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Sewing and the Future of American Economics

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Maker-Mom touts the importantce of being a maker in America

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Shapeways Meet Up This Thursday!

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Lets get together and talk 3D printing from a print service using industrial machines.  Bring your 3D prints and we'll chat about material options, 3D modeling, and finishing techniques!

If you don't have any prints, bring your curiosity and questions and learn about how 3D printing with Shapeways is different from desktop 3D printers.

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Laser Cut Sole Stamps!

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Kellen G. is making shoe sole stamps for Greenwich Vintage Co. on the laser cutter. 

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It’s Show and Tell Time Again, Folks!!

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Join us this Wednesday to hear Cory Huesby talk about his current projects. Everyone is welcome to come in, get a tour, have a beer (byob, meet the makers and find out what all this "Maker" hub-bub is all about! 

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The Mill Memberships

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We're getting full! 

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Come Sniff Some Warm PLA…

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Makerbot's Replicaotr2 at The Mill this Wednesday as part of MSP3D Meetup! 

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Exciting changes in 2013

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Thanks for a great 2012, now for 2013!

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Underwater robots and your role in the Maker Community

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  • Ready for 2013
  • Join The Mill community this Thursday night for a very important meeting
  • Make something!
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Learning to Weld

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When Rachel found the perfect table, the price tag was the only problem. She decided she could build it with some help from The Mill.

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Arctic Flight Success!

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A big congrats to our very own Anton Jachim who achieved kickstarter success for his project Arctic Flight! 

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Meet Maker David Lang!

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David Lang will be speaking at the Mill December 20 at 6:30 pm. 

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The Mill on FOX 9

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Check out FOX 9 on Monday morning (Dec 3rd) at 6:45am, 7:35am, 8:40am and 9:30am for a story about us!

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Bringing bicycle building to the masses!

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Every cyclist agrees at some level there is nothing on this earth more beautiful than a handbuilt masterpiece.  But the word of bike building has remained outside the realm of the DIY audience of tinkerers, craftspeople etc. The nomenclature and complexity of the craft can be a real barrier to entry.  Desirable parts and materials are available if you know where to look but assembling the right components at a good price is a momentous task for the newbie.  Enter the Jiggernaut.  Mixed Media Engineering has taken the guesswork and a number of sizable hurtles out of the way so anyone with a little knowhow can get started in the craft of bicycle frame building.  By offering complete frame and fork kits,  blue prints, as well as flat pack jigs to hold everything in place they have the hobbyist bike builder on their way to the first success for under $400!

This Minneapolis company launched their first successful Kickstarter in February 2012 and are back to kickstarter with more product kits. Check out and support the project HERE!

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Custom Artisans, Meet Consumers

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Custom craftspeople have an ever growing set of tools to help them reach customers.

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We All Live in a Red Bull Submarine

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Nathan Knutson and his 1.21 Jigawatts team created this extraordinary game of games right here at the mill in July. They're interactive submarine simulates various threats and with any hesitation the alarms sound, the sub shakes, and the players are soaked with sprinklers. Read more about the Red Bull sponsored 72-hour build compition and watch the game in action. 

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Craft’za and The Mill featured on Fox9

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M.A. Roskotakes of FOX9 stopped by to talk with a few of the vendors for Craft'za, a holiday themed craft show at the Soap Factory November 17th from 10am to 5pm.

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Spark Kickstarter Launches!

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A steady stream of Kickstarters are getting help from the community and equipment at The Mill.

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MAKE International 3D Printing Meetup

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Now happening in over 125 communities!
Nov 15, 2012 - 8pm

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Quadcopter Build

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Micah, member of The Mill, took his latest project out for a test spin today. Watch the quadcopter take flight. 

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Arctic Flight on Kickstarter

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Innovation happening at The Mill! Check out this member project on Kickstarter.

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Design a mini-golf hole for the Walker

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Art and architecture merge with miniature golf in this open call for designers to create holes for the Walker Art Center’s third installment of Artist-Designed Mini Golf.

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Member Profile: David Heisserer

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David is a professional contractor, designer, inventor, member 1.21 Jigawatts, and a prolific maker.

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Meet Mr. Kickstarter

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Meet Yancey Strickler, founder of Kickstarter, Thursday October 25th for a talk at the Walker Art Center.

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Piracy Machines?

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MP3 and torrent files were demonized as piracy file types. Could the same happen for CAD files? It seems a bit of a stretch but this battle is looming on the horizon. Gear up, Makers.

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3D Printing Q&A Session

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Thursday, September 27th, 6pm at The Mill.

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Etch your iPhone 5 on our laser!

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The iPhone 5 has a new annodized aluminum case which means it's prime real estate for some custom laser etching. Bring it in to The Mill with some custom art and we'll help you personalize it.

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Twin Cities Robotics Meetup

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The Twin Cities Robotics Meetup will bring together roboticists, hackers, entrepreneurs, hobbyists, engineers, professionals, funders, and enthusiasts in the Twin Cities to meet and discuss robotic technology, cool robot trends, new start-ups, and efforts to put Minnesota on the robotics map.

 

 

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MSP3D September Meetup

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MSP3D meetup at The Mill, 6pm September 12th. Everyone welcome. Come learn about 3D printing and talk with other interesting folks.

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Hennepin County Fix-It Clinics

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Hennepin County is now holding Fix-It Clinics throughout the community. Get your stuff fixed or be a volunteer.

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Google Hangout With AnnMarie Thomas

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Live Makercamp hangout hosted at The Mill.

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Red Bull Creation Live Stream

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Watch the defending champs, 1.21 jigawatts live from The Mill.

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How does Minnesota creative and technical talent stack up to the nation?

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Minneapolis team shows off their skill and defends their 2011 title in the Red Bull Creation competition. The team will be working at The Mill for this 72 hour competition starting July 19th.

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MakerBot Meetup

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We print stuff here.

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Tantalus by Bruce Shapiro

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Live webcam of "Tantalus", a kinetic sculpture by Bruce Shapiro. This sculpture will be on display at The Mill for the summer. We think it's pretty amazing to see in person.

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Member Project on Kickstarter - Arctic Flight

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Check out this innovative iPad stand/case created by a member of The Mill. Check out his project on Kickstarter.

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Cube 3D Printer Demo

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The Mill is excited to bring the first 3D printer for home use to our shop for a demonstration on Friday April 27 from 8-10 p.m.

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Open Houses 4/21 & 4/25

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Join us for our first public open house. Meet the community and bring your friends.

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What Drives Makers to Make?

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The Finite, Irreplaceable Hours of Your Life, the title of a great post by Steve Swink, explores what drives Makers and Doers.

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Laser tip - Moist paper towel on acrylic

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When cutting or etching acrylic, try this trick to cut more precise cuts and engravings.

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Amy Devers Visits the Mill

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Amy Devers was visiting Minneapolis this week, and stopped by for a tour of The Mill.

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Stoked about Sewing!

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The Mill is excited to welcome sewing and textiles to our class and equipment offerings. Join us for our Sewing 101- Tote Bag class.

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Shapeways Meetup - March 29th

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The first ever Minneapolis Shapeways Meetup will be at The Mill on March 29th. Come to learn more about 3D printing and the Shapeways service.

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Google Sketchup meetup - April 5th

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Join us at The Mill on April 5th for a meetup of Twin Cities Google Sketchup users and curious onlookers. This meeting is for anyone with any level of interest in 3D design.

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