Author: Stacy Belinsky

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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Ideal Wood Field Trip

When it comes to resources for the Kzoo Makers, having local connections creates the best benefits. If you have visited the Kzoo Makers space, then you already know how much the wood shop has grown. What you might not know is how to find the wood for your projects.Yes, you can go to a store such as Menards or Lowe’s,…

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Maker Faire Season

It’s Maker Faire season, but what, exactly, does that mean? Are you scratching your head and asking, “What is a maker faire?” A maker faire is marketed as “The greatest show and tell on Earth.” I like to think of it as being similar to a county fair. At a maker faire, individuals and groups display, demonstrate and may offer…

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