Family Friendly Sewing – Make your own cloth frisbee!

Parents got you down with, “No frisbee golf in the house”?

Learn how to make your own soft cloth frisbees you can toss across the living room without destroying anything(hopefully)!

Some colors will be provided. If you want a particular color, bring your own fabric – light weight and stretchy flies better – about 8-12 inches square.

Thursday July 19th, 7pm-10pm

One night group build!

Brainstorm, vote, group build – July 5th 7pm.

“One night group build” The idea is everyone suggests a build-that-night sized project, discussion, people offer up their skillsets, vote for the favored project, finally as a group – we pitch in and build it that night!

We only have from 7pm until 11pm to complete whatever we decide to make. It has to be done from start to finish in that time. We’ll be working as a group, employing our many skills: from computer programing to woodworking to sewing to welding.

Start dreaming up your ideas now, and bring a few!

Next event: July 19th 7pm – Design-your-own-mug! Using a heat press transfer machine.

G-code class for the CNC machines

Thursday June 28th 7:30pm – No need for CamBam/Fusion 360/etc if your part is simple. Just a few main commands you can type into a text file and run.

Going to cover usage of the CNC mill and the CNC lathe, and the same G-code process can also be used to write for the Shapeoko. Just covering the basics to keep it easy…but you will be able to make any part (that the machines are capable of) using combinations of things learned.

We may have time for writing a few examples if you want to bring a dimensioned part drawing or CAD file (keep it halfway simple for time reasons).

Non-members and children welcome and encouraged!

Printed notes will be provided but you might want a pen to add your own notes.

Play the space bridge simulator – Artemis!

Join us at the Appleton Makerspace Thursday June 21st at 7pm-10pm as we cooperatively battle space foes in Artemis.

“Artemis Spaceship Bridge Simulator lets you turn your living room into the bridge of a spaceship. You and your friends assume the jobs of Captain, Helm, Science, Communication, Engineering, and Weapon Control. Together you operate your ship and defend the sector from evil aliens.”

To participate, you’ll need a laptop/desktop computer running Windows. Licenses for Artemis are already purchased.

Next event: July 5th, 2018 at 7pm – One night group build! Brainstorm, vote, build.

Catapult Competition!

Design! Build! Win!

Join us June 7th, 2018 at 7pm for an evening of scheming, building, failing, building some more, and finally competing in a catapult competition.

Entrants will receive a cache of resources to build their catapult.

Requested: If you have a hot glue gun+glue please bring them. The space has a few, but more would be better for this event.

Compete with your fellow makers on:
– Distance
– Accuracy
– Oh wow/Neat/Aesthetic

Next event: June 21st, 2018 at 7pm – Play the space bridge simulator Artemis – think Star Trek starring you!