CMS Updates

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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

Our Favorite Birds: Virtual K – 12 Art Class

Makers,

Next week, CMS shop lead and instructor Allison Zito will be offering a week long virtual class for ages K – 12, Our Favorite Birds.

In this multi-session class, students will use a variety of mediums to recreate their favorite birds. We will draw, paint and use pastels to make renderings of our most cherished avian friends.  At the end of the class, students may digitally submit their pictures to the Mass Audubon museum exhibit. 

This class will meet 12 – 1 PM, June 8 – 11th.

This class is free, but registration is required.  Learn more here. 

Starting next week, learn how to code a virtual Sumo Bot for our upcoming competition on June 21st and on Saturday join us for Setting Up Your First Website. Learn more about both of these events below!

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.

Setting Up Your First Website

Saturday, June 6th, 10 AM

As a maker, a website is crucial to show your skills or sell your wares. People will find you, get to know you, and buy your stuff. In this class, you’ll learn how websites work, the steps to set up your own website using WordPress, how best to show off your craft online, and even how to sell them.

This class is presented free of charge, but registration is required. This class will be presented online, you will receive the access link after registration. Register for this class here.

On Instructor Corey Maas:

Corey Maass is a full-stack web developer with a love for creativity, entrepreneurship and “building stuff” both on and off the web. He currently lives in Plainfield, New Hampshire.

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

Claremont MakerSpace Update – Limited Operations v2.0

Dear Makers

We are pleased to be writing to inform you that effective Monday May 18th, we will be entering limited operations v2.0 status.  Here is a summary of what has changed. You can find the complete policy and procedures regarding access to the Claremont MakerSpace during this period on our website.

Partial Access to MakerSpace being implemented.

As makers that engage in the act of manufacturing (making things), the Claremont MakerSpace will be implementing, on a trial basis, the rules applicable to the manufacturing sector of the economy described in Exhibit C of Governor Sununu’s Executive Order #40 (“Stay at Home 2.0”).

Makers will be able to self-certify their status as part of the essential manufacturing sector by navigating to the members only section of the Claremont MakerSpace website to review, and accept the terms and conditions for access to the Claremont MakerSpace during this period, and self certify.

Pursuant to the rules attached to this email, our first step will be to provide a 25 hour per week period for access to the Claremont MakerSpace, from 10am to 3pm Monday to Friday.  Based upon what we learn from this updated status and our interaction with local and state authorities, we will modify these hours in the coming weeks.  Our hope is that we will be able to expand these hours.

Please read the enclosed rules for access to the MakerSpace, as they are for everybody’s safety including your own.

Financial Hardship Scholarship is being launched

We are very happy to report that we have funding that will be made available to subsidize members who have experienced severe financial hardship – including involuntary loss of employment or income as a result of COVID-19.  We will be providing more information on this in the near future.

Remote Education being launched at no charge

We miss having you all at classes at the MakerSpace, but we do not anticipate being able to run them until we can safely assemble again in groups.  In the meantime, we have been working with our instructors to launch remote education, and look forward to providing maker opportunities at a safe distance.  With the help of our donor community, these remote classes will be free for the next couple of months.

Although these are socially distant and extra cautious measures, we look forward to slowly welcoming you back to making and manufacturing at the Claremont MakerSpace. Thank you for being part of our community.

If you have any questions or problems accessing the Members Only Section to self certify or schedule time in a shop or on a tool, please contact us at info@ClaremontMakerSpace.org.

Online Classes at CMS!

Makers,

We wish you continued well being during this time. We are moving towards offering online educational experiences at CMS, including Beginner Zentangle, next Wednesday, May 20th at 2 PM. Registration information can be found here

“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.”

This class is free, but space is limited. Please register soon, if you plan on attending.

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.

The below picture comes from a headboard made by CMS wood shop lead Dave Lucier.