Project: Eclipse Viewer

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Didn’t make it to the library for a pair of eclipse glasses? Still want to experience the eclipse? Check out Boston Makers’s Eclipse Viewer, designed by Vinnie Zoutenbier, and perfect for viewing with a group of friends! Simply print the PDF and cut out the individual viewers (or, like we did, load the file into your […]

Want to Teach at Boston Makers?

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Our volunteers have spoken: we want classes! Do you know how to solder like a surgeon? Interested in teaching Sketch Up, Inkscape, or TinkerCAD? Want to make a collaborative quilt or bike project? Tell us about it! This summer and beyond, Boston Makers is looking to expand our roster of open hours and provide free […]

Maker Profile: Emily Glaser

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Emily Glaser is one of Boston Makers’ original members, and has been doing outreach for us since 2014. She’s a tireless maker, organizer, and cheerleader for new projects. In this mini interview, find out what keeps her passionate about making. What first got you interested in making, and why? I grew up with parents who […]

Maker Profile: Vinnie Zoutenbier

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Vinnie Zoutenbier has been a Boston Makers volunteer since February 2017. In this interview, read how he first started making, and why he’s passionate about teaching others at the Boston Makers workspace. What first got you interested in making, and why? I had been following Instructables for a few years, but wasn’t actually making anything until my 4th year of […]

Scenes from our Open House

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On Tuesday, May 23, we opened our doors to the community to share our search for a new makerspace, meet neighbors and local development advocates, and show off some of the amazing projects our volunteers have created at the space. Take a look at their projects, get inspired, and stop in any open project night […]

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 […]