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Archive for the ‘Inspirations’ Category

Lots of new equipment

Much thanks to all of our generous donors, members and guests alike!image

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America’s Greatest Makers – new show premiering on TBS!

America’s Greatest Makers is a new TV show where makers work in teams to invent game-changing technology all for a chance at a $1 million prize!!

The season premiere is scheduled for Tuesday, April 5th, 2016 at 9:00pm ET/PT.

Who knows? If you enter, all your creative enginuity may really pay off!

Of course, watching will probably be pretty inspiring and a lot of fun too.

Copper Etching Class, 1/23

  1. Lots of creativity going on! Students learned about the computer programs involved in creating designs, and did some etching!

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Latest donation to the wood shop!

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 "new"  belt sander

Our “new” belt sander

Third Friday Art Craft and Maker Show on Friday 12/18

Lots of artists and guests showed up for a great evening of music, treats  and beautifully artistic creations of all kinds!

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Stained Glass Meetup

imageThe 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!

 

 

Second Annual Rochester, NY Mini Maker Faire

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.
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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!

Rochester Makerspace in the News Again!

Hello Everyone,

Excited to share with you that we were recently featured in a global news story about our Makerspace and it’s impact on the city of Rochester. We’d like to share that video with you here. Please feel free to spread the word and share the video amongst your friends who may have questions about us! You may also watch the video by visiting the YouTube page.

 

Also, about two months ago some friends from RDM Makerspace (Rotterdam, Netherlands) visited us on their cross-country trip. The following video is from their stop. Again you may also view via YouTube.

 

Thanks for watching and please share!

A Big Thank You!

Hey Everyone,

The Rochester Makerspace is completely volunteer-run, and we know that everything up to this point would not be possible without our wonderful group of donors and volunteers. We appreciate everything that everyone has given us, and we’d like to thank all of you for your continuous effort and support!

The following have joined our Founder’s Club by donating a $100 or more.  This has given us much needed financial support, allowing us to buy materials, supplies, and keeping our space open.

  • Claude Adair
  • Brave Creative, Inc.
  • Kevin Besig
  • Kim Buerman
  • Vincent Burolla
  • Ron Callari
  • Michele Caponi
  • Christopher Carter
  • Chuck Dempsey
  • Mike Doolin
  • Greg Evershed
  • Leo Farnand
  • Roy Green
  • Sean Hayes
  • Leif Hardison
  • Mark Indovina
  • Akemi Fabiana Kotoriy
  • Wyatt McBain
  • Robert Ring
  • David Roll
  • Mary Roll
  • Robert Roll
  • Philip Schmitt
  • Rob Storms
  • Steve Verzulli
  • Robert Walton
  • Jeffrey Wieme

As a brand new and growing Makerspace we are constantly in need of materials, tools, and equipment. These individuals have graciously donated supplies, which are now being put to good use in the space and are free to use by all members.

  • Kevin Besig
  • Vince Burolla
  • Chuck Dempsey
  • Mike Doolin
  • Paul and Laurie Eschmann
  • Leif Hardison
  • Roger Leete
  • Naomi Pless
  • Rob Ring
  • Robert Roll
  • Vincent Sauer
  • Mike Slade
  • Rob Storms
  • Steve Verzulli
  • Bob Wagner

Our dedicated group of volunteers are too numerous to list, but they all deserve special recognition for their effort in making the Rochester Makerspace a reality. Our volunteers have worked tirelessly creating furniture for the space, performing administrative and organizational tasks, and completing other necessities that keep us going. Without people willing to donate significant amounts of time to the space none of this would have been possible.

We can’t thank you all enough, so once again Thank You! It’s been a pleasure working with all of you thus far, and I know everyone on the Rochester Makerspace team feels the same. I hope I have included all of our donors on this list. If I’ve missed you please Contact Us, so I can get it right!

If you’re interested in becoming a Founder’s Club member, or would like to make another financial contribution to the Makerspace please see our Donate page or follow this link. We also have a Wish List that describes what we need and a Volunteer Survey for those who would to donate time.

Again many thanks! We look forward to seeing you all and working with you soon.

Wyatt & The Rochester Makerspace Team

 

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