Make San Antonio Membership Drive Update

A big thank you to all those who have supported us, gave us feedback, suggestions and well wishes. We appreciate all the help during this membership drive. As our membership drive comes to a close, we’re well aware that we will not be reaching our 100 member sign-up goal. Therefore we will not be charging Read More …

Who are the people behind Make San Antonio?

Greg Reyes is an IT Engineer who is passionate about making. He grew up surrounded by tradesmen from ASE certified master mechanics to metalworkers to old carpenters who showed him a love for building with his own hands and taking pride in his work. His formal education in Computer Science allowed him to expand on Read More …

Why Join Make San Antonio’s Membership Drive Now?

We’re a week into our membership drive, and we’re at 9 percent of our goal of reaching 100 members within our five week campaign. Since we’ve kicked off our drive, we’ve been met with a few questions including; “Why join now when I can just wait until Make San Antonio opens their doors, and join Read More …

Why Should I Become a Member of a Makerspace?

Makerspaces are the conduit between thinking of an idea and having a final product come into existence. Whether it’s making arts and crafts, building that desk you saw on Pinterest, learning to take more professional pictures or just working on your own personal car or bike. A makerspace provides the creative environment where these projects Read More …

Tips from an old carpenter

My grandfather was an amazing man.  He would make you laugh when you were in the worst mood, then turn around and cuss at you all in the same breath.  He worked as a carpenter his entire life and he always had a wealth of knowledge to share.  That knowledge transfer would usually start by Read More …

Free 3D modeling software for 3D printers

Our two favorites would have to be GoogleSketchUp and OpenSCAD.   OpenSCAD is completely free and has a solid base in CAD modeling.  OpenSCAD is a bit more complicated than Google SketchUp, when it comes to a learning curve, but you can do some amazing things once you learn how to use it correctly.  In addition you’ll gain a Read More …

Knowledge is Power – Francis Bacon

We’ve all heard the phrase quoted, “Knowledge is Power” but in my opinion it’s a bit misleading.  Knowledge is amazing!  Learning is what drives us to become who we are and what we want to be.  Prior to these last two decades however, an individual had to have a formal education in order to gain what Read More …

What is a makerspace?

Make San Antonio of course! Well, that still doesn’t answer the burning question. The best way to describe a makerspace is a gym for creatives. You become a member of a gym to use unique gym equipment, maybe take a few classes or training, and build your health. A makerspace has the same concept. At a makerspace you’ll become a Read More …

The Endless Possibilities of 3D Printing

Doctors, makers, and inventors are using 3D printing in some creative ways to do some amazing things. The versatility of 3D printing coupled with a good imagination is all you really need. You could go out, show a group of people how to use a 3D printer, and each one of them would think up Read More …