Calling creative makers

How are things coming?

We are almost finished installing the Electric. A few parts on order, but hopefully those get here Monday. If all goes well, we should get the last inspection within the next week. We don’t think it will take very long after that to get the electric turned on.

When will you be open?

Once that happens, we will be open for business. Right now we are hoping for 1st week of October,  fingers crossed.

What does the space look like?

We have most of the functionality worked out, but want the space to have a welcoming and creative feel, and let our membership make the space their own. We have blank walls, plenty of high ceiling, and tape on the floor marking what goes where. We also have some interesting recycled materials that are up for grabs, but either need to find a use, or ride into the sunset. Come unleash your creativity.

To maximize use of space, we aim to keep things modular. Most heavy tools will be moveable using a pallet jacket. This allows rapid reconfiguration to meet needs.

What toys will you have?

  • Small welding/metal forming
  • Large woodworking area, and a large supply of high quality pallet lumber
  • Common area with workbenches, and room to work
  • 3D printing
  • 3-axis Taig CNC
  • Shapeoko
  • Soldering, electronics test equipment TBD
  • Vinyl cutter
  • Sewing machines
  • and more

What times are you open?

For the moment, expect us to resume our Sat/Sun noon to 5 pm, as well as Tuesday Menehune, Wednesday 3D Printing, and Thursday Microelectronics  (aka Arduino).

Where are you?

362 Pakana, off of Waiko Rd.

What about a Grand Opening?

We want to get our members making again. Expect a Grand Opening about 2 months after we have our soft opening. Any event organizers want to help?

We Passed Electrical Inspection Part 1!

We passed our first inspection on the Electrical work.

This was the most challenging part of the process, with laying in the conduit and the high work installing the light fixtures.

The rest should go much more quickly. Our electrician still needs to wire in the outlets and get the meter installed.

We are working our tails off to get to a 1-October opening (fingers crossed). Without electric, theres not a lot we can do. We hope for no later than 15-October.

After that, we’ll schedule a Grand Opening!!!

Anyone want to help organize a Grand Opening?

Space Status

We are officially out of the old location.

Unfortunately the electrical permit process and work has taken longer than we expected. All the conduits are complete, but without wiring and meters, we can’t do much, even if we wanted to.

What must be done:

1. Finish Electric

2. MECO installs meter.

3. County electrical inspection.

4. County issues occupancy permit.

We are targeting a soft opening between 1 Oct and 15 Oct, but the only time line under our direct control is finishing the electrical.

In the meantime, our volunteer members will be setting up the workstations and equipment, and decorating the space. Please check out our calendar hereEvents Calendar and pitch in if you can.

The warehouse is 3000 sq ft, but a commercial CNC occupies about half the space. We think this will be a good fit for Maui Makers.