In this Maker Experience, participants will build the famous Google Cardboard, which can turn your smart phone into an immersive, full-on virtual reality headset, allowing you to explore the solar system, play video games, or even create your own virtual reality content, just by moving your head. Each participant will receive one Google Cardboard kit and we will walk you through the build process. We will also introduce you to a few popular applications downloadable to your smartphone. If you haven't seen one of these in action, we promise you, it will knock your socks off. Open to ages 7 and up. Attendees may also choose to purchase an extra kit to assemble at home or for a friend, available for $15 at the conclusion of the course.$35 for members, $60 for nonmembers
This skill building course will introduce you to the Makerspace's CNC machine, a software-controlled carving tool that can be used to make precise inlays, 3D carvings, and more. Focusing on Easel, a simple software program that makes cutting very straight forward, we'll cover the basics needed to use this computer-controlled router to carve out projects in plastic and wood. Together, we will design and cut a custom inlay for a jewelry box. We will cover many of the basics applicable to all CNC-based machines. The class is great for existing members who want to learn more, aspiring members who want to hit the ground running, and all who are interested in becoming acquainted with this delightful tool. We recommend, but do not require, that you bring a laptop.$30 for members, $55 for nonmembers
Another “Make It & Take It” course, students receive direct instruction during this 8-10 week workshop series to design, build, and fly a remote controlled airplane. Course costs include access to tools, training, simulator use, controller, flight coaching, all materials, and RC6 Club membership. All ages welcome, contact Nelson to schedule a session at email@example.com. Current classes meet Thursday from 6:00-8:00pm.$150 for members, $225 for nonmembers
A Makerspace is a community run space where people can gather to create, collaborate and learn. We hope the Staunton Makerspace will grow to support collaboration across boundaires of science and art, technlogy and craft, to invent novel objects and works of art. Check out our Equipment Wiki for more information about our tools. The Makerspace is located at 222 S. Washington St. just a few steps outside lovely downtown Staunton Virginia.
Are you telecommuting to work, or running a small business out of your house? Co-working locations offer a collegiate working environment that provides shared resources (such as high speed internet and an espresso machine) in a clean open space that offers an office like atmosphere that can make your day a little brighter and friendlier. As the Makerspace has grown we've established an agreement with Votr (a local tech startup) to help seperate the noisy workshop from the quieter desk workers. You can find the co-working space at 101 W. Frederick St. on the third floor.
You can become a member for as little as $50 per month, with no long term obligation. We have a variety of levels of membership to meet a variety of needs and interests. Please check out our Membership Levels / Price List for more information.
We are located at 222 S. Washington St. Just off of Middlebrook Avenue as you head out of Downtown Staunton. Visitors are welcome by appointment. Please call / text us at 540-324-9427, or email Dan@StauntonMakerspace.com to schedule a time to meet.
Access to the Staunton Makerspace only at 222 S. Washington St. with Wood working shop, 3D printers, Laser Cutters, Electronics workbench, etc...
|Level||Description||Price per Month|
|Family||24/7 Access. Couples must train together.||$65|
|Dweller||24/7 Access. 4’x4’ storage area.||$100|
|Artist in Residence||24/7 Access. 4’x8’ Workshop||$150|
Access to office space at the Vohtr Offices only at 101 West Frederick St. Clean, collegiate co-working area with desks, chairs, standing desks, couches, quiet rooms and a little coffee.
|Level||Description||Price / Month|
|Member||8am-5pm M-F access, Shared workspaces||$50|
|Dweller||24/7 access Shared workspaces Dedicated desk.||$100|
|Private Office||24/7 access Shared workspaces Private Office||$200|
If you want membership at both the Makerspace and the Co-Working space, just sign up as a “Dweller” and let us know. We can accommodate other combinations as well.
There are many struggling entrepreneurs and artists that would like to be members of the makerspace, and would use it to start new businesses and create novel works of art. Supporting memberships are used to allow these folks to join the Makerspace. If you would like to learn more about how your money could help fund these members please get in contact with us, and sign up as a Sponsor! In addition to giving people a means to shape their world, you would also join our members only mailing list, and receive invitations to events, you can set up a subscription as a supporter for as little as $25 a month. Supporters are always welcome to drop by and learn more about current projects and crazy ideas.