Monday, October 13, 2014

'FrankenStuffy' Build This Tuesday Night at Hammerspace



Who wants to dismember some stuffed animals, and then make a new creepy creation from all the random dismembered parts, for themselves or for a loved one with a twisted sense of humor?

Join us this Tuesday night at HammerSpace for our increasingly popular, weekly 'Monster Jam'. This time we will be providing all the materials and guidance needed to make a 'FrankenStuffy' of your very own. Open to both members AND non-members, so tell your friends!


'FrankenStuffy' Build at HammerSpace
Tuesday, Oct. 14th
6:00-8:00pm
All ages welcome
Cost: $10/participant
(All materials included but you are welcome to donate some stuffed animals or baby dolls to the pile of 'victims')

RSVP appreciated, but not required. (913) 686-6562

Hope you can join us!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Three New Jewelry Classes This Month At HammerSpace

There are still a few seats available for the following THREE new jewelry classes taking place in October at HammerSpace. Sign up while you still can by calling (913) 686-6562 or email hammerspacehobby @ gmail for confirmation. RSVP required to attend.


Metal Stamped ID & Textured Pendants
Sunday, Oct. 12th, 1-3pm














This class will teach you about basic hand tools, their usage and safety, and jewelry making techniques in order to create your very own individualized pendants for yourself or for great gifts to friends and family!
You will learn: letter stamping, decorative wire stamping, hammer texturing, drilling holes and basic finishing techniques (filing, sanding and polishing). During the class, you will have time to practice and make 2 pendants.
Ages: 10 & up
Cost: $30 per person
(includes practice metal & 2 blank metal charms (in Sterling Silver, Copper and/or Brass).
Optional - Additional metal blank charms and chains are available for purchase from instructor ranging from $5 to $15 each.


Gold Fusing (Keum Boo) on Silver
Sunday, Oct. 19th, 1-3pm














This workshop will teach you the techniques of sawing, drilling holes, disc cutting, filing, sanding and polishing metal. After preparing your metal, you will be shown the Korean technique called Keum-Boo where you will learn how to fuse
24K Gold onto a Fine Silver jewelry shape you created. 
Ages: 10 & up
Cost: $30
(includes practice metal)
Students will need to purchase Fine Silver sheet and 24K Gold Foilfrom the instructor for $25.


Metal Gravity Casted Medallion
Sunday, Oct. 26th, 1-3pm










This workshop will teach you the process of Cuttlefish Bone Casting (Gravity Casting) – from designing, carving the waste mold, to pouring metal. Basic techniques of sawing, drilling holes, filing, sanding and polishing metal will be taught enabling you to finish the cast piece as awearable piece of jewelry.
Ages: 10 & up
Cost: $30
Students will need to purchase a Cuttlefish Bone for $3.00 each and bronze metal casting grain at $2.00 per ounce bag from instructor (approx.. $5.00 total)



Seating is limited for these classes, so sign up soon if you wish to attend!





Sunday, October 5, 2014

Cast Your Vote To Help HammerSpace Win A Small Business Grant from CHASE. Deadline is Oct 17th.



Help Hammerspace win a $150,000 small business grant from CHASE bank! It takes less than 30 seconds of your time.

Just click on this link to cast your vote: CLICK HERE TO VOTE

Only 250 votes are needed for HammerSpace to qualify, and we are currently so close at 198 votes so far. The voting deadline is October 17th, 2014.

This grant money will benefit our active members and future makers of all ages, as well as the surrounding community by allowing us to make some major improvements and new equipment additions to the HammerSpace community workshop and makerspace without needing to raise membership rates or class prices.

CLICK HERE TO VOTE

We thank you in advance for taking the time to cast  your vote!


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Make An Animated Tentacle, Tail, or Robot Arm at HammerSpace!



RUN, DO NOT WALK to sign up for the THREE PART Animated Tentacle Prop Class Series taking place at HammerSpace throughout October! Call (913) 686-6562 or email your request to hammerspacehobby @ gmail to receive confirmation. RSVP required!

Tentacle Prop, Part 1 (Skeletons and Skin)
Saturday, October 4th, 12:00pm – 3:30pm

Part one of our seasonal prop building class: Make your very own controllable tentacle (as seen at our Maker Faire KC table) while you learn the basics of animated skeletal structures. Use PVC pipe and pop rivets to make your next Halloween or horror movie extra scary. Use the same technique to make better robotic hands and grippers, or an animated tail for your next costume. Learn how to use a band saw to mass produce your parts, and a pop rivet gun to assemble your creation. This is a great class for fans of cosplay! For Ages 8-108 years old (please make sure your child is accompanied by an adult) Cost: $30/non-members $25/members (to be paid at time of class)

Tentacle Prop, Part 2 (Servo Controller)
Saturday, October 11, 12:00pm – 3:30pm

Part two of our seasonal prop building class: In part two we explore servos and servo controllers. The servo replaces the puppeteer with electronics that can be controlled from afar or by a program. We will use a Trinket microcontroller board to create a servo controller to control a servo attached to your tentacle prop from the previous week. This will allow you to animate your prop by wire with a control knob. This technique can be used in almost every practical special effect to provide highly controllable animation. For Ages 8-108 years old (please make sure your child is accompanied by an adult) Cost: $30/non-members $25/members (to be paid at time of class) Larger servos are available for heavy props, but are not included in the basic price.

Tentacle Prop, Part 3 (Putting It All Together- Aesthetics, Painting, and Presentation)
Saturday, October 18, 12:00pm – 3:30pm

Part three of our seasonal prop building class: Aesthetics, painting, and presentation. Make an enclosure for your prop to really sell it's realism. In this class we will make a crate with bars to hide the mechanisms that operate your prop. We will also pull out the airbrushes and paint and teach you to decorate your prop. We will cover painting techniques like dry brushing, inking and airbrushing. You will be using woodworking tools and air nailers to build durable set pieces. For ages 8-108 years old. Cost: $30/non-member, $25/member (to be paid at time of class).

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Halloween Is The New Theme At HammerSpace

 
We have just added several new classes to the online HammerSpace calendar to help put you in the mood to start on those custom Halloween costumes and decorations, while learning a variety of useful techniques in molding, casting, air brushing, animatronics, and more! These classes are all open to BOTH members AND non-members of Hammerspace. However, you MUST RSVP if you wish to attend any of these classes by calling (913) 686-6562 or email hammerspacehobby@gmail.com for confirmation.
Here are some of the classes and events we have coming up so far:


MONSTER JAM (Every Tuesday night in Sept & Oct, 6-8pm)
Cost: $10 for participating members of HammerSpace, $20/ for non-members
Each week we will be demonstrating new special effects techniques as we build zombies, monsters and props while you learn and work on your own creations.
Bring in your current costume/prop related project, and work on it while socializing with other like-minded members of HammerSpace. Multi-talented instructors, air brushing equipment, and other random, useful materials will be available throughout the event. We will try to have a theme or group learning experience for each Monster Jam event.

TOMBSTONES! Make Your Own Graveyard (Sat., Sept. 20th at Noon)
Cost: $25 Member cost, $30 Non-member cost
Use the laser cutter and the hot wire foam cutter to make your own grim and scary tombstones, or hilarious jokes about the recently departed. We will guide you through the use of hot carving tools, templates and stencils to make your own creative tombstone(s). Then we will teach you to use airbrushes and sprayers to paint your creations so that they look amazingly real! Additional tombstone blanks and parts will be available!

SoftLife Spooky Toy Workshop (Sat. Sept 20th, 5pm-6:30pm)
Cost: $30/person (all materials included) For ages: 14-114 years old
Come make a spooky plush toy for Halloween! Students will choose from a variety of materials to create plush creepy critters. Hand sewing techniques will be taught and all skill levels are welcome the only requirement to take this class is that you need to know how to use a sewing machine.

TENTACLE BUILD: Skeletons & Skin (Sat. Oct 4th, Noon-3:30pm)
*Part one of our seasonal prop building class (see the calendar for additional classes) For Ages 8-108 years old (please make sure your child is accompanied by an adult) Cost: $30/non-members $25/members (to be paid at time of class)
Make your very own controllable tentacle (as seen at our Maker Faire table)while you learn the basics of animated skeletal structures. Use PVC pipe and pop rivets to make your next Halloween or horror movie extra scary. use the same technique to make better robotic hands and grippers, or an animated tail for your next costume. Learn how to use a band saw to mass produce your parts, and a pop rivet gun to assemble your creation. This is a great class for fans of cosplay!


For additional class listings and events coming up at HammerSpace, visit the Online Class Calendar page of our website: www.hammerspacehobby.com and click on the listing for all the details. Hope to see you at HammerSpace!


Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Welding For EVERYONE! Wednesday, Sept. 3rd, 6pm




Our next 'WELDING FOR EVERYONE!' class will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 3rd, 6pm-8pm. In this month's class, the instructor will cover basic welding techniques. A variety of useful welding methods will be demonstrated and then repeated by the students. Open to beginners as well as those who have prior experience. Please bring a long sleeved, preferably denim shirt with you to protect your arms.

Price: $45/non-member, $40/member
For ages: 18-118 (All materials included)

RSVP Required. Seating is limited. Reserve your seat by calling (913) 686-6562 or email hammerspacehobby @ gmail for confirmation.