Twin Cities Maker

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Twin Cities Maker
Twin Cities Maker Logo.png
Status active
Country United States of America

State or District

Minnesota

City Minneapolis

Date of founding

2009/01/06

Last Updated 2013-09-07
Website http://www.tcmaker.org

Wiki

http://www.tcmaker.org/wiki

Phone

612-293-MAKE

EventBrite

http://www.eventbrite.com/org/440413464

Facebook

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=85060647690

Twitter

http://twitter.com/tcmaker

E-mail

info@tcmaker.org

Snail mail

3119 E. 26th Street
MN-55406-1634 Minneapolis
United States of America

Number of members

112

Membership fee

$55/mo. as of Feb, 2012. Student discount of $30

Size of rooms

9000 sq. ft.

Members Jtbarclay, Pyrodogg, Themountainfold
Location 44° 57' 19.9246", -93° 13' 36.2334"
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  • Twin Cities Maker (TC Maker) is a community group based in the Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota area. Our mission is to make, share, and learn.
  • Our community has very diverse interests that include traditional arts and a host of science and technology related topics.
  • TC Maker operates a cooperative community "maker space" for members to build projects using various media and technologies, from wood and metal working to electronics to fabrics and beyond.
  • The space has evolved with additions of many woodworking, metalworking, and electronics tools. Our maker space is located in the Seward neighborhood of Minneapolis and we call it the Hack Factory.
  • We host member classes on subjects such as Introduction to the Arduino Microcontroller, Welding Basics, and Introduction to CAD.
  • There is a free open women's night on the last Tuesday of every month from 7-10pm that features hands on exposure to different topics and projects. Topics include welding, woodworking, circuit bending, soldering, crochet, paper making, printing, sewing, and e-textiles.
  • Our space is used to also host meetings from groups with similar interests, such as DC612, Twin Cities Asterisk Users.
  • TC Maker was launched as a website on January 6, 2009. A blog post on Makezine.com announced the creation of Twin Cities Maker.
  • During 2009, we met informally at coffee shops. By November, we had joined another fledgling makerspace group to sign a lease for 700 square feet of shop space.
  • On January 6, 2010, TC Maker signed a lease agreement for 4,600 square feet of space through December, 2010.
  • As of April, 2011, we've attained a lease that gives us full use of our building, about 9,000 square feet.
  • The space is open to anyone on Wednesday nights from 7pm to 10pm.
  • As of September 2011, we have over 80 members and are still growing.
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