Makerspace Grand Opening
Fairfield County Makers’ Guild
Saturday, February 22, 2014
10am – 2pm
The Fairfield County Makers Guild, Inc. is holding the grand opening of their Norwalk, Connecticut makerspace on February 22nd from 10am until 2pm at 327 Main Ave.
FCMG is a non-profit, membership-based community workshop and fabrication studio that will provide access to specialized tools and equipment to enable its members to turn their ideas into reality.
A product of the maker movement, FCMG’s mission is to establish a vibrant community of makers, inventors, tinkerers, hobbyists, and artists and a culture of learning and sharing with one another. By providing access to tools, knowledge, and community, FCMG hopes to establish a space that fosters innovation and creation.
FCMG will provide classes, workshops, study groups, and meet-ups for all ages and skill levels. These include 3D design and printing, learning to solder, Lego Robotics, intro to microcontrollers, electronics workshops, and much more.
The new makerspace will be equipped with 3D printers, 3D scanner, metal lathe, milling machine, soldering stations, work benches, drill press, chop saw, hand tools and much more as the organization continues to grow.
FCMG believes that democratizing access to tools and education will foster innovation and will open up tremendous new opportunities for our local community.
The organizers would like to welcome all interested individuals to stop by and have a look at the many projects that the members will be demonstrating including robotics, microcontroller projects, 3D printers and related technology and quadcopter development and demonstration.
The grand opening will be attended by Mayor Harry Rilling and Senator Bob Duff, as well as other notable individuals and companies representative of the rapidly growing maker movement including MakerBot which was awarded Engadget Best of CES 2014 prize and Balam Soto who was a 2013 TEDx guest speaker and winner of three Editors Choice awards at the World Maker Faire New York.
For more information please visit www.makersguildfc.com.