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Intro to 3D Printing – Next Wednesday at CMS!

Makers,

Join us for Intro to 3D Printing – Wednesday!

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.

Bringing your own laptop is strongly encouraged!

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.

3D Print Club is presented free, but registration is required. 

Open Mic Night!

Tuesday, July 16th, 6 PM

Join us for an open mic night, hosted by Rural Outright. This event is open to all! Bring your poems. Your music. Your skits. Bring your voice. 

It all kicks off at 6pm. Sign up at the door. 

Make A Silver Ring

Wednesday, July 17th, 5:30 – 8:30 PM

In this workshop, 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.

Patches, Pockets, and Pocket Pouches: An introduction to practical and creative handstitching for men, ladies, and teens

Thursday, July 18th 6 pm – 8 pm

Has your phone outgrown your pockets? Do you need something constructive and calorie-free to do with your hands while watching TV? Are your boring jeans, well, boring? In this fun and easy class we learn the basics of handsewing with simple, rustic Sashiko-inspired stitches, turning denim scraps into something unique and practical. All materials provided but you may bring your own denim garment to patch (no stretch knits please, that’s a different class). No previous sewing experience required but must be able to use pins, needles, and scissors safely.

Photoshop 101

July 24th & August 1st, 6 – 9 PM

Photoshop 101 is a basic introduction to the tools and uses of Adobe Photoshop Software for Photography and photo manipulation. We will be going through the different types of tools in the program.

Subjects covered in Photoshop 101 will include:

 – File types – What types of files to use for specific purposes & how to convert.

– Resizing images, canvas size and zooming

– Using toolbars

– Layers, adjustments, solid colors

– Levels, curves, contrast, vibrance, balancing

– Transform, rotate, scale, skew, warp and distort

– Adding, removing and changing text

– Selection techniques

– Various other tips, tricks and hints

Help us design our upcoming class schedule!  

We would like your feedback to help determine which classes we should run at the Claremont Makerspace. Did you miss the opportunity to take a class & wish we would offer it again? Previously taken a class and would like to further advance your learning? Or how about an entirely new subject that we haven’t offered, but you’ve been dying to check out? Please fill out our short online survey. Your feedback is appreciated!

The Claremont MakerSpace is looking for volunteers! 

Interested in volunteering at the Claremont MakerSpace in exchange for a discounted membership? Let us know! We’re currently looking for volunteer “Deskers” to help staff the CMS’s front desk. Desker responsibilities include giving tours, welcoming participants of classes and events, helping to keep common areas organized and more. For more information, please send us an email at jobs@claremontmakerspace.org. 

Team Building Events at CMS

The Claremont Makerspace is a unique and fun venue to hold your next team building event or corporate retreat. Activities at the Claremont MakerSpace give your team members the chance to roll up their sleeves, explore new tools and technologies, work as a team, and leave with a project that they proudly built themselves!

For more information, including details about pricing, please email: info@twinstatemakerspaces.org

Become an Instructor at CMS!

CMS Instructors come from a variety of skill sets and backgrounds, the unifying characteristic being a desire to share their knowledge and expertise. CMS is always interested in finding new and qualified instructors to lead tool training, create hands-on projects, explain interesting concepts and impart their knowledge.  Workshops can range from within one of our departments (Woodshop, Machine Shop, Welding, Sewing, Textiles, Jewelry, Electronics, Laser Cutting, 3D Printing) to computer and software skills, entrepreneurial readiness, hobby development, crafting and a lot more. Interested in learning more? Please drop a note to brendan@claremontmakerspace.org.

See below for more upcoming classes!

Follow the links for more information

Make A Silver Ring 7/10, 5:30 – 8:30 PM

3D Print Club 7/16, 6 PM

Open Mic Night 7/16, 6 PM

Intro to 3D Printing 7/17, 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Patches, Pockets, and Pocket Pouches 7/18, 6 – 8 PM

Conversations in Crypto 7/20, 6 – 8 PM

Photoshop 101 7/24 & 7/31, 6 – 9 PM

Socially Responsible Investing 101 7/25, 6 – 7:30 PM

CNC SLUG: Adirondack Chair Demo 7/29, 4 – 9 PM

CMS Open House & Birthday Celebration! 7/31, 6 – 9 PM

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

Upcoming Deadline! Robot Build & Dance Party!

Makers,

This Sunday! Join us for a Robot Build & Dance Party! 

Join us for a day of building robots for a dance party at the Claremont Makerspace Open House later in July.  If dancing isn’t your thing, your robot can also be setup as a sumobot (we’ll have the sumo ring up during the open house too)!  Each ticket covers the cost of the robot kit (which you get to keep) and lunch. This event is all ages, but children are to be accompanied by their parent. 

Note: Registration closes Thursday, July 11th!

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.

3D Print Club is presented free, but registration is required. 

Make A Silver Ring

Wednesday, July 10th, 5:30 – 8:30 PM

In this workshop, 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.

Robot Build & Dance Party

July 14th, 10 am – 4 pm

Join us for a day of building robots for a dance party at the Claremont Makerspace Open House later in July.  If dancing isn’t your thing, your robot can also be setup as a sumobot (we’ll have the sumo ring up during the open house too)!  Each ticket covers the cost of the robot kit (which you get to keep) and lunch. This event is all ages, but children are to be accompanied by their parent.  Our Robot Build will be on Sunday, July 14th from 10 am – 4 pm.

Intro to 3D Printing

July 17th, 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.

Bringing your own laptop is strongly encouraged!

Photoshop 101

July 24th & August 1st, 6 – 9 PM

Photoshop 101 is a basic introduction to the tools and uses of Adobe Photoshop Software for Photography and photo manipulation. We will be going through the different types of tools in the program.

Subjects covered in Photoshop 101 will include:

 – File types – What types of files to use for specific purposes & how to convert.

– Resizing images, canvas size and zooming

– Using toolbars

– Layers, adjustments, solid colors

– Levels, curves, contrast, vibrance, balancing

– Transform, rotate, scale, skew, warp and distort

– Adding, removing and changing text

– Selection techniques

– Various other tips, tricks and hints

Help us design our upcoming class schedule!  

We would like your feedback to help determine which classes we should run at the Claremont Makerspace. Did you miss the opportunity to take a class & wish we would offer it again? Previously taken a class and would like to further advance your learning? Or how about an entirely new subject that we haven’t offered, but you’ve been dying to check out? Please fill out our short online survey. Your feedback is appreciated!

The Claremont MakerSpace is looking for volunteers! 

Interested in volunteering at the Claremont MakerSpace in exchange for a discounted membership? Let us know! We’re currently looking for volunteer “Deskers” to help staff the CMS’s front desk. Desker responsibilities include giving tours, welcoming participants of classes and events, helping to keep common areas organized and more. For more information, please send us an email at jobs@claremontmakerspace.org. 

Team Building Events at CMS

The Claremont Makerspace is a unique and fun venue to hold your next team building event or corporate retreat. Activities at the Claremont MakerSpace give your team members the chance to roll up their sleeves, explore new tools and technologies, work as a team, and leave with a project that they proudly built themselves!

For more information, including details about pricing, please email: info@twinstatemakerspaces.org

Become an Instructor at CMS!

CMS Instructors come from a variety of skill sets and backgrounds, the unifying characteristic being a desire to share their knowledge and expertise. CMS is always interested in finding new and qualified instructors to lead tool training, create hands-on projects, explain interesting concepts and impart their knowledge.  Workshops can range from within one of our departments (Woodshop, Machine Shop, Welding, Sewing, Textiles, Jewelry, Electronics, Laser Cutting, 3D Printing) to computer and software skills, entrepreneurial readiness, hobby development, crafting and a lot more. Interested in learning more? Please drop a note to brendan@claremontmakerspace.org.

See below for more upcoming classes!

Follow the links for more information

3D Print Club 7/9, 6 – 9 PM

Make A Silver Ring 7/10, 5:30 – 8:30 PM

Robot Build & Dance Party 7/14, 10 AM – 4 PM

Intro to 3D Printing 7/17, 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Conversations in Crypto 7/20, 6 – 8 PM

Photoshop 101 7/24 & 7/31, 6 – 9 PM

Socially Responsible Investing 101 7/25, 6 – 7:30 PM

CNC SLUG: Adirondack Chair Demo 7/29, 4 – 9 PM

CMS Open House & Birthday Celebration! 7/31, 6 – 9 PM

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

IT’S OUR BIRTHDAY! And you’re invited to the party!

CMS Year One

Twelve months ago today we celebrated the Grand Opening of the Claremont MakerSpace. What an awesome first year it’s been!

We’ve offered over 200 classes and events which saw over 750 participants. We’ve collaborated with dozens of regional businesses and community organizations, and launched an Artist In Residence Program and Veterans Scholarship Program. Every day, our community members are using the MakerSpace to put shape to their ideas, develop new business ventures, explore new technologies and learn new things. 

What’s next? 

We have a number of programs in the works which we can’t wait to launch! These range from advanced-level classes that build upon our first year offerings, to special programming for students and kids. We’re also working to expand our capacity with new tools in all departments: additional machining equipment in the Metalshop, a dyeing area in Fiber Arts, and more.

We’d love it if you’d weigh in on types of classes and events that you’d like to see offered in our second year, so please take a minute to fill out our CMS Classes & Events Survey – HERE

Can you help us make year two a success?

Yes you can, and we’d be grateful for your support!

Join: Becoming a CMS Member gives you access to your makerspace AND supports your makerspace! Consider it a birthday gift to yourself as much as us, and sign up today – HERE

Donate: All financial and in-kind donations help us make the CMS the best it can be. They allow us to provide inspiring classes, empowering tools (check out our Wish List), and much more. We’re a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, so your donation is tax deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law. You can make a financial contribution online – HERE 

To make a donation by check, or discuss an in-kind contribution, please contact the CMS Director at: director@claremontmakerspace.org

Spread the word: Have you told your neighbor about the CMS? Have you shared our Classes & Eventspage with your colleagues and recommended that your employer check out our Corporate Usage Accountprogram and Team Building Events? Please do! And make sure you’re following us on Facebook – HERE – and on Instagram – HERE

CMS Open House and BDay Banner

YOU’RE INVITED TO OUR BIRTHDAY PARTY!

Please join us for our Open House & Birthday Party later this month: Wednesday, July 31st from 6pm to 9pm! We’ll have special maker-activities, demos, tours, member projects on display, and of course, cake. This family friendly event is free and open to all. Just make sure you RSVP (so we know how much cake to make) – HERE

Hope to see you on the 31st!

The Claremont MakerSpace Team

Photoshop 101

Makers,

Photoshop 101 is a basic introduction to the tools and uses of Adobe Photoshop Software for Photography and photo manipulation. We will be going through the different types of tools in the program.

Subjects covered in Photoshop 101 will include:

 – File types – What types of files to use for specific purposes & how to convert.

– Resizing images, canvas size and zooming

– Using toolbars

– Layers, adjustments, solid colors

– Levels, curves, contrast, vibrance, balancing

– Transform, rotate, scale, skew, warp and distort

– Adding, removing and changing text

– Selection techniques

– Various other tips, tricks and hints

This class will run two dates July 24th & August 1st, from 6 – 9 PM. Participants must have basic computer skills & a laptop with Adobe Photoshop 6 or higher.

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.

3D Print Club is presented free, but registration is required. 

Make A Silver Ring

Wednesday, July 10th, 5:30 – 8:30 PM

In this workshop, 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.

Robot Build & Dance Party

July 14th, 10 am – 4 pm

Join us for a day of building robots for a dance party at the Claremont Makerspace Open House later in July.  If dancing isn’t your thing, your robot can also be setup as a sumobot (we’ll have the sumo ring up during the open house too)!  Each ticket covers the cost of the robot kit (which you get to keep) and lunch. This event is all ages, but children are to be accompanied by their parent.  Our Robot Build will be on Sunday, July 14th from 10 am – 4 pm.

Intro to 3D Printing

July 17th, 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.

Bringing your own laptop is strongly encouraged!

Help us design our upcoming class schedule!  

We would like your feedback to help determine which classes we should run at the Claremont Makerspace. Did you miss the opportunity to take a class & wish we would offer it again? Previously taken a class and would like to further advance your learning? Or how about an entirely new subject that we haven’t offered, but you’ve been dying to check out? Please fill out our short online survey. Your feedback is appreciated!

The Claremont MakerSpace is looking for volunteers! 

Interested in volunteering at the Claremont MakerSpace in exchange for a discounted membership? Let us know! We’re currently looking for volunteer “Deskers” to help staff the CMS’s front desk. Desker responsibilities include giving tours, welcoming participants of classes and events, helping to keep common areas organized and more. For more information, please send us an email at jobs@claremontmakerspace.org. 

Team Building Events at CMS

The Claremont Makerspace is a unique and fun venue to hold your next team building event or corporate retreat. Activities at the Claremont MakerSpace give your team members the chance to roll up their sleeves, explore new tools and technologies, work as a team, and leave with a project that they proudly built themselves!

For more information, including details about pricing, please email: info@twinstatemakerspaces.org

Become an Instructor at CMS!

CMS Instructors come from a variety of skill sets and backgrounds, the unifying characteristic being a desire to share their knowledge and expertise. CMS is always interested in finding new and qualified instructors to lead tool training, create hands-on projects, explain interesting concepts and impart their knowledge.  Workshops can range from within one of our departments (Woodshop, Machine Shop, Welding, Sewing, Textiles, Jewelry, Electronics, Laser Cutting, 3D Printing) to computer and software skills, entrepreneurial readiness, hobby development, crafting and a lot more. Interested in learning more? Please drop a note to brendan@claremontmakerspace.org.

See below for more upcoming classes!

Follow the links for more information

3D Print Club 7/9, 6 – 9 PM

Make A Silver Ring 7/10, 5:30 – 8:30 PM

Robot Build & Dance Party 7/14, 10 AM – 4 PM

Intro to 3D Printing 7/17, 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Conversations in Crypto 7/20, 6 – 8 PM

Photoshop 101 7/24 & 7/31, 6 – 9 PM

Socially Responsible Investing 101 7/25, 6 – 7:30 PM

CNC SLUG: Adirondack Chair Demo 7/29, 4 – 9 PM

CMS Open House & Birthday Celebration! 7/31, 6 – 9 PM

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