Our mission is to inspire, educate, and engage curious minds in innovation through hands on experience and self-guided learning
The Powell Makerspace is an independant non-profit organization and relies on memberships and donations to continue our education mission, programs, and experiences
The Makerspace is at its core an effort to invest in the human capital of our community using currency that will be relevant for the next 40 years.
We are about 4 major outcomes for the community members of Powell and Park County:
Developing creativity –
Innovation rarely happens in a vacuum. Our space is designed to inspire creativity and innovation based on open access to other projects and
directed design challenges related to real world problems.
Skill building training sessions will be scheduled to correspond with the design challenge calendar to provide “just in time” learning.
Members will learn that real learning isn’t about memorizing facts and figures, but applying creative solutions to problems they’ve never seen before.
Skill building –
Members will have the opportunity to develop specific experience with digital fabrication techniques such as 3d printing, laser cutting, electronic circuitry,
robotic designs and operations, software programming (phone apps, programmable logic controllers), and the creation wearable technologies
(integration of fashion design, electronics, and programming). Specific learnings include but are not limited to use of CAD/CAM software for 3d printing,
laser cutting and engraving, CNC milling, C/C++ programming for Arduino microcontrollers and the XBOX game console, JAVA programming for Android phones,
soldering and circuitry design, and custom embroidery design and stitch programming (digitizing).
Members will also learn critical life skills such as perseverance, and knowing when and how to ask for help.
Access to coaching and consulting –
Members will have access to a large number of community members who are willing to share their knowledge and skills in order to give other
members the chance for experiences that people in bigger cities take for granted.
Awareness of the impacts you can make.
At the Makerspace, every ‘maker’ counts regardless of age