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Class: Paper Craft for Beginners

Join us this Thursday (July 19th) for our Paper Craft for Beginners class held at the Hive4A makerspace (905 Harrison St., Allentown) from 7-8:30pm.

Cost is $5.00 per participant.

Children must be accompanied by an adult as we will be using X-acto knives.

Please register for Paper Craft for Beginners on our WePay page.

This isn't your grandma's origami!  ...actually its just cutting and gluing from elementary school taken to a whole new level.  The basic technique is the same for any paper craft model.  Templates for models to practice on will be available as well as some more advanced models that will probably take more time then we have for the class.

Ellis and Mark will demonstrate their Paper Craft techniques with tips and tricks and then help you figure out what your personal technique is.  There will be an array of glues and miscellaneous tools available for you to try and see what works best for you.

With just paper, there are so many things you can bring to life in 3D.  Among the more common creations are:

  • Scale Models
  • Props
  • Halloween Masks & even entire Costumes
  • Oversize Game Pieces
  • Decorations
  • Cards
  • Prototyping for materials that are more expensive or harder to work with
  • The first process for custom Halo Armor is Paper Craft

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Mitch Altman’s Pictures from Visiting MakeLV

Mitch shared some of the pictures of his visits from Hoboken's MakerBar, our Hive 4A and in Philadelphia from the last few days.

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New Profile Posted to SchoolFactory

If you are just getting involved, been thinking about visiting or simply are curious, this write-up over at The Space Federation website might be worth reading over to get an idea of what the association is between Hive 4A and Make Lehigh Valley along with some other details about us as a group, what some of our next steps are and some of what we envision for the future.

We are Make Lehigh Valley, a community of hackers, makers and artists who meet and use the Hive 4A Hackerspace facility. The space is provided by Hive 4A which also provide a co-working space across the hall in an old Mac Truck factory in a facility they call Bridgeworks. Both are owned and operated by the Allentown Economic Development Corporation. They are interested in promoting creativity especially around manufacturing in Allentown and generally in the Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania. The same facility has been operating as a manufacturing business incubator for many years. Their are great opportunities for a maker to start ...

Read the rest at The Space Federation website.


Science Festival of the Lehigh Valley

Make Lehigh Valley is looking forward to being a part of the Science Festival of the Lehigh Valley. We're also looking for members to be involved at the booth. We have a few that will be around for the day, but there is room for more.

The event is happening Saturday, April 14th 2012 and will include a ton of other local organisation participating. It should be a good time for people of all ages.

Download the Flyer Here


STEM Education – Inspire students through 3D printing

I was catching up on MakerBot TV. Episode 11 shares a bit about how MakerBot is looking to help educators use 3D printing to inspire students to consider pursuing a career in STEM fields. Here is the video for more info including what resources they hope to make available.

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Saturday 19th: 7hr Open Hack

We'll be opening up the hackerspace for an unprecedented 7hrs this Saturday!

We'll be opening for the Saturday (19th) open hack from 11a to 6pm. That's this Saturday as in a few days away.

Flying Platforms
I found out my neighbor has a business called Club Heli selling RC helicopters and parts. He's hoping to make it out. I told him we've been chatting about helicopters and such so made a special point of inviting him. He told me he's not looking for advertising so you know these aren't paid links, just notes about an interesting resource to be aware of.

Bring a Friend
As always, feel free to bring a friend, cousin, brother-in-law, uncle, neighbor, wife, kids or whomever.

Bring a Project
Also, bring out a project to work on. We have a good bit more space. If you stop by the Radio Shack on the way, mention Make Lehigh Valley. 😉

Feel free to bring something to show off and something to work on. If we have enough stuff to show off, I'll get a table setup for that stuff so people stopping by can browse over things. We can have our own super mini maker faire.


New Entry Procedure, 11/17 Open Hack Canceled

Open hack tonight! We've inherited some new computer equipment, courtesy of Dan's Camera City and we need to organize some of it. See you at 6:30 for projects, networking, etc.

2 Notes:
Due to the falling evening temperatures, we will enter through the Harrison Street single door. The door will be unlocked starting at 6:30 p.m., so just come on in and find your way to the space (take a right at the corridor and head down to door 101).

Also, the November 17th Open Hack will be canceled due to a conflict with Ben Franklin Tech Ventures "Venture Idol" event.