Powell Makerspace Forum
Ask questions and pose project ideas to the Powell Makerspace Community about the 3D Printers.
Ask questions and pose project ideas to the Powell Makerspace Community about the Laser Cutter.
Ask questions and pose project ideas to the Powell Makerspace Community about the CNC Router.
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Getting started in the food business can be quite a challenge. There are a lot of things you need to know and a lot of resources that are extremely valuable. Post resources you have found helpful, challenges you have run into, and achievements you have reached to share words of warning and encouragement to those of you interested in getting a food business up and running.
The Powell Makerspace has two Kossel 3D Printers that are not working currently. If you are interested in getting involved in the project or the conversation around the project, stay tuned to this forum to keep up to date. The Kossel's have a bigger print volume than the Printrbot Simple Metal printers, plus they can print in a wider variety of filaments such as PLA.
The Powell Makerspace has a ton of stuff, and it is easy to forget we have something without a comprehensive inventory of what the Makerspace has. If you are looking for an easy way to get involved and support the Makerspace, this is a great way to do so. Use this forum to keep up to date with how the inventory is progressing as well as a place where you can voice your opinions on how we can best stay organized with regards to our equipment.
The Powell Makerspace has a lot of equipment and we want to be able to track it down should someone walk off with it. Help us set up additional security cameras and help keep the Makerspace a great place with resources for all! Stay involved by checking in on this forum and work together to resolve any challenges that arise.
Appearance is important and having a place to take nice photos of what you create at the Makerspace can make the stuff you make here look as great on the screen as it does in real life. Whether you are interested in taking pictures of yourself, using the space for photo projects, or creating a stunning photo of your working prototype, a photo studio will benefit you at the Makerspace. We are looking for interested individuals to get involved in determining the best way to set up a mini photo studio at the Powell Makerspace. This will involve helping to make decisions on how and where it will be set up, and the logistics of whether it needs to be stored. Voice your opinions, concerns, and ideas here!
A lot of people don't have a good idea of what the Powell Makerspace is, largely because they have no idea what we have inside the Makerspace. We are looking for interested volunteers to get involved with creating small videos to be compiled into a virtual tour of the space. If you have a lot video creation background, or none at all, you can get involved and learn how to make a tour. We are also interested in getting members who really enjoy working with a given piece of technology to get involved and talk about why they like it and what they have used it for. We are looking for 1 to 2 minute clips that can be brought together to make a virtual tour of the Powell Makerspace. Have an idea for the tour? Have a clip and want some feedback on it? Get involved with this project by speaking up on this forum and getting to work!
For those of you who are have spent time downstairs at the Powell Makerspace, you probably know that the wifi down there can be spotty at times. We want to move one of our routers downstairs to fix this problem. This could be done by running a cord downstairs or figuring out how to use the ethernet wiring that is already in the walls to hook up a router down there. We are looking for anyone with experience with wiring and routers, or just anyone who is interested in helping out to get involved. Write about your challenges or achievements here so that other Makerspace volunteers can keep up to speed on the project and offer advice!
The wood lathe is a fairly recent addition to the equipment at the Powell Makerspace and we are looking for volunteers to help get it up and running, as well as to come up with possible projects that could be done with it. Before the lathe can be open to all members to use, a key must be installed, a covering added around the drive belt, and a safety class and test must be made. Anyone interested in the operation of the wood lathe and who would like to see it up and running soon should get involved on this project to help get this tool up and running for everyone. Let other Makerspace members know how the project is advancing with the challenges and achievements you achieve along the way.
Having a nice website that is informative and interactive can made a huge difference between a site that people want to come back to and one that people only visit once. However, this also means a website that is in constant need of work, maintenance, and content. We are looking for volunteers who are interested in gaining experience maintaining a website, writing articles about events in and around the makerspace, and photographers who are interested in helping to make the Powell Makerspace's website professional and appealing. Weigh in with thoughts and idea for the website, typos or errors you have found, or bits of advice to help keep the website up and running smoothly.
Being a community oriented and volunteer driven organization, the Powell Makerspace needs to raise funds to pay the bills, run and maintain the equipment, and grow and expand. Get involved and give us your ideas below to help raise the money to ensure that the Powell Makerspace is a great asset to the community for years to come!
The Powell Makerspace is constantly putting on programming with our partners for Powell Valley Community Education, Parks and Recreation, and Northwest College. If you have a class that you would like to teach and want to see if these is any interest among our members, or have a class you would really like to take and want to see if someone is interested in teaching it pitch your ideas to the Powell Makerspace community by posting here. If it looks like there is interest and there is someone to teach, submit a formal class application to the Programming Committee and we will soon see about offering your new class!
There is always something going on at the Powell Makerspace, but we are also looking for ways to offer or get involved with other events. Check out this forum to see what upcoming events people are talking about and how we might get involved!