October 30th, 2013 by Nemesis
November 14th is GiveMN’s Give to the Max Day! Twin Cities Maker will be participating in Give to the Max Day, allowing us the opportunity to receive matching grants for donations made. To further our fundraising campaign, Twin Cities Maker will be holding a Micro Minne Faire at the Hack Factory. This is a small DIY and Maker Expo that will begin at 12:00 AM on November 14th and end at 12:00 AM on November 15th. That’s right. This is a 24 hour event.
Makers, hackers, and DIY enthusiasts are encouraged to display projects and participate throughout the event. The event is free and open to the public. If you want to participaten or just visit, stop by! We’ll be here, and ecstatic to see you!
In addition to project displays, there is also going to be a group build of a Steampunk themed Skeeball machine. Everyone is encouraged to contribute to the project. There will be live music and beverages in the evening. A kiosk will be set up to facilitate online donations at the Micro Minne Faire.
Not able to make the event? Stop by any Wednesday for our weekly Open House from 7 to 10 PM.
Thank you to everyone for supporting Twin Cities Maker and we hope to see you at the Micro Minne Faire!
Wait, you wanted to support your favorite local makerspace and weren’t sure how to make your donation count to Give to the Max Day? CLICK HERE
October 26th, 2013 by Obi-Bob
The Wednesday, October 30 Open House will be spookier than normal! Put on your favorite costume and come to The Hack Factory for the Second Annual Twin Cities Maker Halloween Open HouseOrama! Ride the Electric Chair, if you dare! Tremble in fear at the awesome power of the Jacob’s Ladder! Who knows what else you’ll see?
October 14th, 2013 by Orkraider
Click the pic to see it launch!
Twin Cities Maker is going to be showing our stuff at Milwaukee MakerFest 2013. I’m going to be bringing the little tiny trebuchet of doom, and a variety of other small items that I can fit on the bus with me. If you have any ideas for a great project or small object that can travel with me to Milwaukee, let me know!
October 3rd, 2013 by danbackslide
Sign up for this class on our Eventbrite page!
Always wanted to learn to sew but don’t know where to start? Have you been sewing on your own but feel you need some guidance? In this class you’ll learn the basics for sewing of all kinds of objects; useful hand sewing stitches, how to operate a machine sewing, and construction techniques, etc. In class you will make a simple tote bag. It will act as a sampler, providing a set of basic construction techniques that should leave you ready to tackle your next project!
- Owning a sewing machine will be helpful, but not necessary. If you have one, leave it at home for the first class. Do bring it for the second class.
- Be ready to purchase some basic sewing supplies and fabric, if you don’t already own them. See materials list.
- This is not an industrial sewing machine class.
- Skill level: Beginner
- When: This is a four class series that will be held on Sundays from 6pm to 8pm, November 3 – 24.
- Instructor: Lindsey Strange