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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.


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Gear up this fall for the most exciting after-school class around! Is your kid a maker? A tinkerer? An artist? An aspiring inventor or engineer? Join us at the Auburn MakerSpace on Mondays and/or Thursdays from 5:00-7:00! Ages 8-12       Fee: $40 per class

  • Mad Scientist Boot CampIf you plan to grow up to wear rainbow-colored goggles, cackle maniacally at your arch-nemesis, and fall asleep to the sound of bubbling and steaming beakers of mysterious potions, we've got a training session just for you! We're not doing the kind of science that teaches you how magnets work- we're teaching you how to make the goopiest goop, the weirdest smells, and the creepiest things in jars!
    Mondays, 5:00-7:00 PM, September 25-October 16
  • 3...2...1 Blast Off!Build and launch your own rockets at The REC! We'll use 3D printed parts made in our MakerSpace and learn all about the science of what can makes rockets fly and what we can use them for!
    Thursdays, 5:00-7:00 PM, September 28-October 19
  • Rube Goldberg's Ridiculous and Crazy MachinesIf you like your inventions huge, impractical and totally absurd, then come on down! We'll learn all about the simple machines-and then combine them into improbable contraptions that will test your creativity and engineering skills!
    Mondays, 5:00-7:00 PM, October 23-November 13
  • Brick FilmsHave you seen LEGO Batman or The Lego Movie? Get started in filmmaking by making your own Brick Film? A Brick Film is a stop-motion animation made with the LEGOS we all know and love.
    Thursdays, 5:00-7:00 PM, October 26-November 16
    Steam Group
  • Robots, Robots, Robots!: They Wiggle, they wobble, they scoot and shimmy, they're robots! We'll build robots with different types of motors, that we can program to run on their own, and even use LEGO Mindstorm kits to make robotic vehicles! Learn all about electricity and mechanics.
    Mondays, 5:00-7:00 PM, November 20-December 11
  • Code your own Video Games!Learn to make your own video games using Scratch, a free online software you can use on your own at home to continue building your projects! We'll show you the basics of making point-and-click, story-based, keyboard-controlled and racing games, and even RPGs!
    Thursdays, 5:00-7:00 PM, November 29-December 21


Wednesdays Makers!

Come make with us on select Wednesdays this Fall!
Ages 8+ (Children 8-11 are welcome to attend with adult supervision only), 6:30-8:30 PM, Fee: $35 Resident/ $44 Non-Resident

  • 3D Printed Custom OrganizersWe'll explore models available for everything from desktop pen holders to pegboard tool organizers and choose one of your own to print. September 13th
  • Custom Phone WrapsLearn to use our vinyl cutter by making a custom-wrapped graphic for your phone, tablet or case. September 20th
  • Embroidered Scarves or Tea Towels: Are you looking for a special flair for your pooch, a lovely gift for a sneezy friend or a custom accessory to brighten up your kitchen? September 27th
  • Laser Cut Paper Lanterns: Learn to create intricate patterns on delicate and beautiful colored cardstock. Choose your own colors and assemble your lantern around an electric tea light (provided) for a non-flammable decoration to light your darkening evenings! October 4th
  • 3D Printed Jewelry and Costume Accessories: Create thrilling accessories for Halloween or for your special event. October 11th
  • Fusion 360 (For 3D Modeling): Fusion 360 is an amazing new product from Autodesk- free for hobbyists, students and start-ups. Great for all-around 3D modeling. October 18th
  • Inkscape (for 2D Modeling)Inkscape is a free and open-source program available for all types of home putters, great for 2D design types necessary for laser cutting and using other equipment in the MakerSpace. October 25th
  • Leatherworking with the Laser: Explore the possibilities of the traditional craft of leatherworking with the assistance of the laser. Cut, score, stitch and burn initials for a leather wallet. November 1st
  • 3D Scientific Models: Create artifacts like saber tooth tiger skulls, or a dinosaur skeleton or a model of your own head for your bookshelf, and more. November 8th
  • 123D MakeThis specialized software from AutoDesk lets you slice 3D models into files you can laser-cut into wooden sculptures! You'll get to laser-cut a small mannequin head and see how to find a 3D file, and all the different ways you can slice it!
  • 3D Puzzles & ToysPrint great toys not available anywhere else like marble runs to fidget toys and more.
  • Laser Engraved Cutting BoardsBring your own graphic or use on of our pre-selected images to engrave a high-quality bamboo cutting board to liven up your holiday spread, or preserve a memory with a special person.
  • Decorative PillowsThis is the perfect project for learning machine embroidery AND sewing. You'll choose a design or text to embroider onto colorful cotton, and then stitch the seams of our pillow, stuff it, and take it home! Perfect for winter couch naps or a holiday gift.

Laser Cutting Classes

  • Laser Cutting IntensiveLearn to cut and etch with beams of light! In this 3-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 the course will allow you to take advantage of open times in the MakerSpace.
    Ages: 11+ Fee: $45/$57 Senior Fee: $34/$43 Tuesdays 10:00 AM-12:00 PM October 3-October 17.
  • Laser Cut Winter Evergreen TreeParticipants will make a 10" tall winter tree that can stand on a tabletop. Participants will use Inkscape software to generate shapes to personalize their trees. Once the design is complete, it will be cut out using the laser cutter. This is a great introduction for beginners to learn about laser cutters! Pre-requisite: Basic understanding of computers.
    Ages: 18+ Fee: $20/$25 Senior Fee: $15/$19
    Tuesday, November 14th, 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
    Tuesday, December 12th, 6:00-9:00 PM
  • Last Minute Custom GiftsLast-minute doesn't mean a gift can't be meaningful and full of charm! In this workshop you'll have the chance to make multiple small gifts, perfect for holiday parties and stocking stuffers! Projects include engraved pens, wooden puzzle toys, miniature gear boxes, and custom wood keychains.
    Ages: 8+ Fee: $20/$25 Tuesday, December 19th, 6:30-8:30 PM

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