This week @ the MakerSpace (Feb 28 thru March 5)

There’s a new class starting on Sunday, March 5th: Quilting 101!  Click here for more info.         This week, Tuesday, February 28: Chess Club (all ages!) from 7 to 9 pm Wednesday, March 1: Fiber Arts from 6 to 9 pm Thursday, March 2: Coding Club from 7 to 8 pm ( There are puzzles to solve …) Friday, March 3: Game Night from 6 to 9 pm Saturday, March 4: Time Bank Orientation from 10 to 11:30 Sunday, March 5: Quilting 101 (New Class!  For more info, click here.) from 10 am to 1 pm Animation Meetup from 2 to… (Read More)

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Quilting 101 (New Class!)

    Quilting 101 is a six-week class that will enable you to plan and create a simple quilt.  For six Sundays you’ll have hands-on experience of fondling fabric, cutting big pieces into little pieces and sewing them back together, and completing a practical work of art and comfort. Instructors Rose and Pat have combined experience in all types of quilting techniques and designs. Sign up via email to eva at greenbelt dot com or stop by the MakerSpace to let us know. Sundays 10:00-11:30 AM, beginning March 5th!    

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Not All Snakes Slither (New Class!)

We have a few spaces remaining in a new class: An Introduction to Python Programming This is short notice but it still starts this Saturday, February 25! Saturdays 10:00-11:30 AM at the Greenbelt MakerSpace February 25, 2017 to April 29, 2017 (9 weeks)  [No class March 4th due to conflict at the MakerSpace] $50 per Child Suggested Donation to Greenbelt MakerSpace This is a fun programming language BUT it is all typing and only at a computer. We’ll start off learning how to write a basic program, then move onto creating colorful shapes and patterns, and if all goes well,… (Read More)

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This week @ the MakerSpace (Feb 21 thru 26)

              Wow!  This weather makes me think of Spring Break (Camp).     This week, Tuesday, February 21: Chess Club (all ages!) from 7 to 9 pm Wednesday, Feb 22: Fiber Arts from 7 to 9 pm Thursday, Feb 23: Coding Club from 7 to 8 pm ( There are puzzles to solve …) Friday, Feb  24: Fermentation Fans from 7 to 9 pm Saturday, Feb 25: Open Projects Sunday, Feb19: Animation Meetup from 2 to 4 pm Save the date(s)!! Come show us what you make at the Maker Festival.  Sign up here. There’s… (Read More)

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This week @ the MakerSpace (Feb 14 thru 19)

The wind is howling (!) it must be time for Soup Swap! And don’t forget to sign up for Summer Camp or the Maker Festival! This week, Tuesday, February 14: Chess Club (all ages!) from 7 to 9 pm Wednesday, Feb 15: Fiber Arts from 7 to 9 pm  (Third Wednesday of the month we meet at New Deal Cafe for Pub Quiz!) Thursday, Feb 16: Coding Club from 7 to 8 pm ( There are puzzles to solve …) Friday, Feb 17: Soup Swap from 7 to 9 pm Saturday, Feb 18: Destination Imagination from 10 am to 2 pm Private… (Read More)

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Spring Maker Festival

The Greenbelt MakerSpace Cooperative is proud to host the fourth annual Greenbelt Spring Maker Festival, to be held April 15, 2017 at Roosevelt Center Plaza in Historic Greenbelt, Maryland. We invite you to join us as a “maker,” to share your interests, skills, and projects with others in our community. A Maker is anyone who designs or creates stuff, anything from traditional arts and crafts to the latest electronic technology. Do you design jewelry, create cabinets, perform as a clown, cook chili, build robots, or write game programs? Come and share your passion with others. It is super easy to get involved… (Read More)

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Soup Swap Friday

     It’s time for a Soup Swap! When: Friday, February 17, 2016 at 7 pm Where: Greenbelt MakerSpace What: Soup Swap is a social, food-sharing event. You bring soup to share with others, and they bring soup to share with you! How it works. Before the event, you make up a big pot of a favorite homemade soup — enough to fill 6 plastic 1-quart containers. Then you fill the containers, label them with the name of soup and put them in the freezer until the day of the Swap. On the day of the event, you bring your 6… (Read More)

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Spring and Summer Camp Schedule

We have another great year of spring break and summer camps schedule featuring a wide variety of topics. Our “taste” of tech features development of programming skills through the use of animation, game design, microelectronics, and robotics. For our robotic engineers, or anyone desiring to learn design and engineering skills, we also offer a full week robotics camp featuring the LEGO Mindstorms EV3 robot kit. Our Minecraft camp is sure to fill up, but we assure our parents that we have much more than just play in mind as we will task our campers to design and build challenging worlds to… (Read More)

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This week @ the MakerSpace (Feb 7 thru 12)

This week, we are scheduling posts on Summer Camp registrations, the Soup Swap! (Feb 17th), and prescription bottle re-use.  Our Video Production meetup went well (Saturday, Feb 4th).  Stay tuned for more information on day and time for a regular meetup. At the MakerSpace, this week, Tuesday, February 7: Chess Club (all ages!) from 7 to 9 pm Wednesday, Feb 8: Fiber Arts from 6 to 9 pm Thursday, Feb 9: Coding Club from 7 to 8 pm (No Minecraft this week.  There are puzzles to solve …) Friday, Feb 10: Little Makers from 5 to 6:30 pm Saturday, Feb… (Read More)

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Video Production Meetup

Our amazing Animation instructor (and local artist) Ola Betiku is hosting a Video Production Meetup this Saturday, February 4th from 2 to 4 pm. If you’ve got a smart phone, you can make videos.  Or learn to edit that video of the baby eating the cake.  Or the dog playing with the cat. And this is really late notice because I set it to publish February 25th, instead of January 25th.  ooops  Let me know if you are interested but can’t make it:  eva at greenbelt dot com p.s. Save the Date:  Soup Swap is scheduled for February 17!

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