Please stop in and visit downtown Flint’s only community makerspace. What is a makerspace? The simple answer is it’s a community workshop. Here’s a more detailed description:
A makerspace is a location where people with common interests, often in computers, technology, science, or digital or electronic art (but also in many other realms) can meet, socialize and collaborate. Makerspaces can be viewed as open community labs incorporating elements of machine shops, workshops or studios where creators can come together to share resources and knowledge to build and make things.
Sounds great, right? Well, it is! We work regularly with entrepreneurs, inventors, gamers, tinkerers, tweakers, hackers, musicians, designers and more. All are welcome (including kids, but please along an adult).
Schedule of open house events
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: Learn to solder. No previous experience required! Walk out with your own blinky Maker Shed soldering badge (that you’ll solder together)
1:00 pm – 2:45 pm: Open shop/demonstrations: Vinyl will be cut, filament will be 3D printed, buttons will be made, lasers will be fired. Here’s a (mostly) complete list of equipment and workspaces.
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm: We’ll be screening Maker the Movie, a documentary about the maker movement.
4:15 pm – 4:30 pm: Wrap up, Q&A
Mike, Jon, and the entire Steamworks team
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