A visit on 7/19/15 from our friend, Youngkoo, from S. Korea, and, Tom Fry of the Divinci Institute.
CHECK OUT THE PHOTOS HERE!
Thank you to our Event Organizers Matt S., Karen M., and Chris H., volunteers, TinkerMill members, vendors, musicians, and everyone who came to celebrate with us!
You all made us really happy and we hope that you enjoyed TinkerMill Carnival.
See you at next year's TinkerMill Carnival Celebration!
WHAT: TinkerMill Carnival
WHEN: JULY 4, 2015 Saturday at 4:00pm - 10:00pm
WHERE: Tinkermill - 1840 Delaware Place, Longmont, CO 80501
Come celebrate the 4th of July with the TinkerMill! The carnival will have activities for all ages and interests; ranging from homemade fireworks, flying drone show, llama petting zoo, green screen photo booth, and much more! We are also promoting local makers including local chefs, entrepreneurs, artists and those who tinker with a passion.
Oh, and did we mention we have the best seats in Longmont for the Fireworks show? Yes, Lake side seats directly beneath the exploding fireworks. The reflection makes the show twice as awesome.
Come for the Carnival, stay for the show! The Carnival is free for all, seating for the show has a meager suggested $5 donation. Whether you know the TinkerMillions or have always wanted to, this will be an amazing day to come see what we're all about.
Find us on Meetup https://www.meetup.com/LongmontHackerSpace/events/223046245/
or our Website
The National Finals of the NAO Challenge will be held in Longmont at The Longmont Museum in association with The Innovation Center of St. Vrain Valley School District. The Longmont Museum is currently running a Robotics Exhibit, constructed with the help of many Tinkermill members.
June 27th, 2015 at the Longmont Museum in Colorado.
Several local schools are involved, including:
- Skyline High School
- Niwot High School
- Mead High School
- Silver Creek High School
- D'Evelyn Jr/Sr High School
There are currently 14 teams competing.
Please attend and support the many communities present!
Learn more at these links:
This weekend Longmont residents have the chance to fix what they may think is broken thanks to TinkerMill and the Eco-Cycle CHaRM (Center for Hard to Recycle Materials) facility.
In conjunction with Boulder CHaRM, TinkerMill will be hosting a U-Fix-It clinic on Sunday, June 14, at 1840 Delaware Place.
TinkerMill is a local makerspace that provides various equipment and space for members to hack and create. CHaRM, located in Boulder, is part of Eco-Cycle and allows people to bring in items that are not easily recycled or are harmful if thrown away (like electronics).
"(The clinic) is a way to get people to think about fixing something instead of throwing it away," said Lynne Davis, co-director of the event. "We provide a place and some coaches and open it to the public."
Coaches from both TinkerMill and CHaRM will be on hand to help people fix whatever may be broken including appliances, toys, electronics or devices.
Davis said the event came about because some TinkerMill members went to one of the U-Fix-It clinics CHaRM in Boulder occasionally hosts, and got CHaRM and TinkerMill connected.
"We're doing it in Longmont at TinkerMill because it's a really fabulous space," said Dan Matsch, executive director of CHaRM. "Makerspaces are really proliferating in a lot of places but TinkerMill is a special place among makerspaces."
There have been nine U-Fix-It Clinics thus far, but this will be the first one in Longmont. Matsch said these kind of clinics are important to teach people to "take back ownership" of their possessions.
"I think everybody understands that there's something wrong with the way we handle our possessions right now," Matsch said. "The lifetimes of our material objects are so ridiculously short and there's virtually nothing we fix anymore. It's an opportunity to re-experience or experience for the first time what it means to actually fix something, and to do it yourself is really empowering. You can learn some basic ways to diagnose whether something is fixable and some simple methods for fixing and just take back ownership."
Davis said this event falls right in line with what TinkerMill is trying to provide for Longmont.
"It's a place where we are trying to promote people coming and being innovative and taking on the task of building something," Davis said. "This just fits right into our charter."
There will also be a U-Fix-It clinic in late August at the Longmont Public Library.
To sign up for a time with a coach or learn more go to: http://tinyurl.com/orsea2l
Yea. We know. You'd never guess it but TinkerMill was the event owner/host for Longmont Startup Week. Our founder/president instigated it (against some people's 'better judgement'). as a Startup Longmont project back in early 2015.
We keep a low profile during the week in order to keep the focus on the event itself and we have to say: Fantastic job to the volunteers who did the work. In particular Jennifer Ferguson (Event Director) and Jon Rice (Marketing & Content Director).
It was outstanding. 50+ events. 90+ speakers and panelists. 20+ venues all over Longmont. Very professionally done. Excellent regional turnout of people from all over Longmont, and the state in general. All on a shoe string budget.
Coverage in the local paper outlines what went on, all week long:
Monday: Anythings Possible.
Tuesday: Tasting your way to startup success.
Wendsday: Women and the entrepreneurial spirit.
Thursday: Artists talk passion, profits.
Friday: Startup week finishes on a high note.
Many TinkerMillians helped as key volunteers, and we thank you. And, of course, huge thanks to all those who helped sponsor the event.
The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade has awarded TinkerMill a $50,000 business infrastructure grant!
This is a partial award resulting from our $100,000 application earlier this year to support TinkerMill's accelerated build-out of an Advanced Prototype Manufacturing Facility and Gigabit Information & Technology City.
Huge thanks are due to:
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