EMS Nearspace Balloon a Success!

Over the last several months, a group of EMS members have been working on a nearspace balloon. What is a nearspace balloon? You can think of it as a sort of poor man’s satellite. Of course it would be fun and geeky to design our own satellite, but that would be very expensive. The next…

Shop Cleanup Day

  It’s been a long time since we had a shop cleanup day, and we needed it pretty badly. We had around eight people show up today to help clean, organize, and otherwise improve EMS. While there is still more that can be done, we made a lot of great progress and made some pretty…

MakesGiving: Fall Project Expo

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MakesGiving: Fall Project Expo

Our Semi-Annual Show & Tell/Open House


When: Saturday November 15, 2014 at 11:00 to 4:00
Where: 687 McKinley Street, Suite #2

Come see what we’re building now:
Laser Cutters! Vacuum Tables! 3D Printers! Segways and More!

Second Annual Punkin’ Chunkin’ Competition!

  We are pleased to announce the second annual Eugene Punkin’ Chunkin’ competition! The competition is put together by Eugene Maker Space and hosted by The Science Factory. If you didn’t make it to last year’s contest, you missed some amazing contraptions and some pretty incredible pumpkin launches. Just watch the video below to get an…

Eugene Mini Maker Faire 2014

  The Science Factory hosted the third annual Eugene Mini Maker Faire on June 7, 2014. Eugene Maker Space was there again making bracelets and soft circuits, as well as teaching people to solder. We also brought a bunch of member projects to show off. Team Low Earth Orbit setup their winning punkin’ chunker and…

An Upcycled Soda Can turned into a Pinwheel

Last weekend I stopped down at EMS to work on a quick project.  I’ve seen soda/beer can art before but I’ve never made anything myself.  My original idea was to build an airplane but I ultimately decided to go with a pinwheel for simplicity’s sake.  I did some basic research by looking up pinwheels online…

EMS Kickstarter Panel Video

On March 2, 2014 Eugene Maker Space held a Kickstarter Q&A panel. Four panelists had successfully funded Kickstarter projects and one panelist ultimately decided Kickstarter was not the right solution. Watch the video to learn more about their experiences with Kickstarter! I edited this video together for EMS using their footage. Panelists: Craig Godwin. http://lightdancellc.com…

Punkin’ Chunkin’ Results

On November 23, 2013, Eugene Maker Space held its first ever punkin’ chunkin’ competition at The Science Factory!  It was such a fun event with a fantastic turn out.  We had five teams enter the pumpkin chunking contest, with a 6th last minute entry.  The last entry was a much smaller machine that threw apples…