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Blockchain & Private Keys 101 (& Upcoming Classes)

Makers,

Bitcoin and blockchain, the underlying technology, have been emerging for a decade. While still nascent technologies, we are on a journey of discovery all over the world to uncover what this is and how we may use it to improve the human condition. We will explore some historical context, and will provide a foundation to scratch the surface. Short and sweet with a little interactive fun. You will leave with basic concepts of blockchain and cryptography, plus some tokens! Join us tomorrow for a free class from Interchain.live on Blockchain & Private Keys 101.

Tomorrow, is also 3D Print Club in which every week, we get together and participate in a freestyle design session. In a freestyle, participants simply design what they want to.

On Wednesday, Intro to Arduino which serves as a great introduction to the world of physical computing! It is for anyone who has never played around with Arduino before and those who have played around a little bit but aren’t entirely sure about how the basics work. We’ll blink some lights, turn some motors, read some sensors and make a little noise.

Thursday night is our Intro to Plasma Cutting class. Perhaps you saw recent pictures of our beautiful new sign outside of our building (made in house on CMS’ Hypertherm Plasma Cutter). Plasma cutting is a powerful and versatile means of cutting steel, aluminum, and other conductive materials, for applications ranging from heavy industry to abstract art. In Intro to Plasma Cutting, students will learn the fundamental processes and techniques for handheld plasma cutting using the Claremont MakerSpace’s Hypertherm Powermax85 – and will get plenty of hands-on practice with the tool. The goal of this class is to prepare students to be certified to use the CMS’s plasma cutter, handheld, independently. Please register for this class by end of the day Tuesday, March 26th!

See below for more upcoming classes!

Upcoming Classes

Follow the links for more information

Solar 101, (Free) 3/25, 6 – 8 PM

3D Print Club, 3/26, 6 – 8 PM

Blockchain & Private Keys 101, (Free) 3/26, 6 – 8 PM

Intro to Arduino, 3/27 6 – 8:30 PM

Intro to Plasma Cutting, 3/28, 6 – 8:30 PM

Artists in Society lecture by CMS Artist in Residence Allison Zito, 3/29/19, 5:30 – 6:45 PM (free & open to the public)

Sew A Simple Jacket, (1 space left!) 3/30, 11 am – 4 PM

CDRC Lunch & Learn: Funding Information on Impactful Development Projects 4/3, 11:30 am – 1:30

Laser 101, 4/4, 6 – 8 PM

Lean Manufacturing 101 presented by Canam, (Free) 4/6 8 AM – 2 PM

Make an LED Hourglass, 4/14, 4 – 7 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

Congrats to our Pi Day Winner!

Makers,

Congrats to our Pi Day Celebration winner Susan Parmenter!  Thanks to all of the CMS members that joined us last Thursday to celebrate all things Pi(E)!

Upcoming Classes

We have a last minute opening for tonight’s Make A Ring Class & two spots open in tonight’s Intro to 3D Printing! Sign up for either by following the links.

This weekend we have an exciting first time class  at CMS – Introduction to Chainmail. In this class you will learn the basics of how jump rings are made and how to open and close jump rings properly. The class will consist of a couple of pre-selected projects to teach the basic techniques. Students will also learn to cut their own jump rings. This class is a great starting point for those wanting to explore the world of chain making. Start your chainmail addiction today!  Intro to Chainmail will be this Saturday from 2 – 4 PM.

See below for more upcoming classes!

Upcoming Classes

Follow the links for more information

Make a Silver Ring, 3/20 5:30 – 8:30 PM (One Space Left!)

Intro to 3D Printing, 3/20, 6:30 – 8:30 PM

How to Solder, 3/21, 7 – 8 PM

Rights & Responsibilities of Renting, 3/23 10 AM – 12 PM

Intro to Chainmail, 3/23, 2 – 4 PM

Solar 101, (Free) 3/25, 6 – 8 PM

3D Print Club, 3/26, 6 – 8 PM

Blockchain & Private Keys 101, (Free) 3/26, 6 – 8 PM

Intro to Arduino, 3/27 6 – 8:30 PM

Intro to Plasma Cutting, 3/28, 6 – 8:30

Lean Manufacturing 101 presented by Canam, (Free) 4/6 8 AM – 2 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

The Lightness of Painting – This Monday at CMS!

Makers,

This Monday, from 6 – 8 PM join Springfield, VT based 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. To register, please go here.

Monday is the last day to apply for the CMS Artist in Residence Program!

Are you a NH-based artist/maker looking for space, funds, and an incredible set of tools to create your next project? Check out the CMS Artist In Residence Program!

This program is designed to spur innovative, creative projects by regional artists, by supporting selected applicants with CMS membership, a studio space, $600 towards work created at the CMS and $200 towards classes to learn how to use new tools. All mediums and levels of experience are invited to apply.

Learn more and apply to be the next CMS Artist In Residence: HERE.

TwinState MakerSpace, Inc. (and the CMS Artist In Residence Program) is supported in part by the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

In the News

This week, The Eagle Times wrote a feature on our current Artist in Residence, Allison Zito. Allison spoke about her installation (currently on display at the CMS lobby) and what has inspired her to develop it.

“I like to make a statement with my work, but there’s a lot of ugliness that I don’t want to contribute to more than I must. When I teach children or adults I like to show them the greatest of human achievements.”

CMS was also featured in the article ‘Regional program is key to helping rural communities’ in the Keene Sentinel, written by New Hampshire Representatives Jeanne Shaheen and Ann Kuster.

The economic opportunities available through the NBRC (Northern Borders Regional Commission) cast a wide net, which makes this program an excellent asset for our cities and towns. One of the best examples of this is the Claremont MakerSpace, which was awarded $250,000 in 2015 to get the project off the ground, renovating an old manufacturing building to house a shared work space for Granite State craftsmen and entrepreneurs. Director of the Claremont MakerSpace Josh Bushueff said: “The support of NBRC was instrumental in our successful conversion of a former brownfield site into the Claremont MakerSpace, an 11,000-square-foot facility that is now the hub of education, entrepreneurship and job skills training in downtown Claremont.

See below for more upcoming classes!

Upcoming Classes

Follow the links for more information

Make A Weekender Bag, (One Space Left!) 3/16, 1 – 3 PM

The Lightness of Painting, w/ Artist Jamie Townsend, 3/18, 6 – 8 PM

3D Print Club, 3/19, 6 – 8 PM

Open Mic Night, 3/19, 6 – 8 PM

Intro to 3D Printing, 3/20, 6:30 – 8:30 PM

How to Solder, 3/21, 7 – 8 PM

Intro to Chainmail, 3/23, 2 – 4 PM

Solar 101, 3/25, 6 – 8 PM *Just Added*

3D Print Club, 3/26, 6 – 8 PM

Blockchain & Private Keys 101, (Free) 3/26, 6 – 8 PM

Intro to Arduino, 3/27 6 – 8:30 PM

Intro to Plasma Cutting, 3/28, 6 – 8:30

Lean Manufacturing 101 presented by Canam, (Free) 4/6 8 AM – 2 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

Deadline for CMS Artist In Residence Program

Makers,

FIVE DAYS LEFT TO APPLY FOR THE CMS ARTIST IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM!

Are you a NH-based artist/maker looking for space, funds, and an incredible set of tools to create your next project? Check out the CMS Artist In Residence Program!

This program is designed to spur innovative, creative projects by regional artists, by supporting selected applicants with CMS membership, a studio space, $600 towards work created at the CMS and $200 towards classes to learn how to use new tools. All mediums and levels of experience are invited to apply.

Learn more and apply to be the next CMS Artist In Residence: HERE.

TwinState MakerSpace, Inc. (and the CMS Artist In Residence Program) is supported in part by the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Tomorrow

Thursday is 3.14 – which will be our celebration of all things Pi! Come celebrate with your fellow CMS members as we scroll the digits of PI!  Are you into Raspberry Pi’s? Bring yours in and show off your cool projects. We will have a couple of demos going (including how to make a totally sick retro gaming system!)  Finally – bring a pie! Get weird! The more creative and interesting (and delicious) will take home our PI DAY CELEBRATION TROPHY This event is for CMS Members (+1 guest). Please register (& please bring a pie).

See below for more upcoming classes!

Upcoming Classes

Follow the links for more information

Electronics/ Microcontroller Meetup, 3/13, 5:30 – 8:30 PM

Pi Day Celebration!, 3/14, 5:30 – 7 PM

Make A Weekender Bag, 3/16, 1 – 3 PM

The Lightness of Painting, w/ Artist Jamie Townsend, 3/18, 6 – 8 PM

Intro to Woodturning, 3/18 & 3/20, 5:30 – 8:00 PM *Just Added*

3D Print Club, 3/19, 6 – 8 PM

Open Mic Night, 3/19, 6 – 8 PM

Intro to 3D Printing, 3/20, 6:30 – 8:30 PM

How to Solder, 3/21, 7 – 8 PM

Intro to Chainmail, 3/23, 2 – 4 PM

Solar 101, 3/25, 6 – 8 PM *Just Added*

Intro to Arduino, 3/27 6 – 8:30 PM

Intro to Plasma Cutting, 3/28, 6 – 8:30

Lean Manufacturing 101 presented by Canam, (Free) 4/6 8 AM – 2 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