We have two exciting announcements to make! The first announcement is that we now have staffed business hours. Thanks to an Encore Fellowship grant from Intel, we have been able to pay a contractor to staff the space since mid-January. His name is Susith and his office hours at the space are Tuesday, Thursday and […]
Here is! Thanks to Zach, Steve and Erik for delivering the palette racks. Thanks to the members of the board who unloaded the trailer, and thanks to our wonderful volunteers who came in to build the shelving. We will now have more floorspace to add new equipment and have a separated area for a classroom.
At Barnes and Noble: The Fort Collins Creator Hub worked the Barnes and Noble Maker Fair and Book Fair this past weekend. We showed off some of our maker projects and held a little paper rocket building class for the kids on Saturday and Sunday afternoon. The weather was perfect for launching the rockets in
Hey! The Barnes & Noble Mini Maker Faire and Bookfair are this weekend! Come to the fair and support your makerspace. When you buy selected items in person at the College Avenue Barns and Noble bookstore either show the person at the register this voucher or tell them you are here for the bookfair and
Quick! Our Samba band is doing a special Halloween gig TOMORROW and our band leader says the theme is gonna be “Day Of The Dead”*. Looks like I have to cook up a costume real soon. While I can work out the details with the face paint and hat and other possible hand held
The Fort Collins Creator Hub was nominated by our fellow spaces in Colorado to fill out a survey about our makerspace sent by the White House a few weeks ago. Because of that survey, I was invited by Andrew Coy, Senior Advisor for Making (in the Office of Science and Technology Policy) at the White House, to
Today, with a lot of help from members and friends, we have moved from our old location in the basement at the Art Center in Fort Collins to 1304 Duff Dr. Unit 15, Fort Collins, 80524. We are subletting from Zach Yendra, owner of YendaBuilt. Our new space is larger, is above ground, has windows,
The Big Banjo at the Mini Maker Fair in Denver The Big Banjo at the STEAM2 Design Fair in Fort Collins Not too long ago I put together this bass banjo. The drum head is from a 22 inch kick drum and the neck is from various pieces of wood that I had in “storage”
Welcome to the conclusion of my CNC router saga. I had a newly minted “OX” CNC router, a.k.a. the “Mark 2”, but there were still things to do before I could begin using it for actual projects (like the Crokinole board I wanted to build).
Welcome back to the saga of my CNC router build. To summarize my learnings from my first CNC build: It was very difficult to adjust the bearings. It wasn’t big enough. The stepper couplings to the lead screws need to be isolated from forces along the length of the screws. Using 13 tpi lead screws