Author: Stacy Belinsky

Sunday Sweep: What is coming up at Kzoo Makers from 4/23-4/30/2018

The Sunday Sweep is a weekly post of what is coming up on the Kzoo Makers calendar. For a complete listing of all events, please visit kzoomakers.org/events-calendar/   Monday, 4/23/2018, 6pm, Laser Cutter Training (members only) Tuesday, 4/24/2018, 6pm, (weekly) Kalamazoo Linux Users Group (KLUG) Saturday, 4/28/2018, 2pm, Advisory Meeting (members only) Saturday, 4/28/2018, 4:30pm, Showcase your Project   

Sunday Sweep: What is coming up at Kzoo Makers from 4/16-4/23/2018

The Sunday Sweep is a weekly post of what is coming up on the Kzoo Makers calendar. For a complete listing of all events, please visit kzoomakers.org/events-calendar/   Monday, 4/16/2018, 6pm, Introduction to Electronic Circuits Tuesday, 4/17/2018, 6pm, (weekly) Kalamazoo Linux Users Group (KLUG) Thursday, 4/19/2018, 6pm, Making 4 Hardwood Coasters  Thursday, 4/19/2018, 6:30pm, Crafters Gathering  Saturday, 4/21/2018, 10am, Kzoo Makers CNC Workshop #2…

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Sunday Sweep: What is coming up at Kzoo Makers from 4/9-4/16/2018

The Sunday Sweep is a weekly post of what is coming up on the Kzoo Makers calendar. For a complete listing of all events, please visit kzoomakers.org/events-calendar/   Tuesday, 4/10/2018, 6pm, (weekly) Kalamazoo Linux Users Group (KLUG) Tuesday, 4/10/2018, 7pm, Create 2 Personal Greeting Cards Thursday, 4/12/2018, 6:30pm, Mandala drawing Saturday, 4/14/2018, 11am, Create 2 Personal Greeting Cards Saturday, 4/14/2018, 2pm, Kzoo Makers Advisory…

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Sunday Sweep: What is coming up at Kzoo Makers from 4/2-4/9/2018

The Sunday Sweep is a weekly post of what is coming up on the Kzoo Makers calendar. For a complete listing of all events, please visit kzoomakers.org/events-calendar/   Monday, 4/2/2018, 6pm, Electronics Forum Tuesday, 4/3/2018, 6pm, (weekly) Kalamazoo Linux Users Group (KLUG) Wednesday, 4/4/2018, 6pm, Pitch Zoo – Kalamazoo – Guest Bartender Night! (at Arcadia Brewing Company) Thursday, 4/5/2018, 6pm, Wooden Key Ring Holder…

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Sunday Sweep: What is coming up at Kzoo Makers from 3/26-4/2/2018

The Sunday Sweep is a weekly post of what is coming up on the Kzoo Makers calendar. For a complete listing of all events, please visit kzoomakers.org/events-calendar/   Tuesday, 3/27/2018, 6pm, (weekly) Kalamazoo Linux Users Group (KLUG) Thursday, 3/29/2018, 6pm, Making a Simple Cheeseboard Part 1 Saturday, 3/31/2018, 2pm, Kzoo Makers Advisory Meeting (members only) Saturday, 3/31/2018, 4:30-6pm, Tour the Local Makerspace Monday,…

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Sunday Sweep: What is coming up at Kzoo Makers from 3/19-3/26/2018

The Sunday Sweep is a weekly post of what is coming up on the Kzoo Makers calendar. For a complete listing of all events, please visit kzoomakers.org/events-calendar/ Monday, 3/19/2018, 6pm, Introduction to Electronic Circuits Tuesday, 3/20/2018, 6pm, (weekly) Kalamazoo Linux Users Group (KLUG) Saturday, 3/24/2018, 2pm, Kzoo Makers Advisory Meeting (members only) Saturday, 3/24/2018, 4-4:30pm, Business Meeting (members only) Saturday, 3/24/2018, 4:30-6pm,…

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Sunday Sweep: What is coming up at Kzoo Makers from 3/12-3/19/2018

The Sunday Sweep is a weekly post of what is coming up on the Kzoo Makers calendar. For a complete listing of all events, please visit kzoomakers.org/events-calendar/ Tuesday, 3/13/2018, 5:30pm (at Arcadia Brewing Company) Pitch Zoo Tuesday, 3/13/2018, 6pm, (weekly) Kalamazoo Linux Users Group (KLUG) Thursday, 3/15/2018, 6pm, Making 4 hardwood coasters Thursday, 3/15/2018, 6:30pm, Crafters Gathering Saturday, 3/17/2018, 2pm, Kzoo Makers…

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Sunday Sweep: What is coming up at Kzoo Makers from 3/5-3/12/2018

The Sunday Sweep is a weekly post of what is coming up on the Kzoo Makers calendar. For a complete listing of all events, please visit kzoomakers.org/events-calendar/ Monday, 3/5/2018, 6pm, Electronics Forum  Tuesday, 3/6/2018, 6pm, (weekly) Kalamazoo Linux Users Group (KLUG) Thursday, 3/8/2018, 6pm, Making a live edge shelf from rough cut lumber Thursday, 3/8/2018, 6:30pm, Mason Jar Luminaries Saturday, 3/10/2018, 2pm, Kzoo…

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Electronics Forum

What: Discuss your electronics projects and ask questions about electronics and microcontrollers. Contact Ron (ronald.schubot at kzoomakers.org ) to suggest a topic or ask a question. When: The first Monday of the month, 6:00pm – 8:00pm Where: Kzoo Makers  Ron will facilitate the discussion in the Meeting area. Who: Limited to 20 participants Fee: free for members and $5 for non-members Optional items may be…

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Make a Mason Jar Luminary

What: Make a glowing luminary using a Mason Jar and glass marbles. You can add a tea light at night for even more effect. There will be a variety of glass marbles and objects offered.  When: Thursday, March 8, 2018, 6:30pm – 8:30pm Where: Kzoo Makers  Cathy will be leading this activity in the Fiber Arts room. Who: Limited to 8 seats. Fee: $10 members…

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Sunday Sweep: What is coming up at Kzoo Makers from 2/26-3/5/2018

The Sunday Sweep is a weekly post of what is coming up on the Kzoo Makers calendar. For a complete listing of all events, please visit kzoomakers.org/events-calendar/ Tuesday, 2/27/2018, 6pm, (weekly) Kalamazoo Linux Users Group (KLUG) Thursday, 3/1/2018, 6pm, Making a Simple Cheese Board Part 2  Saturday, 3/3/2018, 2pm, Kzoo Makers Advisory Meeting (members only) Monday, 3/5/2018, 6pm, Electronics Forum   

Sunday Sweep: What is coming up at Kzoo Makers from 2/19-2/26/2018

The Sunday Sweep is a weekly post of what is coming up on the Kzoo Makers calendar. For a complete listing of all events, please visit kzoomakers.org/events-calendar/ Monday, 2/19, 6pm, Introduction to Electronic Circuits Tuesday, 2/20, 6pm, (weekly) Kalamazoo Linux Users Group (KLUG) Wednesday, 2/21, 6pm Executive Council Meeting Thursday, 2/21, 6pm, Making a Simple Cheese Board Part 1  (Part 2 is 3/2)…

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Why Collaboration between Organizations is Important

What do an amateur radio group, a woodworkers guild, 4H, Michigan Jaycees, a Linux users group, and a Cub Scout pack have in common? They are examples of outside organizations who have utilized the Kzoo Makers space for their own activity in one of several different ways. Meeting Space Sometimes an organization is looking for a meeting space and has…

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Sunday Sweep: What is coming up at Kzoo Makers from 2/12-2/19/2018

The Sunday Sweep is a weekly post of what is coming up on the Kzoo Makers calendar. For a complete listing of all events, please visit kzoomakers.org/events-calendar/ Tuesday, 2/13, 5:30pm (at Arcadia Brewing Company), Pitch Zoo – Kalamazoo Tuesday, 2/13, 6pm, (weekly) Kalamazoo Linux Users Group (KLUG) Tuesday, 2/13, 7pm, (February meeting)  Woodworkers Guild of Southwest Michigan Thursday, 2/15, 6pm, Making 4 hardwood coasters…

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Why Thursdays are Ideal

If you have visited the Kzoo Makers space or have been following the blog posts, then you probably have seen the stacks of Ideal Wood rough cut lumber. You may even remember reading about the Ideal Wood Field Trip from the summer.  Now Daniel Wilkins and Mark Bush have started Ideal Wood Thursdays at the Kzoo Makers. The Kzoo Makers February 2018…

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Are we there yet? Part 1

It’s been almost 14 months since the original post “Let’s Start the Makerspace.” At that point, Kzoo Makers had two buildings connected by a breezeway, some furniture and some equipment. Just like any other new business, things changed all the time. In fact, we joked as we walked in the door and wondered out loud what had changed since the…

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