Category Archives: Open Shop
Making a balloon car is a fun and easy way to repurpose a drink carton into a science experiment, craft lesson and eventual plaything for the kids. This activity can help teach your kids how wind energy can propel an … Continue reading
Jon Kushigian joined the Makerspace last month as a volunteer woodshop setter-upper and operator, and he has been making incredible progress in transforming a basement storage room into a bright and usable workspace. It is amazing to see how much has … Continue reading
Through a Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) grant received through our partnership with the Detroit Digital Justice Coalition, we received four new iMacs complete with video and audio editing software!! As you can see, the group at our Tuesday OpenShop … Continue reading
This past Tuesday’s OpenShop, we started to clear out the room behind the computer lab so it can be turned into our Makerspace workshop. It was a very dirty and heavy job, but with help from many of our super resourceful students … Continue reading
We had a slow Saturday openshop so we decided to upgrade the wireless network in the basement. Like most things involving IT, this took longer than expected; but with Edmund’s help we soon got it running again.
This past Thursday, reporters from “Die Ziet” in germany were at the Makerspace to see what we and others in the community were up to. Raven was happy to show them around the shop and also how to solder! Thanks … Continue reading
Elishah helped out by teaching a group how to solder with the MAKE solder badge.
One more week of open shop time before we start to more into longer classes. This open shop was filled with many interesting things all going on at once. Such as rebuilding old computers: And making ROBOTS!