Art, Astoria
Aug 16, 2017

Help Bring a Makerspace to Astoria

Makers, this one’s for you!

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Are you a maker? Would you like to see a space dedicated to making things? Then attend the upcoming organizing meeting this Saturday, August 19 from noon to 1pm at the QED Cafe (27-16 23rd Ave). From the organizers:

“This will be a very informal meeting where we will exchange ideas, explain what is in store for the near future, and take questions on the future of this Makerspace. We have tons of exciting things in the pipeline and we wanted to show that we are serious about getting this community together.”

The organizers are working to make the Makerspace happen under the name ionyc. According to the website, some of the potential services and opportunities that could be part of the Makerspace are:

  • Tech education classes for adults and children
  • Instruction on how to use arduino, microcontrollers, or any miscellaneous electronics
  • Woodworking and metalworking
  • Machining
  • Laser cutting
  • 3-D Printing

The organizers welcome input and feedback at the meeting and look forward to hearing your ideas about potential projects and ways to make the Makerspace awesome. Bring your thoughts, pitches, and suggestions! You can also join their (closed) Facebook group or Meetup group to keep apprised of the progress on a regular basis. They strongly believe this is a community effort and genuinely want your participation.

Hope to see you there!

Astoria Makerspace Community Meeting
Saturday, August 19, 2017
Noon to 1pm
QED Astoria Cafe
27-16 23rd Ave, Astoria

About Meg Cotner

Meg Cotner was trained as a harpsichordist and now works as a freelance writer and editor. She is the author of "Food Lovers' Guide to Queens," and is a skilled and avid home cook, baker, and preserver.

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