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NOTE: We are currently only open to RFID members due to CDC social distancing guidelines. If interested in a walkthrough please email info@DuluthMakerSpace.com to schedule a tour.
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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:Evan Larson UW-Platteville

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Who We Are And Our Mission Statement (Thursday, Aug 4th - Board )

    Who we are:
    Duluth Makerspace is a 501c3 nonprofit providing an 11,000 sq foot community multi-discipline industrial, arts, and technology space where members get access to tools and equipment for a small monthly fee. We have acted as an incubator for small business, a workplace for artists, a creative outlet, and a location where ideas can become reality.
   
    Some of our members have been able to find employment, start full or part time businesses, help other small local businesses with creative solutions, as well as build and improve personal “do it yourself” skills due to their learning and experience at our MakerSpace.
   
    Our Mission:
    Promote life skills, sustainability, creativity and inspiration by providing access to tools, technical equipment, work space and education to the community at an affordable price.
   

Tours (Monday, Jan 31st - Mike )

(Tours of Duluth Makerspace available)
    Contact Mike to arrange a tour of Duluth Makerspace. 218-461-0069

Masks Optional (Friday, Jan 14th - Board )

    Please stay home if you have symptoms. Not sharing is caring.
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Paul Travaglione: Do you see a time in the future when masking will not be required?
Mike Olson: Paul, I just saw this and updated it. Masks are optional.
UPCOMING CLASSES & EVENTS See All

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Event: UW Platteville (10:00am-6:00pm)[$0]
Nimawaanji’idimin Giiwitaashkodeng – together we are gathering around the fire

Please stop by the Duluth Maker Space this Saturday, December 3, between 10am and 3pm to learn more about the history of people, fire, and pines on Zhaagawaamikong-neyaashi, the places also known as Minnesota Point and Wisconsin Point. Undergraduate students from Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College and the University of Minnesota Duluth will be working with their mentor Evan Larson, a professor from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, to sand a collection of cross sections gathered from the stumps of long-dead red pine trees that grew on both points. These trees carry stories of passing fires that burned across the points, leaving distinct marks within their rings that can be interpreted to identify the exact year, and often times the season, during which these fires burned. From these cross sections, the students hope to learn a more complete and centuries-long history of fire on Zhaagawaamikong-neyaashi, how these past fires played a key role in shaping the pine forests on both points, and how the occurrence of past fires is an expression of Anishinaabe stewardship that promoted plants such as blueberries and other medicines through the mindful use of prescribed fire.

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Meeting: Board (7:00pm-7:00pm)
Closed Board Meeting

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Class: Lapidary Arts 101 (2:00pm-4:00pm)[$40]
Lapidary Arts 101, Saturday, Dec. 10th, 2-4 pm instructor: Amanda

Learn basics of the lapidary arts including;

  • ​​Rocks and Minerals- Local rocks and minerals, identification, hardness
  • ​​Saws and tools- uses, care, safety, cutting demonstrations
  • Arbor- demonstration and hands-on learning; forming, sanding, polishing

Learn more about becoming Lapidary Studio certified. This introductory class is the first step to becoming certified.

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Class: PRIVATE BY INVITATION ONLY Class: Intro to Arduino (4:30pm-6:30pm)[$0]
Participants will learn about creative uses of Arduinos in educational settings, and how to wire and program simple circuits including how to blink an LED, use a button, and control a servo motor. The course serves as a way to connect local teachers with each other and a creative community workshop so they may use creative applications of computer science and design thinking in educational contexts. This course is limited to 6 educators.

Microcontrollers are the brains of our electronics. Arduino is at the heart of open source electronic prototyping and design! From robots to interactive art and novel doodads, learn the fundamentals of building anything you can imagine using the Arduino microcontroller.


Meeting: Member (6:00pm-7:30pm)
Monthly Makerspace Member meeting to review current events, functions, and updates for the Duluth Makerspace Community. Scheduled the second Monday of every month. Pizza will be provided.

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Dec 13th

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Dec 16th


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 2016-02-03

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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