What you likely knew about the enthusiasts of makers local is that we drink a lot of soda.  What you may not have known is that we recycle every can of tasty beverage we slam down, but it’s not always taken to the local recycling center.  Some days are melt days.

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  Upcoming Events

NACC Sewing 101 Workshop: April 8

This sewing workshop, hosted by the North Alabama Cosplayer’s Club, will teach you how to make a children’s cloak with hood, which will be used by the Madison Children’s Theatre in their production of Harry Potter! There will be two workshops, from 9am-12pm and from 2pm-5pm. If you’re interested, check out the Facebook event page!

ML256 @ STA: May 1

Straight to Ale is hosting us on Monday May 1! This event is a great fundraiser and awareness-raiser; a portion of the proceeds from each pint sale will come back to us, and we will additionally be able to sell some small items. We are currently accepting suggestions for events (such as trivia night) or items to sell. Please send suggestions to the Publicity List (publicity@makerslocal.org).

Pig Roast: June 24

Pig roast is coming up quickly, with a prospective date of June 24. Last year we had a huge turnout, and it looks like this year will be no different! Volunteers are a huge part of what makes the Pig Roast possible, so if you’re able, check out the wiki page and sign up. Some examples of volunteer opportunities include selling tickets, babysitting the pig, and pre- and post-event cleanup. Additionally, anybody who can bring a side item or dessert is encouraged to 🙂Read More →

Jeff is probably one of our most well-known members. He has been involved since the very beginning, and has been involved with a wide variety of projects and events in his time with us. Click through to learn more about this illustrious member! If you’d like to nominate a member to be a featured maker, please email blog@makerslocal.org with your suggestion!

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A few months ago, Make-A-Wish Alabama reached out to Makers Local 256 for advice on putting together the perfect personal makerspace for local 16-year-old Joseph. Today, Makers Local members Chris, Hunter, Norm, Bradley, and Jeff had the pleasure of attending the unveiling of that very makerspace. The space packs quite a punch, with its Rigol oscilloscope, Printrbot New Simple Pro 3D printer, benchtop variable power supply, soldering station, and more. We hope Joseph stops by Makers Local to show off his creations!

P.S.: The ideas that went into our suggestions for creating Joseph’s makerspace are located on our wiki. Check it out at this link.

The next Nerd Rummage Sale will be held at Makers Local 256 on April 1st, 2017, from 9AM to 5PM.

If you would like to reserve a table, please visit THIS LINK

If you have any questions about the event, you can reach the event organizer Halley Martin on the  facebook event page 🙂