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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!)

Members At Shop Currently:Mike OlsonGordon Anderson

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Masking Required Again (Friday, Jan 14th - Board )

(Sign from the city)
    Effective Friday, January 14, 2022, at 5:00 p.m., a local state of emergency is declared and face coverings required. This regulation requires all persons ages five and up to wear a face covering in places of public accommodation. [Which includes us].

Minnesota Swag (Thursday, Sep 30th - HG )

(Cement mold making on the Big CNC )
    A joint project between a few of our Makerspace members, here we have prototype plug for cement casting being cut out on our 5’x8’ CNC router. After this prototype is cut it will be lined with a lubricant and filled with cement. The result will be a coffee coaster with a Minnesota state relief in the center.

DIY Furler (Thursday, Sep 30th - HG )

(Just had to spend a lil time on the metal lathe)
    Check out this metalshop project from a few weeks ago. Using the metal lathe, Garrett cut a new jib furler for his sailboat. If you've noticed a large van parked in front of the space that would be recently joined members, Min and Garret. While they have been here only briefly, they've made a big splash in the community. They are now headed south for warm weather and, while we are sad to see them go, we wish them the best of luck on their journeys!

Jan 27th

Class: Intro to Pottery: Throwing Succulent Planters TWO (6:00pm-8:00pm)[$100]
TWO PART Class - Thursday, January 27th from 6-8 p.m. AND Saturday, January 29th from 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Join us at the Duluth Makerspace’s new pottery studio to make your very own succulent planter with drainage! This is an introductory class where you will learn the basics of throwing different forms, trimming, decorating, and glazing. Thursday’s session will consist of throwing a cylindrical form for the planter, and a plate form for the drainage. The second session, students will be given the tools to refine their piece by trimming, carving, decorating, and glazing their planters. Following the second session, the instructor will fire pieces for pickup in 1-2 weeks after the second session. Upon pickup, students will receive their very own planter and succulent to go with it!

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Class: Intro to 3D Printing (6:00pm-8:00pm)[$40]
This class will introduce you to 3D printing with a short primer on how it works. Then you will be guided on arranging your model and printing it on one of the shop printers to take home.

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Meeting: Board (7:00pm-7:00pm)
Closed Board Meeting

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Feb 9th

Class: Basic Stained Glass (6:00pm-8:00pm)[$50]
In this beginner stained glass class you will learn the basic techniques of cutting glass, construction using copper foil and solder. By the end of this class, you will have constructed a beautiful stained-glass heart for yourself or someone else. Use this opportunity to get a jump on your Valentines gifts.

Feb 10th

Class: Intro to Arduino (6:00pm-8:00pm)[$40]
Microcontrollers are the brains of our electronics. Arduino is at the heart of open source electronic prototyping and design! From robots to interactive art and novel doodads, learn the fundamentals of building anything you can imagine using the Arduino microcontroller. At the end of this workshop you'll have hands on experience with the Arduino hardware, basic electronic components, Arduino programming IDE, see examples of cool projects, understand what's possible, have the resources to learn more, and together we'll program a basic LED light show! Completely geared toward beginners. No prior knowledge of programming or electronics is needed.

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Thanks go out to Christopher Kroll for giving $105 on 2015-10-26

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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