This week @ the MakerSpace (Dec 6 – 11)

  Our LEGO Robotics competitions start this weekend (December 10!)  Wish the kids some luck! This week, Tuesday, December 6: FLL Team 1 from  6 to 7:30pm Wednesday, December 7: Labradoodles from 6 to 7:30 pm, Fiber Arts from 6 to 9 pm Thursday, December 8: FLL Team 2 from 5 to 6:30, Minecraft Club from 7 to 8 pm Friday, December 9: Little Makers from 5 to 6:30 pm Saturday, December 10: FLL Team 3 (This is not the animals you are looking for) from noon to 2 pm Labradoodles from 2 to 3:30 pm Sunday, December 11: Animation Meetup from… (Read More)

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MakerSpace Goes Cooperative!

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If you were the owner/manager of the Greenbelt MakerSpace, how would things be different? Now, let’s make that happen! We are starting the transition from a private non-profit to a member owned cooperative… Please come by our Open House tonight, or  watch for a schedule of meetups and/or follow online presentations for more information. We invite you to join in as an active participant but at a minimum we welcome your comments and feedback. Over the course of our first four years of operating the Greenbelt MakerSpace, we most often responded to the question of “what do ‘we’ offer?” with… (Read More)

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Holiday Open House on Friday, 12/2

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The Greenbelt MakerSpace, opened four years ago when husband-and-wife team George Boyce and Eva Fallon took over an abandoned dry-cleaning shop and transformed it into a STEAM-driven community space. Ever since, the MakerSpace has offered a diverse calendar of events, meetups and workshops, from First Lego League– an annual kids’ robotics competition– to beer brewing to watercolors. We host the annual spring Mini Maker Faire, quarterly Repair Café, Friday game nights, and a Wednesday night knitting circle. Join us on 12/2, from 6 PM to 9 PM, for our MakerSpace Holiday Open House. Everyone is welcome; Greenbelters who already know and love… (Read More)

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This week @ the MakerSpace (Nov 8 to 13)

Take a break from raking and come see what we are working on:   This week, Tuesday, November 8:  VOTE!!! FLL Team 1 from  6 to 7:30pm Greenbelt Biota from 7:30 to 8:30 pm Coder Dojo (adults) from 8 to 9 pm Wednesday, November 2: Labradoodles from 6 to 7:30 pm, Fiber Arts from 6 to 9 pm Thursday, November 3: FLL Team 2 from 5 to 6:30, Minecraft Club from 7 to 8 pm Friday, November 4: Little Makers from 5 to 6:30 pm Saturday, November 5: FLL Team 3 (This is not the animals you are looking for) from noon to 2… (Read More)

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This week @ the MakerSpace (Nov 1 to 6)

      Ooooooooouuu … an extra hour of sleep on Sunday, November 6!       This week, Tuesday, November 1:  FLL Team 1 from  6 to 7:30pm, Coder Dojo (adults) from 8 to 9 pm Wednesday, November 2: Labradoodles from 6 to 7:30 pm, Fiber Arts from 6 to 9 pm Thursday, November 3: FLL Team 2 from 5 to 6:30, Minecraft Club from 7 to 8 pm Friday, November 4: First Friday Game Night from 6 to 9 pm Saturday, November 5: FLL Team 3 (This is not the animals you are looking for) from noon to 2 pm Labradoodles… (Read More)

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This week @ the MakerSpace (Oct 25 to 30)

      With Hallowe’en fast approaching, I’m trying not to eat all the candy before the Costume Parade (on Friday). How about you?           This week, Tuesday, October 25:  FLL Team 1 from  6 to 7:30pm, Coder Dojo (adults) from 8 to 9 pm Wednesday, October 26: Labradoodles from 6 to 7:30 pm, Fiber Arts from 6 to 9 pm Thursday, October 27: FLL Team 2 from 5 to 6:30, Minecraft Club from 7 to 8 pm Friday, October 28: 4:30 to 6 pm Costume Parade Fermentation Fans from 7 to 9 pm Saturday, October 29: FLL… (Read More)

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This week @ the MakerSpace (Oct 11 – 16)

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This week(end!) we’ll be fixing things at the Repair Cafe, Saturday, October 15 from 10 am to 4 pm! Tuesday, October 11:  FLL Team 1 from  6 to 7:30pm, Greenbelt Biota 7:30 to 8:30 pm Coder Dojo (adults) from 8 to 9 pm Wednesday, October 12: Labradoodles from 6 to 7:30 pm, Fiber Arts from 6 to 9 pm Thursday, October 13: FLL Team 2 from 5 to 6:30, Minecraft Club from 7 to 8 pm Friday, October 14:  Little Makers from 5 to 6:30 pm Saturday, October 15: Repair Cafe from 10 am to 4 pm (You bring your broken items; we hep… (Read More)

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This week @ the MakerSpace

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It’s a busy week! Let’s go: Tuesday, September 20:  FLL Team 1 from  6 to 7:30pm, Coder Dojo (adults) from 8 to 9 pm Wednesday, September 21: Labradoodles from 6 to 7:30 pm, Fiber Arts from 7 to 9 pm (at the New Deal Cafe Pub Quiz!) Thursday, September 22: FLL Team 2 from 5 to 6:30, Minecraft Club from 7 to 8 pm Friday, September 23: Fermentation Fans from 7 to 9 pm Saturday, September 24: FLL Team 3 from noon to 2 pm, Labradoodles from 2 to 4 pm Sunday, September 25: Animation Meetup from 2 to 4 pm Head’s… (Read More)

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FIRST LEGO League 2016 is Here!

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The MakerSpace hosts four FLL teams which meet weekly from now until the end of December.  Each team will build and program a robot to perform various tasks in competition.  They will be judged on teamwork, robot design, a research project and the actual robot competition.  One of our teams (Labradoodles!) is all ready full (returning members) but three more have space: Tuesdays – Team 1 – from 6 to 7:30 pm Thursdays – Team 2 – from 5 to 6:30 pm (I’m hoping to make this a rookie team, for kids who have never competed before.) Saturdays – Team… (Read More)

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