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Come Tour! We are staffed weekdays: 5:30pm-8pm / Sat: noon-8pm / Sun: noon-6pm (extended if busy) Membership Info
(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, experimentors, teachers, learners (Makers!)


Members At Shop Currently:Charles NahgahnubDevan BurnettShari IlligLynelle HansonRobert Ragsdale

RECENT NEWS All News (most recent at top)

Fun School Tour (Thursday, Mar 16th - Joe )

(a group of 20 students from Montessori were fun to show around. )
    Had a group of 20 kids come through this afternoon and we showed them active 3D printing projects as well as a brief tour of woodshop/metalshop and then had them assemble some laser cut rocket ships to take home.

Member Drive A Success! (Sunday, Feb 26th - Joe )

    By the end of Saturday's Tour/Demo Night we had 104 active paid members! We reached our group goal! Way to go Everyone! Duluth MakerSpace is a complete success. Through Hard work and Volunteer Effort we all Built it, and now it's being enjoyed at a sustainable level. Boom! Spectacular Job. Thanks again to each and every awesome one of you!

Member Drive In Final Stretch! (Thursday, Feb 23rd - Joe )

(Royal's Forge Bending Class produced some quality Trivets!)
    Our goal for february was to hit 100 members by March 1st. We are getting very close! 94 members as of today. Only a few days left, but we might should be able to make it if we keep pushing! Great work volunteers! Come join this extraordinary group of cool people!
UPCOMING CLASSES & EVENTS See All

Today
Friday
Apr 28th

Class: Glass Etching (6:00pm-7:30pm)[$18]
Learn how to use the CriCut to precisely cut a custom vinyl resist to use as an etchant guide to add a logo, text or other simple image to the glass piece. Bring in your own glass piece (a cup, bottle, mirror, picture frame glass, etc) or use our sample glass.

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Saturday
Apr 29th

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Sunday
Apr 30th

Class: Metalshop 101 (2:00pm-3:30pm)[$17]
Learn the safety guidelines and the basics of the machines in the metalshop. This includes the drill press, grinder, plasma cutter, cut off saws and more.

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.

Class: Pottery 101 (2:00pm-5:00pm)[$30]
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 2 weeks after your class.

Event: DMS Membership Meeting (6:00pm-7:30pm)
Come discuss/vote on latest policies and plannings.
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    May 1st

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    May 2nd

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    Wednesday
    May 3rd

    Event: Demo Night! Lock Picking (6:00pm-8:00pm)
    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.

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    Thursday
    May 4th

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    Friday
    May 5th

    Class: Beyond Basic Glass Bead (6:00pm-8:30pm)[$44.00]
    Learn more advanced techniques to create beads using a Hot Head torch and colored rods of glass. You must have taken the previous "Glass Bead Making" Class in order to sign up.

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    Saturday
    May 6th

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    Sunday
    May 7th

    Class: Pottery 101 (2:00pm-5:00pm)[$30]
    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 2 weeks after your class.

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    Monday
    May 8th

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    Tuesday
    May 9th

    Class: Welding 101 (6:00pm-8:00pm)[$90]
    Learn the basics of welding. With a focus on terminology, applications and safety. At the end of class, you will have the opportunity to schedule one-on-one time with Matt for the second portion of the class where you learn and practice welding. Price includes two hour class along with three hour one-on-one time to be scheduled.

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    Wednesday
    May 10th

    Event: Demo Night! Industrial Sewing (6:00pm-8:00pm)
    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.

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    Thursday
    May 11th

    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.

    Friday
    May 12th

    Class: Wire Wrap Jewelry (6:00pm-7:30pm)[$18]
    Come try building your own wire-wrapped jewelry. All of the tools and materials will be provided along with some guidance on making a tree of life which can be used as an earring, pendant or window hanging! No experience necessary.

    Donations: Donate
    Like what we're doing but have little time to be involved? Consider giving some funds.
    Thanks go out to IEEE (who said: Donation for tour of 20 people) for giving $100 on 2017-03-23

    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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