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Universal Truths in a Simple Design Challenge

I’d like to tell you about my favorite of all the camps we do each year. But, we need a small preface. You know how easy it is for two people to find areas in which they disagree. Though there are some people that seem to relish conflict, most of us tend to avoid interacting with those […]

Building Connections – Mentors focused on Accessibility

by Dr. Wienen The following contains excerpts from an article originally published by CHELSEA KATZ chelsea.katz@theeagle.com April 11, 2018 Read the original work here. Chelsea Katz visited Mentors & Makers last night and got a first hand look at what we do in youth programming. The Equipped for Making Class explained their scrap table projects and […]

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Still Here…Growing a Little Each Day

Thanks to a gracious landlord, Mentors & Makers still have a home in College Station. She has agreed to a month-to-month arrangement as the M&M community continues growing towards a sustainable goal. Come join the community and help us make our current location a permanent home. Why People Join People join the M&M community for all […]

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Should M&M Move or Expand?

We want to create a M&M facility in Bryan to offer STEM training for underprivileged youth and workforce training for the homeless and unemployed. In order to do so we need to either make the present M&M location sustainable or we need to close it. Right now, M&M revenue is about 33% of the cost […]

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Classes and Workshops are Ramping Up

Being a Maker doesn’t mean you know how to make everything you want to. It means you Want to make! Most makers we know have a backlog of skills they want to learn. We absolutely enjoy learning things on our own. But, sometimes we need a boost up on the learning curve. Other times, we simply need […]

Schedule

Looking for structured activities and classes or simply a time when no programming is scheduled? Either way, the weekly calendar should help.Register for workshops, events, and evening classes (4-session and single session) through our Eventbrite portal  Register for Summer Camps and Extended Classes via our Jackrabbit portal (click the button to the left). Follow this link to […]

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Every Makerspace Needs a Big Old Stump

Sometime size does matter. I’m always a little saddened when I see a huge old tree chopped into pieces and discarded on the curb. There is so much missed potential in all that wood. Since originally planning the Metalworx shop, I’ve been keeping an eye out for a big log to be the center piece. […]

Makerspace Summer Camp

Summer Camps are now available.Summer break means fun! But, it doesn’t mean the learning has to stop.We have diverse summer camps for diverse interests and schedules.     Note:One final note.  Member discounts are applicable…but, you’ll have to register in person at least two weeks before the scheduled Camp.  We are also the host site for many of the Brazos […]

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Kids Room Viewing Portals

The Kids Room will be a great place for the “littles” to start their making journey. But, to be a good learning environment, it needs to be a safe one. Those viewing portals into MetalWorx, CNC plasma room, and the Woodshop need panes installed.