Saturday, March 16 2013 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Mark Zifchock
Phone: (607) 269-7436
ITHACA GENERATOR MAKERSPACE GRAND OPENING TO BE HELD MARCH 16
ITHACA, NY (March 4, 2012) - Ithaca Generator, the community makerspace located at 116 W. Green St. in downtown Ithaca, will celebrate its grand opening on March 16 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Members will display their projects and visitors will have the chance to work on projects of their own. Everyone is welcome to attend and celebrate this new venue for people who like to make things.
The non-profit makerspace has been open since December 2012, providing space and equipment for classes on microcontrollers, robotics, welding and computer game development. Several clubs meet regularly at the makerspace, including a 3D printer club, a bike repair club and a math club. The grand opening will officially celebrate the creation of the makerspace and give the public a chance to view the space, its tools and the creative work of its members.
The open house will also allow visitors to learn more about upcoming classes being offered at Ithaca Generator. Future topics include crystal radios, electricity, robotic bugs, woodworking, bicycle framebuilding, and recycled materials projects.
Ithaca Generator is part of the makerspace movement. Maker or hackerspaces are springing up around the country and around the world as places where artists, designers, crafters, engineers and programmers can come together to share tools, space and ideas. Ithaca Generator adds to a number of regional makerspaces including Interlock in Rochester and Triple Cities in Binghamton. For more information about Ithaca Generator, visit www.ithacagenerator.org.