Schantz MakerSpace - Wooster, Ohio

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August Maker Monday - Soldering Seminar & Tool Show

Soldering Seminar & Tool Show Monday, August 19th 7:00-9:00pm Jeff Snure will lead us through a review of best soldering practices, as well as maintenance/care for your soldering tools. In addition, attendees are encouraged to bring their favorite tool from their home workshop for Show & Tell.As always, the second half of Maker Monday is reserved for students to get help with their machines. If you have a question or need help troubleshooting a problem, bring your machine to Maker Monday and have our community of volunteers give you hands-on support.

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New Workshops Announced!

Take a look at our upcoming schedule, which includes workshops on Arduino, 3-D Printer Builds and LED Displays.

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July Maker Monday - Road Trip!

When: Monday, July 15th from 7:00-9:00pm Where: Moog Flo-Tork, 1701 N. Main St., Orrville, OH 44667 In the spirit of summer, we're packing our bags and hitting the road for our next Maker Monday event. Jeff Martin, one of our MakerSpace volunteers, has secured an opportunity for us to take a tour of Moog Flo-Tork. Specializing in hydraulics and pneumatics, Moog Flo-Tork supplies, among other things, components for nuclear submarines. This is going to be a very interesting tour so don't miss out!

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JUNE MAKER MONDAY

Join us on June 17th from 7:00-9:00PM for a feature presentation by guest presenter John Scott from the Wooster Brush Company. John will be sharing with us how 3-D Printers have helped change his industry. Schantz MakerSpace has helped over 130 students build 3-D Printers and learn how to create with them. Maker Monday will be a chance to see that knowledge applied in business. Don't miss out!

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We need your help! Schantz MakerSpace up for award at Nation of Makers Conference!

The Schantz MakerSpace community is being recognized on a national level! The Nation of Makers Conference is being held in Chattanooga, Tennessee on June 15th and our video has been nominated for the Community Choice Award!Help us spread our message by visiting the Nation of Makers' Youtube Channel below. Please click on our video and click the "Like" button. The video with the most likes wins the award. We appreciate your support! https://www.youtube.com/cha…/UCPxwwpJE0Ar3IQYBGHfFJzg/videos‍

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No Maker Monday Tonight

Reminder:There will be no Maker Monday event this evening. The Wayne County Maker Faire served as our monthly event for May. Our next meeting will be on June 17th. Stay tuned for details.

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Maker Faire is Almost Here!

The Greatest Show and Tell on Earth comes to Wayne County this Saturday, May 18th for the 3rd Annual Mini Maker Faire! Make your way to Wayne College from 10-3 to see over 60 presenters, food vendors and fun activities. You're in for a show at this family friendly event designed to showcase the creative minds of inventors, tinkerers, artists, scientists and crafters. Schantz MakerSpace will be showcasing its new creation "Colossus" (an 8' x 4' programmable LED light display), so make sure to stop by our booth. Make sure to bring the kids and visit our volunteers at this year's Harry Potter themed Kids Zone, where witches and wizards are invited to learn how to build wands using muggle magic. We hope to see you there!

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April Maker Monday - Meet the Colossus!

Join us on April 15th from 7:00-9:00pm at the Schantz MakerSpace Training Facility to see what our tinkerers have been working on. Our feature project has been lovingly dubbed the "Colossus". It is a 4'x8' computerized lighting display that the Schantz MakerSpace volunteers are diligently building. It will be featured at our exhibit at the Maker Faire.

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New TEVO Flash 3-D Printer Build Announced!

Our most popular build returns with a session on theTEVO Flash 3-D Printer. The TEVO Flash comes 50% built out of the box (giving us more time to print and review software), is ultra quiet, and has a larger build plate than its sister model, the TEVO Tarantula. This is a 2-Saturday workshop, covering April 13th and April 20th. Students must be able to attend both classes. Cost for the kit and the workshop instruction is $300.

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Raspberry Pi Octoprint Course Announced!

Salivate all you want, but we're not talking about tasty pastries. Jim Kennedy has explored the applications of Octoprint software on the Raspberry Pi and has now developed a workshop to show us how to utilize it. 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. The course is scheduled for Saturday, April 27th from 8:00am-12:00pm at the Schantz MakerSpace Training Facility (5200 Cleveland Rd, Suite D, Wooster, OH 44691). Cost for the course is $125.00. We are now taking reservations for this class. If you would like to reserve your spot, please contact us at jschantz@schantzmakerspace.com.

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March Maker Monday - Maker Faire Pep Rally!

The Wayne County Mini Maker Faire is almost here! Our March edition of Maker Monday will be a chance to learn about the Maker Faire, hear from some of the presenters, and learn how you can participate. March Maker Monday: March 18th from 7:00-9:00pm @ Schantz MakerSpace, Inc. 5200 Cleveland Road, Suite D Wooster, OH 44691

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March Teacher Maker Monday - TONIGHT!!

Join us tonight (March 11th) at Schantz MakerSpace (5200 Cleveland Rd, Suite D, Wooster, OH 44691) for this month's rendition of Teacher Maker Monday. Come and meet local teachers while discussing STEM concepts and classroom activities. We get things started at 6:30pm. Don't miss out!

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March Fusion 360 Software Seminar

Our March Fusion 360 Software Seminar, led by Norm Sohar, is set to take place next Wednesday, March 13th from 6:30-8:00pm at our Wooster Training Facility:5200 Cleveland Road Suite DWooster, OH 44691FEE FOR THE CLASS IS $15*Due at time of class

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Acoustic Jam Night - CANCELLED!

Tonight's Acoustic Jam Night at Schantz MakerSpace has been cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience. The group will meet again next month on April 1st.

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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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