Mobile Makerspace was selected to win a Shapeoko 3D carver, commonly know as a CNC mill, by Inventables in their 50 States Giveaway. The contest aims to accelerate the third industrial revolution by making rapid prototyping tools available in communities.
Inventables awarded a Shapeoko 3D carver to one makerspace or library entrant per state. Applications were judged based on the application form which included member projects. Having an active membership documenting projects was critical for this success.
Winning the Shapeoko 3D carver is great news for Mobile Makerspace. We recently announced our location in downtown Mobile and began preparing the space. Starting with a CNC mill immediately increases the tools and classes we make available to the community.
Thank you Inventables for selecting Mobile Makerspace.
We are excited to announce Mobile Makerspace has selected the Hive in downtown Mobile Alabama as its location. The Hive is a community arts studio located one block off Dauphin St. at the corner of Warren and Saint Francis.
561 Saint Francis St.
Mobile, AL 36602
Get involved now to help shape this community resource. Join us at an upcoming event:
June LoDa Artwalk
Sparks a Reaction!
The business and planning meeting for June will be held Tuesday May 27th. Business and planning meeting for June. Meetings are open to the public. If you would like to help lead the Mobile Makerspace, attending these meetings will give you a chance.
Business for June include:
- The Hive
- June LoDa Art Walk
- Spark A Reaction Event at the library
- Memberships and other organizational items
Location is Panera Bread on Airport Blvd at Montlimar Dr. Further venue information is included in the event details.
Mobile Makerspace Community
I’ve been remiss in updating the latest happenings with the Makerspace.
Here’s a few things that have been going on since the last update.
Teen Tech Extravaganza!
Our second collaboration with the Mobile Public Library was a lot of fun.
We then had a planning meeting for April, we came to the decision not to have any events in April.
A couple weeks later we found out about Mini Maker Faire New Orleans.
Several intrepid members trekked to Louisiana to participate.
It was really great to see such fantastic support for our nearest Maker Faire.
Stay tuned for more pics and links and reports….
That brings us around to today, when we made our way out to Downtown Mobile and got the know the Rumor Union at their meeting this evening. They are doing some really cool things to promote Art and expose the work of more creatives and artists, our goals seem almost parallel. I think there will be more developments to come out of this meeting of groups.
Members: if you have pics from these events, please consider sharing them, email me a zip file of pics or something!
We will be meeting January 21st, 2014 at 7pm to plan our events and meetings for February.
Everyone is welcome, location TBD.
Please attend if you would like to help us plan the next few steps.