Monthly Archives: July 2014

Maker Camp by Brain Monkeys

July 21-25, Brain Monkeys hosted Maker Camp at Maker Works. There were laser-cut notebooks, and wooden owls assembled from dozens of little pieces. There were birdhouses with sandpaper roofs, and chain-mail change purses. There were funny monster-like pouches with zipper … Continue reading

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Maker Faire Detroit

With over 400 exhibits ranging from an electrifying, bicycle-powered Jacob’s Ladder to glorious Diet Coke and Mentos fountains, Maker Faire Detroit, held at The Henry Ford, was truly a melting pot of all things innovative. See for yourself.

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Nerdy Derby at Maker Faire Detroit

Maker Works had a blast putting on a Nerdy Derby at Maker Faire Detroit on July 26th and 27th. On the grounds of The Henry Ford, participants designed derby cars from blocks of wood, decorated them, and then raced them … Continue reading

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Nerdy Derby photos are coming!

We’re working away on getting the hundreds of photobooth photos from the Nerdy Derby at this years Maker Faire Detroit posted as quickly as we can.  Hopefully we’ll be done by tomorrow–please check back! We really enjoyed seeing the cars … Continue reading

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Volunteer With Us at Maker Faire Detroit

At Maker Faire Detroit (July 26 & 27), Maker Works will put on a Nerdy Derby. At this miniature car building and racing competition, we’ll help kids create custom cars and race them down a one-of-a-kind wooden track. Sound fun? … Continue reading

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This Woodworking is a Cut Above

Just one year ago, Maker Works member Chris Riecker made his first cutting board–a gift for a cousin’s wedding. In the short time since then, he’s made over fourteen others, each one more intricate than the last. He makes them … Continue reading

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Hone Your Welding Skills: Upcoming 3-Day Workshop

July 22, 24, 25 with Tommy Butler Mastering welding on your own can loads of time and effort. It can challenge you. It can cost you blood, and sweat, and tears. It can make you want to throw in the … Continue reading

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Maker Works featured by Maker Faire Detroit

Meet the Maker: Maker Works by Lish Dorset makerfairedetroit.com What is Maker Works doing at the Maker Faire Detroit this year? Maker Works, a makerspace in Ann Arbor, Michigan, has been at every Maker Faire Detroit so far, and we … Continue reading

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Open House: Success!

Saturday, June 28 was filled with fun and creativity. New folks enjoyed the tours and tool demos, experienced members enjoyed seeing and displaying original creations, and everyone enjoyed good food and good music.      

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