Redbull Flugtag is coming!

Objectively the best manned flight competition is coming to Milwaukee on July 16th and the Milwaukee Makerspace has put in an application.  For the past month a group of makers has been meeting and working on a design.  As you read this judges are painstakingly looking over all the applications finding the craziest ways teams want to push their friends off a 30 foot drop into Lake Michigan.  It has been fun working out our design and fingers crossed that we get the chance to build our design and attempt to take flight this summer. Cross your fingers for us.

Milwaukee makerspace Flugtag Team

Amazon Smile.

Did you know you can raise money for the Milwaukee Makerspace just by shopping on Amazon.  No this is not an invite to join a pyramid scheme.  If you go to https://smile.amazon.com/ it will let you choose a charity for Amazon to give a portion of your amazon spending to.  It’s a really easy way to keep our makerspace alive and it’s super easy.  As of march of 2022 we have received $383.84, which is an astonishing low number considering how much online shopping I know all of you do.

Amazon Smile

Big Art 2: Thrift Store Boogaloo

It’s happening again!  Some of you might remember Big Art 1, organized by our very own Hapto.   Last month to celebrate Holi art was created to hang on the ceiling in the paint booth at Norwich as well as some large panels fo the walls.  All while having a blast listening to bhangra, eating tasty Indian mystery snacks, building mysterious paint delivery devices, and learning the practical application of physics and throwing color around! 

May 6th more art will be made so come and join the party.  If you want to see what you getting into check out the link below for pictures of the last event.

Holi Painting night and Milwaukee Makerspace

Automated Window Blinds

Spring has sprung?  Kind of…  There is a big glowing ball in the sky that I have not seen for months.  Its really messing up my Netflix viewing but closing my window blinds would involve getting off the couch and doing manual labor.  So instead I spent weeks designing, building, and coding a machine that will open and close my window blinds for me.  I just have to bark some commands at my google home it it will do all the work.  You can design one for your windows if you join of on Mondays at 7pm or watch the recordings on YouTube.  Part one is linked below and Part 3 will be next week.

Makers help with Ukraine surgical supplies

Responding to an urgent call for help in Ukraine, MMS member Steve Birkholz is making parts for much-needed surgical supplies. Steve, a retired orthopedic surgeon, is in touch with Polish surgeons who are in Ukraine helping to treat people injured by Russian attacks. The Polish doctors have asked for supplies to stabilize badly broken leg bones. The materials will be shipped over ASAP. Members Glyn Livermore (at right) and Jon Drayna (not pictured) are helping, as Steve tries to set up a mini-assembly line to make around 100 pieces.