West Wall Repair

Our western wall in the Makerspace had fallen into disrepair, and Michael Cullerot decided to step up and fix it.

Making use of our woodworking tooling, he cut plywood down to size to stop the breeze. Followed by some paint, and a stencil cut out on our laser cutter, he took the biggest eyesore in the building and made it an eye-catching section of our industrial area. It even has a blackboard on it for design mockups now!

Sheet metal tools

A generous benefactor donated a combination shear/brake/roller to the Makerspace (all donations to the space are tax deductible, by the way). It’s capable of light-duty sheet metal cutting, bending, and rolling into curved shapes.

Combination roller, shear, and brake

We also acquired a larger sheet metal brake, which allows us to bend much heavier metals much more precisely.

Sheet metal brake capable of bending 12ga steel

Both tools will be tuned up and ready for use by the end of September.

Granite State Cosplay Meetup

The Granite State Cosplay meetup is a recurring social event for everyone who makes, wears, or just enjoys cosplay. Held every third Wednesday of the month at Manchester Makerspace, this meetup is a great place to share techniques, tell stories, and learn from each other! Makerspace is a shared studio space with many and varied fabrication tools, as well as a volunteer staff with plenty of experience and willingness to help.

Cosplay Event Organizer Pat Covey

The event will also feature Cosplay Event Organizer (from NH to CA and everywhere in between) Pat Covey, for Q&A and discussion about what goes into setting up cosplay events at comic cons!

Join us at the Manchester Makerspace:

7-9 p.m., October 18th, 2017

36 Old Granite St, Manchester, NH 03101

See facebook for more details or to RSVP!

Lego League Table

The Manchester Makerspace was happy to deliver a portable First Lego League practice table to the Mill Falls Charter School FLL Team.

The table was designed and built by a group of members over a one-month period at the Manchester Makerspace.

Important design considerations included portability, warp resistance, and tight tolerances for connection points and leveling.

The kids were very excited, and were explaining all 18 missions they had to complete and each kid’s role in the mission.

The Mill Falls Charter School FLL Team will be doing a demonstration at the next Makerspace open house on September 25th from 6:30 to 7:30. See Facebook for details and to rsvp!

Wheelchair Repair Project

One of our members’ friends Chris recently broke one of the front wheels on her wheelchair, and asked if there was some way we could repair it while she awaited her new chair. I happily agreed to get a little extra practice in with our new TIG welder before I provide training on it. When the broken part showed up, it was in pretty rough shape. With a bit of measuring and fitup, I tack welded the broken pieces into place.

From here, I could put all the pieces back together and ensure that everything that should move could move, and that I wasn’t blocking the whee’s path.

To ensure that this didn’t happen again, I cut a small reinforcement plate out of some scrap aluminum we had lying around the shop.

While I was really in it for the welding practice, it’s especially nice to help someone regain their mobility again.

Chris seems to like it, too!

“Thank you Jesse and Manchester Makerspace for your work on my wheelchair! The fork for the caster wheel looks great and I’m happy to be back on the road.”

Fix it Yourself at our REPAIR WORKShop Saturday, June 10th!

REPAIR WORKShop

Free & Open to the public!

Save money and learn something new.

Bring an item you’d like to investigate fixing.

We’ll do out best to lend a hand and happily advise.

Or just stop by for some refreshments and a conversation.

We would love to meet you and introduce you to our makerspace community.

Saturday, June 10th
11am – 4pm
Manchester Makerspace
36 Old Granite Street
Manchester, NH 03101

Questions? Email Dan Perrinez at dan.perrinez@manchestermakerspace.org

See you soon!

Join Us at Our Open House this Tuesday, May 30th

Manchester Makerspace Open House

*NOTE: We are holding our Open House this week on TUESDAY, MAY 30TH in observance of Memorial Day

Are you a maker, creator, artist, tinkerer or community-motivated? Are you interested in building things or interested in arts and culture? Come visit us and say hi at Manchester Makerspace!

This Tuesday, May 30th, from 6pm until 8pm, Manchester Makerspace opens its doors to the community. Our open houses are always filled with networking and fun and feature opportunities to discover what kinds of projects are going on in the space.

Please come join us and meet our friendly staff and fellow makerspace members – come see what’s being created & check out our new workshops & How You can get involved, too as a member!

Location:
Manchester Makerspace
39 old Granite Street
Manchester, NH 03101

Website: http://www.manchestermakerspace.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mhtmakerspace/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MHTMakerspace
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mhtmakerspace/

About Manchester Makerspace
Manchester Makerspace is a 501(c)(3) non-profit collaborative organization of members who maintain a shared workspace, tooling, and skills in the Manchester, New Hampshire community. As a member maintained and operated organization, Manchester Makerspace provides access to shared resources, training, and mentorship for the benefit of Manchester’s local entrepreneurs, makers, students and artists of all ages. To learn more about how Manchester Makerspace is a growing leader in the makerspace community, visit www.manchestermakerspace.org.

Contact: Daniel Berube
Email: dan.berube@manchestermakerspace.org
Phone: 603-289-4661

PineSec: Public “CitySec” Information Security Meetup

Free RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/june-pinesec-tickets-34406480710

PineSec: a public “CitySec” Information Security Meetup

PineSec is an informal meetup of IT Security professionals and hobbyists. As always, this meetup is open to the public.

We meet the first Wednesday of each month at 6PM at Manchester Makerspace. Unlike some other groups, you will not be expected to pay dues, “join up”, or give a talk.

FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

As always, this meetup is open to the public

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Metered street parking is available on Old Granite Street, or paid parking in the public garage at the Expo Center across the way.

Join us for our Hands-On “Flowerpot Workshop” on Saturday, May 20th

 
Want to give your planters a bit more pep? Or to make a unique gift for someone special? Join us for this fun afternoon workshop for all ages and learn by doing multiple techniques for decorating terra cotta pots. In addition to a couple pots per person, a variety of materials will be provided. Participants are also welcomed to bring some of their own for a more personalized flair. You will learn how hands-on as you complete decorating a few plant pots in different ways including birch bark!
Date: Saturday, May 20th
Time: 11am – 2pm
Cost: $20
 
About the Instructor
Debra Syrene has been a maker and craftsperson all her life, which led her to a career in occupational therapy. It is her strong belief that everyone can succeed and do whatever they seek to accomplish, with some creativity, adaptability, and guidance.
 
For any questions: Please contact us at education@manchestermakerspace.org.
 
About Manchester Makerspace
Manchester Makerspace is a 501(c)(3) non-profit collaborative organization of members who maintain a shared workspace, tooling, and skills in the Manchester, New Hampshire community. As a member maintained and operated organization, Manchester Makerspace provides access to shared resources, training, and mentorship for the benefit of Manchester’s local entrepreneurs, makers, students and artists of all ages. To learn more about how Manchester Makerspace is a growing leader in the makerspace community, visit www.manchestermakerspace.org.

Makers in Manchester May Show & Tell Night to Happen Thursday, May 18th

It’s Makers in Manchester Show & Tell at Manchester Makerspace this month on Thursday, May 18th from 6pm – 8pm!

For this month’s feature project Chris Perry is showing of his toolbox that he put together inspired by Adam Savage’s (check it out ->https://www.wired.com/2012/08/inside-adam-savages-toolbox/) Always have the right tool with you!

About Chris Perry (Co-Founder, Metalworking Resource Manager, Manchester Makerspace)
Christopher likes to say he’s an engineer every minute of the day & night. When he isn’t sailing, cooking or drinking he is creating something. During his career he’s worked as an electro-mechanical engineer, machinist, sheet metal mechanic, fabricator, and model maker. These career choices have all been part of his master plan to make his own creations by any means necessary.

Show and Tell happens every third Thursday of the month. It’s a meetup that give makers and creators a chance to show off their projects. Normally we have a round table what have you been working on and a feature project to talk about.