Houston Makerspace June E-Newsletter
Welcome to Houston Makerspace.
Hello! Thank you for signing up for our email list! We have a lot to tell you.
What is Houston Makerspace?
We are a giant workspace that will provide access to a commercial kitchen, wood shop, metal shop, rapid prototyping lab (lasercutters and 3D printers live here!), textiles lab, sewing studio, screenprinting studio, jewelry studio, coworking space, offices and artist studios! We will have two classrooms and a wide range of classes and workshops geared toward makers of ALL skill levels. Houston has a thriving maker community - all that's missing is access to machines, tools, resources and education to pull us together. It's a huge project, but together we can make it happen!
What's HMS up to?
We are currently working on our website and will have a lot more information at www.houstonmakerspace.com in the coming weeks including membership structure, the opportunity to sign up for pre-memberships and a blog to track our progress.
Speaking of, we'd love your help choosing our logo. Below are the three we are working with so far. What's your favorite?
We're working on our crowdfunding campaign, which is set to launch mid-July. Once complete, we can finally secure our space and get making!
We're also launching our Makerspace in the Making Series, which will include lectures and classes at various other maker community locations around Houston.
We have two events this week. Come meet us today or Friday! Details below:
Maker Happy Hour at New Living
Come to this informal happy hour Thursday June 27th from 7-9 pm and meet some of the folks who are raising the stakes for the Houston maker community. There will be people who can help you make, market, and sell your creations, like:
Maclean Smyth of Houston Makerspace
Matthew Wettergreen of Rice's OEDK
Jeff Kaplan of New Living
Dave Morris of 3DCAMP Houston
Joanna Nathan of Enventure
Jacob Shiach of Brightwork CoResearch
Patrick Wheeler of TX/RX Labs
Stephanie Toppin of Houston Craft Calendar
Adam David Burnett of Creatorspace
Ren Mitchell of The Tinderbox
Brittany Bly of Pop Shop Houston
free beer from Buffalo Bayou Brewing Company!
New Living is Located at:
6111 Kirby Drive
Houston, TX 77005
Sharespace Launch Party/Open House
Join us Friday June 28th from 7-10 pm for the official launch of Sharespace, a new Coworking Incubator and Community Classroom.
Enjoy signature cocktails mixed by the fabulous Linda Salinas, treats from Supernatural Bakery, and ice cream from Fat Cat Creamery! Music by DJ Ryan Supak. Hosted by Houston Makerspace.
The first 50 people though the door will receive a killer swag bag with locally made goodies and DIY kits!
When we each share what we're good at, it makes the community better. When we share our skills and resources we all do better together. Sharespace provides coworking with structure and accountability to strengthen our web of community mojo.
Sharespace is located at:
2201 Preston St.
Houston, TX 77003