Weekly Community Night & Open House - Every Thursday Night, 6 to 10 PM & Saturday, 11 AM to 3 PM – You are invited to drop in at the Rochester Makerspace to explore, learn, and make… for free! Stop in and use our stuff (Sorry – the wood shop, machine tools, and laser cutter are for members only, due to safety and insurance). Our open houses always draw a big crowd (visitors and members), so you’ll have the chance to meet a lot of other makers. Get inspired and try something new! Plenty of volunteers will be on hand to offer tours. Park in the lot at Scrantom St. and Conkey Ave. and follow the signs.
The Genesee-N-Ontario Model N-Gineers - Every Third Tuesday Night, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM – Do you like trains? Are you curious about modular model railroads? Interested in Digital Command Control? The Genesee-N-Ontario Model N-Gineers meet at Makerspace the third Tuesday of every month, and you're welcome to join us!
Rochester Bleep Bloop Music Technology Meet-up - Every First Tuesday Night, 8:00 PM - 10:00PM - Do you like music technology? Do you use music technology? Do you like or even build synthesizers, computers, or effects? Are you interested in getting into these fields? Come hang out, bring things you use to make music, or the devices you have built yourself! Share what you've got going on either on the stage or in the studio at the Rochester Bleep Bloop Meet that takes place on the first Tuesday of the month at the Rochester Makerspace!
Jeff Turns a Stair Spindle!
How do you use MakerSpace's new wood lathe to turn a replacement part for your home? Jeff will demonstrate (and answer your questions) as he turns a stair spindle for a friend's 19th Ward home. Eye and hearing protection recommended.
Happy Fifth Anniversary Wall Art For a Purpose!
This event is celebrating its fifth year at Rochester Makerspace, Wall Art for a Purpose is an opportunity for anyone to come in and create wall art, which will then be donated to the residents of our local YWCA. Their residents often have nothing when they arrive at the YWCA and the idea is to give them something that they can use to make their personal space feel more like home, as they are transitioning from difficult situations. They can then take the art with them when they move on from the YWCA to their own housing.
Join us in creating artwork, or bring us any finished paintings, pictures, and other wall-hangings that you or others have created. We will donate all of them to the residents of our local YWCA. Refreshments will be provided at this fifth anniversary event. All are welcome to join!
Back by popular demand - Learn to Solder! – Our learn-to-solder class includes everything you need for a head-start into the wonderous world of electronics. The fun-to-assemble flashing European siren kit includes beginning electronic theory, parts identification including color code, soldering practice, and a soldering iron, solder, wire cutters, an industrial-grade circuit board, and all components. This 1.5 hour class includes a lot of activities that will help you start to learn about the world of electronics. This class makes a great prerequisite to our more advanced Arduino and Raspberry Pi classes. Class size is limited to 7 students, so sign up now!
Note: Students will need to buy this kit and bring it to class. It’s about $15 on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Elenco-AmeriKit-Learn-Solder-Kit/dp/B0009Z3JJA/ref=sr_1_3?crid=2RYL4ANOS2Y9T&keywords=learn+to+solder+kit&qid=1558372337&s=gateway&sprefix=learn+to+solder%2Caps%2C139&sr=8-3. The required 9V battery will be supplied by the MakerSpace.
Safety Orientation - This free safety class is required if you want to use our wood shop or machine shop. The class will take about 45 minutes. Please note: Non-members can take this class, but you MUST be a member to use the wood shop or machine shop. Visit the links below to sign up for the date and time you’re interested in. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to sign up for a membership to the Rochester Makerspace so that you can get started as soon as you finish this class!
Introduction to Arduino - Arduino is a low-cost, open-source, circuit board which can be programmed to sense and control objects in the physical world. By responding to sensors and inputs, the Arduino can interact with a wide variety of devices such as LEDs, motors and displays. Because of its flexibility and low cost, Arduino has become a popular choice for makers creating interactive hardware projects. It is easy and fun! This introductory class will teach you how to get started with Arduino to experiment with interactive electronics or create your dream project! Prerequisites: Basic computer skills. Visit the links below to sign up for this class. This FREE training class is limited to 4 students and only for members of the Rochester Makerspace so sign up early!
Introduction to Raspberry Pi- Raspberry Pi is a low-cost computer with built-in support for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, HDMI, and a camera as well as general purpose I/O to sense and control objects in the physical world. This introductory class will teach you how to get started with Raspberry Pi to experiment with interactive electronics or create your dream project! Prerequisites: Basic computer skills. Visit the links below to sign up for this class. This FREE training class is limited to 4 students and only for members of the Rochester Makerspace.
Saturday, June 8, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Sunday, July 7, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
New! Stained Glass Workshop - During four sessions you will explore color and design while creating a unique piece of stained glass art. You will learn the elements of design, cutting glass, using a glass grinder, using copper foil (the Tiffany stained glass method), soldering and various finishing methods. Students do not need to bring their own tools as everything is provided. However, if you already have tools and/or glass, feel free to bring what you have. The Rochester Makerspace has a wonderful stained glass studio, with tools and glass for you to use. Although you may want to purchase more glass depending on the project you choose.The goal in this short course is to give you the knowledge and practice to continue making stained glass art on your own. Each session builds on the previous - don't forget to sign up for each session!
Introduction to Machine Tools - Here's your chance to make something at the Rochester Makerspace and find out if machining metal interests you. During this class for beginners, you and a few other makers will create a metal car using a machine mill and lathe. Our expert instructor will handle the more technical aspects of the project so you can get as much hands-on experience as possible. Visit the links below to sign up for this class. Each session is limited to 4 students. This FREE training class is only for members of the Rochester Makerspace.
Saturday, June 22, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Introduction to Woodworking - The most popular class at the Rochester Makerspace is now even more fun. We'll help you make something that you can take home. We'll teach you how to use our table saw, band saw, joiner, planer, drill press and stationary sander. You'll get a chance to use each of these machines as you make a toy car in our wood shop. A Safety Orientation (which is required for members) will be included in this class. Visit the links below to sign up for this class. Each session is limited to 5 students and is free for members of the Rochester Makerspace.
Introduction to 3D printing - Learn the basics of 3D printing! Our experts will show you how to transform a digital 3D object file (STL) into a physical object, how to operate and maintain our FDM 3D printers, and which materials and processes to use for different types of projects. Visit the links below to sign up for this class. Each session is limited to 4 members of the Rochester Makerspace.
Saturday, May 25, 2:00 PM- 3:00 PM
Saturday, June 8, 2:00 PM- 3:00 PM
Saturday, June 22, 2:00 PM- 3:00 PM
Saturday, July 6, 2:00 PM- 3:00 PM
Saturday, July 20, 2:00 PM- 3:00 PM
Laser Cutter / Engraver Training - This class will teach you the basics you will need in order to use the Laser Cutter and Engraver. Prerequisites: Basic computer skills (Windows 7+). Visit the links below to sign up for this class. This FREE training class is limited to 5 students and only for members of the Rochester Makerspace so sign up early!
Wood Lathe Introduction - In this two-hour class, you'll learn the essentials of wood-lathe operation and safety. You'll learn how to set up the lathe for turning, the uses of various wood-turning chisels, and proper technique. You'll also obtain supervised hands-on experience turning a practice spindle from raw stock. Sign up early! Visit the links below to sign up for this class. This FREE training class is limited to 3 students and only for members of the Rochester Makerspace.
The Rochester Makerspace is located at
850 St Paul St, Rochester NY 14605
Phone: (585) 467-5565
For $40 per month, you and everyone in your household can enjoy the Makerspace from 8 AM to 10 PM, 365 days per year. You'll have access to our amazing tools & equipment, free training classes that teach you how to be productive with that equipment, and the opportunity to share ideas with other inspired and talented makers.
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