Schantz MakerSpace - Wooster, Ohio

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February Maker Monday: Where's the Raspberry PI?

Salivate all you want, but we're not talking about tasty pastries. This month's feature presenter, Jim Kennedy, has explored the applications of Octoprint software on the Raspberry Pi. A Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized computer that can be used for a wide range of maker projects. Octoprint software allows you to use the Raspberry PI to remotely perform and monitor all aspects of your 3-D Printer. Jim will provide a demonstration on his 3-D Printer and discuss our plans for an upcoming workshop.

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Acoustic Jam Night - February

Join us tonight (FEBRUARY 4TH) for an evening of MAKING MUSIC!The first Monday of each month, Schantz MakerSpace hosts an Acoustic Jam Night from 6:30pm-9:00pm at our Wooster Training Facility (5200 Cleveland Road, Suite D, Wooster, OH 44691). Acoustic musicians playing pop, folk, bluegrass, country, blues, etc. are encouraged to attend. Whether you play bass, percussion, guitar, fiddle, mandolin, or just like to sing, we hope you will join us. This is a relaxed, informal evening of getting together to enjoy MAKING music.

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3-D Printer Resources

Here are some helpful resources for TEVO Flash and TEVO Tarantula 3-D Printers

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3-D Pen Workshop at Norwayne Elementary

Special thanks to Norwayne Local Schools for letting us come to the Elementary School Library and introduce some creepy crawly technology to these 4th graders! Prior to the arctic blast, twenty students learned about potential careers in 3D Printing, 3D Animation and Engineering Design, all while using 3D Pens to create motorized bugs. We also want to thank Teri Hall, Brian Miller and Gavin Maibach for helping out as volunteers. Great to see these creative minds at work!

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Repair Cafe Announced for Maker Monday

The January edition of Maker Monday will be a Repair Cafe!If you have ever built a machine in one of our Schantz MakerSpace Workshops, now is the time to get some additional help. 3-D Printer adhesion issues? Fusion Software struggles? CNC Router wiring troubles?Join us on January 21st from 7-9pm at our Wooster Training Facility and bring in your machines! Our volunteers will be on hand to help with troubleshooting. Don't miss your chance to get your questions answered.

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Check out our new video!

Excited to reveal a new video on Schantz MakerSpace and the Maker Movement! Get an inside look at the excitement and energy taking place right here in Wayne County, Ohio. Our maker community continues to grow in members, projects and missions. In just our first year as a non-profit organization, we've offered 20 workshops, serving more than 250 students. We've built over 100 3-D Printers, 30 computerized lights displays and 20 CNC Routers. We not only built the machines, but we taught the students how they work, how to use the software, and how to incorporate machines into their businesses. We served four different school districts, bringing our programs into the schools to teach the next generation of makers, and will expand to include more schools next year. Join us and be part of the movement in 2019. What will you create? Special thanks to the folks from MAGNET and Akron Video Makers for their hard work on the video.

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3-D Pen Workshop @ Shreve Elementary

Students worked with 3-D pens and small motors to make some jittering/skittering creatures. Colorful scorpions, bees and spiders were dancing their way across desktops.

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November Maker Showcase

The ultimate Show & Tell came to Schantz MakerSpace last night with our Maker Showcase. Thanks to all of the presenters. From laser engraved items, to wood intarsia, to robotics, to 3-D Printing, to coded lights displays, even arduino/raspberry pi based projects, there was something to pique everyone's interest.

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TEVO Flash 3-D Printer Workshop

A big shout out to the November 3-D Printer class for bringing their machines back for a workshop based around 3-D Printing Software.

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Wooster HS WIFI Controlled xLights Workshop

We had 12 students take part in our WIFI xLights Workshop. Session 1 (of 2) involved soldering parts to a control board and cutting/splicing wires. Session 2 will dive into creating shapes with our lights and learning how to program animations.

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November Maker Monday - It's a Maker Showcase!

Next month's Maker Monday event will be a Maker Showcase! Join us on November 19th from 7:00-9:00pm at our Schantz MakerSpace Training Facility in Wooster (5200 Cleveland Road, Suite D) for a chance to see what makers in our community are building.

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Acoustic Jam Night

On the first Monday of each month (6:30pm-9:00pm) there will be a free music night held at the Schantz MakerSpace Training Facility in Wooster (5200 Cleveland Road, Suite D). The first session will be on Monday, November 5th, 2018.

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October Maker Monday

-October Maker Monday- October 15th 7:00-9:00 pm @ Schantz MakerSpace Training Facility 5200 Cleveland Road, Suite D Wooster,OH 44691 ‍ - FRACTAL BURNING - Feature Presenter: DavePickett

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3-D Bugs Swarm Wooster Township Elementary!

Triway was swarmed by bugs today! Thanks to all of the students and volunteers at Wooster Township Elementary who learned about 3-D pens and created some creepy-crawly critters to take home! (Apologies to the parents, but these things are pretty cool) #theTriwayDifference

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3-D Pen Workshop WBGC Week 2

Week 2 of the 3-D pen workshop at the Wooster Boys and Girls Club is in the books. This week saw 5th and 6th graders from Edgewood Middle School taking on the challenge of crafting their own 3-D bug.

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3-D Pen Workshop at Wooster Boys and Girls Club

Today, students from Edgewood Middle School in Wooster took part in our first ever 3-D Pen Workshop. Students learned about careers in 3-D Printing, the different types of 3-D machines being used today, and how to use a 3-D Pen to design their own creepy crawly creature!

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September Maker Monday - Recap

We had a terrific crowd at last night's Maker Monday event. Over 55 people joined us at the new (and newly painted) Wooster Training Facility. Special thanks to our feature presenter Paul DeCapua for talking about SCORE's programs and how they help entrepreneurs launch their businesses. We also want to thank the students that brought in their 3-D Printer machines for additional help and the volunteers that spent time working out the kinks.

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We've Got Lights!

Over the weekend, our WiFi xLights workshop capped off its three Saturday course with success! Over a dozen students worked toward completion of their lights kits and learned how to program their shape animations. From stars to black cats to Script OHIO, we saw a wide variety of color come to life.

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September Maker Monday

SCORE/3-D Printer Troubleshooting/New Arduino Class Announced! School is in session and so is the MakerSpace! Come join us on Monday, September 17th from 7:00-9:00pm for our next installment of Maker Monday! The event will take place at our new Wooster Training Facility at: 5200 Cleveland Road Suite D Wooster, OH 44691

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Wifi xLights Workshop

You can't beat the heat with a soldering gun, but you can use it to make some cool stuff! We had a dozen makers join us at our new Wooster training facility on Saturday to kick off our Wifi xLights Workshop. Over the course of three Saturdays, these students will learn how to build, program, and design their own Arduino Controlled Lights Displays. Get ready to see some upgraded holiday lights this season!

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CNC Router Build Class

There are still a few spots left for the CNC Router Workshop that runs through September 22nd, 29th, October 6th and October 13th. Cost for the kit and the course is $1,100. After the build sessions, take your completed machine home and start working!

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