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.
The official unboxing!!
We have two new additions to announce here at the Rochester Makerspace!
A very generous person who prefers to remain anonymous has donated a new 3D printer (shown above). The Lulzbot Mini, a high end device for the “do-is-yourself” market has fewer bugs and complications than other older types of printers. This one is expected to work more quickly and easily and with a higher level of precision. It will not only allow our makers to produce better projects, but will also allow us to print better parts for our older 3D printers, which will allow them to run more smoothly and with better precision as well!
In addition to our new 3D printer, the Fairport Public Library has donated several new work stations which have been installed in our main work room. They have allowed us to create more space for more makers to be working on their projects at the same time.
We want to acknowledge our wonderful donors whose generousity helps us to keep on growing and making! Thank you!
The Rochester Makerspace has lots of new events coming up this month. Don’t miss out on all the fun!
On Tuesday, November 17th. Model Railroad Meetup will be meeting from 6:30-8:30 PM.
This Meetup is coordinated in conjunction with the Genesee-N-Ontario Model N-Gineers.
The group will be working on N scale trains as they prepare to exhibit at upcoming shows around the area. This event is free and open to the public.
On November, 21 The Second Annual Rochester Mini Maker Faire will be held at the Rochester Riverside Conventon Center from 9 AM – 5 PM. IT is being held in conjunction with the Rochester Makerspace and many other local crafts people and organizations. This event is for anyone, young, old, or somewhere in between who likes to invent, craft, hack, build, play or think! There will be hands-on activities, crafts, exhibits and concessions available. Advance tickets are available for $7.50 at Eventbrite.com. Tickets are$12 at the door. Advance Family Passes (2 adults and up to 3 kids) are $30 online or $45 at the door.
On Saturday November 28th and Saturday December 5th, a very special two-day class on how to knit socks will be held at the Rochester Makerspace from 1 – 2:30 PM . Students will learn to knit a nice pair of warm winter socks using about ease, short rows, shaping, and Kitchener stitch. Students should already be familiar with casting on, binding off, and the basics of knit and purl. Students should bring with them 300 yards of worsted weight yarn and a pair of size 4 double-pointed needles. Patterns will be provided by the instructor. Only the first ten registrants will be accepted, so anyone interested should sign up before space runs out! You can register at Eventbrite.com . The fee is $31.74. For your convenience, PayPal is accepted.
On Saturday, October 24 there will be a Halloween potluck dinner and costume party, free and open to the public. Makers and guests of all ages are welcome.
Get ready for a spooky scavenger hunt! Bring a pumpkin to decorate!
Doors open at 5:30 and dinner begins at 6:00 and we will party on until the witching hour! (Okay, maybe closer to 9pm).
We hope you will join us for what is sure to be a howling great time!!!
The Hippie Pandas of The Girl Scouts of Western New York made a visit to the Rochester Makerspace this past Thursday. These ladies took apart old recycled materials, and learned how to solder. We all had a lot of fun! Thank you for visiting our community space!
Contact the Rochester Makerspace at 585-467-5565 if you are interested in scheduling a group event on a Thursday night!