Nearparkers Family Workshop is the working title of a community tinkerer/maker/hacker/creator space being planned to be located near Oak Park and Forest Park. The goal is to have equipment and a family friendly space to share, and to feed off of each other’s creative juices. We are looking for people to follow along as progress updates come out and also looking for people to actively drive the creation of this cool space. The space will have members who pay a monthly fee to have 24 hour access, and it will also have set meetings or workshops open to the public. You can use the saw in your own basement; you can work on open source software on your laptop wherever you are; you can practice dancing at your studio. But here you can do it together! One of many possibilities: building 2 sizes of wooden jump boxes, sewing electronics into fabric, setting up cameras that sense them, writing software to render the data: resulting in geeky art to be proud of.

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  • New Member
    Barrett B. Barrett B. joined
    August 27, 2013
    Barrett B.
    "Senior IT Pro with 25+ years experience - mostly Win, some Mac, some Linux. Electronics newbie."
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    Jalal W. Jalal W. joined
    August 16, 2013
    Jalal W.
    "Graphic Artist with a background in jewelry, metal working and fabrication. Strong interest in tech and DIY."
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    Erik J. Erik J. joined
    July 10, 2013
    Erik J.
    "Erik Jorgensen // Computational Nuerosciene / Digital Sensory Integration and Synthesis - K-8 Education/Speci­al Needs"
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    John P. John P. joined
    June 28, 2013
    John P.
    "Programmer, potter, bscs mscs IIT, taught in the evenings at NU some Digital Logic design."
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    Kayla F. Kayla F. joined
    June 10, 2013
    Kayla F.
    "A biotech grad student who dabbles in painting, sculpting, hacking, yarnwork, electronics and sewing"
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    Dave Dave joined
    May 31, 2013
    Dave
    "tbd"
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    George George joined
    March 18, 2013
    George
    "Entrepreneur and artsy individual. I have training in machine, welding, general woodworking, etc. I am rusty in all of it though. I miss being able to make things, and it is $$$$ to get all of the equipment yourself."
  • New Member
    Micah T. Micah T. joined
    March 13, 2013
    Micah T.
    "I'm interested in developing a family/child friendly workshop space. I'm an eager entrepreneur looking to have a space in which I and my son can develop skills in a makerspace environment."
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    Tom M. Tom M. joined
    February 11, 2013
    Tom M.
    "Hello. I've been involved in rapid prototyping for 35+ years, including sculpting, molding, casting, painting, fabricating, and digital work."
 
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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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