OregonASK Invited Eugene Maker Space (EMS) to have a booth at todays After School conference. Bob Miller and myself (James Hukill) volunteered to represent EMS onsite at Chemeketa Community College (Salem, Oregon). OregonASK mission statement is “To support, expand and advocate for quality out-of-school time programs and activities for children, youth, and families throughout Oregon.” I think…
Eugene Maker Space will be holding it’s first ever Punkin Chunkin’ contest! If you aren’t familiar with the tradition of punkin chunkin’ then you are in for a treat. The general idea is for teams to build contraptions that can launch pumpkins as far as possible. Whichever team can launch their pumpkins the farthest will…
Eugene Mini Maker Faire is next Saturday, June 15th. More info here.
EMS will have a booth. We still have room for more members to show their projects, so let us know if you want to exhibit.
Eugene Maker Space held our very first Family Hack Day on June 1, 2013. We had a decent sized group of kids and families show up to get some work done on their own projects. And boy did work get done. We also had several EMS members show up to lend a hand and teach some new skills. Thanks to everybody who came out to make this event a success. It went so well that we intend to put on another one in the not-too-distant future. Keep your eyes peeled for updates on that. In the meantime, check out what everyone was working on!
Eugene Maker Space will be hosting our very first family hack day this Saturday, June 1 from 12:00PM to 2:00PM. Do you have children who are creative, inventive, or just like to make things? Do your kids have a project they want to work on but they need a space to work? Do they have…
Darren Kitchen from Hak5 is currently on his Hack Across America tour. “What is Hak5?” you ask. Hak5 is an internet show that deals with all things hacking. Darren will be stopping by CodeChops this Friday night to do a talk about “Alternative Internets for the Coming Zombie Apocalypse.” The fun will begin with the…
The Mythbusters came to the Matthew Knight Arena last Friday March 15, 2013. The Science Factory had a table to promote themselves as well as the upcoming Eugene Mini Makerfaire (June 15, 2013). I was invited to help them out and was able to bring a few EMS fliers to put out on their table…
The first EMS Make-O-Rama was held last Saturday, Feb 23 from 11AM to 4PM. We had a good turn out. We had a good portion of our membership turn up to help out either by showing off projects or talking with visitors. We had a ton of snacks, drinks, pizza, and good conversations. A few…
The Eugene Public Library hosts events for young kids on Sunday afternoons. A few months back, Eugene Maker Space was invited to host one of these events at EPL. We accepted the offer and on February 3, 2013, six members from EMS went to the library to run the event.
The age group for these events is typically ages 3-7, plus parents of course. We thought that building and launching paper rockets would be a great event for this age group. It’s also relatively inexpensive for us to host since we already have two available rocket launchers and the rockets themselves are made from just computer paper and masking tape.
Eugene Maker Space Invites You to Visit
Make-O-Rama: “Tooling Up”
Our Semi-Annual Show & Tell/Open House
February 23, 2013
11:00 to 4:00
687 McKinley Street, Suite #2
www.eugenemakerspace.com for more information
Making awesome tools to make awesome stuff!
Come see what we’re building now:
Laser Cutters! Vacuum Tables! 3D Printers! Welding Booths!