Tag: arts and crafts

Sunday Sweep: What is coming up at Kzoo Makers from 4/30-5/07/2018

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, 5/01/2018, 6pm, (weekly) Kalamazoo Linux Users Group (KLUG)  Wednesday, 5/02/2018, 5:30pm, Pitch Zoo – Kalamazoo – Zoo Tank (at Arcadia Brewery) Friday, 5/04/2018, 7pm, Paint Party Fundraiser (May the 4th be with You) Saturday, 5/05/2018,…

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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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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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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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