CMS Updates

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CMS Student Discount Program

Makers,

The Claremont MakerSpace Student Discount Program offers a 75% discount on CMS membership and classes to high school students, ages 15 and up, in Claremont and the greater Upper Valley region of New Hampshire and Vermont. This program is supported by a generous grant from The Couch Family Foundation.

To learn more and apply for the CMS Student Application Program, please complete the online application and learn more about other CMS scholarships here.

 

Science of COVID Learning Series

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 at the following links.

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. Past recordings of The Science of COVID Learning series can be found on our YouTube Channel.

Claremont Makerspace Artist in Residence Program

The Claremont MakerSpace (CMS) Artist In Residence Program is designed to empower New Hampshire and Vermont based artists with tools, training and space to create compelling new work. Each CMS Artist In Residence receives $800 towards the creation of new work at the CMS, two months of Unlimited CMS Membership, a dedicated studio space at the CMS, and training to use new tools. Each residency runs for two months.

All mediums and levels of experience are welcome to apply. Residencies are open to both NH and VT artists. Artists from New Hampshire may apply to any of the five residency periods. Artists from Vermont may apply for the second and fifth residency.

Applications for the next residency (R2) are being taken now. With the disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic, specific start dates to the next residency periods will decided at a later time. To apply for the CMS Artist In Residence program, please fill out the online application.

The CMS Artist In Residence Program and TwinState MakerSpaces, Inc. is supported in part by the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. More information & how to apply can be found here.

Yarn Dying From Home – Virtual Learning

8/5/2020, 6 – 8 PM

Interested in dyeing your own yarn to knit or crochet with? Using regular food coloring is a simple and safe way to have fun and explore with color. In this online workshop you will learn the basics of acid dyeing using household items. 

Supply list (we plan on having time to dye three skeins):

White Vinegar – 1/4 cup per skein

Food coloring – a full set

3 white skein of wool yarn

Pyrex dish or plastic wrap 

Microwave or vegetable steamer

Rubber gloves suggested

 

Registration for this event is free. Once you register, you will receive an email including the link to access the class online.

 

Register here

 

 

Membership at CMS!

Are you interested in becoming a member of the Claremont Makerspace? Members get access to shared tools and workshops for woodworking, machining, fiber arts, electronics, welding, robotics, jewelry and metalsmithing, graphic design, fabrication, prototyping, programming and more, as well as a community of volunteers and makers.

Our member access hours have shifted due to COVID-19 restrictions and are currently as follows:

M 10 am – 5:30 PM

T 10 AM – 9 PM

W 10 AM – 3 PM

Th 10 AM – 9 PM

F 10 AM – 3 PM

Sat 5:30 – 9 PM

Learn more about CMS membership by clicking here.

Volunteer at CMS!

The Claremont Makerspace has a need for volunteer Front Desk Staff. 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 info@twinstatemakerspaces.org for more information.

 

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 virtual learning opportunities to the Claremont Makerspace community. In the past month we have offered art, robotics, 3D printing, textiles, business and STEM classes.  Would you like to share your skill to an enthusiastic audience? 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

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

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