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Ideaworks hosts in-shop events as well as collaborations with other organizations throughout the Central Valley. See where the next event will be and join us! If you are an organization that shares our passion and would like to consider a collaboration, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Upcoming events

    • 16 Aug 2022
    • 09 Jul 2024
    • 98 sessions
    • Fresno Ideaworks Circuit Circus


    Join us on Tuesday evenings after work or school for a casual gathering of folks who tinker with hardware and software. The heart of the original Fresno Ideaworks Hackerspace lives on in this weekly hangout, where you are welcome to share your projects, ask and answer questions, help with Ideaworks projects, or just check out what others are up to.

    Tech Tuesday is a no-cost event, but donations are always appreciated to help us cover general Shop operating costs.

    Minors must be accompanied by a parent or designated adult.


    For general safety

    • All visitors will be asked to sign a waiver and provide emergency contact information.
    • Do not wear any dangling jewelry or lanyards that can get burned or caught in machinery (e.g. when soldering). 
    • Do not wear clothing with loose sleeves or draped or dangling elements that can get burned or caught in machinery (e.g. when soldering).
    • No open toe shoes (anywhere in the facility).
    • Long hair and beards should be securely tied back.
    • Currently face masks are recommended but not required the facility. A cotton cloth mask with ties instead of ear loops must be well secured with no dangling tie ends.



    • 10 Apr 2024
    • 24 Apr 2024
    • 3 sessions
    • Ideaworks - 1730 H street, Fresno, CA. 93721
    • 0
    Registration is closed


    Beginning Welding is a 3-session course; each session is 3 hours. Students will gain a core understanding of how to operate welding equipment safely and get familiar with basic techniques.  This class is for hobbyists, makers, artists, or anyone wanting to try something new and challenge themselves a bit in a comfortable collaborative environment.

    Check the class times shown to ensure you can make it to every session.

    What Not to Wear:

    • Do not wear rings or other jewelry. 
    • No open toe shoes (anywhere in the facility)
    • Do not wear clothing made from synthetic or synthetic blends. The synthetic fabric can burn vigorously, melt and produce skin burns.
    • Long hair and beards should be securely tied back.
    • Currently face masks are recommended but not required in the facility. A cotton cloth mask is safest around open flame. Your instructor will explain the safe use of face masks around welding equipment.


    We will provide:

    • Eye protection
    • Face hood/shield
    • Leathers
    • Insulated gloves
    • Ear plugs
    • Materials for class projects
    • Please bring any hoods/gloves/leathers if you have them
    Upon completion of the class, Ideaworks members may be certified to use the Weldatorium tools unsupervised during business hours.
      Free Month of Membership For First-time students

      This class includes a free one-month conditional membership to Ideaworks. This offer is only valid for classes $100 and over. Your conditional membership starts on the day of your last scheduled class. It is only valid for the same shop areas and tools that were used in class. Your instructor will provide a temporary card verifying that you completed the class and are approved for those tools. If you would like to continue your membership beyond the 30 days, please visit us here:  

      Join us

      Current members of Fresno Ideaworks are not eligible for this promotion. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer.

      • 14 Apr 2024
      • 28 Apr 2024
      • 3 sessions
      • Ideaworks - 1730 H Street, Fresno, CA. 93721
      • 0
      Registration is closed

      Beginning Woodshop runs for 3 sessions of 4 hours and assumes no previous woodworking experience.  The goal is to train students in the basic use and safety aspects of the major tools in the woodshop.  

      Students should plan to attend all three classes.  

      The first meeting will cover  basic safety and project selection.  The second and third sessions will be devoted to a project that will reinforce the skills learned on day 1.  We will be using many of the tools we practiced on, as well as some layout and marking skills, to build a small project that you will be able to take home and be proud of!

      What Not to Wear:

      • Do not wear any dangling jewelry or lanyards that can get caught in machinery. 
      • Do not wear clothing with loose sleeves or draped or dangling elements that can get caught in machinery
      • No open toe shoes (anywhere in the facility)
      • Long hair and beards should be securely tied back.
      • Currently face masks are recommended but not required the facility. A cotton cloth mask with ties instead of ear loops must be well secured with no dangling tie ends.


      We will provide:

      • Eye protection
      • Ear plugs if requested
      • Materials for class projects

      Upon completion of the class, Ideaworks members may be certified to use the covered woodshop tools unsupervised during business hours with instructor's approval.

      FREE MONTH OF MEMBERSHIP - New members only

      This class includes a free one-month conditional membership to Ideaworks. This offer is only valid for classes $100 and over. Your conditional membership starts on the day of your last scheduled class. It is only valid for the same shop areas and tools that were used in class. Your instructor will provide a temporary card verifying that you completed the class and are approved for those tools. If you would like to continue your membership beyond the 30 days, please visit us here:  

      Join us

      Current members of Fresno Ideaworks are not eligible for this promotion. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer.
      • 01 May 2024
      • 02 May 2024
      • 2 sessions
      • Fresno Ideaworks
      • 6
      Register

      This short course is designed for people who have completed the basic wood course offered at Ideaworks. Students will not only be able to improve upon the skills learned in the basic class, but will learn some new ones as well. The class is oriented around a predetermined project. Materials for the class project are included.                                                                                     

      The course will include:

      1. Safety - general shop safety review


      2. Use of power tools - All can hurt you, but proper use and practice will improve your woodworking!

           A. Miter/chop saw

           B. Jointer

           C  Router table

           D. Table saw


      3. Skill refinement -

           1. Planning

           2. Measurement

           3. Cutting to dimension

           4. Gluing & assembly

           5. Sanding

      4. Class outcomes:

      Students will refine skills that can be applied to future projects, and become more practiced on the tools. This class is a gateway to projects that are bigger, better, and requiring more skill in the future.  Participants will experience a feeling of accomplishment, and have a good time in the class!

      Students should plan to attend all classes.  

      The first meeting will cover  basic safety and project selection.  The second session will be devoted to a project that will reinforce the skills learned on day 1.  We will be using many of the tools we practiced on, as well as some layout and marking skills, to build a small project that you will be able to take home and be proud of!

      What Not to Wear:

      • Do not wear any dangling jewelry or lanyards that can get caught in machinery. 
      • Do not wear clothing with loose sleeves or draped or dangling elements that can get caught in machinery
      • No open toe shoes (anywhere in the facility)
      • Long hair and beards should be securely tied back.
      • Currently face masks are recommended but not required the facility. A cotton cloth mask with ties instead of ear loops must be well secured with no dangling tie ends.


      We will provide:

      • Eye protection
      • Ear plugs if requested
      • Materials for class projects
      • 08 May 2024
      • 22 May 2024
      • 3 sessions
      • Ideaworks - 1730 H street, Fresno, CA. 93721
      • 0
      Join waitlist


      Beginning Welding is a 3-session course; each session is 3 hours. Students will gain a core understanding of how to operate welding equipment safely and get familiar with basic techniques.  This class is for hobbyists, makers, artists, or anyone wanting to try something new and challenge themselves a bit in a comfortable collaborative environment.

      Check the class times shown to ensure you can make it to every session.

      What Not to Wear:

      • Do not wear rings or other jewelry. 
      • No open toe shoes (anywhere in the facility)
      • Do not wear clothing made from synthetic or synthetic blends. The synthetic fabric can burn vigorously, melt and produce skin burns.
      • Long hair and beards should be securely tied back.
      • Currently face masks are recommended but not required in the facility. A cotton cloth mask is safest around open flame. Your instructor will explain the safe use of face masks around welding equipment.


      We will provide:

      • Eye protection
      • Face hood/shield
      • Leathers
      • Insulated gloves
      • Ear plugs
      • Materials for class projects
      • Please bring any hoods/gloves/leathers if you have them
      Upon completion of the class, Ideaworks members may be certified to use the Weldatorium tools unsupervised during business hours.
        Free Month of Membership For First-time students

        This class includes a free one-month conditional membership to Ideaworks. This offer is only valid for classes $100 and over. Your conditional membership starts on the day of your last scheduled class. It is only valid for the same shop areas and tools that were used in class. Your instructor will provide a temporary card verifying that you completed the class and are approved for those tools. If you would like to continue your membership beyond the 30 days, please visit us here:  

        Join us

        Current members of Fresno Ideaworks are not eligible for this promotion. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer.

        • 11 May 2024
        • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
        • Fresno ideaworks
        • 8
        Register