Los Alamos Makers just expanded their makerspace by 1,000 square feet – doubling the amount of room that their members can use for personal projects.
Anyone curious about what goes on at a makerpace, and interested to see if is might be able of use is invited to stop by the Los Alamos Makers until 5 p.m. today during Small Business Saturday. There will be another open house 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3.
Stop by to tour the facility, see all of the equipment that is available for members and visitors to use and get set up with a punch card at a discounted rate.
What do people do at Los Alamos Makers?
People come in all the time to use the 3-D printer. Recently, a member used the 3-D printer to make a bird feeder.
Sewing has also been very popular, especially because there are machines available for use, plenty of counter space to spread out your work, and classes where students can learn the basics, as well as learn quirky new tricks.
There is a new CoderDojo branch for teens. CoderDojo is a free global network of volunteer-led computer programming clubs. At CoderDojo, teens are welcome to come and learn how to code, build websites, create apps and games, and learn programming languages in a social setting. Attack Research, a company based out of White Rock, is one of the sponsors.
People come to do woodworking projects, come to fix things at theFix It Friday events, and come to experiment. Many members come knowing what they want to make, but not sure how they will make it.
A new play area, and interactive video games for kids
Whenever there are classes or workshops at Los Alamos Makers, one of the first questions parents ask is, “Will there will be child care?”
The expansion also allowed them to add a safe place for young children to play, with a sand table, water table and games.
The Beam System is an interactive video game system where the graphics are projected onto the floor. They have games where kids can play the piano, throw beach balls, kick soccer balls, pop bubbles and chase frogs.
Now is the time to save on a punch card and a day pass
From now until the end of November, buy one punchcard and get one free. Plus, this is the last chance to get a punchcard or a membership pass at the low launching price of $20.
Starting Jan. 1, day-passes will go from $5 to $8 and punchcards from $20 to $32, so get them at their lower price while you still can. You can buy them online here or pick one up when you go to the open house.
Los Alamos Makers is located at 3540 Orange St., Suite LV1 and LV2, Los Alamos, NM 87544. Website: www.losalamosmakers.com.