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Sunday Sweep: What is coming up at Kzoo Makers from 5/07-5/14/2018

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, 5/07/2018, 6pm, Electronics Forum Tuesday, 5/08/2018, 6pm, (weekly) Kalamazoo Linux Users Group (KLUG) Tuesday, 5/08/2018, 6pm, Introduction to Fusion 360 – Part 1 of 4 – FULL Thursday, 5/10/2018, 6:30pm, Fabric Pouch with Zipper…

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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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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 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   

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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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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