• 3D Printer Build

    Rockford MakerSpace

    This will be the FOURTH session of what IS turning out to be a terrific 3D printer build project! The plan eventually is to build multiple units to enhance our capabilities here at the 'space, but it will also be a chance for attendees to learn how to build their own. At our last meeting, we inventoried and verified the materials we have available and determined what parts we still need, then began construction of the frame. This fourth meeting will be to continue/complete the hardware build. Then we will proceed to installing the firmware and testing. At this time, this meetup is limited to Rockford MakerSpace MEMBERS ONLY. Hopefully, we will be able to open similar events up to the general public at some future time.

  • Member Meetup

    Rockford MakerSpace

    We meet every Wednseday at 6:30pm at Rockford MakerSpace. Open call to members to: • Bring & build your own projects. • Get involved in our current group project(s). • Come check out the space! If you are not a current RMS member, feel free to stop by the shop. Our shop entrance is an industrial garage door in the alley between Mulberry and Jefferson just East of Church Street. Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/aPb2ACCMTFz

  • Introduction to Fusion 360 workshop

    Rockford MakerSpace

    $10.00

    This workshop will be a brief introduction to Fusion 360 CAD/CAM software. From the Fusion 360 website: “Fusion 360 is a 3D CAD, CAM, and CAE tool that connects your entire product development process in a single cloud-based platform that works on both Mac and PC.” Fusion 360 is available free to students, educators and makers, and a free trial is available from the company’s website. The workshop should last about two hours, and is limited to 5 persons. RSVP required via Meetup. Attendees may bring their own laptops, if desired, but are not required to do so. If you plan to do so, please have Fusion 360 pre-installed, as installation can be a time-consuming process.

  • Basic Glass Etching workshop

    Rockford MakerSpace

    Learn to use etching cream to apply simple designs to glass. We will be using our vinyl cutter to create stencils, then using glass etching cream to etch the glass. Attendees will take home the etched glass item they create. We will also offer a free, brief tour of our facility so you can see all the other things we have to offer, such as our 150-watt laser cutter/engraver, 3D printers, woodshop, CNC mill, electronics lab, crafting ... and more! All materials will be provided. Class size is limited, so reserve your spot now!

  • Rockford MakerSpace Intro to Vinyl Cutting Workshop

    Rockford MakerSpace

    $10.00

    This workshop will be a brief introduction to using the wide-format vinyl cutter at Rockford MakerSpace, and will include a very brief overview of vector-based drawing programs and the vinyl cutter hardware itself. The workshop should last about one to two hours, and is limited to 5 persons (not including the hosts, of course). The workshop fee includes the training and course materials, one square foot of vinyl material, and use of the vinyl cutter hardware and software during the workshop. Each attendee will be taking home one or more creations, either of their own design or chosen from many pre-existing designs available. Payment may be cash or PayPal. Note that Rockford MakerSpace membership is NOT required to use the vinyl cutter during this workshop, but may be required to do so outside of the workshop. Our shop entrance is in the alley between Mulberry and Jefferson just East of Church Street. Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/aPb2ACCMTFz . Just ring the doorbell when you arrive.

  • Member Meetup

    Rockford MakerSpace

    We meet every Wednseday at 6:30pm at Rockford MakerSpace. Open call to members to: • Bring & build your own projects. • Get involved in our current group project(s). • Come check out the space! If you are not a current RMS member, feel free to stop by the shop. Our shop entrance is an industrial garage door in the alley between Mulberry and Jefferson just East of Church Street. Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/aPb2ACCMTFz

  • Member Meetup

    Rockford MakerSpace

    We meet every Wednseday at 6:30pm at Rockford MakerSpace. Open call to members to: • Bring & build your own projects. • Get involved in our current group project(s). • Come check out the space! If you are not a current RMS member, feel free to stop by the shop. Our shop entrance is an industrial garage door in the alley between Mulberry and Jefferson just East of Church Street. Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/aPb2ACCMTFz

  • Rockford MakerSpace Open House

    Rockford MakerSpace

    • What we'll do Come check out the MakerSpace - tour our facility, get familiarized with the equipment available to members, and maybe even work on a project! • What to bring • Important to know

  • Member Meetup

    Rockford MakerSpace

    We meet every Wednseday at 6:30pm at Rockford MakerSpace. Open call to members to: • Bring & build your own projects. • Get involved in our current group project(s). • Come check out the space! If you are not a current RMS member, feel free to stop by the shop. Our shop entrance is an industrial garage door in the alley between Mulberry and Jefferson just East of Church Street. Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/aPb2ACCMTFz

  • Rockford MakerSpace Intro to Laser Cutting and Engraving

    Rockford MakerSpace

    $5.00

    This presentation will be a brief introduction to using the 150-watt laser cutter/engraver at Rockford MakerSpace, and will include a very brief overview of vector-based drawing programs and the laser hardware itself. Each attendee will take home a laser-cut/engraved souvenir. The presentation should last about an hour, and is limited to 5 persons (not including the hosts, of course). This presentation is FREE TO MEMBERS of Rockford MakerSpace. Note that Rockford MakerSpace membership is NOT required to attend this presentation, or to use the laser cutter/engraver during this event, but membership IS required to do so outside of this presentation. We offer memberships as low as $5 per month for Casual Makers. Please see our wiki (https://wiki.rockfordmakerspace.com/index.php?title=Becoming_a_Member) for membership information. Our shop entrance is an industrial garage door in the alley between Mulberry and Jefferson just East of Church Street. Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/aPb2ACCMTFz