This Week at CreatorSpace Monday, November 17, 2014

This Monday Creatorspace will be at Freeman Library at 7:00pm.  James Hardy will be presenting Off-Grid Aquaponics. Learn  about growing fish and vegetables in an attractive, productive, integrated system, right in your own backyard.

Tuesday Open House

Open House is every Tuesday evening at 7:00pm, open to the public. We have rearranged the space to make it more project friendly. The internet has been upgraded, the lathe is operational, people are making things!

Bring your projects, bring your questions, bring your experience! Food and drink will be available.

The new address is 
15502 Old Galveston Rd, Webster TX 77598 Unit #202. 
Come out on  and see what we've done!

News

Creatorspace website hosting moved this week to Dreamhost.com. If you had some difficulty finding us online, that's why. Thanks to Patrick for getting it all back up and running.

Parking

Do Not Park in front of our next-door neighbors!!! - they are open for business 24/7 and need access to their driveway at all times. In general, we can't park in front of any of the businesses.

We can fit six cars in front of our unit, double parked (more if they're tiny). We can park in front of the office outside the gate, in front of the chain-link fence, and anywhere along the bayou except for the places clearly marked reserved. We are working with out neighbors to arrange more parking opportunities. Maps will be available soon.

 

This Week at CreatorSpace Tuesday November 11, 2014

If you missed us at Maker Faire last weekend, we are bringing it all to the Freeman Library's 50th Anniversary Celebration next Saturday, November 8, from 10-4. Please come by and see us, and help the Library celebrate!

Tuesday Open House

Open House is every Tuesday evening at 7:00pm, open to the public. We have rearranged the space to make it more project friendly. The internet has been upgraded, the lathe is operational, people are making things!
Bring your projects, bring your questions, bring your experience! Food and drink will be available.


The new address is 
15502 Old Galveston Rd, Webster TX 77598 Unit #202. 
Come out on  and see what we've done!

Upcoming Creatorspace Events

Freeman Library will be celebrating its 50th anniversary on November 8th. Creatorspace will be sharing its Maker Faire exhibits out on the patio to help them celebrate!

The next meeting of Creatorspace at Freeman Library will be Monday, November 17.  James Hardy will be presenting Off-Grid Aquaponics. Learn  about growing fish and vegetables in an attractive, productive, integrated system, right in your own backyard.

News

- It's official! Creatorspace is finally a 501(c)3 non-profit!!!  Donations are now tax-deductible! All of the paperwork has not yet arrived from the IRS (there's always more paperwork), but here we are on the IRS website.

Parking

Do Not Park in front of our next-door neighbors!!! - they are open for business 24/7 and need access to their driveway at all times. In general, we can't park in front of any of the businesses.

We can fit six cars in front of our unit, double parked (more if they're tiny). We can park in front of the office outside the gate, in front of the chain-link fence, and anywhere along the bayou except for the places clearly marked reserved. We are working with out neighbors to arrange more parking opportunities. Maps will be available soon.

Etcetera

Patrick has put together a video chronicling Creatorspace move in day, and activities since! It's up on our website, and on our YouTube channel.

The new website looks great! I'd like to encourage everyone to start using the Forums link on the website. It requires a Google account to post, but is read-only for everyone. The more people use the Forum, the fewer emails get sent out for coordinating activities like workdays, or exhibits for the Houston Mini Maker Faire.

Forums are the best way to find out if anyone is at the 'Space, until we get something automated. It is also the place to ask questions, post general interestnews items for the group, plan projects and share designs (like for the ping pong launchers). It is also where we will post organizational status and news.

Like us on Facebook, follow our Twitter, join our Circles, check out our Videos:

This Week at CreatorSpace Post Makerfaire Open House -Tuesday November 4, 2014

This week we will be basking in the success of our Houston Mini Maker Faire exhibit last Saturday. Our booth was easily the largest and most diverse exhibit of all the makerspaces at the Faire! I am continually surprised by how awesome we are. Pictures will soon be posted to the website.

Thanks to Kevin for overseeing our participation and coordinating with the Maker Faire event sponsors over at Innovation Spark. And thanks to all the members who brought projects and manned the booth, and thanks to everyone who came by and visited with us.

If you missed us at Maker Faire, we are bringing it all to the Freeman Library's 50th Anniversary Celebration next Saturday, November 8, from 10-4. Please come by and see us, and help the Library celebrate!

Patrick has put together a video chronicling Creatorspace move in day, and activities since! It's up on our website, and on our YouTube channel.
 

Tuesday Open House

Open House is every Tuesday evening at 7:00pm, open to the public. Bring your projects, bring your questions, bring your experience! Food and drink will be provided.

The new address is 
15502 Old Galveston Rd, Webster TX 77598 Unit #202. 
Come out on  and see what we've done!

News

- It's official! Creatorspace is finally a 501(c)3 non-profit!!!  Donations are now tax-deductible! All of the paperwork has not yet arrived from the IRS (there's always more paperwork), but here we are on the IRS website.

Etcetera

The new website looks great! I'd like to encourage everyone to start using the Forums link on the website. It requires a Google account to post, but is read-only for everyone. The more people use the Forum, the fewer emails get sent out for coordinating activities like workdays, or exhibits for the Houston Mini Maker Faire.

Forums are the best way to find out if anyone is at the 'Space, until we get something automated. It is also the place to ask questions, post general interestnews items for the group, plan projects and share designs (like for the ping pong launchers). It is also where we will post organizational status and news.

Like us on Facebook, follow our Twitter, join our Circles, check out our Videos.

Upcoming Creatorspace Events

Freeman Library will be celebrating its 50th anniversary on November 8th. Creatorspace will be sharing its Maker Faire exhibits out on the patio to help them celebrate!

The next meeting of Creatorspace at Freeman Library will be Monday, November 17. James Hardy will be presenting Off-Grid Aquaponics. Learn
  about growing fish and vegetables in an attractive, productive, integrated system, right in your own backyard.

A Call for Projects for the Houston Mini Maker Faire 2014

CreatorSpace has a booth at the upcoming Houston Mini Maker Faire! If you've never been to a Maker Faire, they are billed as The Greatest Show and Tell on Earth. They are family friendly events designed to show the cool stuff you're working on, and to see cool stuff other people are working on.

Last year approximately 4000 people passed though the gate at the Stafford Centre, and saw a huge variety of exhibits, ranging from 3D printers to RC submarines to amazing LEGO creations to arts and crafts like sewing and craft paper making, and a huge exhibit from the children's museum. This year will be an even bigger event. Here's a link to this year's event list: http://www.houstonmakerfaire.com/info/

Our booth has an assortment of CreatorSpace favorites, but it's lacking one last important thing: You and your project. Do you have a project, or a hobby or anything that you'd like to show off? 

If you have something that you'd like to show, please email creatorspaceinfo@gmail.com or come to our final planning meeting on Tuesday the 28th at 7:00pm. I'm sure there will be pizza.

 

 

This Week at CreatorSpace Kerbal Space Program at the Library - Monday October 20, 2014

This week we will be back at the Freeman Library. On Monday, October 20 at 7:00pm, Mathew Benson will be giving a presentation on the Kerbal Space Program.

We will be meeting upstairs in the Computer Lab (due to early voting in our usual room). Bring your laptops with you so you can follow along!

From the KSP website, "KSP is a game where the players create and manage their own space program. Build spacecraft, fly them, and try to help the Kerbals to fulfill their ultimate mission of conquering space."


Tuesday Open House

Open House is every Tuesday evening at 7:00pm, open to the public. Bring your projects, bring your questions, bring your experience! Food and drink will be provided.

The new address is 
15502 Old Galveston Rd, Webster TX 77598 Unit #202. 
Come out on  and see what we've done!


News

- It's official! Creatorspace is finally a 501(c)3 non-profit!!!  Donations are now tax-deductible! All of the paperwork has not yet arrived from the IRS (there's always more paperwork), but here we are on the IRS website.

- Check out our writeup at the Houston Maker Faire website!
Mark your calendars for Saturday, November 1, and come out and support all the Makers in the Houston Greater Metropolitan Area! Food, fun, technology, and activities for the kids!

This Week at CreatorSpace Getting Settled In - October 13, 2014

Moving into our fourth week, there is someone doing something in the 'Space nearly everyday of the week! The new address is 15502 Old Galveston Rd, Webster TX 77598 Unit #202. Come out on  and see what we've done!

Open House is every Tuesday evening at 7:00pm, open to the public.  


Parking

Do Not Park in front of our next-door neighbors!!! - they are open for business 24/7 and need access to their driveway at all times. In general, we can't park in front of anyof the businesses.
We can fit six cars in front of our unit, double parked (more if they're tiny). We can park in front of the office outside the gate, in front of the chain-link fence, and anywhere along the bayou except for the places clearly marked reserved. We are working with out neighbors to arrange more parking opportunities. Maps will be available soon.

Mondays are members-only nights for work, planning and projects. And - for those members with key privileges - the 'Space is always accessible.

The new website looks great! I'd like to encourage everyone to start using the Forums link on the website. It requires a Google account to post, but is read-only for everyone. The more people use the Forum, the fewer emails get sent out for coordinating activities like workdays, or exhibits for the Houston Mini Maker Faire.

Forums are the best way to find out if anyone is at the 'Space, until we get something automated. It is also the place to ask questions, post general interest news items for the group, plan projects and share designs (like for the ping pong launchers). It is also where we will post organizational status and news.

Like us on Facebook, follow our Twitter, join our circles, check out our videos:

 

Mondays @ Freeman Library

The next meeting at the library will be Monday, October 20 at 7:00pmMathew Benson will be giving a presentation on the Kerbal Space Program From the KSP website, "KSP is a game where the players create and manage their own space program. Build spacecraft, fly them, and try to help the Kerbals to fulfill their ultimate mission of conquering space."
 

Odyssey Hobbies

We are no longer meeting at Odyssey  Hobbies, but we encourage everyone to continue to support their business and their hobbyist meetings.
 

Upcoming Opportunities for Creatorspace members

Houston Mini Maker Faire is coming up on November 1 at the Stafford Convention Center. Creatorspace will have several booths, so we are looking for volunteers and projects to show off. It's a great event to participate in, and a lot of fun. Please post to the Forum if you'd like to bring a project or help crew the booth. It's guaranteed to be a good time!

Freeman Library will be celebrating its 50th anniversary on November 8th. Creatorspace will be sharing its Maker Faire exhibits out on the patio to help them celebrate!


Friday, October 3, 2014

This Week at CreatorSpace New Space, New Schedule, New Activities

Moving into our third week at the new 'Space, things are looking really good. The workbenches are assembled, the lathe and break press are getting a cleaning and a tuneup, and shelves and tables are being built. We have a refrigerator and microwave, computers are getting upgraded to Linux, we have a mailbox (complete with bills!), and wifi.

Open House is back to Tuesday evenings at 7:00pm, open to the public as always. Mondays are members-only nights for work, planning and projects. And - for those members with key privileges - the 'Space is always accessible.

The new website looks great! I'd like to encourage everyone to start using the Forums link on the website. It requires a Google login to post, but is read-only for everyone. The more people use the Forum, the fewer emails get sent out for coordinating activities like workdays, or travel to Houston Mini Maker Faire.

This is best way to find out if anyone is at the 'Space, until we get something automated. It is also the place to ask questions, post general interest news items for the group, plan projects and share designs (like for the ping pong launchers). It is also where we will post organizational status and news.

The new address is 15502 Old Galveston Rd, Webster TX 77598 Unit #202. Come outon Tuesday and see what we've done!
 

Mondays @ Freeman Library

The next meeting at the library will be Monday, October 20 at 7:00pmMathew Benson will be giving a presentation on the Kerbal Space Program From the KSP website, "KSP is a game where the players create and manage their own space program. Build spacecraft, fly them, and try to help the Kerbals to fulfill their ultimate mission of conquering space."
 

Odyssey Hobbies

We are no longer meeting at Odyssey  Hobbies, but we encourage everyone to continue to support their business and their hobbyist meetings.


Sat, Sep 25, 2014

Today at Creatorspace The New Website is Live!

Today Patrick flipped the DNS switch to bring the new Creatorspace.org website online!

Check it out.
 

Mondays & Tuesdays @ Creatorspace

For the next couple of weeks we will not be meeting at the Library. We will continue moving, unpacking and rearranging at the new Space. Come see us and the new place.

The new address is 15502 Old Galveston Rd, Webster TX 77598 Unit #202,

Sat, Sep 13, 2014 03:38 pm

This Week at Creatorspace - We have a new Space!!!

We did it! We signed the lease on Saturday, and are now paying rent. There's still a few things left to be done on Monday, and we will need a Houston City inspection for our occupancy permits. All that will be done next week. In the meantime, we have the keys and the gate codes, so we need to start making plans.

Mondays @ Freeman Library - 7 pm

Last weeks Minecraft meeting went really well. We had 35 people, including 12 young Minecraft enthusuasts. We will definitely be doing this again!

 

Now that we have a Space of our own, we need to use this meeting to plan and schedule the move. We have a lot of stuff in storage, and will need people with trucks and trailers to help. Please come and help us make this happen.

The meetings are free to attend and people of all experience levels are welcome.
Bring your friends. Bring your projects. Bring your questions.

Freeman Library - Community Room (turn left just inside the main entrance)
16616 Diana Lane - Houston, TX 77062
Located near El Camino and Bay Area Blvd.


Tuesdays at Odyssey Hobbies - 6pm

We are going to take this opportunity to go visit the new Space. Come early to Odyssey or meet us there at 7:00. We will work out the details on Monday at the Library.
15502 Old Galveston Rd, Webster TX 77598 Unit #202

Come see the R/C demos of cars and copters.
Bring your own project or check out what our members are building.
Use the side entrance. The back door stays closed now that we have Air Conditioning.

Odyssey Hobbies (side entrance)
Located near Hwy 3 and NASA Rd 1
100 Nasa Road 1 - Suite #45 - Webster, TX 77598


Upcoming Opportunities for Creatorspace members

On September 23rd there will be the Houston premiere of “Maker” — a feature-length documentary that explores the Maker Movement in America.  As Makers, Creatorspace members have been invited. Come meet the other makers in Houston! Details are at http://bit.ly/1sX2lbt

We have been asked to support a group of high school students who will be participating in the FIRST Technical Challenge Robotics this fall. They meet in the Freeman Library Community Room on Fridays from 2:30-5:30. Email us at creatorspaceinfo@gmail.com for contact information.

Houston Mini Maker Faire is coming up on November 1 at the Stafford Convention Center. Creatorspace will have a booth again, so we will be looking for volunteers and projects to show off. It's a great event to participate in, and a lot of fun.

Freeman Library will be celebrating its 50th anniversary on November 8th. Creatorspace will be sharing its Maker Faire exhibits out on the patio to help them celebrate!




Sat, Sep 06, 2014 02:45 pm

This Week at Creatorspace - Minecraft and Moving!

We are continuing to move forward on leasing our new Space. We have put in a down payment, and the property manager is busy replacing the plumbing, updating the electrical, and fixing the office up. We have turned on the electricity in order to test the new circuits and are working on getting the proper insurance.

The new website is more than 50% complete (thanks Patrick & Scott!) and we hope to be moving in before the end of the month. Expect news about our Grand Opening soon!

Mondays @ Freeman Library - 7 pm

9-8-14: Our youngest member, Grayson Buchanan, will be talking about how to set up a Minecraft server , and Minecraft in general. Whether you've never heard of Minecraft, or your kids are playing it all the time, come on out. This will be a good one to bring the kids to.

The meetings are free to attend and people of all experience levels are welcome. Bring your friends. Bring your projects. Bring your questions.

Freeman Library - Community Room (turn left just inside the main entrance)

16616 Diana Lane - Houston, TX 77062

Located near El Camino and Bay Area Blvd.

http://www.hcpl.net/location/clear-lake-city-county-freeman-branch-library

Tuesdays at Odyssey Hobbies - 6pm

Come see the R/C demos of cars and copters. Bring your own project or check out what our members are building.

Use the side entrance. The back door stays closed now that we have Air Conditioning.

Odyssey Hobbies (side entrance)

Located near Hwy 3 and NASA Rd 1

100 Nasa Road 1 - Suite #45 - Webster, TX 77598

http://www.odysseyhobbies.com

 

 

Fri, Aug 29, 2014 02:25 pm

This Week at Creatorspace

First, we are happy to let you know the status of our new Space!

The Board met with the property manager and the electrician on Wednesday, and we have put a deposit on Unit #202. They are upgrading the electrical, the plumbing, AC, paint and ceiling tiles. When it is ready for move-in, we will sign the lease and start scheduling the move!

Mondays @ Freeman Library - 7 pm

9-1-14: The Library is closed for Labor Day

9-8-14: Our youngest member, Grayson Buchanan, will be talking about how to set up a Minecraft server , and Minecraft in general. Whether you've never heard of Minecraft, or your kids are playing it all the time, come on out. This will be a good one to bring the kids to.

The meetings are free to attend and people of all experience levels are welcome. Bring your friends. Bring your projects. Bring your questions.

Freeman Library - Community Room (turn left just inside the main entrance)

16616 Diana Lane - Houston, TX 77062

Located near El Camino and Bay Area Blvd.

http://www.hcpl.net/location/clear-lake-city-county-freeman-branch-library

Tuesdays at Odyssey Hobbies - 6pm

Come see the R/C demos of cars and copters. Bring your own project or check out what our members are building.

Use the side entrance. The back door stays closed now that we have Air Conditioning.

Odyssey Hobbies (side entrance)

Located near Hwy 3 and NASA Rd 1

100 Nasa Road 1 - Suite #45 - Webster, TX 77598

http://www.odysseyhobbies.com

 

 

Sat, Aug 23, 2014 10:23 am

Current Status on Creatorspace Lease

Because of your generosity, Creatorspace is moving forward to leasing the new space!

We have received a copy of the lease, which has been reviewed. We are currently waiting to meet with the property manager and the electrician, to clarify some questions, and to make sure we have a lot of power outlights available. After that, we commit to the insurance, sign the lease, and schedule the move.

We currently don't have a firm move-in date, but that should finalized this week.

Thank you for making this possible! We still do not have 100% of what we will need, but with the new Space there will be many more benefits to becoming a member! Please consider making a donation or becoming a regular contributing member. Details are at:

Mondays @ Freeman Library - 7 pm

8-25-14: The MineCraft Server presenter has been postponed and will be rescheduled for a future date.

We will still meet to discuss projects and future plans.

The meetings are free to attend and people of all experience levels are welcome. Bring your friends. Bring your projects. Bring your questions.

Freeman Library - Community Room (turn left just inside the main entrance)

16616 Diana Lane - Houston, TX 77062

Located near El Camino and Bay Area Blvd.

http://www.hcpl.net/location/clear-lake-city-county-freeman-branch-library

Tuesdays at Odyssey Hobbies - 6pm

Come see the R/C demos of cars and copters. Bring your own project or check out what our members are building.

Use the side entrance. The back door stays closed now that we have Air Conditioning.

Odyssey Hobbies (side entrance)

Located near Hwy 3 and NASA Rd 1

100 Nasa Road 1 - Suite #45 - Webster, TX 77598

http://www.odysseyhobbies.com

 

 

Sat, Aug 16, 2014 11:22 am

Great News!   

CreatorSpace has elected to acquire a New Community Workspace at the corner of Hwy 3 and El Dorado. After the response to our previous outreach, we have the financial ability to make this a reality, but we still need Your Help. Consider making a donation or becoming a regular contributing member. Details are at:

Mondays @ Freeman Library - 7 pm

8-18-14: The MineCraft Server presenter has Canceled. Will be rescheduled for at a future date.  

We will still meet to discuss projects and future plans.

The meetings are free to attend and people of all experience levels are welcome. Bring your friends. Bring your projects. Bring your questions.

Freeman Library - Community Room (turn left just inside the main entrance)

16616 Diana Lane - Houston, TX 77062

Located near El Camino and Bay Area Blvd.

http://www.hcpl.net/location/clear-lake-city-county-freeman-branch-library

Tuesdays at Odyssey Hobbies - 6pm

Come see the R/C demos of cars and copters. Bring your own project or check out what our members are building.

Use the side entrance. The back door stays closed now that we have Air Conditioning.

Odyssey Hobbies (side entrance)

Located near Hwy 3 and NASA Rd 1

100 Nasa Road 1 - Suite #45 - Webster, TX 77598

http://www.odysseyhobbies.com

 

 

 

Fri, Aug 08, 2014 11:11 am

Lots coming up at CreatorSpace

Weekly Activities @ Creatorspace

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MONDAYS at FREEMAN LIBRARY - 7-9pm

8-11-14: FLYING CAR on Kickstarter

Fitz presents his BIGGEST project yet.

From his electric motorcycle to the "K-9" robot that was a hit at the Houston Comic-Con, Fitz builds exciting projects. This is by far his most ambitious undertaking ever and he will update us on his progress here. Get an early look on Kickstarter:

http://kck.st/1rUe4cD

or follow on Twitter: @FlyOverDrive

8-18-14: Running your own MineCraft Server

Come see what is involved in hosting a version of this popular game.

The meetings are free to attend and people of all experience levels are welcome.

Bring your friends.  Bring your projects.  Bring your questions.

Freeman Library - Community Room (turn left just inside the main entrance)

16616 Diana Lane - Houston, TX 77062

Located near El Camino and Bay Area Blvd.

http://www.hcpl.net/location/clear-lake-city-county-freeman-branch-library

TUESDAYS at ODYSSEY HOBBIES - 6-8pm

Come try out RC demos and see all the projects our members are building. Here is a photo of the new robot being developed by Chris and Garth that was at last week's meeting. This is just one of the many new and interesting projects happening here.

Use the side entrance. The back door stays closed now that we have AIR CONDITIONING.

Odyssey Hobbies (side entrance)

Located near Hwy 3 and NASA Rd 1

100 Nasa Road 1 - Suite #45 - Webster, TX 77598

http://www.odysseyhobbies.com

 

 

Wed, Aug 06, 2014 10:59 pm

Update to Creatorspace new home

I want to thank everyone who has responded so far. With assurances from you all, we can generate almost $800/month, so it won't take too many more of you to make this a reality!

The next email will have pictures and a layout.

I also want to take this time to answer questions that have come up:

First, is that our 501(c)3 application has finally been reviewed by the IRS! It has been recommended for approval, which means the next step is approval. We are now waiting anxiously for the mail.

The address of the place we are looking at is 15502 Old Galveston Road.

The equipment we currently have in storage:

Two lathes, Radial arm saw, Belt Grinder, Brake/Shear, Hand tools, Soldering stations, and a 3D Printer. There are an assortment of electronic components, a telescope, motors, a shop toolbox, and an oscilloscope. In addition, we have the four large workstations, cabinets, and a large AC unit. And a whole lot of miscellaneous. And quite of lot of donated equipment has been promised if we get the space.

We will of course be adding new tools and outfitting the space continuously, based on inputs from members. Membership is the way to influence what equipment we will have.

In addition to tool access, the biggest benefit to membership is the network of members themselves. Did you know that you can find the people with the skills you need to take your project or business to the next level by emailing us at ?

Paid members will also be welcome to use the space to run a small business from the facility (pending approval by the board).

I know this is more email than usual. Thanks in advance,

- Dave Overland

** Benefits To Membership

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- Access to the space and tools outside of scheduled meetings

- Personal onsite storage for projects and tools

- Discounts on classes

- Your own table and power outlet (While space is available)

- Keys for access on off-times

- The possibility of unlimited 24/7 access

 

 

Thu, Jul 31, 2014 08:22 pm

Update to Creatorspace new home

I want to thank everyone who has responded so far. With assurances from you all, we can generate almost $800/month, so it won't take too many more of you to make this a reality!

The next email will have pictures and a layout.

I also want to take this time to answer questions that have come up:

First, is that our 501(c)3 application has finally been reviewed by the IRS! It has been recommended for approval, which means the next step is approval. We are now waiting anxiously for the mail.

The address of the place we are looking at is 15502 Old Galveston Road.

The equipment we currently have in storage:

Two lathes, Radial arm saw, Belt Grinder, Brake/Shear, Hand tools, Soldering stations, and a 3D Printer. There are an assortment of electronic components, a telescope, motors, a shop toolbox, and an oscilloscope. In addition, we have the four large workstations, cabinets, and a large AC unit. And a whole lot of miscellaneous. And quite of lot of donated equipment has been promised if we get the space.

We will of course be adding new tools and outfitting the space continuously, based on inputs from members. Membership is the way to influence what equipment we will have.

In addition to tool access, the biggest benefit to membership is the network of members themselves. Did you know that you can find the people with the skills you need to take your project or business to the next level by emailing us at ?

Paid members will also be welcome to use the space to run a small business from the facility (pending approval by the board).

I know this is more email than usual. Thanks in advance,

- Dave Overland

** Benefits To Membership

------------------------------------------------------------

- Access to the space and tools outside of scheduled meetings

- Personal onsite storage for projects and tools

- Discounts on classes

- Your own table and power outlet (While space is available)

- Keys for access on off-times

- The possibility of unlimited 24/7 access

 

 

Wed, Jul 30, 2014 10:22 am

Yesterday I reached out to you about helping us procure a new home for Creatorspace. It has dawned on me that I failed to provided a crucial piece of information about how to help us achieve this goal. Below is a link to our member subscription page, details about each level and what each level runs. For each level we provide a monthly or yearly option. If you prefer you can also make a one time donation. We will also be updating this page shortly with additional benefits, so stay tuned.

Thanks again,

Dave Overland

Treasurer, Creatorspace

treasurer@creatorspace.org 

** Benefits To Membership

------------------------------------------------------------

- Access to the space and tools outside of scheduled meetings

- Personal onsite storage for projects and tools

- Discounts on classes

- Your own table and power outlet (While space is available)

- Keys for access on off-time

- The possibility of unlimited 24/7 access

 

 

 

Tue, Jul 29, 2014 04:53 pm

I'm writing to you because you have shown an interest in Creatorspace. You have been to one of our meetings at EPO, Freeman Library, or Odyssey Hobbies; you have been to one of our classes; or you have met and talked to us at an event such as Comicpalooza or Innovation Day at JSC.

Creatorspace is about to take its next step to becoming one of the premier makerspaces in Houston. We have found a property for lease in the Clealr Lake/ Webster area, and are actively gathering the financial resources to be able to move in. In order to do that we are contacting everyone of you to ask for your support.

Creatorspace has a possibility for a 24/7 full-time home. We found a 1248 sq ft warehouse/office combo for lease on Highway 3 by El Dorado Blvd. However, it costs more money than we are currently bringing in. The minimum cost to lease the space will be $1000/mo, rent and expenses. We currently bring in about $300/mo. The cost to move in will just about empty the bank account ($2000).

I know this is something that Creatorspace is capable of doing. The benefits will by far exceed the costs. The new space will allow us to create a space of our own, where members can learn, exchange ideas, and make things! Not for just a couple hours a week, either, but all the time.

The new space will allow us to bring our tools, workbenches and equipment out of storage, to provide personalized space for our members, and to have regular, hands-on classes and workshops on tools and technologies.

When we lease the new space, any support you can provide will be critical for making the rent and paying the bills. In return Creatorspace will have a permanent home that isn't shared with another business, but with the community at large.

There will be multiple levels of commitment available, with levels of benefits, similar to how other makerspaces are structured. Examples of some of the perks of membership we will be able to provide are:

- Enrollment in the Creatorspace mailing list

- Access to the space and tools outside of scheduled meetings

- Personal onsite storage for projects and tools

- Discounts on classes

- Your own table and power outlet

- Keys for access on off-times

- The possibility of unlimited 24/7 access

Right now the donation levels for different privileges are fluid while try to get this to happen, but we're looking at $40-$150/month. We will be updating the Donation/Dues page of the website shortly with more specifics of the new perks of membership at different levels.

We have to move rather quickly before someone else rents the space. What we need right now is confirmation that you would be willing to support us, and to what level ($0-$150/month). We won't be able to go forward unless we get enough support from you all. We are not asking you commit yet, but we need to know if we can move forward.

But even if you are not interested in ongoing membership, please consider donating to Creatorspace in order to help us create a place for the entire Clear Lake community. We all will benefit.

Please respond to this email as soon as you can. Contact me with any questions

Thanks in advance,

Dave Overland

Treasurer, Creatorspace

treasurer@creatorspace.org