Check out the automated garden at Phoenix Forge!
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Check out the automated garden at Phoenix Forge!

        Take a closer look at our Electronics and Robotics area At Phoenix Forge, we have the resources you need to take your creativity to the next level. Meet Michelle Lowman, our Electronics & Robotics Instructional Specialist who is here to help you navigate the area. Michelle is a maker with innovative…

Lathe Orientation Now Available at Phoenix Forge
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Lathe Orientation Now Available at Phoenix Forge

This course is an introduction to the lathe. This course will provide a comprehensive overview of lathe safety and the fundamentals of turning wood. This course is three hours in length and will guide each student through the safe and proper usage of the lathe while completing a small project. After the completion of the…

Electronics & Robotics at Phoenix Forge
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Electronics & Robotics at Phoenix Forge

    Explore electronics and robotics at Phoenix Forge with monthly classes and the tools you need to engineer your ideas. Our Electronics and Robotics Department includes a variety of tools including: Soldering Stations Soldering Irons Digital Voltmeters Oscilloscopes Variable Power Supplies Consumables: Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Bread Board, etc. New Parking Now Available at Phoenix…

Prototyping equipment to bring your ideas to life!
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Prototyping equipment to bring your ideas to life!

      At Phoenix Forge your creativity can come to life with all the tools you need to put your ideas into action. Meet Heather Harrenstein, our Prototyping Instructional Specialist who is here to help you navigate all our prototyping equipment. Heather recently had the idea to use her skills to create these fun…

Meet Our New Woodshop Instructor
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Meet Our New Woodshop Instructor

      Meet Our New Woodshop Instructor ​​​​​​​Matthew Briggs (He/Him) is the newly hired Senior Instructor of the Woodshop for Phoenix Forge. He comes to this position with seven years of experience in instructional design and fabrication. He was formerly an Instructional Facilities Manager at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.  Additionally,…

Meet Jodi – Jewelry Making Instructor
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Meet Jodi – Jewelry Making Instructor

    Instructor Spotlight Our instructors are experts in their craft and excited to share their skill sets with community members. Meet Jodi Webster, our jewelry making instructor. Jodi has a talent for creating three-dimensional jewelry pieces using CAD software and 3D printing in additional to traditional jewelry and metalsmithing processes. She has been working…