The Vermont Maker’s Showcase is a celebration of the creativity of local engineers, tinkerers, artists, and makers, sponsored by The Foundry Workshop. Held at St Johnsbury’s annual World Maple Festival
, the Showcase features displays, demonstrations, and activities for the whole family. Come out to scenic St Johnsbury on Saturday, April 25th, from 10am to 4pm
, and see what marvels of engineering are hiding in these Green Mountains. Admission is free for all ages.
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The Foundry Workshop
(St Johnsbury / Lyndonville, VT)
The Foundry is a membership-based workshop in St Johnsbury, VT. We offer a well-equipped space for craftsmen, engineers, and hobbyists from all ages, disciplines, and walks of life to work together to create new and innovative products and businesses. We also provide training on state of the art industrial machinery, and educational outreach programs to improve local interest in engineering. The Foundry provides fully equipped, industry-grade workspaces for electronics, robotics, metal working, woodworking, welding and 3D printing. We also offer regular seminars in business skills, such as finding suppliers & manufacturers, fundraising, and marketing. As a member-driven organization, we will add capabilities as demand grows.
MIS makerspace is a 905 sq. ft fabrication experimental laboratory with a variety of tools and resources for prototyping, building, and designing computer and electronic equipment. There is a clean space and dirty space that meet the needs of designers and fabricators of various materials ranging from wood to metal to paper.
Claremont Maker Space
The Claremont MakerSpace: A community-oriented, not-for-profit, creative hub in Claremont, NH. Slated to open in late 2015, the Claremont MakerSpace will be a resource center for those looking for specialty and high-tech tools, room to work and experiment, creative classes, entrepreneurial support, and a community of like-minded people who make stuff, break stuff and think outside of the box.
White Mountain Science
Started in 2013, White Mountain Science (WMSI) supports Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) and Maker education in both formal and informal settings. They offer workshops for kids and teachers using tools such as electronics, coding, LEGO MINDSTORMS, the Makey Makey, many types of digital measurement tools, 3D printers, LASER CNC machines, and many many creative project ideas. They consult with educational institutions and educational technology companies and are a regional distributor for Sparkfun Electronics!
WREN WORKS Maker Studio
The WREN Maker Studio Berlin will provide a place for inter-generational community collaboration, education, classes, workshop and networking events. Members can work on their businesses and projects while learning new, creative skills through workshops, mentorship, events and a peer-learning environment.
Open to the public and members during alternative hours, Wednesday Through Friday 10am until 8pm and Saturdays 10am until 6pm, the WREN Maker Studio Berlin will includes public access free technology space, with a comfortable seating area, laptops and free wireless Internet connectivity, small fees for printing, faxing, copies and k-cup coffee or tea. In the back of the new building at 117 Main Street, will be shared flexible coworking offices for day, weekly or monthly use.
Laboratory B is Burlington, Vermont’s member supported hacker space. Started in the Fall of 2010, at the Burlington 2600 meeting. It is now located at 266 Pine St in Burlington Vt, just a short walk from downtown. It’s offers 1000+ sq. ft of hacker/maker fun.
Laboratory B members are interested in a wide variety of technologies and related issues. Project range from anti-surveillance fashion to cloud infrastructure.
Vermont Novelty Toaster
(St Johnsbury, VT)
Just some folks in Vermont making toast for the amusement of mankind.
They dream of being “The Vermont Teddy Bear” of toasters someday. While they wouldn’t mind selling out and retiring like “Ben & Jerry” did with their ice cream company.
American Game Table
Something you have never seen before! There is nothing quite like the American Game Table: a six-sided table with a full-sized board game on each side. The table is simply turned over until the desired game is on top ready to play. Raised ridges along the sides of each game keep the bottom game up off the floor to prevent scratching. Each game is a classic: Backgammon, Cribbage, Chinese Checkers, Chess and checkers, “Words” and “America’s Game.”
St Johnsbury Academy
(St Johnsbury, VT)
St Johnsbury Academy has always been a school that values craft, authentic practice, and making things. In particular, our technical education and fine arts programs have involved generations of students in creating both beautiful and functional objects that reflect the skills learned in these programs. More recently, engineering, robotics, and computer science classes and clubs have afforded opportunities for students to add digital and electronics skills to this repertoire for building and making.
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Lyndon Institute sponsors a student makers group within the Math and Science departments. Students this year launched a high atmosphere weather balloon.