Yakima Maker Space Scheduling Portal is a fully operational. When using the: CNC, Screen Printer, Vinyl Cutters, Glowforge, Rayjet or 3D Printer you now must now schedule a time using the Schedule Web Page.
The reason for this change is simple, we have had members drive into town to use a tool only to find someone camped out on it. This new system will prevent this from happening in the future. Thank you for your understanding in this matter. The board strongly believes that this will prevent future scheduling conflicts.
We have many software options at YMS that have tons of on-line tutorials and videos to get you up and running whatever your designing needs are. YMS has the complete adobe creative suite, and a host of other graphic design software available on multiple computers for your use on a first come basis. Access to Computers and Software is free to all supporting members. We host classes on software operation on a regular basis.
YMS as a wonderful tool called a ShopBot! It is a 4 X 8 computer controlled router table that you can make all kinds of wonderful things with. There is however a steep learning curve and the machine is expensive to operate and maintain. It one of the few tools in the space that we charge members extra to use. Users are required to take a certification class, or work with a certified member to make use of this tool.Schedule time on our CNC Router Here
YMS has a Rayjet 50 watt laser engraver and cutter. This is a powerful tool that you can cut leather, paper, wood and some plastics with. This tool is wonderful for making inlays for many wood working project. It can also engrave on a variety of materials.
Much like our laser engraver the glowforge is a laser printer and can cut through material up to 1/8" thick. Schedule time on our Glowforge Here
We have a cornucopia of tools in our wood shop. You can any of them as a general member. However, sanding disc and saw blades wear and need to be replaced. Donations to maintain the space can be dropped in the member drop box with a note, or you can buy supplies for your community shop if you feel so inclined. Karma is King! We do ask that if you do not know how to use a tool ,that you ask for help from other members.
We provide equipment to burn your screens, and print your projects. However, ink, emulsions and clean up items cost money. Any items you use from YMS stock is expected to be replenished. One can also make screens using cut vinyl as a template.
Schedule the screen printing station Here
We provide the equipment to 3D print your projects. You can use the software to get an estimate of the material costs of your print and make a donation to the space, or bring your own materials. This equipment has a bit of a learning curve so you are encouraged take a workshop to get up and running. Schedule 3D Printer Here
How to Use 3D Printers
YMS has over 20 light duty sewing machines. There is also a serger, and a heavy duty industrial machine. Please maintain the equipment you use.
YMS has two vinyl cutter for your use. Please take care to keep knives in good shape by using the right knife for the material you’re cutting. Please make sure to bring your own material. We have materials in the shop for YMS signage and classes. You are expected to bring your own materials. Schedule a Vinyl Cutter Here
YMS hosts a large community of dedicated ceramics enthusiasts. We encourage everyone that is interested in this field to take a basic foundations class, even if they have experience in the practice. This will give the gate keepers of the kilns the information they need to evaluate members skills levels. As a member of YMS you have access to the tools at the space. As a service to our members YMS has a bisque-ware and glaze firing service that allows members to have their personal creations fired.
Welcome to the complete beginners guide to Adobe Illustrator. On this course I will be introducing you to the program and covering some essential practice.
Quick and Dirty screen set up: https://youtu.be/YFZGC0rHPgg
Squishy Circuits uses conductive and insulating play dough to teach the basics of electrical circuits in a fun, hands-on way. Just add batteries and our pre-made doughs (or make your own dough with the provided recipes), and let your creations come to life as you light them up with LEDs, make noises with buzzers, and spin with the moto