Mt Elliott Makerspace (located in the Church of the Messiah’s basement)
231 East Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI
Join the Detroit Digital Justice Coalition for an afternoon at the “Discotech” (DISCOvering TECHnology.) This event is free and all ages are welcome. Learn more about the impact and possibilities of media and technology within our homes and communities. Take part in numerous hands-on workshops about the Internet, useful and free software, electronics, alternative energy, making your own music and many other interactive activities.
Thank you to Councilman Ken Cockrel and Roshani Dantas from the Detroit City Council Green Task Force for helping make all of this happen! It means so much to our makers to be recognized for all their hard work.
Summer session at the Makerspace is almost at a close and the makers are busy getting all their projects done. This past week in the Icey Treat / Bike Trailers AwesomeShop we started to build the actual bike trailers. First we went over basic measurement and then how to use basic power tools.
Thank you so much to all who came out to Maker Faire Detroit to help us with the workshops and show people what the Makerspace has been up to!!
It was also a blast to share a tent with our friends over at OmniCorpDetroit. Their impressive set up of robots, bikes and mind controlled devices really showed how far you can take making when you get a group of talented people together.
Come join the Makerspace at Maker Faire Detroit! We will be there with our friends from OmniCorpDetroit showing people how to build their own simple wind turbines as well as short demos on the use of solar cells.
We started a new round of AwesomeShops this week! The first two classes are “AwesomeShop: Electronic Brains” and “AwesomeShop: Icy Treat Bike Trailers”. This week in AwesomeShop: Icy Treat Bike Trailers we made sketch books from scratch. With these, makers will design and draft there very own bike trailer, and creat their very own icy treat resipies.
Some makers took the custom made sketch books to a hole new level, for example, Melody just kept gluing electronics to hers and it turned out sweet!
The Makerspace participated in the annual “Silence the Violence” parade hosted by the Church of the Messiah, and since their band didn’t show up we ended up providing the lead music for the whole march! Thank you to all of our makers who joined us with their bikes, and to Church of the Messiah for creating such an amazing opportunity to support the community.
Also, This was the first debut of our “Boom Trailer”, a massive sound system stuffed into a bike trailer for amazing mobile sound!