What to do at a Makerspace

Have you wondered what projects people work on at a makerspace? Whether they are independent or a part of a group? If the makerspace is anything like Kzoo Makers, you will probably find a variety of activities. Kzoo Makers has space in two different buildings next to each other, and areas within the buildings are zoned for types of activities.…

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Tuesday in the Raspberry Pi Zone

Tuesday the Raspberry Pi enthusiast participated in a demonstration of a small robot project from Adafruit.  The robot came in a DIY kit form and was assembled by Paul Moreno.Ron Schubot, the Electronic Zone Mentor, did the fine soldering that required a very steady hand.  The group had previously worked with the Python “Turtle Module” and had found that experience…

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Charter Membership Opportunity

Time is running out to become a Charter Member of the Kzoo Makers! A Charter Membership provides some unique benefits and the sign-up deadline is December 31, 2016. To receive more information about the Charter Membership opportunities please use our CONTACT FORM. The Kzoo Makers are currently enrolling new members. The basic monthly membership has been set at $50.00 per…

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3D Printer Build Phase II

Worked resumed on the Rostock Max v3 desktop 3D printer this week.  The DIY kit was donated to the KZOO Makers by www.SeeMeCNC.com and has a six step assembly plan to follow.  This week we worked on finishing Step 2, the bearings and base assembly.                                              ——-> Scott and Shane began…

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3D Printer Build

Members of the KZOO Makers gathered on Sunday morning to assemble a Rostock Max v3 desktop 3D printer.  The DIY kit was donated to the KZOO Makers by www.SeeMeCNC.com and has a six step assembly plan to follow. Mark Peters and Ron Schubot lead the project with help from Rich Mather, Scott Mischke, and Paul Moreno. Ron and Mark work…

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A project from Don Batts

Don Batts made the makerspace a sign. White oak, V carved with 90° carbide bit, software for design was Aspire (Vectric Corp). The CNC machine is run by Mach 3 software using g code generated by Aspire. The CNC machine is from Legacy (Explorer model) and has a workspace of 25″x25″x5″, and machines to a tolerance of a few thousands…

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