HAPPY 2018!!!!

Wow have we got a lot planned for this year.  Here are some of the updates:

  • The "Great Wall" is complete and we have been operational for about a week with the exception of the blizzard.
  • We have gotten a new (new to us) wood lathe that will be operational soon!  We need to get turning knives.  And we'll have classes for the lathe!
  • We have a new (new to us) planer that we have a few adjustments to make and it will be operational.
  • We have a new (new to us) drill press so now we have 2!
  • We have a new (new to us) 10" compound miter.
  • And for those of you that didn't know, we also now have a new 14" metal chop saw.
  • All of our desktop tools are mounted on plywood for easy movement around the shop.
  • The duct work for the 100w laser is installed and working - even with it's activated charcoal filters!  So no more smells.  And even better - it's SO QUIET.
  • We were donated a Plasma CNC table.  This is going to take some work but we are going to down-size it and get it operational this winter/spring.
  • Arcon has donated to us a combination welding machine!  It's due to arrive anytime.
  • We are actively working on storage in the space to keep it better organized.  You will be amazed by the shop area already but look for more!

BUT THAT'S NOT ALL!

We are working hard at filling in our calendar.  This year we are going to have more classes on the topics you love plus new classes of all sorts.  Check out our Calendar to see what's coming!

Worker Skills Training

Are you interested in taking classes to improve your skills and find a better job?  M4Reactor is gearing up for our next round of courses.  Make sure to register so we know you are interested!

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Open Hours for Members & Inquiries

All hours are now listed in our calendar.  Please view the Hours Details page for a specific day as times are not always consistent.

NOTE: All hours are manned by volunteers. We are still working out our schedules and appreciate your understanding if our actual hours don't match what is posted.

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Help Make the Makerspace

February 28 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every 4 weeks that begins at 5:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until February 28, 2018

We always have projects to work on to better the makerspace.  Come out and help us with our projects! Note: This is an adult only event due to the types of equipment we will be using.

Maker Chat and Drone Meet Up

March 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 6:00pm on Monday, repeating until December 31, 2018

Please join us and bring a project you are working on or just come and geek out. We discuss everything from drones to 3D printing, arduinos and microcontrollers and much more!

Intro to Python – Step 1 – The Basics

March 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Come and learn the basics of Python programming.  We will review where you can learn to code python, how to code in it and basic syntax structure.  This is the class if you've never used Python but wanted to!  This will be the first in an ongoing series. Members: $20 (login to get your discount) Non-Members: $30 Note: Bring your laptop or use one of ours.  No charge laptop rental for non-members for this course.

Build a Sushi Tray / Cutting Board.

March 8 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The choice is yours! Join us in the M4 woodshop to learn the basics of ripping stock at the table saw, gluing up flat panels, and applying a food-safe finish as you build your choice of either a cutting board or a sushi tray. Learn from woodworking instructor David Southern as you mix up contrasting hardwoods to build your project. Students will take their projects home with them at the end of class. Member $45.00 Nonmember $55.00

Open House @ M4

March 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until December 30, 2017

One event on December 2, 2017 at 10:00am

An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day 10 of the month, repeating until January 27, 2018

One event on March 10, 2018 at 10:00am

Come visit us at M4Reactor, the areas only community makerspace. Individuals and families are invited to tour the facility and learn about the educational opportunities for all ages. Check out their youth summer camps and after school programs, adult programs ranging from crafts to craftsmanship, maker membership, and our upcoming skills training for the unemployed. M4Reactor is located in the Tri-County Council Multipurpose Center across Rt 50 from Wor-Wic. The address is 31901 Tri-County Way, Suite 135, Salisbury MD 21804. M4Reactor’s…

M4 Board Game Night

March 10 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

Bring your favorite board game or just come and play what others bring! Please RSVP on Meetup.com

Adult Shop Safety

March 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on September 6, 2018 at 6:00pm

Join our expert wood-smith David Southern as he takes you through a safety course for most of our basic shop machines including the chop saw, table saw, jointer, circular saw and more!  This course will teach you how to use the device appropriately and safely to maximize your skills while making sure you and your project don't end up in harm's way. NOTE: This is a required course for all who will work in the shop area. Members:  free. Non-Members:…

Maker 101: Intro to Laser Cutting (& Safety)

March 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

This course is for anyone wanting to learn the basics of using a laser cutter. This is also required for any members before they are authorized to use the equipment at M4Reactor. We'll cover safety, machine setup and capabilities and you'll even engrave your own nameplate! Price: Member: $5 Non-Member: $20

Maker 101: Intro to 3D Printing

March 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Interested in 3D printing? Join us August 8th for an introduction intro 3d printing, you'll be introduced to designing files, where to get the files from, and how to print. From 6:00 p.m -8:00 p.m.   Members: $5  (login to get your discount) Non-Members: $15

Maker Chat and Drone Meet Up

March 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 6:00pm on Monday, repeating until December 31, 2018

Please join us and bring a project you are working on or just come and geek out. We discuss everything from drones to 3D printing, arduinos and microcontrollers and much more!

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What is the M4Reactor?

The purpose of the M4Reactor is to create a community space where we can create experiential learning in new technologies (like 3D Printing, laser cutting, robotics and more) so that they can make something and either create a business or gain better skills to improve their employment.

Do you want to learn more?  Stop by during our open hours or come to our next Community Open House!

 

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Open House @ M4

March 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

 

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Makerspaces come in all shapes and sizes, but they all serve as a gathering point for tools, projects, mentors and expertise.  A collection of tools does not define a Makerspace.  Rather, we define it by what it enables: MAKING.

---The Makerspace Playbook

Hours Now Posted!

By Kevin Justice | February 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

We will not be posting our open hours on both Meetup.com and on our website on the page http://m4reactor.com/hours.  Open Hours are for members to come in and work on their projects AND for the public to come and learn about the M4Reactor.

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Tool Drive Launches

By Kevin Justice | October 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

The M4Reactor has launched it’s Tool Drive to collect new and used tools for their new community workshop opening January 1st. Take a look in your toolbox, shed or garage for any tools or supplies you don’t use anymore – hand tools, power tools, ANY TOOLS! If it’s too big, give us a call at…

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DRAGON STEAM – Students finish up 3D Projects

By Rachel Justice | September 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Here are some of our students finishing up their 3D Projects in our after-school Dragon Steam program.

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Full “STEAM” ahead for The Salisbury School

By Kevin Justice | September 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

The M4Reaactor has partnered with The Salisbury School to provide an after school program for 4th through 8th grades called DRAGON STEAM. The program runs twice per week and is kicking off with 3D CAD and 3D Printing. After we complete that we’ll be moving onto model rocketry where students will build their rockets from…

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Scholarships Available for Summer of STEAM 2016!!!

By Kevin Justice | June 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

We are proud to announce the availability of scholarships for our Summer of STEAM 2016 youth program. These are limited! We have 2 academic scholarships, one specifically for a girl in one of our girl oriented programs. Students will have to write a short statement and submit their last report card. Final selection will be…

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