CMASS Makerspace

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4 months 1 week ago #8835 by Howard Greenblatt
Hi there,

Recently we have been discussing new places to hold club meetings . I have been thinking about possibly using a makerspace as a place where we can not only hold meetings but also build stuff. Where we would have access to tools like milling and laser cutting machines, 3D printers, welding equipment, etc. A while back Kenn and I went to go check out the Artisans Asylum in Somerville and I recently went to check out the Framingham Makerspace . I think the Framingham Makerspace could have some real potential as a place to not only hold our usual meetings but maybe even rent some space there for CMASS members to hang out and build stuff and take advantage of the facilities.

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We are soliciting your thoughts and feedback on this idea. Please respond and let us know what you think.
We don't want to get involved with this if no one is interested. We are working out the cost but we first need to know who would be interested and at what level.

Some questions:
Would you go to club meetings in Framingham?
Would you be interested in taking advantage of the equipment at a Makerspace?
Do you think it would be fun for CMASS to have a dedicated space with tables and storage where people could come and work on projects?

Let us know what you think - Thanks!

- Howard

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4 months 1 week ago #8837 by Guy Wadsworth
Yes to all three questions. (Do I get to see the other side? (Monty Python Reference)).

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4 months 1 week ago #8839 by Howard Greenblatt

Guy Wadsworth wrote: Yes to all three questions. (Do I get to see the other side? (Monty Python Reference)).

Not to get too sidetracked but Monty Python - ere the other side he see

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4 months 1 week ago - 4 months 1 week ago #8840 by John Buscaglia

Guy Wadsworth wrote: Yes to all three questions.


What he said.

BTW, my favorite color is blue.
Last Edit: 4 months 1 week ago by John Buscaglia.

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4 months 1 week ago #8841 by Ed Pattison-Gordon
That's easy! Yes to all three questions.

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4 months 1 week ago #8842 by Frank DeAngelo
Framingham is a tough ride from Revere. I don't know how many meetings I would be able to attend.
Equipment at a Makerspace sounds interesting. I would be concerned if the club can afford it.
Having a dedicated space sounds good but once again I'm wondering about the finances.

We should look at where club members live to determine a good location for club meetings. After two meetings in Revere attended by only three people that does not seem to be an optimum location.

I do appreciate all the effort you have put into this.

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