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Who’s ready for a little competition?

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We are going to host a friendly Maker competition!
What are we making?
Christmas trees!

To enter the competition

  • All trees must be minimum 12″ tall and 12″ wide and can be as big as you want as long as they fit through the front door. They can be made of any material, using any machine at the Space.
  • All entries must be finished and submitted (dropped off) by 12/5 at 11:pm. And you MUST register yourself or your team by emailing Jessi on or before 11/24 with this info:
  • Who is entering (you or a team).
  • A brief description of what you’re building your tree out of.


There will be 1st through 3rd prizes (and maybe more!) awarded at the Open House and Craft Fair 12/6 and you do not need to be present to win. Prizes from: Petra, Old SLO BBQ, SLO Little Theatre, and Sidecar!

The Fine Print

  • Materials: are the responsibility of the competitors. We encourage creativity in all forms including recycle and repurpose so if you’ve had your eye on materials at the space that you don’t think are being used, please ask me and I’ll hunt down the source and see if it’s available.
  • Time: I understand everyone is busy so I would like to ask that if you work on this project during your weekly hours, please be sure that you take care of your priorities first during your shift ie: weekly classes are still taught, machines are maintenanced etc. and I HIGHLY encourage you to come in during time you are not scheduled.
  • Teams: you are welcome to compete as a team. If your tree wins it will be up to your team to share the prize however you see fit.
  • The 3 winning trees may be displayed by the vendor that sponsored their prize until 1/1/15.
  • All trees are the property and responsibility of the Maker and can be displayed at SLO MakerSpace until 1/1/15.

Here are some examples to get your creative juices flowing!

Ready…? Set…? MAKE!
PS. not a fan of Christmas trees or Christmas in general? What symbol of the holiday season would you like to make instead?
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This week for Kid’s Night: Marshmallow Catapults!

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Fling! We’re going to be making small wood catapults this Friday at the MakerSpace as part of our Kid’s Night program. Come on down for a night of creativity, fun, engineering, and making with your child! Participation is $5/participant for members, $10 for non-members. See you there!

Marshmellow Catapolt

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