What we're about

Some classes now available through our website, www.tinkermill.org/calendar

Everyone wants a place where you can find the tools you need and, maybe, a group of people that know how to do interesting stuff and have amazing madskills that you can collaborate with to create new and wonderful things?
Yea... us too.
We want to put together a place like that in Longmont. This would be a place where art, technology, tools, teaching and collaboration come together into a true creative community.
What's often been called a Hackerspace or Makerspace in other cities with similar spaces.
Imagine one place with all the tools you need, or might need to really let loose your innovative side. Tools like work stations with 3D printers, Lasercuters, textile tools like computer driven embroidery machines, recording studio and video editing bay equipment, woodworking tools, soldering stations, electronics and robotic stations, welding equipment, a private cloud system (think: your own personal datacenter) and a classroom full of people all week long learning and teaching subjects ranging from synthetic biology to autonomous drones to arduino robotics programming to good costume design techniques.
Maybe even a class where your kids can learn to program.
If you're interested in helping to create a space like this, come join us and let's see what we can create together.
DEFINITIONS: HACKER: A hacker is a person who enjoys exploring the limits of what is possible, in a spirit of playful cleverness.
HACKERSPACE / MAKERSPACE: It is a community-operated physical space where people with common interests, often in computers, technology, science and/or art, can meet, socialize and/or collaborate. Hackerspaces can be viewed as open community labs incorporating elements of machine shops, workshops and/or studios where hackers can come together to share resources, tools and knowledge to build and make things.
Learn more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hackerspace
Our website: http://www.tinkermill.org
Join the conversationhttp://forum.tinkermill.org/
Our location

MAIN: 1840 Delaware Pl. Longmont CO.

Upcoming events (4+)

Learn Solidworks at Tinkermill

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Learn Solidworks and design your own models to 3D print. In this beginner-level course, we will design a 3D printable box with a hinge on it.

This will cover making parts, assembling parts virtually, and exporting them for 3D printing.

Arduino Programming 101: Hands-on Introduction

TinkerMill on Delaware Pl.


In this Meetup, you will learn the basics of Arduino programming and hardware in our hands-on, beginner-friendly class. We'll cover the software's setup, loading an example blink program, and setting up an LED to blink. We'll also teach you what the code is doing and how it works.

You will take your Arduino skills to the next level in the second class. You will learn how to use a potentiometer to control the brightness of an LED, showing you how to take input into the Arduino and control output.
Bring your own laptop and we will provide the Arduino (loan) for the duration of the class. Limited spots are available, so sign up now!

Price: $80 per person for both classes. $60 for Tinkermill members. Don't miss this opportunity to become an Arduino programming and hardware expert!

Class Schedule:
Saturday 1 PM to 3 PM
Sunday 1 PMto 3 PM

Intro to Resin 3D printing

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Learn how to use TinkerMill's DLP resin 3D printers. These printers offer a higher quality than traditional FDM printers. Perfect for DnD figurines or precise mechanical parts.

In this class, you will learn safety around resin, how to clean your parts, and how to start your prints.

Class cost is 60 for members and 90 for nonmembers

Pottery Lab

1840 Delaware Pl


Click here to register.
You are invited to be creative at the Pottery Open Studio on the second and fourth Sundays of the month. This is a perfect time for asking questions, exploring the shop, and getting acquainted with others with similar interests. This lab is open to members, non-members, and registered students.

This open studio is not a substitute for an instructional class, it is an open studio. The lab monitor will be available to offer advice and light assistance but is likely to also be working in the studio on their own projects.

If you would like to guarantee wheel time during the open studio you need to register for the lab and go to [https://wiki.tinkermill.org/index.php/Resource_Scheduling](Resource scheduling) to reserve a pottery wheel.

Past events (10,188)

Laser Cutter Cert: 4 students