Build a PC and Linux Install Workshop

build a pc

Are you in need of a computer system but can’t afford retail prices? There are lots of used equipment out there to be had, but we’ll go one better. Come to our PC build workshop to learn how to refurbish a system and walk away with it for free! That’s called a “win – win” situation. If you happen to have gently used and unused systems laying around the house, laptops or PCs, please consider donating them to the MakerSpace for this project. Or perhaps you have an old computer that can no longer be upgraded but you would like… (Read More)

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Psychesdolls Workshop Sunday

This Sunday 4/23 from 4 PM to 6 PM, Cynthia Swan will be bringing her Psychesdolls back to MakerSpace! This is the perfect opportunity to create unique, handcrafted holiday gifts for your friends and family. What are Psychesdolls? In Cynthia’s words: We will create small yet powerful figurative collages, called Psychesdolls, an assemblage art doll that emerges from our imagination. Using a variety of elements including beads and ribbons, we will dress our clothespin. As we continue to add buttons, and combine wire, beads and ribbons, you will notice the unique art doll forming into a whimsical image. Many are drawn to the… (Read More)

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Repair Cafe April 2017

The Repair Cafè is a free community service offered by a volunteer staff to help people repair their damaged or broken goods. The classroom and workshop areas of the MakerSpace, located next to the Old Greenbelt Theater (directions), will be converted into several repair stations. Each station will focus on different types of objects: clothing and fabric items, computers, electronics, small appliances, jewelry, small motors, bicycles, and furniture. Mark your calendar for future dates: April 22; July 15; October 21  

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Festival Focus: Take it Apart

Caution, some disassembly is required. This warning should come on all gadgets, mechanical or electronic, and should encourage the object’s owner to get every last bit of value from their purchase or gift. Yes, please recycle your junk electronics on April 22nd. But before you just toss it away, stop by the Maker Festival on Saturday to take part in our take it apart event! We’ll be here all day, from 10-4, for you to bring in stuff that you’ve always wanted to crack open. Junk free? No worries, we have lots of, um, supplies! This event is open to the public and to… (Read More)

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Little Makers Go Crazy with Yarn!

To close out our Membership Week, this Friday, 4/14, our monthly Little Makers event is taking place from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Pre-school-aged kids (ages 2 through 6) and their families are invited to come and make a unique craft! This month, the Little Makers will be working with yarn. What is possible? Google it, and for example check out yarn crafts for kids.  

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Minecraft Club Open House

Minecraft enthusiasts of all ages are invited to join us this Thursday, 5-6:60 and again all day Saturday. We have all types of projects and game play planned for the future, but this is just a casual meetup to play. If you would like to volunteer to be a world admin or a software developer, please contact us.

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Microelectronics Demo and Class

A hand holding an Arduino microcontroller

Please join us Thursday evening between 7 and 9pm for a series of demonstrations on the practical use and power of the simple Arduino microcontroller. Rick will show how to use a moisture sensor to notify you of wet or dry conditions, a tool that can be used to keep plants healthy or basements dry. The Arduino is a small inexpensive microcontroller that can be used in a wide variety of engineering, arts, and crafts projects. Any project that interfaces or interacts with the physical world can probably benefit from using an Arduino, with sensors, switches, lights, motors, or other… (Read More)

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Knights and Castles Chess Club

For several weeks, we have been meeting on Tuesday evenings for an informal meetup to play chess. By request, we’re now adding short lessons to the start of each hour. Our Knights (beginner) group meets from 7 to 8pm while our Castles (intermediate) group meets from 8 to 10pm. Players of all levels and all ages are welcome to join us.

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