Battle of the Sumo Bots!


Let the games begin!   

Join us as we build and program a SumoBot! These Sumo Bots need to be able to move on their own around a circular area and to push their opponents out of the ring. There are competition limitations (such as size) that require you to carefully think through the design and construction of their robots. Beginners and newbies will have a great time just building the kit and learning how each piece, from bolt to program, works together the bring the robot to life. More advanced builders are challenged to modify their kit to create more sophisticated and capable bots.  Battle of the Sumo Bots!  will happen this Saturday, May 11th, 10 AM – 1:30 PM.

We’ll have a friendly competition running throughout. The goal is to have a group of people with robots go and represent the Claremont Makerspace at the MakeIt Fest in Nashua on June 8. Check out what a Sumo Bot competition is here.

All skill levels and ages are welcome (under 14 requires an adult partner – working on one single robot). You have the option of buying your robot at the end of the class ($30) or leaving it behind. Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptop to participate in the class.

Other Upcoming Events

Laser 101

Thursday, May 16th, 6 – 8 PM

The Claremont MakerSpace’s laser cutter/engraver is an incredible capable tool which can be used for making high precision cuts and engravings on a wide variety of materials. Join us for Laser 101 to learn:

• How the laser cutter/engraver works and how to operate it safely

• What materials are safe to cut and engrave with the CMS’s laser

• How to prepare an image for cutting using Corel Draw

Participants of Laser 101 will have the opportunity to attend a follow-up certification session, at which time they may be approved to use the CMS’s laser cutter/engraver on their own.

The Lightness of Painting

Monday, May 20th 6 – 8:30 PM

Join artist Jamie Townsend as he shares his process of painting layers and color in this hands-on class.  Grow your confidence and style by learning techniques to overcome difficulties on the canvas. All levels of practice are encouraged to attend, as well as bringing a reference photo or idea to personalize your own painting. Student’s will complete an expressive painting in this class. Materials will be included. Age level 16 and up. In this class Jamie will also offer to do a demo of his work if participants are interested in seeing one.

News From the Woodshop:

Our woodshop is our busiest department at CMS, between our large selection of tools and variety of projects being completed in the space, a lot is happening. We are currently looking for an experienced woodworker to become an additional volunteer Woodshop lead to help train, support and certify members on tools. Shop leads share their knowledge with members and also get a free membership to CMS! Please email us at if you are interested in learning more!

Interested in Access to CMS For You & Your Coworkers?

The Claremont MakerSpace Corporate Usage Account (CUA) program is a great way to offer a unique benefit to a businesses employees’, while investing in the development of their creative and professional skills. It’s a simple and flexible program that lets employees of CUA businesses get a substantial discount on CMS Membership and classes. To learn more, please email

See below for more upcoming classes!

Upcoming Classes

Follow the links for more information

Bead Rolling 101 5/11, 2 – 3:30 PM

Battle of the Sumo Bots!, 5/11 10 AM – 1:30 PM

Intro to CNC Routing  5/14, 6 – 9 PM

3D Print Club 5/14, 6 – 8 PM

Make A Silver Ring 5/15, 5:30 – 8:30 PM

Laser 101 (Laser Cutter Training) 5/16, 6 – 8 PM

Open House, 5/17 6 – 8 PM

The Lightness of Painting, 5/20, 6 – 8 PM

DIY Bike Maintenance: Fix A Flat 5/20, 6 – 7 PM

The Practice of Drawing 5/23,  6 – 8 PM

Want to be a Marketing Maven? Add Video to the Mix! 6/12, 6 – 8 PM

We’ve got even more classes/events on the calendar, so check out the full line up HERE.

Interested in teaching a class at CMS? We recently updated our site with information on how you can share your skills at CMS.

Questions about upcoming classes, events or the Claremont MakerSpace in general? Let us know at

Happy Makin,’

The Claremont MakerSpace Team