Yakima Maker Exchange

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Passport! Nov. 15 4pm - 7pm

Come to the Yakima Maker Space Grand Opening! themed Passport. Come learn about all the tools you can use at the Yakima Maker Space and pick up your own passport ...


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We believe Yakima is worthy of "the kind of love that causes you to write letters, shout from rooftops, and challenge anyone who would dare speak poorly of your beloved." ...


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Yakima Valley Blog What's Going On in the Yakima Valley Creative Energy Abounds in Downtown Yakima November 11th, 2014 Creative energy can be seen everywhere in downtown Yakima. Here are ...


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We are a 503c investing in our Yakima community by providing workshops and creative outlets for children and adults, a colaborative making environment, and a flexible facility.  Would you consider joining in this cause and investing your time, talent, and/or resources to help the Yakima Maker Space make a difference in our valley?

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Upcoming Events

Peace Breathing

December 01, 2014

Peace Breathing

Maker Space members can use our facility free of charge for groups or clubs. This month two of our members are offering peace breathing for anyone who wants a simple, ...

December 02, 2014

3D Printing Workshop

Come and learn how to build a 3D printer.  It will take approximately 4 weeks to complete and you will go home with a working 3D printer.

Pottery Ornament Workshop

December 07, 2014

Pottery Ornament Workshop

Celebrate the season by making Christmas ornaments with clay! We will use cookie cutter slab techniques and pinching to roll the clay. You can bring your own cookie cutters to ...

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IMG_9935Are you a tinkerer, inventor, programmer, DIYer, woodworker, artist, entrepreneur, builder, mechanic, designer, crafter, skill-sharer, or engineer?  Do you have an idea you'd like to build, but don't have access to the right tools, skills or space?  Do you want to be part of a community where people like to make things?  Well, then, we want you!

We support the creative potential of the Yakima Valley by providing the tools to make almost anything, space to build ideas, and co-learning for all ages.
 
At Yakima Maker Space we believe that making things with others is a powerful creative engine, that learning by doing teaches better than a textbook, and that access to tools and a supportive community will launch the next generation of entrepreneurs in Yakima.  We are part of the Maker Movement:  All over the country and the world, people are taking back control of the things they own. They wish to rely less on disposable technology and material goods and seek to learn how to build and fix things themselves. This renewed curiosity, combined with world-changing, easy-to-use tools like 3D printing and supercharged by neighborhood makerspaces has turned many a jaded consumer into an engaged and excited Maker.

We are here to support the creative potential of the Yakima Valley.  We want our children to have the technical knowledge to solve problems and the creative ability to think critically. We want adults to have the chance to turn an idea into a hobby and a hobby into a job.  Come on in and check us out and see how you fit in today!

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