Get hands-on and stretch your brain

New events, workshops, and meetups!

Coming this fall to MotherLode MakerLabs...

* all events, workshops, and meetups are at 251 Barretta St., Sonora, on the beautiful and historic KASA/Dome campus *

Intro to 3D printing! (on Fridays, watch as we build a 3D printer from scratch over the course of several weeks - and then get a chance to build your own!)

Shibori workshops

Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and CNC meetups

Dia de los Muertos ofrendas and Halloween costume making events

Doll-making meetups and

'Intro. to Christmas' - cool, recycled crafts just in time for the gift-giving season!

3D printer build: watch a 3D printer be built from the ground up and learn the basics!

Friday, Oct. 23rd, 4-8pm

251 Barretta Street

Sonora, CA


Build a low cost 3D printer kit. Bryan will be assembling an Omni M505 3D printer over the course of several weeks - come watch and ask him questions! Learn the basics of 3D printing as you watch a printer get assembled and fine-tuned. This workshop will repeat every Friday evening from 4-8pm, but please check our page for the most up to date information. The first meetup for this will occur on Oct. 23rd and is free to attend. Members are free to attend the entire duration, but subsequent attendance by nonmembers to the workshop will require a $5 workshop fee and an RSVP on **Those who attend these workshops will also have the opportunity to buy the low-cost kit themselves and meet up with MLML members to get help assembling it.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Sat. Oct. 17th : Dia de los Muertos ofrendas and Halloween costume make/swap!

Join us on Saturday October 17th in building C from noon to 4pm as we create ofrendas in the Dia de los Muertos tradition. We will celebrate those that have passed on this year, and in years past, by creating small personal shrines to honor their memory. You are also invited to work on your Halloween costumes, as we have sewing machines and assorted tools and materials on-hand for this purpose. Or bring your left-over or extra costume pieces and trade them with others!

Shibori workshop this weekend!

There are a few spots still open for LuAnn and Laurie's Shibori workshops this weekend!

Sat. October 17th & Sun. October 18th : building B : 10:30am - 3pm : potluck in the middle

call (209) 532.2787 to RSVP

Look for our booth at the Sonora Christmas Craft and Music Festival!

The weekend following Thanksgiving (Nov. 27, 28, 29th) our Makers will be gathering at our booth/tent near the outdoor stage of the festival for some holiday fun! Join us as we get into the holiday spirit and show off our Roving Robot, make Hovercrafts, and have other fun things on-hand to demo and play with...