Summer Open House

Now that summer has officially started it is time to start thinking about what you’ll be doing to keep busy!  Why not join PaxSpace?!  If you are still not sure what we are about or just want to see what we’ve been up to please plan on coming to our Summer Open House.

In addition to having the space open for tours we are also hosting a Catapult Competition.  The competition is open to the public so if you are interested in entering we still have room for a few more teams.

Please contact us if you have any questions or need more information!

The What:
PaxSpace Summer Open House

  • Meet our board and other members
  • See one of our 3D printers in action!
  • On-going PaxSpace demonstrations
  • Throw things!

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, July 13th, 2014 from 11am until 5pm

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

Another round of Blender Classes

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Hopefully everyone is having some fun with their current CAD projects.
These type of projects usually will lead to 3D printing or CNC Routing projects.

If I’m speaking greek to you (CAD, 3D Printing, CNC) or you’re just not having fun with CAD…continue reading!
Exciting things (besides our Catapult Competition) are happening at PaxSpace!


Computer Aided Design (CAD) can be a frustrating experience when you are just learning it.
To further make things difficult, some of the ‘better’ tools out there are prohibitively expensive.
Even then, the training for those tools can be frustratingly expensive as well.

This can lead to a perceived notion that CAD is out of reach to most.
But I say its not true 🙂 Blender is a real alternative !!!
And PaxSpace is offering another round of beginner classes and workshops (new!).
They will be held on June 17th and 18th. Be sure to checkout our events list!

With these courses, you’ll get a chance to have hands on training with Blender.
There is a small nominal fee ($10, but free to members). No experience necessary!
You will also have the chance to bring in your models to have help troubleshooting during the workshop!

Seating is limited (due to the number of computers available in the Classroom).
Please let us know if you are bringing your own computer to the training.
We will help you install everything that you will need for Blender and get you setup.
This will allow us to open up a few more seats for those who will not be bringing their computer.

For this round of training, we’re also offering a special deal for non-members of PaxSpace.
If you take the Beginner’s course, you will be allowed to take the following workshop for free!
So one small fee gets you into both the course and the workshop (be sure to register ASAP).

So stop on by, contact us(me) and ask some questions!
We look forward to seeing you!

Size does matter!

catapult

As most of our faithful followers have  seen either here or on Facebook, we will be hosting a Summer Open House and Catapult Competition on July 13th.
Registration has been slower than we would like and I wanted to make sure it was clear what we have planned.

We are not planning on catapults that rival the ones at Pumpkin Chunkin.
We’re looking for catapults that fit within a 3’x2’x2′ area.
They are going to throw tennis balls.
You can see more detailed rules here.
That’s all!!

Honestly something most of us could build with a quick trip to Lowes and a few nights of work.

Don’t have woodworking equipment or experience?
No problem!
I know of a local Makerspace that has everything you need with the people willing to help you learn!

All joking aside you do not have to be a member to compete and we’re actually hoping for a huge public turnout.
If you are ready to register a team please go do it now!
Deadline for registration is June 20th.

Nick

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