleshoot your prints.
    Or find out about finishing techniques.

    • What to bring

    Curiosity. Files on a USB drive if you have them. Something to take notes in. Your own laptop if you would like.

    • 02/21/2018
    • 02/22/2018
    • 2 sessions
    • 150 Todd Rd Santa Rosa, CA 95407

    This class takes place on two consecutive days. Price includes a $15.00 materials fee.

    A project based introduction to the ShopBot CNC router using PartWorks drawing software and the ShopBot control software.

    Students will be able to safely operate the ShopBot CNC router and comfortably navigate the Partworks drawing software through the construction of a project.

    Students will learn:

    • CNC orientation: X,Y,Z, understanding.

    • Material Set up, origin positioning.

    • Attachment methods.

    • Drawing operations: Vector creation—line, circle, text, edit operations, use of layers, drawing errors.

    • Machining operations: Profile toolpaths, Pocket toolpaths.

    • Previewing toolpaths.

    • Saving and Transferring drawing and control software files.

    Prerequisites: Introduction to woodworking suggested and a basic understanding of the windows operating system is also suggested

    Materials: Materials included in class fee.

    What To Bring: Safety Glasses (required), Ear protection (recommended), USB flash drive

    Tickets cost 144.58 after fees and taxes and are required and available at Eventbrite, members recieve a 20% discount.

    Teacher Bio:

    Loren Heyer is a lifelong Sonoma County resident. Earned a BA in Industrial and Technology Education from SFSU. Has taught at the High School level for Santa Rosa City Schools in subjects from AutoCAD to Construction Technology. Currently has over 11 years working with ShopBot CNC machines and related software.

    • 02/24/2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • 03/03/2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • 150 Todd Rd Santa Rosa CA

    This event is open to the public
    registration required and available through eventbrite

    Class Schedule: This is a two session class happening on consecutive Saturdays February 24th and March 3rd from 10am-4pm. The price includes 12 hours of class time and materials for one box.

    Class Description: This box making class is based on the classes that are taught by Michael Cullen of Petaluma. Michael is a master woodworker, and developed these techniques to allow him to have fun and be creative without the usual rigors of measuring and complicated joinery. The style, while easy to accomplish, maintains the look of fine craftsmanship that one can be very proud of.

    Price: $255.43 after fees and taxes, members recieve a 20% discount.

    Register and pay at Eventbrite.


    Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

    All attendees must be at least 18

    Are there prerequisites?


    Is there a class minimum?

    Yes, if at least 4 people do not sign-up by 4 days prior to the event it will be canceled and refunds issued.

    What do I need to bring?

    Wear comfortable clothing that you don't mind getting dusty and closed toed shoes. You may also want to bring your own safety goggles, dust mask, and hearing protection.

    Teacher Bio:

    Samuel Brown is an industrial 3D designer in a number of mediums for more than 35 years. He works in metal, wood, and plastics making prototype designs for commercial and private customers all over the country.

    Refunds up to 7 days before event

    • 02/27/2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 180 Studios 150 Todd Rd Santa Rosa, CA 95407

    This 3 hour class is a great introduction the wonderful craft of welding and metal work. This short class will help individuals learn to safely join two pieces of metal using MIG, one of the more popular welding techniques. The goal is to take the intimidation factor away and help individuals learn the basics of a valuable and exciting skillset. After a basic introduction to safety, the metal shop and its tools, and Metal Inert Gas (MIG) welding, as well as fabrication processes, students may create a small metal sculpture to take home.

    Students will learn the basics to safely use the metal shop. It is designed to take the intimidation factor out of metal work, while teaching the proper safety and respect for the art and craft of welding and metalworking. By the end you will know what PPE means and you will learn how to MIG Weld! In addition students will gain experience on other common metal shop tools, such as chop saws, band saw, angle grinders, bench grinders, and you will know how to use them all safely.

    What To Bring: Close-Toed leather or canvas shoes. Long pants of cotton bases material, i.e. Denim or canvas or 100% cotton. No leggings or shorts please.

    Class price includes a $10 materials fee.

    Tickets cost 97.07 after fees and taxes and are required and available at Eventbrite, members recieve a 20% discount.

    Martin Gilbertson: Graduated from Sonoma State with a BA in studio art with a focus on sculpture art and printmaking. He uses several mediums in his art including steel, wood, bronze, paper, glass, and is currently learning the Art of Neon in hopes to utilize that in his upcoming work. He joined the Studio 180 family recently and is excited to be able to work with, and collaborate with other to create fun and amazing art projects, and also pass along the “tricks of the trades” that he has learned and picked up along the way.

    • 03/10/2018
    • Santa Rosa

    Intro to Woodshop with Judi

    Do you love the smell of sawdust? Have you always wanted to work with wood but not quite sure where to start? Well we have a class for you! We will begin by covering the operation and safety of basic power tools in the woodshop - chop saw, jointer, planer, table saw, band saw, drill press, and sanding equipment.

    You will make a simple cutting board in a safe, fun, and low-pressure environment. Come join us to experience all the pleasures of working with wood.

    The price of your ticket includes two dates and a $20.00 materials fee

    Saturday March 10th 10am - 4pm

    Sunday March 11th 12pm - 4pm

    Tickets cost 197.37 after fees and are required and available at Eventbrite

    Please contact the instructor Judi Garland if you have any concerns or questions about the class. judi@180studios.org

    • 03/12/2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 180 Studios

    Learn the fundamentals of Fusion 360 in a three hour class where you will create a 3D model of a laptop stand that can be laser cut or 3D print after you complete your model. (Please note, the lasercutting and 3D printing is NOT a part of this class). First hour will consist of fundamentals of 3D design, including key Fusion 360 terms and 2D plane sketching. Second hour will be spent building the 3D objects that will make up the laptop stand (this is where you will need the dimensions of a laptop). Third hour will be completing the project and exporting it as a .DXF file to laser cut and/or a .STL file for 3D printing that you will be able to take and make!

    Class Goals:

    Create a laptop stand for your laptop that you can then use to lasercut yourself!

    Students will learn:

    Fusion Basics: User Interface, 3D camera angles, 2D/3D object modeling, Parametric Modeling, create and use custom parameters, Exporting objects for lasercutting and 3D printers.


    Sign up and use Tinkercad.com learning modules.


    They will need a computer and mouse.

    What To Bring:

    Bring a laptop) so that you can measure the dimensions that will fit your laptop.

    Class Minimum: 3 students

    Tickets cost 97.07 after fees and taxes and are required and available at Eventbrite, members recieve a 20% discount.

    Instructor Biography:

    Jeadi Vilchis (pronounced hiya!-thee) Jeadi is a native of Oakland, California and has dedicated over 10 years to empowering the next generation of STEM professionals through experiential learning. He has been teaching the use of 3D modeling software to create furniture and jewelry for over three years. At a young age, he began tinkering with computers, legos, and science projects while in public school and this curiosity grew into a career. After graduating from Cal State - East Bay he began immediately teaching programming, robotics, and leadership skills at local public schools. Vilchis has worked with several Bay-Area organizations during his career, including Year Up, where he developed his teaching skillset and network of forward-thinking technology and education professionals. He continues nurture these relationships through freelance projects and hosting happy hours. Vilchis lives in Alameda, CA with his teenage daughter and loves birding, running, taking people to Maker Faires, and dancing in his free time.

    • 03/24/2018
    • 04/14/2018
    • 4 sessions
    • 180 Studios 150 Todd Rd Santa Rosa, CA 95407

    Ticket price includes a $90 robot kit and 4 class sessions. Students are also encouraged to join us Wednesday April 4th for 180 Studios free Circuit Hacking night. Those interested in purchasing their own robot kit seperately should contact us for details. More information and parts list can be found here.

    Learn the art of robot design and construction at the 180 Studios Sumo Robot Workshop.

    Assemble your own Sumo robot with parts supplied in this workshop then compete for champion in the workshop finale match.

    In this four part workshop we will discuss basic robot design and key concepts for making a winning sumo robot. See how the robot parts designed in Fusion 360 CAD are being fabricated using 180 studios laser cutter and 3D printer. Assemble your own robot by performing some sheet metal work, making wire harnesses and soldering them to motors, sensors and an Arduino microcontroller. Program your Arduino or simply upload our pre programmed basic sumo robot code. Time and skill level permitting, you can customize and upgrade your Robot. The final workshop session students will compete against other students for top sumo robot.

    Tickets are required and cost $176.25 after fees and include all four dates as well as your robot kit, members recieve a 20% discount. Find your tickets at Eventbrite


    1) Saturday March 24th 9AM: Workshop #1: Theory, instructions, sumo rules and demonstrations. Do the sheet metal work. Classroom, multimedia room and metal shop

    2) Saturday March 31st 9AM: Workshop #2:  Robot Workshop - Robot Assembly. Electronics lab.

    3) Saturday April 7th 9AM: Workshop #3: Program and test your robot. Computer room.

    3.5) Wednesday April 11th (6-8PM):  Circuit Hacking night -Build party. An opportunity to finish or embellish your robot. Electronics lab

    4) Saturday April 14th 9AM: Workshop #4: Completion Party: Classroom.

    Take you robot to the next level at the RoboGames 2018, the 14th annual world championship will be held in Pleasanton, CA on Apr 28th, 2018.

Past events

02/15/2018 Intro to BOSS Laser with Chad
02/13/2018 Intro to MIG Welding and Metalwork with Martin
02/13/2018 Intro to Metal Milling with Ken
02/02/2018 License to Operate . . . the Janome Sewing Machines for Intermediates
02/02/2018 License to Operate . . . the Janome Sewing Machines for Beginners
01/29/2018 Machine Learning and Future Technologies Meetup
01/27/2018 Intro to Arduino with Marc
01/24/2018 Intro to BOSS Laser with Chad
01/23/2018 1-on-1 Wood Lathe instruction with Sam Brown (4hrs)
01/22/2018 Intro to Fusion 360 with Jeadi
01/16/2018 Intro to MIG Welding and Metalwork with Martin
01/13/2018 Intro to ShopBot with Loren
01/09/2018 Monthly Extrusion Extravaganza: a Drop-in for 3D printing
01/09/2018 One on One Wood Lathe Lesson with Sam Brown (two hour session)
01/04/2018 Chad's Introduction to the BOSS Laser Cutter and Etcher
12/09/2017 Maker Holiday Sale (Day 1)
12/07/2017 Intro to ShopBot with (Loren)
12/06/2017 Wearable Wednesdays at 180 Studios
12/02/2017 Band Saw Boxes (Sam Brown)
11/28/2017 Introduction to the BOSS Laser Cutter and Etcher (Chad)
11/01/2017 Wearable Wednesdays at 180 Studios
10/11/2017 Monthly Circuit Hacking Night
10/04/2017 Wearable Wednesdays at 180 Studios
09/19/2017 Intro to Inkscape for Laser/Vinyl Cutter Output
09/18/2017 Boss Laser Training
09/13/2017 Wearable Wednesdays at 180 Studios
09/13/2017 Monthly Circuit Hacking Night
09/12/2017 Boss Laser Cutter/Engraver
08/09/2017 Wearable Wednesdays
08/09/2017 Monthly Circuit Hacking Night
07/27/2017 July Volunteer Meeting
07/25/2017 Meet the new Boss laser cutter/engraver
07/10/2017 Intro to Making for 18-24 Year Olds
11/11/2016 Boys and Girls Club Maker Day