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Open House This Friday! Classes All Week!

Makers,


This Friday is our Open House!  Come check out all the awesomeness taking place at the Claremont MakerSpace! You’ll get to meet makers of all types, see member projects, tool demos and much more.  

Check out member and instructor demos, including:

  • Sashiko-style mending
  • Live Painting
  • Pal Tiya Sculpting Medium
  • Live music by CMS member Don Fitzpatrick
  • A Mind-Controlled, floating shark

This event is free and open to the public – but please RSVP. As well, please help us spread the word by sharing this event on your social media and inviting your friends and family.

Other Upcoming Events

Make A Silver Ring

Wednesday, May 15th, 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.

Laser 101

Thursday, May 16th, 6 – 8 PM

The Claremont MakerSpace’s laser cutter/engraver is an incredible capable tool which can be used for making high precision cuts and engravings on a wide variety of materials. Join us for Laser 101 to learn:

• How the laser cutter/engraver works and how to operate it safely

• What materials are safe to cut and engrave with the CMS’s laser

• How to prepare an image for cutting using Corel Draw

Participants of Laser 101 will have the opportunity to attend a follow-up certification session, at which time they may be approved to use the CMS’s laser cutter/engraver on their own.

The Lightness of Painting

Monday, May 20th 6 – 8:30 PM

Join artist Jamie Townsend as he shares his process of painting layers and color in this hands-on class.  Grow your confidence and style by learning techniques to overcome difficulties on the canvas. All levels of practice are encouraged to attend, as well as bringing a reference photo or idea to personalize your own painting. Student’s will complete an expressive painting in this class. Materials will be included. Age level 16 and up. In this class Jamie will also offer to do a demo of his work if participants are interested in seeing one.

News From the Woodshop:

Our woodshop is our busiest department at CMS, between our large selection of tools and variety of projects being completed in the space, a lot is happening. We are currently looking for an experienced woodworker to become an additional volunteer Woodshop lead to help train, support and certify members on tools. Shop leads share their knowledge with members and also get a free membership to CMS! Please email us at info@twinstatemakerspaces.org if you are interested in learning more!

Interested in Access to CMS For You & Your Coworkers?

The Claremont MakerSpace Corporate Usage Account (CUA) program is a great way to offer a unique benefit to a businesses employees’, while investing in the development of their creative and professional skills. It’s a simple and flexible program that lets employees of CUA businesses get a substantial discount on CMS Membership and classes. To learn more, please email info@twinstatemakerspaces.org.

See below for more upcoming classes!

Follow the links for more information

Intro to CNC Routing  5/14, 6 – 9 PM

3D Print Club 5/14, 6 – 8 PM

Make A Silver Ring 5/15, 5:30 – 8:30 PM

Laser 101 (Laser Cutter Training) 5/16, 6 – 8 PM

Open House, 5/17 6 – 8 PM

The Lightness of Painting, 5/20, 6 – 8 PM

DIY Bike Maintenance: Fix A Flat 5/20, 6 – 7 PM

3D Print Club 5/21, 6 – 8 PM

Quilting Machine Training 5/21, 5:30 – 7 PM

Tool Sharpening Demo 5/22, 6 – 6:30 PM

The Practice of Drawing 5/23,  6 – 8 PM

Want to be a Marketing Maven? Add Video to the Mix! 6/12, 6 – 8 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

Battle of the Sumo Bots!

Makers,

Let the games begin!   

Join us as we build and program a SumoBot! These Sumo Bots need to be able to move on their own around a circular area and to push their opponents out of the ring. There are competition limitations (such as size) that require you to carefully think through the design and construction of their robots. Beginners and newbies will have a great time just building the kit and learning how each piece, from bolt to program, works together the bring the robot to life. More advanced builders are challenged to modify their kit to create more sophisticated and capable bots.  Battle of the Sumo Bots!  will happen this Saturday, May 11th, 10 AM – 1:30 PM.

We’ll have a friendly competition running throughout. The goal is to have a group of people with robots go and represent the Claremont Makerspace at the MakeIt Fest in Nashua on June 8. Check out what a Sumo Bot competition is here.

All skill levels and ages are welcome (under 14 requires an adult partner – working on one single robot). You have the option of buying your robot at the end of the class ($30) or leaving it behind. Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptop to participate in the class.

Other Upcoming Events

Laser 101

Thursday, May 16th, 6 – 8 PM

The Claremont MakerSpace’s laser cutter/engraver is an incredible capable tool which can be used for making high precision cuts and engravings on a wide variety of materials. Join us for Laser 101 to learn:

• How the laser cutter/engraver works and how to operate it safely

• What materials are safe to cut and engrave with the CMS’s laser

• How to prepare an image for cutting using Corel Draw

Participants of Laser 101 will have the opportunity to attend a follow-up certification session, at which time they may be approved to use the CMS’s laser cutter/engraver on their own.

The Lightness of Painting

Monday, May 20th 6 – 8:30 PM

Join artist Jamie Townsend as he shares his process of painting layers and color in this hands-on class.  Grow your confidence and style by learning techniques to overcome difficulties on the canvas. All levels of practice are encouraged to attend, as well as bringing a reference photo or idea to personalize your own painting. Student’s will complete an expressive painting in this class. Materials will be included. Age level 16 and up. In this class Jamie will also offer to do a demo of his work if participants are interested in seeing one.

News From the Woodshop:

Our woodshop is our busiest department at CMS, between our large selection of tools and variety of projects being completed in the space, a lot is happening. We are currently looking for an experienced woodworker to become an additional volunteer Woodshop lead to help train, support and certify members on tools. Shop leads share their knowledge with members and also get a free membership to CMS! Please email us at info@twinstatemakerspaces.org if you are interested in learning more!

Interested in Access to CMS For You & Your Coworkers?

The Claremont MakerSpace Corporate Usage Account (CUA) program is a great way to offer a unique benefit to a businesses employees’, while investing in the development of their creative and professional skills. It’s a simple and flexible program that lets employees of CUA businesses get a substantial discount on CMS Membership and classes. To learn more, please email info@twinstatemakerspaces.org.

See below for more upcoming classes!

Upcoming Classes

Follow the links for more information

Bead Rolling 101 5/11, 2 – 3:30 PM

Battle of the Sumo Bots!, 5/11 10 AM – 1:30 PM

Intro to CNC Routing  5/14, 6 – 9 PM

3D Print Club 5/14, 6 – 8 PM

Make A Silver Ring 5/15, 5:30 – 8:30 PM

Laser 101 (Laser Cutter Training) 5/16, 6 – 8 PM

Open House, 5/17 6 – 8 PM

The Lightness of Painting, 5/20, 6 – 8 PM

DIY Bike Maintenance: Fix A Flat 5/20, 6 – 7 PM

The Practice of Drawing 5/23,  6 – 8 PM

Want to be a Marketing Maven? Add Video to the Mix! 6/12, 6 – 8 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

Topics in Crypto & Iron Pour – Tomorrow!

Makers,

Next Tuesday, join the discussion on Crypto. Topics in Crypto continues the conversation CMS hosted last month, on crypto-coins, blockchain and technology. If you missed the last meetup, do not worry – novices are encouraged and so are your questions. This event is free and hosted by Ryan Munn of Interchain.live. Topics in Crypto will run from 6 – 8 PM at CMS on Tuesday, May 7th. Please register, if you are planning on attending.

Other Upcoming Events

Iron Pour

Create your own piece of metal art!  Scratch and carve your design into hardened sand blocks and watch as they are filled with molten iron.  The Iron Guild will be hosting an iron pour demonstration on Saturday, May 4th from 10-4 at the Visitor Center Green in Claremont, NH.

For $10 to $20, participants may purchase a sand mold to carve a personal design and take home a cast iron tile. (Tools will be provided.)  A limited number of approximately 200 tiles will be available for purchase. Get your designs scratched by 1pm when the molten iron starts flowing!  This Family Friendly event welcomes all ages to observe the iron pour or cast a piece of their own.

Battle of the Sumo Bots!

Saturday, May 11th, 10 AM – 1:30 PM

Let the games begin!   

Join us as we build and program a SumoBot! These Sumo Bots need to be able to move on their own around a circular area and to push their opponents out of the ring. There are competition limitations (such as size) that require you to carefully think through the design and construction of their robots. Beginners and newbies will have a great time just building the kit and learning how each piece, from bolt to program, works together the bring the robot to life. More advanced builders are challenged to modify their kit to create more sophisticated and capable bots.

We’ll have a friendly competition running throughout. The goal is to have a group of people with robots go and represent the Claremont Makerspace at the MakeIt Fest in Nashua on June 8. Check out what a Sumo Bot competition is here.

All skill levels and ages are welcome (under 14 requires an adult partner – working on one single robot). You have the option of buying your robot at the end of the class ($30) or leaving it behind. Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptop to participate in the class.

News From the Woodshop:

Our woodshop is our busiest department at CMS, between our large selection of tools and variety of projects being completed in the space, a lot is happening. We are currently looking for an experienced woodworker to become an additional volunteer Woodshop lead to help train, support and certify members on tools. Shop leads share their knowledge with members and also get a free membership to CMS! Please email us at info@twinstatemakerspaces.org if you are interested in learning more!

Interested in Access to CMS For You & Your Coworkers?

The Claremont MakerSpace Corporate Usage Account (CUA) program is a great way to offer a unique benefit to a businesses employees’, while investing in the development of their creative and professional skills. It’s a simple and flexible program that lets employees of CUA businesses get a substantial discount on CMS Membership and classes. To learn more, please email info@twinstatemakerspaces.org.

See below for more upcoming classes!

Upcoming Classes

Follow the links for more information

Topics in Crypto 5/7, 6 – 8 PM

Bead Rolling 101 5/11, 2 – 3:30 PM

Battle of the Sumo Bots!, 5/11 10 AM – 1:30 PM (Just added!)

Intro to CNC Routing  5/14, 6 – 9 PM

Laser 101 (Laser Cutter Training) 5/16, 6 – 8 PM

Open House, 5/17 6 – 8 PM

The Lightness of Painting, 5/20, 6 – 8 PM

Want to be a Marketing Maven? Add Video to the Mix! 6/12, 6 – 8 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

Intro to Sashiko- Inspired Visible Mending

Makers,

Tomorrow, join us for Intro to Sashiko-Inspired Visible Mending! In this introductory class to visible mending students will create simple but unique exterior patch repairs and/or embellishments to their denim or medium-weight twill garments, inspired by the ancient Japanese tradition of Sashiko stitching. We will consider environmental effects of our throw-away clothing culture, as well as the concepts of “slow fashion,” “mindful mending,” individuality, and responsible sourcing. Each student will leave with 2 patches (provided), written materials for home reference, and inspiration to turn their current wardrobe into something special instead of something trashed.   Ages 13 & up (accompanied by an adult) are allowed. This class is open to all skill levels. Interested in learning more about Sashiko-Inspired Visible Mending? Check out this YouTube video before signing up.

Other Upcoming Events

Tomorrow is also 3D Print Club. Interested in learning from other 3D Print makers in the region? Stop by and share your projects.

On Wednesday we will be holding our Electronics / Microcontroller Meetup. Come share your new projects and chat about projects other’s are working on! All varieties of electronics projects and flavors of microcontrollers – Arduino to BeagleBoard and everything in between (sensors, IoT, Python, Scratch, etc.) – are welcome!

News From the Woodshop:

Our woodshop is our busiest department at CMS, between our large selection of tools and variety of projects being completed in the space, a lot is happening. We are currently looking for an experienced woodworker to become an additional volunteer Woodshop lead to help train, support and certify members on tools. Shop leads share their knowledge with members and also get a free membership to CMS! Please email us at info@claremontmakerspace.org if you are interested in learning more!

Interested in Access to CMS For You & Your Coworkers?

The Claremont MakerSpace Corporate Usage Account (CUA) program is a great way to offer a unique benefit to a businesses employees’, while investing in the development of their creative and professional skills. It’s a simple and flexible program that let’s employees of CUA businesses get a substantial discount on CMS Membership and classes. To learn more, please email info@twinstatemakerspaces.org.

See below for more upcoming classes!

Upcoming Classes

Follow the links for more information

Advanced Topics in Solar – Beyond Solar 101 4/29, 6 – 8 PM

Intro to Woodturning: From Tree to Bowl 4/29 & 5/2, 5:30 – 8 PM

Intro to Sashiko-Inspired Visible Mending 4/30, 6 – 8 PM

Electronics/ MicroElectronics Meet Up 5/1, 5:30 – 8:30 PM

Topics in Crypto 5/7, 6 – 8 PM

Bead Rolling 101 5/11, 2 – 3:30 PM

Battle of the Sumo Bots!, 5/11 10 PM – 1:30 PM (Just added!)

Intro to CNC Routing  5/14, 6 – 9 PM

Laser 101 (Laser Cutter Training) 5/16, 6 – 8 PM

Open House, 5/17 6 – 8 PM

The Lightness of Painting, 5/20, 6 – 8 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