We're going to have regular weekly worknights to make improvements to the space, fix tools, clean, organize, discuss issues and work on adminstratve tasks. EVERYONE is welcome to help us, although you will have to sign a liability waiver.
You won't need a ticket, but we'd appreciate it if you'll sign-up so we'll know rought how many people to expect.
Here are some things we may be working on this week:
- Building workbenches
- Installiing security cameras if they've arrived
- Cleaning, checking and tuning-up some of the tools
- Buying wood and some other things at nearby stores
- Searching online and calling about woodworking tools that are for sale
- Planning classes and events
- Working on the website, etc.
Although this is a worknight, you're welcome to just come by and see the space and meet some of us.
In case you haven't heard, our furnance hasn't been working. The maintenance man says a new one will probably be installed this week, but I can't promise it will be ready by Wednesday. So it could be chilly in the space.
We also don't have many small hand tools there yet or things like nails, screws, cleaning supplies, etc. So please bring some along if you can.
I can't promise it, but we're probably going to order pizza and put out a donation jar to help pay for it. It would be greatly appreciated it if you can bring and donate some soda, bottled water or other beverages so we have something to drink.
Please call (five eight five) 210-0075 if you have any questions.
When & Where
The Rochester Makerspace is a nonprofit community workshop and art studio located near downtown at 850 St. Paul Street. We're here to encourage learning, creativity and collaboration by providing low-cost and free access to sophisticated tools, offering a wide variety of classes, and by providing opportunities for “makers,” artists and craftspersons of all kinds to meet and interact with each other.
In addition to the classes and events listed on this page we also invite to attend the following activities, which do not require registration or a ticket:
Every Thursday Night from 6 to 9:30 PM - Weekly Community Night & Open House.
You are invited to come and use the Rochester Makerspace for free. Bring something to make or work on, help with a group project, or just come to meet other "makers" and see what we have to offer. (Sorry, but nonmembers can not use our wood or machine shops because of insurance issues.)
Every Thursday Night from 6:30 until 9:00 PM - Rochester Stained Glass Meetup
Learn how to work with stained glass or bring a project to work on if you already know how. We have lots of tools and grinders and enough supplies to teach you the basics. We also usually have an instructor. Free.
Every Thursday Night from 7 until 9:30 PM - Microcontrollers & Robotics Meetup
Work on your Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Beaglebone projects with other users of these small inexpensive computers. All skills level are welcome and you don't need to be a member. We'll help you by sharing our knowledge and experience.
A family membership currently costs $40 per month and it gives you access to these tools and other tools every day from 8 AM to 10 PM.
A woodworking shop with a new SawStop professional cabinet table saw, a new Rikon Deluxe 14-inch bandsaw, a Jet 6-inch planer, a Grizzly 15-inch thickness planer, a chop saw, a drill press, two scroll saws, a central dust collection system, and an air filtration unit.
Two Solidoodle 3D printers.
An electronics bench with oscilloscopes, power supplies, soldering irons, and more.
A Computer Lab
Stained glass grinders and tools
Bike Repair Station
Workspace and work tables