There are some exciting updates about the recents blog posts from the Roswell Firelabs Makerspace. As our members well know, things are always changing and being improved around the space. One of the great things about being a makerspace is having such an amazing community of specialists who are all willing to come together to make something truly incredible.
In the Main Bay
The much anticipated storage shelves in the main bay have arrived! Situated in the front right corner by the bay doors, these shelves are meant for project storage or personal equipment. There’s no locking mechanism or privacy, like the rentable lockers have, but it’s a great place to keep larger or more durable projects that members are working on. This should keep them from being shuffled around as other members need various tables and equipment that these projects may be blocking. When projects get shuffled, there’s a chance of them being damaged and nobody wants that! Keeping personal equipment in this dedicated place also helps ensure that it isn’t used by other members of the space who mistake it for Firelabs equipment.
When using the shelves, members are asked to be respectful that it is still a public space. Please don’t take up more room than is necessary and complete the projects within a reasonable amount of time. While the Firelabs understands that some projects can take time to complete, these shelves aren’t meant to be long-term storage. Projects left on them should not just be set down and forgotten. Additionally, please be careful of other member projects that may also be on the shelves while removing or placing your project there. All projects and equipment should be labeled to keep track of who they belong to.
If a piece of equipment on these shelves does not belong to you, please contact the owner before using it. Lending private equipment to other members of the space is up to individual discretion and members are not obligated to allow other members to use their personal equipment.
The Roswell Firelabs recently started up a series of sewing classes and they are going wonderfully! Despite the snow last Saturday, members still turned up to take Sewing 101, which included a step-by-step walk through of the sewing machines at the space and instruction on the basics of safety and technique. This class also included the completion of the sewing checklist and making a small pouch that participants were able to take home. One participant decided to use it as a new case for their reading glasses.
If you missed out on Saturday’s class, you still have another chance to catch it! The Firelabs has several other sewing classes already on the books. The next Sewing 101 class is scheduled for March 7 at 10:00 AM and is just $5 for members or $15 for non-members. Sewing 102, the more advanced class, is scheduled for April 4, also at 10:00 AM. This class is $5 for members and $20 for non-members and covers how to achieve the perfect dart, modifying existing sewing patterns, and discusses various machine attachments.
For both Sewing 101 and Sewing 102, you are more than welcome to bring your own sewing machine from home to learn on. Machines will be provided with the class, however, and members who complete their sewing checklist have access to using the machines at the Firelabs for any personal projects they may have.