Thank you, Boston Cultural Council!

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  Earlier this year, Boston Makers was honored to apply for, and receive, an Organizational Grant from the Boston Cultural Council. This grant helps nonprofit organizations around Boston fund operational activities that many other grants might not–in our instance, liability insurance, which is vital for Boston Makers to keep our doors open to the public! […]

What We’re Up To: Picket Fence Repair

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After being battered by many long New England winters, facing near collapse and the constant withering eye of my wife, I couldn’t get away with it any longer. Our little garden fence needed a proper springtime fix–and more than some sandpaper and a coat of paint, I have to admit. The good news is that […]

Design Swarm Workshop at DigiFabCon

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The Design Swarms workshop at the Roxbury Innovation Center on April 1, 2017, organized by DigiFabCon, was an opportunity to collaborate and culminate design concepts. In this workshop we addressed a humanitarian problem of insufficient access to tools amidst the ongoing refugee crisis, specifically those found in fab labs and makers’ spaces. Members of Boston Makers, Autodesk […]

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Request for Proposals: Help Boston Makers improve our member database!

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Calling all database experts with experience in CiviCRM and WordPress! As the Boston Makers community grows, we’re in need of a database to manage our contacts. Thanks to some amazing volunteers, we’re already running an instance of CiviCRM on our WordPress back-end, but it’s slow and buggy. Help us fix it! Boston Makers is offering […]

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Hacking bar codes for your LEGO® set

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Building with LEGO® blocks is a fun way to capture young imaginations. Modern LEGO sets have become very elaborate, like the new Nexo Knights. These sets come with Nexo Powers, which are little shields that have a small picture on them, representing a special power that can be uploaded to an app by taking a picture of […]

Holiday Party 2016!

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On December 12, 2016, makers and friends gathered at Boston Makers for our second annual(!) holiday party. Since opening in April, our volunteer list has expanded to 50 people, and we were delighted to invite them to the space to say thank you with refreshments and a rad holiday-themed soundtrack by DJ Dayglow. Check out […]

A glance at Maker Faire Milwaukee

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We wish we could visit every maker faire in the country and see the incredible creative projects that people are working on–but at least we have ambassadors to report back! Take a look at these photos from Maker Faire Milwaukee, which was held September 24-25, 2016. All photos courtesy © Richard Glaser. Of course, 3D […]

Spin Cycle Part 2: Wake Up the Earth

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Rain didn’t stop crowds of budding artists to pedal and paint their way to masterpieces at Wake Up the Earth on May 7. Our Spin Cycle was a huge hit; thank you to our volunteers, artists, and parents who patiently watched their kids splatter paint everywhere. See photos of our Microcontroller Club building the Spin […]

New Equipment! Laser and plasma cutters, fabric, and more

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What a good problem for a makerspace to have: a lot of stuff! Back in November, Boston Makers volunteers sat in our makerspace in Hyde Square Task Force’s Cheverus Building discussing the kinds of equipment we’d most need to feel like a “real” makerspace. We had a spotty, kinda-working 3D printer. We had a few craft […]