Pottery Studio @ Montrose Makerspace

Montrose Makerspace is excited to announce the addition of a full pottery studio to our collection of tools and resources!
Thanks to some generous donors we were able to secure the right tools to begin producing ceramic creations right here in our space.

We just finished test-firing our kiln and we have glazes and clays on order. Stay tuned for our Pottery Open House, June 2018 – where anyone can come try their hand in creating a small pot, cup, or pate for our first “Kiln test”!

Kick-wheel for throwing ceramic pots

Thrown/Molded pottery creations awaiting firing and finishing

Skutt 10-sided kiln

Blind Endeavors uses 3D Printing to create maps for the sight-impaired

Our newest member has been hard at work, making life easier for veterans and children who are sight-impaired.

3D Printed House Floor Plan

One of their clients was recently covered on KKCO 11 news – and the 3D Printed floor plan of his house was featured in the story!
Find out all the great things that Blind Endeavors does for our community by watching the video below – and pay close attention at 2 mins 20 seconds to see him using the 3D Printed creation to learn about his new house!

KKCO 11 News –
Blind vet not letting injury impair his sense of adventure

3D CAD Modeling – Audio Mixer knobs

Montrose Makerspace LIVE – “TAZ” 3D Printing

What is being made at Montrose Makerspace right now?

 

For all the nerdy details including real-time tool path “Gcode viewer” – check out OctoPrint

To support us: visit montrosemakerspace.com/donate

What is a Makerspace? Why does Montrose need one?

Got 10 minutes? Let Jamie Leben of Loveland, CO enlighten you!

Minecraft Night

Montrose Makerspace is proud to announce our 2nd edition of Montrose Minecraft Night – Saturday, December 17th, 2016 at Montrose Proximity Space (210 Main ST).

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This event is FREE to attend, but you must register in advance! Registration closes on Friday December 16th at 6pm.

code4youth Computer Science

Learning computer science is easy, and it’s never too early to start!

By usilogong hands-on games and activities, we gently introduce the concepts of Computer Science (aka “Writing Code”) to students of Elementary/Middle school

Montrose Makerspace volunteers will be hosting self-paced Computer Science courses for students in Elementary and Middle School this summer, guiding students through the code.org CodeStudio curriculum.

(Sorry, June courses are full. Please check back soon for our next course offering.)

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  • When: Wednesdays & Thursdays, 5:30pm-7:30pm (June 8th-30th)
  • Where: Proximity Space – 210 E Main ST in Montrose
  • Who: Students ages 6-12
  • What: Students will create computer programs that will help them learn to collaborate with others, develop problem-solving skills, and persist through difficult tasks. By the end of this course, students create their very own custom game or story that they can share.logo_science
  • Required:
    • This course is for students who can read (all levels).
    • No programming or computer experience is required.
    • A laptop or tablet device is required.

Sorry, enrollment has closed. Please check back soon for our next offering

  • Cost:
    • $55/ all sessions (8 total)
    • $20/ weekly (2 sessions)
    • $15/ Daily Drop-in

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Minecraft Night

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Show Control with VLC and node-red

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Montrose Makerspace created some custom-made show-control software (ShowDynamIX) to help the 2016 San Juan Independent Film Festival host a seamless theater production at Montrose Pavilion this year.

San Juan Independent Film Festival is a benefit for Habitat for Humanity of the San Juans, and this year it’s packed with adventure-themed films to get your adrenaline pumping!

Here’s a screenshot of our projector control dashboard:

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Continue reading to learn more about our software project!

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Tech Petting Zoo – Montrose Library Kids

Montrose Library District hosted a Tech Petting Zoo in the Margaret H. Gill Children’s room, and we brought some of our favorite “Animals” to share!

The event was a huge hit, over 111 kids and parents showed up to ask questions and learn about new technology and tools that can be used for cool projects at home.

Nathan, Geoff, Chuck and Andrew had so much fun, we might have to do this again real soon!

 

Joystick-controlled lego magnet arm!

Remote Controlled Robot Arm

Remote Controlled Robot Arm

Building electronic circuits by stacking components.

Building electronic circuits by stacking components.

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