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View Larger Map. What can you do? We are having a meeting on April 22 to discuss the problems. We have a survey here for people to rank the importance of some proposed reliefs. We have a fundraiser campaign to get money to print yard signs and get media coverage for the 27th street ...
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I am looking for sewing machines!! If anyone has any leads (like garage/estate sales etc) let me know please!! : ) Or if you have a machine in your closet you'd like to get rid of. I'm in need if a few more we can have at the makerspace. Thank you! Valerie
...to my on-line portfolio. Below you will find a sampling of the various costumes and apparel I've designed and/or constructed.  I do freelance costume & clothing design and construction, and will be selling my clothing & ha...
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Photos from Club Workshop in Denver. 16,000 feet of inspriration!
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Join us for our inaugural exhibition at the new #LawrenceCreates Gallery!   Friday, December 6, 2013 7:00pm 
#lawrencecreatesmakerspace #lawrenceartguild   
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We've got two GREAT classes the weekend at the Lawrence Creates Makerspace!  Check out all of our events https://www.eventbrite.com/directory/?q=makerspace&loc=Lawrence%2C+KS&spellcheck=1
#lawrencecreates  
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Just a quick reminder of tomorrow's weekly Lawrence Creates Makerspace meeting, open to the public as well as members.  We meet at 7:30 at the Makerspace, 9th and NJ.

We'll have Papa Kenos pizza and other light snacks.

The #1 topic tomorrow will be the opening of our art Gallery on November Final Friday with the Jim Brothers Retrospective and "Friends of Jim" invitational.  Those two shows will start on Final Friday, November 29, and run through mid-January.

We'll also work on some of our other projects, including"

-- Communications and Social Media
-- Lawrence Creates Video Project
-- RFID (electronic) access controls
--Other topics are members want included.

What would you like to see on the agenda?  Please make suggestions here! 
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Check out some of the art you'll see at this week's Final Friday Lawrence Art Party! 

Friday, October 25,  5:30 to 9:30 pm
Lawrence Creates Makerspace
9th and New Jersey Street, NW corner

You will enjoy all of this and more:

Eight amazing students from Matt Burke’s KU sculpture class showing their latest sculptural creations. This will include a very creative and immersive installation and much more cutting edge work!

--A Gypsy Wagon in the parking lot, with a group of artists, most of whom who have never before shown at the Lawrence Art Party!

Art demonstrations in sculpture and embroidery art. Come, pick up a hammer and chisel, and how good it feels to cut rock!

Painters, sculptors, and and mixed media artists!

--Tasty pizza from Papa Kenos, amazing cold refreshments from the Free State Brewery, Italian wine, and more!

--Music by Lawrencehits.com!

Live audio and video interviews of artists and visitors by the Lawrence Creates Video team and Lawrencehits.com!
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Dear artist friend,

We have room for a few more artists at next week's Final Friday Lawrence Art Party, on Friday, September 27!  As always, we'll have music, food, refreshments, and a great time!

And we'll have something special!  

--> The Lawrence Creates Video Project will conduct and record video interviews with our artists.<--

We'll post the interviews on YouTube, and you can use them for marketing, embed them in your web site, or do whatever else you want with them!  

On top of that, we'll have live video streaming through the Lawrence Creates Maker Channel, and Lawrencehits.com will be broadcasting live all night!

Being part of this fun, creative event costs just $20, and we charge a tiny 10 percent commission for the art you sell.  

To sign up, just email lawrenceksart@gmail.com., and follow up as soon as you can with a few images of your art!  Here are a few samples of art that will be in the show.

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The Lawrence Art Party, a production of Lawrence Creates and the Lawrence Art Guild, is held every Final Friday at the Lawrence Creates Makerspace at 512 E. 9th Street (9th and NJ), Lawrence KS.  We welcome new artists. To apply for a Lawrence Art Party event, simply email a few images of the work you would like to show to lawrenceksart@gmail.com. 

For information on our modest fees, set up times, and much more, check out the Lawrence Art Party Artist Information Guide.
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This is a very small, hands on class with just eight students, so if you are interested, sign up soon.  Frank is offering a very good discount for Lawrence Creates Makerspace members!

The cost of this course is just $179.00 for six sessions, the field trip to 2sculpt's Fall stone carving workshop, and a work of art you have sculpted from a beautiful piece of Kansas limestone. 

Lawrence Creates Members receive a 25 percent rebate ($45), reducing the course cost to just $134. Just join any time before class starts to receive your rebate.

Lawrence Creates membership is just $20 per month, with a $20 initiation fee.

Sign up for the course at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/8211004335/efblike.

Tip: Whether you have a Paypal account or not, you can pay by credit card. Just pay as a guest!
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This is the membership site of the Lawrence Creates Makerspace. Non-members are welcome to visit this site, and encouraged to join. The Lawrence Creates Makerspace costs just $20 per month, plus a $20 initiation fee. To join, please visit http://lawrencecreates.com. Mission Statement Our mission is to empower community residents to learn new skills, develop products and businesses, create art, and build their future. Lawrence Creates leverages the amazing creativity of Lawrence and Douglas County to help ourselves and our neighbors achieve our dreams and improve our lives. We create opportunities for collaboration, learning, mentoring, and innovation. We provide shared workshops, tools, services, and training for artists, designers, inventors, engineers, architects, makers, hobbyists, and other creative people. We serve individuals and the cultural, arts, business, and other organizations of Douglas County. We help residents develop new skills, products, and businesses; enhance the reputation of the region as a creative hub; and contribute to the quality of life and economic development. Lawrence Creates will include: - Tools, including a wood shop, metal shop, CNC (computerized) tools, and other tools needed by the community - Design Jam facilities, including a design studio with the Adobe Creative Suite, 3D design and prototyping tools, 3D printer and scanner - Shared training, exhibition, performance, and practice space - Photo studio with lighting - Textile studio - Art gallery - Gift shop and used art supply store -Other services and facilities required by our members to improve their lives

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Snapshots from some of our weekly meetings!
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We need help setting up lighting for the opening gala on Wednesday December 4th, after 4pm. Contact Sarah or Amanda if you can help! Thanks & Happy Thanksgiving!!
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Barb Kerr

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Hey Everybody on the Brain Hackers Team -- please sign the project form so I will know that you are on board.  Our mission: To create a group "harmonics" linking EEG headsets to musical tones.  We have coders, social scientists, musicians, and electronics experts-- now let's make some brain music!  Next meeting Tuesday night at 7pm before Makerspace meeting.  
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You are cordially invited to the weekly Lawrence Creates Makerspace Meeting on Tuesday at 7:30 PM.  Notes and a draft agenda are posted below.  This is a work in progress, so please post here to let us know what you would like to n the agenda!  https://docs.google.com/document/d/134vNW_TGlazItUglXH0uxPdaaK35TyBrel1VTKKt2b0/edit?usp=sharing
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Wow, check out this great video by Lawrence Creates Video Director Rodolfo Parisi and Videographer Grace Claiborn!  

**Thank you**  to Bill Wachspress and the many other brilliant members of the Lawrence Creates Makerspace who put together the technical and mind bending events you'll see in the video, and the folks from the Lawrence Public Library who partnered with us!
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Great job all!  
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Free computers for East Lawrence kids who need them!!
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-> Can you donate used hard drive and memory to help make this possible? <--

Our idea:

The Lawrence Creates Makerspace has been donated a bunch of used but beautiful Dell Optiplex 760 computers, without hard drives or memory. 

We would like to get as many as we can in the hands of kids in our East Lawrence community who don't have access to computers, or have obsolete computers, with open source software.

We could refurbish them ourselves, or hold classes and teach the kids and their parents how to install memory and hard drives, and load the operating system, browser, word processor, etc.

What do you think? Might a class like that spark the enthusiasm of kids who could go on to careers in information technology? 

Do you have used hard drives or memory you can donate? We would very much appreciate any size SATA drive, and will securely wipe them before using. 

For memory, we are looking for DDR2 PC2-6400 or PC2-8500 non-ECC memory, 512K chips or larger.

If you can help, please respond here, call me at 785-260-0083 or email me at kirkendall1@gmail.com, 

Thank you!

Eric Kirkendall

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Amazing things are happening at the Lawrence Creates Makerspace! A few highlights:

- Several people have signed up for the class, "Stone Cutting with Frank Shopen". This is a very limited enrollment class, but as of today we have a few slots left, with 25 percent discount for Lawrence Creates Makerspace members. If you want to learn a new skill from an amazing sculptor, sign up today at http://tinyurl.com/kfv56du

- On October 5, we are teaming with the Lawrence Public Library to host Star Wars Reads Day! They have asked us to help design some activities, and provide support for the event. Would you like to help create a Wampa with removable arm, some of the other projects they have in mind, or create other Star Wars related art or makerfaire type activities? If so, post here! For more information on the event, scroll to the end of the page!

- Greg Thompson, with programming contributions from Brad Levy, has made great progress building the proof of concept for our RFID access control system. During testing, Greg made the short video linked below showing an RFID keyfob triggering the lock to open. http://youtu.be/8rn_u-Mibu4

- A team of our technical folks, led by Greg, has begun planning for a Hack Lab (aka Hackerspace) within our Makerspace. The team developed a list of tool requirements, and we will find them a physical location. Would you like to be part of that team? If so, post here, or contact Greg!

- Richard Kershenbaum is setting up a camera system to add a layer of security on top of our access control system. 

- A bunch of wonderful facility improvements are in the works. A garage door is on order to replace the wood portion of the front of our building with an insulated bay door. And our wood shop team will be happy to know that badly needed improvements to the wood shop are going to happen very soon!

- Joe Anderson, Frank Shopen and others are working together to develop safety and other rules for the wood shop. 

- Several people have taken on management roles in the Makerspace, and will join Tim Middleton, Operations Manager, in running the Makerspace. We’ll get more details out on that soon! 

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From the Lawrence Public Library, more details on Star Wars Read Day:

Star Wars Reads Day
Sat, October 5, 2:00-3:30 PM
At Lawrence Creates, 512 E. 9th Street (9th & NJ)
All Ages
Lawrence Public Library is teaming up with the new makerspace in town, Lawrence Creates, for the 2nd annual Star Wars Reads Day. We'll start the day off with a Wookiee yelling contest followed by crafts, games, a special appearance by R2D2 and much more! Prizes will be awarded for the best Wookiee yells. Costumes are highly encouraged!

These are the four events that we would love for you to choose one of to do: 

Create a lifesize Jabba the Hutt for a frog bean bag toss. 
We were considering using a tarp to make Jabba, but we're open to more creative ideas

Magnetic Force Be With You
Using magnets taped to plastic cups, see if you can get a chain of paper clips to move the cup. What if you put some sort of barrier between the magnet and paper clips? This is our science part of the day, but if anyone in your gang has a better magnet/force idea and would like to implement that, we'd love to have them!

Trash Compactor
We were planning on creating a corral with cardboard and filling it with recycled paper and cardboard and calling it our trash compactor. We'd love more ideas or anyone to take on this task if they wish.

Wampa 
This one we are not doing, but we think it would be great if someone on your team would like to take up. Another library had created a life-sized wampa with a detachable arm. Event goers were encouraged to cut the arm off with a light saber. Once that young jedi was done, the arm could be put back on and ready to be cut off again. We're not sure how to go about creating a life-sized wampa. We hope someone would love to do this project.
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Snapshots from yesterday's Open Source Hardware Users Group Meeting at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation in Kansas City.  It was inspirational!
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We have now a discussion forum for the free/libre open source special interest group for lawrence creates. Here are my current thoughts and status on the rfid lock project https://groups.google.com/forum/#!folder/lawrence/lawrence-creates-sig-floss/Vg3S5G08Sy8
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Great idea Mike!
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