August Maker Monday Review

Another great turnout last night at Maker Monday! Thirty people in attendance as Galen Moomaw showcased his electric bike and Wendell Hostetler talked about using CT scans to build Stradivarius violins on the CNC router.
We talked about plans for an upcoming Drone Flight Tutorial. If you are interested in taking part in the class (you keep the drone!) let us know! Lots of interest in this class from the makers in attendance, so spots will go quickly.
We also had one of our 3-D Printers on display, building parts for our upcoming CNC Router build.
Next Maker Monday will be September 19th. Come and learn with us!

Fusion 360 Software Training held at Wayne College

This week we were lucky enough to have Jim and Josh Caliguri, from Design&Software International, INC, lead our makers through an in-depth training course on Fusion 360 Software. Understanding Fusion 360 is critical for those that joined us in our CNC and 3-D Printer Build classes. We held two classes (July 25th and 26th) where members of our Maker Community dug in for an 8-hour session, coming away with a lot of great resources and information to help them with their machines. A big thanks to the University of Akron’s Wayne College for hosting the training sessions!

Thanks again to Jim and Josh Caliguri for making these classes possible. Also, a special thanks to fellow maker Jeff Martin (center) who was a tremendous help in planning the classes.

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!


Dates announced for Fusion 360 Software Training!

Jim Caliguri at Autodesk has partnered with Schantz MakerSpace to offer an intensive training course on Fusion 360 Software, the software used in both the CNC Desktop Routers and 3-D Printers from our Build Classes. We have two, 8-hour class offerings:

Tuesday, July 25th
Wednesday, July 26th

Cost for the course is $128.00. Spots for these classes are filling up fast. If you want to take part of this terrific opportunity, please contact us at or 330-682-6065.

More information to come, including location and start time. But don’t hesitate. Contact us now or you may miss out!

Maker Monday is Coming/Fusion Software and CNC Router spots still available!

Hello Makers,
Summer is heating up and so is the MakerSpace! Maker Monday is right around the corner on July 17th from 7-9pm. We hope you will join us as Rob Baumgartner showcases his racing drone. The racing drone is something we are considering for an upcoming build class. Anyone interested should join us to provide input and discuss the best times for us to offer the class.
Maker Monday is about sharing ideas and interests. The classes we offer come from the minds of our members. We cater to your interests so don’t be afraid to speak up. Maker Mondays can be a great opportunity to learn about the world of making and what projects people have come up with. At the last Maker Monday, Norm Sohar introduced us to a project called GravityLight. The Gravity Light is a light fixture that uses a weighted bag to generate electricity. It doesn’t need batteries or sunlight and costs nothing to operate.
Class Updates:
Before the July 4th holiday, our 3-D Print Build Team completed their Tarantula 3-D Printers. The class was a great success and we’re gearing up to have the class again this August. The class is full, but the waiting list is growing. If you missed out on the first two sessions, let us know your interest in building a 3-D Printer. We can fit another class later on in the fall schedule if enough people sign up.
In the meantime, we have teamed up with Jim Caliguri at Autodesk and are preparing for a crash course in Fusion 360 Software. We are offering two 8-hour training sessions on Tuesday, July 25th and Wednesday, July 26th. Cost for the course is $128. We’re down to about 10 spots left overall. Please contact us and reserve your spot ASAP! Understanding this software is essential to operating the CNC Desktop Router and 3-D Printers we have helped our students build. Deadline for signing up is Wednesday, July 12th. Please don’t wait!
Speaking of the CNC Router, we still have a few spots left in our September/October build class. Cost for the course is $1,100. Reservations are on a first-come, first-serve basis so get in now while we are still taking students.
Vic Schantz
Creativity is intelligence having fun.
-Albert Einstein

Schantz MakerSpace announces New CNC Router Build Class

We are excited to announce our second round of CNC Router Build Classes is coming this fall! Learn how to build your very own desktop router at a fraction of retail price. The course spans four Saturday Build Sessions (September 16th, 23rd, 30th and October 7th). Cost for the course, including kit (router not included in kit) is $1,100. This is one of our most popular courses among the maker community, so spots will go quickly. If you wish to join, please contact us via e-mail at or call us at 330-682-6065.