|RECENT NEWS All News (most recent at top)|
New 3D Printers (Tuesday, Jan 15th - Miranda )
| Jesse, our tech shop manager, did some work researching 3D printers and found us some new ones. They look great and the prints that come off them look even better!|
Woodshop Lights (Wednesday, Dec 19th - Miranda )
|(A nice, bright woodshop. ) The woodshop lights have been replaced! Gone are the days of waiting 10 minutes for the lights to warm up. It's also now incredibly bright in there!
The metalshop lights were done about a month ago, so it's also significantly brighter and a more usable space now.
Thanksgiving Weekend Hours (Tuesday, Nov 20th - Alyssa )
| DMS will not have staffed hours on Thursday, Nov 22nd through Sunday, Nov 25. Members are still welcome to use the space using their card or keyfob.|
|UPCOMING CLASSES & EVENTS See All|
|Class: Intro to 3D Printing (6:00pm-8:00pm)[$17]|
This class will introduce you to 3D printing with a short primer on how it works. Then you will be guided on finding a small model online and then printing it on one of the shop printers to take home.
|Class: Basic Stained Glass (11:00am-1:00pm)[$35]|
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. If time allows you will have the opportunity to make additional hearts for an additional fee of $8 per heart.
|Class: Wire Wrap Jewelry (2:00pm-3:30pm)[$15]|
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.
|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.
|Class: Intro to the X-Carve CNC (6:00pm-8:00pm)[$23]|
Learn how to run the X-Carve CNC router. You will be guided through designing a small project then learning how to set up the X-Carve to cut your project out of wood.
|Meeting: Member (6:00pm-8:00pm)|
Current members are welcome to come to this meeting to get filled in on what's been happening at the space and some plans for the future.
|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!