November Announcements

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Volunteer Orientation

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Upcoming Classes

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Holiday Hours and Closing

We will be closed on these days to observe the respective holidays. Thank you for your understanding!

Nov 22-23: Thanksgiving and Black Friday

Dec 23-24: Christmas

Dec 30-31: New Year’s

 

MLK Jr. Day – Spring Cleaning. Volunteers needed

We are hosting a winter clean-up day and would love your help! We will be clearing out everything from winter blues to old projects. We will also, quite literally, be putting up a fresh coat of paint from 10 am to 3 pm on January 21st. This special Monday is also MLK day, don’t forget to give back to the community!
We hope to see you all there.  Thank you for your support!

Make & Take Holiday Gift Making

Sign up for Make & Take classes here.

We’re going to have mini classes showcasing what you can make on one tool, changing each night. We’d appreciate volunteers for these!
Invite your friends and family to see what the Makerspace is all about! All ages and skill levels welcome– no tools will be used.

Buy your tickets online or pay at the door.

Dec 19-21 (Wednesday-Friday), 5-7pm

Dec 22 (Saturday) 11-4pm

ARTility installation with PSE & Bellingham Makerspace

What: ARTility installation with PSE & Bellingham Makerspace
When: TWO opportunities!
Sunday, November 18, 1:00-4:00pm  &  Monday, November 19, 10:00am-1:00pm   
Location: Sehome Substation (near 725 N State Street), Bellingham
What to bring: warm weather dependent clothes (you’ll be outside), gloves with fingers, AND an awesome attitude. This event is designed to be a fun way to integrate your work into our community.

Volunteer Opportunity:
Come for the whole time or even 30 minutes!
No tickets needed. Just show up!

Join PSE employees and the Bellingham Makerspace for the next ARTility installation on the Sehome Substation Fence in Bellingham. This project is designed to promote beautification in our community by working with local artists to install art on PSE owned infrastructure across the Puget Sound. The Sehome Substation will present a unique opportunity to showcase the locally loved “Bellingham Flag” design that will be represented in numerous mosaic acrylic pieces, to be installed by volunteers and PSE employees. In addition, this PSE sponsored program is supporting students experiencing homelessness to participate in career connected STEM enrichment experiences through Bellingham Makerspace new TechX youth program. The installation includes tying acrylic pieces to the substation fence. No experience necessary and a great opportunity to help beautify a PSE asset.

https://www.bellinghamherald.com/news/local/article218572530.html

Volunteer Orientation

Raquel volunteeringWe are excited to announce our new and improved Volunteer Orientation! Every first Saturday of the month, beginning October 6, there will be a new volunteer orientation from 11 am – 12 pm. After a short break, there will be a brief training session for all volunteers. Light refreshments will be provided!

If you haven’t already, click here to fill out the Volunteer Application form. Available positions are: Shop Host, Media Wizard, Social Marketing Guru, Content Writer Extraordinaire, and Tool Champion– click here for more info!

Please bring your laptop/tablet/smart phone in order to access certain orientation materials. (Must be Internet-capable.) If this is a problem for you, please let us know in advance!

Aim to arrive 10-15 min early to the session, especially if you need to fill out a waiver form.

If you have any questions, or would like to be notified via email of this event, please email manager@bellinghammakerspace.org with the subject line “Volunteer Orientation”. We look forward to seeing you there!

October Announcements

Raquel volunteering

Volunteer Orientation

We are excited to announce our new and improved Volunteer Orientation! Every first Saturday of the month, beginning October 6, there will be a new volunteer orientation from 11 am – 12 pm. After a short break, there will be a brief training session for all volunteers. Refreshments will be provided!

If you haven’t already, click here to fill out the Volunteer Application form.

Make Halloween better with the Makerspace!

Don’t forget, the Bellingham Makerspace has all the tools you need to make those awesome costumes! Keep checking our Eventbrite page to stay up to date on all our scary-fun upcoming classes.

Upcoming Classes

Click a class title to view more info and get tickets on Eventbrite!

Oct 11: Make a Halloween costume out of a T-shirt!

Oct 16: Intro to CNC Router

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Intro wood working class – Make a box from reclaimed wood!

Learn how to accurately cut and assemble pieces to make a box. Sounds deceptively simple, but the skills you’ll acquire are the building blocks of furniture, cabinets, rough framing, or even just more boxes!

This is a terrific introductory class for new carpenters looking to learn the basics around a tool bench and it provides an ideal foundation for more complicated woodworking projects in the future! The unique box you build can be hung up on a wall and used as a bookshelf, display case, storage container or shadow box. By using reclaimed building materials from The RE Store, participants will learn how select, work with, and get the most out of reclaimed and salvaged lumber, tools, and more. Come join The Foundry and The RE Store in creating something new out of something old.

Check the Calendar for more info!

LipSync Buildathon

This past Saturday we joined together with The Spark Museum of Electrical Invention to host the LipSync buildathon where we successfully made 18 LipSync devices that were donated to the Makers Making Change cause: connecting makers to people with disabilities to create open-source assistive technologies. Here are some highlight pictures from the event!

A great project even for beginners like us. A fun way to bond and serve our community. We were successful on our first try! –Alex & Tom Weller

Really well organized, clear instructions, and great experience overall! Would attend another. -Ryan Shape

Excellent project! Easy to follow instructions and there was always someone to help and teach me, whether it was volunteers or other community members.-Emmanuel Harley