Maker Monday – June Recap

A special thanks to all who made it out to Maker Monday on June 19th. We had over 50 people attend! Our largest group to date! It’s wonderful to see our community expanding. We were very pleased and honored to have Mayor Dave Handwerk and Wayne County Commissioner Ron Amstutz in attendance, as well as representatives from the Akron and Canton MakerSpaces. This is proof of the Maker Movement growth we are seeing across the country taking place right in our backyard.

The evening included a discussion with Jim Caliguri from AutoDesk. Jim is partnering with the Schantz MakerSpace to provide training sessions for Fusion 360 software. We had nearly 40 people sign up for the training sessions and will have more details on the dates of those classes in the coming weeks. I want to personally thank Jim for taking the time to speak to our group and working to make all of this possible. We are very excited.

In addition to the talk with Jim, attendees were able to see the progress of our June 3-D Printer Build Class and talk to some of the students about their experiences. Rob Baumgartner, our resident engineer, designed a base for the Tarantula 3-D Printers that was showcased along with the machine.

Lastly, we had some upcoming classes and scheduling to go over. The August 3-D Printer class is full and we will be ordering the kits for that round soon. Meanwhile, we’ve determined the dates for our next CNC Router Build Class. We held this class earlier this year and have had many requests to do it again. The classes will take place on the following four Saturdays: September 16th, 23rd, 30th and October 7th. The class fee is $1,100. Important Note: The class fee covers your kit and the four Saturday build sessions. However, you will need to purchase your own router.

We currently have 12 spots filled and are able to squeeze in a few more. If you want to take advantage of this class, contact us ASAP to reserve your spot!

Schantz MakerSpace is busier than it has ever been and we feel very blessed to work with such an enthusiastic community of makers. We’re currently working on more ideas for future classes and your input is greatly appreciated. If there is a project you would like to see us do in the future, let us know. Come to Maker Monday or e-mail us at Our classes are based on feedback from our makers, so let’s work together to come up with our next fun project!

Our next Maker Monday is scheduled for July 17th, 7:00-9:00pm at Schantz Organ Company. We hope you will join us and see all of the exciting things happening at the Schantz MakerSpace.


Vic Schantz
Schantz MakerSpace

Creativity is intelligence having fun.

-Albert Einstein