LOCAL MAKER WORKSHOPS
Sign up at these workshops and for a reasonable monthly fee (some are free), use equipment provided to work on your own inventions.
All Hands Active, Ann Arbor, MI – “Makers gather here at the AHA! Shop. We take our world and play with it like legos. Mixing and matching recipes of life like a top chef with a picky client. A dash of electronics, a pinch of art, a scoop of biology and a MONSTER amount of awesome. Want to take a peek? Check out our occasional live UStream video feed at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/aha-hackerspace.”
i3 Detroit, Ferndale, MI – “i3 Detroit is a collaborative environment for people to explore the balance between technology, art and culture. We feel the best way to create this environment is to bring like mind people together that share a common passion for technology, art and culture.”
Maker Works, Ann Arbor, MI – Kids welcome! 15 years and younger are free when accompanied by paid adult. Just opened! This maker space segregates tools according to kid-friendliness. Safer tools are in the sections closest to the entrance. More difficult dangerous tools are segregated further in.
OmniCorp Detroit, Detroit, MI – “OmniCorpDetroit is an intense group of designers, artists, engineers, musicians, thinkers, do-ers and makers that get together to build new things as well as share and collaborate within the Detroit community.” This group has regular hack nights. Facebook
The Workshop, Westland, MI – A “DIY” Wood and Metal Shop for all of your projects and ideas. A place to think, dream, make, do.
Other workshops outside the local area, but nearby
Shoprat.org, Jackson, MI – A makerspace for kids! The Shop Rat Foundation is a 501 c 3 non-profit organization with a mission to advance the skilled trade industries by opening the minds of our youth by building unique and innovative projects from concept to completion. Founded by Chris Salow, a manufacturing entrepreneur who saw the need to inspire the next generation of workers, the foundation was developed to provide hands-on educational opportunities to students who live in a society that is dissolving hands-on skilled trade education from school curriculum.
Great Maker Websites
DIY, A community of kids who make! Some friends of the founder of the Mt. Elliott Makerspace started this one. This maker site is designed for kids 6 and up although younger kids are also welcome to participate. Parental help with typing/reading is OK!