Classes are Back: Vinyl Cutter Valentines and Resin Jewelry

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Two upcoming classes:

 

1. Valentines–the Maker Way

Make Valentines and Learn Basics of 2D-design for CNC manufacturing (each class is stand alone, attend one or all):

28-Jan-2014: 6 – 8 p.m.

Learn about the difference between printing images on a printer and transforming them to a “path” that can be cut on a CNC machine (aka raster vs vector graphics). We will be using a Silhouette vinyl/paper/fabric cutter, but the principles are great introduction to the skills needed for using more complicated machines. You will be introduced to cutting paper.

Class Fee – $5.00 (public)/Free (members) – includes supplies. Bring a Windows or Mac for more hands-on learning.

5-Feb-2014: 6 – 8 p.m.

Make paper or adhesive valentines from stock images.

Class Fee – $10.00 (public)/$5.00 (members) – includes supplies. Bring a Windows or Mac if you have one, for more hands-on learning.

12-Feb-2014: 6 – 9 p.m.

Design and make your own personalized valentine tree (like the featured image).

Class Fee – $10.00 (public)/$5.00 (members) – includes supplies. Bring a Windows or Mac if you have one, for more hands-on learning.

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2. Intro to Resin Jewelry Making–postponed

February 7 & 8     1 – 4 p.m [highlight]Postponed due to illness[/highlight]

Dee Conlon is out sick. We’ll announce the new date. If you have preferred dates, please let us know in the comment section below.

Using Little Windows Brilliant Resin is an easy introduction to the art of jewelry making.  Classes will cover the basic skills required to create a variety of jewelry pieces, including:

  • Resin Casting
    • Doming Technique
    • Bezel Filling Technique
  • Drilling through Resin

Class Fee –  $31.00 – for 2 – three-hour classes – paid prior to the first class.  This price is for non-members of Maui Makers.  This price includes a one month Friend of Maui Makers membership, so you can take advantage of all of our activities for 30 days.

Kit Fee – $50.00 – paid prior to first class

Maximum class size  10 students

Minimum Age – 10 Students under 16 must be accompanied by an adult, or will not be permitted to participate in class.

Additional supplies will be available for purchase at the class.

Registration for Class and Kit Fee must be paid in advance at the instructor’s website:

www.deesquiltdesigns.com/home/resin

 

 

 

Update on the Makerspace

Maui Makers continues our build out. Things are coming along nicely. The picture shows the electrical run in the tool room. It will allow for flexible set up and configuration for optimum use of space.

Pete and Wayne have been doing the bulk of the work this last week, with assistance from others.

The team will be hitting things pretty hard Tuesday night at 5 pm at 200 Waiehu Beach Rd in the old Y Hata Building. Some folks may know it under its new name of Da Warehouse.

The focus has been on 2 of the main rooms: the Conference/Class Room and the Tool/Workbench Room. We will start on the side room once the property manager fixes an issue in that area.

The classroom has a sink area, cabinets, a whiteboard and a projector screen set up. Pete was building and painting shelves last I talked to him.

About half of the electric conduit has been run. Wayne should have most of the conduit run tomorrow and be ready to pull wires on Wednesday.

Goals:

Membership: 10 new members this month. We are halfway there!

Grants: We have submitted four grants to pay for equipment and tools. Fingers crossed.

Classes: Arduino Workshop is coming back this Friday, and we’ll acquire some fundamental skills necessary for computer control of machines, while making some valentines.

makerspace build out update

Thanks to everyone who contributed this weekend. If you want to help design or build, go to our google group here:

https://groups.google.com/forum/m/#!forum/mauimakers

Pete Menningen, supported by Cole Santos, have been doing a great job leading the build out. Basic painting in the Build Room and Conference/Class Room. Room lights in and plumbing. Whiteboard and projector screen.

Electrical is big item for this week. Then we can start moving equipment in.

Ways to help:
1. Become a member–your memberships will help us make the space nicer and get better tools.
2. Make a donation. Even small donations help us buy needed items and tools. A lot of what we need is small parts. Those add up quickly.
3. Join us in an awesome group build to celebrate our grand opening. What about a remote controlled vessel that monitors the health of our coral reefs? Do you think we can make it happen?
4. Design and build a sign.
5. Design membership cards.
6. Design marketing material.
7. Volunteer to facilitate a workshop. You don’t need to be an expert–that’s a benefit of a makerspace–we learn together.
8. Help us find and write grants.
9. Let us kn kw if you are interested in becoming a Board Member or Committee Member.
10. Get everybody you know excited about Makers.

Today’s blast from Maui Maker’s past is Wade’s reprap 3d printer from a couple years ago.

Makerspace Build Day–Sat Jan 10, 2015 9 AM to 6 PM

Help us Make Maui’s Makerspace a reality.

If you are available, we need the following skill sets:

1) Painting
—wear suitable clothes, we have supplies
2) Installing fixtures (electric)
—experienced makers only
3) Sorting and inventorying equipment
—no experience necessary
4) Building and plan marketing materials and events
—bring computers and ideas

Note that our lease allows us access solely for the purpose of building out the space. Please come prepared to work.

We will meet at the new space: 200 Waiehu Road starting at 9 AM, for those helping with painting and installing fixtures.

For those who can help with sorting and inventory, meet at St Anthony Jr-Sr High School after 10 AM.

For further info, email laura@mauimakers.com.

We need a few volunteers to help move heavy items during a weekday next week. If you are available, please contact laura@mauimakers.com.

Today’s Blast from the Past is Cole and Jerry from 2011 with their Chill Box.

Aloha,
Laura

Physical Makerspace Under Construction–Jan 2015

January is Make a Makerspace on Maui

Most events in January will be focused on getting the Makerspace built out for Feb Grand Opening.

The location is 200 Waiehu Beach Rd (some people might know it as the Y Hata building). We still have access to a classroom at St Anthony, so expect to see some of our future activities to take place at St Anthony.

January Activities will be:

Jan 8: Public Meeting: Help Plan Build Out of Our New Space, St Anthony, Maryknoll Hall, Rm 21, 6 to 9 PM

Jan 10-11: Volunteer activities for move in. Specifics to be announced.

Jan 15: Public Meeting, Self Help Activities: Sorting equipment, Inventory, Painting, Etc. We will meet at St Anthony Maryknoll Hall, Rm 21 between 6 and 6:30 PM. Some volunteers will do prep work at St Anthony, some at the new space.

Jan 17-19: Volunteer activities for move in. Specifics to be announced.

Jan 22: Public Meeting, Self Help Activities: Making things for the Makerspace, Sorting Equipment, Inventory, Etc. We will meet at St Anthony Maryknoll Hall, Rm 21 between 6 and 6:30 PM. Some volunteers will do prep work at St Anthony, some at the new space.

Jan 24-25: Volunteer activities for move in. Specifics to be announced.

Jan 25: Make Valentines the CNC Way: Learn basic graphic import and editing: Class 1 of 3, St Anthony, Maryknoll Hall, Rm 21, 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Make Valentines the CNC Way: Learn basic graphic import and editing: Class 1 of 3. Each class is $5 for Members, $10 for non-members. Follow up classes on 4 and 11 of Feb.

1 Feb 2014. Makerspace Grand Opening. Thanks to Doug Allan for making us a drawing of the floor plan.

Prior to opening of the Makerspace, memberships are discounted. Click here to join.