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.

Upcoming events (5)

Glass Blowing 101

TinkerMill

$15.00

Learn the basics of shop maintenance and how to safely operate a glass blowing torch. $15 for this class then take the 102 for glassblowing certification!

Machine shop: Bridgeport 101 Class

TinkerMill on Delaware Pl.

$50.00

This class covers the basics on the Bridgeport end mill. We will cover safety and the basics of milling, drilling and threading. Due to COVID-19, the class will be taught one on one. Both the instructor and student are required to wear a face covering. 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 will try to tailor the class to your project. The cost of the class is $50.

Electricity made fun

TinkerMill on Delaware Pl.

$20.00

Expect to have a fun class with easy to understand instructor. We will start with the very basics and work up to components, power supplies and schematic reading, New subjects every class. Then loading and soldering PC board blinker project in later classes. Just show up and enjoy. Open fun conversations, and whiteboard or projector drawings. Later on we will build a circuit board that incorporates all you learned, you keep it.

CAD For The Hobbyist: Using Solid Works

TinkerMill

$50.00

*Due to covid-19, please contact me to setup a virtual meeting to run the class. While you can get most designs from the internet, being able to make your own designs is very powerful thing to have in your tool belt. Solid Works is one of many design tools and is great for creating 2D or 3D designs. With this you can export files to a laser cutter, 3D printer, and other CNC based machine. Can also just be a good tool to check your measurements. In this introduction class we will be design a box with a lid that you can 3D print. This will cover how to do a 2D sketch, Extruding, Extrude Cutting, Chamfers, and virtual assembly of the box. Student versions of Solidworks are available for members to install on their personal laptops. To receive a license key and download instructions, send Ron an email from your @tinkermill.org address. Cost is $50 for Members of Tinkermill and $100 for non members.

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