February 9th, 2016 by danbackslide
Why a party? Why not a party! It’s almost Valentine’s Day, there’s fresh snow, it’s Friday, it’s Blair’s birthday, Stevie Nukes didn’t burn the shop down… pick your own reason, and come celebrate it at the shop. This party is a potluck, so bring something tasty to share with everyone. It’s also BYOB, so bring your tasty beverage(s) of choice for yourself. Although if you want to share your tasty beverages I’m sure you’ll make new friends. There will be music of various types, maybe some games (if you bring ’em along), yakking, and various randomness. I hope to see lots of people there!
January 17th, 2016 by otto_pjm
If you are interested in CNC routers, and making complex shapes come join us on Sunday afternoons from 2:00 – 4:00 where we discuss and do all things CNC. For the last two weeks I’ve been working on cutting out a model to put in the lobby display case, so I have an answer to the question, “what can you do with it”.
What would you like to do with a CNC? Come talk with us next Sunday. Subscribe to the TC Maker google group for updates on meeting times, and themes for the day.
December 10th, 2015 by MechaVile
Quarterly Clean Up
December 19th – 10am to 6pm
Hey Twin Cities, it’s that time of year again and that means another shop clean up to get all our machines and spaces up to snuff. Last clean up had a low turnout so we need the newbies and the veterans to band together to help us keep the place spruced up for everyone. Come in before the 19th to pick up supplies and update tags or come on the 19th and lend us some of your time to move, sweep, rearrange and/or clean what you can. Every warm body helps and many hands make heavy loads lighter.
Our focus this clean up will be the wood shop, the broken tool storage (where the life size Operation game is currently resting with other machines) and the overhead storage above the laser room, server room and hallway. Of course doing anything as small as grabbing a broom and dust pan is much appreciated and our gratitude for volunteering your time and effort is eternal and unwavering.
November 30th, 2015 by orion
We need your help to give us feedback so we can make decisions on what new tools to buy, improve on communicating to members, and asking for volunteers.
We’ve changed wording/added questions from the last survey, so even if you took the last one – please still visit www.tinyurl.com/TCINPUT
It doesn’t matter if you are an active member or not, we’re interested in hearing what you think!
If you prefer – a paper version of the Survey can also be found in the front entrance under the Volunteer/Event Bulletin Board.
Thank you for Your Time!
October 27th, 2015 by MechaVile
Hello Twin Cities. As some of us remember the Hack Factory hosted a premiere party for a show called How To Make Everything in which the host, Andy George, makes everyday items from scratch. It’s well produced and quite informative.
Check out a couple episodes on ye olde Tube of You’s here:
Well they liked Hack Factory so much that they’re coming for another tour of the facility to give us a spot in an upcoming sidebar series called Meet The Makers where they go back to the locations for a better look at the crafters who helped Andy on his quest.
On Thursday the 29th some crew (maybe even Andy himself, oooooo!) will be filming the area and projects starting from 5pm to whenever they get enough cool stuff, which I imagine will be around 7pm but is as of yet undecided.
They’d like to see sparks fly, things in operation and projects being projected upon. Makers making things as making makers make. So cancel your date plans, brush the dust off your green tag and swing on by if you’ve got something cool to work on.
We’ll need a lot of clean space to set up in so an impromptu cleaning salon will commence on Wednesday to prepare. Time: Undesignated. Whenever there are bodies and impetus.