What does it take to make a welder? One Marc and space for lots of practice. Thankfully we have both of those things at Milwaukee Makerspace. I have seen few people give of them selfs as freely as our resident welding expert Marc. Over the past weeks he has been teaching classes covering theory, safety, and of course hands on MIG welding. There is still time to level up your skills so be sure to sign up for a class on the google group here.
Daleks, you say? Yes, we have Daleks.
The folks at Milwaukee Record have revealed our plans to have the “Most Amount of Daleks Assembled in One Place at One Time”, or something like that.
John and his gang at Dalek Asylum Milwaukee have been hard at work learning new skills to build out their Dalek army, and it’s been impressive to watch!
I’m hoping to see all these Daleks at Maker Faire Milwaukee, which is happening September 24th & 25th, 2016 at State Faire Park.
A few of us have been working on a project each Tuesday night which involves dismantling old hard drives.
What do you get from an old hard drive? We’re saving the cases for an Aluminum pour at Maker Faire Milwaukee, the motors are super-fast and super-quiet, there are some tiny bearings we might use, and there are powerful magnets, some of which we’ve used to hold tools to the wall in the past, and finally, those shiny, shiny platters!
We’ve got a stack of about 80 platters, with more coming. If you’re wondering what we’re going to do with all the platters, well… yeah, some sort of project for Maker Faire. That’s all I can reveal right now. :)
Tis the season of giving. Christmas has always conjured images of elves working away in some unknown corner of the north pole. Our work shop isn’t in the north pole but gifts are made there nontheless. We’re sure you’ll be able to find lots to put under your tree/menora/festivus pole in this short list of members Etsy stores.
“Etsy has been great, and has done an amazing job of promotion for me”
The list of shops below will help you make a big dent in your holiday shopping. From the combination art and fine-crafts of Amy and Scott at Red Cow Design to the decorative ironwork at StormCloak Forge. This diverse group of makers will have you checking off gifts on your list for sure.
Red Cow Design: Art and Fine Crafts
Moraye: Eco Reclaimed Wood Jewelry & Modern Home Decor
CPUnltd: Stands for tablets and phones
StormCloak Forge: decorative ironwork from fireplace tools to door hardware
Raster: Custom USB controllers for photo booths
Paper Pleasers: Custom invitations and stationery