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DIY Bike Maintenance – Fix A Flat

Makers,

Whether you are just a casual cyclist, a bike commuter, or a mountain biking addict, the ability to fix a flat is a simple but necessary skill. Flats, while frustrating are easily fixed with and the right tools and know-how. Come learn from the pros (our friends at Cycle Depot!) for a fun lesson that will get you ready for a summer of riding!

This event is free but please RSVP!

Other Upcoming Events

The Great K Cup Challenge

May – June

Claremont MakerSpace’s goal is to help people make cool stuff. Inherent to that goal is to reuse and reduce what might otherwise end up in a landfill.  Caffeine is a key ingredient to fueling our cool projects. One byproduct is a proliferation of empty K-Cups – which is where you come in:

What cool project can you come up with to stop these K-Cups from ending up in a landfill?

Rules

  1. K- Cups contain a foil top, coffee grounds, a mesh filter and a plastic cup. Use any or all parts in your project.
  2. CMS has a supply of used K-Cups (cleaned) on our free table for your project (use them while supplies last).
  3. Contest deadline will be June 1st at noon. Please send pictures and a description of your project to info@twinstatemakerspaces.org
  4. Projects will be judged via the CMS Facebook page by number of ‘likes’ during the second week on June. The three projects with the most ‘likes’ will get prizes.
  5. This contest is open to anyone! (CMS members and the general public)

Prizes:

3rd Place: Two six packs of King’s Row Cold Brew coffee & a reusable K-Cup!

2nd Place: A reusable K-Cup, coffee from Curious Beans & a cool coffee cup!

1st Place: A One Month Unlimited Membership to CMS (oh & a reusable K-Cup)!

Please register below to be included in email updates about the contest! Questions? Email brendan@claremontmakerspace.org

3D Print Club

Tuesday, May 21st, 6 – 8 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

May 22, 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.

Tool Sharpening Demo

May 22, 6 – 6:30 PM

Interested in learning how best to sharpen your hand tools? Join Master Woodworker Jeff Roberts to learn the best methods for keeping your tools sharp! This demo is free, but please register below.

More on Jeff Roberts at J.S. Roberts Furniture Maker:

http://jsrobertsfurniture.com/

Join the creative community at the Claremont MakerSpace.

Access to the Claremont MakerSpace is gained via Membership – like a gym membership. Claremont MakerSpace Memberships offer:

  • Access to shared tools and workshops for woodworking, machining, fiber arts, electronics, welding, robotics, jewelry and metalsmithing, graphic design, fabrication, prototyping, programming and more.
  • Discounts on equipment training/certification and classes, ranging from specialty fabrication techniques to business development, offered at the MakerSpace.
  • Discounts on special events, focusing on the arts, entrepreneurship and innovative technologies, hosted at the MakerSpace.
  • Options for personal studio space and project and materials storage space.

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

The K – Cup Challenge Contest (All Month Long!)

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

Wide Format Printing 101 5/23, 6 – 7 PM

Learn To Set A Simple Stone 5/28 & 6/4, 5:00 pm – 8:00 PM

3D Print Club 5/28, 6 – 8 PM

Make A Silver Ring 5/29, 5:30 – 8:30 PM

Laser 101 5/30, 6 – 8 PM

Intro to CNC Routing 6/11, 6 – 9 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

Want to Win A One Month Membership To CMS?

Makers,

Want to win a one month membership to CMS? Come to our Open House tonight from 6 – 8 PM, sign in at the front desk and be entered to win!  As well, 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.   This event is free and open to the public – but please RSVP.  Please help us spread the word by sharing this event on your social media and inviting your friends and family.

Check out member and instructor demos, including:

  • Sashiko-style mending
  • Pal Tiya Sculpting Medium
  • Live music by CMS member Don Fitzpatrick
  • A Mind-Controlled, floating shark
  • Member demos & projects
  • Historical prints of the CMS building

Other Upcoming Events

Battle of the Sumo Bots!

Sunday, May 19th, 10 – 1:30 PM

We are less than a month away from the sumo robot battle at MakeIt Fest, and we have a good competition brewing. We will be meeting on May 19 to continue building and programming robots to compete in the sumo ring. We have several robots in various stages of completion, and we have kits for purchase that can be built. Come bring your own robot, help program ours, or just size up the competition.  

DIY Bike Maintenance: Fix A Flat

Monday, May 20th, 6 – 7 PM

Whether you are just a casual cyclist, a bike commuter, or a mountain biking addict, the ability to fix a flat is a simple but necessary skill. Flats, while frustrating are easily fixed with and the right tools and know-how. Come learn from the pros (our friends at Cycle Depot!) for a fun lesson that will get you ready for a summer of riding!

This event is free but please RSVP!

Quilting Machine Training

Tuesday, May 21st, 5:30 – 7 PM

The Claremont MakerSpace’s quilting machine is a great tool for creative, efficient quilting! In this hands-on training session, participants will learn how to set up a project on the quilting machine and utilize its standard features. Participants of this class will have the opportunity to sign up for follow-up certification sessions, so that they may use the machine on their own.

3D Print Club

Tuesday, May 21st, 6 – 8 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.

Join the creative community at the Claremont MakerSpace.

Access to the Claremont MakerSpace is gained via Membership – like a gym membership. Claremont MakerSpace Memberships offer:

  • Access to shared tools and workshops for woodworking, machining, fiber arts, electronics, welding, robotics, jewelry and metalsmithing, graphic design, fabrication, prototyping, programming and more.
  • Discounts on equipment training/certification and classes, ranging from specialty fabrication techniques to business development, offered at the MakerSpace.
  • Discounts on special events, focusing on the arts, entrepreneurship and innovative technologies, hosted at the MakerSpace.
  • Options for personal studio space and project and materials storage space.

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

The K – Cup Challenge Contest (All Month Long!)

Open House, 5/17 6 – 8 PM

Battle of the Sumo Bots! 5/19, 10 – 1:30 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

Wide Format Printing 101 5/23, 6 – 7 PM

Learn To Set A Simple Stone 5/28 & 6/4, 5:00 pm – 8:00 PM

Make A Silver Ring 5/29, 5:30 – 8:30 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

The Lightness of Painting

Makers,


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. The Lightness of Painting will run Monday, May 20th 6 – 8:30 PM. Registration closes this Saturday!

Other Upcoming Events

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.  Also, enter our raffle to Win a One Month Membership to CMS!  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.

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

Battle of the Sumo Bots!

Sunday, May 19th, 10 – 1:30 PM

We are less than a month away from the sumo robot battle at MakeIt Fest, and we have a good competition brewing. We will be meeting on May 19 to continue building and programming robots to compete in the sumo ring. We have several robots in various stages of completion, and we have kits for purchase that can be built. Come bring your own robot, help program ours, or just size up the competition.  

DIY Bike Maintenance: Fix A Flat

Monday, May 20th, 6 – 7 PM

Whether you are just a casual cyclist, a bike commuter, or a mountain biking addict, the ability to fix a flat is a simple but necessary skill. Flats, while frustrating are easily fixed with and the right tools and know-how. Come learn from the pros (our friends at Cycle Depot!) for a fun lesson that will get you ready for a summer of riding!

This event is free but please RSVP!

Quilting Machine Training

Tuesday, May 21st, 5:30 – 7 PM

The Claremont MakerSpace’s quilting machine is a great tool for creative, efficient quilting! In this hands-on training session, participants will learn how to set up a project on the quilting machine and utilize its standard features. Participants of this class will have the opportunity to sign up for follow-up certification sessions, so that they may use the machine on their own.

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

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

Open House, 5/17 6 – 8 PM

Battle of the Sumo Bots! 5/19, 10 – 1:30 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

Learn To Set A Simple Stone 5/28 & 6/4, 5:00 pm – 8:00 PM

Make A Silver Ring 5/29, 5:30 – 8:30 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

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