News and Updates: We Have Dedicated Desks and Private Studios Currently Available!

Hi Makers!

Maclean here. I'm going to try to start doing something I've been meaning to do for over a year and post weekly (or as weekly as possible) Houston Makerspace updates. It's truly incredible how much goes on around here in a seven day period, and probably at least some of it is interesting (that was a trick! All of it is totally awesome!).

Truth be told, I usually don't get too many moments to pause and reflect on what goes on around me in this old warehouse. We're still 100% volunteer-run, so most weeks we're just happy to still be here. I would love it if, in the comments, y'all could post some encouragement for my amazing staff, who works for free to make sure we can provide tools, machines, resources, education, and community for makers of all skill levels for a reasonable price. Maybe tell us something about one of our staff members, or about Houston Makerspace in general, that inspired or motivated you to MAKE.

Ok, on to updates!

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Houston Makerspace Year in Review: Year One

As we approach our one year anniversary, we would like to take this opportunity to look back at some of the incredible things that have happened at Houston Makerspace over the past year.

Some of the accomplishments we have achieved with your help are:

1.     Clean up and preparation of 100 Hutcheson Street – Over 60 volunteers spent most every day during the months of January, February and March stripping and replacing paneling and walls, stripping floors, cleaning, replacing ceiling tiles, cleaning, painting, fixing doors, cleaning and more cleaning to get the building turned into Houston Makerspace.

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Meet The People: Maclean Smyth

Maclean Smyth: HMS Director + Founder

Maclean Smyth is the director and founder of HMS, a leader who is passionate about supporting makers of Houston.

In 2011, Maclean moved from San Francisco back home to Houston and in 2013, she established a crowd funding campaign to help bring the maker movement to our city.

Today, when you  visit HMS you will find Maclean working hard to run the business while also connecting with many volunteers, makers, and members. From her own business and creative experiences, she truly understands the importance of incubating a creative space that is both inviting and resourceful for people all skill levels.

When she has a rare day off, Maclean loves to go on adventures, cook and bake, and spend quality time with family and friends.

Come on by HMS and meet our inspiring and creative leader, Maclean Smyth.

Copyright Houston Makerspace, LLC 2013.  Background images by Marisa Brodie and Alex Barber.