We are having our kickoff opening next weekend from 9 am to 9pm. We will also be holding orientation classes every 2 hours starting at 11 am. Anyone who signs up will be assigned a personal storage locker that can be used to store small projects at the Makerspace. This is normally $10 a month.
And starting the following Monday, Aug 18th, Oahu Makerspace will be open!
We are hosting an open house at the new Oahu Makerspace location this Saturday and Sunday from 12 noon to 9 pm on both days. Come and see the new space, look at the new equipment, and learn about the benefits of being a member.
Go to the Policies page to read up on the policies for the space. The Location page has a map of the new space and the Parking page provides details about parking at and around the site. Both are under the “The Shop” menu
We received a plasma cutter, another stick welder, and a powder coating oven! We need to upgrade our electrical system to handle these items. We also got a large bench grinder and a couple buckets of hand tools.
I just revised the Equipment Schedule calendars. Due to staffing limitations or equipment maintenance, some equipment may not be available on certain days. You can check the calendars to see if the equipment you would like to use is available before you come down. We are doing our best to reduce these limitations and hopefully soon everything will be online all the time.
I just updated the Policies page and posted the new membership fees. This is really exciting! We were really able to reduce the cost of membership. Take a look at the equipment list and see what members will have access to. There is less woodworking equipment, but more metalworking. We still have the laser cutter and large CNC mill. We have added a lot: the vinyl cutter, 3D printer, sewing machine, metal lathe, mill, electronics, with more to come.
Updated the equipment list and included photos. Spent today building a workbench for the electronics lab.
All the parts, ready to be assembled
Been putting in a huge amount of hours getting the space ready. We were looking for whiteboards for the classroom but they are so expensive. Found whiteboard material at Lowes for really cheap! Now to put it up and install trim. Also building workbenches and finishing up drywall. Maybe a few more weeks and we will be finally ready!
The new place is nice, but it still needs renovation so we can call it our own. We spent about 10 hours today building new walls and working on the layout.
Lease is signed, utilities are set up, ready to go! The new site will have enough space for all the machinery, classes, and some office space. We get the keys on June 1st! Lots of work to do to get it ready, but we are really looking forward to it.
The Spalding House Museum will be hosting an installation created by Ross. It will be on display starting February 5th. Big wooden gears, cue balls, rollercoaster. Not what you expect at a museum.