What we're about

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 conversation: http://forum.tinkermill.org/

Our location

MAIN: 1840 Delaware Pl. Longmont CO.

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TinkerMill Weekly Meeting

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NOW BEING HELD IN-PERSON AT TINKERMILL!

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Member Meeting -- Open to the public, bring your friends!

Are you an engineer? Scientist? Technologist? Artist? Student? Entrepreneur ? Need a place to share tools, knowledge and community? A place to start a company? Want to learn about Arduinos, drones, or locksport?

TinkerMill is Longmont's makerspace. We're an innovation center, makerspace, and education hub where tech, art and expertise meld together. TinkerMill is a place where things happen!

Our member meeting is open to the public and held every Tuesday night at 7:00 PM in the TinkerMill classroom.

MIG Welding Certification Clas

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$50 for members and $100 for non-members, please pay up front before the class. This payment and the class will allow you to use our MIG welder.

This class will go over the way to set yourself up for MIG Welding in the back bay of Tinkermill. I will go over how to set the machine up, how to restore the space to TM standard, and some tips on the process.

This is not a in-depth class specifically on how to weld, but how to set up for welding practice and projects with a basic run through on welding. There will be time at the end for everyone to try a couple welds and get used to our machine.

There are welding helmets and jackets available, but I suggest bringing your own if you have it.

Welding bay is in the back of Tinkermill, next to Blacksmithing. You can exit the pottery room or woodshop to the back and walk across the road.

Machine shop: Bridgeport 101 Class

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$50.00

*** COVID-19 Requirements ***
Facial coverings are required for all individuals inside the building. In addition, individuals showing symptoms of any illness are not allowed at TinkerMill. At this time, the class is being taught one on one.

This class covers the basics on the Bridgeport manual mill. We will cover safety and the basics of milling, drilling and tapping. The video https://youtu.be/IZ4ZMmGYzWE and the following quiz (80% to pass): https://forms.gle/cLc8M5ASPKzNfaR29 is a prerequisite for this class. If you do not have basic familiarity with a milling machine, please watch this video: https://youtu.be/T5gjkYvMg8A If you have a project in mind, bring that and we can discuss the steps to complete your project. The cost of the class is $50 for members and $100 for non-members. The class is open to everyone, but continuing access to the mills is only available to members. The day and time can be somewhat flexible so direct message me if you would like a different time or day.

Work from TinkerMill Day

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We are hosting a weekly 'Work From TinkerMill" day.

Lots of space and high-speed internet access.

Thursdays from 9:00 - 10:00 AM-ish to 5:00 PM-ish, any and all are welcome to drop by and grab a chair, an electrical outlet, some internet, a bit of coffee and maybe (if someone remembers to bring some) a doughnut or bagel.

Open to the Public.

This is just a way to get out of the home office and mix with some like minded tinkerers. Maybe grab lunch with a few people you normally wouldn't meet. Bounce ideas off folks to see if your brilliant insight is, indeed, brilliant.

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Homework for Shopbot CNC router

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