Since 2010 Milwaukee Makerspace has partnered with Bucketworks to host a Holiday Make-A-Thon on the Friday following Thanksgiving. What do we do at the Make-A-Thon? We make things of course, but more importantly we make things for the holidays and help children of all ages make holiday items for gifts, decorations or donations.
Typically this event was held at Bucketworks. In 2013 Bucketworks was moving into their new space so the event was held at the Milwaukee Makerspace in Bayview.
The question for 2014 is “where are we going to hold the Holiday Make-A-Thon” or is it Make-A-Thons?
The answer is we can have multiple Make-A-Thons at different locations, hosted by different groups on the same day.
Please join us for the Holiday Make-A-Thon happening at theMilwaukee Makerspace and the Mini Make-A-Thon happening at UberDork Cafe on Friday November 28th, 2014 from 1:00pm to 6:00pm.
This event is competely free and we ask for donations to help cover the cost of materials.
Some of these are tentative and will rely on people to volunteer to make them happen!
Decorate a laser-cut ornament
Design a laser-cut ornament
Learn to solder a tie-pin
Design & 3D print a cookie cutter
Make a necklace / bracelet
Make a rose pin
Decorate your own gift wrapping paper
Fold a paper diamond ornament
Make a woodcut print
Refreshments Want to bring something delicious to share? Please do!
If you haven’t heard, we co-hosted the Maker Faire Milwaukee last weekend. Over 26,000 people attended the inaugural event at the Expostition Hall at State Fair Park! Here’s a few highlights from the event.
We did it before, and we’re doing it again! Get ready for Bay View Gallery Night, happening on Friday, June 6th, 2014. Join us from 5pm to 10pm for art from local artists, as well as demos of various things around the space. Interested in learning more about blacksmithing, making armor, screen printing, lasers, crafting with CNC machines, electronics, boat building, tiny electric race cars, fighting with magnets, giant industrial robots?* Come on down!
* While other venues may have a few of the things mentioned, we have all of these things in our 16,000 square foot workshop for crazy people!