1 week ago

"A hologram is often described as a ‘window with memory’ as it captures light as if it was frozen by a window."

One of our members brought back more boxes to CNC-router out some pockets for inlaying holograms. These holograms were created from hand-made and hand-carved 3D models.

How are they made?
"By recording the direction and shape of light the hologram encodes spatial information by capturing an interference pattern. This pattern is physically etched as micro-to-nano structure that then shapes light through diffraction."

1 week ago

Lacey MakerSpace is closed this weekend as the space is undergoing a very messy part of our expansion, saw cutting. We’ll be back to our usual business hours Thursday, September 28th.

Our lobby is almost completely set up with a design workstation, 3D printers, and our Direct-to-Garment printer. Walls are starting to come down, and we're aiming for a January 11th completion date. The woodshop, laser engraver, and main workspace are generally available and open to our members as well as welding and the CNC equipment.

We're thrilled about the expansion into this new space and we'll keep you updated as things develop!

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1 week ago

Ag Labor Program: Get help with finding, training, and paying for new employees! Up to $20,000 per producer is available.

The eligible applicants are agricultural employers directly engaged in crop production, livestock production, shellfish, and animal slaughter and processing. The business must be located in Thurston County and should be a licensed WA State business that was established prior to February 2020.

The Agriculture Sector Recovery Program (ASRP) is a strategic initiative aimed at revitalizing the workforce in Thurston County's agricultural sector. The program focuses on recruiting and developing employees, subsidizing their ... See more

1 week ago

Ka'leese from Saint Martin's University Black Student Union made some shirts for her club the other day! 👕❤️

She used heat transfer vinyl for the shirts with text and used the DTG printer to print a couple shirts with a more intricate design. Looks awesome! 🙌

Find out more about SMU memberships on our website at: laceymakerspace.org/membership

Saint Martin's University ; SMU Student Life

1 week ago

🖼 Angela is an art therapist from Joint Base Lewis McChord Intrepid Spirit Center. She asked us to help make a frame for multiple canvases painted by veterans in her program with the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine and works in the Creative Forces®.
Learn more here: https://www.creativeforcesnrc.arts.gov/

We look forward to continuing to collaborate and partner with JBLM, their programs, and any other military affiliates. We currently offer a 40% discount on memberships for active military members including spouses and veterans. 🧍‍♀️🧍🧍‍♂️
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1 week ago

Many women are embarking on the path of entrepreneurship, and Thurston County is no exception. Thanks to the amazing resources and support of the Thurston Economic Development Council’s Washington Center for Women in Business (WCWB), it is easier than ever for female entrepreneurs to get started with their very own businesses. To showcase and highlight some of these inspiring business owners, the WCWB is hosting a free Pop-Up on Friday, September 15, 2023, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the South Puget Sound Community College campus in Lacey. Both longstanding businesses and new ventures will be presenting their goods and services at this fun ... See more

2 weeks ago

You thought the "Wade" boxes were gone? Think again!

Wade is really good at using up left over scraps and small pieces of wood to make something new and beautiful. 😊

#woodwork #makerspace #art

2 weeks ago

Here is a recent fabrication job we completed in collaboration with Saint Martin's University! ❤️🤍
With some re-branding comes new swag and LMS was happy to engrave 50 tumblers for the new office of Business Affairs on campus.

Are you a business owner looking to grow your brand? Sign up for a membership and get access to tools where you can customize items and put your logo on T-shirts, cups, mugs, keychains, hats, and more!

2 weeks ago

The Washington Center for Women in Business is excited to announce an upcoming special event at South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) to support our Washington Women Entrepreneurs!

Inspire: Pop-Up Market will feature all the new businesses within the WCWB community. This community features women-owned businesses that are making their mark in Lacey and beyond. Some are newly launched businesses that are looking for opportunities to network and share their brand.

Cost-effective for any woman-owned business wanting to register as a vendor! There is limited space, so please register as soon as ... See more

2 weeks ago

Robert Upham from Sacred Point of View has been using the laser engraver to add some really cool effects to his artwork. These photos show an engraving he did onto a drum.

"Sacred Point of view is a cohort, with the primary aim of promoting American Indian Culture, History and Sovereignty." Check out their website to learn more about history, current events, and information about their featured artists. Go to: sacredpointofview.com

See the online shop here: https://sacred-point-of-view.myshopify.com/

3 weeks ago

Lula Fest 2023 presented by Ultimano Comms+ , Olympia Downtown Alliance and City of Olympia - Government September 23rd 3-9PM! In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. At the corner of State Ave and Washington St.
Live music featuring Terror/Cactus, The Bridge Music Project, Anjali Silva, Pretty Funked Dub and Malo Castro and Wepa.
Food by Jerk An Tingz LLC , @halyards_cafe and Dos Hermanos Mexican Kitchen
Thank you to sponsors:
Ultimano Comms+, City of Olympia - Government, South Sound YMCA, Thurston Economic Development Council, TwinStar Credit Union, @experienceoly, Puget Sound Energy, Olympia Federal Savings, The Evergreen State ... See more

3 weeks ago

3 weeks ago

WCWB Inspire Women Podcast: Episode 2
Ashley Whitley speaks to MSgt. Brandon Whitley.
Brandon works full time for the United States Air Force and has owned TekBryte IT for the last three years as the Senior Network and Systems Security Engineer. Brandon provides IT consulting and cyber security needs. His services include full on-site office IT build outs, remote desktop support, servers, workstations, networking, penetration testing, and network security analysis. He also supports in online marketing strategies, search engine optimization (SEO), and website design for small to medium size businesses in Washington state.

Listen ... See more

3 weeks ago

The shop will be closed on Sunday, Sept. 3rd, for Labor Day weekend.
We apologize for any inconvenience and hope you enjoy a little extra time off! 🛌
Thank you!

4 weeks ago

Join our Basics: Wood Working Pt. 1 - Saws & Blades class this Saturday 9/2 2PM at Lacey MakerSpace.
Free for members, $15 for non-members.

The "Basics" series classes run 45 minutes to one hour and cover how to safely operate tools and equipment. This will provide the information needed to be LMS certified on using the equipment in the shop. For more in-depth project based hands-on instruction, we offer workshops and one-on-one mentoring.

This course will "certify" you on the table saw, miter saw, and bandsaw at LMS. You will be asked to perform a practice cut to show competence.

Individuals are welcome to sign up for multiple basics ... See more

1 month ago

The Washington Center for Women in Business is excited to announce an upcoming special event at South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) to support the Washington Women Entrepreneurs! This Inspire: Pop-Up Market will feature all the new businesses within the WCWB community. This community features women-owned businesses that are making their mark in Lacey and beyond. Some are newly launched businesses that are looking for opportunities to network and share their brand.

They have made it cost-effective for any woman-owned business wanting to register as a vendor! There is limited space, so please register ... See more

1 month ago

Check out these cool cats. 😎🐱
One of our members, John, cut out different layers of a TV design on the Epilog Laser so they can hold the decorative dishes. So creative!

#maker #makerspace #makersgonnamake #art #lasercut

1 month ago

Here are some photos from the book binding class last month. 😄

A huge thank you to Tom for teaching this fun skill! Tom has art pieces available for purchase at a local gallery, Gallery Boom. Check out his stuff here: https://galleryboomshop.com/collections/tom-boucher

We also want to give a shoutout to Community Print Olympia and say thank you for attending class! 📔

It is important to us that we support our community of makers of all kinds. Please reach out to us if you know of or are a local business looking to collaborate and contribute to the growing economy and culture of makers! 🤝

#diy #maker #community #art

1 month ago

Here is one of our latest fabrication jobs! 🧺 We had someone from the community reach out because they wanted looms to weave baskets and mats from recycled crabbing rope. 🦀

If this weaving class was offered here at LMS... would you be interested? Leave a comment or a like if so!

#makerspace #maker #makersgonnamake #weave

1 month ago

Dr. AlWakeel from Saint Martin’s University made the most out of Lacey MakerSpace resources to work on a project that she intends to use for her research. 👩‍🔬
With the help from staff and volunteers, we used various wood working equipment to make molds that she will use to collect data involving material science and structural engineering. 🧱

We are always happy to collaborate with SMU students, staff, and faculty. Learn about benefits as an affiliate of SMU by going to our “Membership Page” at laceymakerspace.org

@Saint Martin's University #saintslivewithheart

1 month ago

💻🖱 Tomorrow is our Fusion 360 workshop!

We will make an example part from scratch as a "follow along" exercise to help you familiarize yourself with the different tools and operations involved in 3D modelling.

Workshops are every other Wednesday at 5:30pm, where the Wednesdays in between can be spent at OlyMEGA with their "Fusion User Group". ( Look them up on meetup.com )

This FREE workshop is open to anyone and everyone! (Please bring a laptop with you)

Sign up here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/594081442587?aff=oddtdtcreator

1 month ago

Another successful weekend with stained glass! 🤩

Students picked out the colors from an array of glass and were mentored through each step to create a beautiful stained glass candle holder. Check out the results!

A big thank you to Theresa for teaching the class! 🙌

#diy #makersgonnamake #makerspace #stainedglass #stainedglassart

1 month ago

🏠 Herzog Window Maintenance paid us a visit to make some work shirts!
(Shoutout to our awesome volunteer, Daniel, for helping print them!)

Bill Herzog's business offers services from window cleaning, roof and gutter cleaning, to power washing. Though based out of Tumwater, he serves many clients all over Washington, just like LMS! 😄

We will soon be offering a class where you can learn to use the DTG printer and take home a shirt of your own! Keep an eye out 👀

#diy #supportlocal #localbusiness #smallbiz

1 month ago

We had a pen-turnin' good time in Ed's class! 🖊

Here are some shots of the action as well as final results from the pen making class a few weeks ago. Thank you to everyone who showed up and, of course, to our wonderful instructor! 😊

#makersgonnamake #diy #woodworking #makerspace #woodwork

1 month ago

It's time to hit to ol' dusty trail and head over to the Lacey Museum! 🌾

The LMS staff recently helped them create recycled cardboard wagons for their ✨free activity where you can build and decorate your own covered wagon and play their "Road to Lacey" game to learn about the history of the Oregon Trail.

Check out the details here: https://laceyparks.org/events/make-your-own-wagon/

City of Lacey, Washington - Government

1 month ago

Jake Dailey is the founder and CEO of Rake Force, a company that does regenerative work on forests and soil in order to prevent wildfires. 🌳

With the help from Lacey MakerSpace staff, Jake was able to make a handful of shirts with his Rake Force logo. He also created a few shirts with a Midjourney (AI) rendition of what his company stands for. Very cool!

For more information about Jake and what he does, visit his website: https://www.rakeforce.us/

1 month ago

Need some practice with 3D modeling? 💻🖱 Then come to our Fusion 360 workshop!

If you have a project you need help with, bring it in and we can debug and problem solve. Don't have a project? No problem! We will make a part from scratch as a "follow along" exercise to give you hands-on experience with 3D modeling.

Workshops are every other Wednesday, where the Wednesdays in between can be spent at OlyMEGA with their "Fusion User Group".

Oh... and did we mention it's FREE?

2 months ago

Here's a reminder about our stained glass course coming up next weekend! 🙂

Our Saturday class filled up, but we now have a Sunday opening on August 6th at 9am.
Make sure to sign up so you don't miss out!


2 months ago

Need some extra assistance for a project? Want to learn how to operate a piece of equipment? Then, consider our mentorship services! 👩‍🏫🙋‍♂️

We offer one-on-one assistance for LMS members and non-members who seek to gain confidence with making on their own. Whether that is guidance on a personal project or hands-on practice on a tool; we got you covered!

Email us at [email protected] for more info or to schedule a mentoring session with one of our experienced makers!

2 months ago

Here are a couple of cool things Ed has made! 🔨
The first is a box with an outer decorative display of an old and eaten up piece of wood he found. The second piece is a clock he made with wood and an old gear that was plasma cut in the shop a long time ago. 🕰

We 💙 our creative makers!

#makerspace #woodworking #diy #makersgonnamake #maker