NORWALK, Conn. -- The Fairfield County Makers Guild is holding the grand opening of its Norwalk makerspace on Saturday, Feb. 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 327 Main Ave.
The guild is a nonprofit, membership-based community workshop and fabrication studio that will provide access to specialized tools and equipment to enable its members to turn their ideas into reality.
A product of the maker movement, the guild's mission is to establish a vibrant community of makers, inventors, tinkerers, hobbyists and artists as well as a culture of learning and sharing with one another. By providing access to tools, knowledge, and community, the guild hopes to establish a space that fosters innovation and creation.
The guild will provide classes, workshops, study groups, and meet-ups for all ages and skill levels. These include 3D design and printing, learning to solder, Lego Robotics, intro to microcontrollers, electronics workshops, and much more.
The new makerspace will be equipped with 3D printers, 3D scanner, metal lathe, milling machine, soldering stations, work benches, drill press, chop saw, hand tools and much more as the organization continues to grow.
The guild believes that democratizing access to tools and education will foster innovation and will open up tremendous new opportunities for our local community.
The organizers welcome all interested individuals to stop by and have a look at the many projects that the members will be demonstrating including robotics, microcontroller projects, 3D printers and related technology and quadcopter development and demonstration. A time lapse YouTube video of the building of a 3D printer is online.
Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling and state Sen. Bob Duff will attend the grand opening along with other officials and companies in the rapidly growing maker movement. For more information, visit www.makersguildfc.com.