Upcoming classes and events

    • 09/08/2018
    • 01/12/2019
    • 5 sessions
    • 180 Studios 150 Todd Rd

    This Meetup is free and open to the public!

    Calling all makers, crafters and wannabes!
    Join us for Stitch 'N Bitch at the wonderful 180 studios!

    Bring your projects or come along to learn new skills!

    The original meaning of a stitch 'n bitch dates back to WW2 and was used mainly for knitting groups.
    However, we welcome ALL needle based/fiber arts and crafts. This includes but is not limited to:
    Embroidery
    Knitting
    Tapestry
    Quilting
    Clothes making/tailoring/alterations...
    The list goes on! If you have a craft, please come along!

    We have sewing machines here and some materials for beginners to play with. If you have a craft or a skill you want to learn, there will be people here who can help you start and give you advice. We are all here to share skills!
    Do make sure you supply yourself with the materials you will need to finish your project at home after our meetings.

    We cant wait to see what you make

    • 09/30/2018
    • 01/27/2019
    • 4 sessions
    • 180 Studios 150 Todd Rd

    This Meetup is free and open to the public!

    Calling all makers, crafters and wannabes!
    Join us for Stitch 'N Bitch at the wonderful 180 studios!

    Bring your projects or come along to learn new skills!

    The original meaning of a stitch 'n bitch dates back to WW2 and was used mainly for knitting groups.
    However, we welcome ALL needle based/fiber arts and crafts. This includes but is not limited to:
    Embroidery
    Knitting
    Tapestry
    Quilting
    Clothes making/tailoring/alterations...
    The list goes on! If you have a craft, please come along!

    We have sewing machines here and some materials for beginners to play with. If you have a craft or a skill you want to learn, there will be people here who can help you start and give you advice. We are all here to share skills!
    Do make sure you supply yourself with the materials you will need to finish your project at home after our meetings.

    We cant wait to see what you make

    • 10/10/2018
    • 02/13/2019
    • 5 sessions
    • 180 Studios
    Register


    • 12/12/2018
    • 06/12/2019
    • 7 sessions
    • 180 Studios 150 Todd Rd Santa Rosa, CA 95407

    This event is free and open to the public.

    Our lab is equipped with soldering stations and state of the art test equipment such as meters, oscilloscopes, generators, and analyzers. There will be experienced electronics enthusiasts and engineers there to assist in this monthly open lab. Come and learn to solder, bring in your circuit or equipment to troubleshoot or simply come by to network with other enthusiasts. There will also be simple electronic kits available for purchase at the meeting.

    • 12/20/2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 180 Studios 150 Todd Rd Santa Rosa, CA 95407
    • 5
    Register
    Repurposing:

    Bring in 2 old T-shirts and make a bag, a pair of blue jeans and make a purse. or anything with some nice fabric left in it, and we'll make it something new. We've got extra fabric, thread, and buttons, but bring along any notions that might jazz up your project.

    3-hour class 5 students max. $50


    • 12/27/2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 180 Studios 150 Todd Rd Santa Rosa, CA 95407
    • 5
    Register

    Intermediate Sewing:

    Zig-Zag and other stitches, buttonholes, and pleating. Using patterns. Interfacing and applique'. Make an apron, styled your way. Includes use of serger.

    3-hour class 5 students max. $50

    • 12/29/2018
    • 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 180 Studios 150 Todd Rd Suite 100
    • 5
    Register

    This 5 hour class is a great introduction the wonderful craft of welding and metal work. This 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.

    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.


    • 01/03/2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 180 Studios 150 Todd Rd Santa Rosa, CA 95407
    • 5
    Register

    Advanced Production Sewing:

    Are you the go-to seamster for your cosplay group? Making 11 elf costumes for the class play? Learn how to use multilayer cutting and teamwork to make several items in not much more time than one. Includes use of serger.

    3-hour class 6 students max. $50

    • 01/05/2019
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • 180 Studios 150 Todd Rd Santa Rosa CA 95407
    • 2
    Register

    3D Printing Basics

    The class includes an overview of Fused Disposition Manufacturing (FDM) 3D Printing. Slicing object files using Ultimaker Cura will be demonstrated along with the basic settings and how to position objects within the print area. The class will provide hands on training for operating the Ender-3 3D printer. 

    No files necessary. Packing a lunch is suggested.

    Dr. Andy Cohen has over 28 years working for Fortune 100 companies as a Systems Engineer, Engineering Manager and Project Manager. While at these companies he employed versions of additive manufacturing for developing detailed prototypes for the Telecommunications, Defense and Aerospace industries. Prior to retirement Andy was the owner  and operator of eStuff+ and Sonoma County 3DPrinting. Andy is currently the Producer and Co-host of the 3D Printing Today, currently the most listened to 3D Printing podcast.


    • 01/05/2019
    • 01/07/2019
    • 2 sessions
    • 180 Studios 150 Todd Rd Santa Rosa CA, 95407

    Introduction to Fusion 360 is a first look at 3D modeling with computer assisted design (CAD) in Autodesk’s Fusion 360 software package. Free to use for hobbyists, Fusion 360 is the first step in bringing designs to life via 3D printing, laser cutting, CNC, or other manufacturing techniques.

    This class will run two consecutive days and cover the foundation of concepts and tools used in 3D design, as well as briefly expounding on a few advanced tools and techniques. By the end of the second session each student will have a file finished and prepared for 3D printing. This class is excellent preparation for more advanced 180 Studios fabrication classes (3D printing, Shopbot CNC, laser cutting, etc.).





    • 01/10/2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 180 Studios 150 Todd Rd Santa Rosa CA 95407
    • 6
    Register

    Class Schedule: This is a two hour class held at least once a month. Contact us for other scheduling needs.

    Class Description: Learn how to use 180 Studios BOSS Laser to cut or etch wood, plastics, papers or textiles. Gain a solid understanding of what the machine can do and learn how to upload a file and run a cut and engrave. This class will cover the basics so that you will be able to operate the BOSS Laser equipment unsupervised and in a safe and courteous manner.

    The first half of the class will cover some laser cutting basics, safety, and operational procedure. The second half is more hands-on in that you will be guided through cutting and engraving some fun shapes and designs out of wood to take home. Members who take this class will be certified to use the BOSS Laser unsupervised.

    Prerequisites: Students must be 18+. While it’s not mandatory, we strongly encourage students to have some experience with vector design (using software such as Corel Draw, Illustrator, and Inkscape).

    Materials: Bring something to take notes on! Class Minimum: This class will not run with fewer than 3 students.

    Teacher Bio:

    Chad Lent is a maker from the Bay Area who applies his fabrication skills to concepts inspired by travel, community, science & music. Working independently as well as collaboratively, his goal is to create more art for the future. Chad’s been designing products using his laser cutter for the past 8 years and launched a collective of laser artists in the East Bay, soon after learning the skills from the TechShop in SF. Check out this page for more info on Chad’s projects: facebook.com/IndieLaserCollective


    • 01/12/2019
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • 180 Studios 150 Todd Rd Santa Rosa CA 95407
    • 2
    Register


    Do you want to learn the basics of CAD (computer assisted design), and get started cutting 

    material with a CNC (computer numerically controlled) machine? Then this is your class! 

    Join instructor Zoran Bilic for this introductory class that will get you working with V Carve 

    Pro and our awesome 5 x 8 Shopbot. Attendees will design and cut a project that includes 

    the basic toolpath types as well as work holding and double sided carving. Each student 

    will walk away with a completed and customized project!

    Class price includes a $10 material fee


    Prerequisites: We advise that only those with a basic understanding of computer design 

    and CNC take this class.




    • 01/12/2019
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • 180 Studios 150 Todd Rd Santa Rosa CA 95407
    • 4
    Register

    3D Printing Intermediate

    This class focuses on how to design an object for optimal production using a 3D printer.  The class includes overviews of Cura, Blender, 3D-Coat, Fusion360 and Meshmixer. Skills taught include optimal use of break away supports,  dividing an object into multiple parts, the effect of shells Vs infill percentages, etc. The class includes a hands-on workshop using the Ender-3 3D printer.

    About the instructor:

    Dr. Andy Cohen has over 28 years working for Fortune 100 companies as a Systems Engineer, Engineering Manager and Project Manager. While at these companies he employed versions of additive manufacturing for developing detailed prototypes for the Telecommunications, Defense and Aerospace industries. Prior to retirement Andy was the owner  and operator of eStuff+ and Sonoma County 3DPrinting. Andy is currently the Producer and Co-host of the 3D Printing Today, currently the most listened to 3D Printing podcast.



    • 02/02/2019
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • 180 Studios 150 Todd Rd Santa Rosa CA 95407
    • 4
    Register

    3D Printing Basics

    The class includes an overview of Fused Disposition Manufacturing (FDM) 3D Printing. Slicing object files using Ultimaker Cura will be demonstrated along with the basic settings and how to position objects within the print area. The class will provide hands on training for operating the Ender-3 3D printer. 

    No files necessary. Packing a lunch is suggested.

    About the Instructor:

    Dr. Andy Cohen has over 28 years working for Fortune 100 companies as a Systems Engineer, Engineering Manager and Project Manager. While at these companies he employed versions of additive manufacturing for developing detailed prototypes for the Telecommunications, Defense and Aerospace industries. Prior to retirement Andy was the owner  and operator of eStuff+ and Sonoma County 3DPrinting. Andy is currently the Producer and Co-host of the 3D Printing Today, currently the most listened to 3D Printing podcast.

    • 02/09/2019
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • 180 Studios 150 Todd Rd Santa Rosa CA 95407
    • 4
    Register


    Do you want to learn the basics of CAD (computer assisted design), and get started cutting 

    material with a CNC (computer numerically controlled) machine? Then this is your class! 

    Join instructor Zoran Bilic for this introductory class that will get you working with V Carve 

    Pro and our awesome 5 x 8 Shopbot. Attendees will design and cut a project that includes 

    the basic toolpath types as well as work holding and double sided carving. Each student 

    will walk away with a completed and customized project!

    Class price includes a $10 material fee


    Prerequisites: We advise that only those with a basic understanding of computer design 

    and CNC take this class.




    • 02/09/2019
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • 180 Studios 150 Todd Rd Santa Rosa CA 95407
    • 4
    Register

    3D Printing Advanced

    This class examines how to calibrate a 3D printer for optimal performance. The class includes calibrating extrusion flow, tuning the tool path, the effect of heat cycling and PID control, tuning the hotend and off the shelf upgrades such as the E3D and Bondtech extruder components. The settings, requirements and use cases for different filament materials will also be discussed and demonstrated.

    About the Instructor: 

    Dr. Andy Cohen has over 28 years working for Fortune 100 companies as a Systems Engineer, Engineering Manager and Project Manager. While at these companies he employed versions of additive manufacturing for developing detailed prototypes for the Telecommunications, Defense and Aerospace industries. Prior to retirement Andy was the owner  and operator of eStuff+ and Sonoma County 3DPrinting. Andy is currently the Producer and Co-host of the 3D Printing Today, currently the most listened to 3D Printing podcast.


    • 03/02/2019
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • 180 Studios 150 Todd Rd Santa Rosa CA 95407
    • 4
    Register

    3D Printing Basics

    The class includes an overview of Fused Disposition Manufacturing (FDM) 3D Printing. Slicing object files using Ultimaker Cura will be demonstrated along with the basic settings and how to position objects within the print area. The class will provide hands on training for operating the Ender-3 3D printer. 

    No files necessary. Packing a lunch is suggested.

    About the Instructor:

    Dr. Andy Cohen has over 28 years working for Fortune 100 companies as a Systems Engineer, Engineering Manager and Project Manager. While at these companies he employed versions of additive manufacturing for developing detailed prototypes for the Telecommunications, Defense and Aerospace industries. Prior to retirement Andy was the owner  and operator of eStuff+ and Sonoma County 3DPrinting. Andy is currently the Producer and Co-host of the 3D Printing Today, currently the most listened to 3D Printing podcast.


    • 03/09/2019
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • 180 Studios 150 Todd Rd Santa Rosa CA 95407
    • 4
    Register

    3D Printing Intermediate

    This class focuses on how to design an object for optimal production using a 3D printer.  The class includes overviews of Cura, Blender, 3D-Coat, Fusion360 and Meshmixer. Skills taught include optimal use of break away supports,  dividing an object into multiple parts, the effect of shells Vs infill percentages, etc. The class includes a hands-on workshop using the Ender-3 3D printer.

    About the Instructor:

    Dr. Andy Cohen has over 28 years working for Fortune 100 companies as a Systems Engineer, Engineering Manager and Project Manager. While at these companies he employed versions of additive manufacturing for developing detailed prototypes for the Telecommunications, Defense and Aerospace industries. Prior to retirement Andy was the owner  and operator of eStuff+ and Sonoma County 3DPrinting. Andy is currently the Producer and Co-host of the 3D Printing Today, currently the most listened to 3D Printing podcast.



    • 03/18/2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 180 Studios 150 Todd Rd Santa Rosa CA 95407
    • 8
    Register

    Class Schedule: This is a two hour class held at least once a month. Contact us for other scheduling needs.

    Class Description: Learn how to use 180 Studios BOSS Laser to cut or etch wood, plastics, papers or textiles. Gain a solid understanding of what the machine can do and learn how to upload a file and run a cut and engrave. This class will cover the basics so that you will be able to operate the BOSS Laser equipment unsupervised and in a safe and courteous manner.

    The first half of the class will cover some laser cutting basics, safety, and operational procedure. The second half is more hands-on in that you will be guided through cutting and engraving some fun shapes and designs out of wood to take home. Members who take this class will be certified to use the BOSS Laser unsupervised.

    Prerequisites: Students must be 18+. While it’s not mandatory, we strongly encourage students to have some experience with vector design (using software such as Corel Draw, Illustrator, and Inkscape).

    Materials: Bring something to take notes on! Class Minimum: This class will not run with fewer than 3 students.

    Teacher Bio:

    Chad Lent is a maker from the Bay Area who applies his fabrication skills to concepts inspired by travel, community, science & music. Working independently as well as collaboratively, his goal is to create more art for the future. Chad’s been designing products using his laser cutter for the past 8 years and launched a collective of laser artists in the East Bay, soon after learning the skills from the TechShop in SF. Check out this page for more info on Chad’s projects: facebook.com/IndieLaserCollective


    • 04/06/2019
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • 180 Studios 150 Todd Rd Santa Rosa CA 95407
    • 4
    Register

    3D Printing Basics

    The class includes an overview of Fused Disposition Manufacturing (FDM) 3D Printing. Slicing object files using Ultimaker Cura will be demonstrated along with the basic settings and how to position objects within the print area. The class will provide hands on training for operating the Ender-3 3D printer. 

    No files necessary. Packing a lunch is suggested.


    About the Instructor:

    Dr. Andy Cohen has over 28 years working for Fortune 100 companies as a Systems Engineer, Engineering Manager and Project Manager. While at these companies he employed versions of additive manufacturing for developing detailed prototypes for the Telecommunications, Defense and Aerospace industries. Prior to retirement Andy was the owner  and operator of eStuff+ and Sonoma County 3DPrinting. Andy is currently the Producer and Co-host of the 3D Printing Today, currently the most listened to 3D Printing podcast.


    • 04/09/2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 180 Studios 150 Todd Rd Santa Rosa CA 95407
    • 8
    Register

    Class Schedule: This is a two hour class held at least once a month. Contact us for other scheduling needs.

    Class Description: Learn how to use 180 Studios BOSS Laser to cut or etch wood, plastics, papers or textiles. Gain a solid understanding of what the machine can do and learn how to upload a file and run a cut and engrave. This class will cover the basics so that you will be able to operate the BOSS Laser equipment unsupervised and in a safe and courteous manner.

    The first half of the class will cover some laser cutting basics, safety, and operational procedure. The second half is more hands-on in that you will be guided through cutting and engraving some fun shapes and designs out of wood to take home. Members who take this class will be certified to use the BOSS Laser unsupervised.

    Prerequisites: Students must be 18+. While it’s not mandatory, we strongly encourage students to have some experience with vector design (using software such as Corel Draw, Illustrator, and Inkscape).

    Materials: Bring something to take notes on! Class Minimum: This class will not run with fewer than 3 students.

    Teacher Bio:

    Chad Lent is a maker from the Bay Area who applies his fabrication skills to concepts inspired by travel, community, science & music. Working independently as well as collaboratively, his goal is to create more art for the future. Chad’s been designing products using his laser cutter for the past 8 years and launched a collective of laser artists in the East Bay, soon after learning the skills from the TechShop in SF. Check out this page for more info on Chad’s projects: facebook.com/IndieLaserCollective


Past events

12/15/2018 Intro to Woodshop with Judi
12/13/2018 Basics of Sewing
12/05/2018 Intro to BOSS Laser with Chad
12/01/2018 Intro to Shopbot with Zoran
11/17/2018 Intro to Woodshop with Judi
11/15/2018 Meet the Maker Mixer
11/07/2018 Intro to BOSS Laser with Chad
11/03/2018 Intro to Fusion 360 for Shopbot
10/27/2018 Intro to Shopbot with Zoran
10/18/2018 Meet the Makers Mixer
10/10/2018 Intro to BOSS Laser with Chad
10/06/2018 Introduction to Cosplay Foam Fabrication with Nicole
09/29/2018 Intro to Fusion 360 for Shopbot
09/22/2018 Intro to MIG Welding and Metalwork with Martin
09/22/2018 Intro to Shopbot with Zoran
09/20/2018 Meet the Makers Mixer
09/08/2018 Intro to Woodshop with Judi
09/06/2018 Intro to BOSS Laser with Chad
08/25/2018 Intro to Fusion 360 for Shopbot
08/16/2018 Intro to BOSS Laser with Chad
08/11/2018 introduction to Welding
08/10/2018 Meet the Makers
07/28/2018 Intro to Woodshop with Judi
07/21/2018 Intro to BOSS Laser with Chad
07/07/2018 Intro to Shopbot with Zoran
06/30/2018 Intro to MIG Welding and Metalwork with Martin
06/27/2018 Intro to BOSS Laser with Chad
06/14/2018 Intro to BOSS Laser with Chad
06/11/2018 180 Studios Tinkering Camp!
06/06/2018 Laser Design: Inkscape Vector Drawing
05/30/2018 Intro to BOSS Laser with Chad
05/24/2018 Intro to 3D Printing with Michael
05/19/2018 Intro to MIG Welding and Metalwork with Martin
05/12/2018 Introduction to Cosplay Foam Fabrication with Nicole
05/12/2018 Intro to BOSS Laser with Chad
04/28/2018 3D Printing at 180 Studios Meetup
04/28/2018 Intro to Woodshop with Judi
04/25/2018 Monthly Microcontroller Meetup
04/12/2018 Intro to BOSS Laser with Chad
04/11/2018 Monthly Circuit Hacking Night
03/24/2018 Intro to ShopBot with Loren
03/12/2018 Intro to Fusion 360 with Jeadi
03/11/2018 Intro to MIG welding with Anthony
03/10/2018 Intro to Woodshop with Judi
02/27/2018 Intro to MIG Welding and Metalwork with Martin
02/24/2018 Band Saw Boxes with Sam Brown
02/21/2018 Intro to ShopBot with Loren
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
12/13/2017 Monthly Circuit Hacking Night
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