6,000 Square Foot Makerspace Opening Soon at Lowe Mill

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Huntsville STEAM Works is so excited to announce that construction on our 6,000 square foot makerspace is almost complete! Located on the first floor north wing of Lowe Mill ARTS and Entertainment Center, our new makerspace will feature a woodshop, metalshop, advanced manufacturing lab, design room, workshop space, a dedicated classroom, and more.

In this brand new space, you can join us for workshops and classes, or better yet, become an official STEAM Works member and gain access to our tools and expertise on a monthly basis as you work on your independent cosplay, props, and other projects! Construction completion is slated for early December, with our official Grand Opening Event coming in January!

Lightsaber Fabrication Demonstration at the US Space and Rocket Center

For those of you attending the release of Star Wars: the Last Jedi at the US Space and Rocket Center, be sure to show up early or stick around after the show to check out our awesome lightsaber fabrication demonstration, under the direction of in-house artist Peter “Float” Lucker. You can also get more detailed information about our workshops, classes, and memberships at our new makerspace! We’ll be there showing off all release weekend, December 14th – 17th.

Geeky Winter Workshops for Adults, Kids, and Teens

If the lightsaber fabrication demonstration news piques your interest, mark your calendars for Star Wars Days on December 18th and 19th! Teens and adults can get a sneak peek of our new makerspace, and sign up to make their own awesome, high-quality lightsaber prop for display purposes, and kids can join us for our Padawan and Jedi Maker Workshops to make Star Wars themed snowflakes, foam light sabers, and more.

DJoA0jAVAAAK5jX.jpgWe don’t stop there; the entire week of December 18th we will offer a variety of awesome workshops for all ages, including Frozen Day on December 20th, Day of the Doctors on December 21st, and Winter Village/Gingerbread House workshops on December 22nd. Check out the registration link at hsvsteamworks.org for more information.

Supporting Local Area Education

The best part of bringing your creativity and talent to Huntsville STEAM Works is not only are you getting access to great tools, expertise, classes, and workshops, but you’re also helping us sustain the central mission of our educational outreach programs.  Huntsville STEAM Works 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a focus on education.

Many of our outreach and inreach programs support STEAM education for low-income students and underrepresented minorities in Title I schools and programs that support students with limited access to resources like ours. We’re also a proud community resource partner of Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama, working to support leveling the playing field for girls exploring a future in STEM fields.

As we move into 2018 and beyond, we hope to further expand our reach to an increasing number of students to help the explore their potential as innovators in the 21st century, including utilizing our mobile fabrication lab, coming soon with the help of a generous grant from Toyota. Your participation in our community of learners and makers also plays a vital role in supporting our programs.

If you have any questions about our current workshops or classes, or if you are interested in having us host a custom class, maker party, or event, please don’t hesitate to contact Education Director Jennifer Johnson at jenniferj@hsvsteamworks.org, or call our lab at (256) 705-4327.

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