Are you a teacher? Will you be responsible for maker activities at your school next year? Do you want to incorporate maker activities into your classroom instruction?
It’s official – Red Mountain Makers is now recognized as a 501(c)3 organization. Our recognition of status letter arrived from the IRS on April 6th.
Members Lynette Pope and Celeste Phau put in a lot of hard work this past week to develop good work zones within the Fiber Lab. It’s now configured to allow for work on two looms, two dedicated sewing stations, a pressing station and a flexible work area that can be used either to cut, work on projects or as a work space for the sergers and electronic sewing machine.
Shirley will be running equipment and certification sessions on every second Sunday afternoon from noon – 6 pm for the next few months. Please contact her via our page at Meetup.com to make an appointment.
See Celete’s Fiber Lab update at her blog. The Fiber Lab is coming along – in addition to two sewing machines, two sergers, an industrial machine and ironing equipment, we now have several looms. Celeste has documented the process of assembling the looms, building missing pieces, tools and planning first projects.
Last Saturday, the Red Mountain Makers had a booth at the Central Alabama Regional Science Fair. For the science fair, we put together a resource list for those interested in starting to learn programming and operating system basics and an information sheet about maker and hackerspaces. If you know of anything we should add, please tell us!
Red Mountain Makers will be out at the Young Women’s Empowerment Conference at the Birmingham Children’s Hospital on March 14th. If you or your daughters will be there, please stop by the booth and say hello. We will be demonstrating the Arduino circuit board and introductory programming suites.