Hello everyone, It’s hard to believe that we are into the fourth week of classes already.  Community members and students are flowing regularly into the 3D Lab to use the 3D printers, laser engraver, and poster printer, our most popular equipment.  We are happy to help turn your ideas into reality!  We can help you with the computer software, provide free materials, and show how to use the equipment.  It’s a win-win situation for you and your friends to make things, to be creative, and learn new skills.   The 3D Lab does road trips We bring a 3D printer to your location for demonstrationRead More →

Hello everyone,   Maker Faire Wayne County is a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness and a celebration of the Maker Movement.  It’s a place where people show what they are making and share what they are learning.  Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters to homesteaders to scientists to garage tinkerers.  They are of all ages and backgrounds.  The aim of Maker Faire is to entertain, inform, connect and grow this community.  For a complete list of awesome makers who attended Maker Faire Wayne County click here!    Introducing Maker Camp! Maker Camp is a free, 6-week online program providing resources (project ideasRead More →

Hello everyone, The start of Fall semester is almost here!  If you haven’t signed up for classes yet, be sure to do so before the first day of class on August 22nd.  Here at the 3D Lab, we’re excited to see another generation of students explore the 3D Lab, especially budding engineers.  This time, students taking Tools for Mechanical Engineering learn about computer-aided drafting, 3D CAD, mechanical graphics, and an introduction to mechanical engineering.  The upshot?  Students get to build robots to perform a variety of tasks.  We can’t wait to see how students improve their bots with 3D printing and other tools in theRead More →

Hello everyone, Maker Faire Wayne County is a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness and a celebration of the Maker Movement.  It’s a place where people show what they are making and share what they are learning.  Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters to homesteaders to scientists to garage tinkerers.  They are of all ages and backgrounds.  The aim of Maker Faire is to entertain, inform, connect and grow this community. Maker Faire Wayne County 2022 is a wrap!  Thanks for being part of the action.  Stay tuned when we announce the next offering!   The first annual Amazing Maker Award Projects areRead More →

Hello everyone, It’s hard to believe that Maker Faire Wayne County took place last month.  The excitement of 800 attendees and the craziness of preparing for such a large event is now a fading (and fond) memory.  The impact and personal connections made with everyone involved will last a long time!  Maker Faire is all about raising awareness of the makers in our community, what they do, and interest others in getting involved in something new.   Speaking of making, have you heard of Maker Camp starting July 5th?  Anyone can register, access hundreds of projects to use with young makers all year round, andRead More →

Hello everyone, Maker Faire Wayne County happened on a hot and beautifully sunny day on Saturday, May 21st.  The University of Akron Wayne College’s Student Life Building and grounds were full of inventive makers and curious faire goers, making for a packed and exciting event.  Faire goers were greeted to carnival music from Rob Gregory’s calliope, while Zydeco Bistro and Ye Old School Bus offered meals and ice cream to hungry patrons.   This year faire hosted almost 50 “makers” of all ages, those who are creative, inventive, and passionate about their hobby and excited to share what they do.  Maker Faire is all aboutRead More →

Hello everyone, Maker Faire Wayne County is a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness and a celebration of the Maker Movement.  It’s a place where people show what they are making and share what they are learning.  Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters to homesteaders to scientists to garage tinkerers.  They are of all ages and backgrounds.  The aim of Maker Faire is to entertain, inform, connect and grow this community. Maker Faire is happening soon!  Mark your calendar for Saturday, May 21st from 11:00-2:00 for this unforgettable event.  The event is free and open to the public.  Your kids will love it,Read More →

Hello everyone, With Spring teasing us with alternating warm and snowy days and the pandemic slowly on the decline, community groups are starting to mingle again.  The highlight is the rebirth of the Schantz Makerspace, having their first general meeting last evening to the tune of 45+ people!  A number of programs have already hit the ground running, such as the Romich Foundation’s 3D Printer Lending Library and upcoming classes & build workshops offered by Schantz Makerspace.  It is good that the maker community is coming together again to help the community and each other with a variety of STEM projects.   The 3D LabRead More →

Hello everyone, Maker Faire Wayne County is a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness and a celebration of the Maker Movement.  It’s a place where people show what they are making and share what they are learning.  Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters to homesteaders to scientists to garage tinkerers.  They are of all ages and backgrounds.  The aim of Maker Faire is to entertain, inform, connect and grow this community. Signup deadline for Maker Faire Wayne County is April 2nd!  Fill-out an online application here or call 330-684-8722 to signup over-the-phone.  Participation is free and the experience is unforgettable! The Daily RecordRead More →

Hello everyone, Warm weather is temptingly here to stay with the  glorious 60-degree temps today!  With cold weather subsiding, people are venturing outdoors for hobbies, exercise, and yardwork.  Students and community members use the 3D Lab makerspace regardless of the weather for making things; the electronic machines seem to work best inside without rain or snow falling on them. Lately, we’ve been spending a lot of time with the CNC milling machine funded by the Wayne County Community Foundation.  It carves signage as well as three dimensional shapes out of wood and other hard materials.  I’ll explain more about this amazing machine later in thisRead More →