Category Archives: Make and Take

Posts by Maggie Cease

Build Your Own Vacuum Tube Headphone Amplifier - classes

Posted on by Dale Grover

In this class you’ll solder together your own vacuum tube stereo headphone amplifier.  Use any audio source with 1/8″ or RCA stereo jacks–iPod, iPhone, stereo, etc.  Output is to headphones with 1/4″ or 1/8″ stereo jack.  A 12 volt wall … Continue reading

Red-Tagged Items: Do You Have a Project at Maker Works? - post

Posted on by Maggie Cease

All unlabeled projects left in the shop have received red tags. Starting October 1st, these items will be discarded or absorbed into Maker Works materials if we cannot get a hold of their owners. If you have a project that’s … Continue reading

Spooky & Special Halloween Classes - post

Posted on by Maggie Cease

Keep a lookout for these crafty classes coming up in October at Maker Works, where you’ll get to make and take home your own original creations. Mini Top Hats: Make your own unique mini top hat out of felt and … Continue reading

Wonderful, Whimsical Mini Top Hats - post

Posted on by Maggie Cease

We had a whimsical and wonderful time at our Mini Top Hat Make-N-Take class last week! All materials were provided, and students got to create their own original top hats with one-on-one instructor attention. The next (and final) mini top … Continue reading

Woodworking Basics with BrainMonkeys - post

Posted on by Maggie Cease

Jan 29; Feb 5, 12, 19, 26; Mar 5, 12, 19, 26; April 2, 23, 30; May 7, 14 4:30-5:30pm Students in grades 6-12 will explore hand tools and learn how to use a drill, saw, hammer, planes, and screw … Continue reading

Snapshot: What’s Coming Up at Maker Works - post

Posted on by Maggie Cease

January Monday, 1/5: Intro to Raspberry Pi Thursday, 1/8: Corel Draw for the Laser Tuesday, 1/13: GO-Tech (Monthly Community Meeting, 7pm) Friday, 1/16: Fix-It Friday (Third Friday of each month, 4-6pm) Saturday, 1/17: Intro to Arduino Monday, 1/19: SheetCam Saturday, … Continue reading

The Great Maker Race – A Nerdy Derby-Style Event - post

Posted on by Maggie Cease

Saturday, 2/7: 10a-12p at Maker Works You’re invited to participate in a Nerdy Derby-style race as part of a collaboration between The U School and Maker Works. Starting at 10am on Saturday, February 7th, kids ranging in ages from kindergarten through third grade, along … Continue reading

Mid-Winter Break Science & Technology Camp, Powered by BrainMonkeys - post

Posted on by Maggie Cease

Robots, Legos, electronics and more! This camp offers participants a taste of everything that Brain Monkeys has to offer.  During this week-long session, students will build and battle sumo robots, learn basic electronics using conductive ink and LEDs, and even … Continue reading

October Make ‘N Take Class: Tiny Top Hats! - post

Posted on by Maggie Cease

Make your own unique mini top hat out of felt and decorate it with ribbon, feathers, and other materials and take it home with you! All materials are provided, and you’ll get one-on-one instructor attention. We’re offering the Tiny Top Hat Make ‘N … Continue reading

Seasonal Make-N-Takes: Drop-In Ornament Making! - post

Posted on by Maggie Cease

Stop by the shop on any of the first three Saturdays in December and make your own beautiful, unique ornament from one of our custom kits. Staff members Al, Je’Tone, and Beth have created designs and cut them out of … Continue reading

Drop-In Ornament Making: Meet the Kits! - post

Posted on by Maggie Cease

Stop by the shop on any of the first three Saturdays in December and make your own beautiful, unique ornament from one of our custom kits. Staff members Al, Je’Tone, and Beth have created designs and cut them out of … Continue reading

Save the Date! Summer Camps at Maker Works: July 18 – 22, 2016 - post

Posted on by Maggie Cease

We’ve been working hard to put together a group of fun, innovative summer camps that we just know you and your camper are going to love. Each session is a half-day (three-hour) workshop that will be held in either the … Continue reading

Make-N-Take Your Own Cutting Board! - post

Posted on by Maggie Cease

We’re excited to be offering two “make-n-take” style classes where you’ll get to improve your woodworking knowledge with one-on-one instruction, and walk away with beautiful cutting boards. The classes are taught by long-time Maker Works member and woodworker extraordinaire, Chris Riecker. … Continue reading

See a Felt Plush Monster Come to Life Right Before Your Eyes - post

Posted on by Maggie Cease

Will we see you at our Felt Plush Monster kids’ workshop on July 21? You’ll get to use laser-cut felt parts, hand stitching, and machine sewing to create your own terrific tiny creature. At the end of this workshop, you’ll … Continue reading

A Maker’s Guide to the Holiday Season - post

Posted on by Maggie Cease

Handmade gifts can be the best gifts. But if you’re anything like us, sometimes the stress of the holidays can be magnified by scrambling to finish handmade gifts at the last minute. That’s why we’ve created this guide with tried-and-true … Continue reading

Beginner’s Toolbox - classes

Posted on by kirstin hensley

In this kid-friendly workshop, attendees will build a toolbox suitable for holding the tools of a beginning woodworker! A brief discussion on wood and general safety instruction will be followed by use of a rasp, sandpaper, hammer, nails and clamps … Continue reading

Intro to Metal Sculpture - classes

Posted on by kirstin hensley

In this class, students will be introduced to metalworking. Using precut parts from the Plasma Cutter (demo included) we’ll modify them with the Jump Shear and Corner Notcher. We’ll take those parts to the Metal Brake and Spot Welder to … Continue reading

Sew a Felt Plush Monster - classes

Posted on by kirstin hensley

Use laser-cut felt parts, hand stitching, and machine sewing to create your own terrific tiny creature. At the end of this workshop, you’ll walk away with an awesome monster as well as basic stitching skills to carry your interests further. Ages: … Continue reading

Build a Birdhouse - classes

Posted on by kirstin hensley

In this kid-friendly workshop you’ll build a birdhouse suitable for chickadees, nuthatches, downy woodpeckers, and other small birds. Interactive instruction regarding wood, tools, and safety will be followed by guided use of a hand saw, rasp, power drill, and hammer … Continue reading

Forged Bracelets - classes

Posted on by kirstin hensley

Create your own forged bracelet out of copper wire! You’ll learn metalsmithing techniques like forming, forging, and finishing while gaining experience with anvils, hammers, and torches. This two hour class costs $50. Ages 13 and up are welcome on their … Continue reading

Motawi Tile Frame - classes

Posted on by Dale Grover

Build your own custom frame for your choice of a Motawi tile using the woodshop at Maker Works.  In this experience, you will select between Oak, Cherry, Maple, and Walnut wood, assemble the frame with glue, use the ShopBot CNC … Continue reading