I heard a lot about Milwaukee Makerspace while I was in undergrad at UW-Milwaukee. I had complete studio(s) to work in though, so never made it down to the space until after I had graduated. I finally got a membership through work so I could make things for my job.
Why did you decide to join?
I needed access to equipment and knowledgeable people that I was sorely lacking after exiting academia.
What do you do at Milwaukee Makerspace?
I make devices, prototypes, and templates for work. So far I’ve gotten to work with the laser cutter, 3D printers, powder coating equipment, metal shop and finishing areas.
What would you like to tell others about Milwaukee Makerspace?
There’s something for everyone at Makerspace, and there’s always people willing to lend a hand or a brain to get your project done.
What do you plan to work on in the next few weeks?
I’m currently working on a measuring device for work that will help us measure the length and girth of custom garments that are near impossible to accurately measure. I would also like to get back to the jeweler’s bench and get going on a couple of personal projects.