Milwaukee Makerspace, at its heart, is a social club for people who like to build, invent, tinker and/or collect new skills and expand their minds. We have a wide range of skill sets in our membership and you’re likely to find someone who can talk about most any technical concept with you in a meaningful way. We are also a physical space where you can come, 24/7 as a full member, and have access to wide array of equipment you are not very likely to have at home. (See our equipment gallery) Plus, there are folks around the space that can give you tips and pointers on operating that equipment effectively.
We aim to foster a community of makers by providing an environment in terms of people, equipment and space that supports the creative process and personal growth. Modern software, the Internet and economies of scale have all come together to allow ordinary people with a little bit of know-how to begin blurring the lines between manufacturer and consumer. With some effort and the help of a growing community of makers it is possible for a lone individual to make things of amazing quality and functionality. Makerspaces that act as hubs for the maker community are popping up all over the world. We may be on the verge of the ‘Age of the Amateur’, as one blogger put it.
In our space you’ll find people into electronics, robots, wood working, embedded software, metal working (including welding, forging and casting) music, art, video, photography, electric cars, sewing, textiles, printing and much more. We’ve found that having such people pursuing their interests in close proximity to one another leads to a lot of productively, personal satisfaction and some amazing collaborative projects. We hope you’ll come be a part it.
If you think you might like to join the Milwaukee Makerspace, you should come by the space on one of our free and open-to-the public nights (Tues@7PM or Thurs@7PM). Check us out. Try us out. Bring a project you could use a little advice on. See if the vibe feels right to you. In the process you’re likely to make a couple of friends who’d be willing to sponsor you as a member. With the sponsorships you can pay your security deposit and first month’s dues and get unrestricted access to the space. Why the sponsorship business? Well, remember that we are a social club. We need to make sure that we protect the safe and supportive environment that we’ve cultivated. To that end, we want to make sure that a couple members know you before you join. So, the free and open-to-the-public night not only gives you a chance to get to know us, but also give us a chance to get to know you.
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