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Upcoming Virtual Event – Our Stuff, Our Stories

 

Makers,

Remember show & tell from elementary school? Whether it was your favorite day or not…. Let’s experience it again in a warm and welcoming community. What’s your favorite photo or object? Why do you keep it? How did it come into your life? What story does it tell?

Let’s gather together to share the stories of the things we keep. Each week you’ll be asked to bring a photo or object related to different themes. This is not a writing workshop but your stories will be recorded (with your permission) & you can use them map out a mini memoir… aka My Stuff, My Stories.  We’ll be inspiring each other by sharing the stories of our things, and providing motivation to continue to share your stories with the world.  Our 3rd session will focus on different ways to keep these stories going & growing.  Register for each event separately, here: Our Stuff Our Stories.  This event will run December 9, 16 and 23rd at  2 PM

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

Questions about upcoming classes, events or the Claremont MakerSpace in general? Let us know at info@twinstatemakerspaces.org.

Happy Makin,’

The Claremont MakerSpace Team

Need some extra space for your next project/business/creative experiment?

Makers,

Need some extra space for your next project/business/creative experiment?

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.

 Learn more about CMS Personal Studio Spaces, here.

As well, we are currently offering tours of CMS. Tours are scheduled in advance and participants must follow our COVID-19 policies. To schedule a tour, please email The CMS Team at info@twinstatemakerspaces.org.

Happy Makin,’

The Claremont MakerSpace Team

Join Us For An Upcoming Virtual Class

Makers,

The Claremont Makerspace virtual class calendar continues to fill up with fun educational experiences. Over the next two months we will be holding classes on Photoshop, solar energy, storytelling, business and making chain maille! Check our list below & sign up to reserve your space today!

 

Upcoming CMS Virtual Events!

 

Photoshop For Beginners 

Monday / Wednesday, November 16 & 18 from 6 – 7 PM

In this free virtual class, attendees will learn how to edit, retouch, adjust color and combine photographs using Photoshop. Do you have old photographs that you would like to scan and repair or enhance? This is the class for you. You will also learn to colorize black and white or sepia photographs. 

 

The CMS Solar Array Story

Tuesday, November 17th 12 – 1 PM

Join us for a virtual presentation by ReVision Energy as we explore our new solar array on the roof of Claremont MakerSpace. Solar experts from ReVision will talk about the design of the array, how it was financed, and some of the challenges of the installation. We’ll also show you the monitoring platform so you can check the array’s daily output! 

 

This event is part of an educational series of presentations and we want to hear from you! What else do you want to know about solar, and solar-related technology (battery storage, heat pumps, electric vehicles, Tesla Powerwall, net-zero Homes, etc)?

 

This event is free and will be presented virtually. After registration you will receive a link to the virtual connection.

 

Design Technology For Kids!

Thursdays Starting November 5th from 3 – 4:30 PM

Join us for In this free 3-part series participants will experiment with designing towers, bridges, and launchers using simple materials, most of which can be found in your home. Each session will begin with a warm-up activity, and will revolve around a different principal – balance, strength, and motion – through fun, hands-on design activities. While there’s a progression of challenge across the 3 workshops each session stands alone, so you can register for 1 or all 3. This series is designed for ages 8-12; for maximum fun and success participants are encouraged to join with a friend or family member to brainstorm and collaborate with! You may sign up for each session individually. 

 

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

11/24/2020, 4- 5 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

11/24/2020, 5- 6 PM

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.

 

Our Stuff Our Stories

December 9, 16 and 23rd at  2 PM

Remember show & tell from elementary school? Whether it was your favorite day or not…. Let’s experience it again in a warm and welcoming community. What’s your favorite photo or object? Why do you keep it? How did it come into your life? What story does it tell?

Let’s gather together to share the stories of the things we keep. Each week you’ll be asked to bring a photo or object related to different themes. This is not a writing workshop but your stories will be recorded (with your permission) & you can use them map out a mini memoir… aka My Stuff, My Stories.  We’ll be inspiring each other by sharing the stories of our things, and providing motivation to continue to share your stories with the world.  Our 3rd session will focus on different ways to keep these stories going & growing.  Register for each event separately. 

 

Make A Coptic Notebook

12/10/2020, 6 PM

Create a notebook as adventurous as you. This traveler’s notebook uses the Coptic binding method. This unique binding method is one of the oldest in human history, dating back as early as the second century. It allows the book to lay flat when opened to any page, making it great for sketchbooks. Notebook measures 5.75” x 8.75” when done. You can have a name or phrase laser etched on the cover. Follow along virtually as you construct the notebook!

 

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.

 

Exploring Business Resources With The SBA

12/16/2020, 12 PM

Are you part of a small business and want to learn more about resources available? Are you interested in starting a business or an entrepreneur in the exploration stage? Join us for a presentation from the U.S. Small Business Administration to learn about resources and tools to become better prepared. 

 

Make A Chain Maille Bracelet 

12/17/2020, 6 PM

In this virtual class, we’ll create a Byzantine bracelet by weaving links of chain. Byzantine is an ancient pattern for weaving chain and is an excellent starting point for learning chain maille. The finished chain features an intricate appearance and great flexibility.

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

Questions about upcoming classes, events or the Claremont MakerSpace in general? Let us know at info@twinstatemakerspaces.org.

Happy Makin,’

The Claremont MakerSpace Team

How Strong is a Toothpick Bridge?

Makers,

Join us tomorrow for Design Technology for Kids – Toothpick Bridges.  We’ll experiment with different bridge designs to see how much weight they can hold. How strong is your bridge?

In this 3-part series participants will experiment with designing towers, bridges, and launchers using simple materials, most of which can be found in your home. Each session will begin with a warm-up activity, and will revolve around a different principal – balance, strength, and motion – through fun, hands-on design activities. While there’s a progression of challenge across the 3 workshops each session stands alone, so you can register for 1 or all 3. This series is designed for ages 8-12; for maximum fun and success participants are encouraged to come with a friend or family member to brainstorm and collaborate with! Please note materials needed for each session. (For illustration purposes links have been added to some of the materials.) You may sign up for each session individually. This virtual series is presented free.

Register here.

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

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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