Upper Valley Makers

Spring 2014

Stay Connected to Maker News in the Upper Valley!

There's a long history of "making" in the Upper Valley, and the movement is building momentum. Stay connected to the Upper Valley MakerSpace and other maker happenings including upcoming events, activities, workshops, and job opportunities around the area. If you have something to include in this digital newsletter, share it with us at: newsletter@uppervalleymakers.org

Upcoming Events & Activities

May Meeting of the Upper Valley MakerSpace & Tour of Dartmouth's Woodshop & Jewelry Studio

Saturday, May 10th, 11am

Room 131, Hopkins Center for the Arts, East Wheelock Street, Hanover, NH, United States

Join us for the next monthly meeting of the Upper Valley MakerSpace, with an opportunity to tour the Dartmouth College woodshop & jewelry studio! Get more info and RSVP at the UVMS Meet-Up site: http://www.meetup.com/UpperValleyMakerSpace

FAB Labs, DMAX Expo, & Make-a-Thon at Dartmouth

Monday, May 5th, 11am to Sunday, May 11th, 1pm

2 E Wheelock St

Hanover, NH

The Dartmouth FAB Lab and Make-A-Thon are part of the Digital Music and Arts Festival (DMAX). Both will be housed in the Hopkins Center Garage, opposite Courtyard Café and the Hop Ticket Office. The theme of these events is “The World of Tomorrow” & all happenings are open to the community. For more info, check out: http://www.cs.dartmouth.edu/~dmax/index.html

Bash the Trash Workshops

Tuesday, May 6th, 6pm to Friday, May 9th, 8pm

2 E Wheelock St

Hanover, NH

Invent and build musical instruments from materials you can find in your backyard or basement! All levels of experience welcome. Ages 8+ accompanied by an adult; space limited. Registration not required—come drop in any time from 6-8 pm! Supplies provided or bring a found object. For more information, visit: https://hop.dartmouth.edu/online/btt

Radical Jewelry Makeover: Opening Party & Artist Talks

Monday, May 12th, 5:30pm

2 E Wheelock St

Hanover, NH

Join us for a celebration of sustainable jewelry and a sneak peek at the “Beyond the Blue Box” exhibition! At 6 pm, the evening officially kicks off with a talk and panel discussion with Ethical Metalsmiths Executive Director Christina Miller, Radical Jewelry Makeover Director Susie Ganch, Upper Valley metalsmith Paulette Werger, Designer Gold founder Paul Gross and more. Followed by exhibition viewing, jewelry sale, reception and cash bar. Open to all. For more information, visit: https://hop.dartmouth.edu/Online/rjm_opening_party

Maker Gigs in the Upper Valley

Cardigan Mountain School: Gates Invention & Innovation Program Instructor

The Gates Invention and Innovation program offers an exciting blend of hands-on and minds-on activities for young men in sixth through ninth grades. Students work in both office and workshop settings to research, develop, build, and present proof of concept models of their ideas. The Gates Instructor works in tandem with the Director to inspire and support productive young entrepreneurs, creative thinkers, scientists and engineers with a focus on the STEM disciplines.


To learn more and apply, visit: https://www.cardigan.org/Media_Library/job_1.pdf

Dartmouth College: Academic Technology Consultant

Dartmouth is hiring an Academic Technology Consultant to provide information technology support to Dartmouth faculty and academic department employees focusing primarily on desktop and laptop computers, peripherals, personal devices (smartphones, tablets), operating systems, and academic and office software.

To learn more and apply, visit: https://searchjobs.dartmouth.edu/postings/24029

About Us

This newsletter is for Makers of all kinds—artists, artisans, entrepreneurs, and weekend tinkerers—to stay connected to Maker happenings in the Upper Valley. If you have ideas, suggestions, or something to include in a future issue of the Upper Valley Maker Newsletter, let us know!