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A MakerSpace for Tallahassee
A MakerSpace for Tallahassee

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Saturday, August 27th, there is a community-wide "Welcome to Tallahassee" event for FAMU, FSU and TCC students at Railroad Square. The event runs from 11AM until 6PM. There will be community organizations with information displays, food trucks, entertainment and the art galleries and workshops of the neighborhood will be open for visits. In addition, Making Awesome, Tallahassee's non-profit arts and technology makerspace will be open for people interested in seeing what we have available for students who want a place to build things and tools to build

Members are encouraged to come and help host the event, showing people the space, talking with people and signing up new members. To sign up to help at this event, go to

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Come join us at Making Awesome for a week of learning the basic concepts of programming. Appropriate for middle school and high school students, as well as adults, this class is designed to take your from having no coding knowledge to understanding the concepts that are important for coding in any language. The class will be taught in Python. The classes will be held over the week of Spring Break, March 14 - 18, from 6:00pm - 7:00pm.

The class starts on Monday evening and runs for five days, one hour per session. The class is being taught using Python, an open source language that is simple enough for kids, but so powerful that scientists use it to control sophisticated instrumentation.

The class is being taught by David Baucum, who says he'll teach you how to think like a programmer. While the course is being taught in Python, the concepts are applicable to other modern programming languages. Look for a registration link tomorrow (Thursday).
The class will be one hour each evening for five days. The class will start on Monday, March 14th at 6PM and continue on Tuesday, Wednesday,Thursday and Friday evenings.

You can bring your own laptop for the class. We have a few loaner computers available for use in class. We'll get Python loaded on everyone's computer during the first class session.

We're sorry for the short notice, but this will be an excellent class, and it's worth changing a few plans to be able to participate. While the class is open to children and adults, participants under 18 will require the permission of their parents. Participants 15 or younger must be accompanied by a parent. The class will cost $80 for non-members and $60 for current paid members of Making Awesome. To register, go to

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Member and woodworker Bryan Knowlton is leading the class. Attendance is limited and you must register in advance. The class is free but only open to current (paid) members of Making Awesome. To register, go to

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There will be a work party at Making Awesome on Sunday, November 22nd at 10AM. Those attending will help clear out the space, build a table to hold the cutter, run a ventilation line to the outside, etc. Jackson Burns is coordinating the event. For more information, contact Jackson at

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Making Awesome is signed up for the "Love-to-Ride; Tallahassee Bike Challenge". Please consider joining our team and participating by riding at least 10 minutes sometime during the challenge (Nov. 1st - 30th). You can ride anywhere, or anytime. There are some amazing prizes including a bike donated by local hero's Damn Good Bikes, a trip to New Zealand and more.

Riding your bike to Making Awesome just got a bit easier with the new roundabout and the bike lanes along Railroad Ave, and remember, you don't need to fight for a parking spot.

You can register at

In the spirit of the Bike Challenge, why not build something for your bike at Making Awesome? Here are a few ideas:

Bike parts and bling you can print on the Making Awesome 3d printers: I'm especially fond of the bike vase (

Or, pick a bike project from our friends at Instructables:

Whatever you do, be sure to sign up and ride your bike!

Our current computers in the space are getting a little long in the tooth. Right now, most of the desktop machines are of the Pentium II era (1997-1999). They work fine but are really slow. If you have something newer that you're willing to donate, please be in touch. We could also use a video projector for the classroom.

Making Awesome, Inc. is a 501(c)3 corporation. Donations are tax deductible.

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Saturday, April 4, 2015, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  Want to learn how to use an Arduino? This is a basic course where we will teach basic electronics and microprocessor fundamentals. You will be given a kit of parts to accomplish 16 lessons. The course will run 4 weeks, meeting Saturdays at 10:00am for two hours. You can sign up at Making Awesome at our Open House, Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00pm. The fee for the class is $50 for members and $60 for non-members. -
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