We are pleased to announce the launching of a new Tool Loan Program, immediately available to all members. You can take home the shop’s tools to keep making and working on projects!
The program will have the available tools through this program listed on a web platform called myTurn.
Click this link to see the list of tools! – portcitymakerspace.myturn.com
See more details in this announcement: https://mailchi.mp/6e255ecf83ec/covid-19-precautions-at-port-city-makerspace-2610762
Following the classic, time tested process you will assemble two of these boxes of using reproductions of the patterns and molds originally used by the Shakers.
Great for holiday gifts and storing your own stuff around the house!
See upcoming Shaker Box classes here on our calendar.
5/22: Our General Manager, the Board of Directors and volunteer Shop Managers are working on plans and policies for the Makerspace’s eventual re-opening. Expect a detailed update in the coming week regarding new rules for members and how we are changing our operations. read more.
5/4: The Manager and Board of Directors are reviewing information from the Governor and working on our re-opening timeline and safety policies. The order to close extended till May 31st, so we will remain closed until that time: read more.
4/25: Please follow this link for more information about the precautions that the Makerspace is taking regarding COVID-19 and how we are helping with the PPE shortage: read more. (more…)
Meet the Board – April 6th at 3pm – RSVP through eventbrite
Our Board of Directors wants to share the mission and goals of the Makerspace with you!
We’re planning a special presentation to give members and the public insight into our organization and our long term plans, and we’re open to those that want to help us and our mission! The presentation will be brief, and we’ll give time afterwards for a Q&A. For newcomers we can do a tour as well.
Open House and Craft Fair – April 14th at 10-1pm – RSVP through eventbrite
Come join us April 14th from 10-1 for our Open House and Craft Fair!
See the shops available to you when you join, watch demos of our cool machines like 3D printers and CNC routers, and buy crafts from members and local makers! Free to attend! For Crafters: just $15 to set up a table!
To hack something is to take something apart and change the way it works. Anything can be hacked from appliances, toys, clothing, furniture, vehicles, robots, and whatever else you can get your hands on. It’s a exploration in the way things work, and seeing what interesting ways they can be modified.
At our weekly Open Hack Nights, we invite everyone to come and tinker with us! Whether you repurpose fabric and furniture or tinker with toys and electronics, all are welcome to these events. We have a lot of interesting things to take apart in our Electronics Lab’s scrap bins, plus plenty of workspace for those that just need room to tinker and want to be around others. We only open our Electronics Lab and Classroom for guests at this event, the rest of our shop is off limits for non-members.
Every Friday at 6pm, join other makers, explore the way things work, and make them do something interesting!
Our manager Alex Nunn was featured on the Live Free and Start site! Read this write-up on how our makerspace is a viable resource for innovators and start-ups: Click here to read the full article.