Your Projects

Clear Creek Makerspace (CCM) is a community and one of our favorite things to do is feature what you are making. CCM provides a culture of sharing, creation, entrepreneurship and innovation. Are you working on a project in CCM that you want to share? Post your project on Instagram today! Use the hashtag, #ccmmade and you will be featured on this page. 

*Please note that CCM is not open yet. On this project page right now you see the official CCM Instagram feed. Looking to follow us on Instagram? @clearcreekmakerspace

We’re officially open for business, and your CCM membership comes with exclusive eligibility for small business support options including all-expenses paid grants, business bootcamps, and entrepreneurship workshops with certified coaches through our Growing U program. Additionally, members gain access to our reservable conference and training rooms, plus our in-house CCM Marketplace to sell products and services. Check out our full list of membership perks and sign up to be a CCM member today at the link in our bio!

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Show off your artistic talent by entering our annual button design contest! 🖍️

We are now seeking submissions for our 2024 Ridgefest Button Contest, with all submissions due April 30th. The winning design will be reproduced on buttons to be distributed throughout the community and at Ridgefest on June 29th, and the creator of the winning design will be awarded a $200 cash prize. Full design requirements can be found at the link in our bio, and we encourage you to submit multiple entries! 

Want to get some ideas for unique and amazing buttons? Check out the Colorado State Button Society’s Annual Button Show and Sale this weekend at the Embassy Suites by Hilton (4444 Havana Street, Denver CO 80239). The Button Show will run from 10am-5pm on Sat. 4/13 and from 10am-3pm on Sun. 4/14, and admission is free. Visit coloradobuttons.com for more information! 

#designcontest #cashprize #ridgefest2024 #CCMmakes #CCMmade
CCM programming is alive and kicking! We’re filling up our calendar with intro-level courses that are open to all, plus lots of member-exclusives. Get familiar with the makerspace at our regularly scheduled open houses and intro-level classes, then sign up for a membership for 24/7 access so you can make your own projects! CCM Membership also comes with invitations to exclusive members-only events, free weekly storage space, and the ability to help shape our future with a voice on CCM’s voting board. Learn more about ALL our membership perks and sign up to become a member today at the link in our bio!

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Cheers to our incredible grand opening sponsors and volunteers! Your support and dedication have made our dreams a reality. We couldn't have done it without each and every one of you. Here's to a bright future together! 🥂 #Gratitude #CommunitySupport
Curious about 3D printing? We’re excited to teach you! Join us on Tuesday, April 9th from 2:00-3:00pm for an introductory 3D printing class! This free beginner-friendly course is intended to be an easy introduction to the exciting world of 3D printing. As part of the 60-minute course, you'll learn how to operate some of the best desktop 3D printers on the market, and even start your very first 3D printed project! 

This course, and many of our intro-level courses, are free and available to both community members and CCM members, however class sizes are capped and advance registration is required. Check out the CCM calendar (link in bio) to see all our currently scheduled classes and events. 

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Join us on Thursday, April 18th from 4:30 to 6:30 for a night of sipping and painting at Clear Creek Makerspace! This event is free, but we highly encourage you to register.

Take advantage of guided tours to explore the wonders of the Makerspace. For adults, indulge in our Sip+Paint session featuring wine, beer, and other non-alcoholic beverages. Get creative with small canvases, paint, colored pencils, pens, scraps, and glue. 

Meanwhile, for the little ones, We will provide tinker toys, crafts and CCM-themed coloring pages. Please keep in mind that children must be accompanied by parents at all times and are not permitted in the woodshop or metalshop areas.

Don’t miss this opportunity to unleash your creativity and explore the world of making at Clear Creek Makerspace. Register now and join us for an evening of fun and inspiration! This event is sponsored by your Wheat Ridge real estate experts, Caitlin Clough + Kate Dean of milehimodern!

Click the link in our bio to register! 

#CCMmade #Makerspace #sipandpaint #CCMevents #livelocalwheatridge
Interested in taking a quick tour of the Clear Creek Makerspace? Check out the 7,500 square foot shop and chat with Makerspace Manager Tyler Kerr about the grand vision for the space. Learn about our equipment, long-term goals, membership tiers, and the types of things that your makerspace member can get you!

Join us for an open house tomorrow, April 4th from 4:00-5:00pm. This event is  free, open, and accessible to all members of the public. Clear Creek Makerspace is located at 9110 W 44th Ave, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033.

Let us know you’re coming by visiting clearcreekmakerspace.libcal.com
The grand opening is finally here! Join us TOMORROW from 11am-2pm at 9110 W 44th Ave to celebrate the grand opening of CCM! We will  kick things off with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11:30am, then stay for tours of the makerspace, demonstrations from expert makers, and fun DIY craft projects to take home. Plus, guests can partake in complimentary brunch bites and a cash bar!

We are so grateful for the incredible support we have received from the Wheat Ridge community, and we can’t wait to celebrate this milestone with all of you!

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This week: we’re hosting two final tours before our grand opening! 

If you registered for a tour (they’re sold out!) check your email for confirmation and we’ll see you on Tuesday 3/26 or Thursday 3/28. If you weren’t able to sign up for a tour, join us at our grand opening on Saturday March 30th from 11am-2pm, featuring a ribbon cutting ceremony at 11:30am with an open house, food and drinks to follow. 

Register for the grand opening at the link in our bio. We’ll see you soon!

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Have you RSVP'd for our grand opening event yet? 

We’re just 12 days away from the celebration on March 30th from 11am-2pm. Join us to kick things off with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11:30am, then stay for tours of the makerspace, demonstrations from expert makers, and fun DIY craft projects to take home. Plus, guests can partake in complimentary brunch bites and a cash bar! 

Will we see you there? We recommend registering in advance, so RSVP at the link in our bio! 

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Calling all makers! We want YOU to enter our button design contest! We are now accepting design submissions for this year’s Ridgefest button design contest, sponsored by Sweet Ridge Studios. @sweetridgestudios

The winning design will be reproduced on the official Ridgefest 2024 button and other promotional materials, and the winning designer will receive a $200 cash prize! Buttons will be distributed free of charge ($3 recommended donation to support CCM programming) throughout the community at local businesses, and at Ridgefest on June 29th.

This contest is just for fun! We encourage artists of all ages and skill levels to participate! Submissions are due April 30th by 5:00 pm. The winner will be chosen based on how the artist captures this year’s theme, “Putting Down Roots”.

More information about the button contest, including design and submission requirements, can be found at www.wearelocalworks.org/ridgefest2024 or at the link in our bio. We can’t wait to see your incredible designs!

#CCMmade #CCMmakes #ridgefest #artcontest #wheatridge #events #designcontest #cashprize
Get excited: Makers on the Ridge is BACK for this year’s Ridgefest! Think of Makers on the Ridge as a craft faire featuring local artisans including tech-enthusiasts, scientists, artists, tinkerers and more. Stop by maker booths at Ridgefest to buy handmade goods, talk to artists about their process, learn a new skill, and network with local creators. 

This year, we’re featuring some very exciting vendors, including Katie Green, founder of The Boozy Botanist and maker of artisan beverage accessories to add a little magic to your favorite refreshment. Learn more about Makers on the Ridge (or apply to BE a Maker on the Ridge!) at the link in our bio!

#ridgefest #makersontheridge #CCMmade #events #craft #artisan
We can hardly wait to see our fabulous community members at work in the Makerspace! Join us on Saturday, March 30th from 11am-2pm for a grand opening celebration featuring a ribbon-cutting ceremony, complimentary brunch bites and a cash bar! We’ll also be showing off some of our incredible equipment with demonstrations from experts and take-home DIY projects to complete. We encourage you to RSVP for the grand opening event at the link in our bio. We can’t wait to celebrate with you!

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Our grand opening is just 19 days away! Join us on Saturday, March 30th from 11:00 am-2:00 pm to celebrate CCM’s grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, tours of the makerspace, expert demonstrations of our incredible equipment, fun DIY crafts to take home, brunch bites, and a cash bar! RSVP for our grand opening event today at the link in our bio. 

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As we approach our grand opening (just 21 days away!), we want to take a moment to thank our incredible advisory board! These individuals bring a wide range of experience and expertise to our team, and we wouldn’t be where we are today without their continued support and dedication. 

From Tyler Kerr, CCM Manager: "We want to extend a huge thank you to the CCM advisory board, whose guidance since the makerspace's inception has been invaluable. Their diverse skills and passion for making, spanning from artists, engineers, and entrepreneurs to educators, technologists, and city leaders, have been instrumental in getting us to where we are now!" 

To our advisory board: thank you for everything you do! We can’t wait to celebrate with you at our grand opening and beyond!

#CCMmakes #grandopening #thankyou
We’re just 23 days away from our grand opening, and we can’t wait to welcome you to the makerspace! We invite you to join us on March 30th from 11am-2pm for our grand opening event! 🎉🎉🎉

We’ll officially kick things off at 11:30am with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house to follow. Guests can expect to mingle, explore, and engage with lots of exciting activities, all while enjoying a spread of breakfast and snacks complemented by a selection of drinks, including a cash bar! Proceeds from the cash bar will support our ambitious goal of raising $1,000 to fund two full 1-year membership scholarships. 

During the open house, we invite you to walk around, meet fellow members, and explore exciting hands-on demonstrations showcasing our cutting-edge technology and tools available at CCM, including 3D printing, laser cutting, crafting, woodworking, metalworking, and more. Take home a number of fun DIY projects, talk to experts, and keep an eye out for surprise giveaways that echo our themes of creativity and community.

🎊We can’t wait to celebrate with you! We encourage you to RSVP for the event at the link in our bio. 

#CCMmade #LiveLocalWheatRidge #grandopening #ribboncutting #makerspace #makers #denverevents
Calling all makers! Join our button design contest for a chance to win a $200 cash prize!

We are now accepting design submissions for this year’s Ridgefest button design contest, sponsored by Sweet Ridge Studios. Those who wish to participate can design at their leisure, with submissions due April 30th. From there, Sweet Ridge Studios, Localworks staff and events committee will review all entries and choose a winner based on how the artist captures this year’s theme, “Putting Down Roots”. The winning design will be reproduced on the official Ridgefest 2024 button and other promotional materials, and the winning designer will receive a $200 cash prize. Buttons will be distributed free of charge ($3 recommended donation to support CCM programming) throughout the community at local businesses, and at Ridgefest on June 29th. 

More information about the button contest, including design and submission requirements, can be found at www.wearelocalworks.org/ridgefest2024 or at the link in our bio. We can’t wait to see your incredible designs!

#CCMmakes #ridgefest #contest #wheatridge #events #design #prize
CCM is almost ready to open and we can’t wait to welcome you to the makerspace! 🎊 Want to see our renovations in action ahead of our opening date? Join us for a tour of our almost-finished facility and chat with CCM Manager Tyler Kerr about the grand vision for the space, plus learn about our equipment, long-term goals, and membership tiers & perks! Can’t make it to a tour? Join us at our grand opening on March 30th from 11am-2pm! 

Sign up for tours and/or register for our grand opening event at the link in out bio.

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📢Have you heard?? Our grand opening is less than a month away and memberships kick in on April 1st! 🎉🎉🎉

CCM membership comes with TONS of perks, including:
✅ 24/7 access to the makerspace
✅ Access to rank-and-reward gamified training program
✅ Access to approved equipment and tools
✅ Free weekly storage space & reservable monthly storage space
✅ Invitations to exclusive members-only events
✅ 10% discount on CCM special events
✅ Discounted materials and supplies at partnering businesses
✅ Eligibility for exclusive members-only, all-expenses-paid Denver Metro grants, classes, small business bootcamps, entrepreneurship workshops, and pitch events
✅ And MORE!

CCM offers membership options to fit every lifestyle, including discounted memberships for students, educators, seniors, and veterans, and bundle-and-save household memberships for up to 4 users. Secure your standard monthly membership for just $60 per month, or save $180 by opting for a yearly membership. 

Visit clearcreekmakerspace.com/memberships/ (linked in our bio) to learn more about CCM membership options and enroll today!

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The Clear Creek Makerspace grand opening is finally here!! We are thrilled to announce that our doors will officially open on March 30th, 2024. Join us in celebrating our ribbon-cutting ceremony on March 30th from 11:00am-2:00pm at 9110 W. 44th Ave, Wheat Ridge, CO. 

We’ll officially kick things off at 11:30 with a fun ribbon-cutting ceremony and a short speech from Localworks. Following the ceremony, an open house will allow guests to mingle, explore and engage in some exciting activities! We will be serving breakfast and snacks complemented by a selection of drinks – including a cash bar! Proceeds from the brunch cash bar will support our ambitious goal of raising $1,000 to fund two full 1-year membership scholarships. 

During the open house, we invite you to walk around, meet fellow makers, and explore exciting hands-on demonstrations that showcase the cutting-edge technology available at CCM, including 3D printing, laser cutting, crafting, woodworking, metalworking, and more. Take home a number of memorable DIY projects, talk to experts, and keep an eye out for other surprise giveaways that echo our theme of creativity and community.

To learn more about this event please visit www.wearelocalworks.org/events. We highly encourage you to RSVP to this event! To RSVP, click the link in our bio! 

#CCMmade #LiveLocalWheatRidge #wheatridgebusiness #grandopening #ribboncutting #makerspace #makers #denverevents
The Growing U mission is to take you to the next step in your creative flow, entrepreneurship dreams, and for you to feel at home at CCM. As a member of CCM you will have EXCLUSIVE access to professional coaches that will hold incredible group workshops such as: managing your inner critic, creating a courageous creative community, perfecting your trade and skills, telling your story, taking the next step in a maker career and so much more. 

Meet one of our amazing coaches, Darren Kantahl!

“Darren is a successful coach with over 20 years of experience (and fun fact, he can juggle for 3 seconds before all the balls come crashing down) that lends to his passion of working with people and clearing a pathway for them to walk to the next level in their passions or career. Darren is looking forward to not only being a member of CCM but working with CCM members. Darren says that he has two left thumbs, but he is excited to lean into woodworking to build something for his home that he shares with his partner Rachel, her two kids and his beloved dog, Benton.” 

#GrowingU #CCM #CCMmade #makerspace #makers #professionaldevelopment #classesindenver #classesinwheatridge #livelocalwheatridge
The Growing U mission is to take you to the next step in your creative flow, entrepreneurship dreams, and for you to feel at home at CCM. As a member of CCM you will have EXCLUSIVE access to professional coaches that will hold incredible group workshops such as: managing your inner critic, creating a courageous creative community, perfecting your trade and skills, telling your story, taking the next step in a maker career and so much more. 

Meet one of our amazing coaches, Kate Peabody!

“Kate Peabody, MBA, is an International Coaching Federation Professional Certified Coach pairing positive-psychology-based coaching with more than fifteen years of corporate & small business leadership, creative confidence and design-thinking experience. Kate is excited to be a part of the CCM community to help makers balance work, life and time for their holistic wellbeing. You can expect to hear cheesy puns and alliterations and 75% of what Kate owns are art and craft supplies. Clay, paint, markers, chalk, charcoal, yarn, embroidery, stamps, paper and canvases, fabric, bits and bobs she thinks she could make something great out of…”

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Thank you for your interest and excitement around the opening of Clear Creek Makerspace. We were so excited to bring the space to life prior to our grand opening in late March 2024 through the paint by numbers mural community paint events.
 
Unfortunately, this event series has been postponed until further notice (late Spring/early Summer 2024) due to weather concerns. With low temperatures expected and specific overnight temperature requirements for the paint to take, the near coming months will not provide the proper environment for the mural to be the best possible sustainable product. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your excitement for the opening of Clear Creek Makerspace!
 
Please visit www.wearelocalworks.org/events to stay up to date on the grand opening of the space. Please continue to check this webpage and subscribe to our e-newsletter for updates on the rescheduled community paint events.
 
If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Localworks Executive Director, Paige Piper, by emailing ppiper@wearelocalworks.org
Have you heard? The CCM equipment wish list for Battle of the Benches is LIVE! Make sure you favorite tools are coming to the Makerspace by purchasing critical equipment from our gift registry at the link in our bio. 

Every donation pushes us closer to our dream to provide Denver Metro with a world-class community makerspace, and you’ll see the direct impact of your contribution on the makerspace floor plan. Your generous support is not just an investment in tools, it’s an investment in a thriving community of creators. 

#battleofthebenches #donate #support #crowdfunding #makerspace #clearcreekmakerspace #wheatridge
Battle of the Benches is ON! Join our fundraising challenge by purchasing critical equipment for the Makerspace to get us ready to welcome new members in late March. Plus, did we mention it’s a competition? Each zone needs supporters to get us to our goal: Are you a woodshop whiz? A metalworking marvel? A sewing savant? An electronics expert? Check out our gift registry (link in bio) to show your support for your favorite zone! Who will win? It all depends on YOU!

Want to know more? Check back here on Friday 1/19 for a highlight of some of our most exciting equipment!
🔧🔨🪚

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The grand opening of the Clear Creek Makerspace is coming SOON! Our dream of a cutting-edge makerspace is within reach, but we can’t do it alone. Help us kick off the countdown to our grand opening in March 2024 with BATTLE OF THE BENCHES: The Ultimate Makerspace Fundraising Challenge. 

Ready to join the (friendly) competition?  Check out our gift registry (link in bio) to purchase critical equipment for your favorite area of the CCM, or reach out to us about making a section-specific donation. Will the woodshop triumph over the 3D printing pros? Will the metalworking masters outshine the electronics buffs? It's up to you!

Every donation pushes us closer to our dream to provide Denver Metro with a world-class community makerspace, and here’s the best part – you’ll see the direct impact of your contribution on the makerspace floor plan. Your generous support is not just an investment in tools; it’s an investment in a thriving community of creators. 

Let’s get Battling!

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Hey Makers! It's about time we gave you an update on the Clear Creek Makerspace. Please give a warm welcome to our new teammate, Tyler Kerr!

Tyler Kerr is the new program manager for the Clear Creek Makerspace! From an early age, Tyler was an avid maker, scientist, tinkerer and, much to his parents' chagrin, a keen disassembler of treasured family electronics. He studied paleontology in both college and graduate school, with a particular focus on fossil whales -- officially making him a 'whaleontologist.' Before joining the Localworks team, Tyler worked as a STEAM educator and ultimately as director of Wyoming's Innovation Wyrkshop makerspace network, one of the largest academic makerspace networks in the Mountain West. His interests include 3D printing, digitization, and developing creative, gamified, out-of-the-box nerdy ways to engage communities and teach complex topics in meaningful ways. When he's not in the makerspace, you can find Tyler and his partner Kate camping, hiking, and generally trying (and failing) to stop their three dogs from eating and rolling in weird stuff they find in the forest.

Welcome to CCM, Tyler!
The Clear Creek Makerspace is hiring! For more information about this position, please visit wearelocalworks.org/job-board/.

Interested in applying? Please send your resume and cover letter to reception@wearelocalworks.org. We will be accepting applications until July 31st and interviewing on a rolling basis.

Need more information on what a makerspace is? Visit clearcreekmakerspace.com.

#hiring #hiringinwheatridge #hiringindenver #jobsearch #hiringnow #job #jobposting #careerchat
The Clear Creek Makerspace is hiring! For more information about this position, please visit wearelocalworks.org/job-board/. 

Interested in applying? Please send your resume and cover letter to reception@wearelocalworks.org. We will be accepting applications until July 31st and interviewing on a rolling basis.

Need more information on what a makerspace is? Visit clearcreekmakerspace.com.

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Will you be attending #Ridgefest this Saturday? One part of Ridgefest is Makers on the Ridge! Makers on the Ridge supports the growing creative and maker community in Wheat Ridge and in the surrounding Denver Metro area.

This event is for anyone who likes to learn, make, build or create. Participants can include tech enthusiasts, crafters, scientists, garage tinkerers, artists and more. Think of Makers on the Ridge as a craft fair focused on the creators. At this event, you can buy handmade goods, talk to artists about the process they use to make their art, learn a new skill, or network with local artisans, makers and creators.

#CCMmade #clearcreekmakerspace #makers #ridgefest #ridgefest2023 #makersontheridge #communityevents #makermeetup
Have you submitted your application for the 2023 Makers on the Ridge? There's still plenty of time!  The deadline has been EXTENDED! For more information, please wearelocalworks.org/ridgefest/. Click the link in our bio to apply.

Think of Makers on the Ridge as a craft faire focused on the creators. As we continue to aspire to open Clear Creek Makerspace right here in our community, we are taking our love and support of Wheat Ridge’s deep artistic and maker roots back to the community with Makers on the Ridge. This event is for anyone who likes to learn, make, build or create. Participants can include tech enthusiasts, crafters, scientists, garage tinkerers, artists and more.

Anyone who feels they love to make something, anything at all, is encouraged to apply for a booth. Makers on the Ridge will be entirely outdoors and is in tandem with Ridgefest on Saturday, June 24th, 2023. Accepted makers should anticipate attending the event (including set up and clean up) from 12-8 p.m.

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The last, but certainly not least, member of the CCM advisory board to introduce is Zach! 

"Zach Wilcock has worn a few different hats, from a reformed sailor and chemical engineer to startup CFO and currently technology portfolio owner.  Zach has traveled to nearly 80 countries, has been part of several maker spaces and is excited to have the Clear Creek Maker Space so close to home.  He is particularly interested in the circular economy and fostering the development of startups in the makerspace that help make our world a cleaner and greener place." 

We hope that you all enjoyed getting to know our board over the last couple of weeks, and we look forward to sharing the strides we are making to take CCM to a whole new level. 

#clearcreekmakerspace #ccm #advisoryboard #makerspaces #makers #create #build #make #wheatridgemakerspaces #socialmediaintros #meettheteam
Let's continue to meet our CCM Advisory Board! Introducing Marissa: 

"Hi folks, my name is Marissa! I have been involved with makerspaces and other communal cultural venues since earning my Master of Architecture in 2014, bringing human-centered design to the creative spaces we occupy. I am a creative strategy consultant, designer, artist, upcycler, urban permaculture and sustainability nerd - engaged with the creative community of Wheat Ridge since early last year through both the early stages of Clear Creek Makerspace, as well as the founding of the Wheat Ridge Center for Music and Arts. I am so excited for the continued growth of the Makerspace and honored to help foster a place of collaboration, diversity, and creative legacy for the city."

Check out Marissa's business, Augment Creative, @augmentcreative.co

#clearcreekmakerspace #ccm #advisoryboard #makerspaces #makers #create #build #make #wheatridgemakerspaces #socialmediaintros #meettheteam
Up next, let's meet Jake Martin!

"Hi everyone! My name is Jake. I am an electronics specialist with the Colorado Department of Transportation. I love tinkering and making all sorts of things. I was so ecstatic to find a whole group of people who have as much passion for making as I do when I found the Clear Creek Makerspace 18 months ago. I am honored and beyond excited to help create a place for makers to come together and create so many amazing things. I look forward to seeing new makers and their ideas!"

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Each advisory board member brings their own experiences and expertise, and we couldn't be more grateful to have such an amazing community supporting us. Introducing Ross, another member of our CCM Advisory board.

"Hey Guys, I'm Ross! I fell in love with the makerspace idea in 2013 when our company leased space to a new concept in Longmont called TinkerMill. They struck a nerve in the community and blossomed into one of the largest makerspace organizations in the country, spawning dozens of successful startups over the last decade. As an avid tinkerer, builder, and Northwest Metro Denver native, I look forward to helping build and grow the programming and events at Clear Creek Makerspace."

#clearcreekmakerspace #ccm #advisoryboard #makerspaces #makers #create #build #make #wheatridgemakerspaces #socialmediaintros #meettheteam
Next up on the advisory board is Amanda! 

"Hey friends, I'm Amanda. I'm the communications manager for the City of Wheat Ridge and a member of the Clear Creek Makerspace Board. I am a long-time supporter of makerspaces and helped develop a makerspace at my local library, as part of my first communications job out of college! I hope to use this knowledge to help advocate for and grow our own makerspace. " 

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Let's meet another member of our CCM Advisory board, Clint Carlson! 

"Clint Carlson moved to Wheat Ridge just over a year ago and immediately got involved with his local community. With an international education background that includes building Makerspaces in many schools across multiple continents, he's thrilled to be putting those best practices and lessons learned to work for the Clear Creek Makerspace. He looks forward to this advisory role as well as running various Makerspace workshops around Virtual Reality, 3D modeling, Game Design, Multimedia, Video Editing, Computer Building, and more around digital creative spaces and where they overlap.
Clint is also the Director of Digital Education Innovations at the University of Colorado and focuses on creative capacity building found where education, technology, and public health intersect to build stronger communities."

#clearcreekmakerspace #ccm #advisoryboard #makerspaces #makers #create #build #make #wheatridgemakerspaces #socialmediaintros #meettheteam
Happy Monday, Makers! Let's start the week on a positive note and continue introducing the outstanding advisory board members who are propelling forward with the Makerspace. Stay tuned for announcements coming soon. 

Today CCM wants to introduce Soroosh! 

"Hi, I’m Soroosh, an entrepreneur, creator, and maker based in Denver, CO.
Working with mixed mediums, lighting, electronics, and software, I create pieces that tell stories of science." 

#clearcreekmakerspace #ccm #advisoryboard #makerspaces #makers #create #build #make #wheatridgemakerspaces #socialmediaintros #meettheteam
Let's continue to meet our CCM Advisory Board! Introducing Brea: 

"My name is Brea, and I'm a communications consultant and creative entrepreneur! I live in Wheat Ridge, and was thrilled to discover the beginnings of the Clear Creek Makerspace last year, and used several tools to support my stationery design business and clients. These experiences, paired with my background in communications and placemaking, have me so excited for the continued growth of the Makerspace, and I'm honored to play a part in it!"

Check out Brea's business at @TheLetteryCo

#clearcreekmakerspace #ccm #advisoryboard #makerspaces #makers #create #build #make #wheatridgemakerspaces #socialmediaintros #meettheteam
We have some exciting news! Pictured here is Paige Piper, the Executive Director of Localwokrs, speaking to city council about our plans for Clear Creek Makerspace. Want to know why? 

*drum roll please*

We have an official lease agreement with the City of Wheat Ridge!! CCM will be located at 9110 W 44th Ave, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033. We are ecstatic to be taking a HUGE stride forward in all things Makerspace. Please note: this does not mean that this building is open quite yet. We will keep you updated as we move forward with renovations of the building and when we are able to be a fully-functioning Makerspace!

This work would not have been possible without the incredible collaboration and support from the City of Wheat Ridge. There have been so many people along the way that have made this work possible. We want to mention a few who have advocated for this incredible program.  A huge thank you to City Manager, Patrick Goff, Director of Public Works, Maria D'Andrea, Facilities Manager,  Daniel Beiers, Director of Parks and Recreation, Karen O'Donnell and Wheat Ridge City Council.

#ClearCreekMakerspace #CCM #makerspace #makers #citycoucil #bigannouncement
Happy March, Makers! We have a lot of exciting things coming that we can't wait to share with you. In the meantime, let's meet our Clear Creek Makerspace (CCM) Advisory Board! Starting with Jake: 

"Hi, I'm Jake. I'm the Program and Development Officer at Localworks, primarily focusing on The Clear Creek Makerspace.
My first makerspace experience was in college, working at a business incubator/makerspace as I earned my Mechanical Engineering degree. I'm excited to leverage a technical background to build something I feel so passionately about for the community!"

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The Clear Creek Makerspace has a brand new Facebook Page! We will be making announcements on both channels very soon! 

In the future, Facebook will be an excellent tool for sharing photos of work, ideas from other makers and a place for conversation. What are you hoping to see from the Clear Creek Makerspace page? Let us know in the comments below.
Happy New Year! We are thrilled to be announcing the #NewYearNewUs TOMORROW! Today we will give you one small hint…anyone recognize this bridge? This bridge is a staple in the Wheat Ridge community, and so is our #makerspace. 
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In 2 days, we will have a BIG announcement from our makerspace community, but for now, let’s acknowledge the amazing people helping make this happen. We have elected a Makerspace Advisory Board! Please help us congratulate and warmly welcome Jacob Martin, Marissa Miller, Soroosh Hedayati, Zach Wilcock, Brea Gilchrist, Clint Carlson and Amanda Harrison. 
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Only 3 days left until our announcement. For now, let’s recap some of the amazing things the makerspace has done this past year. The return of Ridgefest also brought back the Maker Faire, a multidisciplinary celebration of artists, crafters, engineers and hobbyists.

From homemade hot sauce to electronic steampunk tricycles, we got to see the fantastic range of skills that define a growing culture of makers in the area. Creativity is teeming in Wheat Ridge, and the makers at Ridgefest exemplified a passion that reinforces a growing movement that both bolsters and enriches our local community. 
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This #makerspace has a BIG announcement coming soon! While this page has been dormant, we’ve been working behind the scenes to prepare a new and improved makerspace program right here in Wheat Ridge. If you aren’t following us, now is the time to stay up to date on the things coming in the near future!
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Hey everyone! Long time no talk…we have something to tell you next week. We hope you are as excited as we are for the things progressing in the new year. Stay tuned; there’s more to come! 
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Ridgefest and our interactive city build is a hit! Loving all the mini makers in the community coming by to say hi 👋 We are here until 8!
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LOCAL MAKER FEATURE!

Introducing Joshua Margolis @outofstepclay, another local maker who will be at the Wheat Ridge Maker Faire!

Out of Step Clay is a teaching, retail, and gallery space that looks to advance the ceramic arts through creativity, community, kindness, and compassion.

Joshua's studio is focused on supporting the community in a positive way whether through engaging exhibitions, unique handmade items for purchase in the shop, or a fun class where you can learn to create your own masterpiece.

Learn more at outofstepclay.com (or visit them at their new studio space on 38th!) and check them out at RidgeFest on June 18 from 2 - 8pm at The Green on 38th. 
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LOCAL MAKER FEATURE!

Meet Jake Martin, one of our local makers who will be at the inaugural Wheat Ridge Maker Faire!

Jake will be joined by his sister-in-law and grandfather in a booth that will showcase their love of casting with resin, leatherworks, woodworking and more. Their display will feature resin dice that, when rolled over an induction coil, light up with LED lights and are designed to be used with the popular tabletop role-playing game “Dungeons and Dragons”. The unique hand-cast dice can be stored in leather bags, which Jake also hand-creates.

Jake is excited for Maker Faire to celebrate his love of making things for, and with, others!

Be sure to tell Jake hi when you see him on Saturday, June 18 from 2 - 8pm at The Green on 38th. 
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Gavin and his mom had a great time learning about DIY hydroponics at our space! If you are interested in joining other volunteers to get the space started up check out the meetup page on our linktree!

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CALLING ALL MAKERS!

We are throwing a Maker Faire in Wheat Ridge! If you are interested in exhibiting, selling, sponsoring, or attending check out the link in our bio. See you there!

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