Important information about MIXXER’s hours of operation and member activities:

 

  • MIXXER is open to the public Wednesday through Saturday from 12 pm until 8 pm, and 12 pm to 5 pm on Sunday.

  • Members are allowed access additional hours and seven days per week*.
  • Join today for extended access**
*See member guide for policies about the availability of studios
**does not apply to starter memberships or day passes

April 1, 2018.

March 18, 2018.

Activities scheduled for this week:

  • Introduction to 3D Printing class
  • Assembly of the wood and metal studios
  • Building Storage cabinets – so you can leave your stuff at MIXXER while you are away
  • Preparing redundant tools to be sold to buy stuff we really need
  • More cool stuff in the works daily.

March 10, 2018.

Activities scheduled for this week:

  • IEEE celebration of Pi Day on March 14.
  • Final electrical inspection for metal and wood shops
  • Building Storage cabinets – so you can leave your stuff at MIXXER while you are away
  • Preparing redundant tools to be sold to buy stuff we really need
  • More cool stuff in the works daily.

March 3, 2018.

Activities scheduled for this week:

  • Test classes for 3D printing, Preparing to offer more classes
  • Electricians will install power for large tools in woodshop and metal shop
  • Building Storage cabinets – so you can leave your stuff at MIXXER while you are away
  • Preparing large format printers to be put to use or sold to buy stuff we really need
  • More cool stuff in the works daily.

February 18, 2018.

Activities scheduled for this week:

  • 3D Printing Round Table event on Monday evening from 5 to 8 pm
  • Inspection of the dust collection system in the wood shop by city officials (fingers crossed)
  • Organizing the machine shop equipment
  • Preparing large format printers to be put to use or sold to buy stuff we really need
  • Install more security cameras
  • More cool stuff in the works daily.

February 11, 2018.

Activities scheduled for this week:

  • Building the dust collection system in the wood shop
  • Clean up of the machine shop equipment
  • Install more security cameras
  • More cool stuff in the works daily.

February 4, 2018.

Activities scheduled for this week:

  • Setting up the woodworking equipment in the wood shop
  • Building the dust collection system in the wood shop
  • Machine shop and welding tools arrive on Tuesday
  • Install security cameras
  • Create a Giant White Board in the Collaboratory
  • More cool stuff in the works daily.

January 28, 2018.

Activities scheduled for this week:

  • Setting up the woodworking equipment in the wood shop
  • Building the dust collection system in the wood shop
  • Install security cameras
  • Finish building a reception desk from components from Darran Furniture
  • More cool stuff in the works daily.

January 14, 2018.

Activities scheduled for this week:

  • Picking up woodworking equipment, and moving it to MIXXER
  • Picking up donations of furniture components from  Darran Furniture
  • Building a reception desk from components from Darran Furniture
  • Finishing touches on renovations.
  • More cool stuff in the works daily.

January 8, 2018.

Activities scheduled for this week:

  • Delivery of workbenches for the digital studio.
  • Delivery of electronics tools (soldering kits, etc.)
  • Delivery of laser cutter/engraver
  • Installation of shelving and storage (you need to have a place to put things when not in use)
  • Finishing touches on renovations.
  • More cool stuff in the works.

Digital Studio and Flex Space updates

January 21, 2018-  The Digital Studio is operational! A donation of 3D printers from Summit School, being tuned up with brand new tools in the electronics lab. We’ve been using the laser cutter to make templates for construction projects, and members are creating their own projects with the laser cutter and 3D printers.

Thanks to a generous grant from The DataMax Foundation, and a donation from Malay Shah in honor of Parbhulal G. Shah, MIXXER members and volunteers have set in place a great Digital Studio. These funds will secure computers with design software, 3D printers, a laser cutter/engraver, electronics tools, and other related high tech tools.

January 14, 2018-. MIXXER member Bob Gusek has donated a 3D printer and will be leading a team to set up the 3D printer lab. Cook Medical has donated some very nice workbenches and chairs that nicely finish the digital lab. If you would like access to the digital studio let us know.

January 2, 2018 – .  Cook Medical is donating some very nice workbenches and chairs that will land in the digital lab, and volunteers will be building workbenches and tables to finish out the space. More updates forthcoming as this space is assembled. If you would like to be a part of setting up the digital studio let us know.

Woodworking Studio updates

March 10, 2018 – Dust collection systems have been completed and approved, Electrical connections for new equipment are complete and ready for inspection. We expect to start final assembly of the woodshop to begin by March 14. There are a lot of tools and accessories to organize, so experienced woodworkers are encouraged to help.

February 4, 2018 – All of the woodworking equipment and lumber are now at MIXXER. The dust collection system is being installed. Managing the dust that is generated in a woodworking shop is a major safety concern. We are being allowed to set up the woodworking studio after we open, but don’t plan on using the major tools in the woodworking studio until the dust collection systems have passed inspection. Contact us for more information if you are in need of woodworking equipment for your project before we have the shop set up. We will do our best to help you find a way. More updates forthcoming as this space is assembled. If you would like to be a part of setting up the woodworking studio let us know.

January 28, 2018 – Teams of volunteers have loaded and hauled our newly acquired woodworking tools to MIXXER in 16 pick-up truckloads over five days.

January 21, 2018 – Teams of volunteers have loaded and hauled our newly acquired woodworking tools to MIXXER in 10 pick-up truckloads over three days, and there is still more!

January 14, 2018 – Teams of volunteers have loaded and hauled our newly acquired woodworking tools to MIXXER, and built storage racks in order to have a place to store a ton of woodworking equipment while we carefully place each piece in our wood shop.

January 2, 2018 – MIXXER has located a great woodworking studio that we are negotiating to purchase and move to MIXXER. Details will be forthcoming as we strike a deal with the current owner. In the meantime, we will be setting in place the tools that we do have and making arrangements to move in the new woodworking shop as soon as possible.

Metalworking Studio updates:

March 10, 2018 – We now have a new Lincoln Mobiflex 200 welding air filtration unit that keeps the air in the shop clean while you weld. It’s fantastic. We have a TIG welder, and Arc Welder, and a MIG welder on the way. The Bridgeport is now connected to electricity, and with a little TLC could be operational soon.

January 28, 2018 – MIXXER has received a few donations of tools for the metal studio, and more are on the way. We’ll be making trips to pick up some nice equipment during the first week of February.  If you would like to be a part of setting up the metal studio let us know.

January 14, 2018 – MIXXER has received a few donations of tools for the metal studio, and we are expecting more. We have been offered some great tools and will be making arrangements in the next two weeks to pick up some welding equipment and metal working tools. More updates forthcoming as things progress.

 

MIXXER will be closed for Easter on Sunday, April 1, and reopen on Wednesday, April 4.