CMS Updates

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Intro to 3D Printing – Tomorrow at CMS!

Intro to 3D Printing is for anyone that has zero to little experience with 3D Printing.  We will provide an overview of 3D printers and the printing process – covering everything from the way 3D printers are built through the ways we use them to create objects. In this beginner level class, we will discuss different methods of 3D printing and cover the fundamental steps for designing and printing models. Participants will get to know how the MakerSpace’s printers – the LulzBot Taz 6 and Lulzbot Mini – work, and how to use them safely. Following the workshop, participants will have the opportunity to sign-up for certification sessions on these machines, so that they can use them on their own at the CMS.

Intro to 3D Printing will run tomorrow, Wednesday, November 13th, 6:30 – 8:30 PM.

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.

Make A Bat House

Tuesday, November 12th, 5:30 – 8:30 PM

It’s that time of year! Brown Bats begin to look for a winter residence, often seen squeezing through and into cracks, nooks and crannies in our homes. These beneficial mammals will consume hundreds of mosquitoes a day all they need is a suitable place to winter over.  Join us for this introductory woodworking class as we build bat houses and finish them with personal touches. Simple woodworking tools will be utilized to construct a ready to hang bat house.

Game Night

Saturday, November 16th, 3:00 – 9:00 PM

Join us for a night of board games at the CMS. What better way to spend a chilly November evening than playing games and making new friends? All are welcome! We plan on making this a monthly meetup if people enjoy it.  Various board and card games will be available. (Or bring something you’d like to share!) Game night begins at 3 and will end dependent on participants showing up. Suggested age 12 & up. Please register so that we are aware of your planned attendance.

Third Monday Drawing Club

Monday, November 18th, 6 – 8:30 PM

Come join instructor Lissa Malloy in a once a month drawing club. Each class will feature a new still life with an opportunity to learn value scales, how to draw from sight in several methods, and even different art styles (realism, futurism, cubism, impressionism, modernism, illustrative). Participants will learn to use charcoal, conte, and graphite.  Please bring your own supplies (sketch book, drawing board, large drawing pad, pencils, charcoal, conte crayons). If you have questions of where best to acquire supplies, we will connect you with the instructor. This class is open to ages 12 & up.

Intro to Laser Cutting

Monday, November 18th, 6:00 – 8:00 PM

The Claremont Makerspace’s laser cutter/engraver is an incredibly capable tool which can be used for making high precision cuts and engravings on a wide variety of materials. In this three hour class, we’ll walk through all the steps from idea to pressing the “go” button on the laser. After learning the basics, each student will create a simple design and cut it on the laser!

Although advanced design and computer skills aren’t required to take this course, in order to attend the optional follow-up certification session (to get approved to use the CMS’s laser cutter/engraver on your own) you will need to be comfortable operating and navigating the Windows-based computer. 

Intro to Sewing: Make A Recycled Bag

Tuesday, November 19th, 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Want to help solidify your basic sewing skills while making a tough (yet pretty!) grocery tote? Using grain feed bags we will up-cycle these to reusable grocery totes!  Choice of pictures and colors available. Do you love Horses? Pigs? Dogs? Purple? Pink? Many choices! And environmentally friendly. This is a great project to help you learn to sew, or practice your basic skills! 

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

Jewelry Classes This Week at CMS!

Makers,

This week you have two chances to develop your jewelry skills at CMS! 

Tonight, start to Learn to Set a Simple Stone & Wednesday, Make A Silver Ring!

In Learn to Set A Simple Stone, you’ll be given a stone cabochon and silver sheet to create a bezel to set it in!  The instructor will guide you through creating a simple design, how to create your bezel, and finally how to turn it into either a simple pendant or add it to a silver ring if you’ve taken the ring class!  You’ll learn a fun and essential skill to jewelry making: how to set a stone! Only One Space Remains!

In Make A Silver Ring, you’ll learn the basics of silver-smithing while you make a simple silver ring! The instructor will guide you through various options for how to embellish your band, the shape of which you will get to choose.  You’ll try soldering and learn how to polish your finished product into a beautiful ring! No experience necessary. All materials will be provided, and $5 materials fee is included in the registration cost. Only Two Spaces Remain!

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.

Intro to Arduino

Monday, November 11th, 6 – 8:30 PM

This class is truly designed with the beginner in mind and serves as a great introduction to the world of physical computing! It is for anyone who has never played around with Arduino before and those who have played around a little bit but aren’t entirely sure about how the basics work. We’ll blink some lights, turn some motors, read some sensors and make a little noise. We’ll touch on some very basic programming and prototyping concepts as well!

12 and up. Under 12 are welcome with an adult partner or if they’ve been approved by the instructor.

Class fee includes one REXQualis Arduino UNO R3 Project Basic Starter Kit to take home after the class to continue making projects!

Make A Bat House

Tuesday, November 12th, 5:30 – 8:30 PM

It’s that time of year! Brown Bats begin to look for a winter residence, often seen squeezing through and into cracks, nooks and crannies in our homes. These beneficial mammals will consume hundreds of mosquitoes a day all they need is a suitable place to winter over.  Join us for this introductory woodworking class as we build bat houses and finish them with personal touches. Simple woodworking tools will be utilized to construct a ready to hang bat house.  

Intro to 3D Printing

Wednesday, November 13th, 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Intro to 3D Printing is for anyone that has zero to little experience with 3D Printing.  We will provide an overview of 3D printers and the printing process – covering everything from the way 3D printers are built through the ways we use them to create objects. In this beginner level class, we will discuss different methods of 3D printing and cover the fundamental steps for designing and printing models. Participants will get to know how the MakerSpace’s printers – the LulzBot Taz 6 and Lulzbot Mini – work, and how to use them safely. Following the workshop, participants will have the opportunity to sign-up for certification sessions on these machines, so that they can use them on their own at the CMS.

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

Maker Jobs Email Newsletter

Makers,

Are you interested in learning about local jobs with a maker-flair? Interested in finding your next career step, or wanted the opportunity to experience a gig that allows you to be creative & hands on? 

Are you a local business that is looking for a creative person to fill a position in your business? Or have a gig that requires someone with a hands on skills? Feel free to connect with us to have your job posted to our list. 

The Maker Jobs email newsletter will be sent out on occasion with updates to find your next gig, career move or educational and training opportunity. Want to sign up or have a job/ gig posted? Please email brendan@claremontmakerspace.org for more information.

 Happy Makin’

The CMS Team

This Sunday – Cultural Masks & Skeletons: A Halloween Crafts Party

Makers,

This Sunday, join us for a family friendly event Cultural Masks & Skeletons: A Halloween Crafts Party.

Participants will create unique masks based on a variety of cultural mask images from around the world. These masks will be made from cardstock and may decorated with colors, beads, feathers, collage and more! They’ll be great for trick or treating!

Participants may also choose to create a paper skeleton ornament as well as a Halloween treat bag. Cider and healthy refreshments will be provided during our Pre-Halloween celebration.

This class is most appropriate for children ages 5-14, but is suitable for older participants as well. Families are encouraged to attend, but children must be accompanied by an adult.

Workshop Fee:

$12

About the instructor: Allison Zito

Allison Zito is an artist and the Fiber Arts Shop Lead at the Claremont MakerSpace. Allison received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the University of the Arts, and her artwork has been exhibited in numerous museums including The Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, The Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield MA, The Delaware Art Museum, The Pennsylvania State Museum in Harrisburg, and The Philadelphia Museum of Art. Allison has decades of teaching experience, having taught a considerable variety of classes at The Philadelphia Museum of Art, at Harcum College in Bryn Mawr, PA, and at the University of Pennsylvania Morris Arboretum.

Other Upcoming Events

Quilting Machine Training

Monday, October 28th, 6 – 7:30 PM

The Claremont MakerSpace’s quilting machine is a great tool for creative, efficient quilting! In this hands-on training session, participants will learn how to set up a project on the quilting machine and utilize its standard features. Participants of this class will have the opportunity to sign up for follow-up certification sessions, so that they may use the machine on their own.

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.

Keeping a Sketchbook Journal

Saturday, November 2nd 11 am – 1 PM

You don’t have to be an experienced artist to enjoy sketching your surroundings! In Keeping a Sketchbook Journal, students will learn tips on keeping a sketchbook for recording observations and ideas. Students will learn about a variety of common sketching tools, best practices for recording notes and details on the fly, and methods including how to sketch shadows, movement, shape and more. Students don’t have to be skilled at drawing to enjoy this class and develop their sketchbook, but will surly find that their abilities improve with practice. 

Learn to Set A Simple Stone

Mondays, November 4th & 11th, 5 – 8 PM.

In this beginner class you’ll be given a stone cabochon and silver sheet to create a bezel to set it in!  The instructor will guide you through creating a simple design, how to create your bezel, and finally how to turn it into either a simple pendant or add it to a silver ring if you’ve taken the ring class!  You’ll learn a fun and essential skill to jewelry making: how to set a stone!

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

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