Who we are

WE ARE A CREATIVE ENVIRONMENT THAT ALLOWS FOR THE EXPLORATION OF NEW IDEAS AND INVENTIONS

Who we are

We are a 501c3 organization with approximately 210 members. Our makerspace is run completely by our volunteer members. We learn from each other and enjoy sharing our knowledge with others.

THE SHOP AND THE LAB

The woodworking and metal working equipment is found at The Shop. When open to the public, The Shop has a Manager on Duty. The laser cutters, 3D printers, sewing machines, vinyl cutters and printers are at The Lab. Members have 24/7 access to The Lab, therefore no managers are on duty here

In both areas, safety is a prime concern. Proper safety and use training is given to all new members. This practice helps our members gain the confidence they need to operate the equipment safely. It also helps keep the equipment operational through proper use and care.

THE MAKER BARN

SINCE 2016

The MakerBarn began as a dream and a desire to share the “making” spirit with others. Our humble beginnings started with an old barn, a small team of dedicated volunteers, and a lot of sweat-equity working through a hot, Texas summer. It took over a year of planning, clean-out, and construction to make the MakerBarn a reality. “If you build it, they will come.” In June 2016, The MakerBarn opened, people came, they saw the value, and membership started to grow. Click here to see how it all started.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

The Executive Committee (or "EC") meets once a month to handle the operational business of The Maker Barn. The EC additionally reviews and recommends policy, issues regarding safety, and maintenance of equipment. The EC is continually looking for ways to provide more value to the membership, including planning large tool purchases and coordinating training classes.
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EQUIPMENT AND TOOLS

We are continually adding tools to our makerspace, so check back often to see what is new.
Tools and Equipment

MEET THE AREA MANAGERS

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WOODWORKING & CNC - JIM BARRON

Jim has lots of experience with woodworking and CNC. He holds occasional CNC classes that demonstrate the Vectric V Carve Pro software we use. Jim can check you out on woodworking and CNC tools at the Barn.
Contact him via SLACK.
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METALWORKING - BRYAN MANKA

Bryan is area manager for metalworking which includes the metal mill and the metal lathe at the Barn. He can check you out for use of either of these machines Contact him via SLACK.
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LASER CUTTING AND ENGRAVING - GREG RADLIFF

Greg is an artist and expert at using Laser Cutter and Engravers. Greg can show you the LightBurn software we use and can check you out for use of the Laser printers in the Lab. Contact him via SLACK.
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ELECTRONICS - RAUL GARCIA

Raul is area manager for electronics. More of a fixer than designer, but willing to help and learn together. See Raul for anything related to microcontrollers, electronic devices or other electronics related projects. Contact him via SLACK.
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3D PRINTING - JODY COCHRAN

Jody is a graphic artist with deep experience in 3D printing and other graphics tools. Jody can show you slicer and other software used with the 3D printers. Contact him via SLACK.
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WELDING - THIS COULD BE YOU!

You may have skills on the MIG, TIG, acetylene torch, and/or plasma cutter. You enjoy working with metals and can help check members out Contact him via SLACK.

We are constantly growing and setting new goals and horizons. We are looking for someone like you.