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NEW! Punch Card Memberships - post

Posted on by Maggie Cease

You can now buy 10 one-day memberships for $250. They’re good for a year from purchase.  Great for projects that are spread out, or for a number of projects spread out over the year.  If you like, you can authorize … Continue reading

Member Project: A Whole New Way to Keep Score - post

Posted on by Maggie Cease

Maker Works member Brian Sulisz programs in Maya 3D animation software–which he learned as a video game designer–and 3D-prints trackers for Magic cards. As any fans of Magic: The Gathering know, keeping track of life points using a 20-sided die … Continue reading

Mini Top Hat Make-N-Take, Superhero Transformation Station + More! - post

Posted on by Maggie Cease

  Mini Top Hat Make-N-Take Class In this 2-hour workshop, you’ll get to make and take home your own unique mini top hat out of felt and you’ll decorate it with ribbon, feathers, and other fun stuff. We provide the … Continue reading

Fix-It Friday: December 19, 4-6pm - post

Posted on by Maggie Cease

Our last one of 2014! Have something lying around that needs fixing or tuning up? Bring it in to Maker Works on Fix-It Friday, where staff and members will examine the issues and employ any number of potential solutions. Or, … Continue reading

Last-Minute Gift Ideas from Maker Works - post

Posted on by Maggie Cease

Maker Works Gift Certificates Maker Works gift certificates are available in any amount, and can be used for membership or classes. Stop by the front desk for yours today!   A 10-Visit “Punch Card” Membership Get the maker in your … Continue reading

Fix-It Friday! February 20, 4-6pm - post

Posted on by Maggie Cease

Stop by the shop this Friday with your well-worn, well-used, or just plain broken-down items, and have a team of our soldering soldiers, woodworking wizards, metalworking mavens, and others take a look at them. Or, if all your items are in … Continue reading

The Ann Arbor Mini Maker Faire – Saturday, June 6 - post

Posted on by Maggie Cease

Join us for a ton of fun at the Faire! Saturday, June 6 10a-4p Washtenaw Community College Morris Lawrence Building The Ann Arbor Mini Maker Faire is a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and is a celebration of … Continue reading

Monthly Membership Meeting: June 18 - post

Posted on by Maggie Cease

Starting in June, we’ll be hosting monthly membership meetings in the shop. Attend these town hall style meetings to learn about changes going on around the shop, and plans and goals for the future. The meetings will take place on … Continue reading

Special! Membership & Class at a One-Time Rate - post

Posted on by Maggie Cease

A Flexible Membership & Our Most Popular Class It’s the ‘Let’s Make It’ Special! A great gift for Father’s Day!   Our Punch Card Membership & Epilog Laser Class, packaged together at a special rate. The Punch Card Membership consists … Continue reading

Member Meeting Minutes from Thursday 6/18/15 - post

Posted on by Maggie Cease

Agenda Introduction Purpose/Context Call for Agenda Items Maker Work’s Mission, Vision DOR and P/L Membership Options Storage Call for Volunteers Member Handbook Announcements Appreciations   Introduction / Purpose / Context This is the first of what we plan to be … Continue reading

Maker Faire Detroit - post

Posted on by Maggie Cease

The shop will be closed Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, July 24, 25, and 26. The staff of Maker Works will be putting on our Great Maker Race at Maker Faire Detroit! Come join in the high-energy fun for all ages. … Continue reading

Using Recipes for a Great Makerspace - post

Posted on by Dale Grover

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.

The Shiny Seed at Grand Rapids ArtPrize - post

Posted on by Maggie Cease

If you’ve been at Maker Works during the past few weeks, you’ve probably noticed anything from large, aluminum-wrapped branches, to shiny stainless steel leaves, to glass and copper “fruit” glowing bright with colorful LED lights scattered throughout the shop. These are … Continue reading

Shocking redo of Electronics Lab! Jewelry Studio & Summer Camps coming soon! - post

Posted on by kirstin hensley

Thank you! Your thoughtful responses to last month’s survey on what you love about our shop (friendly members and staff! tools!) and how we can make it better are very helpful. Some of your suggestions have already been implemented and we’re … Continue reading

Why a Makerspace Operations Bootcamp? - post

Posted on by Dale Grover

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