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Woodworking

Thanks to the tremendous contribution of time and effort from Rick Hubbard, we now have a fully fleshed woodworking shop including several router tables, and Grizzly bandsaw, a series of sanders, several Compound Miter Saws, Drill presses, tables saw, Circular saws, oscillating sanders, planers, various hand held routers, nail guns, jig saws, flush cut saws, air compressors and a dust collection system to keep it all in check. And thanks to Ashby Wratchford for the video! There is a more complete listing of our equipment available on our Wiki.

Electronics

We have two 3D printers (a Makerbot Replicator 2, and a Ultimaker 2), a desktop CNC router (Shapeoko 2), a well appointed electronics workbench, IRIS quadcopter, several laptops and desktops, a midi music center, and (our current pride and joy) a 100 watt Lasersaur laser cutter that will just blow you away. (Special thanks to Ashby Wratchford for another excellent video). There is a more complete listing of our equipment available on our Wiki.

Upcoming Events

Virtual Reality Goes DIY -- A Make It & Take It Workshop

Thursday, February 23rd @ 6pm

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

Introduction to CNC Routers: Learn to Make a Wooden Inlay

Thurday, March 2nd @ 6pm

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

RC6: Design, Build & Fly a Remote Controlled Airplane

Scheduled By Request

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 rc6@stauntonmakerspace.com. Current classes meet Thursday from 6:00-8:00pm.

$150 for members, $225 for nonmembers

About

The Staunton Makerspace is a part of a much larger process that is taking place across the world. Here is an oppertunity to take part in a movement that is as local as it is international. Share your skills, and learn from others, to build a better, more entertaining, more enabled world.

  • Makerspaces

    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.

  • Co-Working

    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.

  • Prices

    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.

  • Hours / Location

    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.

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Join Us

Ready to join? Great! Take a look at the Membership Levels / Price List below. You can choose between being a Makerspace member OR a Co-working member. If you want access to both spaces let us know and we can set up a custom membership to suit your needs. Get in contact with us (dan@stauntonmakerspace.com / 540-324-9427) so we can give you a tour and a quick introduction to the space. When you are ready, you can easily setup payments to the right. Your membership helps found a community of makers and doers. This is a good thing. Join us. Make something beautiful.

Monthly Membership
Yearly Membership (10% Discount)

Makerspace Membership Levels

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
Member 24/7 Access. $50
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

Co-Working Membership Levels

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

Dual Citizenship / Unique Requests

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.

Supporter

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.

Contact Us

Please get in contact with us if you would like to join us, or if you just have a question of comment. We'd love to show you the space, talk about our ambitions, learn about you and your intestes and find ways to help each other and the community.

Email: Dan @ StauntonMakerspace . com

Phone: 540-324-9427

222 S. Washington St.
Staunton Va.