At Yakima Maker Space we believe that making things with others is a powerful creative engine, that learning by doing teaches better than a textbook, and that access to tools and a supportive community will launch the next generation of entrepreneurs in Yakima.
We want our children to have the technical knowledge to solve problems and the creative mind to think critically. We want adults to have the chance to turn an idea into a hobby and a hobby into a job.
We are here to support the creative potential of the Yakima Valley by providing the tools to make almost anything, space to build ideas, and a co-learning environment for all ages.
YMS Shopbot Operation Class.
During this 12 hour weekend class, students learned:
1. How to prepare a vector based design for V-Carve Pro
2. How to set-up, secure materials and run the Shopbot
3. How to apply simple woodwork finishing techniques (sanding, hand router and nail gun operation).Members completed shelving to be used at Yakima Maker Space as display cases for our front room. All students have now meet the prerequisites for personal CNC (Shopbot) projects. Good Job Class, and Thank you.
Make sure to check out our event page for more up coming classes.
Yakima Maker Space was once again proud to be a part of the Fresh Hop Ale Festival, held on Oct. 1, 2016. This year we brought a team of makers to bear on a super-cool project: the Yakima Maker Space Touchscreen Selfie Station. An old casino touchscreen, a Raspberry Pi, a webcam, and some woodworking - all combined to create something new! Check out some sample photos from the debut of this fun project. Special thanks to YMS member Chad Smith for working through the code!