Author Archives: Dale Grover

Why a Makerspace Operations Bootcamp?

Before we opened the doors to our makerspace (Maker Works), my business partner Tom Root and I talked about how we could help other people create a makerspace in their community.  (We probably don’t have to convince you why we … Continue reading

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Using Recipes for a Great Makerspace

Here’s an article we just posted on using recipes (Standard Operating Procedures or SOPs) in a makerspace.  If you’ve been to Maker Works, you know that’s a core tool we use across the board.  http://maker-works.com/using-recipes-for-a-great-makerspace/

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Nerdy Derby at Maker Faire Detroit 2014 Photos

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Sorry for the wait–here are the photos from the Nerdy Derby at Maker Faire Detroit 2014.  They are in order based on your car number.  If you didn’t have a card, the photo will be at the end. Thanks so … 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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Maker Works Holiday Hours

Maker Works’ holiday hours are as follows: Halloween, Thursday 10/31:  regular day, we’ll be open! Thanksgiving, Thursday 11/28:  closed Friday 11/29, Saturday 11/30, Sunday 11/31:  open Christmas eve Tuesday 12/24:  1 pm – 6 pm (closing 3 hours early) Christmas, … Continue reading

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Camp ShopBot at Maker Works, Saturday 9/28!

Maker Works is delighted to welcome Camp ShopBot, Saturday September 28th. Learn new techniques, see examples of advanced work, and meet fellow ShopBot users and owners. It is free to attend, and you do not need to be a member … Continue reading

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Fix It Friday! 9/20/13, 4-6 PM

The third Friday of the month is Fix-It Friday at Maker Works. In September, that’s Friday the 20th, from 4 pm to 6 pm. Bring in something that needs fixing, or bring yourself and help fix things. Things that need … Continue reading

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Improve your welding skills!

The time has come to develop your welding skills. Those of you who have taken our MIG/TIG checkout class will love this opportunity to explore the wonderful world of welding. This is a really great class, led by a skilled … Continue reading

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Closed on Labor Day, Monday Sept 2nd

Maker Works will be closed for Labor Day on Monday, September 2nd. Please have a safe, enjoyable Labor Day from all of us at Maker Works!

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New Plasma Cutter Video

Third in our series of “What’s a X and what can I do with it” series, check out our video on the CNC Plasma Cutter You’ve seen the Plasmasaurous and the cool signs people have made. Sign up for a … Continue reading

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