Los Alamos Makers has expanded its makerspace by 1,000 square feet, doubling the amount of room that members can use for personal projects.
What do people do at Los Alamos Makers?
People come in all the time to use the 3-D printer. Recently, a member used the 3-D printer to make a bird feeder.
Sewing has also been very popular, especially because there are machines available for use, plenty of counter space to spread out work, and classes where students can learn the basics, as well as learn quirky new tricks.
There is a new CoderDojo branch for teens. CoderDojo is a free global network of volunteer-led computer programming clubs. At CoderDojo, teens are welcome to come and learn how to code, build websites, create apps and games, and learn programming languages in a social setting. Attack Research, a company based out of White Rock, is one of the sponsors.
People come to do woodworking projects, come to fix things at the Fix It Friday events, and come to experiment. Many members come knowing what they want to make, but not sure how they will make it.
The expansion also allowed them to add a safe place for young children to play, with a sand table, water table and games.
Los Alamos Makers is located at 3540 Orange Street. The website is losalamosmakers.com.