The Deck and Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity is helping the Staunton Makerspace renovate our building in the first steps of what I hope is a very long and fruitful partnership between our organizations. Habitat has stepped up to help us build a new dividing wall, locate furniture, doors, and hardware, as well as navigate the complexities of building approvals …

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The Laser Cutter Guild

The iconic Josh Lotts, horse tamer, bull rider, and born engineer recently completed a huge upgrade on our Lasersaur Laser cutter.   The Lasersaur started with an enormous 2′ x 4′ bed and a wicked 4 foot long, 100 watt laser tube capable of cutting through as much as 3/4″ boards, but it’s grown substantially thanks …

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The Digital Graphics guild

The Staunton Makerspace is a collection of guilds.  Each Guild focuses on an area of expertise.  We have a lot of guilds these days.  Cody Wilmer, pictured here, leads our Digital Graphics guild.  Cody is one of several entrepreneurs around the makerspace, his company Fitz Kits creates DIY kits for building complex steel beam structures from reusable …

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Making progress

Every weekend I come to the makerspace I run into something new happening.  We are making steady progress on the new wall that will divide our clean-tech area from the workshops and studio space.  Nelson Patterson pictured here is around 7 days a week managing our volunteers and helping guild our steady progress as we …

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We bought a building!

We are officially moving to 20 South Jefferson Street.  Thanks to a generous donation, we were able to purchase this building, which will nearly triple the amount of room we have to operate, and make improvements, expansions and alternations nearly limitless.   We have already founded a new Pottery guild, and thanks to the kind donation …

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Delmar’s Body Shop

This is a property that we looked at on Saturday. Here are a few photos that may answer some of your questions. Front Photo Aerial view Aerial view w/Lot lines Lower Lot Real Estate Listing Lot Lines Sketch Google Earth Front Google Earth Side Here are a few PDF files with more info you can …

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Printers at Makerspace

This printer is a HP 4250N Laser. It was donated by The News Leader. The N is for networked which it is, hard wired to the router. If you would like to add this printer to your Laptop or whatever device, while at Makerspace, follow these clues. It does not appear as a network device, …

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CNC Router Class was held on July 13

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text] Introduction to CNC Routers: Making a Wooden Inlay Thursday, July 13, 6:30-8:30PM This skill building course will introduce you to a CNC routing machine, a software-controlled carving tool that can be used to make precise inlays, 3D carvings, and more. Focusing on Easel, a simple and free software program that makes cutting …

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T-Shirts

Using the graphics work done by member Aaron Louie, I took it upon myself to have some Makerspace T-Shirts made by a local vendor (Shenandoah Awards and Apparel). These T’s are on fruit of the loom 100% cotton with an Epson inkjet fabric printer. If you are interested in purchasing one or more, there is an attached form …

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The Guild Wars

Here is a mind map of brainstorming sessions we have had at several of “the pond” meetings. This is in no way a final plan, only a concept of many people’s input, I was just trying to visualize it with a graphical representation. Your input is welcomed. Everyone can vote 😉 I used the free …

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