It’s hard not to get excited about everything that’s been happening at Kwartzlab over the last couple months:
- A number of our members and friends have their work exhibited at THEMUSEUM in conjunction with RAM
- Ed, Rob and others have put in a lot of work to improve the wiring and lighting in our Heavy Equipment Lab to make it a truly productive workspace.
- We won a grant from the KW Awesome Foundation which will enable us to run Hacky Hallowe’en, a learn-to-solder and pumpkin carving workshop at THEMUSEUM on October 29th.
- We received a $6000 grant from the Creative Enterprise Enabling Organization which will finally allow us to buy a laser cutter, opening up many new possibilities for our makers.
It was just two years ago that we first opened our doors. In that time we’ve become a central hub for makers in Kitchener-Waterloo. That doesn’t mean we can simply rest on our laurels.
One thing we need to do very soon is get out and promote Kwartzlab more. We need a membership drive. Most of us would much rather be bent over a soldering iron, keyboard or sewing machine than out in front of people, preaching the gospel of making and telling everyone about everything they get out of being a member of Kwartzlab. It’s just something we need to do.
Tuesday Open Nights are still going strong. Join us any Tuesday. Come out to Hacky Hallowe’en, the Ubuntu Release Party this weekend, or any one of our events!