Another successful Open House!

Thank you to everyone who made it out to our Open House this past Sunday. It was another huge success with a steady flow of people throughout the entire day.
We even had people signing up for memberships on the spot!

We’re specifically excited to see how much interest there was in our CNC router project. A few non-members even jumped in to help us tweak the design.

There were also a lot of great questions about our current classes and we received some great feedback on other classes we need to add.

If you were unable to make it out on Sunday but want to see our space you can always schedule a private tour.  We hope to do these every 2-3 months so please keep an eye on your inbox for our next announcement.

As always, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us and a member of the board will get back to you.

Also, we wanted to remind everyone that our Spring “Makerspace Madness” signup discount is still running until the end of March!
If you sign up as a new member before April 1st, using SPRING14 as the discount code, you will be able to receive an additional 10% discount off the current membership prices!  That’s up to 20% off if you sign up for a yearly membership! Don’t miss out and be sure to sign up today!

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Intro to Arduino Part 2

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Since the first Arduino class, we have been asked time and time again to hold a follow up class. Here we go!

This is your chance to stop by PaxSpace and experiment with embedded electronics and gain some real life experiences in a friendly environment.

Anyone and everyone (including those with limited or no electronics experience) is welcome to come and attend.
This class will be open for free to the public.

You’ll get hands on experience with how to program the Arduino Uno as well as some ‘free play’ time to experiment.

So stop on by Monday March 17th at 7:00 pm. We’ll be there no matter how many people show up but be sure to let us know you’re coming by booking a slot! We only have a limited number of physical spots.

If there are no more bookings left, be sure to contact us and fill us in so that we can re-schedule another class sometime in the near term!

CNC Router Update

The Law Offices of Baldwin & Briscoe, P.C

With the help of a generous donation from Sam Baldwin and The Law Offices of Baldwin & Briscoe, P.C we were able to purchase the last of our CNC router parts.

We have boxes showing up daily with new pieces and we’re finalizing our build plans.  Last week Jim mounted the CNC Router electronics and ran initial wiring.

Members are invited to come by Thursday evening to take part in the build as we start cutting, bending, and drilling.

The rest of the build will happen Sunday afternoon/evening and we hope to have a working CNC router very shortly after that! Just in time for our Open House!

The old saying is key, “Many hands make light work!”   So come on by to see what all of the fuss is about!

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Intro to Software Development Announced!

Hello World!
‘Hello World’ in C

Many members and people close to PaxSpace have been asking for a software development class geared towards people with no programming background.  I have been slowly working on a class when I wasn’t busy with my day job and other PaxSpace tasks and am finally ready to open the class for registration.  The class is being offered in the PaxSpace classroom on Tuesday, April 1st at 7pm.   It will be free to PaxSpace members and $10 to the public.  Please click here for more details and to register for the class.  If you are not a member the event page also explains how to pay for the class.   Spaces is limited so if you are interested please sign up now!  If the class fills up before you have a chance to register please email me so I can plan on a second offering.  You may also contact me directly if you have any questions.

Nick, VP

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Spring Open House!

Can you believe it has already been 4 months since we opened our doors to the public? A lot has changed since our first open house on November 3rd. Our membership continues to grow as we quickly approach 40 members. We have had several well attended classes and workships including our monthly PaxSpace Kids events.  Since November we have acquired our first 3D printer and are working diligently on a space-sponsored CNC router project. But you do not have to take my word for it!! We’ll be hosting our Spring Open House at the end of this month on March 23rd from 11am until 5pm. Please plan on coming by to see how our space has changed, meet our board, and become a member!

The What:
PaxSpace Spring Open House

  • Meet our board and other members
  • Hourly 3D logo print on our printer
  • On-going CNC router cut/demonstation
  • On-going PaxSpace Kids demonstrations
  • Mini classes and workshops throughout the day

The open house is also a chance to meet some of our instructors and discuss what classes we offer. This is your chance to tell us what you want us to be teaching!

The When:
Sunday, March 23rd, 2014 from 11am until 5pm

The Where:
44178 Airport View Dr
Building 2, Bay 13
Hollywood, MD 20636

For more information please contact me directly at vicepresident@staging.paxspace.org

Hope to see you all there!!
Nick

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