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

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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

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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

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

Class Fee: Free

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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 3, 2:00-4:00pm

Class Fee: Free

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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 of October

Interested in one of our classes?  Visit nwc.edu/pvce to sign up online or call 307-254-9270.

Intro to 3D Modeling

Intro to the CNC Router

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!

Tuesday, October 16, 6:00-9:00pm

Class Fee: $7.00

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, October 17, 6:00-9:00pm

Class Fee: $10.00

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, October 20, 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!

Laser Cut Art Demo with Jave Yoshimoto

This Monday, April 30th Jave Yoshimoto, Assistant Professor of Art at the University of Nebraska Omaha will be at the Powell Makerspace to give a demonstration of the technique he uses to create wonderful laser cut art.  Professor Yoshimoto has worked with Fablabs and Makerspaces in several locations to create relief laser cut sculptures.

Professor Yoshimoto presented an art show at Sheridan College earlier in April and is on his way to Jackson for an artist’s residency during the month of May.  He reached out to the Powell Makerspace and offered to make a detour to our space to show us how he makes such incredible works of art.

The demonstration will be from 4pm to 8pm, Monday April 30th and will guide students through his process of using photo editing software such as Photoshop and Illustrator to prepare files for the laser cutter.  

Assistant Professor Yoshimoto

Space will be limited so we encourage anyone who is interested to let us know by phone or email so we know you are coming!

Email: generalinfo@powellmakerspace.org

Phone: 307-254-9270

We hope that Professor Yoshimoto and the knowledge he brings with him will inspire many artists our the community to make use of the Powell Makerspace’s resources and try their hand at these laser cut sculptures!

Work done by one of Professor Yoshimoto's Students, done in acrylic.

To see more of Professor Yoshimoto’s work, check out his website: javeyoshimoto.com

Update: Tests at the Powell Makerspace

Professor Yoshimoto has been preparing for tonight’s class at the Powell Makerspace and his work is stunning!  There are still a couple spots for this class where you can learn this process for yourself, so don’t hesitate to send a message or call to reserve your spot!

Success: Powell Makerspace Open House

Event Success

This past Saturday, the Powell Makerspace held its second open house in celebration of our two year anniversary that is coming up in February.  We had more than sixty-five visitors take tours of the space and they all seemed quite impressed by what the Makerspace has to offer.

We had some great conversations and people asked questions about all aspects of the Powell Makerspace.  There were people interested in the 3D printers, the laser cutter, the commercial kitchen, the robotics team, and more!  We hope to see all of these people coming back to the space and getting involved in projects of their own.

Quick Stats

10+ Volunteers

65+ Visitors Given Tours

15 Survey Responses

More Classes

The Makerspace volunteers and staff were so impressed by the enthusiasm and engagement of the visitors who came to our open house that we have teamed up to offer additional courses this week and next to get people trained up on the laser cutter and 3D printer.  Check out the dates and times below!


Sign up for our supplemental 3D Printer Courses!

Tue, Jan. 23rd : 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Thu, Jan. 25th : 6:00pm – 8:00pm
$10 for nonmembers, FREE for members!

Sign up for our supplemental Laser Cutter Courses!

Wed, Jan. 24th : 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Mon, Jan. 29th : 5:30pm – 7:00pm
$10 for nonmembers, FREE for members!

Digital Embroidery Class!

Several of you have expressed interest in the Digital Embroidery machine here at the Powell Makerspace, so we decided to offer a course for it too!

Tuesday January 30th : 5:30pm – 7:00pm

$10 for nonmembers, $2 supply fee for members!

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We hope to see you around!

Sample the Seasons Membership Sale

The Powell Makerspace is participating in this year’s Sample the Seasons event held by the Powell Chamber of Commerce.  This year we will have a booth stationed at WOld Brewing Company on main street. The Powell Makerspace will be showcasing our new business cards, giving out Makerspace Holiday keychains, 3D printing a working replica of the Geneva Drive, and demonstrating the interdisciplinary nature of our organization with a Gingerbread creation that is controlled by Arduino.

Additionally, the Makerspace is offering a sale on memberships during this holiday event, so stop by to get a 3 month or year membership for yourself or as a gift for someone who loves to make things!

Come by to get a discounted membership, or just to support the Powell Makerspace and enjoy the holiday season.

We hope to see you there!