July Maker Monday – Recap

Class Updates and Drones!!!

Thanks to all who came out to Maker Monday on July 17th! We had 35 people join us for some great discussion. First on the agenda was an update on our current classes.

FUSION 360 Software training is coming up next week (July 25th and 26th). We still have a few spots left, so please contact us now! The classes will take place at Wayne College in the Student Life Building (Room 205) from 8:00am-5:00pm. A light lunch will be provided.

FUSION 360 Software is the heart and soul of the CNC Routers and 3-D Printers we’ve built here at the Schantz MakerSpace. If you have built one of these machines or are planning to in our upcoming classes, understanding FUSION 360 Software is the best way to get the most out of your machines. Don’t miss out!

Our next Desktop CNC Router Build Class is scheduled for this fall (September 16th, 23rd, 30th and October 7th). The four build sessions will be from 8:00am-12noon here at the Schantz MakerSpace. We have about 4 spots left in this class. Cost is $1,100. We will be ordering the kits soon, so if you want to build a machine, you have to let us know now!

Our premier class, the Desktop CNC Router Build offers a hands-on experience with a skilled team of volunteers guiding you through the process. You not only walk away with a desktop machine at least half the cost of the ones coming off the shelf, but our volunteers guide you through the basic operation of the machine. When you take it home for the first time, it is ready to get to work.

The August 3-D Printer Build Class is full. We’ve already got a handful of people on our waiting list. If enough people show interest, we can offer this class again. So even though this class is full, if you want to build a 3-D Printer please let us know. You will be given first crack at signing up for our next class.

What’s next?

After we updated everyone on the current classes, we started conversation on what may come next at the Schantz MakerSpace. Rob Baumgartner brought his drone and gave us a show of its capabilities.

Rob’s remote controlled drone took that photo while touring our assembly room. We’ve had a few members mention drones as something they would like to look into. Now we’re starting to dig a little deeper. There are a lot of kits out there, and we want to pick what people are most interested in. If you are interested in a drone building class, please let us know.

A lot of exciting things happening. We need your input to keep this going. Next Maker Monday will be August 21st. We hope you’ll join us to find out more!