• The Longmont Observer Weekday Editorial Meeting
    Have you ever wanted to be involved with The News? Maybe be a reporter? A photojournalist? An editor, podcaster or youtube video creator? The Longmont Observer is our cities non-profit, non-partisan, community driven, Longmont focused news source. It's 100% volunteer driven, not unlike TinkerMill. You could even say the Longmont Observer is a sort of TinkerMill for local news. If you're interested in writing, photography, podcasting, reporting or editorial, or learning how, please, feel free to join us any weekday at 10am in the TinkerMill conference room to find out what it's all about. Or, just come by and see how we put together the Longmont Observer every day, all are welcome. We are based out of TinkerMill and now maintain a recording/editing & podcasting studio space there for our volunteers, as well as a quiet place for our reporters, photographers and editors to write and publish from. The Longmont Observer, supported by memberships, donations and sponsorships from local businesses, is a 501(c)3 non-profit public charity based in the the Longmont Enterprise zone (all donations/sponsorships are tax deductable and may provide up to a 25% Colorado tax credit).

    TinkerMill on Delaware Pl.

    1840 Delaware Pl. · Longmont, CO

  • TinkerMill Weekly Meeting
    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.

    TinkerMill on Delaware Pl.

    1840 Delaware Pl. · Longmont, CO

  • The Longmont Observer Weekday Editorial Meeting
    Have you ever wanted to be involved with The News? Maybe be a reporter? A photojournalist? An editor, podcaster or youtube video creator? The Longmont Observer is our cities non-profit, non-partisan, community driven, Longmont focused news source. It's 100% volunteer driven, not unlike TinkerMill. You could even say the Longmont Observer is a sort of TinkerMill for local news. If you're interested in writing, photography, podcasting, reporting or editorial, or learning how, please, feel free to join us any weekday at 10am in the TinkerMill conference room to find out what it's all about. Or, just come by and see how we put together the Longmont Observer every day, all are welcome. We are based out of TinkerMill and now maintain a recording/editing & podcasting studio space there for our volunteers, as well as a quiet place for our reporters, photographers and editors to write and publish from. The Longmont Observer, supported by memberships, donations and sponsorships from local businesses, is a 501(c)3 non-profit public charity based in the the Longmont Enterprise zone (all donations/sponsorships are tax deductable and may provide up to a 25% Colorado tax credit).

    TinkerMill on Delaware Pl.

    1840 Delaware Pl. · Longmont, CO

  • Soldering 101 - Electrical & Mechanical
    Hands on soldering class for electronics, electrical, and mechanical. Expect to dedicate 2½ to 3 hours in this small lab class. Please Read this detail with links if you're signing up for this class. This class will cover the use of bench soldering stations; hand held pencil irons of various brands and sizes. In addition to soldering components on boards, you will learn about making wire and cable connections that are mechanically sound and electrically conductive. We'll also cover de-soldering with vacuum and wire wick methods. Some amount of hand tool familiarity is expected. In this class you will deal with a variety of small pliers and cutters. Expect to use new tools - the semi-automatic wire strippers always find a new audience. Please view and read the Class Curriculum (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Gz5O6JCMo_zHo34V14Jtbyn2FRjMPvXDF-DbEHuyoDU/edit?usp=sharing) and watch this Tip Change Video (https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8wmW3hJe4leOEh4clBTQ1MzWVk/view?usp=sharing) for the micro soldering station. Bring your "other glasses". Be prepared to work closely, where your bi-focals will not be helpful at all. If you have reading glasses, bring them. If you have a project that you're needing soldering skills for, bring it along. If you have an iron that you would like to use at home, it might be a good idea to bring that along as well. The cost of the class is $15 for TinkerMill members, and $25 for non-members. Plus $10 for a circuit board project you get to keep. To learn about the benefits of membership. Visit TinkerMill (http://www.tinkermill.org/) You can pay with plastic, Paypal debit, or cash at the front counter at TinkerMill. All students must RSVP as space is limited to FOUR SEATS. One seat can include a parent and child for a single fee. This Class Repeats on Wednesday Evenings. Safety Notes: If you don't wear glasses, consider safety glasses; and/or safety glasses over prescription eye-wear. Plastic lens can be permanently marred by solder splatter. There are bench fans to evacuate smoke from burning flux. Here is the lead warning. Don't eat the solder and wash your hands after class.

    TinkerMill on Delaware Pl

    1840 Delaware Pl · Longmont, CO

  • Mig Welder Safety and Basics
    Learn the basics of MIG Welding. How to set up the equipment and some basic techniques to get you started. We'll look at setups for steel. After successful completion of this class, you will be familiar with the basics of operating of "the metal hot glue gun". We will also go over basic operation of the Plasma cutter if time allows and what you can and cannot do with it as well as some tricks for cutting. Completion of this class will authorize you to use the MIG welder. There is a $50 fee for TinkerMill members ($100 for non-members) to cover the costs of holding this class. Leather shoes or boots are strongly recommended and closed-toed shoes and long, non-synthetic pants are mandatory.

    TinkerMill on Delaware Pl.

    1840 Delaware Pl. · Longmont, CO

    $50.00
  • Work from TinkerMill Day
    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.

    TinkerMill on Delaware Pl.

    1840 Delaware Pl. · Longmont, CO

  • The Longmont Observer Weekday Editorial Meeting
    Have you ever wanted to be involved with The News? Maybe be a reporter? A photojournalist? An editor, podcaster or youtube video creator? The Longmont Observer is our cities non-profit, non-partisan, community driven, Longmont focused news source. It's 100% volunteer driven, not unlike TinkerMill. You could even say the Longmont Observer is a sort of TinkerMill for local news. If you're interested in writing, photography, podcasting, reporting or editorial, or learning how, please, feel free to join us any weekday at 10am in the TinkerMill conference room to find out what it's all about. Or, just come by and see how we put together the Longmont Observer every day, all are welcome. We are based out of TinkerMill and now maintain a recording/editing & podcasting studio space there for our volunteers, as well as a quiet place for our reporters, photographers and editors to write and publish from. The Longmont Observer, supported by memberships, donations and sponsorships from local businesses, is a 501(c)3 non-profit public charity based in the the Longmont Enterprise zone (all donations/sponsorships are tax deductable and may provide up to a 25% Colorado tax credit).

    TinkerMill on Delaware Pl.

    1840 Delaware Pl. · Longmont, CO

  • 80 Watt Laser Cutter Certification
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  • Longmont Observer Weekly Volunteer & Member Meeting
    The Longmont Observer is Longmont's non-profit, non-partisan, community-driven, locally focused news and media outlet. Want to learn more about the Longmont Observer? Drop by our weekly, open to the public, volunteer meeting. We are looking for volunteers who are interested in learning or just diving into doing the following: -daily news that's assigned by our editors, -columns on various topics such as restaurant reviews, business reviews, interviews with local business, government, business and community leaders -local political and community issues -shooting video of various events around Longmont (we have video gear, and we can show you how to use your own) -shooting pictures for stories, as well as photo stories/collages. -creating audio podcasts (both production and talent/hosting) -creating video podcasts (both production and talent/hosting) -editing and operations -grant writing and fundraising Have a topic you'd like to see covered? Here's your chance to actually provide that information for yourself, and for the city at large. The Longmont Observer is a platform for the community. We enable people within our community to have a voice and we operate and maintain the platform that makes that possible. We don't just publish anything, we do edit our content for form and content. We also do ask that volunteers who are producing content go through a short orientation process and an introductory period of 45 days. In addition to our Thursday evening volunteer meeting, we also have a daily editorial meeting, open to the public, every weekday, Monday through Friday, at 10 am - if that's more to your liking. If you have any questions, feel free to email us at: [masked]

    TinkerMill on Delaware Pl

    1840 Delaware Pl · Longmont, CO

  • Build an Autonomous Vehicle
    Join us every other Thursday evening to work on and plan our autonomous vehicles: one to compete in the Sparkfun Autonomous Vehicle Competition and one to navigate and interact with Tinkermill.

    TinkerMill on Delaware Pl.

    1840 Delaware Pl. · Longmont, CO