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Come Tour! We are staffed weekdays: 5:30pm-8pm / Sat: noon-4pm / Sun: noon-4pm (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!)

Members At Shop Currently:Lynelle HansonChris Loppnow

RECENT NEWS All News (most recent at top)

Drum Kit Facelift (Friday, Apr 19th - Hg )

    From old to new! DMS member, Alec deciced it was time to give his drum kit a new look with Homegrown just around the corner. Picture here is, post-removal of the cracker blue vinyl. Once sanded, he plans on giving them a few coats of stain. Way to be creative!

Woodshop Work (Friday, Apr 19th - Hg )

(Amazing what a little stain does )
    It’s amazing what a coat of stain can do. Beautiful finished product of DMS member Ian. A great example of the work from our full fledged wood-shop @duluthmakerspace !

Even Barbie Needs A Toilet. (Thursday, Apr 4th - Hg )

(Pretty Pink 3D potty )
    Even Barbie needs a toilet.
    DMS Chris’ daughter requested a pink potty for her Barbie and, Chris creatively answered the call. Here, he is having one of our new 3D printers print such a pretty pink thunder-throne for the dolls. Well done, Chris!

Apr 23rd

Class: Rock Engraving (6:00pm-7:30pm)[$15]
Learn to laser engrave a rock with artwork or text! A 2x2 inch engrave area is optimal for this class. You will learn to use the 40watt lasers and mini-rock beds to engrave a mostly-flat rock. Stop at a beach or bring a rock from home. We will have a few rocks at the shop to choose from as well.

Apr 24th

Apr 25th

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.

Apr 26th

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, maybe for Mother's day - especially for those with chemical sensitivities.

Apr 27th

Apr 28th

Class: Wire Wrapping: Bales (1:00pm-2:30pm)[$15]
Learn two different, simple bales. One includes a spiral. A technique that can be used in other projects. Bring your own button to put a bale on if you have one you like.

Apr 29th

Apr 30th

May 1st

Event: Project Show-and-Tell (6:30pm-7:30pm)
Free event open to anyone. Stop by the shop to show off a project or come check out an interesting project or something else interesting!

May 2nd

May 3rd

May 4th

May 5th

May 6th

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.

May 7th

Donations: Donate
Like what we're doing but have little time to be involved? Consider giving some funds.
Thanks go out to IEEE (who said: Donation for tour of 20 people) for giving $100 on 2017-03-23

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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