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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:Hyland Garvey

RECENT NEWS All News (most recent at top)

Sharpening Ol’ Skills (Monday, Jun 3rd - Hg )

(Turns out you can always teach a old dog new tricks! )
    It had been a while since DMS member, Steve, picked up a welder and did some work. To remedy this, he set up a 101 class with one of our metal workers and tuned up his skills. Pictured above is Steve, working on a spot weld.
    Do you need to sharpen up those welding skills ?
    Or are you a total beginner with a project in mind ? Let us now and we’ll set up a class at the Duluth makerspace!

DIY Kitchen Island (Monday, May 27th - Hg )

(Why not just do it yourself!)
    Whatever the idea is, the Duluth Makerspace is the place to make it happen!
    DMS member Lisa, needed more counter-space. So after a little deliberation, she decided to make her own. Keep up the creativity !

Memorial Day Weekend (Thursday, May 23rd - HG )

    DMS will be closed to the public this Memorial Day Weekend. Thanks

Jun 16th

Jun 17th

Meeting: Member Meeting (6:30pm-6:30pm)
Member meeting ! Tell a member ! If you have a topic to bring to the meeting, please email or message Hyland Garvey on Slack in advance.

Jun 18th

Jun 19th

Jun 20th

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 arranging your model and printing it on one of the shop printers to take home.

Jun 21st

Jun 22nd

Jun 23rd

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: Wire Wrap Jewelry (1:00pm-2:30pm)[$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.

Jun 24th

Jun 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.

Jun 26th

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Jun 30th

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.

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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