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MakerSpace

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A place for creativity, technology, and exploration! 

Auburn's Maker Space is located within the new Auburn Community & Event Center at
910 9th Street SE in Les Gove Park.
Equipment within the space includes: Epilog Helix Laser Printer, MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer, FormLabs Form 2 Resin 3D Printer, Brother Sewing and Embroidery Machine, Silhouette Cutter, Xbox Kinnect Scanner and a variety of hand tools.

CLASSES

Beginner Laser Cutting3D

Tuesdays, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM, Ages 12 & up

  • May 23-June 9 - Learn how to cut and etch with beams of light! In this 4-week course you will be guided through the basics of designing your projects on the computer, and then cutting and etching them with a laser. Successful completion of this course will allow you to take advantage of open times in the Makerspace.

LASER CLASSES

Various Dates, Ages 11 & up. For more details, please click on the link for the class.                

  • May 13: Engraved Mason Jar Vases -  Ready for spring? Add a little bit of elegant, simple charm to your home with a laser-engraved mason jar vase you customize yourself with natural patterns or text of your choosing. Makes a lovely Mother's Day gift!
  • May 18: Engraved Acrylic Wall Clocks - Learn to use the laser and how to work with acrylic plexiglass while completing a fun and practical project, that makes a great home decoration of gift!

OTHER CLASSES

Ages 11 & up 

  • May 17: 3D Printer Orientation - Learn to operate the Makerspace's 3D printers in this fun and straightforward workshop! This class will not include any 3D modeling/training but will train you to print pre-made models during future open hours.
  • June 10: Intro to 2D Design - This class teaches the basics of vector design in Inkscape, to help you visualize the designs in your head for the laser cutter and other CNC machines. This is a great class to prep you for Open Make hours or our laser classes!

For a complete list of upcoming project workshops, check out our brochure (PDF), see our Facebook pagelinks to external site, or view the full list of activities.

Register online or by phone at 253-931-3043

Young Inventors' Club    YIC logo

Ages 10-15, $95/$119 per month

Every Saturday morning from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM, youth can join us for an adventure in science, technology, and creativity!

  • June: Accessory Designers - Express your unique vision in the realm of fashion and design! We'll cover techniques to help you design and create accessories that will kick-start your fashion empire.            

Wednesday Workshops & Orientation

Laser Cut Paper Organizer

Each Wednesday evening from 6:30-9:00 PM, join us for a free or low-cost workshop! These classes introduce you to the basic operations of the machines, so you can learn to use them and create your own projects ASAP! The following schedule applies each month.

  • 1st Wednesday: FREE all-ages open house. If you've never visited the Makerspace before, or you want to see what's new, join us for a family-friendly craft, conversation, and machine demonstrations. Please note that pre-registration for the paid workshops below is not available; please pay upon arrival at the front desk of the community center.
  • 2nd Wednesday: Laser Orientation*. Learn the basics of how to use the laser engraver/cutter, including how it works, what types of files to use, what materials we can engrave, and more!
  • 3rd Wednesday: 3D Printer Orientation*. Learn how 2 types of 3D printers work, what kinds of models you can print, how to set up a print, and how to finish one!
  • 4th Wednesday: Wildcard, fee varies*. The last Wednesday of each month we use to rotate through special low-cost classes on the vinyl cutter, digital embroidery machine, special topics in 3D printing and laser cutting, information for volunteers,

Orientation Schedule

May 17: 3D Printer Orientation
May 24: Digital Embroidery Machine Orientation                   

*Any skills workshop is Drop in and will have a fee of $20 Auburn residents/$25 Non-residents, Ages 8+. Minors must be accompanied by paying adult. 

OPEN HOURS

During Open Make hours, community members who have been previously trained during one of our workshops can use the machines for their own projects. Drop in for the day or buy a pass to work on personal projects. Materials are not included, but may be purchased on site.

For more information and current schedule please check out the Facebook pagelinks to external site