Join us for First Friday Open Make Night

Join our making, crafting, hacking event and set your creativity free! Join us March 6th from 6pm pm to 8:30 pm. You’re welcome to design and make anything! This free event is open to the public.

Here’s the rules:
1. Make anything( a painting, app, robot, song, toy)
2. Work as a team or fly solo
3. Demo what you’ve created!
4. Prizes will be awarded to the top work from our adult makers. We will also have a prize for our top young maker from the community.

During this event, College Hill Alliance will be leading the community in making a fun bike lantern helping to promote the Macon Cherry Blossom festival.


Hope to see you there!
TAG Middle GA Social and 3D printing presentation


Join TAG Middle Georgia at SparkMacon March 5th at 4:30 PM for this informative session to learn how 3D printing is changing the world, enjoy appetizers & soft drinks, and connect with the middle Georgia technology community. Live demonstrations of both 3D printers and scanners will be done before, during and after the presentation.

Ever wanted to hold your Brain?

Jeremy Barker will tell you how you can do that and much more with the use of commercial and consumer grade 3D printers and scanners. Not only that, but explain how a business can use these tools to do faster and more cost effective prototyping and production for their products and solutions.

Where: SparkMacon MakerSpace
When: 3/5/2015 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm

This event is an event by TAG Middle GA that all SparkMacon member are welcome to attend.

Picture from sfupamr.

SparkMacon Book Club – “Beyond the Obvious” by Phil Mckinney [Members only]


Hi SparkMacon members! Join us for SparkMacon’s first book club featuring “Beyond the Obvious” by Phil Mckinney. Mr. McKinney was a director for innovation at HP. In this book, he shares his systems, plans, and soft skills required to organize innovation teams and create killer products/services. During our first session, we’ll do a quick overview of innovation management, design thinking and how we want to move through the book. In the ideal case, the group would meet once a month for 3 or 4 months reviewing this content.

Check out Phil Mckinney’s website for free resources.

Book abstract:
A rule-breaking approach to harnessing the power of innovation. This book dispells the myth that you have to be born with the gift of creativity and innovation. Everyone is creative and this books shows you how.

WHEN: March 12 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
WHERE: SparkMacon makerspace
COST: Free to all SparkMacon members



.Net User Group Meeting

MS .NET Users Group

The .Net user group will be hosting their monthly meeting in the SparkMacon meeting area. A different topic will be covered each month. All are welcome to attend both from the community and SparkMacon members. Any questions can be directed to Kyle Kelly (

3/19/2015 from 7pm to 8pm
Where: SparkMacon Makerspace



Lego and Robots Tinkering

Lego Wedo alligator

Looking for a fun event for families and young makers? Join us for Lego and Robots Tinkering day . During this Lego open play event, young makers will gain exposure to learning about engineering, art and technology through constructive learning and lego building. Parents and their kids can tinker with Lego Mindstorms, Lego Wedo kits, Arduino’s and Servo’s, and good old fashion brick building. Please register today since space is limited. (10 seats)

Register here:

Where: SparkMacon MakerSpace
When: 3/14/2015 from 1pm to 3pm

— For SparkMacon members, this event is free.
— For non-members, this event costs $10 payable at the door. Funds will be used to help purchase more kits for our young makers programs.


3D printer certification class[Members only]

This workshop is available to members only.

SparkMacon members… If you’re interested in using the 3D printing equipment, we will be running a certification course. In this course, we will review the basic processes for building your models, printer maintenance, tips, tricks, and responsibilities for printer clean up. This certification class is required if you want to use the equipment.

WHEN: 3/21/2015 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm
WHERE: SparkMacon MakerSpace
COST: Free to all SparkMacon members.


Laser Cutter certification class[Members only]


SparkMacon members… If you’re interested in using the laser cutter equipment, we will be running a certification course. In this course, we will review the basic processes for building your images or vectors,maintenance, tips, tricks, and responsibilities for clean up.

This certification class is required if you want to use the equipment.

When: 3/21/2015 – 3pm to 4pm
Where: SparkMacon MakerSpace


Guitar Center’s Drum Seminar

Drum set

Gimmie a beat – Macon day of percussion is a drum clinic event you will not want to miss! This event will include playing, education and participation on several aspects of the percussion world including different styles of drum set playing, hand drumming & world percussion. Presented by Guitar Center

There will be instructors to cover all the aspects of drumming for all skill levels and age groups! Don’t miss it!

When: 3/22/2015 from 4pm to 8pm
Where: SparkMacon MakerSpace

Photo from sunfrog1 on Flickr.