If you're not really sure what a 'Maker' is - just check out this amazing story. Aiden Robinson went to Superhero Cyborg Camp to learn problem-solving, design and prototyping skills. Thanks to collaborator and 3-D designer, Coby Unger, he came away with an adaptable prosthetic that he can customize with Lego blocks.
You can find the full design at Instructables and download the .stl files for creating some key parts with a 3-D printer. We happen to have one of those here at the Fredericton Makerspace.
We love a good house party! We love it even more when guests bring presents! We had a couple of donations tonight - a bench-top belt sander, a dual action craftsman sander and a skill saw. Great additions to have!
Here we are learning to vermicompost - which means compost with worms. Vermicomposting doesn't smell if you do it correctly, so it's perfect for people who live in apartments, don't have a yard, or would like a composter they can keep indoors during the winter. It's also good fun for curious kids who like to study and take care of living things like Red Wiggler worms.
We had about a dozen people of all ages come drill holes, create worm houses, and adopt hundreds of squirmy pets to help them clean up their kitchen scraps. Even our youngest members are well on their way to becoming handy(wo)men and craftspeople.
It was our first chance to test out the Makerspace as a community workshop. And it worked! Participants are already looking forward to future events. We'd love to hear what you want to create or teach a class on in the Makerspace.
Thank you again to everyone who made this first event so much fun. Great things to come!
Gracen on behalf of the Makerspace Team
We're getting close, SO CLOSE to Fredericton having its own makerspace. Yes, its VERY own makerspace!
A makerspace (also referred to as a hacklab, hackerspace , or hackspace) is a community-operated workspace where people with common interests, often in computers, technology, science, digital art or electronic art, can meet, socialize and/or collaborate.
Over the last couple of years, I've had the privilege of meeting some amazing makers in this city. I've seen awesome home built quad copters, a life size R2D2 , incredible photography, and breath taking art. The people behind these creations are as amazing as the creations they make. Art, sculpting, woodworking, robots, hacking... passion. This city has it all and we're going to bring it all together under one roof! We want you (all of you) to be part of the space and turn it into something amazing and unique. FOR the community - BY the community.
What will YOU make?