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Boston Makers Pop-up Maker Event

May 1, 2014 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Boston Makers will be hosting a pop-up makerspace event on Thursday, May 1st from 4-8 PM at 668 Centre St, Jamaica Plain as part of JP Centre/South Main Street's First Thursdays . There will be activities using Arduino, Makey Makey, and how to spin yarn from animal fibers. You can also learn how to solder or participate in a Minecraft challenge together. To guarantee a spot, register by April 30th . All minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times. Soldering will be restricted to kids 8 and up.


The pop-up maker event will also feature demonstrations from JP Knit & Stitch from 4-5 PM and Stonybrook Fine Arts from 6-7 PM.


Secondly, Boston Makers will be building a zome dome at the the Wake Up the Earth Festival on Saturday, May 3rd from 10:30 AM–5:00 PM near where the nonprofit and advocacy tables are located. We are also looking for teen and adult volunteers to help: sign up here.


What is a makerspace? Makerspaces are a community-operated workspace where people with common interests can rent spaces and create or be “makers” together. This includes people working in 3D printing, art, bicycle building and repair, CNC router, computer-aided design, electronics, electrical fabrication, fashion and textiles, jewelry, lampworking, laser cutting, machinery, metalworking, painting, photography, precision metal machining, publishing or printing, robotics, screen-printing, sculpture, software development, stained glass, sewing & fiber arts, video, welding, woodworking, and many other activities.


The idea is to get out of your home or solo studio space, work among your neighbors and peers, share tools and resources, and get inspired by other creative people doing amazing things. Makerspaces can also offer classes for adults, teens, and kids, co-working spaces, cafes/restaurants, and more.


There are now makerspaces around the world. Greater Boston already has some amazing ones, including Somerville’s Artisan Asylum. So far, there are no makerspaces open to the general public in Boston, so a group of Bostonians in Jamaica Plain are working on opening one in the near future. To find out more or to get involved, sign up for their email list.
Photo: Boy soldering an LED display at the February 2014 maker camp at the Curley K-8 School. Credit: Dominic Burdick.


May 1, 2014
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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668 Centre St.
668 Centre St.
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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