Akron MakerSpace Grand Opening

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Stuart O. Smith, Jr.

Akron Maker Space Grand Opening

I am a very lucky man! In October and November 2019, I was very fortunate to attend many great events. I am publishing seven blog posts today because I really want to thank the organizers of these events. With so much happening, I have not been able to publish my blog posts on a timely basis, but still wanted to recognize and recommend these organizations.

I have already published the following three blog posts about October events: 

Here is a list of the seven new blog posts which will include tweets that tell the story of ten great events and the organizations sponsoring them. In the interest of time, these are not my usual full blog posts, so I encourage you to click on the links and watch the videos in the tweets to learn more:

  1. Cleveland Museum of Art "Michelangelo: Mind of the Master" - MIX: Anatomy & Pop-up Drawing Lounge
    MIX: Anatomy - Cleveland Museum of Art on October 4, 2019.
    Pop-up Drawing Lounge on October 23, 2019.
    I have written several blog posts about Cleveland Museum of Art MIX events -- they are always a great time!

  2. NASA Hackathon! Space Apps Challenge Cleveland 2019!
    October 18 - 20, 2019.
    I want to thank the Space Apps Cleveland leaders (Tom Kunsman, Herb Schilling, and Sarah Dutkiewicz) for inviting me to attend. I highly recommend you learn more about the winners on these special Space Apps Cleveland web pages:
    Global Nominee: Dust Bunnies
    Global Nominee: Hackranauts
    Local People's Choice Winner: Escapees from 318 V2

  3. Akron Art Museum "Open World: Video Games & Contemporary Art," Summit Artspace "Poe's Garden," and CVNP New Visitor Center
    October 26, 2019.
    I want to make a point to thank Curator of Exhibitions, Theresa Bembnister, for the excellent tour. Her depth of knowledge added great value to my son's and my visit to the exhibition at the Akron Art Museum.

  4. Cleveland Rising Summit
    October 29-31, 2019.
    I look forward to the years ahead when we will all see how the grand Cleveland Rising vision is carried out!

  5. Cleveland Maker Faire 2019 and Cleveland Public Theatre "Día de Muertos"
    November 2, 2019.
    I enjoy writing about the Cleveland Maker Faire every year. Thank you, also, to @CPTCLE for the personal invitation via Twitter to Día de Muertos.

  6. The 30th Anniversary of the NASA Glenn Graphics & Visualization Lab (GVIS)
    November 7, 2019.
    A special thank-you to NASA Glenn Research Center Computer Scientist Herb Schilling for this invitation-only event. Thank you, Tom Kunsman, for arranging an additional private tour of the NASA Glenn Library.

  7. Akron MakerSpace Grand Opening
    November 16, 2019.
    Thank you to Akron MakerSpace Founder and President Devin Wolfe for inviting me to celebrate the opening of Akron MakerSpace's impressive new space!
    See this blog post below.

I am truly grateful to all those who made these great events possible.


Akron MakerSpace New Location Grand Opening - November 16, 2019


Supporters Promote

Great to see these supporters promoting the Akron MakerSpace Grand Opening. In particular, I think it is great that the Akron Public Schools sees the value of promoting the Akron maker community. I also often see TinyCircuits out promoting the maker community -- they are the best!


Akron Beacon Journal Video


Arriving at Akron MakerSpace Grand Opening!

Here is the MakerSpace floor plan -- incredible amount of maker tools and resources in this huge, new space! Click on the image to see!

 Akron MakerSpace Floor Plan
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Akron MakerSpace - History

Before the ribbon cutting ceremony, I learned the incredible history of Akron volunteers coming together to make the Akron MakerSpace a reality! With today's Grand Opening, the resources available to the Akron community will be greatly expanded!


The Sparks Fly! Akron MakerSpace Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting!

Be sure to click on the video in this following tweet!


Akron MakerSpace - Craft Lab


Akron MakerSpace - Electronics Lab


Akron MakerSpace - Laser Cutter & Kilns


Akron MakerSpace - Forge + Blacksmithing & Welding



Feed the Flying Saucer with Donations!

Be sure to see these videos, and feed the saucer when you visit the Akron MakerSpace.


Akron MakerSpace - Metal-Smithing & Machine Shop


Andrew Buczko's SkeeBowling & Wooden Dance Dance Revolution


Akron MakerSpace - Power Racing Series

Power Racing Series is a non-profit power wheels racing competition. It's modeled after the racing series 24 Hours of LeMans however with child sized cars. The power racing series competitions are held at Maker Faire events across the USA.


Akron MakerSpace - Wood Shop


TinyCircuits is a Neighbor of Akron MakerSpace


Congratulations, Akron MakerSpace, on Amazing New Space


  Dune Quote


Junkyard Recycling Artist P.R. Miller


Be Sure to Watch & Share with Others this Akron Buzz Video