What is MIXXER?
MIXXER is a nonprofit community organization that will open a makerspace that is open to the community. MIXXER is for anyone that needs a safe comfortable place to make things; whether it is an electronics project, sewing, woodworking, metalworking, if you are a lone maker, hanging out with friends, or a parent/child project. MIXXER is where you can explore your creative side.
What kinds of things can I do at MIXXER?
The MIXXER Studios will include spaces and equipment for working in traditional materials like wood, metal, plastics, leather, and textiles, as well as more modern tech like laser cutters, 3d printers, electronics lab, CNC machinery, and computers loaded with state of the art design software. Whatever you can think of to make using those resources is open to you. We provide the space and tools, you bring your imagination. It’s also a great place to meet other creative people and learn new things.
When will MIXXER open?
MIXXER is launching a multi-level capital campaign in Summer 2017. This initial round of funding will make it possible to secure the building and put our plan in motion. We’ll need time to renovate the building and move in the equipment, but we expect that to be complete by January 1, 2018. Little secret – Contribute today and receive an invite to a special pre-grand opening celebration.
Will I be able to take classes at MIXXER?
Yes! Winston-Salem has a tremendous amount of talented makers that enjoy sharing their knowledge. MIXXER incentivizes folks with skills to teach classes. If you have skills and would like to earn some extra cash, or if you enjoy being a mentor, then we will make it easy for you to build a class and tap the MIXXER community for students. We’ll also offer safety and basic training on all the equipment in the space. You’ll be able to sign up to learn about the tools you are interested in and get safety certified as part of your membership.
How can I be a part of MIXXER now?
As we are renovating the MIXXER Studios building we will be holding events throughout the community to offer you an opportunity to weigh in on the layout of the studios, check the progress of the construction, and participate in special events to build some of the furniture and fixtures that will be in the studios. Check our events calendar for planned events, and check our volunteer page for opportunities to be a part of the MIXXER team.