Laser Cutting & Engraving – Sign up now!

Laser Cutting & Engraving classes are now on the schedule! This weekend we have our first Laser Cutting & Engraving Introduction class – like all other introductory classes, this one is free! We also have another new welding class starting on Saturday – Making a Campfire Grill. Call now to register your spot in class – 951.266.6630

Tuesday, April 15th
6pm – 9pm ~ Four Main Machines (Wood Shop)
6:30pm – 7:30pm ~ Machine Shop Introduction (FREE!)

Wednesday, April 16th
6pm – 6:30pm ~ 3D Printing Introduction (FREE!)
6pm – 10pm ~ MIG Welding Basics
7pm – 9pm ~ 3D Printing Machine Basics

Thursday, April 17th
4pm – 4:30pm ~ 3D Printing Introduction (FREE!)
5pm – 7pm ~ 3D Printing Machine Basics
6:30 – 9:30pm ~ Manual Lathe Hands-On (Machine Shop)
7pm – 9pm ~ 3D Printing Your First Part

Friday, April 18th
9:30am – 5pm ~ Arduino for Jr. Makers (ages 11-17)
6pm – 6:30pm ~ Wood Shop Introduction (FREE!)
6:30pm – 7:30pm ~ Woods and Adhesives
7:30pm – 10:30pm ~ Make a Cutting Board

Saturday, April 19th
11:30am – 12:30pm ~ Welding Introduction (FREE!)
11:30am – 2:30pm ~ Woodturning: Open-sided Turning
1pm – 5pm ~ MIG Welding Basics
2pm – 3pm ~ Computer Aided Design Introduction (FREE!)
2pm – 3pm ~ Laser Cutting & Engraving Introduction (FREE!)
3:30pm – 6:30pm ~ BobCAD Basics
6pm – 10pm ~ Making a Campfire Grill (Welding)
7pm – 9pm ~ BobART Basics

Sunday, April 19th ~ CLOSED FOR EASTER

FREE educational kits for teachers!

The Hydrobot Challenge is easy:

  • We give your middle school a free Hydrobot Challenge Kit, courtesy of the US NAVY!
  • You gather 10-30 students and let THEM figure out how to build it and make it work.
  • This can be in a classroom, a library, an official class activity or as a special lunch time event.
  • All we ask is that you supervise, keep them motivated and get it done within 4-5 weeks.
  • Then choose four students (and their families/friends) to accompany you to the Challenge on May 31st at Vocademy – The Makerspace.

Check out the 2014 Hydrobot Challenge video to learn more about the content of the kits and to see just how fun and straightforward it will be!



To sign up your school for the free educational HydroBot kit, please contact Vocademy at 951-266-6630.
Available to all middle school teachers in the Inland Empire.


Challenges for elementary and high school students are coming in the next school year. Sign up for our newsletter to receive updates and information about upcoming events and classes.

Table Building class on the schedule this week. Sign up now!


Bob is working on finishing the table he made with his own two hands and the skills that he learned at Vocademy. You have the opportunity to learn these same skills this week:

Tuesday, April 1st
Table Building (woodshop) ~ 6pm – 10pm
Manual Mill Hands-On (machine shop) ~ 6:30pm – 9:30pm

Wednesday, April 2nd
(FREE!) Model Making Introduction ~ 5pm – 6pm
Resin Casting ~ 6pm – 8pm

Friday, April 4th
(FREE!) Wood Shop Introduction ~ 6pm – 6:30pm
Table Building (woodshop) ~ 6pm – 10pm

Sunday, April 6th
(FREE!) 3D Printing Introduction ~ 1:30pm – 2pm
3D Printing Machine Basics ~ 2pm – 4pm
3D Printing Your First Part ~ 4pm – 6pm

Spaces are filling up, call now to reserve your place in class. 951-266-6630