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  • Introduction to Laser Cutting: make an acrylic keyring at MadFabLab

    Want to get creative with laser cutting? Learn to add the personal touch in this two hour introduction to laser cutting. Starting with the basics of designing in Inkscape, you’ll go on to create a beautiful, unique acrylic keyring of your own design. Who is this course for? This course is suitable for all abilities, and we welcome beginners with no previous experience of laser cutting or design. Equipment you’ll need All materials and equipment will be provided. What will you learn? How to create a simple design in Inkscape, a free, open source graphics editor. How to transfer your design to the laser cutter, using Laserscript 5.3 software Setting up the laser cutter to watch your design come to life FAQsI have accessibility needs, what kind of physical access do you have? Unfortunately the MadFabLab is on a first floor with no lift. We are actively pursuing leads on future space which will have improved access, but in the meantime please get in touch and we will work creatively to try and accommodate you. What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event? The MadFabLab is next door to MadLab in the Northern Quarter (Manchester). 42 Edge StreetManchesterM4 1HNUK There are a number of options for getting to us by public transport. By tram The nearest tram stop is Shudehill, on the Bury–Altrincham and Rochdale–East Didsbury lines. For other lines, Piccadilly Gardens is the closest and we are just 5 minutes walk away from here. By bus The nearest local bus station is Shudehill/Thomas Street, for visitors coming from North Manchester. For other local buses, Manchester Piccadilly Bus Station is located just 5 minutes walk away. The nearest national bus station is the Shudehill Bus Interchange, although Chorlton Street Bus Station is 20 minutes walk away. By train MadFabLab is less than 15 minutes walk away from both Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Victoria train stations. By air From Manchester International Airport, there is a train station at Terminal 2 with regular trains to Manchester Piccadilly Train station which take approximately 35 minutes. Alternatively, taxis are available outside all terminals and will take roughly 30 minutes on a good day, costing around £25. By car If you are driving to reach us, there is limited on-street parking in the area. Alternatively, there is an NCP Car Park roughly two minutes walk away. Also, be warned that the Northern Quarter has a somewhat inscrutable one-way system so bring your sat nav. By bike Cyclists are always welcome and we have cycle storage next door at MadLab (36-40 Edge St). How can I contact the organiser with any questions? Email us on [email protected] What’s the refund policy? Please find MadLab’s Cancellation Policy here. This course needs a minimum of 10 people to run. Why not sign up and encourage a friend to come too? About MadFabLab MadFabLab is an open-access workshop for Manchester’s hackers, makers, and tinkerers – whether actively curious, seasoned anti-disciplinarian, or any/all points in between – providing shared tools and space to create amazing new things, play and experiment with new technology, and meet and collaborate with others. Booking your place For your convenience, we offer a number of ways to book: Book via Eventbrite Invoice or PayPal – by phoning 0161 839 6324 or emailing [email protected] Payment by cheque – made out to MadLab CIC, and sent to MadLab 36-40 Edge Street, Manchester M4 1HN Gemma May Latham is a participatory artist/maker who interprets textiles through digital and analogue processes. Gemma creates interventions and installations that explore traditional craft skills. She embraces processes that are intrinsically slow, creating a calming effect that allows time to connect with both process and material.  

       
  • Introduction to Laser Cutting: make an acrylic keyring at MadFabLab

    Want to get creative with laser cutting? Learn to add the personal touch in this two hour introduction to laser cutting. Starting with the basics of designing in Inkscape, you’ll go on to create a beautiful, unique acrylic keyring of your own design. Who is this course for? This course is suitable for all abilities, and we welcome beginners with no previous experience of laser cutting or design. Equipment you’ll need All materials and equipment will be provided. What will you learn? How to create a simple design in Inkscape, a free, open source graphics editor. How to transfer your design to the laser cutter, using Laserscript 5.3 software Setting up the laser cutter to watch your design come to life FAQsI have accessibility needs, what kind of physical access do you have? Unfortunately the MadFabLab is on a first floor with no lift. We are actively pursuing leads on future space which will have improved access, but in the meantime please get in touch and we will work creatively to try and accommodate you. What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event? The MadFabLab is next door to MadLab in the Northern Quarter (Manchester). 42 Edge StreetManchesterM4 1HNUK There are a number of options for getting to us by public transport. By tram The nearest tram stop is Shudehill, on the Bury–Altrincham and Rochdale–East Didsbury lines. For other lines, Piccadilly Gardens is the closest and we are just 5 minutes walk away from here. By bus The nearest local bus station is Shudehill/Thomas Street, for visitors coming from North Manchester. For other local buses, Manchester Piccadilly Bus Station is located just 5 minutes walk away. The nearest national bus station is the Shudehill Bus Interchange, although Chorlton Street Bus Station is 20 minutes walk away. By train MadFabLab is less than 15 minutes walk away from both Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Victoria train stations. By air From Manchester International Airport, there is a train station at Terminal 2 with regular trains to Manchester Piccadilly Train station which take approximately 35 minutes. Alternatively, taxis are available outside all terminals and will take roughly 30 minutes on a good day, costing around £25. By car If you are driving to reach us, there is limited on-street parking in the area. Alternatively, there is an NCP Car Park roughly two minutes walk away. Also, be warned that the Northern Quarter has a somewhat inscrutable one-way system so bring your sat nav. By bike Cyclists are always welcome and we have cycle storage next door at MadLab (36-40 Edge St). How can I contact the organiser with any questions? Email us on [email protected] What’s the refund policy? Please find MadLab’s Cancellation Policy here. This course needs a minimum of 10 people to run. Why not sign up and encourage a friend to come too? About MadFabLab MadFabLab is an open-access workshop for Manchester’s hackers, makers, and tinkerers – whether actively curious, seasoned anti-disciplinarian, or any/all points in between – providing shared tools and space to create amazing new things, play and experiment with new technology, and meet and collaborate with others. Booking your place For your convenience, we offer a number of ways to book: Book via Eventbrite Invoice or PayPal – by phoning 0161 839 6324 or emailing [email protected] Payment by cheque – made out to MadLab CIC, and sent to MadLab 36-40 Edge Street, Manchester M4 1HN Gemma May Latham is a participatory artist/maker who interprets textiles through digital and analogue processes. Gemma creates interventions and installations that explore traditional craft skills. She embraces processes that are intrinsically slow, creating a calming effect that allows time to connect with both process and material.  

       
  • Amazon Marketing Services and SEO Training Course - Manchester

    Amazon SEO involves creating a keyword rich copy to get your products found, and PPC involves paid advertisement. Both of them go hand in hand and this course helps understand how SEO and paid ads help your products to rank well on product searches.

       
  • Amazon Vendor Masterclass - Manchester

    In this informative session, we share our experience of working with many successful brand owners and share proven methods to be successful with Amazon Vendor program.

       
  • Learn to Laser Cut a 3D Model at MadFabLab

    This course runs over two evenings – Wednesday 13th June and Wednesday 20th June 18.30 until 21.00Create a simple 3D model using free software and learn how to generate slices for laser cutting. Whether you’re looking to sample 3D objects as prototypes, or you just fancy making a unique sculpture for your home, learning how to slice a 3D design is your starting point. Using open source software (free software available for anyone to download online) and corrugated card as a build material, makes this method an ideal way to start tinkering with 3D prototyping without breaking the bank. You’ll get to know the basics of open source 3D software, an essential tool for any budding digital maker. Who is this course for? This workshop is suitable for everyone, including young makers aged 11+. All under-18s must be accompanied by an adult (all participants need their own tickets). Equipment you’ll need All equipment will be provided on the day, you just need to bring yourself What you’ll learn: The concept of slicing to create 3D objects The basics of Tinkercad Creating files ready for the laser cutter Induction to the HPC laser cutter FAQsI have accessibility needs, what kind of physical access do you have? Unfortunately the MadFabLab is on a first floor with no lift. We are actively pursuing leads on future space which will have improved access, but in the meantime please get in touch and we will work creatively to try and accommodate you. What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event? The MadFabLab is next door to MadLab in the Northern Quarter (Manchester). 42 Edge StreetManchesterM4 1HNUK There are a number of options for getting to us by public transport. By tram The nearest tram stop is Shudehill, on the Bury–Altrincham and Rochdale–East Didsbury lines. For other lines, Piccadilly Gardens is the closest and we are just 5 minutes walk away from here. By bus The nearest local bus station is Shudehill/Thomas Street, for visitors coming from North Manchester. For other local buses, Manchester Piccadilly Bus Station is located just 5 minutes walk away. The nearest national bus station is the Shudehill Bus Interchange, although Chorlton Street Bus Station is 20 minutes walk away. By train MadFabLab is less than 15 minutes walk away from both Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Victoria train stations. By air From Manchester International Airport, there is a train station at Terminal 2 with regular trains to Manchester Piccadilly Train station which take approximately 35 minutes. Alternatively, taxis are available outside all terminals and will take roughly 30 minutes on a good day, costing around £25. By car If you are driving to reach us, there is limited on-street parking in the area. Alternatively, there is an NCP Car Park roughly two minutes walk away. Also, be warned that the Northern Quarter has a somewhat inscrutable one-way system so bring your sat nav. By bike Cyclists are always welcome and we have cycle storage next door at MadLab (36-40 Edge St). How can I contact the organiser with any questions? Email us on [email protected] What’s the refund policy? Please find MadLab’s Cancellation Policy here. This course needs a minimum of 10 people to run. Why not sign up and encourage a friend to come too? About MadFabLab MadFabLab is an open-access workshop for Manchester’s hackers, makers, and tinkerers – whether actively curious, seasoned anti-disciplinarian, or any/all points in between – providing shared tools and space to create amazing new things, play and experiment with new technology, and meet and collaborate with others. Booking your place For your convenience, we offer a number of ways to book: Book via Eventbrite Invoice or PayPal – by phoning 0161 839 6324 or emailing [email protected] Payment by cheque – made out to MadLab CIC, and sent to MadLab 36-40 Edge Street, Manchester M4 1HN Gemma May Latham is a participatory artist/maker who interprets textiles through digital and analogue processes. Gemma creates interventions and installations that explore traditional craft skills. She embraces processes that are intrinsically slow, creating a calming effect that allows time to connect with both process and material. The process of making and this experience is far more important to me than any physical outcome.  

       
  • Introduction to Laser Cutting: Wooden Coaster Tiles at MadFabLab

    Want to get creative with laser cutting? Learn to add the personal touch in this two hour introduction to laser cutting. Starting with the basics of designing in Inkscape, you’ll go on to create a beautiful, unique wooden coaster etched with your photo. Who is this course for? This course is suitable for all abilities, and we welcome beginners with no previous experience of laser cutting and etching. Equipment you’ll need All you’ll need to bring for the workshop is a photo from your collection. All other materials and equipment will be provided on the day. What will you learn? How to create a simple shape in Inkscape, a free, open source graphics editor. Manipulating your photo with GIMP How to transfer your design to the laser cutter, using Laserscript 5.3 software Setting up the laser cutter to watch your design come to life FAQsI have accessibility needs, what kind of physical access do you have? Unfortunately the MadFabLab is on a first floor with no lift. We are actively pursuing leads on future space which will have improved access, but in the meantime please get in touch and we will work creatively to try and accommodate you. What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event? The MadFabLab is next door to MadLab in the Northern Quarter (Manchester). 42 Edge StreetManchesterM4 1HNUK There are a number of options for getting to us by public transport. By tram The nearest tram stop is Shudehill, on the Bury–Altrincham and Rochdale–East Didsbury lines. For other lines, Piccadilly Gardens is the closest and we are just 5 minutes walk away from here. By bus The nearest local bus station is Shudehill/Thomas Street, for visitors coming from North Manchester. For other local buses, Manchester Piccadilly Bus Station is located just 5 minutes walk away. The nearest national bus station is the Shudehill Bus Interchange, although Chorlton Street Bus Station is 20 minutes walk away. By train MadFabLab is less than 15 minutes walk away from both Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Victoria train stations. By air From Manchester International Airport, there is a train station at Terminal 2 with regular trains to Manchester Piccadilly Train station which take approximately 35 minutes. Alternatively, taxis are available outside all terminals and will take roughly 30 minutes on a good day, costing around £25. By car If you are driving to reach us, there is limited on-street parking in the area. Alternatively, there is an NCP Car Park roughly two minutes walk away. Also, be warned that the Northern Quarter has a somewhat inscrutable one-way system so bring your sat nav. By bike Cyclists are always welcome and we have cycle storage next door at MadLab (36-40 Edge St). How can I contact the organiser with any questions? Email us on [email protected] What’s the refund policy? Please find MadLab’s Cancellation Policy here. This course needs a minimum of 10 people to run. Why not sign up and encourage a friend to come too? About MadFabLab MadFabLab is an open-access workshop for Manchester’s hackers, makers, and tinkerers – whether actively curious, seasoned anti-disciplinarian, or any/all points in between – providing shared tools and space to create amazing new things, play and experiment with new technology, and meet and collaborate with others. Booking your place For your convenience, we offer a number of ways to book: Book via Eventbrite Invoice or PayPal – by phoning 0161 839 6324 or emailing [email protected] Payment by cheque – made out to MadLab CIC, and sent to MadLab 36-40 Edge Street, Manchester M4 1HN Chris Ball has worked on projects from small musical instruments to large scale interactive sculptures. He has a degree in Audio Technology, and specialises in sound and light. He has several years experience working with Arduino and associated electronics.  

       
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