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Happy Friday Family Fun Night!
Looking forward to the International Observe the Moon Night Event scheduled on October 1 with Reforge Charleston.
Lots of "hands-on" activities at the MakerSpace!

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The final 3D Printed Model of the James Webb Space Telescope!
Chris Davidson of Reforge Charleston shares "hands-on" approach with STEAM Education and 3D Printed Tactiles, Artwork, Music and so much more.

Great venue for learning more about the James Webb Space Telescope first images on July 16, 2022 Expert Panel Discussion.


I had the pleasure of visiting with Chris Davidson of Reforge Charleston and learning his "hands-on" approach with STEAM Education, 3D Printing and the James Webb Space Telescope.

We are getting prepped for the uly 16th Community Host Event!

I am very excited to Host with Reforge Charleston in sharing the James Webb Space Telescope first images and Expert Panel Discussion on Saturday, July 16th, 2022!

Classeteria's crochet class - Our Fiber Art teacher Miss Deb is teaching beginning sewing starting March 15th for 8 weeks/$120.00. Tuesdays from 9:30-11:30am. Ages 10+ Follow us on Instagram classeteria_sc for all upcoming classes. Classes held at Reforge Charleston Register on our website www.classeteria.com
Thank you to Reforge Charleston Board President for donating a trial membership to the Makerspace in Citadel Mall for SOUL's Auction!

Want to bid on this item and support pregnant/new moms at risk of homelessness?
Virtual Auction Registration: https://www.betterunite.com/sanctuaryofunbornlife-2021soulauction-homelessnessawarenessweek

Any classes or fun things coming up for an 11 yr old ?
How fun is this?? A new project just rolled up at Reforge Charleston!! Come check it out and be inspired. — at Reforge Charleston.
Join us at Reforge Homeschool Hangout every Tuesday!! 1:30-3:30pm
RSVP @ Reforge Charleston Meetup.com
http://meetu.ps/e/Jt45Z/JkDm/a
I am casting a new tv show for a major production company.

We are searching nationwide for Inventors, entrepreneurs, or everyday people who after experiencing a natural disaster were inspired to create a new product, gadget, or device. Whether it was the current virus, hurricane, earthquake, flood, fire, blizzard, pandemic, or other natural disasters we are looking to find inventions, products, or gadgets created due to that experience.

We want to tell their stories and show their inventions to the world! We are looking to showcase people whose ideas have already gone to market, are in production, or at a minimum have a working prototype.

Please feel free to share this information and the casting flyer with anyone you think might be interested.

To be considered for the project please complete our casting application using the website on the flyer.

We are only casting for a couple of weeks so get those applications in soon.
FYI.
With parts form Lowes/Home Depot and open source software, we can DIY much needed ventilators.

Hi, when is the next opportunity to learn how to use the wood working tools? (Planer, table saw, band sander). Thanks!
Have you been inside of Reforge Charleston yet? It is the maker space in Citadel Mall offering 3D printing, wood working, metal arts, fiber arts and much more.
Here are just a few creations from their members!
Giveaway #3 at Noon in Center Court has an iPad, an Echo Dot, a Monthly Membership for Reforge Charleston, a Birthday Party for OutSlide In, Beats by Dre Headphones and so much more! The value is $1,054 total for the package. Click here for details: https://bit.ly/2QRWNok
Today we had the pleasure of sparking our curiosity at Reforge Charleston. It is the perfect spot to use some really cool equipment and get those creative juices flowing. Thank you so much for taking the time to show us around, we will definitely be back again soon!

An educational, nonprofit makerspace in Charleston, SC offering technology training, trade skills, vast tool access and work experience.

Reforge Charleston is a education based non-profit makerspace based in Charleston, SC. We provide a facility for people to utilize tools and equipment, teach classes for the general public and hold events for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) awareness.

Operating as usual

07/14/2022

Just one of the new photos from JWST released this week! Look forward to seeing more unveiled at Reforge this Saturday at 3pm.

07/01/2022

At a MILLION MILES AWAY, the James Webb Telescope is the largest, most powerful telescope ever built.
Come see never before seen photos, here at Reforge on July 16th at 3pm.

Photos from Reforge Charleston's post 06/30/2022

Printing some models given to us by Lisa Gerhard... Thank you, Lisa

05/09/2022

Come out and visit the Homeschool EXPO tomorrow from 12:00-3:00. We will be doing a Derby Car race at 1:30 that our Young Makers made in class!

08/03/2021

A cutting board project in progress by one of our young members who has been attending Reforge homeschool classes for a few years. We have a few beginning class options available this year on Tuesdays at 11:00-12:00 and 12:30-1:30. Classes start 8/24/21 and limited spaces are available.
Visit our website www.reforge.io under “classes” for more information. We are collaborating with www.Classeteria.com to bring even more homeschool classes your way. Deadline to register to August 10th.

Photos from American College of the Building Arts's post 05/13/2021

American College of the Building Arts Very inspiring and well done!

11/30/2020

Reforge Homeschool Event: LED Christmas Tree

RSVP https://www.meetup.com/reforge/events/dpfzzrybcqblb/

When: December 8th 1:30 pm

Cost: Free for Members Non Reforge Members $10 per child.

ONLY accepting RSVP on MEETUP for this event.

Velleman's MK130 3D Christmas Tree Kit is the ultimate Christmas gadget. It's a level one beginner kit that will light up your holiday.
It requires learning basic soldering skills to build. Training and equipment will be provided at Reforge.
Features & details
16 flashing red LEDs and
extra green and yellow LEDs provided to customize your tree.

11/11/2020

For your inspiration....a new project rolled up at Reforge Charleston last week!

meetup.com 02/24/2020

Make your own slide top box

https://buff.ly/2VkaiPF Wood working / slide top box making class this Wed. Make your own slide top box from scratch! The slide-top box makes a good first project to explore woodworking. All materials will be provided. You will get a chance to use tools from a by gone era. Suggested class fee $20 donation, with members receiving $10 off.

meetup.com Wed, Feb 26, 2020, 6:00 PM: Make your own slide top box from scratch! The slide-top box makes a good first project to explore woodworking. All materials will be provided. You will get a chance to use

meetup.com 11/18/2019

WOODWORKING - Making a Slide-top Box using mostly hand tools.

https://buff.ly/35gwCvg Wood working workshop: build a slide-top box coming up this Thursday evening at Reforge CHS.

meetup.com Thu, Nov 21, 2019, 7:00 PM: WOODWORKING - MAKING A SLIDE-TOP BOX USING MOSTLY HAND TOOLS (Hosted by Al)The slide-top box makes a good first project to explore woodworking. All materials will be provid

08/30/2019

https://buff.ly/2LaZKf2 Come join ReforgeCHS on Sept 17th at 6:30pm for the class "WOODWORKING - Making a Slide-top Box using mostly hand tools".

The slide-top box makes a good first project to explore woodworking. All materials will be provided. You will get a chance to use tools from a by gone era. This class will walk you through the making of a slide-top box using mostly hand tools. You will be taken back to a time when hand tools were king. The slide-top box is a perfect project for this trip back in time. Suggested class fee $20 donation, with members receiving $10 off.

THIS CLASS WILL COVER
1. Making the project fit the material
2. Learn “NO MEASURE” Square construction
3. The butt joint
4. The Stanley 45 plane
5. Set-up and use of
A. 10-inch table saw
B. Router and router table
6. Using the above to make the slide-top box

08/22/2019

https://buff.ly/2NpWMWM Zen Drawing Class tonight at ReforgeCHS in Charleston makerspace located in the Citadel Mall. Draw out the artist within. Learn how to draw and boost your creativity. Walk the path of the artist as we discover ways of the art masters. No experience required. Beginners are encouraged and the experienced are awakened.

Suggested class fee $20 donation with members receiving $10 off. Please RSVP before the class so we can keep track of how many kits we will need.

Bring a pad of paper and pencil. If you are really serious about improving bring graphite pencils (HB, 2B, 4B, 6B, 8B, and 2H), tracing paper, sketch book and eraser. We will have some paper available if you forget but since you will leave the class wanting to dive right into more practicing, pick up a pad and assortment of graphite pencils.

meetup.com 08/19/2019

Fun with Cardboard

Come join ReforgeCHS for a fun class, "Fun with Cardboard" tomorrow evening at 6:30pm. https://buff.ly/2MpLYbz

The fastest way to make a physical prototype is to build it out of cardboard. In this class, you will learn some fundamental best practices for cutting, folding, and constructing any shape imaginable from this rigid, light, and free material.

You will learn of the different types of cardboard available, where to find it, how to store it, how it is used by industrial designers, architects, artists, etc.

We will make fundamental shapes together in this fun hands-on class.

meetup.com Tue, Aug 20, 2019, 6:30 PM: The fastest way to make a physical prototype is to build it out of cardboard. In this class, you will learn some fundamental best practices for cutting, folding, and constr

08/15/2019

There is a spot or two left for the Build a birdhouse class series Saturday 17th at 1pm at ReforgeCHS. Cost: $40 Guests / $30 Members. Duration: 2 hours (15-minute lecture, 5-minute safety brief, 100-minute application) https://buff.ly/2OVzTNq

Objective: Use multiple woodworking processes and techniques to create a birdhouse

Description:
This is the second installment of a 4-part series, exploring woodworking. In this series we will be discussing the birdhouse, it’s many designs and construction. When this class is completed students will take home their creation(s). Students will learn:
• Rough cutting through operating the miter saw, table saw, scroll saw and/or bandsaw
• Creating joinery with mortise & tenon, dado, and/or other techniques
• Laminating wood using glue and clamps
• Shaping and finishing process with sanding equipment and wood varnishes

08/15/2019

There are just a few spots left for the Into to Laser engraving and cutting class tonight 6:30pm at ReforgeCHS. https://buff.ly/2Z3qZNx

In this class, you'll learn the basics of custom cutting and pattern etching with 2D graphics. Whether you've got access to a laser cutter or not, this class will teach you everything you need to know to make your own high-tech creations.

meetup.com 07/23/2019

Intro to 3D Modeling with Fusion 360

Last reminder for 3d modeling with Fusion 360 tomorrow evening.

meetup.com Tue, Jul 23, 2019, 6:30 PM: This meetup event is a place for engineers, designers, entrepreneurs and rookies who are passionate or interested in learning more about computer aided design (CAD).Fusion

meetup.com 07/11/2019

Intro to 3D Modeling with Fusion 360

https://buff.ly/2NP3Deu Next Fusion360 design class coming up soon at ReforgeCHS. If you missed the first class or would like a refresher, come on out. July 23rd at 6:30pm.

meetup.com Tue, Jul 23, 2019, 6:30 PM: This meetup event is a place for engineers, designers, entrepreneurs and rookies who are passionate or interested in learning more about computer aided design (CAD).Fusion

06/25/2019

Meetup

https://buff.ly/2X2LNbY Mark your calendar for July 2nd for the Reforge monthly meetup. These have always been fun. Come hang out with other members of Reforge and discuss what everyone is up to, get help with Projects, get some personal training on the equipment or play some games. There will be members that are familiar with the Laser, CNC, Vinyl cutter and 3d printers available during this group time. Come learn or just hangout and have some fun meeting the other members.

Let us know what you are working on or if there are any group projects that Reforge should look at working on. This would also be a great time to give some feedback on what classes you would be interested in Reforge teaching.

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meetup.com 06/18/2019

Intro to 3D Modeling with Fusion 360

Not too late to sign up for class tomorrow.

This meetup event is a place for engineers, designers, entrepreneurs and rookies who are passionate or interested in learning more about computer aided design (CAD).

Fusion 360 is a cloud-based CAD/CAM/CAE tool for collaborative product development. Fusion 360 combines fast and easy organic modeling with precise solid modeling, to help you create manufacturable designs.

Learn the basics: Sketches, extrudes, components and how to export the part for 3d printing.

meetup.com Tue, Jun 18, 2019, 6:30 PM: This meetup event is a place for engineers, designers, entrepreneurs and rookies who are passionate or interested in learning more about computer aided design (CAD).Fusion

meetup.com 06/11/2019

Introduction to TIG/GTAW welding

https://buff.ly/2Zejt2Q Into to TIG/GTAW welding. New class with limited space, June 20th 6:30PM. Focus of class will be on the DC TIG process which works extremely well on steel (taught by Aaron Vanguard). Gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW), also known as tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding, is an arc welding process that uses a non-consumable tungsten electrode to produce the weld. The weld area and electrode is protected from oxidation or other atmospheric contamination by an inert shielding gas (argon or helium), and a filler metal is normally used, though some welds, known as autogenous welds, do not require it.

There will be about 45 minutes of basic theory with hands-on 'tips & tricks' followed by 45 minutes of shop time.

Suggested class fee $20 donation with members receiving $10 off. Payments can be made in person or ahead of time at https://buff.ly/2UpqhMr (enter class name in the notes section).

meetup.com Thu, Jun 20, 2019, 6:30 PM: Focus of class will be on the DC TIG process which works extremely well on steel (taught by Aaron Vanguard). Gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW), also known as tungsten inert g

meetup.com 06/03/2019

Group Hangout. Discuss Projects, Learn equipment or just have Fun.

https://buff.ly/2YXOAzS Maker Meetup time!! Last one was a big success and fun for all. Come hang out with other members of Reforge and discuss what everyone is up to, get help with Projects, get some personal training on the equipment or play some games. There will be members that are familiar with the Laser, CNC, Vinyl cutter and 3d printers available during this group time. Come learn or just hangout and have some fun meeting the other members.

Let us know what you are working on or if there are any group projects that Reforge should look at working on. This would also be a great time to give some feedback on what classes you would be interested in Reforge teaching.

This is geared towards current Reforge members but if you are interested in what Reforge is all about come on and join in, check things out and ask questions or just play some games.

meetup.com Tue, Jun 4, 2019, 6:00 PM: Maker Meetup time!! Come hang out with other members of Reforge and discuss what everyone is up to, get help with Projects, get some personal training on the equipment or pl

meetup.com 05/30/2019

DIY Robotics Part 2 Followup / hangout / one on one

https://buff.ly/2Mxi1Yf
Come out on June 6th at 6:30pm for a followup group hangout for attendees of the DIY robotics series classes. Come and get some more help with the previous topics from this class series or get some hands on with the Arduino and components. Get some more help with the programming and code sections of this class.

meetup.com Thu, Jun 6, 2019, 6:30 PM: This is a followup hangout for attendees of the DIY robotics series classes. Come and get some more help with the previous topics from this class series. Get some hands on w

meetup.com 05/30/2019

Group Hangout. Discuss Projects, Learn equipment or just have Fun.

Maker Meetup time!! Come hang out with other members of Reforge and discuss what everyone is up to, get help with Projects, get some personal training on the equipment or play some games. There will be members that are familiar with the Laser, CNC, Vinyl cutter and 3d printers available during this group time. Come learn or just hangout and have some fun meeting the other members.

Let us know what you are working on or if there are any group projects that Reforge should look at working on. This would also be a great time to give some feedback on what classes you would be interested in Reforge teaching.

This is geared towards current Reforge members but open to anyone. If you are interested in what Reforge is all about come on and join in, check things out and ask questions.

meetup.com Tue, Jun 4, 2019, 6:00 PM: Maker Meetup time!! Come hang out with other members of Reforge and discuss what everyone is up to, get help with Projects, get some personal training on the equipment or pl

05/28/2019

Error! - Reforge Charleston (Charleston, SC) | Meetup

https://buff.ly/2Wda4vt Last chance to sign up for the second part in a series of DIY Robotics tonight at 6:30pm.

In the second class of our DIY robotics series, students will learn how to make their bot interact with the world around it using buttons, sonar, piezo buzzers, and LEDs. Topics include programming loops and if/else statements that will allow your bot to process sensor data, installing the buttons and sensors themselves, using the data you collect to control a piezo buzzer, and how to combine this knowledge to make everything from a motion detector to a music box.

Students attending this class will be invited to attend an upcoming robotics work-session at no additional charge.

An upcoming class will delve deeper motor control, mobile power supplies, and chassis assembly, culminating in the construction of a small but functional robot.

* Please bring a laptop if you have one. We will have some computers available.

meetup.com Reforge Charleston is an education based, non-profit makerspace. We provide a facility for people to utilize tools and equipment, take classes and attend events for Science, Technology, Engineering, A

05/18/2019

Last minute wood turning class happening now. Come ASAP if you want to join in. Sorry for the late notice. Please respond if you think you can make it asap.

05/15/2019

If you missed us for a chance for a free kids book, have no fear. We left some on the roll-up!

05/15/2019

Stop by Reforge Charleston in the Citadel Mall and claim a free children's book! Limited supplies, only 50 available!



(No affiliation with author, publisher, or any distribution)

meetup.com 04/30/2019

Drawing 101

https://buff.ly/2PDETDh Dont forget the Drawing 101 class tonight at 6:30pm.
Intro to Drawing 101 (this is a repeat of the class from 4/2 so if you attended that class you will not need to attend this one).

*Drawing is a basic skill that everyone needs to make or create art and design. This class is for those of us that are afraid to draw, was never taught to draw, was never encouraged to draw, or simply need motivation to draw. We will explore fun ways to spark your interest in drawing and develop good habits to continue your journey.

Suggested class fee $20 donation with members receiving $10 off. Please RSVP before the class so we can keep track of how many kits we will need. Payments can be made in person or ahead of time at https://buff.ly/2JU1UTb (enter class name in the notes section).

Bring a pad of paper and pencil. If you are really serious about improving bring graphite pencils (HB, 2B, 4B, 6B, 8B, and 2H), tracing paper, sketch book and eraser. We will have some paper available if you forget but since you will leave the class wanting to dive right into more practicing, go ahead and pick up a pad and assortment of graphite pencils. Here are a few links or examples of what to bring:

* https://buff.ly/2WehYAQ
* https://buff.ly/2Wk3GPi

meetup.com Tue, Apr 30, 2019, 6:30 PM: Intro to Drawing 101 (this is a repeat of the class from 4/2 so if you attended that class you will not need to attend this one).*Drawing is a basic skill that everyone nee

meetup.com 04/10/2019

Group Hangout. Discuss Projects, Learn equipment or just have Fun.

https://buff.ly/2VBCMlk Come join Reforge for a Group Hangout on April 16th at 6:30pm. Discuss Projects, Learn equipment or just have Fun.

Come hang out with other members of Reforge and discuss / get help with Projects, get some personal training on the equipment or play some games. There will be members that are familiar with the Laser, CNC, Vinyl cutter and 3d printers available during this group time. Come learn or just hangout and have some fun meeting the other members.

Let us know what you are working on or if there are any group projects that Reforge should look at working on. This would also be a great time to give some feedback on what classes you would be interested in Reforge teaching.

This is geared towards current Reforge members but if you are interested in what we do come on out and check things out and ask questions.

meetup.com Tue, Apr 16, 2019, 6:30 PM: Come hang out with other members of Reforge and discuss / get help with Projects, get some personal training on the equipment or play some games. There will be members that

meetup.com 04/07/2019

Intro to Vacuum Forming with Mayku Formbox

https://buff.ly/2Kdrcf2 Come join on April 23rd and learn how to Vacuum Form.

Vacuum forming is a simplified version of thermoforming, where a sheet of plastic is heated to a forming temperature, stretched onto a single-surface mold, and forced against the mold by a vacuum (source: https://buff.ly/2UHk5zq).

In this class we will:
-Introduction to the Formbox
-Discuss application of vacuum forming
-Discuss types of plastics
-Explore design for vacuum forming
-Application of uses

Suggested per-class fee is a $20 donation with members receiving $10 off. Payments can be made in person or ahead of time at https://buff.ly/2JU1UTb (enter the class name in the notes section).

meetup.com Tue, Apr 23, 2019, 6:30 PM: Vacuum forming is a simplified version of thermoforming, where a sheet of plastic is heated to a forming temperature, stretched onto a single-surface mold, and forced again

03/31/2019

https://buff.ly/2I9hKa7 Join on April 11th to learn how to . This is an art class. In it you will learn how to design and make your own simple rubber stamps. These stamps are useful for a number of different applications. Many people use them for Letterboxing, which is a type of Geocaching but with more art.

Everyone who attends this class will go home with a stamp that they made and they will be able to teach other people how to make stamps.

Suggested class fee $20 donation with members receiving $10 off. Payments can be made in person or ahead of time at https://buff.ly/2UpqhMr (enter class name in the notes section).

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2070 Sam Rittenburg Blvd, STE 424
Charleston, SC
29407

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Tuesday 9am - 9pm
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