January 16, 2024

September 2023 Newsletter

Of Classes and Machines… Everyone expects August in Texas to be hot, but over 100 degrees every day? Thank goodness for air conditioning. A good place to escape the heat is to work on projects at The MakerBarn. This month John Buckley will be teaching a course on Fusion 360. Fusion 360 is a 3D computer aided design (CAD) program that allows the user to design complex 3D structures. John’s course is currently full, hopefully he can teach it again when this session is complete.
January 16, 2024

August 2023 Newsletter

Cool Air and Hot Plasma! I don’t know about you, but I am sure glad we installed the two mini-split air conditioners in the shop. July was a scorcher. The new A/C units kept the shop habitable the entire month. The other big change was the three new 3D printers in the lab. All three have been working well and getting plenty of use. They are so easy to use compared to what we had before.
January 16, 2024

July 2023 Newsletter

Entering Our Eighth Year! The 7th anniversary celebration we had last month was a huge success. Apparently, it was in the Impact newspaper as a thing to go to on the weekend. There must have been close to 100 people in the Lab and Shop at one time. No grumbling was heard, everyone had a good time. As a result, our new member waiting list jumped up to about 30 people. We must be doing something right.
June 9, 2023

June 2023 Newsletter

We just celebrated our 7th Anniversary on June 3, and are very proud of how far we have come. One of the latest additions to the MakerBarn is our new ceramics area. On June 20th we are having a "pour night". Sign up and learn about pouring slip into a mold to make a hollow ceramic figure.
May 30, 2023

May 2023 Newsletter

Can you believe it's almost been 7 years?! Come to our anniversary open-house on June 3rd to help us celebrate! While you're there, you can check out our updates to the classroom, as well as introduce yourself to Thing 3.
May 30, 2023

April 2023 Newsletter

Learning opportunities continue at the MakerBarn! As our metal lathe course comes to a close, classes in Fusion 360 & welding begin.
May 30, 2023

March 2023 Newsletter

The CNC milling machine and dedicated rotary laser have both arrived. Stay posted for updates as those get set up.

We also had a fun (& delicious) potluck, and a special visit from the Mayor of Conroe! Check out our newsletter to see what else we have been up to!
February 6, 2023

February 2023 Newsletter

Lots of new things to be found at the MakerBarn, such as new members and new machines! Oh, and did we mention molds? So so many molds.

But seriously, want a mold (or 10)?
January 14, 2023

January 2023 Newsletter

We finished the move, just in time for a plethora of new donations!