Centroid CNC

Metal Fabrication

Centroid CNC

Learn the Centroid CNC interface, your gateway to the studio’s computer-numerical-control mill, lathe, and plasma cutter.


Tuition Assistance and Other Policies

Meeting Times
  1. Wed, 7/10/2024 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Wed, 7/10/2024


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Class, Has Prerequisite

Metal Machining

CNC, Machine Shop


Learn what all those buttons do, which directions the machine moves along the different axes, how to load a G-code program, and the way to communicate directly with the machine via MDI (manual data input).

There’s a lot to know about operating a CNC (computer numeric control) machine beyond loading a program and pushing the button, and this will get you started.


This is a prerequisite for the CNC Lathe and CNC Mill classes, and highly recommended for CNC Plasma Cutter classes such as Lay Out and Cut Numbers with the CNC Plasma Cutter.


Class Policies

Ages 14 and up are welcome.

BARN Policies

  • View BARN's Cancellation and Refund Policy.
  • Tuition Assistance is available. Fill out the application before registering.
  • BARN is committed to accessibility. We try to make accommodations when requested; the earlier you contact us, the more likely we can help. Please email accessibility@bainbridgebarn.org to find out more or request an accommodation.
  • Sensory Statement: Makerspaces like BARN can be noisy and cluttered, smell strongly, and have bright or flickering lights.

Instructors or Guides

Eli Backer

Eli Backer is an artist, composer, and engineer who works in a wide range of media and is constantly making. A Bainbridge native, she holds a master's degree in glass from the Rhode Island School of Design, and a bachelor's in computer engineering from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Her work can be found in the Cynthia Sears Artist’s Books Collection at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, at the Center for Book Arts in NYC, and at the Fleet Library in Providence, R.I. She finds setting type and working with the presses quite meditative.

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