CMS Updates

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3D Printing – Virtual Learning Class

Makers,

This week join us for an online / virtual learning class on 3D Printing – 3D Printing Today.  Join us for an evening of learning about the latest advancements and enhancements to 3D Printing Technology. 

John Nolin, ASME/NNE Chairman and Senior Technical Representative at SolidXperts along with his colleague, Katy Shemligian, will share how these advancements are changing the Manufacturing Industry here in New England and around the world.  Connect with us virtually for a live event and examine assorted part samples that will challenge and inspire how you think about designing your projects. 3D Printing Today will occur Tuesday, June 30th from 6:45 – 8 PM, register here.

 

The Science of COVID-19

Join The Claremont Makerspace & The New Hampshire Academy of Science for this virtual learning series on the Science of COVID-19. Find out how scientists are studying and developing vaccines to combat this disease and how technology is being used used in the process. The series will run on Tuesday’s in July (7th, 14th, 21st & 28th) from 7 – 8 PM. There will be a Q&A at the end of each session. Feel free to attend one or all, by signing up for each individual session.

July 7th – Intro to SARS-CoV-2/Covid-19 and PCR testing

July 14th – Immunology/Antibodies, Antibody testing, Antibody therapy.

July 21st – Vaccines – How are they typically developed, how are some of the ones in clinical trials now different.

July 28th – Protein Modeling  and the use of DIY programs & crowdsourcing computing power.

This virtual series is presented free of charge. A Zoom conference link will be emailed to participants after signing up for the class.  This event is free, but registration is required and will be presented virtually.

Register here.

 

CMS COVID-19 Economic Hardship Scholarship Program

The Claremont MakerSpace is a creative hub and community workspace, designed to help our members put shape to their ideas. We offer membership-based access to specialty tools for woodworking, jewelry making, electronics, metalworking, fiber arts and more, as well as education, room to work, and a community of like-minded creative people.

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: info@twinstatemakerspaces.org

 

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

 

Share Your Skills With The Community

We are looking to bring more online learning opportunities to the Claremont Makerspace community. Would you like to share your skill or lead a project? Please email brendan@claremontmakerspace.org to learn how.

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 info@twinstatemakerspaces.org and join us on our online community board.

Be Well & Happy Makin,’

The Claremont MakerSpace Team

CMS Member Access Update

Members:

Thank you for your cooperation in following the rules and procedures which we developed in conjunction with the City of Claremont and the State of New Hampshire.  Your adherence to these procedures during this difficult period has enabled us to provide uninterrupted access for members engaged in essential work,  and allow access to members engaged in qualified activities nearly a month earlier than other regional spaces were able to.

We are thrilled to see so many of you at the Claremont MakerSpace working on projects, supporting your business and creating.

Moving forward we are pleased to announce that beginning on Monday June 22, we will no longer need to require members to self-certify that they are engaged in essential business as defined by the State of New Hampshire.  Additionally,  the 10 person cap on building occupancy will be eliminated, we will no longer need to impose a one person per shop policy, and advance reservations for personal studio spaces and shops will no longer be required.

We do still recommend that you reserve time on high demand / long run tools to ensure you can get your work done.  You can make tool reservations at least six hours in advance on the member portal on our website at ClaremontMakerSpace.org/membersonly.

For your safety and that of the community, we will continue to have strict operating policies and procedures in place for the foreseeable future. You must agree to follow these rules before you can access the Claremont MakerSpace and your access card will not operate until you do so.  The updated Claremont MakerSpace Member Access Rules can be found on the CMS Member Portal at www.ClaremontMakerSpace.org/membersonly.

Masks covering your mouth and nose must continue to be worn at all times, 6 foot separation between members must be maintained at all times, and temperature and health checks will continue to be performed before you can enter the Claremont MakerSpace.

We hope to be announcing expanded operational hours next week that will provide additional opportunities for Members to access the Claremont MakerSpace.

Thanks, stay healthy and keep makin’

New Virtual Learning Classes!

Makers,

Next week join us for two new virtual learning classes: On Friday, June 26th from 6 – 8 PM we have How to Reupholster a Car, Boat, or Motorcycle Seat: Virtual Learning (register here) & on Sunday, June 28th from 11 am – 1 pm, we have Bookkeeping and Record Keeping 101 – Virtual Learning (register here).

Both classes are presented free of charge & more information can be found by following the registration links.

Virtual Sumo Bot Competition.

Join us for the bracket – based Virtual Sumo Competition (register here) live on June 21st, following the Nashua Robot Builders Meeting (some point after 7:15 PM, more info here.) By registering you will be able to watch the competition! Virtual prizes will be given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.

Share Your Skills With The Community

We are looking to bring more online learning opportunities to the Claremont Makerspace community. Would you like to share your skill or lead a project? Please email brendan@claremontmakerspace.org to learn how.

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 info@twinstatemakerspaces.org and join us on our online community board.

Be Well & Happy Makin,’

The Claremont MakerSpace Team

Chemistry in Your Kitchen!

Makers,

This Friday, join us for some fun science experiments you can do from home in Chemistry in Your Kitchen.  Follow along with the New Hampshire Academy of Science to explore the chemistry of some of the everyday objects in your home. Learn to measure pH without an expensive meter or hazardous chemicals. Analyze marker ink so you can conduct your own forensic investigation of who drew all over the bill left on the table. Investigate some of the chemistry behind marshmallow roasting, and learn how to pass hidden messages at your next campfire!

This is a virtual class. This class is free, but registration is required. A link to the online portion will be provided following registration. Suggested age group for this class is grades  6 – 8, but everyone with an interest for fun science is encouraged to sign up! This class will happen Friday, June 12th at 1 PM. Register for this class here.

Beginner Zentangle

Wednesday, June 17th 6 – 8 PM

Zentangle® is a simple-to-learn method to create beautiful art by drawing simple patterns. The process is a mindful and meditative art form that some use to enhance creativity, increase focus, or just to relax. In this class, participants will learn philosophy, method, and approach to creating Zentangle art. Students will put pen to paper and learn to tangle beautiful patterns on small square paper tiles. All materials will be provided by the instructor in class. If you can draw a line and very basic shapes, you can create beautiful work! No artistic experience is required, but artists looking to incorporate something new into their practice are welcome.

Virtual Sumo Bot Competition

Let’s face it – it might be a while before we can return to hand to hand combat – so why not have a robot do your bidding for you? Meet The Sumo Bot, a maniacal battler of brute force and binary. Two bots shall enter the ring, only one will leave victorious. Will it be yours?

Robots can be coded using blockly which is easy-to-use block-based coding or Javascript.  Anyone can enter the competition by creating an account and building code on the http://roboton.io/ site.  We will also be holding coding hang out sessions on May 26th (register here) and June 7th (register here), from 6 – 8 PM. If you are newbie, this is will be a great opportunity to start learning. 

Please register for all events if you plan on attending and/ or participating.

Join us for the bracket – based Virtual Sumo Competition (register here) live on June 21st, following the Nashua Robot Builders Meeting (some point after 7:15 PM, more info here.) By registering you will be able to watch the competition! Virtual prizes will be given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place..

Share Your Skills With The Community

We are looking to bring more online learning opportunities to the Claremont Makerspace community. Would you like to share your skill or lead a project? Please email brendan@claremontmakerspace.org to learn how.

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 info@twinstatemakerspaces.org and join us on our online community board.

Be Well & Happy Makin,’

The Claremont MakerSpace Team

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