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Tuesday Jul 2, 2013 6:00 pm

Let's get together and work on crafts! While this night is focused on the crafting disciplines, everyone is welcome to show up and hang out. Bring whatever project you are working on, or just come and see what everyone else is working on.

Thursday Jul 25, 2013 7:00 pm

Say hello to some of the people who are teaching or will be teaching classes at SYN Shop. We would like to start an open dialog with our community to find out what everyone would like to learn, experience or teach.

 Hi SYN Shop!  

We're continuing to build on our education curriculum and we're looking for more people to teach classes.  Since our first Call for Teachers in May, we've received 7 teacher applications.

The classes below are not scheduled yet, but are coming up as soon as we can find dates that work for the volunteer teachers.  Register with our group to get notified when they are online:

In Process Classes:

Friday Jun 28, 2013 7:00 pm

Tinkercad is back and we're teaching a class on it!

For those of you who do not know, Tinkercad is this awesome web based 3D CAD program. It was slated to go offline later this year. However, Autodesk just bought it and it will remain online. Yeah!

It is by far the easiest to use 3D CAD program that we have encountered. Additionally, you can export the file to a format that can be used on the Shop's 3D printers.

Thursday Jul 18, 2013 7:30 pm

3D printing is the hot new manufacturing industry disrupter that everyone's talking about.

But what is it exactly, why has this decades old technology only recently exploded on the scene, and where is it going?

Girls in Tech Las Vegas is delighted to host our latest panel session on 3D Design and Production.

Gathering well established 3D printing experts in the field who leverage this technology in innovative ways, this will be a fascinating night of cutting edge discussion.

Wednesday Jul 17, 2013 7:00 pm

After the success of the last two Shapeways meetups, a third will be held to give attendees a sneak peek of an exciting new material you'll be able to 3D print in very soon - Elasto Plastic! This soft, flexible, squishy material has huge potential for use in creative tech and art projects. Watch bands, seals, and soft electronics comes to mind when considering this material.

Come and play with Elasto Plastic (and all of the other cool materials Shapeways offers) and geek out over 3D printing with likeminded curious people.

14 Jun 2013

Hi everyone!

I just announced the Meet the Teachers meetup for next Thursday (20th).  

Meet the Teachers

If you have some time on Thursday, please stop into the shop and say hello.  Ask questions about classes that we have scheduled and what classes we have in the works.  If you have a class that you would like to teach but have questions about the content or the procedure, we would like to discuss it with you.  

Thursday Jun 20, 2013 7:00 pm

Come by the shop and say hello to some of the people who are teaching or will be teaching classes at SYN Shop. We would like to start an open dialog with our community to find out what people would like to learn, experience or teach.

13 Jun 2013

So I finished up the stilts and have been walking around in them. They are interesting to move in as they really change your center of balance. No video yet, but I'm working on it. Video demo is here. Here's the remainder of the build… All pictures are here.

Sunday Jul 14, 2013 3:00 pm

Sugru is a moldable, self setting rubber. There are 1001 uses from fixing things, to improving existing things to making whole new things!

Learn more about Sugru here:

SYN Shop, in cooperation with Instructables is hosting a Sugru build night! We will provide some samples of Sugru and find new and interesting things to do with it!