CMS Public Newsletter

What’s Up With The Sky Tonight?


Have you ever looked up at the night sky and wished you could point out something, anything, interesting? Join us on 10/12/2020 at 4:30 PM for What’s Up With The Sky Tonight? We will cover what sights are currently visible in the night sky. You will adopt a constellation, learn how to find it in the wild, and pick out some points of interest to impress your friends. We’ll cover resources for keeping up to date with what’s out, and finish up with astronomy news.

Upcoming CMS Virtual Events!


Learn How To Laser Cut A Box (Free Virtual Learning)

10/6/2020, 12 – 1 PM

In this free virtual learning class, learn how to use a laser cutter to cut a small wooden box. We will look at a variety of resources and watch the Claremont Makerspace laser cutter in action and give a demo of Corel Draw. This will be a great overview for anyone that has not laser cut before or are looking for some possible new tricks.


Getting to Know The CNC Router

10/9/2020, 11 AM

In this beginner level virtual class, participants will learn the basic operation of the ShopBot CNC Router. Covered topics include the axis’, attaching material, the ShopBot software and basic safety. This class is presented free of charge and will be presented via Zoom. Upon registration, you will be sent a link to the Zoom connection information.

American Ingenuity: The American System of Manufacturer.

Tuesdays, Beginning Oct 13th 

Interested in learning about the history through the lense of what we make? In this four part free virtual series we will examine Yankee ingenuity through the manufacture of guns, sewing machines, clocks, watches, and automobiles that collectively tell the story of “The American System” of manufacturing. 

Introduction to Music Theory & Composition  

Second Session Added – begins Oct 19th.

Introduction to Music Theory & Composition takes a fun approach to grasping the fundamental ideas and tools that are used to compose music that resonates with us. With a range of listening exercises and composition games, this course teaches the language of Western music from the most basic elements through to more nuanced expressions. Participants are encouraged to bring recordings, questions, and observations to class for discussion as we unlock the secrets of what makes music meaningful. 


Twin State Innovation

Second Tuesday of Every Month, 8 – 9 AM. 

A free event for entrepreneurs, innovators, and the community.

Everyone plays a role in launching new ideas, supporting existing businesses, and growing entrepreneurship in the region. To learn how to connect, please click here.


Share Your Skills!

We’ve successfully pivoted to a wide array of virtual classes since the start of the pandemic and we are looking toward having a busy fall! We’d love for you to share your interest and skills with an enthusiastic audience. We are paying $36 per class hour for virtual classes. Please reach out to us by email to [email protected] to learn more and how you can share your skills!


CMS Veterans’ Scholarship Program Now Expanded To Include Spouses

The Claremont Makerspace and The Red River Charitable Foundation are proud to announce the Claremont MakerSpace Veteran & Military Scholarship has now been expanded to include their spouses .  

Scholarships are up to $500 per person, and will cover 75% of Membership and programming fees.  Veterans or military and their spouses interested in a scholarship to become a member, or to take classes at the Claremont MakerSpace, please click here, or email us at [email protected] to learn more. 


CMS COVID-19 Economic Hardship Scholarship Program

If you are suffering economic hardship as a result of loss of employment, reduction in wages or other economic hardship as a result of COVID-19, you may apply for the CMS COVID-19 Economic Hardship Scholarship Program. This program offers a 75% discount on Claremont MakerSpace membership to approved applicants for a period of up to six months. You may be able to apply for an extension at the end of the scholarship period, contingent upon available program funding.

The CMS COVID-19 Economic Hardship Scholarship Program is supported by a generous grant from the Oleonda Jameson Trust. The continued availability of this program is contingent on available funding and program renewal. Please direct questions to: [email protected]

To apply for the CMS COVID-19 Economic Hardship Scholarship Program , please complete the online application. Find more information here.

Volunteer at CMS!

The Claremont Makerspace has a need for volunteer Front Desk Staff and cleaning. Deskers check people in, help maintain CMS, respond to inquiries and help keep our space accessible. Deskers also receive a discount on CMS membership. Interested in volunteering at your makerspace? Please email [email protected] for more information.

Personal Studio Spaces

CMS has personal studio spaces available for rental. While all departments of the CMS offer shared workspace, CMS Personal Studio Spaces provide personal work areas for dedicated users to call their own. Personal studio spaces are made up of 48″ dividers and come in sizes of 60 sq/ft and 100 sq/ft , with each studio including 2 power outlets and an Ethernet jack. Studio Members may fit up their studios however they wish (as long as it’s all code compliant and respectful of others). To learn more about Personal Studio Spaces & availability, click here.

What have you been working on? 

Have a cool project that you’ve been working on at home? Please share it with us! Our community is excited to learn about how people are keeping busy and creative during this downtime. Please share pictures and stories with us, by emailing [email protected] and join us on our online community board.

Be Well & Happy Makin,’

The Claremont MakerSpace Team