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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!)

Members At Shop Currently:Royal Alworth

RECENT NEWS All News (most recent at top)

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.

Back In Business! (Tuesday, Oct 16th - Alyssa )

    Good news, everyone!
    After rectifying some code issues and getting the thumbs-up from the city, Duluth MakerSpace is back in business!
    We have had to make a few changes to DMS in order to reopen, some only temporary, but we are confident that everything is for the good of the space:
    - The pottery and lapidary areas have been removed. That whole area will need to be rebuilt after we file proper permits. If you have any ideas about improvements that can be done on the rebuild, please let us know!
    - The large 100 watt laser is out of commission until it can be blessed by an electrical engineer. This should happen in the near future.
    - The large CNC machine is also out of operation. Plans for it are still TBD, but one option is to cut it down and finish making a plasma cutter. We may buy a smaller CNC machine to replace this one.
    - Any equipment in the woodshop that requires dust collection can't be used until our collection system is set up. We are working with Parsons Electric to complete this upgrade and should be done within a week or so.
    We will continuing to make improvements to the building to bring everything up to code as well as making sure we have a welcoming and well-used space.

Progress & Update (Thursday, Sep 20th - Alyssa )

(Old lights)
    We are submitting our letter of appeal to the city today and hope to be open for business again in the near future!
    We are also getting the lights in the woodshop upgraded today with some nice LEDs. We had a lot of volunteers help with the woodshop and it is going to be even better than before!

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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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Class: Metalshop 101 (1:00pm-3:00pm)[$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.

Dec 3rd

Class: Acrylic Painting Basics (6:00pm-8:00pm)[$30]
Learn to paint like the masters. Learn basic color theory and composition in a painting you can take away with you.

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Dec 5th

Event: Project Show-and-Tell (6:30pm-7:30pm)
Free event open to anyone. Stop by the shop to show off a project or see what other members have been working up.

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 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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