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(Members can get RFID card access outside of these hours to use the space.)

3001 West Superior Street Duluth, MN 55806 View Map

Mission: To offer the best sustainable multi-field cooperative workshop possible for our local artists, inventors, experimenters, teachers, learners (Makers!)


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Two Loons Partnership (Sunday, Oct 15th - Miranda )

(Our display with a few pieces )
    We have always wanted a way for members to be able to sell what they make to our local community. Two Loons Gallery and Boutique has now made that easier! We have partnered with them to have a display that shows off, and offers up for sale, items made by members of the MakerSpace, and they're even located in our same neighborhood, Lincoln Park! Go check them out.

Beautiful Cutting Board (Tuesday, May 16th - Joe )

(Greg's board has a bit of attitude.)
    Combination of using our woodshop for making cutting boards, and then big laser to engrave them is pretty sweet. Greg did a spectacular job with one recently.

3D Printed Bot (Monday, May 15th - Joe )

(Chelsey has spent some time sanding and painting to achieve a realistic old robot look)
    Our 4 Makerbot 3D printers have been running well, we also have the fancier MendleMax3 finally producing as well. Easy to use tools to make most any part you can dream up.
UPCOMING CLASSES & EVENTS See All

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Monday
Oct 23rd

Tomorrow
Tuesday
Oct 24th

Class: Lasered Plywood Box (6:00pm-8:00pm)[$25]
Build a small hinge box that is cut out on our 100W laser out of birch plywood. You can choose to personalize the top with an etching or cut out.

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Wednesday
Oct 25th

Event: Demo Night! (6:00pm-7:00pm)
Free event open to anyone. Stop by the shop to see to this week's demonstration! Our members demonstrate products, machines, and techniques. Usually hands on opportunities and always fun.

This
Thursday
Oct 26th

Event: Volunteer session! (5:30pm-7:30pm)
Every Other Thursdays 5:30pm-7:30pm come and we should have something helpful to do for anyone of any skill or age. We greatly appreciate any help, members and non-members alike invited :)

Class: Introduction to Big CNC (6:00pm-8:00pm)[$23]
You will learn how to design a simple vector part using Inkscape and MakerCam to take to the 8' by 10' CNC (Computer Numerical Control) and have it cut out the design. This class is a step to learn to use any of the three CNCs we have at the space.

Class: Natural Cleaning Products (6:30pm-8:30pm)[$30]
If you're interested in reducing the synthetic chemicals in your cleaning products then come to this class. We will make an "All Purpose Spray Cleaner" and "Quick Clean Wipes".

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Friday
Oct 27th

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Saturday
Oct 28th

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Sunday
Oct 29th

Class: Pottery 101 (1:00pm-4:00pm)[$35]
Learn to make a bowl or cup on the potter's wheel. Start to finish. Learn to center, pull, shape and trim pottery. Hand building is also offered if student prefers. Select glaze for instructor to fire in the kiln. Pottery is microwave, dishwasher and oven safe. Your piece will be ready to pick up in about 3 weeks after your class.

Class: Lapidary 101: Stone Cutting and Polishing (2:00pm-4:30pm)[$25]
Learn the principles for stone cutting and polishing in order to create something such as a pendant. Get hands-on experience with the 10" saw, the trimming saw, and grinding wheels. The class will cover basic tool use and how to operate them safely.

Next
Monday
Oct 30th

Class: Aromatherapy: Shower Steamers (6:30pm-8:30pm)[$30]
The shower steamers are a fizzie for the shower. The inhalation of essential oils are released by being activated by the water. Depending on the choice of essential oils the shower steamers can open our sinuses and lift our spirits, or at the end of the day, the essential oils can help us relax to find rest.

Next
Tuesday
Oct 31st

Next
Wednesday
Nov 1st

Next
Thursday
Nov 2nd

Class: Intro to Arduino (6:00pm-7:30pm)[$18]
Arduino! Automate, interact, log, build all sorts of amazing possibilities with an Arduino Micro-controller. This class is an introduction to the very basic programming of an Arduino and how to control very basic components. Completely geared towards beginners. No programming or electronics expertise recommended!

Next
Friday
Nov 3rd

Next
Saturday
Nov 4th

Next
Sunday
Nov 5th

Class: Pottery 101 (1:00pm-4:00pm)[$35]
Learn to make a bowl or cup on the potter's wheel. Start to finish. Learn to center, pull, shape and trim pottery. Hand building is also offered if student prefers. Select glaze for instructor to fire in the kiln. Pottery is microwave, dishwasher and oven safe. Your piece will be ready to pick up in about 3 weeks after your class.

Monday
Nov 6th


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Like what we're doing but have little time to be involved? Consider giving some funds.
Thanks go out to Christopher Kroll (who said: Happy New Year to Duluth Makers) for giving $105 on 2015-12-28

Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: What is a MakerSpace?
A: A Cooperative Workshop, run like a fitness gym, where a monthly membership pays for shared access to tech tools, electronics, woodshop, metalshop, techshop, crafts, classrooms, fabrics, etc! Similar places have been sprouting up across the country. They are a real community asset driving innovation, education and cooperation. Our biggest asset is the other members.
Q: Who is running this?
A: A loose knit group of about 30 very enthusiastic member-volunteers who aspire to endlessly improve and creatively use our 11,000sqft building. Over half of the equipment is on loan or donated from members! The remainder is currently privately funded to keep us well stocked.
Q: How long have you been running?
A: We bought the building end of 2014, and volunteers have been tirelessly working on improving the space since then. We had our grand opening September 17th, 2016.
Q: Who is the place for?
A: All ages (18+ for non-class-based solo access), Women and Men, Anyone who is curious, who wants to learn new things from enthusiastic people. Anyone who is artistic or otherwise creatively inclined. Anyone who likes to create things but may not have room at home for all the various tools needed. Anyone wanting to take or teach classes on a wide range of subject matters.
Q: Do you have tool X or can you support hobby X at the shop?
A: If we do not already have the tools we will look into finding a way to integrate it into our offerings. We encourage you to help us gear up and teach the equipment! Our equipment list is helpful.
Q: I'm interested! What are ways I can be involved?
A: Come take a tour. Become a Member. Come volunteer working on space. Donate or lend some needed equipment or funds. Join our facebook page. Tell a friend. Come take a class. Anything is appreciated!

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