Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Northwest Arkansas maker event call for makers

Take3.NWA is hosting a maker event on August 10 from 9am to 4pm.
If you would like to show off what you make, please fill out our call for makers form at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1FBJGdqzq60HiXUVBBUvsqQXXojbIIlDJ1Qwr_LYBbIo/viewform

Monday, July 22, 2013

We are hosting a maker event at the Rogers Public Library on August 10. It will be free to both makers and visitors. If you would like to show off what you make, please complete the maker application.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Maker Event planning session at the Rogers Public Library July 17, 5:30 - 6:30.

We will be having weekly meetings at the Rogers Public Library to plan the event. These meetings are open to members of our community. For more information, please visit our facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/take3nwa/

Sunday, February 10, 2013

SURVEY: Please help up make Take3.NWA the makerspace you need.

We have created a survey to help us better understand what our members are looking for in a makerspace. We are hoping to get this completed by as many potential members as possible, before our February 26 meeting.
 It is only 10 questions.
 Please help us out.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

News for February.

Take3.NWA again took part in the Rogers Public Library's Geek The Library event.  We had a great time.  It was wonderful to meet locals who are just as excited about making things as we are.  We even got some news coverage from it.

Benton County Daily Record - 2/3/2012
Our goal for 2013 is to finally get a space open and start making stuff with the local community.  Please watch this space for more information.

Coming events

Starting in March, we are going to be having regular "field trips."  These will be either shop tours or visits to other makerspace type locations.

March 9 -- We will be visiting a woodshop near War Eagle where they use a large ShopBot brand CNC router for production.

June 28/29 -- Kansas City Makerfaire.  Those members who will be attending the Makerfaire will be invited to visit some of the KC area makerspaces.  Details to follow.


The current plan is to have monthly meetings on the 4th Tuesday of each month.  The next meeting will be February 26th at 6pm at the Rogers Public Library in the Glotzbecker Conference Room.

If you want to keep up with what's going on, please join our Facebook group.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

NorthWest Arkansas needs a hackerspace.

NorthWest Arkansas needs a hackerspace. There have been at least 2 attempts in the past and they both appear to have died on the vine.  This is Take 3.
I would like to build Take 3 in Benton County instead of in Fayetteville.  This is due to the fact that there are a large number of professionals who would like to have a hackerspace, but don't want to travel too far to go.
What I want in a Hacker/maker space.

  1. The clubhouse for an active hacker/maker club.
  2. Somewhat centrally located near I-540 at or north of exit 78 (Monroe Ave. Lowell) 
  3. Reasonable monthly fees with a sliding scale based on willingness to volunteer time towards club maintenance and fundraising activities.
  4. Active in the community.
  5. Safe and fully insured. 
  6. Classes.
  7. Well equipped shop.
    1. Laser cutter
    2. Full sheet CNC router/plasma cutter.
    3. MIG welder
    4. Wood working tools. 
    5. Additional space for more based on the requirements of the group.
If you would like to see a hacker or maker space in Northwest Arkansas, then join the cause by following this blog or joining the Facebook group.