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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:Bruce DuncanRoyal Alworth

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Open House (Thursday, Dec 5th - hg )

(Join Us )
    Due to the lovely weather making travel difficult, last Saturday, we decided to host yet another Open House! Come down & check out the Duluth Makerspace! We will have tours running, small hands-on demos, and lots of exciting news to share. Beverages by Bent Paddle and some snacks too. See ya there!

Community Is Our Greatest Asset (Monday, Nov 18th - HG )

(We need you !)
    Welcome to the Duluth Makerspace a cooperative workshop, run like a fitness gym, where a monthly membership pays for shared access to electronics, wood-shop, metal-shop, tech-shop, crafts room, classrooms, 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.
    Because our community is our greatest asset, we strive to always build more of it. So this November 30th, we will be hosting an open house inviting all to explore our space. Come on down and give the space a tour and see what sparks you imagination. See more details in the calendar on our website.

We Got The Permit! (Saturday, Nov 9th - HG )

(Mission is a Go!)
    Ok, this is it guys! We have received our approved permit plans from the city! Now we can begin our work on the second floor! So what does this mean for you?
    What you can do is come on down and help us start working? We need volunteers to start renovating! View the how to video posted in our slack channel (#dms2ndfloorremodel) for more details! Or come on down, this coming Thursday, the 14th for a work day!

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Dec 13th

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.

Dec 14th

Dec 15th

Class: Glass Etching (1:00pm-3:00pm)[$15]
Learn how to use the Cricut vinyl-cutter to precisely cut a custom resist to use as an etchant guide to add a logo, text or other simple image to the glass piece. Bring in your own glass piece (a glass, Pyrex baking dish, bottle, mirror, picture frame glass, etc) to personalize for a great gift or use our sample glass.

Dec 16th

Class: Intro to Arduino (6:00pm-7:30pm)[$18]
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!

Dec 17th

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.

Dec 18th

Dec 19th

Class: Cold Process Soap Making (6:00pm-8:00pm)[$25]
Learn the basics of cold process soap craft from start to finish using lye and different oils and fats. We'll cover safety, tips, resources, and the fundamentals of the age-old craft. This handmade soap makes a great gift, especially for those with chemical sensitivities.

Dec 20th

Event: A Very Makers Christmas (6:00pm-8:00pm)
A Makers take on the holidays. This creative soiree will be a opportunity to get to know your fellow makers, discuss projects and plan for the upcoming year. As part of the festivities, we ask all to bring one or more creative ornaments for the "tree". Food and refreshments will be provided. See ya there!

Dec 21st

Dec 22nd

Class: Intro to Plasma Cutting (12:00pm-3:00pm)[$35]
Learn how to use the hand held plasma cutter to cut out a small (up to 12"x12") design out of metal. Then learn different finishing techniques depending on your design. No experience necessary. Please come with a design in mind and your own safety glasses, hearing protection and gloves. Last sign up will be the Friday before the class by 1:00.

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 cabochon. 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.

Dec 23rd

Dec 24th

Donations: Donate
Like what we're doing but have little time to be involved? Consider giving some funds.
Thanks go out to Christopher Kroll (who said: Refund for Donations) for giving $0 on 2017-12-31

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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