We have received a very exciting donation to our machine shop! The Bridgeport milling machine is a very significant piece of machinery in the world of manufacturing. This is because of its versatility. It can, and has, for decades performed a variety of tasks with amazing precision!
The Bridgeport, or simply, “Mill” as it is often referred, has a digital reader to aid in precise work. It can cut metal, including steel as well as plastic and wood with extreme accuracy. The Mill can be used to create brackets to mount such things as tools, fishing rods, and racks, and is often used in the manufacture of automobiles.
Eastman Kodak has used Bridgeport Mills to build cameras. Stay tuned for more news on the newest addition to our machine shop!
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.
It was awesome! Check out what our creative students made, and don’t forget to sign up for the next one!!!
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 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!
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!
Read the article here:
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.