Bless the Maker and his water!  

In conjunction with Cinemark and Bridge Street to kick off the premiere of Dune in theatres, members of Makers Local 256 will be marching a 45 ft long Sandworm on October 22, 2021 at the times of 6:15PM and 7:30PM.  

This huge project was built over the span of six months by Michele Cotten, her husband, Jeff, and several makers/friends of Makers Local 256.  The sandworm was designed and implemented by Michele at Jeff’s request.  As an avid cosplayer, Michele asked him, “Honey, I make a lot of cosplays.  Can I make one for you?”  Of course, he wanted a sandworm in the style of a Chinese Dragon!!  

The sandworm and its handlers, calling themselves the Huntsville Fremen, have marched at Dragon Con in Atlanta and in Huntsville at the 2019 Christmas parade.  They are eager to march for the Dune premiere at Bridge Street!

This exhibition is free to come watch!  Fun for all ages!


Come carve pumpkins with us at the make shop!

We will have a limited collection of carving tools and stencils, and we’ll provide tea lights for pictures afterwards.


Thursday Oct 28th from 6pm to 9pm.


Facebook Event Link


“Someone forgot to turn off the air conditioner last night.”

Members have heard this grumble since we moved into our third space (no pun intended).

Thanks to the actions of Aaron Rissler, we now have our 220V AC unit on a mechanical timer switch.

His implementation not only will save the shop money, but also help the environment by cooling the space when it isn’t in use.

This simple design is comprised of the following parts:

  • Outlet
  • Timer
  • Project Box
  • 240V 2 Pole Contactor
  • 240V Plug and Wire




Who: You!
What: Nerd Rummage Sale v7.1
When: Oct 2nd, 2021
Where: 414 Stevens Ave
Event Link
Table Sign Up Link

Over the past year what have you squirrelled away? Nerdy toilet paper? Boba Fett action figures? Well you don’t need those things, but someone else does!

Come down to this year’s Nerd Rummage Sale and see what wonders there are to behold.

To apply for a booth at the nerd rummage sale, please click this link to the application form: