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Help Re-Start the Treasure Coast MakerSpace program by providing the experience to students and adults alike, creating their dreams.
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Hurricane Irma Recovery Fund

Treasure Coast MakerSpace has been in the Port Saint Lucie area since February of 2016. Unfortunately, It cost a lot for the space and all of the equipment. We had to shut our doors and put all of our acquired tools into storage. But now, through an incredibly generous donation from Truth Church, Ignite Your World, and Golden Rule Robotics we have a fantastic, new, 2000 sq foot location. With more space, comes more room to expand into our community and create new makers for generations to come. That's where you come in, The Makers of Kickstarter, all pledges go towards the setup of existing equipment into the new space,  purchasing of new machinery, as well as to continue routine maintenance on existing equipment. Help us MAKE the Treasure Coast Maker Space an unstoppable force of making in the Treasure Coast. 

Every dollar pledged gets us one step closer to opening our doors again to the public that is interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Manufacturing (STEM).


Supporting our Community

Treasure Coast MakerSpace is a sponsor for a local robotics team SPAM, lending our facilities and expertise, helping to lead the team to first place on multiple occasions. though SPAM isn't the only robotics team that the MakerSpace has helped in its year of operation, they are the one we've sponsored for the longest period of time.

What is a MakerSpace?

A MakerSpace is a community of people who love to create things called Makers. We ban together, find a location and continue to gain members over time with the goal of growing in size and being entirely supported by the maker community.

 The Makers are Coming 

In America we are in the middle of "The Maker Movement", throughout the country Maker and HackerSpaces are popping up faster than we can count. Igniting the creativity in adults and children alike. Although, in our area Treasure Coast MakerSpace is the only one within 100 miles, that's why we started this MakerSpace, and now that we have been around for a year, it's time to expand farther then we've been able to in the past.  


Teaching others in our community

women rock
women rock

 

Once we have moved into the new location we will be conducting member led classes on a multitude of different topics including the basics of writing Arduino code, 3D printing, vinyl cutting, and the basics of machining and woodworking. It is our hope that by doing these classes and drawing in non-members we can ignite the Maker spark in our community.

Magic the Gathering Draft Night
 

 One of the pass times that will be returning when we reach the new location is our "Magic The Gathering Draft Night". The draft includes 3 packs of cards from one of the most recent sets. If you're a new player a draft is a perfect way to learn how play and get a simple deck built for a low cost.

Doing Work With Local Engineers

 Treasure Coast MakerSpace does a variety of work with Kurtrox, a local engineering firm. Kurtrox is the primary source of our tools and hardware. 

What Do We Make?

Here are some of the things created by our members. 

 Gluing a custom arcade cabinet made on our CNC router together

 Arcade cabinet after a paint job and installation of hardware.

 A photo laser etched on wood

 A young member cutting a piece of square tubing for a robot build.

Showcasing our 3D printer lab at an open house for a local elementary school.

Starting work on our racecar to compete in the power wheels race at the 2017 Orlando Maker Faire.

TCMS bumper sticker available for our backers
TCMS bumper sticker available for our backers

 

Stretch goals 

$5,000: Complete our move-in / equipment setup and install AC in our main bay 

$10,000: Purchase a high quality multimedia 3D printer 

$20,000: Purchase a large High- powered Epilog or Trotec laser cutting machine.   

+$20,000: Purchase of more awesome equipment

Risks and challenges

The main challenge of the MakerSpace is maintaining all the equipment and heavy machinery in order to provide a safe environment for our members.

With the hopeful influx of new members who will be able to be trained by current member and staff on how to care for the equipment and by reaching our backing goal and purchasing new equipment we will be able to provide a safe and creative environment for our members for years to come.

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    At more than half off the regular day pass, this heck of deal lets you get in the door to fill all your maker cravings for an entire day! Can be redeemed M-F 9-5. Love our Makerspace, but not in the area? Gift this to someone who is for a pleasant rewarding sensation.

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    With this pledge you get admission to our Treasure Coast Makerspace Wednesday night magic draft, which includes 3 unopened booster packs of MTG cards.

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    Make For a Month

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    Make For a Month : Unlimited

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    With this pledge you get a ticket for an exclusive "Laser engraver use and safety" class (ages 9+) We will also live stream the event if your not local, where it gives you the ability to "ask the teacher" and engage with our local makers.

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    Sticky Love : Vinyl Cutter class

    With this pledge you get a ticket for an exclusive "Vinyl Cutter (stickers) use and safety" class (ages 9+) We will also live stream the event if your not local, where it gives you the ability to "ask the teacher" and engage with our local makers.

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    Make a Year of it

    With this epic pledge you gain a year long membership to Treasure Coast Makerspace, an RFID keycard to access the Makerspace at any hour, as well as as many crisp high fives as your hands can handle.

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