We’re Moving To Our New, Larger Space

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Contractors just finished the build out of our new space directly downstairs. It’s a great storefront with double the space and much improved street visibility.

We’ll be closed for a period as we move our equipment and add some new equipment and fixtures. Our target re-opening is April 1st, and we’ll provide updates and a firm date here.

We hope you’ll use the downtime to develop new projects to begin when we re-open. Search Inventables, Instructables, Make, pinterest, Etsy, and other sites for ideas.

If you have projects in process that can’t wait, please visit one of our other SouthWorks MakerLabs. Joliet Junior College and South Suburban College (Oak Forest) both have open lab hours and experts to help you.

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Attend Maker Faire Chicago at McCormick Place and Be Inspired

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Visit SouthWorks MakerLabs at Maker Faire Chicago

The “Greatest Show and Tell on Earth”  is finally coming to Chicago in a big way. For two days, McCormick Place will be filled with hundreds of makers and tens of thousands of attendees PLUS C2E2!

Come and be inspired by all the amazing things makers are doing. Enjoy hands-on activities for all ages, demonstrations and workshops. Talk to other makers to learn more and to start your next project.

More information and tickets are at http://makerfaire.com/chicago/

SouthWorks MakerLab Park Forest and our SouthWorks affiliates will have robot demos, Arduino workshops, 3D printing workshops, welding simulators you can try, a student-made lie detector to test, and many projects to show off.

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Etsy Craft Entrepreneurship Workshop

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Learn 3D Printing

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Welcome to SouthWorks MakerLab Park Forest

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If you are a hobbyist or aspiring hobbyist, an artist or aspiring artist, an engineer or aspiring engineer or a person that just likes to design and work on real world projects, SouthWorks MakerLab  provides you a place where you can bring your ideas and aspirations to reality.

The SouthWorks MakerLab is a “maker space” where you can learn about and work with some the of tools that are being used today in science, technology and the arts to create and enrich the world you live in.  Use design programs on the MakerLab computers to give your ideas shape, then use a 3D printer, laser cutter or computer controlled router to give them substance then learn how to use inexpensive computer controllers to animate your projects with light, movement or sound.

Please stop by the SouthWorks MakerLab any time the space is open and bring your ideas with you.

 

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