A Grizzly 6″ by 9″ belt sander has just been donated to the Makerspace! This will allow wood workers to create a lot more projects! Some helpful makers who stopped by during our open house got it put together and set up in no time flat! Special thanks to them.
Our own Ron Boucher has donated a Panavise to the Rochester Makerspace! It is a very well made vise designed for holding circuit boards and other delicate electronic items together while they are being assembled, repaired, etc.
On Saturday, December 5, grown-ups had a chance to get in on the holiday fun with a class on art egg ornament making!
A very elegant and festive expression of creativity for the holiday season!
Lots of artists and guests showed up for a great evening of music, treats and beautifully artistic creations of all kinds!
The stained glass meetup is going strong, as evidenced by all these people hard at work! Perhaps we’ll get to see some finished projects on display at this week’s Third Friday art show!
On December 4, the Makerspace hosted a field trip for uhome schooled students in grades 2-12! No one was bored!
The RBJ (Rochester Business Journal) recently published an article about maker spaces and how vital they are to the advancement of productive communities in today’s economy. The article explained how the Makerspace fosters the spirit of community and collaboration while providing a space and equipment for the development of a variety of projects.
The article pointed out that a mich higher quality of products results when a diverse group of people with diverse skill sets collaborate on a project than when one individual is expected to provided all the ingenuity and creativity independently!
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The Faire on Saturday (11/21/15) was a blast! Thank you to everyone who visited our booth and checked us out! Special thanks also to our dedicated volunteers who landed their support through the event from preparation to cleanup. Everyone did a phenomenal job!!
For those of you who didn’t, we had a 3D printer and wood cutter set where we our specialists created samples for our visitors, many of whom got to see plastic 3D copies of their faces!t
We also had samples from the stained glass meetup group. There was plenty of computer gaming and programming as well.
There was also a Rubiks Cube contest where our guests got to compete for a 1 month membership and a $20 gift card!
Overall, this year’s Mini Maker Faire was a success. Can’t wait till next year’s!
Please join us on Saturday, November 21 from 9-5 for the event of the season!!
The Rochester MakerSpace is a sponsor of the Rochester Mini Maker Faire which will be held at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center.
Individuals and organizations from all over the area will be showcasing their talents. You can expect to find everything from jewelry making to computer technology to amazing balloon inventions and a whole lot more!
Tickets are available at Eventbrite.com. They are $8.87 for individuals and $32.49 for a family pass which covers two adults and up to three children ages 5-18. Prices at the door will be $12 and $45 respectively. You can find more information at Eventbrite.