Come join us at our new location at 401 Hall St SW!
The Boiler Room is currently being built out for us, but we are meeting on the fourth floor in a space being provided to us just down the hall from Mutually Human. We currently use the entrance by the Boiler Room as our main entrance. Park in front of the Boiler Room, walk along the left side of the building until you see the door just to the right of the under building parking entrance. After you enter this door, you then can either take the door to the left and walk the length of the parking structure to get to the elevator and go up to the fourth floor or you can go up the stairs to the fourth floor and walk down the hall until you reach our temporary space. There will be signs for both directions to help you find us in case this is confusing.
Work needs to be done!
While the social is going on, we still encourage people to work in the Boiiler Room and get it totally ready for the next phase in construction. Our crew finished getting the majority of the paint off from the walls of the main room last Friday night, but the smaller room still needs a lot of attention. Thank you to all of you who have worked on this! We still need your help though...
The building needs to be ready very soon as we are bleeding money that we'd rather be investing into tools and services for our members.
Screen Printing Demonstration in the space this Wednesday!
Molly and Justin are bringing in their screen printing rig to label any shirts that you want with our GRMakers logo! They ask that you have a light colored shirt that is, preferably, made from cotton that you aren't too attached to experiment on and learn the process of screen printing! Thank you Molly and Justin!
"What's Going On??"
This is an idea we are actively stealing from Noisebridge Hackerspace in San Francisco CA. "What's Going On??" is thirty minutes at 9 pm where six people can have an open mic to talk about whatever topic interests them. This is NOT limited to technology or topics pertaining to GRMakers, but can be anything of interest that you can teach to the crowd! If you want to speak, there will be a signup when you walk in the door and you will have access to a whiteboard. Just remember, you only have five minutes to speak, but a whole night to clarify to anyone who is interested. Our community is defined by the brilliance of our members and "What's Going On??" gives you an opportunity to shine! We do record the "What's Going On??" for the Youtube channel, but if you are not comfortable with this, let us know and we will not record it. We want you to share and will work to make you as comfortable in this sharing environment!
Note that we will have tables and chairs and coolers with drinks and some snacks donated by our loving community, but we won't be moving the tools into the space until The Boiler Room is ready for us. We do, however, encourage you to bring your projects and your ideas into this temporary space to make it feel like home during these growing pains. Thank you so much for your support.
We MAKE things and help others with their projects, Everyone is encouraged to bring their own projects to work on and show off.
Check out our 3D printing on the MakerBot Replicator 2:
Our RepRap 3D printer is almost finished and once it is done we will be printing parts to make more of these for any members that want one:
You can check out our Photostream:
Some of the other things we work on: Photobooth V2,RepRap Open Source, 3D PrinterMakerBot Replicator 2, Kiosk Project, Tesla Coil, Quad Copters, Audio Amplifier Repair, Linux Based Router Project, Server Storage Project (Linux), Sewing, Jewelry Making, Knife Sharpening, Soldiering, RaspberryPi (Linux), Arduino Projects, Display Mister Project
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Concerns? Call Casey at (616)[masked] or Josh (616)[masked]