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NOTE: We are currently only open to RFID members due to CDC social distancing guidelines. If interested in a walkthrough please email info@DuluthMakerSpace.com to schedule a tour.
If interested in a membership, please sign up for a DMS orientation class which are hosted every two weeks. Membership Info

3001 West Superior Street Duluth, MN 55806 View Map

Mission: To offer the best sustainable multi-field cooperative workshop possible for our local artists, inventors, experimenters, teachers, learners (Makers!)


Members At Shop Currently:Joshua Kilen

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Tours (Monday, Jan 31st - Mike )

(Tours of Duluth Makerspace available)
    Contact Mike to arrange a tour of Duluth Makerspace. 218-461-0069

Masking Required Again (Friday, Jan 14th - Board )

(Sign from the city)
    Effective Friday, January 14, 2022, at 5:00 p.m., a local state of emergency is declared and face coverings required. This regulation requires all persons ages five and up to wear a face covering in places of public accommodation. [Which includes us].

Minnesota Swag (Thursday, Sep 30th - HG )

(Cement mold making on the Big CNC )
    A joint project between a few of our Makerspace members, here we have prototype plug for cement casting being cut out on our 5’x8’ CNC router. After this prototype is cut it will be lined with a lubricant and filled with cement. The result will be a coffee coaster with a Minnesota state relief in the center.
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May 21st

Class: Intro to Stained Glass (12:00pm-2:00pm)[$50]
In this beginner stained glass class you will learn the basic techniques of cutting glass, construction using copper foil and solder. By the end of this class, you will have constructed a beautiful stained-glass heart for yourself or someone else.

Class: Lapidary Arts 101 (see cabachon class, too) (2:00pm-4:00pm)[$80.00]

THIS IS A TWO PART CLASS, AND THE FIRST HALF OF GETTING CERTIFIED TO USE THE LAPIDARY EQUIPMENT. It meets Saturday May 21, 2:00-4:00 PM and Wednesday May 25, 6:00-8:00 PM. The 2nd half of the certification series is a separate 2-part class in June.

Lapidary Arts 101, Saturday May 21, 2:00-4:00 PM, instructor: Amanda Learn basics of the lapidary arts including;

  • ​​Rocks and Minerals- Local stones, identification, hardness
  • ​​Saws and tools- uses, care, safety, cutting demonstrations
  • Arbor- demonstration and hands-on learning; forming, sanding, polishing

Studio Hours 1: ​​​ Wednesday, May 25, 6:00-8:00 PM, instructor: Sam Practice what you learned in 101: use saws to cut rough stone into slabs, then slabs into ‘preforms’ for cabbing. Supervised by 1 of the 3 studio managers to answer questions, offer guidance.

Part 2 of the certification series will be held June 11, 1:00-4:00 PM, with studio time June 15, 6:00-8:00 PM. All four sessions are required for Lapidary certification.

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Class: CNC Basics - Plywood Furniture - No Stool (6:00pm-9:00pm)[$95.00]
Class with no takeaway. The scope of this class will entail how to take a vector drawing or design, set the file up in Autodesk Fusion 360, then use the "Big" CNC to manufacture your project. Students must be familiar with basic computer operation such as downloading and installing programs, identifying file types, and saving files to USB drives. A personal laptop is preferred to simplify future project setup.

Class: CNC Basics - Plywood Furniture (6:00pm-9:00pm)[$110]
Get your feet wet with basic CNC functions while making a plywood stool. The scope of this class will entail how to take a vector drawing or design, set the file up in Autodesk Fusion 360, then use the "Big" CNC to manufacture your project. Students must be familiar with basic computer operation such as downloading and installing programs, identifying file types, and saving files to USB drives. A personal laptop is preferred to simplify future project setup.

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May 26th

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May 27th

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May 28th

Class: In Person - DMS Membership Orientation (12:00pm-2:00pm)[$20]
*This class is only for New Members to orient to Duluth MakerSpace. Attendees will be expected to have a current membership or pay for a months membership at the time of orientation.* A general orientation to everything Duluth Makerspace. In this mandatory class for RFID access, we go over important tool usage, as well as workshop expectations and function. Scheduled every two weeks. If you just can't make this orientation, please email duluthmakerspace@gmail.com to set up a time that will work.

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Jun 3rd

Event: At Ursa Minor - Agate Hunter Beer Release (4:00pm-7:00pm)[$0]
This year Duluth Makerspace is partnering with Ursa Minor for a 2 day event. Ursa Minor will have an Agate Hunter Beer release party on June 3 from 4:00-7:00 pm. The Agate Festival will have vendors at both Duluth Makerspace and Ursa Minor on June 4 from 10:00-5:00.

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Like what we're doing but have little time to be involved? Consider giving some funds.
Thanks go out to Christopher Kroll (who said: Keep on Makin') for giving $105 on 2015-11-22

Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: What is a MakerSpace?
A: A Cooperative Workshop, run like a fitness gym, where a monthly membership pays for shared access to tech tools, electronics, woodshop, metalshop, techshop, crafts, classrooms, fabrics, etc! Similar places have been sprouting up across the country. They are a real community asset driving innovation, education and cooperation. Our biggest asset is the other members.
Q: Who is running this?
A: A loose knit group of about 30 very enthusiastic member-volunteers who aspire to endlessly improve and creatively use our 11,000sqft building. Over half of the equipment is on loan or donated from members! The remainder is currently privately funded to keep us well stocked.
Q: How long have you been running?
A: We bought the building end of 2014, and volunteers have been tirelessly working on improving the space since then. We had our grand opening September 17th, 2016.
Q: Who is the place for?
A: All ages (18+ for non-class-based solo access), Women and Men, Anyone who is curious, who wants to learn new things from enthusiastic people. Anyone who is artistic or otherwise creatively inclined. Anyone who likes to create things but may not have room at home for all the various tools needed. Anyone wanting to take or teach classes on a wide range of subject matters.
Q: Do you have tool X or can you support hobby X at the shop?
A: If we do not already have the tools we will look into finding a way to integrate it into our offerings. We encourage you to help us gear up and teach the equipment! Our equipment list is helpful.
Q: I'm interested! What are ways I can be involved?
A: Come take a tour. Become a Member. Come volunteer working on space. Donate or lend some needed equipment or funds. Join our facebook page. Tell a friend. Come take a class. Anything is appreciated!

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