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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, experimentors, teachers, learners (Makers!)


Members At Shop Currently:Bruce DuncanLouise Payjack-GuillouAidan BlankSean TruaxScott Schelde

RECENT NEWS All News (most recent at top)

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.

Embroidered What? (Sunday, May 14th - Joe )

(Lynelle has a sense of humor in choosing her materials for embroidering!)
    Our small brother embroiderer has a bunch of built in easy to use embroidery options, Lynelle recently ran a demo night featuring the machine and usage.
UPCOMING CLASSES & EVENTS See All

Today
Thursday
May 25th

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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Friday
May 26th

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May 27th

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Sunday
May 28th

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: 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 29th

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Tuesday
May 30th

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.

This
Wednesday
May 31st

Event: Demo Night! TBD (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.

Next
Thursday
Jun 1st

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Friday
Jun 2nd

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Saturday
Jun 3rd

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Sunday
Jun 4th

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.

Next
Monday
Jun 5th

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Tuesday
Jun 6th

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.

Next
Wednesday
Jun 7th

Event: Demo Night! TBD (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.

Thursday
Jun 8th

Class: Ouch! Those Bugs and Sunburn (6:00pm-8:00pm)[$30]
Using Aromatherapy to address the issues of too many bugs and too much sun. Making a sunburn relief cooling spray and a bug itch relief lotion.

Donations: Donate
Like what we're doing but have little time to be involved? Consider giving some funds.
Thanks go out to Christopher Kroll for giving $105 on 2016-02-03

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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