Meet the Makers: Hammerspace Hobby & Workshop

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Hammerspace Hobby & Workshop is making its debut at Maker Faire KC June 25 and 26. It is a curious space in Brookside where tools and devices of every size are placed for use at the exact time they are needed. It is home to Kansas City’s community of makers, crafters and inventors.

Hammerspace is like a hobby store for folks who build and create.  It provides workstations throughout the space for the most popular hobbies. Club members enjoy additional access to the adjacent wood shop, metal shop, and high tech Maker’s workshop with CNC and 3D printing, laser cutting, and other large power tools otherwise unavailable to many hobbyists.  A lounge area with whiteboard, projector and many tables and outlets for laptops will provide a quiet place to meet and work or just relax.

At Hammerspace, makers can rip a board, sandblast a rusty tool, etch a circuit board, 3D-print a missing piece, or build a robot lawnmower.

Select inventory from:

  • Horizon Hobby, Hobby King (cars, helicopters, RC equipment, batteries chargers etc..)
  • LEGO (lego robotics, 3rd party lego)
  • Electronics kits from many sources [evil mad science, adafruit] (arduino, basic stamp, components, Circuit etching materials)
  • Build kits from many sources (catapults, rockets, robots, etc)
  • Casting and molding and metal working tools and supplies
  • Paint and modeling supplies (woodland scenics, flocking, foam cutters etc..)
  • Useful surplus parts (stepper motors, voltage regulators, pulleys, gears, other must-have parts of popular projects)
  • Useful bulk tools (consumables like drill bits and saw blades and specialty items like security screwdrivers and screw extractors)
  • Hobby sales, beverage and snack sales, membership fees, and class fees provide diverse income streams.

Classes:

Classes may be taught by members, employees, or guest speakers.   Classes may be attended by anyone. No membership required.

Hammerspace advertises and provides the space, then Hammerspace will retains 1/3 of the revenue generated by each class, the rest will be paid to the instructor at the end of each class completed.  The instructor shall provide consumables for each class or provide Hammerspace with an advance part list so that every participant can purchase their own supplies at the time of the class.

There is no really clear boundary on the types of classes that may be taught here in Hammerspace. Classes should begin at about $15 and may range up to several hundred dollars if the supplies and project are large or ambitious.

Through these talks, classes, workshops, collaborative projects, and other activities, we want to encourage research, knowledge exchange, learning, and mentoring in a safe space. We provide an educational space for teaching practical skills and theory of technology, science, and art. We provide work space, storage, and other resources for projects related to art, science, and technology that will benefit the individual members’ personal growth in their fields of interest, encouraging the individual members to share their projects and knowledge for the betterment of society through art, science and technology.

Location: 

440 E 63rd St.

Kansas City, MO 64110

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