will be closed Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2019 to allow the
volunteers to celebrate Christmas with their families. We will be open Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019 from 2:30 p.m. (late opening) until 5:00 p.m.
and Monday, Dec. 30, 2019from 5:30
p.m until 8:30 p.m.
We will also be closed Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020 for New Year’s Day. We will be open Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. and Monday, Jan. 6, 2020 from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.
UPDATE: Thanks to the gracious assistance of one of our members, the MakerLab will be be open on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 for Open Lab.
We still will be closed on Saturday, April 13 for the SouthWorks Engineering and Robotics Olympics. Join us from 9:00 a.m. until noon at the fieldhouse of South Suburban College, 15800 State St., South Holland, IL.
Please check Meetup and Facebook for any changes.
any inconvenience this may cause our Makers.
This class covers principles involved in equipment, material, and procedures, combined with demonstrations and supervised practical experience, using standard industrial equipment. Students will be exposed to Arc, Gas, MIG and TIG welding. Students in this 4-hour workshop will be introduced to the theory of welding and how to safely work with the tools and equipment. Students will also receive hands-on instruction and have the opportunity to create some basic welds.
Prairie State College is an accredited American Welding Society Educational Institution Member.
Jackie is a gifted self-taught bookbinder who has been coming in to use the laser. The picture above is one of her creations- a roughly 3 inch by 5 inch book of thick card stock that could be used for autographs, notes from guests at a special occasion, and more. See the video of the entire book.
She cut and laser etched the cover on our laser and added the beautiful medallion and elastic. The intricate design of the spine allows the solid wood to bend enough to serve as a cover. We have several designs for the spines that are both beautiful and have different amounts of bend.
We’re hoping to have Jackie in to demo her bookbinding techniques. Let us know if you’re interested in that. Plus, if you already have a book, phone, laptop, etc. that could use a cover, stop in and discuss how to make a personalized cover out of wood, plastic, leather, and more.