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Midsouth Makers 2021 – Making masks to fill the COVID-19 supply chain gap

by on Jun.01, 2021, under Crafts, Events, News, Projects, Prusa, RepRap

Due to Safer At Home guidelines, Midsouth Makers were forced to close our doors to the public in March 2020. We are pleased to announce that our weekly Friday Open Houses are restarting on Friday, June 4th at 7 pm. We’re excited to welcome the public back to our Makerspace and see what we’ve been building in the past year. Feel free to stop by for a tour during these open house events and meet our members.

While we were closed to the public, we were not idle. The high demand for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) strained the supply chain for these to the breaking point. To help make up the gap until the large manufacturers could get up to speed, makers around the world started producing simple disposable face shields and cloth masks. Midsouth Makers were no different. Once the need was recognized and a design accepted by medical professionals, we began the manufacturing and assembly of the face shields. In just 12 weeks, we produced over 77,000 masks and with support from the Memphis Medical Society, distributed them to doctors, nurses, and other front-line workers that needed them free of charge.

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MidsouthMakers 2021 Reopening Preparations

by on May.29, 2021, under Events, Meetings, Projects

After a long 15 months of not being able to hold our public open house meetings, MidsouthMakers has begun preparation to reopen to public open house events starting June 4th, 2021. Here are some pictures from May as members spent each Friday night helping to clean and purge the space to get ready to welcome new members and visitors.

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Hosting Events at Midsouth Makers

by on Mar.14, 2017, under Events, Meetings

We love to share our space and host events for our members. Part of being a member is the ability to host a small (10-15 attendees) event at the space. Midsouth Makers has hosted MemphisPHP.org Meetups, Board meetings for Memphis Technology Foundation and HACKmemphis, as well as many smaller events such a LAN parties and other gatherings for organizations.

How Do you host an event at Midsouth Makers?

Step 1: One of our members must be deeply involved with your organization and take responsibility for being at the space while the event is happening.

Step 2: The Midsouth Makers member that is your representative must contact the board board@midsouthmakers.org to schedule the event to ensure it does not interfere with any other events at the space.

Step 3: Promote your event! We’ll help Promote your event across all of our public channels.

Remember: Midsouth Makers is a functioning shop and work area constantly in use by our members. While members have first priority to using the space we do try to facilitate meetings and gatherings where our members are deeply involved as much as we can.

Questions? contact the board board@midsouthmakers.org

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February 10th Coworking Day at MidsouthMakers

by on Jan.26, 2017, under Events

February 10th is the next #memtech Coworking Day. Traditionally we meet for breakfast somewhere and then go cowork together at Cowork Memphis. This February we’re trying an experiment to bring the event to MidsouthMakers. This also coincides with a cookout that MidsouthMakers is already planning for February 10th.

Events:

* #memtech Geek Breakfast: https://www.meetup.com/memphis-technology-user-groups/events/237219796/
* #memtech Coworking Day: https://www.meetup.com/memphis-technology-user-groups/events/236422902/
* Coworking Day Lunch: https://www.meetup.com/memphis-technology-user-groups/events/237220079/
* MidsouthMakers Cookout 6:30-9pm

You don’t have to be a member at MidsouthMakers to join the events. If you can’t make the Cowork day feel free to join us for lunch or the cookout

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Learn to Solder 2 – LCD Backpack

by on Aug.08, 2014, under Electronics, Microcontroller, Projects, Workshops

The attendees of the second in a series of soldering classes built an LCD Backpack, available from Dangerous Prototypes. The LCD screens work over USB or serial connections and can be used for multiple different things. Keep an eye out for our other upcoming classes!

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