Kalimba

Come in and make a kalimba!  We have a quick way to hear the music of thumbs on this ancient instrument, and we can bring it up to date with a hand-soldered pickup.  The contact mic could even be used to run an arduino if you are so skilled and inclined…  Keep your eyes out…

Learn to Solder

Every few months, we bring in members of the community to teach and learn to solder.  We make badges, lights light, and now we make noise with contact microphones! It’s a great maker (and job) skill, allowing us to make connections with electricity and each other.  Bring out your irons or just the will to…

Everybody Prints – 3D

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Everybody Prints! [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text] Everyone can learn to 3d print on our printers. We started the ball rolling with an event last fall, but now there is a growing group of makers in the space who are looking forward to empowering you to get printing and pass it on. Download files off Thingiverse or…

Musical Instrument Workshop

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Musical Instrument Workshop Makers:  Metal Arts Department – HDK Steneby Göteborg University [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text] Engaging the students and workshops of HDK, we enjoyed a one-day-make of musical instruments from whatever we could find.  Diggery-do’s, xylophones, theramins, shovel guitars, drums, chimes – and some that were brand new. The “farm to table” aspect was brought…

Slime Lab

Slime Lab Maker: Jessica By far the most popular and icky feature of the Halloween Makerspace was the Slime Lab, where the chemistry of gooey polymers was explored in glittery, lumpy. fluffy, and new creative ways.  Makers used resources and recipes from far and wide to create their own signature slimes while engaging with elements,…

Elektrobikes

Elektrobikes An idea from a visit to the Flagship Maker Faire in San Francisco – The “Pedal Powered Stage” was brilliant, using spectator clean energy to bike-power the main stage for over 100,000 makers. We hope to collaborate with a local bike project, Skogsfesten, the HDK Metal Shop, perhaps attract sponsorships from local energy concerns…

Laser-Pumpa

Laser Pumpa Maker: Björn Ekblom Developed with the laser cutter as a Halloween Makerspace Project, Bjorn was inspired and inspiring to all with this awesome use of spare cardboard.  Kids, parents, a wonderfully curious science teacher wanting to learn (and more than welcome!), all came out to put together Pumpkins that had not traveled from…

Pottery Wheel

Pottery Wheel Maker: Eemu Kaikkonen Much interest in ceramics, but no wheel!  Just an opportunity perhaps – a bit of welding, cement, a ceiling fan?  We have a spot…we have the tools…and YouTube. Here is a great link of suggestions from Claygeek.com 5 DIY Electric Pottery Wheels