Wood Turning and 3D Creations

This week at the Makerspace

This week at the Powell Makerspace, we will be helping people make their own pens, leading kids in board game creations, and showing everyone two different ways you can bring 3D creations into the real world!

Check out the links below for more details and to sign up!

Printers, Lasers, Vinyl and Board Games

Library Winter Gathering

The Park County Library System’s Winter Gathering this past Saturday was a fantastic way for the Powell Makerspace to showcase its partnership with the library and get in front of the community!

We had a great time showing off out 3D Printer, digital embroidery machine, and the plethora of examples we brought along to showcase our equipment.

The most rewarding part of the day was definitely speaking to all of the interested members of the community.  We had people of all ages coming in to chat and learn more about the Makerspace.  We hope to see all of them again either in one of our classes or taking advantage of the free two week pass they can get from the library.

And speaking of classes, definitely check out the tiles below to see what is coming up this week!

Select these tiles to see the events we are hosting this week!

Wood Turning and Winter Gathering

Create Your Own Custom Pen

Join us Wednesday, January 23rd to create your own custom turned pen!  In this class you will learn all the basics necessary to start playing around with the wood lathe at the Powell Makerspace.

After you have taken the class, come to the space again and try making some other projects like bowls, canisters, or handles!

Space is limited, so sign up now to let us know you are coming!

Park County Library Foundation's Winter Gathering

This Saturday, January 26th the Makerspace will be closed as we send representatives to the Park County Library System’s Winter Gathering.

This event is a great way to find out everything that the Library System has going on and to learn a little bit more about the Powell Makerspace while you are at it.  We hope to see you there!

Plenty of Activities Coming Up with PVCE

There are plenty of classes coming up this spring, thanks to our friends over at Powell Valley Community Education.  Interested in looking a little further ahead?  Check us out in the Spring 2019 Catalogue or see our events listing!

Custom Catan

Customize your game this Saturday!

Settlers of Catan is a great family board game in which you compete with others to collect resources and build your settlement.  The game is designed with many board tiles that can be rearranged each time you place to ensure that the situation is never the same.

We have found that the game is awesome, but you can take it to the next level by designing your own board tiles.  By altering the design to make the tiles interlock and the number tokens slide slot into place we can prevent them from scattering when someone accidentally bumps the table.

Ready to Sign Up?

We have too sessions for this activity scheduled, and the first one is this Saturday Jan. 19 from 11 am to 1pm.  If you are ready to join us, hope over to our event page to sign up now!

Still not sure what the game is? Check out this little video from the game producers:

Makerspace Classes – Second Week in December

It is a relatively quiet week at the Makerspace this week, which makes it a great time to come in if you have got some projects to get done before the Holidays!

Intro to Digital Embroidery

Digital Embroidery is a great way to create your own custom towels, stockings, napkins, shirts, and so much more. Come learn to prepare the files so that you can get started creating!

Monday, December 10, 5:30 – 7pm

Sign up Here

Intro to 3D Printers

A 3D Printer is one of the easiest and most versatile tools at the Powell Makerspace.  Learn how to operate it yourself and then make everything from fun nicknacks to function parts or models.

Tuesday, December 11, 5:00-7:00pm

Class Fee: $5.00

Sign up Here

Website Workshop

Whether you need a website for your business, your club, or as your personal website or blog we can help!  This ongoing series of classes is guided by what the students want to know, whether it be the basics of getting started or how to maximize the site you already have.

Saturday, December 15, 2:00-4:00pm

Class Fee: Free

Sign up Here

Want to see more classes?  Visit our friends over at Powell Valley Community Education to see what else they have to offer!

Makerspace Classes – First Week in December

Intro to Digital Embroidery

Want to put a logo or monogram on a shirt or towel? Come learn to prepare files to embroider and have a product in your hand in mere minutes.  In this class we will teach you everything you need to know about the Powell Makerspace’s Digital Embroidery Machine.

Rescheduled for Monday, December 10, 5:30-7:00pm

Class Fee: $10

Sign Up Here

Intro to 3D Printers

A 3D Printer is one of the easiest and most versatile tools at the Powell Makerspace.  Learn how to operate it yourself and then make everything from fun nicknacks to function parts or models.

Tuesday, December 3, 5:00-7:00pm

Class Fee: $5.00

Sign Up Here

Intro to Laser Cutting

Intro to Wood Turning

Learn the Dos and Don’ts of using our laser cutter to create all sorts of custom projects. By the end of this class, you will have everything you need to know to safely operate the laser cutter.  Come in and get creative!  

Tuesday, December 4, 6:00-7:30pm

Class Fee: $5.00

Sign Up Here

Come learn how to turn custom pens using our wood lathe.  This fun activity will be starting at 6pm and the $10.00 covers the cost for the pen you get to take home.  But sign up soon, because there is a two person class limit so that you get plenty of hands on time!

Wednesday, December 5, 6:00-8:00pm

Class Fee: $10.00

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Intro to Android Studio

Have you ever wondered what it would take to program your own android app?  Well, now you can find out!  In this class we will introduce you to Android Studio, a little bit of Java, and how to connect the user interface to the logic of the program.

Saturday, December 8, 2:00-4:00pm

Class Fee: $5.00

Sign Up Here

Website Workshop

Whether you need a website for your business, your club, or as your personal website or blog we can help!  This ongoing series of classes is guided by what the students want to know, whether it be the basics of getting started or how to maximize the site you already have.

Saturday, December 8, 2:00-4:00pm

Class Fee: Free

Sign Up Here

Want to see more classes?  Visit our friends over at Powell Valley Community Education to see what else they have to offer!

Makerspace Classes – Fourth Week in November

Intro to Laser Cutting

Learn the Dos and Don’ts of using our laser cutter to create all sorts of custom projects. By the end of this class, you will have everything you need to know to safely operate the laser cutter.  Come in and get creative!  

Monday, November 26, 2:00-3:30pm

Class Fee: $5.00

Sign up Here

Intro to CNC Mill

Intro to Wood Turning

Creating custom parts out of metal is an incredibly useful skill, however, most people don’t have access to the tools to make it happen.  This class will teach you what you need to know in order to operate the Powell Makerspace’s CNC Mill yourself. But, in order to effectively run the machine, you will need some knowledge of 3D design, so be sure to take our Into to 3D Modeling class, too!

Tuesday, November 27, 6-8pm

Class Fee: $10.00

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Come learn how to turn custom pens using our wood lathe.  This fun activity will be starting at 6pm and the $10.00 covers the cost for the pen you get to take home.  But sign up soon, because there is a two person class limit so that you get plenty of hands on time!

Wednesday, November 28, 6:00-8:00pm

Class Fee: $10.00

Sign up Here

Print & Program: Robotic Arm

Session 2 of print and program is here!  During this class we will be making sure the robotic arms are assembled and we will begin making sure that they are wired up and ready to go.  Then we will see what we can make them do!

Saturday, December 1, 2:00-4:00pm

Class Fee: N/A

Sign up Here

Website Workshop

Whether you need a website for your business, your club, or as your personal website or blog we can help!  This ongoing series of classes is guided by what the students want to know, whether it be the basics of getting started or how to maximize the site you already have.

Saturday, December 1, 2:00-4:00pm

Class Fee: Free

Sign up Here

Want to see more classes?  Visit our friends over at Powell Valley Community Education to see what else they have to offer!

Makerspace Classes – Third Week in November

Intro to Digital Embroidery

Want to put a logo or monogram on a shirt or towel? Come learn to prepare files to embroider and have a product in your hand in mere minutes.  In this class we will teach you everything you need to know about the Powell Makerspace’s Digital Embroidery Machine.

Monday, November 12, 5:30-7:00pm

Class Fee: $10

Sign up Here

Intro to 3D Modeling

Intro to 3D Printers

The ability to 3D Model may be the most valuable skill you can learn at the Powell Makerspace.  It unlocks the full capabilities of our 3D Printer, CNC Mill, and CNC Router.  Plus, it allows you to make simulations of your whole project!  3D modeling requires building the complicated from the simple and in this class we will show you how to do just that!

Monday, November 12, 6:00-9:00pm

Class Fee: $7.00

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A 3D Printer is one of the easiest and most versatile tools at the Powell Makerspace.  Learn how to operate it yourself and then make everything from fun nicknacks to function parts or models.

Tuesday, November 13, 5:00-7:00pm

Class Fee: $5.00

Sign up Here

Intro to CNC Router

The CNC Router is the tool to use if you want to create signs, inlays, piece together furniture or so much more!  This class will walk you through the process of creating a sign using the software, VCarve, and then show you how to operate the machine itself.  Be prepared to come in after the class and do some projects yourself to really become comfortable with it!

Wednesday, November 14, 6:00-9:00pm

Class Fee: $10.00

Sign up Here

Want to see more classes?  Visit our friends over at Powell Valley Community Education to see what else they have to offer!

Makerspace Classes – Second Week in November

Intro to Wood Turning

Come learn how to turn custom pens using our wood lathe.  This fun activity will be starting at 6pm and the $10.00 covers the cost for the pen you get to take home.  But sign up soon, because there is a two person class limit so that you get plenty of hands on time!

Monday, November 5, 6:00-8:00pm

Class Fee: $10.00

Sign up Here

Intro to Laser Cutting

Aluminum Casting

Learn the Dos and Don’ts of using our laser cutter to create all sorts of custom projects. By the end of this class, you will have everything you need to know to safely operate the laser cutter.  Come in and get creative!  

Tuesday, November 6, 2:00-3:30pm

Class Fee: $5.00

Sign up Here

Come melt pop cans with us in a backyard foundry for raw material to pour into a green sand mold.  If you are interested in metal working, this should be faster and easier than learning to use the CNC Mill.  However, it does take a lot of cans…

Tuesday, November 6, 6:00-9:00pm

Class Fee: Free

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Keepsake Ornament

Intro to vPython

Simulation of bead on a spinning ring.

Come learn to make a keepsake or custom ornament using vinyl, a digital cutter, and Christmas balls.  You can make an ornamentro celebrate a new baby, a wedding, a pet, or just make a personalized ornament.

Tuesday, November 6, 6:00-7:30pm

Class Fee: $5.00

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Continue your exploration into programming by learning about Python’s visual library.  With this programming language, learning to make simulations or simple games is a breeze!

Saturday, November 10, 2:00-4:00pm

Class Fee: $5.00

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Website Workshop

Whether you need a website for your business, your club, or as your personal website or blog we can help!  This ongoing series of classes is guided by what the students want to know, whether it be the basics of getting started or how to maximize the site you already have.

Saturday, November 10, 2:00-4:00pm

Class Fee: Free

Want to see more classes?  Visit our friends over at Powell Valley Community Education to see what else they have to offer!

Makerspace Classes – End of October & Beginning of November

Happy Halloween!

Image curtesy of FreeStockPhotos

From all of us at the Powell Makerspace, we hope you have a spooky and fun Halloween this Wednesday!  Whether your goal is to have the best costume, collect the most candy, or just have a great time with friends, have a great time and stay safe!

Intro to 3D Printers

Print & Program: Robotic Arm

Designed by DaGHIZmo on Thingiverse

Halloween projects are now over and done, but there is a lot more that you can make with a 3D printer.  Thanksgiving projects abound on Thingiverse, so if you aren’t yet familiar with how these machines work, come by and see what you can create to make your holiday season unique.

Thursday, November 1, 5:00-7:00pm

Class Fee: $5.00

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Want to take your 3D printing projects to the next level?  How does a functional robotic arm sound to make things more exciting?  This is our project for a guided build where groups of friends and family can come make use of our printers to create something incredible!

In this first session, we will walk you through the project, and then it will be up to your group to print out the components.  Then, in December, we will meet up again to assemble the robots and get them moving!

Saturday, November 3, 2:00-4:00pm

Class Fee: $125.00 per group.  This covers materials.

Sign Up Here

Website Workshop

Whether you need a website for your business, your club, or as your personal website or blog we can help!  This ongoing series of classes is guided by what the students want to know, whether it be the basics of getting started or how to maximize the site you already have.

Saturday, November 3, 2:00-4:00pm

Class Fee: Free

Sign Up Here

Want to see more classes?  Visit our friends over at Powell Valley Community Education to see what else they have to offer!