Third Thursday – Open Handstitch Meetup!

Makers,

This Thursday will be our inaugural Third Thursday Open Handstitch Mending Night! This Meetup is dedicated time to practice the skills you have learned, troubleshoot any challenges, try different fabrics, and chat with other handstitchers. Some fabrics, needles, and thread provided. Come practice your skills in a group and share new ideas! Open Handstitch Mending Night will run from 6 – 8 pm in our textile department. 

Mikros joins as CMS’ newest Corporate Usage Account member

We welcome Mikros to the CMS Corporate Usage Account program. Mikros is an awesome manufacturer of liquid cooling systems that go into everything from Electric Vehicles to Supercomputers. As well as being our neighbors in Claremont, they recently joined the Claremont Makerspace CUA program which allows their employees a substantial discount on classes and memberships. Mikros joins half a dozen other local businesses that are now offering this fun & creative benefit to their employees. Want to learn how your business can also access the CUA? Email us at info@twinstatemakerspaces.org to learn how!

Other Upcoming Events

3D Print Club

Every Tuesday, 6 PM

Join us for 3D PRINT CLUB! Every week, we’ll get together and participate in an open design session. This event is all about self-directed learning and hanging out with other people working on 3D designs or prints. Bring your own laptop or make use of the (first come-first-serve) Makerspace laptops loaded with Fusion 360.

3D Print Club is presented free, but registration is required. 

Third Thursdays Open Handstitch Mending Night

August 15th, 6 – 8 PM

This Meetup is dedicated time to practice the skills you have learned, troubleshoot any challenges, try different fabrics, and chat with other handstitchers. Some fabrics, needles, and thread provided.

Conversations in Crypto: What is Libra?

August 17th, 6 – 8 PM

Decentralize Upper Valley presents a monthly meetup with guest speaker and open style Q and A session, third Saturdays 6-8 pm in beautiful Claremont New Hampshire’s new Maker Space @ 46 Main St.

Topics to be discussed include: Facebooks new Libra Coin, Centralized vs Decentralized, Bull run 2020.  Come be part of a new crypto club!

Intermediate Jewelry Class: Basics of Torch Fired Enameling

August 18th, 10 AM – 2 PM

This Sunday come learn the basics of torch fired enamels!  In this class you’ll learn to fuse opaque powdered glass enamel onto small pieces of copper using a torch.  You’ll create colorful, glassine shapes that can be made into jewelry! This class will teach you the basics of torch fired enameling, including a few fun extra design techniques.  All materials are provided and included in the workshop price.

*This workshop will require you to frequently hold and use a torch, so basic experience doing so is required.  Your instructor will always be nearby, but may not be able to watch over every firing.

*Participants must have some experience using a soldering torch and feel comfortable holding the torch on their own. For example, if you’ve taken the Silver Ring or Set A Stone class and felt comfortable holding the torch with the instructor nearby, you would qualify. If you’re unsure if you qualify, please email shop lead Katie at jewelry@claremontmakerspace.org.

Denim Inseam Repair

August 21st, 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Repairs to upper inseam and thigh areas of denim jeans don’t have to be difficult or obvious. In this class we will explore both interior and exterior hand-stitched mends for inseam and crotch holes, thin spots, and frays. No experience is required but participants must be able to thread a needle, and handle scissors and needles safely. All mending materials provided; please bring a pair of denim jeans or shorts you wish to repair.

The Claremont MakerSpace is looking for volunteers! 

Interested in volunteering at the Claremont MakerSpace in exchange for a discounted membership? Let us know! We’re currently looking for volunteer “Deskers” to help staff the CMS’s front desk. Desker responsibilities include giving tours, welcoming participants of classes and events, helping to keep common areas organized and more. For more information, please send us an email at jobs@claremontmakerspace.org. 

Help us design our upcoming class schedule!  

We would like your feedback to help determine which classes we should run at the Claremont Makerspace. Did you miss the opportunity to take a class & wish we would offer it again? Previously taken a class and would like to further advance your learning? Or how about an entirely new subject that we haven’t offered, but you’ve been dying to check out? Please fill out our short online survey. Your feedback is appreciated!

Become an Instructor at CMS!

CMS Instructors come from a variety of skill sets and backgrounds, the unifying characteristic being a desire to share their knowledge and expertise. CMS is always interested in finding new and qualified instructors to lead tool training, create hands-on projects, explain interesting concepts and impart their knowledge.  Workshops can range from within one of our departments (Woodshop, Machine Shop, Welding, Sewing, Textiles, Jewelry, Electronics, Laser Cutting, 3D Printing) to computer and software skills, entrepreneurial readiness, hobby development, crafting and a lot more. Interested in learning more? Please drop a note to brendan@claremontmakerspace.org.

See below for more upcoming classes!

Follow the links for more information

Intro to CNC Routing 8/13, 6 – 9 PM

3D Print Club 8/13, 6 – 9 PM

Third Thursdays Open Hand Stitch  8/15, 6 – 8 PM

Conversation in Crypto: What is Libra? 8/17, 6 – 8 PM 

Intermediate Jewelry Class: Basics of Torch Fired Enameling Workshop 8/18 10 AM – 2 PM

Denim Inseam Repair 8/21, 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Workhorse of the Woodshop: The Table Saw 8/22, 6 – 9 PM

Make A Silver Ring 8/25, 5:30 – 8:30 PM

Wide Format Printing 101 8/27, 6 – 7 PM

Collage Your World 9/5, 6 – 8 PM

CNC SLUG: V-Carve Text 9/9, 6 – 8 PM 

Pricing For Your Market 9/11, 6 – 8 PM

Intro to 3D Printing 9/11, 6:38 – 8:30 PM

Train the Trainer 9/12, 6 – 8 PM

Make A Hand Painted Silk Scarf 9/18, 6 – 8:30 PM

Intro to Arduino 9/18, 6 – 8:30 PM

Beginning Woodworking for Women, 9/19 – 11/7 6:30 – 9 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 info@twinstatemakerspaces.org.

Happy Makin,’

The Claremont MakerSpace Team