Spring Cleanup

March 14th, 2015 by orion

Once again it is time once again to clean up the shop. We’ll be doing our spring Quarterly Cleanup (Saturday 3/28), from 10AM to 6PM. If you’re available, please stop by for an hour or two, or more, and help get everything nice and shiny again. You’re probably tired of hearing me say it, but more hands really do make for less work. There are also rumors of delicious food, for those who help…

And a reminder: The shop is closed during Quarterly Cleanup. So no project work, just cleaning!

MInne Faire 6

March 14th, 2015 by orion

Greetings, everyone!

This is the official call for makers for Minne Faire 6! The event will be held at the Hack Factory (3119 E 26th St, Minneapolis, MN 55406) on May 23rd and 24th from 10am to 5pm. There will also be a party with live music and beverages on May 23 from approximately 7-10 pm. We are looking for interested individuals to display interesting projects ranging from metalwork and woodwork to electronics and art at our event.

We’re asking for $20 for a guaranteed registration for a display table (negotiable if you are economically disadvantaged). This also gets you a free wristband for music Saturday night. If you are interested in displaying at Minne Faire 6 this year, email faire@tcmaker.org.

If you are interested in being a volunteer for the event to help make it possible, shoot us at email as well! We’d love to have help!

When Members Collaborate, Great Things Happen

March 6th, 2015 by getlofi

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We actually met in person at the Hack Factory Minne Faire ( coming up May 23 – 24th, 2015 ) and became friends. Having an interest in electronics, sound and manufacturing, lead us to collaborate on our current project called Synthino XM which got a Staff Pick in the Technology category on Kickstarter! Hack Factory and has been a very positive environment with tools and work space to make our project a reality. The assembly of the finished device is done completely by us here in Minneapolis, that includes surface mount component placing and IR soldering, acrylic cutting, device packaging, and fulfillment, If you have any questions about any of those steps or about running a kickstarter campaign feel free to contact us at info@synthino.com. Thanks. –Alex ( www.getlofi.com ) and Michael ( www.nootropicdesign.com )

Maker Pro Book Out Now Featuring Twin Cities’ Makers

March 5th, 2015 by getlofi

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John Baichtal did an excellent job of wrangling a collection of essays from makers around the world, including several TC Maker members! Check it out.

Minne Faire 2015 planning meeting and event volunteers

February 11th, 2015 by Nemesis

Hey everyone! Minne Faire, Twin Cities Maker’s annual DIY and Maker Expo, is happening May 23rd and 24th this year. The first planning meeting is on Saturday, February 28th at 3:00 pm.

We are also puttingout a call for volunteers for the various events that we will be hosting or participating in this year. This includes Marscon, East Lake Library, and Minne Faire.

Finally, if you as interested in having a display at Minne Faire, or know someone who is, email fair@tcmaker.org.

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