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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, experimenters, teachers, learners (Makers!)


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PAID STAFF POSITION AT DMS! (Sunday, Aug 12th - Joe )

    In an effort to improve day-to-day operations and communication at Duluth MakerSpace, we are considering hiring a Operations Manager (No experience necessary!) Please see and share our application: Operations Manager Position. We would like to find someone as soon as possible, so please do not hesitate to reply if you have interest!

New Door Access System Installed. RFID Working Again! (Thursday, Aug 9th - Joe )

    Well, it's been a couple months of various issues plaguing the RFID system. We finally today installed an all-new-simpler build that hopefully fixed the several glitches that were occurring. Apologies for the delay and general frustration. I personally would make time to go fix it , and it would be working those nights, which makes it difficult to troubleshoot. By replacing the whole system, should be solid again. And We will have on-hand-backups!! :)

Official Non-Profit Status (Thursday, Aug 2nd - Alyssa )

    Duluth MakerSpace has attained its official 501c3 Non-Profit status from the IRS!
UPCOMING CLASSES & EVENTS See All

Today
Tuesday
Aug 21st

Class: Inkscape Fundamentals: Level Up Your Custom Design (6:00pm-7:30pm)[$15]
Inkscape Fundamentals will cover the basics of vector design & editing with Inkscape. These skills will translate into more control over your designs for laser cutting & engraving, Cricut cutting, and CNC cutting.

Class: Intro to Arduino (6:00pm-7:30pm)[$18]
[[[ Canceled! ]]] Arduino! Automate, interact, log, build all sorts of amazing possibilities with an Arduino Micro-controller. This class is an introduction to the very basic programming of an Arduino and how to control very basic components. Completely geared towards beginners. No programming or electronics expertise recommended!

Tomorrow
Wednesday
Aug 22nd

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Thursday
Aug 23rd

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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Friday
Aug 24th

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Saturday
Aug 25th

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Sunday
Aug 26th

Class: Pottery 101 (12:00pm-2:00pm)[$35]
Learn to make a cup, bowl or spoon rest 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 3 weeks after your class.

Class: Lapidary 101: Stone Cutting and Polishing (2:00pm-5:00pm)[$30]
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.

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Monday
Aug 27th

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.

Next
Tuesday
Aug 28th

Next
Wednesday
Aug 29th

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.

Next
Thursday
Aug 30th

Class: Woodshop Safety and Orientation (6:00pm-7:30pm)[$18]
Learn the safety guidelines and the basics of the machines in the woodshop. Get an opportunity to run a number of the machines.

Next
Friday
Aug 31st

Next
Saturday
Sep 1st

Next
Sunday
Sep 2nd

Class: Pottery 101 (12:00pm-2:00pm)[$35]
Learn to make a cup, bowl or spoon rest 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 3 weeks after your class.

Next
Monday
Sep 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.

Tuesday
Sep 4th


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Like what we're doing but have little time to be involved? Consider giving some funds.
Thanks go out to Christopher Kroll (who said: DMS Rewlz!) for giving $50 on 2015-08-30

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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